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Rockit's Famous Pizza - foreward

I'm gonna attempt to write about Rockit's pizza. It was my baby from 1990-1996. It was interesting, fun, stressfull, aggravating, joyous, silly, scary, and idiotic. I had many employees in those 6 years and many customers-if you were one, and I leave you out of the telling-then speak up.

I'm gonna talk about everything...and I mean everything. I'll leave out some stuff just for the sake of saving some people embarrassment-shame etc...But then again, I may include it, if it moves the story along and is funny. I like funny. I may change names or not include last names-sorry.

The story may jump around because my memory is spotty-it tends to work and recall things in fragments. It's kind of like going to the movies and seeing the preview to something and knowing how the movie is going to begin and end, with scene points in the middle. If I leave something out that you think is important-again, SPEAK UP.

Like I've said, some people think I was a fair boss and some thought I was an asshole...they're both right.

If you got a Rockit's story-wait until the approximate time period to tell it -or not- I do wanna hear it. I may have been there, but you have to remember I was behind the kitchen counter, so I missed a lot. I may also remember it differently-sorry, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

I could cover my ass and say that this isn't necessarily the way it happened-but why? This story will be truthful-from my point of view-but, maybe not factual...if that makes any sense. I'd like to do this quickly but what I like and what will happen are nearly always 2 different things.

I wanna thank my friend Valli-whom none of you know-for correcting my punctuation. I bet she wishes she could have gotten a hold of this blog part-but Oh-Well!

Are you ready? Then hang on here we go....

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Comment by Loralie on October 11, 2008 at 12:11pm
Mike, I was painfully shy back then and uncomfortable around folks I didn't know. I also wasn't fond of the old mustachio back then (I dig em now!)

On Loralie:
"the level-headed Ms. Cole."

On Jamie:
"Jamie seems like a prince."
"Yeah, he's a great guy. Sweet, smart, hardworking, creative, independent. We could take lessons!" '

Wow, he's a catch!
Comment by BURD on May 24, 2008 at 11:11pm
I had great employees-Eric was one. Reece is another-he's around here also.
Comment by Eric Lee on May 24, 2008 at 10:30pm
Kevin I worked for you three years never stole a penny and only called in sick one time. Maybe I could get a Pizza Delivery Driver Award or something! I loved working there and your parents were great!
Comment by BURD on May 11, 2008 at 12:25pm
It's amazing how much my friends forgave me. Especially Ransom! I did many a terrible thing to him-and he never punched me out!?! I'm glad you got to see the place in its heyday Jennifer-it always meant a lot to me that my pals were so supportive. The love definetely flowed both ways!
Comment by Jennifer Hallfrisch on May 11, 2008 at 12:18pm
or as ransom would say "la di f*****g da da"
Comment by Jennifer Hallfrisch on May 11, 2008 at 12:16pm
I'm sure you were an a**h***,, but we love you anyway. I was in your establishment as a customer shortly after you opened and was very impressed by the decor. La di f*****g da.
Comment by BURD on May 9, 2008 at 5:24pm
I'll take a check Brad- but make it out to me. A CD is good too.
Comment by Brad Wilhelm on May 9, 2008 at 3:45pm
I ate there a lot, but I honestly don't think I ever bought anything there.

Plus, Kevin used to give any band that played Rhino's a free pizza too.

So, I figure I owe JRs about $1k.

Will you take a Plastic Cheeses CD in trade?
Comment by Vanessa on May 5, 2008 at 6:28pm
Aw, man, I ought to have a ton of memories from Rockit's--I went in there all the time. Unfortunately, I was almost always smashed, thus clear memories don't remain. But damn that pizza hit the spot.
Comment by BURD on May 5, 2008 at 4:27am
I do remember swapping food with a number of places; Opies, Loaf and Laddle, Trojan Horse and others-there was only so much pizza that I could eat. I remember the exact band who caused the food policy change---The Spirtles. Hope that wasn't your band.

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