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Long Valley NJ and Avalon NJ
I wear a bunch of hats: CMO of Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli which is a Republican Digital Advertising out of VA. I run my own agency PardonMyFrench out of NJ. Father, Springsteen Fan, Giants and Devils Season Tix Holder, I love eating out and going down the NJ shore
Interests: online gaming, gardening, baseball, football, hockey, my kids, and avalon NJ
Recent Activity
We just came back from our annual Disney World trip and as usual we ate at some fabulous restaurants. Our biggest surprise came with dining at Disney Springs' The Boathouse. It's awesome and a tad bit pricey but worth every penny. Before I jump right in, a few words of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at IEatOutALot
This is my original post from Yelp. I'm usually there on Mondays for lunch and try to go there two times per month for dinner. It's also going to be my site for my 50th birthday dinner. ORIGINAL REVIEW This is an update to my 2011 review. I eat here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at IEatOutALot
Just last week I bought a new URL for restaurant reviews - the very awesome and of course during the GoDaddy checkout process I was upsold to a .US domain and threw it in my cart. As usual GoDaddy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
This was my original post from July 2014. I just visited this past Saturday so I'll update this review below. In general, Mattar's is a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday night and becomes an awesome place when they have live music in the bar. ORIGINAL REVIEW The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at IEatOutALot
Stopped by as usual for a 7PM reservation at the James on Main counter. Here are some pics from the visit which was awesome as usual. We had the cheese plate, mussels, two different kinds of soup, grilled veal chop, and cheese burger. Eric Chef Bill from James on Main... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at IEatOutALot
This is my review from the middle of April 2016. We've always had great service and personal attention from The Publick House and when there is a band there we have an awesome time. You can usually find me there for lunch during the week. The wait staff is always... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at IEatOutALot
This is my original post from June 2016 that you will find on Yelp. I've made James on Main a weekly stop for us - usually Friday nights at the counter. It seems Chef Bill cooks better when we are seated at the counter 😊😊😊 Since this is really my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at IEatOutALot
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Posted Dec 15, 2016 at IEatOutALot
I remember when AT&T broke up into long distance and local. Like a lot of people I didn't understand what divestiture was or why I needed to dial a "1" before making a long distant call. I remember going to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I have been a customer of Oxford Health Insurance since 2001; yes for you math geniuses that's 15 years. I first got Oxford Health Insurance when I joined what was then known as DLJdirect and kept it - I even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I had the chance to try out advertising on Snap Chat recently. I thought it would be a great way to get some quick easy press for a client and a great way to get noticed by younger users. Well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I was working on a different post when I got distracted by a Facebook update. When I checked on my memories from last year, I saw that 1 year ago today I ordered my Apple Watch at 3AM EST (thanks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
I can't stand anymore. It's to the point where honest fans can no longer get seats for premium shows. In the past, it used to be hard work that would allow you to buy tickets for a hot act... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at PardonMyFrench
Admit it.. All those years of working in online advertising you had to rely on your coders and site owners to implement your tags, you were always just a little bit jealous. If only marketing could implement some basic codes.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at PardonMyFrench
(Note: I know I haven't blogged in a long time - probably about 2 years ago, but I'm starting up again. Hopefully, a post a week going forward. Well I'll just try and make 1-2 posts per month; during softball... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at PardonMyFrench
***This is a repost from many years ago. I had considered retiring it this year, but I always get notes from friends thanking me for this. BTW - I still carry that Hale and Hearty Soup frequent buyer card. Weird... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
So as some of you know, I love to cook. I usually made most of the dinners but since I've been on my own for the past year, it's become more difficult. Plus, I have well expensive and sometimes healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I've been gaming a long time. I remember playing pong. My dad bought me one of the earliest home video game consoles called Fairchild. I found the game a week before Hanukkah that year and played with it every day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I'm getting ready to put the final touches on our May Disney trip and I started thinking about the Magic+ Bands. I kind of lean towards not liking them but as usual with Disney, I'm going to have to learn... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at PardonMyFrench
I thought I might sugar coat my annual end of year blog post, but there isn't an easy, cute way for me to summarize 2013. It was bad. What's interesting to me was that I reread my 2012 post and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
This is Jacob's eulogy that he wrote and gave in front of the standing room only church of around 350 people on June 16. I only suggested one change - a duplicate word. I was extremely proud of him. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
A lot of people have asked me to post the eulogies that Jacob and I did for Mary Frenchman's funeral on June 16. This is part 1 of Mary's eulogies and it is the one I gave right after Jacob.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at PardonMyFrench
Yeah this one is over. It wasnt a good year. However, I really believe that you get tested at just the right level you are at - kind of a cosmic thing. You build up experiences at your current level... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
Since the start of this political season, the rage among a lot of online political advertisers is buying online ads using matched voter file (that's taking the an email file and matching them with a publisher). Nearly every ad buy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at PardonMyFrench
Hi The Big O, I appreciate your comments and your defense of a company you like to do business with. However, it's not as simple as you think. 1) decides fraud protection on their site. Not the credit card companies. Weak site fraud protection = more fraud. My wife's Amex got compromised. I put a lot more value in Amex's fraud protection then 2) refuses the return even after I called into complain. I spoke to supervisors and got the same awful customer service. If they are such a great company why do they refuse a return that was already credited back? Based on my experiences and countless other people's similar experiences, they are a bad company. They don't take fraud seriously. They don't care. You obviously enjoy their services and have had no issues. That's great. Me and other people impacted by similar fraud practices, disagree and won't don't business with them EVER again (I blocked their charges on all of our Amex cards). Finally, if your defense of is so great, why were your googling scam to get here? PardonMyFrench, Eric