thanks brad for showing me this

  • Brandon Carlo: Thanks dad
  • Brandon Carlo: ...why is everyone staring at me
  • Tuukka Rask: You called Chara dad; you said thanks dad
  • Brandon Carlo: What? No I didn't. I said thanks man.
  • Zdeno Chara: Do you see me as a father figure Carlo?
  • Brandon Carlo: No, if anything I see you as a bother figure because you're always bothering me!
  • Colin Miller: Hey show your father some respect!
  • Brandon Carlo: I didn't call him dad
  • Zdeno Chara: No, no. Brandon, I take it as a compliment
  • Brad Marchand: IT's not big deal. I called Patrice dad once and he's my fiance
  • Brandon Carlo: Guys jump on that, Marchand has psycho-sexual issues
  • David Krejci: old news, but you calling Chara Daddy...
  • Brandon Carlo: Hey, daddy is not on the table here
Brad Simpson Imagine

Today had been a lazy day. You had just been watching Netflix and lounging around the house on your day off. You were expecting a delivery and you had to wait to make sure they receive their pavement before you go anywhere. Finally, at about three o’clock in the afternoon there was a knock at the front door. You pause the show you had been watching and answer the front door. 

A young woman is standing there with a box, “Delivery for Y/N?” 

“Yes that’s me, thank you so much” You smile and take the box from her, “I hope the payment is all in order?”

The delivery lady nods, “Yup you’re all good”

Something catches your eye behind her and you look around her. There is a dog walking across your front lawn and up to your front door. The lady realises you’re looking behind her, and she turns to see what you’re looking at, “Does he belong to you?” she asks. 

You shake your head, “No, hopefully he’s a friendly dog. I have one in the backyard that won’t like him very much if he tries to bite me”. 

The delivery lady laughs, “Well I might just leave you with that. Have a good afternoon”

You wave at her, “Yeah you too”. You step out of your doorway and close the door behind you, leaving it unlocked. The dog has come right up to you and has started licking your foot. “Huh, so you’re a friendly puppy then?” The dog wags its tail and looks up at you. “Who do you belong to buddy?”. You check the dog’s collar for a name tag or a number to call. Nothing. He didn’t appear to be leaving you anytime soon and you couldn’t bear the idea of abandoning him where he could be hit by a car. There was only one thing left to do. 

“Alright buddy, let’s take you to the vet” You asked the dog to sit (which he did) and wait whilst you grabbed your phone, shoes, and house keys. Luckily, you could walk to the vet from your house, and it should only take about 25 minutes to get there. You lock the front door and start walking with the dog. He didn’t have a lead and you didn’t have time to find one, so you were just hoping he would respond to voice commands. Turns out he could. When you inevitably encountered other dogs along the way, you just had to call “Come on buddy let’s keep going!” and the dog would continue to walk along with you. 

You weren’t going to lie, your heart jumped a little when there was an ‘almost-incident’ with a school bus. Luckily, the bus saw the dog and slowed down. You gave the driver a quick wave and you both continued on your way. Twenty minutes and several more close calls later, you were almost at the vet. Quite honestly, you were relieved you had made it this far. That was until the dog decided to run into the front yard of someone’s house. 

“Buddy come on, we’re almost there don’t stop now!” You sigh and walk into the front yard slightly. You were hoping no one was home. “Come on Buddy let’s go!” You pat your leg and whistle at the dog.

He wouldn’t leave. 

You paused and thought that maybe this was where the dog lived. You started to walk towards the dog when the front door opened. Oh great, someone was home after all. You looked at the person and saw it was a young guy with brown curly hair and brown eyes. Eyes that were looking at you. And then they were looking at the dog. Clearly the dog didn’t belong to him. And of course, being the friendly dog that he was, the dog went straight up to the young guy. Okay, that was enough. 

You walked further into the front yard, “Come on buddy, leave him alone we’re nearly there” The dog wouldn’t leave him alone, and the guy bent down to pat him on the head, “I am so sorry, I don’t know who he belongs to. I’m just trying to get him to the vet”

He looks up at you and frowns slightly, “Why are you going to the vet though?”

You walk up to the both of them and pat the dog, “There was no name or contact number on the collar, I was hoping that he was micro-chipped. The vet should be able to pull up contact details from that” The guy nodded and started to pick up the dog. “Um, what are you doing?” 

He lifts the dog and stands up straight. His biceps don’t escape your attention. “I’m going to help you get this guy back to his owners”

“Oh, well that’s very nice of you. Thanks.”

He attempts to shrug, “It’s no problem. Besides, I know how freaked out I would be if my dog were missing”

You both start to walk in the direction of the vets. It should only be about 5 minutes away. “Thank you again for doing this, we’ve had a few close calls already on our way over”. 

He looks over to you, “Don’t worry about it, honestly. I’m Brad by the way”


Brad smiles at you, “I would shake your hand or something but mine are kind of full right now” he looks down to the dog. 

You laugh and pat the dog, “Maybe later then”

“So how far did you walk with this guy?”

“We’ve been walking for about 20 minutes” You can see the vet up ahead in front of you, “I really hope he’s micro-chipped”

Brad nods, “Yeah me too” You walk into the vets. Okay here goes nothing. The receptionist smiles at the two of you. 

“Do you two have an appointment?” You and Brad look at each other and back to the receptionist.

“No, we’re hoping you could help us though” Brad says.

“I found this dog wandering the streets. There are no tags or contact numbers on him, but I’m hoping he’s micro-chipped” You explain as Brad stands next to you. 

The receptionist nods, “Yeah sure honey, no worries. If the both of you could take a seat, I’ll grab the scanner”

You and Brad sit on the sofa around the corner while you wait. Brad scratches behind the dog’s ears. You sigh and pat the dog as well, “I really hope we can find his owners”

Brad smiles, “Well I think that he’s lucky he found a good person to get him here” You look at each other and pause. Then you smile at Brad.

“Looks like he found two of them” You smile at each other. You could feel the tension build. The air around the two of you almost felt electric. 

“Okay, I found the scanner!”

You and Brad jump slightly at the receptionist. I guess you were both caught in the moment. The receptionist moves the scanner around the dog’s neck. You cross your fingers and hold your breath. Why was it taking so long to find it? Maybe he didn’t have one? What were you going to do then? Brad must have felt the worry radiating off you, and he placed a comforting hand on your back. The scanner beeped. 

“Ah, there it is! Let me just check the database to find the owner’s contact details” 

You both let out a sigh of relief. Brad moves his hand back to the dog, “See, nothing to worry about!” 

You smile and roll your eyes, “Oh come on, like you weren’t worried for a second there”

“Pffft, no way. I was confident the whole time” Brad smirks at you. Okay he’s adorable. 

“Mmhmm sure. Whatever you say, Brad”

The receptionist comes back around the corner with a vet, “Alright the owner will be around in 10 minutes, we can hold the dog here until they arrive”

Brad passes the dog over to the vet. “Thank you so much!” You say to the ladies as you walk out of the clinic. You and Brad start walking back.

You laugh as you start to notice Brad’s jacket. Brad looks at you, “What?”

You shake your head, “It’s just your jacket is covered in dog hair”

Brad looks down and starts brushing the hair off of his jacket, “You should see what Jesse does to my stuff sometimes” he laughs. 

“Jesse?” You ask.

“My dog. She’s a golden retriever and I love her”

“Oh man, I love golden retrievers!” 

“Really? You aren’t just saying that?”

You nod. “It’s true, I’ve wanted one for ages”

You both stop as you realise you’ve reached Brad’s house. You smile at him, “Again, thank you so much for your help”

Brad sticks his hand out. You look at him quizzically. He grins at you, “Hey, you said later we could shake hands. This is later”

You laugh and shake his hand.

“I don’t know if this is a stupid idea or whatever, but is there a chance I can get your number?” You’re surprised, but pleased that he asked. 

You shrug, “I suppose that would be okay. I mean, you did help me save a dog” You exchange numbers. “I better start heading back”

Brad gives you a small smile, “Yeah okay”

“So are you going to actually text me?”

His smile gets wider, “I’ll have to think about if I want to see you again”

You smirk back at him, “Well I won’t wait around forever. Nice meeting you Brad” you start to walk away. You’re a couple of houses down when your phone chimes. It was a message. From Brad.

Turns out there wasn’t anything to think about. Friday?” You smile and turn around. Brad is standing on the edge of his front lawn looking at you and holding his phone. You grin at him, turn around, and keep walking. You type a reply on your phone. 

Friday it is”

I guess it wasn’t just a lazy day at home. 


Phew, there we go! Sorry for the delay, it’s been hectic around here. Hope you enjoyed it! As usual, feel free to send in requests for new people or any ideas you may have. 

I hope you’re having a wonderful day


- A.J

the3dimaxofmymind  asked:

HAPPY ROTTENVERSARY! okay here is my question. Craft your DREAM Rotten Cast :D

Thank you!!! Hm, my dream Something Rotten! cast would be a composite of every cast I’ve seen of the show.

Nick - Rob McClure and Brian d'Arcy James swapping nightly
Nigel - John Cariani and Josh Grisetti swapping nightly, with Eric Sciotto as standby
Shakespeare - Will Chase, with Eric Sciotto as standby
Nostradamus - Brad Oscar
Bea - Maggie Lakis, with Marisha Wallace as standby
Portia - Kate Reinders, with Catherine Brunell as standby
Brother Jeremiah - Scott Cote
Shylock - Gerry Vichi
Lord Clapham - Peter Bartlett
Minstrel - Michael James Scott and Andre Ward swapping nightly
Ensemble - every single ensemblist who has ever been in the show at some point… it’d just be one massive ensemble… Nick’s troupe would be huge and there’d be four leather boys PLUS leather babe at every performance

My partially-thought-out dream cast of people who never joined the cast, however, is a bit different:

Nick - Andrew Kober
Nigel - Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Shakespeare - Andy Karl
Nostradamus - Kevin Chamberlin
Bea - Megan Hilty
Portia - Katie Rose Clarke


Big news!

After waxing poetic about astronomy through words and images for years, I’ve finally landed my most coveted project at powerhouseanimation. I am directing and animating the ‘Cosmic Queries’ segments for the second season of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk show on National Geographic TV. I am so incredibly excited and happy. Neil was nice enough to meet with Powerhouse CEO Brad Graeber and myself before his performance in Austin last night, where we discussed his ideas for experimentation with the Star Talk format in its second season, injecting science communication into pop culture discussions with both celebrities and scientists. He immediately noticed my Planetary Society membership pin on my lapel, which couldn’t make me prouder, as he serves on the board of directors. As thanks from a big fan and a symbol of enthusiasm for the project, I gifted him an illustration of mine, highly influence by Neil himself and my passion for astronomy. Look at him hold it! How cool is that!?

You wanna know the best part? It’s also my birthday!


This fucking show you guys. THIS CAST.

So I got to the theatre two hours early and I picked up my ticket. I did my usual standing around the stage door before the show. I caught a couple actors pre-show - or rather, they caught me! Heidi remembered me from Twitter and gave me a happy birthday hug. Ensemble girls Beth and Linda were insanely happy to see me and said they had something for me after the show. John Cariani hugged me and wished me a happy birthday! Gerry, Brad and Brian too.

So the show itself. How does it keep getting better?! I sang along the entire time and started all the standing ovations! I had center center orchestra and saw EVERYTHING. Christian’s abs during Hard To Be The Bard have NEVER looked sexier than when seen from center center orchestra.

Anyway, after the show I’m waiting in line and Linda sneaks up behind me and hands me a Pridebill with a card inside, hugs me, and thanks me for coming. Everyone who came out signed my script and wished me a happy birthday. Brad LOVED my puppet version of A Musical! And Christian… oh man. He was thrilled I was back. He wished me a happy birthday and told me he loved working with me on the music video. I still need a few more signatures in my script, but I can get them the next time I see the show. Of course.



Hey Taylor! I don’t really know if you know who I am since you followed me so I’m just going to introduce myself! My name is Molly and I’m 18. I have been a fan ever since my mom went to a Brad Paisley concert and brought home your cd and said “Molly you’ll love this girl she’s gonna be big some day!!!” And the rest is history. I went to your shows in Detroit and Chicago night 2. I was so so happy. And then you followed me and I seriously laid on my kitchen floor at 2 am. You mean so much to me, and it would make me so happy if you knew who I was! Thank you for everything you’ve done for me since I was 10 years old. I hope to meet you some day :)