Saturday, December 15, 2018

884. Concordance

884. Concordance 
Definition: (n) an agreement
Location Placed: Starbucks, Park Row and Beekman, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 12/12/18 at 3:37pm

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The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family, friends, and colleagues to let them know how much you appreciate them. I definitely made sure to do that with my colleagues this week, family in the coming weeks, and friends shortly thereafter. Sometimes you just need to take a minute, stop, and remember all the good in your world. Happy Holidays Everyone!

883. Consoling

883. Consoling
Definition: (v) to provide solace or comfort
Location Placed: Temple Court, The Beekman Hotel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 12/12/18 at 3:35pm

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We decided to try this place out for a fancy drink treat, and it did not disappoint! It was pleasantly decorated for the holidays and a real swanky looking place. The drinks were delectable and classy. It was an intimate and quiet venue to enjoy our drink and the company.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

882 Shrewd

882. Shrewd
Definition: (adj) astute, sharp, intelligent
Location Placed: The Plaza, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 11/10/18 at 4:06pm

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A much awaited and needed hang out with a friend placed us at The Plaza having an afternoon tea. It definitely was a wonderfully delicious experience. Lots of wonderful scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts! We couldn't even finish them all, much to our dismay. The tea selection was exquisite and the service was outstanding. I'm looking forward to going back again to try the other food selection as it certainly won't disappoint! If you're looking for a fun and fancy afternoon activity, definitely one I'd recommend if you're in the city.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

881. Redeemed

881. Redeemed 
Definition: (v) atone or make amends for
Location Placed: Barnes and Noble, Hamilton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/6/18 at 5:45pm

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While waiting for a friend for dinner, I popped into the local Barnes and Noble to see if there were any books on sale from my to-read list that the library didn't have. I got lucky! Found one on sale and quickly snapped it up. My list of books I want to read is miles long, but I can't ever turn down getting a new book to fill up the shelves a little bit more!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

880. Appetence

880. Appetence
Definition: (n) longing or desire for
Location Placed: Jack's Stir Brewed Coffee, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 4:16pm

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One of the most fun things about this crane challenge has been learning lots of new words. Although this one is definitely not new, appetence is new to me. (It also seems to be one the dictionary isn't aware of as I keep getting the red squiggly lines of failure...) Appetency appears to have come about in the early 17th century, and seems to die out a bit at the turn of the 20th century. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to work it into every day conversation without getting some looks, but I sure will try.

879. Rejuvenate

879. Rejuvenate
Definition: (v) refresh, revive, revitalize
Location Placed: Starbucks on 6th and Walker, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 4:13pm

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With a little time to spare before my ride home, I stopped in a Starbucks I often pass when leaving New York. Sometimes when I pass by places regularly, but I've never gone in, I often imagine what they look like. This Starbucks was MUCH larger than I had anticipated from the street. The building was one of those charming older sorts right across from a park. The sort of place that would be good to sit in on a cool fall morning on the weekend. The sort of park that is perfect at this time of year.

878. Promotion

878. Promotion
Definition: (n) provides active encouragement for the furtherance of a cause
Location Placed: Room For Tea Pop-Up, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 3:49pm

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After a fun time at a museum and the Italian festival, I headed over to a pop-up tea experience that a friend recommended to me. It was a temporary bubble tea experience where there were several rooms with different themes to take photos in. They had a lot of really neat things, and wasn't at all what I expected!

877. Alleviate

877. Alleviate
Definition: (v) ease, relieve, reduce
Location Placed: Starbucks on Broadway, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 3:27pm


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On of my favorite things about the fall in recent years is going to the Festival of San Gennaro. It is a street fair that happens in Little Italy each year with rides, food vendors, and trinket sellers. My favorite thing to get is the chocolate covered cannolis. The best cannoli shop, Ferrara's, had several stands, and I managed to score a delicious treat for the ride home.

876. Heroic

876. Heroic
Definition: (adj) very brave
Location Placed: Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 2:46pm

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I visited the Museum of Chinese in America when I was in the area. Although a tiny museum, it had several very interesting rooms and exhibits! I learned that during the Lunar New Year dozens of dragons go through the neighborhood, visiting all the businesses to bestow good luck on those they visited. The dragons are worn by one or more people and flood the streets. After seeing the dragon in the museum, it must be a wonderful sight to see them out on the streets!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

875. Decorous

875. Decorous
Definition: (adj) polite and restrained
Location Placed: Starbucks, Jersey Shore Outlets, Neptune, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/17/18 at 4:49pm

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Having not been to the outlets in a while, and needing to return something specifically to a store there, I took a nice walk around to see what new stores had popped in and see if I couldn't find a couple things that I had been looking into getting. Of course, when I saw they put in a Starbucks, I had to check it out. Can't turn up a good spot for a crane placement, that's for sure!