Tuesday, February 17, 2015


The Bloggess is kind of a big deal in the blogging world.  She posted a blog that reminded me of a true story that I feel the need to share.  Why?  So you can learn something and laugh at my expense.  It's about "poppers" which she calls "poopers" which is funny in itself.

What are poppers?  When I think of poppers, I think of two things: the scrumptious delight of fried cheesy goodness known as jalapeƱo poppers and the plastic bottle that you pull a string and it shoots confetti string known as party poppers.  Those are good poppers. 

In December, we had a house party with a small group of close friends. It was a tad debaucherous. Someone handed me this bottle that looked like those 5 hour energy shots you can buy at Walgreens or CVS. (We have no Walgreens or CVS or 5 hour energy shots here). It said “Jungle Juice” on the side. I assumed it was like the 5 hour energy shots. It was called juice. Both of those, you drink. So, I drank. Bad idea.  Very bad idea.  I actually rinsed my mouth out with absinthe to attempt to get rid of the taste.  Apparently, I was supposed to sniff the bottle.  Now, I will drink practically anything at least once*.  But, I will not sniff anything handed to me in a strange bottle.  I don't even care for nasal spray to help with my sinuses.  Supposedly, these poppers are some kind of euphoric muscle relaxer.  Yea, I got relaxed alright.  I went to sleep not too long after.  (My guy checked on me regularly, and my faithful Astro was by my side.)

Lessons learned:
Do NOT drink any and everything handed to you even if you know everyone at the party.
Do NOT drink Jungle Juice in Australia.
Jungle Juice does NOT equal 5 hour energy shots.

I really hope you read this because these are very good pieces of advice to remember, and I don’t want you to have to learn them from experience the way that I did.

*One should follow safe practices when drinking strange substances as well.  


  1. Oh my goodness. I would have totally done the same. I mean, it says "juice"! So how are you supposed to know that you cannot drink this?!

  2. AHHH! Nightmare. I would've drank it too. It was handed to you and it said juice! LOL

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