"I'm in a hurry
to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why."
~ lyrics from Alabama's "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
headed outta town yet again. Hopefully the last time for a
while! Once again I ask for the patience of anyone who emails me
in the coming days. It's almost guaranteed that I won't be able
to access email at all until late on Monday the 25th.
I hope you enjoy this rather thrown together newsletter. After
this month ends I'll try to pull my Androoling self together a bit
more! Have a good weekend!
Top Ten Signs
You've Found an Androoler's House
First, we come to another
installment of "Ask a JABBer," formerly known as
"Ask a JABB Co-President." In previous installments I answered
questions sent in from JABBers and people who happened upon our web
site. However, I currently have no such questions and since I'm
running short on time, I figured I'd just interview myself.
;-) Here goes...
Jenni, you clearly
enjoy JABB else I'm sure you wouldn't
still be writing it. But what's one thing you don't like about it?
Thank you, Jenni, for
such an interesting question.
;-) The fact that JABB can only ever really be text-based is
probly your answer. What I mean is since John doesn't seem to
have any current projects, JABB has in some ways become very
Dyeland-dependent. Simply for lack of anything new to talk about
in regards to JD and his career. This has been good in that it's
allowed me and others (particularly YG members), to really develop
characters and relationships between those characters. But if
the YG, you know that the most active characters besides our alter egos
are characters from the TV shows "Touched by an Angel" (natch) and
currently "Beauty and the Beast." So I sometimes get disappointed
that I have to take these characters who I grew to love as visual and
audio entities and now must limit them to keystrokes. Symbolism
and body language become largely lost. Like right now on the YG
we're preparing for Vincent and Catherine's wedding. It'd be
awesome to actually see scenes from the reception/dancing
segment. A lot of information about the various characters could
in showing who dances with whom and to what song and who sits out
when. So I guess, in short, I find myself wishing Dyeland were a
TV show. ;-)
I have another
question. Since John still doesn't
have any current projects, do you still remain as optimistic as you
were in JABB 161?
and no. I no
longer see John's acting career, either
flourishing or non-existent, as having the most bearing on whether JABB
(speaking strictly of the newsletter here) continues. I think it
has a lot more to do with my time constraints and how much enthusiasm
there is from members. I did set a sort of tentative date of
February 2009 as a date I could end the newsletter with out feeling
like I'd cut it short too soon. I chose that date mostly cause
it'd allow us to celebrate two more Christmases and two more Dye Days
as well as reach our 10th birthday in July 2008. Now whether I
actually stick with that, only time will tell. However, I feel
fairly confident saying the JABB newsletter will NOT end any time
before February 2009.
figure that's enough of
me talking to me! But if you have a
question or a few (!) yourself, please do send it along or check out
of things you can do to contribute to JABB. Else ya'll might be
seeing a lot more of me talking to me til I get moved!
10. Door stops, cups, and
planters are all shaped like buckets.
of Andrew are hung
as prominently as those of her family members and friends.
either "I Will Walk with You" or "Don't Fear the Reaper."
of ginger ale are
in the pantry and fridge... even if the home owner doesn't like it.
6. A "No
allowed" sign is posted right next to the "No solicitation" or "Beware
of dog" sign.
5. One of
the kitchen chairs
has "This seat reserved for Andrew the angel" engraved on it.
4. When you inquire about
what colors she is painting or has painted her walls, she gives answers
like "the Green Shirt Green" or "Leather Jacket Black" or "Prayer on
the Stairs Shirt Tan."
3. A box of Kleenex is kept
on the staircase. Ya know, in case Andrew needs to cry.
2. A large spotlight in the
backyard shines a light shaped like a dove into the night sky.
The owner explains that if Commissioner Gordon can call Batman with the
Bat Signal, she can call Andrew with her Dove Signal.
1. Finally, if you talk
to her neighbors and they ask you if
*you* know anything about her mysterious, never-seen boyfriend or
husband named Andrew that she constantly talks about... you've found an
Androoler's house! And, frankly, we're concerned for this
(Photo Credits: The photographs used on this page are from "Touched by
an Angel" and owned by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon
Water Productions. They are not being used to seek profit.)