I am taking a stand, making a change, choosing a better path. It has only been two days but I have quit Dr. Pepper cold turkey. In fact, I have quit soda all together because lets face it there isn't really any other soda than Dr. Pepper in my beverage world. The reasoning behind this life change, and believe me this is a life change, is purely for fear of my old bones. The word "phosphate" just sends chills down my spine. Secondly, I have developed an unhealthy dependency on the drink and I am out to regain my independence this summer. Finally, to make things a little more interesting, I am saving all the money I would have spent on the delicious drink and putting it towards a good cause. New SHOES. It is going to be a long summer.