I’ll Take a Dozen, and Here, Let Me Get That…

02Jun12

Thanks to all the answers to yesterday’s question. it was fun to see what everyone would pick. In case you missed it, here was yesterday’s question:

What is your favorite donut?

Since yesterday was National Donut Day, I figured why not ask. it seems we have a national day for something just about every day, but at least this was something I could get behind. if you know me, you know I love donuts. I know they aren’t good for me to eat, but I don’t care – they are GOOD to eat, that’s all I need. I am sure I could eat them all day long if I wouldn’t die in the process. There are so many different kinds that I really like. I can remember back when I was a kid and we lived with my grandparents in Brooklyn that my grandfather would go to the bakery every Sunday and get hard rolls and jelly donuts and leave them by the door for us in a white paper bag and say gremlins had left donuts for us. Jelly donuts I think are really the only kind of filling donuts I like. I am not a big fan of cream filled donuts or chocolate covered donuts. I do enjoy just a plain donut, but I do like some that have frosting or some kind of flavoring. I fell in love with the Fractured Prune, a donut shop in Delaware that we frequent when we visit family in Delaware. They make their donuts as you order them, using the same basic donut but putting all different kinds of toppings on them. They make a banana one that is out of this world. If there was a store like that here, I would be there every day. Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme each make good donuts too, though we only have Dunkin Donuts around here (it seems there is one about every mile around here now). When it  comes to my absolute favorite, I would have to go with the apple fritter. It is just plain delicious with the crunchy outside and the apple filling, yum yum. Dunkin Donuts makes one, but they only sell it certain in shops. Adams Farms makes their own around here and they are wonderful, but they are about the size of my head they are so big, so I don’t get them very often. We have a small deep fryer that Michelle and Sean bought me a while back and we have made our own apple fritters; I think those were the best. Sean is still waiting for us to make the maple bacon donut he wants; that will have to be next to try.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to post their own personal choices and a special thank you to Christopher Kimball and Scott Conant for providing their own answers on Twitter. For today’s question, I thought I would ask something that crossed my mind as I was getting my hair cut this week. A gentleman came into the shop while I was sitting there, it was early in the morning and I was the only person waiting, and there was just one barber working at the time. He said another barber would be in this morning, but he wasn’t sure of the time. The gentleman was in a hurry and had a meeting in 45 minutes (why he waited until then to decide on a haircut, I don’t know, but that’s another issue). The barber finished up and I told the gentleman to go ahead of me since he was in a rush. He seemed taken aback that I would let him go in front of me, but I didn’t have any place I had to be in, so it was no big deal to me. When he was done, he thanked me for giving up my spot and left. I went and sat for my hair cut and the barber remarked to me that it was nice of me to do what I did. That got me thinking about this question:

“What’s a nice thing that you have done for someone recently? Is there something you have done to “pay it forward” recently?

It doesn’t have to be something that you think is a big deal, it could be something small like helping someone pick up some papers that fell, holding a door open for someone, giving someone some extra change when they were short for a cup of coffee, whatever you can think of that may have brightened someone’s day a little bit, or perhaps enough that they too might have gone one to do something nice for someone. We seem to have forgotten a lot about politeness and the niceties of life, but I won’t get too much into that right now since it will be part of my answer tomorrow. Think about your answer and let me know. You can either leave your answer here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll also ask some people on Twitter and see if they respond. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

Okay, that’s all I have today. I am off to a barbecue now (we pass 2 or 3 Dunkin Donuts on the way there, depending on how we go, but I’ll resist the urge) so enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to do something creative today (or something nice for someone so you can answer the question)!

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One Response to “I’ll Take a Dozen, and Here, Let Me Get That…”

  1. 1 MikeG

    JamieLSigler Jamie-Lynn Sigler
    @IguanaFlats I try to do something every day. It’s what I live by. Even if it’s an unsolicited smile or thank you!


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