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    static electricity weather - ARRGH!

    I have shocked the **** out of myself so many times today

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    <snicker>

    Even with 3-5 2-gallon tanks of stationary water (for Betta fish) and my roommates running a 5' high 3' wide wall fountain --- this house is dry. My below shoulder length hair attacks me in the morning, I schnizzle the wizzle outta the 5 cats in the house's noses. My own cat (he has long hair) is taking a leave of absence from me and prefers the roommates quarters versus mine. Hmmmph.

    And my below shoulder length hair has taken on it's own life. Mornings are tough when I separate myself from the pillow and I walk to the bathroom mirror only to look up at a Medusa, and BTW I've also shocked a couple of kittens into submission as I stumble across the floor looking for the bathroom.

    Eh, darn kitties, they should know better by now. And why is it when they touch their little nose to you - and a big crack of electricity erupts ---- they look at you - like you did it. Big freakin' meanie! Sheesh!

    What does help, even with all the water around me - and this house is dry compared to my old house last winter - I think a vat of some slow cooking stock that will evolve into a soup or some other concoction is in order this weekend. Have to say - when I cooked on the weekends last year - I did not experience this kind of static electricity as I am now. Out of 5 kitties - I only have one "stupid" one who is still willing to let me pet her - or is willing to be shocked by me, apologized too and petted and then shocked again for reinforcement!

    Hallllle yeah. Static electricity --- stinks

    Oh yeah and I've, even with computer protections - have ZOTTED/shorted out my keyboard with a nice ZOT and for a few years running - my mother (who insists on wearing these funny slippers that have a furry sole on them - and she basically shuffles across the rug - well - we know what happens now ..) has shorted out three telephones. Saw one magnificant one - a spark of electricty that arced about 6 inches long - didn't harm her - but killed the phone - and I must say - we had one HELL of a good laugh when we relived her experience.
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    Tude! OMG, you two sound like some mutant version of ElectraWoman and DynaGirl!

    [Note: that's one of those Saturday shows I used to watch with the kids I was babysitting]

    I hate static electricity, too. This is the season to switch from nylon to cotton. And sometimes even crank up the humidifier....

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    I'm wearing nothing but cotton and STILL generating sparks. Not those big zappers, but just enough to make things smart for a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    I'm wearing nothing and STILL generating sparks. Not those big zappers, but just enough to make things smart for a second.

    East Hill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    <snicker>



    And my below shoulder length hair has taken on it's own life. Mornings are tough when I separate myself from the pillow and I walk to the bathroom mirror only to look up at a Medusa, and BTW I've also shocked a couple of kittens into submission as I stumble across the floor looking for the bathroom.

    Hallllle yeah. Static electricity --- stinks

    So you look like this in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    I have shocked the **** out of myself so many times today
    +10000 volts


    The last few days here have been horrible. I've shocked myself with a decent jolt at least about 10 times in the last 2 days.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post

    And my below shoulder length hair has taken on it's own life. Mornings are tough when I separate myself from the pillow and I walk to the bathroom mirror only to look up at a Medusa, and BTW I've also shocked a couple of kittens into submission as I stumble across the floor looking for the bathroom.

    Eh, darn kitties, they should know better by now. And why is it when they touch their little nose to you - and a big crack of electricity erupts ---- they look at you - like you did it. Big freakin' meanie! Sheesh!
    :rolfmao: .. This was in CO, and it tends to be rather dry there. I met this girl in and I shook hands and BAM.. Palpable tension? We ended up dating for a few months ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    :rolfmao: .. This was in CO, and it tends to be rather dry there. I met this girl in and I shook hands and BAM.. Palpable tension? We ended up dating for a few months ..
    Was she dumb enough to think it was a magical spark between you two? You went a whole few months before her stupidity didn't annoy you? She must have had "other qualities".
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Static Electricity doesn't make sense. Static means not moving and electricity means the flow of electrons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Was she dumb enough to think it was a magical spark between you two? You went a whole few months before her stupidity didn't annoy you? She must have had "other qualities".
    Nah it was just my irresistible charm . It gets better, we had not yet started dating at this point but I asked her to go running with me since I heard that she likes running. Anyway 2 miles and 15 minutes later, I waved her on through as I was holding her back! She was an ex-NCAA cross country runner . She did find it rather funny though.

    The reason we stopped dating was because I moved to MA .

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
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    Ok, I'll put on the silk lingerie, that way at least it's MEANT to cling .

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    I have a whole house humidifier on my heating system. I leave it in the ON position all through the winter even though it has a cheesy humidistat. Still my house reads dry on the hydrometers that i have. It's hard to moisturize tons of dry air. But still, i notice a difference. We don't have any static electricity at home and dry throats, skin etc. seems to be diminished.

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