Sunday, May 31, 2009

Q: Pizza is round, so why is the box square?

On Thursday I took upon myself the task of fitting an extra large pizza box into our full refrigerator. At first, I just tried shoving the box in-- it didn't work. I then tried shoving a little harder. After a few moments I began to complain about how the dimensions of box and open space were incompatible. My dad, filled with years of experience and mounds of stored-up wisdom heard me complaining and said, "Pizza is round so the box is square." I stared at him for a few seconds, then I looked over at Bonnie and the two of us started laughing. We gave my dad a hard time about his genius revelation for the rest of the night. However, I told Tiffani about it later, and she explained the answer to the question I should have been asking all along: Why are pizza boxes square? I'll let you ponder on that while you read the rest of the post.
Mrs. Bonnie Gutzman paid the state of Arizona a visit this last week. She was here for all of three and one-half days. And what a great eighty-four hours it was! We saw Fred Flinstone...
[don't we look like we're getting along really well? :)]

...the Grand Canyon...

[one slip and I was toast...]

...lots of cacti and some flowers...

[we basically risked our lives to get pictures of these flowers]

...etc. Then we visited Grasshopper Point in Sedona, where we saw lots of treacherous water and rocks...

[this is not one of the treacherous areas, obviously]

...a sunbathing skank (just kidding... but not really. but really, just kidding.)...


...and some really heavy rocks to have lifting contests with.

[Bo beat me, hands down]

Then we met up with my yang (Lindsey) and checked out southern Arizona. We went to an ostrich farm and fed deer...


...ostriches (FYI, you can say "ostrich" or "ostriches" for the plural)...

...which is a dangerous business...

video

[if you were wondering what I sounded like when Bo and I were hiking back up the Grand Canyon, listen to the ostrich at the end of the clip]

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...as well as donkeys and parakeets.

We later met Lindsey's Alex (sorry, no picture available) and went to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. It was pretty cool, although Lindsey might have enjoyed the javelina part of it a little too much. :)



So... that was pretty much the shortest tour of Arizona ever. Although, you have to give me some credit since it went from the Grand Canyon (practically the top of Arizona) clear down to Tucson (practically the bottom... in more ways than one :P).

Now that you've had time to think about what this post is really about (pizza boxes, remember?) let's see if you figured it out. Why are pizza boxes square?

A: So you can fit ranch cups in the box, too. Duh! What's pizza without ranch?! Eating pizza without ranch is like seeing the world (which is also round) without a friend. It makes for a square experience.

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