Thursday, June 9, 2011
obsession (a tribute)
my dear cousin sarah was a brave soul today. on her blog, she openly discussed one of her obsessions. so, as a tribute to her bravery, i decided to own up to one of mine.
hello. my name is mackenzie, and i drink way to many fountain drinks.
although it's been a glamorous life up to this point, and i don't see myself getting help any time soon, i figured discussing it was at least a step in the right direction. for example, today was a 'good day' for me. i woke up, promptly got a 44 oz. diet dr. pepper from the local exxon, and went home. a few hours later, it was demolished, so i went to my favorite coffee house, common grounds (which is worth driving to see, by the way), and got a large coffee. i finished that in about 25 minutes, and before i went home, ran by the exxon again and got another 44 oz. diet dr. pepper. (hey -- they're 96 cents, why not?)
really, it's not necessarily a 'fountain drink only' oriented problem, but a 'i-need-a-drink-at-all-times-or-i-feel-like-the-darknesses-will-get-me' problem. it just so happens that 99% of these drinks are 44 oz. fountain drinks from the exxon. sonic is fine, but honestly, their drinks don't taste better because they cost more. i'm in college -- i can't afford luxuries like sonic all the time.
as i stare menacingly at the second fountain drink of the day, i can't help but wonder if my stomach ache is simply from having too much to drink today. rapid-fire style. which is *technically* my fault.
hopefully this will be my final drink of the day. why not water, you ask? because it's gross, that's why. and boring. and not my style at all.
at this point, i am literally cuddling my fountain drink as i watch one of my other obsessions 'so you think you can dance'. if these obsessions are wrong, i don't think i want to be right.
on a completely different note, watching this show tonight has introduced me to a great new song (as it ALWAYS does). it's called 'in this shirt' by the irrepressibles. it's so beautiful! and that video is great too. it makes me want to watch the movie the song is from. it's called 'the forgotten circus', have you guys ever heard of it? it looks interesting...
anyway, *whew* well i feel better. thanks for listening. do any of you have embarrassing obsessions you're willing to share? i'd love to hear about them. people helping people, you know..