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Doughnut musings [Jul. 3rd, 2008|12:47 pm]
I started out the day normally. But by 8:45 I had become consumed by the need for a doughnut.

This may not seem unreasonable to you. But for me, living within walking distance of two doughnut shops, this is very odd. I can totally resist a doughnut. A potato chip on the other hand, a fresh blueberry, or any combination of chocolate and hazelnut will have me prostrate with need.

A doughnut...meh. If it's THERE, well, sure, okay, but I have a long list of doughnut types that just aren't worth picking up -- frosted, plain sugar dusted, any yeasty, filled with anything but jelly...

Today, I would knock someone over and steal a frosted, sugar dusted yeast doughnut filled with fake lemon creme.

It caused me to say, while on the way to a meeting, walking through cubeland, "I would give my left nut for a doughnut" which made some people laugh, but others are probably busy typing up e-mails to HR about a hostile work environment.

(Which I don't get -- it's not like I threatened to give away THEIR left nut...)

Anyway - I thought lunch, homemade BBQ cheddar burger with a side of garlic sauteed mushrooms and cabbage, a good handful of fresh cherries, would surely fill me up and resolve the craving.

Nope. Full and still want a doughnut. Already I'm plotting the most convenient doughnut stop on the way home...maybe I should get a half dozen as a treat for the weekend, even though I already bought pistachio gelato as a weekend treat...

Of course, we all know what'll happen. I'll eat one, it'll taste good...then the sugar and fat will hit my stomach and I'll be like "well, that was good, but I don't need to eat THAT for another couple of months." But I'll eat the rest of the half dozen because wasting food is shameful.

[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-07-03 05:22 pm (UTC)
My Dunkin Donut habit, let me show you it.

I pass three Dunkin Donuts on my way to work, and I spent all too much wealth on their Butternut donuts. So I made a rule NOT to go to the convenient Dunkin Donuts, but instead if I REALLY must donut, to go the one on Liberty Road, two miles out of the way and a left turn across a very busy street.

The gods liked this plan so much that when I had severe donut Jones on Tuesday, I drove to the two miles out of the way Dunkin Donuts and waited and finally made the left turn across the busy street, only to find this fine establishment was closed for remodeling.

I figure between my rules, the gods and the franchise owner, I have lost 10 pounds.

But I still jones for a butternut donut.

Edited at 2008-07-03 05:23 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: madam_macaw
2008-07-03 07:07 pm (UTC)
Chocolate and hazelnut - Nutella *mmmmmmmmmmmmm*
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[User Picture]From: warriorsway
2008-07-03 09:40 pm (UTC)
Kudrasslipper is making hazelnut crinkle cookies at this very moment for the weekend festivities. Obviously, we should have mentioned that when we invited you to come. We'd get you a box of doughnuts too.... nudge, nudge....
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-07-08 12:19 pm (UTC)
I tried really, really hard to wait until you guys were at least back in the car before diving into them. Alas, you hadn't even closed the car door before I was in gustatory heaven.

Now, about that dinner date....
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-07-03 11:46 pm (UTC)
I'll eat the rest of the half dozen because wasting food is shameful.

As the mother of two teenagers, there are days I'd be hard pressed to think of a single positive thing to say about either one of them. But I will give them their due: they can always be counted on to clear several surrounding acres of any pesky leftover doughnuts, candy, cookies, cakes, pies, potato chips, ice cream, pistachio nuts, fried chicken, and bacon.

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