Friends, bad weather is on the way and I'm not sure what to expect.
Michael and I were out walking the dogs earlier today and most stores and restaurants were closed with their windows taped over. Right now (approximately 1:30 pm), the winds are getting gusty and it's raining. I think the worst is scheduled for tonight.
Remember my beautiful new metallic dancing slippers? Well they're currently somewhere behind the metal grate below. Mass transit will be shut down at least through tomorrow and who knows whether those shoes will be resoled by Wednesday?
Will our Halloween Costume Ball take place Wednesday evening as scheduled? Maybe. I'm almost certain that the event would be rescheduled for another time rather than cancelled outright: I mean, people bought tickets and everything.
Today was intended to be a big sewing day and I still expect to move forward with our costumes. I mean, what else is there to do but carry on? Decorations are up all over the neighborhood.
Thank you so much for your many makeup suggestions this last weekend. I was reminded that I happen to own not one but two Kevyn Aucoin makeup books -- Making Faces and Face Forward -- so perhaps now is the time to take a closer look at them. A special thank you to MPB reader, professional makeup artist Bill J., who went to the trouble of retouching one of my photos, incorporating a few of his recommendations. I do wish he'd picked one with the wig on, however.
In closing, friends, if you're in the path of Hurricane Sandy, be safe and don't forget to apply plenty of hairspray.
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