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I Miss Diet Dr. Pepper

Posted 2009.07.19 12.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

I was just sitting here watching my fish when it struck me that I rather miss drinking diet Dr. Pepper.

I always thought the diet one tasted way better than the regular one – maybe the regular one was too sickly sweet or something. Anyways, I used to go through like 4 or 5 cans a day of that stuff. A few years ago though, I stopped drinking soda pop and now I can’t drink it. The bubbles are too harsh and ouchie.

I probably sound like Grampa Simson – Ow! Ow! The bubbles are burning my tongue!

Still – I did enjoy the taste, it was my favorite thirst-quenching soft drink. Sure I could go out and buy some, but I know I wouldn’t enjoy it. I guess that’s what I miss – not the beverage itself, but being able to enjoy it. On the other hand, I’m glad I’m not ‘hooked’ on it like I used to be – the cost of going through that much pop every week can add up, and it can’t be too good for one’s health either.

Then they had the special flavours, like the Vanilla Cherry Diet Dr. Pepper – that was wierd. I mean, I liked it, but I think I liked the idea of it more than anything else. I couldn’t actually taste it. Literally – it was like all the different artificial flavours came together and cancelled each other out, so that all I had was the sensation, and maybe a faint hint of flavour that I couldn’t quite place. There was another one, chocolate rasberry diet dr. pepper maybe, or something like that. It… wasn’t so good.

Anyhow… so that’s where my head is at just now. Missing being able to enjoy something I no longer enjoy. If that makes any sense.