You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”
Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- Stay in or go out?
Let’s go out! Take me somewhere I’ve never been before, and show me something I’ve never seen.
- A piece of makeup you can’t stop wearing?
Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation.
Oh! It’s the stuff of legend. Full coverage, feels lighter than Fred Astaire looks on his toes, smoothes out pores, and it’s more comfortable than a great pair of socks.
- If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
I wish I could say I’d do something eccentric or extravagant like hopping on the very first plane to Kauai with nothing but the clothes on my back, or going to an animal shelter and proclaiming, “I will take ALL of the kitties!” but things like that would have to wait until after I took care of some practical things first.
Assuming I’d already signed the back of the ticket and hidden it away in a secure location, the first thing I’d do is find a good lawyer, then a good financial advisor — both of whom have extensive experience shepherding lottery winners.
I guess I’m just boring and responsible that way…
- What posters and pics did you have on your walls growing up?
Oh, man, I had so much random crap on my walls when I was a teen. I remember a HUGE New Kids on the Block poster; I think they were all sitting on a stoop and smiling up at the camera. It was hung right beneath a framed picture of five kittens, each a different color, that my mom embroidered by hand.
But my pride and joy was a Nagel-esque picture of an ’80s lady with a single tear rolling down her cheek and a caption that read, “Memories…” My grandma got it for me from a poster store at the Newpark Mall for my sixteenth birthday.
I wish I still had that thing…
Oh, and I also had a movie poster for Casablanca hanging just above my desk.
- Do opposites attract?
Sure, why not? Based on my dating experiences, though (mind you, I’m happily married now and have been with the same guy for 13 years), I think it’s easier on the relationship when you’re not constantly at odds with each other over hot-button topics like religion, politics, kids — that sort of thing.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!
1. Stay in or go out?
2. A piece of makeup you can’t stop wearing?
3. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do?
4. What posters and pics did you have on your walls growing up?
5. Do opposites attract?
Good Monday morning, my friend.
I always make my first cup of coffee extra large on Monday mornings…and then I treat myself to a few minutes of Karl.
Here is your Karl Lagerfeld quote for the week:
“Change is the healthiest way to survive.”
– Karl Lagerfeld
Word, Karl… Word. We may disagree on sweatpants, but we’re in tune on this.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,