July 15, 2004

Jersey Bloggers.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:02 pm

Because I find myself without anything interesting or humorous to write about, I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention three Jersey Bloggers who do have interesting things to say:

The Bad Hair Blog. What a great name for a Blog! It sorta makes me want to change the name of my Blog to “The Great Farookin’ Hair Blog,” but that would make me a stinko copycat. Anyway, please check out Fausta’s blog, which contains interesting observations about things Jersey and elsewhere. Oh, and if you happen to be bi-lingual, Fausta sometimes writes in Spanish. Very cool.

Shamrocketship. Lynne is fairly new to the blogging thing, and she is off to a good start. She writes well about life’s passing parade. She blogs from “Down the Shore,” more properly pronounced as one word “Downahshore.” Of course, she bristles at those of us from Northern Jersey referring to her part of the state as “Down the Shore,” but she doesn’t understand that going “Down the Shore” may or may not involve a trip to “the Beach.” Take a look. As I said, she writes well and has a good sense of humor.

The Jersey Side. John Shabe, the blog’s author, is sort of an “official blogger” at www.nj.com. He focuses on life in the Garden State, which lately includes a daily dose of political scandal. Good reading.


  1. ooohhh. I’m flabbergasted. I really am. And “Down the shore” sounds WAY too much like Dinah Shore, which will just land you in TOTALLY the wrong Google search . . .

    Comment by Lynne — July 15, 2004 @ 10:18 pm

  2. Thank you Jim, thank you!

    And the bad hair is caused by those pesky, and rising, NJ taxes!

    Comment by Fausta — July 16, 2004 @ 9:42 am

  3. I’ve just been introduced to “Stephanie Plum,” who is the main character in a series of goofy books set in Trenton, by Janet Evanovich. I need to add your recommendations to my reading so I can immerse myself in New Jersey culture. It seems that the main requirement for living in New Jersey must be a great sense of humor!

    Comment by buffy — July 21, 2004 @ 8:52 pm

  4. Buffy,

    I have read the first nine Stephanie Plum books (I just bought #10). The stories and characters absolutely slay me. Reading them them is like eating a bag of pistachio nuts.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 21, 2004 @ 9:25 pm

  5. Absolutely! I finished #3 at 1:00 this morning. Now I have to go buy the rest of the series. The scenes where the women are all dragging guns out of their purses to compare firepower made me laugh out loud….so did the scene where Stef left Morelli standing on the curb in his socks and shirt.

    Comment by buffy — July 22, 2004 @ 5:48 pm

  6. I love all the characters — all of them. However, I think I find myself laughing the hardest at the grandmother.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 22, 2004 @ 6:24 pm

  7. oh yeah….! I’m waiting to see how my 87 year old mother reacts to Grandma Mazur! I gave her the first three books to read.

    Comment by buffy — July 23, 2004 @ 12:18 am

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