Jodi & Adam: Affordable Tech Support

2010 January 25
Jodi and Adam

Jodi and Adam collecting their fee

I recently screwed up the HTML of this humble little blog, resulting in posts being duplicated and the sidebar showing up beneath all posts.  After I couldn’t figure out what I did wrong, I posted on twitter that I needed help and would barter pizza for advice.  Jodi Bart, a previous pizza guest helpfully suggested her boyfriend Adam, and he dutifully figured out what was wrong in mere minutes.

Last Monday night was the time to pay the piper, so I met Adam and Jodi at Homeslice at 7:30 to even the score.  Adam seemed into the anchovies, but Jodi had learned her lesson and but the kaibosh on the idea.  She’s a “less is more” person.  Such thinking is foreign to me.  I’m a “more is more” kinda guy.  If one is good, eight is great.  But I let them pick the toppings, and they settled on kalamata olives, fresh basil, fried eggplant and garlic.  It was very good, and the basil was less intense than usual.

Adam is a Jew from Houston, so I told him my stories about visiting relatives in Houston for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  He laughed when I regaled him about visits to Belden’s, Seven Acres and other landmarks of the Houston Jewish community.  As we discussed the merits of Dallas and Houston, I grudgingly admitted that I think more of Houston than I once did.  Adam didn’t have a very good impression of Dallas, but that’s common amongst Houstonians.  Jodi seemed baffled at the merits of both, and despite dating Adam, still seems a little surprised that Texas grows Jews.

We had a really nice time.  All of us talked about our entrepreneurial aspirations and enjoyed a nice pizza despite its paucity of toppings.  Best of all, the blog is still up and running enough for you to read it right now.  Thanks Adam!

If you need a web developer or at least a troubleshooter, he’s great.  His price (pizza) seems pretty reasonable as well.

Cost: $23.50
Total this year: $180.50

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 January 25

    What a fun post, Seth! I loved this line: “Jodi seemed baffled at the merits of both, and despite dating Adam, still seems a little surprised that Texas grows Jews.”

    Also, I have to say that this pizza was one of the best I’ve ever had at Homeslice. You are truly a pizza expert now and we did our best to order toppings that wouldn’t have too much water in them to weigh the pie down. I think we were successful and this pizza was crisp and deee-licious (imagine this last sentence pronounced with the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt).

  2. 2010 January 25

    You loved the line because it’s true! Glad you liked the pizza, I thought it was a good one as well. Thanks for finding expert tech support so quickly 🙂

  3. 2010 January 25

    Well I also had a dream last night that the Holocaust was happening again and I had to sled home from a vacation and try to hide all of my Jewish-signifiers before some neo Nazi ratted us out. So, yea, I’m now one of y’all persecuted Texas Jews I guess with dreams like that!

  4. 2010 January 25

    That sounds like quite an unpleasant dream. You should eat more pizza to soothe your unquiet soul.

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