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.
- I hate to shop for…
For someone who frequents Home Goods so much, I actually hate shopping for home stuff because I’m terribly indecisive when it comes to picking stuff for walls, or for the furniture. It’s just I have this irrational idea that once I get like a pillow I’m gonna be stuck with that pillow for the next 20 years, and I can’t – so I stand there, like I’m literally in the aisle looking at all the pillows, but what if I don’t like this blue seashell pillow when I’m like 55, I’ll still have to look at it till then, and it paralyzes me.
- I love to shop for…
Everything else (other than home stuff), but shoes and makeup and kitty things especially. And coats.
Basically, I like shopping for anything that will still fit if my weight can fluctuate up and down.
Oh, and purses.
- You have three minutes to freshen up your makeup, so what do you do?
Well, the first thing I do is fix my wonky right brow, which is shorter than my left brow, so the tail end usually fades throughout the day…
So I’ll fix my right wonky brow, then I’ll give my lashes a quick curl — but very gently, of course, because I don’t want to pull out any eyelashes. Then I’ll throw on another layer of mascara, and quickly rim my eyes.
Since I wear nude lips a lot (just because they’re easier for me and I don’t have to deal with lip pencil or whatever), I’ll usually do another layer of whichever nude lipstick or gloss or lip liner I happen to be wearing.
I kind of like to be a little shiny because I like my skin glowing, but if I have an extra 20 seconds or so, I’ll powder my forehead, which tends to get a little shinier than the rest of my face.
- What’s the oldest thing in your closet that you still wear all the time?
Years ago (I think it was 2007) when I interviewed Paris Hilton, I’d been out of the corporate workforce for a long time, so I had to get an interview outfit. I bought this basic black dress at H&M for like $20 that I still wear.
It’s black jersey, easy to pack. It’s not really trendy… It’s kind of one of those timeless cuts, got short sleeves, hits right above the knee. I can dress it up, I can dress it down, and it’s stretchy. 🙂
- What are some things you’d like to do more of in 2015?
Mostly, I would like to forgive myself more. I tend to beat myself up mentally for the things I do wrong, and I don’t want to do that so much, so I’d like to forgive myself more.
I’d also like to exercise more, but I don’t know if that will necessarily translate into doing another half-marathon, but I’d like to sweat more. I’d also like to see my friends more, and develop my friendships more. And I’d like to do more new things.
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. I hate to shop for…
2. I love to shop for…
3. You have three minutes to freshen up your makeup, so what do you do?
4. What’s the oldest thing in your closet that you still wear all the time?
5. What are some things you’d like to do more of in 2015?
It’s the last Monday of 2014!
I’m halfway through my second cup of coffee and really looking forward to my run this morning, because I did not exercise at all over the Christmas break.
Well, I did exercise my mouth… 🙂 And my tum. By repeatedly shoving lots of sugary things and carby things into them.
How was your weekend? Did you spend it with family or friends? Was it busy? Relaxing?
What about New Year’s? Per usual, I don’t have any plans yet. El Hub and I usually just go out to dinner, then come home and sit around, maybe watch the ball drop at midnight. I keep telling myself to try something new this time, so maybe we will. Who knows?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,