"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him
than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
~~ C. S. Lewis

Hi all,

Welcome to another short one!  I hope your week is starting off well.  No snow here so that's a good thing.  Still no sun, though, so that's why you get this sunny looking newsletter page.  ;-)

So I know I'm not the only one who was totally thrilled when news of the impending DVD release (July 30th!!!) of Touched's eighth season came shortly after Season 7's release.  I think we gotta celebrate that!  Enjoy!

God bless,

Top Ten Reasons to Be Glad Season 7 Is On DVD!!!

10.  Andrew quoting Shakespeare!!!

9.  Seeing Andrew be all adorable and awesome with the kids in "Winners, Losers, and Leftovers."

8.  The many hairstyles of Andrew in "The Sign of the Dove."

7.  Andrew actually getting to rule the roost in "The Grudge."  About time!

6.  Yet another chance to try and figure out what the heck is going on with "The Face on the Barroom Floor."  My current theory?  Monica had a really bad trip after ODing on caffeine.  The entire episode actually took place in her head while she was blissed out in the back of the caddy as Andrew and Tess stared at her and talked amongst themselves:

Andrew: Do you think anything's going on in there?  Like do you think she's dreaming?
Tess: I don't know, baby, but this is the *last* time we leave Angel Girl unattended at the Folgers' plant.
Andrew: Why is she mumbling about buttons now?  Do you think she's dreaming about an assignment?  If she is, I hope it fits in with our actual timeline.  How frustrating would it be if it didn't?
Tess: Very frustrating...

5.  Andrew's wardrobe in "Thief of Hearts."  Is it just me or is that not one cuddly wonderment ensemble after another!?!

4.  Actually developing an interest in astronomy... at least as long as Andrew's scenes in "Bringer of Light" last.  Planetariums have never been so alluring.

3.  Spending "The Invitation" fantasizing about making like Elphaba and Fiyero and liberating that poor lion with Andrew.  Okay, maybe that's just me...  But really... that lion was wronged!!!

2.  The Fedora

1.  Andrew AND Adam!  Chillaxing!  In a pub!  I want to go to there...

Top Ten Reasons to Be Glad Season 8 is Coming to DVD!!!

10.  Andrew being handy in "Chutzpah."

9.  Andrew being even handier in "When Sunny Gets Blue."

8.  That outfit at the end of "Holy of Holies"...

7.  Those absolutely gorgeous shots of Andrew backed by the field in "Heaven's Portal."  Wow...

6.  Another chance to see Andrew cart Doogie Howser aka Barney Stinson around!

5.  Spending free time you don't have pondering just what about the words "The Perfect Game" is so attractive that the TBAA folks felt the need to use them twice as episode titles.

4.  Having a good chuckle over the fact that Andrew knows what spike heels are.

3.  Seeing the world's cutest alien since E.T.

2.  The utter sweetness and loveliness of Andrew's interactions with Benny in "A Winter Carol" and the way he tears up a little as he drums away at the end...

1.  Knowing that we're only one announcement away from being secure in the knowledge that ALL of TBAA will be on DVD.  C'mon, Season 9!!!

This newsletter is dedicated to John's smile.  No matter what was going on, seeing him smile either as himself or in character made things seem sunnier.  And that's still true!


JABB 383

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