Fitbabe, I have the same problem, I hate diet sodas, especially diet pepsi and coke. I suggest as far as diet sodas go, try diet rite and diet 7up, those have been the least offensive that I have found.
A great drink that I do like is crystal light lemonade flavor with just a splash of low-cal cranberry juice. The juice gives it a little kick but it still turns out to be only like 10 calories per glass. I love it - only problem is it isn't very easy to take with you to work unless you have a big fridge where you can store a pitcher. Good luck and keep posting! If you find a good diet drink, please share, there are a bunch of us with soda addictions on this board!
PS where in california are you? I'm orange county.