This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Tony’s Pizza. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ah, remember the halcyon days of grade school, when you were shoved off the gymnasium floor to make room for lunch? The basketball hoop was cranked up and the magical little window cranked open. Voila! Instant cafeteria. Perhaps you were one of those folks who went to the “big school” and the lunch room was only used for…well…lunch. Either way, either you brown bagged it or ate Salisbury Steak. Of course, sometimes Pizza Day happened. It was always on a Friday. For some odd reason, we were a bit crazier on Pizza Days. Was it something in the pizza, or was it because we felt that somehow we were double crossing the teachers by being able to have it? The Pizza riot usually coincided with jeans day, so perhaps denim was the explanation.
My intimate relationship with premade pizzas continued at home. It was a huge deal to go 45 minutes into the city to eat pizza. There was no pizza place in town. In fact, there was no nothing in town. The only place to dine was at the ice cream parlor, and that didn’t work if you were lactose intolerant or wanted more than one food group, so the default pizza came on a cardboard backing and was wrapped in plastic. Mom had to hurry home from the grocery store before the 1/16″ thick pie thawed.
I have moved about and even once lived in an apartment directly above a pizza place, but there is a certain nostalgia for the pre-made pies. When I had a chance to try Tony’s Pizza, I was a bit skeptical to read that it had no trans fats. Even so, isn’t the whole point of eating a frozen pizza not to even think about what’s in it? It would defeat the purpose entirely. Still, it brought me back to memory lane due to its strange shape. It is not square, nor round. Or, I can consider it “square with a beveled edge.” Schools have always been full of awkwardly shaped food items. Remember the Spork?
At any rate, I am giving away several coupons to try a Crispy Crust Tony’s Pizza for free. These aren’t the huge ones, but are the right size for 2 people or one really hungry person.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this blog (special gold stars for anyone who wants to share their pizza or cafeteria food memories). You will get your name put in the hat one more time if you Twitter about this contest, using a link to this post. I have a couple of certificates to give away, so step right up while the pizza’s hot.
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There are so many slogans for products these days that tout their greenness and wonderfulness, I almost long to be told how awful something is…so awful that I just may want to try it. Before all of those freshmint and cinnamon flavors for the “kid in you,” Listerine was an antiseptic tasting substance that made you wonder why you gargled with it in the first place. The marketing geniuses decided to capitalize on it and tag it with the slogan, “It’s got the taste people hate…twice a day!”
Academy Award winning actor and narrator extraordinaire Morgan Freeman stars in this spot for Listerine, long even before the days of playing a bathing Vampire on “The Electric Company.” Yes. You read that right.
Of course, you have probably completely ignored that last bit and wonder what’s the deal with a bathing Vampire? Apparently, vampires enjoy bathing in their caskets due to heat retention. It is much warmer in there than running across the hall and properly bathing in the bathroom. Besides, there are too many lights in there.
Surely, this influenced Freeman’s decision to join the cast of the film Clean and Sober. He probably felt it was a bait and switch, as the film was not about “that” kind of clean. Luckily for all of us, Mr. Freeman started choosing roles regardless of level of personal hygiene products and has played a variety of entertaining and career defining roles.
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I used to wear glasses when I was ten to twelve years old. All optical shops were the same. You got in, and for the “special” you got very unattractive frames. To get anything cool costs an arm and a leg. Forget the ads that encouraged people to buy multiple pairs so they can change “with their mood.” Most people do not live their lives like the imaginary people the models portray in fashion magazines. They don’t have one pair of studious looking eyeglasses, sport glasses, and sparkling ones for going out. You either stuck out a sore thumb at the grocery store with flashy glasses, or looked like you were going to play racquet ball at the theater because you couldn’t choose both.
I reading about Zenni Optical in an Examiner Article. I have heard the name before, as I have read about their “too good to be true” $8.00 frame deal before. Apparently, its NOT too good to be true. The price is not a “come on.” There are extra charges for bifocals and such, however. Shipping is typically $4.95. What does this mean for retro fashionistas like us? Zenni has several retro inspired styles, but for purists, you can drop big bucks into a pair of authentic 1950s Buddy Hollys or horn rims, or 80s Wayfarers, but stock up at Zenni for your everyday kick around glasses. That’s a different and economical way to preserve history!
The big drawback of Zenni is the several weeks it takes to receive your glasses, and the fact that they are made in China. The quality is there, but on principle, I am not sure about that for myself. Of course, some of the glasses at my local optometrist are also made in China, but there have to be some that are not as well. There is always a little quirk or a trade off, isn’t there?
Until Next Time…
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