The Homeshoppingista’s Excellent Adventure To Interview ‘Jersey Couture’ Folk, And Wondering Why We Never Knew Actor Jon Seda Was A Neighbor In Montclair

We were in Freehold, N.J., to interview the Jersey Couture cast

It’s 1:35 a.m., so why are birds chirping outside?

Sorry no blog yesterday folks, but we were busy working.

Thursay we interviewed actor Jon Seda, who played hero John Basilone in HBO’s “The Pacific,” for a story we’re writing for Seda, of Puerto Rican descent like us, grew up in Clifton, N.J. And he lived in Montclair, our town, until a few years ago.

Friday, we drove down to Freehold to Diane & Co., the formalwear shop this is the setting for Oxygen’s new reality show, “Jersey Couture.” Loved the family that runs the shop and stars in the show, the latest in a flood of Jersey reality shows.

Did interview and then met BFF Ann McGettigan at Freehold Mall, where we had lunch at my fav, PF Changs. We had an apple martini, Ann was good.

We checked out Territory Ahead, where we bought a freshwater brooch that was on sale. Checked out the stuff we can’t afford at Nordstroms, then went to Borders where Ann installed The Homeshoppingista’s new blog logo.

We and Ann parted, and The Homeshoppinsta stopped at TJ Maxx. We bought an Our Lady of Guadalupe medal. She’s our special saint.

Stopped for chocolate milkshake at McDonalds.

Went to New York Sports Club on Route 9, to work off milkshake.

Drove home, opened mail, checked e-mails, wrote this blog.

Listened to and watched “Beautiful” music video by 10 years about 2 dozen times. That song is so haunting. We saw that video while on the elliptical at Freehold NYSC.

The Jon Seda profile and “Jersey Couture” story will be coming soon to

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3 Responses to “The Homeshoppingista’s Excellent Adventure To Interview ‘Jersey Couture’ Folk, And Wondering Why We Never Knew Actor Jon Seda Was A Neighbor In Montclair”

  1. Hugh Jee Says:

    So it was YOU who was tailgating me on Route 9! Ahhhhh. You North Jersey types!

    But seriously….Jon Seda, heh? The day after his final episode of THE PACIFIC, when Basilone marries Lena and was killed at Iwo Jima, was the biggest day ever on my blog; it shattered the first time visitor and total page views by about 500 each. Everyone was looking for more info on Basilone and Lena, and about Iwo Jima. Many of the queries were foreign as well, the UK in particular. THE PACIFIC is a bona fide hit worldwide, and is just amazing in its accuracy and emotional impact.

    As good as Band of Brothers was, The Pacific was better.

    BTW… PF Chang’s is great. The closest one to me is down in Princeton…and I feel so much smarter and intellectually superior when I eat in that burg!

  2. homeshoppingista Says:

    Yes, that was me behind you!

    I saw you had mentioned the kind of huge traffic you got regarding Basilone and “The Pacific.” I hope my story for NJNewsroom drives as much traffiic.
    Seda is one of those “loud and proud Jersey folks.” His frist job was as a paper boy for The Herald-News, where is where I worked just out of school. In fact, Jon said he grew up new the Herald’s offices. He had all types of stories about the places where he boxed, the restaurants he liked here in Jersey, etc. And he said he only moved to LA from Montclair because the jobs were on the Left Coast. He was also surprised when I told him that Jack Nicholson os from Jersey, and is proud of it.

    I have eaten at PF Changs across the country. I guess it evokes good feelings for me because I always go when I’m in Arizona, so I’m eating there when I’m on vacation and happy. In Jersey, I’ve been to Edgewater, Hackensack, Freehold and Marlton.

    In fact, I could go for some orange peel beef right now.

  3. iamdesign Says:

    Yes, Miss Moss it was an excellent adventure! And you tailgate….no way šŸ˜‰

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