Sunday, January 08, 2006

Must... Raise... Blood... Sugar...

For reasons that aren't quite clear to me, The Fates decided to allow me no more than 37 minutes of sleep last night. I exaggerate, of course, but only very slightly.

Needless to say, I am tired. It's not even noon yet, and I am already calculating what time I can crawl into bed tonight. Days like this call for copious amounts of

trademark name
Cheerwine is a soft drink produced by the Carolina Beverage Corporation of Salisbury, Nort Carolina. It has been produced since 1917.

Cheerwine is fairly unusual amongst sodas for what the company calls its "cherry taste and rich burgundy color."

Cheerwine is available in most of the southeastern United States, from southern West Virginia south to Florida. However, as of late 2002, the beverage is now also distributed in Norway through Oslo-based American Marketing. There are plans to expand distribution to the rest of Scandinavia in coming months. In April of 2005, other regions of the United States began to bottle Cheerwine; mainly through Pepsi distributors. The first area outside the traditional market area was Quincy, Illinois. Other areas added recently include Burlington, Iowa; Duluth, Minnesota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"Cheerwine." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 2005. 08 . 2006.

Cheerwine is a taste that, once acquired, stays with one. The company even has a craving support group on their website. There's also an unfortunate plug for the American Red Cross which makes one briefly mistake the image of bubbling soda for blood.