"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

 and a people who mean to be their own governors

 must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Celebrate NJ

Attention all New Jersey lovers! New Jersey's men, women and children have an opportunity to enter the 365 Reasons to Celebrate NJ! Contest.

Celebrate NJ is looking for unique, interesting and even personal reasons you have for loving our Garden State. Is there a place, a group, a person or an event in your community that you think deserves recognition? If so, let them know.

If your Reason is selected as one of the "365 Reasons to Celebrate NJ!" you could see it on billboards, on posters, in newspapers, on TV and hear it on the radio-- along with your name and town-- all throughout 2007. How cool would that be?!

Tell the rest of NJ what you celebrate about New Jersey in 25 words or less, and be the first to enter your idea by December 31, 2006.

Submit your entry here.

Happy Thanksgiving!



7 Comments:

At 11:36 AM, Blogger John Pangia said...

Carving the bird today?

Enjoy E!

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger Dino P. Crocetti said...

Here's a little something I stumbled across. Enjoy!



...you recognize or can relate to at least 10 of these:

You've been seriously injured at Action Park.

You know that the only people who call it "Joisey" are from New York (usually The Bronx) or Texas.

You don't think of citrus when people mention "The Oranges."

You know that it's called "Great Adventure," not "Six Flags."

You've ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast.

You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.

You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 am.

Whenever you park, there's a Camaro within three spots of you.
You remember that the "Two Guys" were from Harrison.

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 what town Jon Bon Jovi is from.

You know what a "jug handle" is.

You know that a 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 know that the road to the shore is "The Parkway" not "The Garden State Highway."

You know that "Piney" isn't referring to a tree.

Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs, and, you call it a "sub" not a "submarine sandwich" or worse yet, a "hoagy" or a "hero."

You remember the song from the Palisades Park commercials.
You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.

You knew that the last question had to do with driving.

You know that "Acme" is an actual store, not just a Warner Bros creation.

You know that this is the only "New..." state that doesn't require "New" to identify it (like, try ...Mexico, ...York, ...Hampshire (doesn't work, does it?).

You know how to translate this conversation: "Jeet yet?" "No, Jew?"

You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it "The City."

You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.

You consider a corned beef sandwich with lettuce and mayo a sacrilege.

In the 80's you wore your hair REALLY high.

You don't think "What exit" (do you live near?) is very funny.

You know that the real first "strip shopping center" in the country is Route 22.

You know that people from 609 area code are "a little different."

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 can see the Manhattan skyline from some part of your town.

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 where every "clip" shown in the Sopranos opening credits is.

You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of Willowbrook Mall.

You've eaten a Boardwalk cheesesteak with vinegar fries.

You have a favorite Atlantic City casino.

You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.

And finally...
You've never pumped your own gas.

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger Dino P. Crocetti said...

Sorry, the begining got cut off a little bit. It supposed to say, You know you're from New Jersey if you can relate to at least ten of these.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

You know that people from 609 area code are "a little different."

Hey! Parts of Monmouth County are in 609 area code!

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Dino P. Crocetti said...

LOL! Remember Abe, we're Republicans! Unlike Dems, we know how to laugh at outselves!;-)

Being from the 201 area code, I'll be more than happy to concede the point that people from my neck of the woods are WAY more off than anybody else! After all, Bob Menendez is OUR fault!!

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger tree hugging sister said...

And a Happy, HAPPY Thanksgiving to you all up there in the frozen 'nort'!!

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Dino P. Crocetti said...

If I may elaborate, you also know you're from New Jersey if you go to a Wendy's and you dip your french fries in your frosty.

We invented that!!

 

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