You light up my life

June 14, 2010


I have an unhealthy love of flashlights. I think that they are the perfect gift for any occasion, and you should stock up on them. Lots of them. Lots and lots of them, because if you’re like me, you can’t believe that you can’t find one when you need it. “Don’t I own a dozen of these?”

Lloyd and I each have a Maglight in our vehicles – both for emergency lighting and also beating the tar out of any zombies that might get inside. They are the Cadillac of flashlights. (Big surprise: I didn’t know how to spell Cadillac.)

If you are a flashlight aficionado (I also didn’t know how to spell that), than you already know this handy trick of the mini-Maglight. Unscrew the top part, put the handle inside and viola’ – instant candle.

This picture’s for you, Peggy.

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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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8 Responses to “You light up my life”

  1. Keren Lowell Said on:

    I have a very cool Russian flashlight -- no batteries. You squeeze repeatedly on the handle and it generates enough of a charge to illuminate the darkness for a couple of minutes.


  2. Brad Said on:

    I think I only have two flashlights. And I’m not sure where they are. I should get a new one today.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I LOVE IT!!! Thank you Lauren!! I’ll play with that picture all day! Yippee!

    Flashlights are like scissors in my house. There’s ‘the good’ one…if you’re lucky enough to find it. And then there’s the cheapy ones…for some reason those can always be located, but are usually dead. I don’t have one in my car…stupid me…I’ll work on that & I’ll work on preparing my house for the Zombie attack…which means I’ll need clean sheets, extra toothbrushes, a few board games, and lots of pasta.


  4. Kristi Said on:

    A very enlightening post.


  5. Deborah Said on:

    I have a Maglight that I need to show you. I’ll bring it to NE.


  6. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Because I did not check my Maglite batteries every month, like the company wants us to, I sent it in under warranty to have the corroded battery removed. Instead, I was sent new batteries and a check, which I applied to a replacement. The replacement lacks the heft of the old flashlight. So…….., one more project for the first of the month?


  7. Lauren's dad Said on:

    I wonder when they’ll be making flashlights out of aluminum foil.


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