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"Date night" with Meghann was a success, as always!  We met early at Target to find book #3 in the Twilight series.  It was there!  Hooorah!

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I now have a complete set (I’m finishing up book #2 now). 

 

Then, we did a little shopping (or… I did!).  I saw a gorgeous dress in a store window and immediately went it to try it on.

 

Presenting…. my new year’s party dress!

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Only $26! Can’t beat that.  It’s got a very pretty neckline, too.

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Yay, ruffles! I feel like a girly girl in it.

 

Then…. WE SAW TWILIGHT! I was soo excited to see my new obsession come to life on the big screen! It’s always hard to turn a book into a movie, but I think they did a pretty good job. 

 

Twilight pro’s: that insanely hot man who played Edward, the amazing music, the baseball scene, the casting calls for Alice and Victoria (great!), the insanely hot man who played Edward.

 

Twilight con’s: the actress who played Bella — when she opened her mouth (silent, she was great!), the make up artists (holy  foundation lines?!), the elimination of the meadow scene, the lack of build-up between Edward and Bella.

 

I give it three out of five stars — but I give the book six out of five! So, go read the book!

 

While at the movie, I had what was undeniably the LAMEST dinner since beginning to blog:

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A small popcorn and a diet soda….

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However, Meghann did bring me one of VeggieGirl’s baked goods, which pretty much saved my dinner from utter disaster.

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UM… this was like eating HEAVEN! I truly felt blessed to be consuming one of the famous VeggieGirl creations.

 

By the way, if you want an example of how healthy people SHOULD eat while at the movies, refer to Meghann‘s dinnertime post! 

 

Other Eats of the Day!

 

Work went well — and FAST!  I barely had time to get all my work done (in fact, I didn’t!), but I did have time to SNACK.

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Grape Nuts and yogurt…. and…. even MORE cereal (I was in a cereal mood!)

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About a cup of Kashi Puffs, which I forget to photograph until the veryyyyy end.

 

OK – night time for me! I need to wake up early for a morning run.

 

AND – Stay tuned for the LAUNCH of our holistic supplement SUPERSTORE! šŸ™‚

{ 26 comments }

 

  • Marissa December 10, 2008, 8:25 pm

    Ahh Twilight! I can happily add this to my addiction list! How did the movie compare to the books? (I want to read all of the books before I see the movie)

  • Sharney December 10, 2008, 8:27 pm

    Yay for a super fun night with Meghann! I'm so glad you guys were able to find the entire set of books. I know that you both had said that they were hard to come by in Florida. I was going to tell you to try Target because the Targets here in Chicago have all the books. So glad you found them!! As for the movie, I probably won't see it because I hate when I read a book and conjure up what the characters look like and then see the movie and they are totally not how I imagined them. It just seems to ruin it for me. Although I agree that the guy who plays Edward is HOT!!!!

    Don't feel too bad about your dinner tonight. You always eat so healthy that one slip up won't undo all the good! I strive to eat as healthy as you do!

    Yayyyyy for tomorrow's early morning run! I will be running then, too. Friday was supposed to be my rest day, but I spent all afternoon Christmas shopping and missed tonight's run. I made today my rest day and will be doing early runs Thursday & Friday. Wish me luck in getting up early- I'm soooooo bad about that!

    Have an awesome evening. Love ya,girl!

  • Katie December 10, 2008, 8:29 pm

    Pretty dress! I can’t wait to read the Twilight books over winter break. Yay for a fun girly night!

  • Sharney December 10, 2008, 8:29 pm

    Oh! I forgot to tell you that your new dress is gorgeous!! You always find such beautiful stuff for such reasonable prices šŸ™‚

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 10, 2008, 8:30 pm

    I haven’t seen Twilight yet! But I’m about to start book 3. I have mixed feelings about the books, but they’re hard to put down nonetheless!

  • Caitlin December 10, 2008, 8:36 pm

    ashley – i have mixed feelings about bella (im assuming this is what you mean). like, why is she so weak? why is the female presented as the weaker of the two? isnt their attraction kind of an odd metaphor for rape? i could go on and on, but this isnt women’s lit. LOL

  • jenngirl December 10, 2008, 8:37 pm

    I agree with you about the movie, the build-up between them was just not there, so you need to read the books to really “get” it. But I still loved the movie, Edward come to life, is just sexy šŸ™‚

    Cute new year’s dress! I got one this weekend too, I love dresses!

    Have a great run in the morning!

  • Meg December 10, 2008, 8:38 pm

    Love the dress! Glad you had a fun night together and that you got the book.

  • Justine December 10, 2008, 8:56 pm

    Okay, I guess I’ll read these books during my Christmas break when I’m home and won’t have much else to do. You and Meghann have talked me into it with all your talk lately about these books!

  • just me December 10, 2008, 8:57 pm

    yay for fun night with meghann!! i’m glad you liked the movie!!! and i haven’t even see the movie, but i know the chick who played bella is never good in anything…haha!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 10, 2008, 9:13 pm

    re: your response to my comment – YES! She’s way too damsel in distress for me (dramatically pining for Edward, always being rescued) but then tries to pretend she’s tough (saying she’s not scared of vampires, the whole motorcycle thing). I feel like she’s a walking contradiction.

    But the story line still keeps me hooked?!

  • talieworld December 10, 2008, 9:44 pm

    Haha, so true about Bella. Did you notice how she went cross-eyed in the dance studio scene?

    I couldn’t agree more about the lack of build-up. In the book the chemistry between Edward and Bella develops slowly, but you don’t see it in the movie, so it kind of makes it seem really random.

    But the movie should definitely be awarded for best kissing scene!!!

  • audgepodge December 10, 2008, 11:19 pm

    Heehee – I'm gone Twilight crazy as well! I've read all four books, seen the movie twice, and downloaded the soundtrack in literally a two week period. šŸ˜€ Have you bought the soundtrack? I love it – and I'm typically a pop (Britney!) lover. The Iron&Wine song from the prom scene is my new fave song.

  • magpie December 11, 2008, 12:26 am

    I lurrrve cereal. I still have to read Twilight. It sounds addicting!

  • Kelly December 11, 2008, 1:08 am

    I can’t believe they left out the meadow scene! I just finished reading “Twilight” and I was so looking forward to seeing how they would create that on the big screen. Bummer! I think this is the first time I’ve commented on your blog but I’ve been reading for awhile – guess I am “de-lurking” myself. Anyway, your blog is awesome and your healthy attitude is so inspiring!

  • Erica December 11, 2008, 4:06 am

    Glad you had a fun night. What a super cute party dress! I had a lame dinner last night too …I hope it doesn’t leave me with lingering hunger all day- blahhh!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 11, 2008, 5:07 am

    audge – thanks for the recommendations! i will DL soon! šŸ™‚

    kelly – thanks for reading. the meadow scene is “kind of” there, but not really. BLEH!

  • VeggieGirl December 11, 2008, 5:24 am

    CUUUUUTE New Year’s dress!!

    Caitlin!! I’m sooo glad that you got to try one of the blondies!! šŸ™‚

  • strongandhealthy December 11, 2008, 5:26 am

    What a cute party dress!!!

    Glad you had a fun girls night out! I always drag food into the theater. Don’t feel bad about the dinner. You deserve a treat!

  • D10 December 11, 2008, 5:42 am

    The dress is perfect for New Years!

  • girlrunningaround December 11, 2008, 6:12 am

    Your new dress is gorgeous!

  • Mica December 11, 2008, 8:53 am

    Love your New Year’s dress, so cute! I never dress up for New Year’s…maybe I should hop on the girly train and get a pretty dress. šŸ™‚

    Glad you liked “Twilight”. I’ve heard about the same review from everyone; I think I’m seeing it Friday.

  • HangryPants December 11, 2008, 10:17 am

    Every once in awhile a lame dinner is necessary!

    Your dress is sooooo cute!

  • Oh She Glows December 11, 2008, 3:55 pm

    Hey! Where did you get your dress from?? I swear we have the same taste in clothes- I love it!!

    Angela
    http://www.ohsheglows.com

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 11, 2008, 6:16 pm

    angela – a really cheap store called level 10. it’s kind like a forever 21. do you have those in canada? they are SO cheap!

  • Nicci December 11, 2008, 7:59 pm

    love your new years dress. I’m going shopping for mine next week.

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