In other news, the laptop is fine. Da and I decided that what must have happened was the fan got blocked for a little while yesterday, which caused it to overheat (I use it in bed a lot, so the comforter is the likely suspect). But once given time to fully cool down, it was fine. *hugs it*
Mum and Da have also decided that I'm family secretary now. Mum's had me confirming appointments for her (I've suddenly found my soothing psycho-analyst voice, I'm very amused), and now Da's decided that I get to help him man the NLM booth at a conference on Friday. Basically, it means I get to sit in a cold conference room for ten or twelve hours and hand out fliers/free pens/pads/etc, chatter about how amazing NLM is, and "look cute", to quote Da. Have done it before for much shorter periods, but this should be amusing.