Courtney spent last weekend with me. We ate dinner in a pub, went to the movies, and got in a little
retail therapy shopping. At one point, Courtney was sitting nearby while I was reading mommy blogs The New York Times online.
Courtney [looking admiringly at my laptop]: “What do you use to keep your computer screen clean?”
The backstory: When I showed up in San Jose on Easter Sunday, I took out my MacBookPro and immediately felt that Adam (who
is a geek has a deep appreciation for Mac computers) was disappointed in me. I think I caught a reproachful look before he graciously tucked it under a shake of his head and a smile. I deserved to feel ashamed of myself. My screen was flecked with either green tea or mineral water spots, or both. My touchpad mouse was kinda yucky from Gawd knows what. And, worst of all, there were flaxseeds in my keyboard from a granola-spilling incident, and the flaxseeds were causing my keys and spacebar to misbehave, which in turn was causing typos. The spacebar and letter “n” would not cooperate unless I gave them some meaningful foreplay. I had to press them just the right way or else everytigthatItypedlookedlikethis. Adam had some special liquids and cloths and tools and knowledge. He made my Mac all better. Adam’s skillz extend beyond computers. The next day, he made me two poached eggs (with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and fresh-ground pepper) and oatmeal (organic, steel-cut cooked with a bit of buttermilk). After breakfast, I scrubbed in before I touched my laptop. And in case Adam’s wondering, my Mac is still nice and clean, which is why Courtney asked about it.