Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 235

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll for September 3, 2012

  • 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:
    A little sleepy, but otherwise great! :) Tabs gave me the day off (he’s too kind), so I’m looking forward to relaxing today.
  2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    Depends on whether I can sneak in an early workout. If I can, then I’ll usually (hopefully) shower when I’m done, but I may also shower again at night because I can’t stand going to bed with that sticky feeling on the backs of my knees, yuck!
  3. Which movies would you never want to see remade?
    Dear Hollywood Powers That Be,

    Please keep your re-making hands off of The Terminator, The Sound of Music and The Godfather (both I and II).

    Thank you!

  4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I really wanted to be a veterinarian, but my mom and dad were quick about shooting down that idea when I got ready to go to college.

    My parents immigrated to the United States from the Philippines in the mid 1970s and arrived here with high hopes for the family, and because I got pretty decent grades in school, they were hell bent on me becoming a medical doctor (obviously that didn’t happen…and for the better! I can’t stand the sight of blood, and hospitals freak me out.)

    I can still remember my dad saying, “Why work on animals when you could work on people?”

    Sigh…

    I love and appreciate my parents, but a lot of important discussions were lost in translation during my teenage years.

  5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    I had an excellent run on the treadmill. The best in days, as a matter of fact.

    I ran a couple of time while I was in Tahoe, and truth be told, the runs sucked because I could definitely feel the effects of the altitude. The city is over 1 mile high, and it almost felt like I was running with a 20-pound weight strapped to my chest.

    But now, though, back down at sea level where the oxygen is richer, I feel a little bit stronger for it.

  6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    That’s easy! I vote for the Fire Roasted Medley pizza from Base Camp Pizza in South Lake Tahoe. Roasted garlic and fresh basil, tomatoes, roasted onions, peppers and goat cheese on a slightly crisp, flavorful crust that doesn’t get soggy from the toppings? YUM!
  7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    Yup! I actually got a few Christmas presents over the weekend. I swear, I’m starting really early this year! No more frantic, last-minute runs to the mall. Nope (or so she says).
  8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    That’s easy. I wish El Hub would stop breaking dishes. I dunno why, but the man is such a butterfingers when it comes to plates, cups, glasses and bowls! I’m afraid to get any nice dishes for fear of him breaking them and haven’t owned a complete set of anything since we started dating 10 years ago.

    NOTHING in my cupboard matches, and it is slowly but surely driving me nuts.

  9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    Ice cream trucks! The one from my old neighborhood played a music box version of The Entertainer, and I remember having almost supernatural hearing for it, LOL!

    Funny. There’s an ice cream truck that drives through this neighborhood on occasion playing the same song with a remixed bass beat. It’s like the hip-hop ice cream truck, haaaay! So weird.

  10. Weekly goals:
    To be a good cheerleader for my friends and family, and to spend some extra time playing with the Tab-ster.

Hello and happy Labor Day, friend! It took me a while, but I finally watched the True Blood finale last night, so if you want to dish, holla at me in the comments so we can talk about that epic last scene (WHAT THE WHAT?!).



Also, I think I mentioned reading a book called Delirium by Lauren Oliver? Well, meh, it was just okay. Decent writing, but it puttered along at a slow pace, and I kept having Twilight flashbacks.

If you like pretty straightforward romances, it does get great reviews.

Right now I’m just counting down the seconds until Outpost, the second book in the Enclave series, comes out at midnight tomorrow. I pre-ordered it, but I’m wondering if midnight means that it’ll show up on my Kindle at midnight Pacific Time or Eastern. If it’s Eastern, that would mean 9 p.m. my time, which means I could start reading it tonight!

Okay…I need to chill out, LOL!

Anywho, if you have a minute, please drop in and say hello in the Monday Poll.

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



1. Mood:
2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?
4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
10. Weekly goals:

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and here’s to a great September! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: nervous, have a deadline next Monday and still have LOTS of work to do.
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Before bed! I often don’t have time for a shower in the morning…
    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? I’d say it other way, I can’t think of a Hollywood re-make that I would like.
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Flight attendant.
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I had a LOVELY day with my childhood friend. We did not spend a time together in a long time.
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Artichokes, olives, cheese, mushrooms and prosciutto. Actually I had one like this yesterday, was SO good!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? you mean Christmas? No, it’s too early.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I could co on and on I guess, so I better skip this one ;)
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? good question, maybe certain music and food.
    10. Weekly goals keep calm and carry on!

  2. Rosie says:

    Hey! I have never been first :)

    1. Mood: LAZY! I keep playing the Lazy Song in my head. Even got 10 hours of sleep. Never have that on a Monday.
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? morning. I have very short hair and if I shower before bed I would look like a porcupine every morning
    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? that’s a tough one. I agree with yours, as well as some 80s classics, Ferris Bueller and 16 Candles
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? a teacher. Then I lived with my nephews for a while and realized how smartypants kids could be. I grew out of that feeling and have 2 great kids of my own. My nephews are great dads now, too.
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? We celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday at Outback Steakhouse. So I got to see my daughter, who lives 90 minutes away, see her new pad, meet her new roommate, meet her cat, and take her to lunch!! A really great day!
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Ooh. I love a really thin crust with tomatoes, bacon, and pepperoni
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? nope
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? My hub snores. I will say no more.
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? ice cream truck bells
    10. Weekly goals: I am so happy to have a 4 day week! And my son’s first day of high school is Wednesday. We are going to have a great week!

  3. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: ( too high, a bit” up ” )

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Both, twice a day

    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? Gone with the Wind

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A physician or a writer

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? Well I can’t say in fact, I have no idea

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? I would go Vegetarian

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Not yet, I will start in November and maybe later !

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? Bouts of anger and rage this could apply to myself too.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Water or birds somewhere in a French small village.

    10. Weekly goals: I have many things to do and fix this very week !

  4. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed! Three day weekends are fantastic!

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? At night, I always have. I can’t go to bed without a shower.

    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? The classic kid movies I grew up with, “Goonies”, “ET”, “Indiana Jones,” ETC..

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Vet, but the idea of putting animals to sleep broke my heart. I’m quite happy being a stay at home Mom!

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I visited with my Grandma, she’s 91 and kooky, but I love her! The kids went swimming, it was a good day!

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? I’m not a big pizza fan, but Zachery’s pizza in San Francisco is dee-lish-ous!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? I have my list made, and it’s great! Now I just have to find the money to start the shopping. I have a lot of friends and a lot of family, makes for expensive holidays! I am going to do a lot of my shopping on TheHungerSite.com, so my money goes for helping people who need it the most!

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I wish my brother had better taste in men!

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? I grew up out in the country, so the sounds of tractors is a big one. Also, it being quiet but the buzzing of bugs and the cracking of corn growing.

    10. Weekly goals: Get to the gym four times, get my cuticles soft and healthy, and not get the cold that my husband and kids are all fighting!

  5. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    at night. It saves me time in the morning.

    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade?
    I just don’t really like remakes. They’re almost never as good as the original.

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    a teacher.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    I spent the day with my boyfriend.

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    Il giradole, a nice restaurant where they made the best pizza margherita I’ve ever tried.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    nope.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    it’d be too long, there are so many lol.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    birds

    10. Weekly goals:
    work out more
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  6. Gummy says:

    I didn’t like Delirium much either….but have you read Divergent? OMG, I think you’d love it. =)

    1. Mood: Fulfilled. The house is cleaned and I have things ready for lunch and dinner, and the kids are happy. Husband still napping (he’s sick) but I’ve got soup ready for him when he’s up. The only thing is, I’m still grubby and haven’t gotten out of my PJs yet. And very glad I get the day off from work today!

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? At night, because I like to go to bed feeling clean and comfy in my sheets.

    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? Anne of Green Gables…it was one of my favorite books as a child, and when I saw it made into a movie with Megan Follows…well, nobody could ever replace that and make me happy…!

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Zoologist! But like you, my Asian parents said no, lol. I decided later I wanted to be a doctor, but when I changed my mind to teach, my mom didn’t talk to me for 3 days…O_o

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I made braised pig feet in the slow cooker (paksiw na pata, a filipino dish – maybe you’ve heard of it? ^_^), when I don’t usually care for pig feet nor have I ever made them before. It came out pretty good – victory! =D

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Sausage and bell peppers!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? No, not at all!

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? My husband tends to leave things around everywhere…cups, socks, clothes, dishes in the sink (that he says he will wash at dinnertime). However, I have to give him credit – he is watching our two girls while I’m at work during the day, has delicious dinners prepared for me every night, and will clean everything else I don’t want to (floors, for example!). So though we’ve talked about it, I help him pick things up and clean up the dishes whenever I can as well. After all, marriage is something that works between two people that complement each other in all sorts of ways, right? =)

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? I’d have to say the ice cream truck too. Many memories of my brother and I getting snacks that my parents never bought – cheesey popcorn and big stics were my favs. And memories of us running after it after it was way ahead of us…!

    10. Weekly goals: To run more consistently (I took almost two weeks off, boo!), and balance work and home better – school just started and so last week was exhausting. I hope to do it better by the end of this week! AND to get used to wearing heels again. =)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gummy,

      I read a couple chapters of Divergent but couldn’t get into it. Please tell me you’ve read Enclave!

      • Gummy says:

        I just got it for my kindle! $2.99 on amazon right now, hee hee. =) Thanks for the rec, by the way, and glad you had a great time in Tahoe! The food looked AMAZING! And OH MY. Lychee shaved ice??? Is it as good as one would get in Hawaii? I’ve never had such deliciously, finely shaved ice as Waiola’s ever since…(Matsumoto’s is good too. But I think Waiola’s is my shaved-ice-first-love, so it’s just going to be biased-ly better by nature, no matter what people say!).

  7. Tania says:

    1. Mood: allergic
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Morning
    3. Which movies would you never want to see remade? Any movie made in the past 30 years. Seriously what’s the point?
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A librarian
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? Went with my mom to bless a house. Then we stopped at a fruit farm and had apple slushes. Mom bought me Mexican vanilla and a bag of fresh granny smith apples.
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? No ordering! I make an awesome with yummy wheat flour. I’m a vegetarian and my fav is mushroom, spinach, olives, bell peppers, onions, motz, and parm on a sauce that’s part marinera and tomato pesto. So delish!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? I’m the family baker so soon I will be telling folks to place their orders soon.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? Pen clicking and change jingling girate on my nerves!!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Hearing a jack in the box.
    10. Weekly goals: get over this congestion, finish rearranging my books, finish up fall cleaning.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tania,

      I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple slushie. Is it apples blended with ice and other fruits and juices?

      Hope your allergies get better soon. :)

  8. Nina says:

    1. Mood: happy but busy! the hubs and i have been cooking up a storm here. he made lamb shank, i made baked chicken and japanese beef curry. right now im making some tarts using leftover filo dough from 2 weekends ago.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? both times. its so hot here from april to october that I really need to.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Sound of Music for sure!

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. Kinda happened for 2 years.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? We were really lazy. LOL!

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Cheese, extra garlic and veggies, on thin crust pls.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Ive started on my shopping list.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I wish I were less OCD about doing things – I need to learn to let things slide a little.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Ice cream truck as well!

    10. Weekly goals: Make the most of my 4 day work week!

  9. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Good. I’m enjoying the last few hours of my vacation and the holiday.
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? I always shower in the morning but I am starting to do at night too, it’s very relaxing.
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Gone with the wind.
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian and then a lawyer. Now I’m a teacher lol
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I rested all day long!
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? There’s a place by me called Pizza Classica that serves a mean grandma slice among many other delicious things. Must have.
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? I’ve started to think about my shopping strategies and make a list of who is getting gifts but that’s it.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? Indecisiveness. I can’t take it just make a decision!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Mr. Softee Ice cream truck bell/song.
    10. Weekly goals: Go back to work and not go nuts, work out 3 times and just take it all in stride.

  10. Chris25 says:

    1. Mood: A touch nervous and excited. Tomorrow is the first class of the semester!

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?: Usually a night, because it gives me more time to exfoliate and moisturize, tweeze, etc.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?: “Casablanca”, “Doctor Zhivago” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?: A writer, a marine biologist or a nurse.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?: My friend Mika told me she’d love me even if I didn’t cook for her. Aww. Now that’s a true friend!

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?: Two Boots for a whole wheat crust with double cheese and lots of veggies.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?: Not really. I am celebrating the fall with lots of baked goods and a visit to Pagan Pride Day. I should start researching recipes.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?: My family’s unwillingness to seek medical help when it comes to mental illness.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?: Ace of Base’s “The Sign”, early hip hop and the Looney Toons theme song.

    10. Weekly goals: Brace myself for the new semester, try to shop for textbooks, and try to blog more.

  11. 1. Mood: Sad because my dog is feeling sick today :/
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Before bed, definitely! I like to wash the grime of the day off before getting into bed
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? I heard a rumor that there might be a remake to The Rocketeer. NO! If you have watched the original, you know that there is NO possible way they could remake it any better than it was before!!!
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Actually, I wanted to be a vet too. But when I realized that you had to also put animals down, I quickly changed my mind
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I got to eat a real meal finally! (my mouth has been swollen so I was stuck eating soup for a while…)
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? The pizza you ordered sounds good!!! I LOVE goat cheese. I also love mushrooms, so I would add a crap ton of mushrooms to that
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? nope! I am the worst procrastinator EVER–so that won’t be done til the day before Christmas
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I wish a few certain people would just grow the eff up!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? The Carpenters–my parents used to blast The Carpenters through the house all the time. I loved it!
    10. Weekly goals: study for class, do HW, get a post or 2 in, work out
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  12. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Still a bit sleepy.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    At night,

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?
    Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959) It’s perfect as is.

    And don’t touch the Harry Potter movies!

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I switched constantly! I wanted to be an astronaut, a veterinarian (until I learned I would have to put doggies to sleep and that I couldn’t deal with), a doctor, a ballerina, a figure skater, a chef, an artist, a mommy, a teacher, a princess, a groomer…I really could never make up my mind!

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    I got to back up the car, drive it to another driveway, do a left driveway backup, and put the car back into the driveway. Um, yes, relearning all of my car skills is considered the highlight of my day. XD

    Oh, and I took Zena for a walk. :)

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    Rocky Rococos! And it better be just cheese….with two orders of breadsticks on the side. I love their breadsticks!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    Nope.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    I wish I could get my brother to pick up after himself or take responsibility! It drives ME MAD!!!!!!! He leaves his shoes in the middle of the room where I can trip over them, leaves the peanut butter out with his peanut butter laden knife, leaves all the pizza stuff out, doesn’t flush the toilet after using it (my number one pet peeve! That’s just icky, okay? Icky, icky, icky!)….I could go on forever.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    The sound of swingsets being used. I used to swing ALL of the time. I can’t anymore because I get the worst headache when I’m on them!

    10. Weekly goals:
    -Bathe Zena
    -Brush Zena
    -Ballet
    -Abs Workout
    -Cardio Workout
    -Make Stirfry

  13. TwirlyGirly says:

    1. Mood: Relaxed
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Morning
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind”
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? SInger
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I woke up
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven, CT (Best pizza in the US). I prefer mushrooms, onions, sausage, and mozzerella
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? No
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? Can’t think of anything! (But, I would recommend you buy a set of Corelle dinnerware for everyday use. It’s unbreakable. If you DO happen to break a piece, they will replace it FREE.)
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Water splashing. We had a natural spring and a large pond with a waterfall (fed by a stream) in our backyard.
    10. Weekly goals: Continue to wake up every morning!

  14. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Totally relaxed because I had the day off!
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? It depends.
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? I’m gonna have to agree with some others and go with Ferris Bueller.
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A princess!
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I got to see my family!
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Lets go to Ranalli’s and get pepperoni and bannna peppers!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? No.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I wish my boyfriend would stop clicking his throat when he has allergies.
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Waves crashing!
    10. Weekly goals: To eat healthy and exercise.

  15. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Tired, had a busy weekend. Happy that I had today off to myself to just hang out, but it’s kind of lonely with the fiance still at work.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    ~Both. The morning tends to be a longer shower after my workout, or before work, and the night one if I feel yucky is just a quick clean-up.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?
    ~I agree with you on the Godfather. They are just fine as originals and should never be remade.

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    ~I also wanted to be a vet, a horse vet. I did pretty well in school but wasn’t a straight A student. When I got in high school I entered the medical world and have been there for 8 years now. I am going for another type of job, which has been a dream and goal of mine for about 4 years now. Same kind of field but totally different job. Now that I have my degree hopefully that will open more doors but it’s not an easy road to get to any job in the type of field I am in.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    ~I had a great run with my neighbor, and her dog, Frankie. He is a one year old Golden Retriever and I’ve known him since he was a little 8 week old puppy. I also helped my brother-in-law and fiance get tree stands up for the property we hunt on for deer season. We try to get them up either before the season starts or very early in the season.

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    ~Hmmmm…I would make it since I have a special recipe, and it’s a good, thick crusted pizza. It’s also not greasy like a lot of pizzas can be because it is homemade. Any topping you want! I personally love a good pineapple pizza.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    ~Nope, I always end up working either Thanksgiving or Christmas, so I don’t do very much at all. I feel like it’s still early in the season. I don’t do much for New Year’s anymore because I’ve either had to work NYE or New Year’s day.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    ~I would probably change timeliness – my family is pretty on-time with going to events but some of my friends and some in-laws are not always on time. It becomes tiring after a while when you spend all day on something that should have ideally taken a few hours or started earlier. I tolerate it most of the time but I get very tired if I have other plans for the day and I can’t make them because I’m waiting around for someone.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    ~Also ice cream trucks – they always came by the neighborhood pool! Muscle cars, too, I spent a lot of time as pit crew for my brother when he started racing at a young age. When I wasn’t with the horses, I was with the drag racing cars.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Have strong workouts.
    ~Call my scheduler and see if she has any needs for this week and next week.
    ~Start looking into any education I could get into for my future job. Look into what it would take to get a master’s degree.

  16. TrippyPixie says:

    1. Mood: Completely exhausted. I was in Kitchener, Canada, this weekend for a dance competition, and just came back home. It was a 9-10 coach bus ride from Kitchener to Chicago.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?: At night. My hair ends up looking better that way.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?: I also agree with “The Sound of Music” and “The Godfather”! Also, I would sob if they remade “Fiddler on the Roof” or “To Kill a Mockingbird”. (A few years ago, I was not at all happy that there was an American remake of the Swedish movie “Let the Right One In”. It was unnecessary.)

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?: A journalist. Definitely not happening now.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?: I got to go back to my hotel four hours early, which meant I could sleep!

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?: Gyros pizza from a restaurant downtown.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?: Nope.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?: One girl in my dance group always yawns with her mouth open. It bugs me so much.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?: Oldies songs.

    10. Weekly goals: Survive the second week of school and finish cleaning my room.

  17. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Calm

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Morning, afternoon and/or evenings. Always before work and after a ride.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Joy Luck Club, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, or and yes.. Fiddler on the Roof

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Anything but married and a mother. Yet, I have had six beautiful children who have filled my life with love overflowing and made me completely crazy and happy.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? Rode in the rain for the first time since I was a child. Fun!

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Meat lovers pizza at Highway Pizza in State College. Protein packed goodness!!!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Excuse me? Which one? Halloween? No. Thanksgiving? haha No. Christmas? hahahahaha NO! I am blessed that my family cherishes the handwritten letters my daughter makes for each of us more than anything store bought. The memories and laughter… words fail me. I’m lucky if they give me a list with more than 3 items each. One year, my daughter only wanted ONE present worth $30. I got creative and bought her the same amount as her siblings. Never again. She tore through and tossed aside all the gifts until she got to the one present she had asked for. I told her if she ever only gave me one item, I would hide it under a dozen wrapped, empty boxes for her.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? Well… I’d love for my husband to put his keys in the same spot. My husband is searching for his lost car keys. It’s been going on 3 hours now. He’s ALWAYS misplacing his keys!!!

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? A group of Thai women sitting around plates of food eating, gossiping in Thai, and playing cards.

    10. Weekly goals: Get my first mammogram. Rehab some pulled back muscles with core work. Shop for an orphan I sponsor. Ride 100 miles rain or shine. Get a pedicure if I have time.

  18. audrey m says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic but sleepy
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? it varries
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Pulp Fiction-my fav movie, 80s movies like ferris bueler, 16 candles, the back to the futures, breakfast club, etc
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? writer
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? went to the mall with dd+her cousin
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? california pizza kitchen margharita pizza
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? nope
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? my dds laziness
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? rain, the song thats the way i like it which was my first 45 record.
    10. Weekly goals: unpack more boxes (we just moved) clean house, car. buy tarte primer tommorrow at ulta (this is a beauty blog so i have to include something beauty related-lol) and get enough sleep!

  19. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Exhausted. Been battling some insomnia the past few nights.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?

    Always before bed.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?

    I feel pretty sentimentally attached to It’s A Wonderful Life.

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    I was obsessed with old Nancy Drew books and wanted to do some sort of sleuthing.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?

    Had a nice chat with this 91 year old woman who lives up in Canada. She is an old friend of Mom’s and since Mom passed away I try to call and check in with her every couple of weeks or so.

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?

    Okay, this one’s a little unusual, but trust me, it’s amazing! Pizza Gourmet, here in Santa Rosa, makes a Sonoma Coast pizza — crab, shrimp, gruyere cheese, fresh parsley, and lemon slices. So, so good!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?

    Nope. If I start thinking about them too soon, I’m completely burnt out on them by December.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?

    My friend Mary wanders through each store sloooowly when we’re out shopping and I like to go, go, go when we’ve got multiple places to get to.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?

    Probably a German accent. My parents, godparents, and all there friends were German immigrants, so that’s all I heard growing up!

    10. Weekly goals:

    Get some decent sleep, and follow the really cool challenge we were given at church yesterday: every day this week, say one kind thing to someone, and one kind thing to yourself. It’s that kind to myself concept that I really need to work on!

  20. Tohnia says:

    1. Mood: A bit blue since school is starting soon and I won’t be home as much (I go to school out of town)
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? Before bed because I’d rather sleep an extra 30min then wake up early!
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? The Princess Bride!
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I got a new computer!
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Regino’s Pizza, and add some onions, spinach, sundried tomatoes, sausage, mozzarella, white sauce, and thin crust!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Nope!
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? My mom leaving huge tubs of old tea leaves around the kitchen so she can put them on her plants!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? The kettle whistling for tea!
    10. Weekly goals:

  21. Ana says:

    1. Mood: Sad… I had a discussion with one of my college best friends
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? In the morning : D or if I’m going out at night!
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Star Wars (original saga), LOTR, Harry Potter.
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian too! But I couldn’t because the school is out of my city! So I chose to be Ecologist and I’m graduating on November yaay and ready to do my Master in Evolutionary Ecology at the States actually :)
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? Stay with my family :D
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Hmmm maybe Peter Piper? I love Pepperoni!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Not really … Much to do with school!
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? My brother’s bad habit of taking my stuff without my permission!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Barbies! I used to play with them all the time :)
    10. Weekly goals: finish all my homeworks and do laundry.

  22. Rita says:

    1. Mood: OK!
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? In the morning. Definately!
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? Most of them? What’s the sence in remaking?
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A cleaning woman or a judge!
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? I was wearing this awesome lippie! (Not very interesting day.)
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? Sea food & blue cheese!
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? Nope.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? My BFF does not use soap when washing hands. Yuck!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? Fire siren.
    10. Weekly goals: A nice work trip coming up!

  23. Lexi says:

    1. Mood: happy to have an extra day off this week, and excited to watch the US Open.
    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed? definitely at night before bed. otherwise, it would take me forever to get ready in the morning. I also let my hair air dry most of the time, so showing up to work with wet hair is not great.
    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade? shawshank redemption, american beauty, jurassic park?
    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? an MD, still do!
    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday? my pup let me sleep in past 7.
    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get? where we shoud go depends on where we are, but we would get a deep dish margherita pizza with some red peppers added.
    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays? nope, I don’t celebrate them, so I’m good to go.
    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change? I don’t know where to begin without this getting serious!
    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood? creepy ice cream truck. also random 80s sitcom theme songs when I hear them on tv now.
    10. Weekly goals: enjoy football opener on Wednesday and a full day of football on Sunday.

  24. Natasha says:

    1. Mood:
    Excellent. It rained a couple days ago and ever since the weather in Beijing has been much cooler and drier. It was fun to learn local words for hot-humid, but I prefer more comfortable weather.

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    Preferably morning, unless I feel really gross in the evening.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?
    Star wars

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I also wanted to be a veterinarian! But aptitude tests put me in the language arts tracks… And that’s probably just as well…

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    I saw a little boy talking to a white cat in a pavilion at the Temple of the Moon. And I understood him! I’m so thrilled that I can understand small children! The cat did not reply, but just watched the child warily…

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    Lido’s is the place in Lemon Grove, CA… Their crust is divine!

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    Which holidays? I’ve started collecting ideas for Hallowe’en which is HUGE in our neighborhood. And we’ve been picking up lots of x-mas prezzies here in China… But still don’t know when/if we’re visiting in-laws…

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    My mother’s constant complaints about politics. Just leave the dead horses alone!

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    Ice cream truck! We have one in our current neighborhood, too and it’s fun to see the kids run the way I used to.

    10. Weekly goals: stretch, drink enough water, see Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping street AND survive the plane home.

  25. Stèphanie says:

    1. Mood:
    Great!!

    2. Do you shower in the morning or at night before bed?
    Before I go to bed.. having a warm shower which makes me tired so I sleep well.

    3. Which movies would you *never* want to see remade?
    The Green Mile and Shawshank.

    4. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    As a child? Here we go: elementary school teacher, english teacher, dentist, barber, vetinarian, designer, decorator, architect, danser, singer, actress or musicalactress.
    In highschool I finally made a decision; teacher or actress.

    5. What’s the best thing that happened to you yesterday?
    Everything!! Way too much to tell you guys, but it has to do with my health and school.

    6. Let’s order a pizza! Where should we go, and what topping should we get?
    I like those frozen pizza’s you can buy and put them in the oven yourself. Hmm.. I just like a margaritha pizza, or something with mozarella. Nothing fancy, no meat, fish or veggies.

    7. Have you prepared at all for the holidays?
    For Halloween I’m going to a themepark with my best friends and boyfriends. Christmas is too far away.

    8. What’s one of someone else’s habits that you wish you could change?
    I don’t wanna be too negative about people but I wish my dad wasn’t that selfish and my mom not too make a fuss about everything.

    9. What sound reminds you of your childhood?
    The sound of an airplane flying by, and the ice cream truck.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Start school in a positive way and catch up.
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  26. Shannon says:

    Mackenzie-Childs make really pretty “enamel” dishware. I believe it is made of metal with an enamel coating over the top (so it should be hard to break). It is pretty pricey, but lasts years and years, and the stuff under the clearance section is very reasonable. I am coveting that set and will slowly start to collect it soon. I have the “butterfingers” in my house, so I’m trying to find hard to break dishware! FYI, I just love your blog and you have such great taste in makeup… the purchases I have made on your suggestion(s) have all been fantastic! Keep up the great work!!!

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