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Old 09-26-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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Miami, for all the sunny, warm weather it's the most unpleasant place I've been in the last 5 years.
I feel that way about Orlando and that was years before Disney came to the State. Personnal I couldn't stand the rain every day at 4:30 and the bugs.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Please don't remind me. Like most of the people in the world, I was once young and stupid.
Thank God that I have remarried a guy with a hot English accent.
Once?

And you complain about a Jersey accent? Yuck. So it's all about Euro-trash for you...how do you get past those rotting out-of- his- head teeth?

So where are you from? Not NJ, not TX, not Ca....what state is so blessed to have you call it "home"?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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If you've ever lived in NJ you will appreciate this:

New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq MI.) than Havana, Cuba.
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland .
New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most famous Asbury Park , Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, Cape May .
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along its coastline for water quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production (and here you thought Massachusetts?)
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US, located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark), Liberty International
George Washington slept there.
Several important Revolutionary War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory.
New Jersey also boasts the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport , NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ
New Jersey was home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City ..
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, not to mention salt water taffy.[/
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.[
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway highway.
New Jersey built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland Tunnel).
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ, (but they're all gone now!).
New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas Armstrong.
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Marilyn n McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Zack Braff, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda McElroy, Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Joe DePasquale, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm. Halsey Jr, Norman Schwarzkopf, Dave Thomas (Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia, Kelly Ripa, and, of course, Francis Albert Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.

The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is the 2nd highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.
You know you're from Jersey when . . You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges."
You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags. A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter. You've known the way to Long Beach Island since you were seven. You've eaten at a diner at 3 A.M. You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery. At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a "jug handle" is. You know that WaWa is a convenience store. You know that the state isn't all farmland. You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey--there's the shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down the shore." And when you are there, you're not "at the shore"; you are "down the shore." You know how to properly negotiate a circle You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving. You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (try . . Mexico . . . York ..! . . Hampshire-- doesn't work, does it?). You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich. You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege
You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different." Yes they are!
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton--that's for out-of-staters.
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year you had at least one kid in your class named Tony.
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening credits
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.
You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people from Central Jersey go to Belmar, and people from South Jersey go to Long Beach Island
It can be no other way.
You weren't raised in New Jersey--you were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.[/
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel, Bamberger's and Orbach's.
You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.
You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
And finally . . You've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER pumped your own gas.

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Old 09-26-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Ack!
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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If you've ever lived in NJ you will appreciate this:

New Jersey[SIZE=5] is a peninsula.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[CENTER][CENTER][SIZE=3]Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida. [/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] is the only state where all of its counties are classified as[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]metropolitan areas.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has more race horses than Kentucky.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq MI.) than Havana, Cuba.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the highest cost of living.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the highest cost of auto insurance.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the highest property taxes in the nation.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]New Jersey[/SIZE] has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to[/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5] as the "Diner Capital of the World." [/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll. [/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Home[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]to the less mysterious but[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]the[/SIZE][SIZE=5] best Italian hot dogs and[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Italian sausage w/peppers and onions.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius. [/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]by inventor John P. Holland .[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most famous:[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=4]Asbury Park[/SIZE][SIZE=4] , Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, Cape May[/SIZE][SIZE=5] .[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the most stringent testing along its coastline for water[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] is[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]the[/SIZE][SIZE=5] world leader in blueberry and cranberry production[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5](and here you thought Massachusetts?) [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Here's to New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] rocks! [/SIZE][SIZE=5]The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US, [/SIZE][SIZE=5]located in Elizabeth. [/SIZE][SIZE=5]Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes through[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Elizabeth Seaport first.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] is home to one of the nation's busiest airports[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5](in Newark),[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Liberty[/SIZE][SIZE=5] International[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]George Washington slept there.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Several important Revolutionary War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] also boasts the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first seaplane was built in Keyport , NJ. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] was home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City ..[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, not to mention salt water taffy.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Middle East[/SIZE][SIZE=5] countries.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] had the first medical center, in Jersey City [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway highway. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5](Holland Tunnel).[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton). [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ,[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5](but they're all gone now!). [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]New Jersey[/SIZE][SIZE=5] is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams![/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas Armstrong. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]All New Jersey natives:[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Dionne Warwick, Sarah[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Marilyn n McCoo, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Zack Braff, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]McElroy, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]Walt Whitman, Jerry[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=5]Lewis, Tom Cruise, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Joe DePasquale, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm. Halsey Jr.,[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Norman Schwarzkopf, Dave Thomas (Wendy's), [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia, Kelly Ripa, and, of course, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Francis Albert Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is the 2nd highest waterfall on the East Coast [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]of the US. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know you're from Jersey when . .[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges." [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You've known the way to [/SIZE]Long Beach Island since you were seven.[SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You've eaten at a diner[/SIZE][SIZE=5][/SIZE][SIZE=5]at 3 A.M.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]At least three people in your family still love [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Bruce Springsteen, and [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know what a "jug handle" is.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know that WaWa is a convenience store. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know that the state isn't all farmland.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey--there's the shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down the shore." And when you are there, you're not "at the shore"; you are [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]"down the shore."[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know how to properly negotiate a circle.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (try . . Mexico . . . York ..! . . Hampshire-- doesn't work, does it?). [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3] a sacrilege.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You don't think "What exit?" is very funny. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different." Yes they are![/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=3]You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton--that's for out-of-staters. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=3]Every year you [/SIZE]had at least one kid in your class named Tony. [SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know the location of every clip shown in the[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]Sopranos opening credits.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and people from Central Jersey go to Belmar, and people from South Jersey go to [/SIZE][SIZE=5]Long Beach[/SIZE][SIZE=5] Island[/SIZE][SIZE=5]. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]It can be no other way.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You weren't raised in New Jersey--you were raised in either North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel, Bamberger's and Orbach's.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]

[CENTER][SIZE=5]You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February. [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=3]And finally . . [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]You've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, [/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER]
[CENTER][SIZE=5]EVER pumped your own gas.[/SIZE][SIZE=2][/SIZE][/CENTER][/CENTER]
This would have been enjoyable if it weren't so hard to read.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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mike - I realized it right away and editted it for you!
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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mike - I realized it right away and editted it for you!
Thanks Katie. The part about the seaplane and airmail from Keyport were especially interesting since I lived in Union Beach, worked in Keyport during high school and went to high school in Keyport.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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Mike - I especially connected with the "every year there was a kid named "Tony" in my class. I can almost remember all of the Tony's!

Now, would you like to hear my theory about guys named "Mike"? You will chuckle!
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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Mike - I especially connected with the "every year there was a kid named "Tony" in my class. I can almost remember all of the Tony's!

Now, would you like to hear my theory about guys named "Mike"? You will chuckle!
Sure, why not?
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Every Mike I ever met (and I loved them all!) was mischievious as a kid and it carried on into adulthood. They are LOYAL friends & brothers and GREAT sons (if you have the energy to keep up with them). As a kid, the worst thing you could say to a "Mike" was "I dare you!" because they love a challenge. My brother (Mike) once ate a worm on a dare. To top that, he ate a live June bug on a dare. He's in his 40's now but I could probably get him to eat a caterpillar if I dared him! A Mike is a real "man's man" - he will do, say and try things that other men wouldn't. It is something to be proud of, to be a "Mike". You probably have some great stories - am I right?
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