jailynn24: (ashlee hat and lights)

There might be more added later in a part two kinda way. *laughing* This one is long and it doesn't even have the pictures in it.

 

A Night With the Stars Part 1 )
 
I don't know how to really break this up, but I will start with the negative that happened this weekend. Because then we can work up to the really amazing stuff. And trust me, from my perspective, the good far, far outweighed the bad. This weekend was bad for technology and me.
 
  • When we got to the hotel, Adam wanted to swim, but me being the way I am (and the fact that I didn't bring a swimsuit) declined to go into the pool. I instead decided to lay out a bit and listen to my Zune. It was great the sun was shining, hardly a cloud in the blue sky, the water (which I had put my legs into) was the perfect temperature, it was wonderful- then disaster- as I was getting up, my Zune went into the water. It is dead. I'm holding a memorial service for it Wednesday. All are welcome to attend.  
  • My digital camera hit the floor at the bar. I'm just relieved that didn't break. I would have been completely lost had that happened. Batteries didn't last that long...at all. It was lucky that Adam and I thought to buy some before we went down to Marco Island. If we hadn't, there would be no pretty pictures to show and share.
 
That was really the worst things that happened to me. Not so bad, huh? Now lets get started with the recap of the Night with The Stars... I'm going to try and remember all I can...
 
As I said in the previous post, Adam and I did sit with Caitlin. We felt horrible though. Only five people paid to sit with her. *sigh* On the flip side I got to talk with her a lot and as Adam said, speak my mind quite freely. (I really have a big mouth that gets away from me without my brain saying it can speak. I need to work on that) She was very nice. I really enjoyed my time with her, but I'll get to that in a minute. I'm going to try and paint a picture for you. You could really skip the first paragraph under this one if you don't want to know the seating arrangement. *laughing*
 
I have to say that I didn't quite like the set up this year. Last year, I was really close to the stage, this year we were in the back of the VIP section. It could of been worse I know but it made getting pictures really difficult. My Twinnie and her sister were at John's table which was to the right of Caitlin's. The one right in front of us was Van's and in front of him was Jake. To Jake's right was Billy M. (Casey, As the World Turns) and Nicholas G. (Zac, As the World Turns). From there I couldn't really see. I know that Beth E. (ex-Harley, Guiding Light) had a table in the center of the room. The dinner was a buffet, which was pretty good. And that is all I'm going to say about that. *laughing* Because it's even boring me!
 
The no-shows this year were Grant A. (Phillip, Guiding Light) and Michael O' Leary (Rick, Guiding Light). I have to be honest and say that it didn't really bother me that they weren't there. I feel bad for anyone that was counting on seeing them though. They were the only ones I really noticed were missing. John has a new girlfriend. She was at all the events and so was Caitlin's boyfriend. We found out that Caitlin actually met him in Vegas and is surprised that a long term relationship grew from that. *laughing* Vegas isn't notorious for long term love affairs. *grin*
 
The rumor "going around" is that Guiding Light might be picked up by a new network. The emcee hinted around to that fact at the beginning of the dinner. What that means for what is happening on the show now, I don't know. After she made the announcement she directed our attention to a "survey" that was on each of the tables. Basically, it was asking questions about the show, our viewing habits and if we would stop watching CBS if the show really did go off the air. Honestly, I didn't have the heart to write on there that most have already stopped watching, hence the fact they are being cancelled. *sigh* Once her speech was done, she introduced the actors starting with the All My Children stars. Guiding Light was last and John missed his intro. He was late to the dinner. But showed up before anything major went on. I do have to admit that I didn't get to really see him much even though he was sitting at the next table. But Twinnie was at his table so hopefully she has some interesting things to say about him and her time at his table.
 
Caitlin came to sit at our table and shook our hands and asked for our names. She did remember me vaguely. She thought that she had seen me before. I told her that I was at the event last year. She asked us where we were from and was impressed that we drove all that way to come to Marco. I asked her if Ashlee would ever get another man. She said no. Unfortunately that wasn't in the cards for her character. I don't remember how it was brought up but I mentioned Shayne and Ashlee and the video I did a while ago. (God this is going to sound like I was pimping myself and that I'm full of myself *sigh*) Her mouth dropped open. She had seen the video and loved it. She even showed it to Jeff B. (Shayne), who also loved it. She mentioned it to Ellen Wheeler (otherwise known as the demon lady to me). The scoop I got there was Shayne was going to be for Ashlee, but the writers changed their minds and thought he had much more potential with Dinah. *sigh* So Shaylee fans, we were close. I told her that I hated the Beth/Coop crap. Caitlin admitted that it was never supposed to be liked. I got the impression (although she didn't say it, so don't say she did!!!!) that by that time the writers had already written Coop's death in their minds. Adam, Caitlin and I walked through the buffet line together talking the entire time. She knows that the writing is bad. She said that all the actors know it, but there is nothing they can do. Caitlin also mentioned that Ashlee was never supposed to speak at Coop's funeral. In fact it was only going to be Lizzie and Beth. She called Ellen Wheeler and told her that that wasn't right. That Cooplee fans deserved more than that, so they wrote her that crappy paragraph to say. Again, my mouth jumped before I could stop it and said that it felt like a slap in the face that Ashlee didn't get a proper goodbye to Coop. I also said that Coop and Beth made me want to puke. (yeah, I really need to work on my impulse control. *laughing*) Naturally I couldn't leave it there, I also said that the fans knew that they tried that damn storyline with Blake and it didn't work for a reason. Caitlin nodded. She agrees with all of our frustrations. What this all boils down to is she knows we are/were unhappy by the way the characters were treated. She also hated that after Coop's death, Ashlee went back to being her happy self. I think she felt as betrayed as we did. So that was nice to have that validation. We talked about Doris is a Lesbian storyline. She laughed and said that that was a running joke between the actors (that Doris was a bit too manly for a man to handle her and that she got pregnant from a sperm bank), but the writers decided to actually use it, not to give Doris a story but to push the Natalia/Olivia storyline. *laughing* Everyone that's been on this journal knows I'm a Doris/Buzz fan. I told Caitlin that I was pushing for that relationship. She smiled and admitted she had been as well. Oh and they tape six weeks ahead...Ashlee still doesn't know about Doris's sexual orientation. *sigh* She also doesn't know what will be the final storyline for her character. Most of the actors have had their meetings to find out...she hasn't. Like I said I got to talk with her a lot.






 



Okay more will be posted in a bit.
 

Music:: Womanizer: Britney Spears
Mood:: 'dorky' dorky
jailynn24: (Cooplee kiss pretty)

Okay so I'm back but I don't have all of my thoughts together to do a full recap. That will come later, but I wanted to share with you all some good stuff.

First Adam and I did sit with Caitlin. (YAY)

John was late, but still hot as hell... (*fans self*)

Billy is much cuter in person. And likes prom... (What? You'll find out.)

The whole reason to go was...well you'll see. Stay tuned!!!!!

Now here are some pictures to tide you over. *grin*
Pictures of pretty people and me )
Okay that's some... I'll start typing my recap tomorrow or Tuesday. Sorry for the delay but tomorrow  Adam and I will be on the road all day going home. If I'm not too tired I will share some details with you all. I know you want to know now... forgive me? Please. *begs innocently*
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
Music:: Tap That
jailynn24: (kitty cat)

The Rambling starts in

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La La La )

Okay I think that's enough rambling for now. I'm sure I'll be back later with more. *laughing*

Mood:: 'exanimate' exanimate
Music:: Love Game: Lady Gaga
jailynn24: (Cordy whatever)


So Adam and I have been waiting for weeks to make sure he got off the days we need him to get off so that we can go to Marco Island. He was supposed to get his schedule Thursday but it didn't come: Friday the people promised him. Friday rolled around...still no schedule. Now I'm getting worried. Everything was going so well. We got the room we wanted. The dinner with the stars is going to be at our Hotel's restaurant. We are going to be sitting with Caitlin. We got tickets to the cruise. Everything was going to plan. We were confident. Then Saturday comes and our bubble of happiness breaks. He didn't get the days off. He got Saturday and Sunday, but not Friday. The reason he wasn't approved: he didn't give enough notice. That is bullshit! He gave three weeks written notice and a month and a half of verbal notice (he told his manager). The place he works does their schedules weekly so they had the proper amount of time. *grrr* It's so upsetting and makes me hate the place he works. Right now we are formulating a plan of attack. First option: Try and switch shifts with another employee. If that fails... Option 2: he fakes illness on Wednesday, "struggles" to come to work Thursday and finally calls in Friday.  He gets sick pay, which he never uses, so he wouldn't be losing any money. The last option is the most extreme: I kidnap him. *laughing* I really hope everything works out, but if it doesn't I guess I can either go alone (which would really suck and make the entire trip depressing) or I could take my grandmother (who lives thirty-five minutes from Marco Island). Either way this is where I stand.

This weekend has sucked! How are you all doing?

Music:: Cold: Breaking Benjamin
Mood:: 'angry' angry
jailynn24: (Achmed oh crap)
I don't have the energy to write much, but I wanted to give you another update on me. *laughing*

 
I'm still reading Eclipse, but I'm not really sure what to say about it. I'm half way done and well...yeah.

 
This past year, I have been around more sick people than I have in years and I haven't gotten sick. Well that cocky attitude caught up with me. Friday, while driving my kids to meet there dad, I had a really bad headache and didn't feel so good. I thought at first it was low blood sugar and I didn't really think anything about it. When I got home, I wasn't perfect but I was feeling better so I went out with friends. Saturday early morning, I started feeling bad again and I spent all of Saturday sick as a dog. I got the 24 hour stomach flu. *sigh* I'm still not feeling up to much, but I think the worst is over.

There is only two weeks left before Marco Island. I can't wait. Adam and I were discussing it Friday evening and then I got a phone call from the people organizing the VIP dinner (where you get to sit with the actors). It seems she lost my request list and had to ask me which actors I most wanted to sit with. My choices were pretty obvious: 1) Caitlin Van Zandt, 2) John Driscoll and 3) Van -- because Adam thinks he is cute, although he prefers Jake *laughing*. Well no shock Van's table was full. That's one of the reasons I chose him last. I'm not shocked the Nuke fans claimed him. But she said, "Your first choice should be fine." I'm guessing that means that Adam and I will be sitting with Caitlin for sure. *grin* I'm so excited to see her again. She really was so sweet last year. 



 
Music:: Quiet
Mood:: 'sick' sick
jailynn24: (Hotch angry)


Okay let's start with Guiding Light simply because I am annoyed with it. Do I watch? No, I like the fact that my eyes aren't bleeding. Do I want to know what's happening? No, because my version of events makes me so much happier. But unfortunately I can't avoid the show completely... even if most days I forget it even still exists on the air.

 

Soap Rant )



 That's enough about daytime! Let's move on to Primetime and my FAVORITE show of all time: Criminal Minds.

Criminal Minds has had an up and down year for me. Some shows are really interesting and intense and others... But how freaking awesome was last night? It felt like the show I love again. I hated last week's episode. It really wasn't what I expect from the show and reminded me more of an X-files episode, but last night was CM. I loved the surprise twist with who ended up being the killer. I loved that we saw Hotch crack a little under the pressure. He has always been so strong that it's nice to see him be human. Rossi really was perfect in this episode. He was there to pull Hotch back from the edge, just like a friend should do. Morgan's life in danger? That was an awesome scene. And creepy as hell. Garcia wasn't in it as much as I would like...but what she did do was brilliant. I love her. Reid, JJ, and Emily really took a back seat in this episode but I wasn't bothered by that. What they added to the show was what was needed. I enjoyed the entire episode. Next week's looks wicked as well. Garcia in danger! NOOOOO! *grin* I can't wait!

Mood:: 'bitchy' bitchy
Music:: Scream: Tokio Hotel
jailynn24: (Cooplee Jaitlin heart)
Okay Cooplee lurkers come out and play. This May I might be going to see Caitlin and John at the Macro Island Soapfest. So I was thinking, if you had the opportunity to say something to them: what would it be? I know that John realizes he still has fans and right now Caitlin is being hit with stupid writing, but I think it would be a nice gesture to give them black and white proof that not only are they loved but that the Cooplee story touched many lives. This is the time to get all your ideas out, to tell them that you enjoyed/enjoy their characters and will always have Coop and Ashlee in your hearts. It might also do John some good to know that so many people are pulling for him to be a succss in other arenas of the entertainment industry. So get to thinking and once it's time I will print all your letters off for them both and hand the notes of encouragement to them when (and if) I see them in May.

*grin* Remember to post your name!

~Jai
Mood:: 'artistic' artistic
Music:: an airplane over head...I'm outside and it's beautiful
jailynn24: (Caitlin in red1)
posted by [personal profile] jailynn24 at 07:27pm on 17/03/2009 under

This is from an email I received from Nancy:

I don’t know how to post things for all the Cooplee fans to see, but thought I would share this with you to see if you could share it.  I just saw a promo for Entertainment Tonight’s show for Wednesday, 03/18/09, and they are going to do a story on Caitlin Van Zandt and her weight loss.  She said something about going from a size 20 to wearing 8’s and 10’s now.  Thought others might want to see this.  If you can post it on your LiveJournal it would be great.

Thanks

Nancy

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Also for anyone that hasn't realized it or doesn't know: Love Unexpected has been taken down. It was removed quietly after Coop's death. I know some people didn't know and I only found out after I asked someone.
Music:: talking to twinnie
Mood:: 'bored' bored
jailynn24: (caitlin sunglasses)


I got sent an email telling me who will be going to Soapfest in May. This list isn't even on the website yet. So I feel all in the know. *laughing* Here is the list. (My reasons for saving up to go are in red)

 

The Insiders List )


For right now, these are the actors set to go to Marco Island, FL. This is the event Twinnie and I went to last year. It was a blast and I'd love to go again. I'm so excited to see John Driscoll and Caitlin Van Zandt on the list. I was worried that he might not make the trip because he was fired. It goes to show you what an awesome guy he really is. *grin* Of course, as we learned last year, these actors aren't set in stone. Some might not make it, but *fingers crossed* I'd love to go if they all did. You can order tickets now on the website. *grin*

Oh and I've decided to stop posting Shattered Reflection. I understand that there are about five people really into the story, but I'm putting my heart and soul into it and all I'm asking for in return is a comment, a reply. If you would like the next chapter please let me know, otherwise I'll just assume this 40 fics for Lent has been a bust. Thank you to all that have replied. You guys don't know how much that means to me.

Mood:: 'chipper' chipper
Music:: You Sexy Thing
jailynn24: (ashlee smoke)

I just wanted everyone to know that I don't know when the next chapter of "Shattered Reflection"  will be posted today. I have a lot to do, but I will post! If it's not today the chapter will be posted tomorrow with a special Sunday surprise I have been working on for the past week. And I really, really hope you like it.

In the meantime I have found some new Caitlin pictures and have mixed in some old John pictures as well.  I also found a video of Caitlin giving a tour of GL backstage. It's kinda lame, but hey I want to support her...GL sure as hell isn't. *grumble*

Picspam )

Mood:: 'blah' blah
Music:: my mom on the phone

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