New Hard Drive

Well, this week has been interesting. The week itself wasn't anything special. I got convinced to go out when I didn't feel like it. Saved some frogs from the possibility of drying out or getting splatted on the road. Been continuing to force myself to go to the gym after lectures in a hope that I'll lose weight. I've watched the first thirteen episodes of Full Metal Alchemist (which is an awesome animé and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the genre). Made to feel a little stupid because I'm not particularly good at maths. And handed out a load of CVs in hope that someone will want to take on this poor student for a part time or weekend job...

But, most importantly, I have been trying to sort out my laptop.
You see, a while ago I went out with friends and, as usual, left him on so that people could leave me messages on MSN and whatnot (cos people are generally too lazy to actually use e-mail so don't bother otherwise) However, instead of sitting there nicely for me when I got home, he was making funny noises. A huge amount of whirring, grinding noises. I try to just check what's going on onscreen and he's frozen, so restart him begrudgingly, only for the whirring and grinding to continue. I decided to leave him off overnight and took out the battery, thinking that would possibly help.

It didn't, and so I called my dad and he said to bring it to his place and he'll take a look. Of course, it seems that the two days rest made him feel a load better and therefore worked fine. Not even a squeak... and since then, he was pretty good. I'd turn him off overnight and he seemed quite happy...

But then, last weekend, he did the same thing. I got back after a party next door and he was whirring at me and I tried to talk to people on MSN but he'd frozen up again... and this time, when I tried to restart him he was flashing up that he couldn't find the OS :/ So I called dad the next morning and told him and this week I've been trying to work out what to do with him. Currently, I am booting off of an external hard drive which I have thanks to my (awesome) dad and so I am able to do Uni work, otherwise it'd be a real pain to get things done...

Anywho, I am mostly here to brag that, because of this, I was given two options:
Upgrade to a new Intel MacBook (which I said I wanted to postpone til I had finished Uni for many obscure reasons that I can't really explain)
Get a new hard drive because that's the thing that seems to be causing trouble.
So I have chosen the latter and on Tuesday my baby will be having 160Gb installed! That's more than double my current disk space, he's gonna seem HUGE! So much music!

Meanwhile, I have an assignment on the considerations that need to be taken when starting up a boarding kennel in respect to preventing kennel cough to do for Monday! Adieu


Things I Would Like To Do

Today, I had an interesting walk home. As I was taking myself from the gym, something sparked off a thought and I relaised that I want to bungie-jump and/or sky dive. Preferably with someone else to share the experience. And I'd liek to do it quite early in my life...

Now, this is all well and good, but it sparked off a train of thought about how I always consider myself to be a pretty boring person. I don't often care too much about what I do and I don't think about ambitions or anything that could make my life more interesting... but then I came up with this first list-

I would like to:
Sky dive
Swim with dolphins
Learn falconry
Learn to ride a horse
Learn archery
Learn to ride a motorbike (or at least know someone I was able to go on rides with a lot)
Go to somewhere on the equator to watch the sun rise and set (as it apparently goes REALLY fast)
Go to Africa to look after the orphaned animals for a month
Go on this road trip Skep talked about to the U.S., purely for the experience

And I realised that this was a pretty substantial list... then I thought about what else I would like to do... there's obviously the more sentimental things:
Having a home that I have decorated and created so that every morning I wake up and smile proudly
To have children who want to talk to me about problems and life for a large part of their lives
I'd like to teach someone something that they will never forget and hopefully pass on to someone else in a similar fashion
I'd like to own several different types of pet for their entire life period
I want to be able to own something that means so much to me that it can be passed down to my grandchildren
And of course I want a man who will be there to love me and make me feel special for the rest of my life and who I will be willing to do anything for to see him happy, in return

Which are all more ideals than attainable goals (although I'm sure everything there is doable...) And this bottom list? The more trivial, silly things that I've come up with after considering my top two lists:
Get a good tan
Make a snow angel
Be proud of my body
I would like to go out wearing pajamas
Own all the classic Disney films on DVD
Have a wardrobe full of dressing up outfits
Kiss a stranger, even if it's just on the cheek
Have a wardrobe with gorgeous clothes that I love
Match said clothes with shoes/boots/sandals/trainers of many different colours and styles
Receive a bouquet of lovingly, carefully chosen flowers with a note that makes me smile instantly
Have a photoshoot where someone does my make up and hair and I get to wear a beautiful dress and have the photos taken of me and be allowed to take away a few of the photos as well

Well... this is my thoughtful moment for the year, I guess... hope you appreciate me sharing it with you :)