Random Road stuff, part 3224…

This is a special video… If you don’t feel good after seeing this one, there is something wrong!!!

And a little food pr0n for BBQ season… 🙂

We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it’s the only type of cooking a ‘real’ man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:


(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill – beer in hand.

Here comes the important part:


More routine….

(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

Important again:


More routine….

(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:

(10) Everyone PRAISES and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ‘her night off.’ And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women….

Ducking and running for cover now… 🙂


Random Road stuff, part 3224… — 23 Comments

  1. The crowd. The crowd is what really does it for me.

    That entire building was cheering for that young man. Every. Single. Person.

    That gives me hope…

  2. Funny as Hell,and so true. I have learned to control my love of alcoholic beverages while grillin. Friends,neighbors and the local volunteer Fire Dpt.,all appreciate it.

  3. Jay- Agreed! I musta gotten something in my eye watching it…

    DIller- I knew some of those guys when I was with a VFD 🙂 If was almost a weekend by weekend event… 🙂

  4. OH MY GOD…………… I know what is in my eyes now and streaming down my cheeks. TEARS, many of them. These stories give me HOPE……….They show me God is really here, and he reaches out to all of us in many ways. Freaking amazing. I will replay this everytime I feel down, for, we are all blessed, all in our own way!

    THANK YOU for posting this.

    Happy Travels.


  5. As the grandfather of two Asperger’s Syndrome preschoolers, videos like that give me some hope.

  6. Ummm… BBQ! The smell of it is what makes it worth all the trouble.

    And that grillin’ tale is hilarious!

  7. Hey! It’s not burning—it’s smokin’. There’s a difference. Besides, the man has all the detail knowledge.
    1. Where to put the meat on the grill. a) over the coals, b) other end of grill away from the coals.
    2. When to turn meat over.
    3. When to cut off sample. (To see if it’s cooked enough. Sometimes, need another complete steak.)
    4. When to remove meat from grill.

    Besides, you forgot a task in step 7. Man hollers for woman to bring platter and pick up meat form man.
    Step 7a. Woman takes meat inside, man finishes drink.

  8. Hmmm….I’m looking at a house Saturday that includes a gas grill. Wonder if the man comes with it. I know nothing about grilling, so I’ll have to find people who do. 🙂 YAY! Well, if I pick that house.

  9. Julie- I have no choice 🙂

    CPD/Rick- yeah, it IS uplifting!

    ADM- That too 🙂

    AKA/Fuzzy- Agreed!

    ELM/Crucis- Only because it’s true 🙂 Good addition Crucis!

    RT- I’m sure you will find volunteers!

  10. Jim, that video was great. (I’ve linked to you). BBQ is my middle name. All seasons, all weather. LOVE it! Last party I had was a lobster boil… I was suppose to have help (male cooking lobster) but after the equipment failed, it became my job to cook said lobsters inside on the stove as well as all other party duties. Thanks of course, went to him… (he provided the lobsters). I think I might have went after him with the claw crackers… can’t really remember.