Saturday ’80s Photo: Cats Don’t Change

While I was very little in the ’80s and so didn’t pick my own outfits, the clothes I wore back then look unquestionably vintage from a modern perspective (see for example the unfortunate-looking snow suit from a couple of weeks ago). Children’s fashion changes just as adult fashion does, and so I rocked ’80s jumpers back in the day just as much as the grown-ups did. Even if mine were usually hand-knitted with cartoon characters on the front!

In this photo from September 1987 (apparently an interesting month for me, as well as the name of one of my favourite synthwave bands in the modern day), my outfit is beautifully of its time, as is the bin in the background of the photo (I don’t even remember the last time I saw a round metal bin like that in real life!). Animals, however, are timeless, and so these two cats in the photo – both the one I’m trying to befriend and the one by the bin in the background – look exactly as cats do today, even though they’re both almost certainly long gone from this world. (It is possible for cats to live to about my age, but very unusual!)

Cats, September 1987

I adore cats. Looks like I always have!

Christmas cat, 2005

Today’s picture features the wonderful and much-missed José, who was the feline love of my life. He was always able to unearth his own presents underneath the tree due to the unmistakeable* scent of the catnip contained within.

*to a cat, anyway.

Christmas cat, 2005

Today’s earworm playlist:

Pet Shop Boys – ‘Heart’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Castle On The Hill’
Carter USM – ‘Bloodsport For All’
Beyoncé and Jay-Z – ‘Crazy In Love’

Quiet week, quiet weekend

Rest day mile today…

…which will hopefully set me up for the two longer weekend runs I’ll be doing over the next couple of days. Currently planning them out in order to avoid the wet weather!

I would say I’m looking forward to a ‘quiet weekend’ (I am) but in all honesty it’s been a pretty quiet week. I keep reading about things starting up again in a COVID-secure way and getting the urge to go, but I know it’ll be a big adjustment when it comes time to start leaving the house for stuff again and so I need to take it slowly.

Running vlogs as usual over the weekend, and I’ll be back to update on Monday.

Hallowe'en 2004
Flashback Friday: Pumpkin carving in the lead-up to Hallowe’en 2004, with ‘help’ from the family’s new kitten, José, who was always fascinated by pumpkins. He used to stick his paws into the open mouths of lit lanterns and singe his fur. Miss you precious one ?

Today’s earworm playlist:

Sacre – ‘The London Marathon [Theme From The Trap]’
WG Snuffy Walden – ‘The West Wing (Main Theme)’

Semi-flying Friday post

A mile on a hot day…

…and then I got some day job work done, and then Geth and I walked to Asda instead of driving because the weather was so nice, and since then I’ve been finishing off my latest game!

Need to get back to it – I’ll probably do a short update in addition to my Saturday running vlog tomorrow…

Cat finding some shade
This cat is a frequent feature of my local walks and runs. He/she has a very impressive collection of frilly collars and seems to be wearing a different one every day.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Nintendo – ‘Whispering Woods (Battle)’
Duran Duran – ‘Rio’
Pulp – ‘Disco 2000’
Frankie Miller – ‘Caledonia’
Nintendo – ‘Paper Mario: The Origami King (Main Theme)’