10. Make Andrew your very
favorite dessert. If he doesn't show up to
claim it, eat it yourself. Might as well be full when you bemoan
9. If you have a
bit of extra spending money, go ahead and buy
Andrew a gift and then donate it to someone who needs it or would
appreciate it. Just be careful. I bought a tie with the
intention of donating it but then my brother took a liking to it.
Now I get depressed every time he wears it. Sigh...
8. Have a TBAA marathon! Watch all your favorite
episodes! Or at least your favorite Seasons 2-4
someone seems to be holding back the other seasons. Grrr.
7. I think I
than myself when I say that it would have been much-appreciated to see
Monica and Tess celebrate a special event for Andrew. Monica got
her 100th assignment party, Andrew and Monica threw that surprise party
for Tess. Andrew, well, he got nothing. Rather than spend
his birthday sitting around and stewing over the obvious discrepancies
in that friendship, take the time to let *your* friends know how much
they're appreciated. Maybe invite some over for lunch. You
don't need to tell them it's cause it's Andrew's birthday. ;-)
6. Try and figure out how many different ways you can
orange juice and ginger ale. Make it into a popsicle, smoothie or
ice cream float. If you're especially adventurous, you might try
to turn it into a cake!
5. Get yourself a
gift. Doesn't have to be anything
big. I just have a feeling that Andrew is the type to want to
share his special day so go ahead and do something for yourself!
4. Meditate. Being an Andrew fan is sometimes
you might feel it even more on this special day. So breathe in,
breathe out and try to forget about Monica leaving Andrew to cry alone
in "The Journalist" or Tess mentioning him only as an afterthought in
"Clipped Wings" or that super-annoying DVD delay. I think I'm
gonna need lotsa Enya and lotsa incense...
If you're extroverted
enough, buy Andrew a bouquet or a bunch
of balloons. Pass them out to strangers you run into. Use
his special day to brighten someone else's! If you're too shy for
that, try to think of other random acts of kindness you could perform
in his honor.
2. Play Andrew themed party games!
in identical pairs. Make each photo of uniform size. Then
play an Andrew memory game! Play Pin the Pocket Watch into
Andrew's Hand! Get a pinata shaped like a computer and go to
town! If you're lucky enough to have fannish friends around, you
could play Pass the Story and make up an exciting new adventure for
1. Do Andrew-like
things all day long. Play football with
friends. Make yourself a tool belt and fix things around the
house. Dance with an umbrella in your yard. Call people
"babe" and "baby" and then suddenly stop doing that and get really
serious and run your hands through your hair. Maybe it will make
you miss him less! Or more...
Wishes for Andrew from Dyeland
I think, no matter how many inventive ways we can find to celebrate
Andrew's birthday, many of us wish we were in Dyeland to actually
celebrate with him. Unfortunately, the best we can offer you are
these messages from our Dyelander counterparts.
From Yva and Company:
for the blush to wear
Just a quick
note to wish you all
the best for your (observed) birthday. Here's hoping you have a
gazillion more, but that you know that you are always aged to
dearest of lovely
angel boys and have a great day.
Willy wishes you a happy
day and hopes you got the pound of gobstoppers he sent your way for the
party. He says don’t bite into them, or else you’ll need dentures
because they are that hard.
sent me a message
saying that he will be there for the party, but if there’s food you can
bet on it.
sends his love.
He’s very busy and still away from Dyeland, but is thinking about you.
From Lady JenniAnn:
Dearest and loveliest of all
Birthday greetings from your
sappy friend! Well, one of your sappy friends. ;-)
I hope you know that each and every one of us here in Dyeland and the
Sibling Cities are so glad you were born. Thinking back on our 8+
years as a group, I'm reminded of all the times you inspired us,
comforted us, and loved us. As you go through life remember this:
God loves you and so do we. We ladies may joke about how much we
adore your flannel shirts or your tool belt or the way your eye brows
speak even when you're silent or the way the light hits your
hair. But the truth is we love you for the sum of all these
things and so much more. We love *you* and I know we all hope you
have a wonderful, love-filled day that will make it clear to you how
special you are.
wish you a happy birthday. You have proven yourself to be a true
friend to us all. I have noted the care you take with everyone
from infants to the elderly, those who are kind to you and those who
are not, friends and strangers. I am proud to consider you a
Happy birthday to a guy that
makes me feel not quite so old. ;) How many years do you
have on me? A billion? A million? A few
thousand? I better stop before I sound too much like Rose.
Enjoy the doughnuts.
Krispy Kremes. I hear they're great.
Happy Birthday, Andrew!!!