Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tag! I'm it.

I mentioned the other day that I was given this Badge of Honour from Rosina Lee as well as the Kreativ Blogger award from Jessica of Chronically Vintage and Catherine of The Renegade Bean - actually, I didn't realise until afterwards that Catherine had tagged me, too - and I want to thank them all very much!

The Badge of Honour rules:

Copy the logo and place it on my blog
Link it back to the person who gave it to me
Pass it on to five fellow bloggers
List 10 things about myself

I. I’m left-handed.
II. My all-time favourite movie is Rocky Horror Picture Show.
III. I’m a bit of an anglophile.
IV. My favourite colour is pink.
V. I currently own 45 dresses, roughly half of which are vintage.
VI. I want to learn Italian.
VII. My two favourite bands are The Beatles and The Smiths.
VIII. I wish it were summer, right now.
IX. My favourite kinds of films are musicals, film noir and queer cinema.
X. I’m a procrastinator.

The Kreativ Blogger rules:
• Thank the person who nominated you for the award
• Copy the logo and place it on your blog
• Link to the person who nominated you for this award
• List seven things about yourself that people might find interesting
• Nominate and post links to the seven Kreativ Bloggers you nominate
• Leave a comment on each of the blogs (or otherwise notify the recipients), letting them know they have been nominated

I. I cannot ride a bicycle. When I was little I had a bike, with training wheels, and started to learn how to ride it but I outgrew my bike before I could ride it without the training wheels. I never bothered to get another bike so I just don’t know how to ride one.

II. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 15 years old, which makes it nearly eight years. I have to admit that I was partly inspired by Sir Paul and Linda McCartney as well as my growing realisation that I couldn’t justify eating meat, to myself, anymore.

III. I’m currently halfway through my third – and final – year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design at AC Arts TAFE. My major is photography; I went into the course in 2007 with the intention of majoring in drawing or painting but I kind of fell in love with my photography unit in my first year. I’ve come to realise that, while creating art is enjoyable to me, I much prefer learning and writing about art and I’m thinking about pursuing that path next year. But here's an example of the photo series I'm working on at the moment (it's still a work in progress) - it looks better printed out.

IV. I’m a bit of a collector; I collect vintage dresses (obviously), cameras, porcelain animals as well as various other things. Past collections have included Beatles related items, anything to do with bats, Barbie dolls and teddy bears (a collection I still have but I haven’t had any new additions in quite some time).

V. I’m quite addicted to mysteries, especially those involving murder. This is why I love Agatha Christie novels (and the absolutely gorgeous TV adaptations of her stories) and whodunnits in general. My favourites are always British and often set in the past.

VI. I tend to go through phases where I’ll be super interested in one thing and can think of nothing else – I think, due to the internet, these phases don’t last as long as they used to so I could change from one to another as quick as once a week. This year I’ve been through a phase where I read nothing but Agatha Christie novels and then one where I listened to nothing but Frank Sinatra. The Sinatra phase also involved a fair bit of swooning and wistful sighs.

VII. I have a rather odd habit of breaking into this strange semi-British accent. I think it’s a testament to how much British television I watch for I can’t think of any other reason I would do it.

And I am going to be a rebel and not tag anyone but anyone who feels the urge to do one or both of these, then go ahead!

Andi B. Goode


  1. Oh! I`m so happy that I found your blog! It`s very original and lovely :) See ya!

  2. I am totally jealous of your wardrobe! Sounds like it must be a sight to behold.
    I was also a huge Anglophile when I was growing up and I wonder if all that BBC series watching affected the way I talk, too. I pronounce words like "kitten" and "Manhattan" with a hard "t" sound. An English classmate of mine back in grad school said "you sound more English than I do!" LOL!

  3. My wardrobe is overflowing a little. ;]
    Haha, that's funny. I once had an English nurse ask me if I was from England!! It was actually rather exciting for me.

  4. Hi sweet dear, so neat to learn a little more about the awesome gal behind this absolutely fantastic blog! (I'm a fellow pink fanatic and Beatles lover, too.)

    Many congrats on all of your awards, honey, you deserve them so much!

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica


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