I thought Day 1 of this series was great, but Day 2 was even better! All of you brought your ‘A’ game, and I saw a lot of really cool videos for the first time. If I could, I’d buy each of you a drink, and then yawn and put my arm around you. Let’s face it, you want that too.
Moving on to Day 3…
I look a good challenge. I tried to get David Hasselhoff to tweet me back when Le Clown issued this Twitter challenge on his blog. I created and completed NaNoWriNO. I once outdrank a Russian gymnast in an effort to win $20 bucks and a blackened liver.
I recently read a post David Harding put up about his PizzaBoxDrawcember contest, and knew I had to enter. You need to click that little link to read the full story, but let me summarize the rules here:
- Order a pizza
- Ask the pizza making wizards to draw a gorilla throwing dice on the pizza box (other drawings acceptable, but I tried to keep with the original theme)
- Leave the fate of your drawing in the hands of a pizza pusher
I like pizza. I like gorillas. I like David. I like winning. NO BRAINER.
David ordered his pizza through an app, but that shit is too complicated for me so I ordered mine online. I could have called, but I wanted the anticipation of seeing if the people receiving my order would read my “special delivery instructions” and follow through on my request.
Here is what I wrote:
Can you please draw a picture of a gorilla throwing dice on the underside of the pizza box top? It’s one step in my quest for world domination.
If you can’t draw that, maybe something equally badass? Remember: world domination.
Oh, and parmesan cheese too.
Then I played the waiting game. Would the pizza Gods feel favorably and bestow upon me the greatest gorilla throwing dice picture the world had ever seen? Tick tock went the clock until 40 minutes later when I heard a knock at the door.
I opened the door, taking a deep breath.
Delivery Guy: So, I drew the gorilla, but I think I screwed up the body.
Me: YES! (grabbing pizza)
DG: So, tell me what this is all about.
I went on to explain that it was a blog challenge, and a few people had done it already.
DG: We get people asking us to do these things sometimes, but never a gorilla throwing dice.
Me: You’re awesome. Thanks so much.
DG: I drew him smoking because you said you needed it to be badass.
Me: BIG TIP FOR YOU!
DG: Good luck on your world domination.
Here is a Portland, Oregon pizzeria’s take on a gorilla throwing dice:
Not only did I get what I wanted, but I also got to meet the artist. Is this my “die happy” moment? Could be.
Here are all of the PizzaBoxDrawcember posts:
So what is today’s 12 Days of Christmas challenge? There are two!
Challenge #1: Participate in PizzaBoxDrawcember. If you do, you’ll automatically win a prize from me.
Challenge #2: Go read all of these posts, and show your support to the contestants.
Let me know in the comments section if you plan to participate, which one you liked the best, or if you think my hair looks nice today.
Before we get out of here, I want to announce Day 2′s winner. Drumroll….more drumrolling….put your back into it…envelope please….Carrie Rubin! E-mail me at SipsofJenandTonic@gmail.com to claim your prize!
I look forward to seeing a few more gorillas throwing dice out there. See you tomorrow, Hooked on Tonics!