Sunday, April 14, 2019

930. Audacious

930. Audacious
Definition: (adj) showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
Location Placed: Osprey Library, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 1:02pm

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The first stop of the day was to the library attached to the Historic Spanish Point Welcome Center. I thought it was such a lovely place for a library, within a historic site, a pair of my favorite things. I really loved that the library had a nice screened in porch that patrons can sit and enjoy a nice read when the weather is just right. It was a tad north of warmer than my northern blood is able to handle, but it seemed about perfect for the Floridians to enjoy!

929. Straight Shooter

929. Straight Shooter
Definition: (n) an honest and forthright person
Location Placed: Westfield Sarasota Mall, Sarasota, Florida
Date Placed: 4/7/19 at 3:17pm

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I started my visit off with a nice trip around the little nearby town, as I had never been that far south in Florida before. It definitely was a cute downtown area, with lots of little neat shops, including the BEST orchid plant shop I ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. The next day, we came over to the mall to watch the movie Us. Now, I am not a fan of scary movies, but this one wasn't bad. I don't know if I would quite agree with some of the stellar ratings it received, but it definitely had it's funny parts for a "scary" movie. I'd definitely give it a watch, but perhaps wait until it's out of the theaters.

928. Adhere

928. Adhere
Definition: (v) believe in and follow the practices of
Location Placed: Starbucks, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 3/27/19 at 4:33pm

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I was invited back to my old stomping grounds to speak to a few classes of students. Having not been back to the area in quite a few years, it felt really nice seeing familiar sights. Lots of good memories flooded me as I got closer. Some less good ones also came back. But thankfully, the visit went well, a difference (hopefully!) made, and perhaps I'll not spend quite so many years away next time.

Monday, March 25, 2019

927. Unequivocal

927. Unequivocal
Definition: (adj) leaving no doubt; unambiguous
Location Placed: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/15/19 at 1:52pm


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Having a bit of time before I could head home, I decided to pop up to the MoMA as it's one of the many museums I've not been to before in New York. A colleague of mine had said there was an interesting display on tupperware, and that was intriguing enough for me! While not a huge fan of modern art, I really appreciated some of the exhibits. I especially enjoyed Starry Night, like near about everyone else in attendance. There were a lot of really neat pieces, and a good number of ones I couldn't... quite understand. But it was definitely a fun place to check out.

926. Willing

926. Willing
Definition: (adj) ready, eager, or prepared to do something
Location Placed: Starbucks, Brookfield Place, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/15/19 at 7:42am

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The Starbucks in Brookfield Place is definitely one of the fanciest and biggest I've seen. The number of terminals where you could pick up your drink or food item are crazy! It's also a Starbucks Reserve, which I hadn't heard of before. Apparently it is more potent and pure tasting than the regular stuff. As a non-coffee drinker, I'll have to take the word of my colleagues who enjoyed it. I did appreciate the vibe of this Starbucks though!

925. Chaste

925. Chaste
Definition: (adj) simple or restrained
Location Placed: Joe's Coffee, Oculus, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/14/19 at 7:25am

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Definitely interesting to see all the different coffee joints that aren't around my building. There are definitely no lack of them in the city! And certainly no lack of folks partaking at this hour of the morning. I certainly don't blame anyone as I had to be in earlier than normal as well. Hopefully someone wasn't too bleary eyed to see a crane waiting to be found!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

924. Humane

924. Humane
Definition: (adj) having or showing compassion
Location Placed: Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, Brookfield Place, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/11/19 at 11:45am

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I just the the name of this venue is hilarious! I have no idea where the name came from, but this place was tucked along the back of one of the buildings, a bit away from everything. If I hadn't seen it on the map, I'm not sure I would've known to look for it. It seems like they had a small menu with a few different types of items on it.

923. Sumptuous

923. Sumptuous
Definition: (adj) splendid and expensive-looking
Location Placed: Brookfield Place Ferry Terminal, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/11/19 at 11:40am

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I decided with the weather being a modicum less cold that it had been the rest of the week, it was a good time to do a little walking along the water to explore. Having never taken any of the ferries into or out of the city, I popped by the terminal to see what the going rate was as well as where they docked after departing. The ferry terminal was a bit out of the wind, so I was hoping a crane placement wouldn't be a terrible idea.

922. Majesty

922. Majesty
Definition: (n) impressive stateliness, dignity, or beauty
Location Placed: Battery Park Branch, NYPL, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/11/19 at 11:30am

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I was pleased to find out that my temporary work location was nearby one of the local libraries I have not yet visited. It was a two story place right by the water with lots of fun activities. I wanted to poke around for a bit, but my lunch break wasn't long enough to accommodate a full exploration. However, I did take a quick jaunt around the first floor and enjoyed looking at the spines on the aisles. 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

921. Fellowship

921. Fellowship
Definition: (n) friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests
Location Placed: Joe and The Juice, Westfield Place, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 3/8/19 at 7:17am

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I popped it as a juice seemed like it would be just the right thing in the morning. However, the prices were a bit much for my liking. The vibe seemed really cozy, that I could see myself hanging around for a bit. I am a big fan of places with cool vibes that are good for people watching!