|"When you do your best for love it
feels like Christmas.
It is the season of the heart, a special time of
The ways of love made clear. It is the season of
The message if we hear it, is make it last all
~~from The Muppet Christmas Carol
Hi all! I hope you're all enjoying the holiday
season! Before I get into the newsletter, I
wanted to give you all a heads up on the next
newsletter(s). Another one will be coming to you
on December 21st. However, I don't know if it'll
be the full newsletter or just a little teaser.
Blessedly, I have the entire week of Christmas off and
so may spend it writing/proofing the Christmas story
and then send that out on Christmas Eve or Christmas
Day as opposed to the 21st. We'll see!
Until then, have a great week ahead!
180, I introduced "JABB: The Drinking Game"
and then updated it in JABB
207. Both newsletters were several years
ago so... I felt like the game was due for some
updating! I've removed items that are no
longer very current but left others. In
addition, I've added things that are more likely to
occur in JABB newsletters these days. So
enjoy! But first:
My Public Service Announcement
Do NOT play this with an alcoholic beverage.
Well, I spose you could if you're a slow reader, of
age, and only intend to look at a couple
newsletters/stories. Otherwise, I highly
recommend cocoa. Although, I spose, even with
that you'd have to pace yourself. Ditto for my
beloved tea and coffee. Water... water would
be good. Just too bad that water doesn't have
caffeine. ;-) Whatever your chosen
beverage, I hope you enjoy it responsibly! Kim
(who I asked to look over
these cause, frankly, I'm a bit frazzled) warns that it may be best
to not play the drinking
game with this
issue. Wise words!
So here we go!
Take one sip if:
~ An angel other than Andrew is mentioned in a newsletter.
~ Hair of any variety is discussed/mentioned.
~ A newsletter just plain gets sappy.
~ Some holiday (real or made-up) is being celebrated.
~ A Dyelander says something swoony about Andrew.
~ God is mentioned.
~ A specific TBAA episode is mentioned or alluded to.
~ The newsletter is composed of any sort of list (top ten,
You Know You're a BLANK If..., this newsletter).
~ There's a dedication to John at the bottom of the
~ You found the page's easter egg!
~ The newsletter or story contains the phrase "God
two sips if:
~ Dyeland serves as setting for a story.
~ A random character from some other TV show, movie, or
book that in no way involves John Dye is included.
~ Someone calls someone else by a nickname or term of
endearment (ex: "Angel Girl," "Sweet Boy," "My own")
~ Two or more characters have a touchy-feely, sappy
~ The AOD Band gets a mention.
~ The newsletter/story has scenes set in Dyeland but NOT
in Willowveil Castle.
~ Adam comes off as the voice of reason.
~ The author (Hi!) gives
an excuse for the quality of the newsletter (i.e. sick, busy,
~ Flannel is mentioned.
~ A character cries. (If
multiple characters are crying in the same scene, take one sip
per crying character.)
Any of the following are mentioned: any variation of Beauty
and the Beast, Harry Potter, Jesus Christ
~ A story has a flashback or flashforward.
~ Any character who resides in a Sibling City shows up.
Take three sips if:
~ Andrew is narrating or authoring the newsletter.
~ JenniAnn twists her ring around her
finger or Andrew drags his hand through his hair.
non-Andrew John Dye character is mentioned.
~ Someone brings up Andrew’s pocket watch or it's "shown."
~ A turkey is mentioned.
~ Andrew actually refers to Touched by an Angel or any
of its cast members.
~ Someone mistakenly thinks Andrew is in danger or is leaving
~ The author passive aggressively takes a swipe at Tess,
Monica, or Rafael.
~ Anyone from the Bible makes an appearance. Eat some
Froot Loops if it's Joshua.
~ Violeta is hyper.
~ A pet makes an appearance.
~ Adam provides any sort of meat-like substance.
~ Someone is confused by a character's relationship with
another character and/or completely misconstrues it.
~ A character is enjoying any of the following: red velvet
cake, coffee, chai, orange juice and/or ginger ale.
~ Any portion of Ruth 1 is recited.
Take four sips if:
~ Any character's parental unit(s) excepting Father/Jacob make
~ Andrew watches or reads something in the company of Dyeland
~ A demon shows up.
~ The newsletter/story looks to be over 8 pages long.
~ Characters are playing football or Andrewopoly.
~ The green shirt or white shirt pictures are brought up.
~ Anyone mentions or alludes to the "three week promise."
~ The newsletter or story is, at least in part, about an actual
You have clearly disregarded my sage
advice at the start if any of
the following are happening:
~ Joshua is trying to mount a stage
version of The Life of Brian.
~ Violeta is voicing her utter dislike for one
~ Andrew and JenniAnn split up and the latter really
does sue the former for reckless abandonment of a
~ Belle is sporting a lovely yellow dress and waltzing
with a hairy dude. (Actually, you may have just
started watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast
in that case... And, ha, now you get to take two
~ Adam has opened up a butcher's shop which serves up
~ The gang decides to leave Dyeland and move to
Poughkeepsie because they like how it sounds.
This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye
for starting me off on my continued descent into
caffeine addiction. ;-) That sounds bad...
but oh so yummy.
(Photo Credits: The photograph used on this
page is from Touched by an Angel and owned
by CBS Productions, Caroline Productions, and Moon
Water Productions. It is not being used to