I am Courtney. I was an elephant in North Star’s play, “The Jungle Book.” I enjoyed that and would do it again next time. In this picture I am in my costume and make-up.
I was born in Osage, Iowa and I grew up a lot of places like McIntire (kind of by Riceville) and Mona, Iowa and also in Lyle, Minnesota – right on the border of Iowa and Minnesota. When I was growing up we had a lot of dogs and cats. My favorite was a Rottweiler that was named Gigolo; he was a big boy and could get a bowling ball in his mouth! I have four brothers, one is older and three are younger. My mom lives in Austin, Minnesota.
Now I live in Waterloo in a duplex. I have a roommate named Rose and also a man that lives in the other part of the duplex. I have a cat name, Finch and I used to have a betta fish named Larry. But one day my cat knocked over his bowl. She just watched him flop around on the floor and when I got home he was just lying on the floor.
I have a job. I really like it, probably because I really love cars! I work at Dan Deery Toyota in the detail shop. Usually I do the vacuuming. Yesterday I got to detail a 2012 Charger! And, once I got to detail a 2003 Mustang – that one was pretty souped-up!
At home I like to play video games, like Grand Theft Auto. I also have 17 racing games and a casino game. The casino game is really hard. I watch T.V. – cartoons mostly. I like the Simpsons. I have a blu-ray player and I like the Fast & Furious movies. I have the whole series and #7 comes out this week. I heard maybe they were going to make a Fast & Furious 8.
We usually do the cleaning on Friday and take turns with the chores. I do my own grocery shopping – I like to buy ice cream and could probably eat a whole gallon in a week! My favorite is salted caramel gelato. I also cook for myself – staff helps Rose cook, because she is like 50!
On Friday, when my boyfriend Lonnie comes over I will make him pizza or spaghetti. We want to get married, maybe in about two years. Then our dream is to buy a 70” plasma television and build a log cabin in the middle of nowhere. I am going to have to start saving money!
Some of my other favorites are the Texas Longhorns and the color blue. I like to listen to all kinds of music. I build model cars – I like the Chevy Nova. I can play guitar – I would like lessons, but they are expensive. I am good at art. I did take some art lessons and learned how to make pottery.