I've always been a Coke kind of guy. I liked the sweetness of it. I liked the logo better. I liked the ads better. Back in the day I thought their T-shirts were better. I always thought Pepsi was like the annoying little brother who grows up and has to wear flashy clothes to prove himself.
I used to get into arguments with people about how lame Pepsi was - that it was a watered down version of Coke (just like New Coke was a watered down version of Old Coke), and that the whole "Choice of a New Generation" ad campaign was a crock of shit. If I was in an establishment that only served Pepsi, I would begrudgingly drink it. But Pepsi is not Coke, damnit! And I was sick of ordering a Coke, only to have a waiter or waitress give me a Pepsi without even making sure that that was okay with me.
However, the past year or so I've found myself not minding Pepsi as much. In the past few months, I've even kind of decided I liked it. A few weeks ago, I was at a pizza place and had the choice of both colas. Without even really thinking about it, I ordered a Pepsi. I wanted one more than Coke. On this day, I felt that I didn't want the sweetness of Coke but was more in the mood for the refreshing mellower taste of Pepsi.
What the hell has happened to me? Am I just refining my tastes as I get older? Or am I just becoming more political because of all the bad things Coke has been up to around the world? Or am I just trying to impress Youthlarge's mom who is obsessed with Pepsi?
Is this just the beginning? Am I going to give up baseball soon for fishing or golf? Perhaps no move movies because I just can't get enough of plays? I'm scared what this change in my cola tastes might end up meaning for other aspects of my life. But don't worry, I will dutifully be here to document any and all lifechanging occurrences.
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