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A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…Through Christmas Past

Happy Sunday morning, GHers!

I hope your presents are all bought, wrapped and under the tree…and that you’ll have some time for yourself to sit back with a hot drink and enjoy some Christmases Past with our beloved couple, Jason and Sam.

I will tell you that it just won’t be Christmas in Port Charles without them being together….they became my favorite part about Christmas in Port Charles back in 2004, and I will miss them terribly.

This is why this week’s Drive is so special…I can relive all of my favorite memories of their Christmases spent in love.

I am making my Christmas wish, and my top pick on my letter to Santa…for JaSam to be reunited soon! (And that Steve really starts to miss work!)

So, please do not bust my Christmas bubble! ūüôā

Sit back…relax…and open your heart to all the moments of love for each other and the holiday they complied over the years. And if me must cry, let’s make them tears of joy for having been witness to such a beautiful Love Story. Fictional or not, it changed our lives…and made us friends. That is a GIFT in and of itself!

I hear sleigh bells…jump in!

“Christmas Isn’t Christmas without You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erqd7KetEhU¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Christmas Through The Years”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWsnw9xUbLg Credit: missingJASAMalways

“Are You Coming Home For Christmas?”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Zg8hasr-Y¬† Credit: aproditebeauty

“Merry Little Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm_DWPNSkg Credit: allegator20

“The Only Gift”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrZ_nB_tJeY Credit: aproditebeauty

“Remember Last Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oqp3YW_TDo Credit: luckiBelle

“The Gift”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4cXNv7JQc¬†Credit: missingJASAMalways

“My Only Wish For Christmas Is You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OMnQ5VwhY¬†Credit: charmedp3f

“Merry Christmas, Darling” (One Song, Two Vids)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTiRQiCU9o Credit: aproditebeauty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWQMcfna7BQ Credit: raindance4521

“All I Want For Christmas” (One Song, Two Versions, Two Vids) ūüôā

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IduXTBYIAh4 Credit: jmsg411

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4w1-eKczSc Credit: lalachik

Aahhh…they were beautiful, weren’t they? I hope you never stop telling TPTB how much you miss Steve, and how much you miss JaSam on your screen! Get as mushy as you dare, but make sure they know that a little piece of your heart is missing, right alongside Jason! Maybe we’ll inspire them to sweeten the deal for Steve to come back…and soon! ūüôā

On a different note, I ask for your prayers. Matthew’s teacher’s husband passed away last week, and today we will be attending funeral services for him. He was only 43, and it was completely unexpected and terribly sudden. Both Matthew and Vanessa will be singing at the service, and they are both heartbroken for the family. I cannot imagine having to endure all this…and at Christmas, no less. Your prayers will go a long way today!

Thanks to all of you…I love you all so dearly!

Merry Christmas!

Angelique

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A CHRISTMAS Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Merry Christmas, GHers!

I finally stole some time away from kids and family to put together a little Drive that honors our favorite couple. Forgive me for posting so late, but as you know, this is no ordinary Sunday! ūüôā

My wish for all of you is that you have all found what you wanted most under your trees, or in your stockings, and that you will be given the most important gifts of all – the things that wouldn’t be found under a tree – such as health, happiness, peace, joy, and the one thing that makes the world go ’round: LOVE.

I also want to thank you all for gifting me with so many of those essentials throughout the year with your friendship and support. You are all a very important part of my life.

And…what would our year have been like without our AMAZING and TALENTED vidders? They gift us all year long with their fantastic vids? Be sure to show them some love!

Love you guys!

I think to start it off, we need to revisit the sweetest moments our beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Morgan have had since their pre-Franco era on their honeymoon. You know, just to get us in the right frame of mind. JaSam 12/23/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8gs0sODBcg Credit: SimplyGH

I have to dedicate this one to my sweet Buble Lovin’ Girls…I have always said that there is nothing like JaSam and Michael Buble together, and now even GH has figured that out! I am so thankful for this vidder, who out together so many of their magical Holiday memories, set to the amazing voice of my 3rd favorite Canadian! ūüėČ “All I Want For Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IduXTBYIAh4 Credit: jmsg411

Yep, JaSam. That’s¬†“What I Want For Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeG1AgwTllE Credit: zetter09

There’s no better way to appreciate the Love Story between The Morgans than to enjoy their “Christmas Through The Years” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWsnw9xUbLg Credit: missingJASAMalways

One song, two vids. Loved them both, and know you will, too! “Merry Christmas, Darling”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTiRQiCU9o Credit: aproditebeauty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWQMcfna7BQ Credit: raindance4521

Here’s a bit of ¬†genuine Holiday Cheer! “My Only Wish For Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OMnQ5VwhY Credit: charmedp3f

A soulful rendition works so well with the soulful lovin’ of our favorite couple, doesn’t it? “Merry Christmas, Baby”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_H2niHDGto Credit: jrchandlerfan

I admit, I watch this vid year round! It’s so special to me! “JaSam: The Gift”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4cXNv7JQc¬†Credit: missingJASAMalways

Like so many of you, JaSam Togetherness is “All I Want For Christmas”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvWlLz90bns Credit: JaSamBrucasLover

I knew there had to be a brand new “Heather Gem” for this Drive! And it’s a Beauty! “The Gift” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwwxF26gw5k Credit: aproditebeauty

I loved this vid the first time, and still love it today! My wish for all of you… “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” ¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm_DWPNSkg¬†Credit: allegator20

Enjoy your Christmas, JaSammers!

Here’s to another year of The Beauty of GH: The Morgans, and hopefully, another wonderful year of our beloved soap!

Angelique


Introducing The Bella Mafia Angels…We’re Too Cute To Be Elves

It’s been a rough week, friends. I haven’t been feeling well. Then, on Saturday my 88-year-old grandmother took a fall and broke her nose, and yesterday, my sister’s condo complex caught fire just across the way from where my sister lives with my nephews and baby niece. We were literally hounding God all weekend long. Thankfully, I am mindful that in both cases it could have been much worse, but we were spared.

Emotionally though, I have been all over the place‚Ķbut you guys ‚Äď as always ‚Äď come to the rescue. You guys are a whole lot better than therapy, I‚Äôll tell you that!

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As I started copying all the names of those who’ve helped spread Christmas Joy, my spirits were immediately lifted.

I would really like to thank, from the bottom of my JaSam-Loving heart, all those who gave of their time on behalf of Bella Mafia’s First Ever Holiday Cheer Campaign.

And one last time…I would like to thank Cam (@JaSamsDestiny) and Steph (@soapfanfiction) for coming up with such  great ideas for us JaSam fans to give on their behalf this Christmas.

Our LOVE for JaSam made a lot of smiles possible this year, and I would think Steve and Kelly would be proud to know they can inspire such Beauty of spirit!

I am proud of you all…

So, thanks to:

Ro                    Becky              Julissa               Jennifer

Ryann               Lisa                  Nancy              Amber

Nancy H.         Palma               Darlene            Melissa

Kathy               Roseann D.      MaryAnn          Mrs. S.

Tamara Norma             Jessie               Rosa               

Melanie and her daughters: Ashley, Kaylee, and Hailey

Yolanda           Erica                Denise              Jackie

BethAnn           Vicki                Jessica              Lisa G.

Jean                    Kayla               Ana                    Frances

Hilda                   Grace              R. Bishop          Kathleen

Betty                   Joanne              Amy                   Patricia

Dana                     Kelsey              N.Patino           Alma

Lillie and her daughters and niece: Liana, Lisandra, Kiana

Charise Lucille              Paula M.          Jasmine

Ray                  Josette              Marie G.          Clarabel          

The Girls From Dr. Giordano’s: Mona, JoAnn, Carla, Kim,

Wendy, Patty, and Ally (These girls did both!!!)

Felicia              Janet                Indira               Leslie/Charlie

M&J Diorsi      KellyAnn          Joe & Roz        Gale & Hubby

Angela and her children: Antonio Jr., Frankie, Antonella & Ana

Jenny                Monica Esperanza         Samalia

Elizabeth        Carmen T.           Marta              Theresa & John

Luz C.              Joan R. Suzy                 Mike (Sam’s #1 Fan)

Doris & Ed       Geri                  Susan E.           The Schmidts

Pamela and her nieces/nephews: Caleb, Ethan, Max, Emme, Krista,                                              Kaylen, and Kolby

Cecilia              Jackie R.          Meghan            Elise

Miriam             Tatiana             Noreen             Mayra & Joel & Baby

Karen               Cindy & Al       Iris                   Cathy

Vanessa           Roseann G.      Zara                 Jennifer W.

Bonnie              Elmora            Ashley D.         Veronica

The D.C. Crew: Keesha, LaVonne, Rochelle, Dionna, and Marshell   

Lisette              Tammy April                 Mariela and Ines

Jenna & Family: Hubby Michael, and kids: MJ, Madison and Myles  

Andrea & Family: Hubby Kyle, and kids: Alexa and Joseph

Sofia                Mel & Dave     Robin               The Martuccis

Heather            Agnes               Jacklyn M.       Debbie

Diane               The Kims         The Sotos         Mr. & Mrs. O’Donnell

And…My Family: Hubby Nelson, Karina, Matthew and Vanessa

And to all who participated and didn’t tell me, and for all of those who spread cheer in different ways, and not just on Christmas: The world is made a better place because of love and kindness, so thank you for doing your part!

Thanks to all of you…may the joy you put out there come back to you tenfold…

Love you all!

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

December 20

¬†2005: http://bit.ly/esBHQX¬†Another great JaSam moment…ANOTHER Jason promise!

2006: http://bit.ly/erOrzS¬†*giggles* at the end…

December 21

2006: http://bit.ly/iglTWT Oh, Spin!

2009: http://bit.ly/hCLkra

Dear Santa, On the very TOP of my Christmas list is another JaSam makeout session like the one in this clip! Whew! *fans self*

I WANT TPTB TO CONTINUE BUILDING JASAM’S HISTORY!¬†DON’T YOU? TELL THEM JUST THAT!

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Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK: http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2010/12/cast-your-vote-52.html¬†(Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We have moved them ALL THE WAY UP TO NUMBER ONE! But we need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

AND also: http://www.soapoperadigest.com/polls/netgh/ 

Call: ABC: 818-460-7477, Press 1, then 2, then 3, then 464, GH LA: 323-671-4583 

TWEET OUR FAVORITES: Tweet Steve and Kelly and try to counteract all of the negativity dumped there daily! Let them know what real fans look like, and let them know how much we enjoy ALL OF THEIR scenes, ESPECIALLY JaSam Scenes! Steve’s Official Twitter Is: @1SteveBurton¬†Kelly’s OFFICIAL Twitter Is: @KellyMonaco1

SOAPNET: Go on SOAPnet.com and share your favorite JaSam Storyline! http://bit.ly/azJAkN Please make a commitment to this project! Especially since¬†the “other side” is filling it up with GARBAGE!

Facebook GH FEEDBACK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/cpmSpo¬†FLOOD THAT PAGE WITH POSITIVE JASAM LOVE DAILY! THIS is the page that gets attention from those who matter! PLEASE, please, please remember not to make it only about wanting JaSam – that gets overlooked as “fanbase crap”. Use solid, honest, but tactful language letting them know what you think the strengths were on that particular day, and if that’s Steve and Kelly, that’s fine – but this is NOT¬†the place to go all ga-ga because we got some make-out time. Remember to use their names (character/actor) separately, i.e. Kelly and Steve instead of Stelly, and Jason and Sam instead of JaSam. You can also calmly state what you think the weaknesses were, such as overused characters, storyline inconsistencies, or not enough use of the history of our dearest characters and vets. EVERY PHONE CALL, EMAIL, FACEBOOK POST¬†COUNTS – SO REALLY¬†GIVE IT YOUR ALL!¬†

Email: http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us

Snail Mail: Remember to GUSH, THANK THEM, and SHOW LOVE for what we’re getting with our JaSam! PLEASE: Leave out frustrations, bashing,¬†anger, and other couples!

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair 
Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
Burbank, CA  91521

In the coming days, we should have some more to share, but get to writing or typing those letters A.S.A.P.!

Our couple is counting on US!

ūüėČ


A SUNDAY SLEIGH RIDE DOWN CHRISTMAS MEMORY LANE

Christmas is just 6 days away, JaSammers!

I’m hoping for another AMAZING JaSam Christmas, what about you?

For those of you who may not know this about me…I ADORE CHRISTMAS!

It’s by far my favorite holiday of the year…and certainly my favorite season.

That’s why I thought we’d get AS MANY holiday vids in as we could…so I’m starting this week, and hopefully, we’ll get some great scenes of a JaSam Christmas 2010 to inspire all of our favorite vidders to make more for next week! ūüėČ

I can never get enough JaSam, and I can never get enough of Christmas, so away we go!

Jingle all the way…

Leave it to our friend and resident expert vidder, Heather, to make an instant Classic! “Merry Christmas Darling”¬† http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTiRQiCU9o¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Last year, my dear friend, Becky made this vid for me, and I watch it all the time – not just at Christmas! Miss you Becky! xoxox “The Gift” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4cXNv7JQc¬†Credit: missing JASAMalways

¬†One of¬†my favorite JaSam Christmas vids of ALL TIME! “JaSam Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hR00AVbb0E¬†Credit: CharmedQueenP3

“All I Want For Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4w1-eKczSc¬†Credit: lalachik

“Jason and Sam Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZDqTQ9eCJc¬†Credit: Mary324100

“JaSam: Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EctVHyUUNhI¬†Credit: kellyorkids

This vid reminds me of a really, really good movie trailer! Another ALL-TIME fave! “Merry¬† Little Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm_DWPNSkg¬†Credit: allegator20

Thanks Heather, for rounding out our Sleigh Ride Down Memory Lane! “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vxo1j_yD3U¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Ahh, what a great ride, wasn’t it? Hopefully Santa has some more good JaSam Christmas memories in store for us this year! Hopefully all of us JaSam fans have been really, really good!

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Please don’t forget to email, text, comment, or DM me if you’ve been involved in either option for our Holiday Cheer Campaign! I want our list to be as up to date as possible!

I will post it tomorrow! Much love and deepest appreciation to all of you who took the time!

Love you guys!

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

December 18

 2006: http://bit.ly/gnL1ce Oh, let this be a sign! Listen carefully to the dialogue here, friends!

2008: http://bit.ly/fIPImC Jason to the rescue! LOVE IT!

2009: http://bit.ly/fOdnHz¬†Sam made me giggle in this scene! ūüėČ But that HUG…it made me smile!

December 19

2005: http://bit.ly/i9W8Tm Now this was a VILLAIN!

2006: http://bit.ly/hgArP5 Dear Santa, On the very TOP of my Christmas list is another JaSam makeout session like the one in this clip! Whew! *fans self*

2008: http://bit.ly/eZYErq Thank You, Sasha!

I WANT TPTB TO CONTINUE BUILDING JASAM’S HISTORY!¬†DON’T YOU? TELL THEM JUST THAT!

___________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK: http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2010/12/cast-your-vote-52.html¬†(Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We have moved them ALL THE WAY UP TO NUMBER ONE! But we need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

AND also: http://www.soapoperadigest.com/polls/netgh/ 

Call: ABC: 818-460-7477, Press 1, then 2, then 3, then 464, GH LA: 323-671-4583 

TWEET OUR FAVORITES: Tweet Steve and Kelly and try to counteract all of the negativity dumped there daily! Let them know what real fans look like, and let them know how much we enjoy ALL OF THEIR scenes, ESPECIALLY JaSam Scenes! Steve’s Official Twitter Is: @1SteveBurton¬†Kelly’s OFFICIAL Twitter Is: @KellyMonaco1

SOAPNET: Go on SOAPnet.com and share your favorite JaSam Storyline! http://bit.ly/azJAkN Please make a commitment to this project! Especially since¬†the “other side” is filling it up with GARBAGE!

Facebook GH FEEDBACK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/cpmSpo¬†FLOOD THAT PAGE WITH POSITIVE JASAM LOVE DAILY! THIS is the page that gets attention from those who matter! PLEASE, please, please remember not to make it only about wanting JaSam – that gets overlooked as “fanbase crap”. Use solid, honest, but tactful language letting them know what you think the strengths were on that particular day, and if that’s Steve and Kelly, that’s fine – but this is NOT¬†the place to go all ga-ga because we got some make-out time. Remember to use their names (character/actor) separately, i.e. Kelly and Steve instead of Stelly, and Jason and Sam instead of JaSam. You can also calmly state what you think the weaknesses were, such as overused characters, storyline inconsistencies, or not enough use of the history of our dearest characters and vets. EVERY PHONE CALL, EMAIL, FACEBOOK POST¬†COUNTS – SO REALLY¬†GIVE IT YOUR ALL!¬†

Email: http://abc.go.com/site/contact-us

Snail Mail: Remember to GUSH, THANK THEM, and SHOW LOVE for what we’re getting with our JaSam! PLEASE: Leave out frustrations, bashing,¬†anger, and other couples!

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair 
Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
Burbank, CA  91521

In the coming days, we should have some more to share, but get to writing or typing those letters A.S.A.P.!

Our couple is counting on US!

ūüėČ


“I Love The Way You Lie”

Morning, GHers!

Isn’t it funny that sometimes the people we care about can look us right in the face and lie through their teeth? Funnier still is that sometimes, even when we know they’re lying, we have to take a step back and say, “Wow. I’ve gotta hand it to you. That was good. Maybe even convincing.”

As viewers of our favorite soap, we¬†watch the lies building up,¬†and hear them come tumbling out of people’s mouths daily. Sometimes, even when we hate the lie and love the liar or love the liar and hate the lie, we find ourselves thinking as we watch,¬†“I love the way you lie.”

Some people are that good…or that bad.

Siobhan, I love the way you lie. I’m not sure what Siobhan is lying about, but I know she’s lying about something. I just hope it’s not something that can hurt Lucky. I love to see Lucky smiling from his heart again. He’s a good guy when he’s not being judgmental, and deserves some happiness. I seem to think there a few clues peeking out at us, or they could just be my suspicious nature. For instance, the other day, Siobhan told Lucky that maybe she should be the one guarding him. Hmmm, maybe she already is. Whatever she’s hiding, I hope she was lying for all the right reasons…

Carly, I love the way you lie. In Carly’s mind, she’s not lying when she tells Michael and Jason that she’s not going after Dante. In her mind, Karma is catching up. Never mind that she’s done all the footwork, investigating, and case building for Karma. And I guess the fact that she drew Karma a map and drew a big, red arrow for Karma to find Dante with shouldn’t matter. People are just supposed to believe that Carly had nothing to do with Dante’s downfall. I have to say that there is absolutely no sarcasm when I say that in this case, I love the way she lies!

Dante, I love the way you lie. I also love the fact that the more you lie, the more you‚Äôll have to answer for when your lies come crashing down on you! If there is one characteristic I cannot stand in a person, it‚Äôs hypocrisy. Dante is a MASTER HYPOCRITE. He does it so well. I mean, how do you convince yourself that what you did to Michael ‚Äď what you cost your brother and can never give back ‚Äď all the while knowing that you covered up a murder for a woman you barely knew is justified? How does he do it and still have the nerve to look himself in the mirror? When Dante had that conversation with his father, I had to marvel at the way Dante keeps piling up the lies. And if there‚Äôs a person who will use someone else‚Äôs lies to justify his own misdeeds, it‚Äôs Sonny. Dante also lied to Lulu on a night she was begging for honesty. How much more his truth will hurt her when it finally comes out. Karma is a BITCH, and with Carly on her side ‚Äď I‚Äôd run fast and far if I were Dante.

Sonny, I love the way you lie‚Ķto yourself. You really believe that Brenda‚Äôs entire world and past were all about you. As if for the past eight years since she‚Äôs been gone, Sonny has been all about Brenda. Umm, when you were marrying, divorcing, marrying, and divorcing Carly, Brenda was a non-issue. As if there was no Sam, Reese, Emily, or Kate after Brenda? Yet, Sonny tells Dante that he doesn‚Äôt get why Brenda didn‚Äôt call him the minute her feet touched American soil back in 2007. Sonny, please! Perhaps if he were a little more honest with himself he‚Äôd be able to admit that Brenda wasn‚Äôt all about him while not in his orbit. Then maybe he‚Äôd be able to see that his son is lying about the history he shares with the one and only Brenda. I cannot wait ‚Äėtil that truth shoots Sonny like a bullet right between the eyes.

Claire I love the way you lie…also to yourself. It must be the one thing the women Sonny sleeps with get out of their relationship when he tosses them to the curb like yesterday’s recycling. They all learn one of Sonny’s worst habits of lying to oneself. Claire is not just lying to everyone else about how professionally she handled the assignment to bring Sonny down, she is also lying to herself. Nothing Claire has done has been in the interests of upholding, enforcing, respecting, or even representing the law. If Claire thinks for one second that her motives for everything she’s done while on this case are not completely transparent, she’s nuts. I am happy that Alexis, who once lied to herself as well in order to sleep with Sonny, was there to point Ms. Walsh in the right direction. Unfortunately, it seems that someone will have to drag Claire towards the right direction. Let’s just hope it’s not in a body bag or a straight jacket, as that has been the way most women end up leaving Sonny’s world.

Luke, I love the way you lie. The lies come tripping off his tongue almost as smoothly as a poem. How do you ever trust anything that comes out of Luke‚Äôs mouth when you know his history of lying like a rug? I would think that for a woman like Tracy Quartermaine, loving a man like Luke is torture. Do I believe that Luke really cares about Tracy? Yeah, I do, but mostly I think Luke loves the life style Tracy‚Äôs money can help maintain. ¬†In another rush of B.S., Luke tells Tracy that ‚Äúthey are rich in what matters: Love, respect, passion.‚ÄĚ And they ‚Äúmay get cranky and bitch and complain, but neither one of us would change a thing.‚ÄĚ He wants to ‚Äúcut to the chase and get married.‚ÄĚ I loved Tracy‚Äôs equally sentimental approach to Luke: ‚ÄúNo pre-nup, no nothing.‚ÄĚ LOL.

Spinelli, I love the way you lie. I may not love much of anything that Spin has done or said since Brenda‚Äôs arrival in PC, but I do love the way he worked the frazzled Maximista. Women like Maxie, who had the opportunity to cheat on, be forgiven, loved and adored by, and then walk away from, someone like Spin, are able to do it because they know they can. And they usually know they can, because they‚Äôve tried it and gotten away with it. As long as Maxie thinks that Spin can be won over and reminded that she is his number one, she feels free to go on about her life without even a worried brow. BUT, the second Maxie feels threatened by the possibility that she may be replaced in Spin‚Äôs life, she is overwhelmed by the need to be NUMBER ONE again. It seems that Spin has finally figured it out, and has decided to use the information to his advantage. While Spin certainly didn‚Äôt tell any untruths, he may have slightly exaggerated his ‚Äúsmittenness‚ÄĚ with the Disastrous One, and it earned him some ‚Äúlips.‚ÄĚ Listen, I would rather have Spin singing the praises of Maxie ANY DAY before hearing one more bit of delusional prose dribbling from his lips about Brenda.

Michael, I love the way you lie in order to protect yourself and the ones you love from the terrible truth that haunts you. But the reason I love it is because it‚Äôs going to help someone figure out that something‚Äôs wrong, and hopefully it will be someone who‚Äôs not afraid to hear the truth. Michael is completely terrified of anyone figuring out what happened to him at Pentonville. Not only is Michael trying desperately to bury those memories, he is determined to keep anyone else from trying to dig them up. When his reaction to Abby was sheer terror that she may have figured it out, I really, really felt for Michael. I believe that it may take some more awkward moments, and even some misunderstandings, but I believe Abby may be the only one that can help Michael get to a place where the possibility of addressing what happened won‚Äôt send Michael into a tailspin ‚Äď probably not the best choice of words in this situation.

Jason you are my exception. I cannot stand the way you lie to yourself over and over about what you are able to take care of. You want to take care of Brenda and keep her safe. You want to take care of Carly and keep her from destroying those she loves, and ultimately destroying herself in the process. You want to take care of The Balkan, and solve crimes that you or your organization didn‚Äôt commit, and you want to watch over the city of Gotham, I mean Port Charles, like an Un-caped Crusader, without even the help of a sidekick. Most sad to me is that you even think you can take care of Fair Samantha and the relationship you swear means the world to you, all while taking care of everything and everyone else. Why must the weight of the world be on your shoulders? I mean, listen, I know your shoulders are oh-so-broad, and oh-so-strong, and OH-SO-SEXY, but really, why must you be the Superhero for everyone? Why is it that you can give such wise, and sound advice to everyone around you and yet not hear yourself talking? You told Michael to stay on the path, to not worry about Carly or the choices she makes, and to live his own life. Hmmm. Yet, Sam has consistently and quietly taken a back seat to every choice not only Carly has made, but also the choices Sonny, Michael, Morgan, Josslyn, and now Brenda make. I am surprised that Jason doesn‚Äôt get a call or text whenever Josslyn, his godchild, decides she doesn‚Äôt want to eat strained green beans. Certainly Jason has given Carly permission to do just that. And it‚Äôs no wonder that Brenda feels justified in calling The Penthouse ‚Äúour house‚ÄĚ when those awful pink things are still littering the place, and people come to visit her Divine Dullness at their leisure, as if Brenda did in fact own the place. And what will keep Brenda from calling Jason away from Sam the next time he‚Äôs holding her, or kissing her, or getting naked with her, when Jason allowed Brenda to call him home just so that she could throw a 5 year-old tantrum and have someone to witness it? And Jason didn‚Äôt even tell her that the next time she called him for NOTHING, he would have Carly come babysit her ass! Jason lied to Sam when he said this will be over soon, because the truth is that The Balkan hasn‚Äôt even come to town yet, so the danger threatening his beloved Sam and the life they both want, is Jason himself, and his inability to stop being the savior.

I know some of you are worried about how Sam will be hurt if Jason once again chooses Brenda over Sam, but I have to say that sometimes we have to be hurt in order to avoid a life of pain. If that’s what it takes for Sam to draw the line in the sand, or if that’s what it takes to cure Jason of his complex, then we must all wish for it to come, and come quickly. We should welcome a smackdown of Jason’s ego, because he doesn’t even think he has an ego problem. We should look forward to Jason feeling as though he’s lost everything, because only then will he value what he’s had all along. We should keep our fingers crossed for Sam to finally see that accepting Jason doesn’t mean that she has to accept being hurt or undervalued. Wanting to be a priority in the life of the person who claims to love you and need you shouldn’t be something that makes you feel selfish. When you want to spend the rest of your life with someone it’s important to teach them how to treat you. (Thanks, Dr. Phil!)  Letting people know what we need is one of the greatest gifts we can give them, and ourselves.

I didn’t include Sam on my list because I don’t think Sam is lying to herself. You can only lie when you know something else to be true. I don’t think Sam has realized that there is another truth yet. For all of us strong, empowered women who sometimes get impatient with Sam, let’s remember what gave us the power to be strong and empowered. Life experience. It teaches everyone something different. Sam hasn’t had many experiences where she learned that she had value, and should demand to be valued, without the fear of feeling selfish, or the fear of losing people. She has learned that she won’t ever allow herself to be mistreated or abused, but what we want her to do is another step in that direction of knowing one’s value. She’s not there yet, but let’s be patient.

I think that whatever comes next for Jason and Sam, they will both learn some new things. And that’s ALWAYS a good thing in a relationship.

Hold on…

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

November 18

2004: http://bit.ly/a6Lf7a Jason, I want another baby, too! *tears*

2005:¬† Part 1: http://bit.ly/avNDev¬†I love the way Jason comforts Sam in these scenes, and I cried right along with Sam! What an amazing job Kelly did with these scenes! Where is this kind of material for her to work with? SOMEONE FIND IT! Part 2:¬†http://bit.ly/cVR9wA¬†I have always loved how “in sync” they were during this proposal! I wonder what the next one will be like? ūüėČ And how sweet was it that the ring box saved Jason?

¬†2009: http://bit.ly/ccUMTM¬†I love when they work together! ūüėČ

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My Grown-Up Christmas Wish(es)

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Your Branches”… (Great! Now that song will be stuck in my head all day!)

I wonder if Franco is for hire for Christmas tree decorating? I would gladly take mine down (which looks pretty good, if I do say so myself) in a heartbeat to let Franco put up one just like his! I loved his ornaments! My sister is a SOAP DIVA, not just a soap fan. I could’ve scored “best Christmas gift ever if I gave my sister a box set of THOSE ornaments instead of her usual Disney collection set! Man! You would think that ABC would want to capitalize ane make loads of cash by offering Franco’s Tree Trimming Kit in the ABC Shop, no? That scene sure made me wish they would! Oh well…

It’s nice to know that every home in Port Charles will have a lovely Tannenbaum to decorate and gather round this holiday season…from the Drakes to the Godfather of Port Charles. It’s another THING OF BEAUTY ON GH!

Speaking of the Godfather, Sonny Corinthos¬†is also a dad, and all he wanted for Christmas was to spend some time with his children before the holiday. Well 3 out of 4 aren’t the best odds, but that’s what he got, and he doesn’t even know it. I got a little lump in my throat when Sonny appeared so excited for the night he had planned for himself and his “progeny.” Kristina obviously inherited mostly Alexis’ genes, as she has the ability to knock Sonny down in two seconds flat. I understand that Kristina has seen her dad’s “real” business sense and it makes her skin crawl, but she was a little harsh to her dear old dad. Would it have killed her to let him down a little more gently, like her brothers¬†did? I have to hand it to the writers…having the boys volunteer to decorate the church was a nice way to help redeem Michael, at least for the holidays. Alas, Sonny was left alone with his yummy Italian feast simmering in the kitchen, that is until Olivia comes strolling in to collect¬†payment on Claudia’s Bon Voyage To Hell Party. What impeccable¬†timing that Oliva has, huh? And it seems she has passed on the gift to her¬†and Sonny’s son, Dante, who always strolls in at the right moment! In the end, the Godfather shared a family Christmas dinner with his real first-born, and it was a very nice moment, even if father and son were completely clueless. (My own son, Matthew was just happy to hear them talking about his Yankees and Hideki Matsui, who has since been traded to the Angels ūüėČ ) The Corinthos Family Christmas scenes made me wish that Olivia will come clean sooner, rather than later!

Carly and Jax¬†spent some time gathered near their Christmas tree, and once again, reminded me that I really did like them as a couple. They really do love each other, and when Jax¬†isn’t scheming against Sonny, he really is adorably scheming on how to get Carly “in the mood.” Another beautiful family moment with just the¬†two of them and the precious, although huge¬†Baby Josslyn. ūüėČ Their scenes made me wish that Jax can remember what’s important and leave the taking down of mobsters to the authorities.

Liz managed to bid the Paris-bound Rebecca adieux¬†without Rebecca spilling the beans to Lucky. Rebecca just couldn’t hurt Lucky, and wished him happiness. I hope he finds it too, Rebecca, though Lucky may need to look elsewhere. I thought Rebecca’s act of kindness was immediately rewarded when she made a new friend for her new life in a new city with a familiar face to us. Chad Brannon¬†has only gotten more good looking, and it was a splendid moment for longtime fans! Kudos to TPTB on being so clever! That final scene with Natalia Livingston made me wish that they’ll find a way to bring her back. Farewell, Natalia!

Liz and Lucky picked up their boys, and after Liz and Nik¬†gave each other longing stares, they were off to the Christmas Tree lot. I rarely agree with anything that comes out of Liz’s mouth, but I agreed with her on this: I LIKED THAT STORY LUCKY TOLD CAMERON, TOO! It was just a really nice touch! Greg Vaughan was great with little Braden Walkes, who plays Cameron. I was eager to see how Jonathan Jackson’s interaction¬†with¬†him would play out onscreen. I must say when Cameron came running and called out, “Daddy!” I tucked away my concerns. They were natural and Jonathan Jackson did a great job with both boys in the scene, even when the adorable Jake kept saying, “I want big bike.” Lol! The moment made me wish for lots of happy and peaceful family Christmases for those Spencer boys.¬†

Nik made his way to Emily’s crypt and finally fessed up to his dirty deeds, albeit only to a dead girl and her unseen departing sister. I have to applaud Tyler Christopher. Every time he cries, my eyes water. He does emotional so well! His guilty rambling seemed heartfelt and sounded as though Nikolas was truly forced to weigh the consequences of his actions with Liz, and the ramifications for Cameron and Jake. It was¬†¬†an emotionally charged moment when he told Emily it would be his Christmas gift to her to make things better for everyone. It made me wish that Nikolas could keep his raging hormones¬†under control and away from Liz’s¬†equally raging hormones.

Jason had a pretty stressful day. I have convinced myself that he and Sam must spend each night “relieving stress” the “good old-fashioned way”, as my therapist likes to say, or Jason would be a prime candidate for hypertension these days! Fortunately, he had asked Sam to also get a tree, and she delivered by bringing home a tree sweetly reminiscent of their Charlie Brown tree of ’06. When he walked through that door and laid those phenomenal blue eyes on Sam decorating the tree, you could just see the tension and worry slip away. It seems¬†Spinelli and I were right; that tree was¬†much more to Jason than just a symbol of the holiday. I LOVED when he looked at the tree and Sam and said, “I like it!”¬† Then he says it was just a little strange walking¬†in and¬†Sam finished his sentence¬† by saying, “Seeing me, here? I know.” To which Jason says again, “I like it.” I know…minimalist Jason strikes again, but people, those three little words were so profound! Look into them and find the deeper meaning! He likes what it means to find her there at home, waiting. He likes that it was a long, hard, often painful journey, but they’ve finally reached their destination together. He likes that he won’t be alone at Christmas, but more importantly, that he’s not alone in this Mad World Franco has dragged him into. It means he likes where his life is right now, and that the past can stay¬†behind. He likes that Sam is his “at then end of the day”, his one constant in a constantly shifting life, she’s his rock. I also love that even though Sam can be an incessant rambler at times, she’s such a good listener, and most importantly, she moves Jason to talk, to let it out, clear his mind. What a gift. It really is no wonder that Jason’s heart was so full, that he had to let out his feelings for Sam. Now, I know…I got the emails and read them all. But allow me to suggest that the simplicity of his declaration is really much more than meets the eye…or the ear, in this case. In the times Jason has declared his love before in big ways…the first time with the proposal, the second time at the safe house, the second proposal, and even Mexico…those were all declarations driven by events. Proposals, in case I die, in case I die, oh, and in case I die again. Hmmm, Jason really does lead a dangerous life. But getting back to my point, this declaration, and it was a declaration, was driven by his love for her and his need for her to know. With everything that’s going on, he wants her to know that it hasn’t escaped his notice that she’s an essential in his life. I didn’t know it until it happened, but I really didn’t need a long, drawn-out speech, or tears, or anything else that wasn’t in that moment already. Jason told Sam he loved her. I waited patiently and faithfully for 2 years to hear him say it and he did. And it was beautiful. Thank you writers, for allowing Sam that little, “wow.” It was the perfect word, because she recognized the moment for what it was…a miracle, a wish come true, another chance, a promise. Sam told Jason she loved him too. What could be more perfect than loving someone and having that someone love you back? I can’t think of anything! Jason and Sam made me wish¬†that their love¬†will last and grow and open many new doors for them. It made me also wish for wedded bliss and love scenes with a shirtless Jason (lol). It made me wish for a New Year of exciting adventures and dangerous escapades for the Heart to Heart duo. But most of all, it made me wish for moments just like that one. Where three little words have the power to make us say, “Wow!”


HISTORY

My friends, General Hospital has turned the Franco Fridays into an artform – and how appropriate, considering that HISTORICALLY, Friday is the day of the Almighty Cliffhanger. Most Fridays since November 20th, The Artist Whose Hotness Is Undeniable has made us scream at the television in frustration¬†at the end of the last scene and wonder how we’ll ever make it to Monday to find out what would happen next.

Today was no different when it came to Franco. He has us trying to put the many, tiny, jigsawed pieces of the puzzle that is his mind together, without having the picture on the box to go by. I am just consumed by the need to figure out what¬†it is in his history that makes Franco so Freaky. Friday’s scenes were perplexing to say the least. Where the devil is Claudia’s body? I saw he had the bracelet, but wasn’t Claudia also wearing a rock pendant around her neck? His next move is almost impossible to predict until it’s already happened. He remains ahead by two steps, it seems. It’s a little bit of a rush to actually be kept guessing, wouldn’t you say? The talk he had with Ronnie threw me for a little loop.

I have to tell you that I always had a feeling that Ronnie wasn’t the straight and narrow cop he portrays. I was¬†“liking him” (cop talk for suspecting –¬†lol)¬†as a dirty cop from the get-go. But when Franco revealed that HE had a history with¬†Ronnie, and in fact, has been protected by Ronnie, I thought, “Oooohhhh! These GH writers have done it agin!” I did not see that one coming! Did any of you?¬†Franco is more than just freaky. He’s also a bad ass. He threatens people with that hypnotic smile, and as we saw when they rolled Ronnie’s body through the ER after a hit and run, he doesn’t waste any time! How eerie!

Now, he’s got Carly and Baby Josslyn in his crosshairs…oh the suspense!

As much as we’ve gotten spoiled by spoilers, I believe that¬†the GH writers had the right idea about keeping this storyline under wraps. It has thrown us off-balance, and I find myself watching a little more faithfully because I am afraid to miss even one of the amazing unspoiled “surprises” we’ve gotten.

Well, folks another thing I didn’t see coming was Liz and her “I was raped” distraction tactic. Let me say this: RAPE IS A HORRIBLE, HEINOUS CRIME THAT CHANGES THE VICTIM FOREVER, AND EVERY VICTIM DESERVES COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING AND JUSTICE.

That being said, I don’t feel Liz was having a moment of total recall of her history where she needed to talk it out and be reassured and held and soothed. Shoot me, but I really don’t. Liz hunted Lucky down to keep him from finding out that she and Nik¬†have been doing it behind Lucky’s back. She tried everything to keep Lucky from being suspicious. First, she tried the tree shopping tactic. And I just loved Rebecca’s comment: “Christmas is gonna collapse if you don’t buy Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes immediately!” I’m gonna miss “Bitchy Becca.” ¬†Her next tactic was to turn around and expose the very claws Rebecca was warning Lucky about when she told Rebecca to shut the hell up. That surprised Lucky…and Liz realized she’d goofed. So when Lucky’s “The Magic of the Musketeers” speech only managed to remind Rebecca of how dastardly disgusting it was for Liz and Nik¬†to betray Lucky this way, Liz panicked. And then she resorted to playing the role that defines her history¬†best… “WOE IS ME St. Elizabeth.”

When the words came out of her mouth, I flinched. I physically felt a little sick. Just when I thought she couldn’t sink any lower, she did. I will tell you that watching the¬†flashbacks and seeing a young Jonathan Jackson and Rebecca Herbst dealing with the trauma of the experience made me sad. I remembered how horrible it was for Elizabeth. I was reminded how she wasn’t my favorite person back then because of her lying and conniving ways, but that rape gained my sympathy. And back then, I¬†found myself rooting for her to get well and¬†find happiness.

History did not repeat itself.¬†When Liz said those words in the middle of Jake’s, I was offended. Why didn’t Liz share her pain, or I’m sorry – her version of “how the magic started”¬†with Rebecca when they were alone at Liz’s house? Why didn’t she try to get Rebecca to understand her history of pain and healing by having a moment of humility and humanity and sharing that, OH MY! She’s not perfect after all? If you’ve been reading this blog for¬† awhile, you’ll know that this is the crux of my issue with Liz. In life, you can’t be a bad ass and a martyr at the same time. It’s one or the other. If you’re going to be a bad ass, you fight, and take your lumps a-la-Carly and¬†Sam. But if you’re going to be a martyr, you don’t get to tell people to kiss your ass and shut the hell up, and you don’t sleep with your brother-in-law just because the sex is better than it’s ever been! A real martyr would deprive herself of such a frivolous delight anyway! ūüėČ

All I’m sayin’ is that Liz has to decide. It’s one or the other.

To quote Spinelli, we have a “most alarming discovery” in Franco digging up Claudia’s body before Jason can stop him.¬†By the time Jason realizes it, it’s way¬†beyond his superhero abilities to control the situation. Jason¬†was perturbed and distraught.

¬†However, in all of the craziness surrounding Franco, Jason asks Sam to get a Christmas Tree.¬†Jason wants a reminder ¬†of the good things in his life. The times that he was happiest. Spinelli believes Jason is seeking normalcy. I say it’s a little more than that. I believe he wants his history with Sam to serve as a reminder to them both of how good it could be again. And I’m all for it! ūüėČ

Speaking of JaSam history…let’s take a look back at THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY. It’s just a look at how Jason and Sam have shared a connection that transcends time and circumstance! JaSam Is Love…

JaSam ~ December 19, 2005  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj_iax-11FY Credit goes to: luckiBelle

JaSam ~ December 19, 2006  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k1dvxeC_l0 Credit goes to: jasam4everbaby

JaSam ~ December 19, 2008  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udhb7AQhFBs Credit goes to: eedernator

As I type this, the snow is really coming down. I hope that wherever you are, you’re warm and safe and with those you love.

See you tomorrow for a special Christmas Edition Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane! ūüėČ