Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm Addicted to Coke...

...a Cola.

I know that it is a bad addiction, but I guess it could be worse - cigarettes, alcohol, the other coke. But, it is still bad for my teeth, my health, my head (headaches without it), and my pocketbook. There are times when I decide that I am going to cutback and I do for a little while, but I am much happier when I am on the stuff. The caffeine aside, I just like it. There's nothing better than a coke to take the edge off.

I am a picky soda drinker...

  1. The soda must have a lot (I mean extra, extra, extra) of ice.

  2. I don't like if from a warm can or bottle - even when it's poured over a lot of ice. The ice melts and it tastes flat. (see #1)

  3. I don't like it from a bar gun. I used to work in a bar and it's kept warm most of the time if if it's coming from the soda gun. Plus, bar glasses are too small to put in a lot of ice. Ick! (see #1)

  4. Pepsi, RC, or any of the other cola substitutes will not do. I avoid restaurants that don't serve Coke.

  5. From fast foods, I prefer my Coke in a styrofoam cup - it stays colder longer, and doesn't sweat which keeps the ice from melting. (see #1)

My favorite restaurant for Coke is Jimmy Deans because it best fits my cup and ice criteria - styrofoam cup AND rabbit turd ice which is self serve so I can have A LOT!

As stated above, I have tried to cutback. I have tried diet and/or caffeine free. I have tried and convinced myself I liked C2. Once I even pulled an Elaine (think Seinfeld and the Today Sponge) and bought cases of C2 when I heard they were going to stop making it. It didn't work - I still have it in my garage and I don't drink it. These alternatives are just not the same.

While on winter break in January, I had time to think about how bad it is for me, and again thought I would try a diet soda. All the advertisements for Coke Zero say it tastes like regular Coke with out the calories so I bought a bottle to try. But I know me and I knew it was going to sit in the fridge because whether it tastes like Coke or not, it says Coke Zero and I know that it's different. I know that if I were to try it, I wouldn't like it on principle alone.

After vacation was over I went to lunch with Mike and Jason and told them about the Coke Zero sitting in my refridgerator and my dilema. I was afraid that I wouldn't give Coke Zero a chance on looks alone. We came up with a plan, that the next time I was at Jason's house, he would serve it to me without me knowing it. (Jason is a Coke Zero fan.) I thought that would be a good idea since I wouldn't be expecting it and if I liked it, Jason could congratulate me on trying and liking a diet soda.

Yesterday afternoon I stopped by Jason's house to drop off some things. We went inside because I had to use the bathroom. When I came out, Jason approached me with a plastic cup, full of ice, and offered me an "icy, cold Coke." Now, remember, I was in on the plan that Mike and Jason devised, so I was suspicious and rightly so. He smirked and asked, "What?" To make a really long story just a little bit long, I tried it knowing that it wasn't the real thing. It was ok, certainly better than diet coke, but it wasn't my Coke.

My name is Kim and I'm a Coke-a-holic. It has been zero minutes since my last drink.


  1. I tried, I really did. I was hoping making you would have forgotten about
    our plan.

    Thank goodness I don't have any addictions to worry about.

  2. I MEAN, I was hoping you would have forgotten about our plan. I'm on my fifth glass of wine as I type this.

  3. Yah, good thing you're only a borderline alcoholic.

  4. I am a witness to Kim's addiction. She's serious. But, that's why we love her!! I guess there could be worse things, right?

  5. Hi Pumpkin! I'm Jason's favorite sister! I'm addicted to Dr. Pepper myself. And I'm just discovering that my brother is a lush!

  6. Just now Katrine? I've known for quite some time. In fact, I think I might be partly responsible for his "lushness".

  7. Rabbit turd ice is my favorite too. Although I've never heard it called that before and I may never be able to look at it the same way again. On the other hand, maybe it will make me laugh a little when I see all the rabbit turds around the outside of my house. We have literally hundreds of wild rabbits in our neighborhood. They eat everything we plant and pee on my newspaper. I HATE RABBITS.

  8. this is sad because I'm addicted to coke as well.

  9. I know where you are coming from...I think your friends are making it more into a joke...mine were too at one point. I would drink a case a day easy and when i turned 18 i was diagnosed with osteoporosis....I was the youngest client they had and apparently i had it a year before i went in. even though im 21 now and i know that i have osteoporosis i still cant stop drinking coke i cant even get myself to take calcium pills every day. I only have a certain amount of time to get my bones back to normal. right now my bones are those of an 64 year old. I hope that you can stop yourself. I can stop for weeks or even months but as soon as i have one as a treat i don't stop. Good luck.