The universe has sent me the most resounding validation I could ask for. It's enough to turn one religious. After my round of feeding my new posse I found it. The Nectar of nectars. Sustenance in the form of sweet liquid cocaine. My friend, confidante and not-so-secret lover. In the land of the parched, I have found Diet Coke.
The monkey with beverage shirt is yet to fail me :)