New years resolutions? Meh. I've already detailed in other posts various desires and dreams I've had... and really, they haven't changed too much. I guess the ones at the fore right now are getting a new job (for some reason cooking just seems interesting) and getting my own apartment. However, I'm not going to make any resolutions about those. Stuff happens when it happens.
However, I have a different reason for titling this entry as it is. I was dragged along with Bill a week ago to get a laptop. He was given a fairly decent sum of money for Christmas, and wanted to get a laptop from some hole in the wall place. What probably should have been an hour and a half trip, at worst, ended up taking about three or four hours, and in the end I still sorta feel like there could have been something else - something better? - that he could have spent the cash on. However, he wanted a laptop, and I can't really argue with the fact that having one is nice.
The problem is that it's a bit chunky when playing Half Life, compared to Tsukikage (my laptop, which he had been using). Of course, both Tsukikage and Cinder are below Kakumei, but as far as the three of those machines go, I think you're not at a disadvantage using any of them. With Bill's 700mHz unit, though, the frame rate seems a bit choppy and he's suddenly "lost skill" at the game... as much as I hate to admit it, I think his laptop might have been a bit of wasted resources. I wish I knew what to suggest as a good replacement for the price range that he paid, but it's fairly hard to gauge what would satisfy Bill.
Anyways, tonight I picked up American Idiot from Green Day. I've given it a listen through, and it seemed ok.. but the first listen to any album (especially where I kept getting interrupted by little things at work) isn't usually what my final opinion of an album turns out to be. The singles that they've released are definitely good though - American Idiot and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
....I walk alone, my shadow's the only one that walks beside me, my shallow heart's the only thing that's beating...