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Dangling Donut

Dear Members and Constituents, During a hallway conversation yesterday morning, something dawned on me: the NBA playoffs are like the electoral college system. You can have the majority of the points (or votes) and still loose the series (or election). Our Denver Nuggets trail the series 3-2 despite having outscored the Lakers 520-515. Yeah, yeah, I know, cry me an Al Gore. Fortunately, although I am traveling to Florida this afternoon, none of the games take place there. As for the outcome of this series, I believe the Nuggets are ideally positioned to take game 6 at home tonight and use that momentum to beat LA at the Staples Center on Sunday. You're welcome to your opinion, that is mine and I'm sticking to it. As for the experts, what do they know anyway? Destiny calls. Not convinced? Here's more proof. This is Matt Hawthorne's first time as donut boy. This would also be the Nuggets' first time at the finals (the Lakers have been 29 times). Matt's debut. The

Dunkin' Nuggets

Dear Members and Constituents, How about them Denver Nuggets? Challenging the LA Lakers for the NBA Western Conference title! Granted, game 1 was a heartbreaker -loosing by a basket after leading for most of the game, however, we stole home court advantage last night in an equally contested game 2. Go Nuggets all the way! Alright, I have a confession to make. I jumped on the bandwagon this week. Don't get me wrong, It was fun to witness Chauncey pass the ball to himself off of Kobe's back to get a layup (does Bryant get credited with an assist on the play?). And, yes, I enjoy watching Carmelo Anthony dunk the ball as much as the next guy. That is, I WOULD enjoy watching IF the games were being broadcast by a local TV station (or my basic cable tier, for that matter). Seriously, when did the NBA conference finals become something you need premium cable to watch? Has the NBA fallen so low big television networks won't touch it with a 10 foot pole? (I know there's a clever

For the Love of Donuts

Dear Members and Constituents, Perhaps it's the fact Spring is in full swing or it may be that every-other song on the radio seems to mention it. Whatever the reason, there's a four letter word on my mind today. Love. Specifically, I've been wondering whether the love I have for donuts is the same as the love I have for my wife (just a difference of degree -I love Mónica more) or, are we really talking about two distinct verbs? (a difference of kind). Hollywood would have us believe love is just an emotion. You look across the room and everything else dims next to the object of your affection. Love sweeps you off your feet, takes over your senses and overshadows reason. Love feels good. In this pop-culture context, you love what's attractive, appealing, astounding, appetizing or awesome. Butterflies flutter in your stomach, nerves tingle, knees are weak. If this is all there is to love, then I'd have to say my love for donuts is of the same kind as my love for my w

Donut Achievement

[posted by Chris Hynes] Our beloved Donut Sage is out today (teaching kids for Junior Achievement…what a guy!) but, fortunately, the sumptuous Friday treats are still here at the regular place. Have a great weekend! ~*~*~*~*~* Dear Members and Constituents, I've found myself doing a double-take over the cadence of certain word combinations coming-up at random on news media this week. You already knew I was easily amused, however, you might be surprised at the extent of my affliction. So, without further pomp or fanfare, here are some of the phrases which took me on a tangent: Yemeni Ticket . Flying first class to Yemen? [when you wish upon a star, terrorists won't go too far...] Death Row Lull . Colorado is looking to abolish the death sentence [making Aqualung the de-facto highest punishment in the land] Swine Flu . In a policy reversal the administration asked schools to remain open when the disease is detected [we'll have a global pandemic when pigs fly... well, swine

May Day (not Mayday)

Dear Members and Constituents, May is here and promises to bring the flowers that are a fruit of the April showers (although some showers threaten to carry over from April into this weekend). Poetry is in the air, so you will bear with me as I indulge in the spirit of the season. The days in May, some people say are filled with promise of a new way The air is sweet it can't be beat I really don't miss the Winter sleet Now Ronald Cook played by the book if you ask me the donuts look hand selected and none neglected with careful glee and taste delected They are a hit, here ends my wit you don't agree? well that's tough... come eat Happy Friday!