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?