Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fill me up

It's time to be frivolous. I love Coke. Photobucket When I was in high school, I didn't hang out with a drinking crowd, unless we're talking cola. I'm not sure what is the most I ever drank. Probably about 8 cans in an evening. One of my buddies tried to drink a whole 12 pack himself once ... and puked. Yep, we knew how to party. In college on perhaps my first date with Listgirl, we went to a local hamburger joint. A slippery tray and a bit too much excitement on my part resulted in my 32oz drink sliding off that tray right on to Listgirl's lap. Not only did I figure that was the last time I'd get her to accompany me anywhere, that was a lot of wasted Coke! I must have said something witty to make up for it because here we are. Thankfully no french fries were spilled or I might have screamed. Then we really might not have gotten together! A few years back I decided that in my advancing age I should switch to Diet Coke to save myself the calories. I started mixing Coke and Diet 50/50 at the fountains to help myself transition. And Coke Corporate, bless their hearts, helped me out by releasing C2 which was also a 50/50 blend of the two. Sadly, C2 was not a commercial success and is no longer around. But I pressed on and was able to drop my fountain ratio to about 20% regular and still enjoy it. I'll drink diet straight if I have to pull a can but I never did fully get used to the taste. As I mentioned here, I recently became a bit concerned that I had become addicted to the caffeine or perhaps was suffering some other ill effect from my soda consumption. So last month I took a sabbatical from Coke for a couple of weeks. Fortunately, in the absence of Coke, nothing happened. I wasn't even a little bit drowsy. So I'm back to blissfully enjoying my favorite corn-syrup/artificial-sweetener/citrusy elixir from Heaven. Next week's topic will, I'm quite certain, be on the light side as well. Some of you probably can figure out why and the rest will just have to live with the suspense. (Check back Saturday for a hint.) No doubt after that the more serious topics will return. In fact, tomorrow I'm headed off to a Socrates Cafe. If you have any topic ideas for me, enter them in the comments. And while I'm there, I'll enjoy a giant cola!


  1. I'm a total slut for diet pepsi - I can't function without it. 8 cans in a day is amateur, my friend.

    Topic idea: I want to hear about what made you decide to pop the question to the lovely ListGirl. We know it wasn't because you knocked her up - unless there's something else you'd like to tell us? :: eyebrow raise ::

    I'm not going to see you two on Maury Povich one day, am I?

  2. love this post. mister potts loves coke himself. i like coke 0. Recently he has decided to cut back his consumption. this is a total surprise to me. is he getting old or something? he even ate coleslaw a few weeks ago and said he liked it. I must be making progress!

  3. Have you tried Coke Zero? Coke Zero Vanilla is a gateway drink to other diet sodas!

  4. My current Facebook status reads like this :

    "Tracey's love language is Diet Coke. My sweet husband went to the store and bought, not one, but TWO 24 ounce bottles of happiness."

    In high school, I had a large Coke and a large fry from McDs. EVERYDAY...right after running 3-5 miles for cross country practice..in the Florida afternoon heat.

    See, I knew we could be friends! ;)

    p.s. I made the switch to Diet Coke my freshman year in college..it's all my roommate had in the refrigerator.

  5. Caffine free and diet for me and people ask "WHY?" Could be that's all that's left of my former addiction...could be that I still love the taste in whatever form!

  6. Lol, this was such a funny post! I've never been particulary fond of sodas, and coke is definately my last hand choice. But it is a good thing we are not all the same! =) Happy to hear that you weren't addicted to it and can still enjoy coke with a happy mind.

  7. Cool post! I didn´t like coke zero - but I love diet coke - yummy!!

  8. I love me some coke. The throat burning, make you want to burp when you drink it coke. That is the best.

    Here's what I want to know...

    What is the most romantic thing you've ever done for listgirl? :)

  9. Ahhhh Man Todd...if I have to drink soda - it's PEPSI for the cola choice, Cherry Coke if it has to be Coke...but whatever it is I prefer it WARM and FLAT (watered down too, if I can swing it). lol

  10. Todd, have you heard about the Jack In The Box that is testing the new fancypants Coke machine? It's up in Vista.


    Also, it sounds like you're a CokeZero demographic dream, have you tried it?

    I'm a popcorn junkie, too, but I pop my kernels in a brown paper lunch bag in the microwave. I buy the popcorn in the bulk bins at Henry's for 89 cents per pound, and microwave 2T for 2:30. Perfect! And it's already in a bag, but minus the freaky stuff that's in microwave popcorn!

    See you some Saturday when it's less hot & we're not running in a swamp. ~Cathy


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