Oh, I've got one. Don't EVER, while roasting the Thanksgiving turkey, pick up a sterling silver spoon to baste the bird while it's in the oven. Bonus points: don't do this while wearing a sterling silver pendant, bending down to the oven. Silver is a TREMENDOUS heat conductor. First, you drop the spoon, splashing a hot, sage-scented wave all over the place. Then, you automatically straighten up suddenly, branding the shape of said pendant into your chest. Yes, this was my first T'giving as a young bride, yes, I was pulling out all the fancy stops for the first time, and yes, I learned my lesson. But, the turkey turned out well, I changed clothes to a turtleneck, and my dear husband swore secrecy.