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      02-03-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Red face NE Off-Topic (Catching you bench on fire and other randomness)

This thread can just be for general ranting purposes

Now, for those who don't know me.... I repair musical instruments. Whilst cleaning one today I was using my alcohol lamp and acetone to remove super glue (some of you can probably all ready see where this is heading). I was heating a key cup and dipping a Q-tip into the acetone... when all of a sudden I knocked over the acetone spraying not only my bench surface of cotton matting, but also catching the key and flame, which proceeds to burst into flames. It reaches down and catches my cotton mat on fire. I throw it on the ground and stomp on it, in an attempt to put out this fireball I've created. Finally, a co-worker takes my water bottle and empties it on the fire. Crisis-averted...
So, after that ordeal, I had a small burn on my arm, slightly warmed pumas and shins, and a subtle camp-fire smell in the work area....
Just thought I'd share.
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I so wish someone got that on camera!
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How serious is the burn? Nothing an ice pack couldn't help with?
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I had the experience before. I do test and repair on electronic circuit board. One time, I was testing a board. When I power it up, the whole board got on fired. My co-worker used my bottle of water.

I just got burned and I went to hospital.
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Wow, Rachel. It sounds like it could have been much worse. I've had burn related skin grafts, and they are not fun at all. Burns are some of the most painful things to endure. Hope today isn't too bad for you, but I would have been freaking out amidst all of those flames.

Mine is a french fry hot oil story that ended me in the hospital for a week, and treatments for months.
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^I once had boiling cooking oil thrown all over my leg(my own fault, damn slippery noodle) and it was not fun either.

NOW FOR MY WEDNESDAY MORNING WINDOW RANT
So, being my first snow with the 1er this morning i couldnt get my doors to close cause my windows wouldnt go up or down. and i couldnt go across our security bridge at work because of this either! what the hell do you do to fix this frustrating simple problem?
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Thank you for all your concern, but I am perfectly fine! Just a little burn, the whole ordeal was more tragic. I'm glad everyone else shared their stories as well!!

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^I once had boiling cooking oil thrown all over my leg(my own fault, damn slippery noodle) and it was not fun either.

NOW FOR MY WEDNESDAY MORNING WINDOW RANT
So, being my first snow with the 1er this morning i couldnt get my doors to close cause my windows wouldnt go up or down. and i couldnt go across our security bridge at work because of this either! what the hell do you do to fix this frustrating simple problem?
hm..... I'm sure someone must have had that problem? I haven't...
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oh!! I'm going on vacation! As of tomorrow I'm flying out to Colorado. Anyone else have vacation plans??
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pour some warm water on it?

I wont even begin my wednesday evening rant about how im going to get stuck in Ames Iowa for yet another weekend.

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^I once had boiling cooking oil thrown all over my leg(my own fault, damn slippery noodle) and it was not fun either.

NOW FOR MY WEDNESDAY MORNING WINDOW RANT
So, being my first snow with the 1er this morning i couldnt get my doors to close cause my windows wouldnt go up or down. and i couldnt go across our security bridge at work because of this either! what the hell do you do to fix this frustrating simple problem?
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oh!! I'm going on vacation! As of tomorrow I'm flying out to Colorado. Anyone else have vacation plans??
jealous...i just got back from mine. You skiing?
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Glad to hear your okay Rachel.

I'm going to Utah this saturday! Snowboarding!! I've purposly started fires with acetone at work... The only burns I got accidently are from dumby me leaning on welds right after I just finished. Altho one time was to prevent myself from falling off a table. Leaning on red hot steel =

I guess the lesson here is be careful with flammable products
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oh!! I'm going on vacation! As of tomorrow I'm flying out to Colorado. Anyone else have vacation plans??

Going to Boston this Saturday. I am on vacation also.
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Man yall suck, Ill hold down the fort while you guys all go on vacation i guess
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oh!! I'm going on vacation! As of tomorrow I'm flying out to Colorado. Anyone else have vacation plans??
I'll be heading to Venice and (hopefully) Copenhagen on April 3 for a week +. After all the ice and snow this winter, I think everyone should get a paid vacation.
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oh!! I'm going on vacation! As of tomorrow I'm flying out to Colorado. Anyone else have vacation plans??
I'm flying out to Colorado for a long ski weekend at Vail or Breck.... I believe I arrive in Colorado the evening that you leave...

I do hope you try snowboarding, and make sure to post some pics of the damage LOL :-)
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Utah, Boston, Colorado, Venice, and Copenhagen!! It would be great if everyone could post at least 1 of their fav pics from their vacation!! I'm chillin in the Denver airport right now, waiting for my puddle-jumper flight to the Springs.
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If you end up snowboarding, you'll be falling a lot. At least it's powder.

I'll post a pic each of Venice and Copenhagen. It'll be the first time I'll ever visit Copenhagen and I'm wicked excited!
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should i take a picture of springfield?
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I was thinking about my new shadowline (inside part) grills that are coming, and it lead me to my next thought. Why don't jet engines have grills? The whole Hudson thing could've been avoided, no?
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I'm going on US Air tomorrow morning... So can we not talk about planes crashing into anything...
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