Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…In Honor of Ro’s Birthday! <3

Good Sunday morning, GHers!

I just finished packing, and giving the house one more once-over, so that it’s spotless upon our return. As much as I enjoy vacation, there is still nothing like sleeping in one’s own bed, and being in one’s own house. I am trying to fight the feelings of anxiety that come whenever I travel for more than a weekend away from home. *sigh*

Luckily, I have this Birthday Drive and the fun task of finding the perfect vids for my BFF Ro (@rosieshadow), and for all of you to enjoy, while I am actually on the road. ūüôā

I will have you all know that there may never have been a Bella Mafia for more than a week if not for Ro. Yup, the very first time I posted, she commented. I emailed her back to say how much I appreciated her comment, and there began a friendship that I can only describe as a blessing from above. She encouraged me with every post, and urged me to keep posting and trying to get GH fans to tune back in and to be positive. After reading Ro’s first comments, I felt like Bella Mafia was something that could bring all of us positive people together, and here we are, almost three whole years later.

Thanks, Ro. Not just for your role in getting Bella Mafia going, but for being a friend when I was going through the worst of my surgeries, and felt that I couldn’t talk to anyone else from my “old life” because I felt so disconnected from everyone. (One of the first signs of depression)¬†Because of Ro’s encouragement, I found a passion in Bella Mafia, and went on to “meet” so many of you, whom I have come to love and appreciate and can no longer imagine my life without.

Join me in wishing Ro a birthday as wonderful and spectacular as she is! To know her is to love her, and I am so glad I got to know her!

Happy Birthday, my dear friend! I love you!

~Bella (She was the first person to ever call me that, and it “stuck”!)

For you… All of our favorites!

“That’s Worth Fighting For”¬† Credit: HarperAnIdiot

“I Still Do”¬†¬†Credit: HarperAnIdiot

“The Way We Were”¬† Credit: vridore

“The Way We Were”¬† Credit: aproditebeauty

“Dream A Little Dream Of Me”¬† Credit: luckiBelle02

“Once In My Life”¬†¬†Credit: Randeeni3

“I’m Your Man”¬†¬†Credit: fightinirish1289

“HOME” (How apropos)¬† Credit: TheVintageGH

“You Don’t Know Me”¬† Credit: SarahCG

“”Feeling Good”¬†¬†Credit: luckiBelle

“That’s All”¬†¬†Credit: TheVintageGH

“Something Special”¬† Credit: JerseyBelle2

“You’ll Never Find”¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Everything”¬†¬†Credit: athena606

And with this, I remind everyone, including Ro, to “Hold On”¬†¬†Credit: luckiBelle02

I hope everyone enjoyed this week’s vids…at least almost as much as Ro and I did! ūüôā Please take a second to comment and like each vid! Our vidders deserve the love!

Have a great Sunday!

Much love to all,



This Day In JaSam History

August 4

2004:¬†¬†(If only he’d said “Don’t Go” this time around.)




August 5







9 responses

  1. Dear angie,
    Thanks for the great videos!You always are so positive. I started to watch but stopped because it makes me so sad to see how happy they were,so in love and to know what is going on with them now!!This week I’m sure they decide to divorce:(It makes me so sad. It’s like their wedding and night at the cabin and all the other things they said to each other were all lies!! This is how RC/FV break up a couple to put them back? Well RC wants Michael Easton to be the hero for Kelly’s Sam!!Well, I don’t!! who am I but a lowly fan of JaSam. Obviously he doesn’t care what the fans want!!We got a glimpse this past week of how good Sam and Jason are together and how much they love each other. But next day we get Alexis and Sonny telling them to divorce!!! Now with John mcBain back and Jason’s constant worrying about Liz, RC will get his way. they will divorce!!As Jason told Carly,sometimes love is not enough. I have watched faithfully since Sam was pregnant with her daughter. I have never missed,I’ve taped and now DVR. I also read that Steve Burton’s contract is up in September. He has moved his family to Tenn. loke Scott reeves. If he leaves, I definitely will not watch anymore.
    I hope you have a great vacation with your family. I hope your Mom does well with her eyes. I just can’t watch the happy JaSam moments right now. I know they are just a fictional couple but the actors make them seem so real. They really got to me over the years and seeing the senseless way they broke them up, really hurts!! Thanks for always being positive.
    Kathy G

    August 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

    • Carol Byrd

      kathydid53..I have to agree with alot of what you are saying..mostly the “senseless way they broke up” is the hardest part for me to understand. RC definately did not do a good writing job on this couple at all. totally a hack job so we could get his agenda with John McBain.
      Insulting to the JaSam fans but I continue to hope that the man comes to his senses sooner than later..and when Is say “the man” I mean RC AND Jason Morgan.

      August 6, 2012 at 7:51 am

      • Dear Carol,I appreciate your comments. I watched soapnet over the weekend,they had some gold medal moments that fans voted. One episode was Liz and Lucky marrying thrmselves in the church. This couple belong together. Not Jason and Liz. another was jason and Sam after she slept with ric and he Liz. They forgave each other and said some beautiful things to each other that now seem like lies!!!GH is the only ABC soap left!It has been the only one I have watched for years. JaSam are not the only reason I watch but they have kept me coming back. I’m sure I am not the only fan who feels this way. Hopefully the writers know this and will rectify it in the next few months. September is supposed to be a big month because of the time slot change. See they are even taking over
        oltl time besides their characters!!. To me if Sam goes with McBain,then that cheapens her character. It makes her no better than Liz!!and then when she finds out the baby is Jasons is she magically going to want him again? I guess RC did the same thing on OLTL with Natalie and John. I get that contract reasons permit the actrees to appear on GH but how about a recast for Natalie or even Lucky?? In this crucial time of ratings,why break up a popular couple? Caleb and Livvie were in the past. and that show got cancelled too!!!! But I appreciate your remarks,it helps when other people understand one’s feelings.

        August 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

  2. Jessica


    Thank you so much for all the hard work you do by staying positive and posting often. Also, thanks to the vidders for their beautiful videos that keep us going when in a JaSam drought! Happy Birthday to Rosie who played a role in the beautiful Bella Mafia! Hope you have a wonderful vacation, looking forward to more of your posts!

    Lots of Love

    August 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

  3. Happy Birthday Ro! Just wanted to thank you and Angelique for making this blog possible. It has gotten me thru many a rough day of viewing GH.
    The wonderful JaSam Video makers are the absolute best.

    August 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

  4. GimmeOGLnL2

    Happy B-Day Ro!

    P.S. JaSam fans go to and vote for JaSam in the soap couple olympics!

    August 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    • GimmeOGLnL2

      By the way, time limit is today!

      August 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

  5. Carol Byrd

    Happy Birthday Ro..Have a wonderful Day!

    Have a safe trip “Bella”..Thanks for this blog and thanks for Ro!

    August 6, 2012 at 7:44 am

  6. alwaysaromantic

    Happy Belated Birthday Ro!
    Angelique have a great Vacation. Thanks for the Sunday Drive In the midst of everything you still took the time! To all who give the Video gifts they mean so much to so many,Thank You!
    FYI In 2009 when Sam and Jason found there way back to each other Jerry Jax was front and center. Could this be the 2nd time Jerry reunites them or is RC just toying with us. Jerry resurfacing does not make sense and really I do not see how it ever will but time will tell!

    August 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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