April 2007


after going up to $3/gal, we’re back down to $2.85

Despite what anyone may say about New Jersey… our gas prices are pretty good (around $2.70/gallon for regular, which is a little crummy at the moment, but still better than NY) and WE DON’T PUMP OUR OWN GAS. This can be nice, but leaving the state can freak us out. When I first brought my car to college with me in New York, I was scared stiff to fill up the tank. What if I did it wrong? What if I stood there reading the instructions and everyone laughed at me? What if I spilled it and caused a fire?

Poughkeepsie’s currently in the lead for the outside-Monmouth-County photo. Read yesterday’s post and vote now.

By the way- check out http://monmouthdailyphoto.blogspot.com and tell me what you think (here or there). I want negative criticisms.

(Please. Thank you.)

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I scream, you scream…

Nagle’s! There is a side window out of the range of this photo– like a drive-through, but for pedestrians. It serves ice cream, and in the summer, this is one of two ice cream shops in Ocean Grove that often has a line around the block. (I usually go to the other one, Days.)

…incidentally, I think the May theme day is “City exchange (post a photo of a city other than yours),” although I can’t be sure… every month, the DP (Daily Photo) folks find a new way to forbid me from informing myself of the monthly theme day, and I’m out of ideas of how to work around this problem. Anyway, does anyone have a city he/she wants to see?

Options:
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy
Poughkeepsie, NY
New York, NY
Niagara Falls, ON
Louisburg, NC

Vote now. Operators are standing by.

…yeah, I don’t have a good title for this one.

A landmark no more.

Beautiful things begin at Frank’s- Frank’s Nursery and Crafts

Frank’s Deli and Restaurant in Asbury Park.

I can’t tell you anything about it because I’ve never been there.

I can tell you that “Frank’s” makes me think of “Frank’s Nursery and Crafts,” which was once a store in Long Branch off of Rte 36. I do not believe it has been open for several years now… the sign’s falling apart, the nursery is only a chain-link fence, and the parking lot is perpetually empty. I used to go there a lot when I was a kid, though.

No time for a title!  Not today, chaps.

Apparently, it’s only really just the MAPLES that are budding. Go into a maple-less area, and everything is still bare.

Drop all your work, leave it behind, forget all your problems and get in m’car an’ take a drive with me

Southbound on Route 18.

Generally, if you want to get anywhere from here (“here” being the east side of Jersey…or at least Ocean Township), you’ve gotta take either Rte 18 or the Garden State Parkway first. The Jersey Turnpike is useful if you’re travelling up the west side of the state, though.

I’m just trying to use up my bare-tree photos ‘cos all the trees started budding while I was away. Damn!

Train train train, train of fools

Another train photo, Josy?

Yeah, I’m sorry. There’s a lot of activity happening at train stations, and I always find it kind of interesting. Trains stop, trains go, gates go up and down, lights flash, cars patiently pile up at the gates, people get off, people get on, people run to catch their trains… it’s a veritable three-ring circus of modern life.

Besides which, it was REALLY FREAKING HOT today. We seem to be jumping directly from winter into summer, so I need to use up my photos of bare trees before they’re completely anachronistic.

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