Saturday, August 17, 2019

937. Luster

937. Luster
Definition: (n) a gentle sheen or soft glow
Location Placed: Housingworks Bookstore, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/14/19 at 5:20pm

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This is probably one of the cooler places I've been this summer. I am a bit of a sucker for bookstores, especially ones that include cool lofts and do happy hour! Housingworks Bookstore currently has both. Managed to snag some really fun books reminiscent of childhood and definitely want to pop back here again in the not too distant future!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

936. Palpable

936. Palpable
Definition: (adj) so intense as to seem almost tangible
Location Placed: Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, New York
Date Placed: 6/13/19 at 1:25pm

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Despite having lived near and worked in New York City for a while, I've never actually taken the Staten Island Ferry from New York City to Staten Island (and back, of course!) It was definitely a lot of fun. I see the Statue of Liberty regularly when on my way to work, but it was nice to see her up close. I definitely was one of those tourists, taking pictures of her and the boat. Definitely a fun, free activity to take part in if you have a bit of time and want to get out to, what natives to Staten Island call, "The Forgotten Boro."

Monday, May 13, 2019

935. Zealous

935. Zealous
Definition: (adj) having or showing passion
Location Placed: Starbucks Kiosk, Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, Florida
Date Placed: 4/9/19 at 11:38am

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Unfortunately the long weekend had to come to an end. But I am looking forward to flying through this airport again as it was super convenient to navigate and security was pretty much a breeze! Definitely don't have to worry about large crowds or having trouble being dropped off/picked up. It is a 3 terminal airport servicing a decent number of flights considering the size. Also nice that the pricing wasn't too crazy for being a smaller airport, especially for a direct flight. If you're headed down to this part of Florida, I would definitely suggest flying into here versus some of the larger airports!

934. Amorous

934. Amorous
Definition: (adj) showing, feeling, or relating to desire
Location Placed: Venice Museum and Archives, Venice, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 3:13pm

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The Venice Museum and Archives is a free museum (donations appreciated!) housed in a really neat building that had been moved several blocks down the road from its original location. Having never been to this area of Florida before, I thought it was a really neat historic look at the area buildings and shops, as well as some of the more notable residents. The Barnum and Bailey Circus wintered down in the area. There was a really neat older looking photos of elephants crossing a bridge on foot taken less than 30 years ago! They also had some locally found sharks teeth and fossils/bones from animals that resided here many years ago.

933. Well Done

933. Well Done
Definition: (adj) (of a task or undertaking) carried out successfully or satisfactorily
Location Placed: Guptill Cottage, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 2:12pm

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Guptill Cottage is a really lovely historic home on the property with gorgeous old trees and a stones throw away from a boat building shed right along the water. It is impressive that this home has been able to withstand the storms coming off the Gulf for so many years. It was an extremely roomy home for the times, and had some lovely second story porch views! There was also a really lovely butterfly garden and an interesting aqueduct system. Definitely a neat visit tucked away off the main highway!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

932. Truly

932. Truly
Definition: (adv) to the fullest degree; genuinely or properly
Location Placed: White Cottage, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 1:35pm

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The White Cottage is a gorgeous home right along one of the inner waterways. It gets a wonderful breeze and has a lovely sunken garden with pretty forsythia bushes. One of the most influential area families lived here. A true business woman, widow Bertha Potter moved down from Chicago, doubled her wealth, and contributed significantly to the growth of the area in the early 20th century,

931. Supple

931. Supple
Definition: (adj) bending and moving easily and gracefully
Location Placed: The Chapel, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 1:12pm

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The Chapel at Historic Spanish Point is just a wee little thing in the woods, next to the cemetery. Due to disuse and lack of upkeep, the original structure was definitely not in good shape before it was renovated and rehabilitated. It even has a working bell! The cemetery had several generations of family members buried there. Definitely an interesting old chapel!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

930. Audacious

930. Audacious
Definition: (adj) showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
Location Placed: Osprey Library, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 1:02pm

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The first stop of the day was to the library attached to the Historic Spanish Point Welcome Center. I thought it was such a lovely place for a library, within a historic site, a pair of my favorite things. I really loved that the library had a nice screened in porch that patrons can sit and enjoy a nice read when the weather is just right. It was a tad north of warmer than my northern blood is able to handle, but it seemed about perfect for the Floridians to enjoy!

929. Straight Shooter

929. Straight Shooter
Definition: (n) an honest and forthright person
Location Placed: Westfield Sarasota Mall, Sarasota, Florida
Date Placed: 4/7/19 at 3:17pm

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I started my visit off with a nice trip around the little nearby town, as I had never been that far south in Florida before. It definitely was a cute downtown area, with lots of little neat shops, including the BEST orchid plant shop I ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. The next day, we came over to the mall to watch the movie Us. Now, I am not a fan of scary movies, but this one wasn't bad. I don't know if I would quite agree with some of the stellar ratings it received, but it definitely had it's funny parts for a "scary" movie. I'd definitely give it a watch, but perhaps wait until it's out of the theaters.

928. Adhere

928. Adhere
Definition: (v) believe in and follow the practices of
Location Placed: Starbucks, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 3/27/19 at 4:33pm

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I was invited back to my old stomping grounds to speak to a few classes of students. Having not been back to the area in quite a few years, it felt really nice seeing familiar sights. Lots of good memories flooded me as I got closer. Some less good ones also came back. But thankfully, the visit went well, a difference (hopefully!) made, and perhaps I'll not spend quite so many years away next time.