So I got into Seabury last evening, and as I was initially getting out of the car I didn't want to leave my new MP3 player (I refuse to refer to it as an IPod) in the car. The case for it had fallen in the floor board and under the driver's seat. I didn't have a flash light so I didn't want to dig around for it. I grabbed my cheap plastic sunglasses case and stuck the MP3 player in it.
I started moving stuff from my car up to my dorm room in the dark. I realized after I had went out to dinner that I didn't have my MP3 player. I searched my room, searched my car. I even went back to the restaurant to see if it had accidently fallen out of my jacket pocket there. No luck. I hate losing things, but figured I must have accidently placed it somewhere in the moving-stuff-up-from-my-car phase.
I got up this morning and searched around again with no luck. I tend to get fixated on finding stuff I have lost, but no dice. It had rained all night, so I gave up and drove to St. Paul's for church. After a reunion there, I drove back home and pulled into Seabury. As I was getting out of the car, I noticed the sunglass case on my roof, the outside was soaking wet, and my hopes sank. Luckily it was a cheap plastic case that I got from a 5 and 10 store for a quarter, and sure enough my MP3 player was still in there. It survived a cold, rainy Chicago night and a drive to St Paul's by the Lake and back in the luggage rack on the roof of my Jeep. Apparently the wet plastic made it stick to my roof. And the good news is, it works just fine.
As Gomer Pyle used to say, "Shazam!"