Friday, April 24, 2009

Back in a Flash

Something I learned the hard way...

When lighting a gas grill, if it doesn't light from below (like it's supposed to), with the lid closed... don't open the lid after 22 unsuccessful attempts to light it from below and try to light it from above with a match. It WILL light. But so will you.

All my wife and friend saw from inside the house was a bright, yellow flash through the kitchen window and they heard a dull WHUMP! A few moments later, I staggered in the door smoldering. My eyebrows were still smoking and I smelled like burnt dog.

Just a Smokey the Bear Safety Tip from dumbass me to you, "Only YOU can prevent eyebrow fires."