Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to....

to thoughts of green jeans (well trousers )

They're back!!

It's been the March of the Green Pants the last couple of days,  and Jake is making sure it to let people know that green is not just for 2012.

Green is the new neutral!  They go with anything!  They are the go-to pant for spring.

Dress them up

Or down.

 Perhaps those those gentlemen chanting "jacket off" didn't mean ditching your jacket, Jake.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Midnight Special Animal Style

 Nooooooo.... are you kidding.....you're not lying are you because if you are....

 That's it's I'm giving up coffeecake, bring on the Double Double Animal Style

Wait till I tell Jake!  
 I'll wear a hat, Jake can wear his hoodie and green pants.  
No one will ever recognized us!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight is an openly gay American Football player who almost became the first openly gay player in the NFL. Today's Out Spotlight is Alan Gendreau.

Alan Scott Gendreau was born May 27, 1989 grew up in Apopka, Florida in a deeply religious home. A devout Christian, Gendreau has been openly gay since high school when he came out to his parents at the age of 16. Afterwards, they placed him in church-based counseling that spanned four sessions.

He attended Orangewood Christian High School in Maitland, Florida, where he was a placekicker and a first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior. After making 14-of-16 field goals and 27-of-30 extra points in his senior year, he was selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game. He ended his career as the school's all-time leading scorer. He also played soccer at Orangewood, twice earning Orlando Sentinel Player of the Year for soccer and setting the all area scoring record with 172 career goals.

Gendreau attended Middle Tennessee State University. He made the difficult decision to play football over soccer, and played for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders for four years. This team represents the Middle Tennessee State University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and competed as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. While his teammates, coaches, classmates, and friends knew of his sexual orientation, they made no mention of it to the media. Otherwise, he could have been the first publicly out gay player in Division I college football.

He began his career being named to the Sun Belt All-Freshman team, and was later named twice to the All-Sun Belt first team. He also made the second longest field goal in Sunbelt Conference history and set multiple school placekicking records. Gendreau ended his college career as the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history and despite his strong second half of his Senior season, interest from the NFL waned. He finished his college career with 295 points, the most in Sun Belt Conference history.

Scouting reports leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft rated Gendreau as an average kicker. With only 62 field goal attempts in college—just over one per game—he did not receive attention from many NFL teams. He also did not have an agent and he did not know how to obtain one. He went undrafted. Gendreau stayed in shape through this year, hoping to become the first openly gay NFL football player. Last week Outsports, released his story about being a gay football player. "I'm a kicker that happens to be gay. It's a part of who I am, and not everything I am. I just want to be known as a normal kicker."

Chris Kluwe, a punter for the Minnesota Vikings said "It's totally legit that he can get into the [NFL]," Kluwe believed that place-kicking, which is limited to one specific skill set, allowed proficient kickers to be successful even if they had taken a break from the game for years.

Unfortunately he was not selected to be part of this year's NFL draft. Gendreau tweeted to respond the news as well as give some idea of his future plans.

"Just an FYI. I am NOT a part of the NFL draft. I am training right now with hopes of landing a tryout at a training camp in a couple months!"

In another sad twist the Minnesota Vikings selected UCLA punter Jeff Locke in the draft and Chris Kluwe claims the pick, which might put him out of a job, was made due to his vocal support of the LGBT community.

Kluwe told NBC's Pro Football Talks blog: “It’s a shame that in a league with players given multiple second chances after arrests, including felony arrests, that speaking out on human rights has a chance of getting you cut.”

Saturday, April 27, 2013

By Hair on Your Chinny Chin Chin

 There is a new study shows that facial hair says a lot about a man and that attractiveness peaks at the "heavy stubble" phase.

Researchers published their finding in  the May issue of Evolution and Human Behaviors.

The Researchers photographed 10 men at four stages of beard growth: clean shaven, 5-day "light" stubble, 10-day "heavy" stubble (shown), and fully bearded.

Three hundred and fifty-one women and 177 heterosexual men viewed the photos and rated each face for attractiveness, masculinity, health, and parenting ability.

Women ranked heavily stubbled faces as the most attractive. Participants said that the clean-shaven men looked about as healthy and attractive as those with a full beard, but rated the bearded men higher for perceived parenting skills.

Light stubble got the short end of the stick, garnering low scores across the board from both men and women.

Does this mean multi - parenting?

Jake's team's now trying not to hurt themselves as they run to grab razors, clippers and lifetime passes to the Art of Shaving.

Speaking of beard busting.

These two picture were tagged the same day.  Notice anything?

Friday, April 26, 2013


Ok.  You go to LA.  I'll stay in NY.

And real Jake is  home.

On three... 1, 2, 3....BREAK!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Compounding things

Austin did Fencewalker now Jake's doing Nightcrawler.

It was announced today that Jake will not only star in the indie film Nightcrawler but will be one of the producers as well. Tony Gilroy, Jennifer Fox join Jake as producers along with Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.

Nightcrawler centers on a driven young man in Los Angeles who tries his hand at freelance crime reporting and discovers the nocturnal world of the LA crime scene  Rene Russo is also set to star. 

Jake is not the only one doing double duty on this film screenwriter Dan Gilroy is making his directorial from the script he wrote.   Production is set for late October.

 It looks like Jake is bouncing back to his indie roots again.  And Variety noted something else about Jake, "Since leaving CAA and joining WME, ....has tackled more story-driven adult dramas including indie “An Enemy” and Alcon Entertainment’s “Prisoners” with Hugh Jackman."  And from  personal observation, Jake is also choosing small to medium budget movies that guarantee a solid box office and good return in investment.

One more thing about Nightcrawler, it's a family affair.  Dan Gilroy is the writer/director with brother writer/director/producer Tony,  (who wrote the Bourne Identity with his brother Dan) one of the producers.  And another longtime collaborator twin brother John Gilroy, is editing the film.  And Rene Russo?  Well she's family too.  She's married to Dan.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Mr. Nichols

Hey big guy,  It's all a numbers game now .

 so here's a few things to help you out Austin

 33 is a significant number in modern numerology and is one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22.

In French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Portuguese, the word a patient is usually asked to say when a doctor is listening to his or her lungs with a stethoscope  is 33 (Trente-Trois, Trentatrè, Treizeci şi trei, Treinta y Tres and Trinta e Três)

In Dan Brown's book "The Lost Symbol" the number 33 was discovered to lead to the essential meaning of life (the Bible)

Alexander the Great  died at 33 -- wait wait scratch that.....there are lots of other good things that are 33


Rubber - as in 33s for your Tacoma

Highest Levels in Masonry

The secret members only club in Disneyland - Club 33

The  Uruguayan Virgin of the Thirty - tree  (hmmmm... that won't really work for you will it)

Al Bundy's Polk High Football Jersey 

But sure to be your favorite - you're the same age as the mysterious 33 on a bottle of Rolling Rock.

But you sir make 33 look even better

 Happy Birthday Austin!  

Here's wishing you a great birthday and getting share it with those who love you the most!