There are probably two million seven hundred fifty four reasons why I like living in Virginia more than I liked living in Oklahoma.
I’m suited to live here, and I love it.
However, sometimes Oklahoma just kicks the big city’s ass.
Example #1: Football
Oklahoma Sooners > any other NCAA or NFL team
I went to the Washington Redskins/Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game Friday night.
It was exciting to be at an NFL game and all, but I just didn’t get the same rush that I do for my Sooners. I am not good at bandwagoning.
I can’t wait to go home in three weeks and see some real football.
I was happy that Washington won though! Go Skins! (That felt weird, I’m not quite there yet…)
Example #2: Salad Eateries
Coolgreens is an Oklahoma local chain that was actually modeled after DC’s local chain, Sweet Green.
The concepts are very similar: sustainability and healthy eats. I love both of those things and think it’s great that there are restaurants out there committed to providing nutritious food in an environmentally friendly manner.
However, Coolgreens just does it better. They have friendlier staff, more salad options, more food options in general and better froyo.
I tried a seasonal salad from Sweet Green Saturday with local tomatoes, feta, mint, watermelon, sriracha and cucumber mint dressing.
It was good, but nothing compared to Coolgreens.
There’s supposed to be a new salad place opening in Clarendon soon, so I’ll be excited to check that out.
So yeah… sometimes the underdog is just better. Oklahoma, for the win.
Other than all that, I had another fabulous weekend in Virginia. Friday and Saturday I hung out with the new boy, who we shall refer to as either Mr. T or Mosby. I haven’t decided yet.
Last night we went to dinner at Shiki Sushi in Ballston Common Mall, which was surprisingly really, really good. He took a picture of our rolls, but I didn’t. Maybe he should be the blogger?
We got a Dynamite Roll that was topped with scallops (so good), a Super Philly Roll (extra fish and honey mustard made it “super”), and a Spicy Yellowtail Roll. Very good sushi, I highly recommend it.
I ended up only having to work one day of the weekend, which was pretty sweet. I’ll take random days off of work any day.
And that’s where we stand. I’m kind of exhausted from the past week’s activities, but I’d better put my big girl panties on because next week is DC Restaurant Week and I’m checking out a minimum of three new restaurants, then heading to Philly Saturday morning! I need a nap.
Enjoy the remaining hours of your weekend all!