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Will an Old Town Alexandria to Tyson's commute drive me insane?

Northern VA MeFites: I live next to the Braddock Road metro in Old Town Alexandria, and am considering a job in Tyson's. In terms of a commute by car, is this a Very Bad Idea? Which route would you recommend the most & which should I avoid? I considered a blue-to-silver line commute, but the daily round-trip total comes out to $14.70, way more than I can afford. I've been in the DC area for 4 years, all involving a straight blue line commute.
posted by invisible ink on Jul 16, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for a very specific place to live in Northern VA/Maryland

Help this sick-to-death of NYC'er find the perfect town somewhere between Bethesda and Annapolis! [more inside]
posted by Dormant Gorilla on Jul 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Do we stay or do we go now? (DC edition)

My partner and I live in Capitol Hill in DC. She's been offered a job in Annandale. With our lease set to expire at the end of November, we're trying to figure out where we should live. Please help us decide! [more inside]
posted by cheeserk on Oct 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Blackhawks bar in DC area?

Good place for watching the Blackhawks game in DC? [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Jun 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Alexandria - the reading list

I'm looking for solid histories of Alexandria (Egypt, not Virginia). Overviews are good, as are works more specifically social, intellectual, military, or economic. I'm particularly interested in ancient and Napoleonic information, but all suggestions are welcome! Web resources are welcome as well as print works; I have access to ILL and an academic library.
posted by catlet on Apr 26, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I find information about a building?

I have been obsessed with this building in Alexandria, Virginia for years. I want to know more about it - who designed it, when it was built, past tenants, and so forth. Should there be public records available somewhere and if so, where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Feb 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Doing DC/Alexandria alone

In April I'll be attending a weeklong conference in Alexandria, VA and will likely be traveling alone. I've never been to DC. What can I do (safely and cheaply) by myself? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda on Jan 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Cafés in Alexandria, VA where I can hang out and read/write?

Sometimes I just want to get out of the house and read/write by myself with a cup of tea for an hour or three. Where are some cafés in or near Alexandria, Virginia where I can do that without getting nudged to leave? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Jan 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me plan a very short itinerary in Washington, DC

I'll be in Alexandria, VA for two days next week for work, and have until 1 pm on the Thursday (Dec 6) free. What might I comfortably see in Washington on a Thursday morning that would allow me to be back in Alexandria by 1 pm? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Nov 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Help us find a place in NOVA

Northern Virginia apartment search 2013: What are the best practices for finding an ideal match for our situation? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

Buying doubanjiang (豆瓣酱) in or near northern VA?

Where can I find doubanjiang (豆瓣酱) for purchase in or near northern VA? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Oct 20, 2012 - 7 answers

4 people 1 house

What are some positives and negatives about living in Alexandria/Arlington Virginia area? [more inside]
posted by AndrewKemendo on Mar 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Where to get cheap and fresh fruits and veggies in Alexandria, VA?

Grocery shopping in Alexandria, VA without a car and on a $200/month budget? [more inside]
posted by elisse on Jan 28, 2012 - 25 answers

Best place for bulk spices in Cairo?

Where is the best place in Cairo to purchase spices in bulk, assuming I can't speak Arabic and want a few hundred grams of, say, dukkah, saffron, sumac, anise, za'atar, or ras el hanout? Happy to go to a supermarket or something, but I'm also happy to attempt to bargain! [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Dec 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Can you help me get to DC for $800 or so?

Itinerary whizzes and Washington DC gurus: can you help tweak my plans for a trip from the midwest to DC for four nights, all under $800-1000? [more inside]
posted by librarylis on Sep 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Where can I find a reliable and trustworthy mechanic in Alexandria,VA?

Trustworthy Auto-Repair in Alexandria [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Sep 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Therapist recommendations in Alexandria, VA?

Can you recommend a therapist (Cognitive-Behavioral) in Alexandria, VA? I suffer from agoraphobia, so distance is an important factor.
posted by juniper on Aug 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Still looking for an apartment in the D.C/NOVA area

Still looking for an apartment in the D.C/NOVA area [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Jul 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Boston to DC moving help

Another question about moving company suggestions - Boston to DC area version. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 7, 2011 - 4 answers

alcohol drinkers live longer

What is the best dive bar in Alexandria, VA (or the NoVA area, in general)? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find a new place in the Arlington/Alexandria, VA area.

Help me find a new place in the Arlington/Alexandria, VA area. [more inside]
posted by Tharxa on Jan 3, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I adjust from sunny LA to freezing cold Virginia?

Have you ever moved from a warm, mild climate like Los Angeles, to one that experiences four seasons - and did you do so in the dead of winter? What was it like? What do you wish you had known beforehand? In other words, what am I, a native Angeleno currently taking for granted? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Dec 14, 2009 - 64 answers

Picking up life again in DC

My friend, a 7-year resident of Manhattan, is relocating to DC (Alexandria). What should he know? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Oct 6, 2009 - 23 answers

Egypt Was Good Enough for King Tut

MovingFarAwayFilter: GF is dead-set on moving from Brooklyn to Cairo, Egypt, for at least a year. I'm pretty resistant to the idea since I love NYC and, if forced to move outside the US, there are hundreds of cities I'd rather move to. I desperately need some 1st/2nd person accounts of living in Cairo / Egypt to help make this decision. [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Aug 23, 2009 - 43 answers

Where to live in DC?

I'm moving do Washington DC sometime in the near future. Where should I live? VA, DC, or MD? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 26, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me sell my used academic books for a good price.

Where can I find a used bookstore that will buy gently used academic books in the DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

What's living in Alexandria, Egypt like?

What's living in Alexandria, Egypt like? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Mar 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Need Alexandria restaurant for birthday party for a 95 year old!

Where should my family eat in Alexandria? [more inside]
posted by sperose on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

"For I am knowledge and ignorance..."

Where can I find the Thunder Perfect Mind text in its Coptic form? A (legible) photograph of the Nag Hammadi papyrus itself or a copy using a Coptic font will do. Online sources are ideal, but book references are also appreciated.
posted by ibeji on May 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Where to live in Alexandria

Where should we live in Alexandria, VA? [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on Feb 14, 2007 - 12 answers

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