I love Pepsi. I love everything about it. I love the fizzy sound it makes when I open it. I love the dark caramel color. I like the blue bottle with the red and white symbol. I love the way it dances off my tongue like fireworks in my mouth. I love the instant sensation of happiness (and energy boost) I get off drinking it. I could live off Pepsi if I had to. It's everything to me.
Pepsi has gotten me through some of the worst moments of my life. My first thing to have after giving birth - and ice cold Pepsi with a cup of crushed ice just in case it wasn't cold enough. I gave up Pepsi throughout my pregnancy because I knew it wasn't good. But I missed it so much.
Pepsi got me through student teaching. I would eat nothing all day but drink bottle after bottle, I was yelled at for having a Pepsi in my hand at 7am, but damn what a great way to start the morning. You say coffee, I say give me a damn Pepsi.
Why am I writing this? I just wanted to give a little tribute to one of the things I love in life, because lately I've been giving it up. GASP. NO PEPSI. None. It's so sad. . . it's tragic for me truly. But for Christmas my SO, awesome as he is, bought me a SodaStream machine. . . so now I make my own soda. Ok he is going to hate me for this because he thought this machine would replace my desire for Pepsi - it hasn't. Nothing can replicate that taste. But the machine isn't bad - I love it, but Pepsi is better.
So goodbye Pepsi. Goodbye blue bottle. I will miss you more than you can ever imagine. I will think of you when I have my first withdrawal migraines and I become the most irritable bitch known on this world.
And perhaps one day, when I have another child (or if) I will see you again, waiting for me on the other side.
So what's your vice?? What do you just love? What can't you live without?