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A BEHIND SCHEDULE Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Morning, GHers…or for those on the East Coast…Ice Pops!

I am so sorry for the late post, I was almost done posting around 2 a.m. last night when I realized that I had to plug in the charger for my laptop. I was too warm and cozy to go downstairs to get it, so I figured that I’d finish up in the morning, after seeing my hubby off to work.

Well, I saw my hubby off to work at 5, cleaned up and did the dishes from breakfast, and then went to my office to get the charger. That’s when I remembered that I’d taken my bag to a meeting, and left it in my husband’s car. The car he’d just left to work in.

So, here I am…late, but ready to finish posting the last two vids and hit PUBLISH. . . ¬†To be fair, snowy weather in the northeast usually means delays on mass transit. ūüôā

I was so happy to see so many JaSam vids added this week…it confirms my belief that for us JaSam fans, we can’t just get them out of our system or let them go. I think it’s beautiful that we all keep sharing this common love of all things JaSam. I will hold on to that for as long as I can, because it means I get to hold on to all of you. ūüôā

Let’s go…

“This Is Not The End” ¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4slEaq3xsw¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“I Have Died Every Day Waiting For You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqcwQVZe1fE¬†Credit: Nixxy JaSam

“In Loving Memory”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylRkvAsRrh4¬†Credit: TheSandman0889

“A Thousand Years”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHcxixqe_4o Credit: aproditebeauty

“Bed”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nofuI1gm8U Credit: lt4bama

“Worth Fighting For”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJO2tuMh1PM¬†Credit: ashleycramni

“Begin Again”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDha7PcFycg Credit: Cocoagirlie4

“Doesn’t Mean Anything”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSDs6EWq4Wo Credit: laurynhill247

“Something More”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyl04pYpF5I¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“They Don’t Know About Us”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZdN0lp7MN4 Credit: mandysonly

Thanks to all the vidders who still find inspiration in the JaSam Love Story already told to bring us new vids and keep us together in some way. I appreciate all they do…and each new vid brings a smile to my face, even when it brings a tear to my eye.

Have a great rest of your Sunday…

Angelique

 

 

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A DIVERSIONARY Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday morning, GHers.

If you are anything like me, you’re trying to de-puff your eyes and downing some pain relievers to try and deal with the headache still lingering from all of the crying. Never in my life have I felt such an overwhelming sense of shock and disillusionment with life as we knew it in America. Something is fundamentally wrong when something like the tragedy in Newtown, CT can happen, and yet we can’t fix whatever it is that’s wrong right away.

I thought for a bit that I couldn’t…shouldn’t…wouldn’t post this weekend’s Drive. Then I realized that sometimes in devastating situations like this, we could all use a break. A diversion. A reason to smile.

Furthermore, my dear friend, Steph, had a special request: that our Drive after such a hard week be about good times and reasons to smile. I couldn’t agree more, and actually felt lighter after taking the time just to compile the vids, and getting my mind off of everything else for a little while. (I can only hope and pray that you guys know me well enough by now to know that in no way am I trying to minimize the terrible thing that has happened to those innocent victims. I am simply trying to provide an escape for those who desire one. If you are not ready for that yourself, then please, by all means, do something else. It is certainly not my intention to offend or hurt anyone. As most of you know, I taught in a K-4 school for 10 years before teaching Pre-K for seven. I feel a personal connection to this, as many of you do for different reasons. I pray you understand.)

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I will tell you that almost immediately upon seeing Steve and Kelly do their thing, I was reminded me that Jason and Sam are the absolute best DIVERSION onscreen! It’s my hope that our Drive this week will serve to lighten your heavy hearts, brighten the dark feelings surrounding this tragedy, and actually give you a reason to smile, even if for just a few minutes.

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“You Make Me Smile”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGpVRIprbCc¬†Credit: 22anybeth

“The Way You Are”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klatIG1wh0I Credit: lalachik

“JaSam As Hart to Hart”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzM6XhnlThk Credit: holsgem

“When I See You Smile”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9mVcpWZ-Y Credit: candece

“Only Girl In The World”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbUPm4ydk24¬†Credit: lalachik

“Smile”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2jeT4TaqM4¬†Credit: zetter09

“Brown-Eyed Girl”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPdhVVn157k Credit: zaltana1

“LOL! Smiley Face”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqRmjcWL1ag¬†Credit: babyphat9191

“Fine By Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MV40vFc0Yo Credit: jmsg411

“Here In Your Arms”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw6vcOL90_k Credit: Kaitie Hicks

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I hope you enjoyed our Drive this week, and that it was a source of tranquility for a little bit.

Let’s continue to pray for these families and for this community, and let’s vow to cherish every moment with those we love; especially our children. Hold them a little tighter, hug them a little longer, kiss them a little harder, and take the time to just breathe them in.

I love you all,

Angelique


A THANKFUL Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…In Spite Of Everything

Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

I hope and pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you shared the day with those you are most thankful for.

As most of you know, holidays only mean one thing at my house: Family. Family. And more family. Now that the holiday is over, and the leftovers are gone, everyone has departed, and we are back to being on our own again…until the next round at Christmas. ūüôā

I’ve had some long, sleepless nights over the past week…I always get a bit anxious when I am responsible for pleasing so many people. The silver lining to my insomnia being such an issue this past week was that it meant I had plenty of time to watch JaSam vids…from the classic to the most rent. And since the overwhelming sense of THANKFULNESS is still with me, I began to feel very THANKFUL for the gift we were given in the form of daytime’s Best. Couple. Ever.

Listen, I know we’ve had a rough year as JaSam fans. I know that we had a tough loss in losing half of our Super COUPLE. I know that some of us think we should give up the ghost on thinking that Jason will ever be back (not me!) However, IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING, we are taking a THANKFUL Drive this week, because especially for us JaSam fans, these vids will remind us that it was better for JaSam to have loved and lost (and left us SO MANY INCREDIBLE MEMORIES), than never to have loved at all.

So, to that end, I found some “THANKFUL” themed vids, and I know that looking back at these ( many of which are Vintage JaSam), you will realize that we still have so much to be thankful for when it comes to our couple and their AMAZING history. There’s enough JaSam love on YT to help us keep that love alive…and to keep us feeling THANKFUL that we part of their legacy.

Chin up, jump in, and prepare to feel THANKFUL  all over again!

“I Just Wanted To Thank You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uez9WBVqme8 Credit: mcdela02

“Thank You For A Love So Beautiful”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ujt37kZFE Credit: AfterTheRAin

“Thank You” (w/voiceovers)¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNoNghbqn_s¬†Credit: GGlvr06

“I Have You To Thank”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxXvtVtmmw Credit: CKellyRM

“Thank You For Loving Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1Sz2CjtNg¬†Credit: bthpeters

“Thank God I Found You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G30tSLOKeSA¬†Credit: ajisfine09

THANK YOU All for taking the Drive with me. It’s still one of my favorite things about the weekend!

Have a fabulous Sunday! Be well!

Angelique

 


An AMOROUS Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Happy Sunday Morning, GHers!

Hurricane Sandy is on everyone’s mind up here in the northeast. She is due to arrive shortly, even though she is certainly not welcome. NJ is under a state of emergency, and I live by the waterfront, so though we are determined to ride out the storm in our home, Sandy will get the last word. I am hoping that those of you who’ve already dealt with her are okay, and breathing a sigh of relief, and that those of you, who like me, are still dreading her arrival, will be safe and dry until she’s outta here. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! xoxox

I thought about this week’s Sunday Drive several times during the past week. We have shed so many tears, and been so heartbroken over Jason’s “death” and Steve’s exit, that I determined early on that I did not want to take another tearful Drive this Sunday. I think that instead of crying, we need to “refuel” on our reason for fighting to hold on to our couple and their love story in spite of their current and unfortunate separation. You can only imagine my delight and excitement when I logged in to Youtube to find that for the most part, our vidders and I were on the same page.

If you are missing the incredible brand of love and romance JaSam brought to our afternoons, and sizzled on our screens with, and were famous for…this Sunday Drive will give you “the fix” you need.¬†The test run I went on in preparation was FANTASTICAL! *opening a window*¬†

You guys are sooooooooo gonna wanna show our vidders some love for every single one of these! Whew! THEY ROCK!

Jump in…

“Run RIght Into You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KmFDxlVSgM Credit: ashleycramni

“My Everything”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5D5vBqFfYU¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“I Will Love You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcQy0pX1BY¬†Credit: gigga143

“Enchanted”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkwByKp1cgA Credit: brittcb4

“Soulmate”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2nxugcrQog¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Holding On and Letting Go”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKOZ1C1IFrQ Credit: JaSamFanForeverLove

“Wind Beneath My Wings”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9TDH7kvvvs Credit: aproditebeauty

And how could we end our Drive without the JaSam theme song playing in the background? 

“Just You and Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_DvKF2T8u0 Credit: PhickJasam4Eva

“Baby, It’s Just You and Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzEKSOjogqY Credit: ashleycramni

Well, wasn’t that the most perfect way to spend our Sunday together? I hope it inspired you the way it inspired me to keep on fighting for JaSam by supporting them DAILY via ABC. Let the AIC know, in no uncertain terms, that you miss Jason Morgan and Mr. & Mrs.Morgan and that you want them to move heaven and earth to bring him back to Sam and Danny, and US! Tell them Jason and Sam are The Beauty of GH!

When you’re done using your voice for our couple, go back and take that Drive again – it was SO worth it!

Stay safe out there – no matter where you are and what you’re doing.¬†

Angelique


That’s The Only Way This Story Ends

Good morning, GHers.

I wonder when the tears will end while watching GH. Surely I can’t cry every single day until Jason comes back to his family!

As I told you guys yesterday, I am weary of trusting those in charge of what comes out of Sam’s mouth, so I take it day by day. I wasn’t sure what to expect from our Sam today, but I must say that I was not disappointed in the least! While it broke my heart to think that Sam was in such denial that she wasn’t dealing with her pain, I am glad I didn’t rush to judgment.

I kinda had the same reaction as The Davis Girls. Not sure what to think, and wondering if Sam might be facing a breakdown, and flat out worried for her. It seemed at first that Sam just wasn’t dealing with what had happened the night before, and I could totally understand why Alexis and her sisters might feel that she was simply in denial. Everyone deals with tragedy and grief differently, and so her family just assumed Sam was dealing with it by simply convincing herself that it didn’t happen. What else could they think as they sat there in stunned silence as Sam said, “Jason’s coming back. I know he is. That’s the only why this story ends.¬† Let’s be honest. If we were any one of the Davis Girls, we would have been exchanging the same, exact bewildered looks between ourselves.

When Sam explained how last spring she was handed a dead baby and told that it was hers, and how everyone accepted that truth, except for her, I immediately felt the lump form in my throat. When she said that’s exactly how it was now with Jason, I cried, because Sam can feel that Jason is alive. She knows it in her heart, just as she did with her son, and this time, she doesn’t want to waste any time going against what she knows in her heart. *sobbing* What courage and resolve Sam showed in the face of being looked at as though she had six heads. How many of us would even dare to believe in a situation like this hers?

I will say that I give Alexis so much credit for reacting so quickly and trying to appease Sam by agreeing that it was possible – for Jason, specifically, to have survived, because he had certainly survived worse over the years. I am not sure how many mothers would have gotten it so quickly, but it was obvious to Alexis just how badly Sam needed someone to believe with her. (The poor thing)¬†I felt for all of them, because I know it was an impossible situation for all involved, as Sam is convinced that her husband is alive, and her family was desperate to help her through something she refuses to accept. Molly especially broke my heart, because no one has been a greater or stronger supporter of Jason and Sam’s Love Story than Molly. Watching her with tears swimming in her eyes at the thought that the one true Love Story she had dared to believe in would end tragically after all was tough. I would hate it if Molly lost faith in True Love, especially since Jason and Sam championed on its behalf so often with her.

Alexis and the girls’ mistake was in talking about what about what they really thought about Jason’s chances within Sam’s range of hearing. ¬†Her no-holds-barred reaction to hearing them talk about how unreasonable it was for Sam to be so hopeful clearly stunned Alexis and the girls, but I totally get that Sam just cannot abide any other belief than the one that Jason is alive and coming back to her right now. She is fighting like hell to keep that hope alive and surrounding their son, because she fears the alternatives so terribly. *wipes tears*¬†

When Sam held that door open and told them it was time for them to leave, I was torn. I knew that it was hurting her family, but I am not sure that they truly understood how much it hurts Sam that they won’t believe her heart – AGAIN. In the end, that is what today’s showdown was about. Sam is believing what her heart, not the circumstantial evidence,¬†is telling her once more, and her loved ones are finding it nearly impossible to do the same because it just doesn’t make much sense. Then again, neither did the thought that Sam was given the wrong baby make any sense, and just look at how that turned out.

I did appreciate the fact that Alexis came back before leaving and kissed Sam and told her that she loved her and would be back. Whether Sam wants to hear that right now or not doesn’t matter; as long as she can remember what Alexis said when she needs it most. Clearly, Sam is struggling with the fact that Jason is gone at all, even if he is alive. She wants him home. With her. With their son. She is all too aware of how much time was lost, and somewhere deep down, she blames herself because she didn’t fight hard enough for what she knew in her heart after she was told her baby died. She is going to refuse to make that mistake again.¬†Every moment that was lost to them as a family because of that mistake is a moment she will forever regret, especially now that Jason isn’t with her and Danny.

{Which is why God help Liz Webber if that paper she tried to crush like leaves into that harbor was proof that Jason was Danny ‘s father. If she ran her own test and never told Jason or Sam, I hope Carly personally crushes her like leaves…right off of the highest bridge possible.}¬†

Anyhoo…

I imagine that it will be a rough and lonely road ahead for Sam as she tries to hold onto the hope that’s keeping her going, as the rest of Jason’s loved ones try to deal with the loss and try to get some closure. Everyone, including Sonny, Carly, and Monica, seem to have accepted that this time, Jason isn’t coming back. That will not be easy for Sam to accept.

However, Die-hards, it wasn’t a coincidence that Sam realized how important it was for Jason to have enough hope for the both of them while they were kept apart by fake circumstances. I bet that realization will help her to have enough hope for the both of them now that they are being kept apart by fake death. They will be together again…“That’s The Only Way This Story Ends.”

I, too, have enough hope for the both of them. What about you?

I hope this inspires you: “JaSam: Hope Now”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fvgSL44KeM¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Angelique


A HEARTBREAKING Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good morning, GHers!

Forgive me for running late today, but we had family over until the wee hours of the morning, and by the time I cleaned up and showered, I could not keep my eyes open to save my own life!

I have to tell you that I still cannot watch Friday’s scenes without crying. I am so heartbroken about Steve and Jason leaving, that I feel as though there was a death in my very own family. I just do not know what I will do without Jason Morgan as part of my daily life…he’s been part of it for half my life! *sniffles*

I will miss my JaSam as well, and I cannot help but wonder if this would have been easier if we got so little of them over these past 8 months. I guess we’ll never really know.

All we can do now is hope and pray that Steve returns to the role that stole our hearts for so long, as I would NEVER accept a recast Jason. Steve will always be the only Jason for me…and the MAGIC he and Kelly created could never be replicated or duplicated. In fact, it can never even be touched, so I just want them to leave it alone.

Until Steve’s return, I will wallow in my sorrow while watching classic JaSam vids, and remembering every moment that turned my GH watching into a JaSam obsession and ultimately, The Beauty of GH. I will continue to watch as Sam tries to cope with her loss, and as long as the writers honor the love she and Jason shared. The love that our vidders captured within their vids this week…

My new addiction: “Look What We Made When We Made Love”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXX_78oXO0g¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Shadows In A Mirror”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=684xabmJAq4¬†Credit: jmsg411

” I Love You Both”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8IBJEJsPc¬†Credit: JaSam4EverAlways

“JaSam: Stay”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi-mK6kCmVQ¬†Credit: laurynhill247

“I Believe”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2s_xH-T-0¬†Credit Jasamis4evr

I know we didn’t get much, but Heather managed to compile every baby moment Jason and Sam have had…reminding us it all led to the moment they were bonding with their child. This vid is a KEEPER! “The Eyes Of The Child”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CswmS2mvs1k¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Have a great Sunday!

See you all next time…when I compile the list of what Sam has been to Jason (you guys didn’t think there wouldn’t be one, did you?)

Much JaSam Love to you all,

Angelique


Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

I hope you are all having a great morning, and that you are looking forward to doing whatever makes you smile.

I have to say that it’s a little bit tougher than I imagined knowing that Steve has taped his last scenes and has walked away from that GH building for the last time (at least for the foreseeable future). I don’t really know what I will do with a Jason Morgan-less existence. He has been part of my daily life for so long…

I am truly grateful for the 21 years he gave to all of us as Jason, and I will never forget how he made me fall in love with a mobster who fell in love with the tough-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside Sam McCall. Nothing else Jason Morgan did stole my heart like that did, and the past (almost) nine years of tuning in just to see what would happen between them next were the best years on a soap for me, ever. So, while I wish Steve NOTHING but the very best, I cannot deny that he takes a little piece of my heart with him to Tennessee, because I won’t be the same without my JaSam. ūüė¶

That being said, I hope we all take a moment to recognize and appreciate how important and invaluable these vids that we all love and count on so much really are. I have been getting my JaSam fixes here for the past few months, but I realize that I have been going through mini-marathons as the end of Steve’s incredible run comes to an end, along with our JaSam Love Story playing out onscreen. I imagine that the gift our favorite vidders have given us will seem all the more special following the last JaSam scenes. *tears*

Please, please take a moment to thank each of them for being such a huge part of The JaSam Love Story and the legacy they shared with all of us. Each vid we have in a playlist or as part of our favorites will help to keep JaSam’s Love alive and well in our hearts for years to come…and that is just plain magical. For that, we owe our vidders a huge debt of gratitude.

Thanks from me personally to all of you, for making the last three years of Sundays on Bella Mafia a time that brought us all together – no matter where we were or what we were going through! I have decided that no matter what I decide about blogging for GH, Sundays will continue to be our “thing”. No matter what is going on in Port Charles, we will continue to take ¬†A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…with JaSam, for as long as you’re willing to go with me!

For now, get in…and let’s get going!

“Marry Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g5HmeBU3_Y¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

And one more time: “Marry Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y3PusTj7b4¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“All I Ever Needed”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZhKR3yedQ Credit: charmedp3f

“Will You Be Mine?”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtnX_XDEWg¬†Credit: Fair Samantha

“Husband & Wife”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRtYoBPRIMU Credit: mcdela02

“Endless Love”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVMgOU5nho¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Let’s Get Married”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBuBYlMk1XA Credit: Ro Blackett

“I’ll Stand By You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTnEM-b1JRE Credit: yugottahitpeople

“4Ever More”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8rIgud1LUA Credit: gigga143

I just knew that if I held on, (or fell asleep, like I did somewhere in the middle of posting) she would post a new vid for this week… ūüôā

“Now That You’re Gone”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU6Z5LaUyLA Credit: aproditebeauty

And of course, there is no way we can celebrate their wedding week without celebrating their wedding night, and my favorite JaSam Moments:

“9/29/11 Jason & Sam Make Love”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAYv-KN09K0 Credit: ashleycramni

“9/30/11 Jason & Sam *Home*”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk7bKBCSwg4 Credit: ashleycramni

I hope you enjoyed revisiting the week we had all been waiting and wishing for since the minute we fell in love with Jason and Sam all those years ago. I know that like me, so many of you will be “revisiting” so many of their most magical moments in the days and weeks ahead. Thanks to Youtube and our beloved vidders, the JaSam Magic lives on.

Love you all,

Angelique