• Zumba!

    It’s that time again. The weather is getting warmer and there are a million different options for how to approach your Summer Slim Down. Spin class hurts my rump and my feet are too wide [...]

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  • Call Me “Doctor Pepper”

    Call Me “Doctor Pepper”

    I should have gotten the hint when the waitress asked me three times if I was sure that I wanted my order to be spicy. When the food came, I struggled through three or four [...]

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  • Just the Right Amount of Wrong

    Just the Right Amount of Wrong

    I have always been one of those “too much is never enough” types. I want singers who will forego subtlety for any and every chance to wail. I like dancers who kick high and twirl endlessly over [...]

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  • That's me comparing my poppy plant to the original ... Not Bad ;-)

    Art Uncorked!

    A few weeks ago, my friend, Bill invited a group out for an evening that we knew very little about. There would be some sort of painting going on but beyond that, we were clueless. [...]

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  • Stir Fried Boar

    The Black Thai Affair

    When I started to broaden my epicurean horizons, saying, “Let’s go out for Thai” made this small town Jersey boy feel very cosmopolitan. (I know, I know…) Fortunately, I ended up really liking the food [...]

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  • Video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden … Jarrod???

    Video: Crouching Tiger, Hidden … Jarrod???

    It has been over 20 years since I took my first (and only) martial arts class at the JFK Center in my hometown. When I started thinking about trying my hand (or foot) at martial arts [...]

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  • 9 Reasons Why You NEED a Blowtorch in Your Kitchen

    9 Reasons Why You NEED a Blowtorch in Your Kitchen

    Last year I stopped by the kitchen of NJ Dessert Queen, Kim Thornton, to make Creme Brulee. After playing … er … working with a blowtorch for the first time in my life, I started [...]

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Recent Posts

This is the path the home team takes to get onto the field!

I “Tebowed” on the Cowboys Star

Love ‘em or Hate ‘em (and there are equally strong voices on both sides of that coin), America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, sure know how to build a stadium. On my recent trip to Dallas, [...]

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(left to right) Julia, Amelia, and I before our swim lesson. Go Cranford Gators!!!

Video: Swimming Lesson aka Trouble in the Water

Chances are if you catch me on a beach or by a pool, I’m usually on dry land (often with some sort of tropical beverage!) It’s not that I don’t love the water, it’s just [...]

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Pink Jeeps & Red Rocks

Pink Jeeps & Red Rocks

While New Jersey temperatures were reaching 98 degrees (Fahrenheit, not the boy band ),  I hopped on a plane and traveled to the 114 degree temps of Phoenix, Arizona. (Before you assure me that “It’s dry [...]

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One Night Only? You Can’t Be “Cereus”!

One Night Only? You Can’t Be “Cereus”!

My friend, Diane has a deck that I describe as the most gorgeous and peaceful place in the state of New Jersey. Recently, while at her house, my perception was cemented when I got to witness the [...]

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Your guy, Jarrod, guarding Li'Za

Video Entry: Hoop Dreams

My history with basketball is not a pretty one. In fifth grade I played in a recreation league and my team had one of the worst records that year. It was then that I learned [...]

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Gut Check!

Gut Check!

Hey there JarrodOnline.com readers! I just want to check in with you and perform a little “Gut Check” When I started the blog, I spoke to many people who thought that this represented an online [...]

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Restaurant Week NYC – Gourmet Eats on the Cheap

Restaurant Week NYC – Gourmet Eats on the Cheap

New York City is in the midst of Restaurant Week right now and if you like good food at a great price, you need to make your reservations NOW! WHAT IS IT? When Restaurant Week [...]

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One of these days, Denise and I are going to visit Paris together!

Like a Good “Friend” … Denise M is there!

  This special thank you post is dedicated to a very special person who started out as an insurance agent for my family. She quickly became someone whose spirit and light made me look forward [...]

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That's me wishing I had thought of wearing a period costume too!

Independence J: Fireworks in Philly on the 4th of July

To celebrate the 4th of July this year, I donned my red, white, and blue and hit the road towards Philadelphia – the city where the holiday was created some 236 years ago. Upon my [...]

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25 Miles and a Flashmob

25 Miles and a Flashmob

When my buddy, Dan signed up for the “Go the Distance for Autism” charity bike ride, I knew that I wanted to support in some way.  Just this past year, one of my all time [...]

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