Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 276

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The Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll

May your cat liner always look purrrfect!

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. What did you do last weekend?
    Just errands and housework on Sunday, but Saturday was “meow” day. My day. Slept in, worked out, went to the Bliss Spa at the W Hotel in SF for a massage and then out to dinner at the The Front Porch. (SOUL FOOD! If you go, you gotta try the baked mac ‘n’ cheese.)
  2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    Jen and Cindy, my two best buddies from high school.
  3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    Not really. I wasn’t the type to start sh*t with my parents or teachers or anything. I think I was pretty easygoing.

    But I did go through a rough patch in my late teens. I was learning how to assert myself about things I liked and didn’t like, and maybe it looked a little like a rebellious stage to my parents. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t doing exactly what they wanted me to do (keep studying science and go to medical school).

    Ah, growing pains…

  4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    I picked up a small tube of Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream at Bliss Spa last weekend, and dang if that stuff’s not pretty great! It absorbs quickly, works well and doesn’t leave me with greasy fingers.
  5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Two scrambled eggs with some canned tuna and chopped green onions. Oh! — and a cup of coffee.
  6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Yargh! Find a gym up here in Novato with a good spinning class and free weights.
  7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    Geez, I don’t know. February, I think? El Hub and I went for a walk along Ocean Beach in SF.
  8. How do you feel about high-waisted cut-off jean shorts? Yes or no?
    I see a lot of teens/tweens wearing this look, and it’s stressing me out! For me, no.
  9. Do you drink enough water?
    I try to, but lately, I don’t think so. I gotta work on that this week.
  10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    Well, drinking more water. That’s one thing.

    But I also need to get better about managing stress, which I think boils down to working too late on the computer. Every day I intend to get up from my desk by 6 p.m., but I keep breaking my own rules! What’s up with that? Frankie says relax, dammit! Gotta get up, go eat dinner, watch some TV, spend time with El Hub.

To complete the Monday Poll, just copy the following list, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Le List

1. What did you do last weekend?
2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
4. Your current favorite hand cream?
5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
9. Do you drink enough water?
10. One thing you’re working on this week?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Yogirl says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Visited a friend in Bavaria and together we went shopping :-) two pairs of shoes (sale) jumped in front of my credit card, and beergarden and some sightseeing and lots of girls talk
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Brigitte (see 1.)
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Not really.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? L’Occitane and Molton Brown
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Granola with soymilk and apple, and lots of coffee.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Cleaning up my basement, but I started two weeks ago.
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Years ago, but I plan to go in July with my brother’s family.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No!
    9. Do you drink enough water? Most of the time, yes.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Controlling what I eat, it was too much junk food during the last weeks

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      I’m so excited to hear about your beach trip next month. Where are you going?

      P.S. I’ve been eating a lot of junk food too. Birthday cake!

  2. Twyla says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? I cleaned the lakehouse from top to bottom, caught a movie & hiked with my sister and bought all my patio garden plants finally. :)
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? I like to travel with one of my sisters – its fast paced as in last fall we flew NH to DC for 8hrs then to Nola for 36hrs then to San Antonio for 24hrs then back.. Road trip by air..
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I think I’m still in that stage, as in I refuse to grow up… I’m rebelling about aging
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Home Tymes ‘Mandarin Coriander’
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? BK SMoothie with Blueberries, raspberries, peach, kiwi, swiss chard & Spinach, frozen banana, cinamon & almond milk & almond butter..
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Putting the remainder of my cd’s onto my itunes so I can rid myself of the cd’s
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? May – in Jamaica.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No.
    9. Do you drink enough water? 2-3 litres a day..
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Putting my patio garden together including putting the new bbq together.

  3. Laura says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? I studied for my exams this week. I napped a little too…

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? The girl who wants to go shopping all the time, the one who is always flirting at the bar. I’m usually a good combo of both.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I guess I was moody, but I’m not sure about rebellious. I was quiet and I had the opportunity to travel a lot when I was a teen, so I didn’t have to rebel that much.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Avene’s hand creme. I have very sensitive hands, I can’t use any cream.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Orange juice and yogurt.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? I don’t think of anything right now.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? I live not far from the beach, so I go there often, but if you meant when did I go sunbathing or swimming for the last time, I’d have to say last september.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Yes! But only for skinny girls.

    9. Do you drink enough water? God no. Bad bad bad I know!

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Passing my exams!

  4. Natasha says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    Worked a lot. Saturday morning, the party started at 9am with non-start painting until noon, then I packed up and ran to Seaport Village to open up by 1:30pm — and worked there until closing, then all day Seaport yesterday — didn’t close until 7pm with no break… it was really busy! But fun!

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    My hubby. I don’t really travel with anyone else.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    Oh yeah. As the only child of a single worried mother, I had to create space as a teen — it wasn’t a pretty stage.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    CeraVe

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Kashi blackberry/walnut cereal and milk

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Clean the house… not going to get done this week, either…

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    Last August

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    Um,no.

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    WHen I work my day job and i’m on a structured schedule, yes. WHen I’m outside doing facepaint/henna/glitter art at a booth, I get so busy I forget to drink, to take bathroom breaks and eat lunch…I’m the only one at the booth, so I sometimes I have to tell a bunch of kids that I need to take 10…and they aren’t always understanding…

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    Making sure I get enough water and sleep. Crazy busy work schedule this week… just trying to focus on the basics…

    Hope you have a more zenlike week!

  5. 1. What did you do last weekend?
    My parents were in town all last week and weekend so I was entertaining. Mom was here to help set up the nursery so that was fun. Dad was here for Father’s Day.

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    Hubby. I don’t like traveling in groups because I never end up doing what I want in the end. We went to a wedding in Maui last year and Hubby and I felt like every time we tried to get some QT the rest of the group was offended we didn’t want to spend every moment with them. Instead of seeing lots of the gorgeous island we spent almost every day on the same beach. It was still lovely, just not what we’d hoped.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    Not really but I did have a little too much fun during certain times of college.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    I love Caudalie’s Hand and Nail Cream. It’s rich but not greasy and smells lovely.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Scramble eggs with cheddar melted in and a big glass of milk.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Order new patio cushions from Target online. They have what I want online, but not in store. I need them by Saturday so I’d better go do that once I sign off here!

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    The aforementioned Hawaii trip.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    Negative

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    Ever since I moved to Colorado I drink TONS of water. I’m never without a glass or a bottle.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    I have painters in the house today and tomorrow trying to finish up the pre-baby to-do list around the house. My aunt is coming in town for my shower this weekend and is staying with us so once the painters are finished I need to get to cleaning and get the nursery all set up! 38(ish) days to go!
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  6. Lori says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? WORKED!!! I’m in the midst of being recruited to another financial institution and hubby and I are starting a business! I work work worked and dreamt of sleep!

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Hubby and kids, hands down. One look at them and I smile. Enough said.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? 3 tattoos between 16 and 17 and a few piercings. Yeah, I did. But if that was the worst of it…I was darn good!

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Biotherm lait corporel

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Coffee and an apple.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Schedule time for the gym!

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Years ago!

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? NO NO NO NO NO. But I’ll take them if we can exile leggings on adults.

    9. Do you drink enough water? NO — trying, but it’s a writeoff when I’m home on the weekends, beer gets the best of me.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Getting myself together if I do indeed change firms and help hubby finish our business plan.

  7. Megan says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Lots of girl time, movies, and running. Also spending some time with my dad.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Most of my friends.
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? No, but I went through a depressed stage at age 19 after a breakup where I cut and shaved my hair and made horrible fashion choices.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? L’Occitaine en Provence Rose 4 Reines.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Nature’s Promise organic waffles.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Filing paperwork to have my name changed.
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Um…last September.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No.
    9. Do you drink enough water? Yes.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Financial paperwork and my thesis prospectus edits.

  8. Lisa M. says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? I enjoyed time with my family
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? my family
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Yes, as a teenager and early 20′s. Not a proud time to reflect on, but thankful I’m not there now.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? I use Hemp Anti-aging as hand cream and like it.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? coffee
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? I want to make a few skirts for summer.
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? 2011 we met my husband’s family at Cape San Blas and had a great time.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? no for me, but would rather see high-wasted instead low riders with butt crack as a topper.
    9. Do you drink enough water? no, I will correct that now.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? ironing the clothes mountain sitting in my room.

  9. What an amazing photo of Tabs, Karen!

    1. What did you do last weekend? Work at an event on Saturday, and chill with the boyfriend on Sunday :-)

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? My boyfriend, and my brother.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Oh yes, but it didn’t last long though :-) Just a year or two, when I was 15, 16.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Melvita Beauty Cream for hand and nails, with roses

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Cereal with milk, bread, and fruit yoghurt

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? I never postpone. Seriously, never :-)

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Two days ago :-) I live right next to lake Geneva.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No.

    9. Do you drink enough water? Lately, definitely! I always carry my bottle around.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Getting more details about the new apartment… This intern is working on our file and I can’t get her to tell me anything. We’re moving in 2 weeks…
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  10. camille says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    not much. hung out with The Man, and went to his brother’s house. (he’s a mile away!) we usually chill on the weekends. :)

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    The Man. I haven’t really traveled with too many people. but the person i enjoy traveling with is the husband. the friends i have traveled with are “meh.”

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    oh, my goodness. yes. :( i feel like a terrible daughter when i think about it, and i wish i did things differently. but when i look where i am today, i know i wouldn’t be here if i did things differently. i like where i am now :) and i’m a good girl now. so….we’re good. :D

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    neutrogena hand cream. it looks like an ointment. LoL. i usually don’t wear gloves when i clean the sinks, and do dishes (terrible, i know!) so my hands get really dry. this seems to help keep them from being terribly crusty and ugly.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    chai oatmeal with fresh blueberries! really light, but it was something. :/ and, of course, the coffee. and a glass of water before i left the apt. to do errands. got in the car, and it was already 85F at 9 AM. :(

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    get rid of a bunch of stuff in our apt. *sigh* i want to live minimally, so it’ll be easier to move when the time comes.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    oh, wow. april? The Man and i went to santa barbara (i’ve never been) and we spent a few days around the area. it was SO BEAUTIFUL. on our way back to nor*cal/home, we stopped at morrow bay, and WOW. the beach there was gorgeous. i can’t wait to visit again. i love the bay area, but the water is too cold. LoL.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    no for me. i’m short already, so it’s not for me. it’s a trend, and i try not to invest too much on trends. i like classic pieces that are always in style, and usually splurge on a few small “trend” pieces.

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    i’ve been trying. i’m better about it now that we live here. *sigh* good and bad, i guess. good to stay hydrated, but man, this heat is killer.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    study! study!

    hope you’re having a lovely monday! glad the weekend relaxation was success!

  11. MM Curator says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? – Ran the Baltimore 10-miler on Saturday…was so disappointed in my time! But the husband ran with me so it was nice to have a running buddy.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? The husband…haven’t really traveled with anyone else.
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Nope, and my parents were baffled by how non-rebellious I was. They were like, what’s wrong with you? My mom even offered to help me get a fake ID in college! LOL.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? – Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? I tried out some 5-hour Energy…so desperate to feel awake and energized – I’m always so tired. It didn’t work. I’m just jittery now. :(
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? I want to make pretty summery necklaces…I have the beads and other materials but just haven’t gotten around to making anything yet. Need to get on it before the summer’s over!
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Last July. It was heavenly.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No for me, but they can look cute on young people. :)
    9. Do you drink enough water? No and I don’t care. I drink a little over a liter of water a day – well below the 64 oz. recommendation, but I refused to drink more. I’ve tried being really hydrated and I hate it – I’m simply not spending my day peeing every hour! Plus I saw no benefits – skin didn’t look better, etc. I only truly hydrate the afternoon/night before my long runs.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Keeping up with my blog, as usual. We’ll see if I can do it this week.
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    • Karen says:

      Congrats on your doing the race! Even though you didn’t get the time you wanted, at least you got it done, you know?

      BTW, what running shoes do you like? I’m usually a Saucony girl, but lately I’ve been wearing Brooks.

  12. Amanda says:

    Le List

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    Nothing that I can remember. Ben worked all weekend, so I just relaxed.

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    B and my best friend Lys.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    Oh yes, very rebellious. From 16 to 18 or 19. It was bad.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    Lubriderm. I always have it in my purse for my tattoos, but I use it on my hands too. Light, non-greasy. And no fragrance so I’m not allergic to it!

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Nothing yet, just woke up! But i’m hoping to have some fruit and maybe some toast.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Work out!

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    March when my friends came to visit me.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    Yes!

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    No, but now that I’m drinking for two, the doctor DRILLED it into me that I need to be drinking 10 glasses a day. Not only do I feel like I’m going to float away, I have to pee every 5 minutes!

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    Drinking more water, LOL! And telling friends and family about the baby-to-be.

    Have an amazing week! xo

    • Karen says:

      You have an amazing week too, Amanda. :)

      You mentioned using Lubriderm on your tattoos… how many do you have? I love the look of them, but I’m too chicken and fickle to ever get one on myself so I always have to live vicariously through others.

  13. Rica says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    I did too much stuff! There are so many events happening in Toronto right now. It’s a fun time to visit here :D
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    My girl friends
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    My most rebellious stage is very non rebellious but I basically stayed in my room for the whole night watching anime…
    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    None… Trying to find a good one… Any rec?
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Nothing :(
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Tidy up my den/home office, decorate it and make it look pretty
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    Gosh… 7 years ago?
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    Looks good on others but not on me
    9. Do you drink enough water?
    No… As we speak I’m dehydrated right now
    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    Catch up on writing blog posts and taking photos for my blog… Haven’t gotten any of it done :(
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  14. Dominique says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Rest and sleep a lot, I was exhausted

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Definitely good friends

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I am still rebellious, so yes

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Lush la Main Verte but not really a favourite, just a cream I wanted to try

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? fruit juice and yoghourt

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Some real cleaning in my apartment

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? I don’t even remember, 3 years ago ? And very shortly in fact

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Nope

    9. Do you drink enough water? Yes, up to 3 l per day, lithium carbonate makes me thirsty all the time

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Relax but also settle important things

  15. Megan says:

    Le List
    1. What did you do last weekend? Is it sad that I can’t really remember? It probably resembled this past weekend of cooking, Netflix, and YouTube beauty guru watching :]

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? My two best friends with a soundtrack made especially for the journey.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I wouldn’t say I was “rebellious” but I was definitely tempermental around age 16, and I also did a lot of the whole “you tell your mom you’re staying at my house and I’ll tell my mom I’m staying at yours” type of deal,haha.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Soap and Glory Hand Food! Although if they are really dry, The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector is my best (yet stinky) friend.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Plain Greek yogurt with a banana sliced up. It was boring, could’ve used some granola or berries or something.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Clear off my kitchen bar area. It’s a dumping ground for mail, and bills like to hide under the junk mail, which is most unhelpful of them.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? WAY too long! Over a year at least.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No! Although they do look cute on the people I’ve seen wearing them.

    9. Do you drink enough water? Probably not. I do my best though. At work I make “Spa Water” every day with strawberries, lemons, limes, and oranges, which helps.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Trying to budget out a trip to Atlanta to go to the Aquarium (and my first ever IKEA and LUSH trip! *sigh*)

  16. Danielle says:

    1. Had some quality, lazy, me time. It was awesome. And the boy and I cooked- a lot. We are always tinkering with new recipes. My favorite this time was this amazing crock pot teriyaki chicken. Amazing.
    2. My mom and my brother. We all like the same things and have the same sense of adventure- we try everything once.
    3. Not really. The most rebellious I ever got was holing myself up in my room (aka the cave, according to my parents)as soon as I got home from school and blasting boy band music. I broke curfew now and then, and *may* have drank some choice beverages under a certain age.
    4. I don’t have one- I just use whatever I’m using on my body. Currently that’s Vaseline Aloe Fresh.
    5. Triple Berry Banana Protein shake. I made the boy a spinach salsa omelette. Yum!
    6. Ugh. There are too many things to list. Organize my makeup room, travel to Ireland….
    7. Too long ago. I live in the Midwest. “The Beach” is a figment of our imaginations here. But I go to pools often enough.
    8. No. I’m shorter at 5’4″ so this high-waisted thing appeals to me in theory, but in reality most of the time it looks like someone is trying too hard or like they’ve been through a time warp.
    9. I feel like I do. But then again there is probably room for improvement.
    10. Getting through late meetings two nights this week- tonight included. Yikes!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Danielle,

      That’s so cute that you and your honey cook together, awww. What else did you make besides the teriyaki chicken? Oh and thanks for reminding me to bust out my crock pot.

  17. Katherine M says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    ~Went to a wedding (I got food poisoning from one of the hors d’oeuvres), and spent Father’s Day with my daddy :).

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    ~My husband, my family, and those of my friends who can be on time or close to on time for things. It’s not fun to wait around all day for people who aren’t on time or can’t decide what they want to do.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    ~Not really. I guess when I was 21 I went through a phase where I wanted to go bar hopping with friends but I didn’t do it that often. I also had a point at age 21 where we weren’t sure what was a good career path for me and what was the best way to go about it. 21 was a rough year.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    ~I like Neutrogena the Norwegian formula when I do use hand cream.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    ~English muffin with honey nut cream cheese and smoked salmon.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    ~Not sure, did all my name changing and just have to go to the bank and change other things. I definitely have to clean the house, and give the floors a good cleaning.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    ~Not since about 2 years ago. It’s been a while. Our vacations depend on how much vacation time the hubby gets and when my next career move will happen, since this summer is a possibility for that.

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    ~Not a huge fan of high waisted jean shorts, but I like cut-offs.

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    ~Probably not, I could always stand to drink a lot more especially in this heat.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    ~Staying positive and happy and not letting anything get me worried or down. Also, keeping up with my workouts, and getting back into 2 to 5 hour workouts.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine M,

      Sorry to hear about your food poisoning. That’s never fun. What did you and your dad do for Father’s Day? My parents had a graduation party to go to and my brother was out of town, so I have to do a raincheck Father’s Day date with my family.

      Happy Monday!

      • Katherine M says:

        Karen,
        Daddy and I hung out and worked on one of the muscle cars, and had dinner at home (I got him workout stuff since in his retirement he is going to the gym every day). Luckily my food poisoning wasn’t bad, so I got to enjoy the weekend. Hope you get to celebrate with your dad soon!

  18. Liz in Paris says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Work – had a ton of technical documentation to write
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Hubs or alone
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Not so much a stage as my entire life :-)
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Bioderma Atoderm
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Muesli cereal, small glass of milk, coffee
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Gradually getting rid of old/broken/useless things in this house – we’re moving next year and need to streamline
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? More than 10 years ago – my skin burns in 5 mins and I’m not much of a beach bum anyway
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Never!
    9. Do you drink enough water? I do now – had a bit of cystitis last week and vowed to increase my water consumption!
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Getting my tech doc project out of the way

  19. Heidi says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?

    Saturday I went to a free outdoor concert at a local shopping center. It was a Jimmy Buffet cover band, but they also did a lot of classic rock covers from Lynrd Skynrd, Creedence Clearwater, and a lot more. It was fun. Then of course I did a little shopping after that since I was at a shopping center. A couple of tank tops that were on sale and some baking goodies from the spice shop. Yesterday I just went to church and ran errands afterwards. Gotta do that weekly Trader Joe’s run!

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?

    I used to do a lot of road trips with my friends John, Dia, and Mary. We had some crazy times on trips to Yosemite and Tahoe.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?

    I feel like I’m going through one now! I have no one at home to answer to, and no dress code to follow, so I do what I want!

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?

    Cerave during the day, and Nuance at night.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

    I was given a ton of fruit by my new neighbor, so I had a smoothie with banana, kumquat, lime, and mango.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?

    I keep saying every week that I’m going to organize my makeup and it hasn’t happened yet.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?

    Late April/Early May. It’s time to go back!

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?

    NO!

    9. Do you drink enough water?

    Sadly, no. I only drink enough when it’s hot and I’m thirsty. I need to work on that.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?

    Uh, using up some fruit before it goes bad? I’m making banana muffins this afternoon.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Fruit bonanza! I’m a little jealous. I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday and thought of you when I was looking for those dried mandarins (couldn’t find them, boo hoo). I did find something new and kinda cool, though — chia seeds! Have you had them before? I’m kind of obsessed.

      • Heidi says:

        Oh yeah, I love chia seeds. I put them in smoothies all the time.

        So, my latest TJ’s obsession (yes, it changes frequently) is the South African Smoke Seasoning. It’s a combo of smoked paprika, sea salt, garlic and basil. I love it in chilis and bean dishes to add a great smoky flavor. Next I want to try it on some roasted veggies.

  20. Casey says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Spent some QT with the family

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? We love to travel with a small group of friends. We’ve done several trips with them, and it’s been fantastic.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Yes, high school.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Cetaphil cream. Nothing fancy.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? A gigantic cup of coffee and some oatmeal.

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Get back to the gym.

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? It’s been too long, almost a year!

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? for me, no. I’m just too short to pull that off.

    9. Do you drink enough water? Yes. Maybe too much ;)

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Working out, and getting enough sleep (HBO Go has me watching last seasons True Blood)

  21. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Hung out at home with the kids. School’s out for Summer!
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? The husband and kids. They’re about all I ever travel with.
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Sorta. I was a good girl, got good grades, but I was mouthy. I apologize to my parents a lot now that I have a ten year old that is exactly the same way!
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Neutrogena Norwegian Formula, it’s thick, it works, I keep a tube of it next to my bed to put on at night.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? I’ve been getting up a little later since the kids got out of school, 7:30am, so I just had coffee because I wasn’t super hungry.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Make an eye doctor appointment, I need new glasses but I’m too lazy!
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Hmmmm, it’s been a while. My Grandma has a condo right on the beach in central CA, but it’s tough to go during the school year. I’m hoping to get over next month.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No for me, unless you’re 90 pounds, that look just doesn’t work.
    9. Do you drink enough water? No, I’m working on it though!
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Getting to the gym a couple of times. Clean the guinea pig cage for the pig I’m babysitting for three weeks. Looking into planning a trip to Idaho in August and getting all that figured out.

  22. Veronica says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? I went to a pool party!
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Friends!
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Who hasn’t? Hahaha
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? I like the fresh picked tangerine one from Bath & Body Works
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Ham and cheese omelette with potatoes!
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Unlocking my phone so I’ll be able to use it in Brazil next week…
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? February of last year, I’m pretty sure. I miss Rio!
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Yes!
    9. Do you drink enough water? I think I might even drink too much water…
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Packing for Brazil, packing to move houses…

  23. Chelsea says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Nothing too exciting! Mostly lounging around.

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? The one professor I work with! She’s a sassy lady, but almost manic to the extent of her activity! It’s my job to keep her out of trouble.

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I was a little butthole sometimes, like all teens, but nothing too much. I got good grades.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream? CeraVe! I saw on the Musings blog that Garnier’s coming out with a hand cream with SPF 30, so I’ll be excited to try that.

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Gluten-free flax and fiber bread with almond butter and banana. Yum!

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? I just got around to posting the survey for my consumer behavior class, and that’s what I had been putting off. Only one more week left of this class!

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Probably in Cannes 2 years ago! I just got some photo updates from the girls who went this year, looks like they’re having fun, just saw a picture of Nick Cannon in a session, and Gloria Steinem yesterday!

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No, definitely not. High waist stuff and I don’t get along well anyway, but I feel like the shorts have a tendency to look like bad 90′s castoffs.

    9. Do you drink enough water? I drink a massive amount of water, but it never seems to be enough – I have a heart condition and one of the things is I have to drink a ton of water to keep my blood pressure up (and also eat extra salt! I take salt pills sometimes!) If I work out, I can down half a gallon of water in one sitting.

    10. One thing you’re working on this week? I just started my new job today, so I need to concentrate on that and my last week of class for the summer!

  24. Suri says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Relax! I had Saturday off from class so we ran errands and went to the movies to see Man of Steel (hottie!) and on Sunday we went to my parents house and hung out with Dad for Father’s Day and do laundry.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? Hubby and the BFF. Fun times!
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Yeah nothing too crazy but 19-24 was an interesting time.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Nivea soft cream is on the night stand right now. I also love Avon silicone cream and Bliss’s hand cream.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? whole wheat toast with reduced fat peanut butter and jelly.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Clean out my clutter. It never goes away!
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Last summer. I can’t wait to go again soon.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? No
    9. Do you drink enough water? Yes about 10-12 cups a day.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? grad school papers and cleaning out my office for Summer. Only 8 days left!

  25. breyerchic04 says:

    What did you do last weekend?
    My cousin got married, they had the wedding in their barn, so I helped with cleaning, decorating, buying flowers, and wrangling relatives. It turned out so pretty, there was purple tulle and wild flowers everywhere.
    Folks who are fun to travel with?
    My mom’s probably the most fun, since we can figure out what each other needs.
    Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    I’m not positive I’m out of it (age 27)
    Your current favorite hand cream?
    Using CeraVe on just about everything right now.
    What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    A hard boiled egg before I left the house and a mocha cookie crumble frappucino a bit later.
    Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    Organize and find my ipod.
    How do you feel about high-waisted cut-off jean shorts? Yes or no?
    NO. I was too young for them last time they were popular (though I did have a pair of acid wash shorts with ruffles on the hem in 1990, I was four. But this time just no no no.
    Do you drink enough water?
    Probably yeah
    One thing you’re working on this week?
    Packing for the beach. Maybe finding the ipod.

  26. Alice Ann says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? I worked, spent quality time with my dog, caught up on guilty TV pleasures.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? My girlfriend. We took a two week road trip from the Bay Area to an Airstream park in Arizona, Grand Canyon, and Vegas which was really fun. 3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Oh,yeah. I really got into punk rock/riot grrl in my early teens. I got exposed to radical political ideas and different ways of being in the world that ultimately was great for me.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? Dr.Hauschka’s is awesome.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? This is the worst day to ask me that, but truthfully…it was cold pizza.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Deep cleaning my house before guests arrive in 2 weeks.
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? It’s been almost a year. That’s sad.
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Only in a 1950s retro-type situation.
    9. Do you drink enough water? No, I’m awful about it, I swear I was a camel in a past life.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? I just started a summer class, so my school work.

  27. Kim says:

    I’m sorry I missed the poll yesterday but I literally laughed out loud when I just read:

    How do you feel about high-waisted cut-off jean shorts? Yes or no?

    BAHAHA! Sorry. And apologies to anyone who answered “yes” but that’s sort of like saying, “broken glass bottled jammed into your jugular…. yes or no?”. HAHA! Truthfully, it’s probably more like asking “were you alive during the 80s?”. I’m guessing all of us who were are cringing over high-waisted AND jorts.

  28. Nicole says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Sister-in-law was in town, so we did sushi and movies.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? My boyfriend :)
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? I did. Nothing too terrible, but I was a bit of a bratty teenager.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? They don’t make it anymore, but the Bath and Body Works Cashmere hand cream is amazing!
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? And everything bagel with cream cheese…my favorite!
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Get through a few more books on my bookshelf…I’ve been even more addicted to TV than usual!
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? Last weekend! I live on the coast of Florida, so I’m a lucky gal :)
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? Cut-offs yes, high-waisted…NO.
    9. Do you drink enough water? I’ve been trying to, but coffee has been taking over the past few weeks.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Getting out of work at a decent time so I can get to my classes at the gym!!

  29. Lisa Ann says:

    1. What did you do last weekend? Dinner with the family.
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with? My hubby!
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage? Yes. In high school.
    4. Your current favorite hand cream? L’Occitane Shea Butter.
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Dry Toast.
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet? Spruce up the guest bedroom.
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach? About two months ago. It was cold!
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no? N.O.
    9. Do you drink enough water? no.
    10. One thing you’re working on this week? Being in the moment.

  30. Cassie says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    9. Do you drink enough water?
    10. One thing you’re working on this week?

  31. Cassie says:

    1. What did you do last weekend?
    I cleaned the house for an upcoming party and spent Sunday afternoon with my family for Father’s Day….had boiled shrimp and homemade strawberry ice cream.

    2. Folks who are fun to travel with?
    I like to go on family vacations with my parents, my brother and sister-in-law and their kids and my boyfriend

    3. Did you ever go through a rebellious stage?
    not really–I was the perfect angel growing up. My brother is the reason my parents are now grey.

    4. Your current favorite hand cream?
    I don’t care much for lotions on my hands b/c I can’t stand greasiness! Lately, I will use whatever Bath & Body Works lotion is on my desk, but the Archipelago Milk brand hand lotion is the least greasy one I’ve found!

    5. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    Haven’t had breakfast yet, but I did stop at 7-11 for a cup of coffee on my way to work

    6. Something you keep meaning to do but haven’t gotten to yet?
    unpack my stuff from when I moved in w/ my boyfriend several months ago and use it to decorate the house. Someday soon!!!!

    7. When was the last time you went to the beach?
    it must have been on the last family cruise I went on for my 30th birthday, which was over 2 years ago! I’m in need of another vacation stat!!!

    8. High-waisted cut-off jean shorts — yes or no?
    NO

    9. Do you drink enough water?
    not nearly as much as I should, but I try

    10. One thing you’re working on this week?
    trying to finish another blog entry or two

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