I think there are a lot of things that we take for granted living in the greater New York and Philadelphia metro areas. For me, Christmas in New York is one of those things. But I had the opportunity to experience Christmas in New York through the eyes of someone seeing it for the very first time.
We have a lot of, let's say, "unique" language here in The Garden State. From "Benny" to "pork roll" and "Shoobie". But there's one that stood out among the rest as uniquely Jersey.
New Jersey has always been an in-between state. We're in between New York and Philadelphia. The Shore is in-between North Jersey and South Jersey. So have you ever wondered where most New Jerseyans are from in the first place?
It's been years since "Jersey Shore" was last on MTV. But still to this day, the "Jersey Shore" house and the t-shirt shop where the cast worked are among the first places that tourists stop to take pictures.
We're past Memorial Day. We're past the 4th of July. We're officially in the heart of beach season here in Ocean County. While the great majority of our visitors are respectful and welcomed (at least the human kind), some just don't care. Like this guy that I saw last weekend:
When I was at The Community Medical Center Seaside Park Boardwalk Studio for my show last Friday afternoon, going into the 4th of July weekend, I noticed something as the afternoon turned into evening - after the people cleared out, the beach was a mess.