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the past few days

Saturday: Moved a couple truckloads of items to the new Wallingford residence. It started to rain just as the FlexTruck was due to be returned; which was perfect timing for Ellen, Tim, and I to spend the rest of the day watching fucked-up movies (U-Turn and Fight Club). Later, we tried to see the Decemberists. It took us an entire band and a nearly empty club for use to determine that the Graceland ad in The Stranger listed three Saturdays. I didn't immediately recognize that Saturday June 22 didn't exist in 2003. So we just left instead of staying for a random headliner and stopped at Dick's.

Sunday: I read a few chapters of Harry Potter (Ellen got an extra copy from Amazon and I couldn't resist at least starting.). Later we went to IKEA and I spent less than $700 on a bed, mattress, matching night table, desk, accessories, and a chair taken from an Asian family.

Today: Went to work and accomplished very little. We did learn a bit about the government of the Netherlands. Stopped at the old apartment on the way home to do some laundry and pack up some of the remaining items.

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IKEA = Swedish for 'Made in China'.

i haven't taken a chair from an asian family in quite sometime.

Re: IKEA = Swedish for 'Made in China'.

ah-so! eez dat why i no mo' chair in living room? i buy good price for $2.00!

Re: IKEA = Swedish for 'Made in China'.

stop being so racist, ok? you have no right to be so insensitive to asian people.










(</sarcasm>)

Re: IKEA = Swedish for 'Made in China'.

I'm pretty sure that they ended up getting more chairs. there were more "chair parts" than "base parts" in the box. So. I decided that an employee was going to bring more of those bases anyway. Therefore. The family would've needed to wait anyway. Since they wanted five and I took the fourth base. Thus. I am not pure evil.

Re: IKEA = Swedish for 'Made in China'.

don't worry. eventually IKEA will have another sale! you'll get your chance.
welcome to the neighborhood :)
thanks. so far I've been living on completely unhealthful local cuisine -- dick's, winchell's, pizza eleni, etc.
come on, i'm sure you can make it up the hill... to the taco time :)
that mansion of a taco time


that office building of a taco time
exactly.

some architecture really happened there.
yes. but that requires more effort and should probably only be attempted under non-starvation conditions.
we were at ikea on sunday. it was hell.

i have yet to try the one-dollar-latte.
we must have missed the insane crowds. or maybe I just blocked it. about halfway through the store, the sheer amount of options and growing cost tends to leave me in a daze.

I am also sans $1 latte: that line was the longest line in the store.

Now that I think about it, stopping at the cafeteria is the most sensible thing to do when going on an extended IKEA trip.

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indeed! last time, we got there too early, so we sat in the cafeteria, drank coffee, and mentally prepared ourselves for the coming ordeal.