that's how many posts here at MNPP it's taken me to finally have a post about Jake Gyllenaal that is a picture of him and me. Don't let anybody tell you that perseverance doesn't pay off, kiddos! Of course none of those 1012 posts had anything to do with this happening -- turns out all I needed to do was wait for him to stage-door it at his latest play. But who's counting... anyway there are no details to share because 1) it's like the mysterious whisper between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation, or 2) my brain went into a state of shock and I have no idea what was said or done in that moment -- it exists like a black hole in my brain. I'll let you guys choose your own adventure! Bonus: here's a picture of the Playbill I had him and co-star Tom Sturridge sign -- a fun game is trying to figure out which signature is to which person.