Just for the taste of it

Every now and then I have some awful dream where I’ve made some weird life choice and I’m regretting it. Sometimes I’ve married the wrong person or I’m stuck in a crazy job that I should have never taken. Other times I’m back in high school with one more class to finish to get my diploma because of some mix up. It doesn’t matter that I’ve already graduated from college.

The other night I dreamed that I was sipping on a can of Diet Coke by mistake. I had opened it up out of reflex after staying away from Diet Coke for five months — my last Diet Coke was on March 15.

To make matters worse, I was on my second can before I realized what I was doing. I had to start my streak over again. I was so disappointed with myself for not noticing what I was drinking. How bizarre.