Last week, I found out that I was picked to be a part of Mom Central‘s General Hospital Ambassadors program.
Those who know me in real life know how much I love General Hospital. In fact, Zander’s name came from the show. Really. Here’s how it happened: I started watching the show when I worked in a daycare center in the Chicago Suburbs. It was what we watched during our lunch break. I was immediately hooked, and even taped the show every day – just in case something happened and my lunch hour was switched at work. Years later, I met and married hubby. By then, I was taping every show and watching it at night after Ashley was in bed. He knew of my fetish with GH and would even watch it with me most of the time – still does. When I got pregnant with Zander, we knew that it was going to be a boy, and we knew that we absolutely could not agree on a name. One evening, we were sitting and watching GH, and it happened to be a day where “Zander Smith” happened to be shown quite a bit. (Side note: Did you catch his guest appearance a few weeks ago!) Anyway, I remember hubby saying, “You know, I like the name Zander.” And from that moment on, it was settled. (I can hear my mother groaning.)
Jace’s name also came from GH, but hubby won’t admit it. Jason is one of our favorite characters on the show. (I say “our” because my hubby thinks he’s pretty darn cool, too. Just don’t tell anyone I told you that.) But, the name Jason is just too common when paired with “Zander.” So, I made a play on Jason’s name, and came up with Jace. And, when we were pregnant with Parker, Spencer was actually a top name in the running.
I really am the ultimate dork. I know. I just love this show!
So, to be asked to be a part of the General Hospital Ambassadors program is like the ultimate honor. I am so excited!
Does this mean my blog will now turn into a GH only blog? Of course not. But, I may be posting updates about the show here and there over the next few weeks. I’ll also be tweeting about things, so if you’re interested in all things GH, be sure to follow me on twitter.
Also, if you love General Hospital as much as I do, you may be interested in hearing about a fantastic sweepstakes that’s being run by Mom Central where one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a trip to LA to visit the set of General Hospital and have a walk-on role. The sweepstakes is open until February 28th, so hurry over and enter. Here’s a link to the sign-up survey for the sweepstakes: GH Sweepstakes by Mom Central
Now, I want to hear from you. Do you watch GH? What’s your favorite story line right now? Got a favorite character? Anyone you really can’t stand? Come on, talk to me!
Disclosure: I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other General Hospital branded items to facilitate my review.
I also feel the need to say this, as I’m certain I will have some upset by the fact that I watch a Soap Opera: I will not watch a show that I would not be ok with my children walking in on it. That goes for any kind of show – daytime or primetime. I watch GH at night either on Soap Net or the day’s DVRed episode. Questionable or risque scenes are skipped over – whether I’m alone or hubby is with me. But, honestly, most of the time, GH is a whole lot cleaner than many of the primetime shows that I hear children talking about. This is my two cents, and you are welcome to disagree. Just note that any rude or distasteful comments will be deleted.