Friday, June 1, 2007

Happy Hour

If it is between 2:30 and 4:30 PM any weekday afternoon, you can most likely run into me at our local Sonic. This is "Happy Hour" at Sonic which means that all fountain drinks are half price. I pull up into one of my favorite spots and this is such a ritual that I almost always pull up into one of three spots, am I the only one who is such a creature of habit? Then I push the magic button order my Route 44 Diet Coke with easy ice. I have learned over time at Sonic that if you do not specify "easy" ice your drink is almost 90% ice. If the kids are in the car with me I am usually feeling generous and order them a drink too, a small cherry limeade slush is usually popular with them. A new addtition to Sonic since we lived in OK last time is the fact that you can just pay with your credit card right on the menu, it is way too easy. Now this is the best part...in just few minutes the friendly carhop is practically running to my car with my little(I mean extra large) afternoon treat. If you are not familiar with my Diet Coke obsession read Vitamins in a Can?

I do not go to Happy Hour every day, probably only four times a week or so...enough. Not all Sonics have Happy Hour and not all advertise, sometimes it is just for the regulars who happen to be in the know. :) I am hoping that the kids aren't mentioning to their friends or teachers that their mom looks forward to Happy Hour every day, they might start to wonder.

10 comments:

Nancy G said...

Hey Guys! I finally have to comment on "Happy Hour"! Very dangerous since my favorite soda is Diet Dr. Pepper and they don't normally have it as a fountain drink at other places. Also didn't know about "easy ice"! See you at Happy Hour!

Meggo said...

I could use a happy hour after school some days! Ha! Love you! :)

a soldier's wife said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Ihope you'll come back to visit. I know I'm going to enjoy reading yours. I really enjoyed your tribute week and the pictures brought tears to my eyes. There is something about those homecomings isn't there that just can't be put into words?

I also love Sonic happy hour. I love to get myself a large cherry limeaid. Yum! I missed them so much when we were on the west coast. We have a Sonic just about 5 minutes fromt the main gate and if they don't know me by name yet, they will soon ;-)

Katie said...

I love the coke with a shot of vanilla, personally! :)

Katie P said...

I dont go to Sonic a ton, but they are on every corner here. After all these emails Im craving it!!
I even just had a diet coke ( had some leftover from a party) for lunch which I rarely do. Wish I was there to meet you and Nancy at Happy Hour!!!

JulieMonte said...

My favorite is an orange cream slush Yumm!! - The kids love them too. (By the way Beckham calls it songo) I also love a diet coke 2 shots of vanilla light on the ice but I am trying not to drink soda so I haven't had one in a long time.

Rich & Mel said...

Sure do wish we had a Sonic in SOMD. I would LOVE to have a Cherry Limeade right about now.

R:):):):)

Alycia said...

Oh, I loved Sonics back in the States! Enjoy a diet coke for me too at your next Happy Hour! I'll be sure to grab one from the Japanese vending machine for you too ~ who knew we could so easily bond over our drinks of choice ;)

Have a great weekend!

Rich & Mel said...

Did you have to rub it in?? We sorely miss Sonic. I love the strawberry limeades. You should see if they'll put some limeade in the diet coke. Now that sounds great!!

Have one for me!

Mel

Kate said...

NO fries to go with that?!
That is such a cute way to enjoy Happy Hour. Love it!