Hi there everyone. I’d like to point out that the Beer Babe is quite human, humbled by a recent experience, and would like to share it with all of you beer lovers so that you do not repeat her disastrous mistake.
It is nearly christmas time, and I was attempting to print something with my laptop. This involved bringing my laptop in close proximity to my printer so that I could plug the two in together (I’ve not yet been able to sucessfully get them to talk over our network) and print things. What I did not notice is that near my desktop, behind – mind you, BEHIND, my flat screen monitor was a half finished, stale bottle of Sunset Wheat. I pulled the printer chord out of my destop, and managed to knock over the invisible beer. It poured directly into the back ports of my laptop, and my laptop proceeded to die.
I yanked it off the table, took the battery out, and tried to get rid of as much of the liquid as I could. I rushed it over to the friendly local computer store where I lived and they gave me a 50/50 prognosis. Either it would be salvageable, or it would be completely dead, and we wouldn’t know until they took the entire thing apart, dried it out, cleaned it, and turned it back on in the morning.
Needless to say, I was not thrilled about this. I do most of my beer blogging on the laptop, and it is a scant 3 months old. So I spent a very nervous night tossing and turning, imagining the fate of my laptop.
The computer guys called me up this morning to tell me the news. It was going to be fine – it was a total save – and everything works. I went to pick it up, brought the techs cookies, and smiled so hard that it hurt. But I was lucky. Too lucky.
The moral of this story is two fold:
One, beer and computers don’t mix – ever!
And two, never let a beer go unfinished, because “wounded soldiers” can come back for revenge! My computer still smells slightly of beer… stale sunset wheat…. but its better than it being dead!