Happy Halloween!  This post is very un-halloweeny, unless you count the pumpkins.  I'm not sure what I'm doing for halloween tonight.  I haven't bought any candy for trick or treaters yet, and I might go to a show tonight, not sure.  I feel like last weekend was really halloween party central.  I'm not big into spending money on a halloween costume, especially since my closet is full of quasi-costumey garments. I guess that's a perk of having sort of quirky, vintage style.  Are you guys pulling any costumes out of your closet?  I didn't take any photos of my costumes this year (bad blogger?), but sort of got some snippits on instagram.

On Saturday I was planning on going to a friend's Halloween party, but I got kidnapped and taken to a hip hop show downtown, which actually turned out to be completely awesome.  I realized that I'd never been to an actual show in Tacoma... meaning not a coffee shop show.  I'd love to try and be a better Tacoman.  It's so easy for me to just be an ultra introvert and live my life from the comfort of my tiny house, but I remember how much I fell in love with Spokane after emerging from the "pinecone curtain," as they called it, of the comfort zone of my college campus.  Even though not many people seem to think much of Spokane, I really loved its unique vibe and culture that it had and there were so many wonderful local businesses, shops, bars, and restaurants.  Sometimes I think I'm drawn to the underdog cities.  I read an article yesterday in the Seattle Weekly that was so incredibly condescending to Tacoma and it really made me salty.  Even though I still feel like a Tacoma newb, I feel a kinship with this town and its amazing people and businesses.  I think one of my 26 before 27 goals will be to really become a better citizen of this city.

dress/modcloth :: top + jacket/courtesy of asianicandy :: leggings/target :: scarf/h&m
boots + bag/courtesy of minnetonka :: hat/northface via REI

I live a relatively sedentary lifestyle, and I've been trying to work towards including more activity in my life. Since most all of my work is on the computer, it's super easy to just sit on the couch all day doing all kinds of computer work, whether it's on the internet, or doing design work and editing in photoshop.  Over the past few months I've been trying to workout on a regular basis, since we stopped climbing (lame, I know, but hopefully we'll get a membership again in the next couple months). I like being active, and I feel better when I incorporate activity in my life, rather than just sitting in front of a computer all day long.  Even though the combination of pinterest, facebook, and twitter have made that way more difficult in the past few years (so many sites to keep up with!).  Do you guys feel the same way?  Have you come up with any strategies for keeping active, while still doing all your work on the computer?  One reason I really enjoyed being a barista was that I spent the whole time on my feet.  Even if I wasn't "working out" per se, I was still on my feet and moving around, rather than melting into the comfort of a couch with a laptop perched atop my legs.
Even though working out is hard to get excited about, I always feel way better after doing it.  It's helped that Dan has also been trying to be more active as well.  We don't work out together, partly because our house is way too small for both of us to be able to work out at the same time, and because I like working out with videos and Dan doesn't.  Still, it's nice to have the solidarity of us both being sore together!