Happy Burger Day!

International Burger Hamburger Day Watercolor Illustration

As I was going to figure out something to sketch for our prompt of “Wheat” today, I received an email from a food truck delivery service announcing it was International Burger Day. So, I ended up sketching a burger on a wheat bun. Upon learning of this momentous occasion, I first ran upstairs to notify Philippe. I told him in a very grand manner as one might if revealing they’d just met a celebrity. My own enthusiasm was not met with equal strength and he just sort of shrugged, and then smiled. I guess this was the reaction I’ve come to expect, but I wanted him to immediately say we simply must have a burger tonight to celebrate. Perhaps some champagne, as that’s a perfect way to truly level up any celebration. Indeed, our burgers are normally of the veggie variety, but that still counts! Yet in the end, something was lacking in my presentation, as I don’t think I’l actually be getting that burger tonight, but I’m still holding out hope for the champagne.

Indeed, this was the least opportune time for such a festive day as we’re sort of on a diet. Or, at the very least attempting to eat healthier, lower calorie options as we shed pounds acquired during quarantine. Since we’re both still working from home, even our daily walks don’t provide quite the same number of steps we used to enjoy. And when I’m stuck at home all of the time, comfort food often becomes the most desirable option. There’s something about being so often indoors that makes it feel like winter all over again. Also, I haven’t had a haircut in over three months, keep forgetting to shave, and look like a crazy professor from a Scooby Doo mystery. It’s really not the sort of look that pairs well with a swimsuit body anyway. So, needless to say, I’m not terribly motivated on that front and still really wish for all of the fabulous foods I really shouldn’t be eating.

Thankfully, Philippe does agree with enjoying treats in moderation so we’ve had lots of little fun treats along the way. We’ve had everything from cobbler to lava cakes. Yet, I say “little” because most Americans would think they’re merely samples like you might get at Costco. I really do almost giggle when Philippe hands me a plate with the tiniest square of cobbler and a teaspoon of ice cream on top. Last night, I discovered a bag of potato chips we’d actually not opened yet. It was a few moments later, however, that Philippe announced he was making a quiche, which is basically like getting a savory meal and pie all at once. So, the chips were left in place in order to balance things out. Now that I think of it, they could be an option for this evening. Even if I may not get the main course, I could still enjoy its side dishes and create my own little form of celebration to have a rather happy burger day!

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  1. True Living 2 years ago

    Funny how I had burger today. It was yummy 🤤 😋.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Yay! Sounds like you celebrating then! I’m kind of jealous! hehe 😉

  2. Karen Fortier 2 years ago

    Boy that burger looks so good Charlie! I am hoping to get downtown for lunch next week for either a burger or a chicken breast sandwich and a dark beer at our favorite Brewery. My husband is off all week so we will choose a quiet time to go. Baby steps and outdoor setting. Stay safe.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 That’s awesome! Yeah, it’s a good time of year since there’s outdoor seating. Enjoy! Stay safe!

  3. Mary Roff 2 years ago

    Good looking burger!! Would respectfully good with those chips! 🙂

  4. Cathy 2 years ago

    çà serait formidable d’avoir une photo de vous en ce moment – non rasé – non coiffé – cheveux longs – ou – vous le faites en dessin – merci

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Lol… aww. some things are better kept unseen! And I don’t enjoy sketching people. 😊 It’s really more of a shaggy look as my hair doesn’t grow that quickly. 😉

  5. Sandra Strait 2 years ago

    I wish I’d known it was National Burger Day and I would have had a burger for dinner instead of the Thai Coconut Lentil soup that I had. Although, it was very good Thai Coconut Lentil soup.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Oh wow… Thai Coconut Lentil soup sounds like a pretty amazing choice! I’ll have some! yum! 😃💕

  6. Lisa 2 years ago

    Just lost my comment due to user error. Just know that I was brilliant and hysterically funny. And the upshot was we are having burgers on the grill for dinner tomorrow night.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Aww… darn it! Would have loved to have read it! But yay to burgers on the grill! Yum! 😃💕

  7. Zertab Quaderi 2 years ago

    That’s a great doodle, Charlie! I love reading about the non-verbal cues you get from Philippe!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Zertab! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, there’s a whole library of non-verbal cues I get!

  8. LoriCtoo 2 years ago

    Looks deeeelicious! Give me a good burger over anything and I am a happy girl. Matter of fact that is the only take out we have had during our lockdown, twice. 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Yeah, we’ve never gotten a burger, only pizza. I can’t seem to talk Philippe into it! Still trying though! Love a good burger!

  9. Sharon Nolfi 2 years ago

    Amazing sketch of a burger!

  10. Gary Middleton 2 years ago

    Brilliant doodle, Charlie. Looks tasty.

  11. Swati 2 years ago

    Drool 🤤🤤

  12. Hninn Hninn 2 years ago

    Look delicious

  13. Purnima Manjunath 2 years ago

    Great burger!!! Fantastic as usual, Charlie!😍🏆

  14. Jerson Antao 2 years ago

    Aw Charlie nicely done!😍 The Burger King just started their home delivery service during this pandemic…I shall order some😀

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks, Jerson! 😃💕 Oh wow! And maybe too convenient! lol 😉

  15. Susan Masters 2 years ago

    Fantastic burger Charlie, had I known in time I too would have celebrated with a burger … but when I found out on the late evening news my partner had the same non reaction as Philippe.. worse he said but we just had burgers the other night …no sense of occasion that man! I too am fussing about excess weight and uncut hair but then I remind my privileged self that two years ago I had no hair( cancer) and wouldn’t eat for days … reminds me how precious and lucky I really am even if I didn’t get burgers on the National day!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Susan! 😃💕 awwww so true! Yes you’re lucky and we’re all lucky to have you in our community!

  16. Fatima Chamkha 2 years ago

    Fantastic hamburger Charlie!

  17. Priscilla DeConti 2 years ago

    Lovely..now I want a burger LOL 😀

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