Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 23

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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. 170. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Super excited! So much so that my heart is beating like a hummingbird’s. Next week I’ll finally be able to share the so-far secret details about that Toronto trip I took earlier this spring, and I seriously can’t wait!

  3. What are you wearing?
  4. My black skinny jeans; a black floral print top with a gray, khaki and beige print; a gray button-down cardigan; black platform sandals; a black Dakine purse that I got from Marshalls for, like, $15 (SCORE!); and gold heart-shaped hoops.

    Oh, and I know it’s not technically part of the outfit, but I’m also toting around a lint brush to periodically pull kitty fur from the black pants. They’re like magnets for the stuff!

  5. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
  6. Ugh, Birthday Sex. As soon as I hear the first few bars, one of my eyelids starts to twitch.

  7. Are you happy with your height?
  8. I wouldn’t mind being a little taller… Forget that — I wish I was a baller! Okay, so maybe not a baller, but I’d take a few extra inches if they were offered. 🙂 I’m only 5’1”, but in my mind I’m epically tall, like 5’6”, LOL!

  9. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
  10. San Diego for the mellow vibe, comfortable climate and beaches; Paris for…well, just about everything — the museums, the romance, the food (!); New York for many of the same reasons as Paris; and Hawaii for the beaches, the people, the trade winds and the rainbow of colors everywhere.

  11. Something that comes easily to you?
  12. Hmm…buying shoes? But seriously, maybe writing, at least most of the time, except for bouts of writer’s block (when they hit, they hit HARD). Oh, and running isn’t too hard for me, not that I run very far or fast, but once I get going I’m like a hamster on a wheel!

  13. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
  14. I used to think they were tacky, but not anymore. They make great conversation starters at gatherings and parties.

  15. What are the keys to success?
  16. You tell me. I don’t know if there really are any skeleton keys that work the same way for everyone. I like to think that there are lots of different ways to reach goals, but tenacity, kindness and occasional episodes of good luck rarely hurt.

    Also, as I’ve gotten older, and this is just as disappointing as it is true, but it also seems like the whole “It’s not what you know, but who you know” thing comes into play more often than not.

  17. Imagine you’re at an awesome summer barbeque. Describe what we’d find on your perfect lunch plate.
  18. Roasted, salted corn on the cob topped with melted butter (NOM!), potato salad, Hawaiian-style macaroni salad, chips and a veggie hot dog with lots of ketchup and relish…and maybe also a scoop of steamed rice and a few grilled shrimp (ya know, if there’s any room left on the plate).

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To stick to my deadlines (something I wasn’t very good about last week); to run at least four miles, three times before Saturday; and to carve out some extra play time with Tabs every day. According to that Jackson Galaxy guy, play is very important for happy kitties.

Hello, hello, and happy Monday, pretty. 🙂 Wow, I feel weirdly great today. Almost manic. I think it might have to do with the stretching I started doing first thing in the morning, but I don’t know. I’m not naturally a flexible person, and I don’t do any upside-down crazy yoga poses or stuff like that, just a few basic leg, arm and back stretches for a few minutes before I get out of bed. It really gets the blood flowing.

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1. Mood:
2. What are you wearing?
3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
4. Are you happy with your height?
5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
6. Something that comes easily to you?
7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
8. What are the keys to success?
9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
10. Weekly goals:

Sending you positive vibes through the intertubes right now… To receive them, just place your hand on the monitor for five seconds. Trust me, it works. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    heyheyyy!!!

    1. Mood: kinda sick – i have a bit of an earache. and i feel super congested again. im waiting to hear from the doctor’s office to see when they can fit me in.

    2. What are you wearing? black flats, and a black and white shirtdress.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? give it away by the red hot chili peppers. just dislike it – makes my ears hurt.

    4. Are you happy with your height? at first, i wasnt. now i dont mind to much. im 5’1 on a good day. 😀

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? i love pasadena. its such a laid back place, and its awesome that i can walk to places and not sweat.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? organizing things.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? i dont even wear rings. 😀

    8. What are the keys to success? beats me. its probably just keeping calm and carrying on.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… im with you on the bbq corn — but mine would have a mix of salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder sprinkled on it, no butter. ill also have rice & beans (the only way i can eat beans ever), a rib and a slice of brisket. yum!

    we had something similar to that last saturday in taylor, texas at a place called louis mueller’s barbecue. soooo. good. 🙂

    10. Weekly goals: get better. im getting tired of this crud. 🙂

  2. Melis Toro says:

    1. Mood:Depressed
    2. What are you wearing? Stone wash Jean with a Beige Shirt
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?Any song for Keshia
    4. Are you happy with your height? yes, It’s works for me
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I would say the Oklahoma river
    6. Something that comes easily to you? budgeting my money
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? nay
    8. What are the keys to success? Strong determination, positive thinking,
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Hot Dogs, Pasta Salad, sausage and corn on cub
    10. Weekly goals: being more interactive with my blog ( need more followers:( ), Start designing my website, trying to start working on people make up to start building up my portfolio

  3. Karen B says:

    1. Mood: tired (it’s been a long day)
    2. What are you wearing? black trousers (it was so chilly this morning), cute blue floral top
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Can’t think of one right now…
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. However heels are always nice 🙂
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Banff national park in Canada was awesome. Vancouver is crazy. Rome and Paris are amazing. London will always be my love.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Singing. All day, every day 🙂
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Depending on how gaudy… Mostly nay I think
    8. What are the keys to success? Perseverance, courage, hope
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Spare ribs. Lots of them. And a lot of veggies 🙂
    10. Weekly goals: Start my runs again, get fully prepared until the end of the school trimester
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  4. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Very anti-social – not really a Monday thing, more like a “don’t wanna be around anybody because all personalities are annoying” kinda thing…So it’s definitely ME!
    2. What are you wearing? The same winter wardrobe – I need to clothes (might brighten my mornings)
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Signs – Five Men Electrical Band. Gets stuck in my head EVERY TIME! All I need to hear is the title and there is goes in my head – GRRRR!
    4. Are you happy with your height? Most times yes.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Hands down San Diego, CA. I would move back in a heartbeat. Hubby and I are Navy and we moved for work 🙁 Maine is also beautiful in the summertime.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Organization.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Just one, then yes!
    8. What are the keys to success? Honesty and Integrity. A good leader practices what they preach and keep it honest. Nobody knows everything, and we are all human and make mistakes. I think people will respect you more if you are honest. They are also more likely to forgive you if you are just honest that you messed up. Especially when you seek out that person after you find out you were wrong about something and apologize.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… watermelon, baked beans, smoked sausage and brisket, and of course corn on the cob!
    10. Weekly goals: Catch up on work, upload my pics form my new camera to my computer, and IRON my clothes (ugh I hate ironing)

  5. Fieran says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. Just had a yummy dinner of Chicken Biryani from my favourite Indian restaurant so I cannot be more content.

    2. What are you wearing? Work clothes: Short sleeved plaid shirt (red, white and blue plaid) with a pair of skinny blue jeans.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Nothing comes to mind for now, but generally black metal or heavy metal music. *SHUDDER*

    4. Are you happy with your height? I used to want to be shorter (I’m about 5ft 7″) as it was quite difficult to find pants in the right length, where I come from, but after awhile I got used to it. Moving to Scandinavia kind of proved that I am anything but tall 🙂

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I love London – there’s something about it that makes me want to keep going back again and again. Of course the wide shopping range does help. I also loved San Francisco – the weather, the people, the service, and food. My vacation to San Francisco was the only vacation when I came home sad. Usually I am more than happy to be home and get back to work. But this time, I was quite disappointed that the vacation had ended.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Writing. I’m a technical writer by profession so writing kind of has to come easy. My cure for writers’ block is a large latte and a huge piece of brownie. Definitely gets me focused again. Of course some promise of makeup after meeting a deadline does wonders too 😉

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? I’m not much of a ring person, I prefer bangles/bracelets.

    8. What are the keys to success? Perseverance and just being too stubborn to quit. However, success can be measured in different ways. We always think we are not good enough based on our standards, but sometimes, I think if we look at our achievements from an outsider’s point of view, the success will be apparent 🙂

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Barbecued chicken wings, some yummy salad, and a tall glass of iced tea.

    10. Weekly goals: Be productive at work. Go to the gym 3 times this week. Treat myself to something nice when I get paid. Bake biscotti.

  6. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy..It is a rainy Monday and got back late last night from San Fran.
    2. What are you wearing? Black pants and grey shirt
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Can’t think of one right now.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Wish I was 2 inches taller.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? London, Hong Kong, San Francisco
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Laziness..haha
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Nay..my fingers are small so unless it is a size 4 they slip off so easilty
    8. What are the keys to success? Hard work, preserverance and luck!
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…Corn on the cob, steak and a baked potato!
    10. Weekly goals: Hit gym, eat healthy and work on resume

  7. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Exhausted and PMS-y!

    2. What are you wearing?

    Currently, sweats. That will change if I decide to go out at some point.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?

    So many to choose from! I guess the last song that was on my radar that couldn’t be turned off fast enough was Fergie’s London Bridge. Love Black Eyed Peas, but her solo stuff, and that song in particular, really really annoyed me!

    4. Are you happy with your height?

    I’d love to be about 4 inches taller.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?

    The Monterey/Carmel area of California, hands down!

    6. Something that comes easily to you?

    Loving animals! I can forgive all kinds of naughty behavior in the furry creatures, but with humans I’m not so forgiving!

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?

    Yea, I think they’re fun!

    8. What are the keys to success?

    Good question. I think it comes down to defining what success means to YOU and not letting it be defined by society or outside influences. If you’re happy and content with your life, and try your best to make a positive difference in the lives of others, that means success to me.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…

    Corn on the cob, some sort of seafood, and macaroni salad.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Just going to take things one day at a time stay open to whatever comes my way.

  8. honeylemongirl says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! Late breakfast on a day off, what could be better?

    2. What are you wearing? Henley-style tank top and seahorse-patterned pajama bottoms. Late start, getting on that… Haha.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Hotel California. Don’t know why, it just drives me mad!

    4. Are you happy with your height? Very, 5’6″ is not too tall, not too short.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Paris and London, so absolutely amazing. I want to go again and again.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Remembering song melodies. I can turn to a radio station and recognize a song in like three beats and then hum the rest, even if they’re smack in the middle of the song!

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yay, as long as the rest of your outfit is pretty pared-down. I think they make nice accent pieces. A big, gaudy cocktail ring with a messier, white-tank-and-jeans type of outfit really hits all the right buttons for me.

    8. What are the keys to success? I don’t know myself (wish I did), but I feel like when I look at successful people I do know, it seems to be about working as hard as you can (without wearing yourself down to nothing) and putting yourself out there fearlessly again and again (no matter how many times you’ve been shot down).

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… A lot of potato salad! And butter rolls! Carb-monster that I am, I don’t crave real BBQ that often (pulled pork and ribs and all that), but I’m a big fan of hamburgers and hot dogs.

    10. Weekly goals: Run three miles every day till Friday, wear sunblock every time I go out during the day.

  9. larie says:

    That dog is adorable!!!!!

    1. Mood: Surprisingly cheerful for a Monday. Rocking some new eyeshadow today; that always helps 🙂
    2. What are you wearing? Bright new yellow top from H&M, boot cut jeans, gladiator sandals, pearl earrings, brown leather jacket. It’s sunny, but still chilly!
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Billionaire, by Travie McCoy. It has some of the most ridiculous lyrics, and I always groan when it comes on the radio.
    4. Are you happy with your height? When I’m rock climbing, I wish I were taller, so that I could actually REACH the next holds…but otherwise, I’m okay being short-ish (5’3″).
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Annecy, France – beautiful. Paris is on the list, too. But I also really love San Francisco and you know, I love it here, where I live.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Um, I’m usually pretty organized…and I like to plan ahead.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? I used to think they were a nay, too, but lately I’ve been seeing them look gorgeous on so many people, and I’m being swayed.
    8. What are the keys to success? Determination, and a positive attitude? This is just a minor example, but sometimes I wake up and my face just looks awful, beyond saving with makeup (you know, rough night – a little too much Jameson, or something :P) and then I remember all of those adages about smiling. So I force myself to smile. And things seem a lot better. 🙂
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate: pulled pork slathered in BBQ sauce, cornbread, baked beans, veggie sticks and dip! Oh, and a root beer 🙂
    10. Weekly goals: Clean out my closet! I need new clothes, which means I need to get rid of the old stuff.
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  10. Barb says:

    1. Mood:

    Kind of tired. Had a long night out Saturday night with some drinking involved. A little hung over yesterday and feeling beat today. Can’t hang like I used to 🙂

    2. What are you wearing?

    Black pinstripped trousers. The pinstripe is a bluish color. A 3/4 sleeve colbolt blue sweater. Black pumps.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?

    I loathe anything by Lynryd Skynyrd.

    4. Are you happy with your height?

    Now I am. I am tall – 5’11” and I hated being one of the tallest girls in school but I like being tall now.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?

    My hubby is not much of a traveler. He tells me all the time that when he “goes” I can do my traveling then. I love going to the beach though and the boardwalk.

    6. Something that comes easily to you?

    I’m always the glass is half full kind of person. I’m easygoing and laid back.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?

    Yea.

    8. What are the keys to success?

    Hmmm . . . good question. Not sure honestly. Just do what makes YOU happy. Don’t let anyone else influence you.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…

    I love BBQ! Definitely a hot dog, potato salad, ribs and some type of fish.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Lost 2 pounds last week. Want to lose another 2 this week 🙂 Get some exercise in too.

  11. Tammy says:

    1. Mood: Rested, but a little PMS-ish. Want junk food!

    2. What are you wearing? My pj’s.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? That new song from Beyonce,”Girls (Run the World)”. Seems like she’s trying hard to stay relevant.

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes, 5’5″ is okay for me. I wouldn’t mind an extra inch or two.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Maui, Thailand, and the whole Bay Area. I love the NorCal vibe.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Being creative. I’m a lefty, which makes me very right-brained.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yay! I don’t have any, but I love the look.

    8. What are the keys to success? Perseverance, tenacity, and being true to oneself. I’m sure knowing the right people, a little luck and the stars aligned in the right way would help, too.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…Potato salad, chips, lots of shrimp, pulled pork, sausage, and corn on the cob. Yum.

    10. Weekly goals: Try to stick to eating healthier, create a editorial calender for my blog, reorganize my nail polish collection, and just stay positive
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  12. Vijaya says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy!

    2. What are you wearing?
    Loose jeans and t-shirt.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    Friday by Rebecca Black. It was actually okay-ish on Glee, though, funnily enough.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    Yup! I’m 4’11 and fully satisfied with that.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    My home. My bed. I’m the kind of girl who likes to relax.

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Reading for long periods of time?

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Nay.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    1. Being awesome. 2. Being super awesome. 3. Taking lots of naps? Sleep’s important.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    I don’t like barbecue.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Getting some posts together and having fun with friends. It’s going to be a challenge this week, because of all the rain.
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  13. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Kinda…weird. Looking for love in a town with a crappy singles’ scene.

    2. What are you wearing? Orange shirt I got on super clearance at Old Navy for a buck, and camo capri pants.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? The stuff from Lady Gaga. Blech. I liked some of her first album, but this new one is just plain bad.

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yep! I’m 5’6″ and that seems pretty descent.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I really liked being on a cruise to the Bahamas. I’ve done that twice and I can’t wait to do it again.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Self control. I’m on a “diet” and it’s been 6 weeks. I haven’t given in to temptation once. And that includes Easter, where there were chocolates and peeps everywhere.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea! I don’t know, I think they’re adorable. The more colorful and sparkly, the better.

    8. What are the keys to success? Believe in yourself, try, and then try again, and don’t worry about the haters.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Ribs! Oh, I miss ribs…wait, what happened to my self control? 😉

    10. Weekly goals: Try to fill up my shelf of romantic comedies. I’m on a mission. I own dozens, but I want more. More! Ahhhh!
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  14. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Quite good but I wouldn’t say no to a little nap.
    2. What are you wearing? Nike cropped pants that are like a cross between cargo and dance (with the ties at the leg, etc) and a white v-neck tee. And sneakers, of course!
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Party in the USA is probably the most recent of the few that drive me insane.
    4. Are you happy with your height? I’m 5’6″ but I’d like to be 5’9″ or 10″.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Rome, Germany (Bavaria), Boston. I’m a fan of old castles, ruins and interesting (mainly very old) architecture. Anywhere I can walk around and feel transported back in time is great. Oh, and I loved Versailles and the Biltmore in Asheville, NC.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Most things except math, science and foreign language; I guess playing an instrument isn’t particularly a strong suit either. 🙂
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Nah, not for me. I’m very plain in my jewelry. Wedding band and engagement ring, watch, diamond studs. Every day!
    8. What are the keys to success? It’s hard to say and would depend on a person’s definition of success. Not to be too philosophical in the Monday poll, or anything! I think being happy with yourself and grateful for your blessings (and having enough to be comfortable) means success for me. Many people think being wealthy or famous means success. I agree with you about luck and will also say that knowing how to capitalize on lucky opportunities is key.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Hmmm, I think probably a glazier michigan (red skinned hot dog with something like chili sauce on it), some potato salad and mac salad, a bit of spinach dip with chunks of marbled rye and some cheese and crackers. I’ll need a big plate! I’d probably have to throw some pineapple on there, too. I really should have at least one healthy item.
    10. Weekly goals: Stop over-eating! How long have I been saying that? This week I’m going to do it. Honest!! 🙂

  15. Brenda says:

    1. Mood: Lethargic
    2. What are you wearing? boyfriend cardigan from Targer, white Tank from Express, Skinny jeans from AE and wedges from Quid
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? I am a loser baby swo why dont you kill me
    4. Are you happy with your height? I wish I was taller, 5′ 8″ would be awesome! For now the wedges help me out
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Mombasa, Kenya East Africa
    6. Something that comes easily to you? PC stuff.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yay! Statement jewelry adds character to most looks.
    8. What are the keys to success? Belief in oneself, belief in a bigger power than oneself, kindness and hard work.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…Baby back ribs, sweet corn, sausage and some salad.. yum!
    10. Weekly goals: Get ready for my GMAT exam, Finish reading new book Play like a man win like a woman – Gail Evan

  16. Christy says:

    1. Mood: restless. It’s a dreary day stuck at work & I already can’t wait for the weekend!

    2. What are you wearing? turquoise skirt, white top, brown wedges. It was attempt to take me out of my funk!
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? quite a few but one that sticks out to me is One Republic All the Right Moves
    4. Are you happy with your height? yes. I’m 5’5″ so I can add some extra inches with shoes if I want but I’m usually not the tallest person around.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I am so jealous, I haven’t even been to one of the places you mentioned & I’m dying to see them all! Of the places I’ve been (not many) I like Chicago & Cali beaches 🙂
    6. Something that comes easily to you? empathizing.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? YAY, I love them.
    8. What are the keys to success? I agree with what you said. But no matter what, I think it’s always important to work hard & stay true to yourself.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… a lot of cold, juicy fruit (like grapes, watermelons, apple slices), regular potato chips, corn as you described & Hebrew National hot dogs. YUM!
    10. Weekly goals: work out daily!
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  17. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: cold and wet. i walked home from work in the rain
    2. What are you wearing? khakis & black top with pleated neckline. i love this top so much I wish i had a dozen
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? “I can’t fight this feeling anymore…”
    4. Are you happy with your height? yep 5’7″
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Cape May, NJ and Disney world
    6. Something that comes easily to you? writing and spelling
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? nay, not for me
    8. What are the keys to success? believing in yourself
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… a burnt hot dog, bbq beans, corn on the cob, green salad
    10. Weekly goals: to believe in myself 🙂

  18. Anna says:

    1. Mood: Not bad…..althought i could do with some Nutella on some crunchy rock salt pretzels to end the day 🙂

    2. What are you wearing? A vintage mickey mouse Tee and some jogging bottoms

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Right now its Lazy Song by Bruno Mars….maybe its the video with the monkeys that does my head in.

    4. Are you happy with your height? No…I”m 4”11 you read right, so I only hit the 5 foot mark with heels. I could with another 10 inches and I’ll be happy. But hey ho thats life, blame the parents for being midges lolol.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Ummmm….I love Paris , theres a air of class and sophistication about the place. But I do love London the most because its home.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Caring for other and clicking with children. Children do love me for some reason,maybe bacause I’m the same height as them lol.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yay, love them, have a tonne.

    8. What are the keys to success? luck, knowledge and connections……i think….I hope.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Roasted jacket potatoes with cheese and coleslaw, corn on the cob and some asian style rice noodle salad and vietnamese summer rolls…oh and some chips ( fries in US) with ketchup and BBQ sauce…….talk about fusion lololol.

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise daily, sort out a long overdue job interview and try not get to the dentist…..

  19. NeenaJ says:

    1. Mood:
    A little sleepy. Had Mexican for lunch and now I need a siesta!

    2. What are you wearing?
    A navy blue Talbots skirt that I got at TJ Maxx for $14, a gray Vera Wang for Kohls cardigan, and a yellow camisole with matching yellow suede loafers.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    My Humps by the BEP. Seriously, I find it disgusting.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    At 5’2″, I’d really appreciate a few more inches.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Vancouver, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Louisville

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Procrastination!

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Yea – but not on every finger.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    Confidence in yourself; the ability to articulate your point of view without offending another person; and NOT trying to keep up with the Joneses.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Corn on the cob – definitely, Memphis-style ribs, broccoli salad (the one with the red onions & bacon), and salted watermelon.

    10. Weekly goals:
    None. I’ll just put them off anyway 😉

    Hey Karen, what’s in Hawaiian-style macaroni salad?

  20. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Tired.
    2. What are you wearing? Pyjamas (it’s almost 11 pm).
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Your place or mine kind of songs.
    4. Are you happy with your height? I guess so. I’m more unhappy with my weight.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I like London.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Visualizing.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea! I have two huge ones.
    8. What are the keys to success? Having a goal, believing in it/oneself, not giving up.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… fish or meat & vegetables.
    10. Weekly goals: Sleep, sports, cleaning.

  21. Zara says:

    1. Mood: not bad! sleepy a little.
    2. What are you wearing? navy blue cardi, floral cami, white shorts & brown gladiator sandals/
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? “whatcha say” by jason derulo. so annoying!
    4. Are you happy with your height? i wish i was 2″ shorter.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? definitely hawaii!
    6. Something that comes easily to you? drawing, interpreting art.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? i like them, as long as they are not to big!
    8. What are the keys to success? patience & determination.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… pulled pork sandwich w/ cole slaw & vinegar, green beans w/ bacon & sweet cornbread… then a workout!
    10. Weekly goals: study! final exams soon!

  22. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Relieved.. Because since today I finally know that I still can pass this schoolyear!

    2. What are you wearing?
    A black legging, light denim skirt, black sleeveless top with a grey cardigan that has a lace back.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    Thriller from Michael Jackson.. I’m sorry but since his death people play this song over and over and over and over.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    I’m 5″1 and I always wanted to be taller but now I’m kinda happy with my height, I learned to live with it… and if I can’t reach a thing I need I always have an excuse to ask a cute boy to help me, haha!

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Brisbane, Barcelona and Rome.. they all have my heart.

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Strange people talk to me very easy. Children, old people, mothers with babies and teenagers. Also when I’m on vacation in another country. And those people just talk to me in their own language, like I’m one of them..

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    I like ’em.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    Luck! I’ve never been lucky in my life.. It doesn’t matter how many perseverance you have and how great your talent is, you just have to have luck. It’s just like doing audition.. I’ve done a lot and I always get comments that I look good, my acting is on a high level and that the role I’m auditioning for fits me very well.. but I’ve done soo many auditions I can’t even count them.. You just have to be lucky to get picked for a role no matter how good you are. I’m not saying I’m good because rejection is the worst you can get, you just feel like a big loser after hearing you got rejected. Even when they say how good you are. And those people don’t lie, they’re straight to the point and if you’re bad, they will say it right into your face.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    I don’t barbeque.. I’m a vegetarian.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish my quarterly contract.. again.
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  23. astrid says:

    1. Mood:
    Excited! Starting a new project this week and new projects are always exciting 🙂
    2. What are you wearing?
    Off white wrap-top and shorts! It’s finally warm in Berlin :).
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    Akon’s Lonely. Bleh.
    4. Are you happy with your height?
    I didn’t give it much thought anymore. I’m 5’4″ and I love to wear flats… so I guess that means I’m happy with my height :).
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Tuscany, Italy! I love Berlin, Germany too. It’s a great city to live in.
    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Solving math puzzles, playing computer/console games.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Nay – because I have small fingers those ate up two of it!
    8. What are the keys to success?
    Persistence and positive attitude. I wholeheartedly believe this! Of course connection wouldn’t hurt as well, but connection can be made through positive attitude somehow :). The universe will conspire to your heart’s desire :D.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Grilled shrimps with insalata caprese and olives, and potato salad.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish the current project so I could treat myself with a new lipstick 😀
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  24. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. What are you wearing? pj pants and pink long-sleeved top

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

    4. Are you happy with your height? yes

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? London and Paris

    6. Something that comes easily to you? procrastinating everything lol

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? nay

    8. What are the keys to success? hard work, determination and believing in yourself. But knowing the right people doesn’t hurt.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… hot dogs, sausages, chips and salad.

    10. Weekly goals: exercise daily
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  25. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    HAPPY!!!! The heat finally came to the Midwest. I’m hoping it stays! It’s nice and sunny with a perfect breeze.

    2. What are you wearing?
    My Victoria Secret Satin Tee-jamas at the moment. I need to get my butt dressed to enjoy the sun!

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    The First Cut Is The Deepest by Sheryl Crow. I hate it so bad that I change the radio stations when I hear the first chord.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    Some days. It sort of irks me that I’m the shortest adult on both sides of my family. We’re all pretty tall. The shortest on my mom’s side are my mom and the sister she’s closest to (Who, ironically, looks like her twin) at 5’5″; my dad’s side, not including me, it’s my grandma at 5’8″. I’m 5’2.5″. Can we say height disparity? It may be due to autism or CP as studies do show that children with either tend to be shorter than their families. I still would like to fit in though! Can I have just 2.5 more inches God? Please?

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Fort Huachuca, AZ; Coppers Cove, TX and Fitzsimons (now part of Aurora), CO. I don’t remember Fort Huachuca all that much but I loved that the Rockies were LITERALLY in my backyard. Coppers Cove was the only time we owned a house in all my military kid life and Fitzsimons was amazing. I hated the blasted winters, but the mountains were fantastic (even though they were about 1.5 hours away, I could still see them out my window!)

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Artistry and describing things when I write

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    No.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    I don’t know. I think it’s different for everyone because I haven’t figured it out yet. I know how to beat what the doctor’s predicted for my future because my mom taught me that, but I don’t know how to key to success.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Nothing that has barbeque on it or anything grilled on it. Food that’s grilled actually makes me sick to my stomach because I can actually taste the metal (and the charcoal, if it were grilled on a charcoal grill) and it upsets my stomach. That means, on my plate there’d be Lays potato chips, a white hot dog bun with butter in it (and nothing else!), seedless grapes, watermelon, sliced Granny Smith Apples, and hamsteak,, if it’s there (yes, I will eat hamsteak as long as it’s cooked in aluminum foil. I affectionately call them “pillows”). Everything would be separated because I can’t stand my food touching each other. Yep, I may need two plates.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Walk Zena
    Give Zena a bath
    Enjoy the warm weather!
    Brush out Zena! Lately I’ve been noticing balls of fur everywhere! It must be shedding season!

  26. Saffron says:

    1. Mood:
    Nervous, job interview out of town tomorrow and the folks I’m interviewing with seem kinda halfassed. I was enthused about the position prior to dealing with them but now? we’ll see…

    2. What are you wearing?
    This isn’t that sort of response… 😉 Jeans, a henley with a low neckline, and tevas. I’m from the pacific northwest, cut me some slack, we’re not good at fashion.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    anything by keisha. srsly.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    I’m 6 feet tall and it’s kinda a mixed blessing – I personally like being hella tall and it suits my bombastic personality, but it’s super hard to find clothes that fit (there’s so much more to fit than inseam) and guys, especially pacific northwest white guys, are mortally intimidated by me, so I don’t get as many dates as my shorter friends.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    I love all of Alaska, especially the coast. I’d move there if I could find a job and I was willing to give up on dating ever again! 😛

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Math. Sad but true. I wasn’t popular in high school. 😛

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Oh hell yes, but I’m into big and gaudy as an overall thing. I’m 6 feet tall with big curves, dainty doesn’t work on me.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    I’m with you on the “who you know” bit, and being able to play the game well enough to get in folks good graces helps a lot. I’ve found that hard work really is important, which is good because I’m very bad at playing the game so I need a backup!

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Nothing but meat! rarrrw!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Just get all the stuff done I need to this week, it’s a big mountain punctuated by a trip for an interview. Go me!

  27. Gloria says:

    1. Mood: Lazy, bloated, and relaxed. Yes there are things I should be doing, writing for example, but I’m using my TOTM as an excuse to do nothing.
    2. What are you wearing? My hub’s old t-shirt. =P It’s stay at home day!
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Nicki Minjas’ song where she repeats “My life” or “one life”; it’s beyond annoying!
    4. Are you happy with your height? At 5’2” since I was 10, I used to be the tallest kid in my class until 7th grade, so no… I want just 3 or 4 more inches!!
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? New York! I haven’t been to many places (Taipei, San Jose, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New Jersey, and New York), so New York is definitely my favorite. The food, the people, the parks, the museums (that I didn’t get to visit), it’s all so fun!!
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Learning – I tend to pick up new material fast and I’m able to process it so I understand it. That’s not counting organic chemistry though.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea! I think they’re super cute and definitely acts as a statement piece.
    8. What are the keys to success? LoL – you tell me too!
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Taiwanese style BBQ corn on the cob, ribs, pulled park, slow cooked beans, roasted whole yam (none of that candied stuff), and some veggies.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish my laundry, go to the gym 4 times this week, eat healthier (but oh those taco cravings), and not have a freak out when I have my first celebrity interview this week!!!

  28. Tania says:

    Le List
    1. Mood: distractable.
    2. What are you wearing? Gray and black stripped top, crochet wrap, jeans, black dansko clogs.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Mmm Bop by Hanson. That makes me want to be more violent than the heavy metal I listen to!
    4. Are you happy with your height? At 5ft 11 in I used to want to be taller now I want to be shorter as I’m already part giant!
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? NYC!!!!!! It’s the best. I also love Colorado it’s lovely.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Coordinating colors. My mom has to take me with her when she’s designing a quilt because I can see color like no one else!
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? If you wear one or two like Rachel Zoe says as a statement piece. With earrings, bracelets, and necklaces you will look like a fortune teller/gypsy/old lady!
    8. What are the keys to success? Having a goal and pursuing it full on.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… I LOVE Gates BBQ in Kansas City but if we are at a BBQ cookout I make a shredded meat open-faced sand put baked beans and bbq sauce on it. Wierd but so good. Then the potato chips and fruity soda.
    10. Weekly goals: yesterday we had a storm but it looks as if the storm went through my house so gotta do some storm cleanup. I’m also actively working on some of the flylady’s methods of home and life management so I’m working on my control journal. It’s all good stuff!!

  29. Kerry says:

    1. Mood: Pretty fantastic. A week ago, my fiance and I adopted a kitty! She’s 1.5 years old and named Freckles (which is funny, since she doesn’t have any freckles.) This weekend, I had my graduation ceremony and I also went skydiving!

    2. What are you wearing? I just got home from work (at Walgreens), so I’m wearing khakis, a navy blue t-shirt, and sneakers.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? There are a few – mostly R&B/hip-hop songs. Also most of the new “Disney-type” songs (I’m lookin’ at you, Miley Cyrus!)

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. I’m 5’5”, so I can wear heels without being too tall, and I can wear flats without being too short

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? EVERYWHERE! Australia, China, Greece, Toronto, NYC. I haven’t visited anywhere that I didn’t like, really.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Editing.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea, depending on the ring itself. I’m picky about them.

    8. What are the keys to success? I agree with what you said 100%

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… EVERYTHING. 😛 On my first trip, though, I’d get a hot dog, cheese burger, pickles, baked beans, corn on the cob with butter and salt, and carrots with ranch dressing. And one of every dessert. These calories are imaginary, right?

    10. Weekly goals: To get back into running (don’t I say this every week?) and spend more quality time with DF and kitty. We’ve been busy with everything going on this past weekend and even though we were together for most of it, I feel like we need to reconnect.

  30. Cindy says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I just got back from work and I also did some errands.
    2. What are you wearing? Black AA hoodie, purple top, blue jeans, and some black/white chucks
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? I agree with birthday sex, I can’t stand that song.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Kind of, I’m 5’6″.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I’ve only been to places here in California, but my fave was going to Lake Tahoe. So much fun in the snow.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Fixing stuff- when something goes wrong I’m the person everyone comes to for help. Also shopping, mostly online shopping!
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea
    8. What are the keys to success? I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure it out!
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate: I’m Latina, so we do Carne Asada (I like it with chimichurri), black beans, macaroni salad, grilled green onions, tortillas, and sometimes grilled corn.
    10. Weekly goals: Give my two dogs a bath.

  31. Tiffany H. says:

    1. Mood: Anxious-I have an interview on Friday. Haven’t had one in 5 years!
    2. What are you wearing? Magenta wrap top and black slacks
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Anything by Ke$ha
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes, but I wouldn’t mind an inch or two more
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas
    6. Something that comes easily to you? School/education
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea
    8. What are the keys to success? Confidence
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…I hate barbeque!
    10. Weekly goals: Pack & clean. Headed on a 7 day cruise
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  32. Alka says:

    1. Mood: pretty good
    2. What are you wearing? my favorite levi’s denim bermuda shorts and a cute slate blue hoodie from Loft
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? the Happy Birthday song – it’s just cheesy.
    4. Are you happy with your height? absolutely not – I’m only 5’2″ life is better right now since wedge platforms are “in”
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Quebec City, Canada, Laguna Beach, CA and Williams, Arizona.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? biology and yoga
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? yea
    8. What are the keys to success? still working on those…
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…fresh from the garden grilled vegetables sprinkled with lots of fresh herbs, potato salad, bbq beans and ice cold watermelon.
    10. Weekly goals: stay on track with my annual detox/cleanse diet

  33. Izzy says:

    1. Mood: Kinda meh. I have exams coming up and I really need to do well.
    2. What are you wearing? No shoes, Aeropostale denim shorts, a braided belt from H&M, a white tank and a lacy beige crop top from the H&M in France.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Ummmmm… recently Back to December by Taylor Swift.
    4. Are you happy with your height? I’m quite tall for my age 5’8″ at 13…I guess I’m happy with it. I enjoy being tall.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I <3 Montreal, CA. This Summer I'm heading off to China, so we'll see how I like it.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Spelling…I've always been a bad speller and I always correct peoples' grammar, pronunciation of words, and spelling. It's an annoying habit…
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Nay. I prefer delicate, pretty rings.
    8. What are the keys to success? Concentration and focus. The opposite of me at the mo'.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… Big, juicy, meaty BBQ ribs. 🙂
    10. Weekly goals: Knock my Chinese oral exam out of the park.
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  34. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: alright

    2. What are you wearing?: fleece pajama pants and a Yankees tshirt. So glamourous!

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?: Ke$ha everything

    4. Are you happy with your height?: Yes! I’m 5’8″ and it’s perfect for me

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?: Home

    6. Something that comes easily to you?: science-y things

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?: nay

    8. What are the keys to success?: education

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…: Russian zimniy salad, cucumber salad, watermelon, raw veggies and fresh made hummus!

    10. Weekly goals: move into my new place!

  35. Maria says:

    1. Mood:So So, still not feeling like myself but I’m working on getting there.
    2. What are you wearing? Jeans and an Indiana Jones style jacket over a tank. But my fav is a brand new Betsey Johnson bracelet with cute kitty, mouse, heal, corset, pearls and locket!
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? don’t stop believin by Journey – OMG, after all the sports teams use it when they’re in playoff/finals – UGHHHHH
    4. Are you happy with your height? Heck NO, I’m about 40 lbs overweight, partly meds, partly that I was pregnant and mostly laziness.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Maui, a small beach between the Ritz and this restaurant – cant remember the name but it’s amazingly beautiful and the Louvre. Had one day there, could have stayed for a week.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Being and Exec Assistant – it’s like taking care of my family but for money!
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea, my hub and I had a convo about this this weekend. He hated the ring I had on which covered like 2 fingers and knuckles but I loved it.
    8. What are the keys to success? Organization and follow-thru.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…Chicken breast, a side of my own bbq sauce (tapatio, good bbq sauce and some ketchup) and a giant scoop of rice – thus the overweightness.
    10. Weekly goals Finalize trip details for family jaunt to LA and get my butt to work everyday. working from home is frowned upon here but my boss isn’t in…………

  36. Trude says:

    1. Mood: A little iffy. I want to get things done, but my health just isn’t cooperating!

    2. What are you wearing? Khakis, purple ruffly top, bronze flats.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? I can’t stand Tom Petty’s voice on anything. Drives me up a wall!

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yeah! I’m your goal height, and that’s worked out pretty well. 😉

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Norway (my homeland) for sure. There’s just something so clean and fresh about the entire country, it’s amazing.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Empathy. I’ve never had a problem putting myself in other people’s shoes.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? It’s almost all I wear! 🙂 I love just wearing one statement ring, as I’ve never been big on bracelets (tiny chicken bone wrists).

    8. What are the keys to success? I’m with you on everything you said. Persistence, drive, but also luck can come in real handy.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… I’m actually planning one for next weekend! Some salmon grilled with brown sugar and lemon on top, steaks, hot dogs, fried zucchini, corn on the cob, salad and maybe some rum-soaked shrimp, haven’t decided yet. 🙂

    10. Weekly goals: Cross things off my list!

  37. kalcedon says:

    1. Mood: calm (and tired :D).
    2. What are you wearing? A black-steel green-dark green-yellow-white-muted lilac/purple patterned tunic with black dressy pants, home slippers and a camera-shaped ring :).
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? There are lots… if I had to say something more known (because what came to my mind first are ridiculous Hungarian songs), it would be Yahhhh! (or whatever number of hs are used in that title) from Soulja Boy…
    4. Are you happy with your height? I got to get accustomed to it, and now I like it… I’m relatively short, 5’2″ (actually bw. 5’2″ and 5’3″). The only time I hate it when I have to cling to a handrail on the underground when I’m not wearing heels… I have to strech my muscles in my arms so much it hurts… but otherwise, it’s cool that I can wear heels without standing out from the crowd that much…
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Home… I love Budapest :P.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Writing, coming up with stories, daydreaming… oh, and analysing everything to the most minor details…
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea… but it depends on what we consider gaudy. If it’s really-really cheap looking, then nay… but I love my statement costume jewelry pieces-I’m a ring fanatic :).
    8. What are the keys to success? I think the most important thing is dedication and enthusiasm. I mean, in the way I define success… because, well, if you do something without any spark of interest, you’re either gonna go crazy or just won’t succeed because people would see it in a second.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… I can’t even choose… there are lots of stuff I love. Maybe some salad with chicken, fresh lettuce, roll cubes and some thousand islands or garlicky yogurt sauce, grilled and spiced chicken wings, chucks, zucchini and kebabs, really thin and crunchy chips/crisps… and after that, two or three scoops of some fruity ice-cream.. and to compliment these, unlimited non-alcoholic refreshing fruity punch and maybe some really light, fruity type of red wine or rose wine :).
    10. Weekly goals: studying, cleaning my room, administration at university…

  38. Kat says:

    “love faces” by Trey songs. That song…triggers a bad nerve in me. Makes me wanna throw my best blush at a wall. Cannot stand that song! LOL.

  39. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Sick and tired of all this rain
    2. What are you wearing? Just put on a nightgown. There’s another storm warning
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? I can’t stand rap music.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. I am 5’9″
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Mexico. I like it’s casual, laid back. do what you want atmosphere and the people are great!
    6. Something that comes easily to you? making friends
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? nay for me
    8. What are the keys to success? Darned if I know….
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… grilled shrimp and veggie kababs
    10. Weekly goals: exercise and clean…yuk

  40. Grace says:

    Hello, all!

    1. Mood:
    Exhausted. My fiance and I have been moving for the past 3 days. I’m at work about to go home and help him finish up but he had to call in at work so that he could stay and finish :(.

    2. What are you wearing?
    Tunic/Short dress from H&M that has a Native American pattern, black leggings from Target (they are the BEST), a sky blue cardigan, leaf-shaped silver earings, and black sandals from H&M with a small heel.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    Anything by Justin Beiber.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    I love being 5’2″, wouldn’t change it for the world.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Argentina <3, Spain, Italy, Mexico…actually, everywhere I've been holds a special place in my heart.

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Writing.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Yea, I love them but I never wear them.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    Support from family and friends, optimism, never giving up.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Fried chicken, hamburger with lots of ketchup, hot dog with lots of ketchup, mashed potatoes with lots of gravy, corn on the cob, beans, chips and salsa, maybe a salad with ranch dressing. I love food!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Exceed productivity at work so I can get the $500 bonus, begin unpacking, prepare outfit for friend's wedding.

    Have a great week!

  41. lo says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted, but good. It’s my puppy’s 7th birthday today 🙂
    2. What are you wearing? Just changed into pj’s.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? “Tik Tok” NOOOO.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Sure. I’m 5’3″ so I’m just on the short side of average.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Seattle, Atlanta, Cedar Key, FL
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Baking cookies… I’m obsessed.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? YEA! I love how they look. I don’t really wear rings, though.
    8. What are the keys to success? Taking risks, learning from mistakes, reading EVERYTHING in sight.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… I’m super full from dinner, so the idea of more food is gross to me. But there would definitely be ribs involved!
    10. Weekly goals: SURVIVE. I have 2 exams, a quiz, a lab report, and a ton of online hw due by the end of the week. It’s quite a lot.

  42. Reesie says:

    Ok so I’m extremely late but here goes!

    1. Mood:
    – Oh, agitated, irritated, moody, cranky, PMS-y…sometimes I just get in funks and the funny thing is, I started out the day on such on a positive note…I need to get back to that space.

    2. What are you wearing?
    – Black leggings, black, gray, lighter gray top with silver jeweled sandals by Chinese Laundry

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    I’m sorry…love Beyonce, hate her new song (Girls Run the World) I’m all for female empowerment but this song is a no go

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    Not particularly…I’m 5’1…but like you Karen, I feel 5’8 most days!

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    Hawaii for it’s easy, laid back carefree beauty, Los Angeles for it’s upneat, exciting, livin in a vacation feel…

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Listening…I have a good ear and give great advice….also writing, and the ability to make people laugh.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Absolutely yea.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    I haven’t quite figured them out yet or else I’d be more successful…but I think somewhere along the lines of contentment, faith, a little luck and ambition/drive…

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    BBQ chicken drumsticks w/no sauce, potato AND macaroni salad, chunks of cantaloupe and grapes, garden salad, corn on the cob and baked beans. Mmmmmm

    10. Weekly goals:
    Stay afloat. Manage to drag myself out of this mood.

  43. Jennifer says:

    1. Mood: tired, and mostly calm

    2. What are you wearing? My fave skinny jeans, a navy blue ruched tunic with elbow-length sleeves, green zip-up hoodie (unzipped) and my green around-the-house flip-flops. I think they’re on their last legs, which is very sad because they’ve been with me faithfully for 4 years now!

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? At the moment, that horrid “Friday” song. They keep clipping bits of it on the telly and the radio and it makes me want to rip out my hair.

    4. Are you happy with your height? Sometimes. I frequently wish I were shorter. I’m nearly 5’8″, and it’s given me something of a complex. The opposite of a rooster complex, I guess. Back in school, it was very “girl power” to be taller than all the boys, but nowadays it’s not so good. I feel like it makes me super shallow, wanting to be shorter than the dudes I date. It doesn’t help that I really like high heels, either – they turn me into a ridiculous Amazon! Although there’s certain advantages, like being able to use all the shelves in my cupboards (my housemate can’t reach the top shelf!).

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Granada, Spain. I lived there for my year abroad, and it just gets in under your skin. Oxford, because it feels like home, and with any luck, will be my home for a long time to come. And Hawai’i, because it was just SO beautiful in an almost unbelievable way.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Research. I’m good at finding things out, and reading about things, and making connections. Turning that research into readable writing, not so much.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Nay. I don’t wear rings, other than my claddagh that I’ve had since I turned 13, so the gaudy jewellery is reserved for my ears and neck!

    8. What are the keys to success? Hard work, good support, and (not gonna lie, these always make success that much more achievable) the right connections.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… A veggie burger (preferably on some sort of crusty bread or a wholewheat pita), red pepper strips, hummus, some grilled halloumi, a bit of pasta salad (my friend makes an amazing one with sundried tomatoes and basalmic vinegar… nom!), maybe some baby plum tomatoes and other crunchy little veggies to snack on.

    10. Weekly goals: finish my massive stack of reading by Tuesday, spend a little quality time in the library with some Latin chronicles, write a rough draft of my dissertation, ace my paleography practical exam, practice for dance class (and then *go* to dance class), put together at least two blog posts, and ask cute boy for a second coffee date. Strangely, it’s the last item that’s the most intimidating.

    Have a great week, everyone!
    Jennifer recently posted … Exploring the Stash- Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color with FOTD

  44. Janelle says:

    1. Mood: Nervous and stressed. I have to apply to med schools and be part of a wedding this week. And I still need to perfect my maid of honor speech.
    2. What are you wearing? Comfy shorts and a tee.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Red wine by UB40
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. I only stand at 5′, but I can’t complain.
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? San Diego. The weather is perfect and the people are so friendly. And I *love* the beach!
    6. Something that comes easily to you? A sense of rhythm; I love to dance!
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? YEA! I *love* them. I gravitate towards large flower rings.
    8. What are the keys to success? Passion and tenacity.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… A burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and a little relish.
    10. Weekly goals: To come close to finishing my med school applications. Also, to write and give an entertaining and heartfelt maid of honor speech at my friend’s wedding.

  45. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: I can’t believe it’s Monday!!!! Other than that, not too bad 🙂

    2. What are you wearing? denim skinnies, a black top, gray cardigan and houndstooth rain boots!

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Too many, ha! I’m picky.

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. I’m a tall gal at 5’9″, and I’m cool with it. I used to wish I was shorter, but I embrace it now. I’ve been called things like statuesque and elegant by some shorter ladies, so that really helped me be comfortable with it.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Switzerland is my fav European country so far, in America it’ll always be New England, though I did like Seattle when I went.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? Artsy things. I lovelovelove to draw and paint.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? I like ’em!

    8. What are the keys to success? Work hard, play hard and network like no other!

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…chicken with lots of barbeque sauce, some salad, potato salad, a bit of corn on the cob and some fruit salad as dessert!

    10. Weekly goals: Keep crossing stuff off of my to do list!

  46. Meta says:

    1. Mood: super excited for my upcoming Europe/US trip in late October of this year!! Hermes Lindy bag, come to mama!!
    2. What are you wearing? A black silk shift dress with black opaque stockings with mary jane shoes.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Anything by Chris Brown (girlfriend basher) or Lady Gaga.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. Good things comes in small packages! 😉
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I can’t decide between Capri or San Sebastian. Both have yummy food and fabulous shopping!
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Shopping! Career wise? Not sure.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Definite yay! But I wouldn’t have the events to wear them to.
    8. What are the keys to success? Passion and motivation. I think you need to be passionate in what you do in order to succeed.
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…corn on the cob, my friend’s secret recipe lamb cutlets, my husband’s prawn fritters and chicken
    10. Weekly goals: I need to get cracking on my month end journals, get to the gym (weather outside is too wet to cycle in to work this week) and enjoy my free time with my husband and gorgeous doggy!

    Btw, what breed is that dog that you have on the top of this post? So cute!!

  47. PS says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good for a Monday.
    2. What are you wearing? White shirt, dark blue jeans and black flats.
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Nothing I can think of at the moment.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes, when I was younger I wanted to be shorter, but in my 20’s I embraced my height and now it doesn’t bother me at all. I think my height is right for me. 🙂
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Hawaii, Tahiti & Fiji
    6. Something that comes easily to you? being organized
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? They’re okay. Cute on some people. However, the only ring that I would want to be good sized is an engagement ring. Especially since I’m not really into jewelry, that would be the one thing I want to be big & sparkly, but not gaudy big/ugly.
    8. What are the keys to success? It would really depend on the field and who you ask. But for me success is following through on responsibilities, having the drive for success & being considerate of others even when they lack professionalism
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbecue lunch plate… Yuck, hate barbecue, but I don’t mind a grilled steak that has been marinated.
    10. Weekly goals: continue to search for another job, continue to be positive at work despite a crappy work environment & have a good work out week.

    Have a wonderful week everyone.

  48. Eileen says:

    1. Mood: Happy and content

    2. What are you wearing? I’ve been working out in the garden so nothing fancy: jeans, light blue shirt, garden clogs, and a sun hat.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? “Don’t Worry. Be Happy”

    4. Are you happy with your height? I’m 5’4″ but would like a couple more inches.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Innsbruck, Austria; Paris, France; London, England; Vancouver, British Columbia. The list could go on forever!

    6. Something that comes easily to you? I’m a great story teller
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Big and gaudy as in something from Walmart is a nay. Big and gaudy as in something from Chanel or Dior is a yea.

    8. What are the keys to success? Perseverance, patience, self-confidence, selflessness, passion, enthusiasm, optimism tempered by realism, the ability to roll with the punches . . .

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…A Prager veggie burger on a toasted whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, and dill pickle, just a spoonful of homemade
    Southern-style potato salad and Bush’s Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin’ Beans on the side. Fruit for dessert–much, much later!

    10. Weekly goals: Visit the dentist and the optometrist. Go to see Pirates of the Caribbean

    !

  49. Instant Karma says:

    1. Mood: Happy, but sleepy! I’m watching some TV and catching up on the grand interwebs with Tigger before going to bed

    2. What are you wearing? PJs, lol. I’m in shorts and a big sleep shirt that has Koko the gorilla and her first kitten on it. So cute!

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Oh GOD, that “I Get Knocked Down” song makes me practically start twitching. It’s so, so bad. I do not care that you can get back up again, Chumbawumba. I really wish you would just stay down and stop singing.

    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes, although at a leggy 5’11,” it is REALLY difficult for me to find pants, lol. However, I like that I can easily see over crowds. It’s useful!

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Scotland is amazing. Edinburgh is like a smaller, cleaner version of London, and the Scottish countryside is quite possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Also, Pompeii is so fascinating. I visited when I was really young and I’d love to go back!

    6. Something that comes easily to you? I’m very good spatially, so I can rotate 3D objects in my head and I’m really good with directions. My friends in high school would refer to me as “Queen Onstar,” lol. Also, as a singer (yay opera!), I remember song lyrics really easily. I know the words to just about every single classic rock song of importance that exists. It’s fun, but not the best superpower ever. I’d prefer the ability to teleport or something. 😀

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea! I just got a few from Etsy, and they’re gorgeous — and they were really cheap, too (all under $20)! If you get wire wrapped ones, you can get them in custom sizes, which is good for my scrawny little fingers, haha.

    8. What are the keys to success? Do what you love; success comes more easily if you enjoy your work. Work hard, but take time to relax and to be with the people (or cats) you love so that you don’t go nuts! Don’t beat yourself up too much when you make mistakes: strive to do better. Finally, believe in yourself, and don’t be too concerned with naysayers. To put it less politely, screw anyone who says you can’t accomplish your goals, lol.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Oh God, now I want barbecue. I’d want a mountain of pulled chicken with spicy barbecue sauce, and a bunch of delicious sides, like corn on the cob, some seriously good grilled veggies, and some tasty fries (you know, the ones that are fried not once, but twice). I sadly haven’t found a great place in or near the District for barbecue. I need to venture down south again!

    10. Weekly goals:
    – Get a good amount of work done.
    – Unpack from visiting one of my best friends for her law school graduation.
    – Pet cats (I always accomplish this goal).
    – Make DSW returns.
    – Try to avoid buying 89579283 new pairs of shoes while making said returns. 89579282, on the other hand, would be acceptable :D.

  50. 1. Mood:
    Mellow, a little lazy. I’ve been completely exhausted over the weekend and can’t wait to recuperate and get some rest.

    2. What are you wearing?
    Victoria’s Secret The Little Tee Dress 😀

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    That Crazy Frog song. Ugh.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    I’m about 5’2 give or take, and while I wish I could be taller sometimes (Clothes can be very unforgiving to short people at times), there are people much shorter than I am (Seriously) so I guess I should be thankful.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    I quite like Singapore for it’s environment (Not so the people though, no offense), but I like every place I’ve travelled to so far because it’s a different experience every time! 🙂

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Writing, I guess, but I have to able to get started first before everything comes pouring onto the paper or keyboard. Ideas also seem to come easily to me, especially when I’m showering, and reading (Both books and people) come easily to me too.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    I guess it depends on the ring itself- I feel that the ones with the obviously fake plastic “gems” are just gaudy, but the better made ones are very beautiful.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    I believe there isn’t one… but for sure hard work, passion and determination would make you successful in whatever you put your heart in 🙂

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Lamb chops, beef, chicken breasts, egg salad, my Dad’s lobster salad, grilled corn with butter.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Catch Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (Tonight!); go for my monthly facial appointment at my cousin’s; relax; start packing for my trip!

  51. saby says:

    hahaha karen you are so funny :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  52. Tina H says:

    1. Mood: feeling a little under the weather…. I think its a sinus infection…

    2. What are you wearing? my boyfriends old fire fighter stuff, his sweats and tshirt.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? baby by the beibs

    4. Are you happy with your height? sure…. i am not short but i am not tall either…. any taller and i couldn’t wear heals when out with my boyfriend.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? I haven’t really been many places, but i have to say my grandparents old house… it was so happy all the time.

    6. Something that comes easily to you? being happy and smiling and laughing…. I am all over a very happy person, it just seems to come to me!

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? way nay!

    8. What are the keys to success? Happiness

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate… food!!! lots of it!!!

    10. Weekly goals: to get over this stupid cold!!!

  53. Emily says:

    1. Mood: EXTREMELY bored. I’m home alone today. I’m frustrated that I can’t find another job…I need to make money before school starts again in the fall!

    2. What are you wearing?
    Pink running shorts (I’m going to work out in a few minutes) and a purple tshirt.

    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand?
    Pink-Raise your Glass….actually I can’t stand any of Pinks songs.

    4. Are you happy with your height?
    Yes.

    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites?
    LOS ANGELES. I belong there. I also love Chicago and NYC.

    6. Something that comes easily to you?
    Putting on makeup, and putting it on others.

    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay?
    Ugh, not for me.

    8. What are the keys to success?
    Happiness and Honesty.

    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…
    Corn on the cob, my ramen noodle salad, bbq ribs.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Find a second job. Workout 3 times this week. Wake up before 11:30!!!

  54. Linnea says:

    I know! I’m late.. my excuse is yesterday was a holiday here..
    1. Mood: Tired. My whole body seems a little, well, off. My stomach isn’t super happy atm, my allergies are just making great friends with my whole head, and the allergy pill that I took to take care of them is just making me a bit loopy. Also, it seems like all the problems today are hard hard hard.
    2. What are you wearing? Jeans, a cute new bra I got at VS this weekend(if it wasn’t new, I wouldn’t be pointing it out, I swear!), a tank top, button up dress shirt and a sweater as it is COLD here (like 5 C ~ 41 F)
    3. What’s one song you absolutely cannot stand? Paralyzer by Finger Eleven. Can. Not. Stand.
    4. Are you happy with your height? Yes. I think I was a slow sprouter because when I was younger, I was picked on for my height.. but I didn’t really care about my height back then or now..
    5. Of all the places you’ve been, what are some of your favorites? Barcelona. Amsterdam. Victoria, BC.
    6. Something that comes easily to you? Logic. I know, thats a weird thing to say, but if something (or someone) is logical, I understand. Non-logical/emotional? Heck no.
    7. Big, gaudy cocktail rings — yea or nay? Yea!
    8. What are the keys to success? I don’t think theres a magic bullet. But a big one for me is keep whats important to you important. If you’re going after something that is important to someone else, its a waste of time. It won’t make you happy. And get your own definition of Success! And let it change if it needs to!
    9. Describe what we’d find on your perfect barbeque lunch plate…Hmm. Salads! Pasta, Green, Greek, Quinoa, Chickpea, any salad. Homeade burger. Corn on the cob. Grilled pineapple and other fruits/veggies.
    10. Weekly goals: Get back on the workout wagon! Have some serious talks with the people that need to have them. Finish the project at work!

  55. Paigest says:

    Karen if you love big lashes you gotta love big rings!!!!!! 🙂

    Karen I scheduled a little make up session this Friday at MAC so I could pick up some Surf Baby items. It was free with a 50 dollar purchase. I was wondering is tipping the make up artist something you should do?

    Thanks! Paige

    • Karen says:

      Hi Paigest,

      They don’t expect you to tip, but scheduling an appointment usually has an unwritten rule of picking up something for the artist’s time. Let me know if I can answer any more questions about Surf Baby or anything else for you! 🙂

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