Monday, March 26, 2007

An Addict Waking Up

For a long while, I have not been making the blogs I want to make. There is nothing real to them. You see, I was allowing myself to be numb for so long. I did not deal with the emotional aspect of things. I felt the need to be stronger, to be everybody's rock. To tell you the truth, I am in a bad place now.

I feel like I should be on some sort of Oprah special. I would want Oprah to put her loving arms around me, tell me it will be okay, and then spend $10 million to help me and people like me.

You see, I am a Diet Dr. Pepper addict. I am tired of saying everything is okay. I am tied of pretending I don't have a problem. I am tired of sneaking Diet Dr. Pepper's at work, after I told everybody about my Lenten sacrifice. So now I am coming out.

Being a Diet Dr. Pepper addict1 does not make me a bad person. I mean, with the rich taste, the zero calories2, the inviting dark brown and yellow container, how can a girl resist.

If I continue to write about my affliction with Diet Dr. Pepper, I will just go out and get one. I really do. I better stop while I am ahead. Yeah, I have nothing to write about today. Sorry. There it is.

Until next time, have a good day, and take care. I know I will have a better day. And if you want to make a girl's day and have a YouTube account, watch this video and subscribe. It is fairly clever for its 2:30 minutes. A love story. Between a girl and a cardboard cut-out man.

1Okay, this is a spoof, and I am not intentionally making fun of those with addictions. Hey, I know kicking a real addiction can be rough. People don't really want to change, and with an addiction, it just makes it that much harder. Habits, which seem to be the sissy step-brother of addictions, are hard enough to beat. I have known and seen people with real addictions, struggling for their lives. I am not trying to belittle their struggles. And this footnote reminds me of some Shakespearian play, not for how it is written, but because one of the characters reads this short note, and then says, there is a bit more. And the bit more goes on for like two pages. You just don't get that sort of humor on Beverly Hills Cop III.
2When I was growing up, Diet Coke had one Calorie (the big "C" is for kilocalorie). How come Diet Dr. Pepper has zero Calories?


Lara said...

re: footnote 2... because Dr. Pepper is so much better than Coke. Duh!!

LarryLilly said...

Chit no way, Dr Diet Pepper is industrial sludge. If you want caffeine, get a diet Mountain Dew. You can drink it warm, bitter ice cold, you can sip it, chug it, whatever.

But Leesa, I feel your pain. When i had my surgery, I didn't have ANY drink, not even water, for almost 3 days. I had an IV, but no caffeine, no kick, just pain pills and well, sleep. So I went from a 4 can a day habit to nothing cold turkey.

Yeah, i had a buzz headache, but it soon passed. Now some 3 months later, i just have one can in the morning.

But this lent thing, I mean, if you are cheating, then why do it? Next year wear ashes and sackcloth, that would be easier LOL.

Leesa said...

lara: when I was growing up, I don't remember Diet Dr. Pepper. I think they had it, but it did not taste that good.

larry: I did not intend on cheating re: Diet Dr. Pepper. I thought it would be easy to do. Well, 'taint easy.

RWA said...

Diet Dr. Pepper, huh?

Well, I suppose there are worse things that could be "habitual."

newspell said...

i like bloggers who admit that they are writers.

and i like writers who admit their addictions.

oh, this is just my way of saying "hi"...

and your addiction could be worse... i think they still make tab.

Ian Lidster said...

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Otherwise, my dear, you have been tagged by me, so please check my blog.


Anonymous said...

Wow ...

RWA said...

They still make Tab? Sheesh. Next thing you know, someone will tell us they're still making Fresca too.

Miss Gina said...

1. They do still make fresca.

2. I LOOOOOVE diet dr. Pepper.

3. In Canada, Mountain Dew doesn't have caffeine.

Pittchick said...

I stopped giving things up for Lent. I guess I'm just a bad Catholic. Oh well, I can live with that.

I'm not a fan of soda, but I am addicted to Starbuck's ice tea, so I understand where you're coming from.

~Deb said...

Dr. Pepper and any soda will rot out your intestines before you know it. Stick to water and juices...............along with other liver damaging liquids as I do. (ha)

Hey, who is this girl on youtube? She's absolutely adorable! I LOVED the ending---great editing. Are you helping her out with the editing and stuff? I really enjoyed that video!

Thanks for the reference!

kathi said...

I've never liked Dr. Pepper, but I'm from up north and we didn't do Dr. Pepper. It was Coke or Pepsi and my family drank Pepsi...actually diet Pepsi. I still love it, but have to extremely limit myself, or before I know it, I've gone a week with no water. Plus, it keeps me from sleeping well. I know, they have the caffine free stuff...just not the same.

Kiyotoe said...

i used to have this problem with twinkies....that was a hard one to kick.

btw, i'm here via ian lidster who I found via csl, who I found.......aww, it's a long story.

Leesa said...

edge: it was a shock to me as well.

rwa: yeah, like uncontrollably weeing in public.

gina: I think it is illegal to sell Mountain Dew without caffeine in the US.

pitt: I have done worse as a Catholic. And men love bad Catholic women!

~deb: so cheerful. I can feel my insides rotting as we speak. The girl on YouTube is great; I was like her 16th subscriber, and absolutely was floored that she had so few people. She is probably some rich daddy's girl, but she is so smart in her videos.

kathi: I am addicted to bottled water.

kiyotoe: welcome!