"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon,
and the deeper in sinks into the mind."
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Hi all,

I hope you're all staying warm!  It's blizzard-like conditions here!  Chai weather.  :-)

Anyhow, big thanks to Nicole for supplying the questions you see here.  Myself and others are busy at work with the annual Christmas story which will be a bit different (read: shorter) this year.  I'm still recovering from "Safe"...  So it was nice to have help on this on!


God bless,

Now it's time to check in with Dyeland's resident advice columnist for help with your holiday headaches!

Dear Annie Dru: Christmas 2010 Edition

Dear Annie Dru,

I came up with this brilliant idea to create a custom-made Christmas wrapping paper, featuring the AOD Band.  But when I asked them to pose for pictures, they refused.  I even offered to pay them and bake them cookies!  But they declined everything and I don't know why.  I really want this wrapping paper, but I just
don't know what to do now!  Any suggestions?

Don't Fear the Wrapper

Dear Wrapper:

Did you explain to Adam, Andrew, and Henry what you want to do with this paper?  Do you even know?  Maybe if you told them you intend only to use it to wrap presents for your fellow Dyelanders, they'll be okay with it.  Perhaps they're just afraid to have their images go public.  We don't NOT need a bunch of under garment-flinging groupies running around here (flannel shirt stealing groupies are okay, though).  Lemme tell you...  It happens.  Your esteemed advice columnist was at Woodstock, after all.

Then again, maybe they'd still decline.  And if they do: you need to respect that.  Ask yourself this: Do you really want to tear up their gorgeous faces just to get to your boxed set of House?  I think not.

Annie Dru

Dear Annie Dru,

I want to get Andrew a really special gift this year, but no matter how much I brainstorm, I just can't come up with anything.  He's got so many loving friends, and pretty much anything he could want or need.  What do you get for the angel who has everything?

Stumped Santa

Dear Stumped:

You can't go wrong with homemade.  Especially not with a sensitive soul like Andrew.  Maybe make him a photo album of your times together.  Write him a poem.  Print up coupons offering free hugs, free meals, free football game viewing, or other stuff you know he likes.  Andrew may have everything he needs but you can never have too many reminders that you're loved.

And if you're not the creative type: flannel shirts.  True, he has plenty but the way those things disappear out of his closet and wind up in various women's homes around Dyeland... he'll need more.

Annie Dru

Dear Annie Dru,

This year I've been planning a Christmas party for some kids at a Children's Home.  I was even going to have a Santa Claus there, but at the last minute, the guy decided to go skiing in Utah instead!  How rude!  Anyhow, I'm now desperate.  Do you think maybe Adam or Andrew would be willing to replace him and be Santa for the night?  I just don't know who else to ask?

Please help,

Dear Santaless,

I think either Andrew or Adam would love to help you out.  And I'm sure they'd both be wonderful at it.  Although Adam definitely has more experience so you may want to check with him first.  Maybe you can get a two for one deal!  Adam can be Santa and Andrew can be... hmm...  Well, Andrew can be Sprinkles, Santa's loyal right hand elf!  C'mon, how adorable would he look with pointed ears?  Just don't blame me if all that AODs with children adorableness sends you swooning!

Annie Dru

And now it's time for more ridiculous fun with...

Ask a Christmasy Stupid Question, Get a Christmasy Stupid Answer

Question: Someone told me that there was a TBAA episode where Andrew got a hold of some bad eggnog and was shrunk to the size of a grasshopper.  He then spent Christmas Eve trying to avoid being stepped on by reindeer.  I've searched and searched by can't find this episode anywhere!  Can you please help me?

Answer: Sure.  You can find that episode, "Honey, I Shrunk an AOD," on the special TBAA DVD four episode set entitled "The Bad Reactions to Pharmaceuticals Collection." 

Question: Should I even bother to make any snow angels this year?  I mean, c'mon, we all know it won't look nearly as good as the real thing.

Answer: Yes, you should.  Because who else is going to fight with the ice demons?  The snowmen?  Yeah right.  We all know they're complete wimps.

Question: I want to make an Andrew snowman this year and make him come to life like Frosty.  How do I go about this?

Answer: Andrew is suing you for copyright infringement.  There can be only one Andrew!  If there's more than one I think they have to kill each other off.  Oh wait... that's Highlander... 

Question: Hey, I'm looking for a Christmasy picture or poster of Andrew in like a Santa costume or something.  I'm gonna tape it to the ceiling above my bed, then sit and wait for the Scotch tape to give out.  Do you know where I can find a poster like this?

Answer: Wow... just wow.  I don't know whether to applaud you or report you to someone...  Just wow...  Stupid question answerer is now speechless. 


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