J and I have been in Kalamazoo all of a few hours and where do you think our first stop to eat was? We’re kind of moving in trips. My brother has helped me everytime I’ve had to move (and it’s been quite a few times) and he can’t get up here until Oct. 17. It’s not a huge deal because our apartment has a ridiculous break penalty (if there’s any legislators reading this, after you solve the budget, you should look into this…besides the two months rent, they’re charging us $20 A DAY for 60 days because we didn’t give them 60 days notice…re-f^%king-diculous..and not spelled out in the lease, so it comes out to 4 months rent) so we’ve got the Lansing apartment until the end of October.
We made the first of two trips with our cars loaded down. After unloading and doing some organizing, we realized it was after 3:00 and we hadn’t had a thing to eat all day.
It was no surprise to me where J wanted to go. I’m surprised I even asked.
Sonic Drive-In in Portage is one of five Sonic’s in Michigan. It’s just off Westnedge on Romence Road. I didn’t look up the address before leaving. I guess I just assumed it was on Westnedge. For some reason, I happened to look to my right while we were sitting at a light. We almost missed it which would have been catastrophic…we may have ended up in South Bend before we realized we had went too far.
We pulled in Sonic then found a stall. Wasn’t too hard. There actually weren’t very many people there. I was really craving the Jalapeno Cheeseburger I had at the Sonic in Oregon, OH, but it wasn’t on the menu. Instead, I just got a SuperSonic Cheeseburger, Fries, and a Sprite. None of the Sonic drinks were really sounding good to me, so I went boring.
J ordered a Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger with tots and a Cherry Lime-Aid. It was happy hour so our drinks were half price. This is going to be dangerous. When we get totally moved in to the new place in Kalamazoo, this Sonic is going to literally be five minutes away. Maybe it will lose it’s appeal, but I doubt it.
Anyway, I swiped my card for the $12 it cost us for lunch. A few minutes later, the carhop came out with our bags of food. Again, we ran into the moral question of tipping our car hop. For some reason, it never crosses my mind and J didn’t want to make a big deal out of it with her standing right there, so we didn’t. I know we really should because she is a waitress in a way, but it’s also fast food which is why I never think of it.
Anyway, our food was good. Sonic good, but to me, it’s still just fast food. J is still in love with the place and once again, loved her Cherry Lime-Aid. She was a little bummed they didn’t hook the cherry to the top of the glass like they usually do, but it was at least in the cup.
The thing about Sonic is that it’s a good, quick meal and that’s what we needed today. We’re really stressed out over the move and taking a break with something that makes J happy is always a good thing. Like I said, my gut feeling is the people at Sonic are going to get to know us very well over the next few years. I don’t know how I feel about that yet, but I know J is happy.