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Old 11-01-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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d-fens, life is too short to live in a place where you are miserable, when you have options that will make you happy, or at least not miserable. If you honestly trust that problem is a mismatch between you and the place where you are, which it appears to me from your repeated responses that it is, then don't waste time trying to make it work here. Search for a job in the places where you believe you would be happier. It's a bit like trying to make a bad relationship with a person work, when the fundamental problem is that you aren't right for each other. There are as many different places to live as there are people to have a relationship with. Yes, there are more jobs here in some occupations than in other cities, but nearly every city has at least one job you might qualify for. Do the research, make it your job to find the best fitting job, climate and community, and you'll be happier. Do it now.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Take the toll road?



TBH, it's $3.50/day -- don't forget the $0.50 each way it costs to get on and off the parkway.

With 22 work days each month, your tolls would only be $77. You say you're not "slummin' it", so wouldn't your health be worth that?
No, I can't actually afford $77/month.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I visited Buenos Aires a few years ago, and the way people drive there would make your hair curl. I was so sure that we were going to have an accident every time we took a taxi, but then I realized that we hadn't seen any accidents, despite the fact that people ignore lane lines, drive their cars right up into any vacant space in traffic, weaving around, ignoring stoplights, etc. All the drivers know that's how it works, and they go with the flow.

Route 7 is NOT an interstate. There are a lot of lights, and the speed limit drops in congested areas. If someone wants to go super fast from Reston to Tysons, they should cough up some change and do 70+ on the Toll Road. I have almost never seen vehicles pulled over for speeding on the Toll Road during rush hour.
The speed limit along Route 7 is 55 through a good chunk of the stretch between Reston and McLean. When the average speed in the passing lane is 45 there's a problem.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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The speed limit along Route 7 is 55 through a good chunk of the stretch between Reston and McLean. When the average speed in the passing lane is 45 there's a problem.
What's the average speed in the non-passing lane?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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What's the average speed in the non-passing lane?
60! LOL! As I said I just don't understand why nearly everyday on my drive home from work (which is free-flowing, unlike the bumper-to-bumper morning commute) people in the right-hand lane zoom on by everyone in the passing lane. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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I have noticed this, too. I think everyone automatically goes to the left lane because they think it will be faster. It certainly seems there are more in the left lane than the right. I only switch to the left lane if I am going to make a left turn, otherwise the right lane usually moves along smoothly, unless you get behind a large truck.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Default Kudos to you guyincognito

Thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU! Hats off to you guyincognito for finding this law! This should put the rest all of the morons who think it's okay to joy ride in the left lane.

Bottom line: If you're driving in the left lane below speed limit, move your behind over so others can pass!
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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I'm out of here on November 19. The bottom line is that, for the money, this place sucks. Gee, I will really miss Olive Garden and Applebees--Not!
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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I'm out of here on November 19. The bottom line is that, for the money, this place sucks. Gee, I will really miss Olive Garden and Applebees--Not!

Of all the things wrong with NOVA, non-chain dining opportunities is NOT one of them.

If those two lousy chains you mentioned was all you could find....you're pretty stupid!
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Of all the things wrong with NOVA, non-chain dining opportunities is NOT one of them.

If those two lousy chains you mentioned was all you could find....you're pretty stupid!

Agreed. Not everyone in NoVA may have a wide variety of interesting dining within walking distance, but for the area as a whole, there are many more choices than many US cities offer.

And he's idolizing Pittsburgh! That city's forumites are pretty honest in their assessment of the available epicurean delights!
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