Well, got my new laptop, woohoo! And I love it. The battery life is awesome, the keyboard feels great and I like that I can type with this in my lap without needing to put it on top of a laptop cooler. The screen is kind of matte, so there’s no glare if there’s bright lights and even if the colors seem a little duller than the Asus, I’m totally satisfied with this laptop. For example, right now, the battery says I have 14 hours of life remaining. Wow. for a hundred bucks? That’s amazing. Windows 10 is a little weird, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Had to uninstall a bunch of program, but I’ve got it fitted out the way I want it. Spotify, Scrivener and Dropbox. That’s really all I need. Everything else is just optional. The only problem with this laptop I foresee is probably going to be memory. I think I have about 1.1GB left, but everything I need to save is in Dropbox, and I have the two external HDs. I think, if I can sell the Asus, I might get a 16gb SD card for ten bucks, but for right now, I don’t really feel the urge. Money is super tight right now, but I think we might be able to make it? Not sure. Good thing David gets paid in about 2.5 weeks, but we’ll be spending just about everything we have in the next 12 days.
Strangely enough, I’m kind of okay with going back soon. Chicago has been nice, but it’s been hard trying to focus on what I need to do, and what I need to do is write. I’m actually not looking forward particularly to going to Taiwan, because that’s right in between going back home and then having to fly out again 2-3 weeks later for Chuseok. I don’t imagine I’ll be able to do a whole lot of writing until after Chuseok. That’s almost two months away. Fack. Luckily, I think we’ll be staying at home during National Week in October and I don’t think either Dave or I will travel again until his winter break at the end of January. I might spend two weeks in Korea in March, but for the most part, I need to save money so I can pay for mom and stepdad’s summer trip to meet David’s parents. That’s something I’ll have to discuss with them in September.
No writing today, nor yesterday. But I did do some exercise, read, and studied Japanese today. What I ate probably wasn’t the healthiest, but then again, neither did I eat french fries and hot dogs.
Tomorrow…will probably be another wash, I think. David wanted to go do a bbq thing with Andy and his friends, but I’m almost sure I don’t want to go. It’ll be far and I’ll literally be surrounded by people I might not like. I guess I wouldn’t really think much of going, but Anna also wants us over tomorrow night, so…yeah…I’ll be spending all day socializing tomorrow and that’s going to be no fun. Some people draw energy from others, but I’m the opposite. Being around people is physically tiring.
Well, I think I’m going to go to bed. It’s half an hour before midnight and I didn’t sleep very well last night, thanks to my sinuses.