One reason last week’s Tuesday Stand Alone Statement featured a statement from my wife was that she thought the one I had planned (specifically “If you drink so much pop that you think you need to drink diet, you drink too much pop”) made me sound too . . . . judgmental or self-impressed or something. But my real post motivation with that statement was that I’m bitter about how many times diet pop (which makes my mouth feel vaguely like I’ve just eaten wax fruit) is the only choice available.