Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Well, sure, it's funny NOW.

I take pictures because I don't really think people would believe me without evidence. 

As the Hurricane was being marched outside for running in the house and generally being a little shit walking by the fire extinguisher, he yanked on an apron (see: dust-covered lump in Exhibit A, just west of the dusty blue sippy cup) that was hanging from it: both the apron and the fire extinguisher hit the floor.  As it hit the floor, the top assembly popped off the extinguisher and the extinguisher skittered all over the floor (almost like it had contents under pressure or something!). In a matter of seconds, the interior of my house looked like a cage match involving cornstarch and super fine baby powder. Even with all the windows and doors wide open, it took about ten minutes for the dust to settle. Literally.

Since I'm all about sharing, let me pass on my new-found knowledge (thanks to Mike @ Fire Prevention): what's inside an ABC fire extinguisher is pretty much baking soda plus a couple of other chemicals to keep it from clumping up.  It's non-toxic to ingest and harmless to breathe.  It tastes like ass. And now you know.


  1. Hahaha- better you than me! Glad everyone's OK.

  2. Is it bad that I'm giggling? Probably. Bad, BAD TeacherMommy!


  3. BAaAaaahahahahaha!

    oh dear! How Awful!


  4. Oh jeez. That stinks, but I can't help but laugh since it was you and not me....

  5. Oh noooooooooooo! I don't even know what I would do, but I know it would involve a glass of wine.

  6. I feel for you. When I was in college, a drunk guy shot me with a blast of fire extinguisher. It tasted like ass, and not the good kind (I keep hearing on twitter that there's a good kind, but I've yet to be convinced). That was about as exciting as college got for me. No really. HA! NO YOUTUBE SO YOU CAN'T PROVE OTHERWISE!!!

    So, yeah. Tastes like ass. I'm sorry you have to live with ass-flavour for a while. Don't vacuum it, either, because it will blow your vacuum motor. Use a feather duster. Get him to shake it out outside. He'll eat that crap up.

  7. (And by "eat that crap up" I mean "relish the notion of making big puffy dust clouds" not "eat that crap up". But, you know, whatever gets it cleaned up!)

  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6iNxLir0bw


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