Saturday, August 19, 2017

845. Affectionate

845. Affectionate
Definition: (adj) readily showing or feeling tenderness or fondness
Location Placed: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, District of Columbia
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 2:47pm



I stopped on over at the Hirshhorn Museum, which is a circular museum, a type I haven't been to before. The exhibits are placed on the floors an you basically go around in a circle, then pop down to the next floor. They had a really interesting exhibit on individuals famous for one reason or another made out of flat legos with a little screen that you can click on to get information about the individuals in that segment. Definitely different!

844. Permanent

844. Permanent
Definition: (adj) lasting or intending to remain unchanged indefinitely
Location Placed: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, District of Columbia
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 2:21pm



I stopped in to see the National Museum of the American Indian as I don't recall this being one of the museums I went to as a kid as I don't think it was even built! This was a very interesting museum with a lot of culture. I've not been to the museum of the same name in New York either, but look forward to going if it's even a portion as wonderful as this one. There were so many nooks and crannies in this museum that I highly doubt I even saw a small portion of what was on display. I look forward to visiting again in the future!

843. Ingenuity

843. Ingenuity
Definition: (n) the quality of being original, creative, or inventive
Location Placed: National Gallery of Art, East Building, Washington, District of Columbia
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 2:01pm



Modern art isn't quite my thing, but I did manage to find a couple of rooms that were non-modern in the east building of the National Gallery of Art. I definitely want to go back to the gallery to see all of the rooms that I managed to miss even with a map as well as the rooms that were only open for a limited amount of time during the day.

842. Eased

842. Eased
Definition: (v) make something less serious or severe
Location Placed: National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 1:45pm



Having never been to the National Gallery of Art, I certainly wanted to take a walk through. That said, even with a map, I managed to get terribly lost! I think I only saw maybe about a quarter of the bottom floor before getting so lost and unable to find another gallery room or set of elevators to go to the top floor. I accidentally found myself descending and entering the east building!

841. Copacetic

841. Copacetic 
Definition: (adj) in excellent order  
Location Placed: Starbucks, 7th and Indiana, Washington, District of Columbia  
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 1:31pm



As most short jaunts, I tried to fit the most into my quick stint in the capitol. I did a fair bit of walking, trekked through museums, visited shops, ate as much food as I could, and was out in less than 8 hours. It definitely was a good time and reminds me how much I enjoy Washington, DC. It's even significantly more drive-able than New York, with much cheaper parking to boot. It's not too far away, but it's always just far enough away that I don't ever think about choosing it as a quick weekend away. Will have to remedy that in the future to see more of the stuff I missed!

840. Assiduous

840. Assiduous 
Definition: (adj) showing great care and perseverance  
Location Placed: Petersen House, Washington, District of Columbia
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 1:09pm


I popped over to the Petersen House, which is the location that Abraham Lincoln actually died in. It was a several story museum including the actual room where Lincoln died. The museum talked a lot about what was happening at the time as well as the other members involved, equality and what it means to you. There was also a significant column of books about Lincoln spanning all 4 floors of the museums. It was really well done and definitely made you think.

839. Buttercup

839. Buttercup 
Definition: (n) one who is soft or harmless; innocent  
Location Placed: Ford's Theater, Washington, District of Columbia  
Date Placed: 8/14/17 at 12:54pm

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On my way down for a work trip, I stopped in Washington, D.C. to visit a couple friends. While I waited for them to get out of work, I popped around to a couple museums I hadn't yet visited before. The great thing about DC is the vast number of free museums, of which Ford's Theater is one. Most well known for the location in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, it is also back to currently being a working theater. There is a pretty interesting museum attached to the theater going over the timeline of events. I didn't realize that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin, had a larger plot with a number of other individuals who were also involved. I definitely recommend going if you are in the area and have some time!

Friday, July 14, 2017

838. Impassioned

838. Impassioned
Definition: (adj) filled with or showing great emotion
Location Placed: Starbucks, Marlboro, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/13/14 at 5:58pm



On my way home from work, it just started pouring down quite heavily. I started playing the game, will I or won't I get drenched on my walk to my car. I managed to stay dry getting into my car, but got soaked as I went into Starbucks. It was all worth it as I picked up a chocolate croissant to eat on my way into work the next morning. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself!

Monday, July 3, 2017

837. Fantabulous

837. Fantabulous
Definition: (adj) excellent, wonderful
Location Placed: The UPS Store, Lincroft, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/3/17 at 2:47pm



After having a lovely holiday weekend, popping back into work before the 4th of July holiday was a bit rough. Thankfully we were given an early dismissal, so I used the time to place a crane. Hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day on Saturday and my American friends have a fantabulous Independence Day tomorrow!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

836. Honey

836. Honey
Definition: (n) darling, sweetheart
Location Placed: The 9/11 Museum and Memorial, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 6:48pm



I cannot recommend this museum/memorial enough to anyone. It was an extremely emotional and wonderfully done memorial. I could have easily spent way more time here than I did, and will definitely be going back again to see all the things I didn't leave myself enough time to see this visit. Never Forget.