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.
Fully caffeinated, captain. All ahead, on my mark… Mark!!
- Mystery or romance?
Mmm… How about a mysterious romance?
- The girls wanna go the movies to see the last Twilight. You in or out?
I’m in…not that I’m a fanatic for the films (I like the books more), but I feel like I’m already kind of invested in the whole thing, ya know? — like The Jersey Shore. I’ve gone this far. Might as well follow it to completion.
- Have you ever won (or placed in) a limbo contest?
Let’s see… No, I have not. I have actually entered a few, though. Really. But I always falter in the early rounds. I have pretty good balance, but I’m not very stretchy/flexible at all.
- What time did you go to bed last night?
Around 10:30, I think it was, but I didn’t fall asleep until 11:30 or so. It took me that long to unwind after last night’s The Walking Dead.
- When was the last time you felt really and truly alone?
I can actually pinpoint the day and time. It was 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
- When was the last time you felt really and truly loved?
A few minutes ago. Tabs was sitting on my lap, purring and looking up at me with his half-open, lovey-dovey eyes. Honestly…I dunno what I’m gonna do when this cat crosses the Rainbow Bridge. As a crazy cat lady, this is probably gonna sound — well, you know how it sounds — but a pet’s love is so powerfully simple and pure. It’s life-changing.
- Is there anything you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year?
Even I’m sick of hearing myself say it, but I gotta finish getting my dining room in order, and I need some better, bigger storage in my office. Seriously, it’s a disaster. It’s like a thick forest, except instead of trees, it’s filled with tall photography lights and tripods, and instead of bushes and shrubs, the ground is covered by boxes and makeup packaging.
Whether I actually accomplish those things remains to be seen, LOL!
- How long are your nails?
They’re short. I like to keep ‘em that way, just a shade longer than my fingertips, but sometimes I’ll forget to file for a while, and they’ll grow out.
Oh, but back when I was a teenager, I had long eagle talons!
I have no idea how I got through the day with those things…
- Weekly goals:
I’m going to try to get up with El Hub every morning at 6 this week (I usually get up around 6:30) so that I can squeeze in my workouts a little earlier. That, and I just want to believe in myself and have a good week.
G’morning, glory! Biiiig stretch. Come on, let’s shake those sleepy thoughts.
I had such a nice weekend. Random (free Kelly Clarkson concert, anyone?), but a lot of fun. It was way too short, though. Sometimes El Hub gets three days off from work, and then we get to spend a little more time together.
Oh, I wanted to tell you about a book my friend Heidi told me about last weekend called The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook.
Seriously, that’s what it’s called. It’s $10 right now on amazon.com.
Hello! — that’s like my dream cookbook. I think I should order it.
Okay, quick kitchen beverage run. You fill out this week’s Monday Poll, and I’ll be back in two shakes of a husky tabby’s tail.
To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.
2. Mystery or romance?
3. The girls wanna go the movies to see the last Twilight. You in or out?
4. Have you ever won (or placed in) a limbo contest?
5. What time did you go to bed last night?
6. When was the last time you felt really and truly alone?
7. When was the last time you felt really and truly loved?
8. Is there anything you’d like to accomplish by the end of the year?
9. How long are your nails?
10. Weekly goals:
Have a wonderful week, my love, and keep your chin up.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,