The rain finally stopped, but it was still an oatmeal-type of morning… which is not a bad thing at all! 😉
And, as always, I enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with soy mik. I love the Birthday Cake flavor! 😀
Ok, now that breakfast is out of the way, let’s get onto the fun stuff! 😉
Recognize my oatmeal bowl? I first introduced it on CNC back in May 2009 and explained why it says “Christine” on the side. (Here’s the story.)
My full name is “Christina,” but my parents never really intended to use it. They’ve called me “Tina” for as long as I can remember. Ok, that’s sort of a lie. My mom occasionally calls me “Christine” and my dad calls me “Christina,” but the rest of the world calls me “Tina.” If you’re curious, I prefer “Tina.” 😉
My other nickname is “Peter.” My sister, her husband, and a bunch of her friends have called me this since high school. But, in nearly three years of blogging, I have yet to tell the “Peter story.” So, here it is!
In high school, when I was applying for college (before the internet was widely used), I called a number of admissions offices to ask for information about their schools. One day, a packet of admissions materials arrived at my house and it was addressed to “Peter.” Apparently, the person at the other end of the phone misheard me. No big deal. But, then another admissions packet from a totally different school arrived addressed to “Peter” once again. I guess I really mumble on the phone!? My family and I had a good laugh about it and the name has stuck ever since. Don’t I look like a “Peter?” 😉
(I can’t look at the photo above without laughing! 😆 )
Question of the Day
What are your nicknames? What’s the story behind them?
P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway on Trading Up Downtown to win some Stacy Pita Chips and an adorable autumn bowl. You can also see what I bought at the grocery store this week!