Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekly Wordzzle Challenge: Week 128

It's week 12 of the Weekly (formerly known as "Saturday") Wordzzle Challenge. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  Sorry to be posting these so late. Don't know what's wrong with me, I literally had to squeeze these out of my brain in droplets. Ugh. Don't think it was the words. Think it was me. I'm exhausted. Looking forward to seeing how everybody else did this week.

Words for this week's 10-word challenge were: English, edible, eagerly, elves, eulogy, estimable, entrance, education, extra-special, Energizer Bunny And for the mini: drab, dutiful, dusty, delicatessen, dart board

My mega:

The drab, dusty and unimposing exterior and entrance to Dutiful Danny's Delicatessen and Dining Experience belied the vibrant, colorful interior, which contained a magnificent deli counter and three distinctive dining areas. The most popular was one decorated like an English pub, replete with dart boards and beer on tap and meal like fish and chips on the menu.  A more family friendly section was decorated with elves and fairies and each table had what looked like basket full of take home toys that ranged from energizer bunnies to toy soldiers to coloring books, depending on the day and mood of the owner. The third restaurant was like a Zen garden and offered haute cuisine created by a chef named ZaZa, whose offerings were edible art. There was no menu, no choices; diners eagerly awaited the "meal of the day" which came with an educational flyer explaining where ingredients came from, how they were blended and what the nutritional values were of eating foods grown locally. The estimable creator and owner of this extra-special establishment was Daniel David Dorgensen. Eccentric in the extreme he posted his own pre-death eulogy over the door to his office. It read:  He loved people, he loved food, he loved pleasure. He manifested that love and fed the people. This was more true than most knew. Daniel David Dorgensen's Deli had another room that few knew about. Here each week he brought some of those who were living on the streets or eating at food kitchens and fed them, offered them a bath and warm or cool clothing, depending on the season. He should have added the words "he was an angel" to his eulogy, because surely he was.

My 10-word:

The eulogy for English entrepreneur, Eddie Eagerly described him as an "estimable gentleman, a champion of education who rose out of childhood poverty to be one of the richest men in the world. Nobody quite remembers how he made his entrance into the scene, but he made his money creating edible sculptures  for catered events. He hit it big when he sculpted an Energizer bunny out of a mixture of cakes and fruits and vegetables for a gala held by the Energizer company. Eventually he morphed his talents into his company Extra-Special Chocolates whose products ranged from Elves and fairies to Frogs to Easter bunnies to.... well, you name it. He loved children and left his massive fortune to 5 schools which he founded around the world to offer education to the poorest of the poor. He made sure they were were always provided with chocolate too. "One should seek wisdom," he said, "but never forget to savor life's sweetness." He was much loved by all who knew him. He will be missed, but he will live on in all the lives touched by his creativity and generosity.

My mini:

Maureen O'Connell's life was drab and boring and she spent much of her time wrapped in depression, caring for her aging and ill parents. It was a painful existence, stressful and sad. Not that she didn't love them. Delicatessen owners, they had worked hard and spent long hours at work, but they had always made time for Maureen. She loved them very much and as a dutiful and loving daughter could not imagine putting them into a home and so she bore her burden with as much grace and good will as she could, entertaining herself with reading through papers in the attic and painting when she was able to find a few quiet moments. The day  when she found the dusty old dart board and the trophy with her father's name on it, it was as though some little piece of magic came into her life again. She hung it on the wall of her room and looked forward to the times she could spend each day honing her skills.


Words for next week's 10-word challenge are: church, tongue in cheek, butterflies, charcoal, neurotic, save our schools, candles, solitaire, matches, chatter box, 

And for the mini:  march, bald headed man, bones, photo album, mail box

Thank you for playing! Newcomers can check here for some guidelines (and they are only guidelines, not rules) to make the process more fun.

Enjoy! See you next week!


Argent said...

Your mega was fab - I'd love to eat at Danny's!

It's a good week for noble characters too. I enjoyed reading about Mr Eagerly - and what wisdom!

It's strange to find out things about our relatives that we never knew. Sadly, I never found out anything exciting about my Dad when he died, but my mum never fails to amaze me - even at 76, she's game for anything - climbing to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge included!

You produced three entertaining pieces from the squeezings of your head.

Gwei Mui said...

Yes I have to agree with Argent I too would relish a chace to eat in such an establishment.

The Bug said...

I enjoyed all three of these - and I want that restaurant to exist too! We need to find someone to start it up. Of course, it wouldn't fly in my little town, but maybe in Cincinnati. :)