Sometimes Things Get Blurry
Being so close to New York City, many New Jerseyans work in the Big Apple, several major NY sports teams play in NJ (Giants, Jets, Red Bulls) bringing New Yorkers to NJ for the big events, and the line between NY and NJ is a little more blurred than many New Yorkers (or New Jerseyans, for that matter) would like you to believe. Don’t get me wrong, we still maintain distinct identities, but I, for one, happen to appreciate the blurriness every now and then.
This past weekend, I crossed the river with a Grateful Dead fan to see a Furthur show. Furthur, for those of you who are like me and don’t already know, is a band made up of the remaining members of the Grateful Dead. The band also plays in NJ (Atlantic City and Asbury). This show at Radio City Music Hall was a good time and I would definitely check out another Furthur show in the future!
I also got to spend time with John Conde and work on the Notes on the State of New Jersey website this weekend. I’ve never taken on a project of this magnitude before, and it’s been such a fabulous learning experience for me to see what all goes into building a website from scratch. I’m so excited about the progress we’ve made so far and can’t wait to share the new updates with you soon!
Also pretty exciting was the delicious lunch break we took while working on the website. We went over to Inzillo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Jackson for some pizza. While we can compromise pretty well on topics pertaining to the web development, the selection of a common pizza topping was not so easy. The folks at Inzillo’s worked with us to make a pizza that we both enjoyed. The next time we work on the site, I’ll definitely suggest going back there for a lunch break!
Yesterday was Mom’s birthday and we celebrated at the Chili’s restaurant in North Brunswick. My nephews love the chicken tenders and burgers there, and Mom loves the food as well. To her surprise, the excellent wait staff came out singing with a special birthday dessert for her – and I caught it on camera!
The busy work week at school continues, and I am certainly looking forward to a fun-filled weekend.
It’s almost April and that means lots of awesome springtime New Jersey events coming up…like Jersey Shore Restaurant Week! Make sure you check it out!
The Jersey Girl