understands why Spring is born out of Winter's laboring pain?
Or why we all must die a bit before we grow again."
~~ El Gallo in The Fantasticks
a rather swamped time for our calendar. I know many of us
will be celebrating Easter
tomorrow and meanwhile Spring came and our
own Past Assignments' Day was on the 20th. So this newsletter is
a bit of a hodge-podge of lil things related to those
celebrations. I hope you enjoy! Special thanks to Nicole's
sister, Bri, for submitting the first two questions in the "Ask a
Question, Get a Stupid Answer" section.
A Past Assignments' Day Quiz
This is just for fun but I wanted
something to mark the occasion on which we remember some of Andrew's
past assignments. Unlike previous years, I have decided to bring
in some of Andrew's assignments that are known only to JABB, not
TBAA. Just because TBAA wrapped in 2003 doesn't mean Andrew
ended! So see if you can guess which assignment these clues
1. After losing my wife, I was so distraught that I required the
help of not just Andrew but two other angels of death one
2. In my episode, Andrew's voice was heard through out giving the
Androolers' much to rejoice about. However, I was far from
rejoicing when I discovered my surrogate daughter's history wasn't
quite what she lead me to believe.
3. My episode aspired to biblical proportions when Andrew ended
up re-enacting a scene from Exodus while I faced potentially losing
dear to me.
4. Andrew himself lost someone dear to him as his assignment with
me unfolded. While my neighbors seemed to go insane, I found
comfort in the serenity of Andrew and the company of his horse.
5. Struggling to come to terms with an abusive past, I found
expression in poetry. However, something I heard in a class Andrew
taught enraged me.
6. I am part of one of Andrew's earliest assignments with his
friends, Monica and Tess. I, too, am one of a group of
three. However, my trio was not as serene as the angels'.
fact, I exposed a family secret about the youngest of my group.
7. While I may not have the fan-favorite status of the
Wittenbergs or Tony Du Bois or Erin, my episode gave Androolers more
little to smile, giggle, and swoon about as Andrew spent most of the
episode caring for my infant daughter.
8. Using the surname of Ellis, Andrew tried to help me curb my
bullying. However, when I was murdered, Andrew ended up on trial
9. My prestigious job was nearly everything to me. However,
when the health of a friend made me choose between him and my job,
Andrew and his friends helped me.
10. My life contained at least two brushes with Andrew.
Nonetheless, I spent most of my episode insisting he was a
here for answers
Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Stupid Answer-
The Spring 2008 Edition
Q: Does Andrew prefer pink or
A: A great question! Because with Spring now
doesn't love a cool glass of lemonade? The
That's right, Andrew hates
You want to know why?
Because once he was on assignment as a cop with a regular neighborhood
patrol beat. But there were these two warring factions of eight
year olds with lemonade stands. One sold pink lemonade, the other
sold yellow lemonade. There was a price war and ultimately the
kids started beating each other up. Andrew tried to intervene but
all the kids turned on him! They merged their businesses and
up making a sign reading "Angel of Death Cop- 5 cents for the whole
lot." So that's why Andrew hates lemonade. And he's also
deeply phobic of 8 year olds now. We're trying to get Dr. Phil to
help him but he won't return our calls.
Q: What would happen if
A: We would have marshmallow clovers, horseshoes, stars,
gold, balloons, rainbows, hearts, and moons filling the atmosphere
around where poor Andrew once stood. Oh... Wait...
No, I'm sorry. Apparently that is what happens if a box of Lucky
Charms cereal explodes. Why the heck are you thinking about
Andrew exploding!?!? Andrew can't explode! Why don't you
just go take a walk in this lovely spring air and chill, okay?
Exploding AODs... sheesh!
Q: Can Andrew go with me to
my school's spring formal?
A: No. Andrew is busy. He's already going to
Angel Prom. And he is, like, so totally freaking out. I
mean do you have any idea how hard it is to cram a manicure, pedicure,
facial and visit to the hair stylist into one week? As if!
And then Adam, that brat, went out and bought the exact same tux as
Andrew! So now Andrew has to go get another one cause it would
be, like, totally mortifying to show up in the same outfit. Also,
he has to ask God if he can borrow the car that night cause it's, like,
totally embarrassing to have your Dad, even if He is the Alpha and the
Omega, the Creator and Sustainer of All That Is, pick your date up.
So there's your Spring and Past
Assignments' Day issue! What about Easter, you might be
asking? Well, I've hidden not one but 3 Easter eggs through out
this page. So have fun searching!
(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.)