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.
- This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
Ooh! Banana pancakes, two eggs over easy (please, not over medium), hash browns, a side of fruit (easy on the mellon) and coffee (with tons of cream and sugar).
I swear, I wake up ravenous every morning, as if I’ve been hibernating all winter long. It’s dangerous when we go out to eat, like going grocery shopping when you’re starved, because I end up ordering more than I can actually consume, but whatevs. Bring it on!
- When in doubt, throw on ______.
A bright lipstick, ’cause at least you’ll look like you tried, and/or some black stretchy pants, ’cause then at least you’ll be comfortable.
- Have you ever been sailing?
I have not, even though I live near San Francisco Bay, which is often covered by sailboats.
The problem is, horror movies. I’ve watched one too many of them involving sailboats, freak storms and pirates…
- Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
They do. They’ve lived in the same house for over 30 years, which is neat when I go home to visit. It brings back a lot of memories.
- A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
Tom Ford’s African Violet.
It’s such a bright, happy shade, but it’s one of those that also has kind of a tough girl edge at the same.
Your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em!
1. This morning we’re getting brunch at the local greasy spoon. What’s your order?
2. When in doubt, throw on ______.
3. Have you ever been sailing?
4. Do your parents still live in your childhood home?
5. A nail polish shade you never get tired of wearing?
Good morning, glory. Happy Labor Day, which I hope you’re celebrating by not working (or not working very hard).
I love it when holidays fall on a Monday because, seriously, Mondays can use all the help they can get.
We haven’t figured out what we’re going to do yet — maybe drive up to Guerneville and the Russian River, or maybe go hiking on Mount Tam. Whatever we do, though, I want it to be at least partly outside. Gotta soak up as much sunshine as possible (while wearing sunscreen, of course).
What are you doing today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,