(Closed) Alright, why the hell not… Spinoff: New Jersey. You know the drill.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@LoggerHead91207:  Lol @ Kyle from South Park. “You wouldn’t understand – it’s a Joizey thing…”

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@jeangenie:  I lived in Cali for a couple of years, and you worded the “meanness” of Cali people perfectly – I worked with this “bitchy” girl and that’s exactly how she would be “mean.” I had to laugh at that.

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Honey bee

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@soinlove79:  I got lost once in Camden too and thought I was probably going to end up a crime victim.

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Lol, I am way too fat and pale for The Jersey Shore, I promise. I do drive like an asshole though.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I live in NJ, would love to moved to another state.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@CactusFlower:  Yes! I used to live in Cali, and we are planning a move to Arizona in these next few months. I love the desert and while I loved LA, DH does not, so this will be a happy medium.

If you aren’t a multi-millionaire or don’t have family/roots in NJ, you won’t get anywhere. Seriously – my current town (city?) has an average family income of $33k (no joke) yet houses/apartments go for $400k-500k before ridiculous NJ property taxes. How does that even work?

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I believe Camden beat Anacostia (sp?) in being the new murder capital of the US. I went there once for a concert. The cops there created a FORTRESS around the concert venue (Shashquehana (sp???)), and I was terrifed on the drive there – boarded up houses and burned out buildings. I plan to never go there again…

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I grew up in South Jersey, so to me it’s all about the farms, the farmers markets, Wawa, and the shore. I’ve never really found people around here to be mean! And parts of Camden aren’t that bad. The waterfront area is really nice, we go there for the 4th of July fireworks every year.

Post # 39
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Honey bee

What New Jersey brings to mind: Jersey shore types, the housewives of NJ,  expensive and bad traffic, not New York, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@MrsNewDay:  Hahaha! I freaking love that episode!

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@jeangenie:  I like the bluntness better than passive agressiveness as well, though I can completely see why it would be jarring to someone not from the area. Even worse are the people down South who say “Bless their heart” and then proceed to say something really bitchy. That I can’t stand! It always makes me feel like I’m in “Mean Girls” or something.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I live in the Philly area, so I am more familiar with South Jersey. To me, NJ has it’s quirks, and I could never live there because it is so expensive. However, I don’t think it is all bad! Here are my associations with Jersey:

Jug handles

Tolls and bridges galore

Drive in movie theaters

Going down the shore (Philly talk for going to the beach/Jersey Shore)

farm stands

commuting

drive in movie theaters

diners

Drive in restaurants (Stewarts anyone?)

Camden, Trenton, Newark vs the toniest suburbs possible

 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Corrupt politicians, crazy drivers, no sales tax on clothes and that funny smell when you come out of the Holland Tunnel. (Lived in East Orange for a year and a half)

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Jersey Shore, Kelly Ripa, Sopranos, people with attitude

Post # 44
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

So I guess I know where I got my attitude from 😉

Yes, the cost of living here SUCKS, and I’d love to move to a different state in terms of that.

I cringe when people say they associate those idiots from Jersey Shore with NJ.  Big deal they rented a shorehouse, who didn’t?!  Don’t associate those *ssholes with my state!

Sopranos, YES! Sorry, loved the show.  Still watch it every night at 8.

Yes, street and road signs suck!! 

I have also considered this the “construction capital of the world.”

Yeah, who cares about Bon Jovi & Bruce…

I’ve never been to Camden and know better than to go there…

Just asked my husband to chime in… he is from NY and says NJ has been nothing but good to him….he found his wife, his new career, his business, and his house here within basically 5 years… But yes, he does agree about the street signs.

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

rude people, bad drivers, bad smells, high crime, corruption, dirty beaches, pollution, high COL

 

ETA: My Fiance and I have both worked in the state and clearly I don’t think it is too great. 

 

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Italian people, annoying accent (sorry), lots of food, lots of family, partying, the beach, casinos.

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