This past Saturday morning was like any other: woke up late. Got a cab to class at The Old Town School of Folk Music. Practiced with my partner Linda. Listened to everybody else in class sing. Guess what? We sound awesome. Got notes from our teacher Gwen. Linda and I talked about what to wear for the recital. Though the show has a definite theme (60’s pop), we don’t have to get kitted out in sixties garb. We were thinking cute, for sure, but not too cute. I see myself applying a lot of eyeliner for some reason.
After class, I stood on the corner of Wilson and Lincoln, chatting with my classmate Wendy. It was a beautiful day, so we enjoyed the sunshine before going our separate ways. I hit the library to pick up some books that were on hold for me, stopped at Walgreen’s to buy the Chocolate Jeans Heart for Elisa as a hostess present, had a late lunch (ham and cheese sandwich) at The Melrose. Yes, I remembered to check into Foursquare at every stop I made. I think I have a problem. I am a Foursquare addict.
So why did I need a hostess present for Elisa? Well, Elisa had invited some pals over to check out some Cover Girl makeup she got in the mail from BzzAgent. She also promised cupcakes and watching Lifetime. That’s all I needed to hear.
We had ShadowBlast double-sided eye shadow sticks to play with, the idea being that we’d make our eyes look all smoky. It didn’t quite work out that way, as the two shades tended to get mixed up and then cancel each other out. While the shades were pretty, they were quite sheer and difficult to layer to show more pigment.
When I think about it now, doesn’t ShadowBlast sound like a Cobra Command operative? Or the word for “fart from a ninja”?
Also there were ShineBlast lip glosses, which had names like “Ignite”, “Glimmer”, and “Gleam”. Were these glosses or fireworks? Maybe it’s because all of our lips had enough pigment but I couldn’t any hint of tint on my lips.
After we made ourselves into smokey-eyed hottiepantses, we watched “The Pregnancy Pact” (aka the greatest Lifetime television movie EVER) and ate this really delicious vegetarian chili Elisa made in her crockpot. There were French macaroons from Fritz Pastry and, of course, girl talk. Mainly about cats, movies, Valentine’s Day (the holiday, not the allegedly terrible movie that opened this weekend), and boys.
I pestered Alissa and Elisa about their V-Day plans. Elisa had no idea while Alissa figured she and Jon would go to a bar near their apartment for dinner. Very low-key so naturally I was a little disappointed. Isn’t Valentine’s Day supposed to be, like, Super Bowl Sunday for people in relationships? I told Elisa I thought she and her boy should go see Valentine’s Day then follow that up with dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. They could split a single slice of cheesecake, each taking a side and eating it from opposite ends until they met in the middle. Like the spaghetti-eating scene in Lady and The Tramp only instead of dogs it’s people and instead of spaghetti it’s cheesecake! I am a genius at this romance thing.