This blind pencam shot of Joey’s Diner in Amherst, NH is my belated submission for last Friday’s Photo Friday theme of Retro. I love to sit and write in diners, and I also love to take blind pencam shots there. I pass this 50s-style diner every time I drive to Nashua, NH to meet my friend A (not her real initial) for beer & burritos, so earlier this month when I had some extra time on my way to see imbibe margaritas & appetizers with Leslee in Salem, MA, I stopped by Joey’s to see what the inside looks like.

As it turns out, Joey’s piped-in music (50s classics, of course) is too loud to encourage serious thought…but otherwise it’s the type of clean, well-lighted place that makes for good writing. The next time I go there, I’ll bring earplugs, and I’ll order an old-fashioned chocolate milkshake. How retro is that?