TEAM MEETING, NO. 2
THANK THE GOOD LORD IT’S FRIDAY, GHers, and that I still have both lungs in my chest, because honestly, I thought I would have coughed one up by now.
Thanks for all the get well wishes for Karina and me! I actually put real clothes on today after one of my 5 showers, and Karina was well enough to take a final exam and get an “A”, so I think we are both getting better. 🙂
But, I’ll be honest, I have no desire to talk to you about whatever was going on in Port Charles today. In fact, I have yet to even go back and rewatch on YouTube, even though I dozed off during the live show. Maybe it’s that between still hearing myself “double”, and the headaches, I just could not put myself through all of the shouting going on in PC. All of that fighting makes my head hurt even worse!
However, I really couldn’t just ignore posting today, because all of you have been on my mind – at least whenever it was coherent today! 🙂
I decided that it’s been a while since we had a Team Meeting – almost two years in fact; since Brenda’s impending
doom arrival with Jason from Italy in September of 2010. I think it’s time for another formal meeting of the minds, where we all come together with one common goal in mind: to keep #TeamJaSam together and on the winning side.
Notice that I said #TeamJaSam, not just JaSam. WE need US to fight for US, or who will ever fight for The Morgans? I have read through the comments, the emails, the texts, etc. and feel your pain! I am so relieved to know that I am not the only one feeling this way. Also, I took a peek at Twitter from the past couple of days, and oh, boy! *shivers* I have a sad sense that we are falling, if not apart, then away from each other and the thing that brought us together in the first place. Our Love and Dedication to Jason and Sam as a Supercouple! *wipes tears*
Let me say once more that I know this is a very trying time for all of us. It feels as if we’ve been cheated all over again, and it seems as though our couple gets *this close* to having all they dreamed, only to get slammed from all sides before they can reach it! I get it, believe me! (I was thinking the night that Jason ignored Sam of all the different possibilities for what I could name the blog I was going to start the next day…about The Bold & The Beautiful!)
I really felt the frustration; the sadness even, at the absurdity playing out before our very eyes! I mean, this was the same Jason who, a day in PC time before, stood crying as he held a miniature ceramic phoenix, and stared at his wife’s picture. The same man who ran out of the hospital like a bat out of hell in search of his wife, only to forget about her once he found her with McBain. It was just senseless and completely out of place!
I love that so many of you come on over to vent, to rant, to let it out, and to do it all loudly and proudly! I can see how sometimes you guys even hear the common thread in someone else’s comments, and feel affirmed that way. It’s all just a beautiful thing that we have this “family”, where we can hear each other out and sorta pump our fists in an effort to rally the team. It’s one of the things that makes me most proud of this blog! I hope we never lose that as long as there is a GH to keep us together.
Today, for our team meeting, I want to take a different approach. I would like to talk STRATEGY, because I think it might be . . .*hesitates* . . .*hides behind the team clipboard*…*clears throat* . . .*murmurs* . . . Our Weakness.
*waits for reaction*
Are you still here?
If so, would you give me a minute before everyone slams their lockers shut and takes off?
If you ask any winning coach, of any team sport, “What’s the WORST thing a team can do?”
The answer you will get most often is, “THE WORST THING A TEAM CAN DO IS GIVE UP AND CONCEDE!”
This means that even when you’re down 18 points in the last quarter, and your momentum is gone, you have to keep playing to win, because the minute you’ve lost in your head – you have really lost. You may as well walk over to the other team, give them their handshake and congrats, and head off the field, or court, or fan turf.
Guys, I know we are down a few points right now, but *cough*, it certainly hasn’t been the worst shape we’ve ever been in! We have been in far worse straights than this, and not just survived, but come out on top! In fact, I think we’ve forgotten what it feels like to be down in a game for a few. We’ve gotta regroup. We’ve gotta stay focused. We’ve gotta spread some positive energy, and maybe even whack some behinds to make sure no one is giving up or falling behind!
We have got to rally!
The one thing we cannot do, the one thing we MUST NOT do, is give up or concede…anything!
Yes, Jason and Sam are being written poorly! Of course, they are acting completely out of character! Absolutely, this overly and overtly contrived angst sucks! But let’s take a moment to recognize that in spite of all of that – we haven’t lost! Not even close! We have GOTTA STOP acting as though we already have! We have got to start by separating our feelings about the writing, from our feelings for our beloved characters! Until we do that, we cannot visualize our next move!
I know it’s a hard thing to do, but trust me, the other team is not letting that stop them from trying to rally themselves!
Listen, Jiz fans TOOK A TEAM TIME-OUT to celebrate that even though Jason was just randomly staring at the sonogram he carries around of the baby he thinks isn’t his, Liz had to walk over and remind him that it was his biological son’s birthday. *shrugs*
It’s funny, but that “team” celebrates victories over things like that all the time! How many times haven’t we all been utterly amazed at comments that will go on for days like, “They just totally had eye sex!” or the fact that they have been shouting at each other “Liason Is Coming” every day for years – whether it’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, or even the day of JaSam’s Actual Wedding! If the fact that their “pairing” didn’t even share the screen for almost a year didn’t stop them from repeating that dribble, how can we be ready to pack it up, pack it in, and hand them the win because Jason hasn’t begged Sam back to the PH?
Let’s pay attention!
They are staying up at night making vid after vid about Jake being alive…even though his organs were given away, and Lucky is the only father Jake ever knew.
While some of us are “done” because we’ve heard “our” baby goes missing after it’s born!
They are planning the JIZ wedding, the names of their next two babies, and which wing of the Q mansion they will live in.
We cannot even see past the spoilers for May Sweeps, even though Sam and Jason are already married, and already pregnant, regardless of the DNA results.
The pairing of Jason and Sam have happy, hopeful fan sites like Dominoes and Tequila, Trusted Hearts, Jasamsdestiny, The Beauty of GH…
They have a Road To Nowhere.
Do you guys see the comparisons I am trying to make?
Could someone tell me again what it is that’s got us all ready to walk off the field and away from the strongest, most incredible couple on Daytime? Because if winning is about not giving up or conceding, we need to change our strategy!
We’ve gotta start playing like the DEFENDING CHAMPIONS WE ARE!
Spread the word to your teammates, and let’s get our heads back in this game!
Meeting Adjourned! *clap, clap*
Now…Get out there and kick some Morgan Ass!
#Team JaSam For The Win!