Saturday, October 30, 2010

Web Issues

Well, I've made the big leap of buying my own domain name! Http://1000cranemission.com is my new address. Definitely a good next step for me. But I've seem to run into a couple small issues. If you are looking to follow me and can't, I'd love for you to pop back in a couple days to try again. It apparently takes a couple days for everything to settle out over here. I've also had a bit of an issue with my google analytics, but that issue seems to have been fixed.

Other exciting news will follow within the next couple days about getting all you lovely readers more involved with the project! I'm quite excited and will definitely keep you update. Hope you have a great weekend!

111. Lucky

111. Lucky
Definition:
(adj) having good fortune
Location Placed: Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/30/10 9:16pm





I think I'd say I was lucky to make it out of the park without coming in contact with one of their "scary employees." I think that makes for a wonderful Halloween outing. Hope you have a Happy Halloween tomorrow if you celebrate. If you do celebrate, did you have a costume this year?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Crane Finder!

I was so pleased to come back from my vacation in Washington, DC on Sunday night to find the following e-mail:

October 24, 2010 8:12pm


A Lieutenant Stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington (State)
"I recently returned from a deployment to Iraq, and am visiting my parents in Virginia for the first time in a year. I went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with my father yesterday, and as I was admiring the expo on ancient humans, I noticed one of your cranes right on the table next to me. Number 103, savor reminds me to savor the time that I have with my family right now. I will hold onto this crane and place it somewhere in Tacoma, WA, when I return to Fort Lewis next week! Thanks for such an interesting and thought provoking idea."

She was the first person to actually get back to me about finding a crane! And what a wonderful person too. I think we can all relate to savoring our time with the people we care about most. I'll be sure to post the picture of the crane as she said she'd send a picture of it to me upon releasing it when she gets back to Washington. Very exciting!

110. Favorable

110. Favorable
Definition:
(adj) encouraging, approving, pleasing
Location Placed: Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrence, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/26/10 5:41pm



109. Blissful

109. Blissful
Definition:
(adj) completely happy and contented
Location Placed: AMC24 Hamilton, Hamilton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/26/10 5:28pm



108. Friendship

108. Friendship
Definition:
(n) a relationship you have with a person that you know and regard with affection and trust
Location Placed: Jackson Outlets Food Court, Jackson, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/26/10 5:01pm





Just today a group of my college friends were talking about getting together. I haven't seen most of them in a couple years, or even talked to them in a while. It will certainly be nice to see them. That's the great thing about friendship; sometimes you don't need to be contact with the person to know the connections are still there.

107. Pleasure

107. Pleasure
Definition:
(n) something or someone that provides a source of happiness
Location Placed: Book Warehouse, Jackson, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/26/10 4:59pm





I am quite the Winnie the Pooh fan. I've read a number of books through the years, watched the TV show when it was out... heck, I even have the theme song on my computer! There's just something about an imagine bear stuffed with fluff and his lovable little friends that warms my heart.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

106. Fun

106. Fun
Definition:
(n) merriment, playfulness, activities that are enjoyable
Location Placed: Delaware Welcome Rest Area, Newark, Delaware
Date Placed: 10/24/10 11:44am





I definitely had fun on my long weekend. I find that getting away, even if it's just a short drive away, is always good. Do you have any fun vacations planned? Or any fun activities coming up in the near future? The next fun thing I am looking forward to is going to visit my Granny in Florida over Thanksgiving this year.

105. Goodness

105. Goodness
Definition:
(n) admirableness, moral excellence
Location Placed: Maryland House Travel Center, Aberdeen, Maryland
Date Placed: 10/24/10 11:06am



104. Merry

104. Merry
Definition:
(adj)full of or showing high spirits
Location Placed: Donovan House Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/24/10 9:46am





It wasn't until after I placed this crane did I realize I probably should've held on to it until the holiday season. No matter. People shouldn't save their high-spirits just for the holiday season, but be should be able to be merry at any time of year.

103. Savor

103. Savor
Definition:
(v) get enjoyment from, relish, bask
Location Placed: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/23/10
Status: Found!





I certainly enjoyed this trip to D.C. and all the lovely museums and monuments I was able to take in while I was there. Sometimes it's nice to just stop and be able to savor those good moments. What do you enjoy or savor?

102. Acclaim

102. Acclaim
Definition:
(v) herald, praise, hail
Location Placed: Smithsonian Institute Building, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/23/10 1:58pm





Don't worry. The sign said not to put food or drink on the table. I think this crane kind of matched the vase itself.

101. Praise

101. Praise
Definition:
(n) an expression of approval and commendation
Location Placed: National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/23/10 12:27pm



100. Revere

100. Revere
Definition:
(v) idolize, love unquestioningly, worship
Location Placed: National Gallery of Art Sculpture, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/23/10 11:57am





Right after I took this photo, a family group seemed to be waiting for me to finish what I was doing so that they could take a photo with it. I definitely saw one of them pick up the crane, but I scurried off without seeing if they took it with them. I wonder if they did...

99. Infatuation

99. Infatuation
Definition:
(n) extravagant love or admiration
Location Placed: International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
Date Placed: 10/23/10 11:01am





I found myself on a surprise trip to Washington, DC with my boyfriend this past weekend. It was a lovely belated birthday gift (and a much appreciated one at that.) I hadn't been to our nations capital in over a decade, so it was nice to see all the places I had been while there last time. And a couple sights that I hadn't seen, such as the International Spy Museum. Definitely both interesting and informative, at least if you're looking to get into that sort of career... or more likely just a fan of all those spy movies and tv show that are out.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

98. Fancy

98. Fancy
Definition:
(n) fondness, predisposition to something
Location Placed: Spring Lake Train Station, Spring Lake, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/18/10 5:34pm



97. Fondness

97. Fondness
Definition:
(v) affection toward, warmheartedness, tenderness
Location Placed: New York Penn Station, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 10/18/10 3:27pm





This is one of those cranes where the word doesn't really match with the location it was left. I can't say I'm particularly fond of American public transportation. Or depots/stations leading to them. Generally people are all cranky and want to get where they are going a bit quicker. So although the crane doesn't match the location, I imagine someone definitely needed a pick me up in order to win the human running of the bulls for a seat to call their own.

96. Attractive

96. Attractive
Definition:
(adj) pleasing to the eye or mind
Location Placed: Arby's, North Haven, Connecticut
Date Placed: 10/18/10 9:40am



95. Keen

95. Keen
Definition:
(adj) dandy, great, swell, very good
Location Placed: Quincy Center "T" Station, Quincy, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/18/10 6:46am



94. Relish

94. Relish
Definition:
(n) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
Location Placed: Cheers (Original), Boston, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/17/10 6:38pm





"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries sure can help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away?" Take it away everybody!

It was only fitting that I head over to the bar where the popular U.S. TV show Cheers (1982-1993) was shot. And while the bar wasn't the one in the TV show, and no one, other than my dinning companion, knew my name, it was still nice to visit.

93. Appreciate

93. Appreciate
Definition:
(v) be grateful for, value, treasure
Location Placed: Starbucks on Winter St., Boston, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/17/10 5:28pm



92. Esteem

92. Esteem
Definition:
(n) a feeling of delighted approval, an attitude of admiration
Location Placed: New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/17/10 4:08pm
Status: FOUND!!





Aquariums always make me feel like a kid at heart. There's just something about pretty fish and other sea animals that delights. Especially the penguins, who managed to steal most of my attention during the trip.

Monday, October 18, 2010

91. Admire

91. Admire
Definition:
(v) delighted approval of and/or liking for something
Location Placed: Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/17/10 1:54pm





Even though this is only my second time, I think my favorite place to admire the city of Boston is from the wharves. Long Wharf particularly makes for some lovely photos of Boston.

90. Agreeable

90. Agreeable
Definition:
(adj) conforming to your own feelings, likings, or nature
Location Placed: Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/17/10 1:46pm





I find Boston to be a very agreeable city. It has a lot of things I enjoy: historical sights (oh yes, I am a dork!), lots of wonderful food places, pretty parks, water front areas, lots of activities. It was a bonus that it wasn't terribly crowded when I was around. But I hear the winter's are wicked harsh. (Forgive my New England joke!) I don't do well in the super cold and probably wouldn't adapt well to all the walking around in snow. But in those warmer months, Boston is a gem. If I were to live in an urban area, I'd want it to be a city like Boston. Is there a city that you particularly like? What about it do you like?

89. Enjoyment

89. Enjoyment
Definition:
(n) the pleasure felt when having a good time
Location Placed: Salem Visitors Center, Salem, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/16/10 3:27pm





Having never been to Salem before, I certainly enjoyed this trip. I learned a lot, saw new sights, and spent time with a good friend. What more could I ask for? It definitely was an adventure and an afternoon well spent. What sorts of things do you all enjoy?

88. Twinkle

88. Twinkle
Definition:
(n) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam
Location Placed: Salem Waterfront Hotel, Salem, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/16/10 2:28pm



87. Euphoric

87. Euphoric
Definition:
(adj) feeling of well-being or elation
Location Placed: Salem Witch Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Date Placed: 10/16/10 1:01pm





There was definitely a lot I didn't know about the Salem Witch Trials. This museum was pretty interesting. I occasionally felt pleased with myself for remembering a bit of it from the novel The Crusible as I had to read it back in high school. But it was little more than the names. It kind of made me want to run over to the nearest library to pick the book up.