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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thirty Days of Photographs: My Addiction

I would like to think I'm one of those self-righteous people who are not addicted to anything and are perfect in every way. but sadly, I’m not one of them. I bet you didn’t know that my cat actually has three names. The first is a fancy regal name given to him by the breeder, a name which I’ve told myself is so ridiculous I would never say it out loud. The second is a beautiful name that M and I have given to him with love, to describe both his temperament and his handsome looks, a name that we lovingly use for him when he’s being especially cute: Darth Vader. And the third name is the one we use every day, all day: Pepsi.

Why Pepsi, you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you why. Pepsi Max is the drink of the Gods. Twice the caffeine compared to Coca-Cola, it’s guaranteed to wake you up when you’re falling asleep at your desk. Which I never do. Especially not earlier today. There’s just something about the caffeine and the little bubbles and the taste of brain-rottingly sweet chemicals that just gets me going. And it’s perfect for someone who loves caffeine but hates the taste of coffee. Keep your Coke, my drug of choice is Pepsi Max.



No money exchanged hands for this endorsement, but if anyone from PepsiCo happens to be reading this, I do accept PayPal. *
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29 comments:

  1. mikewjattoomanymorningsJuly 13, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Brilliant photograph, Ziva! It's the perfect tease for those of us who are addicted to the sweet, bubbly, cold glass of sugar and caffeine that is cola. I didn't even know Pepsi made something with extra caffeine, and although I'm a Coke addict myself, I may have to check it out. Like RIGHT FUCKING NOW! (I'm so sleepy today.)

    Coincicentally, I don't like coffee, either. Almost nobody doesn't like coffee, which is not only grammatically questionable, but also interesting since we both apparently have a problem and may need to enroll in CA (Coke-aholics Anonymous).

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  2. Gorgeous photograph!!! I love coffee but *sigh* have to settle for decaf and non caffeinated beverages. 

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  3. Thanks Jenn! I still can't believe you actually like the taste of coffee enough to drink decaf. You're crazy, I'm telling you. ;)

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  4. With lemon, too!  Wow.  I'm feeling energetic just reading about it.

    My cat is a "Pepsi", too!

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  5.  Thank you, Michael. You should definitely check it out, it's very potent, very addictive, and ohh soo good. So very, very good. So good, in fact, that I think I'll have some right now. I don't need no stinkin' CA.

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  6. I love Oreo cat! Cats should be named for something you love, don't you think? That way, even when your memory fails, you'll still know what kind of cookie you like just by asking someone what your cat is called.

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  7. You and Mike should go into the advertising business. In fact, you both should get some swag for these two photos and posts alone. Like Mike, I'm a Coke drinker, but that photo, plus the information that it has twice the codeine is making me think of trying out the opposition. 

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  8. Twice the caffeine -- not codeine. Caffeine.

    I confuse the two sometimes. 

    And if Pepsi comes out with a product with lots of codeine I'm definitely switching.

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  9. First off I have 2 cats and they both have the same name - "Stupid". Ok, with that out of the way that picture is a amazing shot. If Pepsi doesn't hire you then I don't know why. Me, I have to settle for diet ginger ale. I know, I'm a wuss.

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  10. Ok, you don't like cheese or coke? Sigh. Why do I always fall for the "bad ones"? At least you don't like coffee so you have some redeeming qualities. I love that picture, btw. So your talent can be considered another redeeming quality.

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  11. Pepsi?  Uh, that'd be a "NO".  It has a weird taste to me.  Now I can't stand regular coke either, but give me the diet stuff!  Oh now we are talking!  I don't like it with ice.  I like it out of the can.  With a straw.  There is nothing that tastes better than that first coke of the day.  I love the picture Ziva, but I don't love the Pepsi taste.  Yuck!  I don't even want to talk about Dr. Pepper.  Double Yuck!

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  12. Are you sure this isn't a paid endorsement? I love caffeine, too. Just inject it in my arm. It takes too long to drink a whole bottle.

    My cat's name is Freckles. Not our choice. We kept the name because she has the markings on her face. We did change the name the shelter gave our dog, Jake. They called him Sinbad. How lame was that. The other dog's name is Jenny or J.Lo. We kept that, too.

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  13. Love the photo...hate the product in the photo. I'm with Linda...I'd choose Diet Coke every day of the week.

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  14. I have to agree with the others: amazing photo! Pepsi Max, nah. Plain Pepsi is good, though.

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  15. The advertising business? Does it pay well? I hope it pays well. I'll glady take a picture of Coke and pretend to like it if it pays well.

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  16. If Pepsi comes out with a product with lots of codeine I think the entire world might be switching.

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  17. I feel a little sorry for Mrs. Dufus, standng there on the porch, calling out "Stupid! Come here, Stupid!"

    That said, thank you, it took me a try or two to get that shot right. And I've never had it, but I'm sure diet ginger ale isn't as lame as it sounds.

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  18. int e väl den där pepsin i ett av era fantaglas bara?? uuuuurghh yoou idiot!

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  19. Det är ännu värre, det är ett Cokisglas. :D

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  20. Thank you! It's surprisingly hard to take a decent picture of a glass of liquid. You can like regular Pepsi all you want, but when you come over you'll drink Pepsi Max and you'll be happy about it. ;)

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  21. I know, I can't believe I actually fell for someone who likes cheese! Luckily, she's very cute, so I don't mind the cheesy thing that much.

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  22. Okay, I'm with you on the Dr. Pepper issue, double yuck! As for the Coke, if I have to drink it, I'll drink the diet stuff. But I still have to say that nothing beats the taste of Pepsi Max. Double Yum!

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  23. I wish I was getting paid. Hell, I barely get paid at my regular job. I love the name Freckles. Sinbad not so much. I probably wouldn't name a dog J-Lo either, but then again, I named the cat Darth Vader, so my opinion shouldn't really be taken into account. Ever.

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  24. What is it with you poor misinformed people? It seems the entire blogosphere is full of them. Diet Coke is for people who can't get Pepsi Max where they live.

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  25. Oh yes. The best part of taking that photo was getting to drink it afterwards.

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  26. Nice!


    *sorry for the delayed reply. Been crazy busy!

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  27. Don't worry about it, Meleah, I can totally relate to being busy! So, are you going to join us in the meme? ;)

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  28. I can't take photos like you and MWJ.
    I think I should leave the meme to you two!
    You're like professionals!

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