While I was in the shower this morning I got an idea… I think I’m going to launch a campaign at work to convince as many people as possible that next Wednesday is Bring Your Pet to Work Day. Then I’m going to call-in sick on that day, and stay far away.
Ha. I’m joking, of course… Just in case Big Brother is watching.
I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was disjointed, but not bad at all. I worked on Friday, but they didn’t need me on Saturday. So, I got a little downtime, which was nice. I’m a big fan of the downtime, even though I always fill it with chaos.
On Sunday I decided I needed to change my Twitter profile picture, and went to Fiverr and hired two people to do something creative with a photo of my tiny Duke head. And I don’t want to criticize anyone… but the first one was pretty close to awful. It makes me look like a zombie, on the prowl for brains.
But I really like the second one, and it’s live at Twitter now. It cost me five bucks (OK, ten — counting the rejected photo), which is a heck of a deal. I’ve done a lot of business at fiverr.com. There are some fun, and useful things there. Including this.
On Saturday night Toney and I watched The Descendants. I had no idea what to expect, but ended up enjoying it. The premise is fairly depressing, but the film itself was no bummer. At least I didn’t think so. Have you seen it? What did you think?
And on Saturday afternoon we bought two pizzas from a new shop in town. Opening a pizza joint in the Upper Perogie Belt is a risky endeavor, since the place is already lousy with pizza joints. Indeed, this particular location has seen multiple shops open and close over the past few years. Probably taking a few folks’ life savings with it…
But I think the new one is going to make it. ‘Cause their pizza is damn good, and also cheap. Between 11 and 2, every day of the week, large cheese pies are just five bucks each (they should advertise on Fiverr!). Toppings are a dollar each, and the whole fambly had a good lunch for eleven bucks.
And that’s the recipe for success, at this point in our history. Cheap, but good. Either of those things are OK by themselves, but they work best together. Ya know?
The only downside? When I called in the order, the guy who answered the phone was snorting and snorkeling snot the whole time. That doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling… Is this the dude who will be making my pizza? Ol’ Mucus Fingers?? But, so far, so good. It’s been two days and I haven’t come down with a cold yet. Maybe the heat of the pizza oven neutralizes snot spores? <Full-body shiver>
What’s your favorite “cheap, but good” restaurant? When we lived in Atlanta we were surrounded by them: Fellini’s Pizza, Tortilla’s, EATS… Atlanta, in those days anyway, was the cheap, but good capital of the world. Do you frequent any such places? Please tell us about it in the comments.
And I wrote this update in roughly twenty minutes. I’ll do better tomorrow, I promise. But, at least we got that No Politics thing off the top of the page. I’m very proud of that accomplishment.
Have a great day!