Insert all imaginable curse words here
Leave it to me to buy the one laptop that isn't compatible with a cellular wireless card. When I bought the thing I didn't know what I was looking for, so I assumed that the people I was buying from would know. They didn't. Anyway, the short of it is that the only wireless card available (apparently) does not fit into the slot on my computer (it's a new model and they just recently changed it).
So the whole point of having wireless, so that I could connect anywhere anytime, is not coming to pass. I can still go to places that have free wireless and whatever, and once I take a few deep breaths, which is already happening, I'll figure something out. It's just incredibly irritating 1) that I didn't know enough to know what I didn't know and 2) that the people who are experts didn't know their products well enough to know what they'd sustain.
Oh, and I leave in about an hour! So that's exciting, although I kind of want to pull my hair out, and not just because I still hate my haircut.