Over 1 month of silence and I finally pop up with an…excuse?
Nah, you and I know that I’ve had enough of those (coming from me and other people), so really, all I can say is:
Yes, that can accurately describe what I want to say.
Jokes aside, it’s honestly been a rollercoaster for me. One reason I got a lot busier is that my workload increased significantly compared to last year, which is why I’m leaving early, rather than working my bottom off till the day I have to go back to college. To be painfully blunt, my wage didn’t increase with the workload (and hours) we experienced, and it was much too difficult commuting to work, which took about 2.5 hours for a 4 hours shift. Worth it? In the past, yes, but not anymore.
I sound like a selfish bastard, and perhaps I am, to a degree. But I can safely say that I actually have the choice of walking away, and that’s what I’m choosing to do. I gave them a 2 weeks advance notice, so it’s not like I’m dropping off the radar suddenly.
Aside from work, I’ve complained about school, but August was…unexpectedly busy. Between 5 days of work and a hangout every single week, I think I can say that I’ve had tons of fun this summer. So. Much. Food.
(I think I spent about $200 in two weeks just on food. Think about that.)
But what was frustrating was my hard drive failing at the end of August. It just. Didn’t. Work.
Short DST failed, told me that one of my updates went wrong and gave me two choices, one which put me in an endless loop, and the other just…blanked.
I really did panic because I am most definitely not going to get a Windows 8 computer now that I’ve had a taste of Windows RT (which is a very crappy piece of shit, I kid you not), and there were very few Windows 7 computers on the market (Amazon mostly).
A good friend of mine gave me one of his old hard drives which worked, but wasn’t really fully compatible with my laptop. Couldn’t dim the screen, make the computer sleep, etc. etc. A lot of glitches, and even after installing the graphics drivers, there were still glaring problems with the graphics during videos.
The funny thing is that today, as I was using Seagate to repair bad sectors on my old hard drive (using an adapter, of course), I just gave up and ordered a new laptop through Costco ($150 off until the 14th! i5, 8GB ram, 1TB, win 7 pro…). About an hour later, the long DST finished and I ran the short DST, and guess what? IT WORKED!
I switched the hard drives and now, I’m happily typing away on my original hard drive.
This experience is going to make me really paranoid each time I turn my computer on, because I’ll be thinking, “Will you fail on me today again?”
A lot of stuff happened, and in the blink of an eye, it’s about time to go back to college and don’t stop me from being nervous because it’s freaking college. People tell me how great their college experience was, and I can only look at mine and ask, “What about it is great?”
…Okay, I had some great times with friends last year, but overall, I don’t think college is supposed to be “fun.” I hope it’s fun, but I honestly don’t think our systems want us to have fun, and lucky for them, I’ll be buried in books and papers most of the time, so it’s a-ok!
Alright, with that said, congratulations to Turtles for lasting 700 posts (and countless untouched drafts)!
I’m done here for now, but I’ll be back later with pictures and the lot. Later!