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.
- Did you watch any World Cup matches?
So, I just found out that Germany won the World Cup yesterday… That tells you right there how closely I follow soccer (oops!).
You know how I feel about sports with projectiles. Give me iceskating with the pretty, sparkly outfits any day.
- Do you and your significant other ever talk baby talk or have pet names for each other (honey or sweetums)?
At the risk of embarrassing El Hub, yes (whatever he likes it). We mostly call each other babe, which I know isn’t very creative. “Babe, where’s Tabs?” “Babe, have you seen the cat lately??” “Babe, Tabs just barfed on the carpet! Um…could you please clean it up?”
- What’s one invention that would revolutionize the beauty industry as we know it?
A drugstore full-coverage under-eye concealer that works as well as MAC Pro Longwear but comes in easier-to-use packaging (like a regular plastic tube with a doe-foot or a pen like YSL Touche Éclat) that doesn’t break (no glass bottle or annoying pump).
- What’s your favorite kind of tree (oak, willow, ash, spruce)?
I like willows. The way they look and the sound of the wind rustling through their leaves.
They remind me of my childhood because there was this huge willow tree in Union City where I grew up, and every time we’d drive by it I’d gaze at it wistfully and daydream about playing beneath it.
- What’s your favorite beach, and why do you like it?
It’s called Ke’e Beach, and it’s literally at the end of the road — the one main highway — on the North Shore of the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
The drive up there is along a winding, jungly road, and you feel like you’re going someplace magical and remote (cell phones don’t even work out there).
The beach itself is sort of a secluded hideaway with a cliff you can hike up on the left to a beautiful view of the ocean and the beach down below, and the water is shockingly blue and warm with lots of cool animals and things to see (last time I was there I chilled out on the sand next to a Hawaiian monk seal).
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. Did you watch any World Cup matches?
2. Do you and your significant other ever talk baby talk or have pet names for each other (honey, sweetums, my liege)?
3. What’s one invention that would revolutionize the beauty industry as we know it?
4. What’s your favorite kind of tree (oak, willow, ash, spruce)?
5. What’s your favorite beach, and why do you like it?
A new day, a new start.
Hi, my friend.
I hope you had a great weekend and got your batteries recharged. I feel like I kind of did, but there’s never enough downtime, you know? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just spend our entire days contemplating gravity and flowers and kittens and looking for shapes in the clouds like the highly evolved citizens of some utopian society?
That would be nice…
So, what’s on your to-do list today? I’m trying something a little new with mine. I’m not sure where I got the idea (probably lifehacker or 99u, two of my favorite productivity sites), but it’s basically this: only put three things on the list.
That’s it. No matter how many tasks you actually have to do today, just put the three most important ones on your list…and basically ignore everything else, LOL!
The three most important tasks. The ones you really want to accomplish.
It’s like, if you can finish those three, you’ll probably have a great day.
The idea is that your entire to-do list, if yours is anything like mine, is ridiculously long and terrifying and overwhelming, so by just picking three tasks to work on each day, you’re removing a lot of the noise.
We’ll see… I definitely like the sound of the idea.
Good luck in your to-do list vanquishing efforts.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,