Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hello, Thank you, Nice to meet you

Broadway is celebrating tonight with the Tony Awards but OMG is celebrating something even bigger than a Tony that's also Broadway related.

When OMG met Jake on Broadway.

Yes met Jake - not just going seeing Jake on Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George (which made this fan so proud of your performance) - but met you Jakey.

(Waiting Jake's team to have a moment or the vapors or a scream or scrambling like it's DEFCON 1)

Jakey we met at the stage door after a matinee.


I had seen the show the night before and your performance was moving - your love of acting and the interplay of the energy of the audience apparent - your singing top notch - you claimed your seat at the Broadway table with Sondheim!

You came out that afternoon and were kind gracious to sign autographs.

And standing right there you  never even know that Special K was in front of you asking you to sign her Playbill and thanking you in return.

The world didn't stop spinning, nothing exploded, it was just a moment between a fan and a performer they've admired for years.

Thanks Jakey

PS:  Next time we'll have to talk about all those stories from friends in the industry about you being a bit of screamer  (tsk tsk - I thought that was just at home with a certain tall Texan


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dental Records

Many think that's Jake's checklist is this:

But this is more like it:

There is some speculation that this chart gets another tooth.  What leads to this speculation is a congratulations on Austin's fb page over a new Capricorn or Sagittarius from a friend of friend from TX.

One thing for sure there is more than one tooth that has come in for Jake and Austin on that chart. And if so what's one more when there's plenty of room.

Another sure thing is that Jake has wrapped filming Stronger here in Boston.   The production has been much more under the radar than Wahlberg's Patriot's Day movie which had their shooting schedule announced practically everyday on the news.

There were mentions here and there of Jake filming and occasional sighting of Jake in Boston and the area, but as many you would suspect since Stronger has been filming here since April.

Jake plays Jeff Bauman and the film focus on the story of his resilience after losing both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing and coming back stronger.  Many people in New England have expressed more interest in this smaller film focused on Jeff that reliving the events of the bombing the film.  Time will tell how both movies are received.

With filming wrapped, Jake already here and it is the season for the Cape and the Islands, is a Jake sighting at the West Tisbury Farmer's Market far behind?

It's a lot to sink your teeth in.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sending some love

to the best mom in the world. I love you. I miss you. - Austin

There's no one that can take the place of mom.  Sending love and big hugs to you big guy.

Happy Mother's Day to all of those who have a mom, are a mom, stepmom, pet mom or have worn mom jeans.

Sending some love

to the best mom in the world. I love you. I miss you. - Austin

There's no one that can take the place of mom.  Sending love and big hugs to you big guy.

Happy Mother's Day to all of those who have a mom, are a mom, stepmom, pet mom or have worn mom jeans.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

My Old Kentucky? Texas? Georgia? Cali? New York? Home

It's Derby Day.   And you know that means that Mr. Southern Comfort (or Wild Turkey if you want to split hairs) is celebrating somewhere.

Austy is that you in that pink topper?

Or maybe you are just doing your best Molly Ringwald movie homage at home.   Remind us again where that is?  Oh yeah that's right.    Perhaps even for a New York minute.

Here's to getting your julep on and your pink head covered ....wait is that your pink covered head.?  ;)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Austin!!

Hey there Big Guy -

 Happy Birthday!!!

Another year down and another year ahead.

You are making the 30's looking pretty dang good.

and lil bit goofy

It's been a year of some big highs

And some life changing lows

But you know that you are loved by those who love you - your family and friends.


“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”

..... and it's not about the bike.

And one more Happy for the day.

Happy Passover 

Not sure where Jake's looking for that afikoman

Boston or somewhere that rhymes with it?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Fever Pitch Strong

Over the years we've seen Jake's Red Sox fan boy pop up.

Today Jake got to do what very few ever get to do.  Throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park.  And to throw it out on Patriot's Day no less.

Jake's been working on Stronger, the story of  Jeff Bauman, who's life was changed from the marathon bombing.  Not only is Jake acting and producing Stronger, he's also getting involved with the Boston community and marathon survivors.

Jake and  Jeff were honorary captains of today's marathon runners for Boston Medical Center where Jeff got his care and recovery.  Last night Jake and Jeff joined the dinner's host former Patriot player Jerod Mayo, Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans at the team's pre-race carbo load dinner.   Today the BMC team of 90 runners has raised more than $638,000 toward their $750,000 goal.

Jake and Jeff both threw out the first pitch today, and it was filmed for the movie as well.

After getting some tips from Big Papi and Blake Holt they went out to the mound.

Little girl in Jake's arms is Jeff's daughter Nora.

Jeff and Jake threw the first pitch to players Haley Ramirez and Big Papi David Ortiz respectively.

Jake definitely knows how to handle the baby,  but a baseball?  Well, if you want to see if Jake can bring the heat over the plate check it out here.

If you notice - Jake wore a Boston jersey and Jeff a Red Sox jersey.  For today - it's all about Boston Strong and all the Sox players wore Boston on their chest.

Jake gets to keep the ball, and his personalize jersey.

So Jake you call yourself a Boston fan - and you've thrown out the first pitch at Fenway- it's time to ditch this one - once and for all.

For many they think this day is Boston is all about this line.

But for Boston there is a new line that is even more important.