I will always be a proud Jersey Girl.
. . . and I remain a New Yorker, through and through. It sometimes weirds me out a little that my son is a Missouri native, it seems impossible but it's true. I suppose I will have to give up the traditional New Yorker attitude toward New Jersey if I'm ever to be bread on a tarav Sandwich, but I'll never forgive the state for stealing the Statue of Liberty.
I was chatting irl with another native New Yorker who related a story about talking to friends in NY who asked "when he was coming back from Wisconsin". Now these people write "St. Louis, Missouri" on Christmas cards every year . . . and still not only confused Wisconsin with Missouri, but didn't understand why Douglas had a problem with it. That, my friends, is New Yorkers for you!
If you make yourself really small, you can externalize virtually everything.
Daniel Dennett, 1984