Friday Running Tune, and then it goes downhill after that

When I was in grade 10 or so, the movie Pretty in Pink came out. Oh, how I loved that movie! And Andrew McCarthy is sooooo dreamy! Not only did I fall in love with the boy and the movie, but I also adored the soundtrack too. OMD, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, INXS and The Smiths…I wore that cassette tape right out, oh yes I did!

As I did a 5K tempo run this evening, the last song that came on from my playlist was Pretty in Pink by the Psychedelic Furs, and this song helped me sprint to the finish. The version on the movie soundtrack is great, but check out this even earlier, harder and edgier version too. Even better.

Happy Trails!



Below is an email conversation that Tony and I had this afternoon. For context, I am trying to figure out what I should buy to replace my rapidly declining netbook:

Tony: Want a MacBook Air for Christmas? (attaches ad for a sale)

Finola: Still too expensive  😦

Tony: but you’re so worth it 😉

Finola: You are too nice. I’m crabby most of the time.

Tony: Maybe you’d be happier with an Air? Otherwise I’ll have to get you PJs 😉

Finola: The PJs are my Christmas Eve present. I still need something for Christmas Day. Sheesh.

Tony: Okay,PJs for Christmas Eve, air PJs for Christmas… night (rar)

Finola: “Air PJs” are not a thing! No “rar” for you!!

Tony: I’ll wear my air PJs for you anytime.

Finola: I’m not getting you air PJs for christmas.  Pthhhht!

Tony: good thing i already have some

Finola: Nice one  🙂


Clearly, I lost this round.


About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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8 Responses to Friday Running Tune, and then it goes downhill after that

  1. allison says:

    Loved that movie and the music too. Air pjs. I think my Dad wears those.

  2. Sasha says:

    Get the Air! Get the Air! And on the topic of PJs, we should have a PJ party and watch Pretty in Pink. I think it’s the only Brat Pack movie I’ve never seen. Can we watch Breakfast Club too?

    Don’chyou… forgeddabout me. Don’ Don’ Don’ Don’…..

  3. Finola says:

    I cannot believe you have never seen Pretty in Pink. We will have to fix this soon. Double feature, coming up!

  4. Jen says:

    Can I come to the PJ party too? I am SURE that I can come up with some pink cocktails for while we’re watching (and I will leave my air PJ’s at home…promise.) Oh and – Pretty in Pink – I LOVE that song (and the movie!).

  5. Mary Lynn says:

    Hee! I saw the Psychedelic Furs in concert at the Ottawa Congress Centre around the time that movie came out. Loved them.

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