As seen on TV

Happy Halloween!  As I write this post, I’m wrapped in the blissful warmth of a Snuggie.  Yes, “The Blanket That Has Sleeves.”  Why?  Read on, my friends.

[snuggie photo]

One of the girls in my new ultra-running group had a Halloween party last night.  At first I wasn’t sure if I’d go since I’ve really just met these people, but 24 trail miles and nine beers (not all at once; I’ve been on three runs/drinks with them) have a way of making you feel like you know people.   So Erin and I decided to go, but we found ourselves costume-less only a few hours before the party.

Given that it had to be cheap, quick, and easy, the options were limited, especially with the added constraint that we wanted to make it a joint costume and do something to make use of Erin’s pregnant belly.  (It’s not that big though, so we ended up augmenting it.)

We got the idea to go as Juno and Paulie from the movie Juno, and realized just how perfect it was.  Paulie is a runner; the party was with a bunch of runners and I already had plenty of running clothes.  Juno is pregnant; Erin is pregnant.  And the original theme of the party (before it got relaxed due to popular demand) was “TV and movies.”

Here they are:


And here we are:

[costume photo]

Not terrible, huh?  At least our dog Sascha seems to like it.  Here’s another shot, this one from the party.

[costume photo from party]

So what does this all have to do with a Snuggie?  Well, turns out there were prizes for the best costumes, and Erin and I won in the “couples” category.  (It didn’t hurt that there weren’t many joint costumes to compete with.)  And luckily for me, the guy who has secretly coveted the hottest invention to hit TV since the Sham-Wow, our prize was a Snuggie!  Awesomeness.

For obvious reasons to all at the party, there was no group trail run this morning.  Erin and I ran about five miles with the dogs at a trail near our house though, and tomorrow morning I’m going to do 12 miles or so with the ultra group.  I’m thinking by then, everyone but one guy should have recovered from the party.

Alright, off to battle the trick-or-treaters.  Look for a great giveaway on my blog tomorrow or Monday!



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  1. I’ll say it now I have always wanted the Snuggie. Yes it’s lazy and ridiculous and yet ingenious in a way lol 😉

  2. Great costumes, you two!!!
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  3. The costumes are great! They have snuggies for dogs now so Sascha won’t feel left out. 🙂 It’s great that you can run with your dogs. Despite her long legs my dog, Rana, hates running! Than goodness she’s cute.

  4. Haha, I don’t know what made me laugh more, the snuggy or those costumes. Pure genius on the couple costume
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  5. Love the costume. It’s perfect. You guys look great.
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  6. what a perfect halloween costume!!! you two are perfect!
    happy halloween!
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  7. hahahah that is AWESOME. You two looked fabulous and what a funny prize. I’ve heard those things are actually great
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  8. amazing cosutume idea! you two look awesome!
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  9. hahaha AWESOME! i love you as paulie…and erin looks adorable! happy halloween!!!!
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  10. I have always wanted a Snuggie, too!! I think I am (no kidding) getting the dog one for Christmas.

    You look kinda like a monk, I have to say. It’s the brown robe-like qualities of the Snuggie.

  11. Totally original. I love the costumes!

  12. OMG too funny! Congrats on the win and the fab idea too, love it!

    I barely had a belly at even 20 weeks with my first (the second is a different story). I was pregnant with Ava over Halloween and I went as a pregnant nun that year! Always fun to tie your pregnancy in with your Halloween costume.

  13. hahaha I love that costume!!
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  14. I love couples costumes! Nice work!
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  15. YES to the snuggie

    YES to yours and your wife’s costumes

    That’s all!

  16. Heheh, those are some great costumes! Nice work. You deserved the win no matter what the competition!

    Never heard of that movie before. I’ll have to rent it.
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  17. Love the costumes! you guys looked cute!
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  18. Nice Superfan shirt!

    • Thanks Brian! I had no idea you were still reading this thing… unless you have some weird Google alert that notifies you of any Superfan shirts on the web.

      • Ha, no I don’t have an RSS feed setup for Superfan shirts! I am still reading the blog and enjoy it — keep up the good work and congrats on qualifying for Boston!

  19. Those are absolutely the best costumes I have seen this year!!!! I saw the movie in the theater when I was pregnant which made it that much better.

  20. nice costumes! very creative on your parts 🙂

  21. You two are so adorable!!! I’m incredibly jealous of your snuggie in my freezing cold apartment.
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  22. Love love love the costumes. Totes worthy of 1st prize! (hows that for Juno speak?)
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  23. Great write-up, FANTASTIC pics 😉


  24. I love your Halloween costumes! Adorable!

    I would love a Snuggie too!
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  25. Awesome costume! So creative. DId you go to BC?! (me too)

  26. I love the creativity! And what a cost savings to boot!

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