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Old 10-31-2006, 05:52 AM   #11
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You had me at ... no fire. I live in an old tinderbox, too...
I also have just about any boquet I ever received hanging somewhere in the house, as well. So, in addition to all the wooden things around, there are dozens of dead and decaying roses scattered about. This place doesn't stand a chance
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:53 AM   #12
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You had me at triple layer cheesecake for the weekend
I'd be more than happy to share the recipe if you care to have it. The option of burning down the kitchen is yours, of course, and the cake can be successfully completed without the flames
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #13
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You had me at...
Why ... Andy!
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:19 AM   #14
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... after apologizing for still being so unladylike ...
Maribel Morgan, move over?! I'll bet he made you a drink! You are The Total Woman reincarnated, VeraBlue. Apologize to the rest of us who you make look like we just stepped off the pages of Taming of The Shrew, but for heaven's sake, not to Lou. You do him proud from what I read!

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #15
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Did somebody mention old and tinderbox??

Count us in, too!! Built in 1919...

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:46 AM   #16
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we had a similar experience last night, vb.

dw decided to make skinless "bbq" chicken in the broiler downstairs (in my kitchen ), and proceeded to baste the heck out of the bird with sauce.

i was playing in the living room with the wee one, when suddenly she started screaming that there's a fire in the broiler!

as i was trying to step over piles of toys to get to the kitchen, i remarked "of course there's fire in the broiler. that's how the oven gets hot! "

but she didn't laugh. smoke was pouring out of the bottom of the orange glowing oven, and a thick pall was filling the kitchen. she pulled out the blazing tray and was about to throw a glass of water on it, which i deflected and got soaked.
i grabbed the fire extinguisher that i keep handy mounted under the sink, but i was able to just put out the little fires in the broiler tray with a wet towel and my hands, and remove the pieces of chicken. apparently, little pools of chicken fat and bbq sauce caught on fire.

by using the towel, i was able to save the chicken.
might have had a funky flavor if i'd used the extinguisher (might have improved her cooking! ... just kidding. the chicken was deelish).

i spent the next half hour cleaning all of the soot off the front of the oven doors. haveta get to cleaning out the inside soon.

ya know, with claire's post about kitchen disasters in mind, us guys are pretty capable in the kitchen, maybe even moreso with disasters. dw was surprised at how calm i was, and how i thought about how to handle the type of fire, and not destroy the chicken.

so that's my oven fire story.

and vb, i agree with ayrton, for being so lady-like and deftly handling your paramour.
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Holy Smokes, Vera! (cannot believe no one has said that before!)

I'm surely glad all's well that ended well....
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:48 AM   #18
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hmm...I did similar last week...
put on the stovetop to re-heat the soup and went to work...
thank god Frank forgot a new towel so he had to fetch one before showering.. he smelled something funny and looked into the kitchen...
I turned of the wrong one and it already softened the plastic of the coffee automat....
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:49 AM   #19
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OK, ironically, October is Fire Prevention month. LOL.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:53 AM   #20
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OK, ironically, October is Fire Prevention month. LOL.

So, Vera Blue, this was all a plan to bring attention to Fire Prevention Month?!?!?!
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