Thursday, 5 April 2007

heloise meets aerosmith

Cass was despondent. His Phonics DVD wouldn't load onto the computer.

We (I) tried everything. Loading it from another drive, ejecting and re-starting, testing the CD. Still, the program would only load about half-way, error, error, error, and the drive would spit it out.

I was trying to decipher the Hooked On Phonics website (seriously? On a computer website there's only a mailing address for customer service?) when I had a thought.

Something I'd read a long time ago. Something I never really thought I'd use...but it was worth a try.

I took the CD downstairs, smeared it with peanut butter and buffed it off.

And it worked.

"Daddy!" Cass yelled. "Mommy's a rock star!"

11 comments:

Spanglish said...

I have never, ever heard of such a thing as buffing a disc with peanut butter. Thanks for the tip!! You ARE a rock star!

Molly said...

Peanut butter???Now I've heard everything.....but if it makes you a hero, I'm all for it!

daysgoby said...

Spang and Molly -

I KNOW! It's supposed to fill in all the small streaks and scratches - and it worked!

meggie said...

Holy Moly, the world is full of wonders!
So many negatives about peanuts... good to find a positive!

Angela said...

Peanut butter? Really? wow... gotta tell the hubby THAT one!!

Erin said...

I would never have thought of that. Never in a million years. Even if I had read it, for some reason those hints go in one ear and out the other (though if you read it, wouldn't it go in one eye and out the other?).

You are a rock star. Mommy to the rescue again.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I dub thee "Peanut Butter CD Defender." Behind the mild persona of a blogging mother is actually a being with super knowledge on the secret powers of Peanut butter.

Was that smooth n' creamy or extra chunky.

daysgoby said...

LGS - Is this my super-hero name?
Must pick out a cape today!

mjd said...

Hello, I am blog-hopping today. I am glad to find your blog. Thanks superhero, for the peanut butter tip. There are times when anything is worth a try.

Liz said...

Oh cool a super-hero name. Lucky you. Now you know what to be for Halloween.

M&Co. said...

A rock star! High praise. I've heard that toothpaste works too but I've never actually tried it.