Wednesday, September 26, 2018

880. Appetence

880. Appetence
Definition: (n) longing or desire for
Location Placed: Jack's Stir Brewed Coffee, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 4:16pm



One of the most fun things about this crane challenge has been learning lots of new words. Although this one is definitely not new, appetence is new to me. (It also seems to be one the dictionary isn't aware of as I keep getting the red squiggly lines of failure...) Appetency appears to have come about in the early 17th century, and seems to die out a bit at the turn of the 20th century. I'm pretty sure I won't be able to work it into every day conversation without getting some looks, but I sure will try.

879. Rejuvenate

879. Rejuvenate
Definition: (v) refresh, revive, revitalize
Location Placed: Starbucks on 6th and Walker, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 4:13pm



With a little time to spare before my ride home, I stopped in a Starbucks I often pass when leaving New York. Sometimes when I pass by places regularly, but I've never gone in, I often imagine what they look like. This Starbucks was MUCH larger than I had anticipated from the street. The building was one of those charming older sorts right across from a park. The sort of place that would be good to sit in on a cool fall morning on the weekend. The sort of park that is perfect at this time of year.

878. Promotion

878. Promotion
Definition: (n) provides active encouragement for the furtherance of a cause
Location Placed: Room For Tea Pop-Up, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 3:49pm



After a fun time at a museum and the Italian festival, I headed over to a pop-up tea experience that a friend recommended to me. It was a temporary bubble tea experience where there were several rooms with different themes to take photos in. They had a lot of really neat things, and wasn't at all what I expected!

877. Alleviate

877. Alleviate
Definition: (v) ease, relieve, reduce
Location Placed: Starbucks on Broadway, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 3:27pm



On of my favorite things about the fall in recent years is going to the Festival of San Gennaro. It is a street fair that happens in Little Italy each year with rides, food vendors, and trinket sellers. My favorite thing to get is the chocolate covered cannolis. The best cannoli shop, Ferrara's, had several stands, and I managed to score a delicious treat for the ride home.

876. Heroic

876. Heroic
Definition: (adj) very brave
Location Placed: Museum of Chinese in America, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 9/21/18 at 2:46pm



I visited the Museum of Chinese in America when I was in the area. Although a tiny museum, it had several very interesting rooms and exhibits! I learned that during the Lunar New Year dozens of dragons go through the neighborhood, visiting all the businesses to bestow good luck on those they visited. The dragons are worn by one or more people and flood the streets. After seeing the dragon in the museum, it must be a wonderful sight to see them out on the streets!