When we walked down to the lobby the concierge said “Can I help you ladies?”
I said: “Yes. This might sound strange, but I am looking for the Wienermobile.”
All three of us stifled back some laughter and he said “Actually, I know exactly what you are talking about and it was parked out front earlier.”
I was excited. When I woke up that morning I saw this from my hotel room window.
I know. It is kind of stupid, but did you know that they don’t just let anybody ride in The Wienermobile? I know this because the commoners who were walking by (and by commoners I mean people who weren’t at my conference) weren’t allowed on. But the wiener lady let Laurie and I get into the giant hot dog!
We’re laughing like that because the wiener lady would not stop saying things like “Does one of you want to sit shot bun?” and “We’re all wieners” and “It is bunderful.”
Really. She did. And she did it deadpan.
And she didn’t stop as we drove around Houston.
To be frank with you it was fairly surreal.
The wiener lady gave me these stickers. That said “I tweeted from the Wienermobile”.
So I did.
And it was good.
When we got back to the hotel we ran into Tanis and took some more pictures because 1) It was a blogging conference and that is what we do and 2) IT WAS THE FUCKING WIENERMOBILE!
You would think that that would be the end of my story, but you would be wrong.
When I got back to The Four Seasons I ran into my new friend Paula who had hours earlier uncovered a Wienermobile conspiracy! Paula had been for a wiener ride (not a euphemism) earlier and she asked the wiener guy about the Wienermobile that crashed into a house in Wisconsin last July. He denied that it was a crash and instead the weenie driver backed up under somebody’s porch and got stuck, but FOX News reported the driver lost control.
And the video is gone.
Paula is a self-proclaimed sausage expert. I’m not kidding. She had almost as many sausage related anecdotes as the wiener girl had hot dog puns (or hot dog buns if you will). Cover up? Conspiracy? Story nobody cares about? You be the judge.
Either way, I got to ride in the Wienermobile.