National Doughnut Day!!!

A doughnut a day may not keep the doctor away but it will certainly put at bay any sad summer blues. If you haven’t already gotten a doughnut today, it isn’t to late.

Several places are celebrating including Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walmart, and Papa Johns. Surprised? So was I. But who can argue with a little sugary delight and quirky history facts.

While I was researching places to celebrate national doughnut day I learned the history of this odd but delicious holiday. According to USA Today (and a slew of other news articles), “Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.”  (

With that neat fact Lassies and a list of stores still serving go get yourselves a sweet treat! Happy National Doughnut Day!

Weekend To Do’s

Not sure what to do this weekend? A colleague of mine introduced me to two fantastic sites that chronicle events in the city.

UWISHUNU ( is a fun site with a wide variety of listings from festivals, music, museums, reaturants, basically a little bit of everything. Every entry is labeled for the week or for the weekend which is great for planning.

Campus Philly ( lists more indoor events related to museums or galleries. This site is also supposed to be a great way to get discounted tickets to listed events. Always worth keeping an eye out.

If you can’t wander to far from campus stop by the Van Pelt Deitrich Library for a copy of Summer at Penn. There are two versions of Summer at Penn: a magazine guide to restuarants and events or a larger poster listing only events. Both versions list events from the end of May all the way to the end of August. They are wonderful resources to plan out the summer.

I may not have plans for tonight but after perusing these sources I will certainly have plans for the weekend! Have fun making plans!