That Super-Sweet Acid

Darren: “My head is swimming slightly as I type this, because of the caffeine high off my first Coke in a month. I've cheated a bit, with a few iced teas and rootbeers, but I managed the entire month without that super-sweet acid touching my lips (or my stomach).”

Today was my first day without a Coke, first of 31 days as I try to one-up Darren by going a longer month—by three days—than him without drinking one. In the past week I've had a lot of orange and apple juice, so anybody that says I'm going to save a lot of money by having healthier drinks doesn't know that Coke is relatively cheap.