Happy Hallowe’en!

It’s a quiet one for me today watching dodgy old Universal monster films. I finished my short game yesterday and am planning to spend the week catching up with things I’ve been neglecting.

Just a short run this morning as I fancied an evening in tonight. I run all my short runs at easy/comfortable pace but I do seem to be speeding up a bit at the moment. Hopefully that’s a good sign.

Playlist Pick: John Carpenter, ‘Halloween Theme’

This will be the last Playlist Pick for a while, as I’m starting a new Wednesday series next week!

I put a few tunes together for my current game on Beepbox yesterday and had to work fairly hard for them NOT to sound like they were aping John Carpenter. I don’t think I succeeded with all of them. Geth kept telling me he was visualising pumpkin lanterns.

It is a classic, though….

…and I found myself staring at my lineup of Halloween DVDs on the shelf this afternoon while lying down to start my recovery from Zombie Eye III: The Reawakening (my first uveitis attack in two years). I think the film may be getting a run out soon. Possibly even before this Hallowe’en.

And while my current game mostly doesn’t suit a Carpenter-esque soundtrack, there will be plenty more suitable opportunities in the future…

The mother of all Friday the 13ths

A lovely relaxed run back and forth from my counselling appointment…

…and that’s where today’s good vibes ended.

While enjoying my post-run snack, I got a text from Geth’s colleague telling me that Geth had been taken ill while at a meeting in Stevenage and subsequently hospitalised. This led to an afternoon of phoning around trying to find out what on earth was going on, the realisation that he’d been discharged from the hospital while still not himself, and finally an evening of worry while Heulwen and Laura drove down to Stevenage to pick him up. They’ve got him now and he’s sounding a lot more compos mentis, so I’m looking forward to having him home tomorrow.

In the middle of all that, the news came out that the London Marathon has been postponed to October due to the coronavirus, so those 17-milers in the stormy weather have all been for naught. On any other day, I would have been devastated about this, but today I’ve been so worried about Geth that it’s easy to put it into perspective. The training that I’ve done so far meant that I got a PB at Inverness on Sunday that I hadn’t even dared to dream of, and the marathon has been postponed rather than cancelled, meaning that I will still get to run it this year. Just means the Great Scottish Run (which takes place on the same October weekend, and which I had been planning to do this year) will have to wait for another day!

Currently curled up on the sofa for the traditional viewing of Friday the 13th, a film about some people having a marginally worse day than me. Honestly, I’m finding it quite relaxing.

Friday the 13th DVD
Camp Crystal Lake and strip Monopoly, I am coming for you.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Koichi Sugiyama – ‘Unflinchable Courage’
The Knack – ‘My Sharona’
Icona Pop and Charli XCX – ‘I Love It’

Happy Hallowe’en!

It’s been a busy day, despite the fact that I didn’t get out and about to the various things I’d planned! The deadline for the game jam was extended by a day so I’ve been doing a lot of extra playtesting – plus of course there was a pumpkin to carve and a lot of horror films to watch in honour of the day 🙂

I feel I’ve been so busy with the game that I’ve not really had the chance to relax and enjoy Hallowe’en yet, so I’ll be extending it over the weekend!

Pumpkin carving
Not really an OOTD ’cause you all know that jumper: I finally got to carve my pumpkin today! Normally I do them so early they’re already squishy by Hallowe’en 🙂

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Ordinary World
John Carpenter – Laurie’s Theme
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man