The Incredible Lightbulb Shortage of 2017

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“I don’t have to blow up everything I see. I just like to.” ~ Kell TainerWraith Squadron


Every so often I go through a crazy phase. It gets all intense and then I blow stuff up.

Not that I mean to. I don’t! But stuff blows up anyway. Mostly lightbulbs, although it makes me nervous to handle anything electrical. It’s a psychic thing. Energy seems to build up inside me. I even begin to smell ‘electrical’. It usually starts with poor sleep, then crazy dreams. Progressively I become more and more ‘wired’, then I begin to feel intensely hot and then ‘boom’. Look out lightbulbs!

I’ve tried grounding, using crystals, all kinds of techniques – but experience has shown me that it’s always a passing phase, and eventually it will all settle down and in a few days electrical items will be safe around me again.

Yesterday I blew up nine lightbulbs around my house. All I had to do was touch a switch to turn one on or off and ping, the bulb would blow. It was funny the first time. But after I’d exhausted every spare bulb in the house and all the rooms were in semi-darkness I was a bit over it.

Ben even insisted that he be the one to operate all switches, which I guess was a fair call given that I had become such a hazard. He’s used to this. It happens every year or so.

Has that ever happened to you?

This morning we’re taking Cafe Dog to breakfast and then going in search of more lightbulbs. I might stock up!

Have a fabulous weekend,

Much love, Nicole  xoxo

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Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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13 thoughts on “The Incredible Lightbulb Shortage of 2017

  1. I have a thing with electronics. GPS’s and some cell phones don’t get a signal if I hold them. Since this summer, I lost my GPS, my old cell phone, my new 1-month-old smart phone, my digital camera, and my computer and new GPS are on the fritz. I also recently discovered I can make those solar-powered moving flower things go when I put my finger near the sensor. And I have never taken a computer class in which the computers actually worked. It can be very frustrating in the 21st century.

  2. Could this be why everytime i get a new computer, it quickly slows down and stops working well? This happens whether or not I put lots of data on it.

  3. I get this too. I have literally just blown a brand new lightbulb! When I was a student, I used to drive the lab assistants mad just walking into the labs… every machine would go haywire!! 😬

  4. That’s intense! I hope you stay away from the computer during those times. I’d bet you affect that too. My daughter can’t wear any watch at all, though she is not psychic. She breaks a lot of electrical appliances as well. I’d stock up big time as well under those circumstances.

  5. Street lights often go out when I walk near. Fortunately I don’t blow them up! They usually come back on after I have moved away, so I guess I must drain them. I’m also not good with track pads on computers as I don’t have to touch them to make the cursor move. 🙁 Mouse and keyboard for me. lol

  6. My strange thing is mobile phones. They suddenly stop or switch off. Don’t operate properly. The batteries stop working. When I am talking to someone it suddenly switches off. No matter where I am in the world it happens. I have gone through many mobile phones and batteries.

  7. When i worked in an office it was widely known i couldn’t operate the photocopy/fax machine and some days the computers wouldn’t work for me but would work for everyone else. I have days where my husband won’t let me switch on the lights too. I never really understood it but im glad im not the only one.

  8. Yes it has happened to me. I would feel embarrassed at people’s places as bulbs blew & electrical stuff went awol. I don’t like to touch switches, electrocuted at work a few years back!

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