After 30 or so years of what led to a pretty bad habit, I finally quit drinking soda. When I was at my weakest, I would have at least four 20 oz. Diet Cokes or Diet Dr. Pepper’s every day. Have you ever seen the YouTube video’s that show what happens to a penny if you drop it into a bottle of coke? It does really yucky things that should have had me and any other sane person swearing it off forever. But drank I did. In my cage match with soda, I was the defeated one.
There is now a tattoo on my left arm with the phrase H2O. It has three different meanings. Meaning one, I love Hall & Oates. Meaning two, I love H2O in the form of baths. There may be an addiction there actually. Meaning three, every time I wanted to have a soda going forward, I would remember that I branded myself with H20 to remind myself that water was the healthier option. I haven’t had a drop since.
Am I defeated still? I had to get a tattoo in order to stop drinking something that I knew to be incredibly unhealthy. You tell me.
Two months before I got the tattoo, I met my future wife. She was a gem and I knew I had to get my act together in a few ways in order to ensure a healthy future for us. To this day, she thinks the main reason for me getting the tattoo was my love of Hall & Oates. Their initials are H and O and they are 2 people so there is that. Plus, I have seen them 40 times in concert and they do have an album titled H2O. But their kiss is not on my list, hers is. She was my main reason for getting the tattoo and more importantly, my soda deterrent.
We have all had tattoos, symbols and changes we take in or take on because we are inspired by someone that touches our head and our hearts. Just the same, we have all had our Diet Coke’s.
What were some of yours? This inquiring mind would love to know.