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Sat Mar 17, 2012, 12:46 AM

state by state speak your mind about...new jersey

or as we will refer to her throughout "jersey"
jersey is an interesting state. sinatra was from hoboken
the battle of trenton was an important revolutionary war battle
jersey has been getting a low class black eye in the media with a lot of low rent "reality" shows
but thats not really jersey at all i mean you have drunk assholes in your state too i bet
jersey loves a toll road
jersey is the garden state and once you get away from the coast it is kind of farmy
jersey and jersey residents have helped shape who we are today by shaping our common past
i have never been to new jersey but if i get the chance to visit.....fugetaboudit

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Reply state by state speak your mind about...new jersey (Original post)
SwampG8r Mar 2012 OP
monmouth Mar 2012 #1
cali Mar 2012 #2
smokey nj Mar 2012 #3
pipi_k Mar 2012 #4
1620rock Mar 2012 #5
smokey nj Mar 2012 #9
tabbycat31 Mar 2012 #12
CatholicEdHead Mar 2012 #6
Luminous Animal Mar 2012 #7
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #8
a la izquierda Mar 2012 #10
Jennicut Mar 2012 #11
Tikki Mar 2012 #13
grntuscarora Mar 2012 #14
JustAnotherGen Apr 2012 #15

Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 08:52 AM

1. When my daughter-in-law first came to Jersey she was shocked at how beautiful it was. We picked her

up at Newark airport (We now use Atlantic City, nice ride and faster in and out). We took her for rides through all of the shore towns and then into the beautiful rural and horse farms. She stated one had to see it for themselves and understood why it was called the Garden State. The best tomatoes ever. Bruce Springsteen and I are both from Freehold, he in school with my younger brother and Danny DiVito used to cut my hair when he was doing standup in the Village. Ive always felt Jersey had an un-deserved bad rep, "Jersey Shore" didn't help....LOL..

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:25 AM

2. tomatoes

 

good tomatoes.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:32 AM

3. We make a pretty damned good pizza here in smelly old Bayonne.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 09:42 AM

4. I hated it

based on a couple of trips through it where we passed by Newark. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Or, at least it was back in the 70s.

However, second hubby had an older brother who lived in Toms River and when we visited, I thought it was a lovely place.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. Know what you call a pretty girl in New Jersy?...

...A tourist.

Just kidding of course, Ms.1620rock is a Jersey girl, although we have lived in Michigan now for many years.

Beautiful beaches and boardwalks "down the shore" as we say in Jersey. And the pizzas "Tomato Pies" again as we say in Jersey, are the best on earth. They are to die for. The best pizza I ever had in Michigan is not as good as the worst pizza in Jersey.

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Response to 1620rock (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 04:30 PM

9. "Tomato pie" is strictly a regional thing. In my patch of the Garden State, we say pizza.

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Response to smokey nj (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:34 PM

12. tomato pie is a specific kind of pizza

It typically has tomatoes, basil, garlic, and not as much cheese.

I prefer regular pizza, but I love a lot of cheese.


As for my state, love living here, hate the governor and the reputation that reality TV shows (Jersey Shore, Real Housewives) give the state.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 03:47 PM

6. All I know about Jersey I have seen from TV

probably not representative but the historical Boardwalk Empire set in Atlantic City and also Jersey Shore with Snookie et al.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

7. Jellystone campground is there in a town called Elmer.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 04:20 PM

8. Which off-ramp? n/t

 

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 04:39 PM

10. i was born and raised there...

and i love my home state. it displays the best (the natural beauty) and worst (overconsumption, 2 second attention spans) of the USA.
Those of us from Jersey don't take any grief from anyone. And we really can't completely lose our accents.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:25 PM

11. Has even worse traffic then we do in Connecticut.

And that is saying a lot. Must be all the toll roads (the Jersey Turnpike kills me!). But I like Jersey. Been there many times and vacationed in Ocean City NJ a lot. One of my greatest and craziest memories is going to Wild Safari at Six Flags as a kid. Now I think back and realize that zoos like that we you drive through are probably not very good for the animals.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:46 PM

13. We didn't get the chance to see but just a bit of New Jersey...

It appeared to be a real family first type State.

We were impressed.

The Tikkis

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 05:48 PM

14. I love Cape May Point.

And Cape May proper, too.

Many happy vacation memories there!

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:32 PM

15. It's beautiful where I live

Rolling hills and horse, blueberry, tomato farms.

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