What a cool shot of the little one! She was doing the Lipton Plunge. Remember that stupid commercial?
So iced tea sucks. Diet Coke it isn't. I miss the sweet nectary fizzy goodness of my drug of choice. I miss swishing it around a little in my mouth so the fizz doesn't burn going down. I miss the burps. I miss treating myself to a big a** Diet Coke from Sonic after a hard day's work. (Sonic has the good ice. So does the gas station by the office. The ice makes the drink. I'm obviously sicker than I thought.) Its especially good with just a few lemon wedges thrown in. Oh, man.
I've been nursing this iced tea with lemon juice packages for three hours and its not tasting any better. Its smarmy (a krisism meaning the wrong temperature and generally disgusting). Room temperature, all ice melted, cool condensation on the outside of the cup gone. And most of all...its not Diet Coke. And it gives me hiccups.
The whiney stage. That's what we're calling this phase of withdrawal.
So yeah I'm trying iced tea. I'm liking Dansani flavored water, with raspberry and lemon flavors, but I'm afraid they have nutrasweet too. So, I'll stick to ice water with the good ice and a lemon wedge. Its a very poor substitute. Extremely poor. Boring, even.
Many have suggested the little Crystal Light powder packs you can dump in a water bottle, or sugar free Koolaid - I'm gonna try those too, if they don't have the dreaded nutrasweet. Help a girl out - if you know of anything that may come relatively close to my Nectar of the Gods...please let me know.
Darn me and my experimental inquisitive nature. Like Ahndrea said, I just wanted to prove every stupid Diet Coke bashing study wrong with a resounding "HA!" and a big nasty Diet Coke-induced belch, fist raised and all.