Ride The Wienermobile

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.

Weiner Mobile


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!

It was actually this funny.

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”.

I did. I tweeted from the Wienermobile.

So I did.


And it was good.

What? The Wienermobile is totally metal.

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.

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  1. i saw that tweet. i was jealous. i can admit that. i need to start attending these things. the fun never ends!

    oh, and i totally smell a wienermobile cover-up.

  2. I saw the tweet too. I’m not sure if I was jealous, but it was definitely awesome.

    I used to work on a cruise ship with a woman who had previously driven the wienermobile. It sounded like a pretty cool job.

  3. To be frank with you (HA) it WAS very surreal. However, everything about it is my favorite. I’ll save my photo comments for the Flickr.

    You did not tell the people how the wiener girl, like a Marine on duty or a palace guard, wouldn’t fold under your interrogation, which was beautiful.

    It was indeed a ride to relish. I think I might have to write about it from my side of the bun.

  4. Also I just noticed the hotdoggerblog URL and it started again. I never laugh in the morning. Never. I’ll have to start every day with this and the Shakira video I guess.

  5. a friend of mine from high school drove one of those around with a guy who looked just like Eddie Vedder.

    On an unrelated note, I was driving with Olivia yesterday and when the radio scan hit a Metallica song she yelled, “I want that one daddy!” I’m so proud :)

  6. Hot dog!!! Sounds like you had a great time!

  7. I now have Hot Diggity Dog stuck in my head. DAMMIT.

  8. Frank Sucks says:

    saw it when I was at Mardi Gras (more than a) few years back. It was earning it’s beads.

    But isn’t this post contributing to thousands of little kids choking? Did it have a warning label????? :-)

  9. I see another commenter beat me to it, but I wanted to give you kudos for “to be frank,” also. Nice.

  10. I’m really wishing that I’d taken a ride in the Wienermobile myself. Those pictures are classic.

  11. I used to live in Madison, WI, very close to the Oscar Mayer building. One day, I was just lying on my couch when I saw something drive by outside. “Am I high or was that the weinermobile?” I asked myself. I was not high and for the next two years, I would regularly see that delightful vehicle drive past my house. I never got to ride in it, though.

  12. Well this was a FRANKTASTIC post baby.

    Was a pleasure sharing a moment amongst the wiener with y’all.

    Here’s to the next wiener we share…

  13. That is all very exciting, but all I can focus on is that Laurie is wearing FLIP FLOPS! In February! And you have no socks on!


  14. You lucky bitches!

  15. Wow…that Weinermobile…now that’s accomplishment.

    Also I was glad to see that the weinermobile was wheelchair accessible…way to go Oscar Mayer

  16. I saw the Wienermobile drive by once — it is my only claim to fame. That said, it is so obvious how much you are trying to look like you’re not looking down Redneck Mommy’s top. 😀

  17. I’m so jealous!

    There is a weinermobile at Greenfield Village near our house, and a couple of years ago, we sent out holiday photos of us taking a bite out of it.

  18. Sarah, I’m just glad you got out safely. .

  19. You and Laurie have all the fun.

  20. I am jealous.

  21. Is there just one? There was a Wienermobile parked on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin last week. My boss got a photo of it as an example of the random joys of working at a university. My personal favourite is the Free Hugs Corps.

  22. Also? The Weinermobile is very slimming. Or maybe I mean you wear the Weinermobile well. Or the Weinermobile is flattering to your figure. Hell. What I mean is, you look great in these pics!

  23. I kind of hate you and Laurie right now (while at the same time I adore you, of course). I want to ride in the Weinermobile, too!

  24. Did you ride the weiner a long time, or was it a quickie?
    I am so jeals. One time I saw a huge rig with three gigantic, ten foot tall Hershey’s Kisses.
    That is so funny about the Weinermobile crashing. Would have been funnier if he backed out and in again. And again. And again.

  25. Ok. I have never heard of a wienermobile. We don’t have Oscar-Mayer hotdogs in Australia and I still found this pretty exciting! You live the high life.

  26. 1st of all…Cristin!!! DAMN funny!! Thanks!

    2nd…I HAVE seen the weinermobile!!! It was on one of our glorious expressways here in the Chicagoland area…and I swear to God,I squeed like a 12 year old!! (I was probably 40 or so at the time!) The bad part was I had all 3 of my kids in the car….”OMG guys!!!! DID YOU SEE THAT???”
    You can imagine their response was a tad less than enthusiastic! “Yeah Mom…we saw it”…and then they patted me on the head and told me to hurry up and drive them to where they wanted to go! My son was the only one who was even slightly impressed…but he’s a boy and they are all about weiner stuff!

  27. (1) I am so jealous.

    (2) I would have had a really hard time not making sex related weiner jokes. Just reading your post makes me want to do that.

  28. you are too cool, Gabriel and I are totally jealous! what did the kids think?

  29. OBSESSED with the Weinermobile.

    Me, not you.

    I have sent several letters requesting that they be my transportation leaving my wedding. So far, no one has answered.

  30. OMG..I’m so jealous! I want to ride in a wiener too!

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