Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ode To Dunkin' Donuts

Allow me to extol the virtues of Dunkin' Donuts:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee for thy smooth taste.

I love thee for the massive amounts of cream and sugar that twirl so beautifully in thine aromatic Arabica blend.

I love thee for thine inexpensive price.

I love thee for the reminder of New York City, where I first allowed myself to partake of thy perfection.

I love thee for being just close enough so I can have thee when I drive 15 minutes, but not close enough to where I can't function during the day because I keep returning to thee.

I love thee for the excitement produced in my mouth when I see thine orange and fuschia logo.

I love th... all right, that's enough.

Still working through both books, still loving them both, not really sure what's on my list next, but I'd like to finish "Under the Tuscan Sun" on or by January 31st so I can say I read ten books in one month. That's a definite record for me.

I made German Chocolate mini-cupcakes tonight for the Elkhart Civic Theatre production committee meeting, which was tons of fun. I love that our scheduled one-hour meetings last up to three hours. I also love Marcia Fulmer, and think it's cool that she knows who I am now, and doesn't just talk to my husband (who was once referred to, [not by her], as "THE Steve Salisbury") when we meet in public. I also met a real live actress today, but I can't talk about that.

I did not work at my regular job today. Instead, I cleaned two houses. The last two housecleaning clients I have left, that were not stolen away from me by the lousy economy of Elkhart County. At one point, I had twelve clients. Now I have two. And they're only once every three weeks. Which means that instead of every other week, which they used to be, I only get Dunkin' Donuts once every three weeks. I should, by all rights, buy myself two or three coffees while I'm there just to make up for all the ones I'm missing out on. (I guess that would also be boosting said economy, now wouldn't it?)

I stopped by the library to return two audiobooks that I had originally checked out and then realized I had no real interest in and was not going to listen to, and to drop off the Steve Martin one that I finished, and to renew "A Scanner Darkly". I'm now almost finished with CD 3 of 8. At one point, Giamatti was narrating and playing five characters including an old lady and old man, all at the same time. SO. COOL.

Tomorrow, I wake at 5:15 a.m.



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