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The yellow ones don't stop!

I(we)'m(re) back, suckas! Man, NYC was a great time. We shopped for records in Greenwich Village, ate awesome peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, saw two broadway shows, saw one of my favorite comedians live, saw some other comedians, went to a taping of the Late Show, went to the top of the Empire State building, ate crummy deli food, watched people ice skate at Rockafeller Plaza, rode the subway a million times, walked a million miles, ate a fancy Italian dinner in Times Square, and slept on a hellish bed. I'm frikkin' beat.

You know what sucks? Six hour flight.

You know what else sucks? You go to great effort to get some tickets to see an awesome broadway show with your sweetest on your anniversary, and fucking Ticketmaster sells you two seats that AREN'T NEXT TO EACH OTHER. Oh, they're going to hear it. Our tickets for Hairspray (which kicked so much ass, by the way) were in different rows... one in front of the other. Ass. I hate them.

We saw little rats in the subway. They were smaller than the ones we caught in our attic. You hear that, people? The rats in our attic are LARGER than ones typically found in the NEW YORK SUBWAY. If that ain't freaky, I don't know what is.

Dudes, I could tell you all about the awesomeness and the not-as-awesome-ness of the trip, but that'd take forever. I could post a bunch of pictures, but I didn't really take a whole lot. I could make up a cool story about how we saved some guy who was getting mugged in Central Park, but I just don't have the energy. So instead, I'll just tell you that the trip ruled, Susie ruled, and coming home and sleeping in our own bed freakin' RULED.

In other news, I got me a new laptop. The Dell Inspiron 5100, for anyone who's interested. I upgraded the RAM and added an internal wireless network card, which is having some problems. Other than that, the machine is awesome, once I got all the crappy software Dell installed on it off. I'm gonna try using it to record band stuff and DJ stuff soon and hopefully it'll perform better than the last laptop. One thing, though... it's heavy. Not quite as heavy as the last one, but still quite a beast. Glad I don't have to lug it around all day.

Ok... back to work with me.


Feb. 5th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: laptop question
i recommend:


also, go to www.antivirus.com and do the house call virus scanny thing in the upper right. oh, and do you have windows update running? that could be installing updates that require rebooting. other than that, it might be a good idea to scour the hard drive for log files. do you know how to search for files? search for ones that end in ".log" and sort them by date and time. open up the most recent ones and look at the end and see if they say anything about critical errors or rebooting.

another good place to look is the event log. do start/run, and type "eventvwr" and look at those events. see if anything looks scary.

if you'd like, i'll have a look at 'er for you. if worse comes to worse, we can wipe the hard drive (after backing up your stuff) and reinstall everything. that usually fixes this type of problem up.