This week has not been the most productive in the history. Work has been challenging, with one of my colleagues out sick, and me having to cover for her. And we know what impact change and stress have on me. On top of that my laptop fell apart – like, literally, the bottom part cracked open every time I moved it, making me afraid to even try and adjust the screen.

So I took the plunge and got myself a spanking new laptop with a 4-year warranty so that I don’t have to worry about it dying on me anytime soon. But getting new hardware came with all its own problems: I spent almost 4 hours installing software and making sure things looked and worked the same way on the new machine, so it didn’t feel completely alien to me.

And here is where I make my confession.

My old laptop was a cheap, one-step-away-from-a-typewriter kind of a laptop. Which is one of the reasons why it only survived 3 years with me. I murder my machines with hardcore heavy usage. So when the time came to pick a new model, I figured, hey! I could get a gaming laptop. Those puppies are designed to handle anything people throw at them! They could handle 10K/day intense NaNo sessions!

And I could finally reward myself with a game or two of Hearthstone after a productive day. That would be awesome!

What could possibly go wrong, right?

Well, I got a new laptop, it’s wonderful, even if I’m still getting used to it. But after I installed everything I could think off, I also installed Steam and decided to install one game, to see if the graphics were working.

I proceeded to spend the rest of the week “testing” my laptop by playing Dream Daddy. So yeah, no actual work got done this week, but I got a happy ending with Mat, Craig, and Hugo, so I call this round of “tests” a success XD

Thankfully my friend Megan Linden decided to have a productive weekend and talked me into having one as well. So, who knows, I might catch up on all the tasks and finish the week on a high note 🙂