Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Nov. 7

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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. 193. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Determined and fiercely optimistic!

  3. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
  4. Fix myself something warm to drink, and most of the time lately it’s been plain green tea — no milk, honey or sugar. I’m programmed to power up with those first few sips.

  5. What scent are you wearing? Today?
  6. Elie Saab Le Perfume. So graceful, fresh and feminine.

  7. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
  8. To run five miles after work this afternoon. Well, if everything goes according to plan.

  9. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
  10. Hmm… Where to start? Okay, how about with Vaseline? Most of the strangest gifts I’ve ever received have been from my parents. Like last year, my mom gave me an entire Costco-sized case of Vaseline moisturizing body lotion in huge 24-oz. bottles. It totaled up to something like 200 ounces. I mean who really needs that much lotion?! :)

    And for each of the past five Christmases they’ve given El Hub smoked salmon, we think because he said at their house once, “I like smoked salmon.” So now we have an entire shelf dedicated to smoked salmon in the kitchen.

    My mom also likes to give me pajamas…and they’re always the wrong size.

  11. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?
  12. I sure do, and it was way back in the days of dial-up modems and AOL CDs. I remember being at my BFF’s house over Christmas break one year in the early 90s and her showing me how to use the AOL chat rooms. I’ll never forget that “EEE-err-OOOOOO… You’ve got mail!” LOL! Wow, that was a long time ago…

  13. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
  14. First, Tabs. I’d give Tabs one last can of gravy and hopefully, if there’s time, let him make biscuits on my tum. Of course, this is assuming that the zombies are still a few hours away. If they’re already at the front door, I’d take one long, last look into his eyes, whisper that I love him, and set him free into the hills behind our condo.

    It would break my heart to let him go, but I think his chances would probably be better in the hills than they would be with us on the highways with zombies hot on our heels. He doesn’t deal well with stress. Although he’s lived indoors for the past few years, I’d hope that the instincts he once had as a kitten living on the mean streets of Mill Valley would keep him safe.

  15. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
  16. It varies. Sometimes it’s fro-yo, or Mango Bars, Nutella, cheese puffs, sliced fruit or sliced fruit served with Nutella. Other times, it’s something salty, like fries, chips, popcorn. It depends. I’m open to variety when it comes to stress eating.

  17. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
  18. Watch the first two Godfather movies, drink plenty of fluids, and throw in a little bit of Blue Crush on the side.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. To keep chipping away at my weight-loss goal (five more pounds to go!), to do at least 10 minutes of free writing every morning, to try and make myself a few yummy salads for lunches during the week, and to spend some time taking pictures of the outdoors.

OOH! So I have a new tea obsession. When I was at Target last weekend getting some snacks for my parent’s visit, I picked up a tea from Celestial Seasonings called Decaf Sweet Coconut That Chai ($3 for a pack with 20 bags).



Delicious!

Don’t get me wrong — I love caffeine, but I’ve found that if I have some after noon, I get the jitters. I like this decaf version (with a dash of milk and sugar) just as much as the regular one.

Here, why don’t I fix you a cup while you fill out the Monday Poll? :)

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



1. Mood:
2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
3. What scent are you wearing?
4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
10. Weekly goals:

We’re gonna rock this week, my friend! There’s simply no doubt.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: tired, it’s evening here already
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? brush my teeth :)
    3. What scent are you wearing? Jo Malone Vanilla and Anise
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Go to bed earlier
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? ugly stuffed duck lol
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Regularly when I started university
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Gosh, I don’t know :D
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? sandwiches from microwave. I LOVE ham+peaches+cheese.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? sleep and drink a lot of tea mostly.
    10. Weekly goals: survive this week! Find motivation…
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  2. 1. Mood:
    So happy!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Fix myself a cup of cafe bustelo. It is probably the first thing I do.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Today?
    Nothing right now, but I plan to put on Lancome’s newest Tresor Midnight Rose. I love it. Have you tried it Karen? I think you’ll love it.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    To watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta episode I missed yesterday. lol, I need a life.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Um, my family always gives me weird gifts. I once got a cd disc cleaner from someone I worked with. I thought that was interesting. lol

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?
    It was in 94. I was in junior high and my dad got the internet. AOL was everything back then.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    I’d padlock my apartment, but I’d be ready to kick some major butt.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Chocolate Chip cookies and Edy’s Pumpkin icecream.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch the Golden Girls
    10. Weekly goals:
    FYI Karen you look amazing, you don’t need to lose weight. My weekly goals, to write more blog posts, and smile.

  3. Larie says:

    1. Mood: annoyed. I feel like there’s something in my eye (besides my contact!) but I’ve checked my contact – no tears – and there are no eyelashes/other things. It’s driving me insane.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Wash my face!
    3. What scent are you wearing? Today? Scent by the Sea’s Fiori di Roma.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Finishing grading some lab reports. I have a big stack :(
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Hmmm…I can’t remember. I sometimes get ornaments or knickknacks, and I don’t like things that don’t have a purpose, so, that sometimes confuses me.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Yes – middle school, I think!
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Gah. Freak the hell out. I hate zombie movies, and don’t even want to think about it happening in real life! Your answer made me sad. We have a dog, I don’t think he’d survive!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Hot tea. Ice cream. Korean food.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Sleep, all bundled up in our bed with lots of blankets and tissues.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish that stack of labs I mentioned. Try some new makeup looks. Finish a book I’m reading. Clear out some empty products. Make muffins, or something equally delicious!
    Larie recently posted … Dior Holiday 2011: Rouge Dior 961 Nocturne

  4. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine but a bit tired.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? I switch on the radio.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Kenzo’s 7:15 am in Bali.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? I’m about to put on It’s Alive by CG.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Eye blinders from an air plane by my employer (yeah, they were really generous)!
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Hmm.. about ten/ten+ years ago.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? I stay at home. Is that enough?
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? I’m stronger than that. I rarely eat anything ‘extra’.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? I hardly ever have a cold. The last time was 3-4 years ago. I just sleep & watch tv.
    10. Weekly goals: I should do something, anything productive at home.

  5. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: iffy…i’ve been extra tired lately & i don’t know why…oh & i am totally not loving the time change. I’m getting no benefit from it :-(

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Drink water. Always keep a full bottle beside my bed to have when I wake up.

    3. What scent are you wearing? A combo of Charmed Life & Twilight Woods from Bath & Body Works…wanted to see how it worked & decided it passed muster.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Choose classes…

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Weirdest gift? I don’t think I’ve ever received anything weird…I did get a perfume from a former co-worker years ago & I def think it was re-gifted cuz that thing smelled HORRIBLE!

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Oh boy…probably in elementary school in our computer class & then we got a computer at home some time after.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Tell everyone that I can that I love them although I’m sure my handy daddy would try to find something to batten down the hatches at home so we can survive….

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Hmm…you know this is a great question…now that I think about I don’t think I really stress eat.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Sleep & drink soup…especially chicken or fish soup made by my parents. I’m a horrible patient so it’s better that I’m completely knocked out for the duration of my illness for the betterment of everyone involved.

    10. Weekly goals: Ah get school straightened out, go jogging more amongst my other fitness stuff, eat better (completely slacked off this weekend) & enjoy my life.

    Hope all you beauties have a wonderful & fabulous week!!!

  6. Courtney says:

    1. Mood: Great! The San Diego weather has me feeling really good today.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Coffee! I can’t get enough of the stuuf! :)
    3. What scent are you wearing? Bulgari Jasmin Noir. I love when it is cold out, and I can wear a fragrance that is a bit more dramatic.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? The dry cleaners. Yuck.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Not sure. I usually like the gifts I get, even if they are strange.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly Yes. It was when my husband was in residency. (About 16 years ago.) I would sit in the basement of the hospital while he was working and use their computers to look at amazon. That seems like a milion years ago.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Have a good meal with my family and then huddle together.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? I think the question for me should be, “What don’t I eat for stress relief?” Maybe broccoli?
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch cheesey TV! Fun!
    10. Weekly goals: Clean the House. Feed the Family. Buy some new jeans.

  7. Andreea says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! We have to rock this week!

    1. Mood: Happy, but why?! I am going to marry in a few weeks…I realize I AM happy!

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Drink my green Earl Grey tea. Or moan to my soon-to-be-hubby: Teeeeeaaaa! PLEAHSE!

    3. What scent are you wearing? Today teh one he gave me РKelly Caleche EdT from Herm̩s.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Write an invoice and get my money.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? A bucket, cleaner and brushes-when I moved and started studying. I was puzzled, but I used the stuff and was really happy about it! It was fun though.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Yes, I will never forget the nights :-) I was in apprentice-ship, had to got to work but was up all night, smoking (!) in my first condo, and drinking wine. I felt so cool! I was 22 I think. Long ago…

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Hmm, I read already several survival books, so I guess I would pack a bag and hide.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Aglio e olio – pasta with a lot!! of garlic. It really makes me happy.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    I sleep. All the time!

    10. Weekly goals: Not so many, I am kind of: JUST DO IT! If I set up goals, I end up disappointing myself. I just try to DO.
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  8. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Fantastic! Feeling energetic and satisfied.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Let the dog out.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Eau de Monsieur Clean
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? laundry
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I got a rock from my son when he was a baby. It was a prized one from his collection. I still have it. : )
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly 1995
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? I’s do the mash…I’d do the monster mash…
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? chicken noodle soup
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? watch movies and drink a lot of tea
    10. Weekly goals: same old same old….exercise, eat well, clean, cook, etc.

  9. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic…I have a cold/bronchitis relapse, but I’m going to my doctor’s tomorrow. And she’ll write prescriptions, and I will feel better!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Walk into my son’s room to see him smiling at me in his crib!
    3. What scent are you wearing? CREED Virgin Island Water.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Hang up/put away all the laundry I did last night when I couldn’t sleep.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? My brother went to Denmark and brought me back a Star Wars novel…written in Danish.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? AOL dial-up, baby! I spent hours playing Slingo.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? I’ve thought about this too much. Too many zombie video games. Well, first…a good bet is Wal-Mart. They sell guns. You’ll need guns. And they have food. Lots of it. If you have time enough to fortify your house, go to Wal-Mart, spend your savings, and head home. Cover your windows, barricade them, stop up your chimney, prepare for nuclear fallout. If you can’t go home, well, pack up and move to Wal-Mart. You’ll be doing it along with the other quarter of your town that played zombie games and knows you need food, guns, things to whack zombies with, and solid barricading. Zombies aren’t smart, and they’re slow–their strength is in numbers.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? I really don’t stress eat! I may have a cocktail, though ;)
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Put on a teakettle, live in a hoodie and comfy pants, watch reruns of SVU, and snuggle my kitty.
    10. Weekly goals: Knock this sick out of me! Eat veggies for snacks daily. Make time for a pedicure–not just a polish change, an honest-to-god pedicure.

  10. Ruchita says:

    1. Mood:
    Feeling kind of un-focused today. I think I’ll just chalk it up to Monday and hope for better tomorrow!

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    After hitting the snooze button, I drink some water.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Vivara by Emilio Pucci

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Clean out the dining room! It’s become a big dumping ground for random stuff. Some storage racks I ordered from Target came in today, so I can finally get started with organizing.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    My MiL bought us an eagle with fiber optic wings.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    It was back in 1995. I had a lot of free time before I started college in the fall, so I logged on using CompuServe and a dial-up modem.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Pack up the car with the cats and some supplies and head to my father-in-law’s house. He lives a little ways out in the country and has hunting gear.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Chocolate – prefereably in the form of chocolate chip cookies.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Curl up on the couch with a blanket watch some TV.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try to stay focused at work. My Miami trip is coming up this weekend and I need to make sure I stay caught up on things.

    That tea looks yummy. I’m adding it to my grocery list! Have a great day. :-)

    • Karen says:

      The tea is DELISH! I hope you can find it (I hadn’t seen it at Target before this weekend). Throw in a little milk and sugar and NOM NOM NOM!

      Hope you’re having a lovely Monday so far. :)

  11. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Fine. I’m devoting today to my homework, and I’m finishing it for real!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?: Drink coffee and check my blog for comments.
    3. What scent are you wearing?: Nothing.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?: Sweep my kitchen floor and clean the stovetop.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?: Alberto Vo5. My Gran thinks it’s okay to give shampoo.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?: My early 20s. I frequented Wiccan and Manic Panic-type forums.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?: Become a voodoo priestess so I can control them.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?: Anything salty. It’s a miracle I don’t have high blood pressure.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?: Reading fun books like Harry Potter.
    10. Weekly goals: Job hunting, writing blog posts, and catching up on anthro reading.

    • Karen says:

      You made me LOL with your granny and her shampoo gift. Mine actually forgets to give me gifts for Christmas or my birthday, and then three months later I’ll get a call and she’ll say, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”

  12. Claire says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed! I’ve had a really busy few weeks at work but things are finally calming down :)
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? I’m a minimalist when it comes to morning routines… but I do usually catch up on Google Reader before I get out of bed.
    3. What scent are you wearing? None- for me, scents are for special occasions only
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Grab wine on my way to book club!
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? This was actually cute- it’s not standard practice for people my age to get each other birthday presents, but one of my friends got me a career girl Barbie for my birthday last week. Totally random, unwrapping a Barbie at a biergarten… but it was really thoughtful and fun.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? I’m 24, so sometime in elementary school. I was obsessed.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Haha, my boyfriend’s roommates always talk about zombie survival plans in exquisite detail… so I’d stick with them. I’d get a hold of a bike and a backpack full of food and get ooout of SF ASAP.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Cookie dough. Duh.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Netflix marathon!
    10. Weekly goals: Get back into a habit of healthy eating and working out.

  13. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Definitely determined but a teensy weensy bit disappointed. I got to look over my midterm score for one of my classes and, while I did really good, I didn’t do as super awesomely as I hoped. But there i still time to kick butt on the next midterm!

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Talk myself into getting out of bed instead of being lured by the warmth of the blankets. You’d think that you’d get used to this as you go on in college but it only gets harder XP

    3. What scent are you wearing? I didn’t have time to spritz anything before I left. But I’m planning for Lancome’s Hynpose or Lancome’s Tresor Midnight to be my winter scent.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get through classes (especially organic chemistry lab) and start studying for my mammalian physiology midterm next Wednesday,

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Hmmmm when I was in (maybe middle school?) my dad gave me this picture book about Stocks, as in The Stock Market. It was weird since I wasn’t exactly a “kid” anymore and I had this picture book and I’m not into stocks or economics, but I guess this was his way of getting me interested? XD

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? YES! The funny thing is that I didn’t know it was the internet I was using. When I was in elementary school, I had my own computer just to do school projects on Microsoft Word and play the pre-installed games but I had no internet. I would sneak onto my dad’s comp just to play Disney games online :)

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? I would call one of my best friends because he is one of those people who is obsessed with the zombie apocalypse, as in books and movies and survival guides. I’d speed on the freeway and reach him ’cause he’d probably have some sort of fortress up.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Hmmmm… fast food X) Or something sweet. It’s the guilty pleasures that get me. Of course, I feel like college makes you indulge more often than needed XD

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Luckily, my immune system has kept me pretty healthy over the years buuuuuuuuuuuut, the thing is, when I’m sick, I’m not in the mood or am too sick to be able to do anything except sleep or toss and turn in bed.

    10. Weekly goals: Stay on top of all my classes! I seriously can’t believe how fast this quarter is going. In a few weeks, it’s going to be finals and then Winter Break (I’m already looking forward to it XD)

  14. Leah says:

    1. Mood: TIRED. Just getting back to the office after a biz trip to Buffalo.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Feed my cat, Maximus and brew a strong cup of West Coast coffee in my Keruig (I tend to buy brands I can’t get here in Boston).

    3. What scent are you wearing? None today, just body lotion.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Make a casserole when I get home (that my hubby can pop in the oven while I’m at my Zumba class, and make homemade cranberry sauce with rum (!) for a work lunch tomorrow.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? My mother in law continues to think (after 17 years) that I’m a size small. She gets me amazing clothes in the wrong size year after year after year.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Freshman year in college, 1995

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Go to my house in Maine. It’s off the grid. 100% solar power.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chocolate

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? I don’t get sick days. When I feel a cold coming on I load up on ginger and green tea and tough it out.

    10. Weekly goals: Going out with friends I have not seen in a while. Two of them just got married. Beyond that I’m not thinking of much.

  15. Leah says:

    Thanks, Karen! I’ve been traveling so I’ve missed reading your blog in recent months! :)

    Luckily, it’s just my mother-in-law thinking I’m smaller (better than fatter, right?). My Mom used to teach Fashion Design in school (she’s retired now) and she can size up someone just from a distance. She picked (and ordered) all of my bridesmaids dresses without even measuring the girls–and each one had a perfectly fit dress. :)

    Hope you have a good week as well.

  16. Flos says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy. I skipped my workout because it’s very (!) cold outside, i.e. I felt lazy. So now I’m reading my way through a book and this blog’s archive.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Let my bunny in our bedroom, so she can hop on the bed and wake my fiancée.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Guerlain’s L’instant Magic as always.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Go and check out a new LUSH store that opened near my work. And cooking a nice meal when I get home.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Hm, probably some Barbie hair accessories when I was a kid. The amount of glitter that came off of those nearly killed me.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?
    No, for me, it has been always there. The thing is, I’m not even in my teens anymore. I just had those kind of parents who buy a dial up connection in England while living on the continent, because that was the only way they could get internet. They were determined :)

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Dye my hair blond and trust my bunny’s instincts on getting away. (prey animals tend to be good at that!)

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Anything that goes with heavy South-African red wine: chips, cheese, smoked sausages, chocolate, caramels…

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    I don’t get sick mostly, it’s been more than 5 years now. So when I do, it hits hard. Usually I just drink soup, sleep, wash my hair (instant relief!) and get high on painkillers.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Keep the stress away after my relaxing holiday. Hang with fiancée and bunny. Paint my nails.

  17. Adrienne says:

    Oooh , coconut Thai tea sounds really interesting! I’ll have to give that a try!

    1. Mood:
    A little stressed. I’m going on a trip to Florida and I just realized that I’m leaving Wednesday morning, it totally snuck up on me!!

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Feed Daphne, as she is very whiny :) 

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Alien by Thierry Mugler. I’m very picky with perfumes and this is one of very few that I can actually wear all the time without getting sick of it or any of the notes. I get tons of compliments on how it smells on me, and I love that it’s not very common. Plus I like the Clarins company and the artistic designs of the different Thierry Mugler fragrance bottles.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Go to the laundromat! I finally found one that should suit my finicky laundry habits. 

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    I can only think of one, I remember when my mom gave me one of those “changing bodies” books about puberty and stuff. Nice of her and she meant well, but oh boy hella awkward!!

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Not specifically but I do remember those AOL CDs lol, and online kids/preteen chat rooms where I was 14/f/ca or 14/f/NYC lol. I always wanted to be more mature and live somewhere glamorous!!

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Have a panic attack about Daphne. Gather her, my girlfriend, and my parents and fly to Paris, providing it hasn’t been taken over yet. 

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Like you, it depends, but usually chocolate is involved. And I have been known.to eat nutella straight from the jar in extreme situations lol

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch tv shows and huff Vick’s Vaporub, and complain.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Clean, pack, and feel ready to go on my trip. And have fun in Florida!!

  18. Joy says:

    #5
    My ex-husband (who was gift challenged) once gave me a CASE of Trader Joe’s Sweet Hot Mustard for a b-day present.

  19. Madeleine says:

    1. Mood:Tired
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?Get ready for work(?!)
    3. What scent are you wearing? Sensuous Nude by Estee Lauder – simply love it!
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? walk,dinner,sleep;
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?a notebook,from Mexico,from my girlfriend,it’s made out of weird paper and it looks weird;after at least 6 or 7 years I’m still not sure what is that and what is that for! Just strange.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularlyabout 1995
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?absolutely nothing :(
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?nothing,I don’tt when I’m stessed out,I eat when I’m happy
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?Lie down,have some cold remedies like lemon tea,and other farmaceuticals,sometimes sleep;
    10. Weekly goals:
    Survive tomorrow!

  20. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    tired

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    have breakfast.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    nothing atm

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    clean up my room

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    a computer keyboard shaped like a frog

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly.
    not really but I remember I was in high school

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    I’d grab some food then run and hide.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    chocolate.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    read, sleep and complain lol.

    10. Weekly goals:
    eat healthily
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  21. Raven says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too pleased that I forgot my wallet the one day I could go to the registry office… Awesome.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    I usually wake up, look at the time, then convince myself I have another 9 minutes to sleep in.
    3. What scent are you wearing?
    La’ir by Nina Ricci :) and a smidgen of this green tea stuff I got from Fruits and Passion. It goes together suprisingly well!
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Go to work. WAS go to the registry, but see question 1 :/
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    An orthopaedic water pillow last year for Christmas.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Sure do, I mostly played video games on it before I realized there was much more to see.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Either set up a snipers perch on the roof of my house, or drive my way to my boyfriend’s house, whom I’ve made plans with for years as to what we’d do when the zombies come for us.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Green tea. Settles my stomach that makes me want to eat all day long.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch various episodes of sex and the city
    and do something spa-like to make myself feel better :p
    10. Weekly goals:
    Be creative! Do some knitting, drawing and try playing some music once my broken thumb darts to heal :p

  22. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Great, loving the time change. It’s so much easier to wake up!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Go pee! I don’t get out of bed in the night unless there’s a fire and there has to be smoke. I will sleep thru a fire alarm!
    3. What scent are you wearing? Ed Hardy. I like the scent but refused to buy it during the big craze.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Exchange the brand new but broken cable box that was installed Friday. It would not work all weekend and it stank ;)
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? A Christmas sweater from my ex FIL when I was in my mid-20s. He meant well but come on, I was way too young for that!
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly – 1997. I was a temp working at my first office job and my “boss” was an admin who had gone thru 10 temps in a year she was horrible. She told me the internet would not take off – to try to discourage me from taking on the project of setting up the dept’s website. I did not listen. Thank goodness.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?Mark the neighbors doors with rotting meat and blood and hunker down!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? ?Cake or cheesecake
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch bad TV under the blankets
    10. Weekly goals: Keep my HIGH maintenance boss happy

  23. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. Though I do have Manic Monday stuck in my head…

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?: Make tea.

    3. What scent are you wearing? Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?: work on my therapy plans for this week.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?: A box of rice.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly: Probably 2006 or so. I was late!

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?: dark chocolate.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?: Make lots of tea, drink lots of hot water with honey and lemon, and cuddle with my kitties!

    10. Weekly goals: RELAX. It’s finally a pretty calm week.

  24. Kim says:

    1. Mood: Well, it’s Monday. So, you know. Tired. :)
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Hit snooze (3 times)!
    3. What scent are you wearing? Love & Toast, Paper Flower.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Reschedule Parent Teacher conferences for the boys; we’ll be at Disney the week that they’re doing them.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I’m not going to count gag gifts because they’re meant to be weird. I once got a card from a boyfriend that had a cat on the front, with a huge human’s toothy smile where its mouth should have been. It read: Smile, it’s your birthday! From a boyfriend. I’ve gotten the same (or similar) card from at least one friend – sometimes 2 or 3 of them – on every birthday since (it’s been about 20 years). Apparently they feel reminding me of my mortification never gets old. :)
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly. Yes, same as you, in the early 90s. Remember when it would take like 2 hours to download a song from Napster (and then you’d find it had a skip or something)? Good times. HAHA!
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Start fortifying the house, organizing the heavy artillery and sharp objects (and canned goods). Hunker down and get ready to light them up!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? I’m more of a stress starver than binger. Unfortunately, I rarely have any stress!
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Snuggle on the couch with a big, comfy blanket, a lot of fluids and tissues and have a movie fest. My go-to movies depend on my mood.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out every night, no matter what! No excuses. I know you’re not fooled. I never have goals. But, if I did, that would be #1. :)

  25. Yelena says:

    1. Mood: i was optimistic this morning, then a lil mad at my puppy for being bad, now i’m glad most of the day is over and I can take a break to read ur post and fill this out :)
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? let my dog out
    3. What scent are you wearing? VS heavenly (been my go to perfume for the last couple yrs) need to use up all the other ones soon.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? cancel my new phone line and go back to my old one
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? a hair brush set (wth)
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? ummm it was 1999 lol i was in 8th grade and all the chat rooms were the place to chat with all ur friends and crushes haha
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? eat some ice cream? :)ice cream makes everything better
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? see #7
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? drink OJ, soup, and snuggle up to some good ol day time programs (think judge judy, maury show, the nanny, etc)
    10. Weekly goals: work out atleast 3x this week (60mins each), get my spare bed room in some kind of presentable shape for guests to come over this wkend haha

  26. Izzy says:

    1. Mood: not good – little sad, little angry, generally annoyed with the start of my week.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Curse my alarm clock oh and “borrow” socks because I never have any.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Sephora scented lemon meringue spray, I bought it while I was living in Paris and it makes me feel yummy, also you can’t get sephora in the UK so i’m trying not to use it up to quickly.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Go to the doctors
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? hmmmm not sure maby a free bag that my crazy aunt got from something and gave it to me as a birthday present, it was the thought that counted but it was very wierd.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly – yes and no, can’t remember the date but I was about 14 and we were allowed to use the computers at school in break, I’m 24 now so you can do the maths :)
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? If the zombies are coming I’d probably have a heart attack before I could do anything and if that didn’t happen I would probably lock myself in my room and cry – zombies are my worst fear.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? well it used to be cake or chocolate but recently when I’ve been stressed food has just made me feel sick.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? curl up with a massive box of really soft tissues, drink hot water with a spoonful of honey and lemon juice in it, watch Practical magic and now I also like to watch Twilight and Mama Mia too.
    10. Weekly goals: to make a hospital appointment, do laundry, cook dinner for my family every night after work, swim everyday, cuddle my dog and do the food shop – those are the start of my weekly goals.

  27. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Oddly Christmassy. I bought a Christmas decorating magazine today, and I really want to put the tree up, but I just can’t this early in November. But in two weeks, my trees are going up!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Put on my glasses so that I can see, then I get up, put on a bathrobe, and make myself coffee. I turned 36 and decided that I actually like the stuff!
    3. What scent are you wearing? I don’t wear much fragrance. I’m not wearing anything right now. I always want to wear perfume, but it’s just really not my thing.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? I need to catch up on some emails, that’s the primary way I stay in touch with my friends, and I’m really good at keeping in touch, but there are some people I haven’t heard from in a while, so it’s time to send them!
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Ha! Any article of clothing my Grandma has ever given me! She’s 85, I’m 36. She buys me clothes that she buys herself, which I find really funny. The things she’s given me over the years could be used for Halloween costumes! On the plus side, she gives amazing jewelry, just really lousy clothing.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? I do! I had just gotten married, and my husband signed us up. It was 1996. I can still hear the modem start up. I love the internet!!!
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? My zombie loving husband has a plan, so we’re good! Right now we live up in the country, so there is plenty of room for zombie traps, and the husband is a crack shot! My kids are fast runners, so they’ll be okay. I think it’s good to have a plan, no matter how ridiculous it may be! LOL!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? I’m not a stress-eater, I’m more of a stress-tequila girl! ha ha ha I drink when I’m stressed, so fortunately, or unfortunately depending on my mood, I don’t really live with that much stress. And unusually low amount really, which I am thankful for!
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? I lay on the sofa and turn into the biggest wuss in the world! I am the world’s biggest baby when I’m sick, so it’s good that I don’t get sick that often. I also like to be really snuggly when I’m sick, so I have to remind myself to not cuddle with the kids or hubby so much, because I don’t want them to get sick. But if I could, I’d snuggle with my kids on the sofa watching reruns of “Law & Order” all day!
    10. Weekly goals: Kill the mouse that’s living in my house!!! That’s my only goal in life right now!

  28. Lilly says:

    1. Mood: strangely chirpy and positive!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? aside from personal hygiene and getting dressed, a cup of green tea
    3. What scent are you wearing? Chanel Chance eau tendre
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? take a walk downtown
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? a set of obnoxious perfume that can double as bad room spray
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly: grade 7
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? lotsa canned food, weapon & gas
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? i don’t stress eat. I just try to get things done, or clean the house
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? sleep, watch Food Network, drink hot tea, maybe whine a little bit
    10. Weekly goals: get through the week

  29. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Ready (to get things done this week!)

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Put on my contact lenses and wash my face.

    3. What scent are you wearing? None! But the smell of Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub was lingering on my skin until I wore a top that still had some Donna Karan Cashmere Mist I tested on it. I love the scrub – thank you for the rec, Karen. I’ve been using it for months now.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get some research done for a group project, go to a ballet held at my university tonight!

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I can’t think of any…

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Yes! In middle school, I chatted on AIM constantly and maintained a LiveJournal blog.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? I really don’t know how I’d prepare! Where does one even find that much ammunition? What essentials do I pack? I need to get plan ready, LOL.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Pretty much anything that tastes good! Stress eating IS stress eating.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Wrap myself in tons of blankets, drink lots of OJ, and watch movies in my dark bedroom.

    10. Weekly goals: Get reading done, exercise at least three times this week, study for a placement exam!

    Speaking of zombies – WALKING DEAD!
    1) Rick is starting to look the part. He’s growing awfully pale, but that just might be from all the blood withdrawal procedures.
    2) I’m glad that they’re FINALLY giving Glenn some more screen time! As gushy as his time was, he’s still so endearing.
    3) That Walker in the well has got to be one of the most disgusting ones they’ve featured in the series so far.
    4) Daryl is growing on me more and more. That Cherokee Rose story was sweet. They’d better not kill him off!
    5) Lori?! Pregnant?! I expected it, but all I could think was, “oh, sh*t.” Zombie apocalypse + two possible fathers = hot mess
    6) Possible spoiler for next week: MERLE?! He’s back or is it a dream?!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      You’re so welcome! I love that scrub too. Lately I’ve been using the matching body cream. Have you tried it? It’s a very “fall” scent.

    • Karen says:

      Oh, and WALKING DEAD!

      Sooo, I’m afraid that they’re setting up Daryl to disappoint us in some way. :( As for Lori… well, we all know where this is going, and it ain’t good.

      Do you think they’ll ever find Sophia?

  30. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: Negative. Definitely PMS’ing today, and all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch some terrible terrible TV.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? take my teeth out! (or in other words, my splint that helps prevent me from grinding my teeth).
    3. What scent are you wearing? Boyfriend. Its strangely sexy, and I don’t care if the boy doesn’t get it, there’s something pleasant about smelling like a man.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Only one?! we just got back from a couple day roadtrip, so there’s a lot on the list! First things first, get some groceries.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Hot Sex(the booze?) from my Aunt.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Yes. I think. ICQ, Nexopia(I think that might have been a bit later), but I remember AOL and all that jazz. Maybe 1998?
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? umm.. my guns? I don’t know what I would do when the Zombies came..
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Salt. Salt wins all the time for me. Popcorn, chips, fries, crackers, soup, anything with salt in it, and I’m stress eating. There has been a few times when a chocolate bar wins out though — usually with a salty component like peanuts in it though.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch one of my two cheer up movies: Love Actually or Pride and Prejudice, read, sleep, down liquids and try to stay as still as possible.
    10. Weekly goals: Get everything organized and don’t fall behind!

  31. Advah says:

    That tea sounds delicious! I’ll see if I can find some here.

    1. Mood: Conflicted: a)I went to the dentist because my teeth were sore and turns out there are no cavities, so all’s great. But b)my old uni called me at stupid 9pm for alumni donations and I told that poor student that my course was fun but totally useless which means I can’t get a good job, plus back then the uni totally messed up my grant application for a PhD, and that no thanks I still see donating to Unicef/Medecins sans Frontieres a better priority than my old uni. Long story, I feel like a cheap bas*ard. Not cool.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Either I manage to get up an hour early and do some yoga, or most of the time get up late and scuttle to work with bleary eyes and messy hair.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    L’Occitane – Cherry blossoms

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Update our work e-mailing list, which I did. My boss should be pleased.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    My best friend went to Berlin and brought be back a retro magnet with the drawing of a creepy kid on it. Pretty awesome; we always get really weird stuff for each other. :D

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Ouch, probably 1995? I kind of miss that modem connecting noise, and haven’t found anything as e-satisfying as the ‘you’ve got mail’ notification in that old AOL inbox. It was GREAT.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Put on sneakers to run faster and call my parents!

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Any food. Maybe a preference for cheese, dipped in stuff (BBQ sauce, mustard, pickles)

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    If the cold isn’t too bad, I like to clean the pantry (makes me feel weirdly better) otherwise I watch comfort films. Think Sweet Home Alabama, Friends, etc.

    10. Weekly goals: a)wax my legs so I can b)use my massage voucher (lymphatic massage!) and c)go swimming. The weather has gone down to Freezing Celsius and I need to tackle that cellulite so I can start wearing jeans again, skirts don’t keep me warm enough anymore!

    Karen, can you tell us a bit more about that free writing thing you do? I’ve tried it in the past but doing that first thing in the morning sounds really challenging!

  32. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Unmotivated….and I’m about to leave for the gym in 15 min so how exactly does that work?
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Take the dog out. She is up and walking toward me the minute my big toe hits the carpet in the morning.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Nothing. My allergies have been killing me lately so I’m avoiding anything that can make my eyes water or cause me to sneeze.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Figure out why my Blogger app isn’t working right. I can’t do it from work because Blogger wants me to use Google Chrome and my job uses internet explorer. Guess I will wait until I get home.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Eye cream for my birthday from one of my co-workers. Sweet thought (all he knows is “you girls like makeup and stuff”) So I was appreciative, just kinda surprised.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly. Yes! In 1998, my new roommate had a computer and as soon and I was exploring I was HOOKED!
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Throw on some zombie clothes and bust out Michael Jackson’s Thriller. I hope to distract them from eating me by getting them to dance with me instead!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chocolate!
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Stay in pajamas all day, watch movies and sip chicken soup.
    10. Weekly goals: Write more for my blog – super slacking these past couple months, stay on the workout schedule my friend Katti and I set up a couple weeks ago (feeling good and enjoying being tortured!), go see a movie with my hubby :-)

    Have a great week ladies! OH and congrats to Patti who won the Breast Cancer Awareness Sign Project! I saw Karen posted the winner last night on Facebook. Enjoy your prize :-) Karen is awesome!

    • Karen says:

      Just remember you’ll feel so much better when you finish your workout! I’m doing mine this afternoon, too; I’ll be your virtual workout buddy!

      • Melissa says:

        Girrrrrllll we did Insanity today and ughhhh. Starts off pretty awesome…then it makes me feel like I’ve never worked out a day in my life. You are so right though, feels great when you are done! Did you run today or dance?

  33. Vonvon says:

    1. Mood: tired and grumpy, it’s been like that the whole day.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Wake my girl and help her put on the uniform before getting her to brush her teeth etc. Because she takes ages to dress.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Monday is almost over. For Tuesday, i don’t know yet.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Not any I could recall.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Early 2000-ish

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Gummy bears and snickers. Love to chew my stresses away.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Sleep, but I rarely get to do that especially when my girl is at home.

    10. Weekly goals:
    I didn’t get to blog so much last week, and haven’t scheduled too many posts for Nov, so gonna be the same as last week, try to schedule posts, and swatch my new palettes and create some looks.
    Vonvon recently posted … Finally, The Famous Festival Eyeshadow Palette…….

  34. Alison says:

    1. Mood:
    I’m alright… I’m pretty under motivated but gonna get my ass into gear this week!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    As soon as I wake up, I drink a pint of water and check Facebook. I so wish this wasn’t true.
    3. What scent are you wearing?
    D&G 12 La Lune
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Change my nail colour – no idea what to use though. I want a holo but we have zero sunlight in Liverpool at the moment so there is really no point!
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Some liqueur chocolates from someone who, like myself, is teetotal.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?
    I was 8… my dad worked in IT so we got it early, 1998 and I had my first PC (which was a Gateway???) and I used to go on The Hampster Dance about seven times a day.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Pray, meditate, and tell my family I love them. And then arm my motherf***ing self!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    CHOCOLATE. Cadbury’s Wispa bars are the best.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    I drink Lucozade and watch Misfits and Big Bang Theory.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Get caught up with reading for uni, and start taking pictures for my make-up portfolio so I can apply for a job at Illamasqua!!

  35. Ariel says:

    1. Mood:
    Content
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    I always feed my kitty first
    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Chloe Love. Got a free sample.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Try a new dinner recipe
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Oh, you should see the stuff my grandma gets me. The last present she sent me was a stuffed animal cat with a real fur tail. First, that’s weird at any age, but I’m 25!
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly.
    Yep, it was 1997 and I was obsessed with Hanson websites.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Hide, mainly.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    I forget to eat when I’m stressed.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch bad TV.
    10. Weekly goals:
    write my Christmas shopping list, make a healthy dinner each night

  36. Let says:

    1. Mood: neutral
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Drink some water
    3. What scent are you wearing? Cartier de Lune
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Finishing my math homework
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I don’t think I’ve received a gift that’s really weird…
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Sometime in 6th-7th grade..
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Stay in apartment~
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Nutella!
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Read a book, browse the internet~
    10. Weekly goals: Tidying up my apartment

  37. Lexi says:

    are you kidding me?!??! Sweet Coconut Thai Chai?!?!??!?! *runs to store to buy*
    that sounds amazing. I haven’t had good Chai in a while.

    1. Mood:
    Doin OK. I took the day off from work because I had to work all day Saturday by attending a national meeting we had for my company.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Void :) Then, let my boy Ollie outside for the same purposes. Then green tea.
    3. What scent are you wearing?
    I actually didn’t wear any today since we pretty much didn’t leave the house except for to take the little man to the bark park.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    We’re having din-din at Applebees because I’m cravin that Oriental Chicken Salad like nobody’s biz.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Hmm…one time I got a Swarovski platter that had a four leaf clover etched in the middle.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly?
    Hmmm…probably around 2004 I bought my first adult computer. That sounds dirty…umm, my first computer purchase as an adult, or the first computer that my parents didn’t buy. I otherwise only had access to teh interwebz at work or school. Amazing to think that I not only didn’t have a computer at home, but that I didn’t have a smartphone back then and still got by!
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Grab the pup and husb, a lot of canned food, flint, bleach (for sterilizing water), and one helluva good lip balm…it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    I’m a big fan of the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered pretzels. Awesome. I’m also a big fan of Old Dutch Dill Pickle chips. All other imposter dill pickle chips: bow down!
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Drink a lot of water, juice, warm stuff. However, my FAVE thing is the Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper soup…add a little of your own canned tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes, and a touch of garlic salt. Man, almost worth getting sick just to have it. *runs off to lick handrails and door handles*
    10. Weekly goals:
    Wow….keep on truckin. School and work full time just leave me with the weekly goal to keep on truckin. More power to others who make all sorts of other fun goals on top of my lame one!

  38. Em says:

    1. Mood: Stressed, I’ve got so much work to do and probably shouldn’t be filling out this poll…
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? make myself some tea (if my parents are watching) or some coffee (if they aren’t.) Coffee is my secret addiciton.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Viva la Juicy by juicy Couture.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Finsh my movie for the film festival! (See, I do have a LOT of work to do..please send me some good luck vibes, I’ll need them!)
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? oh, my, GOD. I once gave my cousin a doll when we were younger, and she hated it, telling us to our faces. Next Christmas, she re-gifted it right back to me. Nice.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly/ Yes, since I discovered blogging, the Sephora site, IMDB, and Facebook.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Hmm, I eat as much Nutella as possible.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? ANYTHING. Preferably something from Starbucks.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch Gossip Girl and drink tea.
    10. Weekly goals: Finish this movie!

  39. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Stressed but good. Busy at work which I love.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Watch Good Morning America.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Chloe. I love it. Doesn’t give me a headache.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Fix some bugs in a product.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Pair of socks from the hospital. It was from sister in law who doesn’t quite like me but who cares…haha
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly. Wow I can’t even remember a time when I haven’t used the internet.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Buys lots of food and water, guns and any other ammo, and get a SUV just like that one in Zombieland..haha
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Omg what isn’t? Hmm potato chips and ice cream top the list.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch really bad movies or whatever reruns they are playing over and over again on TV. One time it was a marathon of the show Srubs.
    10. Weekly goals: Eat healthy..Hit the gym and stay positive.

  40. Patty says:

    1. Mood: Worried because my little dog is undergoing testing for Cushings Disease/Syndrome
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Feed my pets, then coffee for me.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get a liquid antibiotic down my cat who knows every possible way to avoid it.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? A really cheap unwrapped package of cookies from a co-worker with whom I shared a mutual dislike.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? A really long time ago.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Put my pets in carriers in the car and run as far as we can go!
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Peanut Butter M&Ms
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Have buttered toast and tea with lemon, lie on the sofa and watch an old comedy on TV and sleep.
    10. Weekly goals: Get meds down my cat twice a day and make sure I have antibiotic ointment for my wounds afterwards.

  41. BettyS says:

    1. Mood: exhausted.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Wash my face.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Eau de exhausted.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Sleep.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Lots of white socks.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? College.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? (Pardon me, I work with people who train cops, soldiers and civilians to kill other people.) Lock n’ load, bug out, hit the 4WD, and if I can’t drive over it, blow it out of my way.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? A cuppa hot green tea.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Pull out my Nook, curl up under a blanket, and eat chicken soup. But I can’t, so I have to suck it up and still be a mom.
    10. Weekly goals: Get through this deadline.

  42. Suri says:

    1. Mood: exhausted. I definitely had a long day.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Make a cup of coffee. It definitely helps.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Cashmere Vanilla Jasmine from Victoria’s Secret.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? to hand in report cards. Done!
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I got a gift set for the bathroom-shower curtain, hooks, and a toothbrush holder. It was part of a secret santa at work but it was weird.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly: I probably was in HS.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Call my friend Andrea she’s a certified zombie hunter! Then grab that emergency to go kit lol
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? chocolate or chips
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? sleep, tea, crackers, ginger ale and more sleep.
    10. Weekly goals: Relax a little, work out, get my laundry done and just get out of this funky mood I’m in.

  43. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: I’m exhausted, but I feel happy.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? See how much I weigh.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Some Victoria’s Secret spray.
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Nothing, I completed everything :)
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? One of those hair turban things but I use it all the time!
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly Mmm I was probably in college.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Get stuff to bash them in the head with.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chocolate covered popcorn.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Watch Hoarders.
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 3 more times this week.

  44. 1. Mood: Pretty good since Monday is almost over!!
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Get in the shower to wake up.
    3. What scent are you wearing? Spoiled Princess
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get to bed early tonight.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Probably 1995ish.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Luckily I married a cop so I will let him take of the zombies.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? powdered donuts
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? watch reruns.
    10. Weekly goals: More sleep, more exercise, eat less, more time with my kids.

  45. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    A little tired. It was a long day today.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Wake up, make my bed, bathroom, downstairs for my medicine and my morning “cup” of Coca-Cola.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Uh, my Aveeno? I’m positively allergic to perfume/cologne/scented lotions.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Cuddles with Zena. Sometimes I just need cuddles.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Scented candles. Now, this is a weird gift for me as everybody in the kingdom knows I am allergic to scents. Candles that scented are actually worse than perfumes as the smoke sets off my asthma so I have an asthma attack on top of a migraine on top of an allergy attack. Needless to say, I smiled nicely while holding them as far away from me as I could without it being obvious (these were some strong smelling ones) while thanking the person and then I dumped them the minute I got out of range.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Around 1999-2000. I was too busy as a kid to wait around for DSL. Broadband had to be invented and I had to be 11 before I really had enough concentration to surf the ‘Net! I played Disney disc games (like the Aladdin one) when I was little, but most of my time was N64, reading, playing with Porsche and running outside!

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Barricade the house and make sure the house has enough ammo for the 4 (or 6?) guns, especially the shotgun (my dad has a heavy belief in the 2nd Amendment. He is retired military!) Also, stock up on food, soda and water and practice my shot as I should probably know how to shoot those guns in order to use them. Y’know, I do have to be able to aim for the head to kill them!

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Cake, cookies, brownies, Cheetos, apples, grapes….I think that’s it. Generally, if it fits in my hand, I will consume it.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Sleep, watch TV and, honestly, whine. I’m the most miserable person to be around when I’m sick because I used to be sick all the time as a child. I was actually tested for an immunodeficiency disorder when I was a baby because of how often I was ill. I’m a tyrant the entire time I’m sick. I take all those vitamins in my cabinet to avoid getting sick!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Survive math.
    Cuddles with Zena
    Don’t stress about my choir situation

  46. Tania says:

    1. Mood: content. It’s beautifully raining out.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? hit snooze on the alarm
    3. What scent are you wearing? DKNY Red Delicious
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for toda y? Order a gallon of liquid wax.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? A picture of Jakob Dylan from my mom.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly I’ve been checking e-mail since high school.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Find some people that I know that have ammunition. Not hard since I know alot of hunters.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chewy candy bars like Twix or Snickers
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Cover myself in Vick’s Vapor Rub, take some pills, drown myself in beverages, and sleep.
    10. Weekly goals: Work on my last newsletter, clean my fridge, plan the turkey day menu, figure out a turkey day baking schedule (i’m in charge of desserts). Enjoy the week.

  47. Liz! says:

    I have the same mug from Anthropology! Well, mine says L :-)

  48. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired, I had a long day.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Feed my little fatty of a kitty

    3. What scent are you wearing? Before my work out it was Coco Mademoiselle

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Work out, I walked on the tread mill for a half an hour while reading a book at a brisk pace.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? I can’t think of anything right now, but I’m certain there have been some weird things.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? I was in high school, I can remember the first youtube clip I saw back when youtube was a fairly new thing.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Make sure the front door is shut and I have a cricket bat (so very Shawn of the Dead)

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Nutella.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Sleep with my furry babies and watch kids cartoons.

    10. Weekly goals: Work out every day, finish the last bit of wedding planning, enjoy my 4 day weekend

  49. 1. Mood:
    Awake at the very least. It may or may not be a busy day ahead.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Check Twitter and my emails on my iPhone, since I have to switch off the alarm (I use my phone as my alarm, after all).

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh. Definitely my favourite.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    A boy’s playset, for my birthday when I was quite young. and it was from a friend/friend’s parents. And I’m a girl. Not that I want gender-specific playset, but it was definitely weird :P

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    I think it was 12 years ago? It was on a gaming forum.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Since firearms are illegal here, Molotov cocktails I guess haha! I’d also try to make sure that my pets- a mongrel, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a guinea pig are all right and cared for should anything happen.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    I don’t tend to eat when I’m stressed… so this is a tough one.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Stay in bed, sleep/rest, read books or watch TV.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Not shave my armpits (I know, but I have a waxing appointment and I need to grow it out. Sigh!), stay hydrated, get enough rest, update my blog at least once :P

  50. Corinne says:

    1. Mood: tired and sad… my Mom came to visit this weekend and I had to drop her off at the airport this afternoon. Miss her so much it hurts :/

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Have my boyfriend make me coffee (I always mess it up) while I make us oatmeal/toast.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Love Spell from Victoria’s Secret… their body sprays always brighten my mood :)

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    well its 10:45 at night, but I want to shower and try the Bumble & Bumble 7 min coconut hair mask. I got a free sample from Sephora and my hair is super dry!

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    Oddly enough I have also recieved Vaseline as a gift from my grandmother. She has used it on her feet forever and gave it to me for Christmas one year after she found out I spent money on a pedicure haha

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    I am pretty sure it was in 8th grade… and we used to go on AOL to chat with boys we liked and fill out surveys that we sent out on mass emails.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Oh no! I would try and make it to the store to get supplies if I had time, then just lock myself and my family up in my house…. or maybe try and find a gated community to live so we could just lock the zombies out. I have no idea lol

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    I will eat massive amounts of trail mix when Im stressed out! I always rationalize that its healthy but its so so bad for me in the quantities I eat it!

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Lay on the couch and watch Real Housewives marathons or troll the interwebs for beauty and style tips

    10. Weekly goals:
    Start my diet tomorrow! And also try not to miss my family so much that I just get in my car and drive home.

  51. Ratzilla says:

    1. Mood:
    Happy.
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Check email.
    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Does soap counts?
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Get Friends Season 5 DVD.
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    A sock for birthday (yes, just one). I was told I will receive the other for my next b-day.
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    Some time between elementary school and high school.
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Lock all doors and windows. Get a baseball bat.
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    None. I eat less with stressed.
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch DVD in bed.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Ratzilla recently posted … suisai Beauty Clear Powder

  52. Wendy says:

    What a fun poll this week. Replying late because I worked till late last night.

    1. Mood: Excited.

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Check my email.

    3. What scent are you wearing? Van Cleef & Arpels’ First

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Get a massage

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? My son shopped for my Christmas presents on campus his first year at college with PSU emblazoned on each: ONE glass, a tire cover for the jeep, a set of coasters, and a snuggie!

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Thirteen years ago after my twins were born extremely premature.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? Catapult PSU paraphernalia at them.

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? A tropical martini.

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Stay in bed, watch tv, surf the Internet

    10. Weekly goals: Register for a two week continuing education class.

  53. Meg says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy and kinda boring
    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Take a shower
    3. What scent are you wearing? Tous in Heaven
    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Finish my homeworks for this week
    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? Underwear LOL
    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? Yeo when I was thirteen haha… msn messenger all the way
    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? pack all my good stuff haha
    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chocolate xD
    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? sleep all day and a hot soup
    10. Weekly goals: finish homework, do the laundry, improve my new bedroom area

  54. Jennifer says:

    I would love to receive Vaseline moisturizing body lotion!!! I guess I’m the one who needs that much lotion. :P I usually finish a 600ml bottle in a month and a half… I apply lotion to my whole body twice a day. I have eczema so my skin is very dry and needs a lot of moisturizing! :P

  55. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Awake

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning?
    Slam my alarmclock and brush my teeth.

    3. What scent are you wearing?
    Nothing yet.

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today?
    Cleaning the house, dye my hair and do some homework.

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received?
    I remember when I was 8 y/o getting earrings.. it was at the moment I haven’t wear any in a year. I did repierce my ears after.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly
    End 90s. Just to chat with friends. We only had internet back then when we shut off the telephone.

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare?
    Nothing..

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief?
    Anything sweet!

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold?
    Watch Disney cartoons, while laying in bed.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get my schoolproduct online before fridaymorning!

  56. Jamie-Leigh says:

    1. Mood: Creative

    2. What’s one of the first things you do every morning? Eat Breakfast

    3. What scent are you wearing? None Just Now

    4. What’s one thing on your to-do list for today? Read this Blog

    5. One of the weirdest gifts you’ve ever received? A Pen with Someone Else Name on it, From my little brother.

    6. Do you remember when you first started using the Internet regularly? No, Not Really

    7. The zombies are coming! What do you do to prepare? hide in My Room, They Wouldn’t be dumb enough to Enter :D

    8. What’s your go-to food for stress eating/relief? Chocolate Cake

    9. What do you like to do when you’re stuck at home with a cold? Sleep

    10. Weekly goals: To be happy & Positive

  57. Alison says:

    I just have to say that I LOVE Celestial Seasoning’s Herbal teas! I haven’t got the Chai (Those tend to work best with milk and I’m soy AND dairy intolerant), but the Red Zinger and Sleepytime (Original) are delicious. I’m a big herbal tea fan, too.

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