Pizza, Pizza

I am not easily influenced. Unless, it’s about really good food. I have a friend who is as obsessed with Pizza as I am with BBQ. In fact, I will say he is more obsessed. I’ve learned so much about true, authentic Neapolitan Pizza from him. For example, I learned there is an international group whose mission is to promote and protect “true Neapolitan pizza”. They are called The Associazone Vera Pizza Napoletana. So, if you put hot Cheetos on your pizza, you’re not Neapolitan.

My friend dreams of owning an authentic Italian oven so we always talk about it and his research. In his research, he found a Swedish portable pizza oven called the Ooni. It is not the type of oven he wants, but as soon as I saw it I knew it was right up my alley. It looks like a futuristic gadget!

He had also suggested an authentic pizza restaurant in Austin and when we visited it, I fell in love with pizza. An Ooni was in my future. The future is now!

Here is my Ooni:

My Ooni

This Pizza gadget can heat up to well over 900 degrees and can cook a pizza in 60 seconds. It’s as close to Neapolitan Pizza that I can get without breaking the bank.

It has been so much fun learning it and it has put out some amazing pizzas!

Those are some of our firsts and not some of our best. The best ones have been the ones we eat seconds after coming out of the oven.

The Missus Eating Straight Out of the Oven

We are so obsessed with Pizza now. Well, I am.

Couldn’t Do It

I can’t believe I could not do a blog a day in January. I started off pretty good but then as days went on it became harder and harder.

Looking back at the month I can think of many things I could have blogged about. Mystery shopping, movies, books, TV shows, cooking, eating, work, etc etc.

I am hoping to keep on Blogging.

Weekend Coming Up

I, like every one else who works during week can never wait patiently for Friday. Even when nothing exciting is planned we just want it to get here. We just don’t want to work!

I have to find a way to make money while I sleep so I don’t have to work lol. People do make money blogging. That’s why you see banner ads on this site but I don’t generate enough traffic/visitors to make money. Maybe if I keep blogging. But usually money making blogs focus on one topic. I am all over the place.

Maybe one day the missus and I can downsize our living so I don’t need to work everyday. Part time? That would be great. We really want an RV to travel but who’s to say we don’t live in that permanently! That would be so cool but scary.

I’m open to ideas!

Movie Investment

No, I’m not funding the next blockbuster. I’m talking mostly about time. Today, went to go see the movie Glass. I am a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan movies so I was looking forward to checking it out.

Spoiler alerts. Glass is supposed to be the third installment of a trilogy. Part one was Unbreakable and two was Split. Both those movies, on their own were outstanding.

Glass, was terrible. I really wanted to walk out but we were too invested. It was about 45 minutes in when I realized it wasn’t getting better. I didn’t even care that the dude in front me was checking his phone periodically. I just wanted the movie to end.

Spoiler alert. Night must be trying to create his own comic universe much like Marvel and DC. He brings in this mysterious organization that is out to play down hero powers. It is not very well done. It’s kinda boring and not very believable.

Without saying more all I can say is that it was not a good movie. I can’t recommend it.



Joey in Friends makes sandwiches sound so good so I’ve been eating pastrami sandwiches lately. Hope to one day go to Katz Deli in New York to try the real deal.

I’ve been eating it with ham, havarti cheese, and Dijon mustard. I plan to upgrade the bread soon.


Box of Meat!

Everyone loves getting stuff in the mail and as a big meat eater getting meat directly to my doorstep is super awesome.

Butcher Box

Butcher Box is meat subscription service where a box of frozen meat arrives at your door. We decided to try it because we think it would help us save money and cook more for ourselves. Time will tell.

If you want to try it, use this link so both of us get free stuff.

Check out the video of unboxing.

GromNom – Uncle Chops Smokehouse Burgers

I’ve noticed that lots of businesses in Weslaco, TX support one another by sharing each other’s Facebook pages. Pete’s Mesquite Grill shared the page of a new Food Truck named Uncle Chops Smokehouse Burgers. Pictures looked very good so I headed that way for lunch on the Grom.

I ordered a burger called To The Point.

To The Point Burger

It was delicious. I didn’t read that it came with a srichachi sauce so I didn’t tell them to hold it. I’m glad I didn’t because it was great.

So if you find yourself in Weslaco. Try it out!

Harder Than I Thought

I can not believe how hard it has been to blog every day. So far, I have missed three days. Yesterday after work, I was really hungry so I asked the missus if we could go eat before church instead of after. We did so and then went to church.

After church, we hung out a bit outside talking to friends and then we went to Wal-Mart and Target so that I could find some new headphones.

That took some time. We probably got back home at 10pm. We watched a few shows and before you know it, it was passed midnight!

So yeah, this is hard!