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My birthday party was so much fun.   A group of seven of us went to two new (new to me?) Orlando nightclubs, Ember and Sky 60.  


My sister-in-law gave me this wonderful dress for my birthday!  She should be a personal shopper.


Give me a glass of wine and I will begin throwing peace signs like it’s my job.


It was a night filled with bar food and cocktails. I even managed to stay out pretty late (1:30 AM!  Bedtime is normally 11.)


I woke up feeling… well, not as a good as usual.   Nothing a Green Monster can’t cure.


Spinach power!


  • 1 cup hemp milk
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1/2 a banana


And later, an whole wheat English muffin with Justin’s Almond Butter.


Plus an orange:


Guess what we’re watching!?  Avatar


I saw it in theatres, but not in 3D.  I really loved it.


Maaaaybe I’ll bike later?  We’ll see.  I’m guessing it’s unlikely. 🙂


The big question:  Titanic or Avatar?  I think Titanic is a classic- can’t go wrong with Leo, either.



  • Bec April 25, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Glad you had a great night celebrating your birthday!

  • Diana April 25, 2010, 12:47 pm

    Love the dress Caitlin. 🙂
    Glad you had a good time!

  • Jolene ( April 25, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Sounds like you had a great night out to celebrate!! The dress your SIL bought you is so nice!! She has great taste, and it looks fantastic on you!!

    I loved Avatar too 🙂

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 25, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Yay, I’m glad you had fun!! I think you deserved to let your hair down after all the thousands of miles you’ve biked recently…Have a good day, I hope you don’t feel too sick :p

    • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 25, 2010, 1:10 pm

      OH – And Titanic all the way, that film is EPIC!! One of my favourites 😀 Though I haven’t seen Avatar yet…

      • Hedda April 25, 2010, 1:56 pm

        Haha, same here! So glad I am not the only one who has not seen Avatar.
        I have seen Titanic, but I was young, so my mother said I was not allowed to watch the end, because it was so sad.
        So, since I was very polite as a child, I have not seen the entire movie.

  • Kate April 25, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time 🙂 Take today to rest up – you deserve it!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 25, 2010, 12:52 pm

    Love that dress! You look great!

  • Sana April 25, 2010, 12:52 pm

    Happy pre-birthday!

  • Hedda April 25, 2010, 12:52 pm

    What a beautiful group of people!
    And Caitlin, that dress. Haha, I must confess, my brother just caught a glimpse of my screen and in that special tone, Do you know that girl? Haha, consider it a birthday present :p

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Heather April 25, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Love that dress!

    Looks like a great birthday – I haven’t seen Avatar but it is on my list!

  • jen trinque April 25, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Avatar all the way! I haven’t seen Titanic in ages, but I loved the message of Avatar.

    Happy birthday a day early, and I do love that dress your SIL got you!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans April 25, 2010, 12:55 pm

    The only good thing about a hangover is it usually means you had a pretty good time the night before!

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") April 25, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Wow, looks like you had fun! I love your dress! My cousin gave me a dress kind of like that yesterday. I haven’t seen Avatar or Titanic.. (gasp) Enjoy your Sunday! My shoulder muscle hurts because I pushed myself too hard on the eliptical on friday. 🙁 Guess I can’t raise my left hand for a few days… (Really hard to put on jackets)

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary April 25, 2010, 1:03 pm

    What a gerat birthday!

    I have to know… Where did you sister in law get that dress?! I love it!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 25, 2010, 1:06 pm

    What a GREAT dress! Love it! I haven’t seen Avatar but I can’t imagine that anything could top Titanic (in my opinion). Have a great Sunday!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 25, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I love that dress! Glad you had fun on your birthday! And I’d definitely go with Titanic, but haven’t seen Avatar yet so that’s a little biased.

    PS: I just realized tomorrow is your GOLDEN birthday – 26 on the 26th. It’s a big one!

  • Laura Georgina April 25, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous dress! Glad you had a blast with fam and friends.

  • steph-exercise physiologist and artist! April 25, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Awww! looks like you guys had so much fun 🙂 Everyone looks so nice and florida tan too!

    The dress is awesome on you! It is soooo rare to have someone in your life who not only knows your taste but what looks great on you too. big time points for that!!

    glad you got out and did some non-healthy stuff. It is nice to do that every once in a while.

    Happy day before your birthday!!

  • Julie @savvyeats April 25, 2010, 1:15 pm

    You look gorgeous in that dress…way to go, sister-in-law!

  • Sarah (GF vegan) April 25, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I LOVE the dress! Happy birthday! Haven’t seen Avatar yet but I’m guessing I’ll prefer Avatar as Titanic seems so dated now 😛

  • emptynutjar April 25, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Happy birthday.
    You are so gorgeous.
    I am jealous…sorry…I am only human 🙂

  • Sarah for Real April 25, 2010, 1:33 pm

    I haven’t seen Avatar because I’m afraid the 3D will give me a major headache (this was confirmed by my ophthalmologist too!). Too be honest, I hate the 3D thing and think it’s discriminatory.

    I loved Titanic though! I will probably rent Avatar when the blu-ray version comes out but I’ve heard the plot was not very strong.

  • Lisa April 25, 2010, 1:41 pm

    I have yet to see Avatar… I know, I’m probably the only one!! 😉

  • Matt April 25, 2010, 1:45 pm

    I thought Avatar was good! I am a sucker for Titanic though 😉

  • Helen April 25, 2010, 1:48 pm

    What a lovely dress, it really suits you! I’m glad you had a great time!

  • Nicole April 25, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Love the dress! And I would have to go with Avatar, it might be because I was 11 when Titanic came out and my mom wouldn’t let me see it in theaters. By the time I saw it a year later I didn’t understand what all the hype was about…Avatar on the other hand I loved immediately!

  • Nicole April 25, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Love the dress! And I would have to go with Avatar, it might be because I was 11 when Titanic came out and my mom wouldn’t let me see it in theaters. By the time I saw it a year later I didn’t understand what all the hype was about…Avatar on the other hand I loved immediately!

  • Marina April 25, 2010, 2:04 pm

    You look amazing in that dress!
    Last Friday, I celebrated my birthday, but at home, with my boy, drinking, stuffing my face with chocolate muffins, and watching hugh jackmann in x-man. Aren’t birthdays the best 😀
    I love Avatar, but I also like Titanic, although I watched it tooo many times

  • Chandra H April 25, 2010, 2:11 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! so glad you had such a fun party!! 😀

    ahaha, i’m probably the only one on the planet who didn’t like Avatar. the American Beauty-types of movies are more my thing. it was beautifully done, though!

    hope the rest of your day is great!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner April 25, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday! Looks like a blast 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 25, 2010, 2:18 pm

    It’s fun to stay out late once in a while. I was at a party until 3am the other night which is ridic late for me these days, although it college it was pretty standard. 😉

  • Lily April 25, 2010, 2:32 pm


    I cried like a baby when I saw Avatar: 3D. I thought it was definitely a lot more like Fern Gully than Titanic, wouldn’t you agree? 😉

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 25, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Absolutely Titanic. Not only looked amazing, but it had a good STORY. Visual appeal can never top a captivating story.

    Oh my gosh, that dress is SO cute! It looks absolutely amazing on you. sounds like a fun night!

  • MLT April 25, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Happy birthday! I admire you for going out…once you get older, I feel like it takes so much more planning and commitment to go out dancing! Not like in college, where it was impossible to avoid. 😉
    Oh, and Lily, I think she’s comparing Titanic to Avatar, not because the plots are similar but because they have the same director. At least…that’s what I assumed. I definitely thought of Fern Gully while watching Avatar too- and the Last Samurai- and Dances with Wolves- and Pocahontas!

    • caitlin April 25, 2010, 7:00 pm

      hahah i know, but i figure i should maximize going out because one day we’ll have kids and i wont be able to!

  • Gwen April 25, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Glad you had fun! We are going to Orlando for my Bachelorette – would love some good club/bar suggestions! And that dress was fierce 🙂

    • Gwen April 25, 2010, 2:49 pm

      OH and Titanic 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 25, 2010, 2:51 pm

    I don’t really want to see Avatar…too much blue.

    But Titanic is a classic and reminds me of High School.

  • Run Sarah April 25, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Sounds like a fun night! Your dress is gorgeous too, love it!

  • Camille April 25, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I don’t care how much I get made fun of, Titanic is my favorite movie of all time!

    I wasn’t too impressed with Avatar. Visually it was amazing, but the plot wasn’t very original 🙁

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) April 25, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Glad you had a great time! I’ve never seen Avatar, but I can confidently say Titanic. Leo never gets old 🙂

  • Angharad April 25, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Happy birthday night out! Glad you did it up in style 🙂
    And it’s only right to feel a little rough the day after your big night out…congrats for not inhaling a massive fry up as I would have done!

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 25, 2010, 3:36 pm

    She can be MY personal shopper, that dress is gorgeous!
    Happy birthday!

  • Kait April 25, 2010, 3:48 pm

    100% Titanic,can’t go wrong with leo!

  • Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition April 25, 2010, 4:03 pm

    I saw Titanic 9 times in the theater! Enough said. haha

    Love the dress–your sister did well : )

  • tieghan April 25, 2010, 4:06 pm

    SO happy you had a great Birthday! 26 will be a great year for you!!!

  • Kate April 25, 2010, 4:11 pm

    Happy birthday!

    For me both Titanic and Avatar are “see once, have your mind blown and future viewings won’t be the same.”

    I’ll give the edge to Avatar b/c Titanic will make me cry like a baby every time and Avatar was a bit more uplifting.

  • Gabriela April 25, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, Caitlin!
    That dress was really gorgeous 😀
    Such lovely pics!
    Wish you an amazing Sunday, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write April 25, 2010, 4:20 pm

    lol. Easy. Avatar. It was AWESOME!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 25, 2010, 4:34 pm

    oh man, i don’t know if i could pick…although i’ve seen titanic SO many times that avatar sounds a little more likely as a fave now 🙂 glad you had fun last night, and hope you enjoy the movie and relaxing today!

  • Babycakes April 25, 2010, 4:39 pm

    NOTHING compares to Titanic. Saw it 14 times in the theatre. What can I say, I love Leo 🙂

  • Jenn ( April 25, 2010, 4:55 pm

    That dress looks fabulous on you!! 😀


  • Tina April 25, 2010, 5:14 pm

    I love the “nothing a Green Monster can’t cure”. They should have had them drinking them in the movie The Hangover. 😉 Anyways, glad you had so much fun! And Titanic by far.

  • Paige (RAN) April 25, 2010, 5:28 pm

    You look incredible in that dress, Caitlin! Sounds like everyone had a really great time:)

  • Kacy April 25, 2010, 5:30 pm

    Happy early birthday! Sounds like a fun night! And the dress is gorgeous!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 25, 2010, 6:12 pm

    Sounds like fun!! You need nights like that every once in a while, good for the soul 🙂
    Titanic, all the way!

  • Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) April 25, 2010, 6:26 pm

    Titanic all the way!!

    Happy Birthday….Love the dress!

  • HTP Dad April 25, 2010, 6:29 pm

    I think you should watch Avatar in 2D AND B+W – party like it’s `1937!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 25, 2010, 6:45 pm

    GM…on a NEW bamboo board. Love it!

  • Katherine April 25, 2010, 7:40 pm

    wine often does just bring out that ghetto peace-thrower in us all

  • Heather ( April 25, 2010, 8:41 pm

    pretty dress! is avatar worth buying? hubby wasnts the blu ray but we haven’t seen it.

    • caitlin April 25, 2010, 8:43 pm

      i love it!

  • Nicole April 25, 2010, 8:57 pm

    You look so cute in that peace sign pic. And the dress is awesome!!

  • Wei-Wei April 25, 2010, 10:13 pm

    Loving the dress! You look gorgeous! (peace signs FTW :D)

    I’m not actually a big fan of Avatar… I found the plot extremely shallow and predictable, and the visual effects got old after a while. 🙁 I guess with Avatar you either love it or hate it!

    Hope you had a fun night! 🙂


  • Amanda April 26, 2010, 12:32 am

    Happy Birthday! Looooove that dress!

  • Ashley April 26, 2010, 1:25 am

    I loved Avatar, but in a totally different way than Titanic. Leo is soooo dreamy in it…and well, still is! haha You’re gorgeous girl..happy happy haPPy birthday!

  • Lin April 26, 2010, 2:15 am

    I’m so glad you had a great birthday party! I loooove your dress!!! I just saw Avatar 2 days ago (not in 3-d) and didn’t hate it but didn’t love it. I was in a bad mood and equated it to a glorified cartoon. I’ve heard it’s so much better in 3-d but non of the 3-d movies I’ve seen have really impressed me.

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid April 26, 2010, 11:54 am

    Titanic ALL THE WAY!! I saw it at least 5 times in the theater back in the day!

    Happy Birthday!

  • Dave April 26, 2010, 6:36 pm

    i love it!

  • William April 27, 2010, 12:50 am

    Loving the dress! You look gorgeous! (peace signs FTW :D)

    I’m not actually a big fan of Avatar… I found the plot extremely shallow and predictable, and the visual effects got old after a while. 🙁 I guess with Avatar you either love it or hate it!

    Hope you had a fun night! 🙂


  • Kristy April 27, 2010, 1:50 pm

    So glad I’m not the only wine + peace sign addict! “Give me a glass of wine and I will begin throwing peace signs like it’s my job” – BEST QUOTE EVER, maybe even epic…?

    • Caitlin April 27, 2010, 5:33 pm

      haha you are epic!

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