Thursday, 3/30/06 - 9:10 pm
We have lightning! And thunder! Granted, the storm itself is far from severe at the moment (though there are a few counties in southwest Wisconsin that are in a Watch box), but YAY lightning and thunder! The first storm of the season is always a refreshing change (to the point where I turned out all the lights barring the hallway so I can enjoy the light show as I'm typing this (safely off line and unplugged from the wall as I am almost as anxious as a new mother where anything involving Shadowlight is concerned, I don't care how many surge protectors and lightning rods we have on this house). Debated going out on the porch so I can hear the thunder better as well as see the lightning, but as we haven't had a fire going out there all day, I thought it would probably be a wee bit cooler than comfortable out there.
Anyhoo, as I really have nothing better to do, I'll bore you all with ::shock:: an actual *update*! ( dull details under the cut )
And I'll use my default icon cause it has lightning on it (matches my layout, even!). YAY storms!3/31/06 - 10:48 am
Wrote the above last night. I so love the Save Draft option. ::pets semagic::
In other news, I have been horrible at the whole idea of "spring break". It's almost over and last night was the first time I'd managed to stay up past midnight (not even that far past, really, as I turned the lights out around 12:20) and I've usually only made it until 11/11:30 all week. Couldn't sleep in past 8:30, either, until this morning (when I made it until 9 before my body was like "dude, get the frell up! It's daylight and I'm restless and these flannel sheets are way too warm for my comfort!"). So, yeah, I have two more days of spring break and I've only accomplished about half of the stuff I had written on my to-do list. Ah, well, YAY Spring Break!
Also, how long do you think one is able to run a lap top before it needs a break to cool down? Cause I have DVDs I've been meaning to play, but a) I don't know how much energy and therefor heat it would take to run this thing constantly for two and a half hours, and b) I'm not sure how hot is too hot where lap tops are concerned. Shadowlite does have a fan that kicks in for a few seconds every 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how many programs I'm running at once, but I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Have I mentioned lately how paranoid I am when it comes to the safety and good care of this machine? ;)