“May God give
storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile,
care a promise and a blessing in each trial.
problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.”
~ an Irish blessing
First of all, pretty
this is JABB 250! Whoda thunk
Second, I hope all those in
U.S. have a great and safe Independence
Day! To our friends in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful Canada
Day! And to everyone else, have a fantastic weekend!
When next you hear from me
some others!), we'll be celebrating
our 10th anniversary!!!
Top Ten Signs They're Taking Way Too
Long with the TBAA Season 5 DVDs
10. You consulted a lawyer
to see if you can sue either or both
CBS Home Video and
Paramount for reckless abandonment.
9. You've realized that putting this DVD together has
inexplicably taken about as much time as it took to actually film the
entire season... if not longer.
8. You have Paramount
office number on speed dial and you
call it multiple times a day screeching "Give us TBAA Season 5!!!
We need Andrew's sideburns!!!" or similar.
7. You've burned up
your VHSes of S5 episodes because you watched
them so often while waiting for the DVDs.
6. You've started
buying the fifth season of other shows just
because you don't know what else to do. Now you're stuck with
Season 5 of "M*A*S*H", "ER", "Seinfeld," and "Dawson's Creek" and you
never watched any of those shows...
5. You've begun to consider that this delay is the result of a
vast government conspiracy to hide the existence of aliens.
Aliens stole Season 5 but the UN doesn't want us to know so they're
hoping we'll forget it existed. Ya know, maybe you shouldn't have
watched that 5th season DVD set of "The X-Files" after all...
4. You're beginning to
wonder if maybe TBAA was canceled after
"The Spirit of Liberty Moon" and we all hallucinated Seasons 5-9.
3. What's Season 5?
2. You've printed off photos of Andrew from Season 5 and turned
them into a flip book. You flip the pages and supply your own
voices. Sadly, this makes Andrew sound really, really weird.
1. You've gotten so
desperate to see episodes like "Psalm 151"
and "Beautiful Dreamer" that you've started sweding them
with your friends and neighbors. Bonus points to you if you've
tried to get TBAA alum Jack Black to do this with you. And who
knew that Mike the Mailman made such a great Andrew?
I think I may have stated before,
if not here then at least on the YG,
that many of the last few newsletters have been rushed. Part of
the reason is the Midwest
USA, where I live, has experienced severe
weather of varying types. My prayers go out to those who have
lost much during this time.
Thankfully, except for a
water intake problem in my basement and
numerous evenings without the computer because I needed to shut it off
lest it get fried by lightning, myself and my family have done
well. However, a few weeks ago Danika, Flick and I took to the
basement during a tornado warning. While waiting for the okay to
go back upstairs, I began to brainstorm the following. Obviously
tornadoes are very serious and deadly things that shouldn't be taken
lightly but if you're a lil creeped out by them like me, trying to make
the best of it just may save your sanity! These could no doubt
work for other weather situations, too.
Do if You're an Androoler During a Tornado Warning
(just pretend you've never read JABB 226 ;-)
We've mentioned drinking
games but why not create and indulge in a few rounds of an Androoling
game? It works similar to a drinking game but instead of sipping
something you indulge in an Andrew-themed activity. For example,
every time you hear the phrase "wall cloud," come up with something to
add to JABB's Graffiti Wall.
Every time the weather person says "wind speed," imagine Andrew sitting
on a beach or in a forest or somewhere lovely with a light breezing
blowing through his lovely hair... Just don't swoon cause you
stay alert and listen to the weather person for your own safety.
2. Write something
JABB. Pretty please? ;-)
3. If you had some
that severe weather was possible,
print several Andrew photos and quotes in advance. Spend the
tornado putting together an Andrew collage. Then scan it, if
possible, so we can see!
4. Make up some
Adam or Dyeland or TBAA themed filk
songs. Just don't sing so loud that you can't hear the weather
5. Mentally select
wardrobe for a week... or a month... or a year, depending on how long
the tornado risk lasts.
6. Play an Andrewized version of "What Would Ya Do?" Come
up with answers to such questions as:
would ya do if Andrew were arrested for murder?
- What would ya do if Andrew got amnesia?
- What would ya do if you'd been in the
newsroom when Andrew started crying in "The
- What would ya do if Andrew got really
discouraged during an assignment and threatened
to go back to
- What would ya do if Andrew just walked
right into your work place or home?
7. If you happen to
have your CD or MP3 collection with you, start planning an Andrew mixed
CD. Or two... or three... again depending on how long the weather
8. Exchange phone numbers with a trusted TBAA fan or two.
Call them (on a wireless phone!) and ask them to talk you through
it. As the storm rages
you can discuss "Til Death Do Us Part" and "The Violin Lesson" and the
loveliness that is our AODs. Tis the stuff Hallmark card
commercials are made on!
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.)