N A T I O N A L D O N U T D A Y ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
This was the day that started it all… sort of
Last year, on National Donut Day, James and I went out for a nice dinner at a nice place and had a nice time. But, when we left, $180 poorer, we were still hungry
We were driving home, disappointed, and I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw a few #nationaldonutday celebrations going down
I suggested to James, who was driving, going to the Tim Horton’s drive thru to get a few donuts, seeing how it was apparently National Donut Day
And so we did.
I took a picture of Herman indulging (Figure 1A), and then got to thinking about how many god damn national holidays seemed to be.
Figure 1 A – ‘Herman with Vanilla Dip’. iPhone 5s. June 2, 2016.
I looked up ” national day calendar” and found several websites listing these random, nutty holidays.
I mentioned, aloud, how whack it would be to try and keep up with them all
Flash forward to now, my second time celebrating National Donut Day, 153 days deep into doing just that; celebrating everyday, literally.
None the richer or famouser, mind you.
As I was teeming with excitement about this one, because I fucking love donuts (Figure 1 B), I had made plans, well in advance, to go for donuts with Kathleen at Cartems, my favourite doughnuterie here in Vancouver
Figure 1 b Self Portrait professing donut love. Film. May 23, 2005
The old lady ahead of me poached the last “Strawberry Love” donut (yeast donut with strawberry glaze, balsamic drizzle and a strawberry chip on top) 🙄, so I opted for their regular chocolate dip vegan donut (featured centre Figure 2A) as well as their other seasonal vegan offering “Sweet Berry Wine Stuffie” (yeast donut stuffed with berry compote stewed lightly in wine with a meringue topping, forefront). Kathleen got their salted caramel (back)
Figure 2A. Donuts. Digital Photograph. June 3, 2017
Cartem’s is great because Duncan is allowed in there. We had a few coffees too and sat outside (Figure 2 B).
Figure 2 B. Donuts & Coffee. Digital Photograph. June 3, 2017
Duncan, as always, wanted in on the action
This stuffie was great, but nothing beats their London Fog stuffie, it must be said.
Then celebrating donuts time drew to a close, so we packed up and headed off to work.