Aug 2, 2013

Who are you?

Happy Friday, everyone!  I know, I know, I have kind of been MIA this week.  First couple weeks back at work are always super busy and involve me bringing tons of work home.  My routine has been totally out of whack this week.  As luck would have it, the custodians are shampooing the carpet in the office today (to get things all clean before school starts), so I am not allowed to go in.  Soooo, the kids are at daycare and I am home and having a much needed Courtney day.  Woo hoo!  I NEVER get those.

I have decided to link up with Kimmy for the Who are you? link up.  It sounded like fun and I am too brain dead for fresh blog topics.  Soooo, here goes!

List 20 Random Things About Yourself:
  1. I lived in Quebec for a period of time during college.  I was studying French.  It was très cool.  No, seriously, it was freakin' COLD up there.
  2. When I was living in Antartica Quebec, I was walking outside and it was so cold that my nostrils froze together.  It was brief...but I nearly shat myself.
  3. Conversely, I HATE super hot weather.  Happiness, for me,  is weather that requires hoodies and jeans.
  4. I swear I don't always talk about the weather.
  5. I hate spending money.  
  6. I live at least an hour away from all my dearest friends and family.  SUCK!
  7. I drive a black 2005 Nissan Sentra.  I dislike it.  I inherited Tim's old car when he got a new one this past March.  
  8. I commute an hour and ten minutes each way to work.  Hey, it is either commute or be unemployed!
  9. I have a really dry, sarcastic sense of humor.
  10. My favorite TV shows are: Breaking Bad, The Killing,The Newsroom, The Walking Dead, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, and I really like the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black. 
  11. Despite that long list of shows, I really don't watch much television.
  12. I still remember all the lyrics to the New Kids on the Block songs from my childhood.  I do, however, refuse to go see their comeback shows.  Kinda creeps me out that they are even touring. 
  13. I have a strong dislike for eating eggs -- in any form -- except for omelets when there is tons of cheesy goodness to cover up the eggs.   Hmm, gee, wonder why I am fat?
  14. Speaking of fat...My all time favorite flavor of ice cream is Buckeye Blitz from Graeter's. (Chocolate ice cream with chocolate chunks and peanut butter cookie dough)  BEST.  ICE CREAM.  EVER. Graeter's is local to the Cincinnati area, but they sell pints in grocery stores nationally, I think.  Do yourself a favor and buy yourself some!  Unless you are on a diet.  Like me.  And can't eat sugar.  Or dairy. Son of a bitch!

  15. I have an irrational fear of driving in ice and snow.  There I go with the weather again!  Maybe I should have been a weather girl.
  16. Fall is my favorite season.
  17. My dad nicknamed me Charmin as a child.  He started calling me this because he said I was a "butt wipe." (Poop and fart jokes are his forte...haha)  He said this in front of one of my friends.  You think she kept this to herself?  Nope!  By Monday, everyone was calling me Charmin.  Thanks, Daddy!
  18. Charmin has a Master's Degree in School Counseling. (So, she can counsel kids whose parents give them embarrassing nicknames.)
  19. I am a really good cook, but there is one thing I can never seem to cook well --- French Toast.  Mine is always gross.  I just don't get it.
  20. I am probably the world's best multi-tasker.

Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears:
  1. Death - Doesn't really need an explanation.  That can be the death of me or any of my loved ones before their time.
  2. Not doing right by my children.  Parenting is hard and I do my very best at it.  I just don't want to see my children struggle with something unnecessarily because of a mistake that I made.
  3. See #5.  I hate spending money because I am always afraid that if I spend it, then we won't have it in an emergency situation.  I am kind of always waiting for the other shoe to drop.  I know this isn't healthy, but certain experiences I have had in life have made me this way. 

Describe your relationship with your spouse:
Tim and I have a great relationship.  He always makes me laugh and is usually very encouraging when I am trying to accomplish something new.  Sometimes life (being a parent and work) prohibits us from taking time for ourselves and our relationship.  That is my biggest regret, but we get through it.  We understand one another.

List 10 things you would tell your 16 year old self, if you could:
  1. Things will get better.
  2. You are not as inadequate as you think you are.
  3. Stop hiding under baggy clothes.
  4. Stop hiding period.
  5. Sara will still be your best friend, even now.
  6. It is NOT a big deal that you don't have a boyfriend right now.  High school boys are me.
  7. Stop being afraid to drive a car.
  8. Study more.  Your laziness kind of sucks.
  9. Smile more.
  10. College is going to be awesome!

What are 5 things that make you happy right now?
  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. The fact that I have today to myself to do what I wanna.
  4. My success with Whole 30 eating so far.
  5. Sunny days (had to end with weather...hehehe)


  1. Haha this was fun to read! I love eggs, so we can't be friends. jk, because I too hate extreme weather like heat and cold. My favorite weather is jeans and a tank top weather. And my Grandfather nicknamed me Pop N Fresh because I was such a chubby newborn and had giant fat rolls. I outgrew those fat rolls.

    1. Glad to know that I am not the only one who had an embarrassing nick name. haha I don't know if I outgrew Charmin "but wipe" status with my dad, but he has at least dropped the nickname. ;)

  2. What a GREAT read! Thanks for sharing, Char! ;) :: wink wink ::

  3. 1. Love your name! ;-)
    2. I have a super long commute too.
    3. Thanks for linking up. Rock your monday!



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