Who is Scrink?

Scrink became my handle 16 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…in that vein, you’ll find pretty much anything on my site. If you want me to read, listen, watch and then share something of yours just let me know. You can reach me anytime using cmannering(at)scrink(dot)com or this form.

My name is Christy Mannering. 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, plus it might make you do some math). 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.  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 (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 gaming with his friends and chatting on Dischord. He is one of the strongest, most compassionate souls I know. He founded his own non profit to help feed the hungry when he was only 9 years old, it is called 3B Brae’s Brown Bags. Finnegan is a fount of energy, he always wants to be playing sports in person or on the Xbox. He is always smiling, giving out ornery looks and dancing. He loves basketball, swimming and beating people in NBA Live. We recently started live-streaming on YouTube about movies and shows we watch together. Amelia is full of laughter. She smiles when she hears someone she loves. She can’t sleep without her favorite blanket, my old University of Delaware quilt. As she has gotten older she has begun to create her own animations and drawings on her tablet, she amazes me every day. She is my human sunshine. I am one blessed mama.

I am 100% obsessed with collecting movies and books. I also have a decent collection of vinyl records that I treasure. I love anything artsy and enjoy playing around with graphics and images all the time. I am a web developer turned digital communications specialist at the University of Delaware. I’m also the Chief Operating Officer of previously mentioned 3B Brae’s Brown Bags which is a public charity. 3B helps homeless and low-income populations gain access to healthy food and clean water. We teach about nutritional security and encourage service. As of late we have also been able to ship packages to places in need, examples being Flint, Michigan and Houston, Texas after the issues that left many with nothing.

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

Associate’s Degree in Interactive Media Design | Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services | Master’s Degree in Public Administration