When I’m feeling stressed, I tend to eat more. Unlike others who might loose their appetite when they’re feeling down or going through tough times. I guess I am one of those who try to find comfort in food in a failed attempt to hide their anxiety and uneasiness.
To give you an example of the things that make me stress, I am currently stressed about the fact that I still have a lot of work to do to promote my personal blog and increase traffic into it. Or to simply add the essential buttons and modify its layout to make it look more professional. At a later stage, I would like to try to get income out of it somehow. And although I am a graduate in Business Information Systems, with a couple of years work experience in IT support, I was never into IT or technical stuff…Therefore, I might have to ask for technical help in taking my blog to the next level. Actually I have to…I managed to somehow loose the login button on my blog’s homepage right after I tried to add some widgets on the side bar!
The picture you see at the top of this post is a collection of takeaway menus that I have accumulated over time in my cupboard. Since most restaurants distribute these menus on flat doors….Now the funny thing is, that I rarely order takeaway. Maybe more in the recent period since I was following my neighbor’s advise in “putting myself out there” and “stop hiding in my apartment”! So I didn’t get to work on my cooking skills as much as I would like to, since I need to put more time and effort into my goal, and cooking and especially washing dishes afterwards does take up time!
When one of my friends was visiting one day, she was amused by the pile of menus I owned and then said: “just put it with the pile” when we found a new menu outside my apartment door as we were leaving!
Tonight, it is Friday night. And despite wanting to share my home delivery dinner with someone special just like every single girl out there, and despite getting that feeling almost every single time that I decide to order dinner for home delivery, I am thankful for having great friends in this city. It’s true that, while some live on the other side of town, or might find it difficult to commute, or could be working even on Fridays…we all share one thing in common: we are all struggling to survive in this dynamic and highly fast-paced city. Most of us (including me) are also busy in trying to establish ourselves from scratch and become financially independent. Hopefully, the next time I decide to get a meal delivered on a weekend for dinner, I will try to arrange it early with friends.
My Napoletana pizza had less anchovies than what I expected. But I managed to accommodate that loss with some leftover anchovies that I had bought from the deli about a week or so ago. I must admit that the supermarket deli anchovies tasted much better and were far juicier than the anchovies used on my pizza. They weren’t as salty either.
Although under stress, I assure you I only ate half of the medium pizza I had ordered. The rest will be taken care of on a different occasion for sure.
When my food order had arrived, and after opening the door for the delivery man, guess what I saw on my door mat?
Yes, believe it or not, it was a new delivery menu…for another new pizzeria in town! and of all the names they could have chosen for their eatery, they chose to call it:
How insulting is that! 😛