Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Explosive Behavior

These installments seem to happen quite frequently around the ol' Deerledge homestead, but I'm happy to report that this time it was between Gary and Mom. I was the innocent bystander. Actually, I didn't even see it. I heard it!

Gary and I were out out in the driveway putting the spare tire carrier on the camper. Mom came out to ask us if she should light the grill because Gary was going to be grilling steak. "Sure!" Gary said, "we'll be right in". About 4-5 mins later we went into the house and Mom was on the back deck near the grill looking perplexed and pushing on the diagram for the igniter switch, not the switch itself. Gary assumed she had just turned on the gas (she did.....5 minutes before!) because the lid was closed.... so he pushed the igniter switch and KA-FUCKING-BOOM! The lid on the grill blew completely open and flames shot out at Gary and then the lid slammed shut. Gary has a little less arm and facial hairs this morning. My mother has a few more grays hairs as it scared the shit out of her. I guess asking her to light the grill anytime in the near future would be futile. And you all thought I was the only one doing numb stuff around here!

On a different note, I would like to welcome a couple new blogs to my Blogroll. They are Mike Todd - Just Humor Me and Larry at Love Lemming. I'm glad to add them and I hope you take a moment to check them out.


. said...

I LOVE Larry at The LoveLemming. He rocks.

So I found myself laughing out loud here at work tonight as I read this. I have done a few similar stupidities in my day. But the images of the look on Gary's face made me laugh out loud. I know...bad scott...bad!

Sue said...

omigod, i bet Mom will never light the grill again! Tell Gary this happened to me this summer, only with the oven in the camper. Who knew gas fumes hung around for so long? Needless to say I lost a few hairs and got called a dumbass by Ej.
So how was the steak?

Sandi said...

Did Gary invent new words again?
Glad no one was hurt, but I bet that was funny after the fact.

Melody said...

Picture in my head...yup...I'm laughing my ass off!

Heather said...

OH MY! I'm laughing, but that could have been really bad! Glad everyone's okay!

Anonymous said...

im laughing so hard my husband is looking at me like what the hell is wrong with you?? Glad everyone was alright