Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Good To Be Home and It's Good Blogger Is Back On Line




















***NOTE - it looks like blogger is reposting the stuff it took down yesterday.  Sorry about the double posting.***

As all of you know by now, yesterday Blogger went down.  It seems that it was a combination of some Chinese dissidents being hacked into and the USCYBERCOM throwing a panic and blacklisting all the blogger world.  This reason was posted by the USNI (US Naval Institute) web site http://blog.usni.org/2011/05/12/blacklisted/.  Another reason blogger was down is some maintenance issues with blogger.com.

To restore back to a stable system most of everything posted or commented on yesterday was removed.  They are trying to restore the ones deleted, but it may not happen.  In the meantime, I will try to re-post my item from yesterday.

So without further ado…

I’MMM BAAACCCKKKKK!

And I’m damn glad to be, too.  New Jersey is not one of my favorite places.  I have occasionally heard it call the armpit of the country (if that is a correct analogy…then what appendage does that make Florida?)  

One of the things I hate about the place is the roads.  Driving is like riding on a wash board.  The state is overtaxed and has so many useless toll roads soaking the residents of billions of dollars, yet they can’t fix a fucking pothole or crack in the road.  And the drivers…I now know why the motto for the state is “The Garden State.”   It’s because of the all the blooming idiots driving out there.

Okay, okay!  Not everything is bad.  The people, for example, are great (once you get them out of the cars and trucks.)  I have yet to meet someone who wasn’t friendly and open.  They will help you when you ask and will even take the time to talk to you – even though they do talk funny. (Stop it! I do not have an accent.  Y’all just don’t appreciate well spoken English.)

Another think I love about NJ is the hard woods.  Being from Georgia, I love hardwood trees.  I HATE pine trees.  The pine pollen in the spring that turns everything yellow, the sap that is stronger than superglue and the pine needles that accumulate like credit card debt and will not go away.  Jersey, on the other hand, is beautiful in its foliage.  

Judy works at Alcatel-Lucent whose financial home office in the US is in Berkley Heights and the campus is on several acres.  Every morning there are two or three herds of deer munching away in the yards around the complex and in the yards of the people who live around there.  Beautiful!

I also love to eat in NJ.  OMG!  It’s a wonder that everyone there doesn’t weigh over 300 lbs.  They have the best diners that serve the most food for the least price of any place I’ve ever dined…even the Waffle House.

Speaking of the roads, I also had to run up to Mendands, NY, to pick up a dog for Dr. Amber and bring her back.  So on the return trip we had a companion who was just great; a loving Husky mix that never once barked or whined.

But the two best things about NJ are my mother-in-law lives there and I-78W and I-95S out of the state.  

Well, I guess this post is long enough so I will mosey on off.  Just know that it is good to be back home.

8 comments:

blueviolet said...

I lived there for a while, and it definitely had its good and bad points. I actually don't remember the toll roads, so I guess I lived in a spot that didn't have them.

However, I absolutely despised how you couldn't pump your own gas. I can't even tell you how many times the attendants tried to cheat me by a buck or two. I eventually learned to stand outside my car and watch them so they wouldn't even try.

Olly said...

Glad you are back. The blogging community just wasn't the same!

Coffeypot said...

Blue, I use to have to go to NJ two or three times a year for business. The gas was always 10 to 20 cents higher because of the law against pumping your own gas. I guess because the had to pay the hired help and stuff. Now they are 10 to 20 cents cheaper than here in Atlanta. WTF?

Olly, does that mean it was better or what?

Wrexie said...

You'd never guess, but I'm a joisey gurl... (well, I don't remember much of it, they got me out of there asap) :)

Hey... I just went to the eye doc..but I seem to have doubledouble visionvision

Coffeypot said...

Wrexie, I know. Blogger went down and they reset everything back to the last stable platform. So my post was lost. I reposted and then blogger made their fix and sent my post back. I was afraid to delete either one until I felt blogger was secure again. Then i thought why do it. Life goes on and so will my blog. Now close one eye and read this.

JihadGene said...

Glad you're back home safe!

Sandra said...

Glad you got your post back from Blogger. I'm still waiting to get mine...grrrrr...

dana said...

What is FLORIDA? harrumph!! Florida is death's waiting room. any resemblance to an actual dick is purely in the mind of the person who has an odd looking dick.

heh heh

There's one thing NJ has that we don't: GOOD FOOD. Who knew that having a state full of old women would mean the restaurants are all run by Esteban and Jauarez's kids.

I hope the outcome for your traveling companion is a good one.