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Monday, January 31, 2011


Here in NJ, we are a small complicated, faithfully obnoxious state.

But that is all we know, and we SHOCKED,  shocked I tell you that no one else in this nation is like us.

And to top it off, we are obnoxious to each other.

Samuel asked me today how there could be such a thing as Central Jersey.  We live in central Jersey.  And he heard on the radio, you are either north or south.  But here, we also have a central and you better believe we take that seriously.

The northern Jersey people are hicks.  They are the ones who live out there and almost act like Pennsylvanians.  Odd-country folk.  The southern Jersey people are rednecks.   Sometimes we feel like the Mason-Dixon line should pass right through here and separates us from southern Jersey.  Jersey beach people included.

(We may have to exclude Trenton & Camden.  They are in a league of their own.)

And then there is the central Jersey people.  We are the city/suburban folk.  Unfortunately we are the snobs. We are the ones who make sure people know we are neither rednecks or hicks, because either would be horrible, so we make sure to tell you we are from central Jersey.

This is from a state that can be travelled from north to south in about 3 1/2 hours; 4 if I am driving.  And east to west in about an hour and a half.  TOPS.

Welcome to New Jersey.

Do not try to fit us in a 'Jersey' mold.  We will break it.

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