Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Tower_of_Doughnuts_National_Doughnut_Day_pictureIn case you were unaware, I feel it is my civic duty to alert you to Very Important Things you might otherwise miss.  

Of course it's near impossible to miss a blasted thing these days with the Twitter and the Facebook SCREAMING AT YOU EVERY SECOND if you don't mute it every now and then, but just in case, civic duty calls, lovies.  I'm all about keeping you informed.

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 7 (tomorrow) and Monday, June 10th for National Doughnut Day and National Iced Tea Day, respectively.  (Remember when you learned how to use the word "respectively" in middle school and you thought you were ALL THAT to KNOW how to indicate "in the order given" so sophisticatedly?)  

Wonky sentence structure and using "sophisticatedly" in that sentence just knocked any chance of me sounding smart out of the ballpark, didn't it?

Anyways, on Friday both Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are giving away doughnuts in celebration; DD requires a purchase but KK just wants you to walk through the door.  

I like Dunkin Donuts doughtnuts just fine, but it's their coffee j'adore; so I'm good with the purchase requirement.  And when the Krispy Kreme HOT&NOW sign is flashing?   Well, if inhaling four melt-in-your-mouth hot-and-nows is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Last year I commemorated my undying love for Dunkin Donuts coffee by writing an Ode to Dunkin Donuts.  An ODE, people.  I was a little miffed that corporate Dunkin Donuts didn't take notice and send me a hundred pounds of coffee and a dozen doughnuts.  Or a royalty check.  I mean, LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS doughnut pictures and read my poetic brilliance!  That takes skill.

Dunkin Donuts Glazed Breakfast SandwichOr a sugar high.  

Y'all.  One more thing about Dunkin Donuts:  they have a new sandwich coming out tomorrow–a fried egg and cherrywood-smoked bacon inside a split glazed yeast ring donut.  Bacon+doughnuts?  Brilliant or blech?   What say you?  (And is it me, or does adding the words "cherrywood-smoked" before "bacon" make it sound even deliciouser?)

Free_Tea_National_Iced_Tea_DaySpeaking of sugar, National Iced Tea Day means nothing to me if it isn't sugar-shocked iced tea.  (Which reminds me of a story.  Would you like to hear the story?  If you ask nicely in comments, I'll be happy to tell you about it.  In fact, please DO ask nicely in comments because it's a fun story to tell!) (And if no one asks, well…THAT would be mortifying!) (This is kind of a test to see if anyone reads all the parenthetical sentences I'm littering this post with.) (Forgive me.  For both littering this post with parenthetical asides AND for ending a sentence with a preposition.) (I hope you pass, and by "you" I mean someone!)

Back to tea-talk, does anyone do sweet tea better than a barbecue joint?  I mean, Chick-fil-A and McAlister's Deli are right at the top of the Sweet Tea hierarchy, but I guess it's the pairing of sweet tea and tangy barbecue that makes it a winner.  And in honor of National Iced (Sweet)Tea Day, Sticky Fingers restaurants are giving away buckets of the Southern Nectar with purchase (by buckets I mean their ridiculously large glasses, which if you stuck a handle on 'em, could be used to mop the floor) (with cleaner, not tea, sweet or otherwise).

C l e a r l y I'm full of sass today.  Or maybe I'm just under the influence of BooMama after writing about her new book yesterday (you can still enter to win a copy through midnight Friday).

Your turn:  I've asked a lot of questions in this post and bonus points to you for answering any of 'em.  A prize might be awarded if you dare to answer all.  Also, feel free to Twitter bomb @DunkinDonuts about my poem or you can copy & paste: 

Hey @DunkinDonuts ~ have you read @RobinDance's "An Ode to Dunkin Donuts"? http://bit.ly/zWmQv8 PERFECT for #NationalDonutDay #brilliant

(Feel free to substitute #fun #quirky #insane or any other adjective where I so humbly hashtagged #brilliant.)

Stick a fork in me.  I'm done.

 

Krispy Kreme National Doughnut Day Banner  
Dunkin Donuts National Donut Day picture