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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

874. Accelerated

874. Accelerated
Definition: (v) increase in amount or extent
Location Placed: Rook Coffee Roasters, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 5/6/18 at 1:16pm



I popped out to get some lunch today, and was happily surprised to see the new Rook is opened in Freehold! They have a super delicious berry tea that they usually only have for the summer. But surprise! I was able to get some. It was a nice treat after a weekend full of productivity and action. Do you have a favorite thing you like to treat yourself to?

Sunday, February 11, 2018

873. Encouraging

873. Encouraging
Definition: (adj) giving someone support or confidence
Location Placed: Hampton Historic Site, Towson, Maryland
Date Placed: 2/9/18 at 9:23am



Surprisingly, the family that lived in this home supported slavery prior to the Civil War. They owned upwards of 300 individuals at their highest point. There were several cabins where families had lived and they showed what life and work was like on the farm. It was a hard life, but many families were able to stay together. Thankfully the family eventually freed their slaves and employed them for a fair wage although much later than they really should have. It was definitely an interesting historic site.