is the weak man's imitation of strength."
recently returned from a short
vacation so haven't had much time
for this, especially since I'm already working on some future
JABBs. So this is a bit thrown together. Nonetheless, I
hope you enjoy!
Ten Reasons Jenni is Super Excited About Season 5 Starting on
10. Andrew holding a baby!!!
9. New pics for the web
site! I know I'm not the only
one looking forward to those!!! Yes, we love S2-S4 Andrew.
But we need variety! If I had to check one more time to see how
many times I've used the same Prayer on the Stairs photo, I was gonna
8. I'll be able to watch
S5 episodes without intrusions by
overzealous local weather people talking about a storm occurring 50
miles away from me... 11 years ago. G'bye VHSes!!!
7. Andrew with a
6. I'll be able to watch
these episodes without seeing old CBS
commercials that only make me sad about the other shows I loved and
lost. Not to mention how the general niceness of TV shows has
5. Two words: "Beautiful
Dreamer" Even if it does make me
want to strangle Booth... for multiple reasons.
4. Andrew AND a
3. Having the ability to
watch Andrew's hair grow.
2. Having to make my own
Season 5 DVDs will teach me
self-reliance, technical skills, time management, planning, the
importance of preserving memories for one's self, etc... Oh, who
am I kidding??? I still want the professionally done Season 5 and
greater DVDs!!! ::shakes fist at CBS and Paramount:: Oh
well... it's better than nothing.
1. Andrew cuddling baby
Lily and looking super adorable and manly
and... hey, does anyone wanna come over on October 7th when "Jagged
Edges" airs? I may need to be scraped off the floor. Or
restrained lest I storm the mall and go on a shopping blitz at Babies R
and the men's wear sections of assorted department stores.
And now a few words from
Dyeland's resident advice columnist, Annie Dru.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Recently, there has been much
talk in the earthly media about the
decline of manners in daily life. Recent news stories have
brought to us images of irate, poor sport athletes, breaches of
decorum, and one completely off-his-rocker rapper. Thankfully,
events are not a regular part of our life in Dyeland. However,
that does not mean matters of etiquette don't arise and so I have been
asked to answer a couple manners-related questions that were sent to
Dear Annie Dru,
Recently I was at the mall
here in Dyeland purchasing flannel shirts
for this wonderful, lovely, amazing person who recently had a
birthday. While I was checking out, the cashier kept talking on
her cell phone! By the time she'd run up the shirts and this
absolutely fabulous dress I bought for myself that perfectly matches
the aforementioned birthday boy's handsomely green eyes, I knew about
her weekend plans, her medical conditions, and the success of her
latest weight loss endeavor. If this happens again, what should I
do? It was definitely TMI.
Lovin' the Flannel
Yes, cell phones have caused
quite a few etiquette infractions!
If they weren't so useful in keeping in contact with our far-flung AOD
friends, I'd take a measure to the Council to have them banned.
But as that is not an option (distraught young ladies wailing like
banshees not being the most attractive sight or sound), my suggestion
would be to take your complaint to the lady's supervisor. Or,
speaking of supervisors, you might bring Tess with you next time you
go shopping. I have every confidence she would know exactly what
to say to Ms. Talksalot. However, I cannot predict Tess' reaction
to your purchase of copious amounts of flannel shirts for her Angel Boy
nor your penchant for basing your own wardrobe off of his eyes. I
would try the cashier's supervisor first.
Before I close, I must say
kudos on the shirt choices. Your
recipient recently stopped by wearing a very charming blue and brown
one he said you had gifted him. Stunning.
Dear Annie Dru,
Some plans with friends fell
through and I've found myself hosting a
dinner for only a friend and myself. Okay, so it was one of the
AODs and I might have planned the dinner deliberately with just them
but let on like I was expecting more people... I know that was
wrong so no need to give me a lecture on that. But here's my
question: how would table etiquette have me place the settings with
just two people? I would assume I should put the AOD at one head
of the table and myself at the other. But then he's so far
away... It's a ten person table. Is it permissible to put
him at the head of the table and myself at his right side???
Right Hand Woman
So you invited an angel of
death over for dinner under false pretenses
and your concern is appropriate place settings? Yes, yes, I know
you've realized your error but you could not expect me not to
comment. Do not do this again. But since you already
have... find a smaller table. Two people seated at opposite sides
of a long table can look quite sad if not icy. However,
positioning yourself at his right side may make him feel awkward or
crowded. The weather is so lovely and the foliage so radiant, I
would suggest an outdoor meal. Or you might sit at a less formal
and smaller table indoors. I highly doubt any AOD who frequents
Dyeland is likely to complain about place settings when he's being
And next time? Tell the
truth. I firmly believe your AOD
friend would show up even if he knew he was chosen as the only
guest. Who knows? It may even make him feel special and
that's not a bad thing. Just try not to swoon and land face down
in your soup bowl, dear. The AODs enjoy having a break from their
work, not having to take Dyelanders home because they drowned in their
chicken noodle soup with veggies.
Do you have an etiquette question or need some advice? If yes,
contact me, Annie Dru, at the email address listed here!
Until next time, live well and live happily and mind those
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