i’m joining up this week with Amanda @ Running with Spoons for the Thursday spill-sesh of a link-up that is:ONE: October 1st. gah. i feel like i had a nice, long, full summer with so many amazing trips & weekends & events…and then September, which is one of my fave months, zipped by in a snap. how is it October? and why is it so gray and gloomy in NYC? i love the idea of a beautiful, golden October, but the reality we’re having today of this new month’s beginning just isn’t working for me. September, come back. i loved you so. i think if i ever start a company i’m going to call it “always september,” or “the september project” or something like that. that’d make me happy. but anyway…i’m hoping October is amazing, all the same. i certainly have some awesome things lined up for this month, so i think i’m planning to love it.
TWO: & going along with that, when NYC finally gives in to all of the nuances of fall and sheds her summer skin, i always think of this quote:
because there’s never a wrong time or place to squeeze in a lil Great Gatsby.
THREE: anyone else already excited about Halloween?? yes, i still dress up every year (and have no intention of stopping anytime soon). costume stores began popping up in NYC in September, and although i initially had my heart set on being a unicorn, i think imma scratch that and coerce a boy to dress up with me again — because that’s just way more fun & i love couple costumes. i have my eye on one that i wanted to be last year but that got vetoed in favor of the dalmatian/firefighter combo: a tooth & tooth fairy.
i just can’t take this, i love it so much!
this lightning strike one is too cute too:
who is this Julie Ann girl and how do i become her?!
if you guys have any great creative ideas, please send them my way!
FOUR: i ordered my first pair of high tops in yearssss yesterday. i think i’ve just been waiting for the “omg that’s them” pair to show up in my life, and i finally stumbled upon them and am hoping they look as good/fit as well as i’ve already decided they have to.
cheers, Nike. i plan to wear you into the ground.
FIVE: i just discovered an Autumn-perfect tea: Tazo Pumpkin Spice Chai.
i’m currently warming up with this as i type, and it’s totally hitting the spot. oddly enough, it’s also sort of making me want a pumpkin beer…but considering it’s 11am, i think that’ll have to wait til tonight. 🙂
SIX: a friend tagged me in this IG post this morning, and it’s definitely the best representation of this quote that i’ve seen. those are my kind of world-conquering shoes.
SEVEN: i’m running a marathon in 10 days. that’s all i have to say about that.
…for the better. for me, it has absolutely been changed for the better.
but that’s fodder for another post. a post-marathon reflection post, should i live to tell about it. 🙂
Something random from your lately life?
Halloween costume ideas, please!!
14 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud”
Already bought that tea – pumpkin anything makes me love fall but it would be nicer if it were as sunny in October as it was in September.
agree! we had SUCH a lovely September!
I easily spend half my October looking up creative couple costumes. My favorites from last year were: Jenny & Forest (Gump), Girl: dresses up as a “Coke” Guy: dresses up as “Jack Daniels” = Jack & Coke (plus if you carry the drink you dress up as, BOOM you have drinks all night)
thinking up fun costumes is my fave October pastime as well, i think! and yes, carrying drinks as part of your costume is a fun idea. i remember in college a group of the hippie boys were the Ghostbusters, and they had Camelbacks and guns filled with beer. so cute.
That tea looks amazing! Love the shoes too. I haven’t dressed up in awhile for Halloween but I do love that holiday!!!
That pumpkin spice chai is so good that I did a giveaway with it last year! I’m not as into chai as I used to be, but it is still the golden standard!
I simply must have that chai!! I already have 2 boxes of pumpkin spice black tea though…LOL. I guess you can never have enough!
I am running a Halloweenie half marathon so I seriously need to get it together and get a costume!!!
ahhh i want to run a weenie half! that’s so much fun! if i can think of something cute for you, i’ll swing it your way. maybe YOU should be a unicorn — they can run!
I must get that tea. Yum! I didn’t realize it was October until I went to do something yesterday and saw the date. I had to ask Rock if that was correct.
so crazy, right?! where did Sept go! 😦
I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE MARATHON RECAP!
THANK YOU, LOVE! as am i — b/c that means i survived it. 🙂
I am SO excited for Halloween! I think I’m going to be Minnie Mouse this year!