Sunday morning, there were half a dozen doughnuts on our kitchen table. I scraped the vanilla icing off a glazed one with my index finger, then I licked it clean. I cleaned off half of that doughnut, then stopped and closed the box.
I didn’t cut the doughnut in half nor did I allow myself the entire sugary treat. Why not? I can’t say, but what occurred to me later that night when I returned to find the box empty is that I should have just eaten the entire doughnut.
Life is short; too short not to indulge every once in awhile.
I’m not condoning a diet of doughnuts every morning. I’m not even talking just about your sweet tooth. How about spoiling your inner child? Or unleashing your athletic side? How about shining the spotlight on that hidden diva for a night? Annapolis allows you these opportunities. Now, you just have to allow yourself.
Check out some events going on downtown:
- Indulge the Inner Wine Connoisseur at St. John's College on May 21. The event, “In Vito Veritas” (In Wine Truth), is sponsored by The Friends of St. John’s College and Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, and the cost is $50. The first 400 registrants receive a commemorative wine glass, according to the event website. Purchase tickets online at www.stjohnscollege.edu/events. For more information, call 410-626-2530.
- Get Competitive for a Good Cause at the second annual Annapolis Police Department One Mile Challenge on May 21. This one-mile challenge through the Annapolis historic district benefits the Special Olympics in Maryland. The event is $25 for adults, $15 for children and there will be a post-party for all participants and spectators.
- Belt it Out Tonight: at 37 West St. hosts an open mic every Monday at 9 p.m. Feel free to belt out a few notes or just sit back and offer your support.
- For Your Inner-Child or Adventurous Side: Climb aboard the Sea Gypsy and take a tour of the Chesapeake Bay on a pirate ship. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake offers face painting and dress-up 30 minutes before departure. Be sure to really get in character for the 75-minute sail. The cost is $19 for adults, $12 for children 2 years old and younger. These tours fill up, so reservations are required. www.chesapeakepirates.com
According to www.goodreads.com, Thomas Jefferson said to “never put off tomorrow till tomorrow what you can do today.”
Today you can have dessert, run that extra mile because you want to, stay longer at the park with your kids, take a nap and enjoy your life.
You never know when that doughnut box is going to be empty, Annapolitans. So, don’t always deny yourself the glazed one with vanilla icing.