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25 September 2012 @ 11:04 pm
The Beans are Spilt - What Jared was like as a baby...  

So my hubby calls me freaky when it comes to remembering this stuff - I'm just annoyed it doesn't cross over to whenever I read anything - I'd like Spencer Reid's talent please, but I have this talent for recalling when stuff has been spoken to me and when I repeat it, in that I can pretty much retain much of what has been said. Example I can still list off all the names of the 12 dogs that pulled our sled in Swedish lappland for a day back in 2009 and tell you what their diet is and probably their parentage and what breed mixes they were. It's also a great skill to have as a teacher. But anyway - here's my recollections of the Jared Meet and Greet (I'll admit to being probably even more motivated to remember stuff he says - when it's people I respect and admire and just know are smart people I tend to listen even harder). Enjoy.

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Jared Meet and Greet at Dallas Con Sunday September 23rd 2012

This was a real treat, Jared walks in and immediately introduces his Mom and Dad who walk in the behind him with a big grin on his face. His Mom and his Dad both look very well and pleased to be there. I know the guys say this is something they do because it’s fun and they love the interaction but I got the feeling his parents’ were happy to have the opportunity to watch their son ‘work’ so to speak. Some tangible proof that what he does as work has a huge impact on so many people.

Please be nice to my parents, and make sure you turn and ask them some questions so they can understand.

Welcome there’s a lot of familiar faces and some I haven’t seen in a long while, so how’s it all going guys?

There’s a chorus of great, awesome and one How’s Thomas? Which of course JP hones in on immediately.

Oh he’s great, awesome I just got another video from my wife…so (Cue big dorky proud grin!) And a chorus of Awwwwww.

Yeah. (still smiling huge)

Fan: What was he doing?

Well I call it crawling but it’s not. It’s scooting but it’s the funniest, it’s really not very cohesive movement? It’s kinda like a stretch and then he’ll just ball up and then he’ll stretch and ball up I think they call it the Shrimp or something…

Fan: Like a caterpillar?”

Yeah! Caterpillar I guess that’s probably exactly what it is. Like a good old inch worm type thing. But it’s very cool, very very cool and touching.

Fan: I have a question for your mother! One grandmother to another - how is Thomas like Jared as a baby?

Yeah! Jared chimes in, Don’t tell em too much Mom!

Mrs P: Well he’s really messy like Jared. He’s very alert, he’s always watching what’s going on. He’s very attentive to his father.

Fans: Awwww So are we!

Mrs P: He hears Jared’s voice and he follows him and Jared was like that. He always wanted to know what was going on, he didn’t want anything to get past him.

Jared: Gen and I joke that he’s gonna think that I’m an iphone cos being away from him so much with work I’ll grab my ipad and talk and blah blah and so now he’s reaching for it so it’s difficult. But I think he’s just reaching for it not cos it’s me or anything. So now we joke that when I’m in a room with him and I’m like ‘Thomas…it’s your Daddy’ he’s looking around for this thing, where’s the phone.”

It’s funny cos when the season wrapped and he was only one month old I did Rome and then Brazil and we would have taken him to Rome but then to Brazil they need to get all these shots and being a one month old we didn’t wanna do that. I had to leave him for 10 days. So I was great in Rome, I was gonna look forward it’s part of being an actor it’s part of your profession, you gotta put away the real world and be in the fake world, forget what all is going on, took a deep breath and I was doing well. So I ended up in an airport and it was a Wifi lounge so I did the Skype thing and as soon as he came on, I mean, I’m almost crying just thinking about it, and there I was just sitting there wahhhhh on the internet and it’s like Heathrow so it’s very like multinational, people there from Japan and there I am just like this giant Texas guy (mimes tears rolling down his face) wahhh and they must have thought I was watching Marley and Me or something.  I mean just unabashedly crying, at first I was all trying to keep it in ad then I was like ahh hell with it I can beat all these guys up so I just wahhhh.

Fan: What does Sadie make of Thomas?

You know what? Sadie was really funny, when Gen was pregnant she followed her everywhere, all around, she was very protective of her, she knew something was different. Since Thomas was born, is born, I think Sadie, who is very very intelligent, has noticed how gentle we are, how cautious we are when she is running around because now we’re trying to get him to crawl and roll over and play and he has a little circular pad on the ground with these things hanging over it and Sadie is very cautious of him and she’ll look up almost like she thinks in trouble,  and we’re trying to get her in real close and she will but she’ll kind of look at me and I’ll go “Sadie” and she get a bit closer so she’s very cautious but every now and then she’ll get there and give him a little lick. Indy is a bit cock eyed and we think she’s just confused cos she kinda looks like out to the sides and she’s kinda scared. she can see you out there but if you get right in front up close it’s like she can’t see you cos (Jared holds the flat of his hand up to his face pressing on his nose) so we thinks she’s a little nervous. But they’re both great, they’re both very respectful and very cool….ok Who else? Before I go on jibber jobber

Fan: Not that I want you to but if you ever for a TV role or movie would you ever cut your hair?

I’d love to! I would really love to…I mean I think I look terrible with short hair…

Fan:I would cry.

My Mom would cry.

Fan: Have you seen the pictures where people have switched out your hair for Jensens?

No! It sounds like the Conan O Brien thing where the mouth talks…

Fan: Chorus of it’s not good, bad bad idea.

Actually my cousin sent me this video of his Uncle where it starts off with this frowny face and then this goofy voice comes on…. Yeah. I think definitely and especially we do plan on coming back to Texas in the long run and it gets very hot here. And this is like an extra (gestures to his hair), it’s like wearing a beanie which I usually do anyway to try and keep my hair down and so it’s like wearing one, two layers, I’ll probably cut it, just a little bit. And my head has changed since I started having long hair, someone asked me…

Fan: What do you mean?

Well I looked back on season 1 and I was like a boy and now I’m kinda filled out a little bit and I ‘m curious to see if my head was altered back there or not…I was in San Francisco a couple weeks ago or was it last week? Yeah last week and I was in SF with my sister and Gen’s family and Gen and Thomas and we were sitting in the park. And I went across the street get a chicken salad and a drink to go and take to the park. The first thing that happened was SF was playing Green Bay and there’s these guys in 49er outfits and they’re all looking at me kinda really weird. And I’m like okay well they know the show whatever (Pretends to be all puffed up famous movie star rubbing his knuckles across his chest) but they’re all giving me a look and whispering and hitting each other and they’re not being very subtle about it. Finally one of the guys comes up and he goes “Man I know you’re not cos you’re playing football right now but we all thought you were Tom Brady.” I was like oh…all right, I’ll take that! And he’s “Did you grow your hair long cos Tom Brady grows his hair long?” I’m: No I’ve had this hair for 8 years and I have video proof of it!” Then the lady who brought me my food, and she’s “Uhm I know this is probably impolite but the owner wants me to ask you if you’re Halle Berry’s ex-husband?”

So I go back to the park and I was like Well got recognized twice and neither time was actually me but I’ll take it. Those are two like hunky dudes I’ll take it. It’s better than someone coming and asking me if I’m like Steve Buscemi or something. But yeah I probably will cut it…I mean I don’t think I’ll ever be a short haired guy just because I’m so used to this, but yeah.

Fan Question: I’ve watched the S7 Gag reel and that moment when you come up to the counter and say “Look Scott” and then fall about saying Terrible Acting…does that happen often?

(Laughs) Every now and again, I forget why they wanted it to be that firm in that moment, there was one time, I remember it was the worse moment there ever was, the scene in Heaven and Hell in S4 big fight in the barn and the director wanted to run it as one huge scene but you can’t really because you got like VFX angels dying and there’s an angel knife and so he wanted to run it as, just to get an idea of flow which usually you can do it’s just a big long scene. But there was too many things going on in it and he’s just put it in this massive wide shot and he’s like I’m gonna run it, we’re gonna be rolling and you all just run it like a scene and we’ll see if something works, anything maybe like the connective tissue of the scene. And so we did it and I remember there was a part, it was like really awkward, it was like horrific bad community theatre or something because there’s a part where Jensen and I have to kind of cower and we have to wait for something over there to happen before we can start and so we’re shielding ourselves, we’re kinda peaking over the top to see what’s going on and the whole time we’re being filmed it’s on a camera and then Robyn, our prop master had to walk in because there’s a part where Misha produces an Angel blade but he had no way to keep it on him and so she’s on all fours coming in from off screen to like hand it to him. (Jared’s miming all this with actions at the same time). And I think. I think they didn’t print it. So you have to print something to get it copied, like even if it’s on camera. And we were all like We have to see this, that was the worst moment of acting in Supernatural history and we’re all laughing in the scene because it’s soo awkward and Jensen and I were like just cover your face man cover your face. And Uriels fighting Castiel and it was just sooo soo bad. And I begged and pleaded to try and get a copy of this but I don’t think it exists. Sometimes though, sometimes like we do call each other out. Jensen and I have known each other long enough to go like ‘Dude…wake up’ Especially when he was directing, I mean he’s not kidding, I mean he’s a great actor but there were parts when he was directing where he’d be like, blanked out (Jared mimes Jensen’s face zoning out completely) it would be Sam is saying seriously “Blah blah bla” and looking at Dean, and he’d be (shows blank face) I’d be like ‘Dude!’ (Swiping a hand in front of his face) ‘Anybody there? What’s going on?” And so there are certainly parts it ends up lacking. And there was a part, one of the most, we have a joke and it’s really unfunny. And it’s called Dead Puppies which isn’t funny but the reason it’s bad because when we were shooting Skin Jensen was saying his part and it was really cold and for some reason he couldn’t get the words ‘Shapeshifter’ out. He was sposed to be saying something to the effect of ‘We gotta go to the shapeshifter’s lair blah blah blah’ But he kept going Shhherrr shaaa sh and couldn’t get it out and we kept taking and then eventually he had to give his line with like a pause between his usual dean tone and then SHAPE SHIFTER blah bla and he had to stop and I just busted out laughing because it was like the worst, we can’t have you do that. And I just couldn’t stop laughing and we were losing light and our director was trying to get me to stop laughing and so he was like Uhhh think of Dead Puppies. So I was like, at that point I was like WHAT? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard and just started laughing even more. So now when whenever we get the giggles and it’s not funny but we refer it to dead puppies but it was when Robert MacNeil was trying to get me to calm down so there are certainly moments like that where you can’t get words out. We had it going who was gonna have to say ‘lore’ in the episode whether it was gonna be Sam and Dean. So stuff kinda like that, I still, I still laugh at, I watched the gag reels the other day, just youtube em, and the scene in the episode with the snake in Yellow Fever? But I was so uncomfortable in that scene…

Fan: You kept leaving!

I couldn’t! I mean literally the scene was sposed to be a Sam and Dean in a two shot blah blah blah I was sooo nervous. I’m not. I’m like so when I walked off I’m like you’re not getting me back on that couch come hell or high water! I go back and watch it and I can remember laughing hysterically out of feeling really REALLY uncomfortable.  I was like am I really doing this. I mean even the bees, like if a bee stings and it hurts but that’s it. But with the snake the guy is lying on the ground behind the couch and this huge snake, it’s like a 150 pounds of muscle, it’s just muscles, it’s like a huge scary muscle and the guy is like trying to hold it up and he’s kinda agitating it to try and make it go over the back of the couch, the snake wasn’t coming over and I was like I don’t like this. And Jensen, after it was over, was like okay (claps his hands together) I just blacked out for like two hours, you have to ask him about that some time, but it’s fun to watch the gag reels. Anyways…who else?

Fan: I like the part where Dean’s running off and you run out and you said “Jensen!”

Oh yeah! (Laughs loudly) Yeah…. JENSEN! Oh that’s your …actual name…errr”

Yeah those are fun…

Fan: I’m retired military and I live in San Antonio and I was wondering if you ever considered joining because of the big presence there?

Wow. You know that’s a multifaceted question. First off thankyou for your service, thankyou for contributing to our freedom, but I feel if there was a threat like WW2 where there was a guy trying to take over the world and invading then I would absolutely be willing to take part in protecting our nation especially the fact that I’m a husband and a father, I mean it’s been protected for me so I would want to protect it as well. Outside of that, my grandparents worked at a military base, my grandfather was in the Korean war so we do have a military presence in our family, but I gotta say I always thought I was gonna be an actor, for whatever reason, I really did, sounds cheesy I know....

Fan: We’re glad you did!

Yeah! So I never specifically thought, maybe, maybe my contribution will be able to be in a military production someday and tell somebody’s story.

Fan: You could always do USO Tours!

We tried to. We tried too many times, it literally came down to, at one point we even had flights happening and then our strike happened and our season got pushed out of time, but I fully, fully intend to do that. Gen’s step brother is in Afghanistan right now, and so we send him DVDs and just thankyous and stuff just like that. And also like through charities, like Wounded Warrior.

Fan: That’s what I wanted to say, I wanted to thankyou for that because I’m involved in working with that project and I wanted to thankyou for that because you are making a difference with that.

Well I appreciate that, thankyou, thankyou for that because it seems almost mindless how much we could help and we don’t so it feels like it is just such an easy decision to be a part of that . I enjoy my freedom and I hope it’s still around for Thomas and so these guys are doing that.

Fan: Think the Rangers will go all the way this year?

I sure hope so. I mean we had it down to the one pitch and I certainly hope and my old man probably hopes too (he’s nodding away in the back there, smile on his face) I mean, I hope the Cowboys do well too, but they’re not looking so great. I was at the game in Seattle…

Fans: yeah we knew you were there!

I was wearing my Novacek jersey, I was like I’m gonna go old school, I have a Romo jersey but decided on this one, and we were walking to the stadium, I was like Seattle is pretty mellow, it’s not like going to an Oakland game where someone is gonna murder me, I was like this is gonna be fine, I’ll wear my jersey, I’m a big 6’4 dude, I’ll wear my blue cowboys cap, and right as you’re about half a mile from the stadium everyone’s walking around, sportsbars are open, first half walking from downtown it’s quiet, nobody around much, right as we started to get to the populated area I hear ‘Novacek Efffing Sucks!!’ I was like, I wasn’t like, I’m not a douche where I go ‘Let’s FIGHT!’ and I just a kinda hear not sniggering, just more noise and I wanna turn around make sure I wasn’t about to get jumped so I turn around and say (he’s holding up his arm straight up finger pointed) ‘That is PATENTLY NOT TRUE! Novacek is fantastic’ and he guy kinda looks at me and he’s like ‘Hahhahahaa ‘ and he comes over and gives me a hug in a Hawks jersey and he’s like ‘I was just teasing man, Novacek is awesome he’s a hall of famer for sure…alright enjoy the game!’ And I was like alright so for most of the part it’s easy to kinda defuse it because they want you to go You suck! And We’re gonna win! Listen I’m a huge cowboys but I’m not gonna get in a fight…

Fan: Not like Houston..

Yeah I know. We were at a Giants game in Jersey but we were saved by the fact that it was raining and I had a jacket on and I had my jersey on there too and I was like (mimes wrapping his jacket very tightly around himself) luckily cos giants fans are pretty intense..and all fairness it was huge game where whoever wins goes to playoffs. And actually I was wracking my brain  I’ve been to many Cowboys games, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them win! Jensen texted me during the game last week “Dude you’re never allowed to go to a Cowboys game’ I was like I know what’s wrong with me? I mean I saw them lose to the Oilers when I was a kid. I seem to be their Kryptonite.

Fan: First convention here, was wondering whether to tell you this about 3 years I ago I was really sick and locked in a hospital for three months over thanksgiving and I couldn’t see my kids and I gotta tell you it was Supernatural, it was the fandom, I could look on my Facebook at three in the morning and find someone to talk to.

Another Fan: We’re all like family we really are.

Fan: And it’s because of you and Jensen and everyone else on set, it’s because of what you do, we appreciate your hard work all those long hours, to bring us this show.

Awesome, I’m glad you’re out and thankyou all of you.

Fan: We’re on a facebook page dedicated to you and Jared…

Fan: I mean Jensen. Sorry! That’s Jared.

Two of me is better! No that’s awesome thankyou.  That’s actually been the best part about doing a type of show that is considered cult where you have the most devoted fans, I mean you can meet them , I don’t think David Caruso is walking round with ‘Dude CSI Miami help me out’ It’s just you know. But to hear stories like that are amazing and helps us to remember that what we do is hopefully helping, I mean I wasn’t able to help out with the military and I probably won’t be able to help out with my age and what not, but that’s awesome. Thankyou

Fan: We reached 5700 members on our FB page the other day.

Wow!

Fan: The family wanted me just to say hello to you.

Well hello back!

Fan: So I’ll tell them you said that!

Thanks guys, that’s really really awesome. And keeps us, it reminds us, because sometimes you get, I mean everybody does and we’re by no means above what we do, don’t get me wrong. But you lose track of what you’re doing and sometimes you wake up and just go to work and you forget that you’re sharing your job with so many people. I mean we don’t do it for ourselves we do it for y’all.

Fan: I’m glad you do.

Well we’re only telling the stories cos y’all are asking for the stories.

Fan: The Moosekateers say they love you!

Yeah! I love it!

Fan: I wanted to ask about the music video you did for Brian?

Yeah!! Cool!!

Fan: So how many tweets did you get? Do you smoke?

Oh yeah! You know…what’s funny I don’t smoke. And I’d have to, I didn’t have to but it was a story. Brian Buckley does and it’s partially autobiographical about him, and he was like I love….I mean I don’t drink coffee a whole lot and for a non smoker to sit there and have to be around smoke for a while, I was really woozy I had to walk away. Luckily it was at my house so I was like I’m gonna go to my bedroom and sit down cos I am…it’s funny as a young, young artist I went to New York City and I talked to, I went with my school, with my drama class and we went to, my drama teacher had graduating students who went to Juilliard and places like that for drama and he had them come out and meet his current high school students and we were having a talk with a guy and he was saying, we were talking about playing characters whether they are gay or straight or religious or not or they were just a demon, I mean I didn’t have any ideas about supernatural, but he was saying, let’s say you’re an actor and you’re doing a a scene and you’re eating an apple. It’s not Jared saying I like apples, you’re telling a story and I remember, it was one of the things where I got to really do it purely for a buddy you know? And to help tell his story. I mean we used our house, we used, I mean I used my suit.

Fan: Your bowtie?

(Laughs) You know what that tie was given to me! I have the tux. That was the tux I got married in.

Fan: I was gonna say that looked like your wedding tux!

Thankyou very much! Carry on, don’t let me interrupt!

Fan: Every thing we know, all these personal things….sorry.

No that’s cool! No no they enjoy it as well, they’ve become part of the family as well. But yeah that was cool, thanks for y’all support for the work. Very cool. It was really neat to do it, and kinda a feel a part of it, we did it at our house we flew in from Austin, we just got and we were working with five crew guys from the film academy making 25 bucks a day basically just for their gas money, I mean I didn’t, there was no money changing hands it was just like to do it to tell the story of a guy that I love, of a band that I love.

Fan: I forwarded the video to so many of my friends who are struggling with being human and that the fact that in relationships this is what happens.

Yeah.  Sure.

Fan: We loved the song, before the video, but when the video came it was..

Cool. And Brian was talking about he how he was made aware of this line of people having signs saying I am human you know I lied to my Mom. So it’s cool and that’s one of the neat things about this profession let’s us do, it allows us to connect to so many people.

Fan: And you filmed some of Jensen’s music video?

Oh yes! That’s right!  On an iphone…

Fan: Is any of that footage we see what you took on your iphone?

All of the stuff of them inside the sound studio. So we, so they, where Jensen was singing was literally in the same room that we do ADR. So our sound mixer Don Pinchot has a truck and it’s really funny, it looks like a uhaul van or something and you open the doors and you’re all like are you working for the CIA or something? It’s all sound deadening equipment on the wall and it’s made to do ADR. It’s like a mobile ADR truck, he was the first guy to think of it in Canada and it’s brilliant because it follows. So if we’re on location somewhere we don’t have to drive all the way back to the studio to do ADR we can just walk outside and get in the truck. And so when Carlson was up in town they were gonna shoot it and I was like Can I help? Can I film? I mean if you don’t use it you don’t use it and I’ll walk really quietly. So I had to, I mean I’m no cameraman but I was trying to like get really low (mimes holding his iphone filming as he squats down close to the floor) I’m really tall I can get really tall (goes up on his tiptoes arm stretched up high –  Writers note: dude can get a true bird’s eyes view with that long ass body of his by the way) I got to exercise a part of me that’s not very exercised or not very existent! But no I got to be a part of it and I always tell Ackles to sing, he’s got a good voice I tell him to get on with it…

Fan: We’re waiting for you to sing!

(Laughs) Naaa…you’re gonna wanna keep waiting!

Fan: Isn’t that the trailer/truck that burned?

It is. It was the truck that burned. There was a malfunction of some electrical equipment in there and so this trailer in which he had put something like 200 thousand dollars worth of equipment into burned up luckily it was insured but it caused a big fire and the alarm started going off on stage. And funny enough the initial reaction, I should probably know better, especially being part of House of Wax where a stage burnt down, your initial reaction when an alarm starts going off on stage is like COME ON!!!! What idiot set the alarm off!?? Because you have to wait, production has to shut down and you have to wait until a fire officer comes along and clears it and turns it off cos something of that size you have to get a special permit to make sure it’s correctly wired. SO the fire alarm was going off and initially we’re all Ohhhh (groans) this is gonna take an hour, we’re gonna be behind I wanna get home to my kid, erhhhhh and then we’re like wait a minute, you mean there’s actually a fire? Cos normally it’s an accident, some guy will be smoking outside and some will have got into the vents ad set it off, or someone’s triggered it by accident. But it was a legitimate fire and luckily no one was hurt and he has it fixed now, he had it fixed over the holidays. And I’ve already done ADR in it on the first of May. It looks a little different inside now.

Fan: I just wanted to tell you that this is my 2nd convention. It’s my husband’s and I 28th anniversary yesterday and he let me come to this and I just wanted to give this to Gen, it’s something that supports dogs in our area.

Jared received the little gifts thanking her and saying I will call her and tell that he’ll pass it on, give her the message.

Fan: Just so you know I love Gen.

Yeah! I do too!! I think she’s alright! She’s a heck of a catch! Congratulations! I can’t wait till those years come round for us.

Fan: Russ mentioned about a crew member who had a heart attack? Is he okay?

Yes! He is fine, well he’s not obviously fine but he is alive. Dave Driscoll had a massive, massive heart attack and they, as many hours as we work as actors, they work insanely more. Because especially our transportation guys, we are such a mobile show, like vagabonds so when we move locations, they… so let’s say Jared wraps at midnight and the next day we have to start shooting somewhere else, Jared has to come in at noon because Jared…(cracks up a little) this is really funny talking about myself…but anyway Jared has to come in at noon, so Jared will probably get up at 10 to work out, read lines and go to set, but they…so I go home at midnight. But they have to stay, close everything up, pack everything up by the time they get everything to the next location, because we don’t have extra drivers, they don’t hire extra drivers just to come in at night time to do it, so they might have to do a few runs to get it all done so they won’t be finished till a few hours after we’re done. Then they have to come in a couple hours before we start to make sure everything’s been set up cos everythings been moved, it’s now been driven for ten miles and stuff gets dislodged and maybe broken and so they have to fix it because if we don’t find out something’s broken before we start shooting then it’s more hours on top of that before we can roll. So their turn around, I think it’s like 6 hours, meaning that by the time they leave set they are only allowed to be called back onto set six hours later. And Vancouver is so expensive and big that a lot of these guys live an hour out. I mean Clif for many years lived an hour and a half away so he would go an hour and 15 minutes to go home after he dropped us off and then leave an hour and 15 earlier to pick us up and take us to set. I mean he had it good because he was with us, he had Jared and Jensen duty not Supernatural duty, so some of these guys get literally two or three hours of sleep during the week. And it’s you know, it’s outside, pretty stressful, things are always going wrong, tires are flat or this breaks or that happens, I mean there’s never a lot of time where they can just go hey gonna have a sandwich, take a nap! So he was definitely one of the harder workers and he’s on the mend now, I think he’s got like 4 to 6 weeks off which is good because he’s one of these workaholic guys.

Fan: We’re visiting San Antonio on Monday – can you recommend some restaurants or places you like?

I would but this restaurant tweeted my credit card.

Fans: WHAT???

(He’s shaking his head and smiling)

My mother’s birthday was August 29th and we went down to visit and take them out for dinner. And a fan, who I guess they’re not allowed to ask for pictures, I wish she would have just asked for a picture I would have been happy to do it, but she served us and so to prove that she served us she snapped a picture of my credit card and tweeted it.

Fans: You’re kidding …what?? And one is in back laughing about it…it was kinda shockingly funny.

Yeah laugh it up!! I was made aware of it…a few days later, luckily somebody in the family found it and called up production (As an aside this just tickled me – I know the Spn fandom is a family but for Jared to just so casually refer to us as the family was pretty sweet) and said Hey I think Jared’s credit card is online. So we’re like that’s probably not good so yeah, we cancelled it and ordered a new one.

Fan: And won’t be going back there?

Yeah probably not. Um I always love, we grew up on Alamo Café, there’s an awesome Mexican place called Paloma Blanca…where else? (He’s addressing his Mom and Dad during his one)

Fan: What about somewhere around Riverwalk?

There’s a Saltgrass steak house, Landry’s…which one? Los Carnadios…Rosalito…you now what it is good food and it is on the Riverwalk, the place was called Paesanos (this is the one with the credit card incident) great Italian food restaurant. But it’s great food and it’s one poor girl’s fault I don’t think it speaks for the whole restaurant.

Fan: tell us what she looks like… (in jest this was people I’m sure!! As there was laughter)

Jared laughs.

You know what she was a sweet pretty little girl…she didn’t know any better, I mean I know, I don’t think she was doing it malevolently, I think she just…maybe wanted to show up to school.

Fan: Did she show like the whole card?

No it was a picture of the whole card except for the last three digits… I know, the funny thing by having those first digits, when you buy something with that credit card and you get a receipt all it shows is those last three or four digits!! So all someone would have to do is…but it had the expiration date it was an American Express card it had the security code, so it was everything. I was kinda like that’s uh…uh poor girl but you know…

Fans making noises like yeah bit still.

Yeah but what do you say…

Fan: You’re way too nice!

I know I know, luckily there was no harm, no foul I wasn’t like supplying someone with some overseas trip but I think she was heavily reprimanded. I was thinking, it was unfortunate, it’s one of the nicer establishments, they always have Spurs people in there I think they have a thing where staff can’t approach…I was just like just say something I wouldn’t have minded, I mean there was a table full of girls next to me and they were taking pictures, sure.

Fan: They didn’t know who you were they just wanted to take pictures with you?

(Much laughter)

You look like Halle Berry’s husband can I have a picture? Or Tom Brady! And I think on that note I am going to go take some pictures now! So thanks guys…

Fan: On the cell phone thing – he tells Jared about a photo app he can take where it looks like Jared has his hands up on either side, flat the to edge of the Iphone screen and is looking out the phone at Thomas when he sends messages.

Oh that’s a good idea, very cool. I’m gonna do that – he’ll be like What in the world? Alright..thankyou guys!



And then he left. And I was kinda sad. And then remembered I had a photo op with him so was happy again....but also thinking damn the natural light in this room was perfect - wish the breakfast was there! The photos would have been PERFECT!

Oooooh UPDATE: This is one of the best Jensen Ackles meet and greet write ups I've seen - thanks to Fangasm!!
Jensen Ackles Dallas Con Meet and Greet

 
 
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demons I get, people are crazy: portrait love!   (not shareable)winchestergirl on September 25th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
oh man i am so jealous of you right now LOL for actually getting to go AND for having suck a fantastic memory :D

thanks for the report..damn that boy is pretty *sighs*
redteekal: cookieredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome :)
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Hell's Half Acre: Sam smilinghells_half_acre on September 25th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for typing this up! People so rarely type up Jared's M&Gs it seems, so I really appreciate it, because I love listening to that man ramble.

Jared is a huge sweetheart!

I really appreciate your auditory memory! :)
redteekalredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
You're very welcome! Yes there should definitely be more Jared write ups!
lily_marlen: jared_woundlily_marlen on September 25th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Huge thanks for this report!
redteekal: Jared - JIB2011 Black and Whiteredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Huge you're welcome!
Katkatwoman76 on September 25th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Did I mention lately that I love you.
Such a detailled report. It's almost like I was there myself. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(of course I'm also green with envy, but you probably guessed that ;))
redteekal: Jared Smiles JIB Icon by Meredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Love you too! You're very welcome. I loved every second of it.
cindylscindyls on September 25th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this! It was starting to seem like Jared wasn't even at the con, if you go by reports and those videos where the person kept the camera on Jensen even when Jared was talking ;-) Also, I concur with another poster - it's nice to see a Jared Q and A Report for once!
redteekalredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
That is so lame. And frankly a little offensive. I don't understand it - I mean fine if you love Jensen more great, post all about it in your journal but if you are videoing cons with the intention of uploading for the benefit of the fans and they're both THERE and Jared's talking and you never show him? That's just rude and disrespectful to Jared, like saying he's completely superfluous and has no importance in the success of the show or fandom. Ugh. I have a new pet peeve.

Glad I could provide a bit of Jared love!
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borgmama1of5: Mollyborgmama1of5 on September 25th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Absolute total LOVE to you for how detailed you remembered all this!!!!!
redteekal: classy dork by meredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Thankyou! :)
moosealicious on September 25th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
As I told on Facebook, I do want to cry, seriously. It's too precious for words. Thank you for sharing. :D
redteekal: Jared LA Con 2011 Smileredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
:D You're very welcome.
Amberamberdreams on September 25th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Wow Simone I can't believe you remembered all that verabtim! So you must have an audiographic memory then (if that's what they call it!). So next time at JIB we can take you in instead of a notebook or recorder and Bob's your uncle!

I love how Jared just starts and then doesn't stop - he's like a stream of consciousness, isn't he?!
redteekal: Jared Laughredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
LOL!! Yeah absolutely! I'll be up for that! He really does talk stream of consciousness style and I love it!
sunny214sunny214 on September 25th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this awesome and detailed report about the M&G of Jared. I am so glad to finally being able to read a report about (only)Jared. I love Jensen with all my heart but I was a little sad that everything that came out till today had "only" Jensen in it.
So thank you really!!!! for sharing this. You totally made my day with it.
redteekal: jpad bear icon by meredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
You're very welcome...I think I'm gonna have to start a JPad Con Attendance Appreciation Page or something.
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odedfehr_ofasodedfehr_ofas on September 25th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
thank you for writing that down - especially since he really told a lot of stuff! ahhhhh!
risenshine22risenshine22 on September 25th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, so sorry. wrong account. wrong guy!!
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Jojo: Jared ⇒ Event [jib2011: dolcevita]jojothecr on September 25th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Just reading about Jared crying makes me want to cry, too. I guess that's why the Ackles' are waiting until the show is over, and that is understandable.

Thank you for sharing this! :)
redteekal: Sam - SFTD S5.01redteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Really they are? I didn't hear that one...whereabouts did he say that?

You're very welcome.
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brigid_tanner: Bobby-???brigid_tanner on September 25th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! I'm amazed you remembered all that! I was there and I couldn't have gotten half of that written down :) Thanks. Now I can send this to my friends and not have to try to remember and type it out :) Loved having his parents in the room with us.
redteekal: Giggle By mata090680redteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
You're welcome. And yes that was really a special treat having his folks come along.
robynize: jared nerd hq laughrobynize on September 25th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much for doing this! I felt like I was there :) Amazing that you can remember all those details. I agree with everyone else commenting, this is a true treat, because everything released so far is all Jensen. I love Jensen to death, but Jared is my favorite, and he deserves attention! Really enjoyed reading this, thanks again!
redteekal: vancon2012redteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
You're very welcome, thanks for commenting :)
Genie Kennedylinneast on September 25th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Jared M&G
Thanks so much for posting this report. Your memory is excellent!! Great prose!!
redteekalredteekal on September 26th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Re: Jared M&G
Thanks! :)
growyourwings: CHEER Take your shoes offgrowyourwings on September 26th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
Such a great report S! Thank you so much!

:)
redteekal: Jared LA Con 2011 Smileredteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment...much appreciated :)
superwicked: Jared♥Peacesuperwicked on September 26th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking us there with you! It's truly amazing to read this report!

He is such a great person and I just love reading about him.

I actually had tears in my eyes reading about him crying. What a gorgeous man!

Thank you!
redteekal: thally88 J2redteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
You're welcome!!!
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: JARED THUMBS UPmissyjack on September 26th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
OH HOW AWESOME!!! I lvoe all the dogs bits ;DDD And I am impressed you remembered any of the football stuff ;). HE is just too wodnerful *happy sigh*
redteekal: vancon2012redteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
Good! Glad you liked! I LIKE!! And now I want J2 watching Borat together fic for some reason.
I am not there. I do not sleep.: Jared_NAKEDsecretlytodream on September 26th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for such detailed report hon! ♥ So many new little things :D

But wow that thing with credit card? oO I haven't seen the picture floating around and I haven't even heard of it so it was a total surprise. Some people really do have the nerve...
redteekal: SamnDean by allatonce from ELACredteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
I know right? The entire room was literally all WTF???? Crazy cakes indeed. Ahhh the perils of famous popularity. But I just love how he gets recognised as completely the wrong people as well! HEEE!!!
Not Quite by Firelight: Jared - Happy Placetahirire on September 26th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Heeeheee, Jared. <3 Thanks for all of your work transcribing! :D
redteekal: jpad bear icon by meredteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
You're welcome and now I also need an icon of him on a beach in brazil with the words "I NEEDED TO FROLIC"
I can read Sam's mind: SPN: Sam's Bright Smilewendy on September 26th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
I love this, thank you so much for sharing!!!
redteekalredteekal on September 27th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
You're very welcome. Sad I didn't get to meet you :( But I see from your reports you had a ball! And also I saw your little note re the Jared exchange about his leather cuff/bracelet and yes Gen did give it to him with the help of the girl from the wardrobe department. Some people need to let go of the little things yeah? LOL!
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twisted_virtuetwisted_virtue on September 27th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Wow, that is some epic detail, dude. I am so insanely jealous of that memory of yours, I can barely remember this morning, let alone something so in depth & in detail. Thank you for sharing. I did a Jared m&g at Vancon & man, i wish I'd had you there to remind me of all the amazing details down to a tee!
jasmineislandjasmineisland on September 27th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
I was the fan that told him I was sick. OMG. I liked Jared before. Now? I ADORE that man. I met him three times after that, each time he just grabbed me, hugged me, asked me if I was sure I was okay. After the individual photo op he reached out, gripped the back of my neck (gently, of course) and just pulled me to him with my head tucked into his neck and whispers in my ear how glad he was that I'm okay and that I was there. *sniff*
I am now devoted to Jared Padalecki. He's amazing.
soniamasoniama on September 27th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
It was a wonderful report, Jared simply beautiful
Reminiscesummerholt on September 28th, 2012 10:29 am (UTC)
I was wondering why Jared said his family called the production to tell them about the credit card on twitter, and not Jared directly, shouldn't his family have his phone number? It all makes sense now!

It IS ridiculous how much you remember! That's a true gift! Thank you so much for sharing!
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