Sunday, August 23, 2009

The feel of home!

One quickly learns the great differences between the East Coast and the West Coast. People seem friendlier here, more willing to help out. Work is much more relaxed, laid back, and easy going. Food here is different as well. The East Coast truly has no idea what Mexican food is here. I've been to several places here that are great! Qdoba, Chipolte, Guadalajara, and El Pollo Loco. Also, the desire for wings and pizza does not exist here! But tonight has seen the greatest place we have been! A place called Unique Pizza on Sunset and Stephanie. We ordered a small, and the pizza was more like a large! We thought it was a small fluke and maybe they messed up the order, but upon asking, we were informed that our pizza was the small!

The thing that was so great about Unique Pizza, is that it felt like home. It is a small Pizza join that has wings and beer, and the people were really friendly! We had the entire place laughing at the size of the pizza! Then a group of customers were so nice, they let us try two pieces of their wings so we could see if they were adequate enough, like those found on the East Coast. Actually, we didn't ask to try them, the lady insisted! It just had the feel of home for us, and because of that, we have deemed Unique Pizza our favorite restaurant so far in Vegas. Good pizza, good wings, good atmosphere!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The exploration of Vegas!

This week brought about some celebration and adventure! To celebrate the starting of my new job, Carrie and I decided to find some sushi, to much disappointment. MoMo Sushi is not on our list of good food. But, this week did see the trial of two Mexican restaurants, Del Taco and El Pollo Locco. We had gotten a few good reviews about Del Taco, being as good as Taco Bell, in which we had in Erie. So, we ventured off to find a Del Taco, and again, we were disappointed. Small portions, small taco's, big price! Not something I truly would call a good meal. Now, El Pollo Locco, translated to mean The Chicken Crazy, is AWESOME!!! Love that place! I ordered 3 soft taco's, (used to ordering that at Taco Bell since they skimp on anything inside the taco) and I swear I couldn't keep the taco shut! It was so stuffed, I got full off one! Carrie got a burrito, and loved it. El Pollo Locco is on our good list for now! I also got to go to the Elephant Bar with a friend this week. That was a very nice restaurant if I must say, and our waitress was very pleasant and nice!

The greatest adventure of this week is our trip to Boulder Dam, otherwise known as the Hoover Dam! What a creation to behold... Its massive! We actually went down into the tunnels to tour the power plant. At one point we were in the tunnels that had the pipes that water flowing through them, and the room was vibrating from the rush! To see such a marvel is awesome!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MoMo, No No...

And so, I have the great pleasure of officially announcing that I have a job! I have been offered the jab at Koster's as a loan officer. I do not know when I will be starting, but it should be soon. I have simply waiting on the drug test to come back clean, which it will. This brings me to my newest restaurant review. In celebration of me getting a job, Carrie and I set out to find sushi. We landed on a place call MoMo Sushi, on Stephanie. We thought it looked to be a nice place. The inside looks very nice, but small. Its outside appearance does not match its inside appearance. Not to say that either were bad, but just different. We ordered the box meals, meaning your food came in a Japanese box that is portioned out in different sections. I felt this was kind of unique, and made for good presentation. Carrie ordered Teriyaki Salmon, and that came with a spring roll, deep fried shrimp, some deep fried veggies, and about 4 sushi rolls. I ordered the New York Steak Strip, and it had about the same as Carrie's, only with spicy salmon rolls. As elegant as this may (or may not) sound, the meal was not that good. The salmon in the sushi was mushy. Not a good mushy like sushi is suppose to be, but a bad sushi that makes sushi look bad! The steak was alright, but I've had better. Carrie was utterly upset about her meal. Her sushi was mushy as well, and her Salmon was not that good. The bill came to about $50, which just seemed outrageous for the amount of food we got, and the sushi we got. All in all, I don't think we will be returning. For a city that has sushi on every corner, we just happened to find the one that wasn't good!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

First offical night out on the town!

So, to end a long week of job searching, I decided to meet a friends I have made for a night out on the town! The evening started at the Funhog. We all met there and had a drink. To my surprise, a drink was $4, but it was a pretty big glass! I was very happy! After about 45 minutes, we went down to Towne Square, to the movie theater called Rave. We decided to watch Orphan, which turned out to be a very disturbing movie. But, the theatre was very nice and clean, I felt. We got out of the movie at about 1:30, and proceeded to The Buffalo. That was a very interesting place to be. I'm not sure if I liked it or not, and at this point, I give it a maybe. Cheap drinks, yes. Atmosphere, not so good! Only time will tell!

Friday, August 7, 2009

End of the first week!

And so its Friday, the end of our first week here. This week has gone quite slowly, but we have made a few advancements. I just got word this morning, while leaving from an interview, that I have a second interview for Koster's on Monday at 10am. Koster's is a cash loan business that offers signature loans to people who come in and apply. It could be a good job to have, and at least I would have some income! I wish the pay would be better, but maybe they will offer a different pay once I get through the second interview! This week has also seen our first furniture purchase, and some social networking. I have been trying to meet a few new friends to try and social network. So far, nothing has provided any resources for a new job, but new friends are always good! After my adventure down to Towne Square yesterday, I basically sat around the apartment and did nothing. Still loving the view from our balcony. The best entertainment in the world is the dirt racetrack outside our complex, in which we have a front seat view of! The best part about it... ITS FOR REMOTE CONTROL CARS!!! So, here's to one week down, and hoping for a better one next week!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

While at Towne Square

Now at H&M. Nice store, was here while me and Carrie were on vacation!

Venturing out!

Decided to take some time and try to discover what Vegas has to offer. At a place called Towne Square, in Beauty Lounge. Confusing place to get around. Its an outdoor mall that has every store in the world! Pretty nice, as long as I get to know it better!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sweet Sweet Salad!

Today spearheaded one of the crowning achievements of this move... We bought our first furniture! Early this morning we set out to a lovely community in south Vegas. It was completely gates, needing clearance to even get through the front. We made our way down the small street, and stopped in front of a lovely home, very fancy! We paid the lady our money, and put our newest furniture into Carrie's car.... a patio set! 4 chairs and a small round table, just perfect for us! We officially have something to sit on in our apartment, and a table to eat at! Two of the chairs are out on the patio, which was great tonight when we sat out there and enjoyed the lights and evening air.

After our pickup, we ran a few errands. We went to Sam's Club for some pet essentials, but not before stopping at one of the coolest places I have seen so far... The Sweet Tomato! Its a salad bar restaurant. You walk in and pick up a plate right when you walk in. You make your salad, and pay at the end. The salad green were very fresh, and so good!!! I definitely liked this place.

Another bit of new information, I have an interview on Thursday to become a loan officer! First interview since being here, so I am really nervous! I hope I am qualified!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First few days

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have arrived! We have been here since Saturday and already it feels like its been a week. Lets bring you all up to speed. On Saturday it seems we made it into town just in time! We successfully go to Turtle Creek and Gina, who was the lady we have been working with, got the papers ready for us to sign. She is a very friendly lady who is willing to help when she can! We got all in and let the dogs explore, and we had to set out to Walmart. A most terrible tragedy happened before we left Corry.... We couldn't take the coffee maker.... So, we had to buy a new one. An acquaintance that I found here in LV directed us to the Walmart on Boulder Highway, which seems to be about 5 miles up from us. We went at about 11pm, and let me tell you, we were not impressed. That Walmart had employees everywhere, yet none to help you find anything. Stuff was all over the isles, register lines were very long, and it seemed that no one cared! We did get our necessities *coffee, coffee maker, creamer* and left.

The next day, we used Google Maps to find another Walmart which is located on Sunset and Marks. This seems to be our favorite! We liked the people, the lines were not too long, and it seem that they had the items we wanted in stock! That was yesterday, which was Sunday. Last night we also had a dinner at Carrie's cousin's house up in Summerlin. Beautiful home, I will say! Odd neighborhood, but nice house! Her cousin made us a beef dish called Tri-tips, which I had never had before. It was very good! Of course, this was after we tried to salvage the Chicken and Bacon he turned into charcoal, literally, for an appetizer.

Today we did some exploring. We went back to Walmart for more items, and we also went to Kohl's, and TJ Max. We are trying to learn our way around the city as best and as quickly as we can. Its a slow progress, but we are doing it!

Job wise, I am a bit disappointed. I had an interview set up with Appleone, which is a temp agency here in Las Vegas. They called me Friday and discussed that they had no jobs for me, and cancelled the interview... So, I have set my goal to be 10 jobs a day that I apply for. So far, I have been able to reach this goal, but I'm afraid I might get bored and slack. Here's hoping I find a job soon.

Till next time!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We have arrived!
About an hour away, here goes the final drive!
Just came down off the rockies, we think... Start raining while up there, making it the scariest roller coaster I have ever been on! Staying in a hotel for the night, should make it to lv by tomorrow night.