The Diet Pepsi Addiction Project

I drink a lot of Diet Pepsi. Like, a lot. Some would say I am addicted. I would not disagree with that.

I don’t really know why, but I’ve decided to start documenting my addiction. On any given Friday, my desks both at work and at home tend to be covered in empty Diet Pepsi cans and/or bottles. Sometimes I’ll stack them in a high tower–a temporary monument to how much I’ve consumed throughout the week before I collect them up to toss in the recycling bin.

This is a bad addiction that I know I need to break. I’ve already resigned myself to the possibility of a future in which I contract aspartame-related cancer. I had this crazy thought that maybe if I start posting photos of my addiction, it’ll help me to realize how much of a problem I have. Or something.

We’ll see how this goes.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here’s an older one I dug up from the archives to start things off. I’ve since replaced this desk, but my new one is still littered with a similar-looking stack of Diet Pepsi cans every week.

Diet Pepsi Cans

Friday, October 5, 2012

The owls sit silently near my collection of empty Diet Pepsi bottles, judging me.

Diet Pepsi Bottles

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even completely finish a bottle before starting a new one.