Sunday, August 3, 2008

In-N-Out

Yes I know that this picture was posted on my wife's blog. Yes, I understand you don't get it, let me explain it to you.


In-N-Out is not only the best hamburgers for the dollar, it is a place for great memories. I can remember many a time hanging out with two of my best friends, Dan and Tim. We would hop in either their escort or if for some reason my Mustang actually worked, we would ride in it. We would head over and for about $5.00 we would order a 4x4 wild style, fries and in my case, a strawberry shake. We would sit around and shoot the breeze. Nothing particular, just whatever. Dan and I usually would strike up some kind of random conversation. It used to be he and I trying to talk Tim into whatever scheme we were concocting that night. As time went on and I became L.D.S. the tables turned a little, I became the invited rather than the inviter. Dan and I were persuasive together, and stubborn against one another, but we agree on In-N-Out.


When I go home, (still won't give up the idea that I am a Californian) we eat there. I was lucky enough to get to go in Vegas, and now visiting my in-laws in St. George won't be so bad since they have one too.


I believe the conversion of my wife to hamburgers from only chicken took place in an In-N-Out in Barstow. I was on vacation with her family and she whined that we couldn't go there. Luckily for her and our relationship she still liked me enough to do something I wanted. Now I am glad to say, she enjoys an In-N-Out just as much as the rest of us.


I guess to wrap it up, In-N-Out for you tastes just like a hamburger, for me it is a memory stirring, mouth watering piece of perfection.


My only request to In-N-Out, as a poor starved man, is that they stop selling the shirts! Every now and then a person comes walking a long with one on. My stomach screams every time, "Why do you love her more than me?" Of course it speaks of my wife, who insists that we not move to California and live like all the rest of the Californians who can't afford the house they live in, at least not for a hamburger.


P.S. I sometimes think I should cut off little Scotty from visiting rights to the cool cousins when he sends me his smug little face on a postcard to celebrate MY birthday. Good thing for him he has an In-N-Out down the street, probably with a view of the beach.

11 comments:

scrap chair potato said...

It's true, I only ate chicken sandwhiches until that day. I am glad I tried it. There is just something about an In-N-Out burger... even if you aren't a Californian.

McD said...

You mean if you aren't a Californian YET.

Erika said...

How can your wife swear off California? Doesn't she know its Zion???

BTW-the Birthday Card did just what it was supposed to do. Convince you to PLEASE come home :-)

Emily said...

Yummy. At least I have Chadder's now. I don't think you tried it. You probably have yourself convinced that there is nothing like In'n'Out, but I promise, it's exactly the same.

Scooter said...

I have like 5 of those shirts, but they are all old and stained, so you won't see me in them too often (oh, plus I live 1000 miles from you).

I had a friend who would get a 4 by 4 at In-N-Out when we were teens: that's four patties and four pieces of cheese. I just gained a pound thinking about it.

Michal said...

ahhh, in-n-out. i actually can't tell you the last time i ate there, but it is the only fast food burger i will touch. when i lived in utah, i would always hit an in-n-out as soon as i hit vegas, and usually had two in a weekend home. but now, knowing that i can have one any old time . . . i guess i'm just not a fast food eater. (unless you could little caesar's 5 buck pizza, which is the cheapest way to feed a family fast!)
nevertheless, the smell of an in-n-out burger is irresistible and if i have one, i always wish that i'd ordered two burgers and then feel ashamed of myself that i'm such a glutton to want two of them!:)

Michal said...

lol at mcd's comment to scrappy. you could come to the northern part of the state. our beaches may not be as good, but we still have in-n-out and the homes are only twice as much as in oklahoma!:)

Adriann said...

I'm with you mcd, no matter how many places I live in my life and how long its been since I actually resided in CA, I will ALWAYS be a Californian, and I will ALWAYS be loyal to In-N-Out. BTW - darn you for posting about In-N-Out and me reading it during lunch time! Its more than a burger for me too, its definitely TONS of memories and nostalgia. Sniff.

Adriann said...

In-N-Out, In-N-Out, that's what a ham-burger's aall about!

Tara said...

Oh Dear - you had to post this. That is the best picture of an in-n-out moment ever.
Woe to me… I live 3000 miles from the nearest In-N-Out.

Diane said...

Coming soon to Orem, Utah, taking the place of Joe's Crab shack....an Authentic In-N-Out Burger, unlike that rip off place in the north of Utah county! Come and get your fix next yar on the way to Heber!