Friday, June 18, 2010

A new short story

This short story about lost love features an important guest appearance by a donut.

Office Politics by Neil Shurley.

Friday, June 4, 2010

National Donut Day

You can trace the roots back to 1938. According to our good pal Wikipedia, National Donut Day began when the Salvation Army distributed donuts to soldiers during World War I.

One volunteer wrote: "Today I made 22 pies, 300 doughnuts, 700 cups of coffee." Which sounds pretty much like heaven to me. 

Then, in 1938, in honor of that, the Chicago Salvation Army started Donut Day as a fundraiser.

Today you can visit Krispy Kreme and get a free donut. Dunkin Donuts will also give you a free donut, but you must purchase a beverage.

But wherever you get one, just make sure you get one. Today is Donut Day, the holiest day of the year. Take, eat, share. Donuts are good. And so are you.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our New Favorite Book

So I'm reading a novel, minding my own business, enjoying it, when what should appear? Yes, donuts.

Specifically, on page 164 of Allison Winn Scotch's new novel, The One That I Want, a character enters the scene carrying a box of Dunkin Donuts.


What a magnificent moment. It's like she's writing directly to ME.

Okay, there are further extenuating circumstances here.

I first discovered Allison Winn Scotch through her entertaining presence on Twitter. Then I discovered her informative blog. And I then checked out her first novel from the library and, when the character spent time watching Price is Right at novel's beginning - which bookended beautifully with a Price is Right mention at the end - I knew I'd found a great author. So then I ended up tricking her into sending me an advance copy of her latest novel. Imagine my delight when I opened it to find the GREATEST INSCRIPTION EVER.

Why do you not own this novel? Go and buy it RIGHT NOW.

And get yourself a half dozen donuts to tide you over.