Feeding my Childhood

My Saturdays are usually full of errands. Every once in a while, I have to do some very unpleasant errands--like today! I had to go to the doctor (after fasting all night and skipping breakfast) and I had to go get the car's oil changed (I HATE getting the oil changed). To cheer myself up, I decided that between my doctor's visit and the oil change, I would go get breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts.

It's been a while since I've been to Dunkin Donuts, even though I love that place. I'd say it's been at least four years. More than anything else, nothing says "America" to me like Dunkin Donuts. I remember that when I was very young, before my family moved to France, my dad would take me and my two siblings out to Dunkin Donuts on Saturday mornings so that my mom could sleep in. That's when my love of donuts began. And I'm picky! No other donut tastes as good... not Krispy Kreme, not Tim Hortons, not grocery-store bought. I craved them even more all the years we lived in France, since you couldn't find them there.

I remember when I was about nine or ten, my parents drove to Spain for a summer vacation. I hardly remember anything about Spain except that we found something very very close to donuts in Barcelona. That was a great day!

And when I was seventeen, my senior class took a class trip to Rome for a week (it's easy to do that when you go to an international high school in Germany). The same evening we visited the Trevi Fountain, some of us discovered that right around the corner was a Dunkin Donuts! In Europe!! What a treat! It generated so much excitement, that many of us ditched this scene:


for this scene:


It was the right choice to make...

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Mmmmm, donuts! I drive past a Dunkin Donuts on my way to work everyday! I've only been in once though. In 5 years. Good thing I tend to run late, or I could've gained a ton of weight!

MissEducated said...

I've never had Dunkin' Donuts but they just started Krispy Kreme donuts at the big superstore near my house (I live in the UK) and they are soooooo good! I keep finding excuses to go into the store for something just so I can get one!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...fasting plus donuts equals trouble

Anonymous said...

I love the two pictures and your school-age choice of donuts over historical beauty...the flesh rules!

Sarah said...

Just had to share that I just ate the wrap you posted for lunch! Yum!! Thanks for sharing!

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