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Thank you

As most of you know this blog started simply as a project for my Online Journalism class, which I only decided to take two weeks before classes started.  I can honestly say this has been the most beneficial and fun class I have ever taken in my college career.  I feel as though I have learned so much not only about Journalism but myself.  It’s funny to me that I began this class getting ready to take the LSAT and was narrowing my choices for Law School.  Now I’m busy applying to Multi-Media post-graduate programs abroad and applying for jobs in PR and the News in New York City (have to keep my options open).

This journey has been the thrill of my lifetime.  I am supposed to write a farewell post but I can tell you all, happily, that this will not be goodbye.  This blog has become my baby and I am so proud of the work we have accomplished together.  Online Journalism has come to an end but this blog will be updated as regularly as possible.  I am going to do my absolute best to come up with new and exciting things for you.

The success of this blog would not be possible if it was not for my readers.  I cannot thank you all enough.  You came back every week to see what I had to say and it means more to me than you can ever imagine.  If you know me at all I love to write but never feel as if anything is ever publish ready and this class forced me to put my thoughts out there.  The response from everyone was astronomical and without it I probably would not be pursuing the news industry in such a big city (New York or London).  You all kept me on my toes and pushing myself to come up with something interesting and well-written for you.

I need to stop and thank my best friends for being so supportive this entire time.  They have listened to me complain about assignments and how I had no idea what to do, they were forced to come to the bars with me, and they were certainly ready to shoot me due to my incessant discussion about this blog (it’s all I ever talk about).  You all know who you are and I cannot thank you guys enough.  Love you babes.

Thanks for sticking through this emotionally charged and long post.  Until next week….


Drinking Responsibly

We’ve been having a great time the past few months exploring different bars.  I love going out and sampling all types of drinks so everyone knows the best places to go in Cape May and Wildwood.  However, I thought I would share this article that came out November 9, 2012.  The article states that the  closer one lives to the bar the more often one is prone to drinking.  When they say close to the bar they mean within half a mile (aka walking distance).  So, while I want us to go out and have fun I hope all my readers are drinking responsibly.

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What Makes a Great Bar

I wanted to dedicate this post to things I thought everyone should know before we begin our adventure so that we are all on the same page.  I’ll take the time to explain what makes the perfect mixed drink, perfect bar food, and what overall makes for a great bar, etc!

First let’s start with the perfect cocktail recipe.  There is a secret to making the perfect libation.

  • If the drink is too sweet do not count on many people ordering a second.
  • On the other hand, when the bartender thinks they are helping out the customer by making the drink incredibly strong a second one is going to be ordered way later than normal.  No one wants to choke down a Cosmopolitan.
  • The perfect cocktail has three parts to it.  The liquor, the sweet and the sour.  Of course we can play around with these things but that is the basic cocktail.

Our perfect mixed drinks at the Wharf in Wildwood. Photo by Ashley Hoff

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