10 Things New Jersey Natives Miss About New Jersey When They Leave

10 Things New Jersey Natives Miss About New Jersey When They Leave

It may be the most hated state in the nation, but it's the dearest in my heart.

Usually when I tell people I'm from New Jersey, I get bombarded with a series of mindless questions:

"Is it true that you don't pump your own gas?"
"Do you guys really say 'New Joisey'?"
"What's your exit number?"

In the eyes of the rest of the world, we New Jerseyans seem to originate from some sort of extraterrestrial race.

However, not all of us are composed of fist-pumping guidos/guidettes who clearly can't handle their alcohol intake.

We're just New Jersyans. We eat, sleep, and drink a ton of Dunkin just like the rest of "yous."

Jersey Shore House- Seaside Heights, NJ

It recently has come to my attention that it been two years since I lived in the great Garden State, and I believe I'm starting to experience some sort of "Jersey withdraw".

I know. I sound absolutely insane.

Who could ever miss the state that gave birth to the notorious Jersey seven? In other words, Snooki, Vinny, Sammi Sweetheart, Jwow, Ron, Pauly D, and The Situation.

Even though the water in our shores are bluish-green and "The Sopranos" ended in 2007, there are still a ton of wonderful things that I left behind in New Jersey. Many of which I am going to attempt to identify while listening to Frank Sinatra and skimming through episodes of Cake Boss.

Seaside Heights, NJ

1. New Jersey bagels are the bomb.

In Jersey, we know that bagels are much more than a piece of bread with a hole in it. That's why there is no other place in the United States of America that can compete with our bagels. We have the best tasting and looking bagels in the nation.

2. Diners are better than any restaurant.

Where else can you get a coffee and a plate of disco fries at 3 A.M.?

We have 525 diners in the state of New Jersey. If you're ever lost just pull up Siri and ask for the nearest diner. They are everywhere and they serve EVERYTHING.

3. Dunkin is love, Dunkin is life.

The ratio of Dunkin Donuts to people in New Jersey almost exceeds our ratio of people to square mile.

In other words, Dunkin is a drug and it shall be taken 3 times a day.

4. Our style.

In Jersey, we know how to rock that 'street style'. Military jackets, Adidas sneakers, Timberlands, and ridiculous non-official jerseys from Against All Odds are our go-to fashion pieces.

5. Weekend trips to NYC.

You're turning 18? Let's go to the city.

Spongebob is on Broadway? Let's go to the city.

Harry Styles is on Good Morning America? Let's go to the city.

Want to go see the Rockefeller tree? Eh, I've seen it 1,000 times, but I guess.

Let's just say that we definitely utilize the fact that we live so close to one of the greatest cities in the world.

6. "Going down the shore."

The Jersey shore is where it's at. Where else can you find boardwalks that span up to 5.5 miles long?

7. Full-service gas stations.

I am so grateful that I never once had to get out of my car to pump my own gas. I just tell the nice man at the gas station that I want a '20 regular' and he takes care of the rest.

8. Our sense of humor.

Ever since I moved out of Jersey, I noticed that my 'outsider' friends didn't understand my jokes. We have this smart and snarky sense of humor that other people outside of Jersey will never comprehend.

9. Weird Weather.

In Jersey, the weather is like a game of dice. We never know what season we're going to get.

10. Cursing ALL THE TIME.

If I had a dollar for everytime someone says "mother fucker" in NJ, I'd be filthy rich. Cursing is just a part of our daily vocab. Outsiders just have to "fucking" deal with it.


...maybe we are a separate breed of human beings.

What's so bad about that?

We're a state filled with diversity, long shorelines, and five-star diners.

We're a state packed with amazing people who, depending on their mood, can be both kind and hilariously unkind.

We may never admit it, but New Jersey raised us and there's no other place we'd rather be.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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7 Fire New Songs That Need To Be On Every Summer Playlist

These are the seven songs will define how great your summer is.

Everyone likes to have a good summer playlist. There have been so many artists who have been dropping some FIRE music right before sweet summer time. It's definitely setting a perfect scene for the summer and all the shenanigans everyone will be getting into. I feel like every summer there are some specific songs that just overall set the vibe for everyone's time off. So I'll share some of the songs that I'll be jamming out to on the reg, and that you should be, too.

1.) "New Light" by John Mayer.

2.) Anything from "Beerbongs and Bentleys."

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