Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…Via A ONE WAY STREET

Happy Sunday Morning, GHers!

Today, my hubby’s parents will celebrate 50 years of marriage, and around here, there are dresses and rollers, and nail polish and make-up all over the place. Somewhere in the middle, my son is waiting patiently with his hair product, as he is low maintenance.

I couldn’t get through the preparations of this fantastic celebration without thinking about the other couple who talked about 50 years on their wedding day…our beloved Jason and Sam. I wonder if Edward and Lila would have ever made  it to 50 years of marriage – no matter how rocky –  if their fans had to endure spoiler after spoiler, and rumor after rumor.

I highly doubt it.

I think I’ve told you guys that I avoid spoilers and rumors like The Plague. There are two friends whom I trust when they tell me what they can, and that’s it. I don’t visit spoiler sites, and I really try to avoid all whispers and rumblings. Why, you might ask? Because over the past few years since Jason and Sam’s 2009 Reunion, there have been so many meltdowns and breakdowns over “what was coming” or “what people were saying”…only to have Jason and Sam make it though almost 3 solid years. Had I given in to the mass panic and paranoia then, I would have HAD to give up on Bella Mafia. I seriously could not have handled the anxiety that comes with waiting for the other shoes to drop THAT many times.

I know that there are serious rumblings out there now, and we have already had to put up with the kisses of (almost) death of our faith. However, I’ve noticed one thing as I’ve read over the comments over the past few weeks. We are dropping like flies long before the battle, because we are letting the massive amounts of rumors and spoilers take us down! That just cannot happen!

If we start to give up on Jason and Sam now, then we may as well send the Jizzers a congratulatory basket and call it a day. 😦

I think we are on the right track. We are not watching what we do not want to see, and so far, the ratings have supported our position. In case you haven’t seen the latest ratings, please check them out on their home site:

Let’s let the ratings, and our voices be our battle plan – not giving up. If people can get us to give up fighting for The Morgans with a bunch of made up CRAP, before anything even happens, then their strategy becomes the more effective one. That is UNACCEPTABLE…on principle alone. Let’s be clear: not watching what we don’t want to see is not the same as giving up. I am STILL Team JaSam. I need you guys to be, too! 

There is only ONE WAY to go here, and that’s upward and onward and FORWARD! Let’s get going…

Obviously, it’s gotta start with BELIEVING. Thanks to Heather, we have some inspiration to help us believe in miracles. “I Believe In You and Me” Credit: aproditebeauty

Hey! I have an idea! Next time we are tempted to get down and depressed about what we may have taken away, let’s think back to all that we already have! Our baby boy is alive, and will be coming home! Hang in there, so we can be ready to welcome him back home with “Arms Wide Open” Credit: JasamUnited

Do me one little favor: please read the description of this vid. Sound familiar? “What About Now” Credit: jasamispassion

Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Jason and Sam make us all a little “Crazy” Credit: poetfederico

No matter what is happening onscreen, we can be sure that this is how Jason and Sam feel about each other. “I’d Rather Be With You” Credit: loveepeacee

Our very own Kathy (@PoetedericoDJ) is singing in the background of this vid! This vid reminds us all that JaSam have plenty to fight for…and so do we. “I’ll Lie Myself To Sleep” Credit: poetfederico

Shall this be our theme song for the “odds” facing us and The Morgans? “Against All Odds” Credit: poohlvr571

I know exactly how this bidder feels, as per her description. She just expresses her depression so much more nicely than I  can. 🙂 “Where You Are” Credit: JaSam4EverAlways

They did it once, they can do it again. “Start Again” Credit: 33beLIEve33

This is Heather’s JaSam, but it’s mine, too. I am almost positive that it’s yours, too! “I Will Take You Forever” Credit: aproditebeauty

I hope we are all heading in the same ONE DIRECTION now…JaSam needs us to fight now more than ever!

Enjoy your Sunday!

I Believe In Miracles,


This Day In JaSam History:

July 13:

2004: Credit: kjewel13

2005: Credit: kjewel13

2009: Credit: kjewel13

2010: Credit: AddictiveSoapCouples

July 14:

2004: Credit: luckiBelle

2005: Credit: luckiBelle

2009: Credit: kjewel13

2010: Credit: PartyGirls04

July 15: 

2010: Credit: LoriJoGH


16 responses

  1. lt4bama

    Thanks for a wonderful drive. My morning is off to a great start

    July 15, 2012 at 3:57 am

  2. jasamforever

    Thanks for the drive I’m not watching but I’m also not giving up!
    Ratings speak! Hope they listen!

    July 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

  3. alwaysaromantic

    Good Morning Jasammers!
    Thanks for the Drive,it is VERY MUCH appreciated! Always great to the awesome videos STILL about our couple! Never will give hope,Never will let go,STILL HOLDING ON! Jason and Sam and all that they have given us and hopefully WILL give us again should be all the reason we need to stick together!

    July 15, 2012 at 8:14 am

  4. As always the videos really showcase the love that Sam and Jason have for each other and the chemistry Steve and Kelly have portraying them!!!The writers are trying to get us to believe they are breaking up. They are causing splits in the fanbases for ratings!!!!But true JaSam fans know that they will find their way back,they have to!!Baby morgan is alive and out there and really theirs!!That gives me hope!!Some people think Sam will find out he’s Jasons and keep it from him!!I don’t believe she would do that to jason. Some people have said jason will find out Sam wasn’t raped and keep that from her. I don’t believe that either!!Then he’d know that the baby is his and he will want to be a father!! The next few months are going to be difficult because I think thy will take a step towards a reunion and 10 steps backwards before they actually find out the baby is alive and where he is!!Once Sam sees and holds her little boy and sees how much he looks like Jason,her feelings will reemerge!!Jason has to do something to regain her trust because that’s what is lost not the love!!!

    July 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

  5. jasam ff

    Thanks for the drive it’s hard to not give up when the writers keep kicking us while were down.

    July 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to blog on this beautiful Sunday in the midst of such a joyous celebration. (I haven’t found a man I could put up with for fifty Months, much less years, So I curtsy to that steel magnolia!) Please extend my congratulations to the happy couple, and I wish the fifty more.

    I am in my music room working on “Cry Me a River. hoping this song will make a good jaSam vid, and fill my need to cry out loud because I’m three weeks in to this fractured foot, and it still feels like it’s ON FIRE.

    I am so honored you included my videos. I will never give up on my beloved JaSam. My heart aches for them, and I pray the ratings will lite a fire of love in the hearts of the powers that be, to turn this story around. I vid because it allows me to combine my passion for JaSam and my passion for singing. I haven’t sung Crazy in a long time. In talking with fellow JaSammers about how crazy it is to love this couple so much, and how crazy it is to be so distraught over this story line that we are doubting our sanity for it; I felt that singing “Crazy” for JaSam was to say the least, timely. (I could listen to the last twenty seconds of this video again and again;)

    And, I’ll Lie Myself to Sleep, well: I was driving down the road when I first heard the song by Shelby Lynn, I put my flashers on and called the Karaoke store, (which is of course on speed dial), and then I begged for this song. It was unavailable. It had been made in two thousand and two. Even the Chartbuster company didn’t have it any more. So off on the search I went, Two months later, I found it by calling “Big Mama’s Karaoke Cafe” in Sevierville, TN.! (Ironically my daughter and I used to camp there in the spring, and visit Dollywood when she was young. It truly is a small world.) They had the song in their discount bin. I promptly had it shipped to me, and it has held a warm place in my heart ever since.

    As a Poet, I find true symbolism and poetry in versing an opposite. Especially in this medium where you can verse a visual opposite. Like when the verse says, “I keep it all inside”, and the visual is Sam unable to maintain her composure another moment as she EXPLODES. So powerful since we all know she is a private person, she bares her own grief alone. *Tears for, and so proud our girl Sam, and our girl Kelly Monaco – EMMY PLEASE! Another example would be, when Sam puts Franko’s DVD in the computer, watches it, and is crushed to her knees; the verse says, “A delivery boy brings in a dozen roses, as I watch some lucky girl unfold them, I walk away”. We all know. horror and heartache was what the delivery boy brought, not roses. We also know, she is a completely terrorized girl, not a lucky one. Then the verse blends back to true events as the song says, “I walk away”, and she does. I find that truly powerful. I am humbled, and my life is so enriched by the magnitude of the all encompassing film art. The totality of the written word, the actor’s portrayal, and the musical accompaniment can be so powerful it’s life changing. That’s when life imitates art. I think this song does a good job telling Sam’s current emotional state, and I worked tirelessly on every turn of the head in hope this video would do the song and our couple justice, while we all get through this together.

    Thank you so much for including my work. I sing old school, hopefully timeless, songs that I feel tell a love story. It gives me the opportunity to feel that I am, in some way, working with Steve and Kelly to shine my light on the love story they tell.

    Thanks for listenin’,
    Love to you all,

    July 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

  7. TheNamesAnyone

    I’m sorry, but when I read the passage for the “With Arms Wide Open” vid I died laughing!!! I don’t know why I found it funny XD. Loved all the vids, but I think that one was my fav.

    July 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

  8. embee

    Just went through this past week of GH on YouTube, since I was out of town, and I immediately came to this blog afterwards. I am disappointed in Sam AND Jason–both looking pitiful and foolish right about now–and I needed the push back to positive territory. Thank you, Angelique and Bella fans!

    Ready for another week of ridiculousness… *sigh

    July 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  9. Sonia

    Thanks Angelique for the wonderful videos.. but I have to say these writers seems very spiteful, and with the ratings they might just say to hell with Jasam JMO

    July 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    • jasam ff

      I have to agree these writers seem so spiteful toward jasam.
      more than any other couple on the show. angst is onething
      but they have destroyed their marriage since the min they took over.
      evern skate and carjohn have been given the chance to work things out
      together. with jasam it gets worse month after month.

      July 16, 2012 at 1:10 am

  10. lm cee

    Thanks Angelique for helping me keep holding on. I am worried about the rates. The highest days seem to be when McBam and Liason are on. I am afraid they might say to hell with JASAM because of that fact. Praying for a miracle.

    July 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

  11. lm cee

    OOPS not rates ratings. Should definately proof read before I hit the post comment button. LOL

    July 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    • jerron

      I hope this helps, they had higher viewers but smaller shares. If 10 people were watching tv on Friday 2 were watching GH, hence a 2.0 share. If 20 people were watching and 3 had it on GH you get a 1.5 share. The shares for Friday were low. Not a good sign…for McBam.

      July 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

  12. Msmanu0808

    HI fellow Jasammers and Angelique!!!

    First, Congrats to your in-laws for their incredible milestone! That alone, is an inspiration that we all look and wish for. “ Alora, tanti auguri e a gli prossimi cinquant’anni. Chin,chi!! “

    Sorry for the silence, but been a little busy! This weekend, gave me a chance to play catch up with epps and your last three blogs. I agree on all fronts, but before let me just say, that you are and will always be that point of reference that calms, and guides us, and most importantly the one we TRUST!!! As well Kuds’s to all these amazing vidders! Keep this love alive!

    I also don’t think Jasam fans have gone anywhere, if anything we are ALL still here!!! And around, And very much strong!!! I know we are presently frustrated, hurt, angry, and riding on an emotional roller coaster but are we giving up or jumping ship? Absolutely NOT!! As you say, we are Team Jasam!!! And that will never change.

    I have to say, this whole week was a mess, these writers have it so wrong. Where did the vows go, the promises, etc. and even this Trust, you don’t lose that in someone overnight. That is why I see Jason and Sam OOC. After all the hell they have been through, the hurt, the lies, etc. the writers decide to back pedal to that dark era. This whole kiss thing, making Sam drunk, Again, Jason in 2 seconds flat kissing rebound girl ,Again. I won’t even go into the conversations, they totally had me shaking my head, especially with Jason, his conversation with Michael one sided failed to mention what he did, and then confrontation with Sam , I won’t even touch that one so wrong on all fronts. And what the hell was Liz doing in the middle of a wife and husband conversation, it made no sense. One think I did like was that Sam can see right through Liz’s halo crap. Let’s hope that Jason will see it soon enough. And where the hell is Carly, Spinelli, heck even Maxie, the writers seem to have forgotten how important they are to them I get that this regime RC/FV has brought back some sort of balance on screen and I’ll give them credit for it, but what I fail to understand is all this angst is just one sided and directed on our beloved couple. And how is that fair. They are hurting, that it even pains us to see it on screen. Hell what needs to be done is lock them in the panic room in Sonny’s warehouse so that can really talk this out. We also need Jason to come out of this fog, and fight for his wife, and go find JJ and bring him back home where he belongs.

    I know a lot are upset about these OLTL characters that came on board, or should we say RC pets. Seeing that I have no clue what OLTL is about, never saw it, and I have no idea who the players/characters were/are. So to me, these are just new characters and faces just like Trey, Joe jr. etc. Do I like what I see, not really, don’t care much for Starr or John same goes for Blair and Tea. Todd on the other hand, I have to say, I do like, he makes me laugh, he’s kind of funny, I know what he has done to our beloved couple is sick, but what I’m seeing on screen is someone who is being manipulated by Heather, and is feeling guilty on some level for what he has done. He looks like as if the guilt is killing him, and he will reveal all. I hope anyway.

    These Jizzzers ( out in la-la land, IMO) they are grasping at anything to hold on to, even seeing things that are not there and making things up to suit their needs. Let’s face it, what are they going to hold onto? Lucky? Nik ? heck even Ric. There is no one on canvas for them to have Liz latch onto, but our Jason. These are peeps that go where the wind blows, They change ship, like we change our shorts. If I have to believe what’s out there, I need a supply of aspirin my head keeps spinning with all this BS.

    OK enough with my venting So my friends I will say this, we are tough and strong, and loyal Jasam fans as well as GH fans as a whole. I belief that TPTB will see the light, and have this fiasco that RC created and correct it. Like I told a friend recently We have a saying, “ Piu scuro della mezzanotte non puo arrivare” (loosely translated) “ You can’t get darker than midnight” so for me right now GH it’s about 11:00 PM. We will see the light and we will come out on top. We just hang on.

    Big Hugs to you all !!!
    See you later, Ciao

    July 15, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  13. bren

    I too have been out of town, 2 weeks of catching up. I’m watching your vid selections instead of GH, they make me feel much better. I don’t know how you always do it, but you manage to keep my spirits up and help me keep believing in my JaSam.

    I have to thank all of you who make these wonderful videos, you are truly talented, especially Kathy for singing the songs on the videos. Wow!

    I love this couple, JaSam, so much. Some how over the years they managed to steal my heart, like no other soap couple. I had almost stopped watching GH in 2003, then entered Kelly Monaco as Sam. When she walked into the PCPD and spoke to Jason saying “I’m Sam, Sam McCall” and their eyes met, I was hooked. I can’t watch GH right now and I do feel a bit guilty contributing to the low ratings, but at the same time I can’t stand these horrible storylines. I believe that JaSam will overcome this and come back stronger than ever. I just hope RC and FV don’t wait too long for it to make a difference. When they make their come back GH needs to have commercials about JaSam the way they did in ’09 to get fans to return to GH. So thank you Angelique for this site and for always stating things as they are, finding the silver lining and encouraging us to keep believing.

    Everyone have a great week, God bless you & yours.

    Thanks again,

    July 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    • kathydid53

      I have felt at peace this week and it is because Jasam are not on!!I love them, like you,they have affected me like no other couple on daytime-ever!!Even Luke and Laura!!!!I can’t stand the story line with them right now. They are being written so out of character it hurts to watch!!I have written to ABC and tweeted both Carlivati and Valentinibut it makes no difference!!It seems like GH is following the same story lines that OLTL had and we all know what happened to that show!!!John McBain is taking over the role Jason had in Sam’s life and I can’t take it!!I don’t mind seeing Jason with Liz because I kknow he thinks of her as a friend. you can tell he doesn’t love her the way he loves Sam even Liz can see this!!Sam looks at John differently. I think RC is writing her to feel something other than friendship for John!!I really hope he doesn’t have them sleep together!!Her feelings for him are linked to her baby!!He is the obvious connection to Llanview and he will find out the connection between Tea’s “baby” and Sam’s!!!Again being a hero for Sam while Jason gets pushed to the background!!!But the baby is Jason’s!!That is the only thing that gives me hope for a reunion. Hope it doesn’t take too long!!!

      July 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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