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21 March 2004 @ 09:21 am
Stupidity 101  
I wanted to make a magnetic decal to put on my car for autoX (and rallyX, when I do it.) I had some of the magnetic stuff that I made my numbers out of left over, so I pulled it out, and started working with it. The stuff has been rolled up and stuck in a corner for a while, so it was a littled kinked up.

No problem, just heat it up a little and it will flatten right out, I thought. Normally I would just throw it on the engine block for a couple of minutes. Hmm, I haven't run my car recently, so that wouldn't work. But hey, my laptop's on, and it gets nice and warm on the bottom.

So I tossed the stuff under the laptop.


It's all nice and flexible now. I cut out my decal, and everything's all happy. Heck, I even met my requisite Blonde Moment for the month, so I don't have to worry about getting my Blonde Licence revoked any time soon.

In unrelated news, Like, that one of them has a pair of boxers with mermaids striking sexy poses on them. *ick* *ick* *ick* *ick* *ick* *ick*

Current Mood: blonde, and very lucky!
Not all those who wander are lost.mizzykitty on March 22nd, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)
I used to be able to hear the super old chain smoking woman downstairs having sex with her hobo boyfriend. *shudder* and hear the couple upstairs arguing. heh.
Leighlucifie on March 22nd, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hmm... just because its bothering me... is it really such a good idea to throw a magnet at a computer? o.O?
puddlemizutamari on March 22nd, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
*cries* YAY! It's not just me who thinks this!
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 22nd, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Uh, no. If I had thought about it, it would have occured to me that it's a phenomenally BAD idea. Unfortunately, it didn't occur to me until after I had done it. Twice.
Leighlucifie on March 22nd, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
Which begs the question - is the computer ok?

What were you cutting from the magnets BTW? You said you'd already cut numbers.. or did I read that wrong?
Sandpanthersandpanther on March 22nd, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
The computer (so far) seems fine. Other than the spyware infestation that I still haven't been able to chase off, thanks to my DSL being out.

As for what I was cutting out... PIGGIE!!! Disappointingly, it was only after I had made myself a piggie magnet that I realized that the side mirrors are made of plastic. Piggie does not stick to them. ;_;
Leighlucifie on March 22nd, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
so no piggie? you could always hunt down that static cling stuff the corvettes use for numbers... though - why not just use a decal?
puddlemizutamari on March 22nd, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
I had the same problem when I tried to make numbers for Mica-chan. All of his sides are made of plastic, dent-resistant paneling. ^-^

So unfortunately I had to color in letters and numbers on paper and take tape with me. :(
The Gina: screamshipofools999 on March 22nd, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC)
I was happily reading along, thinking why this post if the magnet ended up all flexible. Then I read "laptop" back to "magnet" back to "laptop" and then back to "magnet" before I eyes got really wide and a shiver went through my body. I am glad your laptop is ok. Figured you would appreciate knowing the reaction to your post.

I am just grateful my computer cases are made of metal anymore to keep me from getting ideas of sticking magnets to them when I am not thinking.