It is official… I am a Mac user again! I just opened up this page to write my daily RPM entry and I couldn’t remember the date. I looked down at my task bar, expecting to see the calendar icon with today’s date on it (as I would if I were on a Macintosh) but it wasn’t there. Why wasn’t it there? I’m on a Windows 7 box at work.
Yesterday was mostly spent celebrating my step son’s 10th birthday. He had a party for friends scheduled on Saturday but it was postponed by the blizzard. Yesterday was a little gathering for my and Jen’s families. We had a lot of fun. The niece and nephews are a blast. We were only missing one nephew as my sister had to stay home with him due to a fever. We celebrate his birthday next week though.
There was cake and presents and food and fun and no sign of the RPM challenge other than my guitar sitting there in the living room… throwing off waves and waves of guilt. “You should be playing me,” it was telepathically telling me. “You should be recording rhythm guitar parts right now.” No, I thought back. You are no longer the most important thing in my life like you were in my youth. Now you take a back seat to my family and friends. You are still special, oh Mister Guitar, but you are no longer #1.
That being said, after the party was over and the fun was done, I doodled out another song idea on my iPhone and then recorded the rhythm guitar for that project and two others that were sitting on my iPad. There are still two unfinished things on the iPad, but I am going to scrap them. Considering how bad most of my crap is, these must be really horrible if I am scrapping them so soon.
I currently have nine songs arranged with rhythm guitars recorded, and three sets of phrases that are not yet arranged. That’s 12 potential songs. Two more and I am set to complete FAWM. I just need to write lyrics and melodies and get all of the various into the can, as they say.
There are 17 days left. It should be easy, right?
Did I mention I woke up with another cold this morning?
Time to panic!