“Like so many others, I had become a slave to the lkea nesting instinct.”
— Fight Club
Today was our third Ikea trip this week. It started out simply, with a pair of POÄNG chairs – black frames, red cushions, with matching footstools – on Tuesday, with a little MACKIS paper organizer for under the printer and some BUMERANG hangers for the hallway closet, followed by a FLÄRKE bookshelf, some sheets, some roll-packed pillows and black pillow covers on Saturday, culminating with some LACK side tables, a LACK coffee table, a KULLEN chest of drawers, and a whole mess of KASSETT DVD boxes today.
I can stop whenever I want.
Honestly, the apartment is improved by the whole mess; it’s starting to look much less like a fanboy lair and a lot more like somewhere we could actually have company over to.
In the middle of satisfying all this Urgent Need For Current Consumer Goods, we took many of our Old, now Unwanted, Consumer Goods to the Goodwill, so we got to have the double hit of Buying New Things while at the same time Donating Old Things.
For dinner, we had Applebee’s. I honestly do not think you could have a more suburban day than we had today.
Tomorrow, I promise, I’ll do something to show that I’m not just a consumer whore. I might get wild and play some Madden with my homeboys while chugging Coors lights.
Note: Yes, I did go to Ikea today, and yes, for the third time this week, and yes, we had dinner at Applebee’s tonight, and I must say that the quesadilla burger is most yummy, but no, I do not and have never owned any version of Madden, don’t have any Coors Light in the fridge and never have had, and I don’t know anyone who I would ever refer to as a “homeboy”, except in a deeply ironic sense. If I ever do cross over that final line… someone shoot me if I don’t get around to it myself.
Followup to the Note: While I do eschew Madden, I quite enjoy the Halo series, which I know pretty much casts me as a pariah in the eyes of “hardcore” gamers. Somehow, I will learn to live with this.