Wow. I had a panic moment yesterday when I woke up and my computer just STRAIGHT UP DIDN'T WORK!
Panic. For real.
Luckily, it was only the video card, which had a known defect and was replaced for FREE! So, thank you, Pasadena Apple Store, for fixing my baby at no cost. I also replaced the battery, which was very, very worth it, and LP upgraded my RAM for me.
Now I'm running on a lean, mean Apple machine! More updates to come, lots of news!