Sunday, July 17, 2016

776. Ingenuous

776. Ingenuous
Definition: (adj) innocent and unsuspecting
Location Placed: Jughandle Brewing Company, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/16/16 at 3:04pm





We decided to check out one of the new local breweries in the area, Jughandle Brewing Company. I had been following them on facebook since before they opened up on a tip of my friend. I'm always interested in trying a new place even if beer isn't quite my cup of tea. I thought the name was clever as New Jersey is home of the "no left turns", which leads to having to go right to actually go left. It confuses many a non-local person. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and the brews from what my companions indicated, were quite good. Definitely a good place to go to enjoy a number of tasty craft beers.

775. Fruition

775. Fruition
Definition: (n) the point at which a project or plan is realized
Location Placed: Crate and Barrel Outlet, Cranbury, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 4:04pm





Having never been to this Crate and Barrel outlet before, and passing relatively close by it on my way home, I figured it would be good to stop. Thankfully it wasn't a terribly large store, or I may have found myself in a bit of a financial pickle! It definitely had a lot of interesting items in there, and several items that I quite liked, but may see if I can replicate them myself. I do love a good arts and crafts challenge!

774. Amatory

774. Amatory
Definition: (adj) expressive of love
Location Placed: Kingston Post Office, Kingston, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 3:06pm





Kingston seems very similar to the small town that I grew up in, minus the number of traffic lights. It looked like a lovely little area with a main thoroughfare including this very post office. I passed by a very lovely post master who was in the process of adjusting the American flag, properly saluted it before doing anything. I certainly appreciate the level of professionalism while handling the flag as well as his attention to detail. I bet the folks in Kingston appreciate having that fellow in charge of all of their paper mail!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

773. Renewed

773. Renewed
Definition: (v) to resume an activity, restart
Location Placed: Rockingham, Kingston, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 2:47pm



I don't often want to leave a crane without taking a picture of where I have placed it. However, when you're taking a one on one tour, where the guide has said you cannot take pictures indoors, it makes it considerably more difficult to sneakily get a photo! Rockingham is the estate where George Washington spent 2 months in residence at the tail end of the Revolutionary War. Having been moved to several different locations within a 1 mile area, it looks pretty darn good! I really enjoyed learning a bit more about the first President of the United States as well as more about the area. Having never even heard of Kingston, let alone been there, it definitely was a real treat! It is about 4-5 miles from Princeton, making it a convenient (at the time!) hour-long horse ride into the city proper. At the time of his residence, the U.S. Congress was actually holding court in Princeton. I had no idea!

772. Placate

772. Placate
Definition: (v) to calm, pacify, please
Location Placed: Plainsboro Public Library, Plainsboro, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 1:41pm





I love being able to pop into libraries that are not my in my area. The Plainsboro library was no exception. It was impressively modern, bright, and airy. I envy those who can use this library as it is definitely one I would be happy to spend lots of time in!

771. Knightly

771. Knightly
Definition: (adj) chivalrous, valiant, courageous
Location Placed: The Grind Coffeehouse, Plainsboro, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 1:36pm





It definitely felt like the heart of summer. High humidity, hot, bright day. In my work clothes, I was not properly dressed for a day of being outside. Thankfully it was mostly just walking to and from my car, but the heat is one thing I don't quite love as much as others during the summer. I love the lighter, longer days. I love the ability to do outdoor activities for more than a minute without getting frozen. I love the BBQs and hang outs and general sense of happiness that summer brings to those around me. It's a wonderful time of year, but I never miss the oppressive heat once the fall rolls around.

770. Bright-Eyed

770. Bright-Eyed
Definition: (adj) alert and lively
Location Placed: Plainsboro Post Office, Plainsboro, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/15/16 at 1:29pm





In an effort to utilize my half-day work Fridays before I find them gone, I set out to do a little local crane placing. I popped into a post office I had found on my way out to my destination. It's always a lot of fun being able to explore new areas in my home state that I've not visited before. I've been doing a fair bit of research to find some new places. As one can imagine when one has a goal of placing cranes in 1000 different locations, you tend to run out of placement locations after a while. Post Offices are among one of the good places to release them. Perfect weather not needed, usually not too busy, and have a variety of flat surfaces, they often do just the trick!

Friday, July 8, 2016

769. Contribute

769. Contribute
Definition: (v) give in order to help achieve or provide something
Location Placed: Marriott at the Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 6/24/16 at 2:55pm





The Philadelphia Airport is pleasantly easy to navigate and especially easy to get to the Marriott hotel, where I had to be for a work function. It's always nice to meet up with colleagues from around the country that I only get to see but a few times a year. It's lovely to have a catch up with them, see where they've been traveling around to since I had last seen them a few months prior. Of course getting down to business is always necessary, but we got to indulge in the wonderful pleasantries that come along with the meeting beforehand.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

768. Educated

768. Educated
Definition: (adj) giving evidence of training or practice
Location Placed: American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/14/16 at 1:29pm





With some out of town guests around, I decided to take them to the Museum of Natural History in NYC, which is one of the staple museums around. We didn't have time to see everything, but who could possibly with 4 floors chocked full of wonderful exhibits! It was just as much fun as I remember it being. Afterward, we walked across Central Park and enjoyed some of the sights and the wonderful weather. Couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day!


767. Congratulate

767. Congratulate
Definition: (v) praise for a particular achievement
Location Placed: Rook Coffee, Red Bank, New Jersey
Date Placed: 6/5/16 at 2:42pm





After walking around Red Bank a bit, we stopped in the Rook to get some beverages to cool us down. I am a fan of the berry tea, as I am not a coffee drinker. It definitely was a nice way to cap out a lovely shopping and lunch trip with some friends.