Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, August 22

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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. 182. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Getting better by the second. I’m still a little groggy from staying up too late last night (two words: True Blood!), but I spent some time writing in my journal this morning. I worked on a list of things I’m thankful for, and lists like that always put me in a good mood.

  3. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
  4. A refrigerator magnet with a picture of a guitar, a banjo and a fiddle; above them is a caption that reads, “Country Music: Branson, MO.” The funny thing is that I’ve never been to Missouri, and I can’t remember when/where I got the magnet.

  5. Your favorite pair of earrings?
  6. These dangling silver feather earrings by Kris Nations. My mom gave them to me for my birthday. :)

  7. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
  8. To totally rearrange my home office and implement a better way to store my gadget gear and photography equipment, and to get in better shape (an ongoing project).

  9. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
  10. Visiting the MAC Innovation Centre in Toronto earlier this year. That was definitely something I’ll never forget. Speaking of MAC, the Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection will be going, going gone soon, so if you’ve been considering bringing home one any of the products, you might want to move on them sooner than later.

  11. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
  12. Yea, but only for a maximum of 72 hours at a time. I’m not a big gambler, so I start getting antsy after spending a few hours in the casinos. I do love the shows, restaurants, buffets (ZOMG! The Bellagio’s buffet is the TRUTH!), spas and shopping, though, but even those get kind of old after a while.

  13. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
  14. I honestly can’t remember. I didn’t see one last Fourth of July, and I don’t remember seeing one the year before that. Hmm… It’s been a while.

  15. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
  16. This delicious pasta in avocado basil pesto dish I’ve been making lately. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and even though it’s veggie, El Hub thinks it’s great.

  17. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
  18. Nothing yet, but I see some products from the MAC Me Over collection in my immediate future…

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. I’m just trying to keep things simple this week by concentrating on my food and exercise plans. I’ve been logging everything into the My Fitness Pal iPhone app, which I love. Thanks for recommending it, by the way.

Good morning, cutie patootie. :) Guess who started watching True Blood on her laptop late last night in bed (allegedly, I was only going to watch it for 10 minutes). An hour later…



It was quite the bootylicious episode, wasn’t it? Hasn’t there been a lot more man bum than usual this season? No complaints, of course. I’m just sayin’.

Let me know how you’re doing this morning by filling out this week’s Monday Poll, and feel free to share your thoughts on that scene from True Blood with Alcide (you know the one I’m talking about).

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



1. Mood:
2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
3. Your favorite pair of earrings?
4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
10. Weekly goals:

You have a great week, okay? And I’ll try to do the same.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Erin says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. A little stressed out because I have lots going on…but happy :).

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? My new year’s resolutions.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Feather earrings my uncle brought me from San Diego.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? My blog, preparing for the GMAT, and I’m working on reducing my spending (that last one kinda sucks).

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Getting a B in the most dreaded class of my major. It felt incredible.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I’ve never been but I really want to go so I’ll say yea!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? July 4th.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Driving my butt down to Chipotle :).

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Currently? Too Faced Eye Love palette/Burt’s Bees/Benefit Coralista

    10. Weekly goals: Blog, study for GMAT, get finances in order, clean my apartment (aka throw crap out!), and kiss my husband too much :).
    Erin recently posted … When bad makeup storage happens to good people.

  2. marisol says:

    1. Mood: excited! My friend who I haven’t seen in 4 years is flying in today for her birthday. Spending the next 2 days with her. Watch out!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? In my old apt, I had a russian doll magnet that I got las summer.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Don’t wear any
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Getting healthy & giving serious thought of what I want to do when I grow up :)
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Doing the 5k race.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? hell yeah! But only for 4 days max.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Two weeks ago at the Giants game
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Roasted cauliflowers. Totally filling & so yummy.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: nada. Just finished working out & it’s time to get my shower on.
    10. Weekly goals: have fun at the 311 & Sublime show tomorrow, be mindful of my eating habits & keep on working out.

    Eric ia my #1 guy on TB but after seeing Alcide’s bootylicius side he may be moving up. I can’t believe that there are only 3 episodes left. And what about the dream sequence? Talk about an awkward scene to film.

    Have a great week!

    • Karen says:

      How fun! Are you guys staying in the city, or with mom?

      I’m NOT ready for TB to be over with. Apart from the lame first episode, I think this is probably my favorite season so far.

  3. liz says:

    1. Mood: alright, busy monday but…ya know.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A magnet of a bear that looks like he’s posing for playboy. I’m not sure where it came from and I don’t think its supposed to be funny..but it is to me!
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I really like these studs from ny&co. They’re round metal balls with rhinestones all over. Cheap but don’t look cheap lol
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Organizing my house, cleaning out the tupperwear cabinet, redoing the linen closet, etc.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Getting my puppy!
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I’d love to.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? 4th of July at our house!
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Anything in a crockpot, its amazing how fast you can throw ingredients together and how good they taste after sitting for an hour. Super easy.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: eyes: rubenesque pp, a selma hayak nuance duo in copper/bronze, annabelle gel liner in muddy and prestige my blackest lashes mascara
    10. Weekly goals: not to buy nail polish. Seriously! Lol

  4. flos says:

    1) Mood: Half good, half bad. I got loads of work done today, which is great, but my macbook is dying on me, and I hate the idea of needing to buy a new one.
    2) One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge: a tiny whale magnet
    3) Your favorite pair of earrings: Ever changing, but for now: very long silver ones with leaves.
    4) What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise): making an elearning environment to teach health professionals Dutch, applying for a(nother) job at uni, pampering my pet rabbit and my hubby, and reading all Irving’s books.
    5) One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Growing my own weeds, uhm, I mean herbs, on the balcony! (only to see them quickly disappear in the hungry tummy of above mentioned rabbit)
    6) Vegas baby! -yea or nay? I would be up for the experience! I might win myself enough money for a new macbook :)
    7) When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Probably new year’s eve.
    8) Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? artichokes: put to boil, do whatever for an hour, eat.
    9) Eyes/lips/cheeks: Catrice Missing Jack & Rose/Essence All About Cupcake/The Bodyshop lip&cheek stain
    10) Weekly Goals: Kick ass at my job interview!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Flos,

      Ooh, tell me about your bunny! What’s his/her name?

      I thought about getting one as a companion for Tabs (I’ve read that cats and bunnies can get along really well), but I’m afraid that he’s too territorial and he’d terrorize the poor thing.

      Good luck at your interview this week!

      • flos says:

        Yeah, bunnies and cats are supposed to get along well, as long as they get time to get to know each other. Bunnies don’t need a lot of space, but they do need some place that is just their own to feel happy. I think it could work out great!
        My bunny (it’s a her) is called Littlefoot, after the dinosaur in the animation series!

  5. Nina says:

    1. Mood: upbeat and happy! i surprisingly slept well on a sunday night (i usually dont, for some reason) …

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? a bunch of fridge magnets from places we’ve been to, or places our friends/family have been too.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? the ones im wearing today – theyre huge, plump pearl studs that my sister gave me.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? work-wise, we’re gearing up for an audit. home/personal wise – just an end of the summer vacation.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? being given far more responsibility at work!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? yay but i can only take it in small doses. vegas has a way of making me feel overwhelmed and out of my element.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? last july 4 – we went to an outdoor park with an awesome view of the downtown fireworks!

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? tilapia with some salt, pepper and garlic powder, baked w/ olive oil and served with pasta or rice. yum!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: firespot, magnetic fields and bourboun 24×7 liner + mufe aqua cream and tarte amazonian clay blush in glisten + kiehls clear lipbalm.

    10. Weekly goals: make it to the weekend in one piece – im in for a crazy busy week at work!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      Yum, yum! I love your week night quickie meal. I do something similar, but I add a diced tomato salad (just fresh tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper).

      Good luck with the audit this week. I know those can be stressful! You should treat yourself to something when it’s all over. Maybe a quick trip to Sephora?

      • Nina says:

        im still anxiously watching out for the mufe smokey eyes palette …. im thinking ill hold out til that comes out!

        i love cooking the tilapia w/ some diced onions and tomatoes and olive oil too! :-)

  6. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Is awkward in a good way a mood? If not, it should be. I’m slowly starting to get pumped up to have a productive day. My Sunday was so wonderful that it carried over to today :D

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A photo frame magnet containing all the movie tickets and theatre tickets of productions I’ve seen in the past couple of years.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? A beautiful pair of gold teardrop earrings! There are three teardrops and they rotate independent of each other. I wanted to get a pair of earrings like this after I saw your post of Day to Night looks with the Bloggers’ Obsessions products :D

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Getting through my metabolic biochemistry class, keeping up with pharmacy school applications, and getting into shape before summer is over XD

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Yesterday, by far! One of my best friends came back from studying abroad in Japan so I made chocolate chip pancakes and brought them over to his house :D Then some more of my friends met up and we ended up going to another friends house to hang out. Then, I hung out with my aunt and uncle and we had dinner at an AWESOME restaurant: The Melting Pot of La Jolla!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Oh yea!! I’m going to turn 21 in November and while I don’t to go completely crazy, it would be interesting to experience the grown up world of Las Vegas. I’d only gone when I was a kid so I didn’t really know what was going on when I was there. Honestly, I’d really just want to see some cool shows, do a little social drinking with the friends, and have a nice spa experience!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Probably when I was in elementary school with my dad? We went to a swapmeet area near our place to get a good view of the fireworks. We wished we brought a cooler for food and drinks :P

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Leftovers definitely come to mind. But in regards to actually cooking… I honestly don’t know! It really depends what’s in the fridge! Oh, is the life of a college student :P

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: I am bare faced due to maximizing the amount of time I could spend in bed before having to leave for class. But I really want to get that Make Up For Ever Smoky Eyes Palette sometime. My gal pal had to cancel our lunch date due to her accidental lack of car so I decided to wait to pick up some new goodies.

    10. Weekly goals: Keep up with learning about the Citric Acid Cycle and the Electron Transport Chain XP And dip back into application essay writing (I took a break to focus on my midterm studyin’). Aside from that, it should be a relatively chill week until next week!

    • Karen says:

      WOW — you totally took me back with citric acid cycle and electron transport chain there. I have all that stuffed buried in the folds of my brain somewhere! I doubt I’ll be able to find it again, LOL!

      And yay, I’m glad that you got some pretty gold earrings. There’s nothing like a pair of teardrops to add a little bling to your outfit, ya know?

      Have a great week, and get those pharmacy apps done, girl!

  7. Alex says:

    1. Mood: sleepy – I drove 8 hours yesterday!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing, our fridge is stainless steel. I miss having magnets!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? This is tough! Probably my Kendra Scott Pink Jade earrings. they were a grad present from my boyfriend.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Securing sponsorships for my job and a few research projects for school. I’m a psychology student.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? The beer gardens on Friday night! I tend to think short term LOL.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Heck yes!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? On Friday at the beer gardens actually. Pretty great.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Scrambled eggs. Yes I’m that lazy.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: just liner and mascara/MAC Strange Potion lipglass/NYX Natural Cream Blush + Dior Amber Diamond!

    10. Weekly goals: have fun and work out a few times! I’m going shopping on Saturday :)

    • Karen says:

      Funny, I thought the exact thing when we were looking at fridges when we first moved into this place. I was heartbroken with the thought of not being able to put stuff on the front… luckily, we found a model that looks like stainless steel but still allows me to stick up all my random magnets and notes.

      How far are you along in school? Do you have much left?

  8. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Jazzed.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A big pink T magnet from Target. T for Trisha. Pink because it’s my favorite.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I got these awesome dangly ones with different lengths of silver chain with colored beads and things hanging from them.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I’m in the revision stages of my first novel and near the end of the first draft of my second.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? When I found out I’d be on Nutrisystem, and then losing 46.4 pounds so far. I’d say that’s a pretty big deal. ;)

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Uhh, both. I think it’s kind of a waste of money, even if you don’t gamble.Though I do really like buffets…

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Last Friday! The city’s minor league baseball team had a fireworks show and we went to the Safeway parking lot right by the ballpark to watch without going to the game.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Mac and Cheese. I like to add cayanne pepper.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: I’m super bare right now…

    10. Weekly goals: I’m going camping! In an RV, which is better since this is bear country.
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  9. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted from the driving, moving in, and other activity of last week – the “Welcome Week” before college starts…which is today (ugh). My first class is in a few hours.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Nothing in particular at the moment.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Since it’s my first year at a four-year university, my goal is to learn about and get involved in some campus organizations. My ongoing projects are to also stay fit and begin my enormous reading list.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? I went to the Outside Lands festival with my best friend last Sunday, and it was the most fun I’ve had in what has been a very demanding year. I saw my favorite band live for the first time, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I am with you, Karen – it’s only fun for two-three days.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? I can’t remember.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? An omelette (with a bit of soy sauce and Dash), Vietnamese cha lua (ham), lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and cheese between toasted and buttered filone bread, mmhmm!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nothing on my face at the moment!

    10. Weekly goals: Get through the first week of classes and adjust to my schedule, sigh.

  10. thepaigest says:

    1. Mood: ALSO pumped about TRUE BLOOD!!! AWESOME episode. I loved when they were fighting when they were chained up. I loved sooki’s cardigan I want it! CAN not wait for the next episode. Is it mean that I don’t like the way that they have fairies looking like goblins :(
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? I stick all my coupons up there in a reminder to use them… and all my chinese take out menus :)

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? My little James Avery flower studs

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?Always trying to organize the bathroom and make up

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Why not?
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? I watch them all the time we live a few miles away from a MLB field … it’s nice

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? cottage cheese!
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:MY TRUE BLOOD Tarte palate and lips Revlon Just Bitten… and ladies I just got back from the dentist and it’s still on my lips!
    10. Weekly goals: Work on my nursing CEU’s!!

    • Karen says:

      Sooo I’m kinda bummed that Debbie’s back on the V. :( I get the feeling she really wants to help and I just hope that it doesn’t lead her down a bad path again.

      • thepaigest says:

        I KNOW I was sooo happy when she was helping Sook!!! I’m hoping she didn’t really leave her and she’ll run into help her in the tolerance meeting!

        • Karen says:

          I have a feeling she’s going to cheat on Alcide with that angry wolf pack leader guy! Don’t do it, Debbie!

          • thepaigest says:

            I KNOW! I feel the same way about Tommy he is just so lost. I felt so bad for him when Mrs. Fortenberry was like your brother was stupid :( I want to go to Comic Con sooo bad and see them all together in person on a panel!! UHM yeah I’ve said the 10 minute thing too…lol never happens :)

          • Karen says:

            Remember the scene from the last episode (I think it was the last one) when Tommy dressed up as Mrs. Fortenberry? She looked tow up!

            Seeing the cast in a panel would be awesome. I keep meaning to make it down to Comic Con but keep forgetting. Have you ever been?

          • thepaigest says:

            That was awesome when she was ordering a drink. No i’ve never been it’s on my bucket list. I would have loved to go this year have met Simone Legno and got one of my Tokidoki palattes signed!

  11. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Happy, I finished my To Do list and bought my last book for school so now all i have to do is relax with my two fur babies.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? The grocery list. And the only thing on it yet is Fruit Loops.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? The sapphire ones my mum gave me that match the necklace I almost always wear.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Knitting more, learning how to cook more than just a few meals.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My apartment was broken into last month and as depressing as it was I still found something to laugh at. The people stole my Sam’s Club sized thing of Tide!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I don’t really have an opinion of it. I’ve never been there and I can’t play cards that great.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Dollar Dog Night at an Indians Game in June. We more saw them from the car since we wanted to beat traffic and we had to vacate our seats anyway for the fireworks.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Shrimp scampi with frozen shrimp. The longest part is finding all the stuff in my lazy susan.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Satin Taupe, Swiss Chocolate, and Naked Lunch from MAC and UD 24/7 in Rockstar/Carmex/ more Naked Lunch on my cheekbones and Benetint.

    10. Weekly goals: Find a fast and easy appetizer recipe for when my parents meet the boyfriend’s; hope my dad doesn’t embarrass me during the meeting; knit some more.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachael,

      What knitting projects do you have going on right now?

      Good luck with the meeting of the boyfriend and parents!

      • Rachael says:

        I have four more cables of a baby blanket, then the 1X1 ribbing on the edge to finish it. Then I’ve got hats and gloves in Cleveland Browns colors for the boyfriend and his best friend for when they go to the games. And I’ve got a cowl, hat and fingerless gloves to make that match both my Carthart jacket and my black wool coat.

  12. Kim says:

    1. Mood: OK, honestly still a bit tired. I spent 2.5 hours bailing 3″ of water from the basement after True Blood last night. We had a horrible rain storm (and don’t have flooding problems so I didn’t think to check). Luckily I went down there to put the last load of wash in the dryer. By the time the Hubs got home at midnight (after driving 8 hours), I was at the mopping stage. Wet cat litter is an awful, awful thing, btw!!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A magnet from a friend that reads “Team Eric… I like my vamps tall, blonde and viking”. :)
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Diamond studs that the Hubs gave me for Christmas a month after we started dating. I’d always wanted a pair but had never said anything. I sort of knew that it was a cosmic sign. HAHA!
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Like you, my fitness routine is ongoing. One of my friends is doing P90X and she loves it. I might add some into the regular running schedule. I guess I’ll be spending some time cleaning up the basement, too!
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Bringing the boys to a couple of NHL games this year. They really liked them. I know that’s 2, not 1. :)
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yea! But with the caveat that I’ve only been (800 times) for work and I don’t gamble. There is a lot to see and do when you only have 3 hours a day, in the evenings. I don’t know if I could spend an extended vacation there – though heading out to the Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam would help. And word on the Bellagio buffet. Paris has a great brunch one also. I also like to hit Caesar’s for Spago, Chinois and Mesa Grill. OK, I’m making myself hungry.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Last Saturday, as a matter of fact. We were at a family/friends picnic and they had quite an impressive fireworks display (for being at someone’s house).
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Hmmm, I’m drawing a blank. Usually, if we’re in a hurry, I’ll whip up something with leftovers (steak and cheese quesadilla with side salad). It really depends on what I have on hand and what the boys will eat with the least amount of complaining!
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: The usual. Clinique eyeliner in chocolate lustre; Clinique eyebrow pencil in taupe; Hypnose; Nars Orgasm blush; Ev Rev (of course!).
    10. Weekly goals: I’m supposed to be on vacation this week but cut it back to Wed – Fri. We’ll be bringing the boys to 6 Flags and doing some school clothes shopping. We also have about 64,000 things to do around the house. That said, I think my goal will be to enjoy the days off. :)

    What Alcide scene could you mean? hee hee! Yes, we’re getting a shot of everyone’s bum. I was just so happy to see “old” Eric with the hair, and the clothes – and a bit of the attitude. Even if it was just a dream. And, my goodness, I knew Jess was pale but the girl’s almost totally transparent. I’m not sure who leaves their comfortable mansion for the bed of a pick-up truck, but, I guess whatever works for them. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      I’m sorry to hear about the basement flooding! That totally sucks. At least you were able to clean it all up (wet kitty litter and all) in a reasonable amount of time.

      Enjoy your time off this week! I’m sure the boys will love to have you around, and of course, Six Flags is always fun. Are you going to ride the roller coasters with them?

      • Kim says:

        Thanks! Yes, totally. We’re all big riders (traditional and water), so it makes it a lot of fun. Of course, I always hang on to the boys like grim death because I have an irrational fear of them somehow getting unbuckled and flying off the ride (Crazy, I know). :)

    • artemis says:

      well, jason is pretty tanned :D i think she’s pretty as hell

  13. Becky says:

    1. Mood: WOOOOO so happy I just found out I passed my Benefit audition!!! Especially happy because I was supposed to hear by Friday and so I thought I hadn’t passed!!!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing anymore, but there used to be a dress up Barbie who now lives on my radiator :)
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Big gold hoops from Topshop – I only have 5 pairs!
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I am working on a novel! This is my second one, the first one…well let’s just forget about that, shall we?
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Hmm…kidnapping our friend and taking her on a magical midnight trip for her birthday.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yes! I’ve never been but when I eventually get to the US of A I will definitely be hitting it up!
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Last bonfire night…well, we would have watched but by the time we got there (in torrential rain) we saw the very last one and went home again, typical!
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Hmmm, so many to choose from…chorizo and creamy tomato sauce pasta, yum :)
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Rimmel eyeliner, old Bourjois lipstick with Maybelline Colour Sensation Pink Fizz over that – not much today, I didn’t go anywhere.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish the novel?! Optimistic…let’s say get my nails done and do some cleaning.

  14. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: Good, don’t have to work today :)

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? coupon for pizza

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? my small diamond studs that were my 21st bday present from my bf

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? organizing info for grad school

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? taking the GRE (hopefully this turns out to be a positive moment haha)

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? depends on who I go with, I’m not a big partier or gambler but love a good vegas show

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? 4th of july

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? smoothie!!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: nothing, I have been cleaning today

    10. Weekly goals: go to the gym at least once
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  15. 1. Mood: Happy! Enjoying my last week of summer vacay to the fullest. (Literally, it’s my last week of summer vacation, ever–I graduate this year!)

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Pictures of a resort in Hawaii… I love playing the ukulele, and Hawaii is so beautiful. I’d LOVE to visit someday!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Wooden swan earrings: they look like plugs, but they’re not!

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? My blog!

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Going sailing with family and friends.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I’ve never been, but I’d like to! Last year I wrote a 50-page paper on water conservation in Vegas.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? July 4th, 2011! We watched from a hotel balcony on the 16th floor and could see a dozen different fireworks displays go off all around us! It was unforgettable.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Korean BBQ Chicken (Dak Gui). I marinate it for a day or two, and it cooks up in a flash whenever it’s finally time to eat!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Armani Eyes to Kill/Badger Balm Lime Rocket/NARS Orgasm.

    10. Weekly goals: Get organized!
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  16. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Still sleepy and waiting for the caffeine to kick in. I’m finding out I tend to do these when I just wake up!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
    Our extremely long grocery list!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?
    My studs, probably. They are the ones in my ears most often!

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
    Transferring some of my favorite classes notes into a 3-subject notebook so all those notebooks don’t take up so much room in my book shelf!

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
    Getting a new computer monitor for free from your brother! Oh my God, not memorable to a lot of people, but when your spending your time rebooting a computer EIGHT times and all of a sudden you get a $300 monitor for free that starts automatically, you go WHOO HOO!!!!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
    No way, man! Too crowded for little ol’ me!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
    When I was 10 probably! It’s been a long, LONG time!

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
    Spaghetti with garlic bread! Yummy, yummy in my tummy!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
    Nothin at the moment. Gotta get dressed.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Exchange lamp at Target. Mine does the tango.
    Give. Zena. BATH!!!!! Especially since I have a bath mat now. I have to see how it does!
    Go to school. Icky!!!!

  17. Laurina Esposito says:

    1. Mood: stressed
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? The menu for this week :-)
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I have huge gotty ones with orange metallic ovals
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Getting out of this call canter and into a career :-)
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Camping with my bf :-)
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? yea!
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? This 4th of July :-P
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Pigs in a Blanket :-)
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Buxom Cream Eyeshadow in Golden Retriever/ ELF Glossy Gloss in Dragonfruit/LORAC Blush in Rendezvous
    10. Weekly goals: Make it through my first week on calls at the helpdesk!

  18. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Ready for bed!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? “Houses” from Amsterdam.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Oh, I have so many. Bling blings!
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Besides ethernal cleaning? Nothing special at the moment.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Summer & vacations.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nay, I have not even been to US.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Last New Year’s eve.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Something premade.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Shu chartreuse&purple/Shu orange l/s & Mac Ember Glow/Illamasqua Lover
    10. Weekly goals: Nothing.

  19. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Really happy. I just saw a friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in ages. We went to MAC and Rite AId, and I bought some MAC & Wet n Wild goodies.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?: A cutout of vegetarian meal ideas.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?: I have so many! But there is a silver oval shaped pair that has a smaller oval dangling inside a larger one. It’s a different look than regular silver hoops.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?: I’m really kicking butt with my blog posts. It’s my goal to post at least twice a day. I hope I can still do this when school starts.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?: Moving into my own place. I live with the boyfriend and our two cats, but it’s still nice to have my own apartment (sort of).

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?: Yea!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?: Hmm, maybe 10 years ago?

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?: Veggie burgers with mustard, ketchup, fresh spinach in pita pockets. On the side: Diced & seasoned potatoes baked with olive oil.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Eyes- NARS Isolde, Milani Rich Java in the outer v, LA Splash Poison Ivy Liquid Liner on the upper lashline, UD Mildew liner on the lower. Cheeks-N.Y.C Blush Stick in South St, Seashell. Lips: NYX Syclia l/s & MegaShine in Nutmeg.

    10. Weekly goals: NYU receptions & orientation, visiting my friend Terri (who has a month old baby boy), and of course, blogging!

  20. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Blah..Just got back from vacation so having post vacation let down
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A schedule of what type of pizza is being served at my favorite pizza place
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? These Alexis Bittar gold earrings that I wore for my wedding
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? A lot of projects with clients, data, etc.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Going to Hong Kong
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yea
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? A very long time ago
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Cup O’Noodles
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nothing, wore off, nothing
    10. Weekly goals: Gym, have a better attitude.

  21. Janet says:

    1. Mood: Happy :)
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?: A picture of one of our cats, Mango.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?: Pearls that my BFF’s parents gave me after we graduated from HS.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?: Organizing my room/all of the things I brought back to my parents house after moving home.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?: Graduating college!
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?: Nay. I’m not a big boozer or gambler.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?: A few years ago for the 4th of July.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?: Chicken on the George Foreman
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Eyes – UD Naked palette (Virgin as highlight, Sin in inner corner, Toasted on middle of the lid, Hustle in outer v), Too Faced Natural Eye palette (Sexpresso in crease and as liner), L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara. Lips – EOS lipbalm and Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Cheeks – NARS Laguna bronzer and Dior Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera
    10. Weekly goals:

  22. Lauren says:

    1. Mood: Very happy! I got off from work an hour early and I am now drinking hot chocolate. Monday win.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A photo of Pres. Obama. We are hardcore democrats in my house.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? My pearls. Even when I am wearing a grungy outfit my pearl earrings still make me feel FANCY.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I am moving in 2 weeks so I have been doing a summer long packing project!
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My best friend’s 21st birthday party was spectacular… well the part I can remember!
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yay.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? July 4th at a James Taylor concert.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? I love breakfast for dinner. Egg whites with cheddar cheese and salsa in a whole wheat tortilla.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: MAC’s Mineral Mode/ MAC’s Cherish/ MAC’s Crystal Pink. Clearly it is a MAC day.
    10. Weekly goals: Have a successful recovery from my foot surgery on Friday.

  23. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! I just got back from a week and a half in the mountains and it’s my first day back at work. I feel by blood pressure rising, but I’m trying to just take it email by email and project by project!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? I have these magnetic grocery pads. Otherwise, nothing!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I love big earrings, but my go-to pair are some huge (read fake) diamond studs.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I’m planning my firm’s annual partner retreat in Half Moon Bay…so I’m busy!

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My family trip to the mountains. Ahhh…I want to go back!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Eh…I haven’t been in 15 years but I’m going back in October for a conference. We’ll see what I think then!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? On the 4th of July in Chagrin Falls, OH. It was pretty and I’m a big fan of fireworks!

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce, gorgonzola, toasted almonds, sliced grapes and a homemade raspberry dijon vinagrette. Even my hubby likes it!

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: MAC brule, MAC Mulch, MAC Mystery, Loreal liquid liner, Rock & Republic Fatalistic to set, MAC Smolder to line the water line and Loreal Voluminous mascara. Cheeks: MAC Overdyed Blush, Bronzer-Benefit Hula, Lips…it’s changed a few times today, but it started with Rimmel Vintage Pink. :) It was a “full face” kind of day!

    10. Weekly goals: It’s my hubby’s 32nd Birthday so I want to do my best to make him feel special and loved! I have a few surprises up my sleeve so we’ll see!

  24. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Tired. Been cleaning all day, worked out hard, and now there’s laundry.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Pictures of my kids when they were little. I love looking at them.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Mikimoto pearls from my husband.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Weight loss and fitness.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My son starting college.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nah. I’m not a gambler. I’d rather go to NY for shows.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Been awhile for me too.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? broiled fish and lots of veggies
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nothing. Just showered.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthy. Work out hard. Try not to spend money.

  25. Larie says:

    1. Mood: Surprisingly cheerful and upbeat!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A magnet with the emergency number for our apartment complex office on it, I think.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? All of them are my favorite :D And trust me, there are a lot XP
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Training to be able to do a pull-up, planning a wedding, and so many more…sigh.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? adopting a doggie! :D
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nay. Except maybe to go shopping!
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Um…I can’t remember.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Homemade pizza! (We freeze the dough in batches and thaw in the fridge overnight…then it’s ready to go at dinner time!)
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Shiro Cosmetics shadows / bare / Dior Aurora powder and Tarte bronzer
    10. Weekly goals: get through some of my library books
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  26. mkdallas says:

    Ok, too lazy to list all the things on the poll (although I enjoy reading everyone else’s, lol) but I MUST respond to 2 of your comments…

    1) The Bellagio buffet = thebomb.com

    2) Horrible self-disclosure…as Alcide snuck into bed as Debbie “slept”, I REWOUND the recording, just to ensure that I hadn’t missed any *ahem* frontal pulchritude. Sick, I know.

  27. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Okay. So so. Just there.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A list of Shakespearean insults.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Tanzanite studs my husband got me for some occasion or other. (I know; I should remember!)
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? “Please” and “Thank You” with a toddler. Believe me, it’s enough.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Eating cupcakes with the aforementioned toddler…oh my, you’d never believe how they spread out.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Oh heck yes. Food, drink menus, people watching, shopping…give me a week there anytime.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? We can see our city’s displays from our back window–so, 4th of July.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Kale salad with pine nuts, feta, and lemon dressing.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nothing! Today I just…didn’t…want…to. Similar to how I felt about waking up, LOL!
    10. Weekly goals: 8 hours of sleep. EVERY NIGHT. Wish me luck.

  28. 1. Mood: Grumpy but rallying ’round. I was listening to a podcast on the way home from picking up the Mac at the Apple doctor, missed my turn, and ended up in Boston rush hour traffic. It was not a pretty sight, let me tell you.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A recipe for shishebab marinade ripped out of a magazine.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Small platinum hoops.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? [Work] Documenting a SQL query’s execution strategy. [Home] renovating my woman cave.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My brother opening his own restaurant.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nay. I lived near Atlantic City for a short period and found the whole thing a big yawn.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? 2003
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Red harvest grapes, ripe brie, and a nice big glass of Rabbit Ridge Zinfandel
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: [Eyes] Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracious Arisari under Chanel Slate with Chantecaille Perle as highlight. [Lips] Besame Dusty Rose under Chanel Pagoda Glossimer. [Cheeks] Laura Mercier Oleander cream blush
    10. Weekly goals: Restore data on the Mac, fertilize my gardens, write a style guide.

  29. Brandi Andi says:

    1. Mood: tired, yet excited for my new house.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing! Just moved in.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? The simple diamond earrings I got for my second anniversary.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Unpacking, organizing my house, classes started today,
    Spain trip in the beginning of September, oh and I am hosting my friends
    baby shower this weekend:D phew…
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Trip to Malta. Amazing!
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yea. But I lived in Nevada for 7 years. I
    like casinos, gambling, bars at the pool, 24 hour night life, the shows, the food,
    the shopping, the spas, the views, the lights, and of course, running away
    to get married there. ha!
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Right
    now I live in Sicily, so ALL the time. Literally every other night. The best one lately was a couple of weeks ago while Mt. Etna was erupting. Sweet!
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? My husband usually cooks because
    he is awesome, but I’ve been obsessed with grilled cheese and jam sandwiches
    lately. Yum!
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Bobbi Brown mascara(I got a sample of it from Sephora)/Burts Bees acai chapstick/Sonia Kashuk Sheer Liquid Tint in Peony
    10. Weekly goals: Finish unpacking EVERYTHING, throw the best baby
    shower ever! and get a little ahead in my classes.

  30. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Tired, its 12am here in London…time for beddy bye byes soon.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A drawing my little cousin did of me :)
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? A classic pair of diamond studs.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? An ongoing project of mine is to get to a body I am happy with… Work wise, trying to climb the ladder in this monster sized company of mine.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? My best friend getting married.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yay :)

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Ummm a few years ago with my little cousin and her school friends.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? if i can be bothered Vietnamese summer rolls….rice/glass noodles, smoked tofu (or chicken if you eat meat lol) salad and peanuts with a chilli vinegar dipping sauce…yum. Failing that,pesto pasta with mozerella and baby plum tomatoes does the trick too.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nada bada, about to go to sleep !

    10. Weekly goals: Finish training for work, go pilates, exercise more !

    Have a lovely week everyone !

  31. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Frustrated due to internet issues today, but I’m up and running now, so getting better!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?

    A magnet that says “A home without a cat is just a house.”

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?

    A pair I got from Forever 21, they have silvertone and mother of pearl leaves hanging from delicate chains.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?

    Helping to coordinate movie nights at church, trying to get my makeup collection organized, and job hunting.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?

    I’d have to say a party I went to on Saturday was pretty memorable. It was a great opportunity to get to know some people better that I just know through other friends.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?

    I’ve never been and don’t really have any interest in going. I’m not much for loud, crowded, chaotic places.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?

    Probably just once as a child and that’s it. I have an intense phobia of firecrackers and loud, banging noises.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?

    When I want to just dump something in a pan and cook it up, nothing beats Trader Joe’s Thai Shrimp Gyoza.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:

    Mac Dazzlelight shadow, Bobbi Brown Denim Ink Gel Liner, Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint on lips and cheeks, topped with Mac’s EVOLUTION REVOLUTION on the lips!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Finish a couple of books I’m reading (I always have one fiction and one non-fiction going simultaneously), continue job hunting, and try to get the makeup collection under control.

  32. beth says:

    1. Mood:
    stressed. first day of my last year of undergrad and i already feel behind

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
    whiteboard containing shopping list

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?
    probably the diamond studs i “borrowed” from my mom

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
    an interactive campus map showing different sustainable/green options on campus, building a new website for a club i am in, working on my resume and job hunting

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
    weekend at my boyfriend’s family lakehouse, lots of fun and bonding

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
    i lived there for 16 years (infancy to high school graduation) and now i go back every once in awhile, but please no more than absolutely necessary. i see the appeal for other people, and i like to party too but hate hate hate hate hate the stigma and stereotypes. “what happens in vegas stays in vegas, bro” makes me want to stab people. girls in too short dresses pretending that las vegas is a fantasy land makes me want to barf on them. sorry /endrant.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
    a big orchestrated show – last weekend of july at germanfest in milwaukee. a few fireworks – last week at a white sox game when they scored a home run

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
    baked honey balsamic chicken with steamed veggies

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
    no color cosmetics; just skincare – cosmedicine eye cream, vitaschtick (by vitamin water and bonne bell) roll on lipgloss, clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel

    10. Weekly goals: finish up the projects i should have done over the summer, attend all of my classes

  33. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good … at least I avoided the BART protest!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
    A postcard from my dentist!

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings?
    Gold pyramid studs from Marc Jacobs!

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
    Pulling together my resume; working towards a more fulfilling career (hopefully).

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
    I don’t really have one :( Maybe it is still to come.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
    NAY! Vegas is strange and always makes me feel incredibly sad. Families on vacation alongside career gamblers and young drunkards? No thanks!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
    July 4th

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
    I like salad or black bean soup. I am a big soup fan.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
    Dior incognito; NARS dolce vita; Tarte tipsy

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try and get through this crazy work week!

  34. PS says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good for a monday!

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Um nothing :)

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I don’t really have a favorite pair. I have a couple stud earrings that I like. Nothing fancy.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?

    I actually need to get remotiviated so that I can get certified in my profession. Just so hard to stay motivated to study when you are burned out from work.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?

    I”m hoping it will be when I get a new job. Change is good!

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nay, notmy thing anymore.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? July 4th!

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Um everynight is a quickie meal & it’s not good, LOL. I suppose it would be pasta or cereal.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: neutral colors, lips – light pink – checks light pink. I used elf eyeshadow (surprising the color really stays & is pretty), NARS cream blush & bronzer. Clinique black honey gloss.

    10. Weekly goals: Like one of the previous posters – ace my interview!!!! Please, please I so want a new job. :)

    Have a great week!

  35. Suri says:

    1. Mood: tired. I was awakened by too much loud music too early.
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? a postcard of a slice of Junior’s Cheesecake (the best in the entireeee world)
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? yellow and rose gold hoops my hubby got me when we first started dating.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Ugh. Next week I have to move everything from my old classroom into my new classroom, then set it up for the first day of school.
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? 31st bday bbq. Good friends, family, food and beer. Great times.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I haven’t been yet but want to so yea!
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? probably 4 years or so. Everytime I try to catch one the weather is crappy and its canceled.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? hubby’s roast beef sandwich. Super simple to make and it’s delish!
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: nothing now but I had some Avon Extralast mascara in black, Tarte concealer and amazonian clay blush and L’oreal gloss in nude.
    10. Weekly goals: enjoy the week, get ready for back to school.

  36. sara says:

    i NEED (like, i will not be able to go on without it) that pesto recipe!

  37. Elle says:

    Mood:
    Pretty good – had all of last week off, so it’s good to come back to work fully rested and recharged.

    One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge?
    Magnets from my trip to the UK a few years back.

    Your favorite pair of earrings?
    Apart from my 22K hoops from Little India, I love these new earrings I got that kind of make me look like I have gauges in. I am really bad at describing them, but they are white earrings that look like carved wood.

    What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)?
    Getting in better shape is ongoing as always and has gotten more intense this past year, and finding a job that pays me a wee bit more for my hard work. Just sayin’. I’d like to be able to step up the help I give to my family financially and work towards owning my own house with a yard for my future dogs.

    One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far?
    Meeting my new bf. Well I knew him from before, but not as bf material.

    Vegas, baby! — yea or nay?
    Yay, for 48-72 hours at a time. I only like the easy gambling (hello slot machines) and I do like shopping and buffets and drinks, buuuuuut just for a while.

    When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display?
    This past 4th of July. I saw two of them with the bf – one on the beach right over Lake Michigan and another one right against the backdrop of the Baha’i Temple.

    Your favorite weeknight quickie meal?
    Anything sandwich-y, or a quick gnocchi with goat cheese, spinach and walnuts.

    Eyes/Lips/Cheeks:
    MAC’s Peek At You eyeshadow, black eyeliner and Opulash mascara/MAC’s Hibiscus/MAC’s Pinch Me

    Weekly goals:
    Trying to cut down on my Diet Coke/Diet Dr. Pepper intake (I have been drinking it like it’s going out of style lately) and going for a run at least 3x this week.

  38. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Cheerful. Had a pretty good weekend and found out my cousin is having twins in December, possibly near mine and the mommy’s birthday :D
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? a recipe for no yeast pizza dough. Flour, baking powder, milk, oil, and a bit of salt.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? I have CZ drop earrings with giant pear cuts in the bottom, similar to Oprah’s ;) They’re utterly gorgeous and are coming to Vegas with me.
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? My blog, crochet blankets for my cousins new babies, and lots of resume writing :)
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? I just found out on Friday that my cousin is having twins. I thought she was only having 1, but was overjoyed when she told me it would be two.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Yea! Gonna be there Friday :D <3 the excitement and fun. Last time I was there it was for 5 days and did a ton of stuff. This time is mostly partying away for two cousins birthday parties. One turned 25 and the other 30, so it's gonna be a blast. We are living it up and staying at the Bellagio. We fully intend to take full use of the buffet. I've been building up a huge calorie deficit and ramping up my metabolism for it :)
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? We have the Celebration of Lights every summer here in Vancouver. They just finished up a little while ago, so it was August 6 that I just saw some lovely fireworks.
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? 1/2 cup rice, chopped lettuce and tomato and half a can of salmon with a drizzle of whatever salad dressing I happen to have open.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: MAC Blonde's Gold pigment, MAC Warmth of Coral blush, MAC Blacktrack fluidline eyeliner, MAC Plushlash, and MAC Hush Hush Rose lipglass
    10. Weekly goals: do 3 more Bodyrock workouts, possibly a 4th at the airport & partyrock my butt off in Vegas :) Can you tell I'm excited? :D :D
    Christy recently posted … Subtle Satiny MAC Semi-Precious Warmth of Coral & Pressed Amber Mineralize Blush Review & Swatches

  39. Advah says:

    1. Mood: hungry! (hmm peach pie)

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? 3d fruit magnets.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? My ears aren’t pierced.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Starting my own website/magazine with my friends! The first piece is already written. FINGERS CROSSED.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? I went to Chicago and SXSW, and recently got to work on an exhibition we have at work. Loved it. :)

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Heck I’d give it a try!

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? It’s the Festival in town during August, so we have two fireworks per night!

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Cheese and anything else I can find. :P

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nars Calanque, Bobbi Brown electric gel liner, Nars Orgasm and Nars Copacabana. Can you sense a theme?

    10. Weekly goals: It’s the last week of the Festival, so go see shows!

  40. artemis says:

    wow, this episode of TB was epic! the alcide moment was nice but too muscley for my taste :)) eric ftw. i’e been waiting for the jess n jason moment for a lot so it was fun. the baby scene was so sweet….too bad they didn’t show more of the threesome :D that’s hot

  41. Twyla Munden says:

    1. Mood: Almost awake after 1 coffee and Smiley..
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? A pic of Drew Barrymore w/ a too-dye for hair color for the fall (hope my hairdresser approves) and a pic of a healthy body that I aim to discover within myself.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? They are about 3 inches long x 3 inches wide Tree Style in Gun Metal – They bring out my inner Rocker!!
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I work in Construction so at the moment I’m working on 8 Projects… YEEK.. At home, I have a disaster in my dining room that needs attention – packing away unwanted items for storage and I’m working on developing my Photography as a side show
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? Come Home Year 2011 – My small town in Newfoundland has a town reunion every 5 years, so the town of 600 becomes a town of 2000 and you spend a week catching up with old friends & making new friends.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? unsure – never been but its on the list to discover
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? Mid July at the cottage.. My brother in law loves setting them off..
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Bbq.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: NYX today all over with MAC eyeliner & Rimmel Mascara
    10. Weekly goals: Walk 3x’s, go to bed earlier, finish 1 of 3 books I’m reading

  42. Amanda says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I saw Katy Perry on Sunday and I’m still reeling from her amazing show/voice/costumes. Plus I have a hot date with my boyfriend tonight!
    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing :( Our fridge isn’t magnetic.
    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? Simple diamond studs my mom got me for Christmas after I spent a year wearing hers that I accidentally stole, thinking they were fake and mine. Oops!
    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? Myself! I’m trying to get back in shape, which is proving to be harder than it sounds. I’m also starting some art projects AND finishing up a rhinestone-covered DeadMau5 head!
    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? The Lady Gaga Concert. It was too amazing for words. I love her so much.
    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? Nay :( I’m 6 months shy of 21 but even on my birthday I’m opting to go to Napa Valley for a wine tasting instead.
    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? The Fourth Of July
    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Noodles with butter, salt and parmesan cheese.
    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Eyes – Diorshow Mascara in Black, Lips – Smith’s Rosebud Salve (my FAVORITE), Cheeks – Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer and Bobbi Brown Tawny Blush
    10. Weekly goals: Get everything set up for school, organize my office in preparation for school, work out every day, learn a new makeup technique!

  43. astrid says:

    1. Mood: Alright, trying to get focused and not run around flailing my arms.

    2. One thing displayed/posted on the front of your fridge? Nothing, because my fridge is fitted inside a cabinet so I couldn’t stick anything.

    3. Your favorite pair of earrings? This pearl/diamond earrings from my mom, given on my wedding. It’s a classic and elegant piece for special occasions.

    4. What are some of the projects you’re working on now (professional or otherwise)? I’m redesigning my website, working on a game interface for android phone, writing a novel.

    5. One of your most memorable moments of 2011 so far? New Year party in London with a fireworks display over the London Eye.

    6. Vegas, baby! — yea or nay? I’ve never been there, but most likely a nay. I don’t think I’m the Vegas type.

    7. When was the last time you watched an outdoor fireworks display? New year’s eve, in London.

    8. Your favorite weeknight quickie meal? Spaghetti with zucchinis and arrabiata sauce, topped with grilled mozzarella cheese.

    9. Eyes/Lips/Cheeks: Nothing yet, working at home today.

    10. Weekly goals: I haven’t thought of it today. Probably should, at least before tomorrow :-/

    Have a good week too, Karen!

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