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World's tallest cat tower

The Dubai Cat Tower, by designer and architect Tabs the Cat, holds the current record for the world’s tallest cat tower at 2,723′

I think most driven cats think about their legacy.


They want to leave their mark on the world; they want to be remembered. In fact, I think it’s one of the main reasons they scratch things…

It’s tough nowadays, though, because cats aren’t as easily impressed as they once were. There was a time when a cat could just scratch an oak tree, and other cats would walk by and say, “That scratch there? Your great, great, great grandcat made that scratch,” but no more. Now cats have to think bigger.

Bigger like the recently completed Dubai Cat Tower, which at 2,723′ is the tallest freestanding cat tower in the world.

Tabs just wants to leave his mark on the world… πŸ™‚

In other news, good morning! Rise and shine, pal o’ mine. Happy caturday!

I really enjoyed yesterday’s open thread (thank you for stopping by), and I’ll still be hanging out in the comments there if you want to chat.

So…tell me about fireworks. Did you see any last night? We saw a few sparkles in the sky from our house, but that’s about it. We did, however, see one of the coolest movies I’ve seen in a long time. If you like thought-provoking sci-fi — oh! — you have to see Snowpiercer.

WOW! What a fan-friggin’-tastic sci-fi movie. I’m going to be seeing scenes from that movie in my head for the rest of my life.

It stars Chris Evans (Captain America), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott, Jumper), Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Deep End) and quite a few other good actors.

It’s kind of a weird premise, but that’s a recipe for good sci-fi. It’s about a train. The whole thing takes place on a train, but it doesn’t really feel claustrophobic, because the train is their entire world. For reasons explained in the movie, the people on the train can’t leave. Can’t ever step foot off the train. Ever.

There’s a struggle for leadership to control the limited resources on the train, and intense mayhem ensues.

Warning: It’s shocking and gruesome and twisted at times.

Seriously, if you consider yourself a fan of sci-fi, you gotta see Snowpiercer.

In other news…it’s giveaway time!

Are you ready for this? I hope you are.

Good luck. Talk to you soon. πŸ™‚

Win a $50 gift card from Sephora

  • One (1) Sephora eGift card containing $50 sent to the winner by email (international readers, you may opt to receive $50 sent by PayPal instead).

  • Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • Open to U.S. and international readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter (or otherwise an adult based on your local laws).
  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:
    • Do you have any phobias?
    • Sushi: yes or no?
    • What and where is your favorite hair salon?
    • Have you ever practiced a martial art?
    • Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?
    • Nail stickers: yes or no?
  • You can enter in up to seven ways to boost your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time), which is, incidentally, someone’s birthday. πŸ™‚
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  1. Lisa says:

    I LOVE Sushi!! I could honestly live off of it!! And I haven’t grown to love nail stickers, although I would like to give it another try!! Fingers crossed for the giveaway!!! XOXOXO

  2. I have a fear/phobia of Ferris Wheels…

  3. Melissa says:

    I never rode a motorcycle.

  4. Brittany Mayer says:

    I have a phobia of Taxidermy haha.. Something about making the dead animals seem real gives me the shivers..

  5. monica says:

    yes to sushi! yum

  6. Vicki says:

    I love love love sushi and was spoiled when I lived on the West Coast. It is non-existent where I live now πŸ™

  7. Berry says:

    No to nail stickers. They seem to peel off fast for me. But yes to nail art, just not over the top nail art.

  8. Tina Carmichael says:

    Sushi? Ohh yes please πŸ™‚

  9. Agata says:

    Hi Karen, hope you’re feeling better today. me and my friends shot some fireworks in my friend’s backyard last night. They were scared although kinda dangerous since the fireworks debris was falling onto us. We were all safe though.
    Agata recently posted … How to summer proof your makeup.

  10. Deanna says:

    No to sushi…but I’m on the fence about nail stickers. They’re great when I need a mani FAST with no worries about smudges but I don’t find they last as long or as well as I would like them to..

  11. rano says:

    I would love to win this 50$ gift card so I can buy Guerlain 4 season bronzer πŸ™ I’ve been wanting this bronzer for a quite long time πŸ™

  12. Tracy says:

    I have not ridden a motorcycle, but I got hit by one (from behind) while out running. So I don’t think riding one is on my todo list ever.

  13. Krista says:

    I have trypophobia, and you probably do too. Don’t google it.

  14. Tiffanie says:

    My son is obsessed with trains. Just taking him on an hour ride last week was enough for me. The thought of being stuck on one makes me crazy!

  15. Sarah W says:

    Yes to sushi!

  16. susan says:

    Yes, I love motorcycles!

  17. Marina says:

    I’m weird about sushi. I LOVE it when I’m in the mood for it. But if I’m not in a “sushi mood,” I can’t eat it more than a couple pieces.
    Please tell me I’m not alone!

  18. Rosa Tati says:

    Sushi is my favorite fast foods. It is a healthier alternative to fast foods restaurants like McDonalds.

  19. Fran S says:

    Sushi = yes!! Love anything with avocado, cream cheese, or the word tempura in it. So yeah, not the healthy stuff πŸ˜€

  20. Marloes says:

    Aahh Snowpiercer. I still need to finish watching that movie! A while ago I was watching it on my laptop in bed but I fell asleep, halfway through. Whoops! Not because it was boring though, lol! There are some gruesome parts in the movie, but luckily its not all scary and creepy. πŸ˜‰

  21. kasar says:

    My phobias are cats haha! And not for superstitious reasons but I get absolutely frightened out of my heart if a cat comes within 5 feet from me!

  22. Kelsey says:

    Sushi: yes yes a million times yes

  23. Do you have any phobias? Yes I do not like leaky faucet, dirty clothes and unwashed and leave dessarumado environment.

    Sushi: yes or no? Ate once, not very liked

    What and where is your favorite beauty salon? Not like to go in Ballroom buy a lot more in this online store http://www.belezanaweb.com.br/?utm_source=makewinx&utm_medium=afiliados

    Have you ever practiced a martial art? Yes Kung Fu is pretty cool I think my boyfriend loves gorgeous

    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Yes most do not like much

    Nail sticker: yes or no? I collected stickers love until today, and I have lots of kittens teddy bears, bunnies, and my litte pony

  24. Michelle says:

    Sushi, oh yes. Any day. I love dynamite sushi. I have two sushi restaurants in the building I live in. I only treat myself once in a while though.

  25. Ellen says:

    Sushi – heck to the yes!

  26. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I’ve never tried sushi before.

  27. Niki T. says:

    I have a fear of mold and snails! lol.

  28. athena says:

    sushi: heck yes!

  29. Jessie C. says:

    YES for sushi.

  30. Zedimar says:

    No, I don’t like sushi.

  31. Megan says:

    Nail stickers: no way! They’re not for me.

  32. sargam tahiliani says:

    I looooove ur blog!!!! Its just so creative and interesting to read !!! Ps never tried sushi !

  33. Emily Webb says:

    Right now I am obsessed with the new Buxom Dolly lipstick. go get it!

  34. Birdiebee says:

    I am afraid of heights.

  35. Makyla says:

    Hey Karen! I LOVE sushi! And I’ve been on motorcycles since I was a kid. Thanks for offering the very generous giveaway and sharing the beautiful pics from the parade you went to! I loved that classy cross-legged dog, too haha. have a great weekend! God Bless!

  36. Julie says:

    I hadn’t even heard of Snowpiercer, but the trailer looks really interesting! And Tilda Swinton is great in everything!
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  37. Marta says:

    I love sushi! I can live off of it.

  38. Kristin says:

    Yes to Sushi! I love it. My fave is salmon nigiri.

  39. Chelsea H. says:

    Sushi: Yes! It is my favorite thing to eat and I never get tired of it

  40. Natalie says:

    Sushi: yes, yes, yes! You are making me want to get off my butt and go get some!

  41. rebecca says:

    Yes to nail stickers! I just bought some ice cream ones πŸ™‚

  42. Holly says:

    I really wish I loved sushi but it’s a no πŸ™

  43. Anna says:

    My favorite hair salon in Seattle is Vain Ballard. I see Scott religiously.

  44. Shanie says:

    Thank for the giveaway! i love you Tabs photoshops, they brighten my sinus infected day.

  45. I definitely have phobias: of heights, insects, rats, and sometimes claustrophobia too! I’m such a scaredy-cat sometimes :-/. As for sushi, a definite yes — I love sushi so much! If I could afford it, I’d be eating sushi several times a week on the regular!
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  46. Michaela says:

    Hi Karen, definitely yes to sushi. My fav is the caterpillar eel with avocado. Yum!

  47. Marina GrigΓ³rio says:

    I’ma huge supporter of Nail stickers, especially now that time of the World Cup! I want to change my nail polish all the time to be with the finished nails pros Brazil games! And here at home cosmetic shop do you think a more beautiful than the other πŸ™‚
    I’ll stick with withdrawal symptoms after the Cup away! GO FOR HEXA BRAZIL <3

    • Bobbie says:

      No on nail stickers, if you can make it for you sure. I won’t even try anything except one color by myself, but I do love the gradients but I’ll leave it to the experts. Yes on sushi. On the back a couple of times.

  48. Hollie H says:

    I have a phobia of clowns. They scare the heck out of me. I want nothing to do with real clowns, clown dolls, clown photos….anything clown related.

    As for sushi, yes please. I could eat it for every meal.

  49. Francine Anchondo says:

    Yes I like sushi.

  50. Erica M says:

    I am terrified of heights!

  51. MΓ­riam says:

    Hi, Karen! I began reading yout blog this week and I found it’s amazing! Congratulations!
    And about sushi:Yes!

  52. Amy says:

    I am a fake sushi lover.. by that I mean Chicken cooked and wrapped up like sushi. YUM!!!

  53. Brandi says:

    A definite yes to sushi!

  54. Lisa C says:

    NO to sushi!!

  55. Lisa Brown says:

    Sushi…you bet, love the stuff πŸ™‚

  56. Nicole says:

    I’ve never rode a motorcycle.

  57. Lulubelle says:

    I’ve ridden a motorcycle several times, reluctantly. Note to self: no more dating men who own bikes and think it’s cool to pick you up for a date on them.

  58. Susan Campbell says:

    I buy lots of nail stickers, but I haven’t used any yet…I don’t know what the heck I’m saving them for!

  59. Katrina says:

    My husband bought fireworks and lit them for everyone to see – he puts on quite a good show.

  60. Rhoda K says:

    I’m not a sushi fan.

  61. Tara says:

    I love that cats are a theme on this site. It makes me happy πŸ™‚

  62. Melanie says:

    Love spicy sushi!

  63. Jessica says:

    I love riding a motorcycle. So much fun!!!!!!!!

  64. Isabel V says:

    Heck yes to sushi! I love that it’s one of those things you can gorge yourself on until you feel ill, but the recovery time from a feast is much faster than just about any other food. You can eat until you feel like you can’t hold anymore (ever), and then in like 2 hours you’re ravenous again.

    I recently bought the LORAC Unzipped palette, by the by! After reading your review what feels like forever and a day ago, I finally plunked down the chunk of change and snapped it up. No regrets! It’s totally gorgeous. I pretty much had a, “Where have you been all me life?!” moment with it.

  65. Lorraine says:

    Sticker ok, vinyls yes! D4hair in sf on Monterey. Ask for Gabrielle.

  66. Siobhan says:

    I’ve never liked sushi.. but I hate most seafood anyway!

  67. Ms. Elise says:

    I love sushi so very very much. Not-so-coincidentally, it’s actually the best meal before or after practicing martial arts, especially Shotokan karate, which is what I do.

  68. Cindy says:

    Sushi = NO. Perhaps that can be considered a phobia as well, LOL!

  69. Amanda Mendez says:

    I am allergic to fish so I can not enjoy sushi like my husband does but I do enjoy veggie rolls or California rolls!

  70. bhevarri says:

    Phobias? Totally. Mostly water… sea monsters ugh 😑

  71. BB says:

    Sushi is a yes!

  72. Maritza says:

    No to sushi. I love Sephora!!

  73. Ashley Celikay says:

    I have a phobia of balloons

  74. Rene Groyer says:

    I live for sushi,just love it

  75. I have a severe phobia of spiders and centipedes.
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  76. Cathy says:

    I don’t like sushi but I do like Sephora!

  77. Jessica says:

    I actually HATE sushi! Whether it’s raw or not, it makes me feel sick after two or three rolls. I don’t know what it is, but it alwaaaays does D:

  78. donna marie says:

    I use to be afraid of sushi… I’m good with it now. I still won’t do exotic things like sea urchins… but avocado rolls are my favorite.

  79. Amber says:

    I love American style sushi. I am stationed I’m japan right now with my husband and eating real japanese sushi here is not the same as I’m the states…and I am not a fan. Lol

  80. carol clark says:

    my phoebia is to be doing something and some crazed person comes in and kills me while im at the mall or watching a movie

  81. Sydney says:

    Sushi all the way.

  82. Brian says:

    Nail stickers are cute but they never seem to want to stay on my nails!

  83. Elie Anne says:

    Sushi: yes, yes, YES!!!!
    So sad that it is so expensive!


  84. Jen says:

    Mmmmmm… sushi. Love it! My favorites are mackerel nigiri and tobiko.

  85. Pansy says:

    I tried Krav Maga!

  86. Lily Heng says:

    Absolutely LOVE sushi! Yes, all the way!!! Mmm mmm mmm!

  87. arcadiarose says:

    I have acrophobia. I’m afraid of heights.

  88. Maria K says:

    I took Taekwondo in college for a semester! I was terrible at it lol. Thank god it was only P/NP!

  89. Bunny says:

    Yes to sushi, so much yes!

  90. Liz says:

    Not only have I ridden a motorcycle, I own one!

  91. Tara Woods says:

    I have a fear of heights and spiders.

  92. Jessica says:

    Yes on sushi! It took me a while to like it, but now an avocado roll and a scallop roll with brown rice sounds heavenly!

  93. Icequeen81 says:

    Phobia yes, to fail in life, not accomplish my goals,
    Not ridden a motorcicle but ridden in a motorcicle my cousin was ridden it but he passed away in 2004

  94. Marisa Kramer says:

    Fear of fish, and I get vertigo πŸ™

  95. Anne G. says:

    I have a fear of sharks… A really bad fear *shivers*

  96. Laure says:

    Oooooooh, I saw Snowpiercer earlier in the year. It sure is something. I was kinda stunned when I left the movie theater. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’m still not sure if I really liked it or not, but it sure is thought-provoking.

  97. Kay says:

    I have a severe spider phobia!!!

  98. Sue McKibben says:

    Sushi is a “no” for me. I am vegan so any of the fish sushi is out. I tried an avocado roll, but it was something about the seaweed wrapper that I just couldn’t stomach.

  99. Alyx Davidson says:

    This may be off-topic or at least not one of the suggested comments but I just recently decided to buy some makeup brushes from the Germany cosmetics company Zoeva. I heard great things about them online from Samantha of Batalash. I had to try them for myself and OH MY GOD. These are the best brushes I have ever owned. Even with the flat-rate shipping they’re still waaaaay less expensive than both MAC and Sigma. I highly recommend that Complete Eye Kit. That is all! Good luck to everyone who entered the contest. Fingers crossed!!

  100. Keturah says:

    No to nail stickers, no to sushi, no to martial arts, no to motorcyles, no,no,no,no,no. πŸ˜‰

  101. Maritess Lee says:

    Sushi? Heck yes! I once went to the same sushi restaurant for about a yeAr they beamed a roll after me! The ‘Maritess’ roll was a deep fried fatty roll. It was a big hit!

  102. Tonya says:

    Oh I LOVE sushi! But no eel. Eel sauce is okay, mango is awesome, and a little spicy is even better πŸ™‚

  103. Jennifer says:

    Mmmm, sushi. πŸ™‚ I have a lot of phobias, but bugs are probably the biggest one.

  104. Georgia says:

    Sushi: yes or no? YES!
    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Joseph Cozza Salon @ 77 Maiden Lane in San Francisco. Glenn Peterson is the BEST! Been going to him forever!
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Yes, many times. It’s fun!
    Nail stickers: yes or no? Oh hell to the no!

  105. Marcy says:

    Heck yeah I love Sushi!!!!
    And yes, my husband rides, so I’m pillion often in the summer time.

  106. Monica says:

    Yes, I love sushi!

  107. Shana says:

    Sushi: Definite no! I tried it once and threw up…I’m not the most adventurous of eaters :p

  108. Emily C says:

    I’ve never been on a motorcycle but I’d love to!

  109. Lisa Foster says:

    Sushi yes! I had it for lunch today. I’ve also been wanting to comment on your blog. You and your kitty are both so charming, it adds a nice element that makes your blog stand out from some of the other blogs I read. Thanks!

  110. Kate G says:

    Afraid of boats. Like non fish sushi which I guess isn’t really sushi. Mixed results with nail stickers.

  111. Liz says:

    I’ve been commuting on two wheels for about eight years now, mostly on a Vespa but I switched to a Honda Rebel a few months ago. I *love* riding. It may be a bit more exposed, but it’s also FUN.

    That said, I would eat sushi every freaking day if I could afford it.

  112. Courtney says:

    Sushi: Oh hell yes!

  113. Lynda says:

    i love sushi!!

  114. Angela G. says:

    Sushi- Yes or No?

    Mmmmmm..nom nom nom. The Shaggy Dog & Philadelpia roll for the win!!

  115. Dimana says:

    Sushi – gimmie more!
    Martial arts – no, but I would love to try karate-do one day πŸ˜‰

  116. Ana says:

    I am terrified of getting on a motorcycle!

  117. sarah thompson says:

    I’m almost out of my fav foundation, Makeup Forever HD, so a Sephora gift card would be great right about now! Thx for giveaway!

  118. Stephanie G says:

    Sushi: NO!

  119. NeapolitanMimi says:

    Loooooooooooooove sushi!!!!

  120. I’ve never ridden a motorcycle but I really want to!
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  121. Clemence says:

    Love sushi!

  122. Christiana Mercier says:

    I love sushi!!! Nail stickers are fun too but I use them sparingly. They seem to weaken my nails if used too long

  123. anissa says:

    sushi: please cook my fish before serving it. thank you πŸ™‚

    nail stickers – there are good ones & bad ones. i like water decals better than most stickers.

    riding a motorcycle is on my bucket list!

  124. Tania G says:

    My uncle used to have a motorcycle when I was younger and he used to give myself and my cousin rides all the time. I remember loving it then, I don’t think i would like it as much now as a grown up πŸ™‚

  125. Krupa says:

    I like sushi

  126. samantha says:

    i have a phobia of escalators i have to make sure i fully get on one of the stairs at the top and i get off as soon as i can at the bottom.

  127. Estefania says:

    I have a huge huge huge phobia of IV needles. I’m fine with shots, but I have recurring nightmares of having an IV put in and hen not being able to get the needle out… It’s a little nuts, but it terrifies me!

  128. dawn says:

    Yes sushi!

  129. paige says:

    Phobias..clowns, spiders, vomit. All despicable.

  130. Lori P says:

    Phobia: Spiders, I had a horrible reaction to a non-poisonous spider bite when I was 18 and ended up in the hospital.

    Sushi: HELL YES!

    Hair Salon: Perfect Image in south Oklahoma City

  131. christine says:

    Hi Karen! Thank you for the movie recommendation.

  132. Kristen says:

    I have never tried sushi!

  133. Kaitlyn says:

    Love the look of nail stickers but I don’t have the patience to apply them!

  134. Myra says:

    LOVE Sushi!

  135. Natalie F says:

    I’m scare of snakes and heights. Common phobias. πŸ™‚

  136. Jada says:

    I would have like to try sushi on my last birthday, it was on my bucket list, but I got scared.

  137. Jordi says:

    Sushi? Definitely a yes! But good sushi. And don’t be embarrassed if you consume less wasabi than others at your table. It is not a contest πŸ˜‰

  138. heather says:

    I am emphatically terrified of bees(wasps, hornets, anything like that)and of falling down on ice. Theyre really insane, really specific phobias, LOL.

  139. Meg says:

    I have a weird phobia of balloons, I hate them lol!!
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  140. Jessica says:

    So sad that Costa Rica was eliminated at the World Cup today, what a run they had!

  141. Susan T. says:

    I absolutely love sushi! It is my favorite. My cats approve also though they aren’t fond of the rice! Or wasabi! πŸ˜‰

  142. Icequeen81 says:

    Phobias to fail in life,

    Motorscicles my cousin had one I used to ride with him but he was the one ridding it.

  143. Jessie says:

    Wow, look at Tabs and his fancy kitty tower!! πŸ˜›

  144. Amber G says:

    Sushi is definitely a yes for me!

  145. Justine says:

    Yes to sushi!

  146. Joanna says:

    Biggest phobia: I am terrified of lizards.

  147. Janet S says:

    I’ve just started my hair journey back to blonde after a 6 month dalliance with being brunette. My salon isn’t far from my home, and my stylist is super talented with colour & cutting. It’ll be a slow process, to go lighter with minimal damage, but I can’t wait to be blonde again!

  148. Miki says:

    I’m half Japanese, so sushi is a definite yes.
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  149. Ashley says:

    To all my fellow Canadians, hope you had a great Canada Day last week! And to our downstairs neighbours, hope you had an excellent 4th of July!

  150. I’m from Venezuela and Love your page. Besos!!

  151. nina says:

    I have chlorophobia which is a fear of clowns.

  152. Mardi says:

    I have a phobia of big huntsman spiders. Other spiders are Ok but I don’t like getting them on me but huntsman spiders make me feel sick, even if they are dead.

    I can’t use nail stickers, my nails are too big and they never sit right.

  153. Tania says:

    I have a phobia of heights and spiders πŸ™

  154. Vanessa F says:

    I don’t eat any seafood, so no sushi for me!

  155. Wulansari says:

    Hi Karen, I come across this blog after browsing for makeup and beauty tips and I found your blog is very useful for me. I had motorcycle accident 2 years ago and I hit the road with my face down so my face wounded so bad around my eyes, on my forehead, nose and jaw, but Thanks God it’s getting better now. And that is the main reason why I get addicted to makeup and skin cares, it helps to boost my confident. I think makeup is fun and a way to express ourself.

    So yes I definitely ever ridden a motorcycle and still do until now despite that I had accident it doesn’t make me phobia of motorbike. I’ve been ridding it since I was 13 years old so Yes Im a Lady Biker. It doesn’t mean that I have no phobia at all, Im phobia of blood I faint at the sight of blood. I have several funny stories related to my fear of blood.

    I’m loving sushi but unfortunately I suck at making sushi so I always buy it from Japanese restaurant nearby. I want to improve my way of life by eating healthy food, I always include a bowl of broccoli in my daily meal but perhaps you have more suggestions for me? I heard that eating the right food can help fixing the skin complexions.

    My favorite hair salon? We have a local spa center here in Indonesia called Martha Tilaar Salon and day spa, so I go there for spa and hair treatment. Have you ever been to Indonesia? If you visit here, I recommend you to try their spa products where you will be treated like a princess.

    Nail sticker? I would love to try but not now, I need to grow my nails first.

    Sorry for the lengthy comment and for my bad English, English is not my native language.

  156. Michele says:

    I am starting to like the nail sticker trend. Some of the brands look really great and save the hassle of waiting for the nail polish to try.

  157. Mahdi Martin says:

    I have ridden on the back of a motorcycle. I didn’t like it.

  158. serina says:

    hey karen!! finally got my too faced haul this week and i am loving the a la mode palette alot more than i had expected! i also got the cat eye palette but i haven’t really been able to play around with it that much since i cant wear heavy makeup at work πŸ™

  159. brit says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  160. Elle says:

    YES to sushi!

  161. Rachel says:

    Sushi is always a yes from me

  162. Joni Mingus says:

    Hi Karen, hope you have a great weekend. I’m 2 hours from home waiting for my daughter to get out of nicu. Hopefully just a few more days. πŸ™‚

  163. Wayne says:

    Summer colds are the worst!

  164. Jennifer X says:

    I get my hair cut and styled at a local Paul Mitchell salon school. I have had just one not-so-pleasant experience there, but otherwise it has been fantastic!

  165. Christine says:

    My mind says yes to sushi, but my allergies say no. It all looks so tasty. =(
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  166. Savanna Salter says:

    I love sushi and I’m afraid of clowns.

  167. mrsshukra says:

    Watching Odd Thomas on DVD tonight!

  168. MelodyJ says:

    Sushi? Yes, I first tried it at college. I love the ones Kroger Supermarket make.

    Nail stickers? Yes, There are good ones and bad ones. I find that the ones that are not real polish last longer. Always use a top coat for longer wear.

  169. Charlotte says:

    Sushi, yes, please!

  170. Sarah says:

    I love nail stickers! I’ve tried a few brands and there are some that are better than others. I get frustrated with the plastic ones sometimes because they have a tendency to peel right off (even with a topcoat).

  171. Brieanna says:

    I love Japanese culture!

  172. Lucy Nguyen says:

    Nail sticker: Yes

  173. Eleine says:

    Just discovered Becca Beach Tint today. How have I not come across this incredible cream/liquid blush before??? Benefit, you have been supplanted! (This, coming from a girl on her 3rd bottle of Posietint.)

    Currently OBSESSED with the orange lip look that Lisa Eldridge did on Keira Knightley and went out and bought both the lipstick used (Chanel Rouge Allure 97) and Urban Decay’s Bang, which I got compliments from 7 strangers on after trying it in the store.

    How do those with medium-dark skin rock bright orange/orange-red lips?

  174. Bonnie says:

    SUSHI!!! πŸ˜€

  175. liz says:

    i’ve been craving sushi this whole week so your list of ideas is hurting me a little bit lol

  176. Ariel R says:

    I have a phobia of elevators πŸ™

  177. Laurinha says:

    No, no sushi for me…. niquel allergy, so no fish at all!

  178. Priscilla S. says:

    Sushi and nail stickers are both a no.

  179. wcc says:

    I’ve been looking so forward to seeing Snowpiercer for ages! I’m always excited to see a new film with Tilda Swinton – she’s one of my faves! Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

  180. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I had a quiet fourth and stayed home.

  181. Amy says:

    I love your mascara reviews. Your photos give me the best idea of what the mascara will actually do. Thanks!

  182. tina says:

    sushi : no!!!!

  183. Clara says:

    Love sushi! I haven’t had it in a while

  184. sylvia says:

    sushi = YES!

  185. Maria J. says:

    NO Sushi for me, Thanks. It’s not my cup of tea.

  186. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I love sushi! And my fave hair salon in Indianapolis is DL Lowry Hairspa. Pricey, but worth it. Have gone there for years & it’s my monthly treat to myself!!

  187. Joan says:

    I love sushi!!

  188. Hester says:

    I love sushi, are no champion at eating with sticks though. But, you gotta try to learn! Also huge fan off our national soccer (Netherlands) team who are doing amazing. Next stop: Argentina….

  189. Liz says:

    Sushi, yes!

  190. Amber says:

    I love motorcycles! I’ve been riding with my dad since I was about 9 and can’t wait to learn and have one of my own.

  191. Len Christenberry says:

    yes, Yes, YES to sushi!

  192. Paol Trenny says:

    Do you have any phobias? No phobia

    Sushi: yes

    Have you ever practiced a martial art? yes, I am a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do

    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? yes

    Nail stickers: no

  193. Emily says:

    Love sushi!

  194. Ella says:

    I live for sushi and sephora!! πŸ™‚

    I just finished watching Jiro dreams of Sushi – I definitely recommend!

  195. Jenn says:

    Sushi is alright and I usually do my hair at home. Red hair takes a lot of upkeep, sigh.

  196. Barbara B says:

    When I was a kid two neighbors dunked me for too long in their pool and I thought I was drowning. So I cannot be underwater without holding my nose!

  197. Daraya says:

    I must be weird because everyone I know loves sushi, but for me, its a no to sushi!

  198. Debbie Clauer says:

    I don’t eat any fish at all.

  199. Christine says:

    Hells yes to sushi! And that movie looks pretty awesome…

  200. sienna says:

    am dying to see snowpiercer, love tilda swinton!

  201. Maria Renteria says:

    Sushi! YES YES YES!! πŸ™‚

  202. Jennifer Pham says:

    I like sushi up until the 4th or 5th piece — then I start to gag! I don’t know why this happens.

  203. Yao says:

    Snowpiercer was wonderful! The idea was so ambitious, and the set designs were so so beautiful.

  204. tammy b says:

    Sushi is a definite thumbs up for me….I craved it so much when I was pg with my first that I think she came out loving it too as it is truly her absolute favorite food!

  205. melissa says:

    Sushi .. ALL DAY EVERYDAY! There is no shortage of quality sushi places here in Honolulu….which is bad because its SO easy to pickup on the way home!

  206. Ann says:

    I don’t like heights.

  207. Joselyn says:

    Sushi: No

  208. Natalie Brown says:

    Hello! I’m not a huge sci-fi fan but have liked some (I Robot – awesomeness)that I’ve seen. This one sounds pretty cool though! I don’t eat sushi. I feel so un-hip about that. lol My son does though & he says I’d like it. Hoping you’re having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks!!

  209. Lynn says:

    I love sushi. all time fave is the 49er roll. it’s simple and delicious. salmon and a thin slice of lemon…refreshing!

  210. Katie says:

    I eat sushi, but only vegetable sushi. Does that even count?

  211. Jessica says:

    Do you have any phobias? construction sites at night, deep end of pools
    Sushi: yes or no? Yes!
    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Urban Village
    Have you ever practiced a martial art? Nope
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Nope
    Nail stickers: yes or no? Back in the day, yes; at my age now, no!

  212. Ally says:

    No to nail stickers! And honestly, I’m not a big fan of nail polish either.

  213. Sandy says:

    I need to try me some nail stickers!

  214. BooBooNinja says:

    I love sushi — veggie rolls with black rice. Yum!

  215. marlena says:

    I used to have an extreme phobia of throwing up, which has lessened more now that I’ve been in college πŸ˜‰

  216. marlena says:

    I love sushi – sashimi not so much though

  217. mellisa semon says:

    I love sushi!! And I have been on a motorcycle several times, so much fun!

  218. amanda says:

    I had sushi last night so yes!

  219. Erika Beck says:

    Snowpiercer looks really interesting but unfortunately I just can’t handle the violence in most films.. too bad. But thanks for the warning! P.S. I LOOOOOOOVE SUSHI!! πŸ™‚

  220. Jennifer says:

    It’s been many years since I last rode a motorcycle. Can’t say I miss it.

  221. Lindsey M says:

    I’ve been a passenger on a motorcycle, but I’ve never driven one. I doubt I ever will :p

  222. Chelsee w says:

    Sushi heck yes! Love it:)

  223. Jennifer says:

    I have a phobia of butterflies!

  224. Vanessa says:

    I love nail stickers! I can’t draw designs so this is much easier.

  225. Dina says:

    Sushi? I Love Sushi! Yes to Sushi πŸ˜‰

  226. Sharonbb says:

    I love sushi and kitties and sephora!

  227. Susan b says:

    I love to ride my motorcycle! It’s a Suzuki that ny husband got me!

  228. Angela says:

    Someone above mentioned a phobia of escalators… Know that you are not alone lady. I did not like them as a kid and to this day I still look before, and as, I step. I always worry that one will grab my skirt or dress so I’m always holding it up.

    I’m so obsessed with my Bobbi brown shimmer brick in nectar right now. It leans the most gorgeous glow to the skin. Even my pale NC15 skin. So pretty!!!! I’ve used it the past three days and made myself use something different today. Haha

    I’ve never had sushi. ☺

  229. irini says:

    I have never tried sushi!

  230. Kelly Commerford says:

    Sushi: No way.

    Nail Stickers: They are either wonderful, easy to apply and look fab…or they completely suck.

  231. Natasha says:

    Today I went to Smorgasburg in NY and tried a ramen burger for the first time. The line was long but at least I can say I tried it. It was just okay.

  232. Jenn says:

    Sushi yes! Makeup yes!

  233. Tracy says:

    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?
    In the late 90s I was really into drummers and guys with motorcycles.

  234. Alessia says:

    Sushi YES!

  235. Lisa says:

    Do you have any phobias? Too many to mention!
    Sushi: yes or no? No
    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Explosion, Howard Beach, NY
    Have you ever practiced a martial art? Studied Karate in College – received a B+
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Yes!
    Nail stickers: yes or no? No (not a fan!)

    I am a huge fan of all things beauty! I have tons of makeup, eye creams, hair products..I love beauty blogs! Love to see what others are wearing and products they love..always willing to try some new product. I have cosmetic bags galore! Most of them not even used YET! But I love each and everyone one of them!

  236. Sandy says:

    I got a new lipstick today!

  237. Nikki N says:

    Sushi is SO GOOD. Spicy tuna… yum.

  238. Christie says:

    I could really use a gift card right about now…so many new things I want!

  239. Terri says:

    I’m terrified of heights.

  240. Farah d says:

    Sushi?? YES

  241. Bin ra says:

    the 16th season of big brother started 2 weeks ago and I’m already obsessed! Such an improvement (casting wise) from last season

  242. Casie G says:

    According to Google, the definition of Sushi is: a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg.

    My definition: The most odd food ever to be put in my mouth.

    Seriously though, sushi is off my list. I felt the cold salmon in my mouth and almost threw up (maybe TMI). After chewing for what felt like 10 minutes, I didn’t want to give up! I had to swallow it to technically have eaten it. Swallowing was definitely the most difficult part. You know that feeling when you try to swallow food and your throat keeps pushing it back up? Totally happened to me. I feel like I could’ve swallowed a brick easier.

    So for me, sushi is definitely a NO.

  243. Jennifer says:

    I loves me some sushi.
    I’m terrified of spiders.
    Nail stickers–not really. I have really small nail beds. Stickers are a hassle.
    Jennifer recently posted … Why do I Write: A Blog Hop

  244. Chloe N says:

    Sushi = No

  245. Nicole Stanford says:

    Yes yes yes to Sushi, I love it it is amazing and I treat it like a special treat I only get over once and awhile.

  246. Rachel says:

    Sushi is a big yes. What’s not to like? πŸ™‚

  247. Bcteagirl says:

    YES to sushi!! Mmmmmm

  248. Veronica V says:

    I don’t like any seafood, so no sushi.

  249. Leona says:

    Sushi…yes…but I’m pretty basic even when eating sushi. Also, phobias? Tornadoes, hurricanes, losing a loved one

  250. Katy says:

    Sushi: no
    I’m a really picky eater and the idea of it wigs me out.

    Phobias: Not sure if they’re full blown phobias, but I definitely have irrational fears of spiders, small spaces with no clear exits, failure… I’m fairly certain I have mild agoraphobia, but it’s never been diagnosed by a doctor.

  251. Efrain says:

    I really want to know whose birthday is.
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  252. PinkandSparkles says:

    Im going to win this time!!!!

  253. Amy says:

    I do not like sushi

  254. Lynn says:

    I completely love sushi. Yellowtail/hamachi is my favorite. I have the greatest hair stylist – one of several awesome, friendly, talented, family-oriented brothers who own Chaos Salon in Bethesda, Md. Kao does my hair and is an artist with color. Actually, it’s like watching a chef make a complicated but awesome recipe that’s time-consuming but he loves it and wants the best, most creative look. If you’re in the area, go to their Salon.

    Would love to win a sephora card

  255. Jessica says:

    Do you have any phobias? Too scared to list them! haha
    Sushi: yes or no? TOTALLY YES!
    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Walnut Creek
    Have you ever practiced a martial art? Muay Thai
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Nope
    Nail stickers: yes or no? Yes!

  256. Marina says:

    Definitely yes to sushi πŸ˜€ Only thing is where I live we dont really have any place that makes it so that’s kind of a bummer. Im always so jealous of your sushi photos haha beacuse it looks AH-MAZING. P.S. Im so excited to see that movie (the sci-fi nerd in me is waaay to excited)

  257. Nadia says:

    I absolutely love sushi!!

  258. Angel says:

    Phobia: Stairs. Not walking up or down them, but standing still on them makes me lightheaded to the point of almost fainting, every time. Escalators (stairs you stand still on) are the worst.

  259. Nlm8 says:

    Love sushi! I wish I could put spicy mayo on everything

  260. Kim says:

    Wow – I’ve never heard of Snowpiercer. I’ll definitely have to check it out. Btw, have you been watching True Blood? I’ve found it to be a bit disappointing so far. πŸ™

  261. Hollie says:

    a definite YES for sushi! Btw, have you ever tried authentic Korean food? if you haven’t, you should! I didn’t know it was so tasty till I tried it. and it’s super healthy too! try their Bibimbap and Geok Bokum and Samgyupsal it’s my fave!

  262. Olivia says:

    I have a completely normal obsession with anything hello kitty<3! =D

  263. Kay says:

    Do you have any phobias? Heights!
    Sushi: yes or no? Nah, it’s not my thing.
    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Salon Couture – Forestville, MD because that’s where my stylist is πŸ™‚
    Have you ever practiced a martial art? No
    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? No – add this to my phobia
    Nail stickers: yes or no? Yes. Yes to anything that adds fun to the nails.

  264. Anastasiya says:

    Sushi: yes or no – NO

  265. Monica Balboa says:

    Yummm!!! Definitely Yes to Sushi!

  266. Vanessa says:


  267. Doreena Silva says:

    I’m super excited!!! I am seeing Michael Buble for the first time tonight!!!!

  268. tracey says:

    I love sushi but more importantly I just discovered your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Apparently I’m as much a beauty addict as you and I’m about to head to my local MAC store to refresh my collection with some of your unsung items (BTW, the link for Oh Baby lipglass doesn’t work). Yay!

  269. Alyssa Lee says:

    I love sushi, then I went to San Francisco for a business trip and experience a sushi burrito and went to heaven. If you go to San Francisco and you like sushi you MUST find a sushirito and get one of these.

  270. Ashley S says:

    No to sushi.

  271. Andrea Darst says:

    No sushi! I don’t like cooked fish, let alone raw fish!

  272. Angel L says:

    Do you have any phobias? Spiders!!! and I don’t like huge crowds with people touching me.

    Sushi: yes or no? Yes!

    What and where is your favorite hair salon? Salon Des Amis in Lafayette, LA

    Have you ever practiced a martial art? nope

    Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Yes I have, I have even done a wheelie!

    Nail stickers: yes or no? I like them okay but my daughter loves them

  273. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Im a sushi fan

  274. Grace says:

    For the longest time I couldn’t sleep with my closet door left open.. as a child, I always had that fear of monsters in the closet lol

  275. Eva says:

    I love your blog! Subscribed already for the product reviews and kitties! I don’t care for sushi though :<

  276. Krystle Thomas says:

    I rode a motorcycle (passenger) once, a long time ago. I am definitely not a motorcycle person!

  277. Stephanie says:

    nail stickers were simultaneously the best and worst part of my childhood

  278. Casey says:

    I love sushi! But.. I’m not a huge fan of avocado or cream cheese so that narrows my options!

  279. Danielle says:

    Total yes to sushi! Love it!

  280. Jaimelyn C. says:

    Thank you Jesus for sushi. <3

  281. Kristina says:

    I love love love sushi! However, I’ve never had any in Europe again after having spent a couple of months in Japan. The Japanese wouldn’t even feed the fish with what they serve you here in Europe!

  282. Regina Reed says:

    I am pretty terrified of motorcycles, so I stay away. BUT, I think they are so sexy!! I wish I had the balls to get on one…

  283. Georgina says:


  284. Jordan says:

    I have yet to find a sushi I actually like. Avocado and fishy things just don’t do it for me.

  285. Julie B. says:

    Sushi yes, but not sashimi.

  286. Katia Audrey says:

    I have a HUGE phobia of insects πŸ™

  287. I love that cat tower. My lil babes would love it but I couldn’t handle being that high up. Hahaha….
    Stephanie Burge recently posted … MAC Osbournes Collection Swatches and First Impression

  288. Telma says:

    Sushi – yes.
    Burgers – hell yes.

  289. Lydia says:

    I saw some fireworks 2 nights ago πŸ™‚

  290. anabel says:

    I know what I want for lunch: sushi!!!! Thanks Karen!!!!!!

  291. Candice C says:

    I have an irrational fear of adults crawling. Maybe it’s from watching one too many horror movies, but it terrifies me.

  292. Josee says:

    Sushi? YES! I’ll have a spicy tuna roll please. πŸ™‚

  293. Paulomi says:

    Fab work, Tabs! I enjoyed the fireworks at the National Mall in DC since I live in the capital…no specific phobias except maybe roaches πŸ™ And aah sushi, absolutely yes!!!!!!!!!! Now come to me Sephora gift card, mommy needs some NARS loving πŸ˜€

  294. MargeBurkell says:

    I tried the Jamberry nails b/c I loved one of the designs but could never get them to lie flat… gave up after using up my pack! =(

  295. Samantha says:

    Because I never have enough lipstick!

  296. Kathleen B. says:

    My biggest phobia is heights!

  297. Molly says:

    I could eat raw fish everyday!

    Nail stickers… maybe on Halloween.

  298. Leah says:

    I love Sushi but I sort of dislike nail stickers

  299. Kristin says:

    hi! i only like spicy tuna roll sushi.

  300. Sunandha says:

    I haven’t tried sushi and have no plans to try too ….

  301. Nicole says:

    Sushi = yes!

  302. Rachel P. says:

    Yes to sushi foreverrrr! Also, have you tried the new Milani Baked Bronzers yet? I have the shade Sunset and I’m going back for Sienna… didn’t need another bronzer, but at the drugstore price, this is a really nice formula! Karen, you should totally try Sienna (the darker shade). Sunset is okay for me at my palest (NW18 or so), but Sienna will be great for anybody NC/NW25+!

  303. Rachel says:

    I rode a motorcycle with my grandfather when I was little!

  304. Diana says:

    Yes to sushi! It’s delish, but NO to wasabi. I don’t like the dry burn on the tongue.

  305. Keri says:

    Nail stickers: in theory, Y, but in practice, N. Just my laziness at work, I guess!

  306. Carla says:

    SUSHI is a definite yes!!!!

  307. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday Karen!!! I’ve been reading you blog for years, thanks for keeping it amazing!

  308. Andrea says:

    Sushi is great. But, I prefer donatos pizza (from Ohio)

  309. Alex says:

    I took tae kwon do lessons when I was 13. I never had any experience before so they put me in the beginner class…with the 5 year-olds! By the end of the summer, I was teaching them lol

  310. Linda says:

    Sushi – no for me. Yes for hubby. I get teriyaki chicken. =P

  311. INCI says:

    Yes to sushi. πŸ™‚

  312. Trude says:

    I really can’t do heights/cliff edges. I’m fine with flying, but being up close with a great height just doesn’t work for me! It makes my palms sweaty just watching stuff like Mission Impossible. πŸ™‚

  313. Amber says:

    Yes to nail stickers! I love the full nail stickers that allow me to be lazy and not apply polish and the stickers for decoration. Currently looking for rose stickers

  314. AmyD says:

    went shopping in chinatown for korean cosmetics!

  315. Lynn says:

    Loving Tabs tower! He’s so talented.

  316. Melinda L. says:

    omg infinity yes to sushi!

  317. Jasmine P says:

    I LOVE sushi! My husband and I will eat it all!

  318. I’m very intrigued by Snowpiercer, I heard about it through William Gibson on Twitter. He has led me astray before (ahem, Pacific Rim) but I’ll let that slide. I just finished Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson recently (kind of a slog) and started Farside by Ben Bova which has piqued my interest so far. And I’m on the library waiting list for Cibola Burn by James SA Corey now. Um yeah! I have a bit of a thing for scifi, haha. πŸ™‚
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Privee Lipstick in Julianne’s Nude – Thoughts, Look, Comparison Swatches

  319. Aimen says:

    Sushi is a YESSSSSS! And I’m afraid of… DROWNING

  320. em says:

    I’m afraid of heights but I still want to skydive

  321. K. Finn says:

    I have a mini freak when big bugs or spiders surprise me. Also not too anxious to meet snakes.

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