So I was planning on writing today about all the awesome things that I have planned for my trip to the US in January. But then I came downstairs this morning, and somewhere between turning it off at 12.30am and turning it on at 8.30am, my computer shat itself. And yes, this IS the computer that I only got about three months ago because my OLD computer died a miserable death.
So after I turned into the Incredible Hulk (Hulkess? Hulkina??), and smashed ALL the things in frustration, I rang the place where I bought it. The guy on the other end was like "Yeah, it sounds like your hard drive is dead." AWESOME. On the plus side, the fact that it happened now means that the computer is still well and truly within its warranty period. On the downside, I have two assignments on the hard drive that I will now have to write from scratch. Because, you know, what you really want to do after putting in hours and hours of work is TO DO IT ALL AGAIN.
Anyway, my laptop is currently off with the good people at JB Hifi, who are attempting to recover the data and restore the factory settings to see if that fixes it before they jump through all the required hoops to send it off to Acer. Please keep your fingers crossed that the whole factory setting thing does the trick, because if not, it'll be a MINIMUM for 4-6 weeks before I get my laptop back, and that would suck.
What did I do to cheer myself up after dropping my computer at JB Hifi, you ask? Well, I hung out with the puppies at the pet shop for a while and wished I could take them all home, and then I went and bought this:
Because who DOESN'T need the Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver??
Off to reconstruct my academic future and sob quietly at regular intervals,
PS. The moral of today's story? Don't buy an Acer...
PPS. The second moral of today's story? BACK YO SHIT UP. Don't be me and back up your hard drive three times a year. Because being me ends in tears...