some basic rules for everyday living: 1) you don't spit in the wind 2) you don't tug on Superman's cape 3) you don't grab the business end of a heat shrink gun* five seconds after you turn it off and set it down yep - I got up way before zero dark thirty and went to work to get a jump on a challenging project that's kicking my butt. I skipped getting more morning coffee on my way in even though I didn't get much sleep last night. So I was "off my game" a bit, out of my routine, and got in a hurry. "Ouch!" doesn't really sum up my reaction with great accuracy if you get my drift. Luckily my cat-like reflexes kept me from getting burned too badly. Surprisingly enough this didn't happen tomorrow, which is my traditional "bad luck Friday" when shit like this occurs on a regular basis. * a heat shrink gun is like a blow dryer for your hair except CRAZY HOT because it's made for melting rubber heat shrink tubing for insulating wires and other electronics related things.