Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 233

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the makeup and beauty blog monday poll

  • 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: I barely slept a wink last night, but I’m doing well. It’s sunny out, I’ve got a hot cup of coffee in my claws, and Tabs has yet to lash out at me for anything (yet). All things considered, sounds like the start of a pretty good day. :)
  2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”
    – The Godfather, 1972
  3. Shower or bath?
    I think baths are so much more relaxing, especially in a big claw-foot tub (it has to be a crystal clean tub), but showers are quicker…and sometimes when I’m taking one I pretend like I’m washing under a tropical waterfall.
  4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    Vegas, baby! El Hub and I are meeting a couple of friends there at the end of October, and I fully intend to use it as an opportunity to go all crazypants with my makeup. I can’t think of a better place than Vegas to go over the top with glitter, cat eyeliner and smokey eyes.
  5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? If you do, tell me about one of them.
    There’s an old picture of me and my brother Al that I keep on my desk. It was taken at a playground one day when we were kids, and I love it because we just look like we were having the greatest time. Al has the biggest smile on his face, and whenever I see it, it reminds me not to take every little thing too seriously.
  6. I could spend all day long _________.
    Sleeping (I’m not kidding; I really could).
    Reading young adult sci-fi novels.
    At the mall.
    Watching reality television (sorry, but it’s true).
    Admiring Jeremy Renner’s arms (LOL!)
  7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    Oh, I’m sure there’s a limit, but I like ‘em pretty big, as long as they’re lightweight and thin. When the hoops are too heavy, they hurt my ears, ouch!
  8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    Unless you’re also wearing a mask and wrestling boots, stay away from full-body spandex.
  9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    I’ll take two scoops in a waffle cone, please. One earl grey tea, and one salted caramel (if I’m answering, we’re going to Three Twins).

    And if you feel like being incredibly generous with those scoops, I won’t stop you!

  10. Weekly goals:
    New makeup looks and sit-ups…not necessarily in that order, LOL!

    I sure hate doing sit-ups, but they help my lower back.

    Oh, and absolutely have to start getting to bed earlier. Well, not just to bed, but to sleep. My problem lately has been that I’ve been staying up past midnight reading.

Hi, sweets. :) Up and at ‘em. I know it’s hard to say goodbye to the weekend, but it’s only temporary.



Can I get you a cup of something? What’s your poison? Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, mimosa? How about if you fill out the Monday Poll, and I’ll be right back with something hot and caffeinated (unless you really want that mimosa… No judging).

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



1. Mood:
2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
3. Shower or bath?
4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
6. I could spend all day ________.
7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
10. Weekly goals:

Say it with me: “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Nina says:

    1. Mood: tired :-)

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Franky my dear, I dont give a damn.”

    3. Shower or bath? Both – shower in the morning, bath in the evening.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Treats – yes please. Hot cocoa w/ cinnamon.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? I have a lot of special keepsakes at home – I am the queen of keeping keepsakes.

    6. I could spend all day ________. Reading.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? Most hoop earrings are too big for my tiny ears.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? “Honey, you need more eyeliner.”

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Anything caramel and anything strawberry!

    10. Weekly goals: Try and find a way to get our equipment and crew out of Greenland. Yep, it will take all week. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Oh — wish you lived closer! I have a pint of salted caramel ice cream from Three Twins that needs to be shared with someone.

      Um, Greenland? That’s crazy? Does Fed Ex go out there?

      • Nina says:

        I wish I lived closer too – id love to bond over ice cream, makeup and Ryan Gosling!

        Im not sure that Fed Ex goes there – I think packages go to a depot in Iceland then its ferried over th Greenland.

        My job, will a breeze most of the time, has its weird moments like this one. I havent solved this yet!

        • Karen says:

          I take it the items are pretty big, yah? I’m sure you’ll find a way…Hey, if they can get the US Equestrian Team horses to London (they used FedEx!), there’s gotta be a way to transport equipment to the far corners of the globe!

          • Nina says:

            Yep, theyre palettes! Actually FedEx will ship them there, its the timing thats an issue, and the cost.

            For the guy flying in to man the equipment – it will cost close to 2 grand to fly him one hop, skip and a jump onto Greenland.

            My mind boggles.

          • Nina says:

            Sorry — not palettes (like makeup) but paletts of equipment. LOL the makeup is always on the brain.

  2. Marina says:

    1. Mood: tired and stressed. although it’s not a mood…
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? I am embarrassed but it’s the part about Taco Bell from the Mean Girls, don’t ask :D
    3. Shower or bath? Bath if I have time
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Nothing is planned yet but I hope I will do something exciting.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Pictures of my parents and baby brother (who is in the Sates now)
    6. I could spend all day on the beach.
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I don’t like very big hoop earrings..
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Ha, I don’t even know)
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? I am usually pretty boring when it comes to ice-cream, I love vanilla.
    10. Weekly goals: don’t get so upset over stupid things is my main goal.
    Marina recently posted … Chantecaille The Elephant Eye Palette and new Lip Chics for Fall 2012

  3. Rita says:

    1. Mood: Ok, considering it’s Monday night.
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? I’ll be back!
    3. Shower or bath? Shower. Although I would like the warmth of a bath, but you seldom see baths anymore at homes.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Nope, the opposite.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Not really, I don’t have pictures on walls or surfaces.
    6. I could spend all day ________. just doing nothing
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? Actually it is rather small because my ears are so close to my head that hoops just don’t ‘hang’ if you know what I mean. They just rub against my head from the other side.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Who cares!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Ice cream and everything else ‘in’ salted liquorice! (You can’t even imagine it!)
    10. Weekly goals: Bof, keeping my purse shut…

  4. Katie says:

    1. Mood: Do you ever get that feeling of anticipation that comes before having a day of things or projects to do? I’m feeling energetic and excited, but not to that level of meaning that the two words suggest. I’m getting too specific, I know, but I’d love to hear what y’all would describe it as. Ha!
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? I dunno why: “I thought you might be worried…about the security…of your sh*t.” – Brad Pitt, Burn After Reading (hilarious movie).
    3. Shower or bath? Showers. Nothing like a long, vigorous shower to simultaneously relax and wake you up.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Nope, I’m stuck at school.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? I also have pictures (three, exactly) of my brother when he was little – he was a bonafide cutie. I’ve tried to find pictures of my parents to fit these frames, but can’t.
    6. I could spend all day ________. sleeping and/or reading.
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I don’t wear hoop earrings because they feel too heavy, but on others, I prefer the aesthetic of thin ones, too.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Eyeliner is your war paint!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Just one or two scoops of some mint chocolate ice cream in a simple cone.
    10. Weekly goals: Er, I have a lot.

    Have a lovely week, everyone!

  5. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Tired but content. Getting a lot more toned just by adding pull-ups every day to my routine. We bought a great pull-up bar on Thursday – no holes in the door frame or anything! It’s called the Perfect Gym, the same company that does Perfect Push-Up.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    ~It’s a TV show but one of my all time faves, so here it goes: “You multiply your venial sins by 25 and your mortal sins by 50 and that’s how much time you get in Purgatory. Me, I’m lookin’ at about 6,000 years. That’s like 3 days in eternity (or e-toi-nity as they say with a NY accent). I could do that standing on my head!” – Paulie Gualtieri from The Sopranos.

    3. Shower or bath?
    ~Bath when I have the time, if it has a Jacuzzi in it even better! I take a lot more showers than baths though, because they are quicker.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    ~Vegas sounds amazing! I would probably test out crazy makeup too if I went there. Actually, in October we got a cruise booked, so I’m really excited. I’ve never been on a cruise. We are also trying to plan a shark fishing excursion – I love sharks and I would love to catch a Mako shark! Shark Week is one of the best weeks on TV, haha.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    ~As far as keepsakes go, anything my parents or brother gave me or anything from my grandparents are pretty special. I think of them every time I wear jewelry from them or use something they gave me.

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    ~Sleeping (no lie, when I worked nights a lot I could sleep for 16 hours or more if I didn’t have a shift on the day I was sleeping).

    ~Also watch reality TV (it just sucks me in…)

    ~Working out (Once I start, I have a hard time stopping).

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    ~I don’t wear earrings but I think if they are too big they don’t always look good. Only certain people can pull the really big ones off and still look really classy.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    ~That certain shades don’t always play well together with eyeshadows. When you like to experiment there is always bound to be a few color combinations that don’t work with your skin or look too crazy.

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    ~Hmmmmm…. NY Cheesecake ice cream :)

    10. Weekly goals
    ~Work out every day and add to my workouts to keep getting toned.
    ~Start adding more heavy duty weights 3 times a week.
    ~Stay positive and relax about things.

    • Karen says:

      Oooh, excited about your cruise! I’ve never been on one, either, but they look very relaxing. Where are you guys headed?

      • Katherine G says:

        Eastern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis (new boat – supposed to be the biggest and most bad ass ship out there to cruise on. From the pics it looks awesome – has tons of shopping, bars, and even ziplining on it!). If you ever go on a cruise, that ship looks awesome. And it wasn’t terrible on the pricing, either. Go through AAA and you can get some nice discounts and deals!

        • Karen says:

          HOW FUN! I’ve heard from friends that it can be easy to just veg on cruises and eat all day but I don’t think that would be the case for me…I’d want to spend the morning working out and then the rest of the day playing by the pool.

          I hope the boat you’re on has one of those surfing simulators! I’ve seen them on TV and look like so much fun. :D

  6. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: good

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? : Silencio

    3. Shower or bath? Shower, baths are too bad for environment

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? I don’t know yet

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? No I don’t in fact

    6. I could spend all day _____sleeping !___.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I never wear hoop earrings so I don’t know

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? You need a good foundation !

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Sorbet ( mango, coconut and strawberry with also chocolate/mint icecream, thanks Karen !

    10. Weekly goals: Blood tests, spending a little bit money, finding a new bed carpet because my beloved cat started to destroy the lovely carpet I have !

  7. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! Got to sleep in today.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” – Douglas Adams

    3. Shower or bath? I love baths!

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Not in particular, I’ll be busy with school.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Not too many. I have a teddy bear named Cricket (who is blue with white polka dots) that we’ve had since before I was born. I have a core sample (from drilling into rock) that my dad gave me that sits on my vanity. Some jewelry from my parents and grandma.

    6. I could spend all day ________. Sleeping!

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? My ears aren’t pierced, so I’ve never thought about it! I kinda like big hoops though. I don’t like tiny little hoops.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Put on the push-up bra, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream! YUM!

    10. Weekly goals: Practice hooping (I just bought a weighted hula hoop, it is so much fun!), clean the apartment.

  8. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Happy and accomplished! I loooooooove Mondays, the husband is at work, the kids are at school, and I’m alone! And I just did a Zumba DVD, and I feel awesome!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “I wish I loved anything as much as kids love bubbles!”

    3. Shower or bath? Both, I always start in the tub, to relax, then I shower afterwards.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Nope, just hanging out, which is fine.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Wellllllll, I sleep with this big unicorn stuffed animal. I got her when I was 8, and I’m 37 now, she’ll be 29 on Christmas Eve! I know, it’s ridiculous, but I love her, she’s my favorite thing.

    6. I could spend all day ________. Giving myself a manicure, shopping for makeup, watching reruns of “Law & Order”, drawing mandalas, making friendship bracelets!

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I can only wear gold earrings, real gold not plate, and they don’t make hoops that are real. I got a pair of hoops, two inches, for Mother’s Day, but alas, they are gold plate, and I can’t wear them. But I loooooove hoops, they can never be too big!

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? You can never have enough sequins!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Alas, I am allergic to sugar, it gives me horrible canker sores, so I’d have to go for something sugar free, and very chocolatey.

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise every day, eat right (ignore the french fries in the freezer!), be a support for my friend in need, and just enjoy life! :)

  9. Emily says:

    1. Mood:
    Fantastic! I’m wearing a new perfume, mastered a new hairstyle for my growing out bangs, wearing a new lipgloss (Babylips!) and I don’t have to work today! Woo hoo!
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” – Dirty Dancing
    3. Shower or bath?
    I can’t remember the last time I had a bath, and I love showers so I pick shower! Mmm Bath & Body Works Bali Mango Scrub!
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    Nothing special planned, I am hoping for Niagara Falls at some point though.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    I have tons and tons, the first one that comes to mind is a photo of my Mom in high school. Its a basic school picture but I really love it.
    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Shopping online – its bad!
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    For me it’s not about size but more about weight. I could rock any size but only if they are thin and light.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    I don’t think I’ve met her yet so I’m not sure haha!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Oh yum! Waffle cone with one scoop of bubblegum and one scoop of mint chocolate chip.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Work out. I would say work out more but I don’t at all.. so work out in general!
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  10. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: anxious! My comprehensive exams are on Thursday and I don’t feel nearly prepared enough.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?: “Son of a bitch, I’m sick of these dolphins.” from Life Aquatic

    3. Shower or bath?: When I have the spare time, bath.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?: going to Atlanta to present some of my research at a convention.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?: Quite a few. A lot of things that belonged to my grandmother: little knickknacks on shelves, a crystal nightlight on my nightstand, but my grandparents wedding photo over my desk (from 1946) is probably the most special.

    6. I could spend all day ________.: I agree, sleeping. I love lazy days off.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?: I don’t wear/like hoop earrings, so I’ll say anything that hangs below the earlobe ,5 inches or more down.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?: I can honestly say I’ve never given that any thought.

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?: My favorite is blackcurrant, but mint is pretty good too!

    10. Weekly goals: return a lipstick to Sephora that was just not working for me!

    Have a great week everyone!

  11. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Not bad. It’s my birthday, and I’m at work, but I had a fun weekend.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “You’re a smelly pirate hooker”. (Anchorman) My husband has that as his text notification. :-)

    3. Shower or bath?
    Shower. The bathtub in my house is small and not very comfortable so I’ve gotten used to showers. If I want to immerse myself in hot water, I would prefer a hot tub!

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    Yes! This is pre-fall, but we’re leaving next Tuesday for a short 3-day vacation in South Beach. I’m so excited, b/c the last vacation we took was about 3 years ago. It will be the first time we’re leaving the kitties.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    There’s a picture of me and my grandfather that’s on my computer desk. I’m an awkward teenager with huge glasses, and he’s giving me a hug. I was the first grandchild in the family so I got spoiled!

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Sleeping, reading, having a marathon movie/tv watching session, laying on the beach.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    Hm, I would say they are too big if they start to reach your collar bones.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    False eyelashes are your friend. On True Blood, I’m pretty sure Pam and Jessica wear falsies and I love how they look! I’ve never tried them, but I’m definitely curious.

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    A scoop of double chocolate chip in a waffle cone. The last bite of a cone is the yummiest.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Research restaurants, bars, etc for our trip next week.

    Happy Monday!

    • Karen says:

      Oh boy. I hope the kitties will be okay. Usually trips where the assistants leave bring the fur family together (shared mutual trauma!). Here’s hoping everything goes smoothy! *raises coffee cup*

      • Ruchita says:

        Thanks! We decided to board them this time. Our only other option was for a family member to come once a day in the evening. I’d hate to have them alone for that long. At least this way, they’ll have staff throughout the day to check on them and play with them

        We checked out the place and they have nice 3-level kitty townhomes with views of the outside. Since Ella is a bit of a diva, she’s getting her own unit and Mingy and Nina will be together. I think some units even have web cams!

        • Karen says:

          That sounds like a dream! Yay for personal kitty town homes. Lucky Ella…she and Tabs should hang out sometimes. Divas attract divas, you know. LOL!

          Well, have so much fun on your trip! I hope the weather is nice. :D

  12. 1. Mood:
    Happy! Am playing this game called SongPop on Facebook with my boyfriend and we’re having loads of fun! :P

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “I am Loki, of Asgard. And I am burdened with glorious purpose.”- Loki from The Avengers (One of my favourite characters and actor, ever!)

    3. Shower or bath?
    I do enjoy taking baths (As long as the bathtub is clean) if I really have the time to do so because it’s so relaxing and enjoyable, but most of the time I shower.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    Yes! Am looking forward to my trip to Labuan again :) Hopefully we’ll be able to hop over to Kota Kinabalu this time! (Speaking of locations in East Malaysia)

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    Yes! We have a special section on the wall for my brother and my recent graduation photos, and we have some holiday and family photos littered around as well :) Not so much on the keepsake part though.

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Reading, sleeping, shopping!

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    Erm I’m with you on as long as it’s lightweight and thin. Otherwise you can’t go very big either, no?

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    Your eyelashes can never be too thick, too much or too curvy!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Chocolate chip cookie dough please! Or just plain sweet corn.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get posts scheduled for this week is the main goal I have in mind for now! :P
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  13. Suri says:

    1. Mood: tired. I had an early morning doctor’s appointment. But I’ll be ok I’m going to a baseball game tonight!
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Say Hello to my little friend!” Scarface
    3. Shower or bath? I take showers. One day when I become a rich lady of leisure I will lounge for hours in my bathtub. lol
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Not in particular. I’d like to do some apple and pumpkin picking though.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? I have almost every picture that my hubby and I have taken over the last 10 years! I keep them along with some other special pics in a box.
    6. I could spend all day ________. Sleeping, eating, talking with friends, shopping, being in the computer looking at FB and junky sites.
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I like them as big as they can get but for work ya gotta keep in fairly small!
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Bitch work it! Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t fab!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? anything with chocolate with some hot fudge or caramel on top. Waffle cone please! BTW the chocolate ice cream with caramel sauce at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is to die!!
    10. Weekly goals: Get back into work mode after 2 months off, clean up the apt, laundry, work out.

  14. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Tired, but alright. Had a fun weekend.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?

    “Snap out of it!”

    3. Shower or bath?

    Showers, always showers.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?

    Some various weekend outings that Brian and I have been mulling over. Take the ferry into San Francisco at some point (haven’t done that in ages), probably spend more time out at the ocean (my favorite) and go see some redwoods. There’s so much to see and do in Northern California.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?

    I have a silver and sapphire ring that my Mom gave me when I turned 13 that she received when she turned 13. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately.

    6. I could spend all day ________.

    Listening to music
    Playing with makeup
    Hanging out in nature
    Cuddling adorable animals

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?

    Well, I suppose once they start getting caught on body parts there might be a problem…

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?

    “Glitter makes EVERYTHING better!”

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?

    Strawberry cheesecake ice cream!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Buying a new washing machine, trying to sort through the clutter on my desk, and enjoying the weather.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      The ferry to SF is so fun. I was actually just in Larkspur yesterday for Off the Grid (food trucks!) and thinking about how it’s been forever since I’ve ridden on the ferry. If you haven’t been to Larkspur Landing lately it’s actually gotten really cool! They have a bunch of good restaurants and a Three Twins Ice Cream shop, yum yum yum!

  15. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn.

    3. Shower or bath?
    If I have the time, a relaxing long bath.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    no, I have nothing special planned.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    Not really.

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    reading.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    I don’t really know as I don’t wear them.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    I have no idea. I have never thought of that,

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    anything with vanilla and chocolate chips

    10. Weekly goals:
    sleep more
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  16. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A bit restless. So many things I want to do with my life, and I don’t know where to begin.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?: “Show me the money!” I have no idea why I thought of that. :D

    3. Shower or bath?: Shower. I like the sensation of water needles on my skin.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?: I am looking forward to school. I am so proud of myself. I will be a junior and closer to earning my B.A.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?: I have a photo of my siblings and myself. My sister and I are holding out infant brother on our laps. It is my favorite photo.

    6. I could spend all day watching Lisa Eldridge videos.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?: When they are as big as your head.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?: “Stop wearing plain black pants, woman!”

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?: Vanilla bean or exotic fruit flavors.

    10. Weekly goals: Call financial aid, make an appt for an eye exam, try to buy some textbooks.

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  17. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! Though it has been unusually hot during the last days.

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    Greed is good! Gordon Gecko in Wall Street (ca. 1988), my all time favourite.
    It is so funny that you quoted the Goodfather, I haven’t seen any of this movie but yesterday I ordered the DVDs on amazon.

    3. Shower or bath? Shower, because It takes ages to fill my tub.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    Glad you are asking: London in September incl the start of Fashion Week, exhibition of Damien Hirst and the Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? No, but it is a good idea.

    6. I could spend all day
    # shopping
    # eating
    # surfing the web
    # talking to my friends on the phone

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    I haven’t any hoop earrings, but maybe one day…

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    She is just rolling her eyes…

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Hmmmm do I have to decide, okay: pistachio and mango would be great.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get enough sleep, don’t work too much and enjoy life.

    Have a great week everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      OMG — so glad you ordered the DVDS. I love both the first and second Godfather movies and can watch them over and over again. The third one…I pretend it doesn’t exist, LOL!

  18. Barbara says:

    Hi Karen – not answering the poll due to time constraints.

    Just wondering if you have read The Age of MIracles by Karen Thompson Walker. It is a YA novel I just started and I think it’s going to be great.

    Have a good week !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara,

      Yup, that was two books ago and I really, REALLY enjoyed it! Liked it so much that I read it twice. Have you read anything else good lately? I’m a HUGE fan of YA.

  19. April says:

    1. Mood: Today, not feeling to well– my mood would be sick and tired!!!! Better days ahead!!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “You told Harpo to beat me… All my life I had to fight– (Color Purple)

    3. Shower or bath? Shower!! Bath water turns cold too quickly!

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Trips, yes– it’s football season!

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Yes– pictures of family members and friends!

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Watching old television series that I’ve missed throughout the week.

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    I don’t wear earrings.. But, bigger is not better!

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Better contour that nose, girl!!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Not a shoppe, but love traditional Baskin Robbins.. Chocolate Chip and Rocky Road on a sugar cone, please!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Work, work, relax!!

  20. Advah says:

    1. Mood: good :) the day is almost over, I’ve showered and am in my pj and my room is clean and tidy. All feels very soothing!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “Maaaarriage is what brings us togetheeeeer today” – The Princess Bride

    3. Shower or bath? Shower – faster and doesn’t dry out my skin as much.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Hopefully two weeks in the US! :)

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Yes yes! One is a photo of my parents sitting on a bick rock with their feet in the river and chatting to each other. The photo is quite dark but you can see them smiling and cracking up, I love it.

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Doing yoga! (did a workshop last weekend, I’m still on a yoga high!)
    Baking
    In my pjs
    Watching Chuck/Arrested Development/The Nanny/etc

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I don’t have pierced ears but love big big hoops earrings on other people.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? “Tights are not pants!”

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Coffee please.

    10. Weekly goals: keep getting up early to do some yoga before work, keep positive and READ. I’ve started four books I’m enjoying so far, but just get glued to my laptop asa I get home.

  21. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Cranky. I woke up to a thunderstorm and complete darkness. That makes me CRANKY. I prefer waking up to sunshine!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “No, I am your father.” -Star Wars, Episode V
    Hey, you asked for the first movie quote! I gave you the first movie quote! I happen to be a Star Wars fan. XDDDDD

    3. Shower or bath?
    SHOWER!!!!!! I am a paranoid bath person. I can never truly relax. I’m always on edge as I keep thinking that someone is going to barge in.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    I’m supposed to go to Milwaukee Zoo with my parents. We’ll see if they keep THAT promise.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    I’m one of those people who have kept my awful polyester graduation gowns (you know, icky shiny polyester) because I wasn’t supposed to graduate middle school or high school. I was just supposed to live life in an institution, so I’ve kept them as tokens of saying I’ve accomplished more in my life than I was originally supposed to. Whenever I’m down and feel like I’m a failure, I remember those gowns.

    I have a few other things, but those are the big things that most people chuck!

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Reading
    Listening to music
    Singing
    Coddling Zena
    Watching Criminal Minds/ Law &Order: SVU/ House
    Baking cookies as long as its of my own volition and not coerced
    Cooking
    Being in nature as long as it’s sunny and warm
    Taking photos
    Shopping
    Being with nice friends!

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    I don’t like anything that takes over my face. I like medium sized or small hoops. Dainty is my thing. I don’t like Beyonce sized hoops!

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Two scoops French Vanilla on a regular ol’ ice cream cone (I DESPISE those triangular waffle cones. I like ice cream cones!) Yes, I am plain and I like it that way.

    Occasionally, I will go for half vanilla, half chocolate, but I tend to err towards vanilla.

    If sherbert is available, I’ll take the rainbow sherbert on an ice cream cone. Yummy, yummy. :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    Brush Zeebs
    Cook
    Bake
    Sleep
    Do laundry
    Clean
    Read
    Go to library possibly
    Drive!
    Go to Ulta
    Try some more cardio!

  22. 1. Mood: surprisingly good. I had a really fun weekend so I’m still riding the high from that
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “He’s got hydrogen psychosis–the crazy-eye!!”–The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (one of my FAVORITE movies ever!!)
    3. Shower or bath? shower
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? eh, not really…
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? oh definitely–too many to count
    6. I could spend all day ________. I agree with you on sleeping–I like to sleep a lot. Also eating–more specifically snacking.
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? When the hoops are so heavy it stretches out the hole, THAT’S when it’s too big
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? “You’re boring as hell, girl! Neutrals everyday? Really?!”
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? I usually go with one scoop of coffee, one scoop of mint chocolate chip (only if it’s green).
    10. Weekly goals: Get caught up on pics (again!), take my dog out everyday despite the heat, workout

  23. Lulle says:

    1. Mood: sleepy… I don’t know why, cause I slept like a log!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “- He’s a nihilist.
    – That must be exhausting!” The Big Lebowsky

    3. Shower or bath? shower, although I like baths with Lush goodies, especially when it’s cold outside.

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Well yeah, there’s gonna be our first wedding anniversary :) For trips, I wish, but I don’t think we’ll be able to.

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Pictures of my father-in-law, who passed away.

    6. I could spend all day ________. Sleeping…

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I don’t do hoop earrings at all!

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Get your fat bottom off the couch and go paint your nails!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Rocky Road, Pralines & Caramel, Brownie, more caramel…

    10. Weekly goals: try to sleep a little less and do more things instead!
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  24. musical says:

    1. Mood: Perky, fun :). TGIM, lady ;).

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “How do you like ‘em apples?” Good Will Hunting :-D.

    3. Shower or bath? A loooong SHOWER!

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Likely a trip to the East Coast!

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Some old pictures of Mom and Dad!

    6. I could spend all day doing a whole bunch of fun things: working!! OK, Ok, reading, shopping, enjoying life in general :).

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? Don’t own big hoops, but it’s time to get some!

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Bring on that glitter, will ya’?!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Toscanini’s-their burnt caramel and kulfi flavors are beyond words! Also Christina’s! Boston love :).

    10. Weekly goals: To be happy, stay happy!

  25. Becky says:

    1. Mood: Swinging between kinda crazy and majorly grouchy, LOL!
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? Boo, you whore!
    3. Shower or bath? Shower fer sure. I can’t stand baths, they take so long, you get all hot, I always get my book wet…nope.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? I wish! Actually, it is my 21st birthday at the end of October, so I guess that’s something :)
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? A lot! I have a box full of things that remind me of certain events or times that would make no sense to anyone but me. Like one playing card, or a glowstick bracelet, or a piece of ribbon…
    6. I could spend all day ________. Watching TV. And eating chocolate. And reading magazines. Perfection!
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? As Nelly Furtado says, the bigger the better! I’m not saying that I’ve got an entire box of hoops but…I’ve got an entire box of hoops.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Anytime someone looked at me weird or got in my way: “You bettah get tuh steppin’!”
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Hmm, a nice waffle cone with belgian chocolate ice cream, please :)
    10. Weekly goals: Catch up on blogs, reply to emails, watch The Dark Knight Rises if I can!

  26. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Just so glad to be out of a crazy day at work.
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
    3. Shower or bath? Shower.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? No.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? A lot.
    6. I could spend all day ________. sitting out by the lake.
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? Like the Basketball Wives styles.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Hayy!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Red Velvet Yogurt from Forever Yogurt with Oreos on top.
    10. Weekly goals: To eat healthy everyday.

  27. lynn says:

    1. Mood–carefree and ready to get outside to enjoy more of the sun before fall comes
    2. I feel the need, the need for speed. Top Gun
    3. Showers hands down
    4. Visiting the bay for a friend’s wedding in november, pumpkin spice lattes/chais, and halloween candy
    5. I have a box full of old cards and letters I have collected over the years from friends and familly that I go through every now and then for the trip down memory lane
    6. I could spend all day watching college football or basketball, reading books, movie/gilmore girls marathons
    7. I prefer the medium size hoops but a larger pair go great with curled hair for a girls’ night out
    8. Never leave the house without your sassy pants on
    9. Either a double scoop of mint oreo and mocha almond fudge or pumpkin pie and chai tea. Can’t go wrong either way.
    10. weekly goals: send snail mail to friends back home, spend an hour a day reading, drink more water, eat at least one meal outside

  28. 1. Mood: Relaxed I’m on my 2 week break between summer and fall glasses
    2. Quick! —Run Forrest Run!
    3. Shower or bath? Shower!
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Funnel Cakes at my town’s fall fest
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? A portrait of my great grandmother
    6. I could spend all day reading mystery novels!
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? nothing crazy that is going to pull on my ears
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? you know what i’m sayin?
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Cookie Dough!
    10. Weekly goals: Get caught up on blog giveaways, and exercise every day!
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  29. Tatyana G says:

    I have the same problem, I stay until 1:30am reading. And I have two very young kids that still wake up at night and get up super early. Not much sleep here either :)

  30. jess says:

    1. Mood: pretty good! content at home with husband and cats.
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Who would eat 30 bag lunches?” –Billy Madison
    3. Shower or bath? shower. quick relaxing and gets the job done. If its a SUPER clean tub then I will but I have seen too many nasty tubs!
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? We were going to Savannah GA for our one year wedding anniv but we delayed it til spring becuz our cat got sick.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? yes I have some pics from when i was a kid, my baby blanket (hard to admit that~!) and thats about it.
    6. I could spend all day ________. watching tv, surfing the web, napping, reading, with my best friends
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? dont have my ears pierced and yes when they touch your shoulders, too big!
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? J-Lo is too old for those leotards!!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? mint chocolate chip and brownie batter in a waffle cone
    10. Weekly goals: do two finals, relax, have fun.

  31. Leona says:

    1. Mood: tired. Had a great weekend wih family and watched a late movie (Bourne Legacy) with my husband. Jeremy Renner was awesome!
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “I’ve got more legs than a bucket of chicken!” LOL! To Wong Foo – Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar is a great movie :0>
    3. Shower or bath? Only showers right now. Have a 9 month old and 3 year old. I’m surprised I even get to it most days!
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Yes! Going to Tucson for my husband’s dissertation defense! Looking forward to awesome food & our Tucson family!
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Yes. Several. I wish I could put them in a nice photo album. I’m trying to do baby books for my loves :) we lost track of mine when we moved when I was in high school :(
    6. I could spend all day ________. playing with my kids, hanging out with my husband, laughing with my mom and sisters, basically being with family! I could use a shopping day too!
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? Probably greater than 2.5 inches for me.
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? It should be a law for everyone to wear deodorant!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Oooh! Baskin Robins Rocky Road! Two nice scoops in a waffle cone!
    10. Weekly goals: keep up the exercise & eating well to work toward my 5K in September & to lose 10 pds by my birthday!

  32. Natasha says:

    1. Mood:
    Excited! We’re leaving for Beijing in 3 days!

    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind?
    “I’m not dead, yet…” Holy Grail, Monty Python.

    3. Shower or bath?
    Shower; we have a non-functional bathtub. Sigh. Bathroom make-over is on the wishlist…

    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall?
    After our big trip to China this month, we’ll probably lay low until X-Mas when it’s all about visiting family. But we can’t let fall happen without at least one trip to put our feet in the ocean!

    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home?
    Photos taken by my Mom, and a rubbing of a tiger smoking a pipe and talking to a rabbit that we picked up in Korea. I have a photo of the two of us at Bryce Canyon in my office.

    6. I could spend all day ________.
    Reading, doodling on fabric, petting kitties, napping with kitties, surfing the web, comparing and sorting glitter…

    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings?
    Small. I don’t like anything heavy in my ears. But I love seeing dramatic hoops on other people.

    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say?
    Only 60 colors of glitter? We need to go shopping, girlfriend!

    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you?
    Coffee, toffee, caramel crack….(not a real flavor, but I’d like some)

    10. Weekly goals:
    get packed before we actually leave on Thursday
    Get the key to the catsitter and write up instructions about new fishtank for her
    Try not to freak out about leaving the cats behind (they love this catsitter and we’ve been gone for 15 days before — just not overseas)
    Charge up all camera batteries
    Try not to freak out about bringing only 3 eyeshadow palettes, 3 lippies, BB cream, mattifying powder and a blush…. I don’t really *need* all the other drawer-fuls of makeup for this trip. (probably don’t really need them at all, but that’s not the point)
    Deal with glitter withdrawal.

  33. Phyrra says:

    1. Mood
    Resigned.
    2. Movie Quote
    I know Kung Fu! – the Matrix
    3. Shower or bath:
    Shower for every day. Bath to relax.
    4. trips this fall
    Nada
    5. keepsakes or pictures
    There’s a picture of Ray and I from one of our anniversaries and it was a particularly happy night.
    6. I could spend all day long:
    Reading, playing with Phaedra, playing with Makeup
    7. how big is too big
    Hm, past the shoulders? I’m not sure.
    8. inner diva
    If you’ve got it, flaunt it.
    9. favorite ice cream
    Salted caramel ice cream with dark chocolate chips. YUM.
    10. weekly goals
    Be more disciplined with my writing.
    Exercise more for my health.

  34. Ana says:

    1. Mood: sleepy! Time to go to bed
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “May the odds be ever in your favor” from the hunger games dvd
    3. Shower or bath? Shower! Bath it’s too much water wasting.
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? My last field trips in college so sad this is my last semester!
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? My best friend Patty and I on my desk :)
    6. I could spend all day …. Sleeping! LOL
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I’m not a huge fan of hoop earrings!
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? I’m so pretty tonight!
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? A cheesacake blizzard!
    10. Weekly goals: Do all my assigments for school, read more books / articles

  35. casey23 says:

    1. Mood: Oh god soooo sleepy, and kind of grumpy.
    2. Quick! — what’s the first movie quote that comes to mind? “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale of moonlight?” Batman (Can’t remember the date, but the first Batman, where Jack Nicholson was Joker).
    3. Shower or bath? Definitely bath but I don’t have a bath tub since 2001 :(
    4. Are you looking forward to any trips or treats this fall? Oh definitely, starting from August 30, I will be on holiday until 7th of September.
    5. Do you have any special pictures or keepsakes at home? Loads of.. Memories from my boyfriend, my previous boyfriends and friends, pictures of my family..
    6. I could spend all day ________. Sleeping!!! (For today, only)
    7. How big is too big for hoop earrings? I don’t ever wear earring so I really don’t have an opinion. My ears were never pierced, ever! :)
    8. What’s something your inner diva/drag queen would say? Probably something like, “Oh my we haven’t been to Sephora like two days, they must have really missed you there, don’t you think? You already were in need of a new lipstick (like ever!!)”
    9. We’re at your favorite ice cream shoppe! What can I get you? Chocolate and banana.
    10. Weekly goals: Finishing the non clinical studies summaries at work, start swimming tomorrow (and I am sure I will have my period. It never changes!!), closet cleaning (preparing for autumn).

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