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.
- Most awkward moment you’ve ever had at work?
To protect the innocent, I’m going to NOT say names, but at my last job…
Even just thinking about it makes my skin crawl!
My coworker — I think this was before I met El Hub — he walked up to my cube one day and kind of posted there, like he was gonna talk to me as usual, so he starts talking to me, and over the course of the conversation, he begins to unbutton his shirt to show off his manly chest. And his gold chains.
It was so wrong! And I remember thinking, oh god, just avert your eyes! Just avert your eyes and try to change the subject! Turn toward your computer!!
So I just started typing nonsense really fast on my computer. I opened my Outlook and just started typing, “asdf;lkjasdf;lkjasdf,” and eventually he got the hint and went away.
Ugh! I can’t even think about it without feeling grossed out.
- What were your favorite books to read when you were a teenager?
Oh! Well, I was really into a lot of the popular series at the time. Sweet Valley High was one of my favorites. I also loved V.C. Andrews. Oh, my gosh. Flowers in The Attic and all of the other V.C. Andrews series.
I read a lot of poppy, pulpy stuff in high school.
Well, for my outside school reading time.
- Just generally, which one would you rather wear: sharp or smudgy eyeliner?
Smudgy, because it’s more casual and easier to do, and I love that it looks a little messy…’cause I’m kinda messy too.
- What do you listen to while you work (if you listen to anything)?
If I’m writing, I like to have it quiet, because for some reason that part of my brain doesn’t work when there are any distractions, but if I’m working on pictures or other things, then there’s this iTunes Radio station I recently found called Electronic Chill that’s very soothing and peppy at the same time.
- When it comes to clothing, what colors do you wear well?
I know that I don’t wear bright yellow well.
I tried last weekend. I went to Nordstrom to return some things, and I tried on this bright yellow sweatshirt because it was super soft, but I looked absolutely terrible in it.
I looked like I hadn’t seen the sun in six months.
But I do like the way I look in jewel tones and purples and emerald and deep, rich teals. And also certain pastels, like light pink, light blue and mint green.
Ironically, however, my entire wardrobe is gray right now…
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!
1. Most awkward moment you’ve ever had at work?
2. What were your favorite books to read when you were a teenager?
3. Just generally, which one would you rather wear: sharp or smudgy eyeliner?
4. What do you listen to while you work (if you listen to anything)?
5. When it comes to clothing, what colors do you wear well?
Hello from sunny and rather cold and windy Northern California! Did you watch the Oscars last night?
Tabs was a nervous wreck, so I had to get out of the house. You’re going to laugh, but I ended up going to see Fifty Shades of Grey.
But it was fun! My friend snuck in a couple tiny bottles of Prosecco (shh), so we were having wine and eating popcorn while watching the movie.
And the girls I was with are girls from the salon, so they’re very rambunctious. Every single time Christian Grey would, like, get naked, somebody would go, “Meow!” or “RRRAARRW!” It was fun.
I hope you’re having a very nice morning so far. My tea is beginning to kick in, so I’m gettin’ fired up.
Have a wonderful rest of your day and a great week. Talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,