Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Tribute

A long while ago I wrote a piece here exploring where people have a love and a patriotism for the State they live in. I wanted to link it, but somehow the Blogger search function isn’t working as I write this. I found that people seem to be really proud of Oregon, but at the time I thought Texas had highest ratings among its inhabitants in regards to State patriotism. I’m rethinking that now and I’m starting to believe that New Jersey may have the most fanatical residents.

I normally don’t have a theme week here. Sometimes one story will lead to another, but yesterdays post brought back a lot of fond memories for me so I’m going to run New Jersey stuff all this week just to give you a taste of what is myth and what is reality.

I lived in New Jersey for the first 33 years of my life. I often joke and tell people that it’s a nice place to be from, but in reality I really did enjoy growing up and living there until the sprawl got to me. There is a diversity of population there that keeps everything interesting. New Jersey is the epitome of a melting pot.

If you want to have a little YouTube fun and be entertained and educated about where I came from please click the blue text Tribute to NJ.


Blogger Beth said...

Great & entertaining video!
All those celebrities - plus The Guy Who Writes This!

6:13 AM  
Blogger weese said...

i always wondered where the mullet originated.

6:57 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I spent probably the most miserable three months of my life there. Basic training at Ft. Dix. Started out by getting pneumonia and ended up with a dislocated kneecap. Think I'll stick to Oregon when I finally make it back there, thank you.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spud is from Jersey, so is his brother Kid also John Crowley. Strong from birth are the sons of the garden state.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I've got mixed feelings as I spent some really good times visiting there; but I despise the Jersey Turnpike. Guess it's kinda like having bones in trout, not pleasant but necessary.

Love the shore towns there.

9:06 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, they keep trying to get me to go back, but I need to check the statute of limitations.

Weese, I a;ways thought it was a Southern state, but it's another feather in N.J.'s cap.

Darev, you could have gone to Paris Island. That would have been worse.

Anon, I don't know John. Spud and Kid moved out here long before I did and for me it's been 22 years as of the 15th of November.

Mike, Welcome back, Dude. Hope all is well with you and the Mrs.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sure, Bon Jovi had some hair, but that Chinese Crested takes the cake.

My aunt lived in Jersey for a long time. She told me to never ask directions if I was driving in Jersey.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

Amy, your aunt was absolutely right. She is a wise woman.

11:10 AM  

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