Sunday, December 30, 2012

487. Auspicious

487. Auspicious
Definition: (adj) conductive to success; favorable
Location Placed: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport - Terminal 4, Phoenix, Arizona
Date Placed: 12/24/12 at 3:03pm

I think this has to be, hands down, the nicest airport terminal I have ever been in. I've been to Phoenix a few times, but have always flown into Terminal 2. Terminal 2 is better than most airport terminals. However I did not know what I was missing until I flew into Terminal 4. I kid you not, this terminal was nicer than my local mall. It was classy, had tons of awesome shops and even had gorgeous little sitting areas. I think I might be sticking to flights that bring me through Terminal 4 from now on! I was feeling a little sluggish from my lunch at the Cornish Pasty Company a short distance away. (If you get a chance to eat there, take it. Definitely one of the best pasty places I've ever been to, including the ones in England!)

486. Yippee

486. Yippee
Definition: (exclamation) expressing wild excitement or delight
Location Placed: Thee Pitts Again, Glendale, Arizona
Date Placed: 12/23/12 at 12:17pm

If you've not see an old-time diner, then you are certainly missing out. Thee Pitts Again is one of the great BBQ joints in the greater Phoenix area (according to Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives). We figured we would pop over and get a good bite to eat. And a good bite we got! Fall off the bone ribs, delicious pulled pork sandwiches, crispy beer battered fries, and a hunk of golden cornbread. While the decor was a bit pig-heavy, the food definitely passed muster. I think yippee is definitely a fitting crane for this location.

485. Propitious

485. Propitious
Definition: (adj) giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
Location Placed: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, Arizona
Date Placed: 12/22/12 at 7:22pm

Sadly this year I was unable to use my Christmas cranes that I had made last year due to unforeseeable circumstances that kept me from a.) traveling b.) placing cranes and c.) living in my home. Hurricane Sandy (unfortunate coincidence of a name, really) tackled New Jersey straight on and flooded my area, including my home. We are back to living in it, albeit possessing far less than we started off with. However, we are trying to put it all behind us now, and I look forward to placing more cranes from here on out.

We hopped down to the Phoenix Zoo for the ZooLights attraction. It was quite cool! While there were no animals harmed (or lit!) in the making of this attraction, there were a lot of metal animal shapes that were lit up. If you're in the area and looking for an awesome attraction for adults and children alike, this is a lot of fun. You might even catch a glimpse of an animal or two! (In our case, we caught the tail end of a zebra, literally!)