Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Signs of the Times: Tastee Freez
Summer is in full swing around these parts and for wacky tacky that means "Gidget" marathons, Beach Party movies, the Surfer Stomp, and delicious Summertime food! What says Summertime more than Tastee Freez? I ask you.
I will probably have to renounce my US citizenship for saying this, but I could happily abstain from every Thanksgiving dinner for the rest of my life and be gastronomically satisfied (the food is just a tad overwrought for my delicate palate). Tacos and Burgers are way more my speed, especially when advertised on a giant, orange, A-frame sign. I wish more burger joints would embrace the color orange. When did red and yellow become the sole representation of junk food? Don't you love the way the orange sign is anchored in the stripes of aqua and white tile?
I will admit that we didn't stop and eat at this particular Tastee Freez. We had probably just eaten, otherwise I would've found it impossible to resist whatever $0.99 Special that is peaking out from the sandwich board in the lower, right-hand corner. Appetite aside, there was no way that we couldn't stop to snap a quick photo of the sign. I honestly don't even remember where we were; the sign just popped up along the road on one of our meandering adventures through California. I'm still trying to watch the old waistline (or that place around my equator where a waistline would be if I had one), but every Summer vacation allows for a few moments of indulgence. Right? Am I right? Hello....
What are your favorite Summertime treats? Whatever they are, and wherever you are (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), I hope you find occasion to enjoy them on a beautiful, sunny day!
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