I had no intention of writing 2 journals today, but I felt like this was worth mentioning.

I started playing Tomb Raider and about 90 minutes in the game freezes. "Ok, no big deal. I'll just open task manager." There is a black wall where there should be a desktop background, although the taskbar is still at the bottom. I hover my mouse over the task manager icon, which partially pulls up TM and both Tomb Raider and TM are Not Responding. Wtf? Literally nothing I clicked on made the black wall go away.
The solution: unplug the laptop and pop the battery out. What a waste of 15 minutes.