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....or make you have to change your underwear from laughing so hard you wee yourself a bit.

I love John Barrowman. I'm sure you all didn't know that, so to prove it I'll say it again: I love John Barrowman.

He's had a rather incredible life with plenty of dreams coming true for himself. One dream in particular was to host a Saturday night variety/entertainment show and last year that dream became a reality. Tonight's The Night aired for six episodes and focused on the common person's dreams and hopes of performing. John Barrowman became "Mr. Saturday Night" and made those dreams possible for very deserving people. On top of all that, he allowed people to be recognized or thanked, or just generally shown how loved they were by their family and friends; all on British national television.

This show has real heart. This show will make you bawl one moment and have you dancing the next. This show is undeniably John Barrowman. What's more important is that all of it is happening because John wants to give back and make the average person happy. He loves everyone as much as they love him. I'm in awe of this special guy.

So how ecstatic was I when a second series of TTN was announced last month? VERY DAMN EXCITED, that's how much.

There's a trailer out for it, link Tweeted by JB himself, linked below the cut.

There's also a clip released of one John's (now famous) hidden camera moments where he goes undercover to surprise the totally unaware nominee for the show. And that is the reason I've put this post together. See, the clip is on the BBC iPlayer which means us Yanks can't watch it.

Good thing I'm devious enough to get it to play for me >:]

So here's another round of: LOOK AT THIS! THIS, LOOK AT IT!

Chief Steward, Francis Stryder, kindly directs you to click the cut for further LOLZ )

This man is truly a gift to the world.
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(I do believe in fairies, I do! I do!)

And yes, I just typed all of that out instead of copy/paste because I am just that DAMN EXCITED!!!

I'm stating it here: I'm watching because of my love and trust in John Barrowman and Eve Myles. I also <3 Julie Gardner but as I suspect with most of fandom, I'm cautiously watching RTD from the corner of my eye. Watching like a nervous gazelle approaching a crocodile infested watering hole.

The man can write a story, but we'll see how he reacts to his fans this go around. It's not a second chance with me to him, it's an accepting of the "lesser of two evils" kinda thing. If this announcement had come out and listed a completely different Producer team I would not be nearly as excited as I am. The sad truth is, Torchwood needs people that are faithful to the characters. Perhaps now that RTD will probably be writing more than the PILOT ONLY .... we won't have such drastic OOC moments from Gwen and Jack. Mainly Jack. (and that's saying something for Captain Camp.)

Summer '11 here we come! I'm ready!

OMG the syllable beats for "TORCHWOOD IS BACK" is four ... and can totally be synced with the drum beat the Master crai's about. Hey. Don't look at me like that! It's the small things in life that amuse me!
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I think the state of Florida relocated in my sleep.

According to the forecast the high for Saturday is 38. As in degrees. The Low? 29. And it's going to rain. I'm not sure that Central Florida is going to be able to handle the extreme weather about to hit us.

Still, at least we won't look like this (taken Thursday).

There's so much to do today! K's birthday is next week, but since that's on a Tuesday and no one can do anything in the middle of the week, we're having her party tonight. I'm cooking again! She wants chicken and rice, the meatballs I made for New Years, and I'm baking her cake.

I say baking, more like experimenting dangerously. The idea seems sound, but we'll see if it can be pulled off.

The idea:

Kalua Brownie Cake.

Wait for it.

In the shape of a car.

Watch out now! I have Pixar Cars sprinkles and I'm going to use them!! Oh, and the irony of a drunk driving joke has not surpassed me. I'm loling to myself quietly. I'll try and find a working camera to document the monster I'm about to go start making.


John Barrowman - The new album (now due for release 1 March)

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I survived Halloween Horror Nights! :D BE PROUD!

We arrived a little late so I wasn't able to go into the Wolfman house like I wanted, but oh well. Getting to see the Rocky Horror Tribute and Bill n' Ted's show was well worth the ticket.

There was discussion between K and me about John Barrowman playing either Rocky Horror or Tim Curry's role, Dr. Frank N. Furter. Much Lol's ensued.

Oh. And the Nazi Zombies. That's right. Nazi. Zombies. (I actually really hate zombies but these were made of win!) They were in one of the first scare zones as we entered the park. Naturally, I was working on chugging my $6 (WTF) beer in efforts to get drunk as quickly as possible. As we made it to the end of the zone I hear this yell from my left: "AMERICAN BEER! AHH!" *GUNFIRE!!!* A Nazi-zombie was camped out on top of a supply jeep shooting at me! It was so awesome. I yelled back, a little tipsy at this point, "It's YUENGLING!!" in a 'duh' like manner. The Zombie grinned at me, to which I immediately looked at the can and had to facepalm.

Ok. So I forgot Yuengling is apparently "America's Oldest Beer" Meh. It was delicious and I got a nazi-zombie to yell at me. :P

In other news:

ADAM LAMBERT, the guy I'm trying not be a weird fangirl over, is apparently recording a song for the 2012 soundtrack. The movie 2012. The movie that all my friends are stating I'm not allowed to see because I drove them crazy with end of the world theories for a year. Oh well. Gotta see it now! *wink*

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It started with Gackt. I can only make so many guesses as to *why* on that one before the plain obvious just smacks me in the head. It then evolved into John Barrowman. Well, I shouldn't say JB, it's really Jack Harkness, but the love for JB is bountiful from Soku. Now there's a new boy he's dying for. Ok, maybe it's not at that stage yet, but the embers have sparked and I am desperately trying not to fan the flames on this one.

Have you SEEN Adam Lambert? Which is only slightly higher on the list than listening to him. Oh. My. God. This guy can sing!

He's American...and openly gay...and he was on American Idol....AND! (this is the most important part to me really) People love him! They seem to be looking past the gay issue. It gives me the warm feeling of hope in my chest for America.

Which brings me back to Soku. It's common knowledge he has a 'thing' for leather, and a bit of the dramatic-goth look. I've seen him swing from yelling at Gackt for stealing his style because "Those are MY pants, damnit!"  to gushing over JB when Soku was in a more er, calmer stage of life. Not that Soku started wearing slacks and braces. Hell no. He's quite often found in just his boxers dozing on the couch. Bum. Then I accidentally came across Adam Lambert. I can see that spark in Soku again.... he's REALLY digging this kid's choice of clothing and I'm fairly certain I will be witnessing a rebirth of overly sexy, black leather clad Soku prancing around. But, in a badass way of course ;)

And it's my fault.

I was reading this amazing TW fic and got curious about the author. Turned into her LJ being overwhelmed by this kid's face. That's all it took. Well, that and me being curious and googling "Adam Lambert on John Barrowman" in context of what his thoughts, if any, were on JB. Not, you know *on* on, just ....sigh, Soku is so bad for me. Anyway! It produced some fun finds, but this is my favorite:

"Adam Lambert Feeling Good


Torchwood heartthrob John Barrowman covered it for his 2007 album Another Side. British alt rock band Muse covered the song a few years back and had their version promptly snarfed by Nescafe in a no-permission fashion which apparently resulted in an out of court settlement. The version of “Feeling Good” which Adam Lambert performed so beautifully on American Idol appears to be the Muse arrangement of the song." - source

I'll give you a minute to digest those three loaded sentences.


Still there? YES! JB, one of my fav songs ("Feeling Good"), Muse, and Adam Lambert all in one go. More importantly, MUSE MADE A COVER OF IT! I'm desperately trying to track it down atm, so wish me luck.

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Well I’m certainly excited. I haven’t been back to Jax in AGES! It will be nice to see [profile] cakely_yours all day Saturday. We're going to do girly things which is extreme for me, but hey, it'll be fun :D



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