It's hard to think of anyone more closely associated with the doughnut than Homer Simpson. But is he of the unhealthy BMI the best torch-bearer for this fried treat? Homer really seems more to be providing commentary on the mindless munching of the office food than truly appreciating the decadent savoring of an item that is so superfluous, there's really no right time for one.
By extension, then, there is no wrong time for a doughnut, and this is especially so this Friday, June 1: National Doughnut Day. I would suggest making it Take Back the Doughnut Day, a time when the spherical sweet be consciously consumed, not gobbled in between checking levels of radiation (or whatever your workaday task might be).
So don't just grab the pink sprinkled leftovers in the breakroom. Be mindful and get your favorite, whether it be glazed or powdered, a long John or a cruller, jelly- or cream-filled, yeast or cake, in a twist or a ring. There are no empty calories if you're truly enjoying them.
Helping the cause are free doughnuts at our area pushers. Dunkin' Donuts is offering folks a complimentary doughnut, but you have to buy a beverage, all day Friday; at Krispy Kreme, you can simply snag your favorite and go.
I'll be the one grabbing the French cruller; Homer can have those pink things.