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iluvsurge220
09-28-2005, 08:53 PM
I know that we have different people of many different ages. Teenagers up to elderly. Whenever I read posts by people, I wonder how old they are. Just because I would like to know how long you have been around and stuff like that. I'm having a hard time explaining myself, maybe someone can help me, but anyways I would just like to know the ages of you all if you feel comfortable with sharing your ages. It would just give me a better picture of who you are when you post something. So, if a teenager posts something and has pics of all these old bottles and what they have to say is very detailed and what not, if I wanted to reply and I knew it was a teenager then I would know how to reply and I may be able to ask them a question that someone there age would know. Sorry I will quit rambling on about this.

iluvsurge220
09-28-2005, 08:53 PM
Oh I forgot to post my age. LOL!! I'm 18 years old and in college.

Mr Zabe
09-28-2005, 09:05 PM
Age is just a number. LOL

Ok, I understand your point. I'll tell you what, I'll tell you some things about myself. I was born before the cell phone,microwave oven and the CD music system. I drank TAB out of the bottle with dinner.
Farah Faucet was the first TV star that I was in lust with as a grammar school kid. Finally I remember that when I was a little kid that we had a Black and White TV.

I was born in the year 1963.

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AzRocks
09-28-2005, 09:11 PM
actually im 14 today! today is my birthday!

CaffeineBoy
09-28-2005, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by AzRocks:
actually im 14 today! today is my birthday! I was 14 on the fifth, for anyone who wants to know.

Mello Yello Luver
09-28-2005, 09:38 PM
I'm 19 right now. Just became an Uncle a couple of weeks ago. Man I'm starting to feal old. Sigh..... I just don't have the energy that I used to have.

My sleeping hours: 4AM-4PM LOL!

Mr Zabe
09-28-2005, 09:44 PM
Heck, I average 4-5 hours of sleep a night.
I often pull all nighters with no problem.
Maybe that's why I love Mountain Dew and maybe Vault. LOL

Congrads on being an Uncle. smile.gif

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PSOmasterX77
09-28-2005, 10:34 PM
Umm I turn 16 november 20th

Look In The Tunk
09-28-2005, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Mello Yello Luver:
I'm 19 right now. Just became an Uncle a couple of weeks ago. I became an aunt when I was three months old.

My sleeping hours are usually 2 a.m.-10:30 a.m. I'm a loser, and I feel horrible about it. I'm trying to get back in school in January.

Dr. Galaga
09-28-2005, 10:44 PM
My goodness Zabe - these kids are about half our age!


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Mr Zabe
09-28-2005, 10:52 PM
I did not want to say that but yeah, it's scary. LOL It's cool because, I learn so much from all our board mates. smile.gif I do feel like a relic. LOL

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RunWithDaLilGuy
09-28-2005, 10:59 PM
23, last semester of college

yankees26mlb
09-29-2005, 12:06 AM
18.

ramonazo
09-29-2005, 12:24 AM
I'm 23 too and I just finished my college in June, but I'm still working there...

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mjb1124
09-29-2005, 12:27 AM
I'm 20 (going on 21) and in my last year of college. And I have similar sleeping habits to Anita, but it doesn't bother me. :D

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iluvsurge220
09-29-2005, 12:28 AM
This is cool. I would have thought that there would be a bunch of adults on here but it's really more people my age. Teenagers and stuff. This is cool!

Android
09-29-2005, 12:47 AM
me 34

da987
09-29-2005, 03:19 AM
I'm 30, I thought most of the people here were in their 30's. I don't know if kids here in England are really that interested in sodas. I myself have been interested since 1985 when I started collecting Coke cans and bottles.

Although I am a dedicated Coke product consumer, I am also really interested in other brands as well. If anyone want's to read a good book, try and find one called "The other guy blinked" by Roger Enrico. He was the President & CEO of Pepsi USA when he wrote the book back in 1986. It is a really interesting read, and you can learn alot about soda history. I bought my copy from eBay.

BottleBoss
09-29-2005, 10:31 AM
My age? I is 34.

wonkapete
09-29-2005, 12:18 PM
32 here.. been collecting since I was 12 yrs old.

karks88
09-29-2005, 03:43 PM
I'm 27, will be 28 in just a couple of weeks.

the saint
09-29-2005, 04:10 PM
35...Dang I am old. I have been working in the soda business longer than some of you have been alive.

jmyjunk
09-29-2005, 04:33 PM
Old enough to remember Pepsi free.
Old enough to Remember Coke. (not classic)
Old enough to remember Like Cola.
Old enough to remember Crytal Pepsi.
Old enough to remember Crystal Pepsi with citrus flavor.
Old enough to remember Tropical Pepsi.
Old enough to remember 2 litres with metal caps.
Old enough to remember 2 litres with the additonal plastic cups on the bottom.
Old enough to remember Minute Maid Orange.
Old enough to remember Coke products in 20oz glass bottles with styrofoam (not paper or plastic) lables.
Old enough to remember "Team" Lemon/Lime.
Old enough to remember 7up Gold.
Old enough to remember taking the Pepsi Challenge (and know which was coke and pepsi)

Old enough to remember.....COKE IS IT!

Ok, I'm 29 and some change. (almost 30 ;) )

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Mr Zabe
09-29-2005, 04:45 PM
OMG....I'm old enough to be some of your fathers.LOL Gosh I wish this thread was about something else like how many ass pimples do you have. LMAO -0- ZERO

I remember when ice cold Cokes were $0.85 at the Chicago Cub games. As a young kid a cold Coke and a $1.25 hot dog was way better than the action on the field. Yes, I appear to be the old fart of the board. LOL

Look In The Tunk
09-29-2005, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by jmyjunk:

Old enough to remember Crytal Pepsi.
Old enough to remember Crystal Pepsi with citrus flavor.
Old enough to remember 2 litres with metal caps.
Old enough to remember 2 litres with the additonal plastic cups on the bottom.
Old enough to remember Minute Maid Orange.
Old enough to remember Coke products in 20oz glass bottles with styrofoam (not paper or plastic) lables.
Old enough to remember "Team" Lemon/Lime.
Old enough to remember.....COKE IS IT! I remember all those. I'm 22. I remember in Kindergarden we made Easter Baskets (yes, the word "Easter" was used!!) out of the plastic cups on the bottoms of 2 liters. The best baskets were from the kids who brought in the green ones from Sprite bottles.

I remember seeing glass 20 oz bottles until I was 9 I believe. But I think at this point, they were in the plastic, stryofoam had gone out when I was real little.

I had a litte padded cushion you brought when you went camping with the girlscouts or whatever with the "Coke Is It!" logo on it. Mom got it at the thrift store for me.

I remember Minute Maid orange in the black and orange cans and when Michael Jordan used to promote the soda

Was Crystal Pepsi Citrus flavor the first version of Crystal Pepsi? If so, that was good. I remember when Pepsi Twist first came out I was reminded of it, and then Pepsi had to mess Twist up just like Coke did with Diet Coke With Lemon.

Mr Zabe
09-29-2005, 05:03 PM
My first real job out of college was at a large company that had a large Coca Cola machine. I had the job(little did they know that I was a pop freak LOL) of filling the machine.

Minute Maid orange was the third top seller next to diet coke and coke. The amazing thing (this was around 1981 or so) the company only charged 10 cents a can. The pop was a employee fringe benefit. I had to restock that machine twice a week,the company had around 75 people. Some people like myself were drinking 4 pops or more a day.

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wonkapete
09-29-2005, 05:12 PM
Great memories..

I also remember Pepsi Free, Pepsi Light, Crystal Pepsi.. RC 100.

I also remember when Diet Coke came out.. then Cherry Coke. That was the best, new drink ever! Then New Coke came out and everyone rushed to the stores to buy up all the old Coke because the New Coke was so awful! I still have a 6 pack and 2-liter of the old Coke I bought at that time.. that's when I was in 6th grade!

I remember when plastic bottles came out. That took the fun out of shooting the glass bottles with BB guns..

I remember being a kid, stomping through ditches and woods, looking for soda bottles to return to the store. $.10 for 10oz. bottles and $.25 for Quart bottles. We would make some money. Our store wouldn't take them back with mud in them so we add to wash the dirty ones first. Every store had a wire bin in the front, where you dropped the bottls off, then went to the counter for your money. Also, we would buy a 10oz. Barqs root beer at the store, to cool off, and had to stay in the store to drink it. Otherwise, we'd have to pay an extra $.10 to go outside with the bottle!

ramonazo
09-29-2005, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by da987:
If anyone want's to read a good book, try and find one called "The other guy blinked" by Roger Enrico. He was the President & CEO of Pepsi USA when he wrote the book back in 1986. It is a really interesting read, and you can learn alot about soda history. I bought my copy from eBay. I have books too... all about Coke, here's my Coke-library:

-"La droga que refresca" (the drug that refreshes) by a cartoonist nicknamed Rius, is like a criticism to Coca-Cola.
-"Coca-Cola superstar" by Fiora Steinbach, actually I have it with the name "Coca-Cola, la historia del sabor" (Coca-Cola, the history of the taste)
-"For god, country & Coca-Cola" by Mark Pendergrast (spanish version).(I haven't finished it yet)
-"Memorias de un embotellador" (memories of a bottler) by Heliodoro Martinez Lopez (my granduncle, who was director of Embotelladora Aguascalientes S.A., the Coca-Cola local bottling plant, during the 50's and 60's)
-The 1994 (copy),1995 (copy),1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 The Coca-Cola Company annual reports.
-The 1997 Coca-Cola Enterprises Annual Report.
-The 2004 Grupo Continental Annual Report.
-BJ Summers' Pocket Guide to Coca-Cola.
-BJ Summers' Guide to Coca-Cola.
-...and the 2003 Coca-Cola de Mexico citizenship report.

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Mr Nethead
09-29-2005, 06:18 PM
I'm nearly 22 but I still look 16. All that soda must've given me a babyface.

pepsidew
09-29-2005, 06:37 PM
26

Irishpepsi04
09-29-2005, 07:20 PM
85 cents!!Wow. The lowest price at Red Sox Fenway Park I can remember was 70 cents for a Sprite. LOL Brian


Originally posted by Mr Zabe:
OMG....I'm old enough to be some of your fathers.LOL Gosh I wish this thread was about something else like how many ass pimples do you have. LMAO -0- ZERO

I remember when ice cold Cokes were $0.85 at the Chicago Cub games. As a young kid a cold Coke and a $1.25 hot dog was way better than the action on the field. Yes, I appear to be the old fart of the board. LOL

Hacksaw
09-29-2005, 08:19 PM
I'm 46.

I remember being in 5th grade when 12 oz. cans went up to $0.20. When I was in High School 10 oz. bottles went up to $0.25. This was from vending machines.

Yes, I can remember when cyclamates were banned. They were an artificial sweetener, and the ban threw the soda business for a loop. I was in High School when they banned Red Dye #2, another panic moment for the industry.

I've seen sodas come & go. Pepsi Light, Nehi Strawberry, Fanta Red Cream, Crystal Pepsi, and others. They used to have the full Canada Dry lineup around 1970 here. Now you can find only about 2 CD flavors here.

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ramonazo
09-29-2005, 09:07 PM
This makes me remember my childhood...
http://www.crowncaps.net/pictures/mx/used_other/mx-00024.jpg http://www.crowncaps.net/pictures/mx/used_other/mx-00159.jpg http://www.crowncaps.net/pictures/mx/used_other/mx-00171.jpg
I remember that I used to collect crowncaps, this was my favorite pastime...

Note: they're not mine...

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Mr Nethead
09-29-2005, 09:55 PM
I remember when the regular retail price for a 12 pack was only $2.99. LOL... I guess that's not much of a memory but it's all I can come up with at the moment.

drpep
09-29-2005, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by wonkapete:
I remember being a kid, stomping through ditches and woods, looking for soda bottles to return to the store. $.10 for 10oz. bottles and $.25 for Quart bottles. We would make some money. I remember those days. That was when $.25 was a lot of money for a kid (mid 70's). I could get 2 packs of baseball cards.

TaB
09-29-2005, 10:26 PM
I'm only 14 - seemingly eons younger than the rest of you.

Mr Zabe
09-29-2005, 10:35 PM
Hey, don't say that. You(your age group)is the life blood of the soda pop industry. Your opinions,your experiences with new things and your experiences with the "MTV" generation are all a part of the soda pop industry.

I mean in 10 years or so you could be a marketing manager for a big account at lets say Pepsi. You will bring all your experiences to your work. Do you see where I'm going. You young people are vital to the growth and health of the industry.

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DJ HawaiianShirt
09-29-2005, 11:47 PM
I'm 21 and still in college.

Yes, Zabe is old enough to be my father, and I secretly wish he were. ;)


SEV smile.gif

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Dr. Galaga
09-30-2005, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by drpep:
That was when $.25 was a lot of money for a kid (mid 70's). I could get 2 packs of baseball cards. I also remember buying Star Wars cards. Were they 15 cents or 25 cents a pack?

Also when all the pop I drank was from 16 oz. returnable bottles....

Chad.
09-30-2005, 12:28 AM
I am 21, i didnt realise how many younger people were on here!

da987
09-30-2005, 03:20 AM
Hey Ramon,

My library consists of:
-The Real Coke The Real Story by Thomas Oliver
-Coca-Cola Superstar
-The Coca-Cola Company An Illustrated Profile 1974
-Beverage World - Coke's 1st 100 years.
-The Life & Legacy of Roberto C. Goizueta
-Annual reports 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, & 2004
-I also have quite a few Coca-Cola Bottler and Journey magazines.

Does anyone out here work for Coke? If so do they still do the Journey mgazine? I used to love that.

Mr Zabe
09-30-2005, 04:11 AM
Oh my!!!!
I was so into baseball cards. Heck I even tried to chew that thin piece of card board gum that came with each pack.

I some what ashamed to admit this. LOL I was really into Wacky Packs. For 25 cents you got 12?? far out wacky cartoon like characters that you would trade with your friends. I believe it also came with gum. I had to con my parents into giving me some pocket money so I could get a few Wacky Packs and a cold Coke. I would ride my 3 speed banana seat "bad ass" bike to the local liquor store for my seedy purchases. LOL

When I was around 14, this same liquor store use to sell me smokes. I thought that store was my den of illegal pleasue.

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Acheron
09-30-2005, 08:39 AM
27

By rock legend standards, I should be keeling over any day now.

the saint
09-30-2005, 09:23 AM
Speaking of things you remember as a kid and the rock legend standards...I am so old I remember my father taking to see Elvis in concert, no not an impersonator, the real live fat Elvis in 1976.

JACK
09-30-2005, 01:58 PM
Like some others..I am just plan old

I have been in the soda business for 22years..

I remember Diet Dr Pepper in blue bottles and I loved it then too

iluvsurge220
09-30-2005, 03:53 PM
I love hearing your alls stories from your childhood. Theyre really interesting. I never thought this topic would get to this but I'm glad it has.

drpep
09-30-2005, 08:12 PM
I still have my Star Wars cards from the first 2 movies and I still have all my Wacky Packs from that period. I remember one WP series where the Loggs (Leggs panythose) card was the only one keeping me from completing a set.
The one thing I wish I saved was 2 paper grocery bags (we had no plastic then) full of bottle caps. Most were Utica Club Beer or Black Label beer from my grandfather. I do remember taking trips to Myrtle Beach and waiting for someone to service the vending machines. I would ask for all the bottle caps. For those to young to remember the soda was in glass with the non twist off crown and you used the machines built in opener to pry the cap off. The cap fell into a receptacle and waited for me to claim it. I then had about a 1/2 hour worth of sticky caps to sort thru.

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Mr Zabe
09-30-2005, 08:17 PM
Do remember that the trick to those metal caps was to pry them off so that you could push them back on solid. LOL Once again my Mom was the victim of my pranks, I use to drink the bottle of TAB and then put the cap back on and place the bottle back in the cardboard 8 pack holder. Mom would be smoking her cigs and reach in for an empty bottle. Ok even back then I was a smart ass. LOL

boodoo
10-05-2005, 10:23 AM
My age?

How about a 10oz returnable Coke bottle for $0.10 each?

How about gas (with lead) for $0.25 per gallon?

How about 3 loaves of bread for a dollar?

How about a McDonalds commercial that featured a burger, fries and beverage for under a buck?

In November I will celebrate the 18th anniversary of my 29th birthday!

Mr Zabe
10-05-2005, 11:29 AM
LOL,
Somes looking back hurts. LOL
Do you remember the big deal it was when McDonalds started to serve breakfast. We all thought that fast food breakfast was state of the art. LOL

jblaviback
10-05-2005, 01:05 PM
In November I will celebrate the 18th anniversary of my 29th birthday! Does this mean you are almost 47? :confused:

Mr Zabe
10-05-2005, 01:22 PM
Just my two cents.

What is it so bad with being 47. Age is just a number.

True story I was buying my weekly Pepsi fridge pack at CVS a few weeks ago. The clerk and I started to chat, just because we both were enjoying a laugh.
We started chatting about MTV and other new stuff on cable TV. He asked me my age. I said guess, he said that I was 27. I told him I was 42 and that he just made my day. He told me he was 18.

My point is you are as young as you think you are. If you stay current and keep up beat, you will forever be as young as you feel.

47 is just a young puppy in my book. smile.gif

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Tahitian Treat
10-06-2005, 01:42 PM
I remember 16oz returnables being introduced.
I remember cyclamates.
I remember named Mountain Dew bottles.
I remember cigarette ads on TV.
I was part of the "Pepsi Generation".
I remember horizontal metal vending coolers where you snaked the bottle through the maze and pulled it up after putting your 0.25 in the slot.
Out of that case would come either a Frostie Root Beer or a Grape Barqs.

45 and feeling a lot older smile.gif

jblaviback
10-06-2005, 02:07 PM
I am 16 and feeling youger!

jblaviback
10-06-2005, 02:09 PM
Edit: Younger!!!!!!!!! :cool:

xJABBERWOCKx
10-06-2005, 02:33 PM
I remember going to Kentucky Fried Chicken (not KFC) and getting chicken littles and a nice Mountain Dew to wash it down with. And I remember going to Taco Bell and getting a Strawberry Shortcake kids meal with cinnamon twists. The food kinda made me sick, but the delicious taste of Mountain Dew stuck with me for all my life. And I guess a nice bean burrito still hits the spot when I'm in the mood.

I also remember when Bevnet used funny letter grades instead of the "5 star system" (to assuage the narcissism of the brands they rate)

I'm 21. I first started posting here when I was 15 years old.

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PepsiBlue
10-07-2005, 01:31 AM
I am 20, will be 21 dec 8th

Gotta love the soda's!
worst soda i have ever tasted in my life
Pepsi Kona
then again i hate coffee.

DrPepper86
10-07-2005, 02:01 AM
18 here

boodoo
10-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Yep. Age is time, and time is relative, and I don't like too many of my relatives!

RunWithDaLilGuy
10-07-2005, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Chad.:
I am 21, i didnt realise how many younger people were on here! i think it's the influence of the savesurge.org boards that drew people over here.

Mr Zabe
10-07-2005, 05:24 PM
Gee I thought it was the cyber bad ass cement skate park and the cyber 200 foot BMX jump that attracted our young crowd. ;)

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