Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane With A Different View

Good Sunday morning, everyone!

It’s Karina.

Don’t worry, My mom is fine…in fact, she’s sitting with me as I make my selections for this week’s Sunday Drive (and of course, she sighs at every vid I pick and says, “I love that one!” ) Before I explain, I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to all of you for your get well wishes for my great-grandma, and your oh-so-kind comments about me. *tears* I was so touched. I can only say that I am grateful to be part of a family that takes care of one another, and keeps teaching me that the love you give away always comes back to you…and that is exactly what my great-grandma is getting back right now. I recently heard my great-grandma lament to my mom how terrible she felt that my mom would have to change her diaper. My mom said to her, “After all the diapers you’ve changed with love throughout your lifetime, you are sad that I get to change ONE with love for you ?” My great-grandma stopped and thought for a moment, and then she gave a small smile, and said, “I never thought of it that way.”

I learned a lot that day.

Please keep us in your prayers. Our days together are very special to me, and I want to have as many of them as possible.


So, why am I “driving” this weekend? Well, according to Nielsen, I, like my mom, fall into the most coveted demographic on television: The 18-49 age group. I am also in the premiere “consumer” demo – the 18-34 age group.

In other words, according to media research, I am already in “The Driver’s Seat” when it comes to what influences commercial dollars. Therefore, I decided to let The New People That Be over at GH know what has influenced me since I was old enough not to be shooed from the room whenever GH was on at my house, and why I am STILL an avid and loyal watcher, and why I have influenced all of my (same demographic) cousins and closet friends to watch.

You may wonder why it’s so important to me to let them know. The answer is that now that I understand Nielsen ratings and how they affect what stays on TV, I want to make sure that I am letting them know what keeps me interested and INVESTED on the show that means more to than any other. GH is a part of my childhood, and yet – also part of my mom’s childhood. What other shows on TV can share that claim to fame? ONLY SOAPS! Like my mom, I would love to be able to pass that legacy on to my kids someday.

So, writers, if you want to know what it is about GH that inspires me to inspire others to see for themselves what my favorite soap is all about, let’s take a ride and swing by my favorite memories. These moments will always stay with me…

You don’t mind if I play some Adele while we drive, do you? It is after all, my ride. 😉

Make You Feel My Love – Credit: JasamTragicLove

Don’t You Remember – Credit: jasam4eva1

Rumor Has It/Someone Like You- Credit: PhoenixRising523

Best For Last- Credit: TheRealNakya

Make You Feel My Love – Credit: PhickJasam4eva

Someone Like You Credit: mcdela02 (This is how you honor a past relationship!)

And, just so you know the moments that took hold of me and never let go, even before I was old enough to understand it all, can all be summed up with three little words: JaSam Is Love.

Here are my Top 5:

5.  JaSam 1/14/05 Jason Proposes – Credit:kdn1681 (Who knew Chinese on the floor could be so romantic? The writers back then!)

4.  General Hospital 07/13/2005 ~ Jasam: Domines and Tequila – Credit: eedernator (I remember this like it was yesterday, and it STILL makes me laugh!)

3.  Jason & Sam Make Love 8/24-25/09 – Credit: luckiBelle (Someone remind my mom that I am an adult now!)

2.  Humor Impaired Child – Credit: i3eautyfly (Will we ever get to watch them enjoy this pregnancy – now that it is their baby?)

And my FAVORITE MOMENT OF ALL TIME: (This scene made me realize that until I find a guy who’d want to chase me down and kiss me while I’m wearing a face mask, I haven’t found the rich guy, PERIOD.

1.  JaSam Face Mask 6/13/05 – Credit: jasam33345

Wow! I could totally take that ride again – in reverse!

Time flies when you’re having fun, and Jason and Sam are nothing, if not fun!

If only my “most coveted demo eyes” could see that side of them more often…

*hint, hint*, writers!

Hope your weekend finishes up with fabulosity!




8 responses

  1. Karina, you are definitely your mother’s daughter, but you also have a flare that is all your own. I loved this week’s Sunday Drive. I think you and your mom are the very definition of FABULOSITY! Thank you for sharing your time with JaSam lovers everywhere. I wish for your family peace and wellness, and endless amounts of JaSam love. 😉

    March 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

  2. Maxie


    I know u will enjoy more days to come with your grandmother….ur moms a fighter and I can say she inherited that from her mom so dont worry…..your drive was perfect…..I too am an adele lover…..I too love me some jasam even now with the angst…..what normal couple you know that doesnt have a few throw down fights througjtout their relationship…..I always says the making up part after a fight I what cements the relationship more….thanx for posting…tell mom her loyal continues to read and watch gh.

    March 25, 2012 at 7:46 am

  3. SamJasonsHeart

    You never fail to amaze me you are such a joy to your family.. Including the family you have here on this blog. “the love you give away always comes back to you” no truer words have ever been spoken. You and your family are always in my prayers.. My wish for you all.. Many many more days with your great-grandma filled with love, laughter and all the time you need to continue to build memories with her that will last a lifetime!
    Adele.. I sure don’t mind she is my favorite singer, our Sunday drives when you take the wheel always make me smile. Bravo for a drive well done.. The scenes you picked are some of my all time favorites.. “you spit on me nasty” always makes me laugh!

    Have a blessed day.. Hugs, love and kisses to you, your Mom and Great-Grandma!

    March 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

  4. Traveler

    Great Drive Karina!! It was such a fun ride!!
    Adele, JaSam… Doesnt get much better than that!! And then some of JaSam’s Greatest Moments… Pure Perfection!!
    Thanks for the Drive.. Special Thanks to the JaSam Mvider’s!!
    Wishing you.. Your Mom and my Fellow JaSammers a Great Week!!

    March 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

  5. Christie

    Always great! Plus you choosing Adele just made my day. Thank you and your mom for continuing to be positive and help us show why Jasam is perfect.

    March 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

  6. Hazel Wyche

    Hi Jasammers and Great Sunday Drive Karina!
    It is ALWAYS important to come full circle with those who stood for us Parents,Grandparents all those who extend from family! My daughter and I did the same for My Dad,My daughters Pop-Pop! You do it out of Love for these amazing people who gave their all for us! Not everyone has the ability to be a caregiver and its not easy! But the Love you share is what drives you to even try and give back! Wonderful Moments to share with all of us here Thank You! The only way you can share is to want to do so from your Heart! Karina you and your mom have done that time and time again……..Thank You!
    Speaking of sharing that is one of the many things I have always been impressed with when it comes to our Jason and Sam! They have seen each other through so much! I am hoping that the NPTB see what we all see how amazing Jason and Sams history was and is! It has never ever been forced the good or the bad! Their ease with each others character has always jumped off the screen and into our hearts! They always make you feel their scenes! I hope this new team at GH does not ruin this remarkable couple!
    I extend my arms around your family Karina and Angelique!

    March 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  7. Jessica

    What a great drive!! I, too am in the coveted demographics group and could not agree more with everything you just said! I love JaSam and GH so much. Love all the vids today especially since the soundtracks to them are the same ones associated with me and my life! I love Adele, so combined with JaSam equals perfection!

    March 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  8. Thank you Karina. You are rare, you know. Not many from that coveted demographic group are as wise as you must be, thanks to the example your family has given of what “family” means. Being there for each other through good and bad times. Life has a way of going full circle, and to miss any of the ride is a loss never found again. God Bless all of you, and cherish every day together, as they are God’s gift to you.
    Thank you for this “ride” as well. The vidders are fantastic and talented
    and keep our JaSam hearts hoping and having faith. Love you all.

    March 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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