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the machines at work feed me now

June 20, 2007

I am not a morning person, nor am I a good sleeper as you can see by the post about my odd nighttime habits. On a good day, I’ll get 5 or 6 hours of sleep and take a brief nap when I get home from work. Most of the time, I’ll get a brief nap in before work and sleep the bulk of my daily sleep needs during the prime-time TV lineup (not as much because I’m tired but because I generally don’t watch anything on TV until Adult Swim comes on).

I generally drink two or three sodas while at work, and at least two or three cups of coffee, if not more (it depends on who makes it and if it’s any good that day). The first thing I do at work, once I’m settled in for my day, is get a cup of coffee, put in a packet of Equal, and open a caffeinated diet soda of some sort. Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, Diet Dr. Pepper, whatever. Doesn’t matter. I have a hot drink, a cold drink, and I alternate between the two until lunch, at which point it’s usually just soda.

I preferred Coke for many years, because of its higher caffeine content than Pepsi, but Pepsi has launched (technically relaunched) something here that’s completely overtaken my love of my silver can of ‘good morning.’ It’s revolutionary, folks; I won’t even bullshit you here.

I present to you, my readers, the greatest thing ever: Diet Pepsi Max. Nearly three times as much caffeine as regular Diet Pepsi with added ginseng, Diet Pepsi Max is an invigorating roundhouse kick to the face and the perfect way to bridge the gap between waking up and actually being awake. The only way Diet Coke could top this is if they went back to their original recipe and added cocaine again. Until that day, Pepsi Max is the new breakfast of champions, at least until Pepsi Max Coffee Cino is released here in the US (ask my British friend Sarah about that one).

Hoot on, night owls. Pepsi’s got you covered.

Author’s note: This is not a paid endorsement, but I’m always willing to sell out to the highest bidder. You make the offer, Pepsi. You know how to reach me. Me love you long time.

Author’s note 2: This post was brought to you in part by McDonald’s. McDonald’s: I’m lovin’ it!