A – An advantage you have – being educated, and in the US, being English, and in business, not feeling the need to please everyone so that I don’t have a problem saying ‘No’.
B – Blue or brown eyes – Blue/green/grey, or so I hear. They look blue to me.
C – Chore you hate – Cleaning my bathroom. It’s really not that big a deal and not that time consuming since my bathroom is tiny, but it’s the one I really resent.
D – Dad’s name – Who?
E – Essential start of your day – washing my face at the very least.
F – Favourite colour – don’t have one, but generally I like rich tones.
G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – Completing the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk; and finishing my MA.
H – Habit you have – gesturing with my hands a lot. Not sure if it’s a habit, I think it’s genetic.
I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – Anything to do with ‘celebrities’.
J – Job title – Senior Online Product Development Manager. Yes, it is just a jumble of words that when taken together mean precisely nothing.
K – Kohls or Target – Target. I find Kohls depressing.
L – Living arrangements – apartment in old farmhouse in Easton, with my husband
M – Music you like – guitar based stuff with good lyrics; male angst music (Blue Nile, Ryan Adams et al); 80s British pop; country; cock rock (because I think it’s hilarious); classic crooners
Nicknames – Beck, Becks, Bex, B, Becky-Betsy, Miss C, La Cullena, Mrs H, Rbecca (ar-becca) are current. Past nicknames have included Beck-Becks, Liz and Nige.
O – Overnight hospital stay – 2 weeks when I was 12 or 13 and had a birthmark removed.
P – Pet Peeve – the use of ‘which’ instead of ‘who’ in written and spoken American English. Judging on ubiquity it seems to be accepted usage, but it never fails to make me mentally reach for the red pen.
Q – Quote that you like most – ‘History: it’s just one fucking thing after another’
R – Right or left handed – very right handed
S – Siblings – one sister, a step-sister, a step-brother
T – Time you wake up – I get up at 5.30am. I wake up around 9am.
U – Underwear – I aim for nothing that is going to show through my clothing, and never a VPL.
V – Vegetable you dislike – Peas. Nasty little blighters.
W – What makes you run late – trying to decide what to wear
X – X-rays you’ve had – for my back, once, when I trapped a nerve
Y – Yummy food you make – Pineapple upside down cake
Z – Zoo animal – I don’t think I have ever been to a zoo, certainly not that I remember. Unless it’s one with a strong captive breeding programme for endangered species that aims to re-establish them in the wild, I’m not remotely interested.