Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet Andrea of Tina's Terrific Team for #atozchallenge

Please welcome another second year minion, Andrea, to the ring.  She's a powerhouse of snark and honesty, and I think this post will also prove to you that she's fearless.  Aren't these people crazy for working for me two years in a row?!??  Maybe they're just crazy for being friends with me...

Hi! I'm Andrea, mother of two, wife of one, and minion of Tina. Last year I included a picture of the worst outfit my mother ever made me wear, so this time it seemed I should admit to what I wanted to be wearing instead. In telling you a little bit about myself, I thought maybe it would be easier to tell you who I am not. Despite purchasing a new dress recently and having both a haircut and massage scheduled for today, that really isn't who I am. Don't believe me? Maybe some photographic evidence will help convince you...


Don't get me wrong, I was stylin' at age 4. Despite showing a bit of leg, my ponytails were awesome. What I wouldn't give for a pocket that large now to keep my stuff I always misplace.

 At age 6, my fancy dress with the letters all over it did not keep me from dish duty. I might have secretly enjoyed it, having no idea the irony behind my glamorous life to come.

Continuing my long dress theme into the late seventies, with my mother by my side in minty, excellent hairstyle solidarity.

I can assure you that I had just come from the hairstylist in this fourth grade gem. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing to admit. Remember wearing dresses just because? "Oooh, pretty tulips, glad I have dress on!"

This? Right here? Exactly what I still picture when I think of myself in a dress. Although I do not think I have worn mint green or a belted look since.

So do not picture this when I tell you I have a new dress and a hair appointment...
Instead, let that vision of slightly awkward wash over you, as that is pretty much who I am. 
 Come by my place and we'll talk about some random stuff, and set the bar low enough to trip over! In April I will be sharing my Seventies Serenade...a decade of great music! (In addition to the great styles shown here.)

Oh, I should probably mention my alter ego...she wears a cape and a pedometer and fancies herself to be a superhero...Pedomemom. She'd love to visit with you as well!

Andrea blogs at Maybe it's just me... Where you'll find yourself right at home.  I assure you, it's not just Andrea who feels this way.  When I read one of her posts I find myself saying, "Yes! Exactly!" while usually choking on and spitting (on my keyboard) whatever I'm drinking at the time...

~Tina, greatly blessed with amazing friends

P.S Speaking of blessings...on Wednesday, DL Hammon's Blitz Team descended upon Life is Good and brought an avalanche of comments and love to both me and JoJo (and I'm sure the Beer Boys were thrilled with the extra advertising!) Thanks so much for all of your sweet, encouraging and funny comments.  You are much appreciated.  As I am in full swing with A-Z preparations, I won't be able to visit all of you, but please know how much that meant to this stressed out co-host.  THANKS.

27 comments:

QuanMai said...

As a popular alternative to sweaters and coats, arm warmer are not only great with the cold but as a great alternative fashion accessory.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Andrea .. great to see you through the ages - funny how we change isn't it .. and I'll enjoy seeing you around the A-Z .. Pedomemom pic is fabulous ..

Cheers and see you there .. Hilary (another of Tina's minions)

TaMara Sloan said...

Andrea, I definitely will be checking out your blog during the AtoZ Challenge. I think I've worn a lot of those same fashions! LOL

Tina, I'm a bit late, but Happy belated Blitz day.

TaMara
one of AJ's wHooligans
Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

Andrea said...

QuanMai-really, I have this sneaking suspicion you were not paying attention, as arm warmers would have done nothing for my outfits...wrong decade!

Hilary-Thanks for the support fellow minion...minionette? That sounds even more fancy, no?

Andrea said...

Oooops, forgot this in my last reply...TINA!!!!! You are amazing for my ego! This house better watch out as it becomes MY kingdom this weekend. This minion is going to find some minions! xox

TaMara - I am sure your fashions were awesome as well! Having a mother who sewed made the sky the limit for me. (She made 3 of those dresses)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Andrea, you are a free spirit!

I had that same permed, feathered hair style when I was in Jr. High. I could never make it look right on my own.

JoJo said...

Hi Andrea! Fellow minion of Tina! Loved your old hair styles from 'back in the day'. Ah the 70s. I have never been a dress wearer but I thought I was the shitnit in my cobalt blue velour pants & vest with the ruffely white shirt. I was ready to tour with the Partridge Family!!!

bemuzin.com said...

Ooh the hair - you got those backward rolling tootsie curls just right! And I like your sassy new dress pose. Between you and Tina, it's gonna be like one of those throw-your-hands-in-the-air Disney rides during April. Can't wait!

Andrew Leon said...

A super hero in black? I'm sure there's something against that in the Super Hero Handbook.

Jo said...

Come off it Andrew, you don't expect we girls to follow super hero handbooks surely.

Nice to meet you Andrea. I don't even have pictures of me through the years, nice that you have. Enjoyed them. We sure don't wear dresses as much these days.

I've started my minioning already and have my posts ready to go next week.

Grandmother dragon hugs from Jo, another of Tina's Terrific Team.

Andrea said...

L Diane-I am comforted by the thought that there was another feathering challenged girl out there!

JoJo-Yes, I definitely had some rocking separates as well!

Bemuzin-It was as if I could have stored pencils in those salon sprayed rolls!

Andrew - one word...Batman

Jo - we have soooo many pictures from so many decades! I have visited my numbers a few times, but never write my posts ahead of time.

Marianne said...

I think I may just follow you to the ends of the world. AWESOMELY fabulous pictures. And I could NEVER get my hair to feather that way, so I am a bit jealous. Can't wait for the 1970s posts!!

DAVID WALSTON said...

Time sure does fly!
Love the pictures!

Andrea said...

Marianne - I shall leave a path of wonderfully bad photos for you to follow!

David - yes it does!

Glenda said...

Hello, how are you? It is a pleasure to meet you. I loved seeing the pictures of you growing up thanks for sharing them with us.

Brian Miller said...

ha. rocking the superhero outfit...that is awesome...esp considering i am going to the local comicon with my son tomorrow...there is a statute of limitations on our fashion sense isnt there...i dont know that i can show pics of things i might have once worn...smiles..

and have a great weekend tina!

christinalfox said...

Hugs and Love from Australia

Happy Belated Blitz

Cricket

Andrea said...

Glenda - Nice to meet you as well

Brian - Comicon! Have a SUPER time! Isn't it a little bit scary which styles actually do come back?

Christina - Thanks!

Mamarific said...

Love those '70s fashions! My mother used to sew, and I had some dresses with big front pockets, as well. Looking forward to your seventies serenade!

Claudia said...

smiles...see...that made me wanna dig out my superhero outfit and just fly around and save the world a bit... andrea sounds like a funny person... smiles.. happy weekend tina

suesconsideredtrifles said...

Tina, I am looking for your FB page for your blog and cannot find it. Is there a link to it somewhere? Sue’s Trifles

Andrea said...

Mama-My mom made three of those dresses! I bet you picked some fab patterns as well!

Claudia-ah the weekend world saver...one dust bunny and load of laundry at a time! Fly lady, fly!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Such fun Pics, Andrea... I really LOVE a woman with a sense of humor and yours is in full swing!

Nice to meet you....

Tina,

Loving your minions!

Art @ Home said...

Andrea's antics keep the Genius Bar at the Apple Store busy I'm sure as we tend to spew coffee or tea all over our keyboards. Great feature! I love Andrea's style. She's fearless!

xo,
Ricki Jill

Andrea said...

Michael - Thanks, nice to meet you too!

Ricki Jill - You have more style in your pinky than in my entire 70's

Fe said...

Hello, Andrea

This is going to be fun, I think. American/Swedish cultural twists. Nice.

Fe

P V Ariel said...

Hi Andrea,
Nice to see you here again, What a lovely intro and the pics too, I God What a transformation during the years'. Keep Going. Good Wishes. Phil ex. Minion of Tina d Terrific 😊😊😊