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Awesome! Thanks!

Thanks!  2 suggestions I hadn't thought of.
CeeDub, I'd love to see your shots if you're willing to share!
My family is making a display of where we're from in postcards for a family reunion type of event. Obviously I could do some NYC postcards since I work there, but I really wanted to show MY side of the Hudson.
Thanks again!

Sports, Recreation & Hobbies / Help me find 2 postcards?
« on: 08-25-2012, 11:08am »
Hi everyone,

I have a little bit of a weird request.  I'm looking for two postcards:  1 of the Colgate Clock in Jersey City and 1 of the Erie Lackawanna terminal in Hoboken as seen from the Hudson River.  I've been keeping an eye on ebay, but haven't really seen any I love.  (I've seen a few ok ones of Hoboken, really none of the Colgate clock.) 
Please let me know if you have any ideas of anywhere else I should look, or if you have to one to give me/ lend me/ sell me.

Thanks so much!

The second article says she died 4/25.

The first article, published 4/24, says she "died this morning."

Stuff Rich People Love

Stuff rich people love includes sports that the rest of the world does not pay attention to including aerobatics, shooting and polo. Most attractive to the wealthy is that the horse is central to the match and money can buy happiness and success.

To speak the language of polo you need to understand the basics of Polo. Each team on the field consists of 4 players and their horses. The object is to strike the ball through the posts at the opponent’s end line, the most goals wins. One match is typically 8 chukkas, or periods, which last 7 minutes each. What truly distinguishes this as stuff that rich people love…polo players typically switch horses after each chukka – that’s 8 horses per rider per game!

To be honest, I think it sounds kind of cool. I'd feel like Pretty Woman! (Didn't Richard Gere take her to a polo match?)

Cory, I really love that Booker clip.
He's absolutely right.

Education / Re: French Lessons
« on: 02-18-2012, 09:06pm »
Wow, fasteddie, you seem to know your stuff!

Education / Re: French Lessons
« on: 02-18-2012, 08:44am »
That's an idea.

I was just looking through my employment contract yesterday and realized that they reimburse for foreign language lessons.  I feel like by not using it, I'm letting a benefit go to waste, and I would love to learn at least a little French before my visit later this year.  I'll need to look into whether they would also pay for software or online courses.

I also looked at Hudson County Community College and BMCC, neither offer French in their community/continuing ed courses.

I looked at Project Vote Smart and was happy to find that all of my legislators (Connors, Ramos and Stack) supported the Act.

Do you know anything about what is being done to overcome the veto?  Are there legislators that seem more likely to change their votes that would be worth contacting?

Education / French Lessons
« on: 02-18-2012, 08:33am »
Hi everyone!  Or perhaps I should say Bonjour!
I was wondering if anyone knows of any place in Jersey City (preferably downtown) that offers beginner French lessons?
I have heard good things about the French Alliance on 59th St. in Manhattan but I thought if I could find something in JC it would be more convenient.

Calendar / Re: Soup Swap 2012
« on: 01-21-2012, 07:24am »
Snow!  What a great day to stay home and cook up a big batch of soup!

Hope to see you all tomorrow at the Soup Swap!

Calendar / Re: Soup Swap 2012
« on: 01-03-2012, 11:14pm »
Here's the details.  Please forward to anyone that might be interested:

The Great Jersey City SOUP SWAP 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012
3:30 p.m. to meet and mingle
(BYOB - Feel free to bring wine. Snacks available for purchase from Made with Love)
4:00 p.m. SHARP - SOUP SWAP begins

WHERE: Made with Love Artisan Bakery & Café
530 Jersey Avenue (between Columbus & Newark), Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bring 4 Quarts of Your FROZEN Homemade Soup
(divided into single quart containers)
one or more non-perishable items to donate to the St. Matthew's Food Pantry (canned soup, one-can meals, cereals, peanut butter, tuna, canned tomatoes or sauces, canned fruits or vegetables, and non-perishable milk are all appreciated)

What exactly is a SOUP SWAP?
You bring FOUR single-quart containers of your homemade frozen soup. (Plus your donation to the food pantry.) We will then draw numbers and take turns picking out different soup. You will leave with FOUR 1 quart containers of a wonderful mix of homemade soups. Bring whatever soup you cook best. This can include chili, stews, chowders, and gumbos. Can't be here? You can always assign a proxy to do your soup swapping for you!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! We can never have too many soups to choose from!

The St. Matthew's food pantry serves persons in our community living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses through the Hyacinth Foundation.

Calendar / Soup Swap 2012
« on: 11-23-2011, 11:26am »
For those who like to plan ahead...

Please Save the Date - Soup Swap 2012 will be held January 22, 2012 at Made With Love.

Stay tuned for details and start thinking about what kind of soup you'd like to make!

General / Re: The Jersey City Independent
« on: 08-29-2011, 05:26pm »
Agreed.  It was frustrating to be away from home and not know what was going on here, the JC Independent really helped me through.  Thanks!

Restaurants & Bars / Re: The Brightside Tavern
« on: 08-20-2011, 06:19pm »
Do they have their liquor license / bar already?

Tell me about it.  Last Saturday it took us an hour to get from the 14C tollbooth to the area where you get on the Turnpike North or South.

So, I guess I need to figure out how to get to the Turnpike without using that extension.  Or to the Parkway, to get down the shore Friday night.  I guess you just drive take 1&9 West toward Newark and then get on the turnpike out there?  Or is it better to drive over to the Parkway? 

Gadgets & Technology / Re: Groupon Deal of the Day!
« on: 05-16-2011, 08:09am »
I'm confused.  Living Social has a coupon today (groupon-type coupon) for half off at "Wings to Go" at 520 Jersey Ave., Jersey City (they also have a Hoboken location.)  520 Jersey Ave is the former "Feed Your Soul" location.  

So I guess that's what is moving in there next?  It still reads Feed Your Soul on the window and they haven't done any work to make it look like a wings place.

Shouldn't they either (a) wait until they're a little more ready to open before offering a deal or (b) make clear on the website that this location isn't open?  I think there's always the possibility that they never open, or that it takes significantly longer into the one-year expiry period.

That picture grosses me out. I wouldn't have eaten them.
And I'm happy to have the heads up - I wouldn't order from this place now.

Restaurants & Bars / Re: The Stockinette Cafe
« on: 02-09-2011, 09:11pm »
Sad to see The Stockintte go.  Add it to a long list (including melt!) of JC things I miss...

General / Re: Soup Swap 2011
« on: 01-24-2011, 07:17pm »
Thanks everyone! We had a great turnout yesterday, 14 soups to choose from and 2 big boxes of donations to the food pantry.

And there's a picture in today's Jersey Journal and even a mention of our own MCA's winning Mac & Cheese soup.  I've got some in my freezer, I'm looking forward to trying it!

And for those of you who didn't make it this year (like DarkMoment), I hope you all come out next year!

General / Soup Swap 2011
« on: 01-22-2011, 07:20pm »
Great press for the Soup Swap:

There's also a small piece in the Jersey Journal, but I don't think it's online.

It's not too late to cook up your soup! Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Restaurants & Bars / Re: Box
« on: 01-19-2011, 07:57pm »
I missed it.  Did anyone go? How was it?

On a Tuesday.

But if I've got nothing else going on tomorrow night (and as of right now, I'm all clear), I'll probably check it out.

General / Soup Swap 2011
« on: 01-15-2011, 05:37pm »
There are usually a few vegetarian soups to choose from.  At the beginning, we go around and each person tells a little bit about their soup, so people mention whether their soup is vegetarian, or if there are any potential allergens in their soup.  I would say that it might not be a great event for really picky eaters or people with a lot of dietary restrictions, but for your run-of-the-mill vegetarians, there are usually a few choices.

I'm thinking about making a salmon stew I've been in love with this winter. It's kind of like this Brazilian Moqueca recipe, but I've been using salmon.  I'm thinking Monday might be a good day to cook.

I never get to try any of MCA's soups, they usually go fast!

General / Soup Swap 2011
« on: 01-14-2011, 12:15pm »
I just received this article with tips on freezing soups, could be helpful if you're planning to freeze some soup for the Soup Swap!

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