Wednesday, March 7, 2007

What's Your Favorite Place?

Greetings, Apple readers! I would like to invite you to participate in the Daily Apple, but first, I've added a couple new features to this blog, and I want to point them out to you.



Over in the toolbar on the right, at the top is the tried and true link to the complete subject index to this whole Daily Apple, along with some suggestions for how to find exactly what you're looking for. That's been a part of this Apple for a long time, and it's now at the top of the list.

Below that is my very newest feature, the Most-Viewed Apple section, which is where I let you know which of all the Apples, past and present, got the most hits recently. Sometimes the top Apple changes daily, in which case I'll tell you yesterday's favorite. Sometimes the top Apple doesn't change for a while, and in that case I'll link to the week's favorite. At the end of the month, I'll tell you what Apples were that month's top three hits. Last month, the Loch Ness Monster and the Venus de Milo were duking it out. It was a close fight, but in the end, the Monster won out over the most famous statue in the world, with the Orcas coming in not far behind.

Below the Most-Viewed section is the more familiar Refrigerator, where you can browse through the Daily Apple by date. And finally is the list of all the categories I've used to index the Apple, which you can use to browse by subject.



TAKING REQUESTS

Now that you're all caught up, I want to invite you to participate, once again, in a request session. I've invited requests a few times in the past, but this time instead of making it open-ended, I thought I'd give you a topic. This time, ask me about a location. It can be your favorite place in the entire world; it can be some place you've never visited but has always made you curious. It can be a country, a state, a city, a river, your old high school, the dining room, your favorite restaurant, etc. It can be a real place, or it can be mythical -- the River Styx, for example.

All I ask is that you choose something I have some chance of being able to investigate. For example, I probably won't be able to tell you much you don't already know about the soles of your tennis shoes. But I could possibly tell you something new about that really busy intersection you have to cross every day on your way to work. Or about Sri Lanka. Or Tallahassee, Florida. You get the idea.

As always, please remember that children and people from all over the world read this website, and keep your requests appropriate for all ages and respectful to everyone.

Post your request in the comment field below this entry (tell your browser to allow pop-ups), and watch this site for news of exotic locations!

11 comments:

  1. Hello Apple Lady!

    My favorite place is Martha's Vineyard. When Mark & I go there we usually stay in Edgartown, one of three or four towns on the island. I really think it's the most beautiful place that I've been to....although I haven't been to many places. I think the Vineyard has an interesting history. Something about it being a vacation place for African Americans in the 19th century. Will you consider this for your new blog series? :) I hope all is well!!!

    Jarred

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  2. Lowell Michigan Covered Bridge, please. Fallasburg Park. I won't ask you to explain why -- when you climb up inside and spit down -- that the spit makes a hard curve just after it reaches the bottom of the bridge. Life needs to have a little mystery in it, after all.

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  3. Apple Lady:

    Two places come to mind:

    New York City and Detroit!

    bring the pain!

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  4. Dear anonymous,

    I appreciate your requests, and the invocation of pain in the form of behemoth-sized cities for me to investigate. It is, therefore, with some regret that I invite you to peruse my existing entry on Detroit (Apple #84). You can find it at http://dailyapple.blogspot.com/2005/06/apple-84-detroit-dachshunds.html .

    Rest assured, I will soon provide you with an Apple-luscious entry on New York City.

    With gratitude,
    I remain,
    the apple lady.

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  5. oops. i forgot about the Detroit one. some reader i turned out to be...

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  6. Yes, anonymous, you are an excellent reader: one who returns regularly, who posts requests, who challenges me. That is indeed, some reader.

    --the apple lady.

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  7. I think the reason I forgot about the Detroit one was because you did not mention Robocop.

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  8. Ah, of course. Consider Robocop a requested Apple, then.

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  9. Musso and Frank Grill, Los Angeles, CA.

    or,

    Yesterdog,
    Grand Rapids, MI.

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  10. Regarding the Second City:

    Johnny's Tavern
    3425 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/Gd8wzasnt9Ll86dxAONbQQ


    Tell Johnny Craig sent you...he'll love you like a child.

    While you're waiting for Johnny to open up, you can head over to the Paulina Meat Market.

    The late, lamented Golden Ox Restaurant...particularly the Tannhauser room.

    Breakfast (They open at 7am!) at Mr. Beef on Orleans.
    Although, you might want to skip the spicy giardinera before noon....

    But, of course, it's tough to pick a best place in Chicago, because Chicago is The Best Place itself.

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  11. Hi Apple Lady -

    You so deftly handled my request for Chicago River schooling prior to a (truly) death-defying swim that I thought I might make another Second City suggestion: The Merchandise Mart! It's right here in the heart of downtown, has been here for many years, and is only 1 of 2 places in the city that warrants its very own L stop. It has a lot of history and remains to this day a hub for interior design of all sorts (amongst other things). I work in the building and have always been fascinated with everything from the architectural details to the pez heads in front to the mysterious pictures of fancy 40s era parties held on the roof. Please shed some of your light upon this magnificent (and monstrous) building in downtown Chicago!

    -Chris

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