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Question #32: Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurge!

Note: this post is part of today's Spirit of America challenge. To find out what's going on and what you missed already and how to join in, please start here and scroll up. All the questions are in one happy place. Regardless, I still have about 70 questions to answer to get to 100, so let's get busy. surge_logo.gifSome have come by email, some by comments - I'm going to do my best to get to them all, except for any questions that contained the words condom and ass in conjuction with each other. Yes, there were two. Two. 33. How long can a female blogger survive on caffeine, chardonnay fumes, and no sleep? I'm not sure, but I did a similar study right after my divorce. For 32 days, I survived on a diet of coffee, Surge soda, mini snickers bars, cigarettes and insomnia. On the 33rd day, I fell asleep. For three straight days. I would think that Chardonnay fumes the questioner is huffing would cause the pass-out day to come sooner. Also, I wasn't blogging at the time, but I was logging about 23 hours a day in chat rooms and on instant messenger. I highly recommend taking a break at day 20 in order to avoid that 33rd day burnout. Did anyone else have a fondness for Surge soda? Sure, it made me piss green, but it shocked parts of my brain into awakening that had been dormant for years. And yes, my hair stood on end and I shook like Katherine Hepburn, but damn, that shit was good. I really hate soda. But Surge was more than soda. It was No-Doz in beverage form.


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I was partial to Jolt Cola (all the sugar, and twice the caffine) in college... could not then (nor now) do the Dew.

Cripes...how do you drink that stuff without feeling like your teeth are rotting?

Well, I've never been much of a sweet tooth so I guess to each his own.

Mountain Dew and Skittles.

I used to make a party drink called "It's green" 1/2 surge 1/2 lime vodka. yum!

Well, I've never done IM/chat rooms and hate soda, but some maintain Chardonnay is nothing but soda pop for nascent alcoholics anyway.

Since I haven't figured out how to mainline coffee I may have to try Surge.

I have moved onto frozen charleston chews, coffee and diet ginger ale. I think my IM hours are up there and I always have a back up phone charging:)

I too miss Surge. It's more than a soda, it's a way of kick-starting your brain w/o using controlled substances!

You can tell the hard-core Surge addicts - they have that mentat (of 'Dune' fame) look about them, except their lips and teeth are greenish instead of dark red... ;-)

Done 'Jolt' and 'Dew' too...

P*ss Poor substitutes, in my opinion!

And Remember - I'll go to $150, if you're up to it.

Ummm, that was a reference to how many questions I'd match, but you probably knew that... ;-)

I try to stay away from caffeine in the afternoons, since I'm awake half the night as it is.

But for long-distance drives I love Coke (regular or Cherry--but not diet).

Or at work I'll go ahead and have some green tea to keep from falling asleep.

Wow, surge -that brings back memories of college - I drank that stuff by the case my Freshman year of college.

It was funny that my friends would compare it's taste to urine, yet come finals time would be hitting me up for cans...