I noticed that recognizable pink and orange sign just a little over four hours ago and that's pretty much all I've been able to think of since.
"Coming Soon". The most beautiful words I've ever seen.
One thing I've learned about blogging is that if I've had something on my mind for a long time, then it's time to write. So that's why I'm blogging about donuts even though the Oscars are on TV and so is Amazing Race, my favorite reality show.
You see...you need to know two things about me. The first thing, if you hadn't already figured this out, is donuts are my biggest weakness. I absolutely adore them. I channel Homer Simpson whenever I drive past a donut shop.
I'm not kidding. I really do say, "Mmmm...donuts."
Just the other day one of my students was making up a number story during math. He chose to tell about donuts. I told him "Thanks. Now I'm going to have donuts on the brain the rest of the day." He laughed because my kids know me very well by now.
The second thing you need to know is that Dunkin Donuts and I have had a lifelong love affair going on. It's always been my favorite shop. Dunkin Donuts makes me think of Sunday mornings growing up. Driving down 39th street on the way to church and stopping by to pick up a couple dozen for Sunday School. When I lived in my little house in OKC I had the same Saturday morning routine for quite a while. I took my newspaper to Dunkin Donuts and got some coffee and my regular donut trifecta:
-a chocolate glazed (which is what I would call a chocolate cake, but Dunkin Donuts calls it chocolate glazed).
Imagine a brownie deep-fried and then dipped in sugar glaze. Oh lordy.
- a bavarian kreme filled
My tongue wants to lick that glob of custard right now.
- and a chocolate kreme filled
I would suck out most of the chocolate first, then inhale the rest of the donut before choking on the powdered sugar that went down my windpipe.
"Three donuts...really?" you might ask.
Uhhh. Three donuts is me showing restraint.
In 2005 Dunkin Donuts and I had to break up because I moved to Edmond where there are no Dunkin Donuts - only average donut shops. Long distance relationships never survive.
But I just love happy endings. Our love affair will be reignited soon. Do you hear the violins beginning to play? I do.