Howdy everybody! Figured its time for a post to those anxiously waiting. Both of you. First things first tho. We are fine. Thank you to those asking via email and social media. I’ve been pretty much holed up in my house in Staten Island with my family for over 6 weeks. But with the spouse being a health worker its been quite the hectic ride. To reduce risk we severely limited our interaction with the outside world even before the stay at home order was issued. I dont get scared easily, but this has become a strange probabilities game we couldnt afford losing.
As for food, your answer whether I’ve been eating well lies in the previous paragraph. Not only its been tough to get ingredients, but Staten Island is a food desert compared to the rest of the city. In fact I’m considering changing the site tagline to “Spelling Well, Eating Pourly”. Yes, pourly is misspelled on purpose here, as is “Tho” in the previous paragraph. I just dont care much for the rest of the letters. When everyone knows what you mean, whats the point of spelling the rest. Like que vs queue.
Last Saturday we finally ordered food after about 6 weeks. While I never cared for the newer Joe and Pats in East Village, the original in Staten Island is still possibly the best thing you can eat on the island. Normally getting pizza delivered or picked up in NYC is as routine as doing your laundry. But bringing this pie home this time was like bringing your first born home from the hospital (sorry second born). I cried a little, ran two red lights, and reduced our deer population in the process. SI has a deer a problem and its massive vasectomy effort didnt do much as the deer simply started cheating with New Jersey deer. Since we dont have sports anymore, at the very least let New Yorkers go out there and hunt for deer. Win win!
I do have an idea though (oops) that I thought about this morning. You know who can use a slice of pizza right about now? The elderly. While the young(er) are in a position to move around freely, or get pizza delivered to us, many elderly simply cant or dont do this for many reasons. In the case of my in-laws for example, the better pizzerias dont deliver to them, nor would they even know where to get the good stuff. I dont know if its going to work or not as I dont have the kind of reach as some of the other influencers but how about this #PiesForSeniors plan:
This Monday, bring your favorite pizza to your favorite elder. Even if your elder is perfectly capable of ordering pizza him/herself, this should bring a smile #PiesForSeniors
Pass it around.