I learned something, so I thought I'd share.
If you leave a can of vegetable oil spray, grill oil spray for example, outdoors, it can leak.
I didn't know this, but I learned it the hard way. It's been at least a month since I've used our grill, but I thought I'd fire it up today. When I opened the little door of the inside of the grill, I noticed that the inside of the grill was coated with oil. not only that, but it had dripped onto the deck so that we have a nice dark stain on the fake wood.
So, I went out in the chilly air, in shorts and sandals because I am stupid, and cleaned the grill up. That wasn't hard, and oil won;t really hurt the grill anyhow. I tried to scrub the deck, but the oil has already seeped in. I guess the plastic is porous enough. But I feel that using grease-cutting soap should have cleaned up enough of the oil that I am no long at risk of a fiery oil slick while I'm cooking.
As oil spills go, it could have been a lot worse. So I'm trying to keep things in perspective. Good luck to the people trying to contain that mess in San Francisco. It's just speculation at this point, but my theory is that God is punishing them for a lack of piety. (That's just a Google news search on the word "priest," just so you know.)Posted by James at November 10, 2007 5:01 PM
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