So I thought, what the heck? I'd start an inquiry with ASUS, and see how that goes. I've actually bought an ASUS mother board for my computer (one that would not have this problem, as the problem is actually the NVIDIA chip and not the board itself) and an ASUS monitor.
I was really wanting to have my laptop for this month, as I was thinking of going to the library and the like to work on my nano. I was looking to see if I could find maybe a really old laptop at like, value village or something so that I could at least type on it, away from the house.
And the internet.
Anyway! Saw an opera last night, and it was awesome. It was Die Fledermaus, and it was hilarious. From the site:
"Before serving his short prison term, Gabriel von Eisenstein decides to attend Prince Orlofsky’s ball. There, he is ensnared in a screwball plot of elaborate revenge, disguises, mistaken identity and spouses pushing the boundaries of each other’s fidelity. Amidst all the gaiety, this exquisite entertainment poses larger questions about a society dancing on the edge of ruin."
And this is an opera? What happened to the people singing about boring, incomprehensible things?
The costumes were cool, and I absolutely loved the wife's lover's TEAR AWAY PANTALOONS. It was priceless!
M and I had sushi before, and we split a bunch of different things. We had this cucumber unagi green tea roll which was really good, as well as these tofu pockets, a rainbow roll, and some fried squid. It was really good!
Then we still had some time to kill, so we went over to 401 games and then to the new Silver Snail. I got some dice of my own from 401 games! They're not those cool precision dice that I wanted, but I figured these were good for now. They're blue with gold numbers. I also got a second d6 that has DRAGONS on it. Dragons. It is my wild die!
At the new Silver Snail, M got the newest fables books, which were actually signed by the author! Apparently he was there, on hallowe'en.
Then the opera.
After the opera we went for bubble tea at Chatime on Dundas, just a little bit west of Yonge. It was full of Asian people, and the line up eventually went out the door. I took that to mean it was good! Next time, I'd like to try the Chrysanthemum tea, because that sounds nifty.
Then I wound up over at M's house to watch the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice, which was worse than I remembered. The cuts were incomprehensible, the dialogue was too fast, and Elisabeth just moped around a lot. Like, forever. We saw Wickham what, three times? And the Aunt and Uncle weren't even introduced, they were just there.
They also made some incomprehensible changes to the story, like having the garrison move north when Elisabeth goes to visit Charlotte... Alone? Then never introduced Colonel Forrester, so this guy just randomly shows up and they just randomly give him their daughter.
They also cut out all of the children that the aunt and uncle had, for no real reason.
BASICALLY IT WAS AWFUL.
Pretty, but awful.
And then I got a ride home, (thanks M!), went to sleep, and then got up and started to see what I could see about my poor laptop.
As soon as my phone is charged, I'll try ASUS and then Bell. Or Bell first.