Friday, April 11, 2008


Congratulations to Justin!! You are the Dr Pepper Museum April FAN OF THE MONTH!! Justin was nominated by his good friend Belynda who had this to say about why Justin should be the FAN OF THE MONTH:

"I have a good friend who was born with Cerebral palsy. His Name is
Justin. He just started collage and is having a little bit of a hard
time because he can't use his hands to write and not many of his
classmates want to help. However he does love living on his own! He
has been a Dr Pepper fan since he could drink . He is the bigest fan I
ever met. You would crack up if you read his myspace. "i like dr.
pepper" Male 19 years old. His name is Justin on myspace. It has Dr
Pepper all over it.
His dorm room is covered with nothing but Dr Pepper Stuff."

Thanks for your nomination, Belynda! It has become clear to me that Justin is extremely devoted to Dr Pepper! Here are a few things he has written about Dr Pepper:

Justin's Dr Pepper Questionnaire

Name: justin
Birthday: when i had a sip of my first dr.pepper, i was born
Birthplace: houston
Current Location: in the kitchen drinkning a dr.pepper
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: brown
Height: no clue
Right Handed or Left Handed: left
Your Heritage: i dont know but i sure do like dr.pepper
The Shoes You Wore Today:
Your Weakness: dr.pepper
Your Fears: coke fanitics
Your Perfect Pizza: dr.pepper
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: work for dr.pepper
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger: brb getting dr.pepper
Thoughts First Waking Up: man, i want a dr.pepper
Your Bedtime: whenever
Your Most Missed Memory: your last dr.pepper
Pepsi or Coke: I HATE YOU
MacDonald’s or Burger King: DR.PEPPER
Single or Group Dates: double date with dr.pepper
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: dr.pepper
Chocolate or Vanilla: dr.pepper
Cappuccino or Coffee: dr.pepper
Do you Swear: no, i dont say coke
Do you sing: only for dr.pepper
Do you Shower Daily: in dr.pepper
Have you been in Love: with dr.pepper
Do you want to go to College: U of D (university of dr.pepper)
Do you want to get married: yes, to dr.pepper
Do you believe in yourself: i only do when im drinking dr.pepper
Do you get Motion Sickness: ya, without MY dr.pepper
Do you think you are Attractive: i think dr.pepper is attracted to me
Are you a Health Freak: im a dr.pepper freak
Do you get along with your Parents: no they drink coke
Do you like Thunderstorms: yeah when they rain dr. pepper
Do you play an Instrument: i blow bublles in dr.pepper
In the past month have you been on : dr.pepper
In the past month have you gone on a Date: i went to the movies with dr.pepper
In the past month have you gone to a Mall: ya with dr.pepper
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos: no i have drank a
truck of Dr.Pepper though
In the past month have you eaten Sushi: no but i have drank dr.pepper
In the past month have you been on Stage: ya, rocking out with dr.pepper
In the past month have you been Dumped: ya i dumped coke
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping: ya only when dr.pepper
isnt looking
In the past month have you Stolen Anything: ya dr.pepper
Ever been drunk: on dr.pepper
Ever been called a Tease: ya coke calls my name but i dont listen
Ever been Beaten up: no i beat up coke
Ever Shoplifted: ya dr.pepper
How do you want to die: drinkning a dr.pepper
What do you want to be when you grow up: dr.pepper salesman
What country would you most like to visit: anywhere dr.pepper is... i
will be there

Justin's Ode to Dr Pepper

While I sit the here drinking a Dr. Pepper I can’t help, but to think why I like thee so. It there when I got a unquenchable thirst, it there when I need a shoulder to cry on, it there when I’m lonely, and it there when the I need a little flavor added to my life. I guess you can call Dr. Pepper my soul mate. I can think of a world without it. The world would become flavorless, lonely ,and dark. I love Dr. Pepper till death do us apart.

Here are some pics of Justin and his Dr Pepper rooms!

I you are interested in nominating yourself or someone you know for FAN OF THE MONTH please email us at!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

10-2-4 Club Madness and TAM 2008

Wow, this blog is a two-fer today! Two exciting events happened last month that the Dr Pepper Museum staff always looks forward to: the 10-2-4 Collectors' Club Convention and the Texas Association of Museum conference. Both are great venues to network with other people who love the same things we do!

10-2-4 Collectors' Club Convention 2008

Every year Dr Pepper collectors from all over the United States gather in Waco, TX to share collectibles, information, and just good old fashioned Dr Pepper fun! The Museum always hosts an opening dinner, and this year we got to show everyone our wonderful new collections storage. Joy and Brian did an excellent seminar about drug stores and their relationship with soft drinks, and we are hoping to get the video of that up shortly. Enjoy photos and be sure to check out the club website on the links page of the Museum's website to find out more information about joining the 10-2-4 Collectors' Club!

Texas Association of Museums 2008

TAM always serves as a great professional development opportunity for the staff here at the Museum, and this year it was in beautiful Galveston, TX! Mary Beth was a speaker at a workshop about podcasting that was very well-received and has re-energized her to crank out some more podcasts and video blogs!! Everyone went to informative sessions and even had a little time for beach visits in between. There aren't any pictures of us in sessions because we were too busy listening and taking good notes, but here are a few to let you know what the feel of the trip was like. If you are a museum professional from Texas and are interested in attending this meeting visit TAM's website here. The Dr Pepper Museum's online exhibit Behind the Label: Cadbury Schweppes is actually TAM's featured exhibit right now, so be sure to check it out!

The view from our hotel

Mary Beth is very excited about the beach!

The beautiful Ashton Villa


Mary Beth as a roughneck at the Offshore Oil Rig and Museum