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    Friday, July 13, 2007

    The gas grill follies.....part 2

    If you missed part 1 of this little tale, you may want to start here. Anywho..somewhat dejected...I'm perusing the aisle of grills in my price range. It's the DIY aisle, as I had planned to assemble the silly thing myself...but I'm still bitter from my experience with Mr. 45000BTU. Most in the range I had set for myself were about what I had before, so no harm, no foul....I'm still a man right? Then I see it......and am confused......I waive the 1st person in a red smock over that I see.....we'll call him dude in red smock....here after known as "DIRS"

    Me...I'm confused..isn't that the same unit on display over there for $199.00..this says $169.00.

    DIRS...Oh yeah....that's because it doesn't comes with a tank, the tank is separate for $30.00.

    Me...I don't need a tank, I have 2 at home...

    DIRS...You don't have to buy a tank...

    Me...I don't know...thats still a little more than I meant to spend.

    DIRS...Well you didn't see the sign did you? This is the post 4th of July sale,,,,20% off all gas grills in stock..

    Me...I dunno...

    DIRS...If you buy it today, we'll give you a voucher for a free tank exchange when you need a refill..

    My mind does quick math....$169.00 -20% + 1 free gas exchange.....that makes this gas grill damn near FREE!!! Well no...but it drops the grill well into the $140.00 dollar zone..and..and a free tank exchange...

    Me...SOLD!!!!

    As I'm wheeling the cart out to the jeep, I'm absolutely gloating. I'm humming the man song..you know the one..I'm a man!! I bought a grill!!! I'm a man...I'll burn meat!! I digress....

    It's during this time while still enjoying the afterglow of beating the snickering grill, relishing the knowledge and eyeing my jeep as I get closer...a dilemma arises..this is a huge ass box! It's not just a big box....it's a huge box..I mean really really huge....and in hindsite..perhaps I should have cleaned out the back of the jeep, the back of which is still holding the bulk of our camping gear. Houston...We have a problem...

    After several minutes of rearranging camp gear into the back seat....front seat..over hanging between front and back seat..the box..almost..just almost fits....I'm a guy, I know what this means. One more good shove and quick slam of the hatch.....grill is in the back of the jeep.....I'm a happy man, take that Mr. Grill! I notice when climbing behind the wheel, that my coleman lantern no longer has a glass globe...or atleast not a complete one..this is of little consequence.....I have a grill...I'm a man....I must take my bounty to my house and assemble it.....I must revel in todays accomplishment...I drive home singing the man song......

    To be continued...Here in part 3

    Comments on "The gas grill follies.....part 2"

     

    Blogger RockDog said ... (12:30 PM) : 

    That's kick ass! Grrrrrrill it up!

     

    Blogger Bunny said ... (8:08 PM) : 

    Must cook meat NOW! (Though fruit and veggies are good grilled too. Ever grill fresh peach halves? MMmmm. Pineapple too.) I'll be grillin' tomorrow - hopefully you too! I love the smell of propane in the evening . . .

     

    Blogger Mrs.ZigZagMan said ... (5:27 AM) : 

    Well done my love, now lets get raw! *giggles*

     

    Blogger Jay said ... (2:30 PM) : 

    I've never used a gas grill. I've always just used to old fashioned charcoal types. But, Hank Hill has just about convinced me to use clean burning propane.

     

    Blogger Suze said ... (3:38 PM) : 

    I'm so jealous! It's still raining all the time over here.

    I need a break somewhere dry for a while. Perhaps I could slip over for a BBQ! ;)

     

    Blogger Sexy Duet said ... (8:43 AM) : 

    I bought Mr SD a BBQ (grill, as you call it) for Christmas the other year and had exactly the same problem when I got it to the car. Men aren't the only ones with the shove and slam manouvre :)

    Ms SD

     

    Blogger ZigZagMan said ... (2:51 PM) : 

    rockdog...I'm not only a fool...but a grilling fool man! :)

    bunny...Meat on the grill is almost as good as raw!! :)

    mrs.zig...*wink*!!

    jay...Hank Hill is a wise wise man..and his niece is hot..in a trailer trash kinda way...:)

    suze...We've said it before...will say it again....your always invited to our bbq...you can even bring Alex if ya must...:)

     

    Anonymous izzy said ... (8:12 PM) : 

    Burning meat is second only to having meat, on the Scale of Manliness.

    Show your Man Badge proudly!

     

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