|The National Pizza Week special from the pizza place down the road.|
Sadly, National Pizza Week has not been recognized by presidential proclamation. Can't compete with National Poison Prevention Week or National Forest Products Week - although I'd argue that I've had some bad pizza that could be a cautionary example for the former, and pizza toppings that represent the latter.
The second week of January seems an odd time to choose for National Pizza Week. Wouldn't a lot of folks be avoiding pizza while trying to lose the extra holiday pounds? Or still holding to the illusion that their New Year's Resolution to eat healthier will last? The cynic in me says picking this week is an effort to thwart those good intentions, but surely pizza industry marketing wouldn't be that heartless. Right?
Well, heartless marketing or merely the creation of grease-loving eaters, National Pizza Week is apparently a thing. Which I will celebrate, because who wants to miss an excuse to get a pizza?