Nov. 10th, 2010

3pipeproblem: (smoking alan)
Okay, so, an actual update. Let's see if I can get the hang of this again.

My computer was broken for...over two months? It's a Dell, two and a half years old now, and I sunk a lot of money into it so I wouldn't have to worry about buying another one. Well, the hard drive died and the electronics store down the street quoted me some exorbitant amount for: attempting to recover my files (success not guaranteed) and swapping out one hard drive for the other (which I can do and have done myself). By some quirk of fate I managed to recover everything except some music and videos, but my god, it took forever to fix. And then I had to buy a second copy of Vista. I have now paid for two copies of Vista. That is two more than I ever wanted.

But the bright side to the whole thing was that I got really bored and bought a Wii (also I started watching a bunch of French movies, but that's another story). I never liked sports-related video games (no, not even NBA Jam) because what you were doing with the controller had no relation to playing an actual sport, but I love my Wii. And I'm quite good at tennis, which makes no sense, because I suck at it in real life.

My brother moved out to Portland in August and I'd like to visit him, but requesting time off work has been a real pain--the girl I worked with was sick, and planning her wedding, then she was actually married and requesting time off for a honeymoon that never occurred, and now she's been fired. Or, well, taken off the schedule. I've set my sights on going home for Christmas--I have to talk it over with the front desk manager since I am now working double shifts on Fridays and Saturdays.

What else? I went and saw the National and touched Matt Berninger. I'm told my Spanish has improved and get to use high school favorites like "no me hables," "dejame en paz" and "ten cuidado" on a daily basis. I still don't own a pair of hiking boots. I saw the Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center and this group of guys was toting around a Stanley Cup they'd made out of cardboard and tinfoil (...and then the Hawks lost). It has just come to my attention that the Denver Film Festival is going on right now.

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