Nov 23, 2009

A Promethean Gift

The gift of fire...



Friends of ours came over on Sunday with an unexpected birthday gift.  An iron outdoor fire pit.  And we put it to immediate use.  It was a beautiful crisp fall evening, so we grabbed some wood off the pile, a bottle of  Jameson off the bar and had ourselves a sit-down out on the patio. 

We are going to do this once a week.  Turn off the TV for a few hours and chill out in front of a fire on a cold night.

It's like camping, but we get to sleep in our own bed instead of on the hard, cold ground.

Now excuse me for a moment while I head to the store to get some graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.   "Please sir...I want s'mores!"
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you...

15 comments:

Water Logged Canine said...

Are you suggesting that in the very near future Zeus will chain me to a rock and let an eagle feed on my liver. Is that what this all about?

Jimmy Bastard said...

Here's a wee tip for you to try. Buy a couple of bottles of cheap whisky (usually the ones that claim to be fae a Scottish clan somewhere up in the backwoods of Inverness) soak some clean stumps of wood with the contents. Leave to dry!

Add the stumps gradually during the evening when the fire is going well. The aroma is fantastic, and you'll have the neighbours looking over their fences in all directions.

Whiskey Logged Canine said...

My question is for Jimmy. Does it still work if you cycle the cheap whiskey through your body prior to "pouring" it on the clean stump?

2abes said...

Now your living! I've had one for a couple of years....can't beat it. Try some dogs over the fire before you go straigh to the smores.

B.E. Earl said...

Doggie - You'll just have to wait for Heracles to slay the bird and free you from your chains, now won't you?

Jimmy - Sounds like a plan, although part of me would see it as a waste of whiskey...even bad whiskey.

Doggie2 - You just like peeing outdoors.

B.E. Earl said...

2abes - we were gonna do hot dogs on a stick last night. But we only got as far as drinking Irish Whiskey out of the bottle and coming up with hobo names for each other. Mine was Fat Frankie Flannel, by the way.

Paige Stanton said...

I love fire pits! We dug one into our back yard, put stones all around. There's nothing better than a fire roasted hot dog followed by gooey marshmallows!!

hello haha narf said...

LOVE me some fire. i could stare at one for hours, especially with great company and some wickey. fantastic!

Slyde said...

now to cook some bacon on that bad boy...

B.E. Earl said...

Paige - a second vote for hot dogs. Nice.

Becky - We were talking last night about the meditative qualities of good fire. Staring at a campfire at night or at ocean waves in the morning do wonders for the soul.

Dr Zibbs said...

We have a fire pit and use it all the time. Love it.

Dr Zibbs said...

..also, wrote a post today about the movie theater experience. Would love to hear your thoughts.

kiki said...

that treat sounds disgustingly delicious! and happy birthday for the other day

Trooper Thorn said...

I love those things! The beer alwasy tastes better sitting around one.

B.E. Earl said...

Zibbs - you would hate going to the movies with me. And Slyde. But only because he always tries the popcorn trick.

Kiki - S'mores are disgusting and delicious. Good call.

Trooper - Whiskey too!