Beloved: Donuts

donut.jpgYesterday was a bad a day. It started earlier, with stress and misery. By 9:45 am I was downright brutish, a mood that was growing in intensity. S used to pack snacks for me during the day to avoid the “hungry-grouchies”. Kenn used to call me “Surley” for the cranky moods I work myself into occasionally. To be in that sort of mood before 10 am is indeed a problem, especially for a morning person like me.

What was to be done? I walked into a coffee shop to see if a hot cup o’ joe might help. (I do love coffee.) But before I even managed to make it to the coffee counter, there it was: a Perfect Donut.

I am a donut-lover, I confess. Just the other day I sent Dave Winer an email about how his recent posts on Seattle fill me with an intense donut-longing for the tiny donuts that you can buy in Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market. Donuts just bring me great joy. About one year ago my friends on the Dean campaign recognized my love of donuts with a special gift.

I know, I can already hear my mother reading this entry and furiously writing a post about my weight, my heart, my longevity. But they are donuts, and there is nothing in the world like them. I love them — and more than any other soma they turn my cloudy days into brilliant, mulit-colored sprinkles paradise.

3 Responses to “Beloved: Donuts”

  1. anne dickey Says:

    The donut, it’s a drug, no?

    Symptoms of overdose may include unusual dizziness or drowsiness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, facial flushing, fast heartbeat, and loss of consciousness.

    —> Sugar can have this effect on all of us, no? Oh, the prediabetics, hypoglemics, glucose intolerant among us….

    Do not share this medication with others.

    —> Oh, isn’t THAT convenient? Who wants to share their donuts anyway? But so much better when your doctor told you not to….

    Missed Dose
    Do not “double-up” the dose to catch up.

    —> This is probably the part that your mom most wants you to remember. No doubling up on donuts!

    Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.

    —> Sure.

    Do not store in the bathroom.

    —> Yes, yes…. The humidity, the convenience, the lack of storage space…. I see it.

  2. Aby Says:

    I also heard that a little “Dance, Dance Revolution” is good for the soul!!

  3. Mary Helene Says:

    Well, I wouldn’t want to disappoint you, so here it is: your weight, your heart and your longevity. Where did I go wrong in helping you establish eating habits? Your favorite foods as an infant were liver and brocolli, mushed together. I thought that held such promise for the future.

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