Haiku for January 2005

Colors! New year’s dawn?
No, return of last pizza
From 2014.

The haiku describes the my first waking minutes of 2015. No, I didn’t celebrate the new year wildly I didn’t even stay up to see in 2015.

I’m pretty sure that I had a viral infection. It probably wasn’t flu: I had a flu shot a month or two ago. It probably wasn’t the pizza that made me sick: none of my partners in pizza were sick that night. However, some have been ill subsequently, in a manner compatible with the virus hypothesis.

I just ate cheese for the first time this year, having avoided it since the incident described in the haiku. Some time later this month. I’ll be ready to eat pizza again, and then to make my first batch of pizza of the year.

February will see at least one haiku from me. It will also see another new year: the year of the goat, or sheep, will start on February 19.

I hope that the new year is a happy and healthy one for you.

Pizza Wars, West Roxbury Style

Pizza wars continue, proclaims our local Bulletin. Now, pizza wars suggests several dramatic scenes:

  • Trouble at Chuck E. Cheese’s, as reported in the WSJ article that destroyed any last shred of interest I might have had in finding a local CEC’s.
  • A mob movie starring Robert De Niro (Mean Cheese?) in which rival pizza-connected gangs fight it out.
  • A video game in which you must gather topping, put them on pizzas, bake the pizzas, then hurl them at foes as if you were some saucy ninja.

No. In West Roxbury, pizza wars means that Upper Crust Pizzeria wants to come to West Roxbury, and some of the eight or so pizza places on Centre Street already plan to take action. They will… show up at the meeting of the Neighborhood Council!

I can’t claim that things are much more dramatic here in neighboring Roslindale. And I’m not sure I’d want them to be.