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Old 06-30-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Here's my initial list of 10:

1. TJ and TJs (the high school and the food store)
2. Lawn Services
3. The Outer Banks
4. Schools with high test scores
5. Cupcakes
6. Youth Sports
7. Kickball
8. Arlington
9. Expensive strollers
10. Dogs (large purebreds or rescues)

Last edited by FindingZen; 06-30-2010 at 07:24 AM.. Reason: Although I see the ironic humor, others may (correctly) conclude the edited content is not in the spirit of the TOS
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Prince William County, VA
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Soft serve ice cream stands that are only open in the summer
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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1. Soccer
2. Starbucks
3. Driving fast
4. BMWs
5. Redskins
6. Chain resturants
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Since almost every shopping center near me has these same things, I can only conclude that NoVAns like:

- cheap haircuts
- martial arts studios with their own decorated Hummers/limos
- drive-thru pharmacies
- Thai food
- nail salons
- Chevy Chase Bank
- hamburgers
- coffee
- pizza
- ice cream
- Exxon
- Harris Teeter
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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1. Wegmans!!!!!
2. Kayaking
3. Walking/jogging in the early a.m., especially in Rosslyn. Holy cow! I see hundreds of them there no matter what day I go.
4. Crape myrtles and cherry trees. Every other yard has them.
5. Prius's (or are they called Prii?)
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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...LOL since we were joking around about people who coin silly terms, I'm going to say my Nova lifestyle is a matter of Fee Fi Fo Fum!

1. Fee: Or, more accurately, the lack of fees. We are so spoiled by the free museums, libraries without late fees, and parks without entrance fees. So doing things that don't have a fee is definitely part of living the Nova life.

2. Fi: We love our wi fi.

3. Fo: Every shopping plaza sems to have a Pho restaurant.

4. Fum: Not sure what Fum should be for. Any suggestions? Maybe it refers to how we fume about the traffic, that seems like something most Nova folk like to do.

Last edited by normie; 06-30-2010 at 08:51 AM..
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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-libraries
-charity projects (runs, walks, bikathons, food/clothing drives)
-farmers markets
-GAR (Great American Restaurant group)
-I'll lump in landscaping & gardening with lawn services mentioned above
-graduate degrees
-outdoor weekend festivals
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Libraries--yes, most definitely! Of all the places I've lived, this is easily the most library-oriented. Also book clubs. There are hundreds and hundreds of them.

Meet-up groups.

Golf.

Lightning Bugs!!!!
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Seriously - Starbucks wishes it had the traffic the local libraries have.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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'NY-style' delis; nail salons; '60s throwback Italian restaurants; meat (including veal scallopini and pastrami); 'granite and stainless'; baggy tees with stains on them; discussing ad nauseam how 'well-educated' and 'worldly' everyone in NoVA is (methinks the lady doth protest too much); civic and aesthetic apathy; Ocean City, MD; thinking various ethnic cuisines are composed entirely of one representative dish that happens to be very popular in NoVA; cars; school pyramids; worshipping chain restaurants and stores from other parts of the country (where they're often totally taken for granted)...

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