Confessions of a Cola Addict

I am a Cola addict. I have been an addict for 18 years now. My brand of drug is Coca-Cola Light. I can consume two cans a day and a liter in 3 days. I am a cola addict and I'm sure I am not the only one with this kind of addiction.
I started out when I was 10 years old. Before that, I only drink Coke when there are parties, picnics and sort of special occasions. However, little by little, my taste bud got accustomed to the taste and I didn't feel my day was complete if I didn't have a glass of fizzy drink. Then it became a habit. In school, I use to drink fruit juices or water during recess time but with my new found addiction, I had to skip the meal and drink Coke instead. Coke alone. The feeling was great. I felt full and the necessity to eat woul be gone. In high school, the addiction grew stronger. During weekends, my family would have about 2 liters of coke and they will all be gone at the end of the day. Even my family got into the habit!.
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Q&A for Ian McEwan

Time Magazine let the fans had a chance to ask their questions to my favorite novelist Ian Mcewan recently in connection with his recent work, On Chesil Beach.

Some of the questions were quite boring but I love how he answers this one:

What's your take on there being fewer literary reviews in newspapers and magazines? Genevieve Powers, BROOKLINE, MASS.

The problem is really a small part of a larger one, which is the decline of newspapers. Publishers seem to be very keyed up to embrace the Internet, but I don't have much time for the kind of site where readers do all the reviewing. Reviewing takes expertise, wisdom and judgment. I am not much fond of the notion that anyone's view is as good as anyone else's.
Decline of newspapers? I say death of newspapers. The only truth on newspapers nowadays is the DATE.

And I don't know HOW this little typo error has escaped the meticulous eyes of TIMES proofreaders. look:

I'ts Edgar ALLAN Poe not ALLEN Poe! Maybe i could apply for them as a grammar/spelling bitch.
Anyway, if I have a question to ask him, it would be: Mr. McEwan, would you sleep with me so I can bear your children?
I know the what the answer would be but hey, just trying my luck. hehehe.
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Coca-Cola Anonymous

Just when I thought my Coca-Cola anonymous is a mad idea, this guy has his own anonymous group for a weird kind of addiction---lip balm. Yes, for people out there who can't last a minute without applying a tad of Chap Sticks or Vaseline on their lips, this is for you.
From Yahoo news:

For nearly a dozen years, Kevin Crossman has done everything he can to raise awareness about the "industry of addiction" found in lip balm. Yes, lip balm. Blistex, Carmex, Vaseline Lip Therapy. You name it, he's indexed it on Lip Balm Anonymous. There, he catalogs the Chapstick cravings, posts statements from angry pro-balmers, and shares testimony from those who struggled with breaking free from a daily application of gloss. More on Lip Balm Addiction...

Actually, I saw in MTV once that Nelly (the rapper) pays about two thousand dollars for his make up artists and he doesn't even wear make up at all. It's just to apply lip balm on him every now and then. Whew! A glossy way to spend money, isn't it?

I really should be getting serious with this Coca Cola Anonymous thinggie before someone steals my idea. You see, I have shared an idea for an adult entertainment/relaxation type of magazine with my former manager here in the Coast and Voila! months after he resigned, the magazine is widely distributed everywhere. I am not sure though if has a direct participation with this publication but my present boss said that he (my former boss) is ¨friends¨with the publishers of the said magazine. Cheeky!!!! I should put a copyright with all my ideas from now on AND I should keep my mouth shut especially with people like him.

SO, for people who cannot live a day without a can of ice cold Coca-Cola or any carbonated drinks, let's join hands together and seek for a way to combat this addiction. Send me your experiences and health problems you think you might have developed due to carbonated drinks at or simply go to I will publish them.

The Report that makes me proud of my skin.

“I described a naked detainee lying on the wet floor, handcuffed, with an interrogator shoving things up his rectum, and said, ‘That’s not abuse. That’s torture.’ There was quiet.” --Army Major General Antonio M. Taguba on the Abu Ghraib tortures.

Read the complete report
Annals of National Security
The General’s Report
How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties.
by Seymour M. Hersh HERE.
On President Bush: Was he or was he not aware that it was happening?