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Friggin' Awesome
God damn, moving sucks giant weenus, but I'm in Leesburg now.

So, 99% moved into new place. There are still a couple things back in Williamsburg... some odds n' ends that I'll pick up next week. Dogface is pleased with his new digs, and in the past 24 hours has slept, rolled and sprawled over every square inch of the place. As one house fell through after another, I have acquired yet another apartment. I'm not particularly thrilled with that, but at least it's nice, has new appliances, is bigger than the old one, and is only short term until I have a down payment for a mortgage.

I'll be picking up Axel next week as well, so Dogface will have another BC to play with. I don't feel as bad having them in an apartment since there is a large dog walk right outside my back door, so they'll have plenty of space to run around and be retarded... which they are.

Jobwise, all is well. Getting paid to hang out with Tora is not a bad way to spend an evening.

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I was just thinking today, "Man, I wish djawesome was settled in already so I wouldn't have to try out this new Pho restaurant in Leesburg by myself..."

Pho #1 on Catoctin, pretty tasty.

Ooooh, right on. I haven't checked that one out. I actually hit up Pho Palace near the Home Depot for lunch. It was pretty good! I'm going back down on Thursday to pick up the rest of the stuff and should be back on Friday night or Saturday morning. Saw a little Prius driving around today and thought "Oh hey, I need to poke Rigel."

Mayhaps this Saturday!

Pho Royal, you mean? Yeah, I like that one just a bit better than the new one, tho do not get the salted lemonade. Yikes.

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Ah yes, that one. I'm open for suggestion though. What's good in the area? All food is good food

Yelp is your friend, but here we go. Ahem...

American: Not Your Average Joe's in Lansdowne Town Center. If you want to spend a lot, Tuscarora Mill is big here, but I've never been.

BBQ: Supposedly Carolina Bros. in Ashburn, but I have not yet been. The Q Company is new, and their BBQ is so-so, but their beans are to die for.

Burmese: A Taste of Burma in Sterling is a hidden gem, but the service needs work.

Cajun: The Cajun Experience in Leesburg is tasty, but pricey and small menu & portions.

Wings: Not much, this area is not good for wings. Buffalo Wing Factory in Ashburn is your best bet.

Chinese: LOTS of really bad chinese in the area. But Taiwan-influenced Yen's Cafe in Ashburn is a find, especially for their extensive non-alcoholic drinks menu, as well as the fresh Asian Spice Cafe in Brambleton.

Delis: Depends what you want. Puccio's is supposedly best, but I haven't been yet. If you just want massive piles of meat, Primo Subs. Simple subs, Jimmy John's. Jersey Mike's is also popular.

Diners: None, they're all crap.

Hot Dogs: Windy City Red Hots, for an honest-to-goodness real Chicago dog.

Indian: My favorite spot, The Curry Club, closed recently. The rest are adequate, with none being superlative and none being inadequate. The local one, Silk, is also OK, but has gone downhill in yummyness since it opened and is quite pricey. Ashburn Grill Kabob has the popular vote. And Swagath in Ashburn is great if you can go vegetarian and don't mind the service.

Italian: Giovanni's may not have the best food, bit it has a special place in my heart because it's cheap, the portion sizes are adjustable, and it's a real family kinda joint. I am partial to Scotto's Rigatoni Grill in Brambleton.

Japanese: I don't do sushi, so I can only speak for teppanyaki, of which none are outstanding - then again, I've never had outstanding teppanyaki. Try Otani in Chantilly.

Latin American/Peruvian: This is rotisserie chicken, and the best is La Chocita Grill. Huge portions and inexpensive. The Pollo Factory in Ashburn is also decent, as well as Pollo Loco in town if you like it blue-collar.

Mediterranean: OPA Mezze Grill, although La Lou Bistro in Leesburg is supposedly good, albeit expensive.

Mexican: Chipotle outperforms all the local mexican food, and Leesburg isn't even getting one till late this year. That said, Anita's is a personal preference.

Middle Eastern: Zara Kebab, hands down.

Mongolian: Slim pickings. Ghengis Grill in Sterling.

Pizza: I don't like pizza, but people rave about Fireworks.

Steakhouse: Sweetwater Tavern, you must try their drunken ribeye. I dare you to say it's not the best steak you've ever had. Blue Ridge Grill's prime rib is a close second.

Thai: Lots of choices, few great. Thai Deelish in Ashburn, My Thai Place in Brambleton, and Thai Basil in Chantilly if you're willing to make the drive.

Vietnamese: All decent, but Viet Chopsticks in Lansdowne Town Center is my current tops for freshness.

Much appreciated! I've gotten a chance to try a couple of these places in between unpacking/organizing/etc. I'm getting a couple people together this Friday evening for some tabletop gaming. You are more than welcome to join us, the more the merrier!

Also, the drunken ribeye was godlike.

Heh, score on the ribeye. ^.^

Our weekly tabletop game group meets on Fridays, so that's a no-go almost every Friday, sorry. You're welcome to join us, tho, just ask for instructions. We're also having an all-day game day from noon-midnight on 4/21 at our place. I can provide directions if interested.

If some Friday comes along and you're looking for something else to do, I'd highly recommend this monthly show in Purcellville:

Hmm, I may just have to do that! I'll shoot you a note with all of my contact info. Sundays I work overnight so I sleep during the day, so as awesome as an all-day event would be, that'd be a no go day for me. Certainly down with regular Friday night gaming though!

Glad that is almost over with :)

But I guess that means I'll have to wait a bit longer for your coordinates or will the downpayment and final move be for after 2014?

Shooting for the end of the year, if all goes well.

*nods* I told her the deadline is May 2014 independent of any decisions and circomstances.
Thing is I wil have t o make the deposit now since commissions for 2014 will be very limited

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The drive is superduper easy, especially if you make the trek later at night. There's friggin' nobody on 95-N at like 2am. I'll be back down that way on and off, so I'll certainly cruise out your way when I am!


d00d, grats on the new job and being able to hang with Tora at work!

Hell yeah man! You're gonna have to come help me break the new place in proper! We have a lot of Pokemon movies to drink through!

You will also have to accompany Brian to break the new place in proper!

I recognize.... one of those. That bill could use some Alice Cooper and Megadeth.

....I'm old.

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