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(Note: AOL is not
letting me send anything! So... I finally gave up and am
sending it from here. The AOL Service people told me the email
was sent. However, I never got it at my own address I sent it to
so I doubt that. But if you do get multiple copies, I'm really
sorry. Hopefully, the next issue will be sent from my AOL address
but who knows! ~Jenni)
Hello everyone! Well, sadly or happily, this is the first issue post-return to school. (Also the first issue being sent from new address, let me know if you receive this twice or have other problems, please!) Both myself and Audrey are now seniors in college! It's hard to believe we'd only just barely ended sophomore year of high school when this all started! Since we've almost made it through our college years, we've decided to offer some words of wisdom to those who will soon begin or have all ready begun their time in college, high school, or other. First, do your homework. Second, don't sleep through your classes. Third, listen to Andrew. That being said we present Andrew's Top Ten Tips for Being a Successful Student. (He's thinking of becoming the next Dr. Phil!) Also, for all concerned TBAA fans, we'll give you ideas on how to make your own Emergency Kit for when late September rolls around and you realize the Saturday/Sunday evening time slot is really lonely... But first...
Andrew's Top Ten Tips for Being a Successful Student
Thank you Audrey and JenniAnn for allowing me the opportunity to get the word out. I care deeply about each of you and hope you'll have blessed and safe semesters!
10. If you feel
like you've lost touch with your classes' subject
material, don't be afraid to let me know. Taking American
History? I can give you a stunning and suspenseful play-by-play
of the last days of Abraham Lincoln. Theology/Religion class seem
dull? Planning a Christmas pageant for your Theater class?
I'll have Tess fill you in on the exact placement of the Wisemen of the
Nativity. Mess it up and you'll have her to deal with!
9. Feeling like
you're the only one who can't figure out that
advanced Calculus problem? Horrified to find out that you're the
only one in your Art Fundamentals class that can't draw a horse?
I'll have Monica meet up with you and she can share her triumphant
account of how she got over being the only angel who can't sing.
safe. Don't engage in risky behavior. Because I
don't want to end up called to your little area of the world on
assignment. And you don't want me to either because I can do that
"I am really disappointed in you" look really well.
You've been given a great opportunity! But
don't be afraid to ask for help. I understand that it's
hard. But accepting help doesn't make you any less intelligent,
successful, etc. My friends have helped me several times.
6. Don't burn
out. Studying is important but so is some
time off. Go to a cafe with a good book (or take Monica, she's
always game for a good latte). Or enjoy some ginger ale with
orange juice with a friend at a favorite hangout. That's what I
do to blow off steam.
5. Keep in
contact with friends and family who may now be miles
away. Don't let your life turn into "The One that Got Away" when
you'll figure out your lovely best friend has turned into a homicidal
maniac bent on killing your friends.
4. Try to
remember everyone you meet on campus. There's
nothing more annoying than when you keep forgetting people and then act
like you've never seen them before in your life. Monica and I
must have met a good 3 or 4 times before we finally figured out we'd
all ready met!
please, please do not drift off during class thinking
about me. Really I'm honored but I've been a professor
before. Looking out at the blank expressions of your students in
2. Ugh, I knew
that would happen when I said that. Now,
please stop fantasizing about me being your professor.
1. Takes good
notes in lecture. Good notes for
yourself. Not completely unrelated notes to me containing
declarations of undying love. Again, incredibly honored but PAY
Thank you Andrew for that spirited top ten. Now...
JABB's Patented "OMG! TBAA isn't on this year!" Emergency Kit
It's important to be prepared. Right now I'm sure many of us are feeling just fine about TBAA's departure. However, as the returning shows start creeping back to the airwaves, it may become harder to cope when TBAA doesn't follow suit. We recommend you carry the following items with you during the times you would have normally watched TBAA.
1. A large photo of Andrew. If you start hyperventilating when your clock chimes 7 (or whatever time TBAA was on for you) just look into his eyes and feel the sense of calm...
2. Some darts and the CBS symbol. Now we're not exactly blaming CBS. We don't know the circumstances surrounding the decision to end TBAA. But you may need to release some anger. So just pitch a few darts at the Eye. Believe me, the Eye won't feel a thing.
3. Some plaster, some Barbies (or the like), and a flashlight. Make Ken and Barbie masks to make them look like Andrew and Monica. Dub Skipper their assignment and have fun!! Simply hold the flashlight over the dolls' heads to achieve a heavenly glow.
4. A CD/tape
player with a mixed CD/tape of all your favorite
Andrew songs. Come on, I know some you have Andrew songs!
My personal favorite is "I'll Lead You Home" by Michael W. Smith.
Anyway... pop that sucker into the audio player around TBAA time
and remember... and dye-dream.
Walkie-talkies, cell phones, computer, or, hey, even a baby monitor
that can instantly put you in contact with another Androoler. Talking
to them may not bring TBAA back to the airwaves but at least you can
commiserate and/or swoon with someone.
imagination. Andrew and the rest can never really
be gone when you still have that. If it's really great write a
fanfic and share it with the rest of us! We're always looking for
more participation from our members... Hint, hint, wink, wink,
nudge, nudge. ;-)