jailynn24: (ashlee joy)

This is the last set of pictures. I hope you all have enjoyed the pictures and the recaps. Thank you to all that replied. I loved hearing your thoughts. *grin*
Booze Cruise Pictures Part 3---The End )


Okay folks that was my weekend. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures and recaps from Marco Island.
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
Music:: Holy Water: Big and Rich
jailynn24: (Jake and John)

Here is part 2...

Booze Cruise Pictures Part 2 )

Okay I guess there is going to be a part 3... here I end part 2 *laughing*
Mood:: 'giggly' giggly
Music:: In The Ayer: Flo Rida
jailynn24: (Casey)


Here are some pictures from before, during and after the cruise:

 

Booze Cruise pictures part 1 )


I'm going to stop here and do a second post of pictures...

Okay on to part 2...

Mood:: 'amused' amused
Music:: Long Way Home: Bethany Joy Lenz
jailynn24: (Wash's words)

Here is the last recap: (I'll try to keep this short because I'm not sure anyone is actually reading these)

 

Booze Cruise Recap )


Next post will be the pictures from the cruise...

Mood:: 'mellow' mellow
Music:: Feel This: Bethany Joy Lenz
jailynn24: (half filled heart)

Okay here are some of my bar bash pictures... I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. *wink/grin*

Part 1 of my pictures from the Bar bash )

Next post will be more pictures from the bar...
Music:: Love Fool
Mood:: 'groggy' groggy
jailynn24: (nuke happiness)

Okay sorry it took so long, we're having heavy rain here. *sigh*

This is my recap of the bartender bash. *grin* I hope you enjoy it.

Men, Alcohol and Music...oh my...Bar Bash recap )
 
Last year, I will admit this was my least favorite one of the events. In fact I told Adam if we had to miss something this would be the one I could do without...wow what a difference a year makes. This event was one of the best I've ever been to!
 
It started the same as all the rest. We arrived after Adam and I changed into our "bar clothes". Which basically meant, jeans and a relaxed shirt. When we got there, the event was already getting under way. Ewa Da Cruz (Vienna) and Beth Ehlers (Harley) were behind the bar. Twinnie and her sister were already there by the bar. *grin* That meant we were in the perfect spot, between the bar where all the actors were going to work and the dance floor. The music was pulsing through the speakers and we past John on our way in. He was talking to a couple of people. Adam and I talked with Twinnie while I took pictures of the bartenders and searched place for other actors.
 
Bobbie Eakes (Crystal, All My Children) worked the "vodka" booth. I didn't really see her doing much, but then again I wasn't really paying that much attention. While all this was going on, I was thinking to myself, "Okay, this is slightly boring." But at the same time I was enjoying being with my friends, so I shrugged and gave the event a chance. A changing of the "bartenders" took place and Crystal Hunt and John took over the duties behind the bar. We were so close to John it was unreal. I got quite a few pictures of him working behind the bar. One thing I noticed was the people liked seeing the actors do shots. *laughing* I know I saw John do at least three or four. Crystal did one, but she stopped after that. In fact she started giving her shots away. All I can say is she is one smart woman. Twinnie pointed out to me while Crystal was behind the bar that she had a massive ring on her finger. Twinnie wasn't joking. The ring is gorgeous. By this time we saw Caitlin come in with a shot bucket. I think she was working with Van, twinnie might have to correct me if I'm wrong. The shots were given to you in like a test tube and they looked blue. I have no idea what they were and for five dollars a shot I wasn't about to find out. *laughing* Have I ever mentioned I'm cheap?
 
The other actors started moving around the bar. Billy came close to us and ordered a bottle of water. To which twinnie said, "I would have pegged you for a drinker." He responded with the water bottle in his hand, "No I would never drink. I know how its done." *laughing* This is when those super cute and funny pictures were taken with Twinnie and Tina and Billy. Billy leaned over kissing Tina on the cheek (the picture is on Sharon's lj) then he walked over to Twinnie, lifted his shirt and covered her head with it. Twinnie was VERY close to that man's hot body. Lucky bitch. *laughing* As if that wasn't envy-inducing enough, he humped her leg a little. *laughing* Billy is a freaking nut. After that, he walked out onto the dance floor and danced his sexy ass off. *sigh* It was a great sight to see.
 
John was eventually relieved from bar work by Trent and ....uh....I can't remember. Anyway, he was talking to some people in front of me and accidentally stepped back onto my toe. *sigh* He quickly turned around, grabbed my arm gently and apologized. "I know I just totally stepped on you and I'm so sorry." I told him it wasn't that big of a deal. He's too sweet to be mad at. *laughing* Caitlin was dancing on the dance floor at this point. Adam and I were dancing next to the bar, singing the songs to each other. Caitlin actually came up to us and started dancing with us. *grin* She once again told me that she loved the video and she told Jeff that "the maker of the Shayne/Ashlee video was here." She said that he was excited and wanted to meet me to thank me for making it. *blushes* It really made me feel good to know that she enjoyed it. She acknowledged the fact that they both realize that video must have taken a lot of time and energy. Once again, I was floored by how kind she was. *grin* Twinnie took a picture of all of us dancing. Thank goodness there wasn't any blushing in that photo, because I know I was blushing from all the love she was giving me. Oh and before I forget, I was groped. *laughing* Some man walked by me and grabbed my ass repeatedly as he walked by. *laughing* I was so shocked I didn't know how to react, but now I can laugh and feel a little flattered. The DJ played "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, which is one of my favorite quirky songs. I told Adam and Sharon that it was based on Beth. *is mean and doesn't care* *laughing*
 
Okay now I'm sure most of you have seen the half naked boys pictures...well this is when the bar bash got interesting. *laughing* The DJ announced that if you tipped well the guys (Billy Magnussen [Casey], Nicholas Galbraith [Zac] and Alex Cole [Hunter]) would bar tend shirtless. The thought I had was, yeah right. I laughed it off until I turned around to face the bar. Slowly, with each dollar dropped into the "tip" bucket, buttons were undone and gorgeous men's chests were revealed. Let me tell you, it was a nice show. The pictures we took couldn't capture well enough how hot those guys are. Times like that, you thank God for gyms (that I don't use) and digital cameras. *laughing* Nick was probably the best at getting tips. He kept people coming back for more (because of his killer chest and abs) by saying, "It's for the children." I don't know how much he ended up making but I know it must have been a pretty penny.
 
Jake was the first one to sing at karaoke. He sang: Bringing Down the House. And he most definitely did. *grin*
 
Caitlin sang next and if I didn't already love her I would now. The girl sang Journey. She sang Journey! Dude that is like the best band from the 80s! The song was: Don't Stop Believing. Billy ended up singing with her. I couldn't see much, because I'm short. *laughing* But she sounded really good. I was disappointed that she didn't sing last year, so this made up for it.
 
Nick sang after Caitlin...and I can't remember the song. I think I was still picturing him shirtless. *laughing* I do know that he had a nice voice.
 
Billy sang after him. He played guitar and sang two songs. The problem was I didn't recognize either of them. Not that it mattered. Hot guy with a guitar = love no matter what song it is. *laughing*
 
Caitlin and John tended bar together. This was about the time that Adam and I left. We were feeling the long day and needed some sleep...by that time it was already 2 in the morning. Twinnie and Tina were still at the bar though so maybe she can give more scoop about what happened after Adam and I left. *grin*
 
 










 
Next post...pictures of the Bar Bash event
Mood:: 'accomplished' accomplished
Music:: Second Chance: Shine Down
jailynn24: (Luke rockstar)

Okay here are some of the pictures I took. *grin* I hope you all enjoy them... Not dial up friendly

Just ignore the women in blue... *laughing* Some ANWTS pictures )

Next is my recap of the Bar Bash...Oh the fun is about to start...

Music:: Dead or Alive: Bon Jovi
Mood:: 'awake' awake
jailynn24: (Coop smoke)

Here is the last half of my recap from this event:
Part 2 of A Night With The Stars )
 
John's favorite shows: House and Family Guy. Had he not been an actor he would have been in the military.
 
Caitlin: Had she not been an actor, she would have been a school teacher, she said she was a geek in school.
 
Ewa De La Cruz (Vienna) : was a nurse in Norway?, she would be an eye doctor if she wasn't an actor
 
Jake's favorite show: the Simpson's- he admitted at one point he would go into a depression if he missed a week
 
Van's fave show was the same as Jake's I believe, he was also a geek in a school full of drama "geeks" (I thought that was funny)
 
Trent said he was an uber geek. Comic books, dungeon's and dragons, etc. He would do doctor's without borders if he wasn't an actor
 
Billy said that he was a wrestler that got injured and placed in an acting class. He joked that in school he would have beat up Trent (he was a cool kid)
 
Austin- joked around most of the time while he finished his picture which was being auctioned off. He talked about all the jobs he had and that he wasn't good at any of them. He brought a lot of life to the panel questions.
 
Alex (Hunter on ATWT)- said he was a band geek in high school.
 
Jeff's favorite show: House and one that I can't recall. *laughing*
 
Crystal Hunt (ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light- Stacy, One Life To Live) got the second highest SAT scores in her high school which was a medical designed school (all kids that went there had aspirations to do something in the field of medicine)- this made her one of the cool kids since the higher your grades were the cooler you were. She wanted to be a heart doctor. She started on GL when she was 17.
 
That's all I can remember right now. Maybe Twinnie can fill in the blanks for me *hopeful look*
 
The auctions lasted so long. I can't even begin to tell you what all got sold. I can tell you that an As The World Turns tour with Van and Jake went for like 6000 dollars. Meanwhile a Guiding Light tour with Caitlin and Jeff barely went for a 1000. It was pretty sad actually. Jake's painting went for 1100 dollars. Van's went for 375. Big difference. John sold one of Coop's leather jackets to Jeff. Jeff looked really great in it. Jake auctioned off a plaid shirt "Noah" wore. Van auctioned off two shirts. Beth E. auctioned off one of Harley's jackets and Gus's jacket as well. Thorsten (Zach, All My Children) bought the one Gus wore and it didn't fit him at all! Billy bought the Harley jacket and let the model that Beth dragged up there keep it. *grin* All together now...AWWWW! Thorsten also bought his own painting and gave it back to the person he painted it with. (One of the autistic young men) Again...AWWWW! The auctions dragged on quite a while. It got boring and late, but I know they made some serious cash.
 
Now for all the pictures. The first one I got was John. He stuck his hand out and introduced himself. I told him that I was at the event last year. He smiled at me. God he has a nice smile. *sigh* Anyway. I asked him for a picture and he graciously granted one. I joked that I had to get a lot of him because I was one of the only representatives for the Cooplee fans. He nearly choked on his drink laughing. He was drinking beer at that point I think. The picture turned out really nice and he leaned over my shoulder to look at it with me. God I love digital cameras. *laughing* I was very insecure about my face (I know, I know, get over it) but he was really kind and told me the picture looked great. I got one with Adam's camera too. He told me that he looked forward to seeing me at the bar.
 
Next was Van. *la sigh* He is much hotter in person if that is possible. Van took two pictures with me as well and he smells really nice. I swear all the pretty points in those pictures went to him. Jenny you picked a lovely guy to love. *grin*
 
After that I went to Nicholas (Zac). He said that he would only take a picture if I bought some tickets (this was said in a mock serious voice). I showed him my stack of tickets and he grinned, wrapped his arm around me and more pictures were taken. He is very hot, nice and Adam has a crush. *laughing*
 
Billy was my next victim. He grinned at me when I asked for a picture and said in a sweet voice, "Can we take a prom picture? I miss prom. It was such a great time." Now who could say no to that? *laughing* So we had our prom picture taken. He was king and I was the court jester *laughing* I actually think it turned out really well.
 
I went to Jake next. He is love. Just a very cool guy. Once again two pictures were taken. By this point I was calling Adam my hottie photographer. *laughing*
 
Last on my list was Caitlin. Once again she was very sweet. She also said she looked forward to seeing me and Adam at the bar. *grin*
 
After that it was time to change and head to the bar...












 


Next up pictures from "A Night With The Stars"
Music:: my thoughts about Marco Island
Mood:: 'busy' busy
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.
 

Mood:: 'dorky' dorky
Music:: Womanizer: Britney Spears
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*
Music:: Tap That
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased

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