Monthly Archives: January 2022

Pizza, Pizza . . .

Didn’t sleep well last night and woke up with a bad headache this morning, so I played hooky from work, though I still processed a few orders online.

When we were up in Spring last week, getting together with Debi & Ed Hurlburt and Janice Evans, we got to talking about our favorite pizza places. Which got Jan and I thinking that we needed to make a pizza run really soon.

So tomorrow we’re going to our fav, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at Baybrook Mall. We first ate at a Grimaldi’s, the original (and only one at the time) in 2009 in New York City.

Well, Brooklyn to be more precise. In fact the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge passed right overhead.

Grimaldi's 1

And we all agreed it was the best pizza we’d ever eaten. So a few years later we were very happy to find that the one small NYC location had started spreading out across the country.

Grimaldi's Pizza 20201227

Really looking forward to tomorrow.

And on the subject of pizza, I came across this online article comparing frozen pizzas.

I Tested And Ranked The 7 “Most Popular” Frozen Pizzas, And I’ll Just Say It — There’s One Brand You Couldn’t Pay Me To Eat Again


And the two worse ones were kind of unexpected.

7. Whole Foods 365 — This was pretty much one of the most revolting pizza crusts I’ve ever tasted.

When I say “rubber crust,” I mean it. Tearing into a slice of Whole Foods’s “rising crust” pizza was like biting into an old tire.

6. Trader Joe’s — I genuinely think they meant well, but this pizza was drier than a literal desert.

Trader Joe’s may be a haven for many foods — frozen and fresh — but I can’t in good conscious recommend you buy this pizza.

But the two top ones may not be much of a surprise.

Of course there’s always Domino’s.

Thought For The Day:

Not everyone in life is gonna like you. But then, not everyone matters.



A New Game In Town . . .

Today was an easy one, with lunch at Pho Barr up in Webster and then a quick HEB stop on the way home.

We did find out that their new location down in our area is supposed open ‘next month’. What we didn’t find out is if ‘next month’ was 2 days from now, in February. Or if they were actually talking about March.

I guess we’ll see.

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog about our Kroger’s Prescription Plan which has saved us a lot of money over our previous plans with WalMart/Sam’s. It cost us $72 per year, and covers Jan, myself, and Karma the Cat. Besides human prescriptions, we can also get discounts on vet drugs too.

Though Kroger’s works through GoodRX, the discounts are much better than you can get through the free Standard GoodRX app, or even their $20 per month Gold family plan. And as I said, Kroger’s version is only $6 per month, or $72 a year.

But now there’s a new game in town in the drug business. Cost Plus Drugs, an new online drug supplier, started by Mark Cuban of Shark Tank/Dallas Mavericks fame, promises to shake up the prescription drug market. And this includes possibly building their own factories to keep the costs down.

I did compare a couple of their prices against our Krogers prices, and Krogers came out a little ahead. The Metformin that Jan takes is $5.90 on Cost Plus, but free under Krogers plan. And my high blood pressure meds are $7.50 under Cost Plus, and $6 from Krogers.

I’ll keep checking back and let you know.

Jan's Patio Area Logo

Thought For The Day:

If someone points at your black clothes and asks whose funeral it is, just look around the room and answer, “I haven’t decided yet.”