Isn't it funny when you tell people you are from Jersey or traveling there, someone always says, "Oh, New Joysee?", in what I can only guess is their version of a New Jersey accent. But I've never heard a native actually call it Joysee. True, New Jerseyans can have a pretty thick accent depending what part they are from, but it doesn't quite go that far. But we all have our interpretations of what accents are, for example: when I skype with one of my crit partners who is from Canada, I always imagine she says "eh?" after every sentence, and says "aboot" quite frequently. Obviously she doesn't (much...). I just assume she loves Hockey and the movie Strange Brew.
I'm not saying to give up your perceptions of people (because it's kinda funny) and I'm not at all offended when someone talks about New Jersey like that, or that the Midwest is full of hicks and meth addicts. Now if you let it interfere with your judgement of someone, that's going a little far. You never know who they really are until you meet them and find out more about them.
Anyhoo, I'm leaving my meth lab smack dab in the middle of the country to travel to New Joysee to visit my relatives. I'm excited because I haven't seen my grandma in 2 years, and this'll be my only chance this year to see the ocean. And I get to eat REAL New York pizza. YUM.
I won't be back until next week, so there won't be a post on Monday. Have a lovely weekend everyone, and I'll see you when I get back!