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.
Awake! — now that I’ve got two cups of coffee in me, and better now that I’ve done some free writing. I have this exercise where I write about whatever I want, as fast as I can, for 10 minutes. Most of the time it’s complete nonsense or babbling about tiny pumpkins or road rage, but it gets the job done.
I was feeling really anxious and overwhelmed first thing this morning, but I feel about a billion times better now that I’m done. There’s just something therapeutic about getting the crazy thoughts in my head on the monitor/paper.
But some mornings, when even that’s too hard, I’ll just list out all of the things I’m grateful for, and after that I usually feel better.
I set a pretty ambitious schedule for myself today…but the Chanel holiday collection promises to calm my nerves.
- What’s your lazy day/weekend beauty routine?
Depends on how lazy I feel, but normally it’s brows, tinted moisturizer, concealer to cover my dark circles, mascara and a dash of gloss. It only takes about five minutes or so, and I always feel so much better when I’m done.
- What’s one thing life has taught you?
That I’m responsible for moving my life forward. If I just kick back and wait for things to happen, chances are, they won’t.
- What are your glam go-to’s (beauty or otherwise?)
A bright lipstick like MAC Impassioned, a pretty pair of Michael Kors Braided Chain Platform heels and a couple spritzes of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume… Coco Mademoiselle works miracles, I tell ya! I spritzed some on the other night after my shower, and even though I was wearing my plaid pajamas, I felt like the belle of the ball, LOL!
- Ramen: love it or leave it?
I hate to say this because I know that it’s saltier than salt and filled with preservatives…but I love the stuff. LOVE IT! Especially with sliced fish cake and bok choy, NOM!
- It’s okay to (FILL IN THE BLANK).
Eat cookies/cake for breakfast, admit that you’re wrong, forgive yourself, and forgive others, (even when they’ve really, really hurt you).
- What’s the most isolated place you’ve ever lived?
Um…probably Davis, where I went to school. It’s a small college town about two hours north of the Bay Area out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by farm land.
- The last time you sat next to a stranger on a plane, did you chat with them?
I did. I usually try to chat a bit with the people seated next to me on airplanes because I figure, if you’re going to be sharing such cramped quarters with someone for such a long time, might as well try to make it as pleasant as possible. Plus, you never know who’s going to have a good story to tell!
- What kind of emails annoy you?
The one-word emails that just say “Thanks” and get cc’d to a big group of people. Really? Was that really necessary to send to EVERYONE?
- Weekly goals:
“Never give up! Never surrender!” – Galaxy Quest, 1999
Howdy, sweets! I hope you have a little time to stop by and say hello.
To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.
2. What’s your lazy day/weekend beauty routine?
3. Whats one thing life has taught you?
4. What are your glam go-to’s (beauty or otherwise?)
5. Ramen: love it or leave it?
6. It’s okay to (FILL IN THE BLANK).
7. What’s the most isolated place you’ve ever lived?
8. The last time you sat next to a stranger on a plane, did you chat with them?
9. What kind of emails annoy you?
10. Weekly goals:
Gimme a big smile, will ya? That’s step one toward us having a great day.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,