My folks let Erin and I keep the vacuum they’d lent us on condition that we brought them some pizza. As per the terms of my deal, I am entitled to free pizza as long as it is dine in, not take out. If I order a pizza, eat one piece, and get the rest boxed up, that counts as dine in and is therefore permissible, so that’s what I did.
I sat at the counter for quickness and novelty. When Shane asked me for my drink order, I went ahead and shot from the hip and ordered a pizza I thought my folks would like: spinach, roasted red peppers, fried eggplant, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and black olives.
While waiting, I was left alone to watch the hustle and bustle of the Home Slice lunch rush. Things were jamming! In addition to antsy people trying to scarf down a yummy lunch after waiting for a table, beer delivery guys were futzing with keg taps and people were moving everywhere. It all looked so busy, and I appreciated all the effort that went in to making Home Slice run so smoothly. Shane did a good job of navigating the bar while maintaining his cool, he always seems to have a smile on his face despite a certainly stressful position as bar guy.
The pizza came out STEAMING hot. Literally. I wish I was a better photographer, I didn’t quite capture the voluptuousness of the steam like I wanted to, but you can still see it rising from the left side of the pizza. I ate a slice, got the rest boxed up, and was on my way.
After we left our apartment, we (Erin) realized that we (I) had forgotten the pizza at home. We rushed back to get it. We were only 5-10 minutes away at the time, but it was like 4:15pm, so the extra delay caused us some traffic problems around Round Rock. Nonetheless, the pizza arrived in Dallas in style to my welcoming folks. Vacuum for pizza = worth it.
Total this year: $1,143.50