I recently turned over a new leaf. I decided to give up Coke. So far I have been Coke-free for exactly 23 days. I stopped drinking it the day Whitney left on her mission. I figure if she can spend the next 18 months working hard in Texas I can spend the next 18 months working hard not drinking Coke. So far, so good. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. In memory of laying this vice to rest, I'm sharing just a few of my favorite slogans that convinced me that this was the drink for me. "Have a Coke and a smile." I am living proof of that one. Just a swallow of that distinctively delicious syrup and I am grinning from ear to ear. And don't forget what we all know to be a true statement, "Things go better with Coke." Things like french fries, pizza, hot dogs and of course, baseball. All better when accompianied by an ice cold Coke. "Live on the Coke side of life." I do this every day. Whenever I use one space after a period instead of two. Whenever I use only small-case letters on facebook. Whenever I go out of my mind and decide to give up my addiction at a time in my life when I will probably need it desperately. That's called living on the Coke side of life. And finally, for those of you who choose to disbelieve that I can actually keep up with this lofty goal, think again. No more Coke. Ever. "It's the real thing." Really!