A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

The beautiful Ms Mama Geek tagged me in her 11 Questions meme! Aw man, I properly welled up when I was described as a blogger :D I see myself more as this. I <3 you Hyperbole and a Half.

So Zoe was given 11 questions to answer, she in turn had to ask 11 bloggers to answer 11 questions she’s thought up!

Here goes -

1.      What is your favourite possession?

My Bou Bou bunny. She was given to me at birth and has been everywhere with me, school, hospital when I had an operation, University, various house moves. She’s been lost and found again, through the washing machine countless times and has no fur or nose left but I love her. I don’t care if i’m too ‘old’ to keep her; we have too much history :)

I also feel naked without my engagement ring. I take it off when I go to the kennels but I constantly stroke it throughout the day so much that I really miss it when I don’t have it on.

I also feel pretty naked admitting to the world that I am a 27 year old woman who has a toy rabbit.

2.      Do you like to read? If so, which books do you love best?

One of my online handles is Bookwormbecca – that pretty much sums me up! Reading nourishes me like nothing else. I think the worst form of torture for me would to be trapped somewhere without books or words. I will read everything and anything, fact, fiction, leaflets, posters, books, graphic novels, magazines, textbooks, the list goes on.  I was such a bookworm as a child, my grandma would joke that I would get absorbed by the back of a cornflake box. This became such a running joke that she actually once rang me to tell me that the value bags of cornflakes in her Asda now come in plain bags and not boxes.

I’ll read anything, highbrow stuff, classics etc., complete trash, fact, fiction, horror (even though I’ll have nightmares) but I adore Crime fiction by the likes of Mo Hayder, Karin Slaughter (the gorier the better), anything that involves animals and trashy lady books. I am in love with the Song of Fire and Ice books, late to the party I know but goddamn I am hooked. I also love re-reading all my books from childhood, especially my pony books.  At the moment i’m reading The Hunger Games, Little Women, Genesis, Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction, Walking Dead Vol 11 and A Feast for Crows. I can never read just one book at time. God bless you Kindle.

3.      Do you have any pets?

I am such an animal lover, living in rented accommodation is like torture for me as we’re not currently allowed a dog. Luckily they’ve been nice enough to let us have our ratties! We (as in myself and Mr Becca) have five fancy rats. They are our babies and we adore them. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea and I get a lot of “eurgh” or “Why do you have those as pets!?” but they are the nicest, friendliest, most misunderstood animal and make fantastic pets. They’re clean, sociable, great to handle, trainable and each has their own little personality. I wanted a pet rat since being little but my mum was phobic so we compromised on hamsters. I much prefer rats. My hamsters used to bite and be quite grumpy and unsociable but our ratties are lovely. They’re more like really small dogs, they’re pleased to see you when you come from work and run to the cage door for a cuddle! We’ve got a lot of our ratties over the years as rescues. They tend to be described as ‘hard to handle’ or ‘they chew things’ and have been given up for adoption. Jess was curled up in the back of Pets at Home, up for adoption and all on her own. Ratties need other rats for company and there was no way I was leaving her there. Even when the staff said she was hard to handle and bit everyone, even when it took ten minutes to get her out of the cage as the staff member didn’t want to get her. The minute she was in my arms she calmed down and snuggled into me, I knew she was coming home with us. In the three months we’ve had her, she is a different rat. She comes to us of her own accord, has never bitten us and when she had to go the vet to have a tumor removed, the vet nurse commented on what a lovely friendly character she was. I love seeing them blossom from shy scared little things to interacting with their new sisters and with us. We’re house hunting at the moment for a place of our own to buy so Neil is bracing himself for our moving day when I can start planning the introduction of ex-racing greyhounds, ex battery hens, snakes, more ratties, foster dogs…

4.      What was your favourite food as a child? Is it the same now?

Ooh Cheeseburgers but probably anything cheese based! And yes, absolutely it still is!  I consider myself to be something of a connoisseur.

5.      What is your favourite thing about blogging?

That I get to write loads of random crap informed opinions on subjects I’m passionate about on an open, huge platform that can be found by anyone, anywhere. And connecting with other bloggers is great :)

6.      If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

By the sea. I love the sea, I grew up in the Channel Islands and went to Uni in Aberystwyth and was never more than 10 minutes from a beach. There’s nothing more calming to me than the sound of waves. I also would love, South Africa or Portland, Oregon (which has nothing to do with my new found obsession with Grimm. Maybe. It has been voted one of the five best places in the world to live!)

 

 

7.      What is your favourite number?

Number 3.  Maybe it’s because it’s the sum of my birthdate, maybe because like me, it’s unassuming, odd and everyone forgets it in favour of 1 & 2. I <3 you 3.

8.      Which of these things would you find hardest to give up for a year? Chocolate, reading, coffee or smoking?

Reading. Without question. I like Coffee but don’t find it a necessity, never smoked (don’t do it kids!), and chocolate, while one of my favorite things, is far easier to give up I’ve found; see various posts about Lent!

9.      If you could make your life into a movie, what would you name it and who would you want to play you?

Curl, Interrupted. (Oh yeah, can’t beat the pun master.) Playing me would be Felicia Day, Claire Danes or Zooey Deschanel. But with better hair.

 

10.     If you had £20,000 for a shopping spree, what would you buy?

1.    Rescue Greyhound :D

2.    Amazing new collar for rescue greyhound from Holly & Lil

3.    Everything off my Amazon wishlist

4.    I have some left over? Trip to Disneyland baby:D

11.     If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?

             I find it impossible to pick just one so I’ll go with a list and if any of them fancy        lunch with me, please contact me through this site..

Quentin Tarantino – The only person I am aware of who talks us as fast as I do, unashamedly geeky and probably the coolest man on the planet.

Sarah Fisher – Does so much good work for animals and helps so many that would otherwise be put down. And her partner is Giles from Buffy. Squee.

Ian Dunbar – He doesn’t whisper to dogs, he talks to them.

Felicia Day – Geeky, smart, incredibly hard working and motivated. Everything I look for in a role model. And she’s been in some of my favourite ever films/programmes.

 

Questions, I choose you!

1.    What’s your earliest memory?

2.    Who do you idolise?

3.    What was your favourite toy growing up

4.    What’s your biggest regret?

5.    What’s your favourite film and why do you love it?

6.    As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

7.    If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy or do?

8.    If you could do one job in the whole world, what would it be?

9.    What food/drink item can you not live without?

10. What’s the one thing in the world (within reason) that you’d like to own

11. What’s your favourite animal?

And in turn, I choose (you’ll have to imagine there are 10 other bloggers below. I’m a baby in the blog world and don’t know that many :( ) -

Sarah Hamer – The Waki Way

@NeilCrosby – Neil Crosby

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