Hazel the Growing Girl
Posted November 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm

Ah man, the timing on this one... that little leaflet in the small phone panel is a nod to Tommy's Pizza, an iconic pizzeria in Shepherdstown. It was run by a man named George who's been compared to the Soup Nazi by, let's say, everyone who's ever ordered a pizza from him & knows who the Soup Nazi is.

If you called in an order, you had to do it QUICKLY, and his only response would be "20 minutes - click." (There's no gluten-free pizza there, so I've never ordered from him, but I've heard the stories.)

George died unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago, at his shop. And of course, stories about him NOT being an uncaring Pizza Nazi rose to the surface quickly. Turns out he had a soft spot for kids, and the people who live on the little back behind Tommy's must have loved him, because they put together a small shrine to George on the window of the shop. 

This town takes care of their own, no matter who their own is.

Anyway. Here's the old post! And here's yesterday's Elephant Town if you're following along.

There won't be an ET next week because I'm pulling together things for the Over The Mountain Studio Tour this weekend - if you're in the area, you're invited to join! It's just a bunch of West Virginia artists with open doors and work on display - you can go to as many or as few of our studios as you'd like, from 10-5 Saturday and/or Sunday. Here's a map! 

Hope to see a few of you out here (and introduce you to my cats)!


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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.