Halloween Approaches

in Twilight Obsession

Tonight, the Husband, my brother-in-law Nick, our friend Harry, and I went shopping for Halloween costumes.  Why are all the girl costumes “sexy”?  I’m not saying there is anything wrong with a little oh-la-la in your costume, but it’s just not what I’m looking for this year.


We did find this sweet Edward Cullen Night Time Romeo wig:


I promptly made out with him after taking this photo.  😉




I don’t even know what this was…. except ugly.


Although Harry and Nick found costumes, we did not.  :(  I think we’re going to go as Jim and Pam (Jam?) from The Office instead.  The costumes are already in our closets, after all!


In other news…  the Husband is rocking this sweet steering wheel cover that my mom gave him:


And I ran 4.0 miles today after work.  I did an old loop that I haven’t ventured out on in a while, and I really appreciated the change of scenery! 


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 37:51
  • Distance: 4.0 miles
  • Mile 1: 9:21
  • Mile 2: 9:30
  • Mile 3: 9:36
  • Mile 4: 9:26


Here are my snacks for the afternoon:


These tasted like goldfish crackers.  Except they were organic and duck-shaped.  I had about 1 serving:


An apple:


Oh She Glows granola and Oikos yogurt:


Post-run dinner was a stuffed whole wheat pita with pasta sauce, spinach, and falafel balls (frozen food): IMG_4208

And grapes:


My tummy is rumbling.  I’m going to go find a snack and cuddle with the Husband for a hour or so before bed.


Good night!


What are you going to be for Halloween?



  • BethT October 28, 2009, 10:00 pm

    Haha, love the wig!

  • Jess October 28, 2009, 10:00 pm

    I’m thinking about dressing up as Kara Goucher for Halloween. Sadly I’m sure all of my friends will be like who?

    • Danielle October 29, 2009, 12:20 pm


  • Niki (Running In Pink) October 28, 2009, 10:01 pm

    That Edward wig is tooooo funny!!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 28, 2009, 10:01 pm

    I LOVE Halloween but this year my mom is visiting because we are running a half marathon together the next day! The only downside is I won’t be dressing up!

  • kArLy October 28, 2009, 10:09 pm

    What happened to dressing up as Bob & Jillian? I thought that was a sweet idea!

  • AM October 28, 2009, 10:10 pm

    You actually snapped a picture of my costume in that first photo. 🙂

    (And yep, they’re all “sexy” versions of regular costumes. Including, i’m horrified to note, the teen and little girl costumes!)

  • Olga @ Healthing It October 28, 2009, 10:13 pm

    So many of the women’s costumes are down right slutty. Why can’t we be classy?! It’s gross.

    I’m being Beer Girl (it’s a superhero get-up with a utility beer belt and a cape, it’s awesome). Of course, the dress it came with is SO short, so I’m wearing leggings with it.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) October 28, 2009, 10:13 pm

    Probably nothing because I’m running a race the next morning, but our best costume was when we went as “Business Time” from Flight of the Conchords–I was Sally and he was Jemaine. Good times, and I got to wear a t-shirt and sweats all night!

    • Danielle October 29, 2009, 12:21 pm

      I’m running a race the next morning too! Who schedules races the day after Halloween AND after a time change?!

  • Rosey Rebecca October 28, 2009, 10:13 pm

    I had a Halloween Party on Saturday night and I was a school girl. It was the cheapest costume I could think of! There are pictures on my blog.

    That scary mask is hilarious!

  • Wendy October 28, 2009, 10:13 pm

    I’m not really dressing up, unless going as a mom counts when I take my kids (Ariel and a farmer) trick-or-treating.

    Your apple looks like it’s glowing!!

  • caronae October 28, 2009, 10:14 pm

    I thought you were going to be bob and jillian? I love the duck crackers, they’re so cute!

  • Amber from GIrl with the Red Hair October 28, 2009, 10:14 pm

    I just went halloween costume shopping with my friends last night and we were saying the same thing, they are all so revealing and skanky!!

    That wig that you made husband try on is hilarious!! Haha.

    I am being a zombie runner for halloween. Basically, I’m dressing up in old running clothes, putting on some fake blood and funky make-up and I’m good to go! It’s nice when you can pull a costume right out of your closet!

  • Julie October 28, 2009, 10:15 pm

    Oh my god that mask with the legs? What in the world?! I like how the name cheese ducks really gets to the point, no wondering what flavor or mammel they are.

    If I go to my friends party I will be Liz Lemon.

  • Evan Thomas October 28, 2009, 10:15 pm

    I’m going to be a giant chicken.
    Jim and Pam is a cute concept

  • Jenna October 28, 2009, 10:15 pm

    those cheese duckies are soo cute!
    i really want to try those falafel balls, they look great 🙂

    me and my friends are being a group of robbers for halloween 😉

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 28, 2009, 10:19 pm

    YESSSS Jim & Pam!

  • Matt October 28, 2009, 10:22 pm

    I think I am going to be a marathoner for Halloween. I am going to bust out my Chicago bib!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 28, 2009, 10:23 pm

    you guys will make a cute “Jim & Pam”

  • Bec October 28, 2009, 10:28 pm

    I think I am going as a pirate!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 28, 2009, 10:34 pm

    I love the wigs! Your hubby should go as Edward Cullen 🙂 Bonus for him – extra make out sessions!

  • Eating Journey October 28, 2009, 10:34 pm

    I am excited to see what you choose. I will be driving a bus full of Americans. They are supposed to be making a costume for me..dear god save me.

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 28, 2009, 10:45 pm

    Ha, love the wigs. I agree about the costumes for women – I mean, half the time they don’t fit right and the other half they’re way too small to show my face in. That’s why I’m making my own this year.

  • Amy October 28, 2009, 10:46 pm

    bahahaha.. loved your hubby as Edward!

  • Sammi October 28, 2009, 10:46 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the edward cullen wig! I have to work halloween so I don’t want to wear anything revealing (the boyfriend would not like that!) So I’m trying to think of something to be still. I was thinking angelina jolie in mr. and mrs. smith since I have long hair (+ i’d get to walk around with a water gun or something!)

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 28, 2009, 10:47 pm

    Those crackers are super cute.. How are those falafel balls? I’ve never seen frozen ones before, but I sure do love falafel. 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 28, 2009, 10:50 pm

    I’m not doing anything except going to our HS football game.

  • katherine October 28, 2009, 10:54 pm

    Love the wig!!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 28, 2009, 11:19 pm

    My husband is going to be Billy Mays. I don’t know what I’m going to go as.

    Love the Cullen wig!

  • Whitney October 28, 2009, 11:29 pm

    Sookie Stackhouse and Bill from True Blood. 🙂 I like my Vamps, R-rated (I love Twilight too, no worries)

  • Mica October 28, 2009, 11:46 pm

    Ha, that wig is classic. (Better keep an eye on your man when he’s wearing it. I just want to run my fingers through all the polyester goodness.)

    No concrete ideas on a costume yet. Uh oh, I better get on it. I’m sure it’ll be something sexy…like a sexy elephant, or a sexy…herpetologist.

  • BroccoliHut October 28, 2009, 11:52 pm

    Ah man, I will so be on the hunt for those crackers next time I go to Publix!

  • emily October 28, 2009, 11:57 pm

    I am celebrating my grandma’s 80th birthday on Halloween so I don’t get to dress up 🙁

    One year the husband (Adam) and I went as Adam and Eve and it was epic.

  • Amanda October 28, 2009, 11:59 pm

    Aw I thought you were doing Bob and Jillian? Jim and Pam will be really cute too though!

    My boyfriend and I are going as Popeye and Olive Oyl … my costume is pretty “sexy” aka tight .. ughh makes chugging beers kindof tough! 🙂

  • maria October 29, 2009, 12:28 am

    Some goldfish (or organic ones) sound so good right now. I haven’t found any in Japan, but now I am on a mission to look for some!

  • Stacey October 29, 2009, 6:55 am

    I was going to get my boyfriend to dress up as Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing and me be the knocked up blonde chick that teaches Baby how to dance lololol..but he doesn’t want to wear the tight jeans hehe 😀

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) October 29, 2009, 7:14 am

    Did Bob and Jillian get the axe? I thought that idea was awesome! But Pam and Jim would be great too… your hubby can just wear a suit and cut a cheap tie. 🙂

  • Anne P October 29, 2009, 7:21 am

    I’m trying to figure out what to be, too. Haha I totally saw that Edward hair last night! Along the same Twilight theme, I bought a long black wig and vampire teeth, so I may rock that… we’ll see. Depends if I think the teeth will get in my way of drinking blood (aka mixed drinks) 😉

  • Neely October 29, 2009, 7:43 am

    Make sure if you like the slutty costumes to do downtown on Saturday, Caitlin. Everyone knows Halloweeen is just an excuse for everyone to dress as whorish as they can to look hawt, duh!

    The only problem is deciding among sexy teacher, sexy schoolgirl, sexy nurse, sexy garden fairy, sexy Little Bo’ Peep, sexy girl scout, sexy referee, sexy angel, sexy cheerleader, sexy pirate, sexy vampire, sexy beer maiden or… Kate Gosselin.

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) October 29, 2009, 8:08 am

    I want some grapes now cause of you. I totally agree with you and the “sexy” outfits. While most girls want to look their hottest, I’m always the dorky looking one in the clown outfit for halloween!

  • christie @ honoring health October 29, 2009, 8:15 am

    A yoga student…hahaha…I am going to a Halloween yoga class that night 🙂

  • Erin October 29, 2009, 8:26 am

    My sister and I were trying to figure out what would be the most random “sexy” outfit. We decided “sexy pencil.”

    I’m going as a boozy 70’s housewife, complete with disco dress, fake lashes, and a martini glass the whole night!!

  • Leah @ L4L October 29, 2009, 8:28 am

    I like the Bob & Jillian idea better. 🙁

  • Jessica October 29, 2009, 8:43 am

    I know what you mean about Halloween costumes for girls! I haven’t dressed up in a few years, but I went shopping with my niece a few weeks ago and all the women’s costumes were sexy! A woman can’t just go as a witch, it has to be a “sexy” witch. I don’t care if someone wants to dress sexy, but why are ALL the women’s costumes like that! What was even more disturbing was that even some of the little girls costumes were pretty sexualized. It’s pretty sad.

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion October 29, 2009, 8:43 am

    I really dislike that all the woman’s costumes are sexy… I am being a bridesmaid for Halloween (one of my close friends is getting married that day)!!!

  • Brigid October 29, 2009, 8:43 am

    I agree with you on the women’s costumes. I would feel odd wearing one plus my kids would think I’m insane.
    My husband and I are being Hans and Franz from SNL (way back when). I can suggest being Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. He dresses in a suit with a bouquet of flowers and balloons. She dresses in a robe with curlers and a big cardboard check. I love that idea but my husband didn’t go for it.

  • Mellissa October 29, 2009, 8:53 am

    I am going as a Bee and I found the one that had the most fabric and added tights, shorts and a cardigan sweater to it. It’s cold in Minnesota for Halloween!

  • Jenny @ nutmegger October 29, 2009, 9:14 am

    I’m really liking the idea of “play on words” costumes this year since they are 1) funny and 2) cheap! I think I’m going to be a freudian slip (wear a black slip/dress with the name tag “Freud” ) or pumpkin pie (a cut out pumpkin from cardboard with the numbers 3.14 on it). Super dorky but sooo easy!

    • chandra h October 29, 2009, 10:06 am

      i love these ideas!!! i must be super dorky too. i think the freudian slip is really great tho

  • brandi October 29, 2009, 9:15 am

    aw, Jim and Pam will be so cute!!! We’re not dressing up, but we’re probably handing out candy to the kids in our neighborhood.

  • Nicole (the other one) October 29, 2009, 9:16 am

    I’m going as the Octomom and my husband is going to be my, um, donor. We got him a specimen cup to carry around 😉

  • Julie October 29, 2009, 9:22 am

    jon and kate for the BF and I…I already have the wig and he will be sporting some ed hardy knock off gear…haha

  • AJ October 29, 2009, 9:38 am

    I’m going to be Sandy from grease (haha the cheapest costume I could find in my closet!) I think Bob and Jillian is an awesome idea. I also like the pam and jim idea too!

    I just started a new blog if you wanna come over and give it a glance


  • chandra h October 29, 2009, 10:04 am

    i am…. off in search of a costume today, wish me luck 😀

    when i visit your blog afterwards i often crave:
    1) pancakes
    2) falafels.
    lol. dinner looks yummy!!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life October 29, 2009, 10:33 am

    One of my really good friends is getting married on Halloween, and I’m in her wedding, so I’ll be going as a….bridesmaid? lol

  • Tina October 29, 2009, 10:47 am

    I agree–I hate all those “sexy” costumes for Halloween! There needs to be some funnier options out there. I was in a lecture the other day and I heard this girl behind me go, “Ok I have 5 options for costumes…a nurse, a doctor, a cheerleader…” I wanted to laugh. They’re all so cliche!

    But I love the Jim and Pam idea! I think I’m going as a hippie 🙂

  • Kara October 29, 2009, 1:49 pm

    What happened to Bob & Jillian? I haven’t figured out my costume yet, but the bf is going as Richard Simmons and his brother is going as a Penguin… as in the animal, not the character from Batman.

  • Amy October 29, 2009, 2:52 pm

    I am going to be Alice from Alice in wonderland (I am the blonde of the group, so i was forced into it… willingly!) my friend is going to be the queen, and her husband the guy that chops the heads!! and my other friend the cheshire cat.. etc etc.

  • Danielle October 29, 2009, 3:10 pm

    Caitlin, Funny you should mention sexy Halloween costumes today! Check out this article from The Today Show:


    • Amy October 30, 2009, 11:52 am

      WOW. Sponge Babe?? That is ridiculous. It’s a children’s cartoon for christ’s sake! Gross.

  • BethAnn October 29, 2009, 3:25 pm

    Hey Caitlin…I have a few creative ideas for a costume…

    when we go out on friday night i’m being a “party animal”…i have a zebra skirt and flats with black tights and a black t-shirt…I bought a party hat, mardi gras beads, sun glasses in the shape of tequila sunrises, a beaded necklace with a shot glass attached that says “fiesta” and a chili pepper beaded necklace (fiesta theme)…

    on saturday night we are going into NYC for the parade which will be freezing so i wanted to be comfortable…i’m being a “ceiling fan”…i have a t-shirt that says “ceilings” and a blow up finger i got from party city that says “ceilings are number one”…i made everything myself.

    if you go to halloween.com and check out their last minute ideas they have some really, really cute ones.

  • BethAnn October 29, 2009, 3:29 pm

    hey caitlin…i have some costume ideas…

    on friday night i am being a “party animal” i have a zebra print skirt and flats (both of which were cheap/i can re wear again)…black tights and a black t-shirt…i got mardi gras beads, a shot glass necklace that says fiesta on it…a chili pepper beaded necklace, a party hat (literally…the cone shaped one) and sunglasses that are in the shape of tequila sunrises

    on saturday night my friends and i are going into the city for the parade so i wanted to be comfortable…i am going to be a “ceiling fan” (i love dry humour)…i have a t-shirt that i wrote “go ceilings” on the front and the back says “turn me on”…i also bought a blow up finger (similiar to a foam finger) where i wrote “ceilings are number one” on it…simple and easy.

    check out halloween.com for some last minute ideas…the quick and easy section is good.

  • Nicci October 29, 2009, 4:37 pm

    I believe the BMI calculators are not always right either. I’m suppose to be considered overweight and my doctor says I’m healthy and not overweight at all.

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale October 29, 2009, 5:52 pm

    Wow – I think I need to purchase that wig for my husband. He thinks my obsession with Twilight is insane!
    (Although, he did buy me a necklace with the Cullen family crest on it as a joke last year… and he promised to take me to see New Moon!)

  • whitney October 30, 2009, 9:27 am

    where do you find your falafel balls???

    • Caitlin October 30, 2009, 10:07 am


  • Carolyn October 30, 2009, 1:55 pm

    I seriously have to get a costume tonight!! P.S. I’m giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog: http://lovinlosing.com/

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