Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 224

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Me and my younger brother

  • 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 four years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
  1. Mood:
    Splendiferous! Phantasmagorical, actually. :) I had such a nice birthday weekend. Best one in years, and now I’m just going to try to milk those good vibes for as long as possible this week.
  2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?

    You mean other than the one I’m in now, LOL?! Every day feels awkward in its own special way.

    But seriously, image-wise, my years 9 through 12 were particularly challenging. I had Richard Marx hair, none of my clothes fit me correctly, and I hadn’t yet figured out my place in my school’s social pecking order.

    I was also very, very shy, and that made things…difficult.

  3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?

    LOL! Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I used to do it all the time when I was a kid. I’d go to the library and borrow a stack of books with the coolest/prettiest covers.

    Funny thing is, I actually found some great reads that way! Like The Nasty Alexander, which had a beautiful bright red cover.

    It was about a very naughty child who kept getting into trouble, which gave me an idea…

    At the time I read it, my mom was pregnant with my younger brother, and she and my dad still hadn’t decided on his name. I remember handing her the book and asking her to read it to me, and how she paused when she read the title, “Alexander,” which later became my brother’s name. :)

    Nowadays, I’m most attracted to book covers with interesting typography (and repelled by book covers that feature my nemesis font, Comic Sans).

  4. Boots with shorts in summer? Yay or a nay?
    A lot of gals around town here have been rockin’ the look lately. I think it’s kinda cute, so yay.
  5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    Hmm… Tabs only drinks decaf, so I guess it would be my friends Jen and Cindy two weeks ago.
  6. Where did you grow up?
    I spent my childhood and teenage years in a town about 40 miles east of here called Union City, which is about 20 miles or so from Oakland.

    It’s grown since then, but it was a pretty small town when I was growing up, and I lived a very sheltered life.

    I was happy, though. I just don’t think it really prepared me for life outside the nest.

    Moving away to college in Davis about 150 miles north was probably where I did most of my growing up. There, and the few years I lived in San Francisco in my early 20s.

    Those were difficult years…but I feel like I learned a lot about myself.

  7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a serious sentence?
    Broseph, no. But bromance? Yes. I’m also guilty of using an offshoot of the word, “bromantical.” LOL!
  8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    No, but I remember my friend having one and thinking how lucky she was to always have music at her fingertips!
  9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    Lafayette (who tweeted me once in real life! — err, well, the actor who plays Lafayette). I have a feeling we’d be able to talk about smudgy eyeliner and nail polish for days.
  10. Weekly goals:
    Just to keep smilin’. :) Oh, ya know, and to get all of my work done.

Good morning and happy Monday, my friend. Brace yourself for 20 pounds of virtual kitty hugs. Tabs would like to climb up on your lap, if you’re so inclined, so please make space on your right shoulder (always has to be the right shoulder), so that he may rest his heft upon thou unimpeded.

There. Now you can’t move until you finish today’s Monday Poll. ;)

Good job, Tabs. Good job.

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



1. Mood:
2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
6. Where did you grow up?
7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
10. Weekly goals:

You know what? You and I are are going to have an exceptionally good week. Seriously, I’ve got that feeling!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. 1. Mood: Very happy! Woke up in a great mood.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes, from 12-15. I had red glasses, zits, and braces, and I was super skinny. Really bad time.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Hmm, that’s a good question. I think I have.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Why not?
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? My girlfriend on Friday. We had some Cafe Bustelo, and talked.
    6. Where did you grow up? South Jamaica, Queens. It’s a pretty bad neighborhood in Queens. It’s where 50 cent and Nicki Minaj grew up. I was one of the few latinas, so it was very hard. But, I’m glad that I grew up there. It taught me how to be a strong person.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? not familiar with broseph, but bromance, yes!!
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Yes, I had a disman and a walkman!! I just threw away my discman last week.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Still haven’t seen this show. I know I’m missing out.
    10. Weekly goals: To blog more, run a few more miles, and smile.

  2. Twyla says:

    1. Mood: Happy go Lucky today..
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes, when my boob went from training bra to DD overnight and nobody else seemed to have any for the boys to notice but mine.. ugh..
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Yes, definately, sometimes a cover is what catches my eye at the book store…
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nay cause I can’t find boots to fit over my super sporty (ie huge) calves..
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? My nongay fake boyfriend, coffee sitting at Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia at 11pm taking photos of the Super Moon in May.. wow
    6. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Isle-Aux-Morts (french for Island of the Dead) Newfoundland Canada – a town of under 1000 people, no street lights, no fast food, no coffee shop or movie house or Malls. Great little fishing village.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Bromance.. Yup, just last week talking about my coworkers. lol
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Both, and still own both that work to this day..
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Sookie… Just cause she’s got that Canadian connection and her character makes me laugh.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive the 2 back to back 15hr work days, Walk at the park Wed thru Fri and finish the Ankle w/ attached toe ring that I need to restring. :)

  3. Ashley says:

    1. Mood: strangely calm, even though i have a lot to do this week.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? oh lord YES. from 12-16, i was just terribly awkward looking. i developed quickly and hadn’t quite grown into my own face. plus..braces.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? definitely. but sometimes books people tell me are really good end up repelling me with their covers.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? yay for other people because it looks cute, but nay for me because i’m just such a sandals/barefoot person.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? my friend pam last thursday.
    6. Where did you grow up? i moved around a bit as a kid, so south florida, north georgia, and texas plus alabama every summer. i’m definitely a southern girl, but i spent a lot of time in the city AND the country so i feel like a total blend. i live in boston now and even though it’s wonderful, i find myself missing the friendliness and ease of the south. plus the food. obviously.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? i’ve definitely used bromance and bromantical, too! i’ve only used broseph in order to imitate a guy friend of mine. i would never say that seriously. never ever.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? i owned a tape one then later, a CD one. i remember thinking it was so small and portable! HAH!
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Lafayette. anyone who answers differently is lying.
    10. Weekly goals: to meet all of my deadlines, to clean the floors (way past due), to polish up my resume, and once that’s all finished…to do my nails and read a magazine for the first time in a long, long time.

  4. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Today is my birthday, the big 37! So yay!

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes! Fifth grade, not a cute year, round glasses, short funny hair, and a terrible overbite. My daughter is going into the 5th grade in August and she is so pretty! I’m thankful! Also, freshman year was bad, I was going through some odd heath things and had to be on medication that didn’t do me any favors. Luckily I grew out of those stages!

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? I’m sure I have, I just can’t remember off the top of my head.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Yay! I love the look! My six year old rocks it better than anyone I’ve ever seen! :)

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? The husband, last night, he made a Starbucks run. I need to stop these last night trips, caffeine after 9pm and I can’t sleep!

    6. Where did you grow up? Central Valley in California. In a very small farming town. My Dad farmed cotton when we were kids, and he’s farming walnuts now. It was a beautiful way to grow up, but very very sheltered.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? “Broseph” I’ve never heard of, but “Bromance” I use all the time. Because my husband is currently in one. It’s hilarious!

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? A cassette one! I got it for Christmas when I was 14 and I used that sucker all the time! I loved it!

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I don’t watch that show, so I have no idea!

    10. Weekly goals: Since 37 isn’t a sexy age, I’ve decided that I need to be sexy! I’ve got a few pounds to lose, so that starts today! Except that I may inhale a pan of birthday brownies tonight, just for fun! ;)

  5. Katie says:

    1. Mood: I feel awake and good. It helps that I had a nice weekend seeing Prometheus (btw, stay for The Fassbender, leave because of the convoluted storyline) and getting out of the house.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I’m 20, so, yeah, I’m still in a bit of an awkward phase! Although, it’s not nearly as awkward as my early middle school years. I wore awkward glasses, made questionable clothing choices, and had a geeky, puffy & short-kind of figure (dunno if that makes sense, LOL).
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? I choose books that come with good recommendations for my to-read list, but I still judge a book by its cover sometimes! My eyes are going to wander to the pretty things first! I think publishers have caught on to this because, as I’ve noticed while frequenting the bookstore, covers seem so much more elaborate and eye-catching nowadays.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? I occasionally do this! Especially with my cowboy boots.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? I don’t drink coffee, but the last person I went out for “drinks” with (read: boba, LOL) was with a housemate a month ago. Oh gosh, I haven’t gone out in a while…
    6. Where did you grow up? I was born in SoCal, but grew up in Fremont (in the SF Bay Area), close to where Karen grew up. My family no longer lives there; we live in the East Bay now.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Nope!
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Nope! I belong to the MP3 generation!
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I don’t watch True Blood, but real-life Alexander Skarsgaard wouldn’t be too shabby to hang out with, if you know what I mean…
    10. Weekly goals: Update my blog, run at least twelve miles, play the piano, get some leisure reading done!

    Have a lovely week, everyone!

  6. Nina says:

    1. Mood: A lil bit harassed – so busy at work!

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I might still be in it. ;-)

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? LOL, yes. Not usually the best way to judge a book.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? It’s a NAY. Its so hot here that boots might make my feet fall off. The heat index today is 100F!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? The Hubs, last Saturday morning. I got us some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee – yum!

    6. Where did you grow up? All over the world!

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? No! I hope I never do.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? CD Walkman!

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Lafayette. And Eric Northman.

    10. Weekly goals: Oh survive, please!

  7. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: well, in the mood for sleeping, rainy day and chilly here !

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Very bad time as a teenager, depressed all the time

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Yes a tiny book about roses, the cover is pretty !

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Why not, it’s trendy here. I remember seeing Pam Anderson in Bay Watch a long time ago, she wore boots on Malibu beach !

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? No one, everyone I know drinks either tea or coca-cola or ” diabolos ” or fruit juices !

    6. Where did you grow up? Here in the Gironde, a sunny, rainy, windy but beautiful region !

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? No, I don’t know what it means actually

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Yes a long time ago !

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I don’t know that show in fact

    10. Weekly goals: Saving up money to pay my bills… and my Fall make-up and perfumes of course !

  8. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Conflicted! Just got in from a bike ride, but my favorite tennis player lost in the French Open final :(

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?: Yeah. We all have I’m sure.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?: Yes.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?: Nay. If done right it could look cute, but more often then not it isn’t.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?: Myself. I can’t really remember.

    6. Where did you grow up?: The Bronx.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?: Haha never. Makes me think of Paul Rudd.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?: Yes. Lots of them! Probably 3 cassette and 4 or so CD ones. The CD walkmen always broke quicker than the cassette ones.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?: I have to admit, I’ve never seen an episode so I’m not sure.

    10. Weekly goals: get my offsite practicum set up

    Have a great week, everyone!

  9. TrippyPixie says:

    1. Mood: Bored, relaxed…that’s what I love about summer vacation.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?: You bet. I’m just beginning to come out of that phase.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?: Definitely.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?: Nay! It looks like somebody can’t decide if they want to dress for hot or cold weather. I live in Chicago, where our winters are nasty, so I get mad every time somebody wears this look. People complain enough about wearing boots during winter, so why would you wear a pair in summer? Free your feet!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?: I don’t like coffee, and I normally meet up with people at other places. But I did have a gift card from Starbucks, so I bought a frappucino for myself a while ago.

    6. Where did you grow up?: Chicago, born and raised, and I plan on staying here! I just hate our winters, but surviving them makes me feel tougher. XD

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?: “Bromance”, but only a few times. I’m not a big fan of either word.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?: CD player, and I remember that it was one of the coolest things ever.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?: Don’t watch that show.

    10. Weekly goals: Clean out my closet and donate clothes to charity, and clean up my bedroom.

  10. Stephanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Lethargic (still working on new work opportunities!)

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    Absolutely! I was a tomboy when I was little and transitioning the girlier girl that I am was not pleasant! (still pretty tomboy-ish since I’m an engineer in a heavily male-dominated field, but at least I still look feminine!)

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    Memoirs of a Geisha The cover before it was turned in to a movie was a geisha and the look on her face kind of made it look like she had some secrets and lots to say. Definitely an enjoyable read and the imagery was very well done.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    Nay? It’s summer after all-break out the flip flops!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    Me, myself, and I? Haha, probably my friend Bri.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    In the wild of the mid-west.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    Bromance for sure!

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    Nope! Consumer Reports always told my parents that the Walkman brand wasn’t the best value for your money. So I did have other portable CD players, just not that brand.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    Pam or Lafayette: Pam just amuses me and Lafayette needs no explanation.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Apply to at least 3 or 4 more jobs, score at least one interview, and not let work take over my life!

  11. Kim says:

    Hello, Birthday Girl! I’m glad you had a great weekend. :)

    1. Mood: Good but it’s Monday so I’m tired as usual. This would have been a great time for a 3 day weekend.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I think probably in 6th grade when I was about a foot taller than everyone and starting to go through that awful puberty phase.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Nothing is coming to mind, but I’m sure I have. Well, maybe the cover and the summary on the back or inner flap.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? No, not for me. I find them to be too clunky for warm weather. I like the look, though.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? If you substitute drinks for coffee, that would be 3 of my good friends (with our husbands and children at one of my friends’ camps on the lake) yesterday. I almost never go out for actual coffee so that would have to be sometime in March while planning my Italy trip.
    6. Where did you grow up? In upstate NY, on the borders of Vermont and Canada. As we like to call it, “the sticks”. That’s said with affection and appreciation. :)
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? I have never used either of those words. I’m not sure I’ve used any word beginning with “bro”. Maybe Bromine, when forced in Chemistry. ;)
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? As usual, you are timely. I just threw out an old cassette walkman that the boys had been using for old books on tape. It was right next to the CD walkman that I vividly remember running with, because it skipped non-stop and was quite a handful. I’m so grateful for iPods. :)
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Oh, my. Eric, of course. I realize that just means looking at him for a few minutes before he drains me, but this is only a hypothetical exercise so I don’t worry about those consequences.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to exercise (vigorously) and get a lot of sleep every day. I have a very long and sleep-deprived weekend coming up and I’m getting too old to bounce back!

  12. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Happy with myself for doing a tough workout, but really itchy from getting poison ivy on my wrists and stomach from helping out with my brother-in-law’s uncle’s farm.

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    ~Oh heck yes! From 11 to about 18…in middle school I had big purple wire framed glasses (they looked kind of like dorky aviators), braces, and I never wore anything cute. I always had my hair in a ponytail (and not a cute ponytail either, parted down the middle and fastened tight and low), and I was definitely socially awkward because I was into horses and not boys or fashion. Still into the horses, but my more fashionable side didn’t come out until a few years ago.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    ~Sometimes. I’ve gone a lot by title name and whether that appeals to me.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    ~I think that cowboy boots are really cute with short shorts.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    ~Probably the hubby, we have it for breaky sometimes.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    ~Born in Washington, DC, lived in Wheaton, MD for the first year of my life, then lived in Olney, MD (a suburb of Montgomery County that I describe as “kind of in the middle of everything.” It’s 45 minutes from Baltimore, 45 minutes from DC and exactly 20 minutes from every other major area nearby – Columbia, Rockville, Germantown, Bethesda…) up until now. I am in the process of slowly moving in with the fiance in Frederick, MD.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    ~No, but I’ve heard “bromance” used plenty of times!

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    ~Yes, I had both as a kid. CD Walkmans were a big thing in high school, Ipods had come out around my senior year.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    ~Hmm..not sure, haven’t gotten into True Blood. My mom watches it but I don’t have HBO anymore so I’ve missed the whole series. Mom watches it on DVD so I guess I will have to borrow it from her sometime.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Get rid of the poison ivy one way or another.
    ~Do difficult and challenging workouts every day this week.
    ~Run every day this week.
    ~Drink protein shakes or eat an egg after each workout so that my muscles can be built strong.
    ~Stay positive and stay happy!

  13. Advah says:

    1. Mood: Good! :) Work is over, I had a wee lie down and now I feel ready for… Jillian Michaels!

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I’ve probably never had an un-awkward phase hah! I can’t exactly say when though, I think I stopped (sort of) feeling awkward when I started not caring as much about what people thought. Oh and I was painfully shy, but moving to another country helped a LOT with that.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? No exaples in mind, but I’m sure I have!

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? I thought nay until I went to Texas and saw fierce ladies rocking the look. So, yay!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? Eep I can’t even remember!

    6. Where did you grow up? In the south of France, a small place called Nîmes.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Yes to “bromance”.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? I did in junior school and I loved it so much! I used it all the way to university, and was all sad to give it away a few years ago when it became clear I wouldn’t use it again.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Why, Lafayette of course! He’s the best part of the show, and I’m all giddy he tweeted you, Karen! Also, Dude’s makeup is awesome.

    10. Weekly goals: Jillian Michaels every day, mind my food portions, read 2 books and spend less time watching Chuck (I’m rediscovering the DVDs). Oh, and figure out how the hell to digitally edit photos to fix light issues, argh!

    Karen, if you have a few minutes could you give me some info on how you applied eyeshadow in this post please? http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/daily-beauty-cat/nars-calanque-eyeshadow-trio/ It’s one of my favourite palettes but I can never get it *quite* right (uh, also that crazy fallout from the first shadow doesn’t help).

    Happy Monday! :)

  14. Marina says:

    1. Mood: excited (it’s Euro after all)
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I guess we all did.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? No!
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nay, it’s too hot.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? I don’t drink coffee .
    6. Where did you grow up? in Europe
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? I don’t think I did.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Unfortunately not.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Can you guess? Eric of course! I don’t like that many characters anyway. Definitely not Sookie.
    10. Weekly goals: I am going away for several days so have to finish all the work, blog and pack until that.

  15. LEAH says:

    1. Mood: Peppy actually, my birthday is on Wednesday and I have the whole week off so it’s very refreshing. Yay Gemini birthdays!
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yesh, I would say 4/5th grade were particularly strange because the late 90′s were terrible for fashion. Jeans that went over the shoes and those stretchy choker necklaces, blech. Also, I developed hips and chest in 7th grade so I suddenly had some unwarranted male attention.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? If you have to cry, go outside is Kelly Catrone’s memoir that I bought on a whim but is really very insightful and a fun read.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? As long as the boots are just below the knee and the shorts are tasteful, I vote yay.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? The bf this morning. He woke me up with a Starbucks, I’m very lucky.
    6. Where did you grow up? I was born in the Netherlands but grew up near Seattle. I think it’s a great place to grow up.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Haha, yes to both. Broseph I generally use as an insult though.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Heck yes! My parents gave me a walkman and the Spice Girls cassette one year for a birthday present!
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Definitely Pam, I love how unexpectedly feisty she is. Killin fools while wearing pink lipstick.
    10. Weekly goals: Watch my sister graduate high school and celebrate my birthday!

  16. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Status quo for Monday.

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    All of my middle school years. Bad hair, horrible clothes. I partly blame it on the fact that it was the late 80s.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    I don’t think so, but I will pick up a book and look through it if the cover is interesting. If it sounds promising after reading the jacket, then I’ll hold on to it.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    Probably not the look for me, but I think some fashion forward ladies can rock the look. So yay.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    My parents. It was a couple of weeks ago when we were in Boston.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    I was born in New Delhi and we lived in Wyoming and Utah until we moved to Ohio in the 4th grade. I’ve lived here since then (in the suburbs of Columbus) and went to college at Ohio State. I actually work on the same town where I grew up and it’s changed a lot over the years.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    Nope!

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    Yes, a cassette Walkman! And I’m old enough to remember when there were Beta and VHS tapes. :-)

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    It would be fun to go shopping with Pam.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Clean off the pile of papers, receipts, etc on my desk at home. Try to work out 3 times week.

    Yay for kitty hugs. They always make the day better. A little kitty anecdote – Nina likes to sit in the kitchen and oversee the meal preparation. She is rather vocal about it and I swear she sounds just like one of those baby dragons on Game of Thrones. Luckily there’s no fire breathing :-) Have a great Monday!

  17. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    yep

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    I don’t think I have

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    nay! I think it’s a cute look but it’s hot here in summer to wear boots!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    I don’t drink coffee.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    Senigallia, a small Italian town.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    nope-

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    Yes

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    Lafayette and Eric.

    10. Weekly goals:
    relax! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks and I need a break lol.
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  18. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Ok, I guess.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I think I’m living one now.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? No, I don’t think so.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nay! No boots in summer!
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? I don’t drink coffee! I remember having a coffee drink like 8? years ago with some (then) colleagues, and I did not sleep at all the following night.
    6. Where did you grow up? Up North.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? No, because I don’t normally speak in English :)
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? No! Even though I’ve almost seen the pre-casette era (!), my first music player was iPod Nano 1st generation (which I did not really use). Last Year Mac wanted to exchange it for a new one, and I gave it to my mother.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I’d have to go with our (geographical) neighbour Eric. He could spruce up my Swedish you know…
    10. Weekly goals: I hope we will finally see summer here, it’s been sooo cold :(

  19. Jenna N. says:

    1. Mood: Unmotivated

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes. Middle school and part of high school were pretty bad.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Yes. Especially as a teenager, I wouldn’t bother reading the backs of books if the cover seemed interesting enough.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nayyyyyy. If it’s warm enough for shorts, it’s too warm for boots.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? I don’t drink coffee

    6. Where did you grow up? A great, liberal college town in Western Massachusetts

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? I doubt it.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Yes, both.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I’ve never seen the show

    10. Weekly goals: Clean out car, get more homework done each night (for my law school summer class), exercise 4x this week

  20. 1. Mood: tired and not looking to taking product pics for what will probably end up being at least 2 hours in the sun. Usually, I actually kind of enjoy the quiet and the concentration–but today, it just seems daunting.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? sure! I was probably the most awkward in elementary school. I dressed like a boy and spent all day in my neighborhood playing with my brother and all his guy friends–but they always made fun of me for being a girl.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? yes!
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? I think the look is super cute, but I personally could never pull it off (and I’ve tried)
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? my boyfriend!
    6. Where did you grow up? San Jose
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? lol, probably. I don’t doubt it
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? heck yeah!
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I can’t really remember the characters…I read all the books a while ago (such a fun read) but I don’t watch the show.
    10. Weekly goals: go to the community college to take a math placement test (ugh…), and work out!

  21. Sara says:

    1. Mood: Monday work stress frenzy, more relaxed now that the work day is at its end.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? My awkward phase was being an athlete in high school which apparently makes you intimidating so no guys will ask you out. Towards the end it got better, then sometimes you just have to get “ballsy” and do the asking :)
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Although Cover art can entice me, it’s usually the description on the back or inside flap.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? yay totally, as with any fashion statement its got to work for you.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? my husband this morning :)
    6. Where did you grow up? south side of Richmond, VA
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Bromance yes…pretty recently too
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? yes to both!
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I probably shouldn’t admit that I don’t watch true blood, but it’s not b/c I don’t want to.
    10. Weekly goals: Don’t let work stress me out and enjoy my new start back in VA after a 6 yr adventure in NYC. Oh yeah and update that blog I have that’s collecting dust!

  22. 1.Mood: Very Happy/Stressed.

  23. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Hunky dory.

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    MANY.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    Yes. Some of them have been really good; some have been downright BAD.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    Are you kidding? Not here! It’s too humid!

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    I hate coffee with a vengeance so never.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    Uh…..West Germany, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin and Illinois. Does that suffice?

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    Bromance, yes. I don’t know what a “broseph” is. What’s a “broseph?””

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    Yep, both. They’re absolutely necessary for keeping two children quiet when moving or traveling.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    I never have watched or read the series, so I can’t tell you.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Visit Grams and bring her dinner. She HATES hospital food!

  24. musical says:

    1. Mood: Crazy ;). Hopefully good kinda’ crazy :P.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? These come in small packets every now and then. One of them happened just a cpl. of days ago!!
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Yes! I need to be comfortable with my books-so yes, the cover design and the typeface, font size etc. do have some power in making me cozy with a book.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Not comfy to me, but if you can feel comfortable in ‘em, why not?!
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? That was a looooong time ago, when i used to drink coffee, and it was with a gal-pal.
    6. Where did you grow up? In a small town in the northern part of India.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? YES :).
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I don’t follow True Blood…Yes, i am odd ;).
    10. Weekly goals: To be happy and enjoy!

  25. Shannon says:

    1. Mood:
    I’ve been really up and down today. I feel like I could use a good cry, a nap, or both. Or a long bike ride. I think I need a bit of alone time where I can just be whatever I need to be.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    Oh, definitely. Jr High, I’d say. I sill consider 6th grade one of my golden years, and I managed to get through 7th & 8th without too much damage, but pictures from that era (and 9th grade, too) are just a little painful. Egh. Fashion sense came later for me.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    Yup! Only once or twice, though. Of the ones I can remember, I haven’t been particularly impressed.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    Depends on the shorts, the boots, and the weather. I can definitely see it working, though. In the PNW, it kinda makes sense because the weather’s so changeable! :) haha.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    My friend Emily!
    6. Where did you grow up?
    In ghetto South Tacoma, WA. I’ve really sentimentalized Tacoma – I talk about how I miss it and my husband is horrified, haha!
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    Oh yes. More bromance. I use other forms of bro- too, like “brotastic” or “brohemian” and some other iterations… they’re kind of situational words, though :)
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    I think I did! Back in the days before MP3 players were widely used.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    Ach – don’t watch it. I should get on that!
    10. Weekly goals:
    To keep calm and happy and to give hugs to the people I love. I’m helping to coordinate my sister’s bridal shower, which is taking place on Saturday. I’m super stoked because I’ll be back in WA and will get to see family, but there are definitely some details that need to be worked out for the shower… not to mention figuring out how to squeeze in time with friends. I’m more excited than anything, though!

  26. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: relaxed. just got back from chiropractor and got a nice adjustment and massage :)
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? definitely early high school. i was growing wider but not taller, had glasses and feathered hair
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? yes
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? yay in my younger days, not sure now but it looks cute on my 19year old daughter.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? my daughter. we love coffee.
    6. Where did you grow up? Miami Florida. back when south beach was boring and people wore clothes. i moved up north in 1995 when i was 28
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? no. not planning too either
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? yes both
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? embarassed to say i have never seen True Blood.
    10. Weekly goals: i have been drinking a lot of water at my desk to avoid the snackies. keep drinking, I guess :)

    PS I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, Karen!!

  27. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: I am really happy to be off work because I am going to see a movie in the park tonight!
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Yes.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nay.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? My family.
    6. Where did you grow up? Michigan.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Not seriously.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? No.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? LaFayette.
    10. Weekly goals: To work out 6 times this week.

  28. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good. It’s the beginning of a new week. I can start all over : )
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? I’m going through one right now. I’m getting old but I don’t feel old. I don’t want to dress old but young fashions look wrong on my body. I still like shimmery makeup but it does nothing for me. I love high heels but my hips hurt when I wear them. None of the fashion magazines have gals my age for inspiration. I don’t know what I’m supposed to look like anymore.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Oh yeah…especially light summer reading.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? Nay. I don’t care for this look on anyone.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? My son. He’s pretty new to the coffee ritual. I enjoy sharing a cup with him in the morning.
    6. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland on the wrong side of the tracks.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? I’ve never even heard these words. Off to Urban Dictionary…..
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? No. I don’t like listening to music while I walk. I like listening to nature.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? I don’t know any of them.
    10. Weekly goals: to find out what broseph and bromance mean. To take advantage of the summer fruits and veggies available at the farm up the road.

  29. Casey says:

    1. Mood: Tired – I’m in my last month of the pregnancy.

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Um, yes – It was called Jr. High and High School.

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Guilty. Thank goodness for e-readers, now I don’t have to advertise to the world that I want to read Harry Potter ;)

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? That’s tough. As long as they are mid-calf, I guess it’s alright.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? My friend Liz.

    6. Where did you grow up? San Jose, CA

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? No, but I did use “showmance”

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Sure did, I even had the fancy cassette one that reversed sides automatically.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Not Sookie, I don’t want her to read my mind. If we’re talking about the TV show then Lafayette, but if we’re going off the books – Bill Compton. (I’m still trying to resolve all the differences between the show and books. I really like both, but I find myself getting a little confused trying to keep the story lines straight)

    10. Weekly goals: Sleep and make it through my last week of work!

  30. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Good. We had a short work day and a work baby shower with good food and laughs.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Oh yeah. Well more of the I’m the fat girl phase. Not fun. But it did make me tough.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Of course! I used to do the same thing Karen, have a stack of pretty books from the library.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? ehh. Not for me. But some girls can pull it off.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? Yesterday morning with the hubby.
    6. Where did you grow up? Queens, NY
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Not in a serious sentence lol
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? yes and yes
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Sookie. She’s so tough but can be so ladylike at the same time.
    10. Weekly goals: Work out, get ready to pack up my classroom and enjoy these last few weeks with my work friends.

  31. Sophie says:

    Your brother looks like he’s a lot of fun—he has a great smile!

  32. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    1. Mood: —Aggravated. I’m just anxious for this week to be over!
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? —I’m always awkward!
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? —Yep. I am a big fan of Batman and Superman, and I impulsively bought a novel that had those two characters on the cover. It was a huge disappointment.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? —Maybe during cool nights?
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? —My sister.
    6. Where did you grow up? —Glendale, CA. Love the Galleria!
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? —I would shout out the words separately from a sentence!
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? —Yes. YES. I’m 25 but I loved those things when I was before 10 years.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? —I don’t watch True Blood.
    10. Weekly goals: — Send in those resumes, and think positively!

  33. Astrid says:

    Glad to hear you had an awesome weekend, Karen! Birthday girl deserves to get spoiled!

    1. Mood: Some mood swings due to pms, but I’m on the up side now ;). My birthday was also on Saturday and it was awesome and you reminded me that I should milk that feeling :D.
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase? Yes, around 4th grade, I guess… I wanted to be one of the cool kids but I was always the nerd :-P.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover? Most definitely! I like a book with a good cover. I love Everything is Illuminated. The other way around, I might won’t pick up a book with a bad cover.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay? I don’t think it looks bad… I just can’t imagine the sweating o.O. Besides, living in a cold northern hemisphere I’m always too eager to get rid of my boots when summer comes :-p.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with? Hubs.
    6. Where did you grow up? Bandung, Indonesia. It’s a nice city with cooler temp (well, compared to other places) and lots of good food!
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence? Hmm… maybe bromance. Not sure.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)? Yes! Both! Always groovin’ with the Sony walkman. lol.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with? Eric Northman. I need someone to wipe out the drools though.
    10. Weekly goals: Keep my spirits up, watch every football match on Euro 2012, and finish the mockup screen for my app.

  34. Alba says:

    1. Mood:
    Just came back from college, feel tired lol!
    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    Not really, but I only did in kindergarden, I guess that’s why I only attended it for 2 days,
    if that counts.
    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    I do it all the time, especially when I order something from the internet. But I’m disappointed
    when the cover isn’t the same as on the pic in the webpage. But I have some pretty
    great covers home, even though the ones that are plain may be even better to read
    than some who have only a great cover. Don’t judge a book by its cover lol.
    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    Never done it, but probably would like to try it, since I have a photoshoot during the
    summer and the setting is at a ranch, with horses and all of our clothes resemble
    cowboys, it would be a nice idea to try that one out.
    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    My friends, when we finished our classes in college, we went to a nice coffee shop near
    and ordered cupcakes with coffee ;)
    6. Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in the capital of my homecountry, Kosovo. The capital is called Prishtina. If you
    don’t know where Kosovo is located, it’s in the middle of Balkans, or east Europe. It’s
    a very nice place, with a lot of traditions and culture. My country just declared independence
    4 years ago, so this makes up the youngest country in the world, but with the oldest history.
    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    Yeah bromance for sure, don’t think I ever used broseph, though.
    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    No actually I never did, since I don’t buy cds or casettes anymore, now everything’s on
    the internet.
    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    Don’t really watch that show!
    10. Weekly goals:
    Study hard, have fun during the weekend, concentrate on the most important things
    in life, and plan my summer vacation and road trips lol! xoxo

  35. Leah says:

    1. Mood:
    - I was in a great mood yesterday until I learned a HS classmate had passed away and I woke up this morning to smoky air from the giant fire in Northern Colorado. Even here in Denver the smoke is visible and it smells like a campfire outside. I think today will be an inside day.

    2. Did you ever go through an awkward phase?
    - You bet. Braces, bad curled bangs, turquoise glasses with purple paint spatters (don’t ask…. my taste has come a LONG way since then).

    3. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
    - Yes. Now I have a kindle though so I never even see the covers. Sometimes I’ll go to the bookstore just to see the covers and then order them on my Kindle.

    4. Boots with shorts in summer: yay or nay?
    - Hmmm. This is tough. Are they tall boots? Shbooties? I think I’m going to say no.

    5. Who was the last person you had coffee with?
    - Technically myself but before that probably Hubby during a weekend breakfast.

    6. Where did you grow up?
    - I was born in Maryland but grew up in Lafayette, IN. Purdue University is there so at least we had more to do than a most small farm towns. No, I never went cow tipping.

    7. Have you ever used the words, “broseph” or “bromance,” in a sentence?
    - I’m sure I’ve said bromance before but most likely in a mocking way.

    8. Did you ever own a Walkman (CD or cassette)?
    - Yes. At the time it was the best birthday gift ever. I listened to Paula Abdul cassettes as well as some I made from the radio. I think there was a Beach Boys cassette as well When I got my CD player I was all about Mariah Carey, Ace of Base and Amy Grant. I was cool.

    9. Which of the True Blood characters would you most like to hang out with?
    - Alcide. I would just stare at him for hours.

    10. Weekly goals:
    - Get to the gym 5 times this week and post one blog entry each day.

  36. Tatiana says:

    Aww hi Alex!

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