My editor thinks that because I’m a vegetarian the fact that I wrote this on Friday is really really ironic.
Summer’s here, and that means you can wear white with reckless abandon and start cooking all your meals outside—or at least indulge in a few barbecues. But when you start lighting a fire in your backyard and spending quality time with slabs of raw meat, you need to be cautious. Here are some tips for a safe and fun summer of grilling.
I actually don’t think it’s that ironic. Just because I’m not going to eat a hamburger doesn’t mean I want the house to burn down because you get drunk and decide it’d be hilarious to quirt lighter fluid into a lit fire. (Tip #3: Don’t ever squirt lighter fluid into flames.)
The fact that I’m choosing to avoid the irony of this particular situation coincided with another conversation, in which it was subtly suggested to me that “ironic sense of humor” was not always an effective method of communication. Shocking, I know! But sarcasm aside: she has a point. So in celebration of your totally safe, salmonella free hamburger that doesn’t give you any third degree burns this Memorial Day, I am beginning a Irony Free Week. Try to contain your excitement…