I may have what some consider an addictive personality. There are certain obsessions in my life that have persisted for years. One summer I collected pictures of all license plates that began with "NWJ" but that died off after I stopped finding new ones. Things that haven't died off are my collections of action figures/figurines and of Target Gift Cards. Having over 1,000 of each (to be fair though, I do have all 101 Dalmatians) I entertain no thoughts of slowing down.
I also have an obsession with Oreos. I feel it is my duty to try and evaluate each and every flavor. This wasn't an issue when all Nabisco had was reduced fat and Double Stuf, or when all the unique flavors were launched in other countries (I had no means to acquire them). But once more and more flavors popped up in the United States, I had no other choice but to try them all. According to my research, there have been 46 unique Oreo flavors.
Why is all of this important? Because my last, and perhaps deepest, passion is for donuts. I love them, everything about them. I love the way they can initiate fury inside me when someone spells them "doughnuts;" I love the never ending array of unique types that have been created and are still waiting to be realized. Maple Bacon Long Johns are my favorite, but I try new ones whenever possible. I follow Donut Shops on Twitter across more states than I do people. My business card sports a donut, as does my twitter icon. I'm in a donut club and those at work know to never schedule over it.
I'm one of those weirdos that takes pictures of all food consumed. Or, at least, the donuts, because I truly feel there is nothing better than looking at pictures of donuts. I thought "well hell, why not share this beauty with the rest of the world?"
So I present you with: Donuts - Donut Porn for the Coffee Table. The idea is simple. Each page highlights a unique donut, citing both the name and location of said donut. The high definition shots will make your mouth water. You guys, this is going to be epic.
"What's in it for me?" you ask? Oh, so much. First, and most importantly, there is the book. I'm thinking 200 pages of pure donutry. At 8" by 8", this book will do wonders for your coffee table. Beyond bringing a smile to your face, you'll also get to visually experience donuts from across the country.
Next, there is swag. Stickers, postcards, shirts, the fun never stops in donut country.
Okay, where is the money going? Great question, my dear investor. This is how I plan on spending the money:
"But that doesn't equal the goal!!" you say? Yes, I know, but I like even numbers.
Risks and challenges
- I might get fat. I plan on tackling this head on by simultaneously training for an olympic triathlon.
- I might run out of flavors to photograph. Feasibly, this is possible. But isn't that more a problem with the industry than this book? I'll photograph any and all donuts I can get my hands on - bakers, if you can't provide at least 150 unique types, come on. In all seriousness though, this might end up being a shorter book than I'm intending.
- I might destroy my love for donuts. Just kidding, that isn't possible
- (30 days)