I Goldilocks-ed My Pizza

What follows is not a tale of woe, but nonetheless a cautionary tale worth telling.

Having had pizza for dinner last night and not being the total glutton that I can be, I managed to save some for today’s lunch. Before putting it away last night, I cut it into three pieces. My girlfriend suggested four and I countered with two. With an eye towards compromise, I cut it in three and went to bed.

After teaching my first class in the morning, rather than do errands like I had planned, I marked some students’ compositions and decided to have my lunch. I didn’t even consider having anything besides the pizza. I know my neighbours to the south are feasting on Turkey, but I was totally focused on the pizza.

Because I marked my students’ writing, I was starving by the time I got to the pizza. I didn’t bother to heat the first slice up. I devoured it while the other pieces were in the toaster oven. Yeah, I love cold pizza. I also enjoy cold hamburgers, and other foods that most people demand be hot. I am not quite sure why this is, but that’s the way it is.

The second piece got rather hot in the toaster oven. I thought I was paying attention, but there are so many distractions in the kitchen. The flyers with all the “Black Friday” sales appeared at my front door and I had to go get them. I also decided to clean up the coffee maker from the morning–by the way, what do you do with your coffee grounds? Are they good for plants? By the time I got to the second slice it was steaming hot. I didn’t burn it, but a few seconds later and I might have had it extra-crispy. If not for judicious blowing, I probably would have burnt my tongue.

The third piece had a bit of time to cool down, and it was just right. I enjoyed that one the most and felt sufficiently energized to get back to the virtual classroom. Truth be told, I almost went out for pizza tonight. Is it wrong to eat pizza two days in a row? Have any of my readers done more than two days in a row?

If you would like to comment on your own pizza story, that would be awesome.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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13 Responses to I Goldilocks-ed My Pizza

  1. bgddyjim says:

    I used to run a gourmet pizza place when I was a kid. I ate pizza every day for two years. I am not exaggerating. Pizza is manna from heaven.

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  3. Here I was wondering on earth you had managed to sit on your pizza.
    I often eat the same meal the next day, or few days, depending on what I am making. It makes meal planning for one very easy.

  4. Jinjer says:

    That looks soooooooooooooo good. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into some pizza!

  5. Vicki says:

    I love cold pizza, cold hamburgers, and even cold spaghetti! And yes, I have been known to eat pizza 2 (or more) days in a row.

  6. laholmberg says:

    I think of it this way Anthony: if eating pizza two days in a row is wrong, do you really want to be right? 😉 I so enjoyed your tale and had a good chuckle over “I cut it into three pieces. My girlfriend suggested four and I countered with two. With an eye towards compromise, I cut it in three and went to bed.” lol- this so reminded me of hubby and I! Pizza 2 days in a row or 200 days in a row- as a recovered disordered eater (and non-drinking drinker, and serial cereal eater, etc..) it’s been laid on my heart that there is never a need to beat ourselves up with “wrong” but rather to train in trusting our ability to discern joy where it meets us. Where there is joy, partake with exuberance and no regret! Where there is no longer joy present, partaking need no longer be a consideration. As for me, no consideration necessary- I’m in need of some post Thanksgiving pizza… STAT!

  7. Diego Park says:

    A few weeks ago, when we had face to face classes, I’d had 4 slices from Pizza Pizza, and 2 cans of coke for 3 consecutive days after classes. In those 3 days, I also had dinner although I ate pizza before. At least, we are two who don’t find it wrong 🙂

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