Day 16. It's all downhill from here, everyone!
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt: "Today, I challenge you to fill out, in no more than five minutes, the
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a poem about (or at) a food establishment. You could pick on a chain like Taco Bell or McDonald’s, sure, but maybe there’s a local favorite — or some special dive. Heck, maybe that place where you took your first date or got your first job. Have fun with it, and if you need to do a little research, go out for something to eat."
Robert's prompt reminded me of the Doggie Diner, a fast-food chain from my childhood in San Francisco. They had great chili dogs, of course, and were open late into the night. Maybe even 24 hours, though I don't recall that exactly. The one pictured here was on Sloat Blvd, near the zoo, thus an irresistible restaurant for families with kids because of the 7-foot tall daschund dog head, sporting a chef's hat and bow tie, that was the diner's huge revolving logo. The Doggie Diner I used to frequent in high school was across town, at the corner of Geary and Arguello. They were all great little diners — fun place, fun time, fun memories.
Jed got done first today. Fascinating food establishment, Jed!
Thanks, Jed. Good job mashing up both prompts (one of the items in the questionnaire is "animal from a myth"). I like how this food establishment also deals in moneychanging!
Alan writes today of a food (or something) that is found in many a fine establishment.
Fries of Spud
I hear ya, Alan. Walt Whitman approves this message.
Here's my "food establishment" poem, with some details discovered through Maureen's "almanac questionnaire." You might look again at the Kaltschmidt photo above too.
Doggie Diner, Geary and Arguello, 1967
The questionnaire-drawn elements were the fog ("weather") and the Dog ("mammals/reptile/fish" or maybe now, three decades after the closing of Doggie Diner, "animal from a myth"). That was fun. Haven't thought about Tina or the Doggie Diner for many, many years. Thanks also to Alan
Here are three of the Doggie Diner heads that were rescued from the closed restaurants and restored. This image is from a dog festival in San Francisco, Market Days: A Breed Apart, in August 2014.
Finally Ven's French ditty. Formidable! Bravo!
Pour Ceux qui Cherchent un Goût de “Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain”
Thanks, all. Another good day of poetry!
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