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See ya, City of Angels - I'm off to Sin City (a SoCal to Vegas Relocation Report)

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by luck.ofthe.draw, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Thank youuuuu. :blowkiss:Now you and Ruby gotta visit. I guess Dan can too. :cool:
     
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    Congratulations on the big move, how exciting! I hope you and the kits are doing super well - we did a big move wit our trio earlier this year and they aced it but I know how worried I was!
     
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    Further FYI, Jing has really good nothing.

    Congrats on the move, new neighbor!
     
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    Oh, DUDES. I scored on shopping today!

    The plan was to find a new nightstand for my room, a sound bar for my TV that didn't cost $215, andddd get a console for the living room. Patio furniture, since I actually have a wonderful view and plenty of room, was a pipe dream.

    First score: Best Buy. Early Black Friday deal:
    Got this LG soundbar for half off, retailing at $300, but I got it for $149!!
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    Then, we cruised over to World Market, cause it's fucking World Market.

    We loomed at some rad chairs and some rad other things, and then! Then! We found this clearance section that was hidden. There was a sturdy grey side table on sale for $49.99. Normally priced at $200!
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    Shit, better buy it.

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    Cat-approved, clearly I made a good choice.

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    Then we cruised to Lowe's, but on the way we saw Big Lots. One thing I've noticed out here - all the stores are fucking huge compared to SoCal! Especially LA, our Big Lots, Home Depot and Lowe's were small. Out here, the stores are larger, and vastly improved selection!

    Yesterday we were at Lowe's and I fell in love with a patio set, but today, we went to a different Lowe's that had other things. We found some bitchin rocking chairs for a good price, that were better than the set I saw previously! They look great on my patio - just need a little table.
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    Then, we saw a electric fireplace TV console at Lowe's, similar grey color, but more asthetically pleasing, and for $50 less than Big Lots (on sale for $199). Snatched that sucker right up.

    M was kind enough to throw the fireplace up my flight of stairs into my apt, and we have not assembled it yet. But it's gonna be fucking greeeaaaatttt.
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    This was my best find of the day though, at Goodwill. It will complement my kitty pics on the wall.
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    Place looks great! A soundbar was one of the best purchases I made.

    "Bitchin rocking chairs" is a new one...
     
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    And don't forget a Christmas tree!
     
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    Oh that is on the list! Definitely have room in this new place :)
     
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    Late night seasonal noms from Milkbar - soft serve is on point!
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    Played some slots, lost $180 over time. Boo. But shit it got late sooo I guess it was fun anyway!
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    You have successfully turned real life into vacation. Congrats and nicely done.
     
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    Cat socks in Vegas! Good morning VMB!

    Even though it's Monday, figured it could be a day of rest for M ;) We plan on day drinking and eating all the food in town! Or maybe I'll just eat all the food. It'll be greaaaat!
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    At some point I gotta stop at my place and make sure Jackson hasn't opened every single cabinet door in the house....
     
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    That looks similar to a piece I got at Big Lots recently. If betting was allowed on VMB I'd set the over/under for assembly at 3 hours and then take the over.
     
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    Everyone is hungry. 20211122_102126.jpg

    I am also hungry. With M's status we got to skip the line! And BOGO cause we love Cosmooo.
     
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    We were seated quickly, our server Ver is funny and nice, and we got our beverages quickly also!

    When in Vegas, we feast!
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    First sm round for me: amazing beer can chicken with a spicy mop sauce, a riff on Eggs in Purgatory, and of course, Angry Mac (goes great with the mop sauce!!!).
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    People were also going crazy over these, like grabbing plates upon plates, so I snagged two for M and I.
     
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    Oooh man this food is so good. I'm still eating.
    Chicken mountain from earlier - YUM
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    Round 2:
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    Vegetable samosa was tasty! Just like what I've had at some East African restaurants. The mango chutney was insane and so so good. I love mango, but it had a spicy kick like maybe an addition of ginger?! SO GOOD! Eat ITTTT.
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    Of course this San Diego kid had to get tacos and guacamole...I always do. The carnitas weren't out of this world, but they were good compared to your run-of-the-mill tacos in the world. And I mean shit, if you fuck up braised pork, you should rot in a hole. Man, I love pork.
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    The guac was delicious. A simple blend of sm dice red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and quality avocado, garnished with a corn relish. Sign me the fuck up, I'll take 5.
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    These mimosas are fucking delicious friends! Perfect balance of sweetness from the OJ and bubbles. I spent like, I don't know, too long talking to M and less time eating.

    The people next to us are talking about $0.29 coupons "like at Albertsons"? Uh hello, get the Albertson's app! You get freebies and coupons all the time! The Vons program is called Just4U and they send me free stuff like weekly! It's great! /endannouncement

    My mom just called to coordinate after-Thanksgiving shenanigans. Having divorced parents as a grown-up can be a pain in the ass, but I'll make it work! I think we're gonna do shopping and grab a nice dinner before I fly away.
     

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    Stole some of M's chia seed pudding earlier (IT IS GOOD and good for you goddamnit!), so I went back and got more:
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    I told myself I didn't need more chicken but, survey says that was a lie.
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    Also tuna crudo was so fresh and good! The blood orange honey with Pistachio and the thyme was excellent, everyone played well together.
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    Excellent choice of face masks. Also, get the Smith's app, too.

    What did they do with the chicken? I see some sauce, but was it just grilled, or for they do something else?
     
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    Imagine my dismay when, after finishing that last plate, I made a fuckin' beeline to the cold bar for more Chia Seed Puddings of Joy (x2!), only to find that they had been replaced by pfft, the Shrimp Cocktail Invasion of '21. Rude. :rolleyes:
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    But I got this delightful salad, the arugula and the apple cider vinegrette (how the hell do you spell that?!) played very well together.
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    I also love the Mason jar salad thing. Totally ranted to M about that hahaha.

    Salad + cheese course before the dessert finale.
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    lol the spelling of vinaigrette is so weird… like the “ai” is so not pronounced phonetically :blink::haha: mmmmm I would have a hard time knowing Wicked Spoon or Wynn’s buffet are accessible every day :feedme::feedme:
     
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    The dessert finale!

    First up, Oreo mousse. Hello. Glad I grabbed two, fucking amazing!
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    Some Oreo strategically fell into my Molten Chocolate Cake, guess that's next....
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    As we moved onto the tropical fruit section of our dessert course.... if you like a taste of the tropics, straight up, I highly recommend The Mango Thing. It's so so good. Creamy, fruity, with that tropical kick that you can't get from straight mango. Whatever the crunchy topping is on top? It's delightful. Great crunch and a nice pop of flavor (what flavor? I'm too inebriated to describe).
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    The next lil cake was a trip to Asia, and it was a different kind of tropical. The green tea and the Yuzu layer were fantastic.
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    20211122_123535.jpg I can appreciate the artistic touch of the white chocolate garnish too, thank you BoH pastry chefs!!!

    The coconut panna cotta was good. As I was wrapping up my meal, with a mimosa and a half to go, I thought, "It's just panna cotta, I can have it another time," - but the inclusion of coconut milk takes it to another level. I assume it helps with the gelatin too, because the texture was perfect. The addition of vanilla beans (I see you, specs that aren't black pepper!) is welcome and adds an overall warmness to the dish. The berries were a nice touch that added to the lightness of it overall.

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    Cone party tasted like a chocolate orange whaaaat

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    Also a fabulous presentation here, with a pronounced coffee flavor. Again, applause to the BoH pastry team. This shit doesn't just "appear".
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    Yum it's lava cake, tasted like flourless though, nice and light
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    The magical spoon! It's fabulous.

    Now, one and a half additional mimosas later, I'm slapping on some headphones and am outta here!
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    Fuck all you suckassssss we got there at a good time.

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