To do today:
√ 1. Test alarm clock to make sure it works/is loud enough.
√ 2. Set alarm clock for 8:45am.
√ 3. Drink coffee, browse a new library book, snuggle while watching
√ 4. At 8:45am, turn on computer.
√ 5. Log on to Ticketmaster.
√ 6. Find the appropriate tour page.
√ 7. Synchronize computer’s clock with actual, precise, official US Time.
√ 8. Progressively raise the level of caffeine in the bloodstream while
waiting for 9:00a.m. to arrive.
√ 9. Read some blogs, while waiting for 9:00a.m. to arrive.
√ 10. At 8:56, double-check time, website, and make sure the “refresh”
√ 11. At 8:58, start hitting “refresh” button repeatedly on Ticketmaster web
√ 12. 9:00a.m. Select 2 tickets, best seating available.
√ 13. Try to stop hands from shaking while completing transaction.
√ 14. Start planning a pilgrimage to Columbus, Ohio to see Tom Waits in
√ 15. Take down reminder signs posted throughout the house.
√ 16. Add “Tom Waits” category to blog, acknowledging that more posts will inevitably be forthcoming.
17. Proceed to everything else that needs to get done today.
Now, at 10:14a.m., I can declare that it is, indeed, a good day.