Administrivia: 27 March 2023

One of the reasons I like Rory McCann as a person is I’m generally fond of smart people, as long as they’re not obnoxious about it. I think I heard that Rory dropped out of Scotland’s equivalent to high school (maybe they also call it high school?) and I don’t know if he finished forestry school, but his reading habit and his self-teaching several musical instruments and his picking up an interest in Glob knows how many other things are evidence enough of his intellect. The big difference with him as opposed to far too many nerdboys is he puts it to use, he doesn’t just read or talk about it.

And here’s one more piece of evidence that he is a smart guy. He had never wanted to take on a wife and kids while he was running around all over the world and living in odd places (by mainstream standards). Sounds like that was a good call.

Honestly, I couldn’t see him being so self-centered that he’d have wound up being a dad like that even if he’d gone ahead with dragging a family around. I think there is nearly always a touch of narcissistic tendency in creative people, but I think often it is benign, and certainly seems to have been in his case. But at least he never made going down that path into a viable option. Some people take on too much and turn their lives into a shambles and take everyone close to them along for the unpleasant ride. I escaped a situation like that a year and a half ago, in fact.


And on a tangent, this sort of reminds me that there are a couple books I want to read, one a sequel to the other. He was photographed with the first one on the set of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, and it seems to be about a sailing family. Which actually makes me wonder if I’m completely off the mark and he was actually married by then and Contemplating Possibilities, but never mind. I’ve already found that I’ve enjoyed reading a few of the books he’s read, so I’m curious whether I’d enjoy these too.

Not yet. Life is still too unsettled — don’t get me started. Can’t say when or if it will change for the better. (I’m trying.) I can’t enjoy a book when I’m worried, and there’s no comfortable place to read it anyway. I miss my reading-and-yarncrafting chair. Oh well.


I’m leaning more in the direction of that change to site format I had been dancing around talking about recently. It might actually be really cool. Bonus for those of you who are sick of me talking about myself here: I’ll likely take myself entirely out of it. I’d have to, given how I want to organize information. That is completely okay. There will still be a few static pages here and one will lead to me in some way, for the curious.

But if I make this big change I’ll likely set up a sandbox to put it all together in, then upload it here all at once. That way I am not leaving this site all fucked up “under construction” and impossible to navigate.

And yet again, it might be a while. If I do it. Can’t say exactly when. I don’t like making promises as a general rule anyway, and I like it even less now.

Administrivia: 21 March 2023

This one’s really gonna be trivia about Admin (me), but one of you’s already noticed and asked me about it so I’m writing about it here.

Rather than repeat the whole thing again, here’s a screenshot from Instagram.

Lol, I have a stalker

tl;dr version: If the TAG, the bit with the @ sign in front of it, says “urthboundmisfit” then it’s my personal Instagram. If it has my photo but NOT that tag, it’s not me. I’ve seen two accounts like that so far this evening. The other one had followed some of my other-purpose accounts (see below) and I saw the one with my name pop up as a suggestion when writing out my tag.

I have a few IGs for other uses and I need to double-check, but I don’t think my mug’s on any of them and if it is, it’s not at all recent. If you encounter something weird and are confused, feel free to DM me on IG. I’ll check it out.

FYI, Not Me But My Name is also following Rory. And also basically everyone else I was following, so they’re not singling him out. Hope they behave. Hope IG bans them before they stop behaving. Yes that means IG will ban my name. Nope, don’t care.

Okay. That’s your internet for today. Carry on.

Administrivia: 20 March 2023

So now it is spring.

I had a disappointing realization yesterday. I had had it in my head that The Book Group had begun in 2003. Oh no, my sweet summer child. It began in 2002!

Can you believe that show is old enough to drink in the USA this year?!!?!? Its final air date was two decades ago last month.

Sigh. I would have loved to do some sort of anniversary thing.

Well, at least I own the whole thing on DVD and a compatible player and I can watch it any damn time I want so HAH. πŸ’™πŸ€πŸ’š

Rory’s voice gets another acting gig

It’s late and I’m tired so this won’t be much of a post but I just got this in my Stories.

Rory McCann is narrating Alex and Johnny's DNA Journey

So if you are watching this show and thought, Hang on a sec… You were right.

Good on ya, Big Man. πŸ’™πŸ€πŸ’š

Administrivia: 15 March 2023

I hate Meta. Both Facebook and Instagram. We’ve been over this before, and of course I haven’t left either platform even though I came very close to it late last year (early this year? I dunno… it’s all a blur, man). One thing I hate about them is the way they mess up my newsfeeds. I can’t just get everything in chronological order, oh no. I have to get things in the order THEY think I ought to get them. Even if it’s something or someone I really want to see.

If you pay attention to a certain very tall Scotsman on Instagram, you know where this is going.

Yep. Rory posted again.

Fantastic photo (obviously not taken by him, doesn’t even look like it’d be a tripod-and-timer setup; mad compliments to whoever the photographer is, and likely it was Mrs. McCann), big man dwarfed by a far bigger waterfall. Opinions vary on where it’s located, and of course he’s not talking, but one commenter opined that it looked like something in Iceland, and I suspect they’re right. Hope they are, actually. We know how much he loves Iceland, and I hope he gets over there frequently.

I would also just about kill to see him and Thor Bjornsson (who played The Mountain in Game of Thrones for the character’s later-series appearances, and if you didn’t know that, catch up) clowning around on IG while he’s there. That would be awesome. Hopefully Thor won’t try to get Oor Rory into a gym, though. After Rory’s experience trying to cut for a shirtless scene in GOT which wound up not happening (the one where the Hound’s telling Arya the story of his burns), he’s pretty much sworn them off.

Anyway, because this is me and because Meta sucks and because my life’s been SO delightful the past couple of years, I didn’t see the post til two days later. Grump.

But hey. I’m glad he’s there at all. Still feelin’ smug ’cause I said a while back that if he got on social media it’d probably be IG. He’s a bit of a shutterbug.

(ISTFG I did not know he was on there until a couple months after he opened the account. And lots of times, I am wrong about stuff. But that just makes it more satisfying when I nail something between the eyes. BAZINGA.)

Oh! Speaking of Thor. He was here in Ohio again about a week ago! Goddamn it, every year I want to take my fat ass to The Arnold downtown, and every year I am BROKE when it comes around. I need to just make it a goal right now. You wouldn’t know it to look at me but I’m interested in health-nut stuff. My former stepmom used to bodybuild, so I’m not wholly unfamiliar with that whole scene. So, even if I’m still a fatass next year, and I probably will be the way things have gone, I’d like to go just to see if I run into him. He seems like a really fun guy. I can’t say I would be sorry to run into Ahhhhhnuld, either.


I have this idea about how to format things here, using the blog function mostly instead of the pages, but I’m not 100% behind my own idea. Still mulling it over. It would be a lot of work that I just can’t do right now, but I was curious whether it wouldn’t look better as a kind of scrapbook format? I don’t know. I really don’t know, but I’m making note of it here in case I forget later and in case it turns out it would have been a great idea after all. I’m thinking about how most people look at websites now, and this theme is already mobile-friendly, but maybe the way I have arranged information could be mobile-friendlier. We’ll see.