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Rise and shine, morning glory. It’s caturday! πŸ™‚


Today’s forecast calls for patchy morning fog, clearing up to sunshine and temps in the low-to-mid 70s by the afternoon. Your nephew is currently perched behind me on the living room windowsill.

Actually, he hasn’t gone outside yet this morning because I’ve only been up for a few minutes, and you know his routine… He’s gotta inspect the hillside first thing every morning before the neighborhood hustle and bustle gets going, so he’s not pleased about this current deviation from his regular schedule.

What did do last night? Did you do anything fun? We just went to a movie down the street. Danny Collins, Starring Al Pacino and Annette Bening? It’s the old aging rocker motif, but I always like those. It’s interesting to see how famous people interact with the world. It seems like a very lonely life sometimes, even with all the perks.

Today I’m just staying around the house, maybe going to Blue Barn to get a salad for lunch, but I have to — or at least I really want to — finish setting up my deck garden. We’re making this the Summer of the Tomato, so we have to clean out the old pots from last year, top off the pots with fresh potting mix, and get some plants started. El Hub brought home seven huge bags of potting mix the other day, so it’s time to get a little dirty. πŸ™‚

Other than that, I don’t know… Maybe planning for one or two trips. We’ve been thinking about going to Tahoe again, and maybe the Big Island. Maybe a quick trip to Portland, too, because we have some friends up there.

Gotta take the time to actually make the plans, though; otherwise, it’ll be October before we know it.

I hope you have a great weekend, my friend. Good luck in the giveaway, and I’ll talk to you soon.

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  • 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:
    • Truth or dare?
    • Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell?
    • On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting?
    • Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind?
    • I’m a very __________ person.
    • What’s some of the jargon of your profession?
  • One entry per person.
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Jody says:

    Hubby landed a job out of state………..super duper excited! Thanks for offering this Karen. Hope you have a great wkend! πŸ™‚

  2. Anna says:

    Having an easy saturday morning with a cup o’ joe and some laundry. Then, I’ll browse my Sephora wishlist for the millionth time! teeheee

  3. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    Dare, of course! πŸ˜›

  4. Agata says:

    Good luck with the tomatoes! Me and my husband used to pot tomato plants at his parents house but it was too much work so last year we gave up! The tomatoes though were delicious!!!

    Truth or dare? truth, I am not a very adventurous person.
    I am a very _______ person. Emotional. Yup!

    Happy Caturday Karen, Tabs and El Hub!

    Btw, it’s supposed to be 70 degrees here today! Woo hoo!
    Agata recently posted … Lazy Day Hair

  5. Terri says:

    I’m taking this Saturday easy. I have to go to the mall to return a brush at Sephora (I just got it yesterday, but it seems to be very loose), and then I have a cooking class.

  6. Marisa says:

    I like the taste of French fries
    But don’t like the smell its a wierd leftover thing from my last pregnancy Four years ago!

  7. Joan says:

    My ex-profession had me using business jargon all the time! It’s what turned me into a good bs’er. :/ Let’s see… low-hanging fruit, boil the ocean, table it, put it in the parking lot, and the dreaded “synergies” are just some examples.

    Happy Saturday to you!

  8. sharon says:

    I’m a very passionate type of person when it comes to writing my opinion on related matters <3 <3

  9. Virginia says:

    Having an easy saturday here, just resting cause its been a really hard week at work

  10. Paula says:

    Good to know: pet rabbits can (and should be!) housetrained, they will use a litterbox like a cat. As for cosmetics “testing”, I find my bunny is too fluffy to be useful, but he enjoys chewing on any cardboard packaging.

  11. Meghan says:

    Today I’m going for brunch with a friend, and then grocery shopping with the boyfriend, and then probably for a run. It’s still only about 4Β°C here (39Β°F) so it’s a bit too cold for me to run outside so I’ll go to the track πŸ™‚

  12. Laurinha says:

    Hi Karen! Have a nice and sunny weekend!

  13. caroline says:

    Happy Saturday!

    Am commenting from Sola Salon in Bellbue, WA. Treated myself to a lovely blueberry turnover from The French Bakery and am enjoying the sunshine coming in.

    I hope everyone has a nice day!

  14. Emily C says:

    I choose dare!

  15. margarita says:

    I’m a very grateful person. Thankful it is Saturday and I get to hang out with my hubby all day today and tomorrow!

  16. Hidayah says:

    This is a cool giveaway! Hopefully I stand a chance because I don’t have much makeup and I’m a broke student and I want to get myself more stuff. Also your blog is a great read and I should get back into the blogging game myself.

  17. Gloria says:

    Hi Karen! Seems that you are going to do some gardening today, all the way through this fall (?). Please take a photo of your products. πŸ™‚
    I want to get some mint for my small apartment. They shall smell so nice! I bought some mini rose last summer and they stayed strong. Just saw more green leaves growing the other day. Should have full blossom this summer!!!

  18. Reesa says:

    Happy Saturday (or should I say Caturday), Karen. I’m currently sitting under the hair dryer at the salon (he he he). Then “Mr Man” and I are going to dinner with friends this evening. Looking forward to having a great time.

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  19. Ash says:

    It has rained for 6 days straight here in New Orleans. I’m feeling sun-deprived!

    Also, I work in IT and we love our acronyms. For example: Yesterday, the SAN and the NAS had a DFS error, which overloaded the T1 and stopped traffic on the MPLS and VPN.

  20. Ang says:

    happy Saturday indeed! It’s finally spring here in Columbus and I am so happy! Also, cheers to new transitions.. I will be moving to St. Louis and living by myself for the first time in my life – scary but necessary.

  21. Jana says:

    Thought I’d quickly comment here. I’m waiting for my boyfriend to go out for dinner. Oh man, I’m so hungry already! We’ll probably go to a “Food farm fiΓ«sta” in the neighbourhood. Sounds fun right?

  22. chelsea says:

    Just sitting here with the newborn baby reading blogs πŸ™‚

  23. Danielle says:

    I’m all about the truth

  24. Katherine clark says:

    im a very random person

  25. Noon says:

    I worked in pharmacy in the states, and I love prescription shorthand because it doesn’t even look like text. “tk i t po qhs tat”. It’s so beautiful. Now I’m trying to become a nurse, where I get to use similar slang all over again. I love it! It’s like secret code.
    Noon recently posted … the longest day of the year, and 364 other days

  26. April says:

    I used to think that Pilates was a bunch of malarkey but now I’m a total convert! I’ve always loved running so it’s good to have something else to do that doesn’t require a gym. I love it!

  27. Sami says:

    It’s super beautiful this weekend! I’m going to do
    Some yard work! I’m actually kind of excited about it

  28. Quimerula says:

    Dare, always dare!

  29. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I always have to go with dare! πŸ™‚

  30. Michelle says:

    Some jargon of the profession: briefs, depo, realtime, case cat, eclipse

  31. Kelly Chambers says:

    I’m a very sensitive person.

  32. Alex says:

    Professional jargon!!! EBIT, Capex, Opex. Thanks!

  33. Andrea Amy says:

    Once, a stranger saw that I was struggling one day on the bus. I had 4 of my kids with me (I have 5 sons) and my youngest two were still in a stoller and both were sick. We were on our way to the doctors. For no reason at all, as she got off the bus, she slipped a $100 bill in my hand and told me to take the kids out to dinner that night. I tried to decline, but she insisted I take it. It kind of restored my faith in humanity.

  34. Ellen says:

    Truth. I’m a chicken.

  35. Nicole says:

    Procrastination is the other name of Saturday right? Because that’s what I’m doing.

  36. Debra El-Amin says:

    I’m a very personal person! I don’t confide in too many people.

  37. Nicole says:

    I don’t bullsh!t. I believe in being brutally honest.

  38. Janine says:

    I’m very excited to have dinner plans tonight with my hubby! oh and a trip to senhora today!
    Janine recently posted … Tutorial: Different Ways To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Properly

  39. Elizabeth natividad says:

    My Saturday started off busy. Went to my sons soccer game, had breakfast and now packing to head out of town for a wedding. Thanks for this offer. Have a great weekend!

  40. TRUTH! Had some bad experiences with dare, lol.

  41. y. says:

    Im really eyeing the new ud blushes!!! They look awesome!!!!!

  42. athena rutherford says:

    i always go for truth!

  43. Stephanie Gates says:

    I just did my nails with white base and blue, yellow and red puzzle pieces in honor of my 3 year old grandson who is autistic. Getting lots of compliments but I don’t think they realize what the design is for. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

  44. Laura says:

    Dare, sometimes the truth hurts.

  45. Katrina says:

    Planning my birthday celeb on thurs. can’t belive im turning 28! How time flies.. Whew!
    Katrina recently posted … Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

  46. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would pick truth over dare

  47. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Truth !

  48. LanVi says:

    Today is my son’s birthday. We just got home from Churrascaria Plataforma and I am stuffed! Hope you’re having a good day too.

  49. Coline T. says:

    I like beer but I hate the smell ^.^

  50. Estefania says:

    Truth or dare?
    Truth. I hate doing things I don’t wanna do! I’d rather spill the beans πŸ˜›

    Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell?
    Wine, oddly enough. I don’t like smelling it, but I love drinkin it πŸ™‚

    On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting?
    10/10 as a Philosophy major in college, I got really REALLY good at refining my BS. I can give you a well-researched, 10 page paper on absolutely nothing and make it sound academic.

    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind?
    Yes. One time I was traveling with Phoebe (my schnauzer), and I was coming home from college, so I had her in her carrier, a carry-on, and a backpack. Needless to say, I was blocking the entire airplane hallway and couldn’t figure out how to do anything. A really nice man in a really sharp suit stood up and helped me. He just smiled and took my luggage and he took care of putting it away and handing me my puppy. Just the nicest.

    I’m a very __________ person.
    Sensitive. I swear, I take everything so seriously and personally. I’m the type of person that if we’re fighting and you start yelling, it’s not a matter of whether or not I’ll cry, but how hard I’ll cry. I’m also the type of person that if someone says something mean to me, it sticks for YEARS. I’m still self conscious about my dancing because some b*tch in the sixth grade told me I looked stupid dancing.

    What’s some of the jargon of your profession?
    FMV and HAI reports
    Emergency Room On-Call Agreement
    Assignment and Assumption
    CLIA licenses
    CMS certification
    Audit Services

    Very legal and medical πŸ˜€

    Gosh, I’ve missed your blog, Karen! Work’s got me all in a bind, but it feels good to read up on it πŸ™‚
    Estefania recently posted … MAC Cinderella: Gone Before You Could Say Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo

  51. Hannah says:

    I am really good at bullsh****g essays. I did it on a few of my essays in college and it got me an A! I learned it from my teacher.

  52. Melissa says:

    On a scale of 1-10, I am an 11 bullshit-er.

  53. Claudia Davis says:

    I am going for all of these:

    Truth or dare? Dare, why not?!
    Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell? Usually tuna.
    On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting? 10 (I used to be a lawyer).
    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind? Not that I remember.
    I’m a very __________ person. Honest.
    What’s some of the jargon of your profession? Everything starts with “Counselor….”.

  54. Trillina Palemi says:


  55. Ambritt says:

    So excited I am going to Sephora with some friends tomorrow! I haven’t been in months because there isn’t one close to where I live! I have sooo many things that I need to swatch and play with! Going to Sephora is like a kid going to a toy store.

  56. Annie H says:

    Hate the smell of broccoli cheddar soup but love how it tastes!!!

  57. Mary W says:

    For those of us who live far away form California, please fill us in on the Mega Drought – now in year 4. How has this impacted you or has it even impacted you at all? Are you living with water restrictions? Do you miss the rain? Curious minds in other climates want to know! Or maybe it’s just me.

  58. Kim Miller says:

    I have a German Shepherd who is obsessed with balls,I am sitting here watching tv and he keeps dropping his squeeky ball next to me and will sit here and stare at me until I throw it for him! Then he brings it back and it starts all over again,lol. He goes on like this for several hours sometimes,he is such a fun dog.

  59. Sara says:

    Truth! Too chicken for dare…

  60. Kim Henrichs says:

    It’s over 70 degrees today in NY – we’ve waited foreverrrrrrr!!

  61. Kris says:

    Happy Caturday Karen and Tabs. I just received my Sephora order but still eyeing more goodies. I was strong and resisted the Two Faced Sugar Pop palette but then realized it’s LE. It’s on the way and should be in my hot little hands by Monday:-)

  62. Aurelie Red says:

    Dare ! I’m an adventurous person !

  63. jules m. says:

    about to go head out to go couponing (super doubles at harris teeter) but i think i might take a nap first πŸ˜›

  64. Lulle says:

    I like the taste of cauliflower (I love it really) but it smells like… really old socks while cooking!
    Lulle recently posted … Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig: liquid lipstick meets fig marmelade

  65. Olivia says:

    truth or dare… it depends on the person asking πŸ˜›

  66. Elena says:

    I think I am a solid 8-9 out of 10 when it comes to bs’ing. Or at least when it comes to faking it til I made it. I think I am good at bs’ing just because I deal with people all day and no matter how you are feeling you have to be nice and put on a face. It comes easier to me, but some days I really have to force it!

    One thing I could never bs was school work. I had to read the book for example…I couldn’t get away with watching the movie and writing about it (although I had friends that did and still got good grades lol).

    You should visit Portland! I went awhile back and it was a fun day trip. Had some really great tacos at Santeria (a little hole in the wall). I’m really picky with Mexican food. Most stuff pales in comparison to the stuff I have had in San Diego. But this place was good!

  67. Alexis says:

    Man everyone and their mamas are heading to Portland! Well with the cost of real estate and rent, we may not be far behind sadly!

  68. Christiana Mercier says:

    I am spending the weekend on my comprehensive exam for my masters degree! Finished the 30 page essay part on Tuesday and now I have a short window to complete this portion. I started college when I was 40….Now, on May 15, I will have a Masters degree in sociology! Proud of myself!

  69. Rachel H says:

    I loveee Brussels sprouts but can’t stand the smell of them baking!

  70. agnese says:

    karen, your week end is best of mine, I’m very sick for the allergies, but my cats are with me on the armchair for to lovingly cure me!

  71. annalisa says:

    I am a very shy person until I get comfortable with you, then watch out! haha

    have a great weekend!

  72. Amber says:

    I went to see my new nephew this weekend! It was exciting!

    I am also starting my small apartment deck garden this week. I am growing spices and I need to choose a pretty flower other than orchids.

  73. susan says:


  74. whome? says:

    A stranger did help me out of a bind, kind of:
    A few years back I was a new driver. I took a turn in the city and a second before that one of my tires practically exploded. I managed to break and stop at a parking spot, but I was so rattled, I had no idea what had happened. There were a mother and daughter (I think) driving behind me, and they stopped next to me, and the mom started calming me down, telling me that it wasn’t my fault, she saw the whole thing and the tire just snapped. She was really sweet, and was just what I needed to stop me from having a panic attack.

  75. Charlotte says:

    Hardboiled eggs are stinky, but taste so good in sandwiches or when sprinkled with salt!

  76. Brwnfruit says:

    I’m supposed to be working on final two assignments, I’m taking a much needed break.

  77. Yvonne says:

    In love with bright greens for spring!

  78. Linh says:

    I would say durian is something I enjoy the taste of but not the smell.
    It may go as far as creating breathing problems for me, but I enjoy eating it.

  79. Marisa says:

    I’m living in Portland right now, and it is currently insanely beautiful out!! If you’ve never been and decide to come up, now is the perfect time to visit the International Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and Lan Su Chinese Garden πŸ™‚

  80. Carla says:

    I did a kick-boxing workout this morning, tackled a little spring cleaning and now I’m taking it easy. Thanks for the offer!

  81. Emily says:

    Hmm I like anchovies, but don’t like the smell of it!

  82. Kristina says:

    Once I was in the PO with my kids to mail a package and realized that I left my wallet on the table next to my computer. (I had probably been shopping online at Sephora lol!) We went to leave when a guy handed me a $10 bill. I tried to have him wait a minute for the change but he told me not to worry about it.

  83. Grace says:

    i love your blog karen! just wondering, how do u store all your makeup & what’s your makeup organizing routine? i’m asking since u constantly get new stuff on the daily & the thought of that is magical yet it just gets me curious how do u organize & keep up with it all!

  84. Vikki says:

    I don’t like fishy smelling food but I like stuff like fish sauce, tuna (in can) and anchovies (again in a can)

  85. Maria Therese says:

    Just wanted to wish you a awesome weekend, and a big hug from My little girl to Tabs who have to just have teddybear cats since her sister i s allergic (But I swear she can’t have enough cats..Have 10-15 of them and still collecting)

  86. Lisa Brown says:

    I’m a very pessimistic person.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  87. Liz says:

    Because it made me laugh, I’m going to have to say that I’m probably an 11 on the bullsh*t scale. I’m in my first year of college and there have been many times that I have handed something in that took me a half hour to write (read: like 8 pages of elegant, big-fancy-word crap where I just talk about human nature) and have had my professor personally tell me how amazing it was. It’s super hard to keep a straight face – avoiding eye contact 5 ever, trolling through life.

  88. Tracy Robertson says:

    My comment is about the contest itself. I love it! Is there a winners list of previous winners, or on what day does the winner find out that they win? I am a big fan of makeupandbeautyblog and Sephora. I enter every week and I always wonder what day of the week I will find out when I win someday.

  89. jaclyn says:

    Pick me pick me! As for jargon, I’m a SAHM for ds2 and ds6mo. πŸ˜€

  90. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    Love to eat fish, but HATE the smell… And eggs!
    Dropped a bundle at the Sephora VIB sale this week – love getting new makeup to play with!!!

  91. Cherie says:

    Muggy day in Austin but my basil on my patio looks great!I’m ready for pasta!

  92. Laurn krauss says:

    Last night I got a pretty bad cut on my hand when I slipped with a knife while washing dishes. It turned from a relaxing night in to a 6 hour event at the ER with 10 stitches! Today I’m resting and healing. Do you know how hard it is to put on eyeliner with your non dominant hand!?

  93. Leah says:

    I’ll pick…..DARE!

  94. sarah thompson says:

    I’d say I’m an 8 or 9 on the art of bull shitting! LOL!!!

  95. Chelsea says:

    I love yogurt, but it smells terrible after you finish the container!

  96. Anastassia says:

    Cleaning, cleaning and cleaning the house and organizing everything this weekend.

  97. Farzana Islam says:

    I am an average girl with silly dreams and aspiration to be ‘someone’ in future! Loves makeup and all little things in life! I enjoy life one day at a time! πŸ™‚

  98. Kalli says:

    I ended up going on a bit of a shopping haul yesterday and used up some Christmas gift cards! I got some Blacktrack Fluidline, and a lip liner and lipglass in Heroine (I already own and love the lipstick!). At Sephora, I got a Nars Dual Intensity blush in Fervor and a KVD liquid lipstick in Berlin. It was a fun afternoon!
    Kalli recently posted … MAC Candy Yum Yum for All Your Neon Pink Dreams

  99. BeautyBoxJunkie says:

    My new favorite foundation is Jouers Matte Moisture Tint…that’s saying a lot since I’ve used over 30 in the last year!

  100. Bertha says:

    Truth! I am not going outside naked! Again!

  101. Dimana Dyakova says:

    What’s some of the jargon of your profession?

    When is the rollover date for the current Cotton contract?

  102. Jenn says:

    I’m a very emotional person.

  103. bin du says:

    after going through a phase of not wearing blush for months I’ve been loving it for the past week and a half. I’ve been playing around with layering different colours to create looks. On the other hand now that i’ve back on a blush kick I want to buy so many more!

  104. Rebecca says:

    Gotta get my hands on some of that pretty new UD stuff!

  105. Karen says:

    Spring has finally made its way to the Northern Midwest and today we dined al fresco for the first time this year. Ahhhh ….

    Some fun jargon from my two jobs (I’ll mix them up just for fun) … differentiated instruction, haptic, tanach, SEO, midrash, parallax.
    Karen recently posted … The Best Face Wash I’ve Found for Cleansing Skin and Removing Makeup in One Step

  106. Courtney says:

    I always go for dare!

    Hope you’re having a good weekend, Karen πŸ˜€

  107. Michaela says:

    I like the taste of fish but not the smell!

  108. Amy says:

    I am a very introverted person.

  109. Kelvene says:

    im a very emotoinal and considerate person. and i tend to choose truth alot:P

  110. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Threw my back out again, this time trying a new kettlebell workout-Ouch! Feeling some better today. Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Belinda lAWLOR says:

    I love eggs but the smell is somewhat overpowering. One day my room mate left to go to work at a restaurant, and I walked around naked with my legs full of Nair, which by the way smells like a egg as well, I was told. he came back early as they were not busy. He yelled Hey B, how many eggs did you make??? only to discover Me Naked smelling like an egg.


  112. Sandy says:

    Truth! I’d really like to try a purple lipstick or gloss this spring. I’m such a chicken about lip color!

  113. Georgia says:

    I am more of a truth person than a dare person.

  114. Marta says:

    I go for dare!

  115. Jennifer says:

    I am a very loyal person.

  116. Daria says:

    truth. always truth πŸ™‚

  117. Meg R says:

    Tuna. I love to eat tuna, but the smell isn’t great.

  118. Smitten with Kittens says:

    I’d love to see more pics of your cat! ^^

  119. Connie Zhou says:

    I’ll flatter myself with a solid 9 on bullshitting. *sprays febreze on my essays so my teacher doesn’t smell the bullshit*

  120. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!


  121. Icequeen81 says:

    I think I am will mannered

    I always make sure to say thank you, and no thank you.

  122. Jen says:

    I’m concealer confused: Nars Radiant Concealer OR Urban Decay’s Naked Skin
    Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer????

  123. Jessica says:

    Sounds like a wonderful Saturday! I want to plant a fruit and vegetable garden soon myself. I would love to have my own strawberries and watermelon πŸ™‚

  124. Berry says:

    Something I love to eat but hate the smell, is broccoli. Onions too.

  125. Lisa Foster says:

    I enjoy the taste of hard boiled eggs and egg salad, but not the sulfur-like smell.

  126. Jennifer says:

    It is beautiful outside. But I just had a hectic month that staying inside relaxing feels more tempting.

  127. SM says:

    Hi Karen!
    I love reading your blog and love Tabs.
    Truth or dare? A: definitely dare (nervously though)
    Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell? A: all kinds of cheese
    On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting? A: not sure.. maybe not that good
    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind? A: yes a few times and I always hate not being able to thank them enough
    I’m a very __EMOTIONAL________ person.

  128. Ann says:

    Good taste, bad smell? That’s easy! Cabbage.

  129. Susan Tice says:

    I’m a very happy person.

  130. Shaikah says:

    truth I love make-up

  131. Jessie C. says:

    I go for truth.

  132. Amber says:

    Yay! I love Sephora.

  133. Winnie says:

    I’m a happy person :))

  134. Meredith R. says:

    I’d have to say that I’m a 1-2 at bullsh*tting. I’m just not good at it! LOL

  135. Zovesta says:

    Oh boy, Monday, Monday… (sorry Melanie) And I’m currently puzzled because I can’t think of a single thing I like the taste of but hate the smell of. But I don’t eat a very wide variety of things.

  136. Amie says:

    I just noticed my cat smells like my perfume. Maybe I should cuddle her less? Nah…

  137. Krystle Thomas says:

    I am a terrible liar!

  138. BreTheMakeupGeek says:

    Pickn up a few items from Summer makeup collections online…laura mercier, dior & for lunch avocado & cucumber salad w/homemade mayo❀❀ have a gr8t wknd every1!!

  139. Leslie Kiley says:

    Does anyone ever want the TRUTH? Dares are so much more fun!

  140. Lynn T. says:

    Love papaya, don’t really care for the smell.
    I would take Truth, because I think I’m pretty good and BSing when I needed it.

  141. Ayen says:

    I love the coverfx custpm cover drops! Just got them yesterday and it’s amazing! Next on my wishlist is the laura mercier eye art artist’s palette.

  142. Stacey says:

    I’m a very suspicious person. If someone puts a flyer or advertisement on my door, I check my surveillance camera to see if they were looking shady. Yes, I got a surveillance camera to watch my house. No shame in my game.

  143. sienna says:

    Love the taste of cooked onions, hate smell of them cooking!

  144. Holly says:

    Oh my word, Yes, I had a stranger help me out! This last December (right before Christmas of course), my car needed a half dozen things fixed to the tune of $1500. As a self-employed part-time caterer & nanny, I simply didn’t have that kind of money up front. I created a GoFundMe account & put it out there on Facebook. I had received a few donations but not enough & not quickly enough (although much much appreciated!) until the mother of a passing acquaintance from my old church mailed me a check for the full amount!! Her generosity allowed me to get my car completely repaired & in running condition in order to pass the emissions test & get my tabs renewed. Someday, I plan on paying it forward!!

  145. Devin says:


  146. i’m a work in progress. sometimes i’m happy, sometimes I’m sad. Most times, I like to settle on content.

  147. Suzanne G says:

    I am a very private person and have been told it is difficult to figure me out.

  148. Susan T. says:

    My two cats have a routine too and if I don’t fall in line they sure let me know! The blind has to be open first thing in the morning so Peter Pumpkin can scope out the yard and birdbath. Miss Kitty has to have her dinner on time!!! She will sit in the kitchen an hour or so before just to make sure she doesn’t miss it! πŸ™‚

  149. Sherry says:

    I like the taste of sauerkraut, but I don’t like smelling it too much. Hey…I could go for some now!! Thanks for having another giveaway Karen!! On another note, I’ve been told I’m a very bubbly person.

  150. Rachel R. says:

    Happy Saturday! I love the taste of cooked cabbage, but it can smell really gross while cooking.

  151. Heather G says:

    Some jargon of my profession; pleadings, motions, discovery documents, and subpoenas.

  152. bhevarri says:

    I’m a very COLORFUL person!

  153. Donna W. says:

    In reverse of your question, something I like the smell but not the taste is coffee.

  154. Michelle L says:

    I’m a very resourceful and intuitive person.

  155. Cathy says:

    About 20 years ago my car broke down on a Chicago highway and a man pulled over and let me use his car phone so I could call AAA and my dad to come get me. Very scary experience but I was lucky that he helped me.

  156. Merry says:

    I’m so glad the weather is finally warming up here in Boston. The Boston marathon is coming up this Monday and I can’t wait to cheer the people on. Im hoping to run a marathon one day but it’s gonna be a long while before I get there.

    Good luck on your trip planning! Planning is always the worst part, I’m horrible at it haha.

  157. Mardi says:

    Something I enjoy the SMELL of but not the TASTE (sorry couldn’t think of one the other way around) is COFFEE. LOVE the smell, hate the taste. Weird!

  158. Chelsea says:

    Statistics jargon is my life.

  159. Lizzie says:

    Dare! Lol!

  160. Anne says:

    I’m a very crazy person. o_O!

  161. judi morcos says:

    I would Love to win!!!!!

  162. Katie says:

    I saw fast 7 again last night. Jargon from my job well I’m a student so does where is the nearest Starbucks count lol

  163. stephanie pramawijaya says:

    Something that I like to smell only is pete. Here in Indonesia, pete is a common veggie used in any kind of food. Pete is like edamame (Japanese green bean) but bigger πŸ˜€ I have to tell you that the smell of grilled pete is amazing! Wow! Smells soooo good!
    But once you eat it, everything in you will smell so bad.. your breathe, your pee, even you poop.. it’s kinda everyone knows that you’re just eat pete πŸ˜›

  164. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen!

  165. Rachel says:

    I’ll do the opposite of a suggestion…I LOVE the smell of coffee, but I do not enjoy the taste. I keep trying it but just get disappointed every time!

  166. Meg says:

    Cheese! Love the taste but most of them smell awful!
    Meg recently posted … Heading to Disney!

  167. Kyla says:

    The day after I learned the basics of how to drive a manual transmission, my husband thought I was ready to drive in the city so we could pick up our “new” car, I drove the old one and he drove the newer one. We were at the light to get onto the freeway (in rush hour traffic) when…..I stalled the car. Started it up again, went to go and stalled it again. I stalled that dang car several times. By that point I was crying hysterically with a whole line of cars behind me. Then I hear a knock at the window. There were two kind strangers asking me if I was ok and if they could help. As best as i could through my blubbery tears i said “this is my first time driving a stick!!!” One of them ended up driving the car to the freeway entrance (which was on a hill thank goodness) where I was able to drive the rest of the way home. Thank goodness for those kind kind people without whom I might still be stuck at that light! Needless to say, i’ve never driven a manual transmission since.

  168. Joy Lucero says:

    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind?

    Yes! I have an online best friend that I’ve never met and for the longest time had no idea what they even looked like and they’ve been there to help me when I’ve felt like I was at my lowest. They helped me bring back joy to my life (pun intended, hehe!) I still have yet to meet this person, but I’m in hopes that one day I have the means to. I love them dearly <3

  169. Cassie Harmon says:

    Truth or dare? Dare every time of course!

  170. says:

    I’m a very adventurous person.

  171. Lori P says:

    My BS meter is pretty high, probably around 9-10. I can always tell if someone if bs-ing me because I’m pretty good at dishing it out.

  172. BlackAsphodel says:

    I’m a very introverted person.

  173. Neha Kaul says:

    For better or worse, my BSing skills leave a lot to be desired and (at the risk of sounding self-righteous/ holier-than-thou) I’m a conscientious person.

  174. Amoure Jones says:

    Hey Karen,

    My Saturday has been pretty relaxed aside from some minor Spring cleaning (tossing out old shoes and a little dusting). The weather is quite nice right now in Arizona giving me a, super sunny, 79, and a slight breeze.
    Tomatoes this year huh? Sounds delicious and juicy. I’m always have tomatoes in something and sometimes even by themselves. Avocado and tomato salad with fresh mozzarella sounds so good right about now.

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday <3

  175. Stephanie says:

    I got my hair done, it was in need. Instead of going grey I’m getting darker and I used to be blonde. So my roots are all happy now.

    Jargon from my profession: leak below the angle stop, hot tap 2″ X 8″, repair BFD.

    I think hubby & I are going to Hummingbird Cafe tomorrow! I’ve been wanting to go forever, your post inspired me to mention it again.

  176. Anne C says:

    I’m a grad student. I think ability to BS is required, so about a 9.

  177. Liz says:

    Total jargon that sends my BS meter to 10: growth hacking, big data, engagement

  178. Lisa L says:

    I am a 9 at BS’ing. I would say I’m a 10 but the other day my husband busted me on a line I was trying to feed him. I need to brush up my game.

  179. Charleen says:

    I am a very fun loving person, who really wants to be treated like a princess!
    Did I mention I’m a Disney freak!

  180. Jennifer says:

    Ooooh tomatoes, that sounds nice! What varieties do you grow? I’ve tried several kinds but Maine, in my opinion, is just too cool to grow a decent full size tomato so I just plant several Sun-Golds, which I love.
    We can’t put anything in the ground yet but I’m hoping to get lettuce and nasturtium seeds going this week.

    Are you guys affected by the drought?

    And fish sauce for sure. Can’t stand the smell of it but it’s a necessary ingredients in some recipes. Once it’s in the dish, grooving with all the other flavors I’m fine, it’s just the getting in there without barfing that can be a struggle sometimes.
    Jennifer recently posted … What I Cooked This Week

  181. Sylvia says:

    I was very productive around the house today so treated myself to my first ever pedicure. Not sure why I waited so long. I’m also contemplating my last Sephora VIB sale purchase. Do I really need two more fragrances? No, but I sure want them!

  182. Aenea says:

    Strangers have helped me so many times whenever I’m with my two little boys. Once, i was in a restaurant with my boys and a lady who was alone asked if she could sit with us. She fed one of my boys while I fed the other. It was so nice of her to do that. It can be diffcult at times with two little boys that the littlest of things do make such a big difference.

  183. Haha! I used to work in customer service. I sure know how to bulls***! I’m used to sweet talking pissed off people into changing their attitude! LOL

  184. Majick says:

    I hope I win cause I have more shopping to do. LoL thankyou for all your reviews.

  185. Maggie says:

    Yes–a stranger once lent my family his car when he learned ours broke down on a road trip. His ended up breaking down on us too but it got us far enough to where we needed to go. We never ever forgot that.

  186. Johnna Quick Owens says:

    Apparently my cat Lily knows what day of the week it is, she thinks Caturday is the day for her to be loved and petted and babied all day long. I just had to convince her to remove her bulk from the computer, I’m assuming she was either looking for a warm spot, or looking to cause havoc. Either way, she got my attention!

  187. Tania G says:

    After a very cold, snowy and long winter, we had the most beautiful spring day today! Hope you had a lovely day as well!!!

  188. Rina says:

    I definitely have relied on the kindness of strangers.

  189. Amy says:

    I am a very sentimental person.

  190. steve weber says:

    Truth or dare? – always dare!
    Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell? egg salad
    On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting? 10
    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind? nope
    I’m a very __________ person. down to earth
    What’s some of the jargon of your profession? SEO and META tags.

  191. Sally says:

    I am a down to earth easy goin kin of person!!

  192. Sandy says:

    Medical terminology .. Yep, that’s what you will here in my profession!!

  193. Anna says:

    “TLA” stands for three letter abbreviation. We were told to avoid “TLAs” and other jargon my first day as a consultant.

  194. Colleen Boudreau says:


  195. Amy says:

    I’m feeling sad tonight.

  196. Carolyn N. says:

    I didn’t get much done today! I guess tomorrow will be a study day.

  197. Audrey says:

    Love the concept of Caturday

  198. Undamaris says:


  199. Alexandru Rusu says:

    I’m a very beautiful person.

  200. Erica says:

    i am a very happy person. πŸ™‚

  201. amy pugmire says:

    I am a very loyal person!

  202. Jessica says:

    Love your blog Karen! I always come here when I’m debating on whether or not to purchase a makeup item. I’ve bought so many products based on your glowing reviews and haven’t been disappointed yet. Today my fiancΓ© and I took our 5(soon to be 6 year old) daughter to a beautiful state park in our home state West Virginia. It’s called Cooper’s Rock, it has the most amazing views as most of it is located on top of a mountain. We hiked a total of 5 miles and my daughter loved it. I was so proud of my little adventurer. Thanks for the giveaway you’re the best!

  203. Len Christenberry says:

    I love eating almonds, but I HATE anything almond-scented. Very weird, I know.

  204. Regina Girardi says:

    I am a very loyal person.

  205. Jessie says:

    Oh how I would love to have the space to grow some tomatoes! I could eat them every day (well, almost)!

  206. maria says:

    I love the real housewives of bev hills!

  207. Missy m says:

    tired, right now I’m a tired person

  208. Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell? CHEDDAR RUFFLES! They taste so good but they smell so bad!!
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  209. Rachel Stern says:

    It’s so amazing that you offer this giveaway so consistently.

  210. Jennifer says:

    The last of the snow finally melted from my yard this week. Crocuses are in bloom and tulips are coming up. YAY!!!

  211. melusine says:

    I am a very creative and passionate person

  212. buckycatt says:

    Purr your suggestion I ordered Nars Triple X lip gloss & Audacious Claudia for spring πŸ™‚

  213. Ms. Elise says:

    I always go for truth, because I can’t stand the idea of streaking or whatever.

  214. So I’m sitting here eating stir fry and quinoa, which I eat like 5 times a week. Yum! I like you use peppers, onions, zucchini, yellow squash, and a ginger-soy sauce stir fry sauce.
    Mandy @ Mandy’s Books and Beauty recently posted … Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

  215. Emily says:

    I prefer truth over dare.

  216. Jordi says:

    I’m a very organized person. I may take a long time to check things off my list, but I always have a list.

    Potato pancakes are wonderful but the smell of them frying is not very appealing.

  217. Abby says:

    Jargon of my profession:
    TPOH, oz/ton, grade, 2+10, life-of-mine, TCM, recovery curves, CIL, CaTS, etc….

  218. Nicole says:

    Truth!!! (I’m a chicken! πŸ˜‰ )

  219. lisa says:

    there is a technical term in the energy industry that always makes me giggle because even after 20 years, i don’t feel like an adult. “crack spread” which is the difference in price between crude oil and the products that come from crude oil. If that doesn’t make people laugh when they hear that in a meeting, i feel sorry for them

  220. Beauty Bee says:

    My bf is currently in the US for work (we live in Sydney) and I am dying to visit πŸ™ I’ve never been to the US before and I can just picture us having a coffee and chatting about makeup Karen πŸ˜› and cats of course… lots of cats…
    Beauty Bee recently posted … Lime Crime Velvetines Vs. Savvy Ultra Matte Lip Colour

  221. Ana says:

    Truth or dare?
    Definitely truth! Some of those dares…and you can always lie if you absolutely can’t say the truth! πŸ™‚

    Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell?
    Used to be milk when I was a kid. Now…Idk. I mean, if I don’t like the smell of something, it probably goes with the fact that I don’t like it, period.

  222. Erin Ortiz says:

    I would definitely go with truth. Also I’m very good at bulls****ng people. I used to make up things all the time just for fun and as long as you say it with a straight face people can be pretty gullible πŸ™‚

  223. Melissa Blanco says:

    I love makeup and reading this blog?

  224. Lucy Nguyen says:

    My choice would definitely be truth.

  225. Dia says:

    Had two job interviews this week! Talk about stress! As always, thanks for the giveaway!

  226. Maren says:

    Truth, ’cause I’m too afraid to do dares.
    Maren recently posted … Our new book on energy & success: Napoleon Never Slept

  227. Judy Thomas says:

    This is a fun giveaway! Did you know that Wetas are the creepiest (and huge) insects, and they are only found in New Zealand πŸ™‚ That’s where the Weta Workshop got their name πŸ™‚

  228. nat ogu says:

    im a very sarcastic person

  229. Isabella says:

    Boiled eggs! Delicious but sometimes smell like fart!

  230. Emily L. says:

    I’m a very quiet person. πŸ˜€

  231. Katie says:

    I would say I am at 7 at bullshitting…. right now I am bullshitting my husband and claiming that I couldn’t get vacation time for next week on his day off… little does he knowI an taking him to Disneyland on that day! Shhhhhh, no one tell!

  232. Bethlehem says:

    I’m a very gullible person! I believe everything people tell me, because I think everyone has good intentions, and has no reason to lie! I’ve been proven wrong before, but I guess it’s a good problem to have! Staying optimistic and searching for the good in people, even if I have to sometimes dig..and dig deep, lol. πŸ™‚

    Hope I win! Thank you for this contest!

  233. Tiffany says:

    can’t stand the smell of some asian food, but love it. hahaha

  234. Katie says:

    If I like the taste of something, I usually like the smell! However, I’ve recently started using a hair product with a smell I can’t stand by Phyto. The effect is so good that I’m putting up with it.

  235. angie says:

    this week i tried a new ligloss, it’s from gerard cosmetics.. so cute they had a light near the wand. i kinda love the formula!

  236. Kristina says:

    I am a very anxious person, but I am working on that!!

  237. Karen R. says:


  238. samantha turnbull says:

    so this one time my mom had to pee so bad she drove the car onto the shoulder of the road so she could go. unfortunately the shoulder was very narrow and she had to go so bad she didnt notice when she drove right into the ditch!! luckily we were in the country and a man down the street had a tractor and pulled us out ! lol

  239. Solangel says:

    I’m the other way around, I like certain smells better than taste. I can get high with the aroma of coffee, but drinking it is all around meh for me.

  240. Naomi says:

    My hub and I finally sat down to watch the first episode of the new season of Game of Thrones tonight! Hope the rest of your weekend is great!

  241. Sam says:

    I’m laying in bed. Can’t sleep just tossing and turning. Hubby fell asleep so checking out this blog. (Pretended to be sleeping til hubby dozed off) lol

  242. Jiji C. says:

    I’m a perfect 10 when it comes to bullsh*tting.

  243. aarone mawdsley says:

    Im a very interesting person.

  244. Julie says:

    10 out of 10 πŸ˜‰
    Julie recently posted … Sephora Beauty Insider Sale

  245. Chelsea amanda says:

    I really love shrimp but I hate the smell. Especially not cooked yet, uck. However I love shrimp scampi and coconut shrimp, so delish.

  246. Susan P. says:

    It’s already 90 degrees here during the day, which means this summer will be a scorcher!

  247. Lael says:

    Jargon: iv, bolus, lac, stapler, defib pads, dermabond vs sutures

  248. Ayesha says:


  249. Angela R says:

    Dare all the way Baby!!! πŸ˜‰

  250. MelodyJ says:

    I’m liking my new skincare routine.

  251. Zeebi K says:

    Hmm let’s see…

    -I like the taste of jackfruit but hate the smell of it – reminds me of stinking shoes.
    -Dare all the way babes!
    -I can’t bullshit for the love of my life. I’d probably give myself a negative 1 on a scale of 0-10, 10 being the best bullshitter. (Ok yeah my marks are outside the range, that’s how bad I am at it.)
    -Jargon@ work…how about Chandler’s (from F.R.I.E.N.D.S) ” I haven’t seen an ANUS this bad since the 70s.” (“ANUS” (Annual Net Usage Statistics).)

  252. Sabrinna says:

    Hope your caturday was great Karen! It was a good weather today in Chicago. Can’t wait for summer!

  253. Wayne says:

    FINALLY! A nice Saturday weather-wise. But a slightly chilly Sunday. πŸ™

  254. Rhoda K says:

    Good luck with the tomatoes! I love home grown tomatoes, so good!

  255. Deanna says:

    –Something you enjoy the taste of but not the smell?


  256. Nabeeha says:

    Love the blog! I’m usually the person helping others (strangers or not) who are in a bind.

  257. Carla S says:

    I think I’m about an eight on the bulls****er scale. ;D

  258. Cinnamon says:

    Truth…definitely truth…

  259. Kiki says:

    I’m a very productive person. Not! :p

  260. Gina Bullard says:

    I’m a very honest person and I’m pretty good @ bull#hitting!!! I don’t know why I do this!!! Love ya Karen!!!!!

  261. Candace Ghany says:

    Enjoying the seasons of life as they come! Started planning my April 16th 2016 wedding with my fiance looking confused every step of the way. Hoping for my wedding day to have found a great makeup artist or to learn how to do it on my own πŸ˜‰

  262. Maureen says:

    I’m so done with lying.

  263. nlm8 says:

    I like the idea of a deck garden! Might start planning one πŸ™‚

  264. Lulu says:

    I am a very stubborn person))

  265. Devis says:

    I’m a very positive person.

  266. TrippyPixie says:

    I’m pretty good at BS-ing when it’s necessary. Maybe a 7?

  267. Tiffany says:

    There is a new glamglow cleanser and I want it so bad!

  268. Amanda says:

    Summer is coming soon and I’m looking for a new bronzer

  269. Summer says:

    Truth, because my friends are crazy and I can only imagine the dares they would come up with πŸ™‚

  270. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I am a very sensitive person, which is not always a good thing!

  271. Lulubelle says:

    I’ve planted some wheat grass and basil, but would like to do more. I did throw some lavender and sage seeds into part of my yard just to see what they will do. I’ve yet to try tomatoes, but peppers are really easy πŸ™‚

  272. Inessa says:

    I really don’t like how sushi smell, yet they are soooo delicious!

  273. Aviva says:

    I’m good at cheating at card games!

  274. Jen says:

    What’s some of the jargon of your profession?
    I used to perform (live entertainment in theatrical shows) daily as certain Sesame Street characters. Oh the days to be young…

    -Muppets vs. Monsters (that’s how to draw the battle lines for any onstage game)
    -Unitard Parade!
    -Mech hand (the hand you use to squeeze the lever to make the mouth move)
    -Mech (making the mouth open for every syllable
    -Speedo (lycra swim cap worn on your head to keep your hair out of your face)
    -Clips (clips sewn onto your sneakers that clip into the Muppet feet)
    -Chin Strap
    -Meet and Greet
    -Rain Show
    -Stink Palm
    -Fresh Again and Sea Breeze!

  275. Liz says:

    I had a glass of wine – Champagne actually – on Thursday and it smelled like burned rubber! Fortunately it tasted pretty normal if a bit too Chardonnay-heavy.

  276. Aarti says:

    Maybe like a 6 or 7 on my ability to BS?

  277. Melody says:

    its so hard to just wright something random πŸ™‚

  278. Kerri says:

    I love contests!!

  279. Sophie says:

    Truth! πŸ™‚ I haven’t got much to hide hahah

  280. Kate K says:

    I am very unlucky in the number of flat tires I get, but lucky in having strangers stop and change said flats for me. Not that I can’t do it, but it’s always faster when the guy who stops does πŸ™‚

    I use lab talk all the time in general conversation. For the life of me, I can’t think of almost any examples except the word ‘aliquot’. Thanks for the giveaway!

  281. Nicole Acuna says:

    I am a very artistic person – It sounds weird but im always thinking of new things to paint, sculpt or different combos of color schemes at random times. My husband thinks im crazy lol.

  282. Katherine says:

    Something I love but hate the smell, I hope you can relate and know what this is, Karen: Tuyo. πŸ˜€

  283. Rosemary says:

    One of my cats was diagnosed with feline hyperesthesia (FHS) last week. It’s not fatal (that I know of) but I may have to put him on daily meds. He just turned three years old. πŸ™

  284. Brandi says:

    I’m dying to try Guerlain ballz!!

  285. SM says:

    why cant i see my comment ? πŸ™

  286. Sandrift says:

    Oh, I’m gonna laugh about the jargon comment above all week (“crack spread”)…

    I’m a geologist and work with (not for) NASA so there is no shortage of jargon, acronyms and initialisms. Some good jargon: degeneracy (not a personal trait), conjunction (not an interpersonal act), alluvial fan (not something to keep you cool), gneiss (silent g – also not a personal trait).

  287. Miki says:

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  288. Monica says:

    I usually choose “truth”

  289. debbie says:

    I have had a stranger help me out of a blind and it was awesome. I have done it for others and love knowing that I may have made a bad day a little easier yet I was blown away when I locked my keys in the boot of the key – to be fair Im pretty sure it was my teen but he was so sure he HADNT that I couldnt be bothered arguing. SO its summer and my spare keys are at home. I was ll prepared to catch a bus home, get the keys, wait for another bus (Taxi would have been over $60 there and back) when a stranger who had heard me talking offered to take me home. It was a lovely wee older lady and after asking several times if she was sure we accepted. Turns out she lived in my area only a few streets away. It was wonderful and continues my belief that there are still kind people who do things for strangers and the world can be a kinder gentler place if we all tried a little kindness to others πŸ™‚

  290. Vanessa says:

    Fish sauce, of course
    Good taste, but something to smell all day

  291. richelle bowers says:

    I enjoy the taste of spinach but not the smell

  292. Tamara Mullen says:

    I am so creative.

  293. Gvenda says:

    I’m a very anxious person.

  294. Sarah says:

    I don’t like the game Truth or Dare, haha. But probably Truth.

  295. Amber says:

    Your blog is one of my daily items I check online. It’s like CNN for makeup & glamour!!

  296. Brian says:

    I am a very devoted person!

  297. Shivani says:

    I always pick truth!

  298. Maria J. says:

    Most of the time I Prefer Truth because I normally have nothing to hide, but sometimes to do things outside the box I’ll choose dare.

  299. Denay says:

    I would take truth because I am not a person with dark secrets and in general I am truthful as lying is exhausting and destructive to experiencing joy.

  300. Barbara B says:

    I am in the medical field which has many abbreviations. It is like a foreign language to people!

  301. Karen says:

    A stranger helped me find my way in Switzerland years ago. I was traveling with my husband for his work, so was on my own for an afternoon. I got totally turned around in the town and couldn’t find my way back. A lovely older woman saw me struggling with my map and although she didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak German, she figured out where I wanted to go and had me follow her to my destination…going the opposite way she had been heading before running into me. It was so kind of her and I still think about it all these years later.

  302. Courtney Janak says:

    I hate the smell of seafood, but love all types of fish dishes. My current new favorite is octopus ceviche, yum!

  303. Chris25 says:

    I’m making bison bolognese today.
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  304. Truth or Dare? Always dare.
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  305. Maryna says:

    I love Sephora cosmetic and like to win your giveaway!!!!

  306. Brenda Penton says:

    Something I enjoy the taste of but not the smell is Parmesan cheese.

  307. Lindsay says:

    i can’t eat anything i don’t like the smell of! my sense of smell is ridiculous.

    & i used to be much better at bullshitting but now i’m maybe at a 6/10?

  308. Niki says:

    On a scale of 1-10 I’m an 8.5 when it comes to bulls**ting.

  309. Illy Junus says:

    Truth or dare, i prefer Truth, since i am not super adventurous person

  310. Heidi says:

    I’ve just recently become a makeup lover and its so fun I’ve been missing out.

  311. Ashleigh says:

    The most recent instance of strangers helping me out in a bind was last summer, I went camping with some friends. We brought our own firewood which had been sitting out under a tarp for the season, and turned out to be too damp to light. We had not one but two people stop by from different camp sites to help us with our fire. I think some people get excited when it comes to making fires, and it was nice to see how friendly and nice people were to help us with ours. One guy was really enthusiastic about getting ours to be enormous! Lighter fluid and all… ^_^

  312. marlena says:


  313. Diana Corlett says:

    For many years I bought yogurt for my children, but couldn’t get past the smell to so much as taste it! Finally I did though and am so glad I did. Now I make my own at home and add whatever i want to compliment the wonderful tart taste.

  314. Darah Faye Valledor says:

    I really love sephora. But never had a chance to have one. I keep on watching on my fav youtubers that making reviews about sephora.

  315. nina says:

    I am definitely a girl who picks truth over dare

  316. Lisa says:

    I think I’m an adventurous person. I am always up for trying something new.

  317. Lorraine says:

    the other day I was on a deadline to mail my property tax bill. I headed to the post office where there was a monstrous line, and the stamp machine out of order, of course. I got in the line but didn’t have much time- what choice did I have? PO employee comes out to see if anyone needs products or pick up packages to help shorten the line. When I announced I just needed one stamp, the lady behind me whipped out a sheet and said “here, you can have one”. I insisted on paying her for it, and she refused but I couldn’t leave without giving her a couple of quarters and a high five. She renewed my faith in the goodness of regular folks and saved me a ton of time!

  318. mrsshukra says:

    I’m a very worried person right now!

  319. Preena says:

    I keep working on myself to be that person who will help out a stranger πŸ™‚

  320. Megan says:

    I actually really enjoy the smell of oranges, but cannot stand the taste of them! A few years ago I became allergic, I guess a blessing in disguise?

  321. Deanna says:

    Something I enjoy the taste of but not the smell?

    Fish sauce.

  322. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I’m a very empathetic person.

  323. shelly peterson says:

    A stranger helped me out once many years ago when my car broke down on the freeway coming home from a trip to Seattle. Thankfully she was heading to the same place I was and drove me, a friend and 2 kids while my car was being towed. I don’t normally ride with strangers but desperate times call for desperate measures.

  324. Kiyanna says:

    Good Sunday Karen,
    I am a very Loyal person!
    Truth or Dare? Both!! Lol
    On a scale of 1-10 of BullSugarHoneyIceTea? I would say I am an 8..

  325. Mary says:

    Of course Dare!!! Lol

  326. Julia says:

    Oh man, took my toddler to a bonfire last night, and he was SO mad when we had to leave πŸ™‚ The movie sounds great, I love those two! Have a great Sunday!

  327. Amber says:

    I just finished reading The Longest Ride. Now I need to see the movie!

  328. Jargon of my profession: best practices, fostering, engagement, participatory (I work in a museum).
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well recently posted … Weekend Recap: India Garden Lunch Buffet and I finally bought a Fitbit!

  329. Katie says:

    I haven’t… read for fun in way too long!

  330. Jackie says:

    I went to SiJCP during my lunch break Friday – totally feel like the SAs there are way more chill. Normal mall Sephoras make me feel like they’re trying to jump on me or watch me constantly!

  331. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Jargon of my profession: rubric, assessment, rhet/comp, best practices. Blah blah blah blah blah.

  332. Sylbs says:

    Tom Ford pink glow palette… To buy or not to buy is the question. It’s so pretty on Karen but would it look good on my nc25 skin tone as well? It so be sold out during the presale. to spend or not to spend $100+

  333. Tiffany Carpenter says:

    Reading your overviews is pretty dangerous….it magically makes more things appear in my Sephora and Ulta carts! But at least it’s getting me to blog/Instagram a little more on my beauty accounts. Little my little I’m building them up. It’ll take a while but everyone has to start at the bottom. πŸ™‚

  334. Amy says:

    Love your blog Karen. Can’t wait to get the urban decay eyeshadows fireball and backfire!!!

  335. Kayla says:

    Considering I’m a college student, I’d say on a scale of 1-10 I’m at least a 9 at bullshitting πŸ™‚ especially when writing papers

  336. Naila says:

    Having a tiring day,hope to have a good night’s sleep and wake up to a gift card

  337. Abby says:

    I’d rather do a dare! I’m a very private person, so I wouldn’t want all the true things of myself to come out!;)

  338. Nikki A says:

    My BS ability is about 1000, lol! I was a college dorm director for years, so always had to make the girls think everything was fine , no matter what kind of disaster was actually happening. Flooding, severe illness, you name it!

  339. monica says:

    I’m a very messy person. With my things, not in an unhygienic way (bodily). My room looks like a tornado blew through it. Documents unfiled. Receipts thrown about. Wires tangled everywhere. Clothes in a pile. You get the picture.

  340. AQ says:

    Soooo…..I spent years defiantly not caring about makeup. And then I spent five years in a deep depression where I didn’t care about anything.

    Then suddenly! Here I am, 32 years old, and I don’t even know my skin tone except for ‘really pale, yo’ and the last time I wore makeup I was in my early twenties and I was goth as hell. 2015 is my year of learning the art of cosmetics and skin care. In some ways, it’s scarier than my tour in Iraq. LOL Anyways, expanding my tiny little collection (I own ONE WHOLE BLUSH and an ENTIRE single palette of eyeshadow…) would be pretty nice.

  341. Julia says:

    I was researching beauty blogs and came across this yours! As a newbie to make-up, I am trying to absorb as much information from every review possible. It’s a great way to de-stress before finals week (which starts tomorrow). Sure beats studying for auditing!

  342. chickie brewer says:

    I can be a very shy person at times… Although when I see a person who is also shy or sad…I come out of my shell.

  343. Jen C says:

    Technical jargon! Some of the terms you see at my work in medical devices:
    – CAPA (corrective action and preventive action)
    – nonconformance
    – First Article Inspection
    – GDP (Good Documentation Practice)
    – Best practices
    – SPC (statistical process control)
    – OOS (out of specification)

    So we may go ‘a CAPA was initiated due to GDP errors observed on the SPC chart’.

    I was bailed out once by a complete stranger and her lovely family! My friends and I went stand-up paddling at Tahoe and suddenly the winds and rain came n split us up. I had NO cash or phone with me and was completely freaked out. A super kind stranger took me in, gave me food and wine and she and her son drove me a few miles back! With my paddle board strapped on the car! It never ceases to give me the fuzzies when I think of her and her family.

  344. Mae says:

    I would love to win this as I’ve been entering your Sephora giveaways all year and it just so happens my birthday is this week! It would be lovely to have a little pick me up πŸ™‚

  345. Sara says:

    Relaxed and spent time with my puppies this weekend!

  346. Srna says:

    One thing I hate the smell of but LOVE the taste of… DATES. They’re so sweet and yummy, but when it comes down to it.. they smell like the inside of an old lady’s handbag.

  347. Tiffany says:

    Oh my profession is full of jargon…I’m a social worker!There’s paperwork, agency, diagnosing, etc. jargon and it NEVER ends!!

    I’m a very passionate person!If I’m in it, I give my all until the end.
    Tiffany recently posted … #SaveTheUndies & Become an UnderWarrior with U by Kotex 3D Capture Core

  348. Katherine says:

    On a scale of 1-10, how are you at bullsh*tting?

    I am an amazing bullsh*tter, how else do you think I’m getting through college? ;D

  349. Heather R says:

    Truth always, lol

  350. Ciara Murphy says:

    I’m a very Creative person! I love anything that gets my imagination going πŸ™‚

  351. Alice says:

    I loooooooove natto and stinky tofu (extra-fermented tofu). πŸ˜€
    They’re two of my favorite foods, but they stink something awful and especially with natto, the smell can take days to get rid of. πŸ™

  352. Em says:

    I’m a very nice person. Sometimes too nice

  353. Lisa C says:

    I have had strangers help me out before, usually when its car problems. The most memorable thing that happened was not when I was in a bind. Me and my family were eating out one night and a total stranger payed for our dinner! There are still good people out there!

  354. Felis says:

    I am SUCH a gifted bullshitter. I’m like the Mozart of making shit up.

  355. Christine GW says:

    I love broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. But how can such yummy and healthy veggies make the house smell SO terrible?

  356. Alyssa Lee says:

    I am a very happy person. Working from Texas this week and impatiently awaiting my promotion!!

  357. Shelly says:

    You know what’s frustrating? Looking decent in the mirror, and then absolutely horrible on camera. Being completely not-photogenic sucks. I feel like my smile doesn’t curve enough, one eye squints more than the other when I smile, my front teeth are too big, my lower jaw needs to be adjusted because I have a slight overbite… Sigh. That’s all I see in my pictures. Do you have any idea how long it takes me to get a picture I’m happy enough with for a profile pic?! And the editing that I have to do!

  358. Kayla W says:

    A few years ago a stranger helped me out by towing my car out of a snow embankment. I was at my boyfriend’s house and had to leave for work when I discovered I couldn’t move my car! Both of us were struggling to try to push my ballin’ 1994 Ford Escort to freedom when this older gentleman, who was a bit of a curmudgeon, drove by and offered to help. He saved both of our weak muscles and I even made it to work on time!

  359. Kirsten says:

    Ha! When it comes to convincing someone of something outrageous, I’m pretty good at the BS, but when it comes to real life BS and thinking on your feet on the fly, I kind of suck and I’m usually a step behind.

  360. Rachael says:

    Love your blog, Karen! Hope I win, it’s my bday (40) on Wednesday!

  361. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Some of the jargon of my profession include pro se, sua sponte and res judicata.

  362. Preetha says:

    Asparagus… Love it but hate the smell…

  363. Melissa says:

    Jargon, yes it’s part of my profession, but it’s the weekend, I’d rather not think about work.

  364. indayluvs says:

    Looking forward to game 2 of the Warriors/Pelicans series tomorrow!! Go Dubs!!

  365. Renata says:

    I’ve been swimming last afternoon in the pool nearby with some sauna – mmmm, refreshing πŸ™‚

  366. Cheryl says:

    i am a very busy person! I need to keep some duct tape handy to put over my mouth because. I can’t say no!

  367. Tori says:

    I’m a very odd person!

  368. Tara says:

    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind? YES… and in spirit of today’s Boston Marathon… I was running the Marine Corps Marathon in 2009 and with 3 miles left, I couldn’t move. My knee (IT band) was hurting so badly and I was so upset. A runner stopped, gave me two Advil and said “come on, let’s go!”… I got up, took the meds and hobbled to the finish line. The running club is a great place to be πŸ™‚

  369. cmb says:

    I’m crazy for bright colors! I love summer!

  370. Astrild says:

    Dare, I suppose. Not sure at all.

  371. Shelby says:

    I’m only about a 3 on the BSing scale. Not one of my strengths. But that’s probably okay.

    A stranger paid for my drink at Starbucks in the drive-thru line and I was so taken aback by the random act of kindness that I didn’t pay it forward. I felt like such a jerk for the rest of the day.

  372. Courtney says:

    Oooo. That is a hard one! It depends on who you are with,how much you trust them, how conniving they are *cough* my sister *cough* =)

  373. Julie Florence says:

    Has a stranger ever helped you out of a bind?

    YES! I was traveling to Missouri for work. I am very unfamiliar with the town! Something wasn’t right with my rental car so I took it to a random tire shop in the middle. of. freakin. NO WHERE!

    The man helped me and told me i had 80 air pressure in each tire when I should have only had 30!!!!!!!!! He said all my tires could have blown!

    He then fixed it for me and didn’t charge me. I had hours to drive so I’m certain I wouldn’t have made it. I was so thankful I almost cried!!!

  374. Debbi says:

    I am a very friendly person – at least I think so πŸ™‚

  375. I still haven’t placed my Sephora sale order yet! And to show how scatterbrained I’ve been lately, I set an alarm on my phone to go off during the munchkin’s nap today to do it. Otherwise I’d probably just take a nap and watch youtube videos. πŸ˜‰
    Nicole – Beyond the Pale and Freckled recently posted … Super Quick Tip: Using NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams on Cheeks

  376. Selene Smith says:

    Im a very funny person. I always make my husband laugh and my lovely kids! This would be great to win

  377. Ruchita says:

    Happy Monday!

  378. Lauren says:

    So ready for our Corgi puppy!

  379. Remi says:

    .. downside of kittens is that they are SUPER annoying.

  380. AmyD says:

    Truth πŸ˜€ lol!

  381. Trude says:

    Hope you had a good weekend! I’d love to make it up to Tahoe again, jealous if you go. πŸ™‚ The blue gradient of the lake is unbelievable. We went up to Big Bear for our 2 year anniversary, stayed in an adorable cabin and it was wonderful to get out of town and relax!
    Trude recently posted … Magic Light

  382. Analy Rodriguez says:

    Hi! Starting the week full of energy after a refreshing weekend eating like a tiny pig and watching movies πŸ™‚

  383. Ada says:

    I’m a very optimistic person. The glass is always more than half full for me.

  384. Anika says:

    Truth or dare?
    Truth: I love your blog!!! πŸ˜€ <3

  385. Nisha says:

    I am a very laid back person. I dont stress out unless I have to and try to stay away from most of the drama lol

  386. Lisa says:

    definitely plan yourself a vacation, Karen! i’m taking a trip this weekend and can’t wait!

  387. Nikki says:

    I’m a very compassionate person.

  388. Kim says:

    Oooh, jealous. Big Island! I’ll get there someday. πŸ™‚

  389. Katrina Discaya says:

    I like the taste of fish sauce when added to the dishes but not by itself.

  390. Crissy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, this would help me put a dent in my huge Sephora wishlist!

  391. Mari V says:

    Im a very difficult person

  392. Paulomi Majumder says:

    Fish sauce! That’s what came to my mind immediately when I saw the question something I enjoy the taste of but not the smell! Love the flavor fish sauce adds when cooking but I absolutely have to hold my breath when pouring it into my cooking πŸ˜€

  393. Lilly says:

    Love this weather

  394. Diane says:

    I’m a very blunt person. (In other words, I’m about a 3 on the scale of bs).

  395. Karenine says:

    Glad to get a taste of spring! Although for me here in NJ/NY, it’s only short lived, as this week will be in the 60’s and some drenching rain.

  396. Andrea Darst says:

    Always, truth, because I’m a very honest person!

  397. Bee says:

    I’m a very lazy person these days…. rather, listless!!! I have so many ideas for the blog too and so much of studying to do but I cannot find time!!!!
    And I don’t want to do anything…. I guess I’m turning into Tabs

  398. Krystani says:

    Hey Karen! Something I have a twist, something I love the smell of, but not the taste is liver & onions. It smells delicious but the look and smell turn me off. Something that tastes great but stinks to hugh heaven is seafood! Ever go to a fish market? Lol. Thanks for the opportunity in this giveaway! ❀

  399. Allie says:

    I am 10/10 with bullshitting!

  400. Sanam says:

    I am a very talkative person.

  401. Patricia Caradonna says:

    I just got back from a four day cruise to Mexico. We had so much fun. We went snorkeling and the water was amazing. Got off the ship at 8 a.m. and I was back at work by 10:10 a.m.

  402. Maria K says:

    A stranger has helped me out when I didn’t have change to pay for parking! It’s a small thing but in the moment it’s a huge deal and I am grateful for small gestures of kindness like that πŸ™‚

  403. Lydia says:

    I love your Essie nail polish at the top of the page πŸ™‚

  404. brittany says:

    i’m out of ptr peel pads–this would be perfect!

  405. Valerie says:

    Dare! Always dare…it’s less embarrassing πŸ™‚

  406. Anna says:

    Truth. Always.

  407. Piper says:

    I did get help from a stranger once. I’musually he one doing th helping heh. I ran out of gas on the freeway. I had just enough to pull off a ramp. I wa tyingto figure out where to start walking s this was before cell phones were common. I was like 17. Someone puled upand asked if I needed help. He drove me to the nearst gas station, waited while I filled p a can and thendove me back to my car. Super knd and thoughtful!

  408. Melinda says:

    Love the taste of licorice but hate the smell it is so strange

  409. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! My favorite “in a bind story” is when I was stuck in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception, and the muffler falling off my car. This guy pulled over, crawled under my car and tied my muffler back on with a boot lace so I could drive to the mechanic and get it fixed properly. It was amazing!

  410. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    On a scale of 1-10 I am a 4 when it comes to bullshitting for the most part. It mainly depends on who I’m trying to bs and about what but for the most part I am NOT good at not telling the truth. One reason is because my memory is so bad I have a hard time remembering what actually did happen so trying to remember Something I made up is never good. Thanks for this opportunity and I hope you have a good night.

  411. Julie Simpson says:

    I’ve been told recently by a family member that I’m a very blunt person . I am Aquarius and I don’t like to beat around bushes so I like to get to the point and I think it may come across as cold. Men think because I don’t act helpless that I’m distant and emotionless, well it works for Oprah and Ellen!

  412. Tosha H says:

    I’m a very (very) shy person~

  413. Lauren E. says:

    Im a 2 at bullsh*tting. Not very good at lieing in general, probably cause I dont like to lie so I have a lot of tells.

  414. INCI says:

    Truth. I can tell (almost) everything, no problem. πŸ˜€

  415. Cheyenne says:

    just found this blog, love that you’re a WOC, it’s great to see products on a different skin tone for once!

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