I've reached the halfway point in my four-day weekend and so far I'm enjoying it very much. Friday wasn't quite the work-free day I had hoped for, but yesterday was perfect.
Friday morning started out nicely with coffee (well, chamomile tea - I'm still off caffeine) and conversation. There was much discussion of the "Lost" season finale, which is endlessly fascinating to anyone who watches and deadly boring for anyone who doesn't. Sorry, Bruno.
After that, I went to get an overdue oil change. From the previous workday's outcome, I knew I was going to need to do some work, but I was counting on taking care of it via the high-speed Internet access in the car dealer's waiting room. Uh, not so much. Their crappy network cable with the tab broken off had finally stopped working.
As soon as my car was ready, I had no choice but to drive a half-hour back to the office and get my project done there. I got it all wrapped up in about an hour and rejoined my husband so we could take my car in for installation of my early birthday gift: new stereo speakers. They sound awesome and we've been driving around playing our favorite songs at high volume ever since.
In the early evening I picked up my niece to spend the night at our house. My husband had a gig, so my niece and I had dinner out (Fazoli's. Her choice. Ick.), made chocolate chip cookies (again) and watched cartoons until I got so tired that I made us both go to bed.
In the morning I had the idea to go to the City Market, have breakfast at Succotash and shop for fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, everyone else in the metropolitan area had the same idea. We tried three separate parking lots but could never get a spot, so we finally gave up and had McDonald's. Sigh.
Once my niece went home, I went to breakfast again with my husband, took a long nap and recorded several vocal tracks for one of our songs.
We finished out the evening by going to a bar to meet up with Dee of Voices in My Mind, along with Caroline and NSP. I couldn't find them right away, so after a couple of false starts approaching tables full of women and asking "Are you the bloggers?" I decided to just go ahead and order dinner. It turned out that they were sitting right beside us, so we had a little time to chat before the first band started and between bands.
The opening band, which was billed as the headliner but apparently screwed themselves with the play order, had two band members we knew: our bass-player-for-a-millisecond Sanjeev (now going by "Steve" again) and a guitarist that my husband had met before.
We stayed until about midnight, then went home and watched this year's VH-1 Rock Honors show until I started falling asleep.
Today's plans: breakfast, recording, lunch, recording, dinner, recording and maybe a movie. We're getting this CD done, damn it! :)