I love Bruce Springsteen's song: Jersey Girl.
"I know a place where the dancing's free
Now baby won't you come with me
`cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a Saturday night
Nothing matters in this whole wide world
When you're in love with a Jersey girl"
sha la la la la la la la la
Anyhow, enough about Bruce and how much I love him.
FACT: Did you know that New Jersey is one of 2 states (Oregon being the other), that does not have self serve gas pumps? True.
The attendant has to fill up your tank. Another fun fact about New Jersey! (ok, so it's a dumb fact).
Yesterday, I had lunch with fellow food blogger Lisa, from Jersey Girl Cooks.
I have a soft spot for Lisa, since she was one of the first people to support & comment on my blog (besides my mother in law!) and give me an award. I read her blog daily and felt like I already knew her even before meeting her!
(I just didn't realize how tall and thin she was!).
We found we had much in common besides our love of cooking & eating.
We are both NY/NJ natives and both went to college in NJ, as well as high school. We both married guys who LOVE sports and WERE meat & potatoes men, but are refining their tastes.
We both love the Jersey shore and love to cook, (duh, as if we didn't already know this, hence the "food blog" theme going on!).
We needed to find a place in the middle of the state to meet, since she lives closer to Philadelphia, and I live closer to Manhattan.
Princeton was in the middle, a terrific college town with great shops and the best artisan ice cream/gelato store called The Bent Spoon.
Lisa & I had lunch at Mediterra, a decent place in Princeton, but nothing to write home about, Lisa ordered the better of the 2 entrees. I won't even bother to describe the meals.
When I looked at my watch, the time had slipped away from us & it was time to leave. We probably could have stayed & chatted until dinner hour!
It was fun to discuss blogs we liked and politics (seems to be in the air lately).
2 girls from New Jersey out having fun! Hope to do it again soon! Thanks Lisa!
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