Monday, October 24, 2005

Orange Crush

It's official. I've given up carbonated cola beverages and their like. I'm on day 4. Well, technically, I'm back on day 1 as I will confess that I had a Slurpee yesterday...... but, I'm going to give them up, too. That's right, Jackie, I'm giving up Slurpees, too!

I'm at work, on lunch, as I write this and I'm having water with my food! Now, this may not seem like a big deal to most of you but, for someone like me who lives on this stuff, this is indeed a big deal.

It's going to be hard to keep from breaking down....... but I want to be able to set a good example for Stewart and drinking this crap continuously is not the way to do it.

Looks like the Cola War has ended!

Last post's title was a song title from:
Tommy by The Who

An excellent concept album.


Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

October 24, 2005 4:56 PM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

Is this spam?
I've got the verification thingy on..... but this reeks of a fake meatlike substance......

October 24, 2005 5:00 PM  
Blogger Jackie Copland said...

that must be spam...

Giving up Slurpee's (tm) too!? sweetie I am so proud of you!


October 24, 2005 9:31 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

You got smart spam that can get around the verification thingee.

I tried the no carbonated beverages - I'm happy with keeping it only diet beverages and in moderation.

October 25, 2005 11:43 AM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

See.... me and moderation just don't get along. I'm an all or nothing kinda guy. I've tried the diet cola route, but it just seems to lead me back to the hard stuff.

October 25, 2005 12:13 PM  
Blogger The Mad Alaskan said...

I can relate to the all or nothing mindset, I get stuck there myself. However, I think that's something else you can "beat"....and really that's one more way in which you'll be providing the small dude with another good example! ;) Moderation really does seem to be the key...overindulgence can be all kinds of bad depending on what you're indulging in, and 100% denial...well, for most people that seems to lead to a spontaneous reversion. :D You just get to a point where you say HECK WITH THIS and in your case drinka case of soda in a day and get completely off track. Moderation, baby.

Except when need to do that about 39 hours a day. ;)

A few months back I initiated a plan where I don't drink soda of any kind, eat absolutely no ice cream (ice cream is my kryptonite) and have NO fast food (with the occasional exception of a taco salad or something if I'm feeling the need to sit in the car for 20 minutes in a line and talk to a metal box before eating)....anyway I do all that for 4 weeks then, if I was successful I get a few sodas and a fast food or delivery meal and maybe a little pint of ice cream to sort of spread out over a Friday night/Saturday day. Then it's foridden for another 4 weeks.

I've lost about 40 pounds and saved a LOT of money in the past few months.

October 25, 2005 2:44 PM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

I hear what you're saying, Kel.

Moderation and I will have to have a heart to heart and try to work out a middle ground......

October 25, 2005 3:13 PM  

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