Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, August 15

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  • You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”
    Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past three years, which I guess makes this somewhere around Vol. 181. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. I’m like Cesar Millan right now, yo, filled with calm, assertive energy… I hope it lasts because it feels great. :)

  3. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
  4. Okra, blech! So hairy… So slimy… It’s my nightmare veggie.

  5. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
  6. About a week ago on the plane ride back to SF from San Diego. I almost always conk out on flights. I think planes vibrate on the same frequency that those chairs do that lull babies to sleep. Zzzz…

  7. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
  8. Yes, but only in my car (I keep one around the gear shifter to use when hair gets on my nerves when I’m driving) and in my bathroom (for when I wash my face).

  9. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
  10. Don’t date a DJ.

  11. I love it when…
  12. …everything just falls into place.

  13. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
  14. Lawd, forgive me, but around 1995, yea, I wore ‘em. I had one that I got on sale at the Gap, and I wore it so much in college that it stars in about half of my pics from that era.

    These days, though, no way. If I’m gonna wear denim above the waist, it had better have sleeves. That’s all I’m sayin’.

  15. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
  16. Yup, when I was in high school. I used one of those kits with the plastic cap and the dots that you pull the hair through with a hook. I remember walking around the house like that, with the hairs sticking out of the cap, and my brother just totally cracking up!

  17. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
  18. Back when I was dating, I would have paid my half, high tailed it out of there as fast as I could, and said “adios” to the guy. I’m old fashioned that way, I guess.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Just one this week — to keep hope alive! I hope we all have a great week.

Happy Monday, holmes. Wait — please no True Blood spoilers just yet, okay? I still have to watch last night’s episode.



But was it good…? You can tell me that. :)

Hope you’re having a lovely morning. I feel pretty good so far. Sure, my to-do list is about two miles long, but c’est la vie.

Before you dive headlong into your day, do you have a minute to catch up with the Monday Poll?

  • To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.



1. Mood:
2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
6. I love it when…
7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
10. Weekly goals:

Here’s to hoping for rays of sunshine while sending you waves of hope. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Erin says:

    1. Mood: Anxious. Waiting for my summer grades to post.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Cabbage, ugh.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Last Friday.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope, I left those in my childhood where they belong.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Go to bed mad, you’ll probably forget why you were so upset when you wake up…but stay up and saying things you don’t mean will just make it worse.
    6. I love it when… the hubs surprises me.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nope…I’ve dyed at home though.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I would’ve paid my half and thought of him forever fondly as “that cheap guy I went out with once”.
    10. Weekly goals: Study for the GMAT, make some fall plans, and daily blog posts.
    Erin recently posted … Makeup and Madrid.

  2. Larie says:

    1. Mood: hungry. That’s a mood, right? :P
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Parsnips. Such a confused vegetable! Can’t decide whether it’s a potato or a carrot, and tastes like the worst parts of both :P
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? A few weeks ago, maybe? Every so often I just get too worn out and crash.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No. I just use the thin elastics.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? it’s not all about you.
    6. I love it when…things work out :)
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Depends on the style, I guess?
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Split the check. Plus, you know, what if I’d been the one to ask him out?
    10. Weekly goals: Read through some papers. Get my work life back in gear!
    Larie recently posted … MAC Sheen Supreme: Can’t Resist!

  3. Pinky's Brain says:

    1. Mood:
    A little tired – it’s Monday.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    I have to agree with you on the Okra. The whole time I lived in Texas, I never understood the “love” for pickled Okra.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    Last Sunday

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    If I still had them, I’m sure I would

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Be calm, listen and best of all, walk away when you need to “gather” your thoughts before you speak.

    6. I love it when…
    a plan comes together!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    nay…

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    Yes – oh what a mess!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    Pay it, but chances are there wouldn’t be a 2nd date.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Not to obsess over food or what I eat….I’m starting to become exhausted over it.

  4. Faye says:

    1. Mood:
    Excited! I’m on a plane now (yay for in-flight wi-fi) heading to Hong Kong with my husband. We’re going to check out housing, etc. (planning to move there in December for a few years, for business), and I’m really looking forward to getting ready for a new life.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    Cabbage. *shudders* Haaaaate it it any form, even raw.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    I honestly can’t remember ever doing that. Sounds appealing though!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    I use ponytail holders sometimes (the plain dark ones) — does that count?

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Don’t get lost in a relationship or depend on your significant other to be everything for you — remain yourself!

    6. I love it when…
    Something unexpected but good happens.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    Nay for me, but no judgement on others.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    No. I’m such a klutzy fumble-fingers, God knows what I’d come out looking like!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    Well I wouldn’t refuse, but if that person asked me out, that would be the first and last date :).

    10. Weekly goals:
    Find a new place to live for the next two years; find answers to all my questions about living in Hong Kong; try and get some sleep; find Asia-only makeup!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Faye,

      This is really exciting! Imagine all the kick-ass makeup you’ll be able to get over there!

      Plus, there’s nothing like a new adventure to look forward to. Do either of you speak the language?

      • Faye says:

        It took a lot of soul-searching and discussion, but once we committed to it, I was very excited. And I just felt like it was meant to be when, even though we’re moving for hubby’s work, my employer (federal government) found a place for me there too.

        My husband is fluent in Cantonese, which is one of the official languages here. I’m pretty conversant in Mandarin, but that’s not much help outside of mainland China! I know some Cantonese and I plan to take immersion courses. Plus, thankfully, since Hong Kong was a British colony for 97 years and was settled by the British, almost everything is in English too, and most people are fluent in English.

        I am very excited about the makeup! I’m trying to convince myself it would be more economical to buy new stuff rather than transport my crazy huge stash from home when we move.

        I wish I could sleep on planes — I’m a good flyer but have just never been able to sleep — and this is a looooong flight.

  5. Vijaya says:

    1. Mood: Great!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Eggplant. xP

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday. ;)

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? YUP!

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Don’t get married ’til you’re 30.

    6. I love it when… I find money in old wallets/pants. Just found $300 last week. HECK YES!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Sure, why not.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? I’ve bleached/colored at home.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I was probably the one who asked to split it, so…

    10. Weekly goals: None!
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  6. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine. I’ve been cleaning all weekend and tonight, and I’m almost ready for my guests on Wednesday.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Celery!!!
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Years ago?
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, I don’t think so.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I don’t know if I’ve had one (or any).
    6. I love it when… the sun shines and it’s warm (not like today).
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Naaaayyyy!
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No, only roots / the whole head.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? If it’s not a ‘real’ date, each can pay for themselves, but if a man asks you out, he should pay. If he doesn’t, there perhaps won’t be a second date…
    10. Weekly goals: Nothing really special. Ordering makeup and receiving it!

  7. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Excited! My birthday is tomorrow.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?: I can’t pinpoint a specific one, but I’m not too crazy about tomatoes.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?: Saturday!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?: Nope. Haven’t since elementary school.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?: A maintenance man in my ex’s apartment building told me to not get married young. I’ve seen a few of my friends get married either before they even turned 20, or shortly thereafter and very few of those lasted.

    6. I love it when…: I visit my mother’s house and she wakes me up with baguette with Nutella and hot tea!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?: Nay

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?: Yes, but probably like 10 years ago.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?: I’d split it. It’s no big deal.

    10. Weekly goals: Enjoy my last week free before class starts again.

  8. Nina says:

    well hello there!

    1. Mood: not bad at all! :-)

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? i really, really, really dont like beans. i know theyre a legume but … that is probably the only non meat product i wont eat. and cilantro – do not like!

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? a month or so ago — i was feeling under the weather and just crashed!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? no. ive always liked unobtrusive hair ties so – theyre all either black or brown.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? a relationship should just be between 2 people – not a community.

    6. I love it when… its a bit overcast and gloomy out there. its the perfect weather to loll around the bed and read.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? nay. :-D

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? no … im such a wuss!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? i would totally split the check w/ him, and even offer to. that way you start out on an even footing and there are no expectations/preconceived notions.

    10. Weekly goals: survive this week – its going to be really busy!

    • Karen says:

      Hey, hey, Nina!

      So… I guess a bean dip with cilantro is out of the question? ;)

      Anywho, good luck with getting through this week. Sounds like you’ve got your hands full. You can do it!

      • Nina says:

        one day down — four to go!

        and today was crazyyy!!! i had 2 crew members travelling somewhere and as luck would have it, their flights were both delayed. talk about a last minute scramble!

        im home now … consoling myself w/ some icecold watermelon! im ready for tomorrow!

        • Karen says:

          Were they flying to SF? LOL… the delays from the last trip I took in/out of SFO were traumatizing. I can only hope that never get stuck in an airport that streams Kenny G. elevator music over the speakers EVER AGAIN.

          Ooh, watermelon sounds delish. :) Can I have some?

          • Nina says:

            they were flying to a place called Lome in the country of Togo, which is a coastal town in Africa.

            one guy was flying out of Vancouver, the other out of Raleigh – they were both delayed at Customs. what are the chances, right? :-D

            i saved you some watermelon!

  9. Suri says:

    1. Mood: yucky. I woke up with a headache and alot of tension in my neck and back.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Brussel sprouts. No thanks.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Maybe last weekend?
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No but if I had one at home I prob would.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Be yourself. If he doesn’t like it..say bye!
    6. I love it when…I get a good nights rest.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? nay cowboy ;)
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? yes in college. Turned my hair orange!
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d be surprised probably do it and then ignore his calls.
    10. Weekly goals: Complete all my goals @ socialworkout.com, get ready for the new school year, cook 4 homemade meals.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Suri,

      Good luck with all your goals this week! Do you have your homemade meals planned yet? I’m going to try to cook a few meals here too…

      • Suri says:

        Nothing yet! I am going to peruse my fav recipe site allrecipes.com and see what I can find. I’ve only got a pack of chicken and half a pound of ground beef so I have get creative lol

  10. romana says:

    1. Mood: kinda upbeat! I’m not exactly sure why! proof is that I’m (a) posting a comment, i don’t comment much because I’m not that sure of my posting skills, not even on blogs i look forward to, like this one (b) answering a poll, i actually hate doing such things, lol!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? cant say it’s not often that I’m in a mood to eat! even if I’m hungry i might skip a meal, if I’m lazy…

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? day before yesterday i think. that’s my only pms, oversleeping (TMI? sorry) i try to avoid sleeping during the day because then i wont be able to sleep early at night and then wake up late next morning which doesn’t go down well with my mum.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? i plait my hair, so i gotta have them. In India, we often call them ‘rubber bands’!

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? just before i joined graduation my mm kept telling me how i shouldn’t make too many or get too close to friends, because i wont concentrate on my studies… (we don’t date or any such thing in India and particularly in my home/religion, though quite a few Indians are ‘going out’ now a days)

    6. I love it when… me and my family or at least my sis have similar if not same interests. for eample I’m the only one at home who loves makeup and DIY the way i do!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? don’t wear anything sleeveless, most of my shirts (kurtas and kurtis) are either full sleeved or at least half… (have never worn jeans BTW, only western clothes i wear? maxi skirts, shirts over them a long, dont end at my waist)

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? i really want to but nope, not yet and not sure i ever will… :(

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d probably agree, (once) its the boy’s nature and how he treats that matters, shouldn’t take me for granted all the time.

    10. Weekly goals: I’m taking tailoring classes so i keep telling myself I’ll finish a dress and show it to my teacher but am just postponing it! :P

    hope i didn’t bore you. thankfully i haven’t joined the true blood bandwagon. loved the books but haven’t taken to the show.
    have a nice day. it’s 11:20 pm over here!

  11. beth says:

    1. Mood:
    migrainey yet determined to be productive. hoping that advil kicks in soon.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    tomatoes. i like them when they aren’t really tomatoes like in ketchup, pasta sauces, etc

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    over the past week while on vacation

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    nah, just the plain old ouchless elastics

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    to respect myself and live for myself before trying to work it out with someone else too

    6. I love it when…
    i find lipgloss or cash when i switch purses

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    undecided; i need to see it in action more

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    yup, and my cousins…we got bored and had some girly makeover time one summer. went pretty well but took forever for perfect placement.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    depends who asked. if my date asked me, i usually offer to do so anyway. i am not usually taken up on that offer but wouldn’t be offended if i was. if i asked my date i would insist on paying even if they offer to split; if it went well i would probably suggest they get the next one.

    10. Weekly goals:
    start being regular about going to the gym (gotta work off that cruise ship food), rehaul the website i am in charge of for school, put items up for sale on bonanzle, do laundry/unpack, grocery shop, catch up on projects for work.

    • Karen says:

      I’ve never been on a cruise but I’m afraid of going on one solely because I’ve heard that you can easily spend the entire time eating (which is what I know I’d probably do, LOL!).

      Where did you go on your trip?

      • beth says:

        yeah, food all the time; pizza and ice cream and room service being 24 hours in addition to the dinner, breakfast, lunch buffets; scheduled dinner and all of that being all inclusive means its easy to over eat. my family and i went to the caribbean – set sail from port canaveral florida then to cozumel, isla roatan (honduras), belize city, costa maya, and back to florida.

  12. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Tired from waking up for my first class but sleepily amused. A guy just crashed the middle of our lecture in order to give his gf flowers for her birthday. I’m glad the professor was a good sport about it :P

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Probably cauliflower… it’s like bleached, unflavored broccoli :(

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? … sometime last week XD Early morning classes drains me so easily especially since I stay up late at night XD

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, mainly because my hair is so short that I could only use clips to keep the hair out of my face. But when my hair was longer, I’d just use hair ties.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I deserve to be with someone who truly loves me. (I haven’t had a boyfriend yet so I really haven’t had *that* much specific advice thrown at me).

    6. I love it when… when you realize that, after the tears, heartache, and frustration, things really have worked out for the better.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nah. I don’t mind denim jackets but I prefer it more in pants form.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No XD I’ve colored my hair but it didn’t really do much. I use to rock chocolate brown highlights from a salon. I kind of miss them now.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d pay half. I guess I’m at the point where I really don’t want to have that many expectations, except that he treats me with kindness and respect. One of my many life lessons is that expectations are resentments under construction.

    10. Weekly goals: To study and kick butt on my metabolic biochemistry midterm this Wednesday O_O And to be able to keep up with my pharmacy applications. I’m looking forward to finishing my UCSF applications but it involves writing 5 essays XD I love writing but I hope I don’t get writer’s block XD

  13. Nalina says:

    1. Mood: I got things is order for fall semester, so I am feeling productive!
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Lima Beans. They are so smooshy and weird.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? I am no good at naps. If I fall asleep, I am worthless until I have slept at least 2 hours.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Not anymore… unless I am alone in the house cleaning. Shhhhhhhh!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? If you have to try really hard to make it work, it’s time to go.
    6. I love it when… I get surprise cake!
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Once when I was about 18. It was a horrible, orange disaster.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I always offered to split the check if I didn’t like my date… But if I liked him and he asked to split on the first date? Could be a deal-breaker.
    10. Weekly goals: Go to Crossfit 3-4 times this week, clean the house, and rock my friends’ wedding!
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  14. Molly SC says:

    1. Mood- I’m in a pretty good mood today… a little antsy to go outside, but it’s raining pretty hard here in Boston :-/
    2. My least favorite vegetable…. i like most, but I’m not particularly fond of brussel sprouts, I guess.
    3. Nap? Yesterday! I totally needed it, and it was AWESOME.
    4. Scrunchies…. I confess, I just showered and have one in right now. No ponytail bump whilst I do my makeup. :-)
    5. Best relationship advice? Oh yes! When I was in HS my best gay buddy told me “Molly, never trust anything with a penis.” I love that! I can’t say it’s always true, but it’s some good folksy wisdom.
    6. LOVE it when I grab my winter jackets and find cash inside! In spring, I try to stick a 5 or 10 in one of my winter-only coats… it’s such a nice surprise for myself later in the year.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests are either fantastic or tacky… It really is a case-by-case thing.
    8. Home highlights: tried it once or twice, with foils… it worked okay, but it was a huge pain in the ass! It looks better when someone else does it for you.
    9. Split the check on a first date… depends. Who am I dating?
    10. Goals: Get my application in for Cambridge Culinary, call at least 4 apt. listings, and get my greyhound ticket for Maine for the weekend!
    Not a bad-looking Monday! :-)

  15. 1. Mood:
    Relatively pensive. Leaving for a trip this Friday and there are things to be done!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    I’d have to say celery. Can’t stand it at all :\

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    It’s been a very long time, actually. I really can’t remember haha!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    Still do. I use them as my usual accessory to tie my hair up all the time when I do tie my hair up. My hair’s a little too thick for normal elastic, which hurts.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Never go to bed angry. This is very true for me :)

    6. I love it when…
    … things go as planned, smoothly.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    I’d have to say nay… I haven’t seen anyone with it that doesn’t look “country” :\ No offense but I’m not a fan.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    Highlights no, but a dye job and self-straightening (Using a Wella straightening cream) yes.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    My first reaction would probably glare at the guy. I’m not a feminist and I don’t ask for equal right- if you asked me out for lunch/dinner then you should pay, and vice versa (I’d pay). But if I asked you out and you asked to split the check I wouldn’t mind much actually haha. Confusing, no?

    10. Weekly goals:
    Pack for my trip (It’s going back to my hometown), buy everything that is required for the trip and stay calm and relaxed, that’s all.

  16. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Oh, sweet Monday – always a little sleepy.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I think turnips, maybe? Though it’s been many years since I’ve had okra and your hairy/slimy description is enough to make me put it at the top of the list!
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? It’s been so long that I can’t remember. I’d like one pretty much every day though! :)
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, but I sure did back in the day!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I don’t know why I found yours so funny but it made me laugh. I think mine was probably “it’s easy to love someone’s good qualities; you have to choose someone whose bad qualities you can live with”.
    6. I love it when… a plan comes together? Sorry, couldn’t resist the Hannibal Smith quote. I actually love it when I get something to work all by myself (with the help of google). The Hubs has been out of town a lot for work and I’ve taken apart the vacuum – and put it back together correctly; figured out how to properly care for the pool and get our water crystal clear; hung new shades in the kids’ room. It’s a really good “hey, I can do this” feeling. :)
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay for me.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Does Sun-In count?
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Same as you. I would offer if I knew I never wanted to see that person again and felt a bit guilty that he spent money on me. If I did like him, I’d offer to buy some drinks after dinner or something. But if he asked me to split, I would do it with a smile and that would be our last date. :) Of course, that’s back in the dating day. Now everything is shared but the Hubs still pays, which is totally fine. Saves me from bringing a purse!
    10. Weekly goals: To be the best darn soccer coach I can be (practice starts tomorrow). :)

    • Karen says:

      Ahh, practically everything from this list made me smile. :D

      Re: DJs — they keep odd hours, and there’s groupies to deal with. Plus, those creative types are usually so damn moody. Yes, I know from experience!

      I always wished I could play soccer, but I’m so terrible at sports with fast moving objects. Are you teaching a boys, girls or a co-ed team? You’re going to be a fantastic coach!

      • Kim says:

        Hey, thanks! It’s my 3rd year coaching my boys’ team. The group is co-ed (6, 7 and 8 year olds). They’re a lot of fun and hopefully they’re learning. Honestly, coaching at that level is more about knowing how to work with kids and less about the sport. It’s not really my strong suit but I think I’m learning too! :)

        And, I hear you on the DJ; I’ve heard the same thing about dating guys in bands. Some of my friends play in one and I’m definitely surprised by the groupies. It’s hard on relationships for sure!

  17. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    exhausted!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    celery

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    Can’t remember, I very rarely take naps during the day.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    sometimes.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Just be yourself.

    6. I love it when…
    things work.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    nay

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    nope

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    I’d split the check. But I doubt I’d go on a second date..

    10. Weekly goals:
    relax!
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  18. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Great, still love my new job (it’s only two weeks, but anyway…)

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Celery!!!

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday, I do this regularly at weekends.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? NO, I have short hair at the moment, but NO!

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Can’t remember..

    6. I love it when… like Karen, everything is fine at the end.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? No vests at any time…

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Not highlights, but I bleached my hair blond a couple of years ago, it turned out a golden yellow, what was horrible!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I would invite him to blame him even more!

    10. Weekly goals: get to know more new colleagues and improve documentation! And clean my appartment, it is necessary!!!

  19. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: kind of sad. one year ago today my brother died of a heart attack in the ocean. i know it was how he would have wanted to go — swimming next to his boat with family and friends. but of course i miss him and his wicked sense of humor
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? radishes
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? usually need one every Monday after work. I’m off this week though
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? no my hair is too short
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Don’t date a Cuban man. Racist? yes. but it was given to me by my sister who was just divorcing one. I didn’t listen to her but I married an Irishman
    6. I love it when my hub cooks dinner AND cleans up
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? nay nay nay
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? sun-in in the 80s yuck, can you say Orange straw?
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? we did
    10. Weekly goals: i am off, my vacation plans were cancelled. it has been raining since who knows when. but i am going to stay positive and I am determined to do something fun!

  20. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Average. Kinda tired like every Monday.

    What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    Celery. It really has no redeeming qualities.

    When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    Probably about a week ago – Sunday afternoons are prime nap time for me.

    Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    No, my hair is too short for that right now. But back in the day I had ones to coordinate with every outfit!

    What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Make sure to communicate!

    I love it when…
    …meetings at work get canceled and I get some unexpected free time.

    Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    Nay for me.

    Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    Nope. I tried an all over color back in college, but never highlights.

    What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    Hm, I would feel a bit taken aback if he asked, but I’d probably pay. Not sure about a second date though. It might be a bit different if I offered to split the check and he accepted.

    Weekly goals:
    Not a whole lot. Looking forward to hanging with some friends for my birthday on Saturday! :-)

    I haven’t watched True Blood yet either. Last week was such a cliffhanger. Can’t wait to see the new episode! Have a great Monday!

  21. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Tired – it’s Monday ;)

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Asparagus

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? On Saturday – it was heaven

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I do not – they don’t hold my hair very well.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

    6. I love it when…I go on a trip and turn off my phone and don’t check my email accounts.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Oh no – yes I did. Well, it was the mid 90′s and I rocked rayon maxi length dresses with it. Sunflowers seemed to be the popular print and perfume of that era

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No – I don’t want to even think of how crazy I would look.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Smile, pay and not go on a second date :)

    10. Weekly goals: keep hitting the gym, finally kick the soda habit. I am down to two Vanilla Cokes per week. I think I can do it.

  22. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Kinda bummed, my kids started school today, my younger daughter started Kindergarten, so for the first time in 9 years, there isn’t a kid at home to take care of.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Asparagus! I find it really bad. And I don’t like tomatoes, but they are a fruit.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday, but I didn’t really sleep, because I can’t get the Rocky Horror Picture Show songs out of my head. My friend is starring in the play and it’s been Rocky Horror 24/7 in my brain since I found out.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope, I have short hair.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I never really got any advice. My advice would be to like a different soda/chip/booze than your partner, so that they never drink or eat the last of what you like! Makes a much happier marriage, and I would know, been married 15 years!
    6. I love it when…My DVR is filled up with episodes of Leverage and The Glades and I have time to watch them!
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Yay, why not?
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? I’ve given myself pink streaks, that was awesome! My Grandma told me she hated it, but I loooooooved it!
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I haven’t been on a date in 17 years, but I’d probably do it. I like to think of myself as an empowered female!
    10. Weekly goals: Not cry for my kids in school! And get my fluffy butt back to the gym!

  23. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    I’m running on low sleep since my family was just in town (must take advantage of every! waking! second!), but I’m starting to get crazy butterflies. GRE in 2 days, gah!
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    probably eggplant. I actually want to try it again to see if I like it now, ha!
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    a few days ago… it was a quick nod-off in a chair!
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    I don’t own any – I should go pick some up. those suckers are useful!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    don’t settle for “good enough.”
    6. I love it when…
    It’s warm and sunny outside :)
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    noooo thank you.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    yup, back in high school.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    hmmm… I’d pay it. and be slightly unimpressed.
    10. Weekly goals:
    to ROCK the GREs!!! I haven’t been studying nearly enough… :P blech.

  24. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Uhh…normal. :P

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Onions. I just hate the texture. Eww. Whether cooked or raw, they feel gross. The only ones I like are minced beyond recognition, like on a McDonald’s cheesburger. I also hate bell peppers. Eurgh.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? I can’t remember. I’m not a napper. I always feel like crap after I nap. It’s just not worth it.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I think I’ve worn a scrunchie once in the last 10 years, and that was just for pulling my hair back while doing a face mask.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Honestly, I don’t think I’ve gotten any great advice.

    6. I love it when… I wake up in the middle of the night thinking it’s time to wake up, and realizing I still have 5 hours left to sleep. Ahhh, more sleep… :D

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Totally nay. Eww.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Yep, in high school. I got this kit where you wear a cap with holes in it and you pull chunks of hair through the holes to highlight. Well, the bleach seeped through the holes and I ended up with huge white spots at the top of my head. Not pretty.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Well, I’d be upset if it was at the end of the meal. Because, what if I can’t afford it? I’d be okay if he asked well before we got to the restaurant so that, if I can’t afford it, I can say so in time.

    10. Weekly goals: Make a bunch of money this week so I can go camping next week.
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  25. Tatianna says:

    1. Mood: Cheerful and optimistic
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Okra.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday! I had a bath first too so it was like a mini vacation.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No but i remember wearing them on my arm color matched with whatever bright outfit i was wearing lol. Oh and i’m not so impressed with these new “twistbands” either… Anyone feel free to help me understand the gushing I’ve been hearing about them.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Pick your battles and know when it’s okay to be a b****
    6. I love it when… It’s sunny, I’m at the beach, with friends and loved ones.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Is this a trick question? ….Nay
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? I’ve never dyed my hair.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Be a modern woman and whip out my wallet. Perhaps I asked him to dinner…
    10. Weekly goals: Accept that I probably won’t check off everything on my to do list, Get a much needed mani/ pedi, Start pulling out my fall clothes so I’m not tempted to shop as much as I might want to, Finish my reading my new book!

  26. kiwikiwidragon says:

    1. Mood: Good, but a tad under the weather, been fighting an inner ear thing, not a bad day, but not a great one either.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? cooked carrots!! Gag and spew, so gross. Raw carrots=<3
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? I don;t sleep well during the day unless I am sick, so…..I can't remember really.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I do have these ones that are super skinny fabric covered hair ties, but not the fluffy ones
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? hmmmm….not sure
    6. I love it when…i find a great bargain on something or get tons of freebies
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? as opposed to sleeved denim vests, lol!! Gota say nay on that one.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? nope
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? no biggie, but it depends on the situation and the person.
    10. Weekly goals: not to chew on DH too much, Auntie Flow is visiting…..

  27. Erin says:

    1. Mood: Super motivated
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?: I hate mushrooms but, oddly enough, I like mushroom soup.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?: I’m a big napper. I nap almost every day.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?: If I had one, I would, but just around the house.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?: I can’t say I’ve received any. I met my husband when I was 15, so I guess people never felt the need to give me advice.
    6. I love it when…Something good happens that you thought was a total long shot.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Never!
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nope
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I would most likely not go out on a second date with him, but it would depend on my impression of him in other aspects.
    10. Weekly goals: To get a basic website up and running, and to lesson plan my butt off for the school year.

  28. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: Anxious, taking the GRE on thursday!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? cooked mushrooms, blech

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? yesterday I took a mini nap but it was closer to evening.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? no, but only bc I dont have any anymore haha

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Dont give up yourself

    6. I love it when… Its holiday time!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? not for me.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? nope, only had highlights once and they were done professionally

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I would do it but we probably wouldnt go out again. My bf and I go dutch sometimes but weve been dating for 5 yrs.

    10. Weekly goals: study for the gre, clean my room
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  29. Claire says:

    1. Mood: Productive!
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Broccoli. Ugh. I never grew out of that phase of being a little girl who hates veggies.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday! Sundays are the best…
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope. Nothing against them, just don’t have any.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? It wasn’t so much advice, more like learning from example… I have a couple of friends who rock so much confidence that they’re infectious. I realized that second-guessing yourself is never going to get you anywhere. Just be awesome and know it.
    6. I love it when… I get ahead of things at work. Ha, like that ever happens.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Oh dear, no.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Not highlights… I have medium-brown hair that generally turns brassy even when I get professional highlights, so at-homes are a no-go.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? He wouldn’t even have to ask- I’m all about sharing equally.
    10. Weekly goals: Make my boyfriend’s cat a castle with all the boxes I’ve accumulated in my apartment from online shopping! I don’t do silly creative stuff like that very often, so it should be a fun experiment.

  30. 1. Mood:happy, I’m alive and healthy. I’m lucky.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I absolutely can’t stand cauliflower (is that how you spell it?) yuke.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? just took one. when lil man sleeps, i sleep.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? yup, and proud of it!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    Don’t lose yourself in a relationship, have your own life
    6. I love it when…my lil guy smiles at me.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?if you like it, then yeah.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? yes, they turned orange.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? that happened, I did it, but never called him again. lol,

    Hey karen, how are you doing hon? Hugs.
    10. Weekly goals:

  31. Barb says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Was a little hung over yesterday and still kinda feel it today :(

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I love all veggies but I guess my least favorite would be okra too.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Can’t remember but I definitely feel like I need one now!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope, my hair is too short.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Think before you speak.

    6. I love it when… I find money I forgot about.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay!

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Not lately but I have back in the day :)

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Not a problem, split it.

    10. Weekly goals: Get through this day :)

    Let us know what you think when you see True Blood. I saw it and it was very good!!

  32. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Mellow.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?: I would have to say brussel sprouts. There’s no searing hatred, I just don’t eat them.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?: Gosh, I think Milli Vanilli were respected, creative artists at the time.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?: No, but I wish I did.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?: Don’t forget to focus on yourself. Too many people focus on the other person and forget their own needs.

    6. I love it when… people say nice things on my blog. Makes me have a happy. :)

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?: Yea. I remember rocking mine back in the 6th grade. I felt so awesome when the most popular girl in our school told me I looked good.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?: Purple highlights when I was 18.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?: Tell him I’m really a space alien from Mars if he asks for a second date.

    10. Weekly goals: Figure out this NYU financial aid fiasco, network for more makeup gigs, and churn out more blog posts

  33. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Inspired and hopeful. I’m trying to put forth a positive attitude for the week.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?

    Green peppers. Love red, yellow, or orange, but, green? No.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?

    Intentionally? I can’t remember. Unintentionally, I dozed off for a bit yesterday afternoon watching t.v.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?

    Only in the privacy of my bathroom when performing facial activities, masks, scrubs, etc.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?

    Don’t settle for something less than positive and healthy just to avoid being lonely.

    6. I love it when…

    I go shopping and find everything I’m looking for in one place.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?

    Oh, no. Just no.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?

    Nope.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?

    I would be fine with that.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Getting a hair cut tomorrow and of course more job hunting.

  34. morrigan says:

    Lol@ okra description… Have u tried it in gumbo??! It’s the best way to have okra, hands down:)

  35. Izzy says:

    1. Mood: Tired but content.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I despise arugula. I’m also not keen on avocados. Never tried okra. I like watery crunchy veg like iceberg lettuce, water chestnuts, cucumbers.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Hmmm. Ages ago. Not sure if that’s ever happened when I wasn’t travelling or small.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I used to wear scrunchies when I took ice skating lessons a long time ago. Don’t think I own any now. My best friend insists on wearing a gigantic velvet American Apparel scrunchie all the time. And if it’s not in her hair, she keeps it on her wrist with her 5 billion other bracelets.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Cheesy as it is, be yourself.
    6. I love it when…we have pancakes for dinner.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? No. Nuff said.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Ugh when I was like 8 my mom used to give me blonde highlights. They totally damaged my hair. I didn’t want to re-dye my hair so for ages I had awkward blonde chunks halfway down my hair.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Not sure. If it was because he couldn’t afford it, I wouldn’t think much of it. But if it was because he didn’t consider it a date or he didn’t like me, I would probably just pay and avoid the guy
    10. Weekly goals: Uhhh…learn some ASL? I’m babysitting a deaf 4 year old. <3

  36. Kate & Zena says:

    Oh, I hate Cesar Millan, Karen! He makes me so angry! While he does use some positive training, most of his training uses domination methods, including kicking and slapping the dog, using flooding techniques for crating (NOT GOOD, okay. NEVER okay.) hanging the dog with the collar and leash, choke, pinch, citronella and electrical collars….grrr! I just hate him.

    1. Mood:
    Very tired; didn’t sleep well last night.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?
    I don’t like a lot of vegetables so picking a least favorite is hard!

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap?
    I’m going to take one after I finish this so today!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?
    I did. I think I have one around my house somewhere!

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received?
    If the person can’t accept you for you, then they aren’t worth your time.

    6. I love it when…
    Zena curls into me and snuggles her head onto my stomach.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?
    No.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?
    Yes, multiple times. They didn’t always turn out wonderful!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check?
    I would give him a look, pay it and close the door on his face. I am NOT modern at all. I don’t mind splitting the bill if we got to a third or fourth date, I wouldn’t mind splitting. I’m rather old-fashioned.

    10. Weekly goals:
    -Finish copying my notes from my favorite classes to a 3 subject notebook. I started last night and I think it’s going to take me a week at least. I’m really slow.
    -Get ready for school. It starts on the 22nd. Ouchies.
    -Zena reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally needs a bath. I’ve been procrastinating.
    -Enjoy the last week of freedom!

  37. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Sheepish. I laid down for a small nap with my son at noon, and, well, it’s 4pm now.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Celery! Stringy, tastes horrible…why do you people eat it?!
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? HA.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope. Not a scrunchie in sight.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? If you think he might be gay, he’s probably gay.
    6. I love it when…my kitty snuggles on my tummy. :)
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? …no. Not even if you’re a schoolteacher. No.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No! I always wanted to, but got scared. That fear is probably there for a reason.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d be okay with it! I’d already be insisting on splitting anyhow.
    10. Weekly goals: I think this week is gonna be one of the just-get-through-it kinds…so…with a smile on my face. Most of the time. :)

  38. Shannon says:

    Mood: mellow. It’s 10:30 pm, I’m eating lemon bars and watching CSI while I surf the net. Life is good.

    Least favorite vegetable: beets. They bleed all over the rest of the food on the plate and turn everything magenta.

    Last time you took a midday nap: Friday. I’m a connoisseur of the midday nap, I love ‘em.

    Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I rocked them with style in 6th grade, but since then, no. Not even to wash my face (rubber band works fine).

    Best piece of relationship advice you’ve ever received: If they’ll do it with you, they’ll do it to you. (on why not to get involved with guys already in a relationship)

    I love it when… I wake up and panic thinking I’ve overslept, and then realize I still have 3 hours before I have to get up…ahhh, the bliss of snuggling back down under the covers…

    Sleeveless denim vests, yea or nay: Nay. Under no circumstances.

    Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? No. I’ve dyed my hair at home, but highlights offer too many opportunities to go horribly wrong.

    What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Well, he’d also be a last date (I would probably offer, but he should not ask), but I’d do it and mentally cross him off the list of possibilities.

    Weekly goals: surf the web less, grade student essays by Friday so it doesn’t infringe on my weekend

  39. Lo says:

    1. Mood: HUNGRY!

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I find carrots and corn boring, but I don’t really dislike any veggies.

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? A loooong time ago… I never have time to nap anymore!

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? If you can’t be happy on your own, you can’t be happy in a relationship.

    6. I love it when… It’s raining when I go to sleep.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay for me.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nope. Too scared!

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Split the check. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

    10. Weekly goals: Lots of things. Work orientation, a volunteering thing, a date(!!!).

  40. Chrissy says:

    1. Mood: Content and happy!!!
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? *creamed* corn. Vomit. Literally.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Tried to yesterday but was unsuccessful! It’s not a trait I have been able to pick up yet… :)
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? C-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n with each other (communication with your friends doesn’t count either!!!)
    6. I love it when… I feel like I’ve contributed to the world each day
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Yea on the right person (who happens to NOT be me!)
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nooooo… I have done all-over color but wouldn’t trust myself with highlights.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d pay my half and never go out with him again (unless he had endearing qualities that made me not mind that odd occurance as much)
    10. Weekly goals: Get at least 8 hours of sleep each and every night. :0)

  41. NeenaJ says:

    1. Mood: I’m in total procrastination mode. Hence my trolling beauty blogs when I should be working.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Brussel sprouts. Have even tried them roasted ala Barefoot Contessa – still a barf-fest.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? A few weeks ago. I have a toddler, so I sometimes sneak a nap with him.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, but I use the claw!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Don’t discuss your marriage with your mother.
    6. I love it when…
    …a plan comes together.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay. Not even back in the “day” – I went to Catholic School and rocked the uniform instead.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Yes, but I find that it’s more of a pain than it’s worth.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Pay for it all in exchange for the date losing my number. If you ask someone out, you pay. Treat me to an ice cream cone if that’s all you can afford. Thank gawd I’m married!
    10. Weekly goals: Get this effing work done that I’m putting off doing cuz I don’t want to do it!!!

  42. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Meh. I had a headache most of yesterday and it’s only dissipated a bit today. I guess it was more of a migraine without an aura. Haven’t been able to go to the gym because of it.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Bitter melon. My mom loves it and even makes a salad with it, but I would rather eat cardboard than it.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday due to headache.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Not anymore. I use butterfly claw clips or a headband when I wash my face now ;)
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Talk lots and enjoy the peace and quiet you have together.
    6. I love it when…everything works the way I wanted it to be
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay. They just don’t suit my body type.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? I did, but they weren’t even. Eventually they grew out and dyed my hair again.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d be horribly annoyed and tell him we’ll just go for a walk rather than have dessert.
    10. Weekly goals: Sleep well, eat clean and hit the gym 9 more times before I go to Vegas.
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  43. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I am officially moved in with the boyfriend.

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Asparagus or red/yellow/green bell peppers

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Just the other day. I’ve been super exhausted lately

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Not at all. I just use clips or those spin pin things.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? If he’s closer to 30 than 20 and he still thinks the band he’s in is gonna make it don’t date him. ever.

    6. I love it when… the leaves start to change colors. I’m (not so) patiently waiting for it.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? I don’t even think Jim Tressel could pull that off.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Yea, my mum did before she got married to my stepdad.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I like to think I’m not shallow but I would probably laugh at him, unless I really liked him.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish the baby blanket for my friend that I’m knitting; wait patiently for the results of my blood work from today; tea with grandma

  44. Neetha says:

    1. Mood: Anxious/Worried
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Cabbage.. I hate it..
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Today.. :)
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Nope
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? A man who loves his family will always love his wife.. Although, I do not know if this stands true for all men..
    6. I love it when… Its raining outside ..
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nope
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I would not see him again..
    10. Weekly goals: ———– :(

  45. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Been cleaning all day.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I’ve gotta agree with you. Okra.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Probably last week. I’m a napper.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, I’m a claw clip gal.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Run
    6. I love it when… I find money in pockets while doing laundry.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay for me.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? I did…and they turned out orange!
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Panic. I probably wouldn’t have the money….and it would be a last date.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive

  46. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Sickly – just came down with a cold in the past few hours.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Do habanero peppers count? Whoo my sinuses can’t handle the hot stuff!
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? This past Saturday. Naps mean I can stay awake Saturday nights with hubby for a movie :-)
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No, but I rock a fabric headband during workouts!
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Be honest.
    6. I love it when…I check my bank acct balance on payday.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Oh honey no.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Yepper! I rocked that plastic cap/crochet hook getup too
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? If a guy asked me out it’s kind of tacky to ask me to pay. But I would, then lose his phone number. If I asked him, I would pay.
    10. Weekly goals: Not let the little things stress me out, remember not to clench my teeth when typing furiously, and don’t let other people’s problems become my problems.

    Happy Monday All!
    *man I’m craving a tuna fish sandwich*
    Melissa recently posted … Mini Essence Haul – First Look

  47. PS says:

    1. Mood: Eh…. I knew my roll of good Mondays would eventually run out. Actually it started out kinda annoying and then got much better by the end of the day. So I guess I’m in an OK mood, but tired. Did not sleep well last night. :(

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? brussel sprouts, NASTY!!!

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Actually late day nap yesterday. Accidentally fell asleep at 5:00. Maybe that’s why I didn’t sleep well last night, LOL.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? No. Rock bobby pins, barrettes.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I used to be really bad at it, but trust your gut & fight fair. Also, don’t hold stuff in, communicate!

    6. I love it when… everything falls into place perfectly!

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? NAY, yuck.

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Yes, it turned out okay because I had just put a few in. Major highlights should be left to the professionals.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d go ahead and pay for it and never go out with him again. Splitting checks 3rd date forward (on occasion) I can see, not the first. Plus, if he were really into me I would think he would want to pay the whole thing. BTW, splitting the check would be something I would offer to do anyway!

    10. Weekly goals: I never seem to keep my weekly goals so I’m skipping this week! :)

    Have a wonderful week.

  48. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Kind of tired, but excited. I’m going shopping tomorrow :)
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Brussel sprouts.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Today. I was cleaning my room and I just fell asleep on my bed.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? Yes, but only in my house. Scrunchies don’t crease my hair so if I want to put up my hair but go out again later I wear a scrunchie.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Be patient.
    6. I love it when… I find the exact thing I wanted in my size.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Nay.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? When I was young, my mom gave me highlights. It worked out pretty well.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? It depends. This happened with one guy I dated and it was fine. It depends on how well I know him to start out with.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish cleaning my room and buy a large Le Pliage tote bag (along with most of the other stuff I need for college)

  49. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Tired, got up at 5 am this morning and couldnt get back to sleep

    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? Umm…. courgette or zuchinni….dont care much for them

    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? Yesterday…..fell asleep while I was reading.

    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? strictly bathroom or exercising only.

    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? I figured from experience that a relationship is like a shoe, if it doent fit it doenst fit…..might be beautiful to look at, but if it hurts to walk, then theres no point. At 28 I never learn, I always go for the prettiest pair that sucks to walk in !!!!!!!!

    6. I love it when…I’m sweating buckets from a good workout.

    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? Yay….they’re everywhere here in London !

    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? no, too scared, even scared to get them done at the salon lol.

    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? Think he’s a cheapskate…..call me old fashioned if you asked me, you pay. Then I’ll offer to split on the second date if there is ever a second date.

    10. Weekly goals: To go pilates, stop eating crap….and figure out where to go for our winter sun getaway……egypt anyone lol :)

  50. Better late than never! I love answering polls such as this.

    1. Mood: Feeling perky today.
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable? I least like okra or gumbo because of its slimy feeling.
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? I week ago, I guess.
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies? I did and will do since my hair is longer now. I need to tidy up from time to time.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? If he love’s you, he will look for you.
    6. I love it when… it rains and I’m eating a hot champorado(chocolate rice pudding). After which, I take a nap with my my favorite blanket on. [Call that weird?!]
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay? nay for me on this. Can’t imagine myself wearing one.
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home? Nope. If only I can turn back time, I will do weird stuff and explore other things.
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I will pay for my share but definitely run the fastest I can after saying goodbye to my date.
    10. Weekly goals: To work and finish on my tasks for work the perkiest way I can. And also spend money on buying clothes and some beauty products on sale.

  51. Helena says:

    1. Mood: Stressy. Back to work after 4 and a half months of maternity leave, colleague is on holiday and baby boy does not like the veggies we started gving him this weekend 
    2. What’s your least favorite vegetable?Brussel Sprouts (how ironic for a Belgian )
    3. When was the last time you took a midday nap? a few weeks ago
    4. Do you ever/still rock scrunchies?No, never did. By the time my hair was long enough to wear in a pony tail, I was already in my twenties.
    5. What’s the best piece of relationship advice you ever received? Communication and honesty are crucial. And opposites do not always attract
    6. I love it when…my little boy smiles when he sees me. Uunexpected, quick visits from friends that turn into them staying for dinner and hanging out all night.
    7. Sleeveless denim vests: yea or nay?Nay, not for me
    8. Have you ever given yourself highlights at home?No, I’d probably end up coloring everything except my hair
    9. What would you do if a first date asked you to split the check? I’d probably do it, the date should be about the two of you and how you get along, not about how much money he has or how fancy a restaurant he can take you to.
    10. Weekly goals: Get my dad’s birthday gift and to be sensible about what I need to buy myself for this winter. I need a new coat and black boots, those 20 cute tops I saw at H&M can wait…

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