About Me

I wrote this one lame sentence about myself when I started this blog and when my brother read it, he said I need more meat…so here’s the meat on me.

I’m in my mid-30s, living in the suburbs of northern New Jersey with my husband and young daughter. After nearly 12 years in Hoboken, Essex County is now home. Jersey has been my home my whole life. I was born here, I grew up here, I went to college here and I’ll probably die here. There’s something to be said about Jersey girls and the way folks from Jersey handle things and relate to things. Literally, it’s a Jersey thing…

Originally, I started this blog as a way to get out some of my thoughts and feelings that no one could quite hear. I’m not talking about family and friends, more like the general public, the media, basically anyone who would listen or might be able to relate. From there, it just kind of took on a life of its own. There’s no real theme per se, just a stream of consciousness. Sometimes it’s about what I’m dealing with or what pisses me off or what makes me super happy or utterly confused.

A public relations and communications professional in New York City for over a decade, I’m taking some time off to raise my daughter, waiting for the next big opportunity. As I continue on this writing journey, leave me comments, let me know YOUR thoughts, let me know how I’m doing here or just say hello. Word.

10 responses to “About Me

  1. much better…open your heart and mind to the world!

  2. Sounds meaty to me!

  3. Michelle:

    Give me a buzz when you get a chance. Maybe we can help each other out.

    Regards,

    Michael

  4. Michelle – i just read your blog. You are a talented and sensitive writer. Don’t let the world get you down.

    You and your husband will survive and look back that this time as one of life’s curveballs.

    Bob Ingoglia

  5. I end up here through linked-in. I was interested in what you had to say about internal candidates. Your blog is addictive. You need to be a consultant for web application content analyst. Start offering your services as a content writer for web applications.

    I like the “double ugh” expression in Boss at target post.

    Nice job!

  6. Hi,

    I found your blog through the NJ.com blogroll. I’m also a Hobo resident and I love reading neighbor blogs.

    I can’t express in enough words how much I can relate to what you’re feeling. At this point, I am employed at a little trade magazine, but it’s so tiny, that after three years here, there’s really no where to progress.

    As I’ve been re-evaluating my career path and goals, I’ve been feeling lost. I love writing; its a passion of mine and I feel that if I didn’t write as a journalist for a living, I would still have to use my skills in some sort of capacity–communications for a non-profit? Grant writing? Should I continue to purse to ever-tumultuous industry of magazines? No idea.

    I’m also a big idea person, but not too sure how to approach baby steps. I feel like I can do anything–and that thought is overwhelming at the same time.

    Well anyway, maybe be can commiserate, and help each other out. I’ll keep checking up on your blog! Mine’s at ConfessionsofaSplendaStealer.com.

    Thanks for this!

    –Emily

  7. Hi Michelle,

    my name is Matt McNulty and I’m a journalist with the NYCity News Service. I’m writing an article on St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and saw your post on it. If you would like to provide a quote on your experience there, I would greatly appreciate it, as it seems you have a lot to say on the matter. Feel free to contact me at mmcnult@journalism.cuny.edu. Have a great day.

  8. Hi HobokenGal,
    I came across your blog doing online research. I am currently casting a humor-driven family-themed game show for a major cable network and am hoping you will help spread the word through your Hoboken network. Below is the casting brief. Thanks!

    CASTING new GAME SHOW and looking for 2 or 3 ADULT SIBLINGS and THEIR MOM living in the NY/Tri-State Area for a humor driven Family Game Show presentation for a major cable network – sorry Dads, you’re sitting this one out – Fun and out-going personalities please! Neuroses welcome! Pays $75 per person and all must be available to tape for up to 2 hours on a mutually convenient day in May.

    Email abelintermedia@gmail.com with names/ages of family members, a recent photo of you all and a little description of the family dynamic.

  9. Jersey girls rock!

  10. Hello Michelle!

    I hope this e-mail finds you well. Your blog looks awesome! My name is Lisa Marie Latino and I am from Hip New Jersey. We are a lifestyle series that covers the latest in fashion, foods, trends, personalities and entertainment in the Garden State. Feel free to peruse our website (www.HipNewJersey.com) at your leisure and view our collection of videos.

    We recently did a special on the ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s “Village Food Garden Wellness Center.” This state-of-the-art food shopping center offers more than you could ever imagine. Not only are there features including a fitness center, various home-cooked meal stations, and an accomplished chef; but there is also a nutritionist on hand, ready to assist any and all shoppers. This place is a foodie’s haven! The video and blog post is here: http://hipnewjersey.com/village-food-garden/.

    It would be wonderful if you could please post our video on Hoboken Gal. In return we would love to offer your blog equal exposure on our website, as well. Feel free to give me a call at 973-521-7159 so we can discuss any questions you may have.

    Thank you for your time,

    Lisa Marie Latino
    Executive Producer
    Hip New Jersey
    Phone: 973-521-7159
    Web: http://www.HipNewJersey.com

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