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    Donut Of Misery

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    You may have seen a few threads with members posting about the saying that their donut has finally reached, this thread will explain where it comes from and how to get one!

    Before I go any further I want to explain that:

    You may NOT share the % of your donut. This will give people the exact leave and return date which is a MAJOR violation of OPSEC.

    You may ONLY share the quote/saying of your donut if it is random in nature. NO SAYINGS ABOUT SINGLE DIGITS, COUNTING ON TWO HANDS, ECT ARE ALLOWED.


    The Donut that's been to Iraq and back

    When you are a military spouse you count things, lots of things.You count how many days until he leaves, you count how many days until he comes home, you count how many days until the next PCS, you count how many days until he leaves again. You have to count most of these days in private. You have to be careful about Operational Security or OPSEC.



    I think it was in 2003 when some soldier or Marine who was stationed in Iraq decided to compose what was and is to this day called "The Donut of Misery".This donut has been emailed and passed along to military families all over the world. My first donut was given to me in 2004 when my husband was in Iraq for the first time. I was so excited to tell him about it. When he finally called it was the first thing I said and you know what? He had one too.



    There are donuts all over the computer of Iraq and Afghanistan. It isn't just a "spouse" thing. The one I am posting isn't a OPSEC violation - it is the length of my husbands tour at his current duty station in Anchorage, Alaska. The colors of these donuts are diverse, this is my version of bold and bright, I am sure when I first received it there was no hot pink or electric lime green. You make your donut yours and someone else makes it theirs.



    So if you know someone that needs a donut just email me with their email address or yours and I will send it off. You need to have Microsoft Excel to set it up. This is just one of the "quirky" things those of us do to pass the time our loved ones are away.
    The Donut comes with some crazy sayings when you hit mile stones. Some people have changed them to fit their personality but mine still has the originals.

    Still a long way to go...
    So...how many steps does it take to get to the latrines?
    Are we there yet?
    Congratulations you're over the hump!
    You are single digit veritcaly challenged
    Hello Mayor!
    Leaving on a Jet Plane!



    MSOS is not responsible for any software that is downloaded to your computer, you can either copy the link below and put it in a web brower and download the program, or you can goggle "Donut of Misery" on your own and go from there!

    Donut of Misery

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    I hope I don't need this any time soon
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    Just done mine...do you then have to keep changing the dates yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lillie View Post
    Just done mine...do you then have to keep changing the dates yourself?
    The file should save to your computer when you download it so you shouldn't have to change the dates everytime. However when you go to close it and it prompts you to save, make sure you do... not a biggy if you dont, but every time you open it, it will change/update so you wanna save!
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    Quote Originally Posted by His*PITA* View Post
    The file should save to your computer when you download it so you shouldn't have to change the dates everytime. However when you go to close it and it prompts you to save, make sure you do... not a biggy if you dont, but every time you open it, it will change/update so you wanna save!

    Okay, cool! Yeah I hadn't closed the program yet so didn't know what it was going to do lol. Thanks!!
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    Just want to clarify that I will not e-mail someone the program, the portion of the text that says that was copied from the site it was posted on.
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    Do the donuts have jellie in them?
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    I use this ALL the time.
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    haha i remember that omg when it got to 100 i was soooo happy lol
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