Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Life as I know it..... defined by Diet Coke

I have been thinking a lot about my life lately. Mainly because I just flew 6000 miles and you know how much I love to fly. I have decided that life can be defined quite well by how many diet cokes or additional beverages it takes to make it thru a day.

I think I will start from worse case scenario and progress to normal...

a full 6 pack- now thats not good. That means you had a diet coke about every 2 hours. It means that you probably went to Starbucks and got a double grande white mocha w/whip and chased it with a diet coke. Then at 10am you opened another to make it thru a horribly uninteresting meeting. At lunch you order a medium diet coke with lots of ice and eat while you drive, this way you can buy dog food and other essentials so your family will allow you to re enter the house that evening. More diet coke for dinner, after all two fast food meals in one day breaks a rule somewhere and a diet coke around 9pm while you watch a few fast forwarded shows on DVR. ( it might come down to the fact that you wake up in the nite and take a few drinks too, its been known to happen)

4 sodies and a starbucks iced tea- there are days where Starbucks iced tea sounds like a great way to start off the day but it is almost always chased by a diet coke. By 10am you have had most people's full allotment of caffeine but you aren't even headed to lunch yet. You might be good and have iced tea with your lunch but there will be a diet coke at 2pm and one at 5pm so the changing of the jobs goes smoothly. Lastly end the nite with diet coke, some email, some blogs and hopefully a great episode of Grey's Anatomy or Amazing Race. Not a bad day just a day that had to have some extra coping skills and diet coke fills those shoes well.

3 cans and a fountain sody- This is a fairly ordinary day. Start with a can, for breakfast, answer some not so fun phone calls, drink a mid morning water 'cause you are feeling bad for your 4 and 6 sody days in the past, a fountain sody with your lunch and errand time and then your late afternoon transition drink. Some people change their clothes when they transition, I drink a soda, its a pick me up that is essential. If you have travelled with me like Deb and Mom they know I need diet coke. Lastly the evening soda with friends. you know for me this is like my "nitecap" I don't drink alcohol I just drink Diet Coke. Its my relaxing time, my cigarette if you will. Its my comfort "drink/food" it stops me from feeling nervous, anxious and sometimes nauseous. Hey I can think of a lot worse drinks/vices.

2 diet cokes and some random drink- this sounds a bit stressful to me in that maybe I couldn't get to my diet coke or was too busy. Heaven forbid I would have to hunt one down or that diet pepsi was only available (sorry J I know you love your diet pepsi) The reality is, I can make my Starbucks venti iced tea last all morning if I am not busy, stressed or talking on the phone a lot, if I am just doing busy work I can get by.... then there will definitely be diet coke with my lunch and one in the evening. If I am teaching a class at the store there will almost always be sodas served, that's why we have our own diet coke machine. (I am still working on getting our own fountain soda machine)

1 diet coke.... oh my, this would be considered a great day to most, it might be out of character like I am sick or not on my game so I don't even think I can comment. If I am having a one diet coke day I am not here....... it just doesn't happen.

Now for all you 64 ounce water drinking fools, you go for it. I drink my water, who doesn't I just don't make it a race, brag about it or really even care, as long as there is diet coke, I am going to survive. Don't tell me that I am going to get cancer, or some freakin' weird disease, I know I am going to die one day, I don't know when or how, I hope you know you are going to die too, (its just part of life) you might die from drinking too pure of water (there is a study out right now about this) but I will die happy with my diet coke in one hand!

5 comments:

Becky said...

You will always be my diet coke girl....heck, I can't really manage without it either. You crack me up!

erin said...

You are too funny, Kristi! I love your obsession with Diet Coke, it makes you: you! You need to do a layout about it... :-)
Erin.

Karen said...

I can totally relate! Have you tried the Diet Coke Plus yet? It makes you feel like you are being "healthy!"

Karen

Crystal said...

you should scrap about your love of Diet Coke, lots of pics of you drinking cans....LOL!

shauna said...

We are kindred spirits, girl. I love diet coke by tap (with lemon) so I don't do cans much (although I do liters a lot because I can't get to a soda machine very often). So I measure how my day has gone by how empty my 2 liter bottle is...