A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane With A Different View
Good Sunday morning, everyone!
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 – http://youtu.be/ef0_HjV-MxA Credit: JasamTragicLove
Don’t You Remember – http://youtu.be/oOdEbt-QSxw Credit: jasam4eva1
Rumor Has It/Someone Like You- http://youtu.be/DAg2EnTuVxY Credit: PhoenixRising523
Best For Last- http://youtu.be/XIvrjEtiJJI Credit: TheRealNakya
Make You Feel My Love – http://youtu.be/ZvOqRX7yRcY Credit: PhickJasam4eva
Someone Like You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txxyI8HVJXU 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 – http://youtu.be/91GsBjW-sGc 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 – http://youtu.be/53pfcWkYLr8 Credit: eedernator (I remember this like it was yesterday, and it STILL makes me laugh!)
3. Jason & Sam Make Love 8/24-25/09 – http://youtu.be/ixQnVbWqqB4 Credit: luckiBelle (Someone remind my mom that I am an adult now!)
2. Humor Impaired Child – http://youtu.be/BOxrzvJoLyA 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 – http://youtu.be/0dSWJMdzGmU 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!