What I Hated the Least Today 126/365: Scotch and Pizza

Cheap (but still too expensive) whisky
Cheap (but still too expensive) whisky

It was Friday night and I got depressed—as do all people who don’t know what to do with themselves when they don’t have anything urgent to do at the moment. My solution to depression was classically self-destructive: I ordered pizza, poured Scotch and watched Game of Thrones. I found all of these but the Scotch deeply disappointing, so the solution didn’t really solve much, besides successfully dissolving some of the disappointment in the budget whisky.

What I hated the least was that my favourite (possibly the only) pizza delivery service in my location tentatively entered the twenty-first century and introduced the option of online ordering. Since they launched the online order feature, I’m sure the company has noticed a huge influx of new customers recruited from the ranks of sad, pathetic and socially inapt people like me, who are willing to do anything to avoid making a phone call. Even if it means starving to death because ordering by phone is too much of an embarrassment to go through. What needs to be done now is the deployment of drones for pizza delivery—I don’t want to talk to the pizza boy.

Though the pizza wasn’t worth the money (next time I’ll use the pizza money to buy more/better booze) and the latest episode of Game of Thrones had sedative effects on me (unrelated to the alcohol consumed), I did my best to have some fun: I made a pizza unboxing video. This feat was inspired by a conversation with Cardinal Guzman and Rebekah (and others) below the post on my new laptop, where iPhone unboxing videos were ridiculed and the subversive idea of making a pizza unboxing video was suggested. Here you go.

45 thoughts on “What I Hated the Least Today 126/365: Scotch and Pizza

    1. Haha 😀 I would have called you but I’m scared of making calls, so that didn’t work out. I’m currently considering rebranding my blog to Scotch and Pizza, with the tagline It’s complicated.

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    1. I like your thinking 🙂 Cheap whisky is by all means better than no whisky. The pizza was spinach (that’s the green stuff) and chicken – the chicken was undercover, so it can’t be seen. Well, there were lots of tiny cubes of something that might have been chicken or not. I’d rather have a few big cubes of actual chicken than this.

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      1. Cubes are OK but they should be uniform in size. Spinach! Yikes!!

        Everyone on the planet adores pizza it seems. I like them simple with just regular amount of cheese, pepperoni, black olives and sometimes some mushrooms. Maybe extra sauce too. x

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        1. You don’t fancy spinach? I thought I’d have a “healthy” pizza with some greens on it 😉 I picked one of the cheapest pizza variants offered, maybe if I were willing to pay the equivalent of the cost of a dinner in a nice restaurant, I would get actual chicken. Serve me right though, today I’m back to my usual crisp bread, tofu and boiled veggies.

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    1. Scotch can be ordered too? I’m glad that progress arrived to Eastern Europe so that we can order pizza, and that’s about it. I might consider launching a business plan for booze delivery service. I’m sure it would be popular. With me at least.

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      1. You can order booze for delivery in New York City. You can order anything (or anyone) for delivery there. But generally, you can only order liquor in restaurants, or you can order your spouse to make you a drink. The result of that request can go either way!

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        1. New York City is clearly a city of unlimited opportunities – and unlimited booze. I absolutely love the idea of ordering one’s spouse to make a drink – I guess I’d need a spouse to try this, but for starters, I might address with my request a neighbour or another random person.

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          1. Could you even imagine a stranger’s reaction if you went up to him or her and said, “Make me a drink, now.”? Thanks for the laugh. You’re funny.

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  1. The soundtrack I think was a perfect reflection of your mindset at the time. Apart from the olives what was the rest of it??
    I do understand the need to escape the boredom of life and all that with a drink and a pizza and Game of Thrones, well I’m not sure how far you are into it but the other day my son gave me season 5 to watch? I think it was season five. Having been riveted to the other seasons I was looking forward to it. Into Ep 1 it occurred to me that I was being subjected to the same, for me distressing characters, which was then my version of depression thinking can I stomach these people and all their woes one more time. I put the series aside and lent it to me neighbour who was keen to watch. Maybe I will see the light and return to the land of dragons and death.

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    1. I loved the soundtrack the moment I heard it and I think too that it well captured my somewhat psychedelic state of mind 🙂 I wasn’t exactly bored, I have a lot to do, as always, but I didn’t feel like doing anything and couldn’t think of any intelligent way to entertain myself. Game of Thrones wasn’t such a good idea – I loved the first series, but starting with season five the latest, it got too complicated for my taste. I can’t take interest in so many characters simultaneously. I don’t think you’re missing out on anything when you lent your copy to your dragon- and death-craving neighbour 😉

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  2. This post is wonderful! I would never EVER have Scotch with pizza. Even if I was drinking that very same night, I would have milk with pizza … always, even if I eat out … pizza, that is.

    It looks good, though. They don’t taste the same way here. The only difference I can think of is the tomato sauce. It’s just different. I miss pizza, the way I knew it.

    Pizza drones would be awesome! Could pick them up out on the balcony.

    I never wasted extra money on booze. In fact I bought the cheapest available, that had the highest alcohol content because it was only the effect I was after. If I wanted to drink something that tasted good, I would have chosen something else but alcohol.

    Hope you’re sleeping well on the cheap Scotch, and that you tagged the video “pizza unboxing” LOL Great stuff 😂

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    1. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed my carefully crafted post, which I, accidentally, wrote sober. Now, I’m not sure what’s more unusual to have with pizza, milk or Scotch? I would have had wine but I didn’t have any. Which brings me to the point of my booze choice – of course, I’m after the result rather than the taste in the first place, which is why I switched from wine to liquor, as one gets more fun for the money. And why, yes, I do sleep better after I have a glass. (At least one.)

      I miss the time when I actually liked pizza. I’m worried that I grew so much used to my horrendous reductive diet of tofu and veggies that I no more enjoy junk food. Promise to shoot me when I get too health-conscious and, heavens forbid, zen.

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      1. I just never grew out of drinking milk with food, like most other people seem to have done. I tried to quit milk — held up for a month — but the only result was that it made me very sad. Just like when I tried to switch back to Windows. Then I could sense a real depression coming on.

        I liked (I use past tense, because I’m here now) pizza so much so I thought perhaps if I ate it ‘too much’ … like every day in a week or more … I could get fed up with it. Not so! I tried it 🙂

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        1. I see! Here kids don’t drink as much milk as cocoa and, more often, tea. I can’t see why you should try to get off milk, it’s not like it’s heroin.

          Don’t go back to Windows. That would be just plainly silly. It’s like going back to brick phones…

          Did you ever try making pizza at home? My divorced husband made quite good one. The perk of home-made pizza was that you could stick on it what you liked. Like actual meat. I still haven’t got over the lack of meat in my chicken pizza.

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          1. No, no going back to Windows — that was just when my first Mac screwed up. I tried for one week, I think it was. No getting off milk either. Why would I, NOW after all these years.

            I have tried and made pizza at home. It was a disappointment. Something about those ovens they have in pizzerias, I guess. I like ham/mushrooms or tuna/mushrooms. I don’t mind the Hawaii either, with pineapple and ham. Here most pizza have the pepperoni on them and that’s alright too. They all taste the same [here].

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          2. I don’t do fruit on my pizza, but then, I apparently don’t do pizza any more, so whatever. The home-made pizza did taste different than oven-baked pizza from a pizza place, but I liked it. Can’t be bothered making it though.

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          3. Pineapple is the only fruit I would ever consider having with food — on pizza, or with pork filé. I don’t know why, but I like it. I’ve seen combinations with banana, which I find gross.

            Can’t be bothered either. The less time in the kitchen, the better 🙂

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          4. Banana?! I like simple food, I don’t need too many weirdly mixed tastes. I hate cooking but strangely enough, I find myself performing this chore quite often. I just cooked me some rice and chicken (I’ve been craving chicken since the pizza incident). And I was always wondering at people who lived alone and cooked for themselves.

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          5. I tried a pizza with pineapple, when I was perhaps … 18, and was hooked.

            If I were to calculate the time of my life I’ve been in relationships, I think I’ve been single more. I didn’t cook much. I bought stuff that I could eat right away. TV-dinners were too expensive, otherwise I would have bought them all the time. I was on a budget, big time, and ate a helluva lot of fish fingers.

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          6. I used to have very much the same eating habits, but I needed to fix them because this kind of diet proved to be rather fattening. I had a good start into “adult” life in that I lived alone for the first year or two after I moved out of the parental house at 18. I learned some good stuff on the go, mostly about how to look after myself.

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          7. When I moved out of my mum’s place, I gained a lot of weight. Then I had to lose it, which I did, but I almost couldn’t stop. People were telling me I had to stop, I didn’t see it myself. Anyway, I got back to my normal weight.

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          8. It’s funny how you often don’t even realise that you’re putting on and losing weight simply because you see yourself every day… I have no idea what my normal weight is, it keeps on dropping and rising in the course of years.

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          9. I’m in one my thinner phases now, which I didn’t realise, until I noticed that my pants keep on dropping to my ankles. So I found me a belt, problem solved. It’s mildly annoying though that now the newest clothes that I bought are too big for me. And I was buying only things with a stretch waistband, so I can’t apply my belt on those as they don’t have belt loops. I should probably stop complaining. It’s not like I didn’t try to lose weight.

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    1. Thank you, as always, for your cheerful comment, I’m glad you found my silly post funny 🙂 The slapstick effect of the music was what I went for! One can just laugh when one undertakes the pain of ordering pizza and the pizza isn’t even very good. Better have a laugh than get depressed.

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      1. Indeed! My youngest son is a pizza delivery boy, lol 🙂 Fortunately, the ones he’s brought home have been nice. They have a gourmet range too – we had a turkey, brie and cranberry one last week. Pricey but worth it.

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    1. Whisky should be the thing everywhere 😉 Except where there is vodka rather than whisky, which is fine with me too. I might give pizza one more try, but it needs to be a fancy one. The regular pizza I had was just too regular.

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