Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday 9: Sugar Shack

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Sugar Shack

This song was popular 50 years ago today. Hear it here.

1) In this song, our hero orders espresso. What's your standard coffee order?
Large, decaf, black coffee. It is amazing the variety I get when I pick-up my order; in the past I have gotten, pumpkin or cream & sugar or flavored coffee and worst of all caffeinated coffee because of a medical problem I can’t have caffeine. My order also got into morphed into various breakfast orders. I just don’t understand how “large, decaf, black coffee” became sausage egg and cheese, and hash brown with a regular coffee. It wasn’t like there was anyone going through the drive thru that they mixed up the order, I was the only one. Of course the fact that the staff was all standing around talking might had something to do with it.

2) Originally the phrase "sugar shack" meant a small cabin where sap from maple trees was boiled into syrup. So for breakfast today, would you rather pour syrup on pancakes, french toast or waffles?
NO MAPLE SYRUP! And no on pancakes, french toast or waffles, way too many carbs. No more than 40g of carbs per meal.

3) The name of the group that recorded this song is The Fireballs. "Fireballs" is also the brand name of a red hot jawbreaker. Do you like cinnamon?
Yes, I like cinnamon on toast (only 19g carbs) or on oatmeal (30g of carbs).

4) In 1963, when this song was a hit, newscaster Walter Cronkite was one of the most trusted and influential men in the country. Do you have a favorite TV newsperson?
Not really, but I usually watch CBS news.

5) The Rambler was named 1963 Car of the Year by Motor Trend, and their most popular model was a 9-passenger station wagon. What's the car of your dreams?
A Tesla Model S, a friend has one and it is beautiful when it is not burning.

6) The Zip Code was first introduced in 1963. How many different Zip Codes have you had throughout your life?
One. Not counting the years I was away at college.

7) What was the first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning?
Check my blood glucose (86 this morning).

8) Are you a good pool player?
No, but I do like to play once in awhile.

9) Do you actually make a wish when you blow out your birthday candles?


Anonymous said...

Yes--the drive thru is often an unintentional adventure for me as well!

Kwizgiver said...

I stink at pool but I am enthusiastic about playing.

I am Harriet said...

I think a lot like you when it come sto carbs :)

CountryDew said...

I seldom go through drive-thrus and am I don't think I am missing much.

The carb counting is interesting. I like the idea of limiting it per meal. I've been doing Weight Watchers for a while now, I always start having trouble this time of year, though. All I want is comfort food.

The Gal Herself said...

So you lived in virtually the same neighborhood your life! I think that's interesting.