Monday, September 19, 2005

Dr Pepper

I am sadly addicted. To Dr. Pepper. I don't really know why. Sometimes I have this amazing will power to not want a DP. It lasts for like half a day, then when I am presented with the opportunity for a little soda drink, I just can't deny myself the cool refreshment. For example, today I was reading Rachel H's blog and she was just making mention of DP and I was like, hmm, that sounds tasty. The madness must stop!

I have tried to stop twice. The first time was 1996-1997. It was pre kidney transplant and I wanted to give Kathryn a soda-free kidney, since she doesn't drink the stuff at all herself. Let's just say that year I pounded some serious Hawaiian Punch. Then, post surgery, with that soda free kidney out of my body, I folded and bought some cream soda. I think I was like 6 days post surgery, and the craving won over. Second time was last year. I didn't drink any of The Soda(that means no soda at all, no DP, no DDP, no coke, no cream soda, no club soda, no ginger ale, absolutely nothing with Carb-O-Nation) for about 6 months, from August to February. Then I got sick to my stomach, and needless to say, I folded and had a little coke, to, as my gram would say "settle my stomach". It has been a serious downhill roller coaster ever since. I just can't find a good time to stop. But it must be soon!!!

So. Maybe today will be my last day for a soda. I have secretly been saying that for like 6 months. So, as I am sipping on my "last" DP, I say to all who read: Give me some strength and Will power to stop this madness....and like recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, if everyone would be so kind as to not make mention of DP in my presence, that would be great...until tomorrow, that is......


Heather said...

Mmmmmm...the clean, refreshing taste of Dr. Pepper, bubbling excitedly over a glass of ice, topped off with a hot pink straw. I think I shall go get one after I am done at the gym...

RCH said...

D'OH!! Sorry to contribute to your continuing addiction.

DH swears I have the same problem, but I am entrenched in denial. It's not that I'm addicted, it's just that I really, really like the stuff. It tastes good. I could stop anytime; I simply choose not to.

Besides, he wants an alert adult presence between the hours of 8:30am and noon-ish (when my body wakes up on its own, lol) to watch the children, doesn't he? So Dr. Pepper it is.

It's not an addiction; it's just a very refreshing necessity. :-D

Glad to see you blog again!

Michael A. Cleverly said...

I first sampled DP my senior year in High School when my Uncle David offered me some on a drive back from the beach to his house in La Crescenta, CA.

I'd sampled other mainstream colas but had always found them revolting.

Until I left for Brazil for two years (where they don't have DP, and they think that Root Beer tastes like medicine), I had at least one (if not two or three) DP's per day.

After Brazil I stayed dry for seven or eight years until an all-nighter doing an upgrade of (You know, medicinal...)

Now a days I can control the vice, and I tend to stick to diet DP to not waste the calories. You can really spruce up diet DP by adding a couple of squeezes of lime juice. (It also makes "Diet Dr. Thunder" from Sams Club passable.)

Paola said...

I feel for you. I know you are not addicted to DP just like I am not addicted to DC.

What else would we drink? Water?