Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Worst Stowaway

been awhile between posts -- sorry for the delay -- due to beach travels and nyc travels (to go see Sweden's fabulous Shout Out Louds ) and getting the awesome new Spoon album out (Merge's 2nd Top Ten album of the year -- crazy!)...

anyway when we went to the beach here in NC i took my laptop. took it out of its protective sleeve on the first day, used it a bit each day, never putting it back in the case. at one point during the week we had some people over and ate a mess of crabs and shrimp and stuff. when we're packing up there was a stench detected that we assigned to some loose crab juice starting to stink or something. apparently some had gotten on my laptop sleeve because it seemed to be the source of the smell... anyway, stuck my computer back in it, packed our small car to the gills and drove the 3 hrs back home to chapel hill. by the time we got home, the car was infected with the smell, though you only really got it if you turned off the A/C for a few minutes. unpacking the car, it was in there, and i'm thinking "how did someone get crab boil juice in my freaking car!?" -- i had kinda forgotten about the laptop sleeve.

a couple hours after unpacking i grab my computer to check email, slide it out of the case, and my wife Andrea who's in the proximity of the sleeve reminds me that it is indeed the source of the fact there's some moist scum on one corner of the powerbook...i'm annoyed and getting ready to go toss the sleeve in the washing machine when i glance inside to find... A DEAD MOUSE! not really what i expected to see at that moment! either he crawled in before we went to the beach and couldn't get out, or one of our cats stuck him in there before we left after dragging him through the cat door. either way CRIPES it's the worst thing you can smell and i had to toss the sleeve altogether after some attempts to cleanse the thing. i'm just glad rotting mouse didn't get into my disc drive, as i'm pretty sure that's not covered by apple care...


Blogger John said...

Mac uses a Mac. Fitting.

4:25 PM  

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