This was my submission for Drinks On Fire for +Chrysta Rae
's Scavenger hunt.
I had asked my hubby to help me out but he said he couldn't because he was busy. So I went ahead and did it myself.
I wanted a fireplace look, so I used some paving bricks and made a sort of little fireplace out of them. then I took the two bottles and emptied them (they were almost empty already . hic!) and refilled them with water and food colouring to make them look like the real thing.
I took some magazines and newspapers with me and crumple them all up and set them on fire. I used the glasses (one of them broken from another SH shot I did) and put them in the fire as well.
So, as I was doing this in my ahem
front yard... a neighbour comes walking along and stops by to see what I'm doing. So I explained to him that I was doing this scavenger hunt and we stood there for a while talking (luckily I had finished by this time) when my hubby finally came out to see what I was doing.
Now, hubby is a fire fighter.. and so of course, the first thing he asked me was "WHY are you doing this 2 FEET from our front door, in the front yard???!!!" He then went on to tell me that there was a fire ban on in the city and how I'm lucky I didn't get caught, and that just that same day his friend at work was on the radio talking about it...
Then he noticed the bottles. Well, I'm pretty damn good with the food colouring and he almost cried standing there watching his bottle of Crown Royal going up in flames. You see, the cap on a crown royal bottle will burn for a very long time. A VERY long time. So of course, I just let him sweat on that one for a while seeing as I asked him for help and he refused me only to give me hell about it later!!
So I left the mess there because it was late and I was going to clean it up the next day.
The next day comes, and 2 of his FF buddies came over and one of them was.. you guessed it... the guy who was on the radio talking about the burning ban... so I had to listen to it aaaaaalll over again, because I hadn't cleaned it up yet... sigh
And after all that I didn't even place!! ;)