Monday, March 4, 2013

Getting to Know Tina's Terrific Team! Andrea!


    Today please welcome Andrea, another one of Tina's Terrific Team!

    I met also met Andrea during last year's challenge.  I think she must have read all my Swedish lesson posts, because random.org picked her for $25 IKEA gift card give-away I had at the end.  She still hasn't told me what she bought...ahem...

    1. Based on the look on my face, one would think this sweater vest was the most embarrassing


    thing my mother ever made me wear (or perhaps the haircut). I am sure it wasn't, but my kindergarten class picture tells a different story.

    2. The captcha codes make me a bit crazy in the land of blog, but I am also disappointed when folks don't have their emails enabled for comments to be replied to. Full disclosure? I spent months hitting reply in emails from comments that said <noreply-comment@blogger.com> as the address thinking the address was just being hidden from me, and that the comment would still get there. Then I read a post written by someone expressing their frustration over the issue and a dim light went off. I had spent months thinking I was responding to every single comment on by blog...oops!


    3. Last year I signed up for the A-Z Challenge because of the word challenge I think. I don't take many challenges, so it seemed like a safe plan. I really had fun, and decided to try again this year. Not sure what my topics will be, but am fairly certain I cannot manage the alliteration of last year!

    4. I think I have moments when I am still surprised to find that I am not an international singing sensation, although I am not certain rock and roll would have been my gig. My preteen years held more hope for a singer songwriter ballad type of gal. I was unreasonably optimistic as my voice was more of a sing softly in the shower level of quality. 


    5. I do not think I could choose one favorite childhood memory. My memory is fabulous...ask those who know me (some may be more enthused than others about it). Some days this is taxing because the connections move so fast in my brain linking events because they are all there, it seems like, fighting for attention.


    6. I think J is the most underrated letter of the alphabet because I don't believe a lot of people appreciate the trouble it can cause. Sure, you may think that the x, q and z cause trouble on your Scrabble tile holder, but is the j necessarily much easier to place? Very underestimated.

    7. I hate to say it, but I think the letter e might be a bit overrated. Let's face it, the silence is a bit much after awhile. The lack of sound combined with the long sound and short sound? Trouble for young school aged children across the country.


    8. Oh my gosh! The book The Corrections absolutely did not meet my expectations. It had been one of Oprah's first book club selections, and I don't think I have read one since! I choked through that whole book figuring it was going to get better, or I was just a dummy who couldn't figure it out (and hoped a beacon of light would shine on me any minute).

    9. I have too much paper! Every time I get a notification that says something about going paperless I panic and sweat!

    10. My pockets are certainly not the treasure chest of offerings that my purse is, but wearing a jacket at this time of year does open the door for more possibilities. I typically have: tissues, lip balm, a grocery list (not necessarily current), a coupon or two (again, perhaps not current) ,and a hair elastic.

I so love how you let us get to know you better in such and open and honest way. I would never let a picture of me in my worst outfit be published...you are a brave, spunky, funny, wonderful addition to my team. Thanks for being a part of it!

If you want to get to know Andrea better, here are her two blogs

Maybe its just me...  and I like it on the table


Those are great titles...and from what I've had time to read so far, really great blogs.  Especially the table...

~Tina

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am personally rather fond of paper...and the letter j is surely over rated....smiles....and errr....nice sweater vest....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The J is underrated! So is the C. I'd say the same for A, but I don't think anyone would buy that...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina and Andrea .. well that was forthcoming ... going to be rock star - and scrabble fanatic ..

I too am not sure about promoting the sweater vest .. as fashions come round again don't they ...

Fellow minion I think you've done a pretty good job in the getting to know you section - I still have mine to do ...

Jamb is a good word .. uses the 'b' too .. that can be a pain at times ... as the word ... * pain!

Cheers to you all .. Hilary

Jolie du Pre said...

What a fun interview!

JoJo said...

Great to get to know you Andrea!!! Hey don't worry, I refuse to go paperless as well. Something about letting companies have my bank account number to take what they want just unnerves me!

Andrea said...

That photo has been on our kitchen count for a few weeks and if the kids sense tat I am growing unhappy, they wave it and ask "are you this unhappy yet?"...then we laugh. I cannot take responsibility for the cooking blog, as I can't even seem to keep up my end of the recipe very Friday deal (it is Chell from Nicely Composed who started and keeps that blog running). Yeah, so stop on by Maybe It's Just Me for a visit...I promise not to sing, and by all means, if you see a sweater vest like that in a women's medium, grab it for me!

Ornery's Wife said...

I just signed up for the A to Z challenge and am traveling around to the team blogs. I loved this post--I can relate to a lot of those things!

I, too, believe Life is GOOD!
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Responding to all those comments and it never went anywhere - LOL! That's good to know though.

klahanie said...

Hi Andrea and hi Tina,

Gosh Tina, you have your very own team. I'm impressed! :)

Did you know I have a team made up of Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, plus a bunch of magical 'wee folks' in my garden. Are you impressed? Do you care?

I'm glad you had fun with the alphabet challenge last year, Andrea. Hope you find as much fascination with the alphabet this year. I'd rather go to a Justin Bieber concert that join up with the A to Z Challenge.

Seriously, all the best with it. And hi Tina!

Gary :)

ayjay said...

Haha Andrea.. That vest.. I have a picture in a kitty sweater that is pretty rockin' - Tina can we have a school picture requirement for your minion posts? I'd totally do it :)

Jo said...

Nice to meet a fellow volunteer.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

M. J. Joachim said...

I happen to like the letter Q quite quintessentially...and pockets! What would I do without mine?! Skip the purse, give me loads of pockets every time!

Marianne said...

Andrea is my kindred spirit, and I too feel that "J" is severely under-rated. GREAT post, but an even better sweater vest pic!