In the process of hunting for old pictures of dear Miss Kudzu, I came across some pretty shocking photos. I figure I should go ahead and get this one out in the open on my own terms; I wouldn’t want any skeletons coming out of the closet in case I ever decide to run for office or something. Brace yourselves:
Your eyes do not deceive you: I was captured on film drinking a Pepsi back in 1992. I’m so ashamed! There’s clearly no accounting for taste in 9-year-old girls.
Though I don’t think anyone needs context on the never-ending Coke vs. Pepsi debate, it is helpful to know that, as a born and bred Atlantan, I was indoctrinated from an early age as to the unquestionable superiority of Coca-Cola products. No doubt my brother-in-law, father-in-law and one of my dearest college buddies — always on the losing side of the soft drink showdown — will relish this most unfortunate slip-up on my part, recorded for posterity.