Friday, May 22, 2009

Dating - What's Good for You?

Diet Dr. Pepper. We all know it and most of us love it. Just thinking about it now makes my taste buds go, "Mmm." Just seeing a picture of it makes me wanna run a mile down the street in 120 degree weather just to have its refreshing taste in my mouth. Yes, if Diet Dr. Pepper was a woman, I would ask her out in a second. (Photo found on


is this delicious beverage really good for you? When you feel it trickle down into your stomach, do you sometimes wonder if your body appreciates it? I don't know if it's healthy or not, but I'll drink it even if reports came out saying -- "there's a 98 percent chance that Diet Dr. Pepper will cause you to go blind in the next two years." My response would go something like this: Stevie Wonder here I come!

Every time I drink a Diet Dr. Pepper (right now), I wonder the same thing -- if I know this soda may not be good for me, why do I drink it? Then I realized it's like dating someone you know is bad for you, yet still dating 'em anyway.

Which brings me to this point: maybe too much of anything is, over time, bad for us. Someone once told me a woman died because she drank too much water. So, I think we have a choice -- to keep on drinking the Diet Dr. Pepper or to put the damn can down. 1 or 2 won't kill ya, just like a few bad dates or c-r-a-z-y ladies/guys. But, after the 10th one, thangz may not look good on the inside. You may be in the addicted territory.

You may start craving the drama without realizing it. Like when you're about to have a panic attack when there's peace and quiet. Or, when you yell at the cashier for not asking "plastic or paper, ma'am?"

That's when your ass has had too much of da can.

Perhaps we should consider thinking twice about who and what we allow into our journey on this Earth. Some people will suck the life out of you if you let 'em, but it's in your control to walk away in that first moment of meeting. You know what I mean. You know what crazy looks like when ya see it. Or, when you get those jittery, I-will-ruin-your-life-and-break-your-heart eyes from a pretty young thing. Keep on movin', 'cause more than likely, they've been drinking too much Diet Dr. Pepper anyway.

Sip, sip.

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