My birthday is February 23. On the 23rd of each month, I share a little something random about myself. So for August, here ‘goes!
47) I used to be a Mountain Dew junkie.
A friend of mine from high school posted a picture of herself on Facebook from way back in the day…big hair, a huge number of key chains around her key ring, and a 20-ounce Mountain Dew in hand…definitely all signs of the times. While I never had a huge key ring, I was reminded how much I loved that bright yellow liquid sugar once upon a time. (I might also be guilty of having had big hair, too.)
I got my fill of Mountain Dew my freshman year of college, though, when I was studying for finals. I sat in the same spot and kept reaching into my mini-fridge, drinking one after another. I still remember that sickening feeling after way too many in one evening. It definitely took a while before I had another one.
I haven’t had a Mountain Dew in probably 10 years. I don’t have a desire for one…but seeing that picture on Facebook, I could almost taste the [sickening!] sweetness.
48) These days I drink a crazy amount of water.
My goal every day is to drink 80 ounces of water. It’s rare I miss my mark, and when I do, I can feel it. Some days I drink considerably more than that. Last week, I counted one day in which I had over a gallon! There’s nothing like an ice-cold glass of water, no ice. My body craves it. And – unlike the Mountain Dew addiction of my youth – it does a fella good!