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.
- How comfortable are you when it comes to negotiating discounts?
Um…not very. I’m actually slightly uncomfortable about it, although I can do it when it’s kind of expected, like at garage sales and flea markets, but I don’t really go to those very often (I think I’ve watched one too many horror movies about people buying haunted furniture).
I guess I’m just the type of person who likes to walk into a store, and if something’s a certain price, then alright! Done deal.
- What’s one memory you have of summer vacation?
I remember eating a lot of frozen pizza…
Actually, I remember them being really quite boring, to be honest, because both of my parents worked out of the house all day long, so when summers rolled around, my little brother and I had to stay in the house, and we weren’t allowed to really go out because we didn’t have any parental supervision.
We did a lot of (boring sh*t) sitting around, reading and watching TV. Oh — and those frozen pizzas.
During the time when my friend Karrie lived next door, I was allowed to go over there…but we had to stay inside the house.
- Have you ever changed a car tire?
I have not. That’s what AAA and Geico are for.
Sorry to sound like a wuss…but I really don’t want to get dirty.
- What’s the best thing your best friend ever taught you?
To ask myself whether the little things that bother me will still bother me in a year. I think that both Jen and Cindy are more patient than I am when it comes to just, like, life’s little aggravations.
I’m a bit more high strung, so when something bugs me, and it bugs me straight off, I’ll ask myself, “Is this really gonna bother me in a year?” and most of the time the answer is no.
- Are you the type to use a different purse with every outfit, or do you tend to use the same purse all the time?
Phases. Sometimes I’ll carry the same purse all the time, especially if it’s big and practical and fits my big camera, and my phone, and all my junk, so I’ll go through phases where I’ll get stuck on using that one purse.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!
1. How comfortable are you when it comes to negotiating discounts?
2. What’s one memory you have of summer vacation?
3. Have you ever changed a car tire?
4. What’s the best thing your best friend ever taught you?
5. Are you the type to use a different purse with every outfit, or do you tend to use the same purse all the time?
Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend, my friend, and hopefully your Monday has gotten off to a good start.
I have a couple of things on my mind this week… First, hair. Tomorrow I’m going to get my hair done, yay! — and I’ve been furiously googling Helena Christensen hair styles. Then on Wednesday my neighbor, who’s a high school senior, is coming over, and we’re gonna do a trial run for her prom makeup.
Yup, I’m gonna be doing her prom makeup this weekend. She wants Kylie Jenner lips (all the kids do) and a warm brown, kind of purply red smokey eye, which I’m totally on board with.
Have a great week, and I’ll talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,