No–this is not a post about Hunger Games. I am writing this post because I was literally on fire earlier this evening. After all the precautions you might take to improve fire safety in your home - see this post from Ryan Homes for more on that - you don't usually imagine yourself being flammable. My friend Kat was over and I thought it would be nice to light a few candles on my mantle. I stood on my TV stand because I couldn't reach the wick in the largest hurricane, and I leaned over a lit taper. Before I knew it, my hair was on fire. It lit up like a match and smelled horrible. I only singed a little hair by my hairline. And fortunately, it's not noticable.
While this is kind of funny, it could have been a lot more serious. Candles are kind of dangerous, so as the cold weather and holidays approach, please be careful with them. Pull your hair back, or don't lean over a burning taper.
Good luck to you.