Newbie-How can I understand actionscript in a simplified way?

Hi folks,

Thanks for your help for my last post.
Ok… I am trying to learn actionscript but I have dived in the deepend a little. I am a designer and need to know AS at least to a basic level so I can get on with my design stuff.

Can anyone possibly tell me how I can understand actionscript- what “objects” and “variables”… in the most simplified “ABC” way? -Is there any “metaphores” that helped you understand a programming environment such as actionscript?

I guess I need to start right from the beginning and get the foundation right but I’m going in loops. If any of you peeps can help me I would be much delighted.