Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's not you, It's me

Dear Diet Coke,
I've tried to quit you. I've written my "Dear John" letter only to come running back to you time and time again. I know you are no good for me, but your irresistible combination of fizz and caffeine makes me long for you like no other (well, maybe KW).

But it is time to be honest with you. You're just not doing it for me anymore.

Yes, I purchase some quality time in the morning but more often than not you languish there till 3 or 4 in the afternoon. It just isn't the same. I don't long for you and feel the passionate quench that your dark carbonation once gave me.

Since I am being honest, I admit it I have strayed. I tried to keep it in the family. A Diet Dr. Pepper here, even a Diet Sunkist there. And they have been nice to spend time with now and then, but they only mask what is the true problem.

I'm just not that into you.

I have found something new in my life that fulfills the needs you used to. It is fresh and sweet and makes me feel like you used. No, it doesn't have that decaffeinated zing you do, but I get tingles just thinking about getting another cup.

Why would I do this, you ask? Well, it's just better for me.

I'm sure we'll still hang out. Long nights, road trips, fast food. I'm not giving up on us yet. I just don't want you to wait up for me anymore. It is not fair.

The Roaming Southerner

PS. I've enclosed a picture of my love, just so you think I'm not a true traitor and creeping with Diet Pepsi behind your back. I may not be faithful, but I still have taste buds.


amanda said...

well at least your honest friend. i am sure you old friend diet coke will appreciate that :)

Buffalo Betty said...

Can you set up a 12 Step Program for me to quit caffeine? Thanks!

McMommy said...

And today I tweeted about how there was nothing worse in the entire world than when McDonalds runs out of Coke....

No wonder you are only 1 pound away from winning!!!!!

Erin said...

That is hilarious! I have switched to Diet Caffiene free DC. I am cutting back on the caf. I like those crystal light packets, too! I am proud of you.

The Mrs. said...

you kicked glorious soda to the curb for something non carbonated?! Are you losing it over there!? Your a stronger person then I dear. Life has been very stressful lately and sadly I've been turning to my true love... coca cola. Not a lot, just for a little comfort here and there. Its better then ice cream!

Barefoot in the Park said...

those crystal light personal things are fabulous. try the cherry pomegranite. delish.

Anonymous said...

Warning: don't overdose on the Crystal Light - you may have to write another "Dear John" letter to it pretty soon.

At some point after drinking it pretty much non-stop, my tongue started to sting at the thought of all that fake sugar.

Just sayin'. Crystal Light is great, in limited portions...


3boys247 said...

Good job dumping the Diet Coke. I know it is hard to do. There are lots of great single serve packages out there now. I like the green tea also.

Anonymous said...

I am seriously addicted to Diet Coke and hope that I can write a wonderful letter such as this one day!
Good for you!!!