Relax..it's MUCH more common than you think.
You are a SLIDER (Street Light Interference Data Exchange Receiver). There was even a CNN story on it, believe it or not, if you want some validation
(Google on Debbie the Slider, CNN).
Ever practice actually willing a street light to go out? (those you know you affect)... Fun at parties (until it weirds folks out)... Personally, I
prefer to keep it under wraps.
Those new eco bulbs last a lot longer (they still blow out, but take longer to do so). Price is kind of the same, overall, but less trips to the
store, and less weird looks when you buy the bulbs by the case, hehe...
There's definitely gotta be something to it...researchers just haven't nailed it down. Too bad there's no real practical application to it.
Oh, and strong emotion makes it worse (check how many bulbs you pop during an argument). My wife is actually one too, like me, so with both of us, a
lot of arguments end with us laughing over a popped bulb....
I have also cr*pped out two Blackberry phones, three chargers, a wired headset, an Ipod, and two TI-85 calculators.
Small electronics are a pain. Basically, my theory is that it has to do with proximity to the skin (for small electronics). My wife got a different TI
calculator that has more of a case, and that seemed to last (she fried the first one). Likewise, my LG phone seems to have more "space" between the
board and me, (it's a Voyager), whereas my wife's Droid just became toast (thin phone).
I have a waterproof digital watch (that I use when doing sports or water activities), which has all kinds of space between its board and my skin (due
to the shock and water protection), and it is the only digital watch I've ever had last more than a week without scrambling (I've had it for a
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