100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #51.

Today’s post may not make me any friends in health and fitness circles but you can’t have everything, right?

Taking a day-by-day approach to your mental health means making the most of each day and food will always play a big role in this endeavor. So why not treat yourself to a cop’s stereotypical favorite food?

#51: Donuts!

You may be scratching your head while chuckling ever-so-slightly but if America runs (while wheezing) on Dunkin’, why shouldn’t you? Of course, in Canada we enjoy Tim Hortons donuts while swigging back their (supposedly) delicious java, but it’s all relative, right?

Okay, I don’t actually know what that is supposed to mean but let’s move on by highlighting the power of the seemingly-simple donut. You may think it of as a fried dough confection that will leave you with a sugar high for the ages (and a few extra pounds) when consumed in large numbers, but if one group has their way, the donut may change democracy as we know it.

In Calgary, Alberta, a group calling themselves Democracy Donuts wants to inject some-much needed zeal into the upcoming provincial election by luring more people to the polls by handing out donuts to voters at select advanced polls during the provincial election. Democracy Donuts has established a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough green (actually Canadian currency comes in a variety of colors) to hand out two hundred doughnuts per day at select advanced polls during the Alberta election. 

And you thought Canadians were boring and more level-headed than Americans? Never forget, we now have legalized weed, folks!

Donuts can be anything you want them to be: Plain, covered in multi-colored sprinkles, dripping with liquid sugar, topped or filled with whip cream, the list goes on forever. They even come with a variety of holes and shapes. Then again, the same can be said of hookers… But that’s neither here nor there.


Bill loves ’em. And so should you.


The point is, donuts are delicious and they’ll make your day better with a jolt of energy a veritable cornucopia of tastes and sensations. What more could you ask for? And you can even make them at home!

It’s true! Just follow this link to Paula Roy’s tasty blog and prepare to be amazed at what you can accomplish in your own kitchen. The humble donut has also helped to unite the human race; you’ll find a version of this amazing treat in every civilized society from Canada to Peru, where they have the picarone, a donut-shaped fritter made with a squash and sweet potato base and served with a drizzle of sweet molasses-based sauce.And yes, once more I have left you with a hunger you probably didn’t have when you arrived.

You’re welcome.

See you in the lobby or your local donut shop, kids…


About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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20 Responses to 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #51.

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’d stick around for the donuts.

  2. My favourite are Boston Cream, and Apple Fritter.

  3. Mark Myers says:

    I love donuts! This keeps me positive.

  4. Doug in Oakland says:

    A bag of donut holes has saved many a dismal morning…

  5. Donuts are worth getting up and staying up. Good one Hook.

  6. It’s so long since I ate a donut, but now you have me craving for one. A fresh cream one will go down well. 😀

  7. Ages since I’ve had a donut, really must indulge one day soon. I like the cinnamon ones.

  8. shimoniac says:

    My favourite is the Boston Cream. Although, I do like the double chocolate ones.

  9. curvyroads says:

    Mmmm…donuts! 😍

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