Y'know, when they work and all. My laptop died last week. It had some issues before (missing the 't' key, 2 of the 3 USB ports were too loose to use), but all of a sudden, it just tanked. Turned it on and got nothing but a black screen. Once, I got the ASUS loading screen, and I got really excited, but that was as far as it went. Of course, it's Windows *&^%#$*&^ 8, so starting it in safe mode was pretty much off the table (look it up, it's bizarre).

So, I brought it in to Best Buy, since we shelled out the big bucks for the "we'll fix or replace it, even if you threw it down the stairs" warranty. The guy was very helpful... however, they don't fix them in-house for some reason, so it has to be sent to Arkansas. They'll let me know in 2 or 3 weeks if it's fixable, or if I'm just screwed. Oh, and, if I want them to pull stuff off the hard drive and save what they can, that'll be an extra $100, please. Apparently, the $300 we coughed up for the warranty only covers HARDWARE problems. Software problems are an entirely different kettle of fish. Figures.

So, I'm using O-H's laptop for now, which, 2 days ago, decided it just didn't feel like accessing the internet wirelessly anymore, so I am currently tethered to the modem in my room. Argh. Oh, well, at least I still have internet access!