Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Chick Inn
I've only been to the Chick Inn a couple of times, mainly because my kids never wanted to go there. I couldn't understand what they had against a drive-in restaurant, but they always seemed to think it was a bit sketchy. And admittedly, it is a bit sketchy, but that shouldn't stop people from having that very Richie Cunningham experience. What would have become of Jenny Piccolo if Ralph Malph hadn't spilled his shake on her at the drive in? Or what about the car hop on skates who dropped their burgers and ended up sucking face w/ Potsie up on Lovers Lane? That's classic Americana. I decided today that I wasn't going to ask them if they wanted to go... we just went. I got the fish dinner w/ a chocolate-peanut butter shake. The shake was absolutely delicious (though a bit filling) while the fish was shit. Stephanie got a Paul Bunyan Burger and onion rings which were damn good. In hind sight, I wish I'd gotten the deluxe grilled cheese. The kids loved their dinners which came in the cardboard 1950something Edsels that look just like this one but are small & made of cardboard (w/ fries & a grilled cheese/chicken nuggets sticking out the top. After years of resisting that place, they are now hooked. I guess it's time to download "Rock Around the Clock" so they can get the full effect. Speaking of DLing tunes for the kids, I just made a disc for Solstice of Hannah Montana tunes (also w/ an Ashley Tisdale & the Jonas Brothers tune) so then Aiden wanted one too. He didn't really know a lot of songs though, so I had to improvise. I knew he dug the "Weird" Al Star Wars songs, but then I also found a cool jazz version of the Super Mario Music and the Overture from Indiana Jones. He then asked for some Ozzy Osbourne. Apparently, one of the characters on Hannah Montana (Jackson for those of you in the know) dressed up like Ozyy on a recent episode so the kids think he ishilarious w/o really knowing who he is. I DLed "Iron Man" and "Crazy Train" & they're both lovin' them. It's pretty funny to enter the room & see my kids rocking out to Sabbath.