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.
[DEEP BREATH] Not bad. A bit of a caffeine hangover and a little tinge of overwhelmed panic gnawing at my edges, but I’ll get a grip. I’m a little freaked out about my extra long to-do list today, but all we can do is do is our best, right? Just gotta keep breathing and take one task at a time. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.
Nix that. I know I can, I know I can, I know I can.
- What time did you get up this morning?
At 6:30 when my iPhone’s alarm went off. Unusually, my tabby alarm clock must have malfunctioned because it usually gets me up even earlier than that.
You see, it’s powered by lurvies and gravy, and if I don’t remember to charge it up to 100% before bed, it goes off really early the next morning.
- Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
You know it! Although I’m still trying to decide on a costume… I’m leaning toward this Katy Perry getup, though, because I love the blue wig!
- What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
1. That I’m not afraid to change.
2. That I have a creative side.
3. That I tend to see the best in people.
- On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
Oh, man! One, carry the two… I don’t know, maybe 10 hours? Probably more than the average person, I imagine.
- What doesn’t kill us makes us…
…completely and totally exhausted! LOL! And wiser, as long as we’re paying attention.
- How are your pumpkin carving skills?
Weak but hopefully improving. They have yet to reach their full potential, as I’ve only carved one pumpkin in my life, and that was more than 10 years ago.
My parents never let me and my brother do the carving… It was always Dad’s job, and he’d only let us watch. I think he was afraid we’d accidentally cut off our fingers.
- Scariest movie?
Rosemary’s Baby. Holy crap! Every time I see that movie, I feel like I need to go to church.
- What’s something you hope people say about you?
That I’m a nice, hard-working girl with a good sense of humor.
- Weekly goals:
To make a gratitude list each and every morning, and to go to my first Dailey Method fitness class.
It’s supposed to be kinda like Pilates and really good for core strength. I took advantage of one of those Living Social deals for one month of unlimited classes.
I also really need to get back in the habit of tracking my workouts and meals with the My Fitness Pal app… Been slacking lately, but I’m not gonna beat myself up about it (seriously, what’s the point?).
Hey, hon. How’d you sleep? Can I get you a refill on your coffee?
I had a pretty nice weekend. Brunch on Saturday with a friend, and then afterward I got to be her “makeup advisor,” helping her shop for a few things at Sephora and a MAC Pro Store. Then yesterday El Hub and I did our grocery shopping and pretty much just relaxed.
It was epic.
Now, I’m watching coverage of the big storm out east. I can’t believe how bad it is… It’s horrible! They’re calling it a perfect storm… Yeah, more like perfectly terrible.
If you live on the East Coast or anywhere in the storm’s path, be careful out there.
In other news, it’s the start of a new week. If you get a chance today, come say hi, and let me know how you’re doing in today’s Monday Poll.
To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.
2. What time did you get up today?
3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
8. Scariest movie?
9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
10. Weekly goals:
Try to stay dry this week, and I’ll do the same. Happy pre-Halloween.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,