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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Thomas Sidney Jerome!

I don't feel particularly sarcastic today...
It's Tom Sturridge's birthday.
Quite simple, really.
It's pretty obvious
(come on guys)
That I absolutely ADORE Tom.
So when his birthday rolls around...
I have to do SOMETHING.

I could put this post into relationship to Robert and Kristen...

Tom's own words about Rob.

"We went to school together, and then we lived together for a bit, so we’ve been friends and more for what feels like our whole lives.
I mean, we are friends. He’s my best friend, and that’s it. He’s like a brother to me, you know? We have the same group of friends, and I’m friends with all of them, not just him.
(pause) I really don’t want to talk about him. It’s just weird, you know? I want to respect his privacy, since he doesn’t have much of it anymore. I mean, I’d do the same for any of my friends."

"When you agree to be interviewed, it's an opportunity to review your own moronic-ness" he says. "It's OK if I come across as a complete idiot, but it's not fair for me to describe or refer to anyone else. Anyone can be tainted by my mention of them".

One of Tom's (many) charms is his loyalty to his friends.
He gets asked a lot about Robert, naturally...
And he never uses his friendship for his own purposes.
You gotta love him.

And of course...
Over the past 3 years
Tom has become good friends with his best friends girl.
He takes care of her.
He shields her.
He steps in when Robert can't be there.

What does Tom say about Kristen?

“It was so terrifying entering into that world and what was great was just having someone that I knew and actually working with her. She's just a fucking extraordinary actress, just really, really extraordinary and it's astonishing just to see her do her job.”

Fucking extraordinary is what I would use to describe Tom.

There honestly isn't anything much better than
seeing Tom smile.
Except maybe laugh.

And seeing Tom smile...
Makes ME smile.

Thomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge.
He is so much more than 'Sienna Millers boyfriend'
'Robert Pattinson's best friend'

He can stand on his own.
And he looks beautiful doing so.
Some guys don't like being called beautiful...
Thomas IS beautiful.
Even with all that hair and that beard...
He is classically handsome.
And his voice?
His accent?
Makes me all melty.
And yes... MELTY is a word.

Watch and listen.

So what else is there to say?
I hope Tom finds happiness and love
and his day is filled with friends and laughter.
Good people deserve good things.
Tom is good people.

One last thing...

I found this picture today.
Tom with a bunny mask.
As in 
As a 

I love and adore you Thomas Sturridge.
Blow out the candles on your cake
and make a wish...
I hope it comes true.

Final Birthday thoughts?

1. Happy Birthday Tom!

2. Happy Birthday Marcus!

3. Yeah... I know I didn't go into my usual
Robert and Kristen always end up together thing...
You KNOW they do.
They will.
They ARE.

4. Do I have a four?

5. I'm THRILLED that Rob and Kristen remain
under the cloak of invisibility.
It makes me GIDDY

I love the thought of Rob and Kristen
finding peace and privacy
and being able to spend their holidays together
the way they want to.
Wouldn't that be lovely?

6. Happy Birthday Tom!!

7. I don't seem to have a seven either.

8. It's almost Christmas!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend
no matter how you choose to spend your time.

9. Nope... Nothing.

10. This post is brought to you by bunnies and balloons
and birthdays.

 and 367 Green Sheep.

Happy Birthday Dear Thomas...
Happy Birthday to you.

Bye for now


Claire said...

Happy Birthday Tom!!!!! <333

I hope you're all doing well.

4 days until Christmas!!! lol

katy said...

Happy 26th birthday Tom!!! Wish you the best of everything. Be happy.

And also, wishing as always much hapiness to Rob and Kristen!!!

Take care.

Groovie said...

Happy Birthday to Tom!
Good guy, deserves good things in life, I wish him the best :)

Sydney said...

Awww...Happy Birthday Tom! I hope you're spoiled this weeek by all your loved ones.

I have a new tradition that I started last year...we wrap Christmas presents while watching Pirate Radio. Oh, and drinking heavily...now I can say its in honor of Tom.

Merry Christmas all!

dottie said...

Happy Birthday to Tom! Wishing him all the best. :)

Lots of wrapping and baking going on here today. The house smells so good! I hope all the regs are enjoying the season.

Love to all!

Leni said...

Happy Birthday Tom :)

Kay said...

Happy Birthday to Tom - may it be a fantastic day for him. :)

Happy Hump Day, Roseland! <3

Freddie said...

Happy Birthday, Tom. I hope this is the start of a great year for you.

Hello to all the Roseland regulars. I hope everyone is well and happy at this very busy time of the year.

Hi to Claire, Katy, Groovie, Sydney, dottie, Leni, Kay and everyone yet to post. I've got to run, but hope to catch up with you all soon. Take care.

Hope said...


So true...Tom deserves good things...really the best of everything.

Merry Christmas everyone!

angelica1 said...

Happy Birthday Tom! I hope it's everything you want it to be.

Hi to everyone, I hope you're all having a great eek :)

Fiorels said...

Hope you have a great day... <3

Teeth said...

Oh wow, I've never heard Tom's voice and may I say that it is quite sexy.

Happy Birtday you young buck.

Teeth said...


Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Tom! Wishing you much happiness always!!!

Hello to everyone else. Busy , busy, busy aren't we all. Tis the season and all that!

Hopefully soon once the seasonal celebrations are behind us we can plan a chat night to catch up. Miss talking to everyone.

Sydney- I like that tradition! Sign me up.

PL- Drove by a house today and they had 16 Christmas inflatables. 10 in the yard, 6 on the roof. Made me think of you! :)

Dottie- Hope you are feeling better!

Okay headed back out to finish shopping and then dinner with a friend to exchange gifts and catch up.

Have a fantastic rest of the day!

LJ said...

Happy birthday to Thomas Sturridge, who will always be the apple of my eye.

I wish you all the love & happiness in the world.


LJ said...

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all doing great.

Merry christmas & a happy new year to you all!!


Super RN Gas Passer said...

Happy Birthday TOM...and I hope you will have MANY MANY more!

Hi LJ !

Thanks ROSE for a lovely post and video!

DreamerKind said...

A giddy Rose is fun to see!
A birthday Tom is happy to be!
May many animals lick his face today!
And he celebrate in every way!

gwen said...

Happy Birthday to Tom and Marcus!!! Wishing all the best for both of you.

Happy Holidays to all the lovely ladies and gents of Roseland and to Rob and Kristen. It's 3 days to go before Christmas. YAY!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends.

Anonymous said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, TOM!!!

I hope you have an awesome day!!

Rhonda said...

Happy birthday, Tom. Wishing you every happiness today, and always..:)

Kenzz said...

I feel as if I've been waiting ages for this post, and of course, Rose doesn't disappoint!

Happiest of birthdays wishes to you, Mr. Tom Sturridge... May all your dreams come true <3

beacullen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! He really is a great friend, Rob and Kristen are lucky to have him in their lives. And so are we. Off to bake more goodies, Hello everyone in Roseland!! take care!!!

Super RN Gas Passer said...

SYD....Please stop by and play sometime:)

Barbara Fenwick said...

Great post Rose,

Happy Birthday Thomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge. I hope your birthday was wonderful in every way.

I hope Rob and Kristen are having a lovely Christmas holiday enjoying each other's company.

Happy Christmas to all Roselanders, and especially you dear Rose. I hope everyone's holiday is filled with love and happiness.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Same to you BARBARA....Take care!

HI KENZZ and ALL (lazy tonight). Hope everyone is ready for Christmas!

Birdie said...

Hello all you Roselanders!
LJ and Gwen,
Long time no see, but so good to see you!
Happy Birthday Tom!Truly good friends are a blessing and you are that. May many blessings come your way.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Hi BIRDIE....Merry Christmas!

GWEN...It is good to see you on!!

I am drinking some peppermint tea and hanging out for awhile...I am not sleepy ...lol....so nice to have a week off

Kenzz said...

Super: Enjoy your week of peace and quiet!

Is it just me, or is Tom coming into his own as of late? That first pic (with the blue sweater) slays me!! Beautiful inside and out...

Happy holidays to one & all!

olivia said...

Dear Rose,
Wonderful post today !

Happy Birthday to both Thomas and Marcus!
Wishing each of them much happiness, good health and great success. May they always be blessed.

Wishing for continued privacy, peace, and wonderful together time for Rob and Kristen.

Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Hi KENZZ...Thanks and I hope you have Happy Holidays!

wania said...

Hi everyone!

Christmas week passing fast ... but... great week...
Marcus's birthday... Tom's birthday... Rob and Kristen in peace together "... the way they want to..."
And... beautiful Rose's post... lovely words... put a smile in my face...

Wishing much hapiness for Tom, Marcus, Rob and Kristen!
I hope everyone here enjoying Christmas time...

A amazing Christmas with much love for you dear Rose and to all in Roseland!

DK ...a hug "tight" Christmas for you, sweet friend... Love and peace for you and your family...


DreamerKind said...

Most of my holiday season activities are done. Hope yours have been lovely. So glad you liked the music choices.

Hugs also for you!

DreamerKind said...
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DreamerKind said...

Thinking of you all during this silent night!

Rhonda said...

Morning Roseland,

We're on the Christmas countdown, who's ready?

Melinda- We definitely need a chat night after the holidays.

I hope you all are doing well. Have a great Thursday...:)

DreamerKind said...

@Freddie & angelica1
Muse sends you a special hug (along with more hugs out to all.)

The new Bel Ami trailer is trending worldwide on Twitter!

Sleep calls..how sweet it is.

DreamerKind said...

I'm as ready as I need to be. Happy holidays, Sweets!

Off I go.

30 said...

Happy Birthday Dear Thomas! I hope all your dreams come true.

Merry Christmas to all and too all a good night. ;)

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Tom! I hope those pretty blue eyes twinkled extra bright yesterday!

fleetbuddy said...

R&K/E&B. It was truly enchanting while it lasted. I don't think fans will have equal replacement soon.

angelica1 said...

DK - Send Muse a big hug back from me :)

Hi 30 - How are you?

Annie said...

Good morning Roseland!

Happy belated birthday to Thomas Sturridge....,,,,,,hope it was a great day for you.

Take care all! :)

olivia said...

Good morning dear Rose and Roseland,

Happy to see that you are safe and sound after the terrible storms in your country.

Bel Ami trailer.....
WOW! First, close my dropped jaw and catch my breath. Next, recover from the near swoon.
This movie looks to be a delicious, decadent and powerful addition to Rob's filmography. So hope that it will be in theatres close enough to all of us so that we do not have to wait for the DVD. Another WOW!

And lastly, loved the dad and daughter pic. So happy for them. Treasure every minute together....time just races by.

Have a lovely Thursday.
Off to work most of the day. Extended hours of course.
Hugs for y'all.
Hugs for Smitty, Gruff and Syd.
Life is good.

Teeth said...

I'm not sure if this has been commented on yet...


I think I will die now...


Claire said...

That new trailer? *THUD*

J.K. said...

The Bel Ami trailer is soooo good, I can't wait to see the movie. Rob looks absolutely fantastic in it and I bet this one will bring him great reviews.
Oh, and the sex scenes.... finally, some real action, lol, after the absolutely lame and totally disappointing non-existent "sex" scene in BD. That was so f*cking prude it's almost insulting. And embarrassing. Even the sex scene in Remember Me was way hotter, and it was also a PG13 movie. I still can't believe they screwed the most antecipated scene of the saga (sorry Bill, you're really nice, but you screwed the scene. I bet Catherine Hardwicke would have made it fantastic, like she did with that first kiss in twilight). All the enthusiasm I felt for BD2 just vanished (dark and 1 second long, so we can't see shit, vampire "sex" scene? No thanks. Still excited to see Kristen as a vampire tho).
Bel Ami, Cosmopolis and OTR, 2012 looks fantastic already! I'm glad we'll finally see Rob and Kristen on some serious and adult movies, where they can really show their talent. It's sad that we will probably never see them together on a movie like that.

Leni said...

The new trailer is SO good.. I don't want to admit how often I hit replay LOL

Claire said...

Leni - Neither do I lol

Super RN Gas Passer said...


OMG...I just watched the new Bel Ami trailer! I hope I make it through the movie! I agree that this movie will be good for his career progression..lol...Soooo MUCH GOOD COMIN in 2012!

JK...I think they had to operate within the ratings system...lol...I was satisfied with the scene...I think it's not the act of making "whoppie" but everything leading up to it. If you want to see f....ing, go rent a porn film...I think R and K have done a wonderful job with that scene...lol...just my opinion...

angelica1 said...

Super - I totally agree!

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Hi ANGELiCA...How are you ? I have had a long day of shopping. I am channel surfing and playing around on my I pad ... Can't decide if I feel like popping in A DVD or whatever!

angelica1 said...

Super - I've been wrapping and baking. I'm about ready to pass out now :)

Super RN Gas Passer said...

Lol ANGELICA...Have a good night! And Merry Christmas...I hope Santa is good to you:)

Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

Angelica- I'm so far behind on my holiday baking, it's impossible to catch up :)

dottie said...

Just popping in to say hi. I hope everyone is enjoying the last minute holiday prep & not feeling too stressed out. I still have a bit of food shopping to do but that's pretty much it. Now if I could just convince my guys that driving around w/their mom at night to look at Christmas lights is fun... :)

Wishing you all peace and joy!

Kenzz said...

Super, I agree with your take of the BD honeymoon scenes... As I watched BD, knowing my teen daw (who has read the books) would see the movie, it went far enough for MY comfort!!

Just returned from a nite out with friends... sometimes forget how nice it is to socialize "on-the-town"!

Have a fab nite... I will spnd tomorrow wrapping and stocking-stuffer shopping... yeck :(

Happy holidays to the birthday boy, his steadfast admirer and super-blogger, and Smitty & Gruff!

J.K. said...

@Super RN...,

You liked the scene, that's wonderful, I'm really happy for you.
But I didn't, and I'm entitled to my opinion, right...? (I guess not, at least around here).
This has nothing to do with me wanting to see them f*cking (which I don't) or even the way it was filmed (I saw the leaked material like everybody else, and it was HOT), but the way it was edited, IN MY OPINION.
I don't think, at all, that a sex scene must be explicit to be sexy and erotic.
Actually, I mentioned the first kiss in twilight, which is one of the most erotic scenes I ever saw in a movie, and it's not even a sex scene! Why? Two actors with a surreal chemistry, it all happens very slowly, we have time to enjoy it and the scene is not darkened, so, we can actually see, clearly, what's happening. And we can hear them, not epic music going on, which makes everything feel so intimate and real. It's a really good and memorable scene, very sensual.

The sex scene in BD is darkened, short and it all happens very fast, it doesn't give us time to actually see it and enjoy it. It's rushed, it looks like that it's there just because it has to be, but it's edited to not be seen clearly, which doesn't make any sense to me, since it was an important scene in the context of the story. This is the only scene that was rushed in the movie (the two sex scenes, Bella seducing Edward), everything else happens slowly and with great detail. To me, it was not a memorable scene, when I saw it in the movie. If you see it slowly and lightened, which I've seen in the gifs that are already circulating everywhere, it's actually very sensual and not explicit at all, that's why I don't understand why it was edited the way it was.
The rating... I don't understand that explanation, because I've seen sex scenes in many PG13 movies way more erotic (and even much more explicit and detailed) than this. Including the sex scene in Remember Me, and Rob and EDR don't have half the chemistry Rob and Kristen have! It's good because of the way it was filmed and edited!

So, yeah, I'm happy that we'll get to see them in movies that, as far as I've seen, will not compromise an important scene in the story for some stupid reason.

ali mac said...

It was Edward and Bella's first time, so maybe it was over really quick LOL (joke)

JK You had your opinion and the girls had their too!! So chill out a bit. I liked it cos it had to appeal to a very wide audience. I went with my 13 year old niece and was pleased we could watch it without having to hide her eyes or anything. Remember Me was a completely different thing as it didn't have a fan base already there to put pressure on it's love scenes.

I hope everyone is enjoying the run up to Christmas, I have most of my cleaning done and some of my baking, but I still have all the presents to wrap :0(

Annie said...

Good morning Roseland!

Bella wanted a real honeymoon. Edward was scared he would hurt her because she was human, he with his vampire strength but he promised they would try. Edward feared he would kill her. He didn't kill her but Bella was pretty bruised up ( blissfully happy though)

Personally, I thought the scene was beautifully done,

J.K. - the sex you're looking for is in BD2........Maybe you need to revisit the books.
Hi Ali mac. :)

Super RN Gas Passer said...

JK..,, Of course you are entitled to your opinion as We all are ..as long as the criticism doesn't attack the actors on a personal level we are cool...I see after re reading my post it was "lacking" and I Misunderstood where you were going with it. Having read that chapter in the book I was ECSTATIC with the way it came put !!!! People come to the movie with different expectations of course.

angelica1 said...

Super - Putting aside Edward's concern about hurting her because he's a vampire,I think people also need to remember you have a 17 and 18 yr old virgin,respectively,it's hardly going to be wild,abandoned sex when neither have any experience.It's supposed to be more about the emotion of the moment rather than the act itself,I think they got it right :)

ali mac said...

Hi Annie, Super and Angelica.

just popping in midst baking a yule log, it's rolled up cooling. Fingers crossed it doesn't fall apart now when I unroll it to put in the filling. x

I agree about the emotional side of the love scene, I watched an interview where Kristen was saying this was what they were trying to convey and I think they did it well using her memories of what had happened.

Annie said...

Hello too to Super and Angelica.........

Angelica - Exactly right! I hope we can all remember our first time .......NERVES! :)

PL said...

Happy Eve of Christmas Eve!

I've been catching up on the comments and I just have to add my 2 cents.

As many of you have said, the BD scene was very intimate. It was not ever supposed to be about thrusting and lust. At the risk of sounding cheesy and sappy the whole point was to show their love for each other. There is a big difference between making love and f*cking.

I'm not singling anyone out but it burns my butt when these so-called fans voice their disappointment that they didn't see enough. Some things are more powerful when left to your imagination.