tesla-cat-lectures-static-electricity-500x515Looked at my weather widget just now, and our humidity here is 21%.  I figured as much.  The cats are getting static sparks in the nose every time they sniff at each other or, if I’ve got a charge built up, whenever they sniff me.  Petting them gets their fur all crackly and static-matted.  The grey kitty hates that.

My lap robe has some polyester fiber in the fabric, as does the sweat suit I’m wearing.  If I’m listening to music on the computer, and I need to get up, if I don’t take my earbuds out before I whisk my lap robe off, I get zapped in both ears.  DIY electroshock therapy . . .