Donuts and Chester being Chester

I am very much like Chester. He is food motivated and so am I. During Titanic I ate far too many goodies and junk, eating lunch then nothing until coming home at 10:30 and eating until midnight.  I had a doctor visit and imagine my surprise when I learned that my A1C is the same and I haven’t gained weight. Honestly, I was so thrilled I had a dunkin donuts iced coffee with cream and a bagel to celebrate.

Of all the foods I enjoy, Dunkin iced coffee and a bagel are among the top. I don’t get them often, but I always get the same thing, a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese, and an iced coffee with cream. Lately it hasn’t been the same. Today the coffee tasted stale, kind of bitter. When I asked for a sesame bagel, the voice said “We are out of sesame bagels”. It was about 11am, granted, so I said, “I’ll have a cinnamon raisin bagel.” The voice said “We are out of cinnamon raisin bagels.” I said, “What kind of bagels are available?” The voice said, “We have plain.” So I said, “OK, I’ll take a plain bagel with cream cheese and an order of 10 Munchkins.” The voice said, “We’re out of Munchkins.”

For those who aren’t familiar with Munchkins, they are “donut holes” or little round….(wait for it)….DONUTS. How can a donut place be out of donuts? I am boycotting Dunkin and their lack of Munchkins for awhile. My own little protest.

This last sip will have to sustain me for awhile.

Our son used to work for the same Dunkin, and I know all fast food/restaurants are hurting for staff. I get it totally. I think we are in the middle of a readjustment period. We got used to having everything at the drop of a dime…uber, door dash, freshly, and others brought everything to us. I took advantage. What I didn’t realize, I mean really in my bones realize was that these services were not sustainable in the long run. Before the pandemic we had quick access to everything. Information, social media, food, and anything else. We didn’t have to wait. Now we do. We landed with a thump when everything closed. The people in the middle of providing these services are not as willing or able to do it anymore.  We’re all backpedaling a little bit. To anyone working in a service industry, I apologize for taking you for granted. Especially those of you who get up early to make the donuts…

Chester treed something out back and was out there for an hour jumping up and down panting and barking at it. He must have landed wrong on his paw because he’s been licking it. I don’t see anything wrong, and he isn’t limping, but he keeps licking. He seems a little peppier though after a few Milk Bones. Now he doesn’t want to go out in the rain, even to lick the deck water. Dogs..

He slept for a day straight after his back yard adventure.

We have a super-colossal weekend planned, and I can’t wait to tell you about it! Meanwhile, here are some photos from a walk with my cousin at Veteran’s Park in Mentor, and our Model A Club outing to Lost Nation Airport.  Have a good week!

Veteran’s Park
Does anyone know what these reed-like things are?
You can drive the model A with this cooker on it, then eat a hot meal. It warms it up. Usually you wrap the food up in foil to cook and to keep grease from spattering out.
All the A’s in a row!

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A classic overthinker trying to age gracefully while living with a big, too smart for his own good shelter pup who must have his daily walk.

13 thoughts on “Donuts and Chester being Chester”

  1. You should wash Chester’s paw with soap and water thoroughly. Every time my dogs do that is because they caught something and they are trying to get rid of it. It could be something chemical. After washing his/her paws, make sure to change all bedding. Your Chester is very handsome.


  2. Never knew about that cooking with the cars. Kind of brilliant. Probably not the best for one’s health, but as one-offs while camping or something it’s kind of ingenious.

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    1. We looked up tree but whatever it was had gone. Sometimes they use the trees to go to another yard but he doesn’t notice and keeps barking up the same tree. Maybe that’s where the saying barking up the wrong tree came from! Probably a raccoon or possum.


  3. Wow, check out those old cars! Amazing.

    Perhaps Chester sprained his foot jumping. Dogs instinctively lick when they have pain. Please give him a tender ear rub from us.

    The Dunkin Donut store nearest me has long been out of the only thing I ever want whenever I go by no matter what time of day so I stopped going. Sadly we’ve become a nation of malcontents. That whole “I want it and I want it 10 minutes ago” thing ain’t gonna cut it these days. The adjustment time is making a lot of Gen Z’ers and millennials really crabbish. Poor darlings-can’t get their way now on demand. Sigh.

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  4. It’s kind of a line…what we can legitimately expect from a restaurant without being unreasonable. I’m constantly asking myself if I’m being spoiled or legit! Chester seems much better today, he’s not licking much and went out this am without too much procrastinating!


  5. My favorite lunch when I go to NY (Upstate, not the City) is an everything bagel with cream cheese from DD. I indulge once a year………….okay, sometimes twice. And DD coffee is so much better than Star*ucks and so much cheaper! Maverick has been obsessively licking his one paw – but he only does it at home, not at daycare so we think it’s just boredom because we’re not nearly as fun as daycare.

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  6. You said it: “We didn’t have to wait. Now we do.”

    I’m still struggling with this reality. It’s not that I’m impatient as much as I am a Woman of the List who wants to get. things. done. There’s a difference.


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