Sunday, October 10, 2010

Where’s the Beef?

When I was little I was round.

You know, as opposed to now…

at 34 I am a svelte super model : )

Try not to be jealous.

Anyway, back to my young round self : )

My Grandparents lived in Swengel, Pennsylvania.

My Daddy took my sister and I to visit them sometimes on Saturday.

Well, one time, we stopped at a rest stop on the way.

Wendy’s was in the middle of a campaign called

Where’s the Beef?I-Heart-Faces-Beef-Photo-Challenge I was the lucky recipient of a

bright blue

 “Where’s the Beef?” t-shirt.

I was in 2nd grade.

I thought it was the absolute coolest shirt on the planet.

Oh yes I did.

So, imagine with me if you will,

a VERY round little girl

sporting this t-shirt stating

”Where’s the Beef?”

I am sure it was a sight to behold.

To this day I wonder why my Mom didn’t hide it from me.

I would include a picture,

but it’s an I Heart Faces week,

and you know what that means?

Only one picture!

I told Juan and Kaishon we had to go out for lunch today

because I needed a beef picture.

Thank goodness I live with such good sports!

Do you have any beef stories?

Do share!where's the beef 2

74 comments:

Colleen: said...

I'm sure you were absolutely adorable in your bright blue beef top!!:)
Such a fun story, thanks for sharing!:)

Life with Kaishon said...

Trust me Colleen, Adorable is NOT the word for what I looked like in that shirt! I must find a picture to include in a post this week. Just imagine a very round child with a shirt that says "Where's the Beef?" in gigantic letters....
Not pretty at all : )

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Lovely shot...and YUM!!

I went with a little something different this week...it is beef-related...and with a face! :o)

Marla said...

That burger looks delicious! :)

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Marilyn said...

I bet that was the coolest shirt ever and your Mom is cool to understand how you felt about it. Beef? In Oklahoma? Ha! Everywhere you look!! Yum

Matty said...

I remember that commercial with Clara Peller, the woman who had that famous line.

My beef story was one day in college at the cafeteria. I got my plate, put in on my tray, and found a seat. I took a bite of the "beef" only to realize that it was liver. ACK ACK and triple ACK! Needless to say, I did not finish my meal that day.

SarahinSC said...

I seriously should not have looked at that picture. I NEED a cheeseburger now! I'm 34 too and remember the "Where's the Beef" lady in the Wendy's commercial!

TechnoBabe said...

It probably didn't look as bad as you think but you are more critical of your own self like most of us are.

Brian Miller said...

oh man...i am hungry now...
and a cute story...perhaps the round little girl knew she would be a supermodel...smiles.

Angela said...

Great photo!! That hamburger looks so good but I have to settle for my toast I am having for breakfast!

Kristina P. said...

I don't know if I have any stories, but man, I could eat hamburgers everyday of my life.

Jason, as himself said...

This particular beef looks deelicious. I'm starving right now.

I would have LOVED to have seen a little you in a Where' the Beef t-shirt!

Brooke said...

that burger looks divine!! :)

jlo said...

I bet you rocked it! ;)

Karen Deborah said...

Actually I do. My mom had 3 sisters all of them had very large bo hineys. At one particular family gathering they sstood with their arms leaning against a split rail fence with some cows on the other side. They had husbands and brothers who couldn't resist; they had to say it. Where's the beef?

Ashlee said...

Makes me want to go to Red Robin lol :)

Ashlee said...

Makes me want to go to Red Robin lol :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

My number one favorite food is a hamburger!
I thought your story was soo cute-
I don't have a 'beef' story, but in second grade I won the class guinea pig at the end of the year...so far, that is the only thing I have won. Serious.

Kimmy said...

Mmmmm....that looks mighty tasty!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Been so long since I had one of those. YUM! I so wish you would have posted the other pic though. How cute you must have been. I remember that campaign. That makes us kind of old doesn't it:)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I so remember that ad campaign and the old woman who stared in it :-)

Now I want a burger--with bacon, onions, lettuce and swiss :-)

Hope your week is great. jj

Tracy P. said...

Red Robin???

And you mean Wendy's isn't using the "Where's the Beef?" campaign anymore? I would swear I saw that last week. Time flies when you're having fun.

Diane said...

I think I was in middle school when that old lady wanting to know where the beef was came out and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen on television! I'd love to see a pic of you in that shirt. I am SURE you were cute! :)

lifebythecreek said...

HA! You and I BOTH used that catchphrase... and I am SO jealous that you scored a shirt! If you still have it, it could be a valuable commodity, especially since Dave AND Clara have left the building (so to speak). You always have the best stories, AND the best pictures. Oh my... that is one YUMMY lookin' burger! I started to post a restaurant shot, but then hubs fired up the grill and ... well, the steak, it messed with my mind. I'm so glad IHF provided you with a great excuse to go out to eat.... :<) You done good.. I think the Beef people will like you very much.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I want that burger!!! I have a beef story but no pictures. Cooked two cabernet pot roasts all day in the crock pot for a party today and we left them out on the counter all night!!! Had to make a Trader Joe's Run this morning at 8am so we'd have food for our guests!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't imagine you not looking cute at any point in your life!!!
That burger is looking great...and I already had a big dinner!

TOLIVER FAMILY said...

thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments. i've been following your blog for a while. love your pics and your writing style. your love is for kaishon is definitely evident!!! take care!

Rachel said...

What a great shot! And I am totally holding you to posting that one of you :)

I am a second-time follower. I was wondering why I wasn't getting your updates and the darn widget apparently had ignored my first follow request. Stinker :)

Marvett Smith said...

Great image! I love the light, and it looks delicious. Great job!

Wanda said...

Awh....another reason why I love you!!!(I mean the you in the t-shirt - not the svelt-model you. She's just all fluff.)
:-D

Danielle said...

Bahaaa!! I want to see you in that shirt, i bet it was fabulous! I want one for myself! Looks like you can still purchase one for now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-w-tags-vtg-1984-WHERES-BEEF-SHIRT-thin-M-L-/250708167893?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3a5f5f0cd5#ht_2609wt_977
Here's a little crazy tidbit about myself. I NEVER have lettuce on my burgers, I feel like I'm eating crunchy ants. I know I'm weird. Salad? Yum, but on my beef? No WAY!

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Your photo is just absolutely perfect Becky (and it's making me hungry!)

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Oh great. I REALLy.... REALLY want a burger right now. :D

Great photo!

Terri said...

Becky.... your are so cool!!!
I just love your posts and your beef picture....awesome

Have a great week!!!

Anita Johnson said...

Oh yum! I thought I was putting on a little weight because i'm getting older, now I will blame it on blogging. We, OK maybe just me, really want to see the where's the beef tee!

Marryam said...

love this fun post! :) that is a huge burger...hungry now!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, I'm sure that Angie and Amy would turn a blind eye just this once if only to see that shot of that shirt you got! ;p

skosh said...

Now THAT'S a burger to match the fab story. Here's to being 7 and only caring about your cool new T!

Hilary said...

I think you should include the photo.. and another one of you now. You know, a BEEFore and after shot. ;)

Erika B said...

That is a funny story. You really painted the picture! Love your beef shot as well. It makes my mouth water.

Erika B

TidyMom said...

OMG I'm not a burger lover.....but THAT burger looks DELICIOUS!

Funny story....I had a hard time doing this post with only one pic too! lol

GREAT shot!

Mental P Mama said...

I love your mother...and now I'd like a burger for my breakfast.

Kelly said...

You're making me giggle!

Lori said...

I am sure it doesn't look as bad as you think...we are each our own worst critic's. Now that you've made me hungry for a juicy burger with onions, gaucamole and blue cheese crumbles I will say that I hope you are having a marvelous Monday dear beautiful supermodel. :)

Kelly said...

Oh gosh! I've been craving a burger for a week...this might just push me over the edge!!

Mariah said...

This one is my favorite!!! Love beef!

Sarah said...

LOVE this Becky! And suddenly starving... :)

Mighty M said...

Now, you can always post the picture of you in that shirt TOMORROW! :)

Maddy said...

I'd be an AWESOME sport too if it meant I got to sample of that tasty burger ;o) And I agree with the others, the "Where's the Beef" T-shirt photo has to come out of hiding ;o)

Sarah said...

You are hilarious!!! I love the story about you and your cool t-shirt :) And I love the picture of Juan -- really great shot :)

Casondra said...

Thank burger looks DELICIOUS!!!

I love your story, makes me think back to my childhood and I laugh to myself at some of my clothing choices and wonder why my mother let me out of the house. lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment.

followingsplendor said...

I have to say...that burger looks amazing and I am not hungry!

This picture is great-but I think the 'where's the beef' picture would have been great too:).

Dena said...

I remember when that was such a huge thing, where's the beef, lol.

The burger looks so good right now.

Jabacue said...

Where's the beef? All inside those two buns by the look of it! I bet that disappeared really quickly!
Jim

gretchen said...

I used to love those commercials and i am sure you were precious in your shirt. :) That is one good looking burger!!!!

gretchen said...

I used to love those commercials and i am sure you were precious in your shirt. :) That is one good looking burger!!!!

gretchen said...

I used to love those commercials and i am sure you were precious in your shirt. :) That is one good looking burger!!!!

Barbara said...

YUMMO!

Michelle said...

what a great picture! it makes me hungry and it's one of my favorites for this week's challenge. great job!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I remember that from back in the day! Oh the things our mom's let us do! You are one of the most beautiful women I know!

Corine said...

What great sports you have... to be willing to go out and eat a big beautiful burger so you could get a photo. ;) ...Looks great! :D I wish I could reach through the computer and eat one too! lOl

jennykate77 said...

I so remember that campaign. Shoot, I often say that from time to time still. That shirt WAS cool! You're so cool. I love the pic!♥

Liz said...

Awww...I am sure that you were the cutest!

jeffkny said...

That burger looks absolutely perfect! And your photos are true to how life can be in the summer...fishing, swimming, a fun! Apple pie? OMG!

Kare said...

lol great story, great picture!

lifebythecreek said...

GAaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! You won the $250 gift certif! I can barely type!!!!!! I am SO excited for you.... hoooooray!!!

Catherine said...

Woo Hoo!!! You Win BEEF! Congratulations!!!

Tracy P. said...

Wow you won!!! I'm sure there are often lots of random mouths to feed around your table, judging by the millions of precious faces in your photos. No one could use it better! Have fun!

Terri said...

No lie Becky...when I went to check who won the Beef contest I immediately thought of your picture and there it was!

Congratulations Becky!!!!!!!

Colleen said...

Congrats on winning the gift certificate! Now you KNOW where the beef is! :)

Michelle said...

thank you for the nice comments on my blog :) i can honestly say i was suprised to win. i thought there were many photographs that were superior to mine. yours being one of them. i was also suprised you weren't in at least the top ten...but hey, you got a great gift certificate! enjoy all that beef! :)

Tezzie said...

Congrats on the win!!!

Raymonde said...

Congratulations on winning! xxx

Rosina said...

Becky!! I'm sorry I'm late--but congrats on your win!! This sure is an amazing photo--it makes me hungry for it! Congratulations again!!

x's