In the 5th grade, I became infatuated with the English language and the Thesaurus. All thru Junior High & High School I would write poetry, short stories, and articles for the school newspaper. Etymology really makes my motor run. (Maybe I should have studied more Latin?) So forgive me if I get too excited about looking words up & finding out the definition, then running with it in this blog!
Fast forward, here we are in the new year of 2012. There’s that word… “new”. Just what does it mean for us? Let’s consult one of my favorite sites on the internet, shall we? The handy-dandy Dictionary.com Hmmmm. Glancing over the 12 or so definitions, I’m particularly liking how it’s used as an adverb. Definition for “NEW” as follows…
Our “New” Adventure:
My husband & I took a drive over New Year’s weekend. We just got in the car and head North. The air was crisp & very Winter-y. Made for the perfect canvas for all things “new”! Since the skies started to darken around 4-ish, we chose to drive around the Washington Park Loop vs. walking the 2 & 1/8th miles. Nature couldn’t have been more resplendent that afternoon. Broad sweeping clouds across the skies, rippling waves from the small boat traffic in the bay, and groups of sea-fairing birds making their way towards shore to feed. I felt like I was inside a Jack London novel. Brrr… let’s go find dinner shall we?
Yum! We feasted on diner food in quaint downtown Anacortes, WA. Imagine a delectably tasty clam strips (or should I say CHUNKS) basket, Halibut sandwich, tater tots, and strawberry milkshake. Ocean Americana cuisine at it’s deep-fried best. We shall return again for the Clams!
Our short trip was a great way to usher in the new year. There was no real agenda, but we experienced new scenery & a new restaurant. Always a good thing to interject variety at low-stress.