This might be the most random week of blogging and for that I apologize; but, then again, maybe you enjoy it, what do I know? Today I thought I would post a couple of conversations I had recently which I thought were kind of funny - maybe you will too.
This first one took place the Sunday before New Year's Eve in the
parking lot of Wal-Mart in Hampton Cove. We were driving separate
vehicles, but arrived at the same time:
My dad: I've failed as a parent
Me: Why do you say that?
My dad: Because I just watched you drive through this parking lot.
Me: Well, you taught me how to drive.
My dad: Exactly
conversation took place at work this week while I was chatting with my
friend David about the advancements in technology over the past few
Me: My first cell phone was a bag phone.
David: What's a bag phone?
Clearly, I am getting older.
completely random and unrelated note, Mr. Donut in Hampton Cove has
closed. It actually closed a while ago, but I neglected to mention it,
probably because it was so devastating. If you would observe a moment of
silence for what was the best doughnut shop in Madison County.... Thank
In other doughnut related news, Dunkin' Donuts opened close to my
house at the end of November. I have only been once. I went on a Friday
night after a football game with my dad and brother and the place was
packed. We got inside and not long after they locked the doors because
they close at 10:00. By the time we got to the counter, the selection
was slim to none and we were basically stuck with some glazed doughnuts
that had probably been sitting there all day - they were stale and
tasteless. I think my dad went back another time; but they hit up Krispy
Kreme this past weekend so I guess they are back to the old faithful.
Krispy Kreme just isn't as tasty after eating Mr. Donut, at least to me
any way - not that I was a regular Krispy Kreme eater before Mr. Donut
came to town. So, that's my take on doughnuts in Madison County. Maybe
another gem like Mr. Donut will pop up soon, but I'm not going to hold