Friday, April 3, 2009

Doughnuts or Donuts?

I always favored the first spelling, but the majority of the world - or at least the majority of signwriters - appears to favor the latter. It's bothersome.

Anyway, there are several of the title items on a platter in the honors college meeting room. I have watched several individuals pick them up and eat them; they appear to be unpoisoned. Or at least no one's started puking yet.

So theoretically, I could pick one up and eat it myself. There's a nice-looking white-iced one. After working in a bakery/deli I have a slight aversion to doughnuts, but I remember they are still pretty tasty. I actually can't remember the last time I ate one. They are definitely a "fear food."

But I could eat one now. I can make all the excuses I want - I didn't go to the gym today (it was pissing rain), I might go out tonight, I had a glass of wine last night. It'll make my blood sugar spike and then I'll be tired and sluggish. There's nothing "natural" about it. I "can't" eat the doughnut. I can. I can't. I want one. I don't (I just wrote "doughnt").

There's one left, and it's not the one I had in mind anyway. It's the cake kind, and all I remember about those is that they make my teeth feel funny.


tears-of-nienna said...

Maybe the reason you prefer the longer spelling is due to the subconscious "ugh" in the middle? :D

The cake kinds DO make your teeth feel funny. So do powdered-sugar ones, sometimes.

I would probably have solved the problem by splitting the white-iced one with you.

Sharon said...

I don't like the ones with filling inside. Chocolate covered ones are good though. -lol-