So…what is the Monday Poll?
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 11 (!) 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.
1. Would you rather wear a ballgown or a tuxedo?
Depending on what I’d be doing, I could see myself wearing either, but I’d rather wear a ballgown. Ballgowns are pretty and fancy and they feel extra special, because how often do you get to wear a ballgown?
Plus, I love my black stretchy pants because they’re comfortable. But pants in general — like, regular structured pants — are hard to find that fit my body shape. I have long legs and a short torso, and pants are generally very uncomfortable for me…if they aren’t black and stretchy. 🙂
2. What’s the best way you know to start and keep a good habit?
I’m old school and analog, so I like using a printed calendar and those shiny star stickers that teachers give kids on their reports.
I like to track whatever habit I’m trying to build by taking a star, and putting one on each day that I do whatever I’m supposed to for the goal I’m trying to achieve. Like, if I want to exercise at least five times a week for a month, I’ll put one of the stars on the calendar whenever I do a workout.
There’s something satisfying about seeing those stars lined up on the calendar, and a key part of this is having a reward at the end; otherwise, what’s the point? Yeah, it’s fun to see the stars build up, but I also need to be working toward something, like a pair of new shoes, a facial, a small splurge at Sephora.
3. How well do you twerk?
Can I just answer this question with a bunch of old lady gray hair emojis? 👵🏼👵🏼👵🏼 Because I’m not exactly sure what twerking is… It’s freaking, right? Well, that’s what we used to call it back in my day.
So, I don’t know how to answer this question…but I’ve got decent hip action, so I’m gonna say, “pretty well,” although I’m not sure I’ve ever done it before.
4. What was the last live play/concert/show you went to?
It’s been a while. The last live event I went to was a show in the city with my friends Jen and Cindy last year. We watched Roman Holiday, the musical interpretation of the Audrey Hepburn movie.
To be honest, I fell asleep, but that’s not uncommon for me in dark rooms these days. Even in the middle of the day.
5. A makeup item you loved that was sadly discontinued?
MAC Matchmaster Concealer. It was (I still have a stick left, and I’m cherishing that stick) the best under-eye concealer if you have dry skin under your eyes. It sits incredibly well, doesn’t look heavy and has a slight sheen, so the coverage doesn’t look matte or, let’s be honest, crusty.
I’m really crabby about it going off into the black hole of discontinued MAC products…
And while we’re at it, Coffee Eye Pencil… It was THE BEST basic brown liner.
This is random, but you know what place is poppin’ on a Sunday Morning?
(I realize that this is Monday, but I just figured this out yesterday.)
Trader Joe’s is really poppin’ at 9 a.m. on Sunday. There’s nobody there. No lines, and no crazy people trying to mow you down with their cart, although there was one lady who freakin’ tried to mow me down when I was in front of the olives, and I was about to tell her to slow her roll, but then I was just like, you know what? Take a breath. It’s gonna be OK.
So, next Sunday you know where to find me.
And you know where I am now. 🙂 I’m chilling in front of my computer, counting down the seconds before the baby wakes up.
I hope you have a good day today and a great week. I hope we all have a good day.
BTW, did your team win yesterday? Tabs was happy to see the Eagles pull it off. As for me, I’m more about the snacks than the actual game. We had hot dogs, TJ’s onion dip and potato chips, and I also got some frozen garlic fries from TJ’s that were alright.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,