Ikea love

Dec. 1st, 2010 09:54 pm
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I got Twitter-mocked a bit yesterday for saying that going to Ikea puts me in the holiday spirit, but it sorta does, ok? Don't judge. Possibly it's true that practically any shopping at all does the same thing - but anyway, I did go to Ikea. I didn't buy much that had anything to do with Christmas, but still, Ikea has cute holiday stuff and it did sort of help put me in the mood.

It occurs to me that some people may think of Ikea differently than I do - i.e., you may think of it as a furniture store. And while I do buy furniture there from time to time, it's the non-furniture part of Ikea that I'm fond of. I think of it more as a really big housewares store, I guess you'd say. I came out of there today with batteries and spoons (for some reason we're always short on spoons) and toys - and frozen meatballs, because I love those darn things, and a couple of other things that I don't recall right now. (Also, Tuesday is apparently a good day to go to Ikea, because they were as close to not being busy as the Houston Ikea ever gets - meaning, near as I could tell, that there were several hundred people there instead of the usual several thousand.)

Let's see, we had a nice Thanksgiving but I don't have all that much to say about it. Nobody got on anybody's nerves to speak of, or got into a fight or anything, and that's what usually makes for a more memorable day, let's face it, so it's a good thing when it's not memorable. I love my relatives, but it's a pretty rare holiday when nobody's fighting.

I'm signed up for the new-version Holidailies, so I should be posting regularly in December. That doesn't start officially until next week, though. (And like last year, I'm going to be in Dallas the day it starts, so whether I'll actually be able to post that day is iffy.)

Date: 2010-12-02 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seweccentric.livejournal.com
We go to Ikea to eat lunch sometimes. They have an amazing chocolate torte.

Date: 2010-12-02 10:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
I'll have to try that. We always have lunch when we go.

Date: 2010-12-02 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] p-j-cleary.livejournal.com
I think of IKEA in much the same way (housewares), though it's a bit of a hike from my place to the nearest store.

My non-Christmas Christmas store is always Crate & Barrell. I love buying their overly-priced (but cute!) Christmas decorations there.

Date: 2010-12-03 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Anthea and I were right next door to Crate & Barrel tonight and it was almost 9 and we didn't get there - I'm going to have to go back sometime between now and Christmas. Pottery Barn (which is right across the street, in Houston) also usually has cute ornaments.

Date: 2010-12-02 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] columbina.livejournal.com
I wasn't mocking you! It was more of a 'no accounting for taste' kinda thing. You know, whatever floats your boat.

I always eat something at IKEA. I like their food, and frankly, after getting there (right now it takes a forty-minute drive on nasty highways to get to our closest ones), I need a brief breather with a cup of fairly-good coffee before braving the mobs in the showroom. Is there ever a time when IKEA is not crowded?

Date: 2010-12-03 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
It wasn't just you who commented!

Date: 2010-12-03 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] profrobert.livejournal.com
For some reason I have that old SNL John Malkovich sketch in my mind where he's an 18th Century fop who abhors being mocked ("Do you mock me, Sir?"). But every time he turns his back on his two sycophants, they make faces and rude gestures behind him.


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