Basically, the basics work...but anything more advanced than that won't. The laptop's on the older side, 2009. That's past its prime since computers especially laptops do rapidly age, both in hardware and in software. (Hardware, they wear out. Software, the software becomes more resource-intensive demanding more for simple tasks to the point where the limited amount of hardware can't handle what the software asks it to.)
It has only 25% of its hard drive free. The far larger problem is the memory, which always maxes out. CPU can be a problem about half of the time, though it's not something I'd call the real issue. When you put these together with the above and with my own mismanagement, you can bet that the laptop is effectively worthless for modern-day purposes.
It can be used for writing, it can be used for art, it can be used for CD-era gaming (i.e. Civilization, Starcraft), and similar basic tasks. It can even do many of those at once! (Bad idea, but it can.) But whether the junk I put on there is responsible or it's just a byproduct of the laptop's age and similar stuff, the result, the outcome, ultimately doesn't change: I can't use it to chat, which meant that didn't work out, unfortunately.
Still, we had a lovely date anyways. We got to play games by VasantJ. I played Antivillains for them, and they played Medieval Cop III, Medieval Shorts, and Medieval Shorts 2. It was fun all-around, and just a great experience. Watching them laugh was worth it, and I got to see their reactions to a bunch of stuff. I also got to pick up on a few things (and refresh my memory) I missed when I myself played the games, so it was good for me in that regard.
I just love the series and sharing it with one of my girlfriends is the greatest thing ever. I'm pretty tired though and it's incredibly late as a result of us dragging the date on, so I'm going to go to bed. It wasn't nearly as long as I wanted to be but oh well. It was good time, it was enjoyable, it was an ~experience~.
But now, I need sleep.