Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 234

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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 feel good. I’m really looking forward to getting out of dodge later this week and driving up to Tahoe with El Hub for the weekend. Even though I see the guy every day, it’s not the same as getting away with him for a chunk of time, just the two of us (no tabby).
  2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Hmm… I feel like I look a little taller in wide-leg pants when the cut is right and I’m wearing heels (nevermind that I actually am a little taller when I’m wearing heels, haha).

    But the skinnies, I like that I can wear them with boots, flats, Chucks/Vans or heels. They work with just about everything.

    So I guess the skinnies then, since they’re a little more versatile, and you know how I am about versatility!

  3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    Orange sherbet, BLECH! I also don’t do orange Push-Up pops. They make me gag…
  4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    Is there ever! At the top of the list: forgiveness. I have a hard time letting things go when someone does me wrong. I can carry a grudge…well, I can carry a grudge forever.

    I’m trying to get better at letting things go, which doesn’t necessarily mean that things become all puppies (kitties) and rainbows, but I do believe that life is too short to hold grudges. What’s the point, right?

  5. When did you start driving?
    Later than most of my friends. I think I was 19 or 20. I didn’t drive in high school because whenever I even broached the subject, my dad would go on 20-minute tirade about how he and my mom took the bus everywhere when they first moved to America, and how driving was “a privilege! Not a right!”

    So I got my first car when I was in college. It was a red ’95 Honda Civic that I loved to pieces, and it’s actually still running! My parents have it. I swear, that little trooper will be zipping up and down 880 long after the zombie apocalypse arrives, I kid you not.

  6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    If we’re talking living or not, I’m going with Biggie.

    If we’re just talking living, well, I dunno. Maybe the Biebs? But more to just be able to tell him how much I love those cardboard cutouts of him I keep seeing at Macy’s (those things crack me up!) and to chat with him about fragrances.

  7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    How about somewhere in the middle between medium and high? I’ve been trying to wear more low-heeled shoes though. I know they’re supposed to be better for me in the long run, but man! — I’m just so short.
  8. Sometimes I wonder…
    …who wrote the book of love! :) Why growing up can be so painful. If when Tabs stares at me, he’s staring with love or disdain. Where I’ll be in five, 10 and 15 years. If I’ll ever write that young adult novel I’ve been thinking about writing…
  9. What do ya say we blow off our responsibilities today and do something fun instead? Where should we go, what should we do?
    How about window shopping? We could meet in the city at Union Square, hit up all the shops, try on some shoes, and then afterewards, I’ll drive us out to Cole Valley to get some ice cream at The Ice Cream Bar.

    Who’s with me?

  10. Weekly goals:
    To show Tabs extra, extra attention this week (even though he has a petsitter, he always freaks out when I’m not around), to find a few prospective places to eat and fun things to do in Tahoe, and to write like a maniac!

G’morning, sweets. :) Wait — not a word about last night’s True Blood please. I fell asleep reading before I could watch it.

I started a new book last night called Delirium, by Lauren Oliver. It’s another young adult one. I’m hoping it’ll tide me over until the second book in the Enclave series (Outpost) comes out on September 4 (I’m counting down the seconds!).

I hope you’re having a good morning so far. Tabs keeps nudging me to take him for his morning walk, so while I go entertain my neighbors by walking my cat on a leash, why don’t you take a second to fill out the Monday Poll?

Be right back.

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



1. Mood:
2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
5. When did you start driving?
6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
8. Sometimes I wonder…
9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
10. Weekly goals:

I can’t believe we’re almost through August already. What was the most exciting thing you did this month?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: hectic

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Neither one or the other !

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Ben and Jerry ice cream with macadamia

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? my bouts of rage

    5. When did you start driving? When I was 23

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Laurent Voulzy, a French singer ( I just love him )

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Very low

    8. Sometimes I wonder… what’s the use ?

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun
    Where should we go and what should we do?

    Become human, go vegetarian, save animals : a school dedicated to environmental issues for all children

    10. Weekly goals: staying calm as much as possible

    Thanks for the poll Karen, always a pleasure !

  2. Marina says:

    1. Mood: sad. My friends from America left yesterday so I miss them!
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? definitely skinnies
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? not even sure.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? I am working(out) on it, lol
    5. When did you start driving? I don’t drive, just don’t want to)
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? my brother, he does sing, write lyrics, music and plays several instruments!
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? It really depends, they have to be comfy!
    8. Sometimes I wonder… what the future holds for me!
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? walk with my friends, eat out, see a film. I’d also love to go on the beach if we had one in the town.
    10. Weekly goals:
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  3. Nivedita says:

    True Blood! I came to see what you had to about Alexander aka Eric and Alcide!! With the turn of events I can;t really decide who to ogle at. :P
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  4. 1. Mood: A little tired, but I have loads to do! Hope I can get my butt in gear!

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Skinnies or boot-legs. I don’t think I even have a pair of wide legs!

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Not crazy about most fruity flavours really. I like decadent flavours if I’m going to have a treat!

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Patience. It seems to be getting thinner the older I get for some reason!

    5. When did you start driving? Later like you. I was a year younger than everyone in my grade, so I couldn’t take driving in high school with them. I didn’t get my licence until I was 20.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Emeli Sandé who sang at the London 2012 Ceremonies! I love her voice!

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Low! I’m tall and I have a problem with my metatarsals. So low is my friend!

    8. Sometimes I wonder… If I’ll ever grow up haha!

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? I’m with you on joining you in Union Square for sure! Or a trip to Disneyland would be awesome too!

    10. Weekly goals: Exercise, go through my clothes and donate what I didn’t wear this summer and start putting my fall clothes in the drawers!
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  5. Nina says:

    1. Mood: So busy, but hanging in there!

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Skinnies – im so short, I cannot pull off wide legs or flares.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? None! There is no frozen treat that I dont want to nom!

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? I want to be less obsessive about everything, and I want to continue on the calm/zen kick I am on.

    5. When did you start driving? I believe I was 21, and like you, my first car was a Honda Civic, but instead of red it was maroon. I drove the heck out of that car.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? I really, really love oldies/big band music. So probably Harry Connick Jr or Michael Buble. Even Tony Bennet, just someone who sings the oldies.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Ill wear any, but wear low heels most often, for work.

    8. Sometimes I wonder… how it would feel to go back to school. :-)

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Go to the mall, browse the bookstore, Sephora and the food court. Have an ice cream and then catch a movie!

    10. Weekly goals: Make it to Friday, 12noon – for then I shall be free LOL! Until Tues next week, that is!

    Have a great week ahead, Karen & Ladies/Gents!

  6. Joanna says:

    Mood:
    I am a bit tired today but alive and well :)

    What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    Chocolate ice cream. Very tradition!

    When did you start driving?
    I learnt at 16 but still don’t have a license :(

    If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Nicki Minaj love how versatile she is.

    How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    All of the above.

    Sometimes I wonder… Whether I am strong enough to on the world..like a super woman hehe

    What do ya say we blow off our responsibilities today and do something fun instead? It’s about time :D Spa then shopping :)

    Weekly goals:
    To nab Karen Sephora giveaway haha

  7. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Accomplished.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? It depends. If you would have said “boot-leg or skinnies” I would easily say boot-leg as that’s my go-to pants.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Anything frozen. ;) I’m just not a big fan of frozen anything. But, if I had to pick, it would be ice cream cake. I always hated showing up for a friend’s birthday party to find one of those monstrosities. That is not a cake!

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Everything! There’s always room for improvement.

    5. When did you start driving? I was 18 when I got my license. It took so long because all my family had was a “stick” and I didn’t want to try to get my license with that.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Lil’ Wayne! He makes every song awesome. Or maybe Nikki Minaj. Or Karmin.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Low. I like kitten heels. I have a fear of falling, so it’s hard for me too walk in higher heels than that without getting freaked out.

    8. Sometimes I wonder… Why can’t people find happiness in their current situations? There’s always something to be positive about!

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Let’s fly to Hawaii and go swimming!

    10. Weekly goals: Continue being awesome and enjoy my camping trip this week.
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  8. lynn says:

    1. Mood: a little bummed from bug bites getting the worst of me this weekend
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? definitely skinnys, they do wonders for your legs and lately, all the new colored denim makes it easier to change things up
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? I’ve never been one for Drumsticks, peanuts with ice cream is not my cup of tea.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? I am with you on forgiveness, it’s really hard for me to let certain things go.
    5. When did you start driving? Not until after graduating from college since my bike was my main vehicle from high school until then. So at 22.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? I would love to record a song with Kenny Loggins because the Top Gun soundtrack was one of the most overplayed CDs of my childhood.
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Medium, anything taller worries the risk of falling!
    8. Sometimes I wonder…how much I take for granted everyday, there are so many things to be grateful before and they should be acknowledged more than announcing them at Thanksgiving
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? I would love to drive to DC, eat at some ritzy restaurants, stop at Georgetown cupcakes, visit the historical sights, people watch, and see what special events are going on
    10. Weekly goals:drink more water, stay positive, set my DVR for NFL football, and break out the fall cookbooks to see what new recipes I want to try this year

  9. 1. Mood: Achey and cranky! My back is giving me hella issues but I’m going to see an orthopedic doctor Wednesday.
    2. Wide-leg!
    3. Fudgsicles. Ewww.
    4. Posture. Organization. Overall life skills. LOL.
    5. Age 15. License at 16.
    6. Kanye West!
    7. Low. But I can rock a medium-high wedge.
    8. What I’d be like if I had been born to different parents or with a different amount of siblings. 9. I have been severely wanting to just go crazy and go to Vegas for a week. Just to see what happens…
    10. Post daily. Get some answers at the doctor. Vacuum my apartment!
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  10. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Busy.. need to do too many things at once(which I can do, I’m a woman)

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Skinny

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    I like all frozen treats!

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    Yes, my weight. I’m trying to lose some pounds.

    5. When did you start driving?
    I was 18 when I got my licence.. that time the legal age limit for driving.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Lady Gaga!

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    High, like Jeffrey Campbell Litas high.

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    ..why I’m still single.

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    I would go to a themepark. I love themeparks, especially with Halloween!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Proceed in school.
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  11. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Tired, and worried. Got a lot on my mind.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    ~Skinny jeans, they go great with boots or platform heels.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    ~Anything with banana because I’m allergic. I actually love orange sherbet, though! That was always one of my favorites as a kid.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    ~I worry a lot about certain things (not everything), am a perfectionist, and I get myself worked up about the certain things I worry about.

    5. When did you start driving?
    ~16, drove my senior year of high school because living in the suburbs/country there was no public transportation that was even remotely close to where I lived.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    ~Probably Simone Simons from Epica, she has a beautiful voice and she’s done great work with other rock bands.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    ~Super high with a platform -they are actually a lot more comfy than the 3 to 4 inch heels that are stilettos or sandals.

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    ~What the future will bring. That’s a loaded one because I am constantly thinking about when I could get married to my fiance, when I will land the job I really want to spend the rest of my life in (it’s apply, apply, apply for jobs and it’s a waiting game with a lot of rigorous testing), and what will happen in the next 5 to 10 years.

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    ~Shopping and kayaking :)

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Get tomorrow over and done with (not gonna be an easy day).
    ~Workout hard the rest of the week – start the pyramid workout with the pull-up bar and advanced push-ups, and run at least 3 miles every other day. Also power lift weights at least 3 times this week as well.
    ~Sleep, since emotionally, physically and mentally I am exhausted.

  12. Kim says:

    Happy Monday!

    1. Mood: Surprisingly good for it being my first day back from vacation. A little bloaty, though. If that can be a mood. :)
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Oh, gosh, right about now I’m going with wide leg and elastic waistband, if you know what I mean!
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? All of them? Honestly, I can’t stomach chocolate ice cream. I know it’s odd but just thinking about it is making me queasy.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? But of course. I just got some new running shoes so I need to introduce them to the treadmill. By actually wearing them and getting on the treadmill! I think just motivation in general if we’re being honest (and we always are). I’ve been sort of like the proverbial Grasshopper for the last year or two. I really need to be the Ant more. :)
    5. When did you start driving? As soon as possible! Legally when I turned 16 but practicing with friends when I was 14 or 15.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Dead: Freddie Mercury. Alive: Dave Matthews? I honestly can’t choose. Oh, hey, maybe our boyfriend now that you let me in on his musical ability. HAHA!
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? I like my heels to be sneakers. Only as high as Air Zoom, though. :) Seriously, if I must, I’ll go with medium.
    8. Sometimes I wonder… at the natural beauty of the earth/sky/oceans; what it would be like to be a genius (artistically or Stephen Hawking-ly); what my boys will be like when they grow up; why I am so fortunate in this life when so many others suffer.
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? I’ll totally go with you, but you have to set aside a day for boogie-boarding and/or surfing with me in exchange. :) And I think I changed my mind on one of your other polls when I said I preferred the lake to the ocean since I grew up on one. We had such a tremendous time in the ocean last week that I never wanted to leave. I’m a huge fan of big waves!
    10. Weekly goals: Try to get through the grind of the week and not look back *too* much on vacation. And speaking of, I hope you have a great time in Tahoe. I’ve never been and I’m looking forward to visiting vicariously through you!

  13. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    skinnies

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    can’t think of anything, I love frozen treats!

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    I’m trying to break my habit of procrastination.

    5. When did you start driving?
    At 19.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Adele.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    medium

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    what life has in store for me

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    go shopping and then watch a movie.

    10. Weekly goals:
    get some sleep!
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  14. Beth says:

    1. Mood:
    guilty. post college graduation blues, i guess.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    skinnies.

    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat?
    heh, not sure if I met one I didn’t like

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    I keep getting complimented on my soft skin, but also usually comes with being squishy…definitely want to tone up!

    5. When did you start driving?
    still not sure I drive now and I’m 22. Got my license at 19 after failing the driver’s test 5 times from years 16 – 18 but I didn’t need a car in Chicago during undergrad and still don’t have one/drive much.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    good question! demi lovato?

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    drool over high heels but realistically, medium heels. never a low heel though!

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    how my life will unfold in the future…but then i remember i just have to get to it

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    hiking at red rock (las vegas) and have a picnic!

    10. Weekly goals:
    contact friends/family friends who said they had job leads for me!

  15. Phyrra says:

    1. Mood:
    Relieved that Tropical Storm Isaac isn’t pounding us.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies:
    Wide leg. I don’t like how skinny jeans look on me.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    Hm, not a fan of green tea ice cream these days.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    I’m always working to improve my writing skills, blending techniques and my social skills.

    5. When did you start driving?
    I think I was 11 for a boat, 14 for a 4 wheeler, 15 for a car.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Voltaire. His voice makes me melt.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    I like heels that make me tall, but they need to be walkable. So as tall as possible, with walking/comfort in mind.

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    How people can forget their manners online. I wonder why people don’t treat others the way they want to be treated.

    9. What do ya say we blow off our responsibilities today and do something fun instead? Where should we go, what should we do?
    We should go park hopping! Hit DisneyWorld, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.

    10. Weekly goals
    To remember to take my vitamins every day, to work on my stamina, and improve my time management skills.
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  16. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Okay. My wrists hurt a bit.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Skinnies, baby.

    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat?
    Anything coconut.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    My fitness! I was starting to get a bit of a pooch, but I flattened that out in a week! My next goals are to get my six pack abs back (I have a four pack, but I had a six pack as a teen and that was awesome!) and to gain more flexibility! I’m incredibly inflexible because of my Cerebral Palsy, so I always have to stretch out my muscles, especially my legs, to keep them flexible.

    5. When did you start driving?
    When I was 18.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Natasha Bedingfeld, probably.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    Flat or as very, very low. I can’t wear high heels as they make my ruin my flexibility and make my legs hurt horribly!

    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    if I’ll ever go back to where I was born. It would be nice to see Germany.

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    First off, what homework? Second off, maybe the botanical gardens? I’m pretty broke at the moment!

    10. Weekly goals:
    Brusheth the Zeebeth,
    Go to the Library.
    Practice driving maneuvers

  17. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood: Good, a little tired! Did some cleaning today and MAN is it hot!

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? I like both, but usually skinnies – they generally look better on me!

    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat? No clue! I like a lot of them! No coconut or artificial banana flavoring though.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? I’m working on improving my fitness and health, and keeping track of my schedule!

    5. When did you start driving? I didn’t get my license until I was 20! I started learning to drive at age 18. I was way too anxious as a younger teen to learn to drive. It was hard though, because I lived somewhere with no public transportation.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Rod Stewart! I will always and forever love him!

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Medium-high!

    8. Sometimes I wonder… if I’ll ever be able to get through the day without wanting/needing a nap!

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Thrifting and spa day in Ann Arbor, MI!

    10. Weekly goals: do my hooping most days of the week, get ready for a busy weekend (a best friend is getting hitched and I’m doing her makeup! Need to pack, etc), buy school supplies, and fit in a couple yoga sessions.

  18. Lulle says:

    1. Mood: cheerful!

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Neither. I’m all for bootcuts.

    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat? Those popsicles that taste like chemical colorings…

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Yes, trying to be less judgemental (with myself in the first place).

    5. When did you start driving? When I was 19. You can only get your driver license at age 18 in France, and teens who own a car are rare. I owned a car for a while when I was living in the suburbs, but then I used public transport and rented cars when necessary.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Jack Johnson. So mellow! I’ve seen him live, and he’s just like i imagined!

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? I like high heels, but I can’t stand wearing them all day. Medium is fine.

    8. Sometimes I wonder… why I’m on this planet?

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Let’s go to the spa! If possible, a place with an outdoor hot tub!

    10. Weekly goals: look for a job.
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  19. Georgiana says:

    1. Mood:
    Lethargic. I’m post-nap and not loving this weird feeling of ‘should I go to sleep for the night or stay awake for a while?’ (I live in London – it’s evening here.) I think going on to the internet and reading your blog and answering the Monday Poll shows I am subconsciously choosing the latter.
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Ha, ‘pants’. Those guys don’t ever get worn by me; I’m a skirt and dress girl, all the way, so I really have no preference. I suppose ‘short’ would be the answer, if I’m bending the rules, as I’m going through a real shorts phase.
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    I think maybe nothing, I love every frozen treat! Last week, my sister and I went to an amazing vegetarian restaurant called Vanilla Black (kind of a bad name, but if you’re ever in London, go! go! go! as it’s excellent) and I had brie ice cream with a salted hazelnut base for my starter, and it was euphoric!
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    I have recently been thinking that I have issues with vanity, not in the sense that I am overly proud, but that I am too preoccupied with the way I look, and that my mood is greatly affected by my appearance. It is hard to admit, because it feels like such a vile quality, but I am trying to get a hold on it before it becomes an aspect of my personality that affects the people around me.
    5. When did you start driving?
    I can’t drive! It’s strange, because ‘car’ was my first word, and I grew up wanting to be a car mechanic of all things, but I live in London and it feels like such an unnecessary, expensive luxury to own a car here. I suppose in an emergency or if I ever move somewhere that has a less than excellent public transportation system, it would be helpful, so I would like to learn.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Probably Tom Waits, though purely so I could ask him an cacophony of questions. No music would probably end up being recorded, as I would just be fan-ing too damn hard.
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    The same as you, I think – medium high. Never flats. NEVER. I feel like cheap flats – especially cheap ballet pumps – are just as damaging to the feet as heels, so why bother? (Ahem, that faux-science, founded in absolutely no knowledge, was provided by Georgiana MD.)
    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    Whether my wisdom teeth will ever grow in. Whether I have the determination to achieve what I want. Whether being a late bloomer, emotionally, has affected my chances at being happy. Whether I will ever turn an age that I think suits me. Whether I would buy the teen novel you are GOING to write. (The answer to that one I know: definitely! You are an incredible writer, so if your fiction-writing is anything like your blog-writing, I’d be eating that book up.)
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    Let’s go to a strange, independently run, niche museum. Let’s go to a tiny, empty restaurant and feel like we are being served by our own wait staff, being fed by our own chefs. Let’s take the Dockland Light Railway from Lewisham towards Bank, and sit right at the front, looking out the window so it’s like we’re driving as we travel through the Quays, through the city, through the unashamedly modern and alien skyscrapers, and let’s get off at West India Quay, walk to the cinema there and see The Bourne Legacy (again) and fall in love with Jeremy Renner (all over again).
    10. Weekly goals:
    To find my diary after it fell down the side of my bed the other night. To find and make a new salad dressing. To sort through my wardrobe and get rid of pieces of clothing I’ve been needlessly hanging on to. To finish No Country For Old Men! (The book, not the film.) (And also to be more productive, and to work harder, and to work out more, but, bleugh, who cares about the boring ones?)

    I hope you have a great week and a wonderful weekend – it seems like you’re set to!

  20. Tiffany (Minnegirl) says:

    I love your polls. I guess am feeling “meh” because I am not going to complete it. However, I love the fact that Tabs walks on a lease everyday. Awesome. :)

  21. Tiffany (Minnegirl) says:

    Oh, and, have fun El Hub in Taoe! Yay!

  22. Tiffany (Minnegirl) says:

    *tahoe

  23. Suri says:

    1. Mood: chill. I’m just hanging out today/
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? I like both actually. Depends on the type of shoe I’m wearing.
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Can’t really think of any.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Just to be healthy by eating good and exercising regularly.
    5. When did you start driving? 19. My dad made me take a few lessons then he showed me the rest and let me practice.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Trey Songz and I can do a love ballad duet
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? If I’m gonna wear heels then I’m gonna go all in and go high.
    8. Sometimes I wonder…what’s it all about?
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? We are going to go shopping, get some make overs at the Sephora counter, eat lunch at a cute little cafe or restaurant and end the day with some ice cream/frozen yogurt.
    10. Weekly goals: work out, go back to work and start setting up my office, come to grips with the fact that I officially start work next week.

    Enjoy Tahoe Karen! :)

  24. Krisabelle says:

    1. Mood: Relaxing after a long day at work
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Boot-cut! :)
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? I could take or leave sherbert, esp. the kind that come in those mondo buckets.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? To not get so worked up over small things, work out more, magically become a morning person who rises with the sun and works out and then has a leisurely cup of joe.
    5. When did you start driving? Age 17.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Definitely Hall & Oates, yo!
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? I LOVE them high, but I find the older I get, the more comfort comes into play. I’m really starting to love flats!
    8. Sometimes I wonder…when Karen’s going to write that young adult novel she’s been thinking about writing! DO IT! I know it would be ridiculously entertaining and sassy-pants!
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Go get massages and then go home, order food and watch something wildly cheesy/fun like “Win A Date with Tad Hamilton”!
    10. Weekly goals: Work out twice, catch up on Project Runway, finish a book (PS: just finished “Angelfall” – thanks for the rec! Really enjoyable!)

  25. Ester says:

    I hate orange flavored anything!

  26. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Tired, but happy to be at home.
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Wide leg.
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Cheesecake.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Trying to lose weight.
    5. When did you start driving? When I was 17.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Prince.
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? High.
    8. Sometimes I wonder… Hmm…
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Lets go to a beach!
    10. Weekly goals: To eat healthier!

  27. Donna Win says:

    1. Mood:

    Excited that Monday is about to be over! Even though there’s a crazy week ahead of me, it’s always nice to get those Monday blues out of the way.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?

    Skinnies all day everyday! I’m 5’1 so they definitely accentuate my legs, thighs, and curves. I have a pair of dark blue, coral pink, white, and black skinnies which all look amazing with my out in the town pumps or just a regular t-shirt.

    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat?

    That’s a tough one…considering I love all ice cream and frozen yogurt! But I guess if I HAD to choose one that I couldn’t live without it would be anything orange. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE oranges and all the vitamins they give me…but there’s something about the orange gelatos, Italian ices, and sherbets that I cannot stand.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?

    I am a 21 year old without a driver’s license. Granted, I live in the city so there’s not much of a need for me to drive. Even if I got a license I would have no intentions of getting a car, but it’s a skill that I feel everyone needs to know.

    Besides that tiny little detail (sarcasm alert), I need to stop thinking I could take on every task that is thrown at me. This fall I have an internship, two jobs, and a course load of work. I try to do everything without realizing the importance of ME time. Being able to unwind at the end of the day with a cup of hot cocoa and reruns of Sex and the City would be nice, but probably impossible to fit in with my upcoming semester.

    5. When did you start driving?

    Content unavailable.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?

    Somebody fun, edgy, and has a lot of positive energy. Oh, I know! Katy Perry. She has that feel good music that brightens up your dull rainy mornings and I would love to bring that type of vibe in a song I record.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?

    It truly depends on the occasion. Obviously if I’m hitting the club with a bunch of friends, high heels are the way to go! Medium wedges are my absolute favorite! I have a pair of nude ones that are perfect for meeting the new boyfriends parents, brunch with the girls, or even a first date!

    8. Sometimes I wonder…

    Why on earth God, Buddha, the Dali Lama, or whoever anybody believes in gave men BEAUTIFUL eyelashes. I swear, all guys are blessed with the longest, curliest, and thickest eyelashes I have ever seen. Why can’t us women have these gorgeous eyelashes that men have? I guess there’s always CoverGirl Lash Blast or falsies!

    9. What do ya say we blow off our responsibilities today and do something fun instead? Where should we go, what should we do?

    Go big or go home right? I say we go to Six Flags Great Adventure and get passes to all three parks! Hurricane Harbor first to go on all those crazy water slides and rafts, then dry up on all the roller coasters (El Torro is the best), finally drive through the Six Flags Safari one last time before it closes down (I know, I was heart broken when I read the article.)

    10. Weekly goals:

    Budget and pay all my bills by the first. I get so excited when I get those three checks from all my jobs, until I realize I have 74289356238756723462834823970 bills to pay. Trust me, as soon as I see my checks I think SHOPPING SPREE, but everybody’s got priorities.

  28. 1. Mood: tired and hot but content
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? boot-leg or flares. I’ve always worn them and it’s what I feel most comfortable in. I like the look of skinnies on other women–and I definitely own a few pairs–but I just always feel a little off in them
    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat? anything that contains a lot of nuts. I don’t like nuts in my ice cream
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Temper and self-esteem
    5. When did you start driving? I started driving late like you. I believe I was 19. My parents said the same things your parents did whenever I brought it up in High School :P I was also really late to get a cell phone too. All my friends got cell phones in 9th or 10th grade and I didn’t get one until my first year of college I think
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? I LOVE the look of high heels and could definitely use the extra height, but I have really bad feet and can’t tolerate wearing them for more than a half hour at most
    8. Sometimes I wonder…if all my dreams really will come true
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? DEFINITELY going to the makeup counters. I can’t think of anything more fun at the moment :)
    10. Weekly goals: study and do some HW but keep up with the blog and exercising
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  29. Natasha says:

    Mood:
    Excellent. Excited.

    Wide or skinny:
    I prefer bells, but since I’m in a hot climate for the next couple weeks, it’s slim capris for me.

    Least favorite frozen treat: Chinese red bean paste with soy milk frozen on a stick. Looks delicious, the flavors aren’t quite right…

    What to improve? I really need to brush up my language skills pronto before I end up in real trouble,…so far it’s all been cheap misunderstandings. My accent is good so people assume I know more vocabulary than I do…

    When did I start driving? I got my license at age 26. Growing up in a city with free bus service for students gave me little incentive to want to learn to drive. Later I totaled my boyfriend’s car because he didn’t be,I’ve I had NO experience driving, and I ended up careening down into a ditch and trashing the whole underside….so I waited until I found a retired professional who was very patient and very thorough….and it was so much easier than I’d feared.

    Record a sing with:m Sting. He knows so much about all kinds of music… And he’s ubercool, too.

    Heel height: low. Can’t walk in anything much higher. Comfort trumps fashion.

    Sometimes I wonder….

    Let’s blow off responsibility and do something fun! I’m currently on vacation so my responsibilities are minimal — just to meet hubby for dinner after his sessions at the convention center — and tomorrow I get to play trophy spouse at his press conference. Not much to blow off….I have been pretty lazy these few days — only spending a few hours sightseeing and then returning to the hotel for napping, a good book, and bottles of cold water.

    Weekly goals: see lots of interesting things — not necessarily standard tourists stuff. Take lots of photos. Post them somewhere. Deal with Facebook withdrawal; I really can’t access it in China… But at least I can get my email!

  30. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: Exhausted! First day of the fall semester for me.

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?: I don’t really wear trousers, but if I was to they’d be slim fight. Not super tight.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?: I’m not crazy about ice cream with nuts in it. I love ice cream, I love nuts, but together I just don’t like.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?: Yes. Everyone has something.

    5. When did you start driving?: Um… I’m kind of ashamed to say this, but never. I’m going on 24 and still have no reason or desire to.

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?: Tough! I really like the way Annie Clark of St. Vincent’s voice sounds.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?: Medium.

    8. Sometimes I wonder…: What it’s like to die. Not to sound morbid, but I’ve always wondered what people go through/feel in those last moments. It’s interesting.

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?: Coney Island and the NY Aquarium.

    10. Weekly goals: Get myself organized for this semester.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  31. eRiN says:

    1. Mood: Content! I’m the only one in the house this week, for a change (well, me and two cats :)
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Wide-leg definitely looks better on me, but I don’t have any at the moment ^_^;
    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat? Least favorite? That’s a tough one … I don’t hate many frozen treats, but I’ll go with Slurpees in weird flavors. Like Coke flavor. No.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Everything
    5. When did you start driving? I think I was 16 … but a bit later than the rest of my friends, who pretty much wanted to get their licenses on their birthdays.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Someone who’s actually good at singing, since I can’t carry a tune. Alicia Keys maybe
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? HIGH! I used to wear heels every single day, so I could manage even 5″ heels no problem. I’m a bit out of practice now, though …
    8. Sometimes I wonder… if things will ever get better. And if scientists will ever figure out how to keep our pets alive forever.
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? How about the pirate minigolf at Santa Cruz Boardwalk? I’ll never get tired of it xD
    10. Weekly goals: Sign up for County health insurance before mine runs out on Friday … grab some new jeans etc from Old Navy, who have cute jeans for $19 … finish moving back into my bathroom since the remodel was finished WEEKS ago!
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  32. Ana says:

    1. Mood:
    Relaxed and reading hehe!
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Skinnies! I looooove them!
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    Anything that doesn’t have chocolate on it LOL
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?
    I’m working on get good grades for my final semester at college!
    5. When did you start driving?
    18-19 years old :)
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Florence and the machine or H.I.M :)
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    Low… I’m not a heel wearer
    8. Sometimes I wonder…
    How can women walk on heels actually? LOL
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do?
    Go to the movies or a concert : D
    10. Weekly goals: do all my homeworks!

  33. nacacijin says:

    1. Mood: Relatively subdued for the moment :)

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? I love skinnies, but I have wide hips and thighs, so it’s hard to find skinnies that don’t make me look ridiculous.

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Hard ice cream (the kind you buy in tubs from the supermarket). Not saying I hate it, because I don’t, but it’s definitely my least favorite. When I have ice cream I prefer it to be soft-serve.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? The aforementioned hips and thighs lol and also my confidence level. I’m so insecure about people not liking me or criticizing me that I’ve been putting off finding a new job for the last few weeks :-/ It’s a completely foreign feeling for me, so it’s taking some time to get around…

    5. When did you start driving? Exactly 6 months after I turned 16. It would have been sooner, but I got caught drinking at a party a week after my birthday and ended up with an Underage…so part of my punishment was no driving for as long as my parents deemed fit. It was so painful :( lol

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? STEVE PERRY! Undoubtedly. His voice is heavenly.

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Low to medium (no more than 3-4 inches). I’m already 5’8″

    8. Sometimes I wonder…what I’m going to be like in 5 years :) I always thought I had it all figured out, but seventeen-year-old me would never have pictured my twenty-three-year-old self today :D I kind of love the uncertainly

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Hockey game, please! But considering it’s summer and there is no hockey…let’s just gas up the car and go for a drive. We’ll see where we end up!

    10. Weekly goals: Put in a bunch of job applications before Friday, read American Sniper, finish painting the front porch and iron out the details for when my friend comes back home for a week next month! I

  34. Astrid says:

    1. Mood: Happy but somewhat tired :D
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Skinnies hands down!
    3. What’s your least favorite frozen treat? Hmm… I don’t really love frozen treats, but maybe anything too sweet with fake fruit taste in it. Bleh.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? Persistence – I need this to succeed. On the other fronts, I think I love myself enough (maybe even too much sometimes :D).
    5. When did you start driving? 16 years old :). Actually I’ve been trying to learn ever since I’m tall enough to do it (just driving around the quiet neighborhood though) so around 13 maybe.
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Andrea Bocelli. (I don’t think I will ever be able to get any recording deal whatsoever though, lol)
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Flats! I don’t really like heels for everyday, although I’ll endure the pain of high heels when I’m at events :).
    8. Sometimes I wonder… What would it be like if you already know your passion and goals since the day you can think… you know, like those athletes or pianists who’ve been practicing since they were 4 yo?
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Shopping!! And have good food afterwards :).
    10. Weekly goals: Too geeky to tell here, but it’s mostly things to do with my current app for iPhone project :)

  35. Elle says:

    1.Mood:
    A little sad and anxious – work has been stressful and my bf’s going through a rough time with his grandfather’s health – but trying to keep my head up.

    2.Wide-leg pants or skinnies?
    Depends on the cut, and I have had skinnies grow on me.

    3.What’s your least favorite fronzen treat?
    Hmmmm. That’s a tough one, since I like most frozen things. Wow, really can’t think of one!

    4.Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve?

    There’s always something. I wish I could worry less and not let the “little things” get to me. I also have to remember life is not a race. I can get caught up worrying about the fact that I’m not where I thought I would be 10 years ago, and it’s really just not worth the stress.

    5.When did you start driving?
    Way later. I learned when I was a senior in high school but didn’t really drive because I never “needed” to (thanks, overbearing parents!). But I just got a car last year and I love it so much. The car I learned on is also still running…’97 Corolla…it too will be around for the zombie apocalypse!

    6.If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be?
    Not living? Freddie Mercury. Living? Eminem.

    7.How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high?
    Usually high or medium. Low heels/flats hurt my feet too much, weirdly.

    8.Sometimes I wonder…
    …Hah, I wonder too much! If I’ll ever have kids, if we’ll ever move cities, why it’s so hard to find a job you love…etc etc etc

    9.What do ya say we blow off our responsibilities today and do something fun instead? Where should we go, what should we do?
    Start off with a nice lazy day at the beach, then head to my favorite place for corn dogs and fries, then go to the movies and then head out for drinks.

    10.Weekly goals:
    Send all my good thoughts to my bf and his family and try to detach myself from work.

  36. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Wonderful! I’ve had the most relaxing few days! The husband has been at work, the kids at school, it’s been quiet and wonderful for days!

    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Wide-ish. I’ve got a fairly good sized rear end and I need the wide legged pants to help balance it out. Skinnies are not made for girls with curves!

    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? I don’t really have one, but I have an allergy to sugar, gives me horrendous canker sores, so I don’t eat any frozen treats.

    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? My figure! Down three pounds from a week ago, stinking’ Zumba, it’s so hard and it works. I’ve also started drawing Mandalas, I could draw them for hours, love how it makes me feel!

    5. When did you start driving? I got my license 17 days after I turned 16, I failed the first test, but then got it. I lived out in the sticks, I had to have a license to get around. I remember woo-hoo’ing and feeling the freedom from driving!

    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? Adele, Pink, Amy Winehouse (in case a time machine is ever invented), Christina Aguliera, I would duet with a female powerhouse singer!

    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? I live in my Nikes, I’m too busy to wear heels, but when I do wear them, I like them high! They kill my feet, but they’re so worth it!

    8. Sometimes I wonder…how time flies by so freaking fast? If I’m doing a good job raising the kids, if my brother’s taste in men will ever improve, and why won’t Starbucks make the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino a permanent item???

    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? A decadent lunch, mexican or italian, Starbucks for a frap, hit a Sephora and shop til’ I drop! And maybe squeeze in some shoe shopping, a girl can never have enough Nikes!

    10. Weekly goals: Lose another 3 pounds! Get enough sleep, celebrate my daughter turning 10 on Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: a bit sad
    2. Wide-leg pants or skinnies? Boot leg
    3. What’s your least favorite fronzen treat? Hmm I tend to love all things frozen… I can’t think of a frozen treat I don’t like haha.
    4. Is there anything about yourself you’re currently working to change/improve? My focus
    5. When did you start driving? Around 20
    6. If you were going to record a song with a featured guest artist, who would your featured artist be? M.I.A.
    7. How do you like your heels? Low, medium or high? Lowish and in a wedge.
    8. Sometimes I wonder… if I’ll get any better
    9. Let’s blow off school/work and do something fun. Where should we go and what should we do? Drive to NYC and just party :) 
    10. Weekly goals: pick up my room, finish book

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