So, as you may have read in the comments section of yesterday’s entry, I ended up staying up till five in the morning this morning, trying to get this computer back in working order after foolishly listening to the advice of an HP support technician. When I finally did go to sleep, just after Stephanie got up, I ended up sleeping till around noon.

This was okay, because my primary mission today was to secure myself a ticket to one of the two Nine Inch Nails shows coming up in Boston. Those tickets didn’t go on sale until five in the afternoon, so I could sleep all I wanted.

When I got up, I basically futzed around with the computer, reinstalling the necessary programs and listening to iTunes in between. In the mid-afternoon, I took a break to go buy myself a copy of The Sims 2 University expansion pack, as a celebration of being done with my thesis draft. I came back, killed some time, and waited for the clock to strike five.

I did get a ticket. But, I guess I was one of the lucky few. The NIN Hotline reports tickets in EST and CST locations sold out within minutes. I’ve read lots of stories of disappointment on message boards. And, of course, I think Beth wants to kill me.

So, this is the last I’ll speak of me getting a ticket until the show actually arrives. I don’t want to rub it in.

In the meantime, here’s something I’ve been wanting to share with you for some time. It’s a shot of my bookcase here in my office. If you’ve ever wondered what I’ve been reading—and, let’s face it: who hasn’t?—here’s an idea.

Yes, you did see right. That is Jenna Jameson’s autobiography wedged between the Children’s Bible and my Complete Works of Shakespeare. I am a weirdo.