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"Cocaine" Energy Drink: A Reflection on Legal Drugs

So today MSN informed me that 7-Eleven is yoinking a new uber-powerful energy drink called "Cocaine" from its shelves for its unconventional nomenclature. Yes, it's quite understandable why this drink is controversial, but doesn't this lead into a closer look at the role of caffeine as a drug? People often talk about withdrawal symptoms they get if they give up drinking caffeine for periods of time when their bodies are used to downing multiple servings of coffee or soda a day, but caffeine continues to exist for both young and old as an attainable stimulant.

I have not had much experience with energy drinks (limited solely to a Jones Energy Drink that tasted sharp rather than fruity), but their recent emergence into the mainstream market has come quite suddenly. It started with Red Bull, and now we have Cocaine, which contains three times the amount of caffeine as the former. Energy drinks come with health warnings on the side of the cans: Cautions: Contains caffeine. Not recommended for children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, caffeine sensitive persons or to be mixed with alcohol. Do not consume more than 500 mL per day (Red Bull). Granted, many drugs have health warnings that echo many of the same concepts. But such drugs are to cure aches and illnesses. What is the purpose of this caffeine? You want energy? Go to bed!
  • Current Music
    John Legend - Stay with You
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Working on my Philosophy paper and thinking about Kohlberg. Yay, morality!

And I'm becoming more radical. Go figure.
  • Current Music
    Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
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Hedwig & the weekend at home

Find the lyrics to or the actual song itself that I have listed for my music. It's beautiful.

So, I've come home for the weekend, and I do miss the college life. There's just something really nifty about living on campus. Though I also have fewer overall distractions here when it comes to getting homework done. Sometimes.
  • Current Music
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch - The Origin of Love
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Everytime I look on the Internet, I lose my mind. Because some things just deny. And I can't do anything about them because of unreliable cell phones. Nothing, nothing, nothing.
  • Current Music
    Gnarles Barkley - Crazy
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Hatha Yoga

There are yoga sessions being offered at Transy in two weeks on Tuesdays. Should be spiffy. I sent my check right away.
  • Current Mood
    hopeful doing stuff during break
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Comment Fishing

If you leave a comment to this post I will:

1) Respond with something random about you.
2) Tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3) I'll pick a flavor of jello that you remind me of.
4) I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5) I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6) I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7) I'll tell you something that I've always wondered about you.

If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.
  • Current Mood
    blah lonely when I read John's LJ
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Away from All

I feel so isolated and alone. Everything is a bit familiar, but still I have the feeling that it will only be a week, like FUP. I feel like I have no control over what's going on. But I don't want to regret moving into the dorms because it is good to live on campus (see Tasha's unhappiness over being forced to commute).

I'm okay with leaving my family. I just wish that John would make things easier, not harder. How could I not feel this way when there is little regard in the minds of others?
  • Current Mood
    sad sad