My amazingly creative and expressive friend Heidi shows up after telling me she was up all night and wouldn't be able to attend the event. While on my mid-cook break, I asked her to tell me about this body puppet she'd been working on for months to get an idea of what exactly to expect. She told me that she has to go to the bathroom, but she'd oblige me as soon as she came back. And oblige me she did!
One interesting thing that I hadn't realized until the moment she came out in that amazing thing was that I had never had the chance to hug pizza before, which was immediately remedied. It was an amazing experience that everyone should have.
Then it was my turn to try on the costume! Heidi and Jessica helped me suit up and apply some toppings.
So far, I've warn it for christmas day at my grandparents house. I showed up with a cooler full of frozen GoreMade Pizzas singing a remake of the popular "White Christmas".
"White Pizza" lyrics;
of a white pizza
just like the ones I used to dough.
Where the sausage glistens
and spinach is delicious
and the mushrooms are all locally grown.
of a white pizza
with every christmas card I do.
May there be lots of pizza for you....
and may all your pizza dreams come true!
I sang this song all the way through, even as my 18 month old was crying and my grandparents had a guest I'd never met before sitting on the couch taking it all in. She was quite impressed. And yes, all the pizzas I gave as christmas presents were white (no red sauce) pizzas. I even tried to send some to my brother in denver, but it arrived a week late and was a soppy wet mess. I sang him the song over the phone. I'll have to over-night it next time.
Christmas evening, we had a sleepy son who took refuge on the pizza costume and took the most delicious nap possible!
"Hey Guys! I hear you love Pizza, so I thought I'd... HOLY $&!T, YOU'RE EATING THEM!" Then a lot of screaming. It was pretty friggin' funny.
So, now I've got this amazing costume and have to invent new reasons to wear it, and wear it often. If you've got any ideas, tell me in comments.
I think this lady deserves a pizza party, eh?
p.s. Thank you, Ziel, for the beautiful photo documentation!!!