First, some background. My partner always leaves a little bit of Coke Zero in his can after drinking it. And this is totally gross, but I love the taste of flat soda. So whenever I clean up the empty cans, I’ll take the last swig of whatever is left over. Really disgusting. I get it. Nobody’s perfect. This is my flaw.
ANYWHO. This morning I go to do this, as I always do. Come to find out, he had done a water test to test the ammonia, ph, nitrates etc in our aquarium’s salt water the night before. He had dumped the remnants of the test chemicals and salt water into his Coke Zero can, unbeknownst to me.
I picked it up this morning and was like “oh man, score there’s a lot left in here” and geared up to slurp it down. Slurp slurp slurp. Yes, I’m a disgusting human. Get over it.
Of course, upon initial contact with this horrific concoction, I had realized my grave error. I ended up spitting it out all over the living room and, not long after, my throat started to tingle. I mean, REAL... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: I'm overwhelmed by all of your support! I haven't had a chance to log on until just now, thank you all so much! I hope I can get back to all of you before tomorrow!
If you read my profile last post, I didn't plan on changing my diet for two weeks, just doing a slow change. However I dared myself to go 24 hours without a soda, and I'm starting my first phase of dieting immediately.
As with most mornings, I start off with about two or three glasses of Coke. I drink probably a 2 liter a day or so.
Yesterday morning I decided to go a full 24 hours without soda, and I didn't notice anything immediately.
Throughout the day I felt exactly the same, no changes. That was until bedtime. I was able to fall asleep a lot quicker, I didn't wake up in the middle of the night to go pee, and I woke up feeling a lot more refreshed.
This morning I had my usual for breakfast, I usually go to McDonald's or BK and order a lot of food, freeze it, and unthaw it for breakfast.
This morning w... keep reading on reddit ➡
Simpler times. So funny.
Not sure if it’s an obvious fact but lately I’ve seen too many videos of people trying to pour water on a grease fire making the fire become worse!
Have you ever cracked open a cold root beer and felt that harsh, unwelcoming carbonation caress your throat? It's fucking awful. All sodas taste way better when you stir them around and release the carbonation. Nobody wants to burp all day and feel like shit because you're all bloated. Flat sodas are the only good way to drink them.
An idiot like me who melted plastic on a glass stovetop by accident and didn’t realize till it was basically glued there? Baking soda.
Gross stained tupperware from when you said “fuck it” and put spaghetti in there? Baking soda.
Pots and pans charred seemingly beyond redemption? Baking soda.
Metal appliances, particularly in the sink area, starting to rust? Baking soda.
Shower curtain looking hella nasty from accumulated grime? Baking soda.
The list goes on and on. Baking soda is cheap as hell and on its own can do a lot, but pair it with white vinegar (also cheap as hell) or many other inexpensive, common household substances (like dish soap) depending on what you need it for, and it’ll literally make so many things look BRAND new!!
My family was super strict about never drinking caffeine. It was like a point of pride to us (going above and beyond). Now my parents drink caffeine soda literally all the time. It’s like I almost don’t remember how obsessed I was about it.
One of my friends would make a point to only drink sprite when I came over cause she didn’t want to make me uncomfortable. It was such a big deal.
I had a YW leader cry when someone told her she should let the girls bring coke to girls camp. Apparently giving up coke was a huge deal for her when she converted and it was so upsetting to her that other people didn’t want to be as strict as she was. This was only like 10 years ago, and now everyone acts like it was never like that.
I had my first sip of Mountain Dew my freshman year of college, and I felt so rebellious and was like “Oh my gosh, don’t let my mom know!”
This is such a small thing but I just started thinking about it and it’s so weird to remember how important that was to my parent... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened 15 years ago and it still comes up. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, teaching at a summer camp with a bunch of other volunteers. The camp was about a 25 minute walk from town, so whenever anyone was making the trip, they'd ask if anyone needed anything. I did this several times and everyone basically took turns going to get snacks, supplies, etc, as needed.
My friend Nick was going into town one day and asked if I needed anything. I asked him to please bring me 2 12 ounce bottles of soda and he said no problem, and I gave him money for drinks, plus a little more for his trouble.
A little while later he came back and handed me a 2-liter bottle of soda. I was a little annoyed by this because it wasn't what I asked for. I explained that as soon as I opened it, the soda would start to go flat and would basically be garbage a few hours later, so unless I wanted to drink all of it immediately, some of it would go to waste, and I still wouldn't have any soda the nex... keep reading on reddit ➡
My knowledge of Curb helped impressed my date last night.
Recently divorced and have been talking to this woman for a little while; finally met on Saturday and she invited me over to her place last night.
Was roughhousing with her mastiff and he accidentally knocked her glass of red wine onto her extremely expensive living room rug.
You know where this is going.
“I’m so sorry! Quick, get me some club soda and salt. Apply very liberally. Don’t spare the salt. Tap tap tap.”
Needless to say, the club soda and salt really works like a charm.
The rug was as good as new and my date was extremely impressed with my McGuyver-like thinking on my feet in an emergency.
Thanks, LD. You the man.
I've seen countless times Americans drinking soda straight from the can/bottle at room temperature, even in hotter cities. Doesn't it taste horrible? I'm genuinely curious. Here in my city a room temperature soda is like hot sugar lava through your throat. Although I've seen they do put ice on sodas at restaurants, specially fast food ones.
So, do you really drink soda at room temperature and for some reason it tastes amazing? Am I missing something? Can someone give the answer to the universe?
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