Sunday, April 26, 2015
There it's out.
There was a time, like Ponyboy in The Outsiders, that I was a 'Pepsi-fiend'. I really thought I couldn't go a day without one or two. In my pimpsqueak or is it pipsqueak days, Dad would take me to the Friday night Portland Expo basketball doubleheaders. After the games, he'd drag me across the street to Terroni's Market for a bag of chips and a Pepsi-Cola. It was one of my highlites of my 'alone time' with Dad. I loved that! Now, my diet life began with Tab. Remember Tab? Maybe the first diet soda. These days my tastes have changed. Life does that to us. Coffee, iced coffee, iced tea with lemon or a tall glass of cold water are often my drinks of choice these days. Recently, I've even caught myself sampling some of the low-cal fruity drinks at the mini-mart at the top of our road. I do have some guilty pleasures: bottles of Diet Mountain Dew (Do the Dew!) and Diet Dr. Pepper (I'm a Pepper!) have crossed my lips from time to time. Earlier, when I was working the Pepsi machine got plenty of my quarters. It was the only 'game in town' as they say. But I tired of the same old, same old. I begged them to change over to Coke, just for a change. No dice. So I cut WAY back on my soft drink consumption and that turned out to be a very healthy decision for me.
So life moves forward.
Hopefully for the better.
You see, I have some unfinished painting left to do this spring.
I'll probably need a tall, refreshing drink to quench my thirst.
I might choose a soft drink.
btw In these parts we call it 'soda'.
What do you call it?