Please Do Not Try This At Home

In CategoryNavel Gazing

We are not the idiots who put a ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATT lightbulb in a cheap plastic desk lamp. It was almost very bad, as the light was only on for about ten minutes before the acrid (and dare I say toxic) smoke of melting plastic drifted out of the bedroom. I shudder to think what could have happened if we had left the house or been outside.

10 Responses to “Please Do Not Try This At Home”

  1. Applie Says:

    Wow. That is scary. Cool pic of the dripping plastic, though.
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  2. Kristy Says:

    Holy handgrenade Batman!
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  3. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    WOW. The whole place is probably going to reek for a few days.
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  4. Ingi Says:

    Wow – not cool (in a cool kind of way – loved the dripping black plastic). Lucky the house is still there (which is not your house, yes?).
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  5. Tressa Says:

    Yowsa! Not cool! Glad you caught it!
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  6. Nan | Says:

    Wow. I never — and I mean NEVER EVER — pay attention to those wattage warnings on lamps. I think you just reformed me.
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  7. Connie Weiss Says:


    That is so dangerous! I didn’t even know they make a bulb that high.

    Was it used for interrogations or something?
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  8. Taylor Says:

    How crazy!
    Focus, Deb! Don’t blow up your house!
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  9. sharron Says:

    That is not a sight any mom wants to see when there are little ones who might touch it curiously. Glad everyone is ok.

  10. Julie Says:

    Wow. Glad you are all ok!