Thursday, August 18, 2005

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

To begin this LONG OVERDUE entry, I believe that there is only one true way to explain the feeling of this void that is not one of my own excuses and that is from one my loyal readers:

Okay so when are we going to read the next part of your journey in June..Especially since it’s now August, John! I know you are busy but it only takes 10 minutes…okay maybe more to write an entry but you have had umm an whole month but its okay I forgive you for not writing and the reason is because like my friends and I said...you're cute so you can slide but keep up the good work on GL (especially the shirtless scenes...those are priceless) and keep reaching for the stars.

Now the writer of this specific entry will remain unknown to ya’ll but I know exactly who you are Ms. "you ate my milk duds at the charity softball game before you could give them to me"…..LOL, I would’ve done the same thing too!

I am going to try something new from now on with these blogs and that is to make them a bit shorter because, in all honesty, the reason I take forever in posting follow-ups is because they take quite a bit of time to put together with all the details I include, so by the end I am really not so eager to compose another one quickly after. That is a pathetic reason, I’m sure, and some of you may think this is a cop-out but it really is tougher than you think to put one of these together, honest! Anyways, "John’s Journal in June" is no longer a valid title to use so I’m officially switching it to "June’s Answers in August"…if you have a title that is a bit edgier, then I would love some suggestions that might be more fun (your homework from me).

Before I get into my past adventures, I want to take a moment to update ya’ll on some current events that are and will be taking place very shortly. The 2005 Guiding Light Fan Club weekend will be taking place in October and tickets are now being sold for each event that takes place over that specific weekend. For more information on the events that are planned, go to
www.cbs.com and click on "Daytime" and go to Guiding Light’s site which will have everything listed for your viewing pleasure, promise!

I will say that after last year’s weekend (which I barely survived and you can read about in my early on blogs) I guarantee you that you will enjoy yourselves if you’ve never gone before and the proceeds of all ticket sales and auctioned off items go to a charity of the artists' choosing. What could be better than that? You get to see your favorite stars and the money or donations you give go to helping those who are less fortunate, so really everyone wins. You meet us (sometimes for the umpteenth time, LOL), we meet you and we all have an incredible weekend filled with pictures and even embarrassing moments if we’re lucky!

The other event that is coming up rather quickly is "Super Soap Saturday" taking place down at Paramount’s Kings Dominion Theme Park outside of Richmond, Virginia. Now I am REALLY excited about this in particular because this is right next to my hometown. I grew up going to this Theme Park and I have to say that it is HUGE and an absolutely crazy time! There is a water park along with loads of water rides throughout it that are a definite to get you soaked. They have some of the fastest rollercoasters including the "Shockwave" which is a standup looping rollercoaster, along with a new one called "Drop Zone" that is supposedly the world’s highest free fall ride. For the families that are interested in coming to this event, the park has a fabulous kid zone too. For this event refer back to the "CBS" website too and it will have everything you need to get there. The other bits of current information I wanted to pass along deal with autographed pictures and responses to fan mail. Some of you may have used a service called "Soap City" to relay comments to us here at Guiding Light but that has changed. The higher ups have discontinued using that website and are now just focused on receiving fan e-mails through the GL Fan Club (http://www.officialglfanclub.com/). I have recently just started working with someone who will not only get all of your comments and e-mails to me, but will work alongside me in getting photos and response e-mails back to ya’ll in a more timely fashion….or rather just get me started in responding.

Alright, in my defense I have to say that I have been reading all of your e-mails since the beginning, but I just wasn’t aware of how to respond to them. When sending e-mails, if you want an autographed photo, I must emphasize that you include your mailing address and be sure to give me roughly about a month to respond and get the picture you. Let me remind you that I JUST STARTED this (8/17), so it will take a bit to get this up and running but once going, it’s GONNA BE HOTTTTT!!!!!

The last bit of information I want to throw your way is that I caught wind that someone has started a "John Driscoll Fan Forum"??!! I am very flattered and appreciate this really, but I don’t have any real information to pass on to everyone so I am asking that if you know, have seen, are a member of, or at least have a web address for this site to pass it onto me and I’ll post what I can so that those who want to be a part of it can be! Maybe finding this site is as easy as just "google-ing" it?

So, continuing on to the crazy adventures that were had down in Gatlinburg, Tennessee along with my excursions and "not so bad and actually really easy move" from Brooklyn where I had five roommates to my new apartment on the Upper East Side of the island...

"I'm looking forward to reading about your trip to Gatlinburg. I've never been there, but my best friend and her husband went there on their honeymoon back in 2002 and they loved it. Another place that would make a great vacation is Branson, Missouri. I was there in April of 2001, my senior year in high school, for the Missouri State Beta Club Convention and I loved it." – Susan

"I'm also looking forward to hearing about the move. As excited as I am about moving to NYC next year (if all things go according to plan-which they never do), I'm rather nervous about it too. I don't know anyone up there! haha." – Erin

……I know how ya’ll hate cliffhangers but this will all wait until my next "sooner" blog post (I think ya’ll will be surprised too, LOL). Until then, please keep the comments coming in and I’m glad that the Coop/Lizzie story line is such a big hit! I think I heard that like 74% of the viewers’ love where this story line is going. That’s amazing that we have so many supporters out there of us together…I guess Crystal (Hunt) and I have pretty good chemistry huh? On a final note here, I have noticed that several people have mentioned that they would love to know how I personally broke into this business and that perhaps I might be able to give them a few tips. I would love to but that too will have to be a future Blog. All the best ya’ll and I hope to see you real soon at one of the events!

21 Comments:

Blogger MommyCeratops said...

John, you are so adorable! I will take whatever I can get when you update your blog.
As for requests I would LOVE to hear you sing??!!
You are fabulous on GL, not just with Lizzie but on your own. I look forward to the days you are on and wish they had you on more often! (yes I have written to tell them that.)
Take care John,
Kim

August 18, 2005 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

John I cant believe my eyes..you posted.As far as the reader who ate your milk duds..all I can say is that she must have been either hungry or she was trying to save them for you but the heat was too much.I think when you see her in VA you should be nice to her especially since she will have three gifts for you.

August 18, 2005 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Nikki B said...

So I am personally amazed that you actually updated... I thought you had given up on us. I've checked your blog everyday since your previous post. I just figured that with your busy schedule something had to go and the fan site was it. I'm so glad you didn't leave us hanging forever! I can't wait to read the post on how you got your start in the businees.

Nikki Lynn

PS I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Coop/Lizzie storyline. You and Crystal have amazing chemistry that really brings the viewers into the scenes! Great work. Any actor who gets to play a role opposite you is very lucky. You can make anybody look great as can Crystal, so together you are unbeatable! Love it!

August 18, 2005 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Harley's Mom said...

Hope all is well on the Guiding Light set after today's mercury spill.

Love reading your adventures... even if they're better late than never!

August 18, 2005 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger NaVell said...

I just heard about that, harley's mom. I am glad everyone is all right!

August 18, 2005 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

John! Great to hear from you as always. And yes, "better late than never" pertains. I'll take these tidbits as I can get them. I've been crazy busy myself, so I can empathize with that and will forgive you.

Ah, and King's Dominion! I'll be there. Andrea too (if you recall she was with me in Woodbridge when you and Gavin were there). I'm so happy that there is an event in Virginia! Hot dog!

Catch you later!

Amanda

August 19, 2005 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger A Girl's Gotta said...

John, I just read about the HAZMAT scare at GL today. Hope you are all doing okay! Scary!

Also, my best friend Kelly and I will be at Kings Dominion! I live in Richmond, and I nearly fell out of my chair when I read that you guys were coming here! Do you know if there will be a chance to talk to you, or is it the stand in line and get an autograph kinda thing? Either way, I'm excited. Will you guys get a chance to ride rides?

Anyway, see you then, and glad you're all okay after the quarantine today!!

August 19, 2005 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Meegs said...

Hey John! A GL fan friend of mine sent me a link to your blog. I'm glad to hear you're doing so well! I just moved to Chicago to study improv/comedy, but just before I left I ran into Anne Stueker at an audition in D.C. and we were reminiscing about how we knew you way back when. I have no doubt that you're keeping it real. You were always one of the good ones!

Have fun at Kings Dominion. I miss NoVA too!!

Your favorite A.D.
MEgan Kelleher

August 19, 2005 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

John,
I wanted to say this now because knowing you,you might post after the VA event lol.Anyway head's up my friend Cheryl,her mother and sister (the ones you met in January..the singers) will be there in person to make fun of lol and of course I am going to go and have your gifts with me..all I can tell you is that you will be one happy person

August 21, 2005 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger mallory0820 said...

Hi John. I love reading your entries. I just haven't set the time aside to give you a comment. Your comments are so much fun to read, I find myself reading some entries over and over again. I really hope to meet you again this year in NYC in October. I was lucky enough to meet you a couple times last year, and you were sooooo nice to me. You are a very classy guy. :-) Have fun at the King's Dominion!! It sounds like it would be a really fun event.
Thanks!

~Mal

August 22, 2005 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger julie said...

John,
Glad to see another blog from you. You were very missed. Glad to see your stortline is heating up. I wanted to know if i could get an autograph pic of you. I really appreciate it.

August 25, 2005 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger julie said...

Hey John,
Julie here again. Duh! I forget to tell you my email. if you send me an email. I will send you my home address. Bye for now. Take care.
Julie

August 25, 2005 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

Mr.Driscoll,
After reading some of your old entries because I was bored at my job today lol.I came across the part in your "Vegas"story saying this following statement

"No worries though;those who didnt will have so many more chances to win great prizes in the future."

Now after reading that and getting a look from my boss I think its time John for you..yes you who else would I tell this too? for a nice little contest for your loyal readers I mean I think that would be sweet to do.

August 25, 2005 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger FallonNicole said...

Hey!...i'm new to this site, but i guess ill get the hang of it soon. I just wanted to tell you, you are so adorable! i hate that i cant watch GL everyday because of my classes, i usually dont get off campus till around 5 or so, so i try to tape the shows everyday. I also noticed that there is a Fallon coming on the show? i love that, only because my name is Fallon! but anyways, if you leave richmond, VA early or have time.. stop somewhere in charleston, WV..i would love to meet you! i know its a long stretch but hey, i can try cant i? i would probably be at the park if i didnt have to work that saturday. it sucks. but keep up the good work on gl and have them to keep showing a LOT of you!
later!
Fallon Nicole

September 3, 2005 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Robbin said...

What's up John? I met you and talked to you for awhile at King's Dominion. You were absolutely great. You were by far the friendliest one there. I met all of you actually and I have decided that Tom is a "few fries short of a happy meal" but he is absolutely amazing. I have actually known you a long time but didn't know how to get in touch with you. I have tons of friends that went to GMU and I used to see you all the time. Please respond to this "comment" and perhaps I can e-mail you to let you know who I am. I am POSITIVE that you'll remember me. I hope you're well and have recovered from the craziness at King's Dominion. Be Happy...you are adored by many.

September 12, 2005 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

To quote you,John

"……I know how ya’ll hate cliffhangers but this will all wait until my next "sooner" blog post (I think ya’ll will be surprised too, LOL). "

I just want to say this is the longest cliffhanger ever...I swear you're lazy lol jk.Anyway I had fun on Saturday and seeing you of course made my weekend (thanks for the hug I really needed that) and I hope you like..no I take it back love the gift I got you dont worry you got the bigger boxes coming to you in 4 weeks and yeah I am going to almost all the events..I email that to you on the GL official site..anyway I hope you had fun on your week off and I hope you are working hard today *coughshirtlessscenecough* whew I must have caught a cold or something sorry bout that lol.See ya John in 4 weeks and hopefully this blog will be brand new.

Candice

September 12, 2005 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger MommyCeratops said...

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September 15, 2005 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger sashatheelf said...

hey johnny boy,

you may remember me (sasha@ SVM) from way back in the day. i was just chatting it up with your manager via myspace and your name was mentioned, so i Googled you and found this mighty happy blog o' yours! i guess i don't have many interesting things to say... still modeling but not with SVM. blah blah blah. are you related to the Driscoll berry farmers? random i know. i'm tired so its best i stop blabbering on. thanks for that back massage.
-sasha

September 15, 2005 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger MommyCeratops said...

John,
Sorry to post twice but I can't wait for you to update your blog! ;)
I have a question. At the risk of sounding like a freak. (and I swear I am not one)...What cologne do you wear? I hear you smell good =) I do not believe I am asking you that!!

Also I/we think you need a fan club and a web site. So what do you say?? Fans want more!! Can you hear us?? If you need help setting it up let me know. We know you are very busy.

You are very awesome John!!

((hugs))
Kim

September 17, 2005 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger TheFenix said...

John, not too frequent a blogger but might as well start now. I've been a fan of GL my whole life and from the first moment I saw you as Coop, something clicked! GL made a wonderful casting choice with a character rich in history and with full potential for great story development.
So far, I haven't been disappointed. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate you for your talent and keep up the good work! You're one of GL's hot points.
Take care,
Fenix

September 17, 2005 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I like your character Coop on Guiding Light. I hope that Coop and Ava get together. I think they would make a cute couple.

February 7, 2006 at 7:08 AM  

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