Monday, June 03, 2013

absinthe, water and fire

If I was asked to give advice to a young person about life, I would pull myself up to my full height and say "I have lived until this great age by following one principle. When you get back from the pub at night, never cook hot food, because one day you will fall asleep and the chip pan will still be boiling like the surface of the sun and it will destroy the house."

I was thinking about this as I was setting a light a cube of sugar soaked in absinthe on top of a glass of absinthe. I dropped the spoon and sugar cube into the absinthe in the glass, which then caught fire as well. I should have put the water in the glass before I lit the absinthe and sugar on the spoon.
Oh well live and learn