Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's BBQ Season!

Shut up! It is so!

I went for groceries the other day and all the grilling meat was on sale. Pork chops, steak, kabobs. Definitely a sign that BBQ season is finally here. So, of course, I stock up. After all, that is how I roll. I don't cook but I do BBQ.

I am lugging all this meat, potatoes and salad makings, not to mention the full tank of propane up two flights of stairs, dreaming about the feast to come.

I put all the groceries away, wrap up the potatoes in tinfoil and carry them to the BBQ. I hoist the tank into position and grab the hose to connect it and it comes off in my hand. WTF?

I look under it and it is all rotted out. NOOOOOO! I have all this BBQ stuff and now no BBQ. After five minutes of contemplation and the realization that even boiling water inside my apartment sets the fire alarm off, I head off to Wally World. There is no way I can cook this shit inside my house, I need a new BBQ.

I hate Walmart. I mean really hate Walmart, but it has to be done. I won't bore you with the details, but it ended in a standoff with the greeter. Again it ended with me informing him that he could only frisk me in the event the alarm went off.

Anyway, 7:20pm I exit the store.

I thought about waiting for The Boy to hoist this huge box up the stairs but, of course, I don't have the patience and I am starving at this point.

I crack open the box at the top of the stairs and my heart sinks. In no way does this look easy. Its in a million pieces. An hour later I only have the legs put together and I am freezing my ass off. So, I lug it all into the kitchen.

This would be much easier with actual instructions, but all I get is diagrams.

And this is just the first 8 steps, there are 16 in all.

At least it came with tools and a thousand screws. Groan!

Getting the legs together nearly broke me. Don't look too impressed, I put this together backwards, this is the second attempt.

The carnage continues. Sammy is not impressed.

Finally, at 11pm, (three and a half hours after purchase) I am BBQing.

I was freezing my ass off but it was soooo worth it.


kelly said...

was this the hundred dollar job? we were looking at it. lemme know if it's any good!

Evel said...

It was $89. And ya, not bad. No rocks or anything so you have to clean the (whatchamacallit) that covers the burner, but other than that it works great.

kelly said...

wicked, i want one!