April 9, 2009
TMI Thursday: You can take the girl out of Jersey
…But you can’t make her stop watching NJ reality TV. Or, in other words, I no longer have any shame. Does this technically qualify as TMI? I’m not sure – but it is probably the most embarrassing thing I could share with you right now.
A confession. I am from that part of NJ. Not that town specifically, but that part of NJ.
Another confession – my parents have worked their tails off, and are happy and comfortable, but they do not live in a house like that. Not even close. And there are parts of Franklin Lakes that do not look like those neighborhoods.
A third confession – I have been to several events at the Brownstone. Which, while a lovely establishment, occasionally requires one to park in the less savory neighboring neighborhoods. The food, in case you were wondering, is kind of awesome. So, take the show with a tiny grain of salt, and… LOVE IT.
Which I do, based on last night’s preview. I will say that a couple of them seemed to have uncharacteristically strong accents for that little part of NJ – I really don’t remember anyone talking like that.
This might be the most shameful thing I’ve ever admitted. Wow. My name is(n’t) Dagny Taggart, and I love a reality television show about bitchy women in NJ. Because it reminds me of home.