Pop Culture & Lifestyle
I dabble in pop culture enough just so that I can horrify my kids. It's every parents right. I tried Snap Chat and didn't get it - my kids told me, "Duh. It's not for you. Stick to Facebook with all the other Gen X folks." Fair enough. Lifestyle - I like to explore new hobbies and interests although I am truly a jack of all trades and master of none when it comes to this area of my life.
July 23, 2022
I dare say nothing, and I mean nothing, is more Jersey than having a Jon Bon Jovi rest stop on the Garden State Parkway. I really just can't even. Last July, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that nine rest stops were getting renamed for some Jersey icons - Judy Blume, Celia Cruz, Connie Chung, Larry Doby, James Gandolfini, Whitney Houston, Jon Bon Jovi, Toni Morrison and Frank Sinatra. Even more Jersey, back in April I was driving past JBJ's rest stop while “You Give Love a Bad Name” from the Slippery When Wet album came on the radio. Yes folks, I had that vinyl album in middle school and yes, I was singing at the top of my lungs with my window open as I headed south on the GSP.
July 23, 2022
Mullets are on the rise - according to Pinterest, searches for the word mullet were up 190% over last year. I thought we put this hairstyle to bed after the Beastie Boys' "Mullet Head" in 1994 or at the latest when Billy Ray Cyrus reappeared sans mullet in the first episode of Hannah Montana in 2006. I mean look at the guy in this picture -- does he look happy to be rocking a mullet? I think not.