Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yay! I've made it to 28 years of age. Man, that's just 2 more years until I'm in my 30's *shiver* That seems so old. But I guess looking at some people that are in their 30's (you guys & gals know who you are ;-), they still seem to be pretty hip, so I guess it's not all that bad.

So I was thinking last night I wanted to create a post with all the differences between Texas and Jersey Joce and I see up here, so let's see:

Texas/Jersey Differences

  1. To turn left on a lot of roads in Jersey, you must turn right first. Confused? Yes, we were too. At least in the area we're in, Jersey seems to favor cloverleaf intersections. To turn left, you go past the street you wanted to turn left on and turn right on a little loop, then cross the street you were just on.
  2. The posted speed limit means $limit+10mph. If the speed limit is 25mph, you drive at least 35mph. If it says 60mph, you drive at least 70mph.
  3. Wawa is a wonderful 24-hour food mart in the area and everyone loves it. It's not just a 7-11 without gas, it's got fresh fruit, their own brand of cheaper Wawa-branded drinks, hot breakfast/lunch food, etc... If you hear someone say they've got to stop by Wawa first, you'll now know what they mean.
  4. You want to purchase beer? You can't buy it at the local convenience store or grocery store, you've got to go to a liquor store.
  5. Water-ice is apparently a pretty big thing around here. You won't hear people talking about snow-cones, it's water-ice here.
  6. It's not the coast, but the shore.
More to come later. We're heading to the Eastern State Penitentiary for my birthday. Expect some great creapy pictures!

-jas ... (c: