Tuesday, August 31, 2010

40. Amusing

40. Amusing
Definition:
(adj) pleasantly entertaining, laughable, mirthful
Location Placed: Ocean Township Library, Ocean Township, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/31/10 5:40pm





Not surprisingly I've found myself in a place filled with books to place a crane. This library is on my way home from work so occasionally I stop by to return books but I've never actually walked around there to look for a book. Definitely a lovely library that I really ought to frequent more in the future. Especially after finding the Terner House Gallery (from the previous entry.)

39. Confident

39. Confident
Definition:
(adj) to be very sure or positive about something
Location Placed: Terner House Gallery, Ocean Township, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/31/10 5:36pm





I had never seen this back room until today. It was filled with lovely pieces of art work, which appeared to be local. There was a fireplace, lots of seating and my favorite, the grand piano. I can picture this being a really wonderful place to sit in the winter and read. I look forward to getting back there again.

38. Camaraderie

38. Camaraderie
Definition:
(n) Close friendship or group of friends characterized by a supportive relationship
Location Placed: Jules Plangere Center, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/31/10 1:35pm



Sunday, August 29, 2010

37.Trustworthy

37. Trustworthy
Definition:
(adj) reliable, worthy of belief
Location Placed: Cheesequake Rest Stop, Garden State Parkway, South Amboy, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/29/10 10:01am





Due to some untrustworthy technology, this crane was the only one that got placed while away for the weekend. That said, unless I had laminated my cranes and set them afloat on the Delaware, there weren't too many opportunities for placement. However, this just means that my local area will be seeing a few more cranes in the near future. Hope you all had a great weekend! I look forward to getting caught up on e-mails and comments you guys sent.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Upstate New York

Hey Everyone! I'm heading out this evening to go camping up on the border of Pennsylvania and New York. I'm hoping to place a few cranes while there/while going home. So if you happen to find one between now and then, check back on Sunday night. Hope you all have a good weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Question: Inspirational Words?

Well, since it's been a bit rainy/windy over here for the last couple days, my midweek crane placement ideas have been thwarted. I figured this would be a good time to throw this question out to you lovely readers. What words do you have positive associations with? Is there any word/words you hope to see on a crane in the future?

There are some words that I have positive associations with that I did not include on my list. Words like family (mom, dad, grandparents, etc.), pets (not pests!), and flowers (mostly lilacs and honeysuckles) are all things (among many others) I have fond memories and feelings for. But I know, sadly, that isn't true for everyone. So what words are positive/inspire you?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

36. Companionship

36. Companionship
Definition:
(n) the state of being with a familiar person or fellow
Location Placed: Woodrow Wilson Rest Stop on NJTurnpike, Hamilton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/21/10 at 9:27p.m.





Without many safe places to put this one, I went back to my easily visible option of the phone booth. This one was right outside the bathroom area, so you had to look straight at it when entering. But I wonder how many people looked, but didn't see it?

35. Wonderful

35. Wonderful
Definition:
(adj) grand, terrific, fantastic
Location Placed: Arts Section of Barnes and Noble, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Date Placed: 8/20/10 7:47p.m.





Seeing that I've already mentioned my love of books, it's no surprise that I not only had to stop it, but had to release a crane there. I feel like this will not be the only bookstore related drop I do. I put this one as close as I possibly could to the origami books. Oh what a crafty one I am.

34. Vibrant

34. Vibrant
Definition:
(adj) animated
Location Placed: Market Street East Train Station, Philadelphia, PA
Date Placed: 8/20/10 5:36p.m.





The walls of the station stop were quite vibrant. All different colors stacked on a 45 degree angle. Very pretty for a train station. A couple more cranes to update on tomorrow. My body is indicating it is time for sleep.

33. Terrific

33. Terrific
Definition:
(adj) of the highest quality, top-notch
Location Placed: U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, PA
Date Placed: 8/20/10 4:21p.m.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

32. Super

32. Super
Definition:
(adj) of the highest quality, top-notch
Location Placed: Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia, PA
Date Placed: 8/20/10 2:59p.m.





The Liberty Bell was one of the few things I don't think I ever saw when visiting Philly when I was younger. The Zoo, of course. The Franklin Institute, for sure. But not the Liberty Bell. It was pretty cool looking. We followed it off with a saunter around Ben Franklin's grave and surrounding cemetery (where I couldn't bring myself to release a crane.) Very pretty surrounding area though.

31. Radiant

31. Radiant
Definition:
(adj) beaming
Location Placed: Overbrook SEPTA Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/20/10 2:03p.m.





I've come to realize I place a fair number of cranes in phone booth areas. Usually this is because it is a.) pretty sheltered b.) occasionally one of the only flat surfaces and c.) a lot of people look at the phone booths and wonder why they are still there since the advent of the cell phone. It's sort of a win win for everyone/everything.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

30. Quaint

30. Quaint
Definition:
(adj) old fashioned in a pleasing way
Location Placed: What's the Scoop, Farmingdale, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/14/10 4:45p.m.





I couldn't be more pleased that this crane came next as I was passing through town. Farmingdale as a whole is extremely quaint, in a small town sort of way. (I may be a bit biased as it was my childhood hometown.) But almost everything in town just proclaims quaint: the Main Street with its blinker light, seeing long time neighbors, holiday parades, and the ice cream store. My brother and I had childhood birthday parties in this ice cream store (which was under a different name then). So I got an ice cream sandwich while there for old times.

29. Positive

29. Positive
Definition:
(adj) good, very sure
Location Placed: Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, Howell, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/14/10 4:14p.m.



28. Notable

28. Notable
Definition:
(adj) celebrated, renowned
Location Placed: Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/14/10 3:30p.m.





The weather was too nice to not take advantage of it. The Reservoir was the place to be, either looking out at the water, hiking, or taking some sort of boat/kayak out.

27. Magnificent

27. Magnificent
Definition:
(adj) glorious, splendid
Location Placed: Laurita Winery, New Egypt, New Jersey
Date Placed: 8/14/10 2:17p.m.





The winery itself was quite pretty. Each acre holds 90-ish vines and there are 40 acres! They pump out quite a bit of wine per year. My friend Christine and I didn't have any of their wine, but looking out over the field onto the recycled material building on a beautiful day was quite magnificent.

Friday, August 13, 2010

26. Lovely

26. Lovely
Definition:
(adj) delightful, having great beauty
Location Placed: South Pavilion Boardwalk, Spring Lake, NJ
Date Placed: 8/13/10 7:58p.m.





Man, what a lovely evening it was at the beach. The temperature was in the low 70s, the waves were calming, the sky looked like it was painted. It's nights like these when I appreciate how close I live to the beach. While most of the positive words could be used to describe the beach, lovely did so perfectly tonight.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

25. Intelligent

25. Intelligent
Definition:
(adj) possessing a high capacity for thought and reasoning
Location Placed: Montreal Airport, Montreal, Canada
Date Placed: 8/6/10 1:37p.m.





And this crane was the last one placed on my trip. So from here on, they'll likely be placed in my home area. Mostly that means that the entries won't be posted in such a mass amount, which is good for all of us. Hopefully people in Montreal and Quebec found these little guys and come on over to the website.

24. Gorgeous

24. Gorgeous
Definition:
(adj) dazzlingly beautiful
Location Placed: Montreal Train Station, Montreal, Canada
Date Placed: 8/6/10 11:31a.m.



23. Effervescent

23. Effervescent
Definition:
(adj) marked by high spirits or excitement
Location Placed: Via Rail Canada Station, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/6/10 7:33a.m.



22. Delightful

22. Delightful
Definition:
(adj) greatly pleasing or entertaining
Location Placed: Hotel Pur, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/6/10 7:06a.m.





Although this one was placed right next to a computer, it's probably really hard to see. Most of the crane itself is white, and obviously the surroundings are pretty white as well. Most of the hotel was white, black, or a shade of gray. Pretty modern.

21. Beautiful

21. Beautiful
Definition:
(adj) causing admiration, exciting the senses
Location Placed: Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 5:37p.m.






Couldn't have placed this crane in a better building. Hands down, this was the most beautiful thing I saw on my trip. It's also the most photographed hotel in North America (according to a number of tour guides I had.) I certainly took a number of pictures of it, so I'd have to agree.

20. Mirth

20. Mirth
Definition:
(n) hilarity, great merriment
Location Placed: Governor's Promenade, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 4:32p.m.





This crane was placed on a bench in the middle of the walkway. I have a feeling that this one wasn't found before it started raining. It didn't even look like it was supposed to rain that day (as it did during a number of times during my trip.) So there's a good chance this one didn't make it. It'd be great if someone found this guy before, of course, but he also risked being sat on. I'm trying not to leave cranes outside when it looks like there's a pretty good chance of rain. Oh well! Live and learn.

19. Kindness

19. Kindness
Definition:
(n) quality of being warmhearted and considerate
Location Placed: Plains of Abraham Battlefield, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 4:00p.m.





While I tried not to repeat words in my list, some variations were inevitable. However, I didn't realize I had put this one and Kind (17) so close together. I tried to separate them as much as possible, but it slipped through the cracks. I'm going to try to make sure similar words are separated a bit better from now on. But who doesn't like people who are kind/show kindness?

18. Sympathy

18. Sympathy
Definition:
(n) the ability to support and share the feelings of others
Location Placed: Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 2:13p.m.



17. Kind

17. Kind
Definition:
(adj) exhibiting a tender, considerate or helpful nature
Location Placed: Fountain de Torny, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 12:19p.m.



16. Awesome

15. Awesome
Definition:
(Adj) inspiring wonder and admiration
Location Placed: Parliament, Quebec City, Canada
Date Placed: 8/5/10 12:04p.m.