Hello and welcome to JABB 207! I hope this finds
you well, looking forward to the holidays, and staying warm! Who
knows, may be you're even chilling out with some egg nog and the
just-released "Once/Twice Upon a Christmas " DVDs. (Special
thanks to Liz for informing the JABB Yahoogroup of their
release!) Regardless of what you're doing, I hope you truly
feel the blessings of the season!
Before I move onto the actual body of the newsletter, I just wanted to
let everyone know that I will be largely offline all of next week until
sometime on the 16th. Therefore, if you email me please be aware
that I may not respond until then. But I'll look forward to
answering any of your emails upon my return!
I hope you enjoy this fun and festive newsletter!
Okay, back in JABB 180,
I introduced "JABB: The Drinking Game." You may want to revisit
that page and learn about the origins of the JABB Drinking Game.
What I've done this time around is expand upon the existing drinking
game. Items that were part of the game last year are in
red. New items are in green. And here is how you play...
You can start at JABB 1 or just pick a random newsletter and start
there. As you read, keep an eye out for the following things on
the list. As you come across them, take as many sips of your
drink as indicated. Or, if you'd rather, play with candy or some
other treat. Turn the sips into bites!
Now, again, for my Public Service Announcement: No one at JABB
thinks it would be a good idea to play this with an alcoholic
beverage. If you did you would be pretty fall-down drunk after
reading about 5 newsletters. And that wouldn't be good. So
you might consider taking after our beloved Andrew and playing with
ginger ale, sarsaparilla, orange juice, or even ginger ale and orange
juice together! If the latter, you can imagine Adam calling you a
"wild woman" and giggle over that. If you feel particularly
daring, you can be like Monica and play with a mocha latte. Just
don't blame us if you're flying high on caffeine about twenty minutes
And here we go...
one sip if:
~ An angel other than
Andrew is mentioned in a newsletter.
~ Hair of any variety is
~ A newsletter just plain
Some holiday (real or made-up) is being celebrated.
John Dye's not even mentioned in the text of the newsletter...
A Dyelander says something swoony about Andrew.
~ God is mentioned.
~ A specific TBAA episode is mentioned or alluded to.
two sips if:
Dyeland serves as setting
for a story.
talking Chihuahua makes
non-Andrew John Dye
character is mentioned.
Drool buckets are
Anyone other than a
co-president writes JABB.
random character from
some other TV show, movie, or book that in no way involves John Dye
Lady JenniAnn twists her ring around her finger.
Someone calls someone else by a goofy nickname (ex: "my Skin Horse,"
"dear, old brick," or "Luscious.")
Two or more characters have a touchy-feely, sappy moment.
The AOD Band gets a mention.
~ Lady Beth, Countess Jennifer, Jess O'Neill, Princess Yva, Duchess
Bunny, Nigel, or any other Dyeland characters spun off the JABB
Yahoogroup make an appearance. (With or with out the use of their
~ The newsletter is set in Dyeland but NOT in Willowveil Castle.
~ Any time Adam comes off as the voice of reason.
Andrew is narrating or
authoring the newsletter.
It’s pretty obvious the
newsletter was in anyway inspired by the author’s schoolwork.
Andrew himself alludes to
a John Dye character other than himself.
Jarrod makes an appearance.
Andrew’s murder trial or
lack thereof is mentioned in any way.
author gives a lame
excuse for the quality of the newsletter. (Sick, busy with school,
Audrey pokes fun at
Jenni’s mental status.
Someone brings up Andrew’s
Jenni plugs CafePress merchandise.
Someone mentions RENT or a character from RENT.
The newsletter you are reading actual has multiple options to it.
~ Andrew actually refers to "Touched by an Angel" or any of its cast
~ A character cries. (If multiple characters are crying in the
same scene, take one sip per crying character.)
~ Someone mistakenly thinks Andrew is in danger or is leaving and
Jenni gets a new
Manion makes an appearance.
Andrew is running for
unit(s) make an appearance.
Andrew watches or reads something in the company of Dyeland characters.
The newsletter looks to be over 8 pages long.
~ Henry actually speaks.
~ Characters are playing football.
~ The green shirt or white shirt pictures are brought up. *
~ Andrew and John are in the same room at the same time. *
You have clearly disregarded
my renewed PSA and are utterly wasted/caffeine high if the following is happening in a
newsletter you're "reading":
Lady JenniAnn and Andrew
Anyone professes that Eric
Manion is the love of their life.
Andrew becomes a
shock-rocker a la Marilyn Manson.
Andrew really goes on a
murder spree but is not put on trial.
Andrew is put on trial
and, sadly, gets the death penalty.
Andrew is currently in the
room with you…
Adam is hawking turkey meat.
~ Andrew is romancing Annie Dru.
~ Bill Morgan divorces Kristin Claus and marries the Easter Bunny.
~ John decides to go on a 'ridealong' with
* Special thanks to Liz for
supplying these items!
(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.)