Thursday, December 12, 2013

550. Prepared

550. Prepared
Definition: (v) make ready for use or consideration
Location Placed: Knob Hill Country Lanes, Manalapan, New Jersey
Date Placed: 12/2/13 at 8:34pm

I used to drive by this bowling alley on a regular basis when I was coming home from college, but never went in. Bowling isn't really my cup of tea. But I decided to pop my head in to see what it was like to cure my curiosity on the way home from dinner out one night. I can honestly say that it looks like every other bowling alley out there! If I  were more a fan of bowling, I'd definitely want to try bowling a round or two there to see how it was.

549. Decisive

549. Decisive
Definition: (adj) producing a definite result
Location Placed: The Provident Bank, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/30/13 at 12:23pm

The days are slowly winding down, with less and less daylight to enjoy around work schedules. Only another week or so and the days will start getting longer. Although the brunt of winter is still ahead of us, I am really excited to get back to the days where it's light when I leave work in the evening!

548. Restorative

548. Restorative
Definition: (adj) restoring the health, well-being, or strength of something
Location Placed: Adelphia Post Office, Howell, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/30/13 at 11:49am

Christmas cards were posted early this year. Aside from misaddressing one card (sorry!) it seems they are all getting to their intended locations in different towns, states, and countries. Sending and receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite things about this time of year. Although I love the whole holiday season, receiving individual bits of mail is something I always enjoy. It's sort of like when the internet first came out and we all jumped for joy when we got an email! Now we jump for joy when we get something that isn't a bill or junk mail in the post. Much thanks to the post office for all their help, kindness, and for their speedy delivery!

Friday, December 6, 2013

547. Palatable

547. Palatable
Definition: (adj) pleasant to taste
Location Placed: UPS, Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/27/13 at  5:41pm

I'm always careful now when I release cranes at UPS. I was once "caught" by video cameras in the act! This time, as I was taping up my package, I was very nearly caught taking a picture of my crane! Apparently I wasn't being careful enough. But the helpful gentleman just took my package up to the desk to be sent out, while I snapped a quick shot before following him. I must be slipping in my "carefulness" routine. Knock on wood, aside from the one time in Wilmington, North Carolina when a crane was given to me since she thought I had dropped it, I've not been caught. Here's to hoping the next 453 cranes go by as smoothly!

546. Lavish

Definition: (adj) rich, luxurious, or elaborate
Location Placed: Starbucks, Eatontown, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/27/13 at 5:28pm

I had no idea this Starbucks existed until a few days before I stopped there. It must've been new because it wasn't there when I lived in the area. So I decided to pop by and check it out (and pick up a hot chocolate for my Thanksgiving Eve drive home). A nice mint hot chocolate reminded me how much I enjoy hot chocolate and need to make it more often at home. Does anyone have a favorite hot chocolate recipe or mix that they buy?