Happy Halloween!!! (dedicated to MM)

The title of this post is a little deceiving because, call me a grinch, but I cannot stand Halloween. The idea is so great, but the execution...painful. Maddi and  I have been total Halloween haters since we met in 7th grade and nothing has changed. It's 8:30 and my costume consists of suspenders, a green wig, and a headband with puppy ears attached. What costume does that make??

The highlight of my night so far was talking to Maddi and having her tell me that she was reluctantly out, dressed as a conservative flapper with a cardigan and that Tim was dressing as a 'slutty mailman.'

LOVE YOU and miss you, especially tonight on our mutually hated holiday xoxoxo


And I hope the sun shines
And it's a beautiful day
And something reminds you
- Taylor Swift, Last Kiss


"I am so lucky that my life is filled with people who constantly remind me that the world is filled with more good than bad, more hope than doubt, and more love than pain." - Jillian Costello

Just got an e-mail from Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation that announced this year's Jog for Jill raised $360, 000 for lung cancer!!! Amazing :)


Do you remember when we first met?
I sure do,
It was some time
In early September,
-Jack Johnson, Do You Remember


So the half marathon was a success (finishing counts as success, right?). Steph was overly enthusiastic skipping and singing techno (is that possible?) all thirteen miles while I counted down the minutes til it was over. Feeling motivated we went straight from the race to Target and apartment shopped and finished moving in! Our apartment is the greatest place ever and the neighborhood is amazing; we are in heaven. Currently sitting at a laundromat/coffee shop enjoying the free WIFI (our comcast is still not set up and we do not have a washer/dryer). ohhh city life; i love you.


1/2 Marathon Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I will be running the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon. Steph, Sarah and I did it last year and this year Steph and I will be doing it again but this year with Audrey. Haven't really been training so it should be interesting! Steph and I will be the ones in matching hot pink headbands-- updates to come later...
A pic from last year's race-hope we're still smiling this big post race tomorrow!

Silly Things

Sleeping in socks freaks me out

I hate olives and pickles

I like my candy bars frozen

I think being tickled is amongst the scariest experiences in life

I think its gross when people use the word "rally" in reference to going out

I have a strong desire to learn to sail, and to play the piano

Before I eat m& ms, I have to line them up in straight lines with the same number of each color. And then eat them in backwards rainbow order (brown, blue, green, yellow, orange, red)

I like country music more than every other type of music

I crack my knuckles, my back and my neck...and I think its rude that people think its rude