Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    This may sound weird, but when we were deciding between two places to live in LA, one of the factors was that there was a Chipotle around the corner :D

    When we come back from Canada, the FIRST thing we do is walk to Chipotle. There is NO decent Mexican food in Canada (at least where we are), so we go into Chipotle withdrawal up there.

    All this talk sent me to Wikipedia, bacause I thought they were owned by McDonalds (they sold out a few years ago it says).

    BUT, here is where I need help from all the foodies here, especially Stigy. Wiki says: "When a burrito with carnitas, rice, vegetables, cheese, guacamole, and salsa was compared with a typical Big Mac, the burrito had more fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates, and sodium than the Big Mac, but it also had more protein and fiber."


    Please tell me that I can still eat me my chicken burritos! Is it just the pork? How is this possible?! Auuuuggh!

  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Yeah, Chipotle, while being made with pretty healthy ingredients, is really a calorie king. I don't think I've ever finished one (but I'm a smallish eater). One thing that always helps is nix the sour cream and cheese and go for guac only. Going with beans only (no meat) helps and also getting it in a bowl (no tortilla). They just started the option of brown rice also (not positive if it's every location). It's not bad, just a lot chewier and more filling.
    I'm glad McD has dropped their part ownership. I also appreciate it was started by CIA grads (my alma mater).
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  3. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Doesn't sound too weird to me that it was a factor. It's not like you told the realtor the house HAD to be near a Chipotle. :D

    Well, in my very uneducated food knowledge (I tend to retain odd things I hear along the way) - most tortillas actually have more carbs and calories than a roll. Sodium is in the carnitas, rice, guacamole and salsa. Fat you have to realize that guacamole and cheese are higher in fat than a lot of us thing BUT guacamole is healthier fats. Cholesterol I know almost nothing about. (Couldn't even tell you mine) So yes, you can still eat your chicken burrito. Almost any nutritionist looking at the foods themselves and the way they are prepared would tell you that the stuff from Chipotle that you're eating is still going to be better for you than a Big Mac at McDonald's.

    That's my take on it anyway. I'll happily take any other info or have mine corrected.
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  4. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Yuppers. Or was. I have calmed down a lot in recent years. Although the hell-raiser in me still rattles the cage sometimes and I have to let her out.

    But you're now a model citizen so we kept things even in the universe for a while!

    Fixed it! I should know better than to try big words that late at night. :p
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  5. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Had to read this twice before I realized it was THAT CIA. :eek:
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  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Alright, let's get off the food wagon for a sec.
    Anyone see the Oscars or catch the results? Thoughts?
    I'm going to finally see A Separation today since the lady wants nothing to do with it.
    Still haven't seen The Artist but not sure if I want to (the lady is begging me).
    Glad The Descendants got at least one award, it was a great movie. Still would like to see Hugo.
  7. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Best way I found to get healthier at Chipotle is to drop the tortilla and do a burrito bowl and nix the sour cream and cheese. The steak isn't horrible for you and I figure the hotter the salsa the faster its coming out of me anyway so how many calories can my body retain in that short amount of time, HAHA. But on a serious note I don't eat Chipotle often enough to worry about that -- its more of a present to myself or a total craving for Chipotle kind of night.

    Also I am definitely going to upload the PRO Unlock Key to the Amazon appstore - hopefully its approved with their approval process. These are the numbers for the first 3 days of the application being in the Amazon app store. With that large market I would love to try and make some money there by selling the PRO key. Just wonder how its going to go through their testing since all it does is look for the free application on the device and then hide the launcher icon, hmmm.

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  8. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Wish the Harry Potter series won an award for something. This annoyed me -- granted I know a lot of it was CGI, but c'mon...

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  9. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I would only get a wi-fi tablet right now because of needing a separate data plan. Having a phone do this and to not need a separate data plan would be awesome. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see the carriers charge more if a phone has this capability.
  10. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I wish I could chime in but I didn't see many movies last year and none of the ones nominated for Best Picture. Hugo I'd like to see. The Help and the Descendants as well but otherwise not a lot that I remember being disappointed in missing.
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  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    The Descendents was pretty great. Quite the tear jerker. I was balling by the end :eek:. I would like to see The Help, but it's not on the top of my list right now.
  12. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Eh, those types of movies, sci-fi and what not, never win many if any awards. I was bummed with Star Trek (the latest) only won one. Also was disappointed Streep won for best actress. I mean, come on, the lady is amazing, but she's won enough. Give someone else a chance :rolleyes:
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I'm with you. I only went to the drive in once last summer and we saw Cars 2 and Zoo Keeper. These generally are not Oscar nominees:)
  14. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Oh, the drive in! We had one in Hyde Park, NY (where my culinary school was ). The played some dated movies. We went once, and I loved it. One of those great charms you don't get living in the city.
  15. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Update to my Nexus woes: I didn't get a callback within 24 hours, as I assumed I wouldn't. I called Verizon and explained, yet again, my situation to the poor frazzled (but very polite) rep. She said she saw in the notes that a request was put in for a new phone but no answer yet. No surprise there. So she put me on hold and investigated the situation. She came back to say my request for a new phone was denied. :( Verizon wants to see what happens with this replacement and if I still have problems, I should call back and they will see what different approach can be taken.

    She did mention that the person she spoke to wanted me to take the phone into my local store and let someone look at it, because perhaps my display problems are the result of an app I'm loading or something tied to my Gmail account? :rolleyes: I told her, politely, that the display issues I'm experiencing are visible immediately when the phone is powered up, even before activation. I reiterated that Samsung is obviously NOT performing a "100-point inspection" on each device to refurbish and recertify them. They are most likely wiping the devices, calling it good, and sending them back to Verizon to send back to poor saps such as myself. I said I don't have a problem with trying one more certified like-new device, but I definitely want to take a different approach should this device prove to be problematic. She thanked me for understanding and being easy to work with. I told her that I'm not the type to kick/scream/yell/faint/burp/fart/die to get my way; I just don't want to be on my 9th replacement and still have problems. She assured me it won't get that far.

    I also stressed to her that my current Nexus is perfect except for the one-way audio issue. I said if someone would simply acknowledge this is an issue and yes, it will be fixed in a future software release, I'd stop the replacement merry-go-round right now. It was Verizon who wanted to replace the device, not me. But I'm willing to bet anything that the phone I get today will have been manufactured around the same time my first three phones, which (theoretically) does me no good.

    The 3rd replacement should be here today. I'll play nice and give it a try and see what happens. Everyone please wish me luck!
  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    The one we go to actually will have movies on release date which is nice. We pay $20 for our carload (the family of five). Bring in pizza and grinders / hoagies / heros / subs or whatever they may be called in your neck of the woods. All our own drinks and just get snacks between movies. It's a nice night out with the family as the kids can play a little without disturbing others. I was surprised that each time we go the place is packed.

    For those of you that have never been, I'd recommend finding one in your area. It really is a different experience than a theater.
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  17. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I agree. Thought the Descendants was a great piece of work. Not really a movie the mass general audience will appreciate. My wife hated it, but I thought it was great.
  18. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

    Regarding the Oscars, your disappointments can be easily explained by the fact that the Academy is mostly comprised of elderly white men.

    And AFAIK votes for particular awards come exclusively from the members in that division (so only FX people vote for the FX awards, actors for actors, etc.) except best picture.
  19. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    +1 Drive-in theaters are great! Can stay in the car and relax or take a few lawn chairs (or if you have a truck just sit in the back), a cooler of your favorite bevarages, and like you said...a pizza/some subs/whatever and enjoy! The one near me usually has a double feature starting at dusk for around $15/car. Usually is a new release or one that released in the past month. They will play whatever is the most popular 2 movies in theaters at the time usually.
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  20. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    My daughter and I are going to watch Cars 2 this week. Borrowed it from the library. I haven't been to a drive-in in years. They're so much fun though.

    I know right where you're talking about. My ex husband's best friend lived up that way and they pointed it out once.
  21. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    @ Lucky - okay, I think you've seriously pissed off the Nexus gods. I hope somehow you can redeem yourself.

    @ pupkact - that sounds like a super fun night out. The time we went, we considered hiding on of our friends in the back seat under a blanket to save on the tickets. Yeah, we were poor college students. It's always great to see a movie/concert and bring your own food/bevs. Hopefully we can finally make it to Wolf Trap this summer to see a show. Not too much has been announced so far, but I'm hoping Allison Krauss will come (she and Union Station come almost every year).
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  22. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Yep, I believe it was just south of the Vanderbilt on Rt 9.
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  23. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Love Allison Krauss! Beautiful voice.

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