Survey says…!

What’s your name? If you prefer to be called by a nickname, please indicate that in parentheses.

Rebecca (Becky) Binns.

What is your hometown?

I hail from Port Washington, WI (about a half hour north of Milwaukee)

Have you worked as an intern? Where?

Unfortunately, not yet.  I’m still in the process of trying to land an internship.  I’m stuck in a loop of “you don’t have enough experience” related rejections.  However, I believe that I’m certainly qualified enough for an internship, and have faith that I will land at least one before I graduate in May.

What is your ultimate dream job?

My dream job would be working on a PR/Marketing Communications team for a concert hall, band, record label, or other music-related source.

How would you describe your strengths and weaknesses as a writer?

My grammar isn’t perfect.  I occasionally struggle with trickier punctuation, and things such as dangled modifiers go unnoticed from time to time.  On a different note, one of my strengths is that I know how to effectively reach a variety of audiences.  My writing voice can be tapered to fit any circumstance.  Serious, comical, lengthy, short, professional, relaxed—I can do it all.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you feel about writing? (1= I hate to write; 10= I love to write)

10.  Easily.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you assess your writing skill? (1 = Poor; 10 = Excellent)

I’d say that I’m a 9.  I am confident about my skills, but there is always room for improvement!

What do you do to relax?

Some of my favorite ways to relax are: reading, sketching, and figure skating.

Name a foreign language you know.

After many years of schooling, I can understand a good amount of Spanish.

Cat person or dog person?

Most assuredly a cat person!

What ethnic food do you like and dislike?

Ah, this is difficult.  I am a huge fan of food in general!  At the moment, Indian and Pakistani food seems to be at the top of my list.  This could be because I haven’t had an opportunity to indulge in it for a few months.  To my full-blooded Puerto Rican mother’s dismay, I don’t altogether enjoy Puerto Rican cuisine.  Plantains upset my taste buds.  Mexican food is great, though.

What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?

Ah…The Amazing Spiderman, I believe.

What is your favorite TV show?

Law and Order SVU!!  Or at least, it was.  Haven’t watched any of the Stabler-less episodes.  The show was perfect in my mind, and I refuse to tarnish its image.

What picture is on your computer wallpaper?

A slightly pixelated (it was taken on a different friend’s flip phone) picture of my best friend and me from the early years of high school.  Even though the quality is poor, I still love it.  Here’s the picture:

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Do you have a Twitter account? If yes, what’s your twitter handle?

Yes! @Becky_Binns.  Check out what I have to say!

Name three things most people don’t know about you.

1)  I hate when my food touches.  Unless it’s supposed to touch, like gravy on mashed potatoes (or any Indian food with any other kind of Indian food), I can’t handle it.  Ugh.  It bothers me if I get chicken juices on my bread roll!

2)  In 2006, my old synchronized skating team took 2nd at Nationals!  Here’s a picture of us with our silver medals (I’m in the middle of the top row), followed by a picture of our kick line at an ice show later that year (I’m the second from the left).

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3)  I’m actually young for my grade.  I began college as a 17-year-old in fall of ’08 (didn’t turn 18 until December).  I figured that since I skipped a grade in elementary school, I’m definitely allowed to take an extra year to finish my bachelor’s degree.

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Come one, come all!

One of the more important things to know about me is that I’m a competitive figure skater—I’ve been competing for over a decade now!

Welcome to my new blog.  Here, I shall unleash the inner workings of my mind onto the world.  Get ready, everyone!  Coming up soon will be a “get to know me” piece.  In the meantime, some of my basic interests revolve around concerts, photography, art, literature, writing (obviously), and figure skating.  I hope to be the owner of a better camera by the time Christmas comes around, but until then you’ll all have to deal with photos from my unfortunately low grade digital camera circa ’03 or ’04.

Anyway, read away!  I look forward to your comments!