Once it was placed on top of a (heavy duty) coiled extention cord that sat on the top of this nice chair. And a heater was plugged into the extention cord. And then there was an odd smell, and eventually we discovered why. (Yes, we know we were stupid. Lesson learned. Squid still burnt though.)
It's particularly sad because this was a gift from Jon before we got married. As a result of "if you let me take your photo next to Forest Gump I will buy you the giant plush squid" bet. So I'm very sad.
Blog post about this here.
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