External hard drive? Only starts up when it feels like it.
Speakers? Suddenly rattling.
Mouse? Decided that 1 click = 1 click x random number. You have no idea how insanely annoying it is typeset an comic book with a mouse that spontaneously clicks 2, 3, or 4 times when you only hit it once. Not to mention how annoying it is to do anything in general. The irony here is I can't even shop for a new one because when I hit the back/forward buttons it skips like 3 pages back... it knows I'm trying to replace it... evil!!! o_o
BUT--it's the mouse for my wacom tablet, which I've only had for like 3 months. So wtf. This is the crap I get for like $400? Fuck you!!
I guess I don't use my tablet enough that I need to have it constantly out, so maybe I'll just get a normal mouse.
REGARDLESS, this is seriously not helping my recent disinclination towards productivity of any sort.
And top this off with a keyboard that can't even keep up with me typing at my normal speed and indesign crashing at least once per hour, and I just might kill someone! :D
Okay, so Saturday night we were at Jimmy Mak's (Jazz club) and the first band (David Milne) was great, but the second performance--who we only stayed for because we heard them tuning up much earlier that night and were blown away by the singer's voice--was incredible.
Her name was Debra Arlyn, and seriously... her voice is freaking incredible. As Nick put it, "She's a bit of a diva." But... oh well. She was absolutely riveting. It helped that the band backing her up was absolutely awesome as well. Actually, you can see the over-the-top diva-ness in her promo video, which is the only one I could find on her (too bad no one's put up a bit from one of her live performances):
Well, we bought her CD (I think you can listen to all the songs on her myspace.) But I'm not sure if I'd like it this much if I hadn't heard her live. It's hard to tell. I guess I'll never know. She's supposed to be at Doug Fir in December~ and I guess someplace else in Portland called The Buffalo Gap several times before then, but... I'm pretty sure I don't go to places like that. Yeaaah.