6.29.2010

About fourteen years ago ...

I stopped drinking soda.

I think this is also when I stopped referring to it as pop ... but as to the more sophisticated sounding soda.

I was never an avid soda drinker ... primarily when my parents would take me out to eat. I don't even recall having it in our house. We were dairy farmers {okay, my dad was a dairy farmer, I was just a kid}. We were milk people. But look at me get off topic.

About fourteen years ago I stopped drinking soda.

I drank my last glass while at Disney World on family vacation ... It was Orange Crush.

I sometimes dream of drinking Orange Crush.

I wake up feeling guilty and defeated. Then I remember it was just a dream.

Yesterday I went to Lagoon {no, I am not going off topic again, promise} with him. His molester-stache is now gone ... it's a full on molester beard {but that is off topic}. It was flaming hot. I am pretty sure we were both were dehydrated.

As we were driving home late at night ... I had a sudden urge for Orange Crush. Something I have not had in about fourteen years. It sounded so good. Beyond good. I had to have it. Had to. And it didn't help that boy encouraged me ... strongly. Curse him. He thought the fact that I hadn't drank any in fourteen years was a lame excuse to not drink some now ...

Oy ... it was a rough night with rough decisions that had to be made.

But I survived. :)

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50 gold stars to anyone who can tell me what rule of English I broke in this post ... And no, I didn't drink soda. But for the first time it sounded soooo good!

9 comments:

Katie said...

I doesn't speak englissshe veary good, but I am thinkin you is wrong in the sekund paragraph. "Okay, my dad was a dairy farmer, I was just kid" At first glance, "dad" shuwdd be capitalized, and "I was just A kid" would be more better. What dew eye know tho?

Allison and Josh said...

Well, you did start a sentence with "and" which you mentioned is a no, no a few posts ago(I do it all the time in blogging though). Also, your sentence that says, "But look at me get off topic," isn't a complete sentence. I think. :)

Avree said...

Haha that's so funny because one of the 2 things I craved during pregnancy was Orange soda (the other was sour patch kids). I only craved it a few times and like you, I didn't give in! Way to go!

Danelle and Alex said...

Good for you for not drinking it!!! You would have been so disappointed! I have no idea about the rule but I'll have my husband look at it and he will know. ha!

Allred Mom said...

Congrats! I, personally, would've given in because I LOVE Orange Crush! Oh...and the English rule...this sentence has an issue:
I am pretty sure we were both were dehydrated."
Plus, there are a lot of incomplete sentences! But, hey, it made for an exciting post!

btw...Happy July 1st! You made the month of posts!

Meg said...

What I noticed was when you wrote "we were both were dehydrated" there is an extra were in that sentence.

Also you used {} instead of ().

I don't drink soda, either. I really don't miss it most of the time.

Krystal said...

you started a sentence with and... such a no no :) ALSO, I gave up soda my junior and senior year of high school, and only allowed myself to have caffeine during finals week in college... then I was totally off it again for a few years until my second year of teaching... it's been all downhill since then... I can't live without my diet cherry coke and cherry dr. pepper (though, ironically, I only drink it at school... don't care for it at home on the weekends and in the summer when I'm not teaching! go figure)

Daren said...

You were looking for just one broken rule? There are actually a few, but very few people write exactly correctly. =) I thought I wrote pretty well being an English major and all until my boss kept tearing up (not literally) draft after draft of a client letter template I was writing for her. It took nine drafts before she let me give it to the IT guy to put in the system for the office to use.

Anyway, Not sure if this is the one you're thinking of, but all your ellipses should be either semi-colons or double-hyphens. Those two things don't have the same affect, but to be honest, I don't think I could tell you exactly when you use a semi-colon versus when you'd use the double hyphen. But I disgress....

Kristin said...

Well, you used the elipsis a lot (the 3 dots) and sometimes had extra spaces. And you said we were both were dehydrated.

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