Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A hair burning experience

Tonight, I decided to be nice wife and try to have dinner ready by the time my hardworking husband arrived home from work. I got off work a couple hours before him, so this made it possible.

I multi-tasked by marinading the pork chops while I watched Table for 12 I had DVR'd the day before. Since I had multi-tasked I knew I needed a quick way to cook the pork chops.

The weather has finally been warm so I decided it was time to warm up the grill outside. I got everything ready, went outside and turned on the gas. I turned the level to the star and pushed the ignitor once.

Nothing happened.

I pushed it again.

Nothing happened.

I turned up the gas.

Pushed the ignitor.

And nearly fell backwards.

I guess the combination of turning up the gas and pushing the ignitor four times works. Flames flew out of the grill.

When I realized I was okay I looked at my arms and noticed burned hair. Yes, I burned the hair off my arms, specifically my left one.

I put the pork chops on the grill and came inside. At that point I noticed my hair, on my head, was singed slightly on the left side.

Can I tell you how bad burned hair smells like. I have been smelling it for the last 2 hours.

And that is my first encounter with the grill this summer.

Tomorrow, we are having leftovers for dinner. I'm not risking it two days in a row!


Janelle said...

Yikes! I'm glad that's all that was singed/burned! It could have been far worse.

Our ignitor on our grill doesn't work anymore so I have to light a match and throw it in, I'm scared every time I do it, so I feel ya!

Bobbi said...

Ouch! Glad you were only singed! Instead of pork chops and applesauce you had pork chops ala hair!

Natalie said...

Yikes! I think Jeff has done that a few times as well. But you are right burning hair smells awful!