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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Catching Some Zzzzs

I may have mentioned this once or twice, but I just wanted to reiterate my feelings in case there are any new readers out there, or anyone who still doubts my sincerity: I hate Ikea.

Yes, my apartment is furnished in large part in their do-it-yourself modern Euro style. Yes, they are ridiculously cheap and sometimes have deals you wouldn't find elsewhere. Unfortunately, I've found that I dislike feeling that little part of my soul die off every time I obsessively check those warehouse tags to make sure I have the necessary 67 boxes of components for my furniture. I dislike having to convince myself it's no big deal, that in fact it's rather noble, to put together your own coffee table... and then breaking into tears 6 hours later. I'd rather not feel like some kind of common Scandinavia-whore who can't be bothered to buy furniture that's already assembled and have it delivered to my place like a normal person.

Anyway, the real reason behind this tirade lies in the recent past. Think back a few months when C and I thought it wise to buy a mattress from the Ikea. Why, we didn't even need to assemble it! You may also recall that we returned it a week later, in large part due to the fact that it was like sleeping on a sack full of lingonberry jam. And so, rather than be bedless and have to camp out on the hardwood floors, we shoved my old full set into the queen sized frame and promised ourselves we would buy a new bed soon.

Cut to today, two months later. Every morning Chris has to vault out of bed, over the foot wide gap in the sides to avoid smashing his shins on the too-large bed frame. My side of the mattress hangs precariously over the edge of the box spring with nothing preventing it from sliding down into the frame. Sounds comfortable, yes? Well guess what?

Our new mattress is coming FRIDAY! It's going to be so good. And we don't even have to spend an hour tying it to the top of C's Element, some lovely mover people are going to deposit it right into our bed frame for us while we watch them labor. Oh, the wonders of NotIkea.

Note to anyone I had plans with this weekend: they're cancelled. I have a date with a bed.


Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

I have a theory about Ikea: Never buy anything upholstered, or that has to bear weight. Endtables, plants, curtains, they're all good, but when you need function over form, you'll find no savings in a couch that gives out after a year.

Also, I won't go there when I'm hungry because I have no will over the gooey cinnamon buns.

9:58 AM

Blogger Kirsten rocks hardcore!

i also adhere to the same rules as stated by noelle, mostly because it is kinda difficult to get anything larger than a table over the canadian border. i looooove my sealy posturpedic!

10:37 AM

Anonymous liberace rocks hardcore!

I don't hate Ikea.
Though I have only been there twice, both times when it wasn't crowded and only spent $2.99 on a cutting board that has not yet broken.
I did try the Swedish Meatballs at the grand opening. Didn't hate them. Didn't like them.

11:32 AM

Blogger Lisa rocks hardcore!

Ikea is a tough one....some good stuff (kid furniture for a play room that where you really won't care if it gets wrecked in a year or two because hey, it was cheap!) and some other stuff that you think looks good, but really isn't all that great once you get it home. We got a new bed as a Christmas gift two years ago and it was the BEST. THING. EVER. And because it was my first experience with movers and delivery people I actually took pictures of them! Hee hee....enjoy your new bed! And the joys of having it brought right to you!

5:49 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

I, too, am thrilled about your new bed -- mostly because it means I get a new bed, too. Everyone's a winner in this equation!

8:18 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

A sound theory, Noelle. I plan to adhere to it from now on. Unfortunately, I already have the Ikea couch, but it seems to be holding up for the past two weeks. At this point I'm hoping for a couple months out of it, then I can go buy one of these...

9:21 AM

Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

NPW- You might have an even harder time fitting that one into your apartment...just a thought. You know it's bad when you start looking for a house that fits your furniture, rather than vice versa.

10:19 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Noooooo! Don't even say it! They will make that mattress fit up the stairs, I don't care if they have to fold it quarters and airlift it in through the heating vents, I WILL HAVE MY NEW BED TOMORROW!

10:31 AM


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