It has come to my attention that today is National Doughnut Day. It is the first Friday of June each year. Given how many special holidays there already are, you might think the day was created solely because donuts are awesome. While that is sufficient reason, it goes even deeper. The holiday was started in 1938 to honor the tradition of the Salvation Army providing donuts to soldiers during World War I.
Some doughnut shops give away a free donut on this day, so that might be worth checking out. Even the cheapest of donuts — typically a simple glazed one — is great. And while you’re there, you might as well pick up a chocolate-filled donut. (It still boggles my mind that Krispy Kreme doesn’t sell a chocolate-filled donut, which is the best kind! It’s stupefying! It’s inconceivable!)
In case you aren’t aware, Krispy Kreme stores that make the donuts will sometimes give away a free glazed donut fresh off the assembly line, and that alone might be worth the trip. The donut almost melts in your mouth with warm, yummy goodness. (It’s probably a good thing the closest one is 30 miles away for me, or I’d be there too often.)
BTW, if you are a grammar perfectionist who is about to leave a scathing comment about how my spelling of donut changed, realize I chose to use both spellings interchangeably. It’s my prerogative. (And it’s also a good strategy from a search engine perspective.)
There are a number of special days and holidays each month, which have been discussed here at Buffet o’ Blog. For example, here’s the one for June.