That’s right folks, today is no longer known as Thursday, it is officially Jersday! In case you’re still not sure what that means, it means that my night has been taken over by the Jersey Shore on MTV. I can’t say that I’m proud of the fact that I can’t get enough of these fist pumping alcoholics, but sometimes trashy television is the perfect ending to a long day in the ivory tower. And judge me if you want to but I think Vinny and Pauly D are absolutely hysterical. I think the key to watching JS is knowing that while it is entertainment gold, there is (thankfully) so much more to the state of New Jersey than boardwalk fights and clubs with ridiculous names.
It's true, I do.
Even though the cast members of the JS could be considered a breed all their own, they don’t need special protection like some of the other wildlife in New Jersey, and yes there is actual wild animals. That’ where the New Jersey Audubon Society steps up to the plate. Founded way back in 1897, they protect birds, mammals, plants, and other wildlife in NJ especially those that are considered endangered or threatened species. NJAS also encourages the people of NJ conserve and protect the valuable natural habitats of these flora and fauna, and spread the word to others. NJAS also maintains 34 wildlife sanctuaries across the state, and presents educational programs to the public in its ten facilities. I mean, New Jersey is the Garden State for a reason guys, I have even seen some beautiful areas with my own eyes! For those of you who don’t watch the show, on the first season Snooki was hit in the face by a young man at a bar. Clearly, this is no okay and organizations like Jersey Battered Women’s Service are there to help victims of this senseless violence. JBWS works to prevent victims of domestic violence, and create a community that refuses to tolerate any type of violence between partners or within families. JBWS has a 24-hour hotline, counseling services, a safe house, batterer’s intervention services, children’s services, and the list goes on and on. For over 35 years JBWS has worked to keep New Jersey safe, and they aren’t stopping anytime soon.
New Jersey Audubon Society Donation
Jersey Battered Women’s Service Donation
So here’s to you Jersday! You may have started with a small following but now you’re a pretty big deal. You’re given new meaning to “Cabs are here!” and “It’s t-shirt time!”. Once we’ve made it to you, our problems from Monday and Tuesday seem so far away. You’re the prequel to Friday, so people already love you for that. Thanks for being so cool, even before JWow and Pauly D spray tanned your image.
Even the JS likes to Do Something!