Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm So Beautiful

Hi, I'm Charlie, a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

I don't know how "beautiful" I feel today, but maybe it's time to announce to the world that I am the humbled and grateful recipient of the "Beautiful Blogger Award" from The Binge Diary.

Now, the rules of the award are as follows:

1. I must tell you 7 things about myself that you do not already know.
2. I get to pass on this award to 7 beautiful bloggers that I follow regularly.

So, without any further ado:

1. I have recently switched my favorite soda/pop. For decades, I've been a Diet Coke man. Now, inexplicably, I'm drinking a lot of Diet A&W Root Beer. Love it. And no caffeine, right? It's practically a health drink. :)

2. In my house, I'm responsible for the dishes. My wife does the laundry. We share the rest. It makes things a lot simpler.

3. We have two pets in our house... a Bearded Dragon and a Holland Lop. One of my sons is allergic to dogs and cats.

4. I have a brother and a sister. I'm the oldest at 38. My sister is 35, and my brother is 30.

5. I love grammar, and I almost pursued a degree in English. In fact, I was an English major for a year before a music professor convinced me to change my major to Music Education. I graduated from college in 1995 with a Music Ed. degree, voice emphasis.

6. I have over 18,000 songs on my iPod. I know, I know... No, I didn't purchase all of them. Many are ripped from my vast CD collection, many are legit purchases, many are special freebies I found online, also legit, and many are plain old, flat-out illegal downloads or ripped from friends or the library. I suppose I'll have to deal with that in my stepwork.

7. I have read the Harry Potter series many times. I've read books 1-4 four times, book 5 two-and-a-half times, book 6 twice and book 7 once. Why? I discovered the series myself after book 4 had come out, so I read them all to myself. Then I read them aloud to my oldest son. He and I read book 5 together. Then I read books 1-5 aloud to my middle son. While I was doing that, book 6 came out, and I read it aloud to my oldest son. Then I read it again to my middle son, then book 7 came out, so I read it aloud to my two older sons. Now I'm reading the whole series to my twins, and we're on book five. ::Whew::

And here are some beautiful bloggers you should follow too...

1. My Brain, Anonymous
2. Recovering Anorexic
3. A 40-Something Fool's Journey
4. Confessions of a (Recovering) Compulsive Overeater
5. Down in Sunny San Diego
6. Thank God It's Lunch Time
7. RecoveryDiscovery


innerpilgrimage said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog as one of the seven you consider beautiful. I appreciate it very much.

Yours was the first OA blog I crossed, and I learned a lot from your experiences. Thank you for writing about the struggle with addiction and the hope that a 12-Step program's spiritual answer can provide.

Misterimpatient said...

Thanks Charlie for the award. I can't think of seven things to tell people that they don't already know that I would be happy to tell the world. My sponsor already knows them :-)

I will think about it though.I realize it isn't required to pass on the award immediately.

recoveringanorexic said...

Thanks for tagging me. :-D

Down in Sunny San Diego said...

Thanks for including me. I so enjoy reading your blog, even when you struggle, because I relate on so many levels. One compulsive overeater to another.

recoverydiscovery said...

Thanks so much for including me! What a pertinent award for the recovery-blog set: we are beautiful, whether we believe it every day or not! remind me i said that next time i feel the need to gripe about my body...

And congrats on your beautiful award, too. You definitely deserve it :)

The Binge Diary said...

Glad you posted this! I am also glad to look at some of the blogs you read! Thanks :)