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.
- Pizza: deep dish or thin crust?
Thin crust all the way, baby! And please pass the ranch and chili pepper flakes while you’re at it.
- Who does your brows?
Me, myself and I.
I have weird control issues when it comes to my brows…
- Does it ever rain in the summer where you live?
Nope, usually not a drop from June through mid-October. We live in a high risk fire zone so the trees and grasses get bone dry.
I wish it did rain in summer, though, because I love warm places when it rains, like when it rains in the tropics.
- Surround yourself with _____.
Kitties. Lots and lots of kitties!
Or, just one cat, if your main kitty is a diva alpha kitty who refuses to share the spotlight with other cats (*cough* Tabs *cough*).
- Which do you prefer: getting your nails painted or getting your hair blown out?
I actually prefer them both. 🙂 But I like doing them myself because I’m super picky (I’ve gotten some bad blowouts).
Buuuuuut, if I had to choose one over the other, I’d opt for the blowout, because they’re always faster when somebody else does them for me.
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. Pizza: deep dish or thin crust?
2. Who does your brows?
3. Does it ever rain in the summer where you live?
4. Surround yourself with _____.
5. Which do you prefer: getting your nails painted or getting a blowout?
Hi there, friend.
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine ended up being downright lovely and super chill. I felt like I had a lot of time to just relax and breathe.
I watched a couple movies, put my toes in the sand at the beach, had lunch with my brother, and spent some quality time with El Hub.
I was also moderately productive in a stress management kind of way and thought of some new things to try in July.
First, I’m going to sign up for a few yoga classes. Yoga always helps me chill out, but I just fell off the yoga wagon for some reason.
A local studio, Front Street Yoga, has a special this month — $5 classes, whoo-hoo!
That’s some affordable relaxation right there.
Second, I’m going to start forecasting and planning around the hormonal craziness in my cycle, because that’s when the sh*t usually hits the fan and writing/functioning/avoiding the urge to stab strangers with blunt objects becomes a struggle.
I’m going to prep more things while I feel sane and good, just in case I have trouble, and I’m also going to consciously avoid my emotional triggers.
No, seriously. I blocked off a section on my calendar that actually says, “Avoid emotional triggers.”
Sounds silly, but whatever works, right? I hope it helps.
Lastly, I’m going to try a few of these free 30-minute meditation podcasts by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. (Thank you, April, for sharing that link!)
I hope you’re having a great Monday so far. Talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,