A fun night of games with the family could have been tragic if not for the observant peepers of my family. A while back, we were playing games around the coffee table. Behind me, on the fireplace mantle, was a candle. We were laughing and playing, and I got a bit naughty and tried to cheat. When I was caught, I laughed and leaned back, and my long hair got close to the flame. When I sat back up, my family looked at me shocked and said, "Your hair!!" I quickly patted the flame with my hands to deprive it of oxygen and was able to get it out. Sadly, though, I lost my long locks. It definitely could have been worse, and I am so grateful it wasn't. I am bummed I wasn't able to donate them to people in need though. In the future, I will be much more careful around candles, and I hope you are too.