Haven't got any subjects but perhaps I can grab >someone.
If you can't find anyone to photograph, have you thought about using yourself as the model? I do it quite frequently when I'm testing my lighting. Do you have a tripod? If not, you can place your camera on a solid, flat object. I also set my self-timer to 20 seconds which allows me enough time to set up my camera and get into position. I don't own Alien Bee's, do you know if their color temperature remains constant, (no color temperature shift) while you have them on?