Friday, February 13, 2009

Twist top

Remember when a twist top soda pop prize winning game was as easy as just twisting off the top and reading what was written on the underneath? "Free Dr. Pepper," "Superbowl tickets," or even the typical, "Please Try Again." Now all you get are codes that you must first go to the correctly indicated website, find this, search for that, then type in what is located under the cap (that is if you still have the cap of the beverage you consumed hours, if not days ago). Sounds a bit like life, doesn't it.

I wish. Of course then we'd be running around checking for codes on everything and everyone. Imagine your third've finally reached the "let's get naked together" point (Okay, so maybe not the third date...choose your own). The lights dim, the music is on, and you're writing down the code so you can run home and plug it in so to see what you've won. With baited breath you wait anxiously as the information is processed: "Text message in 3 days" "Breakfast in the morning" "Did you use a condom?" "Oh, Yi-Yi" "Please Try Again." Life could be easier. Then again, it isn't a bottle of coke either.

Of course, in comparing life to twist tops, I've had my share of "Please Try Agains." The first one was a bottle of not so cute, but really sweet, warm, and fuzzy. While he wasn't the first cap I twisted off, he was definately the one I wanted to get fizzy with. However, when you shake the bottle, the fizz goes flat. I wasn't ready, he wanted to live in a tent, and winter gets cold...colder than a Klingon's proverb for revenge. We parted ways, and I was once again looking through the cooler for new beverages to try. And let me tell you, nothing is better than trying a new beverage...on the rocks!

When I met the second, not only did I twist off the top, I shook it up and poured it out, on, above, below...You name it! Woo! It was a merry-go-round of an affair. This one was cute, hot, wild, and fiesty. I had a reeling good time of it all. Honestly, I thought this one was going to last a bit longer than that, or even those. But like all good drinks you pour over ice, if you don't drink it fast, it gets watered down.

I drink tap water now. No twist offs. No codes. Better than a 2 liter.


  1. I love this post... its like a biography of my own experiences almost!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and contributing, by the way.
    Cheers from Baton Rouge, LA!


  2. Fortunate for the both of us that plastic can be recycled as well as those twist-offs! Alot can be said about tap water though.

  3. I love your Blog !!! Thanks for stopping by ! I have to agree with you dieting is the pits - savvy

  4. I'm calling my freakin' mother right freakin' now!! She has some splainin' to do cuz you HAVE to be my long lost sister (the one I begged them to trade either one of my nasty little brothers in for, time and again.. last week even)!!! See any woman who can use the phrase "colder than a Klingon's proverb for revenge" and twist top inuendo so well HAS to be freakin' related to ME.. and if it wasn't her than my Da is back in the poop soup AGAIN!

  5. I loved those "free soda" caps :(

  6. I'm totally with you on this. Why can't you just twist it and have it say YOU WIN! no code needed!

  7. Of course I had to come to this post after I read your last one! This one is funny too! Seriously, those damn soda caps suck now!