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Feeling Lost

15 Apr

I’m actually typing this from my mother’s laptop since my beloved laptop is dying. In lieu of flowers, please donate novels, notebooks, and stationary supplies.

Lame jokes aside, my laptop has begun showing the dreaded “blue screen of death.” The laptop had a good run, being in the family about five or six years. With all the technology leaps and bounds we’re making with computers and such nowadays, the laptop did pretty well. The laptop had actually been my older sister’s laptop, but once she got a new, smaller one that fit her computing lifestyle, I took it over. My first laptop still worked, but it was even older and needed a new battery. With its age, I figured might as well keep it as an emergency back-up and move on by taking over my sister’s laptop.

I was seriously thinking of getting a new laptop soon anyway, but I was hesitating because my laptop was still in fine condition. Then the BSoD appeared more than once a couple of days ago and made my decision for me. Fortunately, the majority of my important documents and pictures are safe on my flash drive.

With that said, it’s so weird not to be writing regularly on my laptop. I had a good habit forming, working on my Camp NaNo project (which I’m now about 3 days behind), drafting up some blog posts, just writing every day. Now I feel lost without touching the keyboard for a day or two. I’ve been reading (got 2 out of the 3 books on my April list read!) and writing in notebooks (which is always fun and refreshing), but it’s still odd.

I’ve been glancing at different types of laptops, mostly from Dell because that’s where my family’s always gotten their computers, and I’m trying to decide if I should invest in a laptop that has more power for gaming as well as my usual go-to programs like Office. The Sims games are a guilty pleasure and I would love to try out games like Star Trek Online, Minecraft, and DC Heroes on my laptop. I’m more of a casual gamer when it comes to the PC, but if time ever allowed it, I would love to play more!

Any suggestions? 🙂

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2 responses to “Feeling Lost

  1. shegyes

    April 16, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I actually have no game suggestions as I have no games. I take that back. I have two I really want to play, but without proper drivers I never will. 😦

    One is called “Dungeon Keeper” where you play the bad guy and you must build your kingdom and defeat any humans (good guys) that come around. it’s a game from the late 90s, I believe, and I need emulators to run it correctly – or so I’ve been told.

    I’ve also got “Spore”. It was given to me for free about 5 years ago for world/story-building purposes. The friend who gave it to me didn’t like it and thought I might, but I have yet to play it. I’ve seen enough videos and demonstrations of it to know I probably will like it though… If I can ever get around to playing it.

    Annnnnnnnd… Looking back up at your post, I realized you were asking for computer suggestions, not game ones. I’m slow. I was so confused, wondering why you’d want game suggestions when your computer just died… Yeah…

    The laptop I just got a couple months ago is a Toshiba. I’ve have a couple of different computer brands. I hated the Dell, and I loved the HP. The Toshiba’s been pretty good so far, and it works for the things I wanted it for. Here is a link to the one I got. I like the larger screen as it allows me to see two documents side by side without scrolling or making the print any smaller. Makes it a whole lot easier to edit, I should say. That said, it’s larger size makes it bulkier and heavier when traveling, and I try not to take it places too often for that reason.

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    • Kris P.

      April 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Haha, thanks for the game suggestions, nonetheless! xD Dungeon Keeper definitely sounds intriguing! The computer that you have looks nice as well. My first laptop had that big of a screen and I loved it, but I didn’t take it around too many places like I did with my latest one. I’m probably going to go with something a bit smaller, but thanks very much for the suggestion! 🙂

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