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death by ikea


no posts today, recovering from day spent at ikea's winter sale. poor ac had to endure my multiple breakdowns after being overwhelmed by crying children and parents who felt it socially acceptable to let them run around knocking over things and hitting my cart. ac also reminded me that, "this is the place people go to break up!" thankfully we made it home intact, with a few good pieces to add to our apt. phew. anyway, will be back tomorrow...have a wonderful monday.


Anonymous Ms Megan said...

I had to send my boyfriend to time out on our last trip to IKEA. Sorry Honey.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Melanie said...

You know, I hated, HATED going to IKEA.... until I learned to leave the boy at home. We make a list of what we want, I check in with him on colors, wood stain, etc... and he stays home, giving me a little more freedom to choose the stuff we're buying and dally around, in exchange for his (and my) peace of mind.

I think men just don't like being told how to walk through a store, honestly.

10:47 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

just to clarify- it was ac who put up with ME on this trip. i thought it would be the other way around but something about that crowd just drove me nuts....


10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IKEA hint...

Take a weekday off (if you can) and go in the morning...


11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, i hope when you get back to d*s you tell us what you got!

12:55 PM  
Blogger stef said...

i hear you, i was at ikea friday night and i overheard at least about 4 couples arguing quite loudly above the din of the kids and other folks. we usually go with a list and try to stick with it.

hope you recover soon :)

4:43 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

this month, I visited ikea for the first time...i love it, almost as much as i love this blog. keep it up, d*s!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

do you know when the brooklyn ikea is opening? I cannot WAIT! I refuse to go to Jersey or Long Island for it since I don't have a car.

10:57 PM  
Blogger d said...

I'm a guy, and I spent a lot of time while in college wandering around IKEA, so I don't think it's all fellas.

That place has limits as far as stuff cool enough to land on d*s, but for youngsters living in NYC, it's worth the effort. I like the Elizabeth one for my money.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Children knocking over things and hitting your cart?! You mean H I T T I N G your cart?

What has the world come to. Good lord girlfriend, when you chose to breed - I fear it's gonna be rough.

11:13 PM  
Blogger kat said...

My boyfriend and i have discovered the secret to surviving IKEA without killing any random strangers: Take time to sit down in the showrooms and pretend you live there for a few minutes while you make crucial decisions (tall or short bookcase? chocolate or white?).

It really helps.

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Next time go to your nearest Cyber Cafe and order online while drinking a hot chai latte....soooo
much better.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

having just spent the weekend braving ikea myself, i'm curious: what did you get?

i do love the store (mostly after i've left it and gotten all the loot home) but i'm constantly worried that my apartment will end up looking too ikea-y. so many of their pieces are now instantly recognizable. anyone have any suggestions on combatting that? if only there were other cool furniture shops that were as cheap!

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have developed a nervous lip twitch that I attribute entirely to IKEA and Costco-on-Sundays.


P.S. I found a decent modern quilt.

5:09 PM  

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