I’m not sure when we met. But for as long as I can remember I have loved Diet Coke. I remember begging for it when I was too young to have it. And I’m not sure when my Mom finally gave in….but I can probably guarantee I was sneaky about it before it was officially “okay”. (Hmmm…..that’s kinda how I was with dating my husband too. Apparently all my great loves have to be a result of being sneaky!)
Anyway, we fell in love, Diet Coke and I. (oh….and the husband thing too) And we’ve been inseparable ever since. Except while I was preggers. I gave it up for 9 long months (twice). But as soon as I had that baby outside my person, I was beggin’ for that yummy Diet Coke.
I always order it. I usually have it on hand. I pretty much love it. We’re in love with each other.
Imagine my utter shock and excitement when, a couple weeks ago, the Diet Coke Company contacted me and said it was their 29th birthday on July 29th. Well, my goodness!
- First of all…I’m TOTALLY 29 too….perpetually.
- Secondly, I didn’t get you anything. Will my undying devotion count?
Diet Coke said my love was enough. (why don’t my kids say that on their birthday’s?)
And, in fact, Diet Coke wanted to send ME a present?
That’s FOR SURE awesome.
I figured they may send me a coupon for a 2 liter bottle of Diet Coke.
Or even better, a 12 pack.
Or even better, a 24 pack!! (Wouldn’t that be marvie?)
Here’s what I found at my house when I got back from my trip to Mexico…….
ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?
It’s a custom made Diet Coke Birthday mini-fridge!!!! (and how utterly amazing is that offset logo all over it? Genius I tell you. GENIUS!)
As if that wasn’t enough to make me squeal like a piglet in a mud bath……it was totally stocked with the good stuff!!!
So, I’m pretty much in bubbly heaven.
You know, the kind that burns a little when it goes down?
If I can train this fridge to freeze just a little of the Diet Cokes when I put them in the back corner……can you imagine? I will for sure submit it for sainthood. WHEW!
Thank you, thank you, Diet Coke!
Thank you for being my buddy. Thank you for burning my throat just a tiny bit. Thanks for soothing my stress, and making my headaches go away. Thanks for being my date on WAY too many embarrassing college nights. Thank you for bonding me with my girlfriends. Thank you for congratulating me on my triumphs and hugging me with bubbles when I’m sad.
And thank you for this fridge. Which I will place in my
craft creative room….where she and I will make wonderful and inspired projects.
Inspired by bubbles.
*The Diet Coke Company really did give me this fridge. Which was amazing. But they in no way asked me to write about it or promote it. I did this purely to say thank you, and to express my undying love. Which is TOTALLY genuine!*