You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?”
Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. (It’s like a kickstart for your brain.) I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.
- Do you like being the center of attention?
In casual settings, not really. I leave that up to charming experts like Tabs. 🙂
But in work-related situations, I generally don’t mind it, like if I’m leading a group or giving a presentation…as long as I’m prepared and haven’t had so much coffee that I’m jittery.
- The recipe for a perfect Sunday autumn afternoon includes…
A snuggly blanket, a hot cup of herbal tea, an autumnal scented candle (I lighted a new Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle today… So good!) and a big stack of books and magazines.
- Under my bed, you’ll find…
Dust bunnies, the packaging for various electronic doodads (El Hub’s doing), random bottles of lotion and pieces of makeup, a machete (again, El Hub’s doing), and about half of my young adult book collection, because you never know when you’ll wake up in the middle of the night with a strong urge to reread The Hunger Games.
- I could drink __________ by the pitcher.
Vitamin Water Zero in Glow, which I haven’t been able to find in any stores lately… I hope they haven’t discontinued it.
It has to be cold though; otherwise, what’s the point?
- Do you sleep with a nightlight now (or have you ever)?
I did from the time I was a kid all the way up through high school. I felt comforted going to sleep seeing my favorite things, like my books, my desk and all of my knick-knacks, but when I left for college, I lived in the dorms for my first year with a roommate, and she liked to sleep with all of the lights off (understandably).
It was weird for me at first, but our room was near a street lamp, and some of the light would still come in through the closed curtains…so I could still see my room. 🙂
Over time I guess I’ve just gotten used to sleeping in the dark.
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. Do you like being the center of attention?
2. The recipe for a perfect Sunday autumn afternoon includes…
3. Under my bed, you’ll find…
4. I could drink __________ by the pitcher.
5. Do you sleep with a nightlight now (or have you ever)?
Of all the crazy Karl Lagerfeld quotes I’ve read, this has to be one of my favorites:
“I’m very severe with myself and sometimes I miss French cheese…”
-Karl Lagerfeld (source: cnn.com)
OK, to put this in context, Karl was talking about his diet in an interview, but the very notion of not eating cheese is just INSANE to me.
Because I. Love. It.
I love cheese.
Even though I’ve slowly weaned myself off of dairy over the past couple years (I swear, less dairy equals clearer skin for me), that does not include cheese…which I know is dairy, but never mind.
I’ve been going through a Babybel cheese phase lately. I like to have one with a sliced apple for my afternoon snack.
Mmm, Babybel cheese and an apple… It’s a legit addiction.
Anyway, this is all to say that I bought a new kitchen contraption yesterday, the Progressive Wedge & Pop, and it has completely rocked my cheese-and-apple-eating world.
It cores and slices in one fell swoop!
In my best infomercial voice, “Why handle dangerous knives when the Progressive Wedge & Pop cuts and slices evenly while removing the core?”
Haha! Just push, flip and pop, and it’s easy to clean too.
I got mine at a HomeGoods store for $6.
On that note, have an apple-solutely awesome Monday! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood apple, beauty and cheese addict,