Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 245

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the one and only makeup and beauty blog monday poll!

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:
    [YAWN] Head wobbly. Eyelids…heavy. Me talk not good. Me talk not good at all.

    Must coffee… Yes, must coffee good jrjeklauio jaueisot uogvyio byp…

    Oops, my bad! Passed out there for a second with my fingers on the keyboard.

    Jeez, this coffee better kick in soon… :)

  2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    My (world famous) roasted garlic mashed potatoes, a peach and blueberry cobbler and a bottle of red wine (maybe a nice Rioja…or a Primitivo or Zinfandel).
  3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    Oh, I’ve had some long ones before. I feel like my limit is just about an hour, door to door. I start getting reeeally cranky when I cross that one-hour threshold.
  4. FLASH: You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    1. Manage my time. I become like a time management Jedi, able to juggle multiple projects without breaking a sweat.
    2. I know that doesn’t sound like an exciting natural ability, but it sure would come in handy for me right now…

    3. Freestyle rapping.

      I become a polyglot freestyle rapper, able to spit beats in 10 of the world’s most popular languages…because you never know when/where you’ll be when someone challenges you to a street battle.

    4. Pick winning lottery numbers.

      ‘Nuff said.

  5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    A Bollywood musical, with dozens of costume changes and a HUGE dance finale.
  6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Elephants always remind me of El Hub.

    (They’re his favorite animal.)

  7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    The movie Casablanca. I had the poster up on the walls in my room all through high school, and to this day it’s one of my all-time favorite flicks.

    I love everything about it — the chemistry between Bogie and Bergman, the crisp, snappy dialogue. It’s filled with so many memorable moments for me. (“Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.”)

  8. FLASH: We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    A bottle of Fix+, a bottle of Cleanse Off Oil Tranquil (wait, make that two), a tube of Strobe Cream and a pan of Concrete Eyeshadow.
  9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    Honestly, a good 90 minutes after the alarm sounds. That’s how long it usually takes me to feel like I’m firing on all my mental cylinders.

    Really, it’s a miracle I’m able to walk and talk at all right after getting up.

  10. Weekly goals:
    This week I want to try a couple of new writing techniques I’ve been reading about — 1. challenging myself to only think about a single topic for a set amount of time, and 2. reducing my rules when I write.

    Oh, and I intend to eat a spinach salad every single day…

    No real reason why. Just somethin’ to do.

Morning! Guess who’s coffee just kicked in?!

Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. I picked up these four-drawer carts at Target over the weekend…

Toot toot! Now boarding the train for Organize-a-ville.

I’m using one for beauty essentials (the things I reach for daily, like foundations, powders, concealers, hair styling products, stuff like that), and the other one for photography equipment.

“Meow?”

Oh, Tabs has a question for you… He’d like to know if you’ll fill out 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. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
3. What’s your limit for a commute?
4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
10. Weekly goals:

Now, fasten your safety belt, and return your tray table and seat back to the upright position. Your week of adventure and good fortune starts now.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood: cr*ppy and stressed out.
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? something with salmon, I think.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? I would like more than 40 minutes.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Ha, great question. Speak Spanish fluently, be perfect in makeup, make the most out of everything.
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? art house with a complicated plot, definitely.
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. ooh, I don’t even know.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? as I child… maybe kittens? :)
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? 217 and 239 brushes, could live without all my other products.
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? I sleep until I have to rush out, so I don’t really have a choice to wake up for a long time, you know..
    10. Weekly goals: relax more!
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  2. Myr says:

    Is that first picture from World Market?

  3. Let says:

    1. Mood: sleepy, no matter how much I slept at night…
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Quiche or butternut squash muffins.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? Around 50 minutes.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Speak any language fluently, carry myself well, and… enjoy most out of everything, probably.
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Maybe mystery? I don’t know…
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone: rabbit/bunny, a favorite of a former roommate whom I actually do not really like.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Japanese cartoons and comic books :-)
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Brush cleanser and maybe 217 brush
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 10 minutes or less.
    10. Weekly goals: finish paper(s), try to tidy up my desk

  4. Hillary says:

    1. Mood:
    Alert and a little overwhelmed. Lots of work to do at the office today.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    Roasted brussel sprouts and amaretto soaked white chocolate covered cherries.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    An hour. My current one is just half an hour so that’s really lucky. I get lots of reading done on the el every day.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    1. Play the spoons like a virtuoso. What a great party trick!
    2. Budgeting. That would be a great thing to be skilled with.
    3. Apply eyeliner. My present lack of skills makes my morning routine take about twenty minutes longer than it should.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    Romantic slice-of-life indie flick.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Owls always remind me of her sisters. Mostly because she they’re her favorite animal, but also because they’re her favorite figure on accessories.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Frank Sinatra. Broadway musicals. Tights. Fuzzy pink things. Puppies.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    Mineralize Charged Water, pro eye makeup remover, Dazzleglass in Smile

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    An hour. I have to get to the office and down my first cup of coffee before I’m coherent.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get two entries up on my blog, pick out Christmas gifts and a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hillary,

      What kind of liner do you use? Have you ever tried lining your eyes with an powder eyeshadow and an angled brush? I find that if you’re having trubs with traditional pencil/gel/liquid liner, using a powder shadow and a brush is the easiest, fastest and most forgiving way.

  5. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~A little tired and sore. I did a 3 hour workout yesterday and I’m feeling it today! Today will end up being a yoga and core day.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    ~We are having a Thanksgiving party at work since a bunch of us are stuck working Thanksgiving. I am bringing a green bean casserole of sorts and bread.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    ~With my current job, since it normally takes 25 minutes to get to work, I get cranky being stuck in traffic for an hour. However, with a job I am looking at, I could have up to a 2 hour commute depending on where I was stationed.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    1) Gymnastics – I did some as a kid but was never great at it. I would love to be able to do flips and vaulting, and also to not have to work quite as hard at the inverted yoga poses.
    2) Be more efficient at putting up my hair in complicated updo’s or even a french braid. If my hair is freshly washed, it’s so slippery and thick that it won’t do much of anything easily.
    3) Learn new things more quickly – sometimes it takes me a bit to pick something up, sometimes it doesn’t. I wish I was more consistent with that!

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    ~Definitely action, because I like to do so many different things in my life.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    ~German shepards remind me of my friend Lindsey, probably because she has 3 of them.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    ~Music. It’s something I can’t live without, for sure, and I still love a lot of the bands I grew up listening to, like U2, Godsmack, Disturbed, Evanescence, AC/DC, Scorpions, and Skid Row.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    ~Hmmm…I would probably check out some more eyeshadows; that Strobe cream sounds pretty awesome, and I would want to look at some bronzers/shimmery face powders.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    ~When I have to get up for work at 4:30am, I don’t feel really awake until about 7:30am. When I wake up on a day off, usually about a half hour before I can spring out of bed and get started with the day.

    10. Weekly goals
    ~Make sure I’m prepared for the written and physical tests that I am taking on Saturday and next Monday.
    ~Stay positive, and keep doing yoga every day to stay relaxed.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I kind of love that you mentioned Skid Row. I used to have I Remember You on vinyl (OMG) and played it out circa 1989!

      Good luck on your tests. You’ll do great. :)

      • Katherine G says:

        Thanks! Oh, and I finally got the Goody Spin Pins after reading your posts on them. Haven’t tried them yet, but I think they will be the trick for getting my thick, slightly wavy, slippery hair into a neat bun. I got Kelly Clarkson’s new song “Don’t Rush” after you posted it on here. I love Target, I think they have nicer stuff than Walmart at times, though Walmart has more makeup. “I Remember You” is a great song!

        • Karen says:

          Yay! I hope you like them. Those spin pins have saved my butt so many times. If two don’t hold your hair try adding a third or even a fourth one into the mix.

          Glad you got Kelly Clarkson’s new song…I’ve been playing it on repeat here at home.

          Oh, and I’m also glad to know I’m not the only person who listened to Skid Row back in the day. ;)

  6. Suri says:

    1. Mood: lazy with a capital L! I’m off today and definitely taking advantage of it.
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Pumpkin pie (homemade of course), mac and cheese, and some type of vegetable
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? My limit to maintain sanity is 1 hr but I definitely have done a 2 hr + commute and straightup lost my mind.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Make a list and do everything on it, cook, read people well (those non verbal cues are a motha!)
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Comedy or romantic comedy
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Fish remind me of my husband because he’s a Pisces and displays so many qualities of fish.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Reading. I’m a total book nerd.
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Shame I’m so not into MAC like that. But I would definitely get some Fix+ that stuff rocks!
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 2hours or more. Beware before 10am!
    10. Weekly goals: Just make it through all the things I have to do this week.

  7. Nina says:

    Heyheyyyy!

    1. Mood: A bit tired, but quite happy!

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? I always get requested to bring my corn casserole or a 2 layer yellow cake with lemon curd in between.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute? Maybe an hour. Driving gets tiring.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? I will have a clean house everyday. I will also have the ability to manage my time and my money wisely, and lastly I will have the gift of finishing my work quickly!

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? You know those rambling movies that sometimes seems like it doesnt have a point, but it does. That kind. Think Lost In Translation.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Cats = my hubs. He has the same laziness. :D

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Different colored, interesting socks.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Strobe Liquid, Fix+ and Studio Fix Fluid in NC35.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 15 minutes!

    10. Weekly goals: Just to chill. Im much too tense.

  8. Lolamd says:

    1. Mood: blah it is a monday
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Mashed potatoes!
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 1 hour
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Cook, speak another language and math.
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? comedy
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. hmm can’t really think of any
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? comic books
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? eyeline and some brushes
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 10 mins
    10. Weekly goals: gym, eat healthy and stay away from sugar.

  9. 1. Mood:
    Good! I had a nice weekend that included a getaway to Vail,CO for a friend’s birthday.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    Corn Pudding and Mashed Potatoes. Those are my specialties.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    I agree with you about an hour. Something about a commute that’s over a hour is just excessive. One of the reasons I quit my old job was because they hospital I worked for moved WAAAAAYYYY out East and my commute went from 25 both ways minutes to 30 minutes there and 60 minutes home due to traffic. Add in a grocery stop and it was just getting exhausting.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Sing, paint and run. Obviously I wish I was more artistic and athletic.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    A Rom Com. They make me happy and there just aren’t enough good ones these days. Instead of a touching or funny story about a couple they always go for the trite ensemble casts like New Years Eve. Nothing will be another Love Actually so they need to stop trying.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Does my puppy count? One of them looks like a fluffy little Bear Cub.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Horses. I rode for years and even though I don’t anymore (it’s expensive dude!) I still love them and hope to get back into it someday.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    I actually don’t use a ton of MAC but I love the glosses. I’d probably just grab a few of those. Or brushes.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    It depends on if I take a shower immediately or not. If I do I’m usually awake after it. If not it takes one glass of Crystal Light with caffeine.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Go through my closet dresser and get rid of stuff I don’t wear anymore. Get my outdoor cushions put away once they dry out from the weekend snow. Clean out the fridge. Obviously it’s time for some fall cleaning.
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  10. TOHNIA says:

    1. Mood: Crummy! Aunt Flo is visiting, so now I’m feeling exhausted and run down/crampy (I’m Anemic, so this time of month is killer on my energy levels). I’m heading home for a nap and some Advil!
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Apple pie and Caesar Salad!
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 3 hours. After that I get antsy and cranky because I start to get tired. I commute home every few weeks or so, and if it takes longer then the usual 2 hours I get grumpy.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? First, the ability to run! I wish I could run so badly, but I have horrible knees, so that’s not going to happen. Second, I would love to be able to speak every language in the world. If that’s not possible, I’d settle for complete fluency in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, and better fluency in Cantonese (which was my native language until I was 6).
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Hong Kong style comedy!
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Monkey’s remind me of my little cousin, since I call him my monkey. <3
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Batman!
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? I'm not a huge MAC fan, but I'd stock up on duochrome shadows! I'm headed to a counter to get color matched for foundation soon. Any recommendations for medium coverage foundation good for oily/combo/acne prone skin?
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Depends on the day! But usually an hour or so. Nothing computes before then!
    10. Weekly goals: To start working out again and to cut back on the coffee. Otherwise, to have my room/laptop keyboard completely clean! Its pretty grotty in between these keys…

  11. 1. Mood: Happy! Energetic!

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Belgium :-)

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    Hmmm, an hour…?

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Oooh tough one… I’d love to able to sing. And maybe draw. And something cool like martial arts :-)

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    Action comedy, lol.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    I really have no idea.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    My boyfriend! I was 15 when we met. I’m now 25 and we’re still together :-)

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    My pro longwear concealer, definitely.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    Not long. As soon as my alarm goes off, I’m up!

    10. Weekly goals: Re-henna my hair, set up a lunch date with my ex-coworkers, work for my blog.

  12. Trisha says:

    1. Mood: Hmm. I am in no mood. Meaning, I’m even keel.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? My go-to holiday dish is this awesome apple, yam, sweet potato dish. I got the recipe from an issue Fitness magazine and have used it for years.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute? Zero miles! I work from home, so all is well.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? 1. break dancing 2. making friends 3. promoting my business

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Romantic comedy! Oh wait–that’s what I WANT it to be. As my life is right now, it would be…boring. :P

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Tabby cats remind me of you, Karen!

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Friends. The show. It’s STILL awesome. “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!”

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? I could go for a good primer.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Five minutes at the most.

    10. Weekly goals: Think of some good new recipes for Thanksgiving. I want to do something new this year instead of the dish I described above. I just don’t know what it is yet!
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  13. Emily says:

    1. Mood:
    A little lazy and a lot stressed out.. so much to do and no motivation to do any of it!
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    I’m known for my desserts and baking so probably some sort of cupcakes!
    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    One hour is pushing it but I can handle it if I have to.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Sing (always wished I could), model (seems like a fin job) and draw (I wish I was more artistic)!
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    An up beat musical that gets you in the mood to dance and be happy!
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    A family joke is that my brother looks like a large mouth bass because he has a huge smile.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Disney movies. To this day I count them as my favourite films.
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    Oh this is though, I’m just starting to get into MAC so I wouldn’t know where to start.
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    Probably within 20 minutes I’m going at full force.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Eat better. Keep my room clean.

    Thanks for the poll Karen!!
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  14. Megan B. says:

    1. Mood: Stressed and anxious.
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Pumpkin bread.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 30 minutes.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Exercise. Calm myself. Not project.
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Historical fiction.
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Honey badger reminds me of my friend’s little daughter.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? English history.
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Not familiar enough with MAC.
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 10 minutes.
    10. Weekly goals: Move. Not have a breakdown.

  15. 1. Mood: COLD but happy enough
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? dessert–a pumpkin banana mousse tart (thanks Ina!! :D)
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? I’m with you on 1 hour. Even 45 minutes often seems way too long…
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? I’m going with time management too–I’m the worst and am ALWAYS late for EVERYTHING :/, take photos (I have a basic knowledge but would love to expand on that), and cook (I don’t have a natural talent for it and can’t even really follow a recipe all that well)
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Fantasy!!
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.: my dog reminds me of a lamb sometimes :P
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Mom’s cooking
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? MAC Translucent Finishing Powder and Shale e/s
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? probably 1-2 hours
    10. Weekly goals: study, exercise, and catch up on photos (same as usual!)
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  16. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: Tired

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? A cake with a taste and scent of rosewater ( actually really good )

    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 1 hour

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Counting, driving on the highway, diving

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? A very romantic and poetic story just like in Bright Star by Jane Campion or quite the opposite a Science fiction movie

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. A squirrel, reminds me of a good friend ( she used to be a good friend but still I remember the old times )

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Cats I think

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Several lipisticks

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Maybe 10 minutes ? Or 15 mns ?

    10. Weekly goals: Going to a large bookstore to find books about perfumes and fashion, well it’s a bit of a wish-list in fact !

  17. angela says:

    1. Mood:Tired and a little stressed. But hopeful.
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    Probably some kind of dessert- I hardly even cook for myself.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? Under thirty minutes is awesome. After the forty minute mark I would start to feel worn out. I wouldn’t be able to do one hour back and forth every day on public transport.
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Manage my time well(you picked all the good ones!), write (novels), sing (what I would give to be able to sing, sigh).
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Dystopian. Just because I like the sound of it.
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Owls for my best friend from high school. Dinosaurs for another friend (the cute, cuddly, non-jurassic park kind).
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Horses. My childhood wish of learning how to ride them still hasn’t been fulfilled.:(
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? I don’t really have any MAC standbys.
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Forty minutes. I have different clocks set to ring at ten minute intervals in different locations scattered across my room.
    10. Weekly goals: Get my act together and get some work done! Finish things by their actual due date. Get some sleep (by doing the previously stated).

  18. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    Tired

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    30 minutes?

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Speak French fluently. Drive. Take good photos.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    Historical movie.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    I have no idea.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    History, especially French and English history.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    I’m not a big fan of MAC, so I’d just get a couple of brushes.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    A couple of minutes.

    10. Weekly goals:
    read more.

  19. Phyrra says:

    1. Mood
    Pleased.
    Just made biscuits from scratch.

    2.The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    My Sweet potato & Pears dish. Everyone loves this.
    Poaching the pears adds extra flavor.

    3. commute limit
    Longer than a half hour one way kills me. Thank god I work from home now.

    4. FLASH: You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?

    Fantastic dancer
    Analytics
    Cello player

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    A View Askew Production

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Penguins remind me of my bff.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Labyrinth with David Bowie.

    8. FLASH: We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    Nothing, since MAC is no longer cruelty-free, I no longer puchase from them. I have a huge MAC collection but I haven’t added to it since March.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    30 minutes

    10. Weekly goals:
    stick to a new routine.
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  20. Tania says:

    Le List
    1. Mood: feeling great back from the doc new meds yay!
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Homemade wheat rolls, pumpkin truffle, and green bean casserole.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 1 hour with headphones
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    -manage time
    -know people’s feelings
    -have crazy awesome treasury skills
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    -indie drama
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Owls remind me of my gma knight (R.I.P.)
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Dr. Martens. I’m getting my third pair for early x-mas and I still own the other two!
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? MAC fluidline in blacktrack, studiofix C4 powder, and medium blot powder.
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Forever my poor snooze button!
    10. Weekly goals: drink more tea, keep my phone charged, figure out what I really am making for thanksgiving!

  21. Michelle says:

    1. Mood: Deprived – I wanted a cheeseburger for dinner and had Subway instead.
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Pecan pie
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? 45 minutes – longer than that and it’s just not worth it
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? 1) speak Spanish (helpful at work!), 2) knit (so I can make all the warm sweaters I want), 3) get everything done with time to spare!
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? A documentary: not always exciting, but you always learn something you didn’t know two hours ago!
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Blue jay – always reminds me of my grandma (her favorite)
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? “Gone With The Wind” – I read it when I was 13 and it’s still my favorite book.
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Not sure…I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t wear MAC…I’ll just get whatever they tell me is the most awesome and I can’t live without!
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? 30 minutes…I have to be in “mommy mode” almost immediately, and this is the amount of time I have to myself before the kiddos are up.
    10. Weekly goals: finish my laundry! (This has been an ongoing goal for 18 months)

  22. Cailyn Callahan says:

    1. Mood: Cranky and irritable… bowling tryouts today and I may have broken my thumb… also, mother nature has taken her toll again. >:(
    2. Costco pumpkin pie :) simple and easy! (no baking time ;)…)
    3. Thirty minutes.
    4. Acting, photography, and painting :)
    5. A comedy :)
    6. A mouse reminds me of my best friend. She looks more like a rat to me but that’s kind of rude to say!!
    7. Justin Bieber. I would say One Direction but they are only two years old so it doesn’t quite count… I fell in love with them two years ago, though. I was still younger than I am now then… I think it counts :)
    8. MSF Natural and Haute and Naughty Mascara
    9. 2-3 hours… on a good day.
    10. Weekly goals: Make the bowling team :) clean up my house… be packed before the day of departure for Maui :D (I CANNOT WAIT) and give my dog a bath. Yep. Exciting things at my household!!

  23. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Well-rested! Today is a holiday so the kids didn’t have to go to school, and I got to sleep in three days in a row!
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? I make pies, delicious pies! Always a pumpkin, pecan, and apple crisp. This year I’m thinking about adding a fourth pie, lemon chess, smore’s, or a cobbler. Maybe.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? I don’t work outside the home, I’m a stay at home Mom, but when I did work, I had a 45 minute commute for a while and I hated it! The Husband has a 40 minute commute and it’s fine for him. I once had a two or three minute commute, that was great!
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    #1: Running! I would probably be a better runner if I worked at it more, but I would love to wake up and be a marathoner!
    #2: I’d like to be able to do the robot dance.
    #3: Singing! I sound like a drowning cat, but I sing anyway! If I could sing well, I’d only sing, never talk! LOL!
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? A slapstick comedy, with a lot of fart jokes, running into things, and laugh out loud moments. Story of my life!
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. The kids were born in the Year of the Horse and the Year of the Rooster, and those animals fit them both beautifully. And my Husband’s patronas (from Harry Potter) would be a camel.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Scooby-Doo!!! It was my favorite show when I was a kid, and it still is! I have Scooby t-shirts, the angel on top of my Christmas tree is Scooby-Doo, my email address is daphneblake, I loves me some Scooby-Doo!!!
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Sadly, I have no idea. I have never been to a MAC counter. This will change, but I have no idea. :(
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? Honestly, probably half an hour. I’m pretty good about getting up.
    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym four or five times, finish up my new knitting project (a cowl/shawl), switch out the kids’ summer clothes with winter clothes, and decide what my 4th Thanksgiving pie will be!

  24. Maria says:

    1. Mood: Cautiously Optimistic
    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Pumpkin Gooey Bars and stuffing.
    3. What’s your limit for a commute? One hour. Started a new job today and I’m going to put this to the test. I hope my drive home is not more than an hr!
    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Save $$$. I cannot, for the life of me, save money.
    Keep my iPhone out of large cups of water!
    Drive a racecar!
    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Dramedy
    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. A cat. My son loves cats and he is always nuzzling his big head into me like a big cat.
    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Reading. It started with Ramona and Beezus books and I love books today the same way I did back then!
    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? I can’t remember any names but bronzer, blush, and quite a few lippie products!
    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? A good 20 minutes but once I get out of bed and brush my teeth I’m usually awake.
    10. Weekly goals: Settle into my new job and get to know my new boss better. I hope he’s a lot more pleasant than the last one!

  25. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    ANGRY. Mother Nature has decided to give me my most hated weather; so loathed is this weather that I don’t even call it by it’s name. It is merely known as The S-WORD. I HATE IT.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    Homemade apple pie with homemade caramel filling (okay, I cheat with the crust. It’s bought.) I am planning on attempting apple crisp though this week, if I can get my hands on some Granny Smiths. Like apple crisp?

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    A hour. I seriously hate long distance anything. I get antsy, my butt starts to hurt, my legs and my feet start to twitch, and I JUST CANNOT GET COMFORTABLE. I DO NOT travel well. By the time I get to the neurologist every three months, I am racing out of the truck, stomping my feet, bouncing up and down and getting all of that pent up energy out of my system. I may sleep for 3/4 of the ride, but that last 1/4 is hell on wheels. I guess I’m a human Zena, I don’t travel in cars well at all. >.<

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Singing high soprano, speaking languages fluently and when I think of doing something, I do it right then and there, especially when it comes to cleaning and exercising (I procrastinate way too much.)

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    One of those inspiring dramas like The Blind Side with a giant helping of sarcastic humor on the side. Well, my parents were told just to institutionalize me and my mom basically said, "Eff you."

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Wolves remind me of my momma and me. We have the wolf pack mentality. We tend to stick together like two wolves hunting together, and then you add Zena and you really have wolves. ;)

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    50s silhouettes as they're so much more flattering on my petite, pencil frame. AND THEY FIT.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    I wouldn't know as I've never tried MAC! I'd have to try them all!

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    Depends on the day. Anywhere from 30 minutes to an two hours (experimentation day!), but you have to know my "mornings" are all y'alls afternoons or evenings. XD

    10. Weekly goals:
    -Make apple crisp.
    -Go. To. Library. I'm going nuts from no books.
    -Make sure my friend doesn't do anything stupid (she's in a relatively delicate situation.)
    -Get dog food.
    -MAKE APPLE CRISP.

  26. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Tired. I’ve been running around nonstop all day and just got home.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?

    I always cook up some Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains and make a salad out of them by tossing in whatever veggies sound good. I think maybe some roasted butternut squash would be nice.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?

    The last time I had a commute it would always take over an hour one way and that was enough to make me a very cranky girl, so I guess I need less than an hour.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?

    Sing, organize, and multitask.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?

    I’d love to say romance but I’m gonna have to go with drama.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.

    Karen, it’s funny you mentioned elephants. My Mom collected elephants so they will always remind me of her.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?

    Got my first pet at the age of five, a poodle-terrier mix named Snoopy, and I’ve been obsessed with animals ever since.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?

    Lipglasses in Oh Baby and Nymphette.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?

    I usually wake up, doze off again for another 45 minutes or so, then get out of bed, and then start to feel awake about an hour or so later.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Just try to be really gentle with myself to gear up for what promises to be a very emotional holiday season.

  27. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: blegh.

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?: A leek tart.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?: I’m going between 3-4 hours this semester and it’s getting way too tiresome.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?: Sing, crochet, dance.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?: Something obscure, like the Science of Sleep.

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.: Elephants remind me of my friend Emily.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?: corgis!

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?: I don’t own anything MAC!!

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?: 20 minutes or so.

    10. Weekly goals: pick up my new glasses prescription and paychecks.

  28. Natasha says:

    1. Mood: really happy. Must be because I had today off, and not because my mother is arriving on Thursday…

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    My sweet potato casserole with the little marshmallows on top. I add coconut, crushed pineapple and little chunks of crystallized ginger. Yum.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    Depends on the job. My day job has a 10-min commute. But I have driven 2-1/2 hours for gigs in Palm Springs and loved every minute of driving over the mountains and through the desert. But driving in traffic, not my idea of fun.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    Do the I-dream-of-Jeanie thing with my nose to clean the house!
    Be able to do complex math problems in my head.
    Speak a foreign language fluently, not just tourista talk.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be?
    Bollywood! For sure! Lots of make-up, costumes, and dancing. I’d do the henna for all the cast of thousands!

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    Tiger. My hubby looks a bit like a tiger.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster; it still picks me up when I read it.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    Don’t really hang at MAC counters since they’re a bit beyond my budget, but I understand the brushes are to die for — so I’d stock up.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    It’s very odd, but 2 years ago I just started waking up at 7:00am. I mean, no alarm clock, just wide awake. Hubby is not a morning person so this has perplexed him — and me (the former night owl). I use the extra hour to walk for half an hour and read my morning inspirations.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Clean the house for my mother’s visit.
    Write a blog post every day for NaBloPoMo.

  29. 1. Mood: FANCY

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing?
    I’d bring these: http://pinterest.com/pin/516647388472071707/

    3. What’s your limit for a commute?
    I’m growly after about 45 minutes, but I can endure much longer if it’s an infrequent commute. If it’s daily then 45 is about it.

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they?
    A. Handbalancing. I did circus school during my remission and it was very rewarding but hard work. If magic can cut corners so be it.
    B. Real estate. I need to learn more about it but it’s easier if I just know. I can buy ALL THE THINGS!
    C. Medicine. Calling Dr. Cakepie… haha… Even if I never became a Doctor I’d want to know all the stuff they know about human bodies. We’re in them our whole lives shouldn’t we know how they work?

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Cerebral/philosophical. It’d be about the relationship between fear and freedom, but also moments of beauty and of despair. My movie would have scenes that made you question everything!

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone.
    I think of Jellyfish and I think of my friend Alex. There was this time he was playing the videogame “Ecco the Dolphin” and everytime he hit jellyfish he would yell “Shut up, Jellyfish!” it’s a dumb thing to laugh about but I can’t help it. It’s so hilarious.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today?
    Cute things and princess stuff. I still want to be a princess but unfortunately it’s a job that’s being phased out.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get?
    Oh this is so sad, I’d have no idea because I’ve never bought anything from MAC because it’s so pricey. I’d love to try them though, so I get whatever the counterperson convinces me to buy!

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning?
    During remission I jump right up like a sprout and do a few pushups. During now? I take at least one hour and usually several. Not to worry, I’ll be back to the way I was and make everyone jealous of my many pushups.

    10. Weekly goals:
    This week: Get my Depo shot (; , Finish at least a few crafting projects so my apartment doesn’t look barren and hospital dull, get my blog sale started (oh boy oh boy!). Ideally I’d also be able to try out the new stuff I just hauled from The Body Shop but that’s gonna take more than a week.
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  30. Bristol says:

    So, this is more like a Tuesday thing for me…..

    1. Mood: Real good, I have been working day shifts, so going to bed early and getting up in time to watch the sun turn all the mountains hot pink will put anyone in a great mood!

    2. The Thanksgiving party is potluck. What dish are you bringing? Probably a dessert, that’s what I am known for…although I am equally good at savoury stuff too.

    3. What’s your limit for a commute? Well, my commute to work now is 1 hour door to door and covers almost 90 kms of highway (sometimes is super snowy conditions.). I guess no more than that, but that being said I live so rural that sometimes it takes 1.5 hrs to get to a friend’s house for dinner. (When you live in the north, and there is almost 100 kms between towns long drives are just par for the course.) (Sometimes I’ll drive a 10 hour round trip just to go to Costco.)

    4. You wake up one morning and discover that suddenly you can do three things really well. What are they? Draw and paint (I’ve always wanted to be artistic like that.) Play guitar, and understand computers a little better….still getting to know my MacBook.

    5. If your life were made into a movie, what film genre would it be? Sports-action movie…please, no drama!

    6. Name an animal that reminds you of someone. Rabbits remind me of my BFF.

    7. Something you fell in love with as a child/teen and still love today? Snowboarding…it’s my passion.

    8. We’re at the MAC counter stocking up on standbys. What do you get? Paint in Sublime Nature, blush in Sunbasque, eye kohl in Blooz and and eyeshadow in Bisque.

    9. How long does it usually take you to really wake up in the morning? About 2 hours, no joke, my man always makes fun of me.

    10. Weekly goals: Purge some more stuff from my cluttered house and stop having late night snacks.

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