Momma Told Me: Bucket List Tuesday #58: The Oscar Mayer #Wienermobile

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bucket List Tuesday #58: The Oscar Mayer #Wienermobile

I saw the #Wienermobile, and you can too! Check out the http://hotdoggerblog.com
Momma Told Me: You can't just saddle a unicorn and fly into the sunset.

It's not every little girl's dream to parade around town in a giant hot dog on wheels? How odd I feel to learn this, as I recently found myself giddy with glee at the prospect of having such an opportunity this past May. You see, in out house, next to the kitchen fridge, is one of the two things that actually have holes in our wall- it was the first thing I picked out before moving, really. A giant tack-board I faced with cherry red poster board (to match me appliances, of course) and resolved to capture just a little bit of every adventure on. In just the past two years we have done a great job of coating it in admission stubs, concert tickets, photo strips, an wristbands- but few things stand out as much as my #Wienermobile stickers.
I saw the #Wienermobile, and you can too! Check out the http://hotdoggerblog.com
It's ironic, truly; I don't like hot dogs. Okay, I will tolerate them at social events such as backyard cookouts, but I prefer to eat my meat in the same form it came off the animal. But this retro-loving girl from Southern California fell in love with Oscar Mayer and all it sung for shortly after watching the first (and indisputably the best) Santa Claus, Tim Allen) movie. When that film came out on VHS I wore through the tape twice, and could recite the lines word for word- but what captivated me the most was the Weenie Whistle one of the main characters had so wished for as a child. I began asking my own parents about this famed food shaped whistle and quickly learned the Oscar Mayer jingles an resolved I would one day set foot on a giant, rolling, hot dog called the Wienermobile. (You just can't make this stuff up, folks.)
I saw the #Wienermobile, and you can too! Check out the http://hotdoggerblog.comI saw the #Wienermobile, and you can too! Check out the http://hotdoggerblog.com
You may recall last Winter I'd won a scholarship to #SoFabCon14 in Arkansas, my first real blog conference- and it just so happens one of the major sponsors was Kraft. As I headed out those double doors of the hotel lobby, and around the back to where the glistening giant wiener was parked, I felt my heart skip a beat with glee. I'm fairly certain I squealed a little- I was about to check off one of my oldest bucket list wishes. I suppose that should have made me feel old, and a little retrospective, but I was captivated by this image of Americana and my face glowed as I entered the top-fold bun door into what was a riot of Oscar Mayer Red and Yellow. It was pure magic.

I'm sure I'd expected the beautifully upholstered leather seats to smell like mustard, or the ketchup red floors to squish when I stepped (kids can create some amazing worlds in their fantasies.) While the Wienermobile is in fact a functioning vehicle, it does not disappoint on awesome; in fact, it may be even more awesome from the inside. My favorite touch is the painted 'sky' ceiling that reminds me of the Magical School Bus and simply tickles the child inside me but the hot dog steering wheel is pretty awesome too!
I saw the #Wienermobile, and you can too! Check out the http://hotdoggerblog.com
When I stepped off that giant rolling Wiener I was knighted in Wienerhood with the famed Weenie Whistle and a sheet of jingle music- no Santa Claus needed. In fact, there was a very friendly and chipper Hotdogger (the name given to the fleet of drivers entrusted with driving the Mobile and bringing magic to towns nationwide, waiting to greet me. We shall call her an Oscar Mayer elf. This elf asked me and several bloggers to sing the jingle on camera, or posterity, several times, then thee was the magical signing of waivers. It was all glorious, really- and who knows, maybe someday I'll show up in the Wiener web singling the jingle with my fellow sisters in mustard! If you'd like to track down the Wienermobile in a city near you, and kick this one of your bucket list, check out the Hot Dogger Blog!

What Daughter Says: I don't know, Momma, this was pretty darn close!

9 comments:

  1. WHAT?! NO WAY!! Gah, I'm so jealous! I LOVE seeing the Weinermobile every once in awhile and can't believe you got to ride in it! Haha, that so awesome!

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  2. That is so awesome. I have a picture from the outside, but didn't even think of getting inside - super cool!

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  3. I sincerely doubt that in my life I will ever have the opportunity to ride in a glistening giant wiener. I am beyond happy that this fulfilled a bucket list goal for you....

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  4. Love this! I hadn't ever considered what the inside of the Wienermobile would look like. It's actually much cooler than I would have thought. Now, a ketchup-scented air freshener would be the topping on the dog.

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  5. I saw the Wienermobile at my husband's college campus a few years ago, but wasn't lucky enough to go inside. Jealous!

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  6. Can I just say I am so jealous! I want the Weinermobile to come to RI! How cool is that and what an experience!

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  7. One time I saw the Wienermobile parked across the street from my UM dorm! I think I took a pic too :) very cool.

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