Say Cheese

imagesYou really know your luck’s changing when you win a large pizza.

Yes, I entered the FREE PIE drawing in celebration of a new Farinella, my favorite pizza place, opening on Lexington Avenue and 60th Street.

The best part was how happy they were for me, as if I won a car.

I haven’t collected my prize as yet. What I’d like to do is play Let’s Make A Deal, and ask if, rather than a whole pie, I can take it in increment slices.

What am I going to do with a pizza the size of Guam..freeze it? Open a pizza stand on my corner?

It’s not your average round pie you need to understand.Β  It’s the specialty of the house that comes in a long square box the length of Main Street. e82019f9d27b46f096ab535d98d788f6 Perfect for a Cub Scout troop or swim team.

They call it a Full Palam feeding 6 people. I don’t know 6 people. Alright I do, but do I want to have pizza with them is the question.

Also, I’m not supposed to be eating cheese…my cholesterol is off the charts so I’ve done a pretty good job of weaning myself off except for a slice here and there I eat so covertly as if the cheese police were expected any minute to bust me and my scamutz.

Up against the wall cheese, and no funny stuff.

When guilt spills into your cheese, be grateful your shrink’s on speed dial.

It’s a shame really since it’s one of my favorite lunchtime meals. This fruit salad business has gotten old real fast. If I see one more kiwi with a pineapple chaser, I’ll turn into Botchagaloop, the fruit man on Abbot and Costello.

Then I thought maybe I could sell it, but then I’d have to ask if it’s transferable. These people think I’m nuts as it is since I’ve often called to reserve a slice for later in the day. I only like one kind...Pizza Primavera: mushrooms, zucchiniΒ  and mozzarella without tomato sauce. This way the garlic baked in takes the lead. Of course my friends have tapered off since I smell like a Scilian bistro, but I don’t care, and neither do my pores when no one wants to sit next to me at the library. See, I feel that’s a good thing. More legroom while reading.

I do think though, winning a Farinella special might be the beginning of a windfall.

I wonder what’s next.

I did buy several raffle tickets from a kid in the Park. I’m just not sure for what. He was so cute and earnest in those droopy cargo pants. In lieu of buying him a belt, I bought ten bucks worth of something. Could have been a nickel bag for all I know.

This is why I don’t carry cash. Now if he took Visa, then I’d really be up a creek without a belt, so to speak.

Whatever I win next, I just hope it’s not another pizza.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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14 Responses to Say Cheese

  1. vondrook says:

    Maybe in the raffle you’ll win a year supply of Lipitor!


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Congratulations, Susannah. I hope they agree to your idea of getting one slice at a time.
    When I was a senior in high school, I had the highest four year average in Home Economics. I won a year’s subscription to Farm Journal. Just what every teenage girl wants. And my father already had a subscription to it.


  3. jimmie chew says:

    :0 congrats. thats one big pizza. lunch for months!


  4. katecrimmins says:

    Perhaps this is the start of a run of good luck! As for the raffle with baggy pants — it was probably a scam so don’t depend on that one! I was scammed by two boys from a Catholic school no less. They sold me a pizza and said they needed the money up front. Of course, no pizza ever showed up. What was I thinking?


  5. Congratulations Susannah. I’d drop by and help you eat it, if I were in the same hemisphere. πŸ™‚


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