WELCOME TO MY YEAR OF PIZZA!
I’m going to explain this as simply as I can.
I love pizza. I live in New York City where pizza was INVENTED*. I could eat pizza for every meal. I dream about pizza**. There’s no such thing as a bad pizza, just a chance to get more pizza.
I drool a little every time I type the word “pizza”.
I recently moved to midtown Manhattan (from another part of Manhattan. This ain’t my first rodeo) and obviously the first thing I did (before figuring out how my keys work or whether or not I had running water) was find out how many places will deliver pizza to me through my favorite delivery site GrubHub.com***. Turns out there are 52. GUESS WHAT. There are 52 weeks in a year. Is this coincidence? Fate? OR VALIDATION FOR ME TO TRY EVERY SINGLE ONE IN A SYSTEMATIC MANNER????
I’m obviously going with the latter.
This guy gets it.
Thus, 2012 is going to be my year of pizza. I will order (at least) one new pizza from (at least) one new pizza place every week. Here on this tumblr I will provide photos and info about each pizza. If you would like the thrill of seeing the pizza with your own eyes and watching the enjoyment pour over me as I enjoy each slice, please watch my live show every Sunday night at 8 pm ET at http://bit.ly/AngelaLive (The show will also include special guests, gossip, games and other good stuff that starts with g.)
My first official pizza will be January 15th, so check in on the site and tune into my show then. Yes, I realize that is not starting at the exact beginning of the year (don’t hate, I’m on vacay until then), but let’s face it, I will be eating pizza more than once a week probably many times throughout the year. I will probably also be eating pizzas not on my delivery list that may be showcased here. I like pizza****.
If you find yourself thinking, “But Angela, what’s the point??? Is there a goal?? How is this bettering the world???” then you obviously will never understand the spirit of the #pizzalist (i.e. addiction). Which is fine. That’s more pizza for me.
This is my friend @jbthilman and I enjoying a Ben Folds pizza. SOUNDED like a good idea at the time… tasted a little cardboard-y.
If you would like to contact me to send me FREE PIZZA, or if you would like to hear about the other misadventures of my life (I make a lot of silly web videos), check me out on Twitter (http://twitter.com/angela_mayans) where I will also be keeping everyone up-to-date with my #pizzalist (as well as probably telling you how boring it is standing in line at the bank, like people do on Twitter).
LET THE PIZZA-ING COMMENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please, somebody please buy me a badass pizza beret. Please.
*Pizza was not invented in NYC, but I’m not much of a stickler for “facts”.
**One time I dreamt that I worked in a pizza place but just hid in back eating pizza. It was pepperoni. It was delicious.
***Pizza, like any food, is immeasurably better when you must neither hunt nor gather it.
****In case you haven’t noticed.