Archive for May, 2008

Ba Boom! Monday, May 26th, 2008

I haven’t posted anything terribly exciting lately, so I took matters into my own hands.

Picasa Web Albums – Michael – 20080526-Kaboom

I was reading lst week on how to clean BBQ grills. We had a party this weekend for Andrea’s bday (which went super well!! YAY!).. so the grill was all grimy. I decided to use one of the methods I read about. It is to put aluminum foil, shiny side down, on the grill, and cook on high for 10-15 minutes. Supposedly that bakes everything off. So I got the foil in place, close the lid, and lit the burners (or so I thought)….

I went about my business, cleaning up other party stuff, taking lights down, etc…. I came back to the grill to check. Lifted the foil and peaked underneath. It looked no different. I felt the grill with my hand and it was slightly warm. I thought that maybe the propane had run out. My next move was an absolutely brilliant one… I hit the ignitor button and KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABOOOOOOM! A fireball probably as big as me got launched straight at my face and arms. Apparently I yelled because Andrea came running out, and after I told her what happened, she remembered hearing the boom too.

So my hair got fried, my arms got COMPLETELY fried, eyelashes, eyebrows, etc. All crispy critters. I totally lucked out. Could have been a lot worse. I have a little burn on my arm, but it really kinda feels just like a light sunburn. What a smell! Burned hair. Pretty gross.

A shower, and now I am as good as new, ready for the next adventure.

Back with more soon! Hopefully without bodily harm, but you know I’ll do whatever it takes for my dedicated readers.

dunno why Sunday, May 25th, 2008

damnit. I ran 2 miles tonight. But the iPod acted up at the end and froze and I had to reboot it.

Damn thing. Luckily it wasn’t anything exceptional. I did bump my distance up to 2 miles though. That’s a first. If I remember correctly, my pace was about 8:53. I’ll pull the data off of my Polar watch and it will have to do.

YouTube – Parents of Miss Teen South Carolina Sunday, May 25th, 2008


YouTube – Parents of Miss Teen South Carolina

NIKE+ : Runs Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Got my fastest mile tonight 🙂 8:00!!! That rules. Now just gotta work on building that ol’ distance up and my endurance.

Run Wednesday, May 21st, 2008