janegodzilla: (fail hero)
Holy crap, I have no idea how I managed to get along for as long as I did on my old laptop. I had to bust it out for this .exe class module, and the damn thing took about seven minutes to boot up and run through its usual collection of "something's wrong but I don't know what!!!" messages. Then it refused to recognize the internet.

Then it crashed.

Spectacularly.

Ten minutes later and I've got him running again, but ye gods, the poor thing's glitchy as hell. And I totally forgot about the malfunctioning "T" key, so that's making things fun. Poor Morton 2.0. Morton 3.0's got you beat hands-down.

On a related note, I really don't like it when my classes require me to install things on my computer. I know it's all in the name of ~*education*~ and whatnot, but I always have to go back and uninstall everything later and it's annoying.

Oh, look. I think the module's InstallShield Wizard just froze up. DAMMIT PC WHY YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THIS WHYYYYY.
janegodzilla: (wheeeeee!)
I got my tax refund over the weekend, and while I plan to put most of it to practical use (i.e. going halves on a new bed with Nate and getting rid of the remaining tuition on my credit card), I decided I needed to blow some of it on something fun. To that end, I ordered Phoenix Wright, Okamiden, and Pokemon White, which will serve as my introduction to the wide world of pokemon (SO EXCITED!). I would normally just hit up a Gamestop for all this stuff, but PW is old enough that none of the local places carry it and Okamiden doesn't come out until tomorrow. Since I was already ordering PW, I figured I might as well add a few other games to the order so I could get the free shipping.

This means I can't play until next week, of course, but given that my statistics final is this Saturday and the prof assigned us a metric ton of homework to go along with the studying, I think that's probably a good thing. Plus, now I have something to look forward to post-finals! Yay!

It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out which version of Pokemon Black and White I wanted, though. I went with White because it seemed like a better one for beginners and people who want to do a lot of collecting, so...I guess? Also, the electric black dragon guy seems, uh, pretty cool. :I I have no idea what I'm doing. I even googled comparison guides and such, because I had to be sure I was getting the right one. I don't know what it is with me and relatively trivial decisions. I do the same exact thing when it comes to, I don't know, buying eggs or picking a restaurant for dinner. I'm so terrified of making the wrong choice that I end up utterly paralyzed by indecision, and then I can't choose a damn thing.

What's even more ridiculous is that I don't usually get this way over BIG things. Like, stuff involving lots of money or my career or people's lives or whatever? I weigh the choices, I make a decision, and 99/100 times I'm confident that my decision is the correct and/or most reasonable one for the situation. But GOD FORBID I pick the wrong restaurant for dinner! My brain can't even handle how horrible that would be. I mean, someone might be slightly unhappy with their meal choices. MY GOD. Just get in the car, everyone, we're going home.

In other words, I can drop $600 on my half of a fancy TV and be perfectly confident in the awesomeness of our choice, and yet I spent my entire lunch hour researching a $34 Pokemon game and I'm still worried I chose wrong. I just.

Neurotic: It's How I Roll.
janegodzilla: (she smells like delicious bacon)
I'm watching my telecourse materials for nutrition and they keep showing people chowing down on giant fast-food burgers and stuff, all like, "DON'T EAT THIS SHIT, IT'S BAD FOR YOUUUUUUUU!"

And all I can think is, "Oh my god, that burger looks so fucking delicious, why am I not eating one right now?!"

Preeeetty sure that's not the message I'm supposed to be taking away from this. Perhaps the nutrition telecourses, like grocery shopping, are not to be attempted on an empty stomach.

(Seriously, though, back to the burger thing -- we discovered that our favorite neighborhood breakfast place also has a limited dinner menu, and just about everything on there has a delicious vegetarian or vegan equivalent. Their black bean burger is the best one I've ever had, and I desperately want one now. Stupid nutrition class, making me want to eat things!)
janegodzilla: (everyone's a fucking critic)
Every time I build a complicated financial tracking spreadsheet in Excel -- you know, the sort with long, complex formulas that span over multiple sheets -- I feel a strange peace and happiness settle over me. It's enough to make me wonder sometimes if I missed my true calling as an accountant.

Anyways.

Nate and I watched a movie called Frozen last night, because his coworkers were raving about how awesome and scary it was and I am always down for truly scary movies. Plus, I liked the premise: three college kids get stuck on a ski-lift after the slopes close. It's night, no one knows they're there, the slopes won't open again for several days, and a storm is on the way. Freaky, right?

Sadly, the movie was a giant pile of suck. Some parts were genuinely unnerving, I'll give it that, but it wasn't scary. I spent most of the movie feeling annoyed rather than breathless with fright, and what irritates me most of all is that it could've been so much better. Spoilers ahead! )

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] yuletart! [livejournal.com profile] yuletart [livejournal.com profile] yuletart [livejournal.com profile] yuletart! SO EXCITED! *runs in circles*
janegodzilla: (this isn't going well)
Goddammit, Penny Arcade. This shit is really disappointing and hurtful.

What follows is my reaction to Penny Arcade's two most recent comics, and the associated news posts. I'm not linking to the comics themselves. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and sexual assault.

*FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF* )

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