This mess waited for me when I got back from last trip. It took me awhile to figure out what it was. Syrup? Chocolate? Blood? Or *gasp* WASTED COFFEE?!?!?!?!
Then I figured it out. It wasn't coffee (thankfully), and I haven't owned syrup in years.
Apparently it go so hot in my apartment while I was gone that the candle (last lit for Thanksgiving) melted from the bottom up, began to collapse on itself, and drained on to my window sill.
Maybe traveling in the summer isn't such a bad idea.