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So I should probably post an update. :)

It's day 3 of settling in, and the sea of boxes is slowly ebbing away, making this place feel more and more like home. I had a couple of bad days of panic; 'this furniture won't fit our space, zomg what will we do', 'the basement is freaking scary!' but... I really REALLY love our new neighborhood, and I am swiftly coming to love our little apartment.

We have some small space fung shui artists in the family, so while we may be getting rid of other furniture pieces and replacing them with things that fit better, in the long run, I see us being incredibly happy here.

Today I walked to Davis Square and wandered around a little, did a little grocery shopping, and tonight will cook our first meal in our new place. We've discovered some utterly AMAZING restaurants (Redbones, Mike's, and Flatbread).

This is my first time living in a city, and thusfar... it's really really great.



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Feb. 9th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
This is my first time living in a city, and thusfar... it's really really great.

:O I had no idea! I'm a city girl, I've only ever lived in cities. The idea of being far away from things like stores or stuff to do seems worrisome for me, haha.

Anyway, I'm glad the move went smoothly!
Feb. 9th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Me too! The movers were great, everything's been really smooth, now if the house will just sell quickly, we'll be set. :)

I'm a rural girl; I've always lived in the country or in the suburbs. Being able to walk to the grocery store or a restaurant (walking is preferred, in fact, due to parking issues!) is new and exciting. :)
Feb. 9th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
But, I thought you were from New Orleans originally? Am I just getting confused?

Congrats on thing going well with the new digs!
Feb. 9th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Actually no. I've family in New Orleans, but they live in the suburbs; I've always lived in rural areas or suburbs, myself. :)
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
Been to Redbone's once. They do NOT take credit cards! (at least back then they didn't). Bring cash! To be honest, while the BBQ was good, I've had much better elsewhere!

If you get the chance to get into Brookline, check out Fugakyu for sushi. Good place! We frequented the one in Southboro, but the one in Brookline is prettier and has tatami seating.

Browse Harvard Square when you get the chance. Some interesting stores out there.

Edited at 2011-02-09 06:23 pm (UTC)
Feb. 9th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
We'll have to check it out! Hopefully they have non seafood options, as... I am allergic. >.>

Redbones does now accept credit cards, and... it might not be the best BBQ ever, but it's definitely the best BBQ I've had since I got here. :) A friend keeps pushing me to try Blue Ribbon in Arlington. Oh noes, I have to sample BBQ places all over Boston, whatever will I do? (besides get fatter. >.>)
Feb. 10th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
When spunkywulf was in the area, we gave Blue Ribbon in West Newton a try, and I found it to be quite good stuff! :) It looks like the one in Arlington is the same outfit, too.

Being one who formerly would not touch sushi, I've had my share of going out to Fugakyu with a bunch of sushi eating friends. There are some dishes on the menu which are not seafood, like the chicken and pork 'katsu' cutlets. The restaurant is certainly geared towards the seafood crowd, but there are options! I would just tell the server of your allergy before ordering.

(And skorzy, it was Sudbury, not Southboro. ;))
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
I -may- have been to Fugakyu... years ago. I'll have to ask Skorzy. It was Lonnie's birthday, and there was a huge crowd of us..

Thankfully it's not a severe allergy; small amounts don't bother me, but an entire meal can make me sick.

And awesome about Blue Ribbon! Nall is pestering us to go with him and Frisket. :)
Feb. 9th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're settling in OK! And yeah, living in a city can be a really awesome experience. I love the heck out of Chicago, and it bums me out that getting down there from our place is such a chore. At the same time, there are certain things that I learned to appreciate about being a suburbanite: traffic that didn't make me insane, a garage, not hearing the neighbors, etc.

Maybe we'll find a happy medium someday (but if I were to even mention moving, Dan would kill me! :-)
Feb. 9th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Give him time. >.>

So far it's been... just incredible. We're already saying, 'Ooh, we want to take Duncan/Taki/Linnaeus/Feren/Mudge/etc here, they'd LOVE this place!' (Flatbread. Yes, yes, I know the issues you have with pizza, but. I'll tell you later. It is just.. wow.)

So far I've mostly heard the neighbors during the day. The biggest issue has been the house itself; it's 118 years old, so it has its own 'life' at night that is... taking some acclimation.
Feb. 9th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're having a great time! And yes, the city is a great place. ^_^
Feb. 9th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
So far, I am! :D
Feb. 10th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)

But where in Boston can one get scrod?

(the cabby responds: "That's the first time I've heard that question in the pluperfect subjunctive.")
Feb. 10th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
heee. :)
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