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17 March 2008 @ 03:36 pm
a jumbled mix of completely unrelated things  
Is that my headspace right now?  Possibly.  It is also the Monday-space of the week back from spring break.  It is the definition of a girl who's typing on her brand spankin new fluffy computer (well, it's not the *exact* same model, but you get the idea).  Yes, the tax man gave me back some money and what did I do?  I spent it on electronics.  It's a weird weird weird world. 

The weekend was spent in halves - Saturday I papered.  Sunday I backed-up and loaded and restarted and installed and, oh, yes, originally went to all the stores to actually buy the new computer.  I was still configuring and crunching and munching as of 1:30 last night, trying to get my bearings on a new sea of different keys and strange things like battery life.  And vista.

Today, though, I count a success - I've managed to get up, make it to class, be informed, be fed and watered, write a short second paper, and now I'm moving back to the biggie that's due tomorrow.   I did however manage to forget my headphones so I can't actually listen to the film - but that's ok as the soundtrack is often more of a jarring distraction than a help. 

Huh, looking back on that, I'm not sure all those things were totally unrelated.  Surprise, surprise.
 
 
 
literate and stylish: good times booshmishloran on March 17th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmm, Vaio.

*has laptopenvy*
my monkied brain: giles - grey-glasseskatekat1010 on March 17th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
*grin* i am very pleas-ed with it - so far it is making me quite happy. (though vista is sorta, annoying, but oh well, such is life) :D
literate and stylishmishloran on March 17th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Vista is a frustrating miserable-making pile of poopy. I agree. But I suspect we will all have to get used to it, eventually.

*clings to XP*!
gray_ghostgray_ghost on March 17th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Dude....you need to put Windows XP on that bitch. What's the point of getting a fast new laptop....and then clugging it up with a lame bloated OS? My dad has Vista on his computer and it is HORRIBLE. Or put Ubuntu on. That was what you were using when you were logged in on my computer. And it has all of the cool special effects that vista trys to achieve with their aero interface.

Lostgirllostgirlslair on March 18th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
Yay for new computer!! And yeah for being productive! Good luck on the biggie paper, sweetie! ::huge hugs:: And I hope you're feeling better!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on March 23rd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
thanks darling! i am, much, although still have a cough (*grr* allergies i think)

Happy weekend!
Lostgirllostgirlslair on March 26th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
So do I, and R says his throat is scratchy. I think this happened to me last year, too, and I blamed the cedar, but that's done with for now, right? So it's got to be something else. Annoying. ::nods::
BJ: Sleepy Nudara_starscream on March 18th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Pull back far enough, everything's related. And hooray for Vista mastery; the aunt-uncle-mom team's still figuring it out.
-BJ
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on March 23rd, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
exactly! or it's really really small, which is basically the same thing ;)

yeah, vista is a strange beast, but hey, i remember how much we all hated Win2000 when it came along too, and somehow the earth is still turning.
i will write in words of fireposhlil on March 18th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Ooh pretty. I looked at one like that. Sadly i bought a different one, but this was a few years back. My battery is dreadful (about an hour nbow, it REALLY needs replacing), but i don't have any Vista computers. So... ah, good luck with that. It hurts my head even thinking about it. ;)
my monkied brain: faith - puppylv [ntm]katekat1010 on March 23rd, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
My battery on my old computer wasn't even able to function without being plugged in - i feel your pain! it's the worst part of having a laptop, the quick wearing out of batteries.

and vista is... well, not as horrible or as dire as friends warned. So that's a good :D Of course, maybe I'm just being brainwashed by the subliminals in the screensaver or something, too
i will write in words of fireposhlil on March 23rd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
*snort* Well, i guess sooner or later we'll all have to expose ourselves to the subliminals... Knowing Windows, XP probably came with an inbuilt self-destruct for 2010. ;)