I'm not really a pirate but I play one at the local Renaissance Faire :)
Where I Live:
Los Angeles California USA
My First Lava Lamp was:
I've always wanted one of the rocket lava lamps and managed to find one on Craigslist. WhooHOO! Now I have eight lamps (a couple of centuries and a couple of normal-sized lamps, plus a glitter tube and a small glitter). My sister had one when I was younger and I was always fascinated by it.
Boy with the major earthquake we just had in Los Angeles, I am REALLY lucky I didn't lose any lamps - several fell - and I think I'm going to try to take a picture of the severe dent in my wood floor caused by the top of one of my regular-sized globes as it toppled over and HIT THE FLOOR. Urgh. Would have been a huge mess had the glass broken. I think it's a miracle as it fell from six feet above the floor onto it's head. =8O