31 Random Facts About Me!

I’ve written a few very DEEP blogs lately, so today is going to be SHALLOW, HAPPY, and FUN! I’m going to tell you 31 very random facts about myself… and I’d love for you to do the same! Maybe not 31… but at least 4 or 5? Come on, it’ll be fun!

31 Random Facts About Me!

  1. I love Bodo’s Bagels (ate three of them yesterday: one with cream cheese and butter, one with butter and jelly, one with butter!)
  2. I love business almost as much as ministry. Entrepreneurial conversations make me hyper!
  3. I drink more water than any person I know.
  4. I’ve been to England, Uganda, India, Switzerland, Mexico (east and west coasts), Bahamas, and more than 40 US states.
  5. I lost my Mom, Grandfather, Uncle, and Father-in-Law in a span of 4 years.
  6. I hate walking my dogs, but I do it because I know it blesses my wife so much.
  7. I love moss!
  8. I lived in East Patchogue, NY (Long Island) until I was 12.
  9. The scar on my forehead is from the first time I got drunk at 13.
  10. I hate it when people touch my hair! (yes, that includes you Momma) lol
  11. I hiked with my son to the very bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in one day… 14 miles and an elevation difference of 3500 feet!
  12. I love art, music, and everything CREATIVE!
  13. I love cities!
  14. I almost carelessly drowned my daughter when she was 5… and she remembers me saving her life! lol
  15. I love to sit on a blanket at night and look at stars! When my kids were little, we did this 50 times a year! Emily had a star named after me, “the O’ Charlie!”
  16. I have a bionic nose! I can SMELL better then my three dogs… this is not a gift!
  17. One of my best friends in the whole world is this guy, Ren Jones that none of the rest of my friends have ever met!
  18. I love hiking!
  19. I hike St. Mary’s Falls with my family about ten times every year!
  20. I love rocks, birds, water-gardens, gardens, and frogs!
  21. I love BIG surprises… giving them and getting them!
  22. I hate beets and oysters!
  23. I love traveling and I love new places!
  24. I want to hike a live volcano one day!
  25. I want to take me wife on an Alaskan cruise, and spend a week in the Denali National Park.
  26. My favorite foods are lobster, crab legs, flounder, anything with ricotta cheese, anything on the grill, and all desserts!
  27. I still miss my mom!
  28. I enjoy cooking breakfast!
  29. I love to laugh out loud!
  30. I miss Lillian the pet pig!
  31. I love it when my wife is so happy, she spills over with smiles and singing! She is the funnest–happy person I’ve ever watched!

There it is! 31 random facts about me! Please COMMENT with a few random facts about yourself… I LOVE LEARNING RANDOM THINGS ABOUT EXCITING PEOPLE!

Ok, I’m WAITING. Who’s first?

Dream Big,

Chuck

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27 thoughts on “31 Random Facts About Me!

  1. WELL JUST A FEW I DO NOT THINK WE COULD HANDLE THE WHOLE ME…LOL #1 I WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY #2 I LIVED IN ARIZONA,FLORIDA,VIRGINIA #3 GREAT FAMILY #BEST HUSBAND IN THE WORLD # 4 MOST AWESOME CHURCH DFC AND PASTOR{PAY ME LATER LOL} #5 FOR NOW I AM ON THE KIDNEY MACHINE AND ITS NOT SOOOO BAD #6 I LOVE TO COOK WHEN I AM UP TO IT #7 I CAN TEND TO BE AMUSING@ TIMES #8 MY GOAL IS TO GET HEALED,SERVE THE LORD EVEN MORE AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST # 9 I LOVE TO SING AND AM PRETTY GOOD @ IT #10 MAIN GOAL IS TO SPREAD THE WORD OG GOD TO ALL I KNOW AND OF COURSE BE THE FIRST IN LINE TO GET CHUCKS BOOK TEEHEE!

  2. 1. I love French Toast made by my mother – the best in the world.
    2. I really don't like feet. My husband loves to try to attack me with his.
    3. Coffee is my addiction.
    4. My favorite past vacation was a cruise – so breathtaking. I felt like royalty.
    5. My kindergarten students teach me new things everyday.
    6. I love music, dance, nature and animals.
    7. I love to perform in stick performances at church.
    8. I have a great husband! True man of God.
    9. Degenerative disc disease lives in my back, but it doesn't stop me!
    10. I want to travel north and west someday.
    11. I'd love to run in a marathon one day.

  3. Hi, really awesome facts. I love bodo's too, thats is almost the only thing I miss about C'ville. lol

    Here is some of my randomness;

    1) I am allergic to chocolate.

    2) I LOVE mexican food

    3) I love to laugh so hard my eyes water, it's the best feeling in the world

    4) I have a cat named Diva, she does not like men very much. (her nickname is Hilary Clinton)

    5) My favorite thing to do is listen to my kids say the funniest things. (I actually learn not to take life so seriously and relax a lil)

    6) My best friend is Dorothy Langenstein, she's more like a sis to me

    7) I am a receptionist at a Car dealership, but I am liscensed to sell if we are busy

    8) I have a lil sister that lives in Israel, and a big sis who live in TX, my lil bro lives in VA, and my mom and dad live in FL. (I think about them all the time and miss them like crazy)

    Mel 🙂

  4. Pam… you are amusing ALL THE TIME!!!
    Mel… Heaven had a chicken named Hillary CLinton! lol
    Ashley… Emily and I had that same goal one year. Started training in January, ran a marathon in November! When we first started, we were so out of shape, we couldn't run ONE mile!
    Mel… Chocolate, really? Poor thing!!!
    Mel… I love to laugh so hard my eyes water too… it IS the best feeling in the world!

    Thanks you guys… I LOVE LEARNING RANDOM FACTS about people!

  5. I'm surprised at how much I have in common with you all:

    Here's the main random facts about ME!

    I love my immediate family more than ANYTHING in the entire world: My dad, mom and three older brothers.

    Pizza's my favorite food. (I've worked for Domino's pizza for over 3 years and STILL love any piece of pizza I can get my fingers on!!)

    I have a hard time dealing with/respecting LAZY people.

    I (also) love to just laugh and laugh and laugh. (I really like being around those certain people that think everything's funny and are always laughing.)

    I LOVE music!!! I particularly love to sit down and get into crafts (sewing, making hemp jewelry, etc) and listen to a CD I've never heard before.

    I also really like movies! Especially going to the THEATER. Any kind of movie except horror…I HATE horror movies!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love a CLEAN house.

    My favorite restaurants are El Puerto's and Mill Street Grill.

    My most favorite color is PURPLE!!!!

    I think that's all the main stuff about me. 🙂

  6. Pizza is Emilys favorite food too… oh, I mean MY WIFE Emily! lol

    Laziness drives me CRAZY!!!!! I've dedicated a whole chapter in my book about becoming a productive person!

    I love MOVIES and I hate horror movies!

    I love for everything in my life to be CLEAN and organized!

    Thanks Emily!!

  7. wow .. i love this. I had a not so good day today, so let me hit some fact *lol*
    1. i do also LOVE LAUGHING OUT LOUD .. and mostly watering my eyes.
    2. im 30, sexy, happy, and loved. im a hotmama (you can tell ..) lol
    3. i love singing and good at it. Im chinese and i can sing very well. *so confidence eh*
    4. i love SURPRISE; giving them and getting them as well
    5. My mom lives with my 2 crazy beautiful sister and also 2 amazing womans maid. So they're all women in a big house, womans rules! oh not forget a female puppy dog name: KIMI
    6. i hate LIZARD so bad i can scream if they ever come near me.
    7. My husband hates cockroach, and i saved him all the time. Superwife! lol
    8. I got a scholarship on Pastor's Course in Singapore 2004, i was 24 years old. the youngest in the class.
    9. i have a super cute baby, in fact he's the cutest baby in church.
    10. I have the best church here in Indonesia. I have the best city, most wanted city to stay .. you've got to trust me. The weather is chill, its like air conditioner everywhere.
    11. Last year i interpret Christian Bautista (philipine artist)
    12. I love http://www.chuckbalsamo.com and cant wait for the book. i want it, craving for it
    13. i love spicy food, very very spicy food. come and beat me. lol
    14. im in love with Jesus more and more everyday! and im praying this will last forever, i'll do everything to always in love with Jesus again and again. My everything.

    Have fun reading a bit about me..
    ahh, there's some more! lol

    • Random fact number 31:
      I love Esslythe and all of my Indonesian friends!

      Hey Esslythe, I need the proper spelling of your name… I'm mentioning you in my book as long as the editors don't make me take it out. Thanks!

  8. 1]I started reading psychology books when I was 13.

    2]I wanted to be a counselor when I got out of my first treatment center.

    3]I love people,getting to know them and there story.

    4]I have been healed of CANCER

    5]I LOVE MY WIFE WITH ALL MY HEART!!!

    6]THE LORD SPOKE TO ME AND MY WIFE TO RETURN TO D.F.C.

    7]My family does alot of mountain walking

    8]I love Tennessee.

    9}I am just now learning how to write DID I SAY LEARNING!!

  9. Okay…Chuckster. You and my mother need to have a French Toast Throw Down, and my sister and I will be your judges! LOL! We love French toast!

    It is so awesome to hear about all of the different people! We are all so similar, yet unique. Take care.

  10. Mark, you are becoming a BEAUTIFUL writer!!! Seriously, every time you write, its on another level!

    Ashley… tell your mom to BRING IT ON! lol I would love to have her french toast too!!! You sound VERY convincing!

  11. I'm sure you would love it! I'd love to try your's too.

    Your comment about when you and your wife started training to run for your marathon cracked me up b/c I am sooooo there. I cannot even run 1 mile without dying! It's amazing how the heart has to be conditioned in more ways than one, uh?

  12. Ps Chuck, my first name is Essly and my last name is The. you can use those name: ESSLY THE. AAAA … am i going to have a copy of your book? *please..

  13. Here are some random facts about me.

    1. My favorite food is chicken

    2. I met my wife in high school when she was about 13.

    3. love my wife and kids. Praying that thay will come

    to know Jesus as that's not the case right now.

    4. I like bush walking ( hiking )

    5. I love to have a good laugh.

    Ps Chuck i have climbed a live volcano on the island of Tana in Vanuatu, the thing is it decided to have a very miner eruption. Very scary.

  14. This looked liked fun and so here is my randomness!

    1. I like movies, but I like documentaries better than movies

    2. I'm pretty good at music trivia

    3. I love the smell of old books, riding roller coasters (thanks for reminding me, Ryan!), cave exploring and being at the beach.

    4. I used to be afraid of needles

    5. I've eaten cooked rattle snake

    6. My favorite painters are the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, etc)

    7. Favorite time of day is dawn

    8. I'm a "cat person"

    9. I helped free a slave when I was 34

    10.I'm a closet ABBA fan

    11.Can't live without: warm fuzzy socks

    12.Taught myself to drive a stick when I was 20

    13.Favorite subjects in school: music, drama, science & art

    14.Regrets: Not finishing things

    15.Would like to: Travel, learn another language (I took half a year of German once)

  15. 1) I have a scar on my left palm from touching an iron when I was still in diapers.

    2) I can wiggle my ears and eyebows individually.

    3) I am excellent at starting things.

    4) I'm more in love with my with now more than ever.

    5) That goes double for God.

    6) I used to have a bigger fro than Chuck!

    7) I really value originality and sincerety and uniqueness.

  16. Kristin… I love the smell of old books too!!!!!! Mr. Bionic Nose here! lol
    Kristin… #9 is very cool!
    Kristin… ABBA ewwwwwwwwww! lol
    Kristin… NO MORE REGRETS!
    Kristin… I want to hear some German TODAY!

    Jake… you should take your wiggling tricks to Americas Got Talent! lol
    Jake… remind me to show you guys the photo of my daughter and I at the Richmond 10k… my fro was as big as a fro can get! Yours is much THICKER than mine though… GROW IT BACK! lol
    Jake… when I lived in new york in the early 80's… and I was 12, I wore a GREEN PICK IN MY FRO! LOL HAHA!!!

  17. Bret, I also met my wife when she was 13! I asked her to MARRY me the first day we met! I'm praying for your family… way to go on the volcano, I'm jealous!! Can't wait to meet you someday!

    Essly The… is that right? Or am I supposed to add the "AAAA's"? Yes, you get copy of book. : )

  18. Ok so yesterday I had to take my mom to UVA and I couldn't get wireless anywhere we were so I missed out on the fun, so here goes a little of my randomness, because I am like Pam I am not sure anyone could handle all of my randomness! lol

    1. I am OCD (to the point of exhaustion at times)

    2. All of my friends tell me I am the busiest person they know

    3. I want to be a foster parent some day

    4. I LOVE reaching into the gutters to help rescue people!

    5. I use the word amazing all the time because I LOVE life! (just look at my fb page and past blog comments lol)

    6. I have 4 jobs, not including mother and wife which would make 6. lol

    7. I am a Girl Scout troop leader to 12 amazing girls

    8. I many health issues that should keep me down, but these days I don't miss a beat! (Praise the Lord for strength in Him)

    9. I love to laugh until I cry too, so I keep little reminders for when I need a good one and no one is around

    10. I am really growing in my life because of the 9 equities life plan!

    11. I have a testimony that many people don't believe and most people don't know the half of

    12. I love kids! (Oh wait a lot of you already know that)

    13. I love to travel (but don't get to do it enough)

    14. Sorry everyone before me, but I have the most wonderful husband EVER!

    15. My 3 children help me everyday to be a more childlike person and I LOVE IT!

    Wow I could go on for hours, but you all would probably get bored or sick of hearing about me and all my randomness. LOL That was fun!

  19. Random Facts of my life:
    1. Preacher’s kid
    2. Home filled w/Christian Civil Rights’ activists.
    3. Learned to LOVE lobstah & chocolate!
    4. Baptized by Dad when 12; again @ 19
    5. Love to worship, pray, and love the Word of God.
    6. Jazz, Soul, Blues, added to piano, guitar, violin, flute, bass, rhythm.
    7. Watermelon, tart lemonade, chicken,
    ethnic, grilled – most anything.
    8. Live arts: drama, symphony, acoustic, dance, worship, etc.