All Up in Mah Grill

The weather is finally beginning to warm up a little - which signals that it's almost time to fire up the grill. I love nearly anything cooked outside, and eagerly anticipate the season when I can slap a juicy steak and some fresh asparagus on the ol' Char-Broil. In the words of the creepy Campbell's kids, "Mmm-mmm good."

But it looks like I won't be barbecuing anything for the next few weeks, unless it's bird - and I don't mean chicken. Because for the second year in a row, someone has constructed a nest inside our grill.

Here are some pics of last year's Char-Broil condo:

Don't they look cozy in there?

Curtis (the husband) tried his hardest to get me to dismantle the nest last year. He didn't want birds in the grill - and to top it off, they're starlings, which for some reason seem to rank down at the bottom of the list with, like, pigeons. But as much as I love a good barbecue, I couldn't help but sympathize with the birds. I mean, all they were trying to do was find a good home for their family. It's the goal of just about every living thing - Curtis and me included. And I have to admit, the grill is perfect: totally sheltered and impervious to wind, weather, and predators. Who was I to oust them from it? They just wanted a chance.

This year, they've done the same thing. Right now there's a tidy little nest built on the lower rack. I suspect it might be the same chicks that were hatched there last year, all grown up and ready to start their own birdie brood - or at least that's what I like to think. Anyway, poor Curtis hasn't even tried to convince me to evict the new tenants this year. He knows there's no use. And because he's a total sweetheart, he bought and installed this for me yesterday:

Every good hotel needs an all-you-can-eat buffet, right? :)


  1. Yep, Curtis is a sweetheart! And he totally couldn't get rid of the nest himself, either, could he?!Mimi

  2. No, I doubt it. He likes to pretend he's not a big softy, but we know the truth. ;)

  3. Aw, how sweet Curtis is. I can't believe the birds are back! I'm scared to go out and open our grill now!

  4. LOL, I know ... we should have prevented it, I suppose, by buying a grill cover. But it's pretty much become a spring tradition by now. :)

  5. Awwww! That's so sweet of him! And I agree, it's pretty much a tradition you'll probably have every year now.

    Oh-and we've been grilling for about a month here and there (crazy weather!) and I LOVE it!!! We bought a 1/4 cow, so we're all stocked up for the grilling season! YUM!

  6. Mmmmm, I never thought the phrase "1/4 cow" would make me hungry, but it just did. :)


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