The good news is that I didn't burn down the house. The bad news is that my tea pot may never be the same again.
Word to the wise: When you think you're boiling eggs, make sure you turned on the correct burner. If you turned on the wrong one, make sure your tea pot isn't sitting on it.
When I came back upstairs from printing something in the office my white tea pot was an interesting shade of brown--inside and out.