Avast! is working like a charm, ever since I completely removed McAfee. *rolls eyes* It was just taking up space on the computer by then. Stupid outdated remnants. It was all fairly easy, and I'm surprised nothing untoward has happened yet. As you can see, I don't have much faith in my computer. But it's not impersonating a snail anymore, nor have any viruses made themselves known. I'll run a scan tomorrow when I wake up and make it a routine thing, according to how long it takes. I'll also go on a deleting spree, purge all the stuff I know I can get rid of.

In conclusion: Avast + Malwarebytes = best decision I've made with my computer thus far. Thanks to Martienne for the push in the right direction. ^_^ I really appreciate it.

So it took about fifteen-eighteen hours of scanning, quarantining, and removing to get my computer back on track. Let me tell you, I'm not looking forward to having to do that again.

I played Persona 3 two nights ago for the first time in ages, got in about two hours of gameplay. Problem? I didn't save it once and the main character died. lol So after that, I just shut it off and let that be that. I guess I grew overconfident. Rest assured, that split whatever ego I have over that game in two.

I'll spend much of tomorrow cleaning my room, but I might be on later at night. It's 'cause I feel bad for my dad. He seems to think I'll follow the same track as the women on my mom's side of the family. ._. God, I hope not. Even my sister is a slob. I can clean up my own messes, and I'm determined to show him that.

Plus, he called me his best friend on Wednesday. Says I'm the only one who really speaks to him anymore.

Today, a sinus headache and a menstrual headache got together and ganged up on me. It was hellish. I've still got a bit of an ache that's building up, but I'm determined not to let it keep me from the computer. Still might head up before 3am, though. smiley6.gif

Eating KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) right now. It's... it's nice, I guess. I don't want to get up to get a drink, though. I don't want to move, not even to grab the chair in back of me. Our dining room chairs are infinitely more comfortable than this damn computer chair. But my dad wants me to use it now that my mom went nuts and cleaned out the spare room (which has turned into a bottomless pit of a supply closet over the years). If you ask me, it didn't do much good since the room's getting filled up with bins again, but who am I to question my mother? lol She's paranoid enough as it is. Don't want her thinking I'm against her as well. Being the mediator of the family can be kind of sucky sometimes.

My dad's birthday is coming up, and he's given me an idea of what to do for him. He mentioned a restored dining car in Buffalo-- you know, how diners used to look? Here's a picture of the one he was talking about:

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Said he wanted to eat there sometime. Got this really wistful look in his eyes, so I'm gonna talk to my sisters and my mother, see if we can arrange something.

Lake Effect Diner is one of the last few dining car-style diners left in America. Lovingly restored by the Curtin family, this diner hearkens a better time. With old-fashioned milkshakes and a hearty menu of home favorites, Lake Effect has become a popular destination for locals and travelers.

The Curtin family's decision to switch to a menu with a focus on meats, fruits and vegetables from Western New York's farms landed it a starring role on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" featuring Guy Fieri.


And since it's right down the street from the University I want to attend after community college, I might be able to kill two birds with one stone if I time it right! I like a plan where we all win. I'd make one awesome senator if I wasn't poor as f*** and as disinterested in politics as I am! smiley0.gif

But see? I can be nice when I want to be.

I'm gonna go watch Bill Maher with my dad. Bill Maher's the only connection I have to the outside world nowadays. All my info on the world comes from him! XD It's sad, but an undeniable truth!

Be back later.