Odd and Ends

New Jersey gets a bad rap, but there are lots of great things about living here. I hope to dedicate a post to New Jersey eventually.  For now, know that one great thing about The Garden State is its proximity to New York City. These pictures were taken from the waiting room of a doctor’s office in Jersey City, which is right across the river from the city.

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

Freedom Tower construction

Freedom Tower construction

It’s pretty cool to be able to look out a random window and see the Statue of Liberty and the site of the new Towers.  I wasn’t expecting to be able to see these places from my friend’s doctor’s office, but glanced out the window and there they were.  Just thought I’d share.

Also, I almost let the weekend go by without mentioning the Oscars tonight! Besides the movies I have posted about (Les Mis, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, as well as Anita’s post about Amour), I did get to see Argo and The Silver Linings Playbook. I just didn’t plan my posting schedule well-enough to find time to post about them prior to tonight. As you can imagine, they were both awesomesauce.

So in total, of the nine movies I was able to watch six. Not too bad! I will be anxious to see what wins Best Picture tonight. My guess is Lincoln, since I didn’t see that one!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

26 Comments

  1. I love New Jersey. But I do wish there was better road signage. It’s like everyone here already knows where they are going or if they don’t they can’t figure out how to leave. When we moved here from Manhattan I was shocked by how much i liked it.

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  2. I have never been to USA but I’ve watched enough American shows about NJ especially in comparison to NYC.
    I am not a movie buff but am planning to watch the nominated movies soon. I am more interested in the fashion statements that will be made🙂

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  3. I remember visiting New Jersey a few years ago. From what I remember, I enjoyed it very much. It reminded me of where I grew up in Little Italy, Toronto. I remember also seeing the contrast between New York City and the town, where, at the time, I felt New York was way more developed. But things may have changed since my last visit and I’ll always love my visit to New Jersey. I hope to get back there someday!

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  4. ‘Lincoln’ was SO good, I paid to watch it three times! That is very rare for me to do. As a self-proclaimed cinemaphile, I thoroughly enjoy movies of all calibers. From the low budget indie films, to the multimillion dollar blockbusters. I didn’t like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ as munched as I was hoping I would; but as we talked about before, it was pure awesomesauce to see Bert Macklin on the big screen.🙂

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  5. From out here, where New Jersey is just a legend told to children (causing them to roll their eyes and imagine they were adopted), I think New Jersey’s reputation is hurt by being almost NYC or almost Philly. I’ll wait while you laugh at my naivete.

    I know it’s possible to impress us outsiders with buildings and beaches, but what do you treasure? For example, here in Colorado, I could regale you about mountains, but really, for me, I treasure the way it feels, the sense of space, the feeling of the air, the sounds (or lack thereof), all things that don’t easily wow the rubes like mountains do. What is it in NJ that does that to you?

    David (who should babble for a living)

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  6. From my years of surfing in contests, the few in Jersey were favorites for my friends and I. The people in Belmar are great and have always treated us like family.

    I think people think of New Jersey as Newark or Atlantic City. There is a lot of open country and the houses along Spring Lake Hill are incredible.

    The state needs a new marketing campaign…the winter weather I could do without though.

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