Paranoia

November 14, 2007

Journal, Lauren

Anyone can ask Lloyd – I’m two noids.  I can obsess and turn any situation into the most dire outcome, and then replay it in my mind until craziness has another new home.  It’s almost under control, but sometimes I just can’t help it.  The latest is that either our mattress warmer or space heater in the bathroom will burst into flames.  (Actually, I’m not really worried about it at all – I just wanted to buy this cool fire extinguisher that looks like a giant can of hairspray.  Don’t tell Lloyd.)  I think the funniest this about it is the proclamation on the side – “Powered by Air!”  Isn’t that just going to feed the fire?  C’mon.

Powered by Air!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Paranoia”

  1. Karla Said on:

    Powered by air? Does it blow out the fire like a birthday candle? A giant, out of control, birthday candle?

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  2. Brad Said on:

    Why would you be spraying that can while you were upside down?

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  3. Deanne Said on:

    How do the skittles fit in? Were you eating them in bed? With the space-header on? Since they make you salivate, then you could just spit on the fire.

    By the way, we had a space heater plugged into an extension cord that wasn’t a good 3-pronged one, and the cord lit on fire. We got it out right away, but it was scary!

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    1st, What’s the 2nd noid Lauren?

    2nd, I used to have a water bed (they were recommended at one time for people with bad backs) & I swear I always felt a little current when ever I was in it. People didn’t believe me. But then if you touched me, you would feel a strange little tingle. I asked the people at the water bed store & they said “get a new heater”. I did … but it still happened. Do you think I have an abnormal amount of electricity stored in me. Could I be one of those people who will spontaneously combust one day? Now I’m scared.

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  5. Peggy Said on:

    Send me the “Flame Stop” ASAP!

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  6. Lauren's dad Said on:

    For Lauren: the can says Fast and effective for small fires — to start them?

    For Deanne: the size of the wire in the cord was too small to carry the current, not the number of wires. Even a three-wire cord, if it’s not 14 or even 12 ga, will get too hot. ok?

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  7. Deborah Said on:

    My paranoia is that I’m not spelling paranoia correctly. Also locking doors. If there’s ever a fire in my house, the firemen won’t be able to get in because of the securely locked doors.

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