Friday, March 28, 2008


If you live in Bergen County you are most certainly in NORTH Jersey, Atlantic City falls quarely in SOUTH Jersey. CENTRAL Jersey is defined a million different ways, and everyone has a distinguishing factor. If you live in NJ, especially anywhere that is not obviously north or south this is a never-ending debate.

NJ Monthly Magazine had a cover story on it back in Janurary of '05, and various folks have made declarations over the years. The Newark Star Ledger added to the debate this week by flouting a new combination documetary/book/blog in their article Drawing the Line.
Filmmaker Steve Chernoski has heard them all. The Hoboken resident is making a documentary about the "Where's the dividing line between North and South Jersey?" question-- and why New Jerseyans are so passionate about their answers.
Some interesting lines of demarcation used are:
  • Route 195
  • whether you cheer for the Philadelphia Eagles or the New York Giants
  • if you refer to a certain sandwich as a "hoagie" or a "sub"
  • how close the nearest Wawa is

What do YOU use to distinguish? And for the Garden State dwellers; do you consider yourself north, south or central? Post your comments here, or get in on the debate at Chernoski's blog

Friday, March 21, 2008

Given the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?
City - but only if I had a lot of money.

Who is the cutest kid you know?
My niece and nephew of course!

Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe it when I heard ___________.
I couldn't believe it when I heard about the Spitzer scandel.

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If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise?
I'd like to do the ads for the shows on the cooking network. They are not really a "product", but I can come up with several ideas right off the top of my head for commercials.

What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis?
A multi-vitamin and fish oil every day, and zinc when I am sick.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Three

Yes, I am on time, let's all whoop it up. I'm only posting now because I have a horrendous cold and I can't sleep. I missed work today since my voice refuses to work for more than five minutes at a clip (and even then I sound like Kathleen Turner on a ventilator). My job is 90% phone oriented, so even if I didn't feel like poo I wouldn't be able to go into the office. Basically, everything is sore from coughing, and my sinuses feel like I have been smashed in the face with a sledge hammer. Needless to say I am cranky - can you tell?!?!

On a brighter note, today is Pi Day! 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209 74944592307816 ... you get the idea.

Anyway, on to the feast.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?
Most of the time I like my handwriting, although if I am rushed or tired it can be horrendous. I'd say about a 7.

Do you prefer baths or showers?
If I want to get clean, then I want a shower. I like baths to relax, but I don't feel clean afterwards, I feel like after soaking in my own dirt I need a shower!

What was the last bad movie you watched?
The last movie I saw that really disappointed me was The Family Stone. There were plot holes and inconsistencies. It wasn't a bad script or bad actors, it was a bad story. I felt like they skipped the editing part of the process. Poor SJP, she didn't deserve to be in such a dud, I don't know what she was thinking. (It must have been a phase for her because Failure to Launch was no great shakes either.)

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Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.
I am addicted to my cell phone. I don't talk on it excessively, and while I do text, also not to excess. I just need the safety net. What if I need to call someone and I forget later? What if someone is trying to reach me? What if I get lost or am running late? I just don't want to miss anything. I may forget my earrings or my lunch and I just suck it up, but if I forget my cell phone I am going back home to get it!

Which instrument is your favorite to listen to?
I don't think I could pick just one. I enjoy the piano quite a lot. If I want to relax, nothing beats the harp. I also have an amazing violin CD that I adore. Also, if you consider the human voice an instrument, that opens up another whole genre. If you have ever heard monks chanting, you know the human voice can be melodious and soothing all on its own.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This is a pretty amazing video and well worth the time to watch. If you have not already seen it somewhere on the internets, check it out.


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty Two


If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?
If I am in the car and I have the headset on then I would say about an 8, if I am home I avoid lengthy conversations b/c I don't have privacy.

Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to).
The United Way

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What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?
I'm going to have to go with chocolate because there are so many different ways to eat it.

Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?
no, thankfully!


Monday, March 03, 2008


Well, I am off from work this week, so time to catch up!

Feast One Hundred & Seventy Nine
February 15th, 2008


Name one thing that is unique about you.
I have a passion for the color green that borders on obsessive, I cannot sleep unless there is a fan on in my room, 365 days a year and I have a scar above my left eye from stitches I had as a child.


Fill in the blank: My favorite _________ is __________ but I like _________ too.
My favorite season is autumn, but I like spring too.


What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?

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Who do you talk to most often on the phone?
My roommate from law school. She finally lives closer, but with crazy schedules I still don't see her that often, so we talk regularly while we are both driving home from work.


What level of responsibility do you have in your job?
Officially I am pretty low on the totem pole, but I do a lot of other stuff that isn't technically my job to help keep things moving along in the office, since my supervisor does a lot of work from home.

Feast One Hundred & Eighty
February 22nd, 2008

Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
I am sure I have, but I can't really remember one right now.

What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
wood, tall, pepper is a grinder

Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
no imminent plans to travel

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What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
I have generic lotion in my bathroom, and I also have bottles of various scented lotions from Bath & Body Works stashed all around: downstairs, in my purse, on my desks; both home and work ....


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
I do this all the time. Last time I made little chocolate purses, using sheets of phyllo dough, chocolate chips and chopped pecans. I served them on top of a raspberry and blueberry coulis.

Feast One Hundred & Eighty One
February 29th, 2008

Who was the last person you hugged?
my nephew (BTW this question makes this feast sound like a MySpace quiz)

Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us.
Pluck after a warm shower or bath, the heat and moisture will open your pores and it won't sting.

What does the color yellow make you think of?
sunlight, mustard, jaundice

Main Course
If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around?

What was the longest book you ever read?
The Mill on the Floss, it wasn't the longest page wise, but it was a boring story with a crappy ending and reading it seemed to take FOREVER. My recollection is based on reading it as a teenager, but I was so turned off by it then that I have never even considered re-reading it as an adult. Strictly speaking, I think the longest book I ever read was Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military. It was a fascinating history of treatment of homosexuals in the military. The hardcover was large in dimension and 784 pages. While I am neither in the military nor homosexual, this book was a real page turner for me.