Sunday, February 22, 2015

629. Credible

629. Credible
Definition: (adj) able to be believed; convincing
Location Placed: Eagle Specialty Coffee, Eatontown, New Jersey
Date Placed: 2/18/15 at 6:52pm

Always one to try out new things, a friend and I went to the Eagle Specialty Coffee. Although I am not a coffee drinker, they did have a variety of other non-coffee beverages for the likes of me. I ended up going with a nice tea, but could've easily been persuaded to enjoy a hot chocolate, fruit smoothie, or fresh fruit juice. My companion, a coffee drinker, has sung the praises of this non-chain coffee joint. I definitely could see myself enjoying a nice hot tea there on occasion as there are several more teas that I would like to try. A nice alternative to a Starbucks if you're looking for something a bit more personable. The people behind the counter were very helpful for a self-proclaimed newbie like myself, giving thoughtful recommendations. They are so excited about their product, they also popped by our table to give us a free sample of one of their coffees. It was good, so my friend told me.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

628. Unbiased

628. Unbiased
Definition: (adj) without prejudice; impartial
Location Placed: Fashion Square Mall, Scottsdale, Arizona
Date Placed: 12/22/14 at 3:48pm

We did a good bit of walking around the mall, which wasn't too busy despite being just a few days away from Christmas. I was pleased that we ended up having such great weather while we were there. It's not been terribly cold at home, but I didn't even need a light jacket when we would go out! The best time to visit Arizona is winter in my opinion. It's still pretty mild but not terribly hot like it gets most of the year.

627. Languid

627. Languid
Definition: (adj) slow moving
Location Placed: Microsoft Store, Fashion Square Mall, Scottsdale, Arizona
Date Placed: 12/22/14 at 3:19pm


We had a very relaxing vacation in Arizona. So relaxing that I think the only time I actually left the house was to visit the mall. So we popped into one of the stores to look at what they were selling. They had a lot of stores at this mall that the malls by me don't have. So it was pretty cool to see all the different places. I didn't end up getting anything because there was no more room in my suitcase. But it was nice seeing all the Christmas decorations!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

626. Revitalized

626. Revitalized
Definition: (v) re-energize, boost, revive
Location Placed: Starbucks, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 10/25/14 at 5:36pm

We had made a trek out to Pennsylvania to go to one of our favorite haunted spots for some Halloween scaring. In a local field, they have a haunted hayride, haunted maize maze, and a haunted house. It's the same sorts of attractions every year but it's a lot of fun. After doing all those fun activities, we roast marshmallows at one of the several bonfires and enjoy a good s'more or two. This year I was adventurous and used the cookies'n'cream chocolate and chocolate graham crackers with my marshmallow. You only live once, right?

Friday, October 10, 2014

625. Bravo

625. Bravo
Definition: (excl) used to express approval of something a person has done well
Location Placed: Starbucks, Roosevelt Island, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/30/14 at 4:27pm

I met an out of town friend for dinner and a bit of an adventure in New York City. We decided to check out Roosevelt Island as we had never been. A word to the wise, do not visit on Tuesday when most of the tourist-y type things don't happen to be open. Despite that it ended up being a good trip. We walked the length of the island, saw the abandoned small pox hospital, the lighthouse at the northern tip, and even took the tram back over to Manhattan. Definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. Provided that day isn't a Tuesday.

Friday, October 3, 2014

624. Racy

624. Racy
Definition: (adj) showing vigor or spirit
Location Placed: Impressive Designs, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Date Placed: 9/19/14 at 7:05pm

While I was down there, I picked up one of those deals on a Wine and Painting class from Impressive Designs. Myself and my guest, who are not artists by any stretch of the imagination, completed a very lovely sunset scene with water and palm trees. I definitely would go back there again and bought my host a deal as a thank you gift. If you happen to be in the area and interested in doing a painting class, I would highly recommend it. The shop was also neat with a bunch of pieces of art that we were able to look at prior to starting. They also provide a glass of local wine and a bit of wine tasting before hand. I will say that I do not like the majority of wines, but found an awesome white non-grape sangria that I quite enjoyed! I look forward to getting back there and taking another painting class again. It was a lot of fun!

623. Emulate

623. Emulate
Definition: (v) to natch or surpass (a person or achievement)
Location Placed: 9/19/14 at 2:14pm
Date Placed: Cobb Countryside Theater 12, Clearwater, Florida

I popped down to Florida to take a short visit to see some relatives. One of the rainy days, we decided to head up to the nice movie theater in the mall. It definitely had solid seats. It's not as good as the new movie theater seats at home, but I really am a fan of the stadium seating that the theater offered. A little bit blurry in the placement picture since I was afraid I was going to be made with all the people around! But all together a solid placement and a good time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

622. Charitable

622. Charitable
Definition: (adj) of or relating to the assistance of those in need
Location Placed: Rook Coffee, Little Silver, New Jersey
Date Placed: 9/12/14 at 11:40am

After a morning visit to the doctors, I decided to see what Rook was all about. Their logo, a black raven-esque bird with a white circle around it and a larger black circle behind it, is pretty prevalent in the area on shirts and bumper stickers. I'm all about creative advertising that leads a person in. The Rook in the Little Silver Train Station is quite lovely. I wish it had been there when I used that train station regularly when living up that way. I had the Berry Tea, which was quite good. I definitely foresee myself going back to one again. Perhaps I'll check out one of the several other locations as they are definitely a good spot for crane releases!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

621. Luxurious

621. Luxurious
Definition: (adj) extremely comfortable, enjoyable, or elegant
Location Placed: Kittatinny Campground, Barryville, New York
Date Placed: 8/31/14 at 10:24am
Status: FOUND! 


We spent our long Labor Day Weekend camping up at Kittatinny Campgrounds in New York. We had been there a couple of years prior and really enjoyed it. This weekend was no different. We did a rafting trip down the Delaware River. Definitely was solid weather for campfire cooking and s'mores. I look forward to going camping again next summer.

Another bonus was that I found an email waiting in my inbox when I got home saying that this crane was found! Another group camping found the crane and took a picture! Hopefully that had as great a time as we did.

620. Glamorous

620. Glamorous
Definition: (adj) beautiful, attractive, lovely
Location Placed: Allaire State Park General Store, Howell, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/29/14 at 12:24pm

I had a day off of work and was passing by the area, so I decided to make an impromptu stop at
Allaire State Park as I missed the General Store and Bakery on my previous visit. The General Store had a lot of neat local books and knick knacks. They also had my favorite, candles. I definitely found a couple scents I would've liked to buy if I didn't already have too many candles. They have a lot of seasonal offerings, so I definitely want to pop back in again during the other seasons.