Bad News

Super Duck's picture

Hey, guys, I just wanted to tell you that this morning, the universe decided to rape my laptop in the ass. I'm at my grandparents' house right now, typing a paper, so I thought I'd just tell you all. If my dad can't fix it, then... Uhhh, I don't know.

The laptop made some weird buzzing noises over the past few days, and now it only turns on for a few minutes at a time before shutting off. Apparently, that means there might be an issue with the fan or something. My dad's pretty good with electronics, so I'll ask him about it. I tried using that canned air stuff to spray the dust out of what I could see of the fan, but apparently it's better to open the laptop up and do it? I'm NOT opening it without my dad.

It's pretty old for a laptop, I guess. 3 1/2 years. It has also been a piece of shit from the very beginning. Unfortunately, I have a grand total of $131, which isn't going to buy me a new non-shitty laptop if this can't be fixed. The cheapest laptop at all on the Walmart site is $248, and I don't even know if it's a good one or not. I wonder if the pawn shop has laptops and, if they do, if I should trust them. Of course, with my luck, they'd have one there for under $131, but it would have over 9000 viruses, and the keys would be sticky with AIDS-infested jizz.

So, my sister had a friend over yesterday that asked me, "Super Duck, can I look through your room?" WHY would you ask that, child? What on Earth makes you think I'd say yes!? This friend was mostly non-annoying, but I really hate it when my sister's friends bother me.

Anyway, I miss FCG, but I won't get to see her tomorrow because the seniors are going on a field trip. I can't believe how soon she's leaving. I also can't believe how strongly I feel about her. It's almost weird to think about. I mean, this time last year, I thought she was gross and weird, and now she's all I want. When I'm with her and I look into her light blue eyes I just... I feel all happy. Blah, you don't want to read all this shit. I don't even know what I'm trying to say.

Do you know how many more times I get to see her? Um... 7. I didn't want to share that number since it makes me feel horrible, but she's SOOO happy. In fact, she's on facebook right now saying how happy she is, and I want to be happy for her, but it's really hard. In less than 2 weeks, she will be gone. And I won't get to touch her hair or (sort of) hold her hand or see her every day or have her smile at me in the halls or... anything. All I'll be able to do is put aside my lameness and use the phone.

I am totally ignoring my paper right now. I feel like throwing up. I'm about 75% done with the paper, though. Ughhh, it's so annoying. It's also by far the crappiest paper I have ever written.


radiosilence95's picture

3 and a half years is, like,

3 and a half years is, like, a century in laptop years. It might be better to just buy a new one than mess with fixing an old one that will probably only need more fixing later.

I love it when you get all mushy about FCG. I'm secretly a bit of a romantic. Sshh. Don't tell anyone.

Super Duck's picture

My dad just sprayed a bunch

My dad just sprayed a bunch of dirt out of the fan and the vent thing, and it has been on for 5 minutes without rebelling yet, so this could be a good sign... My mom asked me how old it was, and I told her, so she thinks maybe I should just get a new one. Although I know that if I get a new one, my dad will most definitely not be buying it. Hahaha... He's a bit anal about money at times. My grandpa would probably be willing to at least get me a cheap one, though.

Really? Whenever I get all mushy about her, I'm afraid I sound dumb!

radiosilence95's picture


But you don't sound dumb. It's so freaking cute. It would be so wonderful if you could tell her what you tell us about your feelings for her.

Super Duck's picture

I wish I could tell her! I

I wish I could tell her! I don't know what I'd say, though...

Dracofangxxx's picture


And I already know that when she's gone you're gonna be like
"oh, but she's probably hanging out with other people/busy so I'm not gonna text her..."
Amazingly offensive <3

Super Duck's picture

That is EXACTLY what I'd

That is EXACTLY what I'd do... Hahaha. You know me so well. Ughhh, I can't let myself be as lame with her as I was with that last girl. I just can't!

Dracofangxxx's picture

I do know you well :P

But if she's "busy", she'll TELL you. I'm sure she wants you to text her forever and ever and make love under the stars, so stop freakin' out :P
Amazingly offensive <3

loreonpravus's picture

It's actually kind of

It's actually kind of heart-wrenching to hear about the eventual separation. nobody wants you heartbroken and weepy but nobody knows what's going to go down... ohdearohdearohdear *hides under rock*

Super Duck's picture

I wish I knew what was going

I wish I knew what was going to happen too... :'(

icameherealone's picture


if the laptop came with a dianostic disk try running that. And if it didnt come with one go to the manufactures site and find a downloadable version.

Ask FCG out for coffee, or lunch or over or for a walk

Super Duck's picture

I'll try looking for that. I

I'll try looking for that.

I wish I could ask her that but I am so freaking scared :(

icameherealone's picture

Good luck

it'll be worse if you dont do it.