Thursday, April 8, 2010

While I was gone...

I shopped:

Easter
I got this amazing 1950s dress when I picked up another (which I neglected to photograph, terrible blogger that I am) from layby.

I had an op-shopping day with a friend (we lost steam rather early, though) and came away with a few interesting things...

Some more vinyl for my slowly growing collection (which is mainly made up of various 80s music and records I've bought for the kitsch value of their covers).

And two Pianola rolls. I don't have a pianola but if I ever get one these are sure going to be handy!

I wore clothes:

Brand New

I wore this to see Brand New. I looked a little out of place but it never bothers me. I was happy to be able to wear the bow-tie I bought the other week. Plus, you know, Brand New are part of my past (fell in love with them when I was about 17 or so) and it was a nice night of nostalgia.

Outfit details: earrings - Diva; bow-tie - Midwest trader; dress - church op-shop; shoes - Big W.

I knitted a little:


I'm currently trying to get through this 'parka' (the hat) as it is referred to in the pattern, though this is a parka to me. It's the first thing I've ever properly knitted so hopefully it turns out OK. Mum says I seem to be doing well.

I played ukulele:



I also:

-danced at classes and at Stomp, which is a great way to start swing dancing (hint to anyone in Adelaide reading this who doesn't currently dance) as there are intro classes each week before the social.
-tweeted
-and answered some (but not all, because I am slack) questions.

Sorry for the slightly-longer-than-I-thought-it-would-be break but I am back now, hopefully for good. I'm not sure if I feel refreshed, exactly, but definitely happy to be back!

Just as an aside, this post shares its title with a rather dubious made-for-television film which I have somehow managed to see more than once.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

P.S. Miss Felicia is having a giveaway so I think you should all go enter! Her blog is super new but I think it looks swell and she seems like a really sweet gal, too.

28 comments:

  1. THANK GOD YOURE BACK!

    welcome back to blogger world andi i've missed your posts!

    Ps. when are we starting that female barbershop-esque band ;)

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  2. Your ukulele videos are totally adorable and charming!

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  3. SO glad you're back! What wonderful finds and things you've been doing!

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  4. Welcome back beautiful! love the way you sing! simply lovely!

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  5. I've always thought you were adorable, but after that ukulele video I think you're absolutely great :) Lovely photos.

    Oh, and I too have a soft spot for Brand New.

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  6. I love your new dress!!! And you look so cute with your bow tie.

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  7. That dress + bow tie is PERFECTION

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  8. Awesome post! I love that song and the pianola rolls are awesome!

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  9. I'm also glad that you're "back"!

    You always make such great finds! And you sing like an angel

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  10. What can I say that hasn't been said? I agree with all of the above. Your voice is absolutely sublime and it is so nice to put a beautiful voice to an equally beautiful face! I love it!

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  11. Wow - you can sing! Do you have other videos like that? I'm totally digging out my son's toy ukulele - you've inspired me. lol :)

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  12. yay! that dress you wore to brand new is wonderful!

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  13. I love the dress you are wearing in the last outfit dress picture. I am so glad you finally posted that song on here!!!

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  14. Love the 50's dress you found! Beautiful!

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  15. What I wouldn't give to have a pianoloa and play pettin in the park on it. Wouldn't that be a hoot!?

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  16. You have such a pretty voice.

    and thanks for mentioning me :) I really really appreciate it.

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  17. I love your voice. It's so sweet! <3 I missed you while you were gone. I'm glad to see you back!

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  18. I love that you play ukulele, I love that song, and I love Tiny Tim.

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  19. Your ukulele is soooo cute! Mine is not vintagey looking at all and though I love it I dream of (shhhh) buying a prettier one one day. Your playing is marv, too!

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  20. What an amazing post. I can't believe you posted video on the blog — such a rare treat! I love these dresses, not to mention your charming ukulele skills.

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  21. What a cute dress, I'm very jealous! And I loved the ukelele video too! Glad to see you back blogging, I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at all your pretty things.
    x Molly

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  22. What a sweet dress, I'm very jealous! And I really enjoyed the ukelele video too. Glad to see you abck blogging, I always enjoy reading your posts and looking at your pretty things.
    x Molly

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  23. Oh my stars, sweet dear, it really sound like you accomplished a mountain of things over the course of your short blogcation! I'm so happy you had a blast and really appreciate you sharing some of the fun with all of us!


    Oodles of hugs & blissful wishes for the coming week!
    ♥ Jessica

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  24. lovely blog entry - I adored your singing and playing. Thanks for cheering up my day

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