Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Oct. 17

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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. 190. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
  2. Pretty great, and not just for a Monday.

  3. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
  4. Madonna’s Like a Virgin, Janet Jackson’s Control, Debbie Gibson’s Out of the Blue, RUN-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell… Ah, the soundtrack of my youth.

  5. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
  6. Grinding my teeth in my sleep. I’m tired of wearing a night guard (so not sexy).

  7. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
  8. Absolutely not. There’s a reason it’s called our “inside voice.” No thank you.

  9. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
  10. Oh, sure. In one of them, I’m back in high school on graduation day. My gown is a wrinkled mess, and I’m running late, so I have to iron it in the principal’s office before heading to the ceremony.

    In the dream, I’m stressed out and worried that I won’t be able to finish before they call my name, so I’m ironing like a crazy person. Weirdly, for reasons I’ve never figured out, heading to the ceremony with a wrinkly gown just isn’t an option, and I always wake up before I find out if I make it to the ceremony on time.

  11. How many languages do you speak?
  12. There’s English, of course, and I understand Tagalog, but I don’t really speak it well; I know just enough to order food and cuss someone out.

    I also know a smidgen of high school French — miraculously, enough to help me board the right trains on a trip to France a few years ago.

  13. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
  14. Bagels and cream cheese topped with french fries (don’t knock it ’til you try it).

  15. Something you have no patience for?
  16. Bullsh*t. And bad manners.

  17. One of your favorite sounds?
  18. The sound of water gently lapping against a surfboard. What I wouldn’t give for a few minutes in a warm ocean right now…

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Stick to my workout schedule, stay positive, and find Tabs the perfect Halloween costume.

Mornin’, bud. :) Another Monday for us. How are things coming along so far? I actually feel good today, perhaps because I watched The Walking Dead last night, and by comparison to flesh-eating zombies, how bad could your average Monday be?

While I make a second cup of green tea (would you care for one?), let me know what you’re up to this week by filling out today’s 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 were some of your favorite albums growing up?
3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
6. How many languages do you speak?
7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
8. Something you have no patience for?
9. One of your favorite sounds?
10. Weekly goals:

I foresee fabulous things for us this week, babe. Keep that chin up!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    1. Mood: pretty awesome!!! staycations do me a lot of good.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? i must have been an old soul because i was huge into the beatles.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? procrastinating.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? not really. there are some doors that never should be opened.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? no joke — i dream of alexander skarsgaard and i hanging out. had that dream last night too.

    6. How many languages do you speak? 2. english and id say a fair amount of spanish.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? green mangoes and fish sauce. the smell isnt hte best but … omg yes.

    8. Something you have no patience for? slow moving people.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? waves crashing into the shore and kitties purring.

    10. Weekly goals: make it to friday, yes pls.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I totally know what you mean about green mangoes. I like mine with salt. Nom nom!

      • Nina says:

        nommm!

        there is this stall in a huge asian mall that sells precut green mango. it comes w/ a dipping sauce of chili powder and sugar — thats nommalicious too!

        • Karen says:

          My mom likes hers with this really salty shrimp paste. It’s pink and very strong! Not my favorite but she loves the stuff.

          Do you ever eat oranges with salt? That might be a Filipino thing…

          • Nina says:

            if that paste is similar to the shrimp paste they serve with a malaysian noodle dish whose name i cannot ever remember, then its good! :-)

            i generally dont like fruit w/ salty stuff. green mango is the only exception to that rule.

            the hubs eats watermelon w/ salt, and so does his dad. :-)

          • Megan says:

            Wait–green mango like unripe mango? Or is there a kind of mango I’m missing?

            (I have an unripe mango on my counter and I’ll cut it up with salt right now!)

            FWIW, I do oranges with salt, too, and I’m completely Polish. Watermelon, too. Maybe I just like salt.

          • Nina says:

            yep! green mango == unripe mango! its awesome w/ something salty with it!!!

  2. Christy says:

    1. Mood: very positive and motivated. I set the day and week up right by doing a hard work out this morning :)
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Ace of Base ruled the world.
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? biting my nails, always!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? yes!
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? yes, a few actually. Usually the bad, stressful kind :(
    6. How many languages do you speak? I speak two, English and French. I want to learn Italian.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? popcorn and milk. Hmm…
    8. Something you have no patience for? rudeness and defiance!
    9. One of your favorite sounds? music <3
    10. Weekly goals: keep up the morning work outs, stay on top of homework and enjoy life :)
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  3. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed, I love Mondays when the kids go back to school and I’m home alone!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? “Colour by Numbers” by Culture Club, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna, “Purple Rain” by Prince. All three still hold up!

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Mindless snacking.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Yeah I would, I’m naturally nosy. But I know I’d hear things I don’t want to know. But I’d love to crawl into my five year old’s head and see what it’s like, because I think it would be awesome!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Not really, every night is something different!

    6. How many languages do you speak? English, a teensy bit of German from high school, a teensy bit of Spanish because there is a lot of it where I live, and I like to say that I speak “bitch” really well! LOL!

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Lentil soup and Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges. Weird, but it works.

    8. Something you have no patience for? Disrespect.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? Silence, with two kids, I like the quiet.

    10. Weekly goals: Get my fanny to the gym, work on getting 8 hours of sleep per night, and start working with the dog to get him to walk on a leash better!

  4. luv2smilexo says:

    1. Mood: Tired, can I go back to bed yet?

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Nsync and brittany spears. Loved me some leanne rimes as well :P

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Emotional eating (so badd!!)

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Probably not. Well maybe mens minds. I think that might be entertaining :P

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? When I was very young I used to have a recurring nightmare that I was in a room with no windows and doors and wolves would start coming through the walls. It was really terrifying

    6. How many languages do you speak? 3, but only 2 of them very well haha

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? french fries and ice cream. The perfect marriage of salty and sweet

    8. Something you have no patience for? I will have to agree with you on the bad manners front. However, it seems that good ones are few and far between these days.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? the piano. I love to listen to piano harmonies while studying

    10. Weekly goals: Work out at least twice, Catch up on my homework.
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  5. Sherice says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty good…I woke up with a prayer for my day to go by smoothly and for me to keep a positive attitude and so far, so good!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Brandy’s very 1st, Boys II Men, Purple Rain soundtrack, Stevie Wonder, all the oldies…actual albums my parents used to listen to

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Biting my fingers…not the nails, the actual fingers…I know, I’ve been told it’s gross but it’s something I’ve done since I was a little girl and the habit is sooo hard to break, especially when I’m bored, nervous or frustrated

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    Yes, but only if I could pick and choose whose mind to read :)

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Yes, a recurring nightmare is more like it…and it makes me shudder to think about it…I’ve been having it since I was about 7, and I’m alone in a dark house where a grandfather clock is chiming and I’m running away from a faceless man. Have no idea what or why I dream about this

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    One, English, but my boyfriend is Spanish speaking so I can understand and speak some Spanish

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Salsa and cream cheese with tortilla chips, (yummy!), mayo and ketchup for french fries, and plain honey on fried chicken…I have a weird palate lol

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    Ignorance, of any sort. I cannot stand stupidity either.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    I love the sound of a baby cooing

    10. Weekly goals:
    Buy my daughter’s birthday presents for her upcoming 9th birthday, start a borrowed book from a friend (finally), wash my white clothes (been putting it off all weekend), make one positive change a day!

    • Chris25 says:

      Oh God, I’m totally with you about stupidity! I hate dealing with idiots.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sherice,

      How exciting that your daughter is turning 9. I bet it feels like time is flying! What are you going to get her for her birthday.

      BTW, I like your goal of making one positive change every day. I think I’ll have to borrow that one.

  6. Zeadelle says:

    1. Mood: Kinda Sleepy
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Spice Girls, cant remember the album name :D
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Texting while eating, it’s becoming a disease already. :)
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Yep. Just wonderin about others’ inside voice
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yep. It was autumn, funny, we dont have autumn season on philippines, i was biking, lol i dont even know how to ride a back, and meeting up with a guy, which I cant remeber his face. I always wake up before i see what happens next.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English, tagalog and a few words on japanese and french
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Anything fried with gravy, chicken, french fries, fish sticks, etc.
    8. Something you have no patience for? Lack of openmindedness
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Classical and orchestra music, ocean sounds, without those kids laughing, sort of private resort haha
    10. Weekly goals: go to gym! And diet :)

  7. Katie says:

    1. Mood: I’m pretty excited for a Monday. Good way to start the week, I guess!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? I’m still growing up, heh! Mine are The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Arcade Fire’s Funeral, lots more I can’t think of right now.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Popping zits (cringe).

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? It depends. Is it a situation where I hear every person’s thoughts all at once (crazy!) or can read a specific person’s thoughts. Actually, even then, I don’t think so…

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Nope. Karen, you think there’s some deeper level to your recurring dream? Fear of wrinkles?!

    6. How many languages do you speak? Other than English, I speak Vietnamese OK, and, of course, some high school/college French.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Can’t think of any! But yours actually sounds good…

    8. Something you have no patience for? Same here, Karen! Manners, people, manners.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? Baby cousins’ laughter! It’s contagious.

    10. Weekly goals: Homework, homework, homework – then going out this weekend!

    KAREN! I watched The Walking Dead premiere last night, too! Half of the time, my housemates were being too loud or blocking the TV. So, two things:
    1) Why were Daryl and Rick busting the guts out of that one zombie? I missed the context for that. Did they think that it ate Sophia or something?
    2) THE ENDING! WHAT?!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      YES! They were checking the guts to see if he’d eaten the girl (eww).

      How upsetting was that ending? :(

      Was it just me, or did the show have a different tone?

  8. Laurina Esposito says:

    1. Mood: Kinda bleh :-(
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction, and Hootie and the Blowfish Cracked Rear-view Mirror
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Not exercising! I’ve been lazy!!!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? yes
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Not that I can remember
    6. How many languages do you speak? 1
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Ketchup and potato chips? lol
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who don’t listen
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Leaves in the wind in Fall
    10. Weekly goals: Try to exercise a few times this week!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Laurina,

      I was having trubs getting myself to work out a few months ago; one thing that really helped me was getting a calendar and tracking my workouts with star stickers. It sounds cheesy but it totally works.

  9. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    Not too bad. My stress level is crawling up, but I think getting through this week will be a little bit less challenging than last week.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Oh man. Lots of christian pop artists. There was one by Mancy A’lan Kane that I loooved. :) It was my first CD ever!
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    eating my coworker’s candy. ugh!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    mmm… probably not. I don’t think it would really be all that intelligible, anyways.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Not really. I’ve had a deja-vu dream or two, but not recurring dreams.
    6. How many languages do you speak?
    English, kind of Spanish (I think if I went to South America/Spain I could probably get around), and American Sign Language (another one I’d need to work up to be able to use…)
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    baby carrots dipped in bean dip. I guess that’s not really that crazy… I mean, we dip those in hummus, right? :)
    8. Something you have no patience for?
    ..well, really, I have patience for just about anything I put my mind to. However, my willpower is considerably weaker when I’m PMSing… in which case, just about anything could send me over the edge. It’s a pathetic dichotomy.
    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    the OCEAN, yo! Also, good jazz. :)
    10. Weekly goals:
    To rock at school and memorize lots of good music. and be excited about visiting my family at the end of the month!! woohoo!!

  10. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: Unhappy (boyfriend troubles). But I talked to a good friend and I feel a bit better.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?: Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Hits, anything Madonna, Bush “Razorblade Suitcase”, and many more.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?: Thinking negatively. I really screws me up.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?: No, it would be too confusing and troubling for me.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?: Before I went back to college, I had dreams about being in class. I thought of it as a “sign” that I should go back.

    6. How many languages do you speak?: Three. English is my native language, and I can speak conversational Spanish and Italian.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?: Peanut butter and cheese sandwiches.

    8. Something you have no patience for?: Stupid people who ask stupid questions, and people who mistreat children and animals.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?: The purring of my cats, the laughter of my friends.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my midterm paper and go on a lot of job interviews. And blog nonstop!

  11. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Fine!
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? I think I had some 80′s albums, but I have never really been that into music.
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Same as ever – light coke – but I neeed the bubbles!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I’m not sure… not really.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes. I’m abroad, and I’m late for or miss the plane home or something like that.
    6. How many languages do you speak? Out of foreign languages, I speak English and French quite fluently, and I understand and speak (less or even less) Swedish, Italian, Spanish, and I have also studied Japanese and Hungarian. – I’m a linguist (generalist) though.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? My diet is quite limited, so I’m happy to have any kind of ‘normal’ food when I’m able to eat it!
    8. Something you have no patience for? Stupid people.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Pug sounds!
    10. Weekly goals: Sports & a short restaurant & theatre trip.

  12. Julia says:

    1. Mood:
    Pretty good. Monday is my favorite work day because it goes by very fast.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Led Zepplin, Let It Be, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Concert for Bangladesh

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Swearing

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    I would, for a day.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Occasionally I dream that the powers that be decide that I never finished high school and I have one semester left so I’m back in school. Everything is tiny because I’m an adult and all my classmates are children. It’s a weird dream.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    Just one, English. I can read a bit a Spanish.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    French fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake.

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    Inconsiderate people.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    The masts of sailboats ringing to the rap of halyards in the breeze.

    10. Weekly goals:
    To get in an hour and a half of exercise.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Julia,

      I think I’ve had a dream similar to that one, too, except it happens with college.

      Lucky you that your Mondays go by quickly. What do you do?

  13. Nikki B. says:

    1. Mood: sleepy…again…i came home pretty late from tampa last night – long drive home & the weater is totally not working in my favor by being overcast & rainy.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? I grew up in the boyband/pop era so anything *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys & 98 Degrees as well as Christina etc etc…plus I loved some really old school stuff because of my dad so I listened to anything Patti, Aretha or Tina

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Procrastination…and being extremely protective of my feelings-not taking chances for a relationship.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Not really…I think it would be really annoying cuz you won’t just read one specific person’s mind, you’d be reading everyone you come into contact with & I can just imagine the headache…(X-Men ala Jean-Gray anyone?)

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? I have. Usually when I don’t get much sleep I have one dream over and over…but I never fully remember it in the morning.

    6. How many languages do you speak? One. English although I can understand some Spanish.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Hmmm….I’ve never thought about this…I don’t think I have any.

    8. Something you have no patience for? As you said BS (I’ve been calling ppl out on it all weekend), when ppl forget how to drive when it starts to rain & ppl who talk in circles

    9. One of your favorite sounds? The ocean or any body of water actually & when I was little my dad’s keys. I’m a full on daddy’s girl & I would always head for the door (if I wasn’t being told to do something else by my mom) when I heard the jingle of his keys…

    10. Weekly goals: Get my workouts in consistently, eat right, and get through this week safe & sound despite the wicked weather.

    Have a great week Beauties!!!

  14. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Stress level through the roof! Really need to work on taking things one day at a time. I always project too far into the future and get all worked up!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?

    As a kid I was always around people who were playing 70s rock, so Steve Miller Band’s Book of Dreams, Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, oh and some Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life for good measure!

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?

    See answer #1! I obsess about worst case scenarios and work myself into a panic!

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?

    I wouldn’t mind reading Missy’s mind for a day! There are a few things I’d like to figure out about her thought process!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?

    Yes. As a youngster I would always dream about the house being on fire (I’ve always had a huge fire phobia), and as an adult I have a recurring dream about driving my car and it starts doing it’s own thing and I can’t control it. Very unnerving!

    6. How many languages do you speak?

    Fluent English, of course, a little bit of high school Spanish, I understand a little bit of German but can’t speak it, and I know the alphabet in sign language.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?

    Pumpkin and chocolate. Someone gave me some pumpkin chocolate chip cake recently and it was amazing!

    8. Something you have no patience for?

    Bigotry, homophobia, and general intolerance. I have no tolerance for intolerance!

    9. One of your favorite sounds?

    A cat purring!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Try to get myself into a better head space, eat really healthy to boost my immune system (feeling really run down lately), and remember to relax!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Really feel you on stressing about future things. Breathe in, breathe out… And have that kitty of yours give you some good old fashioned cat love. It’s the best stress relief. :)

  15. liz says:

    1. Mood: Could be better. But then again, could be worse.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Lol, Hanson, BSB, *NSYNC, Britney Spears…ugh
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Mine is also my teeth at night, but not grinding, I just sort of clench them together so tight that my jaw hurts when I wake up.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No way.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes, my mom is trying to leave to go to work and leaves me with my crazy/mean cousin (who’s super nice IRL) Dave so I run about an acre to her red truck (never had one) and sit on her papers so she can’t leave. I’ve had that dream like 6 times.
    6. How many languages do you speak? Just one, English. I can understand a teeny bit of Spanish.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Chocolate ice cream with salty potato chips and banana pieces. Yum.
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who drive under the speed limit just because. At LEAST do the limit people!
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Fire crackling :) (Or in my case recently, a Woodwick candle!)
    10. Weekly goals: Fold the mountain of clothes in my bedroom and make it to work on time every day :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Liz,

      I have the bad habit of clenching my jaw at night, too. Have you considered getting a night guard? I’ve had one for the last couple of years and it helps.

  16. 1. Mood:
    No worries! :) I find myself smiling and talking to random people.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Jagged Little Pill (Alanis!) was the first CD I ever bought–I think I was in third grade. It remains a classic in my mind. In high school, Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie kinda changed my life. It’s probably my all-time favorite to this day! Along those same lines, Funeral by Arcade Fire is another amazing record that brings me right back to my high school days.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    I’d love to take better care of my nails… especially now that I’m engaged! LOL! 8)

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    Nah. Isn’t it enough work trying to understand one’s own mind?!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Oh yeah! I love dreaming.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    I have studied three: English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Ketchup and mayo mixed together… and a brownie with a pickle on the side. ;)

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    I’m a very independent person, so I don’t like being babied or bossed around! Haha!

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    My French Bulldog snoring, whining, sneezing, barking, or basically just existing.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Enjoy the rest of October, because November will be one crazy month!
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  17. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: Chill.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Amy Grant, Mariah Carey…I’m sure I had delusions of grandeur!

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Snacking!

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Naaahhh.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes, a few – the worst is that my teeth are crumbling and falling out of my mouth!

    6. How many languages do you speak? 2.5 – English, French, and some Spanish

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?

    8. Something you have no patience for? Dirty dishes. Lame.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? An orchestra tuning.

    10. Weekly goals: Run 3x, get myself uncongested, and finish a couple books!

  18. Jen says:

    1. Mood: Good
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? The Flashdance soundtrack and Lionel Richie’s album
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Being impatient (see #8 below!)
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No way.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? No
    6. How many languages do you speak? One – English. But I picked up some Italian phrases for our trip a few years ago. I don’t remember any now, though.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? It might not be unusual, but I really like peanut butter & honey sandwiches.
    8. Something you have no patience for? Ummm, just about everything. See #3 above.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? The geese honking overhead as they migrate in the fall. (I’m in Oregon)
    10. Weekly goals: Play with my kitties a little more each day!

  19. Stephanie says:

    Ok – I’m not great at being able to sit still to answer all of these – so I’ll give you my favorite

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Chocolate and Bacon!! OMG it’s so good – and I’m surprised no one has mentioned it yet!! Worth a try :)

  20. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: GRUMP. E. Showed up to work this morning to find a flood under my desk from who knows what. Maintenance has already wet-vac’ed it up but now I’m getting a lovely mildew smell – which is awesome for my allergies. Oy! Is it Friday yet?
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Prince – Purple Rain, Michael Jackson – Thriller, M.C. Hammer – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (don’t judge), Pearl Jam – Ten (are we noticing the shift here?), Bush – Sixteen Stone…
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Being late :-( I’m consistently 5 minutes late for everything, so why can’t I be consistently 5 minutes early?
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Yes, because sometimes I love being sneaky.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? No.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English is a given, but I can understand a good deal of Spanish. I’m fluent in sarcasm.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Fruit in my sushi.
    8. Something you have no patience for? The check-out line – I always seem to pick the slowest one.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Silence – when the kids are asleep.
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t kill anybody, buy some Febreze for my now mildew carpet, get through my first week of P90X! Whoo! Let’s do this!

  21. Nikki says:

    1. Mood: energetic and happy
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? hmm…J Lo’s “On the 6″, Stacie Orico’s self titled album, and lots of country music
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? spending money–I like to go out, eat, and do stuff that requires money. I’m bad spending.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? sure! I could know what some people REALLY think of me. haha it’d be more useful if I liked someone but I’m already happily dating :)
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? I have but I cannot recall it at this moment. I do have nights where I have a dream and am amazed at how familiar the dream seems though I can’t place it.
    6. How many languages do you speak? I speak English and I can sometimes understand Spanish (my attempts at speaking it are VERY elementary).
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? hmm….it’s not really unusual but I like french fries and ice cream
    8. Something you have no patience for? REALLY lazy people and people who continue to make excuses instead of taking action
    9. One of your favorite sounds? the humm of lights or refrigerators, also the sound of rain when the window’s open.
    10. Weekly goals: To get settled into my new room.

  22. gio says:

    1. Mood: ok

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Boyzone and British pop music

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? I really need to stop procrastinating everything.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? nope! I think there are some things that should remain unknown lol.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? nope.

    6. How many languages do you speak? two, English and Italian

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? mmm I’m not really that adventurous with food.

    8. Something you have no patience for? disrespect.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? silence

    10. Weekly goals: get some sleep!
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  23. Lindsay says:

    1. Mood: Not too shabby… Taking a break from some client database management at work.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? I listened to a lot of oldies as a kiddo. Thought the Beach Boys were the shizzz!
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Stress/social smoking. I smoke when I’m stressed and I smoke when I’m drinking at a bar usually.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I will pass. I’m pretty good at figuring out folk.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? YES. Worst experience ever.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English, a smidge of French, and Twitter-ish.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? I was kinda blown away by the salted caramel mocha at Starbucks. Sounds icky but surprisingly tasty!
    8. Something you have no patience for? Bad spelling!
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Bobby Darin singing “Beyond The Sea.”
    10. Weekly goals: Hold the store down while bosses are on vay-cay, finish the database, blog….
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  24. Kim says:

    1. Mood: I think I’ll skip this one today. :)
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Overeating.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I would. I’m sure it would be hurtful, but I think I would really rather know the truth, all around.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Definitely. A few of them. My school anxiety dreams were always forgetting my locker combination and/or not having a class schedule/ realizing I’d missed an entire semester of a certain subject.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English, of course. Some HS and college French (enough to get by in a pinch).
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Would you consider french fries, cheese and gravy to be unusual? HAHA!
    8. Something you have no patience for? Whining. And phoniness.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? It must be the power of suggestion, but waves crashing on rocks. Or thunderstorms/rain pounding on the windows. Geesh, I’m jolly today, aren’t I? :)
    10. Weekly goals: Be positive about standing in an ice rink. Stop being lazy!

  25. lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Grumpy. Work sucks
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Michael Jackson, Madonna
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Chewing on my fingernails and procrastination (man this one is really hard)
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? YES
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes the one where I am always running EXTREMELY slow from something. And I keep thinking I need to run fast but I just keep running really slow
    6. How many languages do you speak? 2
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Mango and hot sauce
    8. Something you have no patience for? Ass kissers..man they get on my nerves
    9. One of your favorite sounds? The sound of wind against the trees.
    10. Weekly goals: Gym, eat healthy and stay positive

  26. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Hungry. Work kept me busy and didn’t get a chance to grab lunch.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    I also liked Madonna’s Like a Virgin and I was a huge Bon Jovi fan – Slippery When Wet was on of my favorites.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    I need to stop licking my lips. They are already dry and that doesn’t help.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    No way.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    I have variatons on the same dream where I’m shopping and find the perfect item, but something always keeps me from actually coming home with said item.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    Only English. My first language was Malayalam, which is a south Indian language. Unfortunately, after we moved to the U.S. my family only spoke English and I lost my native tounge. I can understand a little bit of Malayalam and Hindi, and I can speak some French from learning it in school.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Hm, can’t think of anything.

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    Politicians (or people in general) that continually blame each other for what’s wrong. I hate turning on the TV during election season – makes me so angry.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    Either the sound of the ocean of my kitties purring.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Stick with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I’ve done it 4 days in a row, and it is seriously kicking my butt!

    Can’t wait to see what costume you pick out for Tabs!

  27. Claud says:

    1. Mood:
    Not so great. Lack of sleep. My little girl had trouble sleeping last night, so she kept me from getting my beauty sleep… but that’s all right.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors, Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, The Cure’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss me and Desintegration, The Cult’s Love and Electric… and so much more

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Easy… Smoking! (urg.. easy to tell, not to quit!)

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    Oh YES!! Just to know how Sookie feels! haha

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    When I was younger yes.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    2 French and English

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jams

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    When I’m PMS… about everything!

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    The rain on a tin roof. More frequently, my little girl’s giggle

    10. Weekly goals:
    … getting some sleep.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Claud,

      Sorry you haven’t be able to get enough sleep! I go through periods of insomnia so I feel your pain.

      Your list of fave albums totally takes me back! I listened to those tapes too. I think my favorite Depeche Mode album is Violator!

      • Claud says:

        Yes, Violator is really great! … But by the time it came out, I was more in a grungy phase… listening to Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and later Stone Temple Pilots :P

  28. Jessica Leigh says:

    1. Mood:
    Sleepy! Woke up at 3:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep :(

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    My first tape was Nelson “After the Rain” – for real! But I played my KNOTB, Aaliyah and Brandi tapes until they wouldn’t work anymore!

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Biting my nails / picking at my cuticles. I don’t mess with my hands as long as the nails are painted. But I am trying to slowly ween myself off of having them constantly painted as well.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    I guess – just as long as it was one day. I have a feeling that it would be kind of boring (i.e. mental grocery list and pondering what will be on television that night).

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Always! I was just telling my boyfriend about how I have a recurring dream where I am failing a college English class and I am so guilty! Luckily I graduated from college 7 years ago :)

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    1 and a half :) I spent 6 years studying Spanish and by the end of my studies, I could read Spanish literature. Now I have trouble remembering the most basic words! I think it would just take some time to readjust. At least that is what I would like to believe!

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Chocolate covered potato chips. Obviously I do not have this often, but the salty and sweet are so delicious!

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    Oh boy – this list could go on and on!!! I guess I would have to say that people who do not pay attention are the most annoying. (i.e. walking 6 people side by side down the sidewalk so other people can’t get by, stopping in the middle of the sidewalk to gaze up, rolling through crosswalks while driving). I also can not stand when people rush to get into the subway only to stand directly in front of the doors! Get out of the way!

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    I love it when little babies laugh! Is there anything cuter?

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get some sleep :)

    • Melissa says:

      How in the WORLD did I forget about NKOTB!!! :-) That tape was definitely worn out lol

      • Karen says:

        I’m guilty of having one too many NKOTB posters of them on my walls. EEK!

        As for Nelson, I still remember rocking out to the tape in my friend’s car on the way to school, haha!

  29. Larie says:

    1. Mood: I have a cold. It’s not cool.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Uh, probably bubblegum pop stuff, haha. Jpop and instrumental albums, too.
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Picking at hangnails!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No. I would probably be scandalized by the rude thoughts in people’s minds! Plus, everyone deserves to have their own secrets.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yeah. Lots of them.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English. I minored in French but forgot most of it, and I speak a little Korean, though I understand a wee bit more than I can actually speak.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches!
    8. Something you have no patience for? Oh, I vote for bad manners, too. Especially in emails. You still need to address an email to someone, start off with a proper greeting, and sign it with a courtesy and your name. Why do people think that email is like text messaging? You don’t text message your professor, do you?
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Rain.
    10. Weekly goals: Make a dent in the pile of work I need to do, bake something yummy, make a grocery list!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Larie,

      Bacon seems to be a popular unusual pairing these days. There’s a candy shop in my town that sells bacon dipped in chocolate on a stick! I’ve never tried it, but I’ve heard it’s good. I bet peanut butter has a similar sort of flavor contrast.

      Anywho, I hope you feel better soon. Being sick is no fun.

  30. Jana says:

    1. Mood: SLEEPY!! -___-
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Mariah Carey’s Honey album! oh, and the Britney’s Baby one more time album! Hehe, those were the days!
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Doing things on the last minute. Seriously need to stop that!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? HRM! Yeah, that sounds pretty cool!
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? AH! Yes! Except I don’t remember what it’s about! Weird, right?
    6. How many languages do you speak? Hrm, like you, I can only understand Tagalog and hardly speak it! and English, because I grew up in Australia! …Oh, and I learned Japanese in High school! Don’t remember much of it though!
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Fries dipped in Chocolate Sundae =]
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who walk slow in the city! UGH!
    9. One of your favorite sounds? The sound of my nieces’ voices when they call me <3
    10. Weekly goals: Clean my room! It's so messy! -______-

    Okay, now that I've finished this, it's time to start my day! Because it's Tuesday in Sydney! You have a lovely week Karen! Take care! <3

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jana,

      I didn’t know you were from Sydney. Were you born in Australia? I was born in the Phil. but came to the US when I was little, so I basically grew up here.

  31. Christy says:

    1. Mood: Good
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? anything by NKOTB, Janet Jackson, Bel Biv Devoe, Bobbi Brown, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue….so many more I just can’t remember all of their names!
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Going to bed late. I should really go to bed at 10 instead of 11 for an extra hour of sleep.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I don’t think so. Sometimes it is better not to know what others are thinking.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Not recently. I did have one where I was falling off a bridge or cliff for a little while. Then I’d wake up and realize I was fine.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English and I understand Tagalog, some Spanish & French
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Lobster poutine. :) I had it once on top of fries. So delicious but at least 2 hours of working out!
    8. Something you have no patience for? I’m with you on bad manners. I also can’t stand bad drivers and people using their cell phones while driving.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Pounding rain on the roof.
    10. Weekly goals: Get rid of this hovering cold and stick with the workout plan :)
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    • Karen says:

      That lobster poutine sounds delicious! I’ve still yet to have the original type of poutine. One of these days…

      Feel better and have a great week!

  32. lexi says:

    Any ideas for the Tab-a-rino’s costume? My little man, a lab named Ollie….I have the idea to get him some silk boxer shorts and have him go as Muhammad Ollie ;)

    • Karen says:

      I think I’m going to get him a shark costume I saw on Etsy, although he’s obsessed with dressing up as Lady Gaga (LOL!).

      LOVE labs, btw. I lived with a black lab growing up and he was the best dog. How long have you and Ollie been together?

      • lexi says:

        etsy is the devil! I’ve bought so many cute-cheap earrings, and just bought a super awesome retro apron on there.
        I also buy antlers (yes, real antlers) for Olls! He loves them.

        We have been together for a year!!! We got him when he was 6 months. He is the most bizarre guy I have ever known. He is a fox red lab (a special variety of yellow lab). He’s awesome :)

  33. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. I got a lot done today and it’s not raining!
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? All of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Temptations, The Supremes….so many!
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Eating too much
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? You betcha!
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yep. I have tidal wave dreams. I wonder what that means?
    6. How many languages do you speak? English and un peu Francais.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? peanut butter and banana
    8. Something you have no patience for? Lying and laziness
    9. One of your favorite sounds? The birds in the morning, the wind on the bay.
    10. Weekly goals: To exercise and eat well.

  34. Joy says:

    An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Bagels and cream cheese topped with french fries (don’t knock it ’til you try it).

    That sounds disgusting…I can’t wait to try it! :>

  35. Sofia says:

    1. Mood: Nothing extraordinary :(

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Whitney Houston, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House, and many more.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Going to bed late.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No way!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes, often, all through my life: I have to go somewhere but no matter how much I walk, go in a car or whatever, I never get there. Also I have to pack a suitcase for a trip and no matter what I put, it seems to get empty and I have to start again.

    6. How many languages do you speak? Properly 3: English, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesia. Badly 2: French & Portuguese.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Bacon and fried potato sandwhich! (Typical in a region of Spain).

    8. Something you have no patience for? Rudeness.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? The piano.

    10. Weekly goals: Try a couple of new classes at the gym.

  36. JoJo says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Janet Jackson, Air Supply
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Nose peaking (embarrassed)
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Absolutely not
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yea
    6. How many languages do you speak? Two. English and French Creole
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Peanut butter and prune
    8. Something you have no patience for? I have so many. Ill mannered people. Gossipers
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Sound of rain drops
    10. Weekly goals: Read a good book. Haven’t done it in a while

  37. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Good. I had a meeting with a parent and they said that their kid was motivated to come to school everyday because of ME! :D

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Anything by Mariah Carey, Wu Tang Clan and New Kids on The Block..such a random mix

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Procrastination

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No because if I heard anything negative towards me I’d get upset and flip out.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? I’m always late for work or unprepared for work and my supervisor is observiing me.

    6. How many languages do you speak? Fluent English and enough Spanish to coversate and understand.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Baby carrots and cream cheese. Don’t knock it til ya try it!

    8. Something you have no patience for? Indecisive people and waiting. Pet peeves!!

    9. One of your favorite sounds? Absolutely nothing!

    10. Weekly goals: finish my long ass to-do list at work, make 4 home cooked meals and get the laundry done.

  38. Christina says:

    So, my 12 year old daughter has to make a model of a plant cell, and she wants to do a cake. She has been begging for us to go to Powel’s in Burlingame, to get the candy to make all the insides of the cell. Me, I would rather go to a closer candy store to get the things we need.

    …then I see your picture, and it must be a sign. Powel’s it is!!!

  39. Flos says:

    1. Mood: Very tired. Worked waaay too much lately.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos (tough guys playing the cello, it determined my coming of age :) ), everything by the Backstreet Boys and Prince of course
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Getting to bed way too late, and sleeping it off during the weekend
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I’m too curious to resist, I’m afraid.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yep, having to crawl through a very narrow pipe towards some cellar. I hate narrow spaces, especially pipes.
    6. How many languages do you speak? Fluent in Dutch, English, and Swedish. I understand Old English and Old and Middle Dutch, and I speak French (not too fluently though).
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Hm, chips and goat cheese maybe?
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who queue in front of the announcement board in the train station, explaining basic grammar to those who should’ve learned already, and leaking taps.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? My bunny grinding its teeth of happiness, any opera by Handel and my fiancee’s voice.
    10. Weekly goals: get through the week, after this it’s holidaying (read: shopping) in Sweden!!

  40. Lisa says:

    1. Mood: pretty good, but stressed out (as usual).
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Definitely my mom’s old Beatles and Motown albums.
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Picking at my skin. I know, it’s gross!
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? I don’t think so. I’d rather not know what people are thinking at all times.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Not that I remember.
    6. How many languages do you speak? English, decent Spanish and German, and okay Arabic and Japanese. I study Linguistics, so I’ve studied a lot of languages.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Nothing in particular. I love peanut butter with just about anything, but nothing seems really unusual.
    8. Something you have no patience for? Meetings that don’t have a point. Unfortunately, I have to go to lots of them.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? My cat chirping at my through the window when I get home.
    10. Weekly goals: Work on my presentation for Friday, stay on track with my eating and working out (trying to lose a few pounds), and try to finish up the revision on a manuscript I’ve been working on for too long.

  41. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Grateful. I’m sick, and my husband took the day off so I could sleep while he took care of the little guy.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Oh, man. I loved Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You.” And Ace of Base’s “The Sign.”
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Being lazy. I’m not as tough as I want to be.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No way.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Every so often I’m back in college, working my way toward another degree, and I realize I haven’t gone to biology class all year. Oh, and I have to take a final in Victorian Lit…a class I also haven’t been to all year.
    6. How many languages do you speak? Well, English. I understand bits of Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Irish, but I don’t speak them at all well.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Pretty much anything and Sriracha.
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who consider pets disposable.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? My kitty purring. Sometimes she makes squeaky tired noises.
    10. Weekly goals: Kick this cold.

  42. shannon says:

    1. Mood: tired – i drank a little too much beer watching football. I blame my hangover on the Redskins..
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? same as you Karen- debbie gibson, janet jackson, INXS- love the 80s
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? trying to exercise more. btw- i used to grind my teeth at night all the time. It’s stress. Try yoga, acupuncture and relaxation techniques
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? no thanks- i got enough voices in my own head:) Hello Sookie!!
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?i always dream of zombies. ANd how they come at nnight and i have to prepare my house and my family for the attack. I’m locking doors, gettong everyone gathered,etc.
    6. How many languages do you speak? 3- english, tagalog (enough to get by) and spanish ( enough to get by)
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?salt and chocolate
    8. Something you have no patience for? bad manners and the inablilty to be accountable
    9. One of your favorite sounds? the beach/surf
    10. Weekly goals- workout at least 3 times a week and remember to BREATHE

  43. Raven says:

    1. Mood: Feelin’ pretty good, considering it’s a monday and I have to work till 9 tonight :P oh well, I’ll be happy when pay day rolls around :)
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    For some reason, the first one that comes to mind was U2′s “vertigo” album. It had a lot of good ol’ U2 sounds on it, before they bombed with their latest one :P
    I’ll also never get over Rob Zombie’s “Hellbilly Delux”. reminds me of snowmobieling in the mountains with my family :)
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Cracking my knuckles.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    Probably not. I know i think some pretty crazy things once in a while that I dont mean and would hurt people around me. I wouldnt want to know what people think about, and frankly, I dont care enough to :P
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    When my friend passed away, I kept dreaming of him in different instances and talking. Thats the closest thing and it was actually quite nice in a way.
    6. How many languages do you speak?
    One and a half. I can speak a little German, but iI’m native English.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Green tea and Chedder cheese! It’s actually now an occasional snack. Especailly is the tea is still quite warm, I dip the cheese in for a moment and let it soften up a bit and take a bite with a sip of tea. DELISH!
    8. Something you have no patience for?
    people always trying to get attention. drives me UP THE FREAKIN’ WALL!
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Footsteps :) especially high heels in a large, echoey room.
    10. Weekly goals
    Go to school. have a good week, get school assignments done.

  44. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Okay. At least I’m not exhausted by math class!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    The original Britney Spears album, the first two albums by Backstreet Boys and N*Sync, all the albums by Spice Girls (I was a Spice Girls fan and I hated Hanson!)

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Going to Monday class with chipped nails. I hate chipped nails, but lately, I’ve been going to Monday class with really bad chipped nails.

    The other one is not really a habit but a disorder called Trichotillomania which is compulsive hair pulling. This is such a hard one to stay sober on. I mean, HARD, all capitals, bold, italicized and underlined three times. I’ve been working really hard on it, but I slip up from time to time and I feel really bad when I do.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    No, I think I’d lose my mind to read every person’s mind. If I could only read one mind, then yes! I’d pick Zena!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Yes, many. Most seem to be nightmares for so reason.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    I’m fluent in English. I could probably get around town in France if needed, as long as the person gave me time to coordinate my words and they talked somewhat slower (I’m really slow sometimes.) I’m rather good at reading French. I understand some (but not a lot) German as my mom likes to yell at me in German. She knows a lot more German as she got to practice all of her college German while we lived in West Germany (I was born there.) I just get yelled at in German.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    I’m rather bland, but I guess Nutella and peanut butter. Yummy.

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    People who chain their dogs up in a fenced in yard. It boils me over. I usually go over and unchain the dog. Mainly, if you treat a dog wrong, it just makes me very angry. This one is a big one, but bad manners tends to be another one.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    Zena snoring into a blanket or a pillow. It’s so funny.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Okay, seriously, I’ve got to wash Zena. I need to put a GIANT sticky note on my mirror that says WASH ZENA. I’ve put it off too long.
    ~Clean.
    ~Laundry.
    ~Pray to weather gods for the return of the warm weather. Why must the 50 degree come to plague me? I hate the cold!
    ~Do ballet.

  45. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: ok for a Monday!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?: Anything Smashing Pumpkins

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?: Eating out of boredom!

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?: Nah.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?: I don’t think so.

    6. How many languages do you speak?: 4. English, Croatian, French, and Spanish

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?: I always thought peanut butter and jelly was weird. Just doesn’t appeal to me.

    8. Something you have no patience for?: People who are unnecessarily loud.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?: My kitty!

    10. Weekly goals: finish knitting a scarf I started a couple weeks ago.

  46. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Surprisingly chipper. This Monday was SO MUCH better than last week’s. I have a midterm on Wednesday so I had coffee late last night and I think I’m still riding on the caffeine high XD

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Back in the day, it was all about Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, and the A*Teens.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Stammering when I’m nervous or when I’m asking for something. I’m so concise when it comes to written word but I can be a rambley mess when speaking XD

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? NOPE! It would probably make me queasy to know people’s innermost intimate thoughts.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Oh, I know I have a bunch of these but I can’t think of any right off the top of my head. I think a lot of them have to do with school though…

    6. How many languages do you speak? English, Conversational Spanish, and I can understand Tagalog to a certain degree and know a few phrases XP

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Cheese fondue and green apples.

    8. Something you have no patience for? Definitely people who BS in the sense that they can’t be straightforward with me. There are times when I don’t want my feelings to be “spared” you know?

    9. One of your favorite sounds? A happy kitty purring around me.

    10. Weekly goals: Study, study, study for my mammalian physiology exam on Wednesday! Eep! and finish my lab report today!

  47. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Besides being exhausted, I am also pretty great.
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Anything by TLC.
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Not flossing my teeth everyday.
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes.
    6. How many languages do you speak? 2.
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Hmm I think apples on grilled cheeses.
    8. Something you have no patience for? Clients driving me insane.
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Rain.
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 3 more times this week.

  48. PS says:

    Mood: EXCELLENT!

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? No albums, but lots of favorite songs/groups. When I was really young – Loved Madonna, Duran Duran, WHAM, Howard Jones, Boy George. When I got older my taste went all over the board. In clubbing daze – just loved any type of club/dance songs.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Can’t think of anything right now. Maybe making unrealistic goals & starting stuff & then never finishing.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes, it’s the same dreams over & over. Don’t care to share.

    6. How many languages do you speak? Just one.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Anything that I prepare is kinda weird. I remember back in the day I would melt swiss cheese on thin spaghetti & eat it. Gross, I know.

    8. Something you have no patience for? Mean spirited nasty insecure people.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? Rain & the ocean

    10. Weekly goals: work out

    Have a wonderful week.

  49. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood:
    I’m sick, so a tad grumpy. I need to go find my kitty to snuggle.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Um, I was obsessed with the Beach Boys back in 5th grade. All my friends were into the Backstreet Boys, but I never got into that. Oh, and we were all obsessed with the song “No Scrubs” by TLC.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    picking at my skin!

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    probably not, I’d end up crying!

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    I have a lot of them :( Usually involves me taking some sort of science exam or I can’t graduate, and I haven’t gone to the class all semester for some reason (I didn’t know I had this class in most of the dreams). One in middle school that was frequent was my friend Stacy being a basilisk (too much Harry Potter apparently…)

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    French and English. I’d like to learn Spanish or Portuguese!

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    I’m so sick to my stomach I don’t know!

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    stupid people!

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    Kitty purring and rain!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Study, get some stuff done for a global communications conference I’m planning.

    • mn says:

      Wow- I forgot that I occasionally have the same dream of having to take a final for a class that I haven’t been to all semester b/c I didn’t even know I had it. As well, since I’ve never been to class, I can’t even figure out where the classroom is. I need to figure that one out!

  50. steph b says:

    1. Mood: Calm
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Erasure Wonderland, Yaz Upstairs at Eric’s, The Smiths The Queen is Dead
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? My proclivity for clutter
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? For a day – yes. Forever – no.
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Several
    6. How many languages do you speak? I barely speak 1
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Chocolate and ginger
    8. Something you have no patience for? Pettiness
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Waves crashing
    10. Weekly goals: Plan my vacation!

  51. Emma says:

    1. Tired.
    2. No albums, but I like a lot of songs and genres. Patsy Cline’s music is amazing. She put so much emotion into her singing.
    3. Grinding my teeth; I don’t like wearing my mouth guard.
    4. I wouldn’t want to read peoples’ minds; something things are best unheard.
    5. I always have a dream before school starts that I am late and don’t have any books, binders etc
    6. I speak some French and am hoping to learn Italian for when I go Italy next fall.
    7. Tuna and a glass of milk
    8. Bad manners
    9. The sound of the ocean; it is a very relaxing sound.
    10. Get some sleep and eat healthy this week.

  52. Maureen says:

    1. Mood:

    Inverted.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?

    RHCP, Depchmode, The Cure…hummm 80′s theme going on here.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?

    Biting the dry skin off my lips.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?

    No. I’ve got way too much going on in my own head that to add someone else would make me schizophrenic.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?

    Nightmares about snakes. I hate snakes :( .

    6. How many languages do you speak?

    Verbal, one. Physical, many. I love charades!

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?

    French toast with ketchup. It’s really good!

    8. Something you have no patience for?

    Flaky people. Follow through or don’t commit.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?

    It’s a tie: Crickets in the woods and bacon cooking (sizzling) in the frying pan.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Take more blog pictures, make it to the gym & take my Daisy out for early morning walks.

  53. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen,

    you grind your teeth at night, huh. Do you have TMJ? Do you use a mouth guard? My husband grinds his teeth so bad that he is in constant pain all day. We are slowly working on trying to get that fixed. Any inexpensive solutions before we drop hundreds on a dentist made mouth guard?

    Now to my favorite part
    1.Mood: energetic and a little emotional…it’s that time of the month

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? I listened to Bobby Brown, En Vogue, Korn, and Tool.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Being messy, I am trying hard to be more organized.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? No, I already can’t handle some of the things I hear said sometimes. lol

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? I use too, not anymore. When I was younger I always had a recurring dream I was being chased by a black hole and by the end of the dream it would almost swallow me up but I’d wake up before then. It always gave me chills

    6. How many languages do you speak? I speak English and I grew up studying Hebrew. I cannot speak it fluently but I can read it.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Triscuits toasted with melted cheese and topped with cottage cheese.

    8. Something you have no patience for? Hypocrites and people that put unrealistic expectations on me.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? My kitty’s purr

    10. Weekly goals: Get my breaks changed on my car

  54. astrid says:

    1. Mood: Somewhat a bit more tired, probably because of the temperature drop. Otherwise, I’m happy! (Partially because of my iPhone 4S :P)

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? NKOTB is the first album I bought and loooooooove… and then there’s Tommy Page and Air Supply :D

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Crossing my legs while sitting down. Somehow it caused me some discomfort on my lower back and knees.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Depends. I think there are days when those could come very handy (like if you’re a judge who’s trying to figure out if someone’s guilty). But if I can’t choose which day, then no.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? I think so, but I can’t really remember it right now :D.

    6. How many languages do you speak? I speak fluent English and Indonesian, conversational German and French… also a local language in my home region, Sundanese. And probably a tiny weeny bit of Italian.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Prosciutto (Italian ham) and melon. Only the ones they served in Tuscany though. I tried it somewhere else, and I didn’t like it.

    8. Something you have no patience for? Stupidity combined with ignorance.

    9. One of your favorite sounds? Kitty purr :)

    10. Weekly goals: Get a first website design mockup done, do at least 5000 words draft on my novel :)

  55. Twyla Munden says:

    1. Mood: Happy go lucky
    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Cringe factor – Milli Vanilli (sp?), Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, etc… oh my…
    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? Oversleeping my alarm…. every freaking morning
    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Hide in my room.. I have to contend with my own thoughts, no need to hear everyone elses..
    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes, where I meet a man and we’re horseback riding, and I’m in utter love… but he has no face… I wake up from that dream feeling in love… so odd..
    6. How many languages do you speak? English & Newfinese (not an official Lang but in Newfoundland there is a strong slang of mixed British, Irish & Scotish)
    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? Cheezies & Vinegar… seriously.
    8. Something you have no patience for? People who don’t listen
    9. One of your favorite sounds? Ocean waves crashing against the rocks (east coast living means I get to hear it all the time)
    10. Weekly goals: 3 litres of water per day, 3x at the gym, and get up earlier so next wk I can start AM Workouts… :)

  56. Liz Marie says:

    1. Mood: relieved.. residence permit finally on course *sigh*

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up? Disney albums, Britney Spears! haha

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break? coffee.. :/

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to? Just for a blink of an eye to know when d bf is considering to get married ;P Doesn’t every woman?

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream? Yes.. mostly nightmares..

    6. How many languages do you speak? Fluently 4, not fluently an additional 4 :P

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like? I love crushed cookies in yogurt :)

    8. Something you have no patience for? Repetitive work meetings with no outcome..

    9. One of your favorite sounds? laughs :)

    10. Weekly goals: Get to the gym, eat more veggies

  57. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired.. (it’s the end of the day)

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    The first two cd’s of the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys by, of course, Backstreet Boys, and I remember having an awesome 90s album!

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    Cracking my knuckles.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    Oh, I wanna know what people think of me! I don’t really care but I’m really curious..

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Yes! But it’s a nightmare. So in this dream I’m stuck in a house which is kinda a maze. I have to get out of it before the rooms get too small. I have to search the exit by walking through the house. Every room is turn bigger or smaller when I’m in it, so does the door.
    I think this dream has to do something with my claustrophobia.

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    I speak fluent dutch, I’m dutch so.. Other langueges I speak are english, german and french. And I can understand spanish ans italian.

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Mozarella.

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    Watching a movie that I don’t wanna see.

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    The sound of people going with their hands through their make-up stash. I always watch stash videos on YT.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Try doing my best with my teamwork at school. (I can’t really get along with a few people)
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  58. Camille says:

    Well, it might be Tuesday, but that’s just how this week is going.

    1. Mood:
    Good. Getting some nice quality alone time in right now – always recharges me.

    2. What were some of your favorite albums growing up?
    Oh gosh. I loved Alanis Morrisette so much.

    3. A bad habit you’re trying to break?
    My eating habits are less than desirable right now – I need to eat more green veggies.

    4. If you could read minds for a day, would you want to?
    I really don’t think so.

    5. Have you ever had a recurring dream?
    Really creepy, but I will often dream about the end of the world. While the way the world ends is always different, I’m always the last one left. They come is spurts. I’ll have three in a row, and then none for months, and then they’ll come back. I don’t really like it; it’s a little unsettling!

    6. How many languages do you speak?
    2 – English & French (I lived in Switzerland for a while)

    7. An unusual food pairing that you were surprised to like?
    Salted chocolate. Not the craziest thing ever, but super yummy.

    8. Something you have no patience for?
    when actions and words don’t line up

    9. One of your favorite sounds?
    Super cheesy, but my husband and I are both musicians – I love singing with him & hearing our voices together. :) He’s a cellist, and I just love hearing him practice at home.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Finish a painting!

  59. Pucca says:

    OH my gosh you were in SLO! I live here :)

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