12 Days of Christmas- Day 3

12 Dec

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.


DG: Good luck on your world domination.

Here is a Portland, Oregon pizzeria’s take on a gorilla throwing dice:

This gorilla ain't rollin' snake eyes!

This gorilla ain’t rollin’ snake eyes!

Ray Bans? Check. Cigar? Check. Panache? Check.

Ray Bans? Check. Cigar? Check. Panache? Check.

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:

David Harding – Gorilla Dice Pizza

Chris Morphew – Happy Pizzaboxdrawcember!

Maddie Cochere – Sunday Night Pizza Bender

Christopher De Voss via Instagram

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!

80 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas- Day 3”

  1. vyvacious 12/12/2012 at 4:14 pm #


  2. Madame Weebles 12/12/2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I’ve only recently learned about the phenomenon of the requests for drawings on the pizza boxes. I love it—and the people at the pizza parlors are obviously very good sports. I’m torn between all the entrants today—I love the gorillas, but I also love the Hello Kitty. So many difficult decisions.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:14 pm #

      Hello Kitty brings a touch of class that you can’t deny.

  3. aliceatwonderland 12/12/2012 at 1:51 pm #

    That is one awesome gorilla. I can’t believe he really did it! Maybe you got the one struggling artist pizza guy.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:13 pm #

      That guy was just WAITING to unleash his inner artist.

  4. calahan 12/12/2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I’ll put my vote in for Christopher De Voss’ piece.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Voting for others will only make me want to put coal in your stocking.

      • calahan 12/14/2012 at 6:31 pm #

        I’m currently very cold, so coal would be a useful gift.

  5. Bill Friday 12/12/2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I don’t order pizza at all anymore (silly missing gallbladder). But if I did, I would tell my order-taker that, more than a good pair of dice, my picture needs a really good beanie…

    …and AMAZING HAIR!!!


    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:08 pm #

      THAT PICTURE. Seriously, you’re the man. I laughed so hard.

  6. La La 12/12/2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I did one too! It was fun, but I didn’t ask for a gorilla and I got a Natty Boh guy and a floaty crab picture. Yours is good!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:06 pm #

      I tried looking for it but couldn’t find it. Sadsies.

  7. Lyssapants 12/12/2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I just wanted to say that those videos yesterday made me so happy (just like your badass gorilla is today. you should have that framed, btw) that I danced in my underwear before bed
    You’re welcome, people in the parking lot below.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:02 pm #

      I’m expecting Christmas cards from the people lucky enough to see you dancing in your underwear.

  8. davidhardingblogs 12/12/2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Dear ms tonic,
    You have put the Pizzaboxdrawcember world on its head with your glee, excitement and THAT drawing!
    Oh man, I’m all aquiver!!!

    PS: Over the weekend I will be posting what the prize pool consists of!

    PPS: talesofacharmcitychick got a laugh out loud funny one she posted on fb.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:02 pm #

      I didn’t see La La’s picture, I’ll have a looksie at her page now. This was really fun, and I could see a series of challenges like this being really cool.

  9. Ashley Austrew 12/12/2012 at 11:32 am #

    That is the most insane, awesome thing ever. I now want random shit drawn on all of my pizza boxes.

    • Ashley Austrew 12/12/2012 at 11:33 am #

      Oh, Oh, I almost forgot: your hair looks lovely today.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:01 pm #

      RIGHT?! I will never order pizza the same way again.

  10. Maggie O'C 12/12/2012 at 11:22 am #

    Where did you get the pizza because I want to do a different place so they don’t get tired of us. I also want original art.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:01 pm #

      Garlic Jim’s out on Walker Rd. I don’t know of another place that does online ordering, but I’m sure a ton of places would do it if you called in.

  11. Stacie Chadwick 12/12/2012 at 10:47 am #

    That’s a great looking pizza. Congrats on the job (re-job), too. It’s going to be a holly jolly Christmas! Sorry I haven’t been around as much. New Dog = Less Reading/Writing.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:00 pm #

      No worries! After reading your post, it sounds like you have your hands full.

  12. iRuniBreathe 12/12/2012 at 10:18 am #

    Did you do something with your hair? It looks longer than even yesterday. I love the gorilla throwing dice, and what an outstanding guy to actually do it and kill the bad-ass part as well. I think mr pizza guy deserves one of your bad-ass xmas cards.
    I’m going to read all the other entrants now. Enter me.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:00 pm #

      I tried to give him a christmas card, but he was already gone. He’s busy, you know, with his side business in pizza box art.

      • iRuniBreathe 12/14/2012 at 8:36 pm #

        That Gorilla drawing does take time, I’m sure. Too bad for him. He could have be inspired by your own creativity.

        Thank you, btw, for the twitter introduction to DavidHardingRMe. I’m liking the poetry he wrote me.

  13. daniheart21 12/12/2012 at 9:03 am #

    Okay so I showed support to all the people who have participated so far. 🙂 My son orders pizza all the time so I am thinking I might do this. LOL

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:58 pm #

      Awesome! Please do. Hey! It’ll be something to blog about 😀

  14. michellestodden 12/12/2012 at 9:03 am #

    Alrightie. I definitely need to try this one. I also need to find out what sort of pizza has walnuts on it.

    • davidhardingblogs 12/12/2012 at 12:03 pm #

      The comments in Chris morphew’s blog hold the answers!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:58 pm #

      YES! The word is your oyster which basically means there is a gorilla throwing dice in your future.

  15. El Guapo 12/12/2012 at 8:36 am #

    Yes, but how did teh pizza taste?

    Oh, and I think Connie should use the word Penis in her acceptance speech.
    (Because everyone knows Connie is the evil twin.)

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:57 pm #

      The pizza was delicious, but it wasn’t NY pizza 😉

  16. Erin McNaughton 12/12/2012 at 8:33 am #

    This is so incredibly awesome! I am laughing so hard right now–any minute a coworker is going to walk by and be dragged into the hilarity. Question: does every pizza company do this? I’ve never even heard of pizza box drawings, but now I want to order a pizza just for that.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:57 pm #

      How would you explain that? “What are you laughing about.” “Oh, a gorilla throwing dice.”

      I don’t know if all would do it. I used a local chain, figuring they’d be more likely to do it.

  17. Carrie Rubin 12/12/2012 at 8:18 am #

    Ooh, I’m so excited! Very cool. And I didn’t even have to dance and sing in my own tight pants to win–I let Will Ferrell do the deed for me. Thank you!!

  18. Christopher De Voss 12/12/2012 at 8:02 am #

    Mine. No gorilla, wanted to do something different.

    View this post on Instagram

    Celebrating PizzaBoxDrawcember

    A post shared by Christopher De Voss (@cdevoss) on

    • Jen and Tonic 12/12/2012 at 8:32 am #

      Using cute cartoon cats…shrewd move, De Voss. I’ve updated my post so your photo is now included.

  19. I usually make my own pizza much to the chagrin of my son, who loves Dominoes Pizza. What a great idea though. Life is much better conversing with strangers making them draw something…hahaha. Love it.

  20. Maddie Cochere 12/12/2012 at 7:50 am #

    Best picture yet! That is fantastic! I think your gorilla comes from a family of bigfoots. If I was judging, he’d be the winner. We’re going to try to score another picture from another shop next week. … And your hair looks mahvelous today.

  21. Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher 12/12/2012 at 5:21 am #

    That’s excellent! Damn – we just ordered pizza on Monday….

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:55 pm #

      AH! I think this would be a fun thing to do anytime you order pizza.

  22. MissFourEyes 12/12/2012 at 4:45 am #

    Haha! He really did it! The gorilla, cigar, ray bans, and dice, love it! That man has a bright future as an artist.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:54 pm #

      He does. I’m keeping it in case he’s the next Banksy.

  23. speaker7 12/12/2012 at 4:35 am #

    That gorilla is fantastic! I wish I could participate in these give-away challenges, but moving has destroyed all frivolity and happiness. Your hair does look nice today.

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:49 pm #

      Between your moving and tonsils, you’re beginning to be a real party foul.

  24. Daan van den Bergh 12/12/2012 at 4:23 am #

    Tis awesome, Jenny dearest, awesome indeed!

  25. TJLubrano 12/12/2012 at 4:23 am #

    Aaaaah that is TOO awesome! I probably would have asked for a picture too haha. Kid you not though. Shock warning: i only ordered pizza once to be delivered at home and I didn’t even order it, but sisters did for my birthday. I’m not used to ordering take-away as my parents always said “You never know what they put into your food. Now eat this meal. It’s good for you”. Now I only eat outside when I meet with friends OR if I’m really craving something.

    I’ll definitely check out the links. Yesterday was indeed an awesome day with all those videos!!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 5:48 pm #

      You’ve only ordered pizza ONCE?! Wow! In America you do it a billion times in your life. It is true that you can’t control what it being put in your food, especially if it’s not only being prepared away from you, but also has to be driven.

      Oh dear, I probably ate boogers.

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