The JABB 202
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?”
~ Albert Einstein
This newsletter is
a hodge-podge of different things thrown together. A rather
rushed affair since I've just learned I have a job! I'm hoping
dependable income means some exciting changes are in store for
JABB! But meanwhile I hope you enjoy the following questions and
answers. Also, just a quick note that I will be out of town on
the 7th and 8th so should you email, I will not be responding until
late on the 8th or possibly not even until the evening of the
9th. But I will get back to you ASAP.
Q & A with Andrew
Anonymous in Hawaii:
if you were given the opportunity to change the outcome of an
assignment, would you do so?~
admit there have been many times I have prayed that God would allow me
to intervene in assignments. Sometimes the Father grants my
prayer, sometimes He doesn't. God gave humans (and angels, too)
the gift of free will and as an angel I need to respect that
gift. Sometimes doing that is the very hardest part of my
job. But I would say that no, I wouldn't change the
outcome. Only God knows what the outcome of various actions will
be and my intervening could possibly make things even worse.
Thanks for the thought-provoking question!
Curious and Confuzzled in Santa Fe:
Andrew. Do you think you relate to your fellow angels differently
as an angel of death than you did as a caseworker? Also how old
a couple questions in, I see. 0;-) I'll try my best to
answer. I think as a caseworker I was sometimes reluctant to see
an angel of death show up during my assignment. It wasn't a
personal dislike of the angel himself or herself. I just didn't
want to think my assignment was at risk of dying should I fail.
Now, as an AOD, I see that very look, akin to dread, on fellow angels'
faces when I show up. I'll admit, it does kind of sting. So
being an AOD has given me a much greater appreciation for what the AODs
I worked alongside while a caseworker experienced. And having
been a caseworker myself, I try to put that look I sometimes get into
perspective. I hope that makes sense.
As for my age, I'm still not going to
tell. Sorry. 0;-)
Dear Annie Dru
someone I have a crush on but I don't know how to tell him. I
have said some things that have included things I like about him, what
he wears etc. and it's to the point that I think someone may tell him
before I have a chance. What should I do?
it seems like you need to have a chat with your friends. Tell
them you'd appreciate their not telling your business to other
people. Even if that business should involve the person they're
speaking to. In the meantime, have some courage and tell this
guy. He may not be able to reciprocate for many reasons.
Perhaps he lives in, say, San Francisco. Long distance
relationships are difficult. Or may be he's just not able to form
romantic attachments. Or may be he's gone into hiding because
Halloween is fast approaching. Regardless, I bet he'd like to
know someone truly cares for him!
I totally like this guy. But I know he doesn't feel the same
about me. Which is okay. Cause I knew that going into this
non-relationship. But here's my problem: I love Halloween.
I love lil neon spider décor and ceramic witches in bright
colors and smiling pumpkins and goofy ghosts. I look forward to lil
angels and vampires and princesses and superheroes coming to my door
for candy (except the bratty ones). And I adore dressing
up. A lot. So how do I celebrate this holiday with out
alienating this guy who hates it? Cause I totally would never
want to hurt his feelings but yet not celebrating Halloween seems like
a betrayal of self.
think you need to sit down with Andrew (surely you understand I'm not
completely clueless and know of whom you speak, missy) and explain your
situation. I'm sure he'll understand that Halloween means a lot
to you. It also seems to me you have no intention of embracing
the grim reaper imagery of the season. Andrew seems to be okay
with spiders and pumpkins, et al and so he should be fine with your
decision to celebrate Halloween. Respect his right to disregard
Halloween and I know he'll respect yours to celebrate it.
Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Stupid
Can Andrew perform miracles?~
Sure! He can transubstantiate ginger ale into cappuccino, walk on Kool
Aid (has to be the name brand), and eat 8 Saltine crackers in a
minute! And then there's my personal favorite: Andrew can chop a
lady from the TBAA viewing audience in half, do the Macarena, and then
put her back together!!!
Did Andrew ever marry Colleen?
Huh?!?! OH! You mean Dr. Andrew Cook from the TV show “Dr.
Quinn Medicine Woman” who was in love with Dr. Quinn's adopted daughter
Colleen. Different fandom but I shall answer anyway. No,
sadly, Dr. Cook was sucked into a time machine and then accidentally
shot by his best friend during the TBAA episode “Unidentified
Female.” While using the alias Alex Jackson. The angel
Andrew was not present. Unless he was invisible. Which may
be he was. Little known fact: Andrew is actually in every episode
of NBC's “The Office.” He's just invisible. And no one ever
acknowledges his presence. Except Jenni.
If you would like to
participate in future installments of these Q&A features, you can
find Ask Andrew's and Annie Dru's email addresses here. If ya have a stupid
question, send it to Jenni or to the email address this was sent from.
questions supplied by
Liz. Thanks, Liz!
resist bringing in another Andrew I used to think was pretty
cute. But not near as cute as our Angel Boy! Actually, Dr.
Cook and Colleen did marry. He was played by Brandon Douglas who
also played the gunshot victim, Alex, in “Unidentified Female.”
And, yes, the angel Andrew is in “The Office” (he's the never-seen
documentary director!). Andrew's also in “Law and Order: SVU”
(Detective Elliot Stabler's priest whom you never see) and “ER” (stays
on the roof and watches for more of those dratted, deadly helicopters)
and “Dateline” (he smashes up online predators' puter monitors after
Chris Hansen busts them) and... No, I'm not deluded at all!
(Photo Credits: The photograph
used on this page is from "Touched by an Angel" and owned by CBS
Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon Water Productions. It
is not being used to seek profit.)