Believe it or not, my life hasn't been 100% cat drama lately. At the same time I've also been doing other things.
I've rediscovered high-end makeup. I blame Amalah's Wednesday Advice Smackdown for leading me down the path to ruin. I was intrigued by her recommendation of Bourjois Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion Mascara, so I went to Sephora.com to order some. Well, of course you can't just buy one thing from Sephora. I ended up getting a collection of Bare Escentuals products, too. Then my order came with a sample of Too Faced Magic Wand Foundation, which set the stage for two pricey trips to Nordstrom for an eventual total of three Too Faced products.
The good news about my first Nordstrom trip is that the makeup artist did such a nice job on my face that I didn't have to make myself up for an industry awards function I attended that evening. I just got dressed, put on some false eyelashes and a purple, green and yellow wig (it was a Mardi Gras-themed party), and walked out the door.
I've sat around with the band in our studio, NOT recording. After about a month of working perfectly well, the new Mac Pro decided that it doesn't want to have anything to do with MIDI. That means none of my husband's drum tracks will play back correctly. It's also balking at recording bass tracks. My husband has spent hours and hours and hours trying to get it to play nice, but it refuses to do so. He's been proceeding with the assumption that it's a software problem - possibly a driver that's incompatible with the Intel processor. Tonight we're taking the CPU to the Apple Store to see if it's a hardware problem instead. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all gets sorted out soon. I'd really like to get our CD finished.
I've wracked my brain for a band name. Since we can't record, we've been trying to come up with a band name in our copious spare time. Finding something cool that nobody has used before is extremely difficult.
I'll wrap this up because I have a very full day planned at work and I need to get in as early as possible. I cracked a tooth at lunch yesterday, so I have to plan around my 12:30 dentist's appointment as well.
Thanks for all your words of encouragement of late. I'm hoping to have only good news from here on out, at least for a while.