Sunday, May 06, 2007

I think about it all the time

Diet Coke.

It's sad but true. I gave it up. Again. Over the years I keep giving it up. Why should it be so good? A bunch of food coloring and artificial sweetener. Oy. Vey.

So it's Sunday afternoon and I'm watching the Angels vs. White Sox, my other addiction--the Angels, that is. (Yesterday went to the game with Brian and Travis. The two of them went today...)

When I'm watching a ball game, or when I'm writing in the afternoon, I want a Diet Coke.

Now I drink water. And white tea or green tea or black tea without the caffeine. I love the smell of coffee but I won't drink it. Makes my heart go all aflutter. One of the best things is sitting down to write with a cup of dark roast coffee. When I lived in Vermont, I drank espresso with a sliver of lemon peel.

The Diet Coke habit came later. I don't use artificial sweetener in anything, but I love it in Diet Coke. Bizarre.

What do you drink when you write? Or have you given up something (like coffee) and are developing a habit of something else?


sweetness from hb said...

Mainly, I just take two Vicadin to ease the pain of it all.

Catherine said...

I drink the caffeine free Diet Coke when I need a soda. No fun because no caffeine but when you need a Cola fix, it does its job.

Carma's Window said...

I drink Diet Dr. Pepper and water but not at the same time. I don't expect to ever give it up.

I have given up worse habits that do more harm than my D. P. :)