Wednesday, November 22, 2017

863. Invigorating

863. Invigorating
Definition: (adj) making one feel strong, healthy, and full of energy
Location Placed: African Burial Ground National Memorial, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 11/22/17 at 1:11pm



One of the perks of working in the city? Being able to pop into lots of different places! I had a bit of time this afternoon and decided it was the perfect time to check out a National Park Service historic site in lower Manhattan. The African Burial Ground was originally a slave burial location several centuries ago. Slaves from newborns up through those older than 55 were placed in the area in unmarked graves. It wasn't until the new government building was under construction in 1991 that the bodies were found. There were several hundred bodies found, and many more likely still down there that were not excavated. Although not a large site, it definitely packs a lot of great information into a small area. I highly recommend watching the 20 minute video at the start because I knew very little about the site and its significance going into it.

862. Omnipotent

862. Omnipotent
Definition: (adj) having unlimited power
Location Placed: The Brewer's Apprentice, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/19/17 at 11:24am



We stopped into the Brewer's Apprentice to pick up some necessary supplies for our home brewing with some friends. They definitely have a lot of things to help with that whole process. While I have absolutely no clue what I am doing, I know those folks definitely have a solid idea. They also have wine making and beer brewing classes on site!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

861. Appeased

861. Appeased
Definition: (v) to relieve or satisfy
Location Placed: Think Coffee, Broadway and Leonard, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 10/25/17 at 11:19am



A hot beverage run is often needed after a long morning. I didn't end up getting anything but joined a couple colleagues to just get the blood flowing after sitting at a computer all morning. Definitely enjoying the nice, crisp fall weather we've been having. However,  I don't much care for what comes after fall... But until then, I'll keep enjoying the cooler weather, breaking out my scarves, and taking walks where I can.

860. Delectable

860. Delectable
Definition: (adj) delicious
Location Placed: Crossing Winery and Vineyard, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 10/14/17 at 4:04pm



We popped over to Pennsylvania to take part in some Halloween activities in the evening, so what better way to spend the afternoon than at a winery and brewery or two... or three. We decided to check out Crossing Winery as it was one we hadn't been to before. (We had stopped at our current favorite, Rose Bank, a little earlier in the day.) Definitely quite a lovely place to have a drink. They had some live music going on during the tasting. They also have wedding festivities here, which I can totally see as being a great time!

859. Discerning

859. Discerning
Definition: (adj) having or showing good judgment
Location Placed: Starbucks, Toms River, New Jersey
Date Placed: 9/8/17 at 1:49pm



I managed to get out of a work activity a bit early and decided to treat myself to a cool drink after a long morning. Having been in a location I hadn't been to before, I searched out somewhere to place a crane and wound up at a trusty Starbucks! I'll be down in the area again in the not too distant future, so I'll try to find another place I've not been to!

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



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



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



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



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



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.