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 eight (!) 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.
- What’s the next beauty product you’d like to try?
I’m counting down the minutes (nay, the seconds!) until I shower this morning, just so I can try Laura Mercier’s new Tea Menthe Citron Gel Body Moisture body moisturizer.
Remember Laura’s Gel Moisturizer from last year? The lemon verbena one?
Ahhh! Beyond good. My heart broke a little when I finished the big 8-ounce jar…
Anyway, she has this new one out (it just arrived on counters), and it smells like citrusy, minty black tea.
I’m hoping it’ll be just as moisturizing and absorb just as quickly (none of that icky, sticky skin you get with some gels) as the O.G. version.
- Is there anything missing in your life?
You mean other than sleep? Well, yeah…for sure. Nothing material, although some new living room furniture (and hardwood floors) would be nice.
But right now what I’m missing most are steady emotions — my emotions being not so up and down. More “even.”
I know it’s because of post-baby hormones and that “this too shall pass,” but I’m just over it, you know? One day things will be easy and even, and the next day I’ll be crying at the drop of a hat because of something completely dumb. Man!
Like the other day I cried watching Gilmore Girls (I’m re-watching the first season). It was the episode where Rory has two sixteenth birthday parties, in the scene where Lorelei wakes Rory up early in the morning on her birthday and talks about the day she was born, and I totally burst into tears because one day my baby will turn 16, waaah!
See? Totally can’t handle it right meow.
- When was the last time you had pizza? What kind?
Caturday night. El Hub made his famous (well, famous in our house!) ultra thin crust pizza. 🙂
He gets the pre-made thin crusts from Target, then adds pizza sauce, mozarella, pepperoni, brocolli, tomato, fresh garlic, chopped olives and drizzles it all with olive oil. NOM!
- Moderation or excess?
I know myself waaaay too well. When I do things to excess (food, exercise, shopping, what have you), it always, ALWAYS comes back to bite me in the @ss.
So, moderation FTW.
- What’s the next book you want to read?
Ah! So many. There are two in the number one spot — Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Both have been on my reading list forever!
Your turn. 🙂 Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. What’s the next beauty product you’d like to try?
2. Is there anything missing in your life?
3. When was the last time you had pizza? What kind?
4. Moderation or excess?
5. What’s the next book you want to read?
Kinda, sorta related to the last question, but I’m thinking about signing up for a speed reading class through the Novato adult learning program.
It’s supposed to teach you how to read challenging material faster, like textbooks (twice as fast) and magazines (three times faster!).
Are you thinking about taking any classes this summer? If you could, what would you take?
Happy Monday, babe!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,