I shall consume penultimate doughnuts no longer!
- Yes, the psychiatrist did charge $600 for a consultation. But it was only supposed to be 90 minutes, and he ended up spending two and a half hours with me. So really, when you think about it, it was a bargain.
- En route, we re-discovered Speedy Donuts, the donut shop that has been taunting me in dreams for the past five years. Their donuts are every bit as good as the dream donuts – possible better. Pictured above is the best old-fashioned, unglazed cake donut ever to hit a deep fryer.
Exit 15 off I-95, Norwalk, Connecticut. Donut nirvana. Only open until 3pm. You should go there, now.
I fucking love donuts.
Oh man, I’m going to be in that general vicinity in a few weeks. Must check out…
Hmmm I-95 you say? Straight shot down from Maine….. Any donut that good has to be worth a 4 or 5 hour drive, right?
So $240/hr is a bargain? I know I haven’t been in a while but that still seems fucking over the top steep…..
I say, scrap the shrink and go with the donuts, cheaper, more satisfying, and they don’t require an appointment or charge you if you don’t go (just kidding. wouldn’t it be great if it were that easy? Do you ever feel like they are extorting you by holding your mental health hostage? Hurry up with that damned health plan Obama!).
Nonprofit really doesn’t match up compared to psychiatry–I make almost 35 cents an hour considering.
Anyways, just made 36 donuts and have a new appreciation for the perfect store-bought fried lovely.
kelly, must. exit 15, take a left. along with the old-fashioned, stock up on the raised (yeast) with cinnamon sugar. drool.
anna, $240 gives me a mild heart attack as opposed to a massive stroke, so i’m thankful for small favors.
in all seriousness, though, the guy was a total fucking genius and if $600 gets me a plan that keeps me from ever having to voluntarily enter a psych ward again, i will gladly fork it over. hell, i’d give him a tip.
maybelles, i feel your pain. i try not to think about what my per-hour works out to, because i want to try and feel good about those 4 years of college and 5 years of grad school. re: the shrink, i feel like okay, you don’t take any insurance, but can’t you at least have a non-profit rate?
If you ever get stuck on the West Coast, specifically Berkeley, and you need a doughnut fix, haul ass to King Pin Doughnuts on Durant Ave. The place is the size of a small closet, and the doughnuts are fresh, in part out of necessity, because they don’t have much room to store them. But they are also incredible. Try the apple fritter and you will never need psychiatry again.
I think that I’m going to bake donuts this weekend. I know that baked donuts are not the same as these donuts which are taunting me, but I’m hopeful that they will be close enough.
I’m glad the psychiatrist was worth $600. It’s always nice when you have to pay out the ass for something and then you don’t even mind!
All I have to say is- I adore donots beyond words, and shrinks are almost as important.
This post inspired me to visit Peter Pan in Greenpoint today. Peter Pan has been making donuts for like 50 years. Their plain old-fashioned donut is so good, with a crispy yummy crust all around it. I ate the whole thing in one sitting, which is really abnormal for me.
If you’re ever in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, go to Peter Pan! Best donuts ever.
WTF!! cake donuts?! that is a sin… nothing better than a yeasted glazed donut – so light and sweet. BTW, just discovered your blog, and I am in love!