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.

What’s your take on ruffles?
I like them in moderation… I’ll take one or two dainty, well-placed ruffles, perhaps around the hem of my shirt or the edges, but I can’t handle it when they’re all gigantic, or when there’s 25 ruffles overalt.

And I don’t like ruffles on my sleeves. It’s too Captain Jack Sparrow for me.

Would you rather wear a necklace or earrings?
Ouch, that’s a tough one… I guess if I had to choose, I’d pick necklace. I love wearing earrings too — studs, hoops, dangly earrings — but I’m in a necklace phase right now, especially statement necklaces. I love the statement necklaces from Kate Spade, and Kristin Perry makes some really cute ones (or these lady bugs!).

I also recently started getting into this store called LOFT, and they’ve got some cute necklaces, too.

How did you feel about your hair growing up?
Uh…I don’t think I really liked it. My hair and I had a love-hate relationship until I was about 22 or 23.

When I was a kid, I had some really bad haircuts. this one time, my grandma, after she decided to go to the beauty school at the community college, learned how to perm, and she somehow talked my mom into giving me a terrible poodle perm.

It looked like…I dunno. The curls were so tight, and my hair was so short. I had a bowl cut to start, and then she put the poodle perm in it, and it was just a mess. I think I was four or five.

Then when I was in third grade, my mom made me get a boy’s short haircut, yay!

I ended up looking like all of my Filipino uncles…

Have you ever drawn a fake mole on your face?
Jeg har. I drew a fake mole on my face when I dressed up as Madonna for Halloween years ago. I also went through a phase in high school where I drew one just above my lip, because back then Cindy Crawford was really popular.

If you had your own store in a perfect location, what would you sell?
Posh cat toys for the discriminating cat lady. think Kate Spade meets Petco.


Din tur. just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ’em!

1. What’s your take on ruffles?
2. would you rather wear a necklace or earrings?
3. how did you feel about your hair growing up?
4. have you ever drawn a fake mole on your face?
5. If you had your own store in a perfect location, what would you sell?


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Hello, sweet friend. god morgen! It’s Monday… Wake up!

I’m having a hard time gettin’ going today. I didn’t sleep well last night. I stayed up late watching game of Thrones and this show called girls on HBO (HBONow has a free 30-day trial where you can watch everything HBO online, which is what we’re doing). I just started watching it last week, and now I can’t freaking stop.

I hope you had a nice weekend. I got a lot of gardening stuff done on my deck. It’s coming along nicely. I planted a whole bunch of tomato plants and basil plants and flowers and sweet peppers, but now there’s just, like, dirt all over the place. It’s almost done, though, so that’s exciting.


Anywho…have a nice day today and a terrific week. talk to you soon.

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