circa late ‘98, early ‘99
I forgot to take a picture for 08.15.11
I also forgot to tell you about my hot sock.
I lost my camera bag on some trip. To remedy the situation, my brother-in-law, suggested I use a sock to protect it from getting scratches & stuff.
I buy socks by the 6-pack from Ross, so I have 12 of the same sock, and inevitably one of these pairs loses a mate. So I grabbed one of my single estranged socks and started putting my camera in it when it was in my bag.
I was at Apex with my housemates & Radhika having a brew & a burrito from Los Gorditos. Whenever I go to Los Gorditos I stock up on their hot sauce. They recently started making a new kind that I call the face melter. Well, as luck would have it, while my bag was sitting on the picnic table seat at Apex, it fell and one of the little plastic carafes of the face melter spilled open and all over everything in my bag. I cleaned up as much as I could, but my bag still kinda smelled hot & garlicy. I washed the sock and did a more thorough cleaning the next day.
Jump to my MN trip, my uncle and I get delayed 12 hours in PDX, so we get to MN and the hotel at like 7a. I hang out for a few hours, waiting for my folks to arrive. I end up talking one of the hotel clerks into let me into my folks’ hotel room early, so I can shower & nap.
After my disco nap & shower, I change my clothes. Later that evening, one of my feet was experiencing a burning sensation. I didn’t think much of it, but did find it curious. The next day, my other foot starts burning. Then I realize I was wearing the sock I spilled the face melter sauce on, and I happened to switch feet the next day. This sock had worked its way into my sock rotation and one wash was not enough to remove the face melter.