2 minutes and 40 seconds with Becca Gray
My friend Becca blogs at Jovers.net. A real travel enthusiast, we have been blog buddies for quite some time now. She loves everything French, and adores travelling.
My name’s Rebecca, but call me Becca. I’m a girl from the midwest with her head stuck in the clouds. I consider myself a literary aficionado who also loves really crappy fantasy novels. Puppies and chocolate are my weaknesses and I don’t want to grow up. I’m studying Business Administration and will graduate within the next year. I’m reserved, nerdy, and would love to be paid to travel the world.
What colour is your toothbrush?
White and green.
What classic novel would you attempt to buy every printed edition of?
Ha – I feel that way about most classic novels, but if I had to pick one, it would be Emma by Jane Austen
When was the last time you bought an e-book?
I bought If I Stay by Gayle Forman back in January, slightly on accident. Amazon has this shipping option where you can get $1 towards movies or ebooks, so I bought the book thinking it would be free, but either I didn’t wait long enough or I didn’t have enough accumulated. It was only a couple of dollars so I didn’t care much.
If e-books came with free coffee, doughnuts, or movie tickets, which one would you choose?
Doughnuts! I’m not a big fan of coffee (except during finals week) and I get free movie tickets right now because I work at a movie theatre, otherwise I would pick those because movie tickets are expensive!
You are in bed trying to sleep and something knocks on your window. Unfortunately you have left the curtain open. You shine a flashlight at your window. Who is it – Dracula, Shrek, or Thomas The Tank Engine?
Dracula. All of my worst dreams have come to fruition after watching all those scary movies with creeps outside your window.
Would you rather have a house with no ceiling, no bathroom or no bed?
A house with no bed would be terrible because one of my favorite past times is napping, but a house without a ceiling and a house without a bathroom sounds even worse. You can always make your own bed out of pillows and blankets, right? Is that against the rules?
Imagine you are Jack and you have a beanstalk that just doesn’t keep growing. If you climb it, you will not be able to climb down because the stalk below you will start growing sharp thorns. You decide to climb it anyway but instead of growing thorns, there are large snakes slithering up, closer and closer to you. You are only armed with a meat pie and a packet of seeds. What do you do?
This is a nightmare. I would distract them with the meat pie, then grab one by the tail and shove the seeds down its throat. They were poppy seeds, so poppies start to sprout out of the snake. These snakes love flowers and are enchanted by the poppies’ aroma. Hypnotized, they start swaying in unison, their eyes turning into swirls of green and yellow. The snakes are no longer focused on me, so I grab the poppy-covered snake and launch him off of the bean stalk. The other snakes launch themselves after the poppies and I am free to continue my dangerous adventure.
You are at McDonald’s. What is the first thing you order?
Cookies. My goodness, have you tasted their cookies? If you put them in the microwave and heat them up for exactly fifteen seconds, they are some of the gooey-est most delicious things ever.
Would you rather have a blue tongue or permanently green fingernails?
Blue tongue, doesn’t that make me a superhero or something? If nothing else, it will just look like I eat blue candy all day and I wouldn’t mind doing that either.
Would you rather be in very hot weather with a jumper, or in very cold weather without one?
Hands down hot weather with a jumper. I’m a naturally cold person, so winter is awful for me. I’m constantly cold and I have five layers on. I can’t imagine not having a sweater on!
How many authors does it take to cook shepherds pie from a recipe book?
Exactly one. Because authors are smart intelligent people who have all kinds of superpowers like writing novels and baking perfect shepherd pies from recipe books.
If you had six puppies, what would you name them all? Assume they are all from the same breed.
Mufasa, Simba, Scar, Nala, Kovu, Kiara. They’re all golden and beautiful, and despite lions being felines, they are perfect.
Which place in the world would you love to travel to right now?
I would be happy to travel anywhere right now, considering it’s been too long since I’ve had a proper trip (*cough*)lastsummer(*cough*), however I would love to go to Ireland or Scotland right now.
If you wrote your own novel and the story was perfect and exactly how you wanted it, what would you name the novel?
Gone with the Chocolate. The tale of one southern belle’s affair with chocolate during the American Civil War. It’s everything you’d want in a romance, and the book is ironically sold with chocolate truffles.
Thumbnail photograph of Eiffel Tower taken by Becca, 2011.