In case you haven’t heard, something is afoot this month.
“PizzaBoxDrawcember is an age-old celebration created by David Harding last week in which participants order pizza online and ask the pizza shop to draw something awesome inside the box.”
I lifted most of those words from Chris Morphew who is also celebrating PizzaBoxDrawcember.
I’ve actually never heard of a pizza bender before, but La La of Tales of a Charm City Chick fame recently blogged about a pizza bender with her commitment to participate in PizzaBoxDrawcember.
Rich and I chose tonight for a double whammy – to have a pizza bender and celebrate PizzaBoxDrawcember.
My telephone call to the pizza shop went like this:
Me: I’d like to order a large pizza with the works for delivery. Oh, and light sauce.
Pizza Shop Owner: You got it!
Me: And I have a request.
Pizza Shop Owner: Ok.
Me: Under the lid, could you draw a picture of a gorilla playing dice? It’s not for me! It’s for a guy in Australia.
Pizza Shop Owner: You got it! Coming right up!
UPDATE! Monday, December 10: Paula (whom we all love) told her sister, Renae, about PizzaBoxDrawcember, and her family ordered pizza tonight and asked for a Christmas tree with dice under the tree. Her comment about ordering the pizza is below. Here is the picture the nice people at the pizza shop drew for them. Thanks for sharing, Renae!
What are your favorite pizza toppings? If you are in the United States, do you put shrimp on your pizza? What about walnuts and pears? Will you be participating in PizzaBoxDrawcember? Go on, try it! Call your favorite pizza shop and ask for a drawing!
that is so cool !
Isn’t that so funny! I think the original rules were to order online or through a phone app, but we are rural, and our local shop doesn’t do online. Our gorilla is a little guy … but we got him! 🙂
It’s great! I don’t think the shops around here would do it..
Order one online and add the request as an extra request. You never know what you might get. Look at some of these: http://egotvonline.com/2011/11/08/29-pizza-box-drawings/
I’m so doing it ! I’ll let you know..
🙂 Can’t wait!
1. I love that gorilla. 2. The picture I got was dumb and I should have been more specific. Pizza bender again? Yikes. 3. I am “proud” to have introduced you to the “pizza bender” and 4. Shrimp on pizza? I am not opposed.
PS – 5. That pizza looks delightful. I am a straight up pepperoni kind of girl but I explore. My first pizza with more on it happened on a recent trip I took to Florida. Planning to move there…you know. 🙂
We did get a cutie gorilla. I am definitely making a pizza with shrimp on it. I have to try one. We usually do cheese and pepperoni, but we went all out for our bender and PizzaBoxDrawcember. I can’t tell you how tickled I am you are moving! 🙂
Your’s rocks LaLa – mostly because you were more conceptual in your request!
What a fun Idea! I’m from Northern cailifornia and my favorite pizza topping is mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers and tomato slices with lots of hot crushed pepper flakes.
Your pizza sounds good! I like all of your toppings, and although tomato slices aren’t the usual here, I like them on pizza. I haven’t had hot crushed pepper on pizza for a long time, but when we were kids, we used them liberally on every slice.
You need to try it again, its so good…:),
I will. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
You are Welcome! 🙂
LOVE THIS!!! And for sure gonna make the request! (but we cannot order on-line either) Will let you know what happens! 🙂 How did I miss La La’s post? She is so cute and fun….backing up to find it now. Shrimp on pizza…nope….no anchovies either. Black olives…..hot peppers…..for sure! Great post, again! 🙂 paula
I love La La! It’s always fun at her blog. Can’t wait to find out what you get from your pizza shop, Paula. 🙂
I’m hoping for a hippo!!!
A hippo would be awesome!
🙂 with a Christmas tree, of course!
LOL! Perfect! 🙂
but of course he will be playing with dice!
Paula, you are so funny. David Harding wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂
🙂 I read his post and enjoyed the laugh!!! awesome! sounds just like something my boys would do!!! (leave no blanks empty!!)
I wonder if you and I keep commenting, if we will just disappear into this comment box. Have you looked at it on my blog? And David Harding just Bwahhahaha’ed off the page. 🙂
This is too funny — I will have to try and remember to do this, as I am certain there will be a pizza ordered sometime this week from the looks of the school activities and work schedules ahead!! ~ Kat
I’m still giggling over the gorilla they drew for us. We are going to try do this again at another shop before the month is out. I hope you remember and get something fun, Kat! 🙂
Now that’s service 🙂
Seven hours ago, I told you I was editing. Since then, I’ve chatted with my husband, talked with my mother on the phone, managed to score a gorilla in a pizza box, and had a pizza bender. I can’t move from my chair now, so I’m editing between comments. 😉 How was your Monday?
Hot, been about 24C here so about (double it add thirty) 78F in your system but the humidity is about 45% so its been pleasant sitting around in air con, all the usual tedium of work, interspersed with short moments of good stuff, coffee breaks lunch etc..Oddly enough, I just had pizza for dinner too 🙂
Sounds like you had a good day. Pizza must be in the collective consciousness. What was on yours?
Pepperoni, which apparently accounts 36% of all pizza orders in America, so it must be good 😀
Pepperoni is number one for pizza in our household. 🙂
It has to be the best pizza, nothing else compares really 🙂
What a cool idea! mmmmmmm. . . Pizza. Pepperoni is my favorite, and um Hawaiian. Pizza guys can never find this place 😦 Love the gorilla throwing dice.
Visit a friend or relative and have a pizza bender with them. The pizza guys can deliver your Hawaiian and drawing there. 🙂 My husband likes pineapple on pizza; I never really cared for it. (Don’t make me take that back.)
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS: The total drawings now equals 6!!
Let me know if you hear of any more.
We scored an awesome little gorilla guy! Hold your mouse over him (top picture) or click him, and look at what I named the jpg. 😉 You are going to be famous with PizzaBoxDrawcember, David Harding!
Omigosh! And I can’t wait to be famous! Eat your heart out Bob Saget!
We have another PizzaBoxDrawcember picture! I just updated my blog post and added it. It’s from Paula’s sister, Renae. 🙂
You actually got the pizza guy to draw a gorilla throwing dice inside the box. Just like that.
I’ve never seen comments run off the page like that. And you and Paula were almost to vertical type. You guys better be careful, or you’re gonna put somebody’s eye out. 😉
The pizza shop owner likes us and our money, and he said “no problem” really fast. It was very cool. I am still laughing over Paula and me, and David’s comment running off the page. I’ve lost control of my blog. … Did you get my emails, dear sir? 😉
I did, dear lady. 😉 I’m thinking. I know you can smell the smoke and hear the gears grinding.
Did you see my comment on FB about your new cover?
I thought I might have sent you to a cigarette and some coffee. Some of those thoughts are outdated by now. 😉 I did see your comment! I made a note under that you are so funny. Shoes!
Hahaha! This sounds fun, Ms Maddie! I might have to consider ordering pizza for the family when my fiancé arrives on Wednesday. I hope I could pull this one off!
It was like opening a Christmas present when we lifted the lid! 🙂 We had no idea if the gorilla would really be there or not, and then he was, and he was such a cutie. Give it a try, and if you score a picture, be sure to post it. 🙂 Enjoy your time with your fiancé!
I will, Ms Maddie! Thank you!
I can’t believe you actually got him to draw something for you. That is so cool! If I did that here, they’d probably think I’m nuts and hang up in my face. 😦
For toppings I like black olives, mushrooms, sausage, thyme, cherry tomatoes, chicken… and most definitely shrimp. 😀
See Maddie! Shrimp/prawns!
She’s not in the U.S., David! 😉 Maybe we’re just deprived here in Ohio – next to Amish country. But the Amish do eat a lot of pizza! I’ve seen them carrying some big pies out of the shop before. https://breezybooksblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/ice-cream-and-horse-manure-yum/
I like chicken on a pizza, too, Zen. I don’t know of any pizza shop where they put shrimp on pizza, so I’m going to have to make my own. I’m glad you give it a thumbs up! 🙂
Sounds like a blast, but I cannot have pizza anytime soon. Maybe I’ll ask one of my roomies to do this when they order pizza 🙂 Shall pass the word on anyways. Favorites? Chicken alfredo pizza, but I’m going veggie again so no more chicken for me.
I like pizzas with white sauce, so the alfredo sounds good. We had veggie pizza with my mother recently, and it was tastier than our pepperoni pizza. If the roommates are successful, let us know! 🙂
Oh, I shall. You should try a chicken alfredo pizza some time 🙂 If only I wasn’t doomed to attempt the master cleanse again.
I wondered why you weren’t having pizza anytime soon. You will surely feel better than most of us when you’re done though. 😉
Hahah…I usually do, though I’ve only tried it once before. I felt a lot better with that combined with yoga, but only made it eight days instead of ten. It’s just I’ve plateaued weight wise, maintained and need an extra shove to start losing again. Unfortunately pizza will be very rare after this go at the master cleanse.
years ago I worked in a pizza shop and my favourite was ham and pineapple with shirimp and i promise had anyone asked me to draw on the box I would have played along
I don’t like pineapple on pizza, but the combination with ham and shrimp sounds good, and I would definitely try that if someone put it in front of me. And you are very cool – I know you would have played along, and whoever got one of your really great drawings would have been delighted. 😉
What a cool concept! Thanks for enlightening me!
Isn’t that fun! I’m glad you liked it. You probably have a lot of pizzas go by you at work. You should just stop the delivery guy, and draw a few pictures of your own in the boxes before sending them on their way. 😉
Not a bad idea!
Here was mine:
Hello Kitty! Awesome. 🙂
love it! 🙂
No to the shrimp, walnuts, and pears. But it would be fun to try this pizza bender thing. I’m not sure I’m gutsy enough to ask for a drawing though. Maybe I can get my hubby to do it. 🙂
I did hesitate for a moment before I asked, but Rich was egging me on, and I went for it. If you do a pizza bender, don’t go out of your comfort zone. We went for the works instead of plain pepperoni (just for the bender), and I felt that pizza rolling around all night long. Pizza hangover today, and I’m skipping lunch.
Yeah, mine would definitely be a veggie pizza. I gave up the carcinogen meats long ago. 😉
You are wise, Dr. Rubin. We do more chicken than any other meat. I don’t think we will ever go non-meat, but we have certainly cut back.
I don’t eat any red meat, which means my family doesn’t either, since I’m stuck..er, I mean… blessed with the cooking. Of course, that doesn’t stop my three men from going to Five Guys for a burger. Nothing for me there though. 🙂
Starting over!!! Cause now I see what you mean! LOL!!!
I even checked my settings to see if I could change that, but ten deep is all the comments will go … and now I know why. I was a little punchy from the pizza bender anyway, and I couldn’t stop laughing at how squished we were. 🙂 Then, when David ran off the page, I was laughing out loud and afraid I would wake my husband. Crazy blog!
Paula and I are out of control. Her last comment of “I didn’t know it worked like that either!!! LOL! Oh…but then here we go again! :)” fell into that block hole up there, so I moved it down here.
Best pizza ever = pepperoni and jalapenos thin crust!
Charlie, I agree with pepperoni and jalapenos only on a pizza. I do it fairly often. A+ for your pizza!
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Wow! Maddie Cochere (author and Dr Mario expert) has had a run in with the honorary mascot of this blog, Mr Gorilla Dice!
Hold onto your pizza hats, people…!
Thanks, David! Want to know why I like my little gorilla guy so much? He’s got a sock monkey vibe going on around his mouth, and who doesn’t love a sock monkey?! 🙂
I like his upturned hand that says “Come on! I dare you to play me in Gorilla Dice!”
LOL! He is definitely throwing down the challenge!
Paula;s sister here…..she was telling me this crazy gorilla story w/dice drawn on a pizza box…..so tonight we ordered pizza by phone. Final question, Pizza guy: Is there anything else? ME: Yes, could you draw a Christmas tree with dice under it? Pizza guy? With what?? Me:Dice under under the tree. Pizza Guy: OK …….We had the most beautiful Christmas tree with dice under it In color with a note that said Merry Christmas! What a great sport they were….made my evening 🙂
Renae! That is so awesome. You are so sweet to come here and tell me about it. (You are obviously sweet anyway if you are Paula’s sister. ;-)) Can you send a picture of your pizza box picture to me? I’ll post it above.
Sending your way!
I am pretty sure I can see the gorilla hiding behind that tree!! 🙂 Thanks for playing, Nae! 🙂
oH M’GOSH! That Christmas tree with dice is amazing!
What in the world is a pizza shop doing with a pack of coloured pens?!
Thanks for getting into the spirit Renae!
Your drawing has been entered into the big Pizzaboxdrawcember prize pool!!!!
I like your dice-throwing gorilla. There sure are a lot of incarnations of him.
Here in Korea, corn is popular on pizza, as well as sweet potato mousse. It’s pretty good, really. I tried to get them to draw something on the box, but they didn’t. I could try to ask over the phone, but I’d have to ask in Korean and they might not understand why I wanted it.
David Harding will have the whole world playing gorilla dice one day. 😉 Corn and sweet potato mousse! Now I’ve heard it all. But I do love both. Tell them you are in a contest, that might work. 🙂
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Fun post. I am thinking about doing this. LOL
You should definitely give it a try. My husband and I were like little kids when we lifted the lid and found the gorilla. It’s such a silly thing … and then you get to eat pizza. 🙂
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I’m not a pizza person but I love the picture and story… 🙂
Thanks, Elizabeth! This pizza stuff has really been a hoot. 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by.
Fantastic!! I had no idea such great art was being produced in pizzarias!!
I enjoy a good pizza while I’m reading a Susan Hunter mystery, and I always ask them to spell out “I DIG MADDIE” on top, with pepperoni… : )
In your youth, when you worked at the pizza shop on the corner, you would have been the best pizza-box artist in the city, maybe even the country, or maybe even the world!! People would have been clamoring for your “under-the-lid” drawings, until you dropped from exhaustion, and no one found you, until it was too late. … Phew! Good thing you didn’t do that, or you would have never become the fantastic world-class illustrator you are today. … Pepperoni is good. 😉
I’m delivering a virtual pizza to you right now. It’s topped with roses and chocolates. OK, and pepperoni… : )
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