Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 243

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the makeup and beauty blog monday poll for october 29, 2012

Tabs and his pumpkin

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:
    [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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    …completely and totally exhausted! LOL! And wiser, as long as we’re paying attention.
  7. 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.

  8. Scariest movie?
    Rosemary’s Baby. Holy crap! Every time I see that movie, I feel like I need to go to church.
  9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    That I’m a nice, hard-working girl with a good sense of humor.
  10. 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.

Le List

1. Mood:
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,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: excited about the new week!
    2. What time did you get up today? At 9.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? no.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? that I am determined, faithful friend and try to be the best at what I do.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? I wish it was less, I am actually even afraid to think about it.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… (suffer… but wiser in the end, hopefully)I hate that phrase in general.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Believe it or not, but I have never tried it.
    8. Scariest movie? I don’t watch them at all!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? that I am good at what I am doing, professional.
    10. Weekly goals: I did SO many things last week that this week I try to take it easy. Hopefully I will find new shoes and coat for winter (it’s snowing in quite a few European countries already).
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  2. Advah says:

    1. Mood: AAAAH panicky!! So many things to do at work, outside of work, finding a new flat.. AAH!

    2. What time did you get up today? 7am

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Nah – I don’t care much for Halloween and am looking forward to staying home with a pizza. :)

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    I’m loyal, a nice person and thoughtful. Wow, how sad is it I really had to think to come up with three things?!

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Um, close to 9 I guess..

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    ..disillusioned?

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Err non-existent.

    8. Scariest movie? Blair Witch? I don’t deal well with horror movies.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m fun and reliable.

    10. Weekly goals: GAH where to start! Answer all those emails I’ve flagged up in my inbox, find a new flat, apply for jobs, go swimming once this week, and do all that without a major panic attack!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Advah,

      Oh, good luck on finding new place! That can be so stressful. Are you staying in the same neighborhood, or moving someplace new?

      • Advah says:

        Thank you, I very much need luck with that! I’d love to stay in the same neighbourhood (lovely area and close to work and my yoga studio), but flats are expensive here.

        How have you been doing?? Work got so busy I had to take some time away from the internet, but it feels good to be back! :)

        • Karen says:

          Glad to see you back! :)

          Oh, and I’m totally with you on needing to live somewhere that has easy access/no obstacles to the place where you like to work out! That’s high on my priority list, too. Hopefully you’ll find something soon. When do you plan on moving?

          Things have been okay. Last week was really hard (my best friend’s mom passed away; went to the funeral, and it shook me up quite a bit), but this week is looking up. I’m feeling much more steady, and trying to remember to be grateful for all the little things.

          • Advah says:

            Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s mum :( I went through a similar two months ago and it is a very upsetting experience. It also made me randomly pick up the phone at work to call my parents and tell them again how much I loved them. Being grateful is probably the best way to get something out of a very sad situation.
            Glad to hear this week is better though!

  3. Tania says:

    Karen,
    Happy early Halloween! My mom gave me an early halloween card with monsters in mullets. Eeek! Happy Monday!!

    1. Mood:
    -dreary like the weather.
    2. What time did you get up today?
    -6:45 I slapped the alarm several times.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    -No, not feeling it. Would rather stay in and gorge on
    halloween treats and flicks.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    -I have really random useful talents like speed reading and
    speed walking
    -I’m really understanding
    -I’m always myself
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each
    day?
    -2 hours give or take (it’s the crackberry I swear)
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    -live longer
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    -I have really good ideas but the execution sucks. I’m a pro
    at gutting them which is the best part.
    8. Scariest movie?
    -anything with mice/rats
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    -i am authentic
    10. Weekly goals:
    -try to get my families baking requests out of them so I can collect recipes and get myself organized (rumor has it my sister in law wants like 4 dozen sugar cookies).
    -Do not overdose on cider and halloween candy.

  4. S says:

    1. Mood:

    Groggy but cheerful.

    2. What time did you get up today?

    8ish, but I was tossing and turning all night.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?

    I might get a last minute costume at the dollar store, lol!

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?

    1. I have a good sense of humour
    2. I love animals
    3. I’ve been able to make it this far.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?

    Far too long, ha!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…

    Zombies?

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?

    Probably terrible. I can’t even remember if I ever helped out with the carving as a kid…

    8. Scariest movie?

    I’m not really sure!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?

    “She’s nice/cool/funny.”

    10. Weekly goals:

    Blog. Do some cleaning. Try not to get washed away with Frankenstorm (though it’s not supposed to be too bad here).
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  5. Yelena says:

    i just popped in to say that has got to be THE MOST ADORABLE picture of Tabs – ever!

  6. Wendy says:

    1. Mood: Peacefully snuggled in bed, listening to Hurricane Sandy.

    2. What time did you get up today? 8:00AM and spent the next hour deciding on if I should cancel my afternoon and evening appointments… I did.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No. Gave my daughter my Sally outfit from Nightmare Before Christmas. Her boyfriend borrowed my husband’s Jack outfit. They are too cute.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My mind, my strong hands and skinny waist. I’m so superficial. I really should develop a deeper appreciation for qualities that grow stronger with age like compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, etc.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Oooo depends. Usually about 90 minutes. Since I’m not working today, I’ll probably spend 4 hours wasting time.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… Stronger. I say this along with some choice expletives every time I have to ride up a large hill. Not while spinning or mashing up the hill. I’m too busy trying to breath. The expletive laden phrase spills out of me like vomit when I first see the hill or at the very bottom of it.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Absent. I had my husband carve a couple of styrofoam pumpkins. We recycle them every year!

    8. Scariest movie? I’m a huge scaredy cat. All scary movies freak me out!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? She is an amazing therapist.

    10. Weekly goals: Relax. My body is so sore from cleaning, organizing and working long days. There is so much I want to do. But, I need to chill and allow my body to recharge.

  7. 1. Mood: Sad >: this week has been hard.

    2. What time did you get up today? 7am I think

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Effie Trinket from the hunger games

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I’m perceptive, precise, and patient!

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? I’m sick in bed, so most of the day >_> (I have lyme disease)

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… Who we are. Some of us become angry, mean, distant; some of us become wiser, kinder, closer.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? My hands don’t work well anymore, so no knives for me.

    8. Scariest movie? I hate scary movies… so all of them, lol.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I hope people say I’m brave, clever, and good.

    10. Weekly goals: Write more, rest up, up my meds to the next phase of recovery. Then I will be closer to being back on my feet.
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  8. Emily says:

    As always, these polls are something I look forward to every Monday! Thank Karen!!

    1. Mood:
    Medium? Nothing too extreme today.
    2. What time did you get up today?
    9am, which is really late for me!
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    I’m going as a flapper and I am so excited about it!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    This probably shouldn’t be as tough as it is.. Hmm.. I love that I can bake. I love that I can multitask well. And I love that I am stronger than I think I am.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Too much probably, but most of that is University schoolwork so maybe it doesn’t count!
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    Learn something to do differently next time. Shapes us into who we will be tomorrow.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    Horrible! I couldn’t carve a square if my life depended on it!
    8. Scariest movie?
    I do not/can not watch scary movies! No way!! I would cry!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    “Wow, sin’t she a nice girl” or something generally positive..
    10. Weekly goals:
    Start my November work out schedule.

    Thanks again Karen!!
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  9. Sarah says:

    Hi Karen! First (or maybe second?) time commenter here, but longtime reader. I absolutely adore your blog! I just wanted to give you props and support for trying out the Dailey Method classes! I bought a Groupon over the summer and just started to going to a nearby studio in Los Gatos. You CAN do it, and you will be so proud of yourself when you feel your body getting stronger and more balanced. Have a wonderful day, dear!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Sarah! I’m really nervous about going because I have absolutely no core strength. But I guess you have to start somewhere, right? Was your first class very hard?

      • Sarah says:

        It was hard for me, yes, because I also have poor core strength. I went to one of their “principles” classes (not all locations have them, I think) and let the instructor know that I was new. She was super helpful – all of them are! – and corrected my form throughout the class. You just take it slow and do what you can, getting used to the poses and different types of muscle engagement. I still take it slow after going for a few weeks, but I’ve been trying to push myself a little here and there and it’s definitely paying off. You can do it, girl! :)

        • Karen says:

          Thanks, boo-boo. I need the encouragement! I think the one near my house has a principles class, so I’ll try to go to that one. So terrified! I can barely do sit-ups!! But I know it’ll be good. I’ve heard that you can really see a difference quite quickly, which is what I’m looking forward to. :)

  10. Leah says:

    1. Mood: Nervous, Hurricane. Happy work was cancelled though.

    2. What time did you get up today? 5am. Hubby is sick and I was so nervous about the Hurricane (we live near Boston)

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Wearing a black shirt and an orange shrug over it. Just saw the best costume from the weekend–my friend and her husband dressed up as the ‘Someone I Used to Know’ video. How awesome is that?

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    1) My long curly hair
    2) My ability to value friendships
    3) How I’m perfectly happy out in nature in the middle of nowhere. (I live in the city but spend a lot of time each month in the wilds of Maine).

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? During the workweek from 8:30-4:30. Weekends not as much outside of checking my phone.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…drive ourselves bonkers. Make sure to take good care of yourself so that you can take good care of others.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Once I used a drill and the bit rusted (hubby not happy). In general we don’t carve them but we make an excellent fall beer from 10 lbs of sugar pumpkins and the seeds get roasted of course.

    8. Scariest movie? I’m a huge Stephen King fan but not a fan of horror films in general. Alien was awesome…I prefer the SciFi kind of scary.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m good at giving advice.

    10. Weekly goals: Fly to Chicago on Thursday for work. Try not to freak myself out too much about that–it’s going to take days for the airlines to straighten out. On a smaller level I need to do at least 1 yoga DVD since my gym is closed due to the storm.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leah,

      Hope things are okay for you and that the storm isn’t too bad. I was watching the news this morning and the airline situation out here is wackadoo! Keeping my fingers crossed for you…what are you up to today since work was cancelled?

  11. Christine says:

    1. Mood: Ugggghhhhhhh. Oh, that’s not a mood? Then tired with a lot of draggin’-my-butt. But I have coffee so it’ll get beter (right?).
    2. What time did you get up today? 6:17. But I didn’t actually get out of bed until 6:50…and my alarm went off at 6:30.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Half-way? I’m taking my pseudo niece & nephew trick or treating with family, so I’ll probably wear cat ear (again) and do a festive mani.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My craftiness, creativity, and my work ethic.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? We’ll say upwards of 10 hours. I spend close to 8 hours at work on the internet. Sounds cool…but the internet gets boring.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… …Hungry. Nom.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? On par with the average 8 year-old.
    8. Scariest movie? The House on Haunted Hill gave me nightmares…but I was 11 when I saw it in theater.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I hope people say I’m nice!
    10. Weekly goals: Sleep more, cook more, find my mysteriously missing yarn, clean off the hutch, and send out a few more resumes.

  12. Molly says:

    1. Mood: Sleepy, but listening to the Queen station on Pandora sooo it’s okay :)
    2. What time did you get up today? 8am.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Yes, a sailor!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My hair, my good heart and my baking skills.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Too much, mostly for school. (or so I tell myself…)
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… A little bit stronger, a little bit crazy.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Pretty lackluster. I’m out of practice.
    8. Scariest movie? I tend to stay away from scary movies, they actually scare me!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? Anything as long as it’s not bad!
    10. Weekly goals: Work out at least a few days and stay on top of my work.

  13. 1. Mood:
    Kind of listless. It’s like I have things to do or things I want to do, but am unable to do or I do not know what to do. Also feeling a little “creative” but unsure of how to channel it. Am I making sense? Haha :P

    2. What time did you get up today?
    About 11am- my “usual” time for when I don’t have anything to do.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    Nope, since we don’t celebrate it and there’s no Halloween parties for me to attend :P

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    - That I am never wrong in my impressions of people (I can almost immediately tell what sort of person you are and I am 9/10 correct)
    - That I understand things easily
    - That I have a very very good side and a very very bad side and thankfully I have control of both

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    A lot. Most of my work centres on the Internet and some also relies on the Internet so I spend more than the average time online.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    … zombies?

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    Non-existent, I reckon :P

    8. Scariest movie?
    Hmm, can’t recall any right now. I tend to lean towards comedies and “dark”, but not scary movies.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    That they appreciate the things I do for them. Not that I expect people to appreciate things I do for them, but being under-appreciated and misunderstood most of the time, it would be nice to hear that for a change.

    10. Weekly goals:
    - Find a pair of golden heels for my pre-wedding photoshoot
    - Stock up on my skincare items
    - Arrange meetings with friends/people for pre-wedding stuff e.g. photoshoot
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      LOL to your answer to number 6. :)

      What skincare items are you stocking up on this week?

      And eek! So excited about your pre-wedding photo shoot! Where’s it going to be?

  14. I love reading the Monday poll! :-)

    1. Mood: Feeling a bit restless. For no reason, really.

    2. What time did you get up today? 8:30AM.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? We don’t really celebrate Halloween here, so no.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I always commit to something 100%, I take really good care of my boyfriend, and I’m creative with language (I hope) :-)

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? More than a couple of hours, that’s for sure!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… Stronger?

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Zero! Never carved a pumpkin in my life!

    8. Scariest movie? I like the Paranormal Activity movies. I’m gonna go see the 4th one this week!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? Hopefully they agree with what I said in number 4!

    10. Weekly goals: Make money (need it!), spend quality time with mom (both need it) and pamper my boyfriend (deserves it).
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  15. Jenna N. says:

    1. Mood: Super sleepy

    2. What time did you get up today? 10:40 :) Classes cancelled due to the hurricane!

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No. Last year I was sexy Harry Potter though!

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? That I’m smart, funny and kind.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Oh, at least 3 hours I bet.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… still alive

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Probably terrible considering I haven’t carved a pumpkin since I was a kid.

    8. Scariest movie? 28 Days Later is both scary and really, really well done. Also RUNNING ZOMBIES ARE SO MUCH SCARIER!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? Her makeup looks amazing =)

    10. Weekly goals: Get lots of studying done (hopefully before the power goes out)

  16. Kim says:

    I didn’t expect to see the List up so early today. Yay!
    1. Mood: Hunky Dory.
    2. What time did you get up today? About 6AM. My clock is set 12 minutes early so I don’t have to feel like I’m getting up at 5-something, and so I can hit snooze a couple of times. :)
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Yes, we had our party on the weekend and we were the A-Team (I was Hannibal).
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? Wow. Um, that I’m smart, athletic and a happy/positive person.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Depends, but maybe an hour or two average.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… thankful it didn’t kill us! :)
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I’ve always done more painting pumpkins than carving. I tend to think I’d be pretty good with the right tools because I’m a decent drawer. I’m sure it would take some practice!
    8. Scariest movie? I remember being terrified as a kid watching Nightmare on Elm Street. I’m not sure how it holds up now. I don’t tend to watch scary movies any more.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m a good mother.
    10. Weekly goals: Try to smile while people get worked up about the weather. We’re so far north that I don’t think we’ll get much of the storm (hopefully) but school is already on early dismissal today and probable closure tomorrow. Keep my fingers crossed for everyone in the storm’s path.

  17. Ruchita says:

    Le List
    1. Mood:
    Bummed. I pulled a muscle in my back on Saturday and had to cancel a business trip. Luckily, my boss was understanding, but I don’t get to travel much for work and was looking forward to it.

    2. What time did you get up today?
    Around 6. With my back pain, it took several minutes to actually get out of bed.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    Nope. No plans to dress up.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    1 – That I’m patient
    2 – That I make some mean cupcakes :-)
    3 – That I have a sense of humor

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Probably 4-5 hrs

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    Stronger. I’ve got that Kelly Clarkson song in my head. :-)

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    Weak. I haven’t carved one in a while.

    8. Scariest movie?
    The Exorcist.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    That I seem like a nice, fun person.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Take it easy so my back can heal up. I got the “good” meds from the doctor today. :-)

    That pic of Tabs and his pumpkin is so precious! I love it.

  18. Hillary says:

    1. Mood: Awake, procrastinate-y. Already anxious to get back under the blankets in this stormy weather.

    2. What time did you get up today? 7:45.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? An elephant. I attached big grey lace ears to a headband and made a trunk out of toilet paper rolls. And I’m wearing a grey mini dress and grey tights.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I make a sincere effort to not judge anyone (we all have a story and something worthwhile to say and do). I care really deeply about my family. I am a treasure trove of lazy beauty tips and trick – everyone asks me about how to make their lipstick last longer and how to use dry shampoo.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Too much time! It would be a lot less if it weren’t for Hulu and Netflix and my adoration for Downtown Abbey marathons.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… wiser. kinder.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Minimal! I always have great ideas for what to carve but struggle with execution.

    8. Scariest movie? We watched “Don’t be afraid of the dark” this weekend. So scary. Also “The Shrine” is terrifying.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m kind and gracious.

    10. Weekly goals: Revive my love for blogging, cook more, host a classy and intimate Halloween gathering.

  19. Yogirl says:

    1. Mood: Tired, and exhausted, though I should be in a good mood and feel energized because I had a nice weekend with friends and family.

    2. What time did you get up today? 5:45

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I don’t do Halloween. But I feel like a bad witch today :-)

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    Tough question today…
    1. I’m really flexible concerning my work life because I have to deal with different clients and locations every couple of weeks
    2. I’m quite strong physically and mentally
    3. ?

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    too much time…

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… stronger

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I have never tried this…

    8. Scariest movie? I don’t do scary movie, I’m more into crime stories

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I’m a good listener and I am really helpful

    10. Weekly goals: Breathe in, breathe out, go to a Zumba class, and get a new haircut on Saturday.

    Happy Halloween for anyone who is celebrating…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      I enjoy crime movies too. Have you seen anything good lately? I watched one with Richard Gere on Saturday called Arbitrage…I liked it.

      • Yogirl says:

        Hi Karen, I watch crime stories on TV e.g. CSI NY.
        A couple of weeks ago we discussed about foundation. I like Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation because it’s really liquid.

        I think you should be Kate Perry for Halloween, her songs are great!

  20. Raven says:

    1. Mood:
    Dead. Tired! I had a pretty rough start to my long Halloween weekend; Friday I stayed up all damn night, so I dragged my ass all day Saturday, but hit the hay early and only slept in till noon Sunday, so i thought I’d have my shizz together. Guess not.Stayed up late last night and had to be late for first class :P
    2. What time did you get up today?
    Nine o’clock. AM!
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    The Halloween parties in my town are celebrated both weekends this year, so I already did dress up (Cruella Devil, complete with cat eyes and a Ruby Woo lip), but yeah, I’m thinking about handing out candy in the ensemble this Wednesday.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    My “Dont give a shoot” attitude; Really comes in handy when dealing with the small things, or when someone feels like acting like a dink.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    I’d say about 3 or four hours. Sometimes I’ll go for all night youtube tab-a-thons, and other days i’ll barely check FB.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    Alive.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    Rusty. haven’t tested em out since I was younger.
    8. Scariest movie?
    Sinister scared the poop right out of me.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    I’d have to go with the good old “halarious” card.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Go to class… not goin well so far.

  21. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Content. I love storms, not looking forward to going to work tomorrow though while Hurricane Sandy is at her worst. Maryland is right smack in the middle of Sandy’s path!

    2. What time did you get up today?
    ~I woke up at 8am, but laid in bed till 11 reading. It’s one of my favorite past times and I don’t get to do it very often.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    ~Nope, probably not giving out candy either because the fiance is working and gets home late.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    1) That generally speaking I have a good heart and try to see the best in everyone, even people that are not liked by others.
    2) My ability to do research – it’s not only come in handy for school to be good at it, but it’s also come in handy for real life.
    3) That even if I’m afraid of something, I go at it full force. It’s ok to be afraid but it’s not ok to let that fear define you and stop you from trying or doing something!

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    ~Anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 or 5 hours. If I’m home by myself and there’s no house chores or things to research, I will be on the internet closer to 4 or 5 hours.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    ~Stronger and better people.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    ~Halfway decent, though I haven’t carved a pumpkin in years.

    8. Scariest movie?
    ~Deliverence.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    ~I would hope that they see that I have a good heart and that I have and will do anything to help someone.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Ride out this hurricane, and make it to and from work safely tomorrow.
    ~Get some good workouts in this week (though trail running will be out because of flooding and general sogginess).
    ~Stay positive and keep in mind that when people are mean it must not affect me.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      Oh boy. Will you be driving to work? I hope that the roads won’t be completely cray!

      • Katherine G says:

        My fiance was going to drive me in, since his truck is 4 wheel drive and my little Toyota Echo would be having a heck of a time making it down the highway. This storm is looking pretty bad – and of course it’s going to be at its worst when we all go to work in the morning! The highway should be ok – it’s the country back roads that will be really bad. I hope you have a great Halloween!

  22. Gaby says:

    1. Mood: Excitedly sleepy! looking forward to good sleep sometime this week!
    2. What time did you get up today? Around 6, with my dog licking my hand :)
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Nope, just doing scary makeup for my sister and a couple of friends!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    -1. I take good care of the people I love.
    -2. I have a positive attitude!
    -3. I smell nice :)
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? about an hour or two
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… learn to appreciate what we have.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Let’s just say i dont get along with sharp objects! :(
    8. Scariest movie? Insidious….still have nightmares!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m a good friend :)
    10. Weekly goals:
    -Start me beauty channel on youtube! *fingers crossed!
    -save some $$
    -send a letter to my brother <3

    I love your Katy Perry costume! <3

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Gaby! I had a lot of fun with that costume. What kind of makeup are you doing for your sister and friends? Are you a makeup artist?

      • Gaby says:

        Vampires, faries, princesses, the usual 7 year old girl costumes lol and No, Im not a makeup artist..yet. :) i’m trying to work on getting me cosmetology license!!

  23. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired. I still haven’t caught up from this past weekend.
    2. What time did you get up today? 8:40 but I didn’t actually get out of bed for another 30 minutes, it was too cold.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I did for our party but that’s about it.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My curly hair, my stubbornness and my creativity

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? I don’t actually want to know. I can guess it’s a lot though.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… makes us more cynical.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Poor, just like my drawing skills.

    8. Scariest movie? I don’t watch scary movies. I’m too much of a pansy.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m a good cook.

    10. Weekly goals: Stay dry, school work, laundry, and run.

  24. varsha says:

    1. Mood: Pretty Ok..still little hung up after the oh-so-tiring Sunday
    2. What time did you get up today? 7-ish on my phone alarm
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I dont think so..was thinking of doing a cat lady when I take Ameya trick or treating,but then it will be way too dark and rainy at that time,so why bother.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?I am kind,compassionate and forgiving.:)

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    probably 10 hrs..

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… Stronger,like totally!

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?Never done one..I know,lame :D

    8. Scariest movie?Some regional language horror movie I saw as a kid.I havent seen many creepy english movies besides one of those final destination one and that was gross more than creepy lol

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    I hope they say I am a good human being and nice person.

    10. Weekly goals: No cafe /outside food this week.spent way too much on a dinner this weekend which was not worth it (teeny portion duh)and couldn’t even enjoy it properly ,with a kid on my side who was busy throwing her color pencils on to the next table gentleman’s soup bowl..mother,sigh!!

  25. Bristol says:

    1. Mood: Excited…for snow sports and winter.
    2. What time did you get up today? 10am (I work nights in a pub.)
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No, but I wish I was!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I love my sense of humour, my ability to keep a cool head and my fam (pets and all.)
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? oh dear, about 4 hours, or more depending on weather.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…stronger, as the saying goes I guess.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Awesome! I’m a cagey pro.
    8. Scariest movie? Too right: Rosemary’s Baby…even my man would agree.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That girl is hilarious! Oh, and her makeup is flawless.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean my house, bring in all garden stuff (as there is already snow on the ground, I’m a little behind this year.) and phone my sister.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bristol,

      Ooh, tell me about your fur family! For now it’s just Tabs in ours. I don’t think he’d tolerate any other divas in the house, LOL!

      • Bristol says:

        I have 3 fuzzy ones. One white shepherd, Bristol (hence the screen name) an akita-husky named Ringo and one little grey kitty named Hank. I think we are maxed out on pets for now. And yes, the cat rules the house, he eats form the dog dishes and sleeps in their beds…all while the dogs watch.

  26. Suri says:

    1. Mood: nervous. In NYC and waiting for Hurricane Sandy to arrive!
    2. What time did you get up today? 9am. School was canceled so I was able to sleep in.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Nope.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I’m a loyal person, I set high standards for everything I do/want/experience, I love to have fun
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? probably 5-6
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…stronger! #fact
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Oh they suck. I don’t think I’ve ever actually carved a pumpkin in my life.
    8. Scariest movie? There’s too many to list. I am an official scaredy cat!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? She’s a great person who really want the best. She leads by example, works hard and is someone I like to be around.
    10. Weekly goals: Survive the hurricane!

  27. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: hectic

    2. What time did you get up today? Around 7.30 am

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No way, it’s too sad a time for me

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My lips, my sense of duty, my( good ? ) will

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? 3 hours ?

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… stronger

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? 0 ! Halloween is less known here as in the US, but some people do have their pumpkin at home, not me I must say

    8. Scariest movie? The Shining

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? They never say anything good I fear but if so that I never give up when I start something

    10. Weekly goals: Taking a deep breath and having a rest, not thinking of the past and dreaming of the Chanel upcoming collection !

  28. Nina says:

    1. Mood: Quite good. Had a very restful weekend. Read as – I stayed home all weekend.

    2. What time did you get up today? 6 am, as per usual.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Im not.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I am not afraid to speak my mind, I am much aware of my limitations and strengths, I am very loyal.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? 8 hours. :P

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…. MORE FABULOUS.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? So-so. LOL.

    8. Scariest movie? All of them. I scare easily.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? My voice is too big for my size.

    10. Weekly goals: Make it to Wednesday, 5 pm. Then its staycation time. :D

  29. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. What time did you get up today?
    7:05am

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    Nope, we don’t celebrate Halloween here.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    I am loyal and a good listener. And my sense of humour.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Way too much!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    stronger.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    I don’t know, I’ve never tried to carve a pumpkin.

    8. Scariest movie?
    The Ring, which wasn’t particularly scary, but I just don’t do scary movies.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    That I am a nice person.

    10. Weekly goals:
    work out more.
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  30. Sherice says:

    1. Mood:
    Surprisingly positive and semi-motivated

    2. What time did you get up today?
    Woke at about 6:00am but got up at 7:30 :-P

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    Yes! And I haven’t in over 5 years. I’ve already worn my costume once (Cleopatra) for my daughters Halloween birthday party this past weekend, and I’ll be wearing it to work again Wednesday

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    My ability to be there with advice my friends can trust whenever they need me
    The fact that I’ve overcome plenty of loss and heartache and I’m still standing
    I love that my heart is big

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Too much time lol…most of it is spent on Instagram…about 8-11 hours per day! (oh my gosh!)

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…
    Very wary! On alert and smarter next time

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    I’ve only carved a pumpkin once in my life too…so I’m thinking not so great

    8. Scariest movie?
    I’m not a horror movie fan by any means so pretty much all of the scare the crap out of me. I don’t even like to THINK about ones I’ve seen in the past. But a particularly scarring one? Hmm…I’d have to say The Ring gave me nightmares for days…and Gothika. I don’t like movies about supernatural forces lol

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    That I’m a good person who cares about others and that I try my best to be authentic

    10. Weekly goals:
    Make it through this week! Oh hiii Monday…you came so soon :(

  31. Lulle says:

    1. Mood: pretty good :) I had a great week-end and today is our 1st wedding anniversary :) We’re going out for dinner (still have to figure out where!).

    2. What time did you get up today? Late. I’m not a morning person…

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Yep, I’ll be a witch! I have a great hat with feathers and everything.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? Hmmmm… My sense of humor, my ability to enjoy simple pleasures in life (like a good Earl Grey tea… is there anything better in the world??), my language skills.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Probably 5-6 hours, and I know it’s too much!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… weaker. Seriously, what hurts us leaves us emotionnally drained, and learning from it takes time and effort. I think people who believe that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger fail to realize that building an armour around your ego to protect yourself from getting hurt again is not a healthy way to manage the difficulties of life. It just makes you isolated and unable to really bond with people.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I’m a beginner, but I’m willing to work hard and improve :) We had a Halloween party on Saturday, and some of our guests carved a castle and a tree with a kitty, it’s really amazing!

    8. Scariest movie? Bambi. I saw it at the theater with my mom and bro when I was about 5, and I cried during the entire movie. Bad hunters!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I’d rather think that people don’t talk about me when I’m not present :D

    10. Weekly goals: get a freakin’ job eventually!!!
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  32. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Worried. I’ve got some friends right in the path of the storm and I’m hoping and praying that they stay safe.

    2. What time did you get up today?

    I had a really exhausting, but fun, weekend, so I stayed in bed until about 10 this morning.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?

    No costume, but I’ve got my Halloween cat nails on (so cute) and for handing out candy I’ll be wearing my orange sweatshirt that has a black cat and jack o lanterns on it.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?

    My creativity, my thoughtfulness, and my commitment to the relationships in my life.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?

    So much, probably about 8 hours….

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…

    Stronger. It’s so true.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?

    I’ve never done it before, but if it’s similar to my cutting open a butternut squash skills, probably not good. I’ve still got a scar from my last attempt.

    8. Scariest movie?

    I avoid scary movies at all costs, but the last one I saw that freaked me out was when a date dragged me to see Gothika.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?

    That I make them feel good about themselves.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Gotta do some cleaning and some baking for a potluck coming up this weekend. I’m thinking of making some pumpkin chocolate brownies.

    Oh, speaking of which… Karen next time you’re up near Santa Rosa you HAVE to go to Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar. I was there yesterday with Mary and I had this Pumpkin Latte cupcake that was EPIC!

  33. TrippyPixie says:

    1. Mood: Tired.

    2. What time did you get up today?: 8:30 AM, since today was my late day. Tomorrow, I get to get up at 5:45 AM.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?: Nope. I’m going out to dinner with my family and some friends instead.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    -My sense of humor (sarcasm abound!)
    -My academic accomplishments
    -How I’m not afraid to be myself

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?: More hours than I’d like to admit. I will say that it’s more than 4.

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…: I shall revise this slightly — “Whatever doesn’t kill us either builds character, or scars us for life.” (That’s my sarcastic version of it.)

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?: Nonexistent. I’ve never done it before. I just help to scoop out the inside and bake the pumpkin seeds.

    8. Scariest movie?: The Czech movie “Neco z Alenky”. NEVER WATCH IT. It’s a long and pointless movie (and the narration is annoying), but the depictions of Wonderland (especially the rabbit) are horrifying. The stop-motion animation is extremely disturbing. In terms of realistically “scary” movies, “Requiem for a Dream” does it. It’s the best anti-drug campaign ever.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?: That I’m hysterical. Or that I’m very loyal. I don’t know.

    10. Weekly goals: Finish my English essay, and finally relax! (They lasted for 3 weeks, but midterms will be over on Tuesday!)

  34. Rosie says:

    1. Mood: slightly anxious. I live in Northwest NJ and Hurricane Sandy coming right at us!
    2. What time did you get up today? 7am
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? our staff is supposed to get dressed up but if there is no power, who knows?
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? i am patient, a good cook, and I am a good listener
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? gobs, probably 5 to 7
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! isn’t that a song? lol
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? ok. we never carved a pumpkin as a child so I have learned slowly by myself. I did have a friend once drill small holes all over the pumpkin, put a candle in and it made a charming lamp! for a while
    8. Scariest movie? Ugh, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. I was nursing my daughter at the time and that movie freaked me out tooo much!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? what a great gal! do people still say that
    10. Weekly goals: let’s get through this storm unscathed

  35. Christina says:

    1. Mood: Tired, a wee bit hungry, but extremely accomplished! I’m part of a new volunteering position where I’m helping events leading up to World AIDS Day and did a crazy amount of work for it already XD

    2. What time did you get up today? 7am but I snuck in a few Zzzzzs after I woke up. I’m taking an 8am Modern Dance class and, while I love it like crazy, having to summon so much energy early in the morning is not easy for me XD

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I really want to but I didn’t have enough time to make a costume. I really wanted to be Dr. Eva Rosalene, a video game character from this amazingly beautiful game called “To The Moon”. I’d need to let my hair grow out though!

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?

    1) I try very hard to do the right thing and stay moral.
    2) I consider myself responsible and very caring to the people around me.
    3) I want to make the people around me as happy as possible.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    Easily 10 hours, Karen! XD I’m such an internet addict but I can’t help it! E-mails, blogs, YouTube, Wikipedia… there’s never enough time in the day to check everything I want to!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… definitely makes us stronger…and extremely exhausted!

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I haven’t carved a pumpkin since I was in elementary skill and my family was never really into the whole pumpkin carving thing, unfortunately. I’d like to be able to make cool pumpkin art someday though…

    8. Scariest movie?

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I hope they say that I am caring, kind, with a unique laugh.

    10. Weekly goals: Try not to get too bogged down with my schedule! It’s actually a busy week because I’m planning thing for volunteering along with celebrating my birthday this Thursday! :D I’m really looking forward to the end of this week!

  36. Natasha says:

    I love these polls! Usually I do them at work which helps the time pass in a happy way…but today was unusually busy so I’m filling this out at home.

    1. Mood:
    Somewhat anxious. Family and friends in Boston and NYC… and also trying to get ready for the father-in-law’s visit this week-end — first time he has EVER visited us in 20 years!

    2. What time did you get up today?
    7:30. Late for me.

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?
    Absolutely! It’s so much fun to get dressed up to hand out candy! I’m going to be Medusa, and I’m still working out the kinks in getting the snake/hair thing down.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    Creative brain that sees possibilities.
    Good skin: Clear, unwrinkled…years of O/C sunscreen use is paying off.
    Yeast whisperer: I love to bake yeasted breads…very satisfying and yummy, too!

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day?
    at least 6… I go into withdrawal on e-free vacations…

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…stronger, but with scars.

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills?
    Pretty good. Not amazing like my next-door neighbor, but I do good solid, simple pumpkins. Hubby gets into making electronic circuit-boards for pumpkin light displays. I focus on the carving.

    8. Scariest movie?
    Jaws. I didn’t go swimming in natural bodies of water for years after seeing it.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you?
    “She’s so talented; just love her work; let’s hire her again!”

    10. Weekly goals: CLEAN the house before father-in-law visits. Finish editing and uploading vacation photos from September. Walk the Susan G. Komen 5k this Sunday.

  37. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Today is my 18 year meet-a-versary with the hubby, so it’s a fun day!
    2. What time did you get up today? Six, every morning. I use my iPhone alarm, much nicer sound than the stinking alarm clock!
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No I don’t think so. I wanted to be Medusa, and I still may, but I’ve got a lot to do today and tomorrow, I may not get around to it. But I will have tons o’ candy, and the kids have costumes. I’m good.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I am extremely loyal, I tell my loved ones that I love them, and I’m pretty funny!
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Hours, probably 5-6. More than I should, but it’s what I do!
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…more compassionate!
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I’m not a big pumpkin carver, it’s messy and it ruins a perfectly good pumpkin. But the hubby and kids are currently carving them as I type. It’s good father-daughter-daughter bonding!
    8. Scariest movie? Aw hells naw! I don’t do scary movies! Watching “The Walking Dead” pretty much kills me every week!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I am a loving and devoted parent! Also, people seem to have a pretty high opinion of me, which I find beyond flattering!
    10. Weekly goals: Have a kick-butt surprise birthday party for my Mom tomorrow, hit the gym four or five more times, have a fun and safe Halloween, get to bed a little earlier this week! :)

  38. Bronwyn says:

    1. Mood: Self-deluded (Hiding from the stressful reality)
    2. What time did you get up today? 0720… after about 40 minutes debating it.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No. Halloween is an American holiday – I don’t believe it should be celebrated by Australians.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My Hands, the fact that I always want to be better than I currently am, my height (5’10″ is a good number).
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? … depends how many hours I’m awake in the day? Particularly when I’m supposed to be studying it is pretty much 24/7… otherwise much less constant.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… a little bit wiser the next time.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? ^ I don’t celebrate Halloween. So useless.
    8. Scariest movie? I don’t make a habit of scary movies – however I was forced to watch Hide and Seek at a team sleepover in my teams… so Hide and Seek.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m a good friend and easy to be around.
    10. Weekly goals:
    To finish my thesis (completely this time!).
    To speak confidently at my old high school’s awards night.

    • Karen says:

      GURL! I wish I was 5’10″. In my mind I’m at least 5’6″…in real life, 5’1″. And I think I’m shrinking.

      Good luck on your speech. You’ll do great! What will you be talking about?

  39. 1. Mood: tired! Just got home from a long day at school
    2. What time did you get up today? 8:30 AM
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Sadly no :/ I didn’t dress up last year either! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love dressing up, but I just haven’t been in the mood to go out the past few years so I don’t have anywhere to dress up to
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I’m persistant, loyal, and (hopefully) kind
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Oooh…too much.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us…stronger! (cliche but oh-so-true)
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Not so good, but I always have fun regardless!
    8. Scariest movie? I stopped watching scary movies a long time ago bc I was getting WAY too scared and wasn’t able to sleep or shower alone or be in a dark room…the last one I attempted was The Ring I believe. OMG–I had nightmares for months!
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m really fun and nice
    10. Weekly goals: DO WELL ON MY 2 EXAMS!

  40. Chelsea says:

    Whew, I usually answer this earlier in the day!

    1. Mood: Stressed! I am a busy busy lady today – we held a Music and Advertising Jam today on campus, with a big-shot music production for marketing guy, and some live performances. Went straight from there to my Database Marketing class.

    2. What time did you get up today? 9:30AM

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I dressed up as kind of a peacock today. I’ll be a fairy at work on Wednesday.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My hair, my affinity for languages, and my compassion

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? A ridiculous amount, especially since I use it for work and school!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… go shopping!

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Terrible, I’m really accident prone, so I don’t do it (don’t think my fiance trusts me with a knife…)

    8. Scariest movie? Oh god, El Orfanato really freaked me out, and that’s not even a horror movie.

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m smart, nice, and have a good sense of humor.

    10. Weekly goals: Oh god, try to fit a couple workouts in, try not to base my entire diet off Count Chocula (I’m making a huge amount of gluten-free chicken noodle soup right now, so that should help), do some serious homework, and ace the Chanel interview.

  41. Alison says:

    1. Mood: Great! Ill, but upbeat.

    2. What time did you get up today? 3:30 in the afternoon! My clock is set differently: medical requirement

    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? No, actually – I don’t live in the United States so even if I were into the holiday, dressing up isn’t common practice here.

    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? My enthusiasm to pursue the things I’m interested in. That I’m often peaceful, level-headed. That I’m able to face severe chronic illness with all the guts and grace I can muster.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? In my illness state, often the only thing I can do in a day is glance at my lap top for a bit and lie down. Even then it doesn’t add up to much, and its often broken up and spread out over the day!

    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… What Karen said, for sure!

    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? I’ve… never actually carved a pumpkin before!

    8. Scariest movie? Oh, I don’t like ANY scary movies. So much so I can’t even think of one off the top of my head!

    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? I’m not sure. I honestly can’t think of anything. That I’m an honest person?

    10. Weekly goals: None, at the moment!

  42. Astrid says:

    Hi Karen! It’s been awhile since I participated. Trying to be a little frugal which means I had to stay away from makeup blogs. Apparently not for *that* long though, lol.

    1. Mood: neutral, trying to be positive about the dark winter days (but it’s so hard!!!!)
    2. What time did you get up today? First at 5:30 am, and then I fell asleep again till 7am :D .
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Argh, I’ve never dressed up for Halloween!!! It’s not a big thing here, but I really wanted to!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself?
    (I noticed that our list was almost the same – I tried not to cheat!)
    1) I’m a positive person, and even though I do have my own dark days, I remain positive most of the time :).
    2) I’m smart. I can do and learn anything I put my mind into.
    3) I’m creative.

    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? Uhh… a LOT. I work in software/web development, so that’s an excuse :D. All in all probably 10 hours a day!
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… want to kill the other party that makes us suffer. LOL.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? None. I’ve never done it.
    8. Scariest movie? The Ring, Japanese original one.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I inspire them to follow their dream and be happy :).
    10. Weekly goals: Have the synopsis for my next novel ready, and cutting off some other work related todo list.

    Have a great week, everyone!
    Astrid recently posted … Words to Live by

  43. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Extremely thankful that we have power and our apartment is undamaged from Hurricane Sandy.
    2. What time did you get up today? 8:32 AM.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? Yes. I’m being Rosie the Riveter.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? I’m compassionate, I’m a hard worker, I’m a good listener.
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? A lot. I have no idea.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… wiser.
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Lousy haha.
    8. Scariest movie? The Silence of the Lambs.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? That I’m a good person.
    10. Weekly goals: Clean the apartment and finish the rough draft of my paper (due November 13th).

  44. Mimi says:

    i too have a tabby alarm clock that wants to wake me up far earlier than 6:30… though he is free-fed so he isn’t hungry, he just wants attention.

  45. jess says:

    Le List

    1. Mood: decent
    2. What time did you get up today? 7:30a
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? yep as a cat!
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? my big green eyes, my sense of humor and my ability to connect with others
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? 30 min to an hour
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… warriors!
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? haven’t used them in years!
    8. Scariest movie? poltergiest
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? that I am fun to be around
    10. Weekly goals: survive and be happy

  46. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Getting tired & I’m getting to be ravenous
    2. What time did you get up today? About 8:30 AM – I think. I set a lot of alarms on my cell phone to *try* and wake up early.
    3. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? I’m not sure.
    4. What are three things you absolutely love about yourself? Hopeful, a really deep connection with my soul (I don’t know a word for that) and creativity (usually)
    5. On average, how much time do you spend on the Internet each day? It’s sad but I’d say 3/5 of my waking hours.
    6. What doesn’t kill us makes us… hungry! I’m hungry LOL!
    7. How are your pumpkin carving skills? Shabby.
    8. Scariest movie? The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
    9. What’s something you hope people say about you? She wasn’t half bad.
    10. Weekly goals: Get more videos edited. I’m starting to pile them up. I like filming them. I like editing them. The editing is time-consuming. Oh and figure out a way to get a handle on my night eating. It’s out of hand.
    Rachel recently posted … Punk Pink Furless Brushes – So soft and pretty

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