hooray! i turned off my laptop and left it sitting next to my window last night and through today, and just for kicks i turned it on and booted it up. hit the eject key, and the damn cd actually came out on the first try! i wonder if being in a cold environment for ~24 hours might have made something shrink just enough to let the cd out. looks like i won’t need to get a new laptop asap then.
watching the hockey game on right now reminds me of something i read once somewhere: being a hockey goalie must be the worst job in the world — you sit there, get hit with pucks and sticks, everybody watches your every move, and as soon as you make a single mistake a big light comes on and a buzzer blares!