Tonight, I backed up my laptop and I completely cleaned off our old computer. We're giving the old computer to a friend so she can try it out. She's never owned a computer, so I want her to try mine to see how much she uses it before she spends a lot of money on a new system.
I also cleaned all the dust out of the fans in my laptop. HP laptops have three (3!!!) fans. There was tons of dust. My computer no longer sounds like it's hacking up a hair ball. It even seems to be running a little cooler, although that might be because I just sprayed it with a ton of canned air. Still, it seems happier -- let's hope.
I've been really busy recently. I went to go see the Lemony Snickets movie, A Series of Unfortunate Events, with my buddy Steve. He and I had an excellent time; we got dinner first and bubble tea after, and we both liked the movie. It had some plot changes from the book, but it was a great movie overall. It's PG, so it's definitely appropriate for the kidlets. It was both funny and a little disturbing, just like the books. The filming was good. Not much more to say, except to mention that I enjoyed it, and the movie comes highly recommended.
I saw Phantom of the Opera on Christmas Day. What a great movie! Even though it was really long -- 3 hours -- it was worth every minute. I didn't even check my beautiful new Timex watch at all during the movie, even though I'm in love with it (side note: first new watch since I was 16).
Again, this movie had some slight plot derivations. However, it was still quality. The movie was done just like the musical, but with a bit more dialogue. The filming was beautiful, and so were the costumes. I thought the main guy, Raoul, was pretty cute ^^ Also, since it was a movie, the filming was nice and close, so it was really easy to follow the story. My dad is not the musical fanatic that my brothers and I are, and he still understood almost everything.
I'm leaving for Costa Rica on Saturday, but I promise I won't leave the blog completely hanging. I'll do something, but I'm not sure yet what. I'll be back somewhere around the end of January.
PS confidential to Jimmy: THANK YOU. You rock. The card was totally unexpected, and it made my day ^^ cheers :-)