"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."
    --Wallace Stevens

Hi all!

I hope you're all enjoying the beginning of June and staying safe!  Please let us know if you're in any of the storm-hit areas so we can pray for you.

I'm having a bit of a lazy summer day so here's another short one for ya.

God bless,

Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Stupid Answer: The Summer Edition Part II

(Yeah...  So I pretty much free associated myself through this.  Kinda more into the Author's Cut and Photo Gallery today.  Oh well!  -Jenni)

Q:  Every night there are a bunch of small, glowing things flying around my yard.  Are they tiny angels? 

A:  Yep!  That's exactly what they are.  And you can see more of them this summer in the hit blockbuster "Honey, I Shrunk the Celestial Choirs."  Coming to a theater near you!

Q:  I'm flying all the way to Europe for my summer vacation this year.  How can I get a seat next to Andrew like that Meg chick did?

A:  Simply tell your travel agent that you'd like to travel with an angel of death.  Then listen to them laugh and laugh.

Q:  I heard Andrew went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter recently.  Do you think he'd go to Disney World with me?

A:  Sure.  Just don't blame us if he insists on riding "It's a Small World" over and over, claiming it gives him peace after all the junk he sees.  That song will be stuck in your head for weeks.  And now it is all ready.  Haha!

Q:  So a bunch of us are going on an Alaskan cruise with Andrew, courtesy of Raquel and Nico.  Since Andrew can change clothes in the blink of an eye, does that mean he never has to pack when he travels?  If he doesn't, can I put some of my stuff in his suit case?  Not digging the two bag limit...

A:  Sure.  And then we can all have a good laugh when TSA opens his bag to find it packed with your cosmetics and slinky cocktail dresses.  NOT!  That is absolutely not a Dyeland-approved way of making Andrew blush.  And besides, Andrew does pack and needs his own suitcase for his jeans and flannel shirts.

Q:  Does Andrew get sunburn if he's in the sun too long?

A:  Flannel shirts...

Q:  Really, I'm seriously asking. 

A:  Andrew in flannel shirts...

Q:  Really now...  Pull yourself together!

A:  Sigh...  Fine.  Yes, he can get sunburned.  Let the fight over the sunscreen and who gets to apply it commence.

Q:  Why didn't TBAA ever air in the summer?  Was Andrew too busy?

A:  Yep.  He was off giving dance lessons at a resort in the Catskills.  While there he met a young girl named Frances and... 

Q:  That's the plot of Dirty Dancing.

A:  Oh.  Right.  But it's fun to pretend...

Q:  Yeah...

A:  ::sigh::

Travel Bingo: JABB Style

So many of you might be doing some extra driving this summer as you vacation.  I created this travel bingo card so you can have some fun during those lengthy car trips.  However, for those of us who won't be road tripping, this card could be used locally or for other types of vacations, I think.  Enjoy!  And if any JABB member actually gets a bingo, let me know.  I'll send ya a little something.  :-)  For added fun, you can try to guess which John Dye projects inspired each challenge.

This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye for making vacations a whole lot more fun.  Between Andrew County-inspired giggles, visits to the South, dreamy moments on the ocean, and amusing imaginings in Orlando; the guy inadvertently worked his way into nearly every trip I've taken since the 90s!  May he know that, wherever we travel, we take memories of him with us.


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(Photo Credits: 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.)