Monday, March 20, 2006

DEAR JOHN LETTER

I must first start this Blog off by saying that “yes” I did survive this pasT St. Patrick’s Day here in NYC. The reason I say that is because I was hanging out with Mr. Mayhem himself, Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan). After work, a group of us got together at a local pub around the corner from the studio to have a pint and celebrate this most joyous holiday. It was a great deal of fun and we kept the party going until pretty early in morning, if you can imagine.

On another note, the storylines here at the “Light” have been getting really good. Filled with backstabbing, lust, hope, trials and forgiveness, everyone here has really been putting out some amazing work. As I said before, the Jonathan and Coop characters were going to have some interactions coming up and boy, have they! I‘m sure that you, the viewers, won’t be disappointed with how action packed and heated they are! Coop and Jonathan aren’t the only ones getting into it though, Lizzie and Ava start to swap fighting words and punches over Coop (two women fighting over one man…I love it) and the outcome is so sweet! Geez, there is so much I could talk about but I don’t want to necessarily give it all away, LOL!

Another event that just happened was a fun photo shoot that involved Ava, Lizzie, Coop, and Jonathan. Let me just say that Michelle Ray Smith (Ava) looked absolutely stunning in every picture. When we had to partner up, I felt like I was just furniture in the shot with her. As we started to get into the shoot, the photographer was really liking what he saw and was giving us some really great direction, so the pictures I’m sure turned out really hot. At one point Michelle was on a table with me between her legs, leaning in, creating a really sensual shot.

Let me just say though that all the shots were TASTEFULLY done, LOL. I then took a few with Marcy, which were cute and playful but because of our storyline split, they weren’t meant to be too “close." Tom and I hoped to have a few shots together, but no dice. I can’t wait to see these shots and I’m sure once they come out, ya’ll will enjoy them too.

I received a really touching e-mail from a friend of mine that took me by surprise last week. It was an e-mail I was told I would be getting, but wasn’t told about the content of it. After reading it in its entirety, I just sat on my couch thinking about how I could respond in the most direct yet supportive way. This e-mail deals with making sacrifices in your life to go after your dreams. In this case, my friend wants to pursue acting but is afraid of what might happen or won’t happen if she tries.

I wanted to share this with ya’ll because I have received many e-mails and Blog responses talking about the same subject matter. I have omitted certain names and details to keep this person anonymous so enjoy.

“This email is being written to you through tears, so I must warn you that the contents of what you are about to read are full of emotion and perhaps a bit of babbling. The truth is that I have stopped watching Guiding Light since you first made your cameo. Odd I know, but the reality is, is that the day you showed up in "the diner" I got a feeling, similar to the stomach ache you get when you are nervous, and that feeling emerged every time I saw you onscreen afterwards. The feeling is a great big combo of admiration and fear. Admiration that you had the ability to leave all that is conventional and all that you know, regardless of the thoughts and whispers of others, to pursue a dream that you knew was yours to have. And the fear that I may have missed my chance to pursue my dream of performing...because sadly, I was afraid to dream and believe they could come true. I was totally fine, better than fine, in college because I was pursuing something that I enjoyed, something I was good at, and something that was safe...government studies. And I truly didn't believe that I was equipped to pursue "wild dreams" of performing because I didn't really think dreams like that could come true for people like you and I. Well your cameo on GL proved me wrong and threw out my "no wild dreams come true" theory. I've obviously put off emailing you, in hopes that this dream and yearning to perform would perhaps go away. Well, it didn't. A few weeks ago I was at CVS and thought to myself "if John is in that CBS Soaps magazine, then I have to contact him...if he's not, then it's not meant to be." Crazy right!??! Yeah, I totally admit to being nuts. But, sure enough, you were in the CBS magazine and I've finally conjured up the courage to write. I found out a long time ago that my 2 passions are as follows; performing and helping people. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Counseling which totally relates to the second passion...and is going alright (by that I mean I have a 4.0 but I'm not completely satisfied with what I am doing). As far as performing goes, other than Greek Week, singing at church, and skits in class, I haven't acted since my lead in the middle school musical. I was addicted to theatre in middle school. I can honestly say that I have never felt so alive as when I am performing...nothing comes close. I stopped acting because I was brought up in a house where conventional and safe reigned supreme and dreams of acting and performing were not so encouraged. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't trade my parents for the world, but coming from 2 school employees, they supported the "good benefits, good vacation, and job security" case much more often than supporting rather unconventional aspirations...such as acting. So here I am, trying to give you an understanding of my feelings and praying that you may have some sort of guidance. I try to make myself forget about acting and performing as a career by telling myself things like "Sara you don't want to move to New York," or "you're not thin enough to act," or "you haven't acted since middle school," "how would you even start a career in acting?" you get the point...but regardless of my attempts to make excuses, the dreams, the feelings, and the tears won't seem to go away. I can't even begin to imagine how you will respond to this email. But regardless John, I really appreciate the opportunity to vent...because this desire to act and perform again, these dreams of mine, I don't talk about them...because I really don't know what to say or do and that for me, is an unusual feeling. Thank you for being you and not being afraid to claim what is yours....your dreams.”

My response: “Your boyfriend (my fraternity brother) told me that you might E-mail me, but he didn't exactly warn me that the content would force me to sit down ;p At this moment I really feel inclined to open up a bible and recite or rather type a very prophetic verse from a chapter that has great significance to the human spirit and will. Unfortunately, I have not been as devout as I would choose to be but I AM PICKING MYSELF UP and WILLING MYSELF TO DO IT. You see that I capitalized these two phrases because they are honestly all I did to make my dreams come true (or rather start this chaotic/unsteady journey). What I feel about myself and towards my faith these days and the actions that I must take are the same thoughts and actions that don't have to be applied just to faith alone. These T & A (thoughts and actions) as you can see don't have to be found in a bible either. I know you yourself have already done these two simple things and continue to do so everyday. Getting out of bed when you'd rather stay in, getting a job and being content after receiving your undergraduate degree instead of going back to more schooling just to get your graduate, sending an email to a friend about your dreams and aspirations when you could just tell yourself "be happy with all that you have and don't risk losing it". These are all choices that are on the same plane as the choice I made to not finish school but to head to New York and give acting a whirl. You know, for me it was a “win win” situation in that I would go up to New York and if things worked out in a full school year's time frame that I would stay and I would have won; or if things hadn't worked out I would still be able to come home and finish up the one and half years I had at GMU and thus would have won also.

I guess I could go on and on about this topic because it is involving a close friend of mine (you) and a dream and love for something (acting) that we both share. My advice to you is in short is if Acting is what you love and what you feel then don't be afraid to explore and even pursue it. At this point I could continue with facts about this endeavor both fun and scary in truth, but I won't go into it at this time. You're not looking for those at this point in time, but merely sharing your thoughts and for that I thank you in your honesty. If you wish to talk in more detail about certain aspects of this path, it would be my pleasure, your boyfriend has my contact information;)

You really are an exceptional person, very driven and focused. All my best to you and I hope that at least you find some pertinent information in this e-mail.”

Until next time and please feel free to comment on my response if you thought it was good advice or if to you the reader, it was missing something.

32 Comments:

Blogger Bruce said...

John,

With every post you amaze me more and more. Your insight, depth, and emotional sensitivity floor me every time. You really are one hell of a compassionate person, such a rarity in today's world. I don't know you outside of this blog or have ever spoken to you outside of this blog, but I could see you doing just what you said, reading the e-mail, having it effect you and you having to sit down and reflect on the e-mail. I can also tell that you had taken some time to put thought and emotion into your response and what came out was just as compassionate and honest as I have this sense of you being. The world needs more people like you (possible in politics...if you've ever read my blog you'd know why LOL).

It's great to see an actor still be himself and not let situations change him from what he truly is.

I am not sure if I speak for a lot of people but I will say as an aspiring writer I have often felt the same as your friend who wrote the letter...wanting to make my dreams come true but then not following through because of being afraid of failure. I think I have sabatoged a lot of my creativity because of that. And really after reading your post and your response...what am I really afraid of? You words were from the heart and meant something to your friend, I'm sure, not only had an impact for her, but they helped put things into perspective for me and I hope others who feel the same way. One of these days with any luck, I may be writing for GL (my deepest dream since I was 13), but if not for GL, I'd be happy to write for any television show.

Again John, you are truly amazing and the people in your life (family, friends and loved ones) are so very lucky to have such a spirit as yourself.

Continue with your best, Bruce

March 20, 2006 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

Yes Mr.Driscoll,I have a couple of insightable (yes its a word)questions for you (since I am going to be going to broadcasting school this is a good idea)

1.As far the photo shoot went,can we hope for a romantic pairing of Jonathan and Coop? (jk John haha)

2.Is the hair working in the photos? I mean seriously how is the hair? Short,long,gel,etc (people want to know)

3.If you had to chose between Ava and Lizzie (note:knowing Ava lied about being married to Sandy)who would Coop really chose to be with? (I know Coop and Ava are hooking up but still I can still hope for Coop and Lizzie to hook back up right?)

Serious question

4.John,you have always been a honest gentleman as many of your fans know so this question is sorta deep but how do you really feel about GL and the fans?

5.Last question for you Mr.Driscoll,knowing you are one of daytime's hottest male actors and having one of the most talk about storylines on the show right now,how does it feel knowing that at the next event I go to I might not have milk duds for you but snickers? lol

John you know I had to be playful and serious right..well all the best to you and hope to see ya around and stuff and keep up the good work on GL cause you are the bright light for many of us who watch the show.

Love
Candice

March 20, 2006 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

John,

Bruce put into words what I was trying to think up when reading your post. You are such a compassionate man and it was a pleasure meeting you in Marco last year, because just meeting you told me that some actors really do care about their fans. I know that you meet or see so many people throughout the year but it was such a pleasure because it felt like you were really focusing on each person. (which I'm sure must be draining at times too.) I know that God will continue to bless you and I pray that you will deepen your faith, if that is what you truly desire.

To the person that wrote you, I hope that you do decide to follow your dreams and that God blesses you with more than you can imagine. You are very brave to consider doing this because it is stepping out into the world... that's more than I can say for myself and I hope you excel!

And for a more shallow topic, I can't wait to see the pictures with you and Michelle. I bet they are great... and I hope to see you again in Marco in June. I'll bring you more milk duds. :)

March 21, 2006 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Bridgette said...

John,


I accidently found your blog while browsing through some guiding light stuff. I decided to have a look and see just what kind of person you can be in the "real world". I just have to say that it is awesome to see an aspiring actor be real and down to earth about his faith. In todays society it takes a lot of guts to throw things around about your religious preference. Especially in the acting career. I admire you a great deal more than I initially did. LOL You are, in a sense, a "role model" and I believe God has great things in store for you. Anywayz just tought I would drop a few lines. Take care, God bless, stay kool, and good luck in life.

Bridgette

March 21, 2006 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger MommyCeratops said...

John you honestly blow me away with every blog you do. Your words were so thoughtfully writen to your friend and very motivating. Thank you for sharing it with us.

You are a wonderful friend.

I can't wait to see the new GL story line for you. I read where they might bring back Coop's mom in a dream or for good. That would be so awesome! I am glad GL is giving you some good story lines! Way to go John!

Take care,
Kim

March 21, 2006 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger kay said...

John,

I always enjoy reading your blog, you are truely an amazing person. What your friend wrote is how I feel also I'm going to college, but have always wanted to do acting I guess I'm just afraid like her that it woudln't work out. sometimes you just have to take a chance. I would like to try after I get my degree next year so I will have something behind me if It doesn't happen, but I wouldn't know where to go or begin really. I think your totally awesome on gl I watch the show almost everyday when I'm not working. I would love to meet you sometime. god bless and take care.kay_b1803@yahoo.com

March 21, 2006 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger jess said...

hey john. i think you did good for your friend... i'm proud of you! you had, and still have, support (ahem) on your way, and i like that you are sharing. i know you mean every word because it hasn't been a smooth, easy ride for you.

hey, are you gonna be around sat for the D-Mod?

March 21, 2006 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger jess said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

March 21, 2006 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger SoccerMomToo said...

John,
So much wisdom from a lad so young -- your parents should be proud! As someone who moved to NYC mid-college "to give it a shot", I can completely say I am SO glad I did. If your friend reads this - what do you have to lose? Give it a try. Set a finite amount of time and jump in. Your college years are your years to explore and figure out your place in this world. If you don't do it now, it gets more difficult to take those chances the older you get and the more responsibilities you have.

I worked in the same bldg you now work in, John -- in news (ATWT was down the hall then). I grew up thinking I wanted to live in NYC and work for a network -- so I gave it a try and found that it really wasn't for me afterall. But at least I know -- and I have no regrets.

I have fabulous memories of my time there and I am able to live a happy, content life having had that experience. If I hadn't, I would have always wondered. Life is too short to have "what ifs"; so if not Now, then When?

I went back to college and finished my degree and worked in local news. Now I'm home with children and couldn't be happier.

I've been a GL viewer for many years -- from w/Grandma, through school, and even at work (working at a TV station, one must monitor the network ;<)) and now as a Mom, GL is "my show".

You have been a great addition and I look forward to seeing your character grow -- it's good to have a "nice guy" in the mix.

Best Regards

March 21, 2006 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger April said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

March 23, 2006 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger April said...

John,

I'd have to agree with the others on how down to earth you seem. Good advice. It's good to know that you don't let the fame get to your head. You seem like an awesome friend. It's a good feeling to have friends like you.

Are you or any of the others going to be anywhere near Dayton, OH? It would be nice to meet some of you. My mom got me hooked when I was a teenager I've watched since. Especially in the past 2 years. Hate to miss a show. Your character's chemisty with Ava is great.

Keep up the good work on the show & off. Look forward to your next blog.

April
MissMSDW@aol.com

March 23, 2006 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger mallory0820 said...

Wow John...I really enjoyed reading this entry. Your response to the e-mail was great, and I love that you gave so much thought and insight to it. I admire your great, positive personality. :-) What a great entry...
I can't wait to see the photos from the shoot! While Michelle and Tom probably looked fantastic, I'm sure you were quite the stud too! LOL!! I can't wait to see the scenes between Coop and Jonathan! :)
Thanks so much for the great read!

Much Love,
Mallory

March 24, 2006 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Gabbie92 said...

John,

Your advice was filled with compassion, sensitivity and support, which I think your friend needed. Being someone who was afraid to follow my dreams and was about to give up on them with the first roadblock I ran into, I understand how she feels. It is hard to put yourself out there in the face of possible rejection. What I always told myself is that I don't want to have a life of "what ifs". Your friend should go after her dreams. If they don't work out, or are not what she thought them to be, then she can try something else. Life is too short to not go after your dreams. I wish your friend the best of luck and will pray that she can make her dreams come true. You are truly an amazing man, John.

Take care,
Gabbie

March 27, 2006 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger BLeigh said...

Hi John,
I, like many others, happened to stumble upon your blog the other day. To be quite honest, I'm just learning about the whole world of blogging. Apparently I have my own blog space now..... Not sure exactly what to do with it though!

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I met you last year in the Tampa Bay area. You were with Crystal and Scott. Funny thing is that I would have never seen you had my insane horse not turned around against my wishes and raced back to the stable. Very scary moment, but as a result my friend and I ended up riding with your group. We were horseback riding (obviously) at a stable in Plant City. I recognized Crystal as Lizzie, but not you and Scott. You were wearing a ball cap.
We had a great time although, I don't know about you, but I was extremely sore the next day!

I just wanted to let you know that it was great meeting you and chatting a bit. That's certainly a riding experience I'll not forget! If you all ever make it back down to Tampa, let me know if you go riding!

March 30, 2006 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger njdesperatehousewife said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

April 1, 2006 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger njdesperatehousewife said...

Dear John,

I am writing to you because I met you last night at the JDRF benefit in Sea Bright, N.J. To be honest I have not watched "Light" in years and was not familiar with you prior to last night. I am afraid that I had a bit too much to drink and I hope that I did not make a nuisance of myself. You were so sweet and nice to take your time to talk to me. You now have a new fan. Good Luck to you in all that you do and if you should ever want some home cooking look me up!

April 1, 2006 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I just came across this blog today. It is amazing that you take time to sit down and talk with fans and others who haven't even watched the show. I have watched Guiding Light on and off since I was young (my mom has always been a big fan) and it amazes me every time I watch it. Your advice to your friend is honest and compassionate. It doesn't hurt for people to try new things. I think if she doesn't go out and branch more with what she loves to do, then later on she might regret it. I wish you and her the best in all that you do. Keep up the great acting John. I love the character of Coop. All the actors of GL amazes me with your acting abilities. Best wishes to all.

April 3, 2006 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Dear John,
I was wondering if you could let me know if you and Tom Pelphrey plan on attending the charity event on Marco Island this year. I'm planning on attending but would like to know if you guys were going to be there. You guys made the trip worth coming to. Email me at jewelb33909@peoplepc.com. Take care. Hope to see you there.

April 4, 2006 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger ml700 said...

Hey John,
It's Meredith from your last job as you were getting the gig on GL. I was out with a couple of people from there the other day and your name came up. I had looked you up to see how you were doing on the show and came upon this site. I am glad to see that you are doing so well. I figured I might as well write and say hello. I just remember when you had your script in the office talking about the audition and it's so great to see you succeed. I think the best was when you told everyone that you would be keeping some shifts just in case.....Glad that you never had to go back. I am actually not there anymore either.
Hope you are having a blast and if you have a chance, email and say hello. All the best,

April 6, 2006 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

That scene between you and Tom finally aired today 4-7-06 It was great. I don't know how you two kept a straight face doing that. Especially with the Mandy, Stephanie, and them around when you filmed it.

April 7, 2006 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Well John, you never cease to amaze me. I sometimes just can’t get over how real you are. I met you very briefly on the Harbor Cruise last October and I was not surprised to see that how you are in your blog is how you are in person as well. That is, you’re very compassionate, caring, supportive, and down-to-earth. Last semester in college, I gave up my dream of becoming an actress because I know that at this point in my life my self esteem in that one particular area is way too low. Thoughts that constantly run through my head are things like, “I’m not talented enough; I’m not pretty enough; I’m not skinny enough.” I know that I would most likely give up after one or two failed auditions. Was that the smart thing to do? No! Have I regretted dropping out of our theatre performance program and discontinuing my training? Yes!

“My advice to you is in short is if Acting is what you love and what you feel then don't be afraid to explore and even pursue it.” John, I’m going to take this little piece of advice and really pray and think about it. I’m not going to rush into anything. (Lord knows I don’t have the money to move halfway across the country at this time in my life. And I do have a very stable job where I was just recently promoted…) But, maybe the next time the community theatre group is having auditions, I’ll be able to put my insecurities aside and audition. It’s really amazing sometimes how people that you don’t even know can really make you think.

On a shallower note, you have been absolutely HOT lately on Guiding Light. Although I will always be a Coop/Lizzie fan, I am enjoying your pairing with Ava, as well. I figure, it’s a soap opera. Coop and Lizzie were bound to break up eventually. All super couples break up and get back together, usually many, many times. And I truly believe that Coop and Lizzie could be a super couple. And I LOVED the interaction on today’s episode between Coop and Jon. (Although I only got to see part of it due to constant interruptions for thunderstorm and tornado warnings in my area.) Until your next blog, stay safe, stay happy, and keep up the great work on The Light.

Susan
kurtfan4life2002@yahoo.com
http://myspace.com/susanmh

April 7, 2006 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger SmTwnGirl said...

Hey John,
I too just found your blog site through Guiding Light and as I look over your past postings, you truely do sound like an amazing "real" person.
I'm glad you survived St.Patty's Day, That day is crazy here and I can't even imagine NYC.
As for your friend who wants to be an actress I think that you gave some excellent advice and I hope she succeeds.
I'm looking forward to more of you and Ava in the show and I'm still getting used to the new Lizzy but it's still hard! Anyways best of luck, and thanks for being the real you!
SmTwnGirl

April 11, 2006 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Krisnotes said...

John,

Hello. I'm Kristin. I saw a link to your blog on the cbs.com/gl website. I'm a third generation viewer of the show, and a loyal fan. I read some of your blog posts, and I'm impressed by your kindness. I think everyone needs a "Coop" in the family and a "John" as a friend. Well wishes and happy days.

Kristin

April 14, 2006 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Hey John,
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. Everyone's right; you're such a down-to-earth, thoughtful guy, which is a rarity in the whole world, let alone the 'famous world.' You're the reason I rush home every day after school, in hopes of catching the last fifteen minutes of the show.

In addition to loving your blogs, your work on "Guiding Light" is fabulous. Honestly, if you hadn't come to the show, I'm not sure I'd still be watching, and even more honestly...if Coop and Ava end up together, I doubt I'll keep watching. Seriously, it's a tough choice to make, but when it comes down to abandoning the show to keep my brain cells (as I'm far too likely to beat my head against the wall when seeing Ava and Coop together)...the choice is a bit easier. ;)

Granted, Coop should have a rough time trusting Lizzie, but she's just inexperienced in relationships, so I pity her. I pity her enough to shed actual tears over her break up with Coop. And Ava...ugh, I so despise her; she's too moody and annoying. When she and Coop kissed...I was thisclose to filing a lawsuit as Crystal, Marcy, and your girlfriend were supposed to be the only ones allowed to kiss you. Ever. I cried over that too...

Anyway, this is much too long, so I'll close with two things: 1.) I'm really pulling for a Coop/Lizzie baby, and 2.) you're awesome! Wait, I lied, THREE things. 3.) I'm loving the work with Coop and Jonathan! Any time Coop gets to punch someone, I'm all for it. Lol.

April 15, 2006 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

April 15, 2006 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger josiegirl7 said...

Hi John,
I know I'm a little late with posting, but I have to admit that I have been busy with work and my own personal life. I'm waiting for life to slow down, but as a school teacher and it being my first year, I think I have to wait for the summer. (that is assuming that I don't have to look for a new job)

I think you gave your friend great advice. It was very encouraging and overall it reminds people not to be afraid about pursuing his or her dreams. I just have one comment to add, that whatever she decides and however it pans out just to remember that some things happen for our own good. That basically means whether it is what we want or what we don't want, things happen for a reason. (Now I know not everyone may believe in that, but sometimes we are able to see the good in our struggles in hindsight.)

On another note, now don't hate me, but I haven't had the time to watch GL. I have been really disappointed with what happened to Coop and Lizzie. And honestly, I hate the way Lizzie is being written. I feel as if Coop's words don't always match up with his actions if you line up what he says to Lizzie and how he treats Ava. It's like he was always hesitant about his relationship with Lizzie but isn't with Ava. So can you say that Coop may have been leading Lizzie on? I know you may disagree, but I'm giving you one viewer's spin on what I saw. And I have to add it takes 2, TWO PEOPLE to break up a relationship!!!! (If I could have underlined that even more I would have)

I still think you are a great actor, and hope that Coop will have a bit of an edge. (I mean really there is no good perfect person, couldn't you be good but not know how to use your goodness to. Does Coop always have to be a "voice of reason"? I mean I really like the punch Coop gave to Jon and the bulldozing!!!! I'd like to see more of that!!!!)

Alright, that's enough from me. I hope you have a Happy Easter and I will try to make more of an effort to watch GL. Take care!

Josie

April 15, 2006 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger CandiceMack said...

John,
It's Candice *waves* okay so remember the 20 dollar bet Rach and I made this weekend about you updating the blog..okay well I decided that I might raise it to 25 (hee)..anyway I agree with Bruce about you being compassionate and it is one of your best qualities and you always have this way of making us realize the reality of certain issues.

April 24, 2006 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Hi John...

I know you are a very busy person, but I was wondering if you could e-mail me if you ever get the chance. I would like to ask you about something. Just click on my name and it will bring you to my profile. From there you can e-mail me.

If you don't, no problem either...

Bruce

April 26, 2006 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Lashan said...

John

good to see you bloging again!

God Bless!
Lashan

April 30, 2006 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger MommyCeratops said...

Waiting in line in at the grocery saw a nice little article about John's blog. How you LOVE to keep it updated?! Ahhmm?! Just thought I would join Candice in teasing you but at least she got some money out of you not updating! (just joking with you) Hope all is well with you and yours.
((hugs))
Kim

May 15, 2006 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger easweetpea said...

Yesterday while at work I decided to take a look at your blog that was mentioned in Soap Digest. I thought it funny you should mentioned celebrating St. Patties at a pub. I happened to have my vaca starting that weekend in NYC. I had been stranded for a whole day in Houston's airport and so I never got to arrive the day the before St patty. I ended up missing the parade which had me bumbed. Getting to my final destination was one delema after another. When I arrived on the evening of St. Patties I was so stressed, tired and hungry. When I got off the shuttle to go to my hotel the Washington Jefferson I past by that pub and saw you. Lets just say I thanked God for making my day. It was like an omen that my vaca wasnt going to go as badly as my trip there. As I passed I smelled the lovely scent of steak reminding me I was hungry but before I could do that I had to go replace my phone which broke in half dangling to almost total death by some wire. So off I went after dumping my luggage to go get me a phone. After I was done and got back it was already ten or something. I didnt want to go very far to eat seeing as I didnt know the city and being a girl on my own I wasnt about to risk it. So I decided to go to that pub.(ok so I'll admit also that I was just a bit curious to see if you were still there) But that was four hours ago and the place was packed so I figured you were already gone. I sat at the bar, got a Red Bull and vodka and ordered their St patties day steak. I chose that time to check my messages and got a call from my pop,ma, both sisters, and four of my friends. I ended up having to call all of them to let them know that I finally arrived safely. All of them had been worried and praying that I got to NYC. So I have to say other than the crappy return home my first trip to New York was wonderful. Got the see Phantom Of The Opera and a hockey game between New York Rangers and Pittsburg Penguins ( NYR WON so I was happy). Well anyway just wanted to let you know seeing you was a great beginning to my vacation. :-D

September 12, 2007 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger vicki1759 said...

HA for cryin' out loud! I have just found your blog and now I see I am reading thing 3 years old! Crud! well...amazing as you are..I do want to read blogs from '09 ! Some hot stuff on GL lately..but now I understand it is your time to "go"..Im sure it is to pursue greater things! Havent tuned to GL for 20 years you made me do it....(long story) You will be successful in anything you do..great history with that right?

February 11, 2009 at 6:29 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home