Today Meredith and I head out to Six Flags Great Adventure as part of our artistically stimulating summer job. Am I most excited about going on rides? Riding on a bus for over two hours to New Jersey? No. I am the most excited about the prospect of eating Dippin' Dots.
I LOVE Dippin' Dots. I can't quite remember how the obsession started. I remember a vending machine that dispensed packages of dots at the old Emery Bay movie theatre. My sister and I used to get them every time we went to an Oakland A's game. There were stands hawking them in Santa Monica. However it happened, whenever I see them, I am powerless against them. It's like a weird sickness - but much less detrimental than say, heroin, or really expensive shoes, as they are fairly cheap and not that common.
Last year, on our camp trip to Six Flags, my co-group leader and I blatantly broke the "no spending money until 6pm rule" and let all of our kids purchase Dippin' Dots, mostly because we wanted some ourselves. It was totally worth it. I'll let you know if I'm a crazy daredevil rule breaker again this year.
Oh and my favorite Dippin' Dots flavor? Mint Chocolate mixed with Banana Split. It sounds gross but it's crazy good. Try it. I dare you!