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.

4 thoughts on “Survey says…!

  1. Hi Becky,
    I loved reading your about me. That is neat that you are a competitive figure skater. I cannot say I know many; good for you. Also you mentioned you like to sketch. Do you usually sketch people or nature? Also that’s unique that you like Indian and Pakistani food currently. Maybe you could recommend some good restaurants in Milwaukee to go to.

    • Hi Katharine!

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post! To answer your questions, most of my sketches are of people. I find faces to be fascinating! For me, my sketches seem to be more ‘alive’ if I’m drawing a face.

      In terms of Indian/Pakistani food, I’d definitely have to recommend Maharaja on Farwell Ave! Amazing lunch buffet!

  2. I would say that it’s crazy that you came to Marquette as a 17-year-old but it turns out I did as well! I definitely do not look at my age as a qualifying figure in my skills. I think it’s awesome that you are confident in your writing and I enjoyed reading your post! We are similar in that we want to take our Communications/ PR skills to the music industry. I would love to somehow be associated with a label or company that supports artists and their creative work.

  3. I am also absolutely obsessed with Law and Order SVU! When they have marathons I still watch them even though I have seen every episode..Stabler is simply amazing. I like how you mentioned that you hate when your food touches..I cant stand that haha my parents think Im crazy. Good luck with the internship search! I’m sure it will all work out!

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