Oct. 13th, 2009 07:56 pm
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I accidentally spilled something on my school laptop about two or three weeks ago. Up until now, it has been working perfectly fine, but yesterday, when I went to type something, I realized that the p and the 0 keys did not work. I thought that was the only issue, but I restarted the computer to see if that would help, and apparently my start button does not work either.

Okay, so I am freaking out.

This is my school laptop, and I don't want to know what they will say when they find out I've ruined it. Is there ANYTHING you guys could think of to do in order to fix it?
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So I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that my laptop is broken. It went kaput, died. I don't know why, but when I tried to start it up this morning, it went to this page that said Windows was having trouble starting and would I please select if I wanted it to load normally or in safe mode, and neither one worked. My brother and father think that the motherboard is shot, so I need a new computer -- which I probably won't get for at least a month, because my dad needs to pay for lots of other stuff first.

However, the good news is that my dad -- completely awesome father he is -- is going to get me a brand-new red Dell Mini within the next sixty days. The laptop is completely adorable and just... me. It is about ten inches and only about $339 dollars, so my dad is definitely going to get it for me. And it's new! For the first time, I'm getting a computer that isn't used, old, or breaking down. And I am so freaking excited, because I'm going to get it in time for NaNoWriMo this year!

I have an amazing dad, don't you think?

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I haven't posted in a week, which is really making me feel like I am a lot more boring than I thought.

Today was a bad day, though.

First, I had two presentations, one in World Studies and one in Accelerated Physical Science. The one in Accelerated Physical Science was not that bad, as I had someone to save me from doing terrible artwork (as I am wont to do), but in World Studies, I made the mistake of using glue to stick flimsy little pieces of paper to a posterboard, and guess what? It got all wrinkly.

So my poster looked terrible. (However, the good thing is that I didn't have to present today, so I am going to redo my poster and bring in a better one tomorrow. Now I have glue sticks!)

And then, I got a bit of money from one of my friends to buy a Poptart. For the past couple weeks, they had been a dollar for two, ridiculously enough, but today, I got back a quarter... and thought it was fifty cents, probably because they lowered their price and I thought, because my brain wasn't working, that they lowered it to the original price of fifty cents. So I tried buying a bag of chips, and those were fifty cents.

So I ended up looking like an idiot in front of a few people when I tried insisting that I had fifty cents, not twenty-five, and when I finally realized it, I grew so embarrassed and nearly cried about the day. Everything just built up, from having to take the bus to having the bad presentation to making another fool out of myself in front of high schoolers, and honestly...

That wasn't the end of it.

You see, last night, I dropped my laptop. I thought it was fine, but lo and behold, I ended up breaking my wireless card. I mean, entirely, smashing it, crushing it, bending it, the whole nine yards. So I am now typing this on my stupid, old hunk of junk computer, remarking on the loudness of the keyboard and feeling just a little fed-up and frustrated.

At least I'm not crying anymore.

And, to look on the bright side, at least I can redo my poster. And I have this computer, which just makes me feel so grateful that it didn't end up breaking down. Praise the Lord, I say. :)

I suppose I can read more, too.

Speaking of which, I finished a book, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, which I absolutely adored. A review might be coming today on it.
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Yesterday, my laptop finally arrived, and I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the quality. Sure, my dad might've gotten it on eBay, but it looks and feels brand new. 'Course, my dad said that it only feels that way because it was refurbished and everything before they shipped it off to me, but regardless, I love it. Already, within less than twenty-four hours of getting it, I'm already starting work on my Camp Rock fic again. It seems my writer's block is pretty much completely gone.

I have a very good feeling about this laptop.

*pets it*

As long as this keeps up, and I can get a lot of writing done, I have a feeling that this laptop will be very nice for me. I can't wait until NaNoWriMo now—I'll probably be able to get a lot more writing done, now that I'll have more time to actually spend writing.

Of course, that's assuming my sister doesn't get after me for "not getting out much" and "being a recluse," like she did a few days ago.

If she gets after me, though, I'll just say that I'm going to be getting out more. I'll have to, considering my best friend is going off to another school (*tear*) and apparently my sister is trying to set me up with someone, but as long as I have enough time to write, I'll be fine. *nods convincingly*

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I'm going to have my laptop in about fifteen to twenty minutes!

Wheeeeee! :D
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Note to self: Never stay up until one o'clock to watch the Olympics. Never.

Now I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open, and knowing me, I'll probably do it again tonight. Or I might just watch the swimming and then collapse into bed. I can't continue staying up this late, even if it is the Olympics. I'll just have to settle for reading the highlights on the official Olympics website.


That stinks, but oh well.

In other news, The Da Vinci Code is officially making me throw the book across the room. For the first... two hundred and fifteen pages, I was interested in the story, even though I knew what was coming, and once I read their explanation, I was like... Is that what you're saying to make your idea work? Because, um, Mr. Brown, that is WRONG. That can so easily be proven to be wrong, it's not even funny. I got so fed up with him that I threw the book across the room and didn't pick it up again.

I probably will eventually, but I doubt I'll continue enjoying it. But who knows? I might. Right now, I'm only finishing it to get closer to my goal of hitting fifty books by the end of August. (I have... 16 days left and ten books to read, so it's possible I can do it.)

But anyway. 

In yet more news, my dad ordered my laptop! *squeal* I should have it by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. My dad thinks it's possible I could get it tomorrow, but I will just have to see. In any event, I'll have it before school starts, which is what I wanted to begin with.

I can't concentrate any more, so I'll cut this post short. A book post might be coming later today, if I can bring myself to pick up The Da Vinci Code again.

*goes off to curl up in her chair and watch the Olympics*


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