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Love it!!

And itโ€™s Rรถkka Kiosk, ร…land Islands, Finland.

The locals would skin me alive (and make me into a hotdog ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚) if I didnโ€™t point that out ๐Ÿ˜†

Iโ€™ll have to share with you the Finnish filet (a giant hotdog baked in the oven with cheese stuffed into slits made in the sides of it!) Itโ€™s fairly awful but very cheap. Made Finland the happy country it is today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜„

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Uh-oh, Iโ€™ll edit in the post! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Aug 29, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

There is a lovely gallery/gift shop down the street from where I live. In the window is an apron in a complete "hot dog" motif. The apron is black, and all the hot dogs are in bright colors! ๐ŸŒญ

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Sounds right up my alley, Pam! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒญ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ

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"The F-mobile." It's 100x better coming out of Annette's mouth ๐Ÿ˜‚ I am still laughing at this

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We 3 have to get together soon! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš—

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Yes, please.

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Thanks for explaining the meaning of "dog days of summer". I had no idea and my birthday falls squarely in the middle. My husband hunts and a local butcher makes venison hot dogs for us. Entertaining stuff, as always.

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Thanks, Vicki, my birthday is in the โ€œDog Daysโ€ July heat, too! I bet those hot dogs are so good!

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Such a fun post, Jolene! Itโ€™s a rare hot dog I donโ€™t like, especially when the dogs have a snappy bite. Jolene and Annette in an F-Mobile--sounds like a unbeatable comic duo to me! Stay cool and far away from steep cliffs though! ๐Ÿš— ๐ŸŒญ

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Thank you, Ruth! Iโ€™m hearing sitcom music ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš— ๐Ÿคฃ

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I'll be fine, because, unlike Jolene, I'm afraid of heights. She's the one you have to watch out for!

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๐Ÿคฃ

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When I was young I loved Weinermobile sightings but I've just never been a fan of hot dogs.

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Iโ€™d love to drive cross-country in one. As a passenger ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš—

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Get your coat on, Jolene. I know exactly where the Wisconsin Historical Society keeps theirs, and I'm sure they won't miss it for a few days . . .

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Weโ€™re like the Thelma and Louise of processed meats. ๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš—

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THE THELMA AND LOUISE OF PROCESSED MEATS ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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I honest to God see the three of us in the F-mobile driving around, Agents of Chaos ๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿš— pulling into various towns to visit Substack writers who are hiding in their homes as they see a giant frankfurter on wheels approaching, blaring the โ€œThreeโ€™s Companyโ€ theme song ๐ŸŽถ

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I mean, you had me at the F-mobile (or rather, Annette did), but now Agents of Change? I'M IN.

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Oh my!!

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๐Ÿ˜‚ hi, Alison, weโ€™ll drive over to see you!

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Okay, we need to change the ending, though, because I think the WHS will want their Weinermobile back . . .

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Well, obvi ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ

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Nobody can be perfect, Kate. No Weiner pie on the horizon? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Wiener pie ๐Ÿฅง dear god ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I love good sausage. I think it was the Oscar Meyer wieners we ate as a little girl that did me in. Although if that were all that was available to me and I hadnโ€™t eaten in days, Iโ€™d be glad to have them. My dislike, Iโ€™m embarrassed to say, is a first-world issue.

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As I like to say, we live in the First World, so what other kinds of problems would we have? โค๏ธ

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Fair enough.

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I mean, you have to admit that Weinermobile sounds more tasteful than EffMobile. Oh, wait, that's not what they're calling it?

Never mind.

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๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you for capturing the zeitgeist, my friend!!

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Now I've got it, where do you want me to put it?

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Oh, just put it in the F-mobileโ€ฆ

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Aug 29, 2023ยทedited Aug 29, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Okay, even by my minimal standards, that was wince-inducing. Thanks for the shout-out, Jolene. ๐Ÿ˜€

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My Pleasure! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Loved your article and Ed๐Ÿ˜˜-thanks for the hot dog recipe- oh- and did I mention that I love you too, JoJo๐Ÿค—

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๐Ÿค—

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We have been eating no nitrates hot dogs all summer with sauerkraut and mustard and itโ€™s been a DELIGHT. Thanks for always bringing us back to the most special parts of the simplest nourishment Joleneโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Aww, thanks, Christene, glad youโ€™ve been enjoying, love sauerkraut on hotdogs! ๐ŸŒญ(And mustard, always) โœจ โค๏ธ

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my mouth is literally watering looking at that pic of a Vienna beef dog ๐Ÿ˜‚

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You can take the girl out of Chicago, but you canโ€™t take the Chicago out of the girl! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒญ

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Aug 30, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Hehe, yes, so glad to see Bunnings Australia listed ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€

Also, I had no idea that was the origin of Dog Days! Today I learnt something. Thanks Jolene ๐Ÿ™‚

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I didnโ€™t know either until I did this piece and googled it, Nathan! ๐Ÿ˜‚ And thank you for Bunnings! ๐ŸŒญ Congrats once again on being featured! โœจ

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Aug 30, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Thanks Jolene ๐Ÿค—

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So much hot dog love ๐ŸŒญ

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Itโ€™s everywhere, Julia ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Aug 30, 2023Liked by Jolene Handy

Thoroughly enjoyed, Jo. I'll have one, "I went overboard" with my dog, please and thank you.

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๐Ÿ˜‚ Kay, I luv ya!

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Always an enjoyable read, Jolene. Happy to see Lafayette Coney Island on the list. And thanks for the reminder about the Honey Deuce. Iโ€™ll be enjoying one this weekend while watching the tennis ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿน๐Ÿˆ

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Thanks to you, Lafayette Coney Island is included, Domenica ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™ll be enjoying a Honey Deuce, too, cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚!

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A very nice dose of joy was delivered by this tale. I love tennis both playing and watching. The US Open is destined now to my attempting to master the making of the honey deuce cocktail. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Thank you, Mark! I hope you enjoy the Honey Deuce, cheers l! ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐ŸŽพ

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Iโ€™ll add two more to the list:

๐ŸŒญRedhot Ranch on Western Avenue, RIP.

๐ŸŒญAttmanโ€™s Bologna Dog in Baltimore, MD

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Added! Thanks, Mia! Hope all well!

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