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Aug. 10th, 2005 @ 02:42 pm Oh yuck
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Distraction: someone else's conference call
Someone I work with suggested that I might want to try a Redbull knock-off - red rain. He even provided a can of said beverage (should have been my first clue - he didn't want it!).

It is vile! It reminds me of the liquid I had to take for a bowel prep before my surgeries. The burning esophagus is not quite as pronounced and I'm hoping that it doesn't have the same effect on my intestines. I left the can on my desk, and mistakenly took a second sip - my co-workers did not appreciate the scream of disgust.

He claims that it is better if the drink is chilled, but I'm not risking it. I'm also thinking I'll never try a Red Bull. Why in the hell would people actually drink these things?

ps - I just looked up Taurine - it was first isolated in Ox bile - need I say more?
Who does she think she is?
kiss a dementor
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From:puffmattie
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I think I've seen that stuff. I always thought about trying it instead of the expensive Red Bull. To me, Red Bull tastes like bubble gum. I'm not a huge fan, but I can't say I hate the taste. It certainly wakes me up better than anything else.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 10th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
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oh - sure - another one trying to suck me in to trying it! Well it isn't going to work mister! I'm on to you now. :)
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From:puffmattie
Date:August 10th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
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LOL! Moutain Dew actually makes a better energry drink called "Amp" that I can tolerate much better than Red Bull.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 10th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Heh - Mountain Dew (the regular stuff) doesn't even have caffeine in it in Canada. It's just a neon green softdrink. I'm at a loss to explain it's purpose.

I'll have to see if Amp is sold here.
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From:puffmattie
Date:August 10th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Whoa! Mountain Dew without caffeine?! That's sacreligious! In the states, it has the highest caffeine of most any soda.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 11th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
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I keep meaning to test the full on caffeine version when I'm in the US. There used to be some rule up here that only 'colas' could have caffeine in them, so for a long time none of our rootbeer was high test either.
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From:puffmattie
Date:August 11th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
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That is just not right! What's the point of drinking sodas without caffeine? Mountain Dew is loaded! I want one now. Hm.
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From:irisheyes77
Date:August 10th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
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I'm also an Amp fan.

Is it called Red Bull because of the Taurine? Like Taurus the Bull? (I know this sounds stupid, but never made that connection before).
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From:neeroc
Date:August 10th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm guessing yes.
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From:puffmattie
Date:August 10th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
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I never thought of the bull thing. Hm, that actually makes a lot of sense. Now if only the Red Bull commercials actually made sense I'd be a lot happier.
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From:running5k2day
Date:August 11th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
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They give the little cans of Red Bull before my husband mountain bike races... I've never seen anyone actually drink the damn thing...I always take that as a hint. You know you made me laugh-I can see you making faces while drinking that yucky stuff.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 11th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
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It was disgustard!

I had to go back to my office tonight, and the can was still on my desk. The smell of it had me making those faces again *g*
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From:sunnyb68
Date:August 18th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)

Hey

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Hey Maria
I have been trying to contact you to see how you are? I hope all is well and you get this, how was your trip?

Luv Brandee
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