You Know You Have An Unhealthy Relationship with Blogging When  

frogger1995 39F
4342 posts
9/7/2005 5:42 pm

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9/26/2006 5:58 pm

You Know You Have An Unhealthy Relationship with Blogging When

...You accidentally set your kitchen on fire because you are responding to a post…and come right back to finish responding after putting the fire out. Yes folks, I am officially a blogaholic.

Today I was responding to a certain someone (who will remain guiltlessly nameless) who gave a rather great comment to one of my posts. I got so wrapped up in it that I forgot the skillet of hot oil sitting on my stove. STUPID I KNOW, PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME FEEL STUPIDER BY POSTING A COMMENT STATING THE OBVIOUS!

So it caught on fire and…well you can see the result at the left. I am proud about how surprisingly calm and rational I was about the whole affair. Nothing like this has happened to me before. I opened all the windows and doors and took the kiddos outside (Pinko and Lefty).

I was sure that the entire city could hear the smoke detector and was more embarrassed than scared. I was fully expecting the fire department to come roaring in and chastise me for being so dumb (though I’m sure they have seen worse).

But all is well. No judgmental firefighters. No death from smoke inhalation (though my throat is still sore). And the kiddos are doing fine. I will definitely need a new microwave over the stove (I'm afraid to even turn it on), can only use one half of my stove and not sure if the oven works, and I now have an excuse to paint my cabinets (yippee!). I also have to take serious shower, as soot is covering me in various places. I also have to Febreeze the hell out of my condo, furniture, and clothes.

So there you have it. Use this post as your formal warning...only practice safe-blogging or face the consequences!

WildWon1982 34M

9/8/2005 7:58 am

I've microwaved Pop Tarts that were still in the foil. Figure that one out.

your_gypsy 51F

9/8/2005 9:14 am

these days i'd rather blog than masturbate!!

(btw frogger dear i emailed you so check your filtered folder.)

FriendlyTickler 45M

9/8/2005 11:49 am

lol, ok, so maybe it's too soon to laugh but in time this might be one of the funniest things that's happened to you. Oh well, Sh-t happens. I too have been spending way too much time on here, I'm trying to cut back but I enjoy some of the people on here way too much and I'm always eager to see what they have written next. But I can say this, I haven't had anything catch on fire yet but I've almost been caught by my supervisor (That would have been embarrasing). lol

CaboWaboVHnut 56M
637 posts
9/8/2005 11:51 am

Hey !!! It happens to the rest of us, some just don't have the guts to tell anyone !!! Just chalk it up to a "brain fart", we all have 'em. Stupid ??? No Way !!! If you were stupid, you & the kiddos might not have made it out, and the whole place could've gone up in flames !!! You stayed calm in an emergency, used your head, and it turned out fine. I'd have to say that's pretty smart !!! Peace !!! Cabo !!!

frogger1995 39F

9/8/2005 4:00 pm

Thanks guys. I was worried coming home what people might think of me. I like Cabo's idea of the brain fart...think I will go with that one

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
9/8/2005 6:49 pm

Oh My God. Hope all goes back to normal real soon. Must send you my cold plate receipees for those blogging times.

XysmaHintsArras 45

9/8/2005 10:22 pm

Being a true fireman. We wouldnt have been judgemental. We just would have checked everything out and told you to get a new microwave and/or oven. I have seen a heck alot worse with people have worse brain farts. Just glad you are OK.

eq4ron2 53M
2 posts
9/9/2005 7:36 am

Why not post the blog that you were reading while this happen. Call it "The Burning Stove Addition"

beewulf9 38M

9/12/2005 9:38 pm

There are some wonderful people on the site. And to be honest I would rather be spending time leaving them messages than watching oil boil.

1) Which means I don't blame you.

2) I am expecting my place to catch on fire... eventually because of blogging activities.

Take care frogger, thank you for the very nice thoughts from your book.

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