Who is Scrink?

Scrink became my handle six years ago. It is a combination word made up of Tink and Scrappy. I’m “nerdish by nature” and love to learn about pretty much everything. So you’ll find pretty much anything on my site.

My name is Christy. I was born in 1981 (saying it that way allows me to tell you how old I am without having to remember to update my age after my birthday). Oh the cleverness of me. hehe. About me…? I’m beginning to see the light. I’m a believer. I’m not afraid of anything. I lied. I’m afraid of snakes, but that’s all. I’m on to you. I’m only happy when it rains. I’m walking on sunshine. I’m the only one. I’m too sexy. I’m still standing. I am a rock. I’m like a bird. I’m no angel. I am the walrus. I’m easy like Sunday morning. I’m just a singer in a rock & roll band. I’m gonna be starting something. Mad hatter or maybe Alice. Off with your head! I am not as strong as you think. I’m a brown eyed girl. I’m finding beauty in hidden places. I am my mother’s daughter. I am my Dad’s Cinderella.  My husband puts up with my antics and passions like a trooper. His blog is mostly about public education and politics. And I try very hard to put up with his which is difficult since it includes political stuffs but he’s a critical thinker and that’s a good thing for when I’m floating away. I am totally in love with my two boys and my little spirited girl. I am what I am. I’m a girl living in a small wonder and loving it.

I have two amazing boys Braeden and Finnegan (2003 and 2009, respectively) and my sweet, sassy Amelia (Oct. 2012). That makes me an alarm clock, cook, maid, waitress, teacher, nurse, referee, handyman, security officer, photographer, counselor, chauffeur, event planner, hairdresser, personal assistant, ATM & I scare away the boogey man. I don’t get paid holidays, sick pay or days off. I work DAY & NIGHT. I am on call 24/7.

Braeden loves video games and making YouTube videos. He has an IgA Deficiency and is sick a lot which is upsetting, but has definitely made him a stronger, more compassionate soul. He founded his own non profit to help feed the hungry when he was only 9 years old. Finnegan is running around and getting himself into trouble all over the place. He is always smiling, giving out ornery looks and dancing. He took part in speech therapy weekly for several months and he talks ALL THE TIME now. He loves basketball, swimming and beating people in Madden on the XBOX. Amelia is a full of laughter. She smiles when she hears someone she loves. She can’t sleep without her stuffed horse. She is my human sunshine.

I love anything artsy and play around with graphics and images all the time. I am a web developer full-time for the University of Delaware. Love working there! I’m also the Chief Operating Officer of 3B Brae’s Brown Bags which is a public charity my son started in 2012 when he was 9 years old. We help homeless and low-income populations gain access to healthy food and clean water. We teach about nutritional security and encourage service.

My opinions on this website have nothing to do with the University of Delaware or Brae’s Brown Bags.

My Associate’s Degree is in Interactive Media Design. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Human Services. I’m currently working on my Masters in Public Administration at UD.

Bring Me Up | by Christy Mannering