Also, take a few minutes and watch this fascinating video about a dog that walks on two legs because that's all it's got. It blew me the fuck away, and the dog is really really cute.
Oh, and a followup to the laptop power-cord story: I actually think I did myself a favor by breaking the other power cord and denting in the area around the port where it plugs in, because now, thanks to the dent, the connection with the new power cord is much tighter. So it'll take a bit more than a little tug to yank out the power cord. Yay, my klutzy destructive tendencies were used for the power of good!