I don't remember when I stopped drinking soda, but I do know that it was before November, so I have had no soda or energy drinks in three and a half months now. When I started this I said it was going to be for the rest of my life because I cannot control myself when it comes to soft drinks, and too many of them give me painful bladder spasms. However, when I was in texass I saw one store that carried Bawls energy drink which I thought weren't around anymore....
Bawl Guarana has a special place in my memories as the first energy drink I ever had, somewhere between 2002 and 2003, and I relate it to furry because it was rare and esoteric: a cult drink for super geeks, so I was astounded to see somebody selling it at my first convention in 2004. For the rest of 2004 and into the next year, every time I would drink a Bawls, I would remember this connection of how everything that happened at MFM 8 was everything that I had ever wanted and needed and never had.
When a truly life altering event happens you remember everything about it, and smell is the strongest memory trigger. Funny thing is, it seems to work in reverse too; just by thinking about it, I can smell the hotel, my leather chair, my MFM 7 foam rubber can holder, and of course, Bawls. The last one is the only one consumable, but where as I have forgotten the taste of nearly every soda and energy drink, this one returns every time I think about it.
I know the truth of course that what I really want is the magic of being there at a convention with others like myself because where I live, although there are furries, most of them have black and twisted hearts.
6 years, 10 months ago
14 Feb 2012 19:12 CET