“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a
new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.”
~~G.K. Chesterton

Hi all,

Welcome to the first JABB of 2018!  This is a little weird to me just because I only finished JABB 506 earlier today.  So the Twelve Days of Christmas ended up being more like fourteen days.  :-)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this newsletter which is inspired by my own resolutions!

God bless,

Organizational Ideas from Dyeland

Getting organized is a pretty common New Year's resolution so I can imagine several of the Dyelanders involving at least a little organization into their plans for 2018.  Ideas like...

1.  Monica might organize her bags of coffee into a sensible order like: decaf, light roast, dark roast, and "don't tell Tess" super-strong.

2.  Andrew might consider hanging up his flannel shirts in his closet based on their primary color... and then give up any hope of organizing them since JenniAnn is just going to steal them anyway.

3.  Violeta might resolve to be more organized during the coming semester by getting an actual, paper day planner... which will then be rendered useless when all she does is paste entertainment magazine snippets about Hugh Jackman into it.

4.  The former vampires, still on a high since being cured on Easter, likely have obsessively organized kitchens so they can fulfill their long dormant cravings with little trouble at any time of the day or night.  I foresee numerous beautiful crystal containers filled with Skittles, Gummy Bears, and the like.

5.  Emma and Peter might call the group together to organize St. Genesius' costume closet but their plans would quickly get derailed when everyone just ends up reminiscing the whole day away.

6.  Vincent will take the time to get the Tunnel library into proper Dewey Decimal order and not just the "ask Father or Vincent" order which it's previously been kept in.

7.  JenniAnn, ever the slightly prudish one, could organize her iTunes library into categories: "fun songs for dancing with Andrew", "slow songs for dancing with Andrew", and "songs that I really want to dance with Andrew to but only in private because of that one suggestive lyric."

8.  The Friends will band together to get the baby/maternity store at Willowveil in order because it will be needed... a lot... in 2018.

9.  Logan will sort his comic book collection into two piles: 1.  Going to sell to buy engagement ring and 2.  Will sell to buy engagement ring if I have to because she's worth it.

10.  And Joshua will keep organizing assignments to guarantee the angels and their friends are never bored!

And because I don't know when else I'll use it, here's the New Year's-themed page I made for Andrew's scrapbook.  Not the most impressive page but considering TBAA only had one New Year's episode...

Three Things

In 2018, I also want to take the time to reflect on all I have to be grateful for.  So I'm introducing this new feature where I (or any other takers!) will list three things related to JABB, TBAA, or John Dye that I'm/we're grateful for.  I'm not sure if I'll do it in every newsletter or just sporadically so we'll see how it goes.

1.  I'm grateful that, so many years after TBAA ended, people are still finding our web site and joining us!

2.  I'm thankful for having heard from a few former and longstanding JABB members lately.  It's always so nice to hear from you all!

3.  I remain very glad and grateful that, 22 years ago yesterday, I decided to tune into TBAA and got to see the very first appearance of John Dye as Andrew.  I didn't know it then but my life had been changed and blessed.

This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye for giving us another year of inspiration and, yes, another year of obsessing over flannel shirts/ leather jacket/ jeans/ insert favorite article of Andrew's clothing here.

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