Late to Bed, Late to Rise

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Last night was so much fun – we went clubbing in Uptown Charlotte – but we managed to sleep until NOON!  I can’t believe it.  Maggie and James never let us sleep that late.


There was a lot of this:


A little of that:


And since i was designated driver, I had one (interesting) adult beverage and then stuck to water all night long.  So now I feel well-rested and very hydrated.  :)  A surprising mix after being up so late!


Before leaving, I had chocolate:


And then, the Husband and I met our friend Cassandra and her boyfriend Jason at a fun, swanky restaurant named Mez.  Thanks for treating us to an amazing dinner, guys!


Cassandra ordered the Illegal Bread (so good it should be illegal), which was a phyllo dough stuffed with cream cheese and feta with a strawberry jam.


I had two pieces – this was amazing!  Something to try to make at home with store-bought phyllo dough, for sure.


The Mez wasn’t super vegetarian-friendly, so I fell back on an old technique by ordering a salad + a large side dish.  I had the arugula, beet, and goat cheese salad:


And then macaroni and cheese.  I definitely overdid it on the dairy (totally by accident, and my tummy hurt for a bit. Ugh!).


My adult beverage of choice was Ginger Beer with dark syrup rum.  It was good but STRONG.


We had originally planned to just go home, but the Husband and I got a second wind when Nicole and Isaac called and said they were going out.  We ended up club hopping to three bars and having a blast.



Lots of duck faces ensued.



We closed down the bars!  I crashed into bed at 2:30, woke up at 9 to let out the dogs, and then we fell back asleep until noon.  My dad woke us up by calling my phone, so I was jolted awake!  We were suppose to do lunch and go hiking, but clearly, we need to pull together our lives first.  :)  My knee hurts still, so we might skip the hike.


We’re going directly to lunch, so I had some toast to hold me over.


So, do you do the duck face?  It’s become a bit of a joke, of course, but I do sometimes find myself doing duck face (or peace sign flashes or fist pump poses).  Smiling can be just so plain.  🙂


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  • Kristy @ KristyRuns November 14, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Looks like a blast! Sleeping in = awesome.

    I have never been tempted to pull out the duck face in photos…I just can’t bring myself to do it. I know a girl who does it in EVERY photo, so I think that’s made my very aware of not doing it myself. 🙂

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans November 14, 2010, 1:04 pm

    I have to admit- the duck face is usually my default picture face. I’m trying to “grow up” and actually smile in pictures more!

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini November 14, 2010, 1:04 pm


  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 14, 2010, 1:07 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve done duck face, but I do other crazy faces in pictures. I feel that is livens up the pictures (and gives me something to laugh about later)!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 14, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Instead of the “duck face” my girlfriends and I always do the “prune face” LOL – we look at the camera and say “prune” instead of “cheese”
    We also do situation pics…like someone will say “pretend you just won a million dollars!!” and then we’ll make the corresponding face 😉 bahaha

  • Allie November 14, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I totalllyyy do the duck face and it’s because my camera smiles are so fake–I hate it! The duck face is just my way of being honest about the fact that I’m posing. I like candid pics way better than posed ones–that’s when you get the real smiles (so thanks for putting the candid one of me up) :)!! There should be a duck face smiley. :* maybe?

  • Anna November 14, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Hah “the duck face” is my concentrating face. totally unconscious movement.

  • *Andrea* November 14, 2010, 1:24 pm

    my roommate used to always do the “sexy duckface” as she called it haha. i love the fist pump. i tend to also do the jennifer aniston pose, i noticed lately, where i grab my friend’s shoulder reaching my arm out in front lol.

    smiling hurts my cheeks after a while 😉

    i like your metallic top!! you and your hubby are so cute 🙂

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 14, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I do peace signs in pictures all of the time….I think it comes from having visited Japan. In Japan, -everyone- throws up the peace sign in pictures.

    I duck face occasionally too though! 😉

  • Danielle November 14, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Duckface = inspiration for me to coin a face of my own. Like major inspiration 😉 glad you had such a fun night!

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 14, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing night!! I need to try that illegal bread, it looks so good!

  • ashleigh November 14, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Looks like a fun night 🙂 I always do a kissy face, ESPECIALLY after a few drinks!

  • Poppy @ From Fried Chicken to Tofu November 14, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Looks like a FUN evening…your adult beverage choice looks tempting!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 14, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Oh Caitlin, I am so glad you had such a great night! Sometimes you just need that kind of good time! Have fun today and I hope your knee feels better soon!

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 14, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Sounds like a fun night! Sometimes you just need to get out and dance! (My husband calls it , “blowing the stink off”) gross, right?

    Anyhow, I do not do the duckface thing! LOL

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 14, 2010, 2:13 pm

    That picture of your husband is hilarious… Although I’m not sure if that was a dance move or what… lol

    I definitely used to do the duck face ALOT… although I just called it my drunk face back in the day. Now I just stick to smiling or sticking my tongue out.

  • Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 14, 2010, 2:23 pm

    The duck face isn’t made by choice…I swear it just “happens” haha

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 14, 2010, 2:24 pm

    Haha I’m terrible when it comes to photos! More often than not I’ll pull a silly face (duck is the go-to!) rather than smile! So many attractive photos of me out there… 😛
    Hope your knee feels better soon! 🙂

  • Jessi @ Quirky Cookery November 14, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Ew, no duck face for me! I had a friend who did the duck face in ‘every’ picture long before it became something everyone was making fun of online. She had large luscious lips, too, so when she did it, it really did look like duck lips, sigh. We asked her for a picture of her just smiling at one point and she couldn’t find one to show us, heh….even her family photos had duck faces from the last several years. Tried getting her to smile for a fresh picture then and she struggled. So many photos ruined really. 🙁

  • Charlie November 14, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I would make something like this illegal bread for breakfast! Jam = my excuse ;). It really sounds delicious!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 14, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Looks like a good time was had by all. I don’t think I’ve slept until noon in ten years.

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 14, 2010, 3:17 pm

    HahaI love the duck face! Looks like you had a fun night.

  • Jen November 14, 2010, 3:20 pm

    I’ve wondered if you and Hubby danced it up or not on occasion! You are a young couple – how old are you by the way? The duck face (I had no idea it was called that) is okay for some photos- just not all 😉

    • Caitlin November 14, 2010, 8:41 pm

      we are 26, almost 27 🙂 we go out occasionally but honestly, we partied a lot in college and i think we are both kind of over it.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 14, 2010, 3:26 pm

    oooh what fun indeed!!!

  • Camille November 14, 2010, 4:00 pm

    What a fun time!
    I love the duck faces 🙂

  • Sana November 14, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I am all about the kissy face. I never gets old 🙂

  • Amber K November 14, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Unless specifically making fun of it, I don’t do the duck face and never for a picture. 😉 But then again, if the drinks are flowing who knows WHAT will happen!

  • Renee November 14, 2010, 4:54 pm

    Your adult beverage was a Dark & Stormy; it’s my husband’s favorite drink 🙂

    • Caitlin November 14, 2010, 8:39 pm

      it was a D&S!

  • Hayley @ Breath of Fire November 14, 2010, 4:55 pm

    Beets and goat cheese were made for each other.

    I sometimes bust out the duck face, but I find myself using the “mad face” way more often.

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 14, 2010, 6:03 pm

    Looks like a great time. I think everyone has a “face” during those late/early hours 🙂

  • Jill@MyAdviceQuarterLife November 14, 2010, 6:34 pm

    No joke, the “duck face” (and I just had to retype because I wrote “dick face” hahaha) was known as the “jill face” in my sorority. Loves it!!

  • Krista (kristastes) November 14, 2010, 6:44 pm

    Looks like such a fun night! I love going out to dance, even when I am the designated driver 🙂 I am guilty of posing with ROCK ON hands way too often.

  • Lauren November 14, 2010, 7:01 pm

    I honestly can not remember the last time I stayed out until 2am. Probably never actually. What a fun night you party animal! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 14, 2010, 7:05 pm

    I don’t do the duck face, but I tend to get caught with a really embarrassing laughing face in photos. 😛

  • Katie (Sweet Tater) November 14, 2010, 7:08 pm

    i so wish i knew you guys were out… we were in noda! and i was designated driverrr

    • Caitlin November 14, 2010, 8:39 pm

      aw where did you go?

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 14, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Looks like a fun night!! I don’t even know what the world looks like at 2:30 AM anymore – oh that reminds me of college so much. I used to pull nights like that all. the. time. Followed by eating an entire calzone the size of my head. Awesome.

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) November 14, 2010, 11:28 pm

    Had to chuckle about James and Maggie letting you sleep in 🙂 Our cat (that I’ve had since 6th grade!) wakes us up every morning at 7… when the time changed, she didn’t get the memo EEP! …not so funy after going to bed at 2am. I must be seriously getting old bc it HURTS when I got to bed that late these days ;P

  • Cher November 15, 2010, 2:40 am

    I don’t know if I have done duck face. I don’t do it consciously, and I never got caught by camera.

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