Tuesday, September 20, 2005

A new drink

As y'all know, my afternoon diet Pepsi is a thing of the past. A relic of the more caffeinated (but ultimately less energized) days. An ex-soft drink. But its relentless absence has created an afternoon drink vacuum. And powerful be this vacuum -- powerful enough to suck in just about any food/drink item in its immediate radius. So, in an effort to limit its destructive (i.e., gut-expanding) powers, I decided to try the only other diet caffeine-free beverage in the drink machine: the Sierra Mist Free (another Pepsi product). First of all, I think the "Free" part is kind of cool -- a nice callback to the days of Pepsi Free, which as we all remember provided a crucial joke in Back to the Future. Second of all, it actually tastes pretty good. It's almost good enough to make you forget that you live in a world where Sprite, 7-up, and Sierra Mist really need to be three distinct products.

2 comments:

Myasorubka said...

So, it's diet AND caffeine-free? What's in it for you? Why not just drink water? Or Moose pee?

Professor Maybe said...

moose pee is, unbeknownst to most, not caffeine free.