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‘Tis gloomy out there.

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But it’s not too chilly!  Yay!   Reason #1,045 why I love living in the South. Flip-flops in November, y’all.


Last night, I dreamt that the Husband forced me to attend an acupuncture conference in his place (I frequently pretend to be Kristien when calling utilities/credit card companies.  I say, “Hello, this is Christine” and no one bats an eye).  Anyway, I signed into the conference as Christine, but I left the conference early to eat a fried-lettuce salad.  And then I woke up.  Weird.


Made some white tea.


And cooked this kind-of-sort-of Eggs Florentine.


Not real Egg Florentine because I’m missing Hollandaise sauce!  I used hummus instead.  Not quite the same.


And some applesauce on the side.




Who’s your favorite band?  Mine is most definitely Snow Patrol.  I feel like not enough people understand the epicness that is Snow Patrol.  Love them.

Our first dance song at our wedding was Chasing Cars.  Beautiful song yet practically impossible to slow-dance to.  You’ve been warned.

Thank goodness it’s FRIDAYYYYYYYY!



  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 4, 2011, 9:31 am

    The favorite band question is almost like the favorite food question, impossible to answer! haha 🙂 I do love Snow Patrol though. It actually reminds me of our wedding (wasn’t our first song or anything though) b/c it came out right around that time.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 4, 2011, 9:32 am

    My favorite band is Straylight Run / Taking Back Sunday (now that SLR doesn’t exist anymore). Interesting first dance song! TGIF indeed.

    • Kim November 4, 2011, 11:21 am

      I love Straylight Run! I saw Taking Back Sunday a week or two ago and they played Existentialism on Prom Night, which I LOVE. It’s totally throwback music for me and makes me think about all of the great times I had with friends when I was “young” all of 5ish years ago.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 4, 2011, 9:32 am

    Tasty looking eggs! You’re so lucky you can still wear flip flops in November. I’ve already busted out the winter jacket!! As for favourite bands, I’m not sure I can pick one. I like Snowpatrol, but I tend to go through favourite band phases. One I’ll always love is U2.. even though their prime was before I was born, I still love their music (and Bono’s glasses collection lol!)

  • Jenn November 4, 2011, 9:36 am

    I’m a U2 junkie!

    Went to both their shows this summer. I had originally bought tickets for the Friday event and then bought last minute tickets for the Saturday night show. Best band ever in my opinion 😉

  • Orla November 4, 2011, 9:39 am

    Oh Snow Patrol have just released a new album here and Gary Lightbody was on the local radio station the other day and they sang an acoustic version of their new single which was brilliant!

    I am a complete fanatic about Josh Ritter – love love love him! I have travelled to NYC from Ireland for a concert of his once. as in I totally did.

  • Lisa M November 4, 2011, 9:40 am

    Love that song!

  • Chloe (In Fine Feather) November 4, 2011, 9:41 am

    I was going to wear flip flops today too but it goes against every thing my Northwest instincts tells me 🙂 Love the sun and the fall colors in the South too!

  • Sara November 4, 2011, 9:42 am

    I love that you chose that song 🙂 I saw it in another post. It has a great meaning! And now I tear up a little when I hear it!

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) November 4, 2011, 9:42 am

    Lately- my two favourite bands come from where I live. Shout out to Montreal for having great bands: The Arcade Fire and Sam Roberts.

    Is that Exotica Tea from David’s tea? If not- it looks a lot like it so you might want to give exotica a try- it is delightful.


    • Susan November 4, 2011, 11:26 am

      Canadian music represent!! Not from Montreal, but Broken Social Scene and all its spin offs are a lot of my favourites too. Our TV may suck, but we’ve got some damn good music 😉

      …Nickelback not included.

      • Jazz November 4, 2011, 12:00 pm

        LOL! Nickelback…. I agree!

      • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) November 4, 2011, 6:10 pm

        Ugh. Nickleback definitely not included. Susan- I saw Broken Social scene here in Montreal last winter and they were awesome 🙂 well worth it once you are able to leave your germ free bubble.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:20 am

      It’s from Teavana but its soooo good.

  • Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest November 4, 2011, 9:45 am

    I love Snow Patrol too! I think Coldplay might be one of my favorite bands besides SP.

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  • Amanda November 4, 2011, 9:45 am

    Eating applesauce always reminds me of being little. My mom would often pack my lunch with an applesauce cup. 🙂

    I also have a soft spot for Snow Patrol. I think it makes for nice background music.

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life November 4, 2011, 9:45 am

    I wish we could wear flipfopes up here in MA but my toes might fall off from frostbite!!!

    I love snow patrol, but my favorite singer/band ever is Dave Matthews. He stole my heart as a teenager and I still love him to this day!

  • Rachel @ Mommygetsmoving November 4, 2011, 9:51 am

    So jealous of your flip flop wearing. No more flip flops in Boston until like May sometimes June. Sigh.

  • Dana P. November 4, 2011, 10:03 am

    My favorite band is Brand New. They started touring again this past Spring after a hiatus and I bought tickets for my husband and I to see them for our anniversary. It was awesome!!

    • Kim November 4, 2011, 11:21 am

      Mine too!

    • greta November 4, 2011, 4:39 pm

      Unngghhhh Brand New! Hands down, my favorite.

  • Christine @ BookishlyB November 4, 2011, 10:06 am

    We played Chasing Cars at our wedding too! I also am loving The Naked and the Famous right now, Broken Bells, MGMT, and of course Foster the People. Old times favorites are Metallica and Rage Against the Machine.

    • Rebecca November 4, 2011, 11:40 am


    • Mia November 4, 2011, 11:57 am

      god I freaking love metallica. I still listen to my old albums every once in a while, and I will always love fade to black. always.

  • Kristie November 4, 2011, 10:07 am

    I think my favorite bands are three-way tied – Snow Patrol is one (have you heard the release off their new album, Called Out in the Dark?!?), Ben Folds (Five) is the second, and The Decemberists are the third. No way I could choose one from those though!

  • Jen November 4, 2011, 10:07 am

    My favorite sort of current band is The Slip. Unfortunately, I don’t think they tour anymore. I have sentimental attachments to their music; the first Christmas with my boyfriend, he got us tickets to see the Slip just before New Year’s and I have so many great memories of that show.

    My favorite band of all time is the Beatles.

  • Sana November 4, 2011, 10:08 am

    No more flip flops in Maryland, so sad 🙁

  • faith November 4, 2011, 10:08 am

    I dreamed I unfortunately saw an adult circumcision happening through an open door as I walked by a house…dreams are crazy!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb November 4, 2011, 10:17 am

    i have tried to pass as my husband, but saying i’m “matt” doesn’t usually work!

    it’s sunny here in chicago, but cold! don’t know what i’d rather have… gloomy and warm or sunny and cold.

  • Tina November 4, 2011, 10:17 am

    Chasing Cars is mine and my husbands song:) We had a long distance relationship, (I in TX and he in NC) and this song came on the first time he came to visit me in TX as I was taking him to the airport after an unbelievable weekend. It was also our first weekend date. Never forget it…neither of us said a word the whole time it was on and we both cried b/c it was so fitting to what we feeling.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:19 am

      Awww so romantic!!!!

  • Devin November 4, 2011, 10:20 am

    I love snow patrol also. We danced to the same song and you are right about it being hard to slow dance to. Here’s my first comment after following your blog for the last few months. Keep up the good work you have definitely inspired me to try a triathlon now also.

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) November 4, 2011, 10:24 am

    My favorite band is Pink Floyd for sure! I don’t think I’ve ever heard Snow Patrol.

  • Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers November 4, 2011, 10:26 am

    I love that Chasing Cars was your first dance! It was ours as well and about halfway through we realized we should have thought harder about how long it is! If we hadn’t gone with that one, I think we would have danced to Dashboard Confessional’s “Hands” 🙂

  • Lauren November 4, 2011, 10:29 am

    I miss my flip flops, but we still have remnants from last weekends snow storm here…I love matchbox 20, nickleback, and the goo goo dolls, my taste in music hasn’t changed much in the last ten years 🙂

  • Julia November 4, 2011, 10:41 am

    Snow Patrol is EPIC!!!
    So are The Script, Counting Crows, Train, Matchbox 20 and many, many more 😉

  • Jenny O. November 4, 2011, 10:42 am

    Have you seen the song on youtube, with The Notebook scenes? Ryan Gossling. Yes.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:19 am

      Oh yeas!

  • Allie Q (Fit Geek) November 4, 2011, 10:50 am

    I’m going to the beach on Sunday. Bikinies in November…that’s the Miami life!
    Right now I’m going through an of Montreal phase. Long-time favorites are Bob Dylan, X, the Ramones and the Misfits. I obvious have very mature, sophistimicated taste in music.

  • Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 4, 2011, 10:53 am

    If I was wearing flip-flops right now, my toes would freeze off! Boots all the way…and fuzzy socks soon, too, I’m sure.

  • katie @ KatieDid November 4, 2011, 11:13 am

    My favorite band hmm right now I’m loving Iron and Wine. I also have always loved modest mouse and bon iver, although I think he constitutes as a singer not a band. Happpppy friday to you!

  • Michelle November 4, 2011, 11:14 am

    I too am still fortunate enough to be wearing flops in November. However, there’s a huge storm rolling in so that very well may change by the end of the day!

    I LOVE Snow Patrol too. They’re one of my favorites, along with The Fray, The Script and a random collection of country artists.

  • Emily November 4, 2011, 11:16 am

    So jealous of your flipflop wearing! I love that song! I also love when people pick unique first dance songs, so much more special!

  • Ginger November 4, 2011, 11:17 am

    Bon Iver, no question. 🙂 Helps that I’ve known the lead singer since high school, but even without that connection his music is amazing. Florence + The Machine are a close second

  • hippierunner November 4, 2011, 11:19 am

    The Fray all the way! They have such fun concerts.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 4, 2011, 11:19 am

    Thank GOODness it is Friday!!

    I love flipflops….missing Summer 🙁 boo. But I like the pretty Fall leaves!

  • Susan November 4, 2011, 11:22 am

    I really love Snow Patrol too. Even though people think it’s uncool to like them since the whole Greys Anatomy fame. Whatever!

    The Beatles are my favourite band of all time though. Forever and ever. Nothing makes the world better than a little Rubber Soul.

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) November 4, 2011, 11:23 am

    I will always love Jason Mraz. Hubby and I danced to I’m Yours for our wedding. LONG song to dance to. lol. But JM always calms me down 😀 Oh and John Denver. I’m on a big kick lately.

    I’d be wearing flip flops if it wasn’t raining and 40*s out. :\ I only wear closed toe shoes for running/hiking and boots if i have to.

    Now I want eggs Florentine.

  • Kim November 4, 2011, 11:24 am

    Brand New is my favorite band, although Taking Back Sunday and Death Cab for Cutie are the bands that I listen to most often and always go to see when they’re in town.

    • Dana P. November 4, 2011, 11:44 am

      I posted above that Brand New is my favorite band….nice to see some more BN love 🙂

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:18 am

      TBS = awesomesauce

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed November 4, 2011, 11:38 am

    Jealous of your flip flops! I looooove Snow Patrol! My taste in music is ALL over the place but I’d have to say my favorite band is Led Zeppelin.

  • Rebecca November 4, 2011, 11:38 am

    Snow Patrol is amazingggg. Set the Fire to the Third Bar and What If the Storm Ends have to be my top 2. So so good!

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed November 4, 2011, 11:41 am

    damn it, now i want eggs florentine.

  • Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 4, 2011, 11:46 am

    I absolutely love snow patrol. Their songs are soo good and his voice is awesome!

  • Liz November 4, 2011, 11:48 am

    I don’t think I can pick just one favorite band (huge music fan), but if I did, it would be the Beatles. I do LOVE Snow Patrol, though (particularly that song)!

    Oh, and majorly jealous of the flip flops in November… not so much in Ohio…

  • steph November 4, 2011, 11:49 am

    Love that song! so cool it was your first dance song

  • Ally November 4, 2011, 12:06 pm

    This is my favorite! Also Snow Patrol!

  • Ashley November 4, 2011, 12:12 pm

    I love The Format! But unfortunately they aren’t playing together anymore. Sad! I also love Ben Harper and Jack Johnson (but who doesn’t 😉 ).

  • Lauren November 4, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Snow Patrol reminds me so much of college…great band.

    I love all kinds of music, but I’m a rock girl at heart. My favorites bands are Deftones, Rolling Stones, Muse, Filter, Sleigh Bells, Daft Punk…and I’m anxiously awaiting a Garbage revival.

    • Lauren November 4, 2011, 12:14 pm

      Also adore Nico Vega – and highly recommend them!

  • Moni'sMeals November 4, 2011, 12:14 pm

    good breakfast! Love your Fall pics ALWAYS. :)I like snow patrol too.

    TGIF Caitlin!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 4, 2011, 12:25 pm

    Chasing Cars is such a gorgeous song. Even if it was hard to dance to, it’s such a great choice for your wedding song! 😀

    Snow Patrol is amazing, but my favourite band is Death Cab for Cutie.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 4, 2011, 12:37 pm

    That is a weird dream!! I recently found out i’m intolerant to gluten, and in my dream last night I ate a really big cookie and then realized I had forgotten I couldn’t eat gluten! Haha

  • Annie November 4, 2011, 12:40 pm

    I love Snow Patrol! Their music is amazing. 🙂

  • Lee November 4, 2011, 12:45 pm

    Have you heard the Reindeer Section? It’s a side project from the singer of Snow Patrol. Good stuff.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:18 am

      I have not! I will look into it.

  • Army Amy* November 4, 2011, 12:45 pm

    My husband’s name is Stephen. I wonder if I could pretend to be him by saying that I’m Stephanie. Kind of tempting!*

  • Errign November 4, 2011, 1:00 pm

    I still think that Eyes Open is one of the most epic albums ever. Snow Patrol’s newest song “Called Out in the Dark” is on near-constant repeat over hurrrrr.

  • Khushboo November 4, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Haha I love dreams like that which leave you thinking ‘WHAT????’

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled November 4, 2011, 1:32 pm

    It’s gloomy here too. I think fall is finally hitting us, just in time for winter!

    My favorite band has to be Green Day. I love them in concert and it’s the only band (except Pearl Jam) that I know almost all the words to all their songs. I have a pretty low bar, huh?

  • Audrey November 4, 2011, 1:38 pm


  • Amber K November 4, 2011, 1:57 pm

    lol, I love that you pretend to be your husband. But that’s because I totally do it too. It helps that my husband’s name is Aubrey. No one questions it. Although, HE gets carded a lot when he wants to use his own debit card. Poor guy! Still so weird when I hear more and more girls being named Aubrey.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:17 am

      Hahah I love it. Kristien + Aubrey are good unisex names

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 4, 2011, 1:58 pm

    I wore flip flops to yoga last night and I live in Canada so I feel pretty lucky to still be wearing them. Though I DID drop my car off to get it’s snow tires on this morning since it’s supposed to be coming down next week!

    I am a big Snow Patrol fan as well. And I have to give a shout out to country music. LOVE me some country music – especially Brad Paisley 🙂

  • Devonshire November 4, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I’m way up in Maine and i’m still wearing my flip flops! lol

  • Rachel November 4, 2011, 2:08 pm

    I am so glad to have someone else in love with Snow Patrol. The lead singer has one of my ultimate favorite voices!

  • PressureCookerDiaries November 4, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Chasing cars is one of my all time favorite songs!

  • Stephanie C November 4, 2011, 2:37 pm

    Don’t have a favourite, but bands I’m listening to the most right now are:
    My Brightest Diamond, WarPaint, Benoit Pioulard and Ry Cuming.. you gotta see his beautiful video (he directed it himself and it’s in Point Dume.. a beautiful spot in SoCal)

  • Sheila Dereba November 4, 2011, 2:58 pm

    This post is just a complete package. Superb writing, nice pictures and a great music video on one of my all time fave song. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Katie November 4, 2011, 3:21 pm

    I’ve been reading the Hunger Games and last night I had a dream that I was a tribute. Only we were inside a gigantic building with lots of hallways and I kept hiding in this one closet to get away from everyone. Creepy.

    • Erin November 4, 2011, 3:27 pm

      Wow! I just finished the Hunger Game series a couple weeks ago and I kept having dreams that I was a tribute too! So intense!

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:17 am

      Hahah YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I had dreams like that for weeks!

  • Erin November 4, 2011, 3:26 pm

    I love Snow Patrol, Crack the Shutters is one of my all time favorite songs. So beautiful.

    Hmm… I don’t know if I could choose 1 band. I love Rusted Root, Sugarland, Michael Franti and Spearhead and Barenaked Ladies.

  • Corrie Anne November 4, 2011, 3:50 pm

    Amen to the TGIF!!! I love The Weepies. I’ll admit that I’m emo at heart, but it’s beautiful folk music!

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 4, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Odd. I’ve been having very odd dreams lately too. It’s crazy since I’m not used to having dreams at all.

  • R. Chandra November 4, 2011, 4:04 pm

    i LOVE owl city, page france, & panic at the disco. 🙂

    & chasing cars is a pretty wonderful song!

  • Amanda November 4, 2011, 4:08 pm

    I love that song too. The Vitamin String Quartet does a version of the song – obviously with string instruments. You can YouTube it. I actually walked down the aisle to the string quartet version of the song, I liked it so much. Plus it my hubby & mine’s song.

  • Emily G. November 4, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Just read this and thought about your Operation Beautiful and GOTR bullying…

    A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:16 am

      Another one of my GOTR told me about this, too! I loved the metaphor. I think it’s super powerful.

  • Michelle November 4, 2011, 4:36 pm

    Well I’d have to say that it’s difficult to pick a favorite band when you promote concerts for a living. My favorites at the moment are Don’t Wake Aislin and Icon For Hire. Both are incredibly awesome bands that put on a great live show.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:16 am

      Cool job 🙂

      • Michelle November 5, 2011, 12:05 pm

        You definitely meet some interesting characters! There’s never a dull moment.

  • Alexia @ NamasteYoga November 4, 2011, 5:16 pm

    i love snow patrol too! saw them performing in france two years ago and loved the show! dont have a favourite band, it keeps changing- but music is sooo important to me!

  • Elise November 4, 2011, 5:33 pm

    I do something similar with utility companies! I’m in college and some of my utilities are in my Dad’s name, but when I call and say I’m his daughter and explain the situation they never want to deal with me, so I’ve taken to just saying “This is Elise [Last Name]” so they think I am his wife (instead of his daughter) and then they are happy to help me. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does something like that!

  • Molly @ RDexposed November 4, 2011, 6:31 pm

    I have Copeland CDs back in rotation now!

  • Melissa C November 4, 2011, 6:59 pm

    Long time reader! Always look forward to reading your posts! I am reaching out because on December 3rd I will be Dancing, Standing for 16 hrs for those who can’t. I hope you will support me and donate on my fundraising page. All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Hospital Networks, specifically to Children’s Hospital Boston. This is a cause near and dear to my heart, I am specifically dancing for my cousin who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and treated at Children’s Hospital Boston. I hope you will help this cause! Every small donation helps support the families and children that are treated at Children’s Hospital Boston everyday!

  • Christine November 4, 2011, 7:56 pm

    OMG I love snow patrol. I have been obsessing over their a hundred million suns album lately. It’s epic.
    I love that your first slow dance was to chasing cars. The sentiment in that song if wonderful.

  • Alaina November 4, 2011, 8:26 pm

    My favorite band is Matchbox 20. I love the song “Push” and their concert was one of my favorites. I hope they get back together and tour again!

  • Leatitia (The Sweetest Year) November 4, 2011, 8:54 pm

    This song reminds me of the last episode of Grey’s Anatomy 2nd season. When Izzie loses Denny. I almost get emotional thinking about it and it was 4 years ago. And it’s a fictional drama tv show.

    Such a powerful moment. The song is really amazing too.

  • Leatitia (The Sweetest Year) November 4, 2011, 8:57 pm

    “Chasing Cars” on Grey’s Anatomy:

    Ah, God.. Teary!

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep November 4, 2011, 9:29 pm

    I was just about to say that this song always reminds me of that Grey’s Anatomy episode. I SOBBED when I first watched that episode, and I still tear up when I hear the song.

  • Eliza November 5, 2011, 1:17 am

    Don’t know if you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan, but the Grey’s Anatomy version is amazing

    • Caitlin November 5, 2011, 11:13 am

      I know! Love that version.

  • jassy @ Healthy Egg November 5, 2011, 8:52 am

    i like their song–chocolate 🙂

  • Cat November 5, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Love Snow Patrol! I am from the same town as the majority of the band so got to see them in tiny little venues years ago which is nice. Chasing cars must have been really difficult to slow dance to!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf November 5, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I love Snow Patrol and that song too!

    My fav band changes regularly – I <3 Mumford & Sons at the mo 🙂

  • Heather Piper November 7, 2011, 12:32 am

    I love Snow Patrol. Chasing Cars has been on my mp3 player for-like-ever!

    I live in Texas, and I wore flip-flops today too. lol

  • Liz A November 7, 2011, 12:36 pm

    that song always makes me think of Grey’s Anatomy.

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