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 seven years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- The secret to a really good _____ is _____.
The secret to a really good workout is coffee!
- Do you have any shoes or bags with funky patterns on them (florals, plaids, animal prints, etc.)?
Um, yeah! My ASPCA Vans shoes with the collage o’ cats.
I also have some printed makeup bags, like a nylon MAC one with graffiti art on it, and a cute Kate Spade bag with red piping and black-and-white hand-drawn illustrations of lipsticks and compacts and other little pieces of makeup.
Oh, and I also have a pair of leopard-print heels, but I never wear them because they hurt my feet…
- Most memorable summer job?
Working as a coordinator at the Foreign Language Lab on my last summer at Davis. I opened the lab in the morning, checked out language materials to the foreign language students and helped them with their English conversation skills.
- Pick one — layered jewelry or accent nails (if you had to pick).
Layered jewelry. Preferably dainty layered necklaces.
- What would you put into your perfect fruit salad?
All kinds of crazy-@ss schtuff!
Watermelon (of course), strawberries, grapefruit, peaches, green grapes (halved), raspberries, blueberries, dragon fruit, lychee and honeycrisp apples (for crunch), all drizzled with warm honey on top.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!
1. The secret to a really good _____ is _____.
2. Do you have any shoes or bags with funky patterns on them (florals, plaids, animal prints, etc.)?
3. Most memorable summer job?
4. Pick one — layered jewelry or accent nails (if you had to pick).
5. What would you put into your perfect fruit salad?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like we get stuck in a rut when it comes to eating out. We go to the same places a lot because they’re good and reliable, and we know what to expect, but sometimes you get lucky when you try something new.
Like, you find a place that serves house-made mini donuts.
The secret to eternal happiness just might be a basket of mini donuts… (They’re a lot smaller than they look.)
On Saturday morning for breakfast we drove up to the Boon Fly Café in Napa off Sonoma Highway, right next to The Carneros Inn.
I ordered the veggie omelet (so tasty!), which had asparagus, squash, purple cauliflower and jack cheese and came with crispy hash browns and fresh baked wheat toast. El Hub had the standard bacon and eggs with sourdough toast.
YUM! Everything was flat-out delicious, and that’s not even the best part. The Carneros Inn next door has stunning wine country gardens and rose- and fig tree-lined walking paths; it’s worth a trip just for the walk after breakfast.
You never know what you’re gonna get, ya know, when you try something new, but sometimes you get really lucky.
Have a great day today. Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friend.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,