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. SummerSolsticeGirl 12/17/2012 at 1:53 am #

    Is it too late to join this?

    • Jen and Tonic 12/17/2012 at 3:58 pm #

      Too late to join for this day, but there are still a few days left. I’m giving away prizes at the end of each day 🙂

  2. benzeknees 12/14/2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Unfortunately, I can’t participate in the pizza drawing on the box – hubby & I make frozen pizza every Friday night, so there’s no box to draw on. Loved some of the drawings these people got. The one drawn in pen first & then traced in marker was great! BTW, your pizza looked very delicious!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:25 pm #

      The pizza is amazing. No nutritional value whatsoever, but it was delicious.

  3. UndercoverL 12/13/2012 at 11:31 am #

    I am so going to do this as soon as my husband lets me order pizza again. My husband doesn’t like me ordering pizza. 😦 No one delivers to me, so I have to go pick it up (it’s not because I am a bad tipper, it’s because I live in BFE), but I am sure it will be awesome! YAY for fun challenges (BOO that I am so lacking in creativity that I could never, ever come up with something so clever)!!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:23 pm #

      I can’t imagine living so far out that pizza places wouldn’t deliver!! Perhaps you and your husband can roleplay, he’ll call you up, and you can draw on top of the frozen pizza box.

      • UndercoverL 12/15/2012 at 7:40 am #

        We’ve done it! If you didn’t read “WTF Friday: Volume 3,” read it to find out part 1 of the drama. For part 2, read my post tomorrow.

  4. SocietyRed 12/13/2012 at 4:04 am #

    Genius Jen!

  5. Human In Recovery 12/12/2012 at 11:49 pm #

    You’re hair is fantabulously chic un tres magnifique.

    • Human In Recovery 12/12/2012 at 11:50 pm #

      Oops, your not you’re. *facepalm & hangs head in grammatical shame.

  6. The Bumble Files 12/12/2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Wow! Your pizza deliverer is an artist! This is a shining moment. If I order a pizza, I will follow and ask for a drawing. We’ll see!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:18 pm #

      I think this is a perfect way to surprise that special someone in your life. Order pizza for your kid, and when they open it up it’ll say, “Do your homework.”

  7. GiggsMcGill Jill 12/12/2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Yours was SO the best Gorilla! (Though Chris Morphew’s resemblance to the gorilla from Tarzan is awesome) And diggin’ De Voss’ Hello Kitty. haha

    We ordered pizza once. And when the delivery guy got to our door, he stated, “Never call us again. No one likes to drive this far.” Well buddy, I do it every day, so :p

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:18 pm #

      HAHAHA! Do you live at the top of a mountain?!

      • GiggsMcGill Jill 12/17/2012 at 10:36 pm #

        … Did you use google street view to figure that out?! 😉

        And the answer: Yes. Well, halfway up anyway… and really I guess the term would be “hill” until someone has to walk up the driveway and then they state “mountain”

  8. Fern DeVilliers 12/12/2012 at 5:56 pm #

    OMG people are awesome!

    • Jen and Tonic 12/14/2012 at 6:17 pm #

      People really are awesome, especially here in Portland. Such good sports. Our motto IS “Keep Portland Weird” and I think he did just that.

  9. davidhardingblogs 12/12/2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on David Harding 'R' me and commented:
    Ms Tonic has received a bounteous Pizzaboxdrawcember present! What an AWESOME picture! And a funny story to boot.
    Well done!!!
    Stay tuned this weekend for news on what the best drawing will receive as a prize…

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