Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pop Rocks and the Aging Dog Walker

Over the years, my dog walking customers have given me some nice surprises.  Zucchini bread.  A fancy dog brush.  Freshly picked tomatoes.  Halloween candy.

Yes, Halloween candy.  Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I held a packet of Pop Rocks in my hand.  Hey!  This is the stuff that explodes when you drink it with Coke!  I've got some Coke at home.  I'm gonna try it!

Later, standing in my kitchen gripping a bottle of Coke, my middle-aged Sweet Tart generation mind spoke up.  Well now, since I'll be foaming at the mouth, I better eat my Pop Rocks and Coke over the sink. 

What a difference 40 years makes

Oh.  My tongue feels weird.  I think I'm too old for Pop Rocks.  Pass the Sweet Tarts. 


  1. Oh no...sounds like a bad drug. But hey you could answer your front door with your mouth foaming on Halloween.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. Remember that old urban legend about Mickey from Life cereal commercials, that his head exploded because he washed pop rocks down with coke? I was so disappointed to find out it wasn't true.