Not my health anyway. I’m up in Michigan for Christmas/New Year’s and I’ve been trying to sneak some work in while I’m here, using the dining room table as my makeshift desk. Wednesday afternoon I got up to do something in another room. When I came back to the dining room a few minutes later, I found one of my parent’s cats on top of it; proud that he knocked my glass of sprite all over my ipod, my new phone, and next to my laptop.
I lucked out for the most part.
My laptop came out okay. Unlike other laptops I’ve owned, the MacBook Pro doesn’t have a ton of openings on the bottom of it, basically there is a battery compartment and a few screw holes. The ports on the side seemed to be above the water level as well. So aside from the panic, quick/forced shutdown, and disconnection of everything, there was nothing to worry about.
My phone also came out okay. Despite sitting in the middle of a pool of soda, the worst it suffered was a streaky exterior after wiping it dry.
The ipod; however, bit the dust. It refused to turn on for a while, then I noticed some liquid in the dock connector so I took some alcohol to it to dry it out. It turned on right after that and appeared to be fine. 10 minutes later it was displaying its extremely low power display and has since refused to turn on, even after charging over night. I suspect some liquid did get inside even though it seems to be sealed up pretty tight. I’m tempted to give it a bath in alcohol to see if I can get anything out of it; but part of me just wants to get a replacement and be done with it.
So if anyone at work is wondering why I suddenly disappeared on Wednesday, now you know 🙂