Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's Your Drink Stop!

Dear Girl at Sonic,

I hate your freaking guts.

Remember when I asked for caffeine-FREE Diet Coke? Remember that? Remember how I ordered one large REGULAR Diet Coke and one small caffeine free Diet coke with limes? And an Oreo Blast (trademark)?

I didn’t tell you I was bringing those drinks to my friend JKirk who just had a baby. I DID tell you to make SURE that it was caffeine-free.

Was it caffeine-free?


Do you know how I know? Because I felt perkier and then crashed later. Because even though I drank only about half of my small drink, my poor baby could NOT get to sleep last night. You made me curse like a stevedore last night as I realized what happened. Ok, so I made me curse, but Other Half had to hear it and I think his ears are singed.

Baby tried, and tried, his little red-rimmed eyes and puffy face should HAUNT YOU for the remainder of your days.

Baby was EXHAUSTED...

because of YOU,


You’re on my YOU KNOW WHAT list.


BowlerGirl said...

OH MY! I feel you wrath all the way here in Jersey. I think I can arrange to have the Sonic Girl "taken care of. . ." if you get my drift. I knows those kinds of peoples now.

Azúcar said...

ShelBell that's why I love you. You can make things happen.

Thanks to the Sonic Girl, I actually went online and researched the half life of caffeine in milk. Yeah. I needed to have that information in my head. SIGH.

In case you're wondering, the 23 mg of caffeine I unwittingly consumed has a half life of 14 hours.

April said...

Yarg. She should get a sonic punch to her stomach.

sue-donym said...

You are the only other person I know who knows what a half life is. And that is why I like you.

Sorry for the buzz. Did you write the company? I'll bet they send you coupons, so you can go back there and get the same crappy service next time.

Azúcar said...

Sue, if you like that, you would have loved the conversation Other Half and I had the other day where he argued that the “1+3=Friends” formula on Proximo’s onesie couldn’t be something you solve for because most of those variables specifically mean something, like ‘n’ standing for numeration.

While my argument was that no matter what the variables stand for, at some point, all variables like that are arbitrary. They could just as easily have you solve for a picture of a sea horse as solve for ‘x.’ He said right, but in the case of numeration, ‘n’ actually stood for numeration and that made sense. I said, no matter what (being a post-modernist at heart) it’s still just someone deciding that ‘n’ was going to stand for something.

April, I knew you’d understand.

Engineer: martha corinna; Conductor: j. bradley; Restless Riders: norah corinna, lucia louise, j. abram; On the Caboose: tequila the foxdog said...

I was wondering what the half life of caffeine in milk was. My 7 month old isn't sleeping and my 2 and 4 year old wake up during the night as well lately. I don't know what's going on.
Anyway, in my weary state, I've considered some caffeine. Thanks for the info, guess it's not a good idea.

Azúcar said...

The happy news is that the older the baby gets the better at metabolizing caffeine they get. So, the half-life in a 4-9 month old is 3-7 hours, instead of 14. Check out the chart.

In other news, still no caffeine for me.

fijiangirl said...

If blowergirl's peeps can't make the trip, I know some peeps right there in Provo who could take care of things for you. It would be a traditional, warrior style but suffering none the less. I think you should get Oreo Blasts for life, personally delivered to your door!

compulsive writer said...

So sorry.

And do not get me started about Sonic.

I just need to learn to build my own Strawberry Limeade.

Cindy said...

They serve caffeine free soda at places? I can't wait to get back to Utah.

~j. said...

you want i should thump her for ya?

Sonic Girl said...


Tiffany said...

Get the Cherry Limeade slush next time. And go during happy hour so it will be half off :)

~j. said...

ps - all the YW in my ward work at Sonic.

jeff with a j said...

Looks like someone won't be getting a Christmas card this year.