The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did: The Pizza that Got Away

honestly this is a trigger for me

Freshman year we ordered a lot of pizza. Almost every weekend we would end a night by crowding into my McBride double as we inhaled a pizza within minutes. For a while, we were so in sync with the punctuation of pizza to end the night that we became confident. Until one night, my hubris backfired and made me regret my entire existence.

That night I was in charge of ordering the pizza. After a long, raucous night at the Ganter ™, we all trudged home in pursuit of that sweet 11 inch ‘za. As we decided on our toppings, I furiously clicked the necessary buttons on the Papa Johns website.  I dragged and dropped, I double clicked—I did it all. Seconds before final check out, I I saw in the corner of the screen an intriguing offer. The small button preceding the final confirmation button said something to the extent of “pay 2 more dollars, get an XL.” Immediately, I was sold—truly an incredible deal. I clicked and just like that the pizza was on its way. I was so proud of my incredible ordering capacities.

We sat in a circle on the floor of my first floor McBride room, anxiously waiting the arrival of Pizza. After seven minutes of dozing off and scattered conversations, the fateful phone call came—and I rushed outside to receive the treasure.

What I had failed to read in the fine print of the “$2 more get an XL” is that they would be adjusting the order as well. This pizza, was the not one of our dreams. It was not one we even recognized. It was comprised of the following:

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Blog Off: Preston ’17 vs Potter ’17

We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and a Blog Off is one way we can definitively prove that one of us is objectively a better blogger (dare we say, a better person).  So we leave it to you, the reader, to decide in a blind taste test who is really better as we square off on various topics. This time around, we have Gracie Potter ‘17 and Natasha Preston ‘17, two juniors battling it out RE: Papa John’s vs. Domino’s. Who will come out on top? Only you can decide.

Blogger A:

Let’s take a page out of Huey Lewis and the News’s book and go “back in ti-eeem. You’re hosting your first real sleepover, a thoroughly carpeted affair involving karaoke, board games and the heavy scent of Smacker’s flavored lip gloss. Your parents are in rare form; they haven’t bothered you since they whisked away your friends’ boots and coats and returned with a full bowl of Lay’s sour cream and onion chips. Your friends have already marvelled at your finished basement, and they’ve chosen their respective sleeping territories without kicking up much of a fuss in the process. This is going great, your tiny, pea-sized tweenage brain thinks. I could really be somebody after this.

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The Definitive Guide to Deliverable Pizza in Gambier

Which delivery pizza is the best? The Thrill investigates… (via

Pizza, contrary to to the belief of the editors at the New York Times Magazine, is a food of the gods. Deliverable pizza is the food of the gods. Unfortunately, not all pizza places deliver and even those that do deliver don’t always deliver, if you know what we mean. The single pie delivery pizza options in Gambier are slim pickings, but we’ve reviewed the options (a plain pie from Domino’s, Papa John’s, Dirko’s and the Cove) and compiled both a ranking and a taste/cost profile of each pie. 

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Weekend ProTip: Plan Your Night Around Fast Food

They’re open until 1am. Maybe if you’re super nice, Peyton will deliver your pizza (via

Yes it’s the weekend. Finally. This weekend’s ProTip is nice and short (partly because as I write this, it’s way later than I should be awake): plan out your night so you don’t get home too late to order the greasy late-night Fourth Meal you deserve. Continue reading

Weekend ProTip: Late-Night Snacks

Ed Note: This is the best late night snack. (via Antonio's)

Ed Note: This is the best late night snack. (via Antonio’s)

It’s the weekend, Lords and Ladies, and we’ve got a Weekend ProTip to help make your weekend even better (and cheaper). Have you ever gotten back to your room on a Friday or Saturday night and really wanted food? You usually end up ordering Papa John’s or Domino’s or Cove, don’t you? Well fear not, no longer do you need to waste money on delivered food, or wait for it to arrive. The Thrill has prepared a guide on the art of making your own food to consume later on at night. Check it out after the jump! Continue reading