Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 246

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the makeup and beauty blog monday poll

A peek into my makeup drawer…

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:
    Really good. I’ve got some of that holiday spirit coursing through my veins. I’m excited about hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year (first time since moving in). Still no dining room table because it’s on back-order for a few more weeks, but we’ll make do. I’ll just requisition Tabs’ office desk and use it for the dining room. :)
  2. I get a thrill from…
    1. Cleaning the house from top to bottom (I’m so my mother’s daughter)!
    2. Plucking those stiff, little hairs on my chin that seemingly appear out of nowhere (they’re like mushrooms).
    3. Singing on the treadmill.
    4. Wearing my blue Katy Perry wig around the house.
  3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    I’d add 6 inches of length, darken the base to something close to black and give myself chocolate highlights.

    I’ll probably do that anyway in the not-to-distant future, but I’m still enjoying my current caramel highlight phase.

  4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    A few things. It’s potluck, so folks are bringing some of the sides, and Whole Foods is taking care of the turkey (I didn’t want to use this year for my on-the-job training).

    I’m making a fish dish, corn pudding, roasting some broccoli, and baking my world famous blueberry peach cobbler!

  5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    El Hub, of course! (Tabs is already going.) Or my mom, if El Hub can’t rent a tux in time, LOL!
  6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Twitter, for sure (I’m @karenmbb). I like the chatting back and forth, and it’s a great way to get instant feedback about things.

    I can’t keep it on all day, though. If I do, I don’t get anything done.

  7. Are you a flirt?
    I think sometimes I can come across that way, but I’m just friendly. Okay…maybe I’m a little bit of a flirt.
  8. Do you bite your nails?
    No. Hasn’t held much allure for me, but I am guilty of picking at my cuticles.

    And now that we’re talking about it, I’m having to use all of my willpower to resist the temptation to do it now…

  9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    I wish I could say I wouldn’t change anything at all, because that’s the stock answer, but…I wish I already had kids.
  10. Weekly goals:
    I’ve really got to manage my time wisely this week (yes, I realize that that’s one of my recurring weekly goals). I also need to paint my toenails, because they desperately need some love. Other than that, I just want to keep a positive attitude, no matter how busy I get, and have a nice Thanksgiving holiday with my family.

    All pretty basic stuff.

Good morning, sweets. :)

Guess who stayed up waaay too late last night reading a riveting new novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning writing team, Fluffy & Bonkers, called The Devious Book for Cats?

LOL! Okay, maybe not. MBB reader Michelle, who pet assists for two tuxedo kitty sisters, sent this link to what sounds like a purrrfect book for cats and the ladies who love them.

It addresses tabby-friendly topics like, how to lay claim to boxes, how to wake up humans, and what to do when you find yourself stuck in a tree.

Riveting topics!

While I read a few excerpts to Tabs, please let me know how you’re doing by filling 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. I get a thrill from…
3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
7. Are you a flirt?
8. Do you bite your nails?
9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
10. Weekly goals:

Happy early Thanksgiving! Can you believe this will be our sixth together?! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Marina says:

    1. Mood:fine, thanks
    2. I get a thrill from… an accomplished task!
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I don’t celebrate it.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? a friend who would appreciate it :)
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? agree about Twitter ;)
    7. Are you a flirt? ha, maybe a bit, only sometimes.
    8. Do you bite your nails? no, I never did.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I wish I had no fears at all. I WISH, sigh
    10. Weekly goals: I am afraid I did not set any major goals yet.
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  2. Megan says:

    1. Mood: Optimistic!
    2. I get a thrill from… the realization that the holidays are just around the corner.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Cut off the dead ends and add a little volume.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Pies.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? Um, probably my sister because she’d never forgive me if I didn’t.
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Put on “The Tudors” and knit.
    7. Are you a flirt? Unconsciously.
    8. Do you bite your nails? My cuticles, which is worse.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I’d have a totally happy marriage.
    10. Weekly goals: Get through the Thanksgiving holiday with minimal crying, stay optimistic, don’t get upset in front of my estranged husband (or to him).

  3. 1. Mood: Quite happy and energetic!

    2. I get a thrill from…: skiing down a really steep slow real real fast!

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Give it lots and lots of body and volume!

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Nope, we don’t celebrate that here.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My boyfriend.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Put on my favorite music and sing my lungs out.

    7. Are you a flirt? Nope.

    8. Do you bite your nails? I try not to :-)

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I’m healthy, I have a happy relationship and I have a great relationship with my family, so I have that covered. I wish I could give my career a huge boost though. I’m talking about major success! :-)

    10. Weekly goals: Hopefully make some good money.
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  4. Jennifer L says:

    1. Mood: Awesome!! I had a shitty thing happen this weekend, but turns out it was blessing in disguise. So I’m feeling great (and thankful!).

    2. I get a thrill from… dancing in the shower (maybe it’s the danger? ha) and plucking stray eyebrow hairs… why is it so satisfying?

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I’d make it thicker and a little lighter… I’m blonde, but sort of a dishwater blonde during the cold months…

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Yes, but I haven’t decided on what my dish will be… better get on that…

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? Probably my mom and grandma because they are SO into celebs

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Watching movies and eating chips

    7. Are you a flirt? only after a few cocktails ;)

    8. Do you bite your nails? no

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I’d like a well-paying, fulfilling job!

    10. Weekly goals: exercise a little and write a paper

  5. Janet says:

    Sidetracked by the words, “corn pudding”…. Drool! Recipe, please?

  6. Agata says:

    1. Mood: Not so great, I am not sure why but everything seems to annoy me today, lol. Although it should be the opposite because I just got back from a two day spontaneous gateway weekend with my husband.
    2. I get a thrill from…shopping!
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? To make it longer a few inches and more shiny.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? No. We are having dinner at my parents-in-law’s house and unfortunately I have to work almost all day so no time for cooking for me.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? Not sure, probably two of my girlfriends. I don’t see my hubby wanting to go.
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Sitting on the couch with a laptop, a book and a cup of delicious coffee.
    7. Are you a flirt? Yes, I am often called a flirt :)
    8. Do you bite your nails? Nope.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? There is a few things. Being skinny is on the top of my list…Also I’d love to live closer to my family.
    10. Weekly goals: Have time to do and paint my nails. I always have my nails painted but the last few days have been so busy that I haven’t had time to do so. Also would like to get some good Black Friday deals :)

  7. Christine says:

    1. Mood: Okay. Feelin’ stuffy and not 100%, but otherwise pretty alright.
    2. I get a thrill from… winning MarioKart, especially when I’m playing online.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Put my neon purple highlights back in!
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I am making cranberry bars. I did a trial run this weekend (mostly so I have some we don’t have to share) and, omnomnom.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? The boyfriend!
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? I like to burrito myself up in a comforter on the couch and watch PBS. I’m such a nerd.
    7. Are you a flirt? Unintentionally. :\
    8. Do you bite your nails? Very rarely, especially now that I’ve gotten a hold of my anxiety.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I’d be a housewife and crafting my life away.
    10. Weekly goals: Gym at least 4x this week. Find/buy shoes and tights to wear with the dress I bought. Eat all the things at Thanksgiving dinner. And wrap BF’s birthday gifts (which happens to be Thanksgiving, coolest birthday ever!).

  8. Dominique says:

    1. Mood: quite good, normal let’s say

    2. I get a thrill from… shopping beauty products, makeup and perfumes !

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I want the same as Jane Seymour !

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? No, in France we don’t know what Thanksgiving means, it’s really part of the US history in fact

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My neighbour ! Very handsome young man ( as handsome as an actor )

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Reading a good book in bed

    7. Are you a flirt? No not really, not at all I think

    8. Do you bite your nails? No and I never did

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Everything !

    10. Weekly goals: Storing my.. makeup ! I am searching for large boxes ( huge boxes that is ) and I just can’t find them here ! I need one for my eye makeup and my palettes. I’ll purchase the 6 Kiko quads next week, so I really need a good box where to store all that I have !

  9. Tennyoceres says:

    1. Mood:
    Sick. I sound like I’m hacking up a lung and my voice is completely different from normal. Of course my busy bee personality convinced me I have enough energy to go to work -_- On the plus side I don’t have a fever.

    2. I get a thrill from…
    * Making my time goals when I do my cardio days at the gym. (Went from wheezy at 20 minutes a year ago to sweaty fist pumping power at 45 minutes now.)
    * Finding online deals on Amazon. Black Friday/Cyber Monday here I come!
    * Wrapping large/oddly shaped presents with limited wrapping paper and clear tape. A true test of precision cutting and folding.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    Grow it out about 6 inches and work some highlights. I haven’t had long hair since high school.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    Nope! I’m burned out from work potlucks and pre-Thanksgiving get-togethers with friends.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    My fiance, obviously! Failing that I’m sure my BFF wouldn’t mind taking pictures of everything and everyone. Oh my, I might lose her in the paparazzi fold.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Doing things while watching TV or movies. Like paint my nails, do calligraphy, fold laundry. I have to multitask even during my downtime.

    7. Are you a flirt?
    I think people might interpret my humor as flirting. I crack some dirty jokes.

    8. Do you bite your nails?
    No. I am guilty as charged for dessert therapy.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    I could seriously lose 50 pounds. I could not as seriously go a vacation in Brazil.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Conquer this virus that is making me sound like a chain smoker.
    Get gas for lots of driving on Thanksgiving day.
    Do all of my groceries/small stuff shopping before Black Friday/this weekend.
    Treat my fiance on his birthday this Sunday.

  10. Nina says:

    1. Mood:

    Quite happy!

    2. I get a thrill from…

    Linus, our non lap cat, laying on my belly for close to an hour yesterday. THAT IS BIG, folks!

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?

    Id cut my hair into a one lenght bob.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?

    Corn casserole for a pot luck!

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?

    My sister! She would get a kick out of seeing all the celebs!

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?

    By doing nothing! And napping!

    7. Are you a flirt?

    Nope. Ive been told im quite oblivious.

    8. Do you bite your nails?

    Nope!

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?

    Id love to be independently wealthy, dabble in the arts and live a life of leisure!

    10. Weekly goals:

    To make it in one piece to Wednesday noon! Then its our Thanksgiving break!

  11. Lolamd says:

    1. Mood: Good..It is a holiday week
    2. I get a thrill from…playing a great game of tennis.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? i wish i could make it look like it had more volume!
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? not quite sure.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? my son
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? to lie in bed and watch tv
    7. Are you a flirt? really depends on my mood
    8. Do you bite your nails? yes. am biting them right now..lol
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? my relationships and my career path
    10. Weekly goals: gym, eat healthy and be positive

  12. gio says:

    1. Mood:
    ok

    2. I get a thrill from…
    Finding a good deal on makeup and clothes.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    I’d give it some volume!

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    No, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    My boyfriend.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Reading a good book.

    7. Are you a flirt?
    No, I don’t think so.

    8. Do you bite your nails?
    I used to, not anymore.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    Too many things!

    10. Weekly goals:
    work out more, I’ve been very lazy last week.
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  13. Ruchita says:

    Le List

    1. Mood:
    Tired. I could not get to sleep last night and didn’t feel very well rested when I got up this morning.

    2. I get a thrill from…
    - Finding the latest issues of US and Entertainment Weekly in the mail
    - Perfecting the swirl of frosting when I make cupcakes
    - Work meetings getting canceled and getting unexpected free time on my calendar

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    Add a couple more inches and tons of volume.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    Yep! This is what I’m making:

    - Mashed potatoes
    - Green bean casserole
    - Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies
    - Coconut Cream Pie Bars
    - Strawberry cake b/c it’s my husband’s birthday on Thanksgiving this year

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    I would take my mom or sister-in-law b/c that would be a fun girls night out!

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Sit on the couch with a good book or stack of magazines.

    7. Are you a flirt?
    Not really.

    8. Do you bite your nails?
    Nope

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    This isn’t so much a “right now” change, but I wish I could go back in time and change some stupid decisions I made when I was younger.

    10. Weekly goals:
    Get started on baking for Thanksgiving and just enjoy the week!

    Have a great Monday!

  14. Rachael says:

    1. Mood: Tired. This week of classes, well until 7 really, just don’t seem to be doing anything for me…

    2. I get a thrill from… trying a new recipe and it came out wonderful and looks better than the picture.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I did last week, went back to being ginger.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Green bean casserole and a whiskey cranberry punch.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My mom.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Bad TV and my yarn. My husband and I found Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Netflix.

    7. Are you a flirt? Not really. More the aloof beeotch.

    8. Do you bite your nails? I did before I got acrylics.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Make it Thursday already.

    10. Weekly goals: Run a lot so I can eat whatever I want to.

  15. Chelsea says:

    1. Mood: Tired, but good! Have a big project due Wednesday that I have not yet started…

    2. I get a thrill from… shopping, good grades, winning awards

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I need my layers touched up! Also, would love more volume!

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Not that I’m aware of!

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My fiance!

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Pinterest, or fashion/beauty magazines!

    7. Are you a flirt? Definitely! Fiance doesn’t like that though…

    8. Do you bite your nails? Nails, no, but hangnails, yes.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Would love to be a better cook, and to have more time for working out!

    10. Weekly goals: Kick ass at my project that’s due Wednesday, get some working out in, and enjoying Thanksgiving!

  16. Natasha says:

    1. Mood:
    Cranky. My Mom is here and she’s not easily pleased.

    2. I get a thrill from…
    Finding the perfect whatsit, either at the store or library, seeing little kids pretend they are fierce right after I paint them to look like tigers, getting both eyes symmetrical when I use liquid liner.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    Make it naturally red and gray-less — no more frantic root touch-ups…

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    Oh yeah. I always cook the full T-day spread. This year is more complicated since my Mother has announced she no longer does gluten, soy, legumes, or dairy. At least she can eat the turkey… but I have replaced the cream in the pie with coconut cream, and I’ll make a small batch of alternative stuffing for her… Thank goodness Trader Joe’s cranberry/orange relish is perfect as is!

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    The hubby, of course. He’d probably veto a tux… but I’d love him anyways.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Pass out on the couch with two puddies on my lap…

    7. Are you a flirt?
    Probably.

    8. Do you bite your nails?
    No. But I tend to tear them if they feel too long.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    Have a day job where my skills and talents were used and appreciated. Probably better start looking, huh?

    10. Weekly goals: Stay calm in the face of maternal criticism and snarkiness, walk 2 miles every morning (for my sanity), re-organize my art supplies.

  17. Suri says:

    1. Mood: Great. I had a good work day and I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving with the family.
    2. I get a thrill from…making someone feel good.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Add some caramel highlights, make the crown more curly to match the rest of my hair, and get a cut that really accentuates my curls.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I’m making pumpkin pies!
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? Hubby of course. If he’s not available I’ll take mom.
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Watch trashy reality tv, surf the internet or FB, or read some fashion mags.
    7. Are you a flirt? Yes I will admit.
    8. Do you bite your nails? No it’s never appealed to me.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I wish we’d own a house and have a kid.
    10. Weekly goals: Work on 2 papers for school, do some readings, plan a model lesson for a teacher and enjoy the heck out of Thanksgiving!
    Happy Thanksgiving Karen! :)

  18. Barb says:

    1. Mood: A little tired but other than that, pretty darn good. Listening to Christmas music and the day is going by pretty quick for a Monday :)

    2. I get a thrill from… shopping, when my nails turn out perfect and when I get praise at work.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Add some length.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I might make something. Not sure yet. Going to my mother-in-laws and she doesn’t like anyone to bring anything.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My hubby and, like you, if he couldn’t go for some reason, it’d be my mom.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Read and watch mindless TV.

    7. Are you a flirt? Yup.

    8. Do you bite your nails? Nope.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Find more time in the day to get everything accomplished.

    10. Weekly goals: See #9 above :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barb,

      I’m with you on your answer to #9. It never feels like there’s enough time in the day.

      Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving with your family.

  19. Stef Smith says:

    1. Mood: Accomplished, I’ve gotten a lot done today!
    2. I get a thrill from…a great manicure!
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? Add six inches, and make it super super shiny!
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I’m the pie girl, pumpkin chiffon, pecan, and apple crisp.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My husband, but he’s not a big fan of awards shows, so probably my Mom, because she loves them!
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Crank music super loud and boogie in the living room, also a long hot bath with a sudoku book.
    7. Are you a flirt? Yes, it’s just my nature. Nothing serious, I’m a married woman, but I am a big flirt.
    8. Do you bite your nails? No! I am obsessed with my fingernails, I’ve been a little rough on my cuticles lately, I need to use oil on them more regularly.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Absolutely nothing. I love my life! It’s simple and funny and easy, and I love it!
    10. Weekly goals: Hit the gym a few times, get my pies made, pig out on Thanksgiving, finish my knitting project.

  20. Heidi says:

    1. Mood:

    Melancholy. I’m getting ready to go to an early Thanksgiving potluck tonight with some friends and the holiday spirit really has me missing my Mom.

    2. I get a thrill from…

    Watching ocean waves crashing during some wild weather, which is what I spent my time doing on Saturday.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?

    Get the grey out and make it full, bouncy and shiny with no effort whatsoever.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?

    I just finished making a butternut squash quinoa casserole that I’m taking to the potluck tonight, and for Thursday the friends who have invited me said I didn’t need to bring anything, but I’ll probably prepare some sweet and spicy mixed nuts to take over there.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?

    Probably my friend Mark. We’d have fun whispering back and forth about the fashion statements on display.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?

    Watch TV or listen to music.

    7. Are you a flirt?

    Yes, but I’ve got a looong way to go before I reach the levels of flirting that my cat, Missy, is capable of. She’s shameless!

    8. Do you bite your nails?

    No, thank goodness that’s a bad habit I never picked up.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?

    I’d like to not be alone quite so much, and I’d love to feel more at peace with how my relationship with my Mom was before she died.

    10. Weekly goals:

    Just try to remain peaceful and focused on gratitude.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Again, I’m very sorry for your loss. Wish you lived down the street! I would come over with a tabby and some tea.

      I guess a virtual hug will have to do.

      • Heidi says:

        Thanks. The holidays are gonna be rough this year. Fortunately I’ve got people I can count on, so that helps. I sure would love having you and a certain tabby right down the street, though!

  21. Nikita says:

    1. Mood: Frustrated.
    2. I get a thrill from…successfully solving a puzzle (not necessarily like Sudoku puzzles, but challenging real-life ones).
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I would dye it red. (I have black hair.)
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? We’re going to Orlando (Harry Potter here I come!), so nope :)
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? Probably my sister or my best friend :)
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Listening to music.
    7. Are you a flirt? I am, though 98% I don’t realize I’m doing it.
    8. Do you bite your nails? Nope *shudder*
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I would have people who say they are going to do things actually do them. (see #1)
    10. Weekly goals: Work past the issues I’m seeing with other people who won’t give me what I need to do my tasks, and knock a whole bunch of emails and documents off my to-do list.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nikita,

      Sorry to hear your feeling frustrated today. Hang on…Thanksgiving will be here soon enough and hopefully you’ll be able to get some good relaxation in.

      Take care of yourself! :)

      • Nikita says:

        Thank you! I’m super excited for this break! The trip will be awesome, and I’m hoping that everyone will be much more cheerful and energized. I have a really good feeling about being productive next week :)

        Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Kathleen says:

    1. Mood: relieved. I’m looking forward to the holiday, but not to the long driving trip!
    2. I get a thrill from… online shopping (bad, I know!)
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    I’m sure I’d get highlights. I’ve never dyed or bleached any part of my hair, and think it would be fun but I’m too afraid of making it unhealthy.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? No, going to Arizona this year for family!
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My SO, if he’d actually come (it would not be fun for him) but probably it would be my mom or grandma.
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Reading your blog on my iPhone of course!
    7. Are you a flirt? I used to be, but now that I’m committed, no longer.
    8. Do you bite your nails? Not anymore, I got acrylics and that solved the bad habit. I enjoy seeing polish on my beautiful long nails too much, lol!
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I would have tried harder in school instead of focusing on my social life. I deeply regret that.
    10. Weekly goals: Get my beauty blog up and running. I had to get a new photo card for my Canon Powershot and read the manual again. I’d like to get a “real” camera, but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      The Canon Powershot is a great camera to learn start with. I actually used it for years before moving onto a DSLR, and I think it’s a fantastic way to start your photography journey without getting too overwhelmed.

      My first piece of advice is to shoot every single day because fastest way to learn is through trial and error. Also, check out the Digital Photography School website. They’ve got lots of tips and tuts for beginners.

  23. Katherine G says:

    1. Mood:
    ~Happy. I aced my physical agility test and was one of the stronger girls, felt great on my written, and feel like things are looking up on the career front. My fitness levels are improving each week, and each agility test I do I get better and better scores. I am also happy that I got home in time to see your poll and post my own answers!

    2. I get a thrill from…
    ~Also cleaning the house top to bottom. It’s hard to get started but once I get into it, I am obsessed. I also love different cleaning products…
    ~Being able to do things guys can do – like using the bench press, doing strong military push-ups, and doing pull-ups from a hanging position.
    ~whitewater kayaking. It’s the ultimate in being scared and going for it type of fun!

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    ~I’m not sure. I like the length it is at, and I like that some of my layers are longer and grown out – makes pulling it back a little bit easier. My coworkers want to see me with bangs (but I’m not a fan of the full on blunt bangs at all on me, it reminds me too much of when I was a kid and had them), so I might do side-swept that I can still pull back if I decided to get them. I also like the Posh Spice/Keira Knightley bob, so if I could change my hair instantly, that would be one option. I like Keira Knightley’s current bob because I have wavy hair and she wears hers wavy at times.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    ~Making a green bean casserole to take into work, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving there.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    ~My fiance for sure. If he didn’t want to go, then a good girlfriend or my niece would love to go.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    ~Lay on the couch and surf the web, or watch tv. I also love vegging out and listening to music.

    7. Are you a flirt?
    ~Only with the fiance! Other people might say I’m a flirt at times but I’m really just being my happy and friendly self. I tend to crack jokes or tell funny stories to break the ice.

    8. Do you bite your nails?
    ~Yup, trying to stop but when I get nervous or I’m around or hearing something nerve wracking I chew on them. I don’t chew on them at work because of the potential germs…but once my hands are clean and on the drive home I will chew on them! I’d like to grow them out a little bit to polish them since I’m not polishing my toes for the winter, but I can’t seem to go more than 2 days without wanting to bite them.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    ~I would probably be in my desired career by now or at least being told I am accepted in a job in it. I have to apply to several departments and wait out long processes but it will all be worth it in the end. I would also be married by now, but that has to wait until I get into my desired career, since the fiance and I work together.

    10. Weekly goals:
    ~Amp up my workouts.
    ~Clean the house.
    ~Make sure Thanksgiving stuff is ready for work.
    ~Ride the high of doing well on my tests and keep improving and gaining more fitness.
    ~Stay positive and don’t let things get to me!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      I was just about to ask how your tests went! So glad to hear that you did great. I knew you could do it! Just wait…it’s only a matter of time before you’re telling me all about your new job. :)

      As for the bangs, my vote is for the side-swept bangs. They’re not too much of a commitment, and you can still easily grow them out if you don’t like them.

      • Katherine G says:

        Thanks! It’s nerve wracking to go for the tests but I do so much prep that I usually do pretty well. I agree with side-swept bangs – I have shorter front layers now (a la Alessandra Ambrosio, Kristen Kreuk, Sammy Giancola) but haven’t had real bangs in a while…how are you? Did you have a good weekend?

  24. Laura says:

    1. Mood:
    ***eh, it’s Monday :P
    2. I get a thrill from…
    ***cozying up with my husband, having my kitten purr on my chest, eating chocolate truffles
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    ***make it longer!
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    ***NO! :)
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    ***my husband, of course :)
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    ***read makeup blogs and play silly flash games
    7. Are you a flirt?
    ***I’m too awkward!
    8. Do you bite your nails?
    ***no, but I tear at them if they get too long and I don’t have clippers
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    ***more energy!
    10. Weekly goals:
    ***not go bankrupt on Black Friday!

  25. 1. Mood: happy, though a little headachey
    2. I get a thrill from…: buying new makeup (of course! haha)
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?: probably do a lob (long bob) with really wispy ends and some highlights…but every. single. time I cut my hair, I instantly wish I had long hair again (I guess all girls are like that though…right?!)
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?: I always overwhelm myself so this year I’m just sticking to dessert and then helping my mom and sister with the other stuff. I’m doing 2 chocolate banana cream pies and 1 of my popular pumpkin banana mousse pies
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My mom or sister (because my boyfriend would probably hate to go :P)
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? read up on beauty blogs for hours and hours…and hours (and hours :P)
    7. Are you a flirt?: I can be :)
    8. Do you bite your nails?: not since I was a kid. I was a really bad cuticle-destroyer for a LONG time, but I have gotten better in the last year or so
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?: I would have a degree already :/
    10. Weekly goals: finishing making my new lightbox, write a paper, study
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  26. Solangel says:

    1. Mood:
    Exhausted! Did a massive alnighter finishing a law memo D:
    2. I get a thrill from…
    Seeing a cake of mine turn out beautiful AND delicious.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?
    Make it longer and have it magically get soft curls instead of tight ones. Also make it purple? A lot of things :D…
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?
    Maybe pumpkin pie. Maaaaybe.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?
    My boyfriend or my best friend :D
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?
    Ahh, Tumblr.
    7. Are you a flirt?
    Nope, not at all!
    8. Do you bite your nails?
    Used to, before I got braces. Now, after braces, they won’t close enough to let me bite my nails.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?
    Instant good grades and a little less stress.
    10. Weekly goals:
    Study, study, and study some more! First law finals coming up, I’m hella nervous…

  27. Melissa says:

    1. Mood: A little bummed- I think I’m getting a bit sick :(

    2. I get a thrill from…: Mailing letters.

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?: Make it less frizzy.

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?: Everything basically. My mom’s health hasn’t been the best the past couple years so, as the oldest daughter, I’ve been taking over.

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?: My best friend.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?: Knit, or to listen to music and lay down.

    7. Are you a flirt?: Not really.

    8. Do you bite your nails?: Never- that noise is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?: There’s a lot.

    10. Weekly goals: finish some make-up assignments.

    Have a great week everyone!

  28. KhaliaNicole says:

    1. Mood:

    Feeling loved! I just got a text from the Hubs saying he overheard some guys talking about how amazing their wives were and he was so surprised that their version of “amazing” had nothing on me at all! How sweet is that?!

    2. I get a thrill from…

    Being able to check off my entire list of to-do’s for the week!… or day even!

    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do?

    Loosen the curl pattern so it was more so curly than nappy then lengthen it 10 inches! DONE!

    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year?

    I am. But I have no idea what! Tick tock!

    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date?

    My old bff, Many. We don’t talk as much as we used to but she’s still my girl and the person I think would enjoy it the most.

    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out?

    Playing The Sims on my computer… Yes… I AM super cool!

    7. Are you a flirt?

    I am, I’ll admit it. A harmless flirt because I am happily married but a flirt nonetheless!

    8. Do you bite your nails?

    Nails? What are these nails you speak of?

    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be?

    I would like to fast forward a bit to the part where my husband is no longer training for his new job but actually making good money at it!

    10. Weekly goals:

    I started a new blog on top of my current one (thepinterestingtruth.blogspot.com- if you’re a Pinterest lover) and I have about 5 blog posts I need to get done between the 2 of them. HOMEWORK!

  29. Jenna N. says:

    Karen it’s interesting you wrote you wish you already had kids, because recently you wrote that you were coming to terms with the fact that you may never have them because it just hadn’t felt right yet. Anyway, I clearly don’t know the whole story but I hope all of that works out and you get to the point where you wouldn’t change a thing about your life :) My significant other and I have been together 7 years, for 6 of which he was insistent he didn’t want kids, but last year he finally caved to stay with me and we’re compromising on one. So hopefully my decision to have a kid with someone who’d rather be kid-less works out, but the love is there, so I’m not too worried.

    1. Mood: Is insomnia a mood? ;)
    2. I get a thrill from… makeup shopping
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I don’t know! I’m so bad about changing my hair, I like to stick with what I know looks good instead of venturing into unknown territory.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Nope, but I’m bringing wine :)
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My lovely boyfriend. He’s big into movies so he’d be a good pick anyway
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? Just laying on the couch watching TV with a blanket
    7. Are you a flirt? Nope, just friendly
    8. Do you bite your nails? Nope, they break too much on their own anyway.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? That my SO wanted kids as much as I do and that I won the lottery :)
    10. Weekly goals: Have a great time with friends and family this week, not worry too much about law school stuff

  30. Alice says:

    1. Mood: meh. Quite indifferent today.
    2. I get a thrill from… Recently I get a thrill from cooking! I am trying new things and I get a huge thrill when the result is as yummy as I imagined!
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? More volume please!!! I have fine, limp-ish hair…
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? I’m in Italy, we don’t do Thanksgiving
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? My friend S so we could gossip on the outfits and makeup!
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? TV series, definitely.
    7. Are you a flirt? Sometimes, but not much!
    8. Do you bite your nails? Never done that. It just makes no sense to me…
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I’d get a new job!
    10. Weekly goals: Put summer clothes away (it’s November, I know…) and stay on top of washing clothes and tidying at home..

  31. Linnea says:

    1. Mood: I know I’m a bit late, but I feel like filling this baby in today! I’m.. a bit.. off today. Not sure what it is, definitely feels like a case of the PMS, but that doesn’t really make sense. Just a bit more easily annoyed and less patient today. But hopefully I can go home and have a relaxing bath and attempt to get it out of my system.
    2. I get a thrill from… New Nail Polishes, New Recipes, and Cleaning (only when I feel like it :)). I love trying new non-scary things.
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I would make it a bit more manageable.. I don’t think its that bad, but I just have SO much hair, that anything that I want to do to it takes forever, so it usually doesn’t get done. I’d also, if it was possible, make my hair a bit more curly, just so it had some interest to it.
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Well, in Canada, it was Thanksgiving back in Oct. And I cooked sweet potato for a family potluck.. it was delicious.
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? I would say the boy, but I am not quite sure he’d go. Probably a friend of mine who would appreciate all the dresses and glamour.
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? TV, definitely. But I get tired of it. Books, on the other hand I do not get tired of.
    7. Are you a flirt? maybe? I am pretty friendly, and I find some people think its flirting and others don’t notice.
    8. Do you bite your nails? No. Hangnails, yes, nails, no.
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? Oh wow! That’s a deep question. I’d like to feel more comfortable with where I’m at. I’m pretty sure everyone has that feeling of uncertainty of “is this the right place for me to be in my life”. I’m pretty satisfied with the big things in my life — family, relationships, living arrangement, career, but small things do get me down occasionally.
    10. Weekly goals: Relax! Get a Christmas shopping list together soon! and maybe watch a cheesey movie.

  32. Janay says:

    Le List

    1. Mood: A little bleh, but feeling pretty good about the next month
    2. I get a thrill from… Running around in the snow!
    3. If you could instantly change your hair right now, what would you do? I would cut it into a bob
    4. Are you cooking anything for Thanksgiving this year? Ham! and Sweet potatoes
    5. If you had two tickets for the Oscars, whom would you bring as your date? my mother
    6. What’s one of your favorite ways to veg out? A cup of hot tea, housecoat, sweats, on the couch, candles, dark.. and a good movie
    7. Are you a flirt? some days
    8. Do you bite your nails? only when I break one
    9. If you could change anything about your life right now, what would it be? I would love to sleep a whole night and wake up refreshed
    10. Weekly goals: get some sleep, accomplish school, and get everything I need to done

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