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is the official Andrea site - a website for all Andreas,
Andrea admirers, haters and wannabes out there.
a bit of a silly concept really, but no more so than a whole lot
of other websites out there in cyberspace!
are that you found us while looking for information about a certain
Andrea, or maybe you googled you own name (go on - try it!) or perhaps
you were looking for a free dessert recipe, e-card or graphic (if
so, then click on "free" in the menu).
that you are here - why not take a few minutes to look around, visit
our store for official Andrea gear or add a link to our links page.
will soon have info on famous and infamous Andreas - male, female,
past and present. There's also lots of free stuff to download and
fun stuff to read. There's also a blog for the site and once we
work out how to get it to feed directly to the site we'll be be
able to put updates on the site.
in a name?
how and why are we the "official" Andrea site? And who
determines such things?
as far as we know there is no body that makes a website "official"
- in fact, a lot of the time you can just buy the domain name -
which is what we did. When I was buying a domain name for one of
our stores from godaddy I was prompted
to buy my own name as a domain name just in case someone else did.
Why someone should want www.myfullname.com I have no idea. After
all, I'm no Britney, Nicole or Kylie. However, it did get me to
thinking - why not buy www.andrea.com and start an Andrea appreciation
website (like you do LOL). So I typed in andrea.com but godaddy
advised me that someone else out there has it already (and .info,
.net etc). But I was given a list of alternative choices: theandrea.com
- which sounds too much like the Donald for my liking, or myandrea.com
or bestandrea.com (but that would be setting up an expectation
that would be too hard to live up to) and decided upon officialandrea.com
because, well it just sounds so silly. After all what makes a site
"official" if you can just pay $11 for the name?!
much about me
of habit I was going to have an "about me" page - most
of the websites that I have worked on have been for stores or organisations
or events so it makes sense to have some information about the site
owners. However, to be perfectly honest, when I wrote down all my
hobbies and my profession plus family status etc I realised how
boring it all sounded - or at least if you pictured the stereotypes
from those categories. And you don't really need to know much anyway.
Obviously I like designing websites (but am too lazy to learn to
do it properly, hence the rudimentary layout and lack off CSS) and
my other current favourite pastime is making t-shirt designs to
sell in my stores. I love my computer and my fast connection...
thoughts on the name Andrea
always had a love-hate relationship with my name.
is not a common name in Australia. At school I was always the only
Andrea except for one year in high school when there was an Andrea
in a higher year. Even in my professional life I've rarely worked
with another Andrea and have never had one as a friend. It actually
feels strange when I meet another Andrea and I have to "share"
my name with them or call them by "my" name.
didn't much like my name as a child and longed to have some other
name - Rachael was my favourite for a long time, followed by Chloe
as I grew older. However I did like having an uncommon name and
not being one of five Michelles, two Fionas and numerous Karens
at school. I've been known as Andy at different stages of my life,
although never at school or work. As an adult I quite like my name
- maybe I'm just used to it!
list of famous and infamous Andreas throughout the ages
in the news
meaning of Andrea - prevalence through time