- Ground beef (hamburger)
- Sun-dried tomatoes
Far from the Madding Crowd
Not everybody likes anchovies, but my husband and I do – occasionally. We rarely choose hamburger as a topping (it was his selection, that night), but we often choose sun-dried tomatoes.
It was that rare combination of both a Friday and a mid-month payday, and it was a beautiful spring evening.** I wanted to see the movie we chose (it was conveniently showing at 7:30), and my husband didn’t object. (We both like British literature, British movies, and Downton Abbey.) Plus, we had recently seen Ex Machina, so I was in the mood for something completely different.
Our pizza was very good (as usual), but, not knowing I was going to write a blog post about it, I didn’t take a photo of my first slice. On the way to the show, we discussed the name of the film. Without troubling to check, I insisted that the title was Far from the Maddening Crowd.
“It’s madding, not maddening,” said my husband.
“I say it’s maddening,” I replied. [Maddening just sounded like what it ought to be, and I hadn’t read the book.] “Let’s make a bet.”
“Okay,” he said. “You’re on.”
When we arrived, I found out I was wrong. Oh, well. It was kind of fun to guess and see if I knew it, instead of immediately looking the title up to see. The movie was very entertaining, and well done–both of us enjoyed it–and the characters were engaging. It was a great date movie!
* Here are the topping choices at Corner Pizza:
- Artichoke Hearts
- Banana Peppers
- Black Olives
- Fresh Garlic
- Green Olives
- Ground Beef (hamburger)
- Italian Sausage
- Jalapeño Peppers
- Poblano Peppers
- Red Onion
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Sun-dried Tomatoes
- Xtra Cheese
** And the crowd was neither madding nor maddening!
Note: In your comments, I ask that you not be critical, snarky or judgmental of our topping choices, movie selection, or my post itself…and your topping (and movie) suggestions are welcome!