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Old 11-22-2018, 06:02 PM   #41
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Not being a dick, it was definitely Mother's first. It was kinda a bad ass place from what I'm told.
FM Station came later and wasn't a place I was interested in going to.
Didn't last as long as Mother's.

Been to the new Mother's once or twice with my wife for lunch. She wasn't very impressed, which means I won't be going back with her.

It's not in the same spot as the original Mother's.

I've never known Wes's to be anything other than a dive for the past 30 years. Think I was in there once in the mid 80s.
Been to the Beef Trust a couple of times. It's actually in Pompton Lakes, across from Thatcher's.
You're right about the alcohol content. It's great going there after church for lunch, have two beers and walk out half in the bag.
The atmosphere isn't great. You can tell that the people at the bar are there quite often.

I spent 10 years spending my paycheck at a bar in Kinnelon. Then 10 years hanging at a friend's house in Kinnelon sucking down copious amounts of Coors Light
I drink strictly beer, usually at home, and it ain't Coors Light. Or Bud.

That's kind of an invite if you're in the area.
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Old 11-22-2018, 06:03 PM   #42
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Sorry, Easy. I mistakenly thought you said Beef Trust was in Riverdale
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This is Jersey, not Staten Island.



I'm into the Jersey meetup though. Let's do it.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:19 PM   #45
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So you guys in Jersey...

You haven't thought about leaving? It sounds like a nightmare to me but I guess if you grew up in it you like it?

I always wondered why people like so many other people so close by. Real question... Why?
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:04 PM   #46
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In total ignorance I'll ask you-why?

Why leave? It's where I've lived all my life. It's where my parents, her parents, our kids, and most of our friends are.

I know there really are reasons people want to leave. For some it's the weather. There's the taxes, cost of living, congestion, traffic.

I could find reasons about every town and state not to move there.

Also, I'm told I don't like change.

Since I'm not likely to find Utopia, this will do.

I do absolutely hate traffic. Couple of years ago wife says we're going to Ohio. Son wants to see football hall of fame. Then while er're there lets see rock and roll HOF.

I like football and music, hate the waste of time and money HOF.

Driving out was fine. Didn't have any issues with traffic in Canton or Cleveland.

Coming back, the closer we got to Jersey the worse the traffic got. Near Stroudsburg I was getting pissed at everyone. As we entered NJ every [email protected]@$ing asshole must have been on the road. I wanted to go back.

Butt this is where I am. I don't like that its a blue state, but who's to say that I would like living in a red one. Or a full time warm one.

I'm OK with what I've got.

And I've got a damn good woman who wants to be here.

So I'm good.

Of course, she would love to move to Hoboken where our daughter is, but that ain't gonna happen.
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That's actually a really good response that I'll let stand for me too.

It's where I keep all my stuff.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:22 PM   #48
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So you guys in Jersey...

You haven't thought about leaving? It sounds like a nightmare to me but I guess if you grew up in it you like it?

I always wondered why people like so many other people so close by. Real question... Why?
People who leave generally go to Florida or PA, and I have no real desire to live in either lol

As mentioned, this is where I grew up. I've lived 33 of 36 years here. Most of my family is within 45 minutes of me. Yeah, it's way too congested and ridiculously expensive, but have you had a Jersey bagel or pizza? Only thing close was a place in Tampa called NYPD Pizza that said that brought all the ingredients down from New York.

Hell, I don't even know how people can live north of 287, seems like they are all packed in like sardines. Burlington and Hunterdon counties are pretty, but they are getting built up now since they are the next exits on the highways.

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I'm into the Jersey meetup though. Let's do it.
I'd be down for that. Grab food/ drinks somewhere?

Or we do it free and all sign up for the next schluter workshop

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I would be fine with bar after work, or diner before dawn.
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In total ignorance I'll ask you-why?

Why leave? It's where I've lived all my life. It's where my parents, her parents, our kids, and most of our friends are.

I know there really are reasons people want to leave. For some it's the weather. There's the taxes, cost of living, congestion, traffic.

I could find reasons about every town and state not to move there.

Also, I'm told I don't like change.

Since I'm not likely to find Utopia, this will do.

I do absolutely hate traffic. Couple of years ago wife says we're going to Ohio. Son wants to see football hall of fame. Then while er're there lets see rock and roll HOF.

I like football and music, hate the waste of time and money HOF.

Driving out was fine. Didn't have any issues with traffic in Canton or Cleveland.

Coming back, the closer we got to Jersey the worse the traffic got. Near Stroudsburg I was getting pissed at everyone. As we entered NJ every [email protected]@$ing asshole must have been on the road. I wanted to go back.

Butt this is where I am. I don't like that its a blue state, but who's to say that I would like living in a red one. Or a full time warm one.

I'm OK with what I've got.

And I've got a damn good woman who wants to be here.

So I'm good.

Of course, she would love to move to Hoboken where our daughter is, but that ain't gonna happen.
Solid enough answer. I kind of figured most people don't like people close to them and it sounds really congested. I'm starting to figure out a lot of people like other people close by.

I just figured being so congested, outrageous taxes, tons of traffic, cold in the winter and hot in the summer, competing against unions, stifling laws, and so many people... One would want to move. Of course I just think about it from my own perspective and others probably see it in a totally different light.

I was just curious. I'm sure quite a few people would hate having to drive 20 minutes just to get to town, having to take care of acreage, government not mandating people to keep their yards picked up, dirt roads, loose gun laws, roosters crowing, guns being shot all day, working an hour away, and generally not talking to your neighbors.

Here it's losing a lot of the things we love and becoming more crowded by the day and it drives me bananas.
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I think we mentioned this earlier or elsewhere, but NJ really isn't the densely packed mass that you probably think it is. If all you did was fly into Newark, it'd be the same as me calling Florida a liberal city hellscape if all I did was fly into Ft. L and hang out in Miami.

Go West, young man. You'll find exactly what you described. I had friends in high school who were a 45 minute drive from me. If you don't want to see people, don't go into town. You can have that King of the Hill kind of community where it's a bunch of mopes standing around a busted engine going, "Yep." It's great. I love it.
If you want to, you can also go live in the city, where there's a different kind of community that's also lovely. In my neighborhood there was one street where you kind of had to funnel through to get to the train. When everybody got out of work you had to walk back up this street to get home. On a warm day, we'd hang out on the block and before you knew it there'd be 10-20 people huddled up bull****ting as everybody got out of work. Wonderful nights. Same vibe as hanging out in somebody's driveway, but with the added benefit that you can all get completely tanked and not have to worry about whether you're cool to drive. Plus you can grab a slice on your walk home, and as mentioned, it's the best slice in the world, Italy NOT excluded.
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I was just up in Whippany looking at a job today that was a referral from a friend/ contractor of mine. Man, that's a hike

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just wait for the weekday traffic add an hour at least, 287 from edison to hanover will destroy you.
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Luckily I'd only be on 287 from bridgwater to whippany. Still more than enough distance for it to suck lol

I don't miss when I would have to take it the opposite direction, from bridgwater to the parkway

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I complain about going south on 287 in the morning and then east on 24. But I think the opposite way is far worse.

You're in Bridewater? Know of Vinny Bondi, Bondi Elec?
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I complain about going south on 287 in the morning and then east on 24. But I think the opposite way is far worse.

You're in Bridewater? Know of Vinny Bondi, Bondi Elec?
I'm down in Ewing, Bridgwater is just where I pick up 287 from 202

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I'd love to meet up at the Whippany Diner, but you'd be a broken man by the time you got there.
Unless that job is big money, low time commitment, I'd pass. That's a brutal ride.
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I'd love to meet up at the Whippany Diner, but you'd be a broken man by the time you got there.
Unless that job is big money, low time commitment, I'd pass. That's a brutal ride.
I gotta see how the estimate pans out. Wainscoting in a couple rooms, fitting out the laundry room with cabinets, backsplash, and painting the new trim.

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I do.
If it's in Whippany, I love doing all of those things. I could get there in neutral.

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