One thing I’ve always been annoyed by is when people make a face when they hear I’m from New Jersey. I know they’re trying to be funny, but it’s not exactly a creative joke (which is also why I roll my eyes at most “that’s what she said” attempts). The truth is, New Jersey is beautiful – especially where I grew up in Cape May County.
I just got back from visiting my friend Carrie in London. I haven’t been out of the country in a while and this was a very easy way to do so without learning any new words (except for “cheeky”) and without shelling out some extra dolla dolla pounds for housing. This way I could save them for making phone calls from cool red phonebooths.
Yesterday, Emily and I decided to be really ambitious and go to the Museum of Modern Art with our NYE hangovers. While discussing the exciting events of the previous night, we wandered around looking at art for a few hours which made me feel like I was ringing in the new year the right way instead of in my snuggie on my couch groaning about my headache.
One of the top things on my NYC To-Do list (not to be confused with my Holiday To-Do List in NYC for 2010, my 26 things to do before I turn 26 list, or my rappers I’d like to face in a freestyle battle list) was to do an Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty trip which I finally got to do on this absolutely gorgeous Sunday! I know most people probably did this on school trips when they were in elementary school, but I grew up just two hours too far from the city for that. My sister tells me that I actually have been to Lady Lib but I just don’t believe her as I have no recollection of this NYC trip.