O’Maley Friday Night Fame Jr Performance Pictures From Snoop Maddie Mad, The Bean and Joey C

Once again another knock out killer entertaining performance.  I don’t care if you don’t know anyone performing in this play, it is worth attending for the performances alone.  My girls absolutely love it.  There’s still chances to see it too- check the schedule and plan to attend.  I promise you’ll be glad you did!

O’Maley Innovation School Drama Club presents musical, “Fame Jr.”

The O’Maley Innovation School Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend this year’s musical production of “Fame Jr.” The six shows, performed by two different casts and over 80 talented actors, actresses, and crew members,  are scheduled on:

Note I mention in the Video that there are performances Saturday and Sunday of this week but that is incorrect, the correct times for future performances are listed below

· Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

· Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.


Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults.  All proceeds finance future productions. Questions about the performances?  Call 978-281-9850.

Snoop Maddie Mad Is 250th Percentile For Loving Soccer

Running joke in our house is that our kids are 250th percentile at this or that.  A joke making fun of obnoxious parents that claim their kids are this percentile or that percentile at some skill set.  You’re only supposed to be able to go up to 100% but I like to say back to those folks when they say their kid is 85th percentile at something that my kid is 250th percentile and stare back at the quizzical looks on their faces.

Snoop Mad is 250th percentile at loving soccer.  And that’s a higher percentile than your kid.  Deal with it.

The whole paying attention during practice part maybe negative 250th percentile.  Like when she was tending the net as the goalie and giving me the thumbs up on the sidelines when another six year old drilled a shot right past her for a goal.  Oopsies.

and would you look at those rags we’ve got her in?  She looks like a homeless soccer kid. Her parents get a negative 300th percentile for rolling their kid out in that get-up. Need to go to the sporting goods store stat and pick up some umbro soccer shorts.

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The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad Give The Little Mermaid Jr At O’Maley A Bazillion Thumbs Up

We just caught the dress rehearsal and I’ll let the Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad’s review speak for itself-

Don’t be the neglectful parent that deprives your child the opportunity to see this performance!

The O’Maley Innovation Middle School’s Performing Arts Department cordially invites members of the Cape Ann Community to attend our upcoming production of Disney’s Little Mermaid Junior.

Performance dates and times are as follows and tickets can be purchased at the door.


Since September, our cast and crew of almost one hundred 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students have been rehearsing twice every week after school.  You will be inspired by the talent and exuberance radiating from these young performers singing, dancing, and acting out this popular and heartwarming story.   Performing Arts classes during O’Maley’s school day focus on developing students’ 21st Century Skills and Common Core mastery through an interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that utilizes the mediums of Theater, Music and Dance. This production is an excellent showcase of our department’s extra-curricular offerings, which focus on developing standards in the disciplines of Music (Chorus), Dance, and Theatre within a performance setting.

See you at the show!

Pictures from today’s dress rehearsal-


The Bean’s Pictures from The Little Mermaid Jr Dress Rehearsal at The Bean’s World

also see coverage of today’s dress rehearsal from 5 year old Snopp Maddie Mad here-

The Little Mermaid Jr

and Jason Grow’s video-

Uhmmm Do I Need To Get Snoop Maddie Mad Checked Out?

Define Crazy-


What Up Mad Pie?

For those of you interested in Public Skating times at O’Maley you can click on the Calendar Below to find an updated calendar and more info- http://www.gloucesterschools.com/talbot-rink


2012 Good Morning Gloucester FOB Christmas Meal Post

Send In Your Christmas Meal Pics And I’ll Post ‘Em

send them to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Gloucester native Geordie Keefe had brussels sprout for Christmas.!


Toby Pett

No dreidel, no Festivus Pole, and most of all NO RUBBER DUCKS…just leg of lamb, fine wine and Shirley’s blueberry pie…good wishes to all..


Ann Kennedy-

"PJs and Paper Plates", our very laid-back Christmas brunch; lots of music, twice-baked potatoes, eggs, bacon and cookies.  Also do home-made dog treats for pet friends. 

Get a fresh start on Saturday after the world ends tomorrow

We’ve been hearing so much about tomorrow’s end of the world that we figured today is a good time to consider a fresh start–after the world ends tomorrow.  Funny, the Mayan’s don’t think the world will end tomorrow.  But that hasn’t stopped crazies around the world from fearing 12/21/12.  According to this article, the Mayans will “mark the new calendar with prayer and traditional ceremonies.”

So perhaps we should too.  After all, it is the winter solstice, a time when people of all traditions look to the return of the light — both physically (days will start getting longer on Saturday) and spiritually.  A good time to open Pandora’s box back up and grab the hope that still lies at the bottom.

Here’s a hopeful view of the world as sung by the great Louis Armstrong.

You wouldn’t think of this song as controversial, would you?  But it was when it was released in 1967, because of it’s subtle, anti-racist tone, mostly due to this stanza:
The colors of the rainbow
so pretty in the sky 
Are also on the faces
of people going by

ABC Records refused to promote it, so it sold fewer than 1000 copies in the U.S., while becoming a huge #1 hit in the U.K.  Of course, it’s a standard now and was performed beautifully by Gloucester’s youngest rock star, Snoop Maddie Mad this past June:

So much for the genius of record labels.

No major label artists in town this weekend, but who cares?  Check out Gloucester’s major talent (see complete live music schedule here) and get ready to party like it’s the end of the world!

Madeline Wraps and Addresses The Bean’s Christmas Present

Truth be told Snoop Maddie Mad was more excited about driving downtown and picking out presents for her sister at Toodeloos than she has been about picking out stuff for herself. All ride down to Gloucester she was fretting and nervous because she wanted to be sure that she got something that her sister would like. Then when we got home it was straight up to her room so she could wrap the presents herself.
She’s a good one that Snoop Maddie Mad.



Snoop Maddie Mad and The Bean Decorate Their Trees 2012

Continuing a tradition in the house since Eloise was born and captured last year by Desi Smith for Cape Ann Magazine-

Crazy? Yeah We Got That. Snoop Maddie Mad On the Cover of Cape Ann Magazine

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Joey C

I’ve been getting emails from all over the country ( I didn’t realize how many people get Cape Ann Magazine delivered to addresses out of state) in regards to Snoop Mad being on the cover.  They all say how cute she is and all but what they don’t know is the level of crazy I’m dealing with.  Check out this video of this conversation we had yesterday.MadelineCapeannmagazine

Desi Smith came by the house and did a fantastic job shooting for the article. Desi also does some portraiture work you can check out his site here


Uhhhm, yeah Beannie, the over pays yet again. Picture Date 10/14/12

For those of you who have no idea what this is all about read below the latest picture

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Where it all began back on April 2, 2012-

Poll- New Gallery Wall At The House.

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Joey C

The Mrs just put up this great wall of frames. Over/under on the time before any pictures get placed in the frames is 2 months and I’ve got the over. What cha got?

Not So New Gallery Wall Poll Update 4/24/12

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Joey C

For those of you who participated in the Poll Back on the 2nd of April as to whether the wall of frames someone I may or may not be related to through marriage tastefully attached to our hallway wall would be filled with pictures within two months time, I have an update-

Update: 4/25/12

How bout that gallery!

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Joey C

Not-So-Gallery Wall Update One Month In

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Joey C

It was one month ago the poll took place and most took the under two months option.

Like I Said-Easy Money On The Over

The Over Pays- Told You It Was Easy Money 🙂 June 8, 2012

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Joey C

Anyone want to go double or nothing on another two months of empty picture frames? :)
Easy Money Baby!

Update: July 30, 2012