Thursday, May 8, 2008

Yes, I am a HUGE FREAK!!!

Ok, you have all seen those funny cartoons about some guy trying to light up his grill and having it explode and singe the crap out of him. Ha Ha!!! Well, I am not laughing tonight. I was all set to grill some fajita meat that I had marinaded and I went out to get the gas grill going. I turned the gas on and hit the ignition button several times with no luck. So I went in the house and got one of those Bic long lighters that you use for lighting the fire place or the grill. There is a hole on the bottom of the grill to insert the lighter and fire it up.

Well, I clicked the lighter a few times and nothing happened so I pulled it out of the grill to see what was up and clicked it again. There was enough gas in the air by this time that all I saw was a huge fire ball and WHOOSH!!!.

HFS!!! My hair was on fire!!! I did not think to do stop, drop, and roll, but I was trying to pull my shirt off and cover my head. Nice... the neighbors get to see me with my top off and my head on fire. Well, I have singed off part of my left eyebrow, and half of my head is all F--KED UP! It has a funny orange color to it, and some of it has fallen out. The other fried stuff is matted up in my head and it smells something terrible.

I made an emergency call to the guy who cuts my hair to see if I could catch him before he closed to try to get in tomorrow it see if any of it can be salvaged or if the six month effort to grow out my hair has to be cut off and I look like Annie Lennox again.

Top it off, I ended up ruining all but one piece of the meat and had to toss it in the trash because it would have been eating carcinogens.

Hey! How was your day???

Liz

14 comments:

Paul said...

OMG that sucks!!! At least your OK and the hair will grow back :) Gotta be careful!!!

Ryan said...

Wow, this post has it all for me!

Grilled meat, fire, topless women, and Annie Lennox. . . .

"Sweet Dreams are made of this...."

I am allowed to chuckle some, because I have done the same thing. Although, I didn't know somebody had turned the gas on already ;)

Hope everything turns out well for you.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you!

Greyt Times said...

O. M. G. I just about spit coffee all over my monitor! I'm glad you are okay and it is just hair that you lost! That is freakin' scary!!!!

Viv said...

Holy smokes, Liz! You gotta be careful. I am glad you are ok. Well I hope the hair can be styled cute. We made fajitas here too but I avoid the grill, now I know why.

Have a great weekend. Stay away from da pit.

TWRunner said...

What a great story!

How was the one piece of meat?

Eric said...

Your story reminds me of an old Eddie Murphy stand up bit :-)

Rainmaker said...

Yikes! That's scary (having nearly done it a few times myself). Good thing you're generally all good. Too bad about the meat. :(

Paul said...

Hey Liz,

Basically just photoshop and a free template I modified for blogger. Email me and I can try to help you out.

Paul

The Lazy Triathlete said...

First of all, I am so SORRY. But I can't stop laughing. You made an emergency call, not to the EMS or your doc, but your hair guy. The difference in men and women. LOL

I hope you are doing ok and aren't scarred for your races.

monica said...

holy crap, lady!!! thank god it was only the hair. but oh man does burnt hair smell worse than ass. it'll grow back, though. and hey, annie lennox is mad cool!!

Ryan said...

So, I gotta know.

How are you, and how's the hair?

Sorry, but I'm still kind of laughing (with you)

Tiggs said...

ok Liz, that is way too funny (I can say that since you're ok, right?)...we need a picture of that hair. seriously!

Flatman said...

SHEESH!!! Be careful!!! :O