Unpleasant Surprise of the Week #1: Learning that when someone slams the door shut in the middle stall of the bathroom at work, the door to the stall left of it will pop open. Wide open. And since it is one of those wheelchair accessible stalls, it may or may not be just about impossible to grab that wide door and shut it without having to get up.
Unpleasant surprise of the week #2: Not all air poppers are made the same. Some just spew lava hot kernels instead of popped corn.
Unpleasant surprise of the week #3: Forgetting #1 and having it happen again.
There have been some pleasant surprises. I went jean shopping and actually found jeans I like. That fit well. I'm already making plans to buy about 10 more pairs. I kind of hate finding jeans. It's more like a chore than shopping.
The other pleasant surprise was this pizza. In fact, it was more than pleasant. It was amazing. Where-have-you-been-all-my-life-I-can't-bake-pears-any-other-way amazing. The pears are thinly sliced and layered loosely on top of pizza dough, then covered with sweetened creme fraiche, golden raisins and praline pecans. The combination of all those flavors on a pizza crust completely blows regular ol' cinnamon sugar dessert pizza out of the water. Have you had praline pecans? They alone are reason to try this pizza. The bit of sweetness and soft crunch that they add is just perfect. If you can't find any at the grocery store, you could always make your own or substitute your favorite sweetened, glazed nut. Do try to find them at your grocery store, though. And then trying to stop sneaking handfuls out of the bag in your pantry multiple times a day. The solution to this, of course, is to make another batch of this dessert pizza to use them up.
It's a win any way you slice it.
(Un?)pleasant surprise #3: I'm punny.