Life is seemingly always busy now. I have no justifiable excuse for not posting more frequent pizza reviews and pizza life observations. It’s simply about the prioritization of everyday responsibilities. I have been failing at the optimal organization of life events, just like most other people.
Yesterday, I had pizza with one of my daughters at California Pizza Kitchen in Boulder. The store is very attractive with an open atmosphere of pleasant colors and views of the kitchen and pizza ovens. It’s not a sports-bar setting, but there are a couple of televisions in the distance to scan for scores. This place is definitely a casual setting geared toward families and casual friends meeting up.
CPK pizza pies are almost always spot-on to the corporate standards. This visit was no different. We had the thin crust pepperoni supremo and the kids honey chicken pies. Both were fantastic. The pepperoni supremo had a great sauce with sweet roasted tomatoes, and some baby mozzarella cheese melts. The honey chicken had a nice sweet bread crust and fresh toppings. These pizzas are a little bit industrial but are possibly the best national chain pies available in a store…future reviews notwithstanding.
While enjoying the time with my daughter, we discussed our next video game purchase. We always look up product ratings online before we buy anything, but video game ratings always seem uber-subjective. We talked about our past ignorance of the game ratings for a purchase of a “Hello Kitty” Wii game, and that we should have paid more attention to that rating. We also discussed that most current top rated games are not appropriate for young teens. Now, we wanted a game that would be highly-rated and family-oriented, but yet more “easy going” than most high-rated games. We decided on the “browsing” method of shopping for a game, which is similar to me saying “the first attractive game cover is what we’ll buy” (we found a nice Disney game for Wii that is working out well).
So, the meaning-of-life perspective of this CPK Pizza experience is that the time spent discussing video game details with my daughter over good pizza was invaluable. The pizza was good, the decision was missing, but the face-time to discuss new game possibilities over food was priceless.
My best advice: spend time talking with your kids no matter what the subject.