• Feeling Small: Meeting Tobias in London

    I’ve been quiet about my meeting Tobias Menzies after his play “The Hunt” in London last week. I’ve been quiet about it because the evening upset me on a few levels that have nothing to do with him and nothing to do with Caitriona Balfe who, yes, was there too. Who knew the chances of

  • UK Bound 2019

    Since falling in love with Outlander in 2016 I’ve made new friends from abroad and close by, visited Scotland (when I thought I’d never go), met Laura Donnelly (Jenny Fraser!) after she comped me a ticket to her play The Ferryman, and had exciting experiences like meeting Sam Heughan on national TV. Where’s my love for

  • I ❤ Social Media!

    I love social media!! When it’s used for good and not evil. Like when someone, let’s call her Nice UK Stranger Lady On Instagram, is sitting behind Tobias Menzies in a London restaurant and posts a picture of it. I then (cautiously) engage in conversation (not to appear too crazy) subtly (or not so subtly)

  • That’s a Wrap on 2018! The Cons, Tweets, and GMA Appearances with Sam!

    Happy new year! As a wild and crazy Outlander fan, 2018 brought some surprises. I didn’t get to return to Scotland this year since my 2017 trip mostly because I haven’t (yet) met my Jamie Fraser to cozy up with in a cabin in the Highlands. Don’t worry because I’m working on it. I’ll send

  • Mid Season 4 Check In!

        Hold on as this rollercoaster takes off!    Episode 5 “Savages” So many tears this episode! First, I am loving the opening between Adawehi and Claire. Two equals. Two lady healers talking about plants and thus “breaking bread” together. When Adawehi says about Brianna to Claire “she’s here”, did you think she knew

  • Season 4 Review So Far: Where do we go from here?

    Episode 4 “Common Ground” marks a quarter way through Season 4 of Claire and Jaime’s epic journey through the colonies. In true Outlander fashion, much has already happened and I’m wondering how will the story unfold from here? The teaser for Episode 5 dangles a carrot by way of Brianna: She looks awfully close to those

  • LIFE MADE: Just another Monday meeting Sam Heughan on GMA!

    Here’s the skinny on how the greatest day of my life happened!  It all started on a Thursday. I was given a heads up the night before by one of the admins of the New York Outlander 5 Boroughs Facebook group that GMA (Good Morning America incase you’re not clear) might be contacting a few

  • New York Comic Con 2018 Part 2: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    There are many benefits to living in New York City and one of them is when Outlander comes to New York Comic Con! This was the first year they came and thus it was my first time attending the Con as a fan (disregard that one time being dragged to only see the Exhibitors Hall by a

  • New York Comic Con 2018 Part 1: Executive Producer Ron D. Moore

    Kicking off the big weekend I attended Outlander Executive Producer Ron D. Moore’s panel on Friday to get myself ready for Saturday. It was at a smaller venue near the mammoth Javits Center and so it was more intimate. Chris Parnell, the Sony Pictures Television Co-President, along with Mark A. Altman a “trekspert” and author, both moderated

  • Outlander NJ Con 2018 Recap!

    I did it! I made it through my first con! I learned so much! To summarize my time in a few words at the Creation Entertainment New Jersey Con 2018: lotsa cosplay, meeting new friends, seeing old friends, fun at the cast Q&As, blink-and-it’s-over pics with the cast, bad expo center food, and fun that

  • Drums of Autumn Quotes

    I’m getting ready for Season 4 by reading “Drums of Autumn” by Diana Gabaldon. Here are some of my favorite quotes so far that I posted on Instagram. If you’re on Insta make sure you follow me! What are your favorites?  

  • How Deep is Your Wallet?

      In August, I’m headed to the Outlander Con in New Jersey. It’s my first con as a devoted fan and I’m super excited! Three days of über fans congregating amidst the divine aura of the actors in the middle of the Holy Land of Secaucus New Jersey. Alright I think I’ve made my point

  • Urban in Scotland: Argyll the West Coast

    Rolling out of bed at 8:00am, I putter around my dark hotel room. I’m getting ready for my last full day in Scotland and I’m spending it with Àdhamh Ò’Broin the Gaelic consultant famously known in the Outlander fandom for consulting on the show. He is taking me around Argyll a western county of Scotland.

  • Outlander Season 3 Collector’s Edition: What’s in the box?

    As Droughtlander labors on, super fans like me pre-ordered the Season 3 Collector’s Edition and when it arrived, gleefully unwrapped the package with a smirk not unlike that of the Amazon’s logo. The first thing I noticed was how light it was compared to the hulking Season One Collector’s Edition but on second thought there

  • That’s a Wrap on 2017! The Posts, Pics, Tweets, and Squees

      My trip to Scotland and the premiere of Season 3 were my focal points in 2017. The first few months, I geared up for my trip to the Motherland and joined Instagram:   Merrell wins the Which Are Best For Exploring Scotland sneaker? Need the best for my Outlander tour! #scotland #9moredays #Scotlandprep #kicks

  • Season 3 Finale

    Get on this ship and in the eye of the storm!

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  • An Outlandish Chat with Photographer Martin Scott Powell

    Earlier this year before I traveled to Scotland, I got a little help from a native Scot named Martin Scott Powell. We met through Ellen Christine a mutual milliner friend (her interview is here). During Outlander‘s Season 2 promotion, I tweeted how beautiful the Departures magazine photos of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were. Ellen responded

  • Season 3 Ep 10: Heaven and Earth with a side of Typhoid

    Get on board this ship but watch out for the typhoid! Jamie is smokin with the old man glasses. Fergus and Marsali put out a fire. Lady Doctor Claire is in the house with a poppin new hat! I have one prediction for the next ep and it’s a really good joke…  

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  • Urban in Scotland: Glasgow – Am I being punked?

    After horse back riding and searching for food in Oban, I begin driving down to Glasgow along the A82. Loch Lomond quietly extends its long length on my left flanked by sloping hills. Around the bends of the road, my car speeds hugging the curves but eventually slows to a crawl. I’m closer to the

  • Season 3 Ep 8 “First Wife” – First for a Reason

    Ep 8 knocked it outta the park since the Print Shop! Here are a few film making facts about Lallybroch location, Jenny isn’t buying the story, and be honest – if you were Jamie Fraser’s 2nd wife you’d curse Claire out too and grab that gun! 

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  • Season 3 Ep 7: Creme de Menthe – Minty Fresh?

    The honeymoon is over! Dr.Randall calls, Jamie and Claire still have a lot of ‘splainin to do, Young Ian the Deflowered, and I have some questions about some mystery scenes…

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  • Season 3 Ep 6: “A.Malcolm” but it’s really “The Print Shop”

    Breathe deep! J&C are bringing sexy back. A Thrust by Thrust Analysis: The show checks off the Sam Heughan Ass Shots (also did he get bigger?) but keeps the moments tender and sweet. Claire really lucked out with snagging Jamie who’s smokin in that tricorn! Also, when Diana Gabaldon makes no sense, Caitriona is brave,

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  • Urban in Scotland: Mallaig & Oban – Fairies Welcome

      Driving from Edinbane, the northern part of Skye, I wind down the roads to catch the ferry back to the mainland. The sun is out and its rays dance on the lochs, glittering along the shore amidst the deep blue water. My eye catches a wee sign posted on the side of the road