are too busy to meet themselves anymore.
Everybody's faxing, modeming, on-lining, inputting,
downloading, and overnighting. You can send anything to anybody,
anywhere in the world, in seconds. But it still takes the same
amount of time it always took to know a soul."
~~Tess, Cassie's Choice
Major time management
this time around so sorry this is short
and, well, random. But I had to do an issue now so I could give
everyone fair notice of an upcoming deadline. JABB will celebrate
its 10th Anniversary on July 19th. I would very much love for
that celebratory newsletter to involve as many voices as
possible. Cause it's pretty sad to celebrate 10 years
alone. Thankfully, one person has already volunteered but I think
we can get even more people involved!
Here's what I have in mind:
I really want to keep this in
real life mode. This is our *real*
10th anniversary. Mention of Dyeland is okay. Even "My Top
Ten Favorite Dyeland Moments or Quotes" is okay. What I'm wanting
to avoid is another Dyeland story with zilch emphasis on us as real
people or Dyeland characters writing letters. Cause there are
several Dyeland holidays when that would be appropriate but this one is
ours!!! Anything that would celebrate the past 10 years or cheer
us on in whatever years are yet to come would be great! Some
If you have some other idea and want to run it by me, please contact
me! Due to July being a very busy month for me, I do need to have
some notice of people's involvement on June 15th
so I can plan
accordingly. If you want to contribute something, please email me
by June 15th
just to tell me you have every intention of submitting
something. Then, I'll need whatever it is you've written by July
5th. No later. If you need to know our guidelines check
here but I think it's all
pretty much common sense.
- "My Top Ten Favorite JABB Memories"
- "You know you're a JABBer if..."
- Open "congrats on 10 years everyone!"
letter to your fellow members
- "Ways My Life Would be Different
JABB-themed trivia quiz
I really do hope to hear from
many of you about this! And,
please, if you have questions don't hesitate to ask!
So I got
bored at work and
started to write the following to keep
myself amused. Then when I realized JABB was due in 3-4 days and
I had zilch I decided to keep it up and use it. So I present my...
can’t age but I bet he’d be a good looking older guy if he
could. Like if he started to go gray: gold and silver is a lovely
combination. And if his eye sight would start to go downhill… I
already find his glasses darn appealing. And I bet he’d keep his
hair long and look totally awesome.
LJA would have kissed him if he’d not come around in JABB 243.
But I don’t think I would have personally. Maybe on the forehead
or either cheek if it was really a desperate situation like that but
still very perturbed that he said he wanted a dog in “Random Acts”
but couldn’t have one. Yet Tess, who never said she wanted a dog,
got one. And then the dog disappeared…
that if Andrew and Adam had got a spin-off there should have
been an episode wherein someone left a baby on their doorstep.
Sure, it’s a lame plot device but I would challenge viewers to not
swoon during that.
what it would be like to watch the 10th plague scene in “The
Ten Commandments” with Andrew?
-I wonder if Andrew has any
fears? Like Monica with the water. I mean, sure, he doesn't
like Halloween but I don't think he exactly fears it. So does he
have any phobias, ya think? Failure, maybe?
-Do you think Andrew is as
attached to any of his clothing as we are? Like does he have
favorites or is it all the same to him? I kinda think he favors
that leather jacket cause it sure shows up a lot.
-Do you think Andrew ever wished another guy had regularly worked with
Monica and Tess? Personally, I can't imagine working with two
guys. Need my girl talk time!!! Do male angels need guy
-Did Andrew ever wonder why some of his assignments looked nearly
identical to previous assignments? Kinda odd that the mother of
the rave-attendee in "Heaven's Portal" looked an awful lot like
Andrew's first date...
-How squirm inducing would it be to watch "Meet Joe Black,"
"City of Angels," or "Death Takes a Holiday" with Andrew?
-Does Andrew smile nostalgically to himself every time he uses a
Okay, so that's about all I
got. Do you have random thoughts about Andrew? Would you
like to share em? If so, please let me know and I'll happily
include them in JABB. We can be randomly obsessive together!
the Angel of Angels
Hallelujah! I found the
following "Dear Angel of Angels" letters (had to tweak the second
one). This was a project Karen
and I worked on back in 2004 for a fan magazine that never got off the
ground. So I've been releasing them via JABB.
Unfortunately, I think this may have exhausted the supply so if you
have a question for the AoA... please send!
Dear Angel of Angels,
I'm a case worker.
this assignment for almost a year. My assignment is a 37
year old man who still lives with his mother and has very low
self esteem, especially when it comes to women.
Recently after an outing,
me he thought he was falling in love with me. I feel it isn't the
for me to reveal my true self to him, but I don't know how to tell him
that I can't love him in the way he loves me and why. I don't
destroy all the progress we have made in making him believe in
So how do I tell him without revealing myself to him?
Bewildered in Bismarck
Another human swooning
angel... ::sigh:: You have to act *now*. If he said
he only "thought" he was falling in love with you then that means
there's still some hesitation. Don't let it get as far as
happened with that one angel (you know who I'm talking about) who got a
call from his assignment saying she was stuck at a church cause her car
broke down and he walked in to find... his own wedding about to
begin! I tell you, he let that situation go unaddressed for far
So don't let that happen
you. Tell the gentleman that, while you care for him very much as
a friend, you've committed your life to Someone Else. You don't
need to specify Who that is at this point. Ensure him that he's a
great person and that you know there are others out there who would
love to be his friend or possibly more. I'm not going to say he
won't be hurt but as always the hurt will only deepen the longer this
Be at peace,
The Angel of Angels
Angel of Angels,
I've been an angel for 15
having been created by the Father back
in 1993. However,
my supervisor insists upon treating me like I'm
5. When we're on assignment she won't let me drive. Then
last week we had some downtime between assignments and I wanted to
go out with some friends and she said I had to be Home by
midnight! This is so unfair! My friends' supervisors let
them stay out as long as they want! How can I get her to chill
Not Five Anymore
Dear Not Five,
I know your supervisor and she tells me that last time you went out
with your friends (aka assignments) you came back wearing an offensive
yammering on for twenty minutes about Wii. Can I just say
that "Do you want fries with that shake, girl?" is NOT a message
heavenly host!!! In other words, your supervisor does not need to
chill out. You need to focus on helping your assignments which
doesn't necessarily mean making them your best friends forever.
What is it with some of you caseworkers lately? One angel gets
promoted after only 9 years on the job and suddenly a bunch of you
decide you know what's best all the time? Dear boy, your 15 years
is a blink of the eye in celestial time. Enjoy the time with your
supervisor, learn from her, learn from your assignments but don't try
to become like them. You're a special, loved, and unique
individual yourself. Your supervisor cares very much about
you. Cherish the time you have with her beside you. We may
last forever but specific supervisor/trainee arrangements do not.
Don't let that relationship become something that years from now you
will regret not appreciating.
Be at peace,
The Angel of Angels
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