I've officially had it with the flickering on my laptop monitor. I called and spoke with my cousin who works for Hewlett Packard, told him the symptoms, and he concluded that repair would involve sending it in and money. It'd be cheaper and less annoying to buy a new monitor for a desktop. After some dramatic moments today, my parents told me that they would buy me a new desktop tower for my adoption birthday in May, so really, I'm just helping out by buying a new monitor now. I'd need it then, anyway.
It'll be here Friday.
Yeah... it's just been that kind of week.