Rehashing October.


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Happy Halloween

You had to expect TNBC today. (source)

And so, it’s Halloween! I’m working at a bake sale most of the day, but I have a costume party to look forward to this weekend…and I love my costume. And Atti’s costume. His costume goes with mine, and that’s the only hint you get for now. What are you being?

But, since it’s the last day of the month (which legitimately makes me a little sad – October’s my favourite) I figured it was a good day to recap.

So in October, I was…


Do you ever read two books at once?

Two Books at Once

Creepy. (source).

Because that’s basically what I’ve got going on right now. I decided to start The Game of Thrones series again (perfect timing – Book 5 just got released on paperback a few days ago) and I’m also reading Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent series. So far, I’m liking it – does anyone want me to review of it when I’m done? I’ve been told that the ending is super-frustrating, so I’m a little afraid to finish it.


American Horror Story. 

American Horror Story

Pretty sure this show wins for being the creepiest on television (img source). So many crazy twists, and Kathy Bates is fabulous in everything she does.

And of course, The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead

That should come as absolutely no surprise to you (img source). The season started off a little slowly, but it’s starting to pick up!

Listening to:

Normally, I listen to heavier stuff when it comes to music. But I do have a couple of soft spots for the occasional radio-friendly pop and dance-type music. Mainly for Lady Gaga (but I do love me some Britney or some Kesha too).

Kind of really loving ‘Applause’ right now. Don’t tell anyone. 


Slowly making my way through the rest of the Dairy Queen ice cream cake in my freezer.

Birthday Cake

Let’s just say that that cake is significantly smaller than it was a few days ago Wink


I bought a two liter bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper in my fridge for mixing/chasing purposes for the pre-party, but then I ended up sticking to champagne and wine. So, I’ve been sipping at this all week.

Diet Dr. Pepper

Not even sorry.

October Blog Recipes:



Random Posts in October:


Best October Moments:



And apparently, everyone is a big fan of me in the sombrero….

Have a great Halloween! To quote Pitch Perfect: “Make good choices!”

<— What were some of your October highlights?

<— What’s your Halloween costume? Halloween plans?

<– What’s one song or band in your music collection that you’re slightly embarrassed about?


  1. You had a great October
    I always read more than one book at a time. I blame it on the fact that I am seriously ADHD with EVERYTHING so I like having multiple things to read and reflect on. Sometimes in the same sitting

    Here’s too a great November!

  2. I have those songs/artists that don’t fit in with my regular musical tastes as well. A couple that come to mind are Bon Jovi and my slightly embarrassing addiction to some Europop — but that one I blame my roots for

    As for Halloween… no real plans for me tonight. I’ll probably end up lounging around at home, tossing in NBC, and maybe trying to make some homemade candy.

    And I’m super curious to see what you think of Allegiant — speed read so I can gripe to you about it!
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    • “woooooooooah, we’re halfway there….” And I’m about a third of the way through, I’ll let you know right when I’m done!
  3. I like that lady gaga song too. No shame. I belt it out in the car when I’m alone… That’s embarrassing. And the cake. Oh man it would be gone in a day in my apartment, I’m pretty sure. So yum. Let’s hope November is as good to you as October was!
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    • haha I’m sure I’ll be doing the same thing soon too and there’s one piece left of the cake – I’m amazed it’s lasted this long!
  4. now all I want is a diet dr. pepper, totally needs to happen. I keep hearing great things about this season of american horror story, i think I need to find a way to start it. Still blown it is the end of October.
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  5. I always have more than one book going and this leads to not finishing either! I have got to get my life together.. I know this is nerdy, but my husband and I listen to books on tape when we go on trips and have been listening to The Game of Thrones series. So Good!
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  6. I think the sombrero should become a regular thing!

    Trying to read my from left to write book while also finishing up another book and it is so hard! I don’t know how you do it!

  7. I am in love with the walking dead. My boyfriend and I make it a tradition to get Gelato and watch Zombies for an hour in bed every Sunday night.
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  8. Justin’s watching American Horror Story, but I really can’t get into it. It totally creeps me out too much! I finished Under the Dome! It’s a great book. Different from the TV show; although, I still plan on watching it.

    Have fun at the bake sale!
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  9. haha, that cheesy smile under the sonbrero cracks me up every time
    And I can not wait to see a pic of you and Atti in your costumes!
    Switzerland, is Halloween-less, so sad.
    I always read 2 books, I have one in Zurich and one in Basel. One is a little on the lighter side, while the other needs to be science, scary or criminal
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  10. I can never ever read two books at once! And now that I am driving to work my book reading is seriously slacking. Need to get back on that asap. Looks like a lovely October!
  11. I can’t wait to see what outfit you rock tonight! Unfortunately I didn’t celebrate Halloween this year- will have to make up for it by making sure next year’s outfit is awesome! I am sure most people would be embarrassed to admit that Backstreet Boys & N’Sync are on their playlists but what can I say- 10 years later and some of the songs are still so damn catchy :)!
  12. I really want to watch the new series of American Horror Story, even though I couldn’t make it through two episodes of the first season. I can watch creepy/spooky horror for days, but it was too gross for me. The witch theme looks like it’ll be more of my cup of tea.

    It looks like you made the absolute most of October, but it’s so sad to have to leave it behind for another year. At least there’s still plenty of winter squash in November. That buttercup squash soup looks bloody fantastic.

    • really interesting so far – I love how the show always ends up making a statement on some sort of modern issue, and this one seems to revolve around feminism and racism. And the squash is definitely still going strong
  13. I totally copied you on your standing desk; I LOVE it!!

    October highlights= fostering, haunted walks, and ROCKY HORROR!

    I’m slightly embarrassed to have the Lizzie McGuire soundtrack on my iPod. So bad and so good

  14. Love ittt!!!!
    This was an awesome walk down october memory lane! Also, YES for diet dr pepper as a chaser! Its my go-to as well, AND like you, I usually end up with champagne or wine instead of shots. Twins.
    I’m glad you had the best bday ever, and are still getting to enjoy that DQ cake! Love you!
  15. My Halloween costume is a set of devil ears and some makeup haha! Elmo has a very unique costume (kind of sarcastic). I LOVE this song by Lady Gaga. It makes me want to dance every time I hear it. Considering I’m an indie lover at heart, anything pop/rap is different for me too!
  16. haha I’m so out of the loop with TV shows!!! But that American horror picture looks super creepy, indeed. And I’m not dressing up b/c I’m lazy about that and never enjoyed it (you can call me boring, it’s okay :P) anyway, BUT I’m definitely dressing our 4month daughter as Minnie Mouse! haha I’m pretty excited about that.
  17. What a fun month you had!! I dressed up as Lady Gaga last weekend for a part-ay. It was fun! I won’t be dressing up tonight, since I work at both jobs, but that is okay with me!
  18. I can’t wait to get back into reading non forced books!

    You’ve been chugging the DR Pepper, I’ve been chugging the Pepsi Max. No shame indeed!

    Cannot wait to see what you and the pub dress up as together!

  19. I’m guessing your costume is Dorothy and Toto?
  20. I kind of like that Lady Gaga song too. And I’m loving “Work Bitch” by Britney. I haven’t added them to my iTunes yet though, so I can pretend they’re not there. But I guess I already have some embarrassing songs on there… like “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner. Such a guilty pleasure song of mine!

    I’m sad I won’t be seeing you this weekend anymore. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to hang out soon!!

    • haha I love how you have Foreigner on there – I’m a ‘Jukebox Hero’ fan myself and hopefully we can do the trip sometime soon – if not we’ll figure out something!
  21. I have Womanizer on my workout playlist. I’m so ashamed…
  22. i’ve read two books at once before – a fiction and a non fiction. some non fiction books are just too heavy for me to read during my evening reading before i go to bed, so i’ll start a fiction book at the same time. it always ends up confusing me though so i try to avoid that!

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