Monday, September 4, 2017

858. Unconventional

858. Unconventional
Definition: (adj) not conforming to what is generally done or believed
Location Placed: Christiana Mall, Newark, Delaware
Date Placed: 8/18/17 at 3:07pm

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I popped into the mall to see if they had a store at this mall that my local one no longer has (they don't) but it was nice to see all the different stores I haven't seen in the malls by me. I didn't pick anything up as I was keen on finally making it home after a relatively long day of driving, and I was hoping not to hit the rush hour traffic since summer in New Jersey often means Friday beach traffic. Thankfully I made it home without issue or major hold up!

857. Altruistic

857. Altruistic
Definition: (adj) selfless
Location Placed: Barnes & Noble, Newark, Delaware
Date Placed: 8/18/17 at 2:55pm

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I've ever so slowly been making my way through the paper book collection I have amassed over the years. I have a slight book problem whereby I purchase a number of books and then don't read them, choosing to read ones that have come to me via the library. So I am trying to ween myself off of paper books from the library in order to take a stab at reading all the books I currently own. One day. Eventually. I'm still going to keep getting audiobooks out of the library though!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

856. Quick

856. Quick
Definition: (adj) moving fast or doing something in a short time
Location Placed: Starbucks, Newark, Delaware
Date Placed: 8/18/17 at 2:40pm

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On my way home from Virginia, I stopped by for a quick visit with a friend who lives in the area. Always nice to catch up with friends whenever possible! It was a nice visit as I got to eat a late lunch at a delicious place I hadn't been to but heard of before. I also was a good way to break up a lengthy drive.

855. Accesible

855. Accessible
Definition: (adj) able to be reached or entered
Location Placed: Starbucks, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/18/17 at 9:29am

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I had a lovely time in Virginia! I never really visited as a kid, so I really enjoy when I get to pop around to different places down there. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can visit again, and can search out some new (to me!) places to see.

Friday, September 1, 2017

854. Prodigious

854. Prodigious
Definition: (adj) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
Location Placed: Starbucks, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/17/17 at 7:37am

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I was pretty impressed by how large an area Fredericksburg encompassed, and how many Starbucks I managed to hit that were technically considered to be still in the town itself. Heck, I even managed to pass one by as I was thinking it would probably look like I was an addict! Fredericksburg seems to have anything that you could want and then some in a town. I wouldn't necessarily call is a prodigious town, but I was pretty impressed by its size.

853. Fervor

853. Fervor
Definition: (n) intense and passionate feeling
Location Placed: Starbucks, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/16/17 at 8:45pm

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The area had a very college-y feel as I drove through a portion of the campus for the College of William and Mary. I had a friend or two growing up that went there, but I never knew much about it other than it was further into Virginia than I had ever been. I wish I had a bit more time down there during the daylight hours to do a bit more exploring than I had managed to do! I bet the campus is quite lovely as most things in Fredericksburg manage to be!

852. Mollify

852. Mollify
Definition: (v) to soften or make supple
Location Placed: Barnes & Noble, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/16/17 at 5:28pm

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I love a good card. Witty and puny cards are my favorite, but it's hard to turn away from a pretty one. I would love to send more snail mail than I actually do. I need to get myself  a pack of cards for the "just because" and send those out randomly. I bought pretty thank you cards a while back to get myself motivated to send more, but I don't manage to get my act together to write them.That doesn't stop me from lusting after pretty ones when I see them!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

851. Compliant

851. Compliant
Definition: (adj) inclined to agree with others or obey rules
Location Placed: Rappahannock Library, England Run Branch, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/16/17 at 12:10pm

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Where there is a library, there will be a crane placement! Driving down the highway, I saw the universal sign for a library and had to visit. This is such a lovely bright library! I imagine all the folks in the area like it. It definitely seems to have a wide variety of sections and amenities.

850. Enrapture

850. Enrapture
Definition: (v) give intense joy or pleasure to
Location Placed: Paragon Village 12, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/15/17 at 7:48pm

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One of my favorite things to do, both at home and when traveling, is try to find local, non-chain eateries. Trying to find good food and support the smaller businesses where possible. If not possible, I at least want to try a chain that isn't one local to me. I had dinner at the Park Lane Tavern at the mall, which had pub style food. Definitely solid fare and good service. If I wind up staying in the same area again, I would definitely go back as there is a lack of good pub food in my area of NJ.

849. Blossom

849. Blossom
Definition: (v) develop in a promising way
Location Placed: Splitsville, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 8/15/17 at 7:45pm

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Splitsville is apparently half restaurant and with a couple lanes of bowling attached to a theater. I couldn't quite figure out what was going on. If I hadn't already picked up dinner, I would've been keen on sticking around to see what its deal was. If I happen to be back in the area though, I am certainly going to pick up a dessert there.