Monday, September 18, 2006


I hate when people envy what I do. I just don't like to cause that sort of raw emotion in anyone. But today?? So be it. Because I am heading to IKEA to check out all of the low-priced yet cool-looking garbage--chochkas--they've got on sale. I'm going, you're not.

I KNOW you wish you were me
, but that's just not possible.

Try to muddle your way through your boring existence today while I'm at one of the coolest stores in the world. I'll bring you all a Swedish meatball from their restaurant, if you'd like.

I just bet they don't have IKEA in Rhode Island.


Blogger Teri said...

they have TWO here in the Philly area, sis. So pfft : )

Sep 18, 2006, 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

But I'm going and you're not. :)

Sep 18, 2006, 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...


Sep 18, 2006, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...


Since it only takes 4 minutes to drive thru the state

I can always go to Connecticut
or Mass!


I love my IKEA table!!!!
buy me something while your there

don't forget to have a cinnamon roll... mmmmmMMm

Sep 18, 2006, 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

can I tell you that one of the ladies I work with just mentioned earlier that she went to Ikea this weekend and the only thing she bought was the cinnamon rolls...


well, buy something good since you're going. I'm not a huge fan of Ikea, don't know why though.

Sep 18, 2006, 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...


Sep 18, 2006, 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I don't give a rat's ass about IKEA.

Wake me up when you get to Sharper Image.

Sep 18, 2006, 5:19:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Sharper Image... doesnt have
cinnamon rolls

Sep 18, 2006, 5:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I missed all the excitement by going to work. Darn! NO Ikea around here though. Pfffffffttt.

Sep 18, 2006, 6:03:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Good evening, and Pfft to you all.

I spent 5 hours walking in huge circles in a giganto warehouse of monumental proportions filled with ridiculously cheap to mid-priced furniture, chochkas, and kitchen items, and I came home with, get this, 8 white teacups and 8 white saucers with a big blue dot where the teacup hits the saucer. $7.99 total. Can't beat it.

Five long, arduous, horrendous hours of walking around, and around, and around, and around, and around, and around.

I did have the mac & cheese/soda lunch for 99 cents, but I missed out on the cinnamon buns because I didn't check the blog just before I left. So I can't give any of you munchables, but how about a white cup each, or a white saucer each?

That was my Ikea day. Over and out. Oh, and by the way: Pfft.

Sep 18, 2006, 7:09:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Oh and Jen, don't short-change Rhode Island. You know darn well that it takes 5 minutes to cross the state.


Sep 18, 2006, 7:10:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

I'm glad you're going to Ikea Fancy Zed. I am not jealous... I am happy for you.

I do not own anything from Ikea. I went when their store opened near Cul-de-Sac... It was like a hamster-trail. I freaked out and never went back again.

Please find your way out of the hamster trail and come back!

Sep 18, 2006, 8:36:00 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

I loves me some IKEA. We have it by the Mall of America. You can't do both things in one day though. Too much overload.

Sep 18, 2006, 8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous JavaJabber said...

I've have never been to an Ikea.

I'm going to see if they are online so I can check it out.

I don't even know WHAT an Ikea is! But, you made me envious, so I just gotta check it out!

Sep 18, 2006, 8:48:00 PM  
Blogger Omni said...

We don't go to the IKEA near us because they have it set up so that you literally have to weave back and forth across the entire store and see every item to reach the exit.

Sep 18, 2006, 9:12:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

okay 5 minutes

Zed you should have bought
I love the jerker...

I can't believe you missed out
on the cinnamon rolls
Didn't you smell them??



Sep 18, 2006, 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Hey, hi shelli, glad you made it here. One must wear heavy-duty sneakers when one goes to IKEA. Its worse than a hike up Mount McKinley. They were trying to kill me today, I tell you. Kill me! :)

javajabber--Thanks for stopping by! Don't be envious! It's an ugly emotion. :) IKEA's a wonderful place with great home design, but the cost of everything is extremely low. It's just that they torture their customers by making them walk in large circles and maze-like patterns for hours! My feet! If I can add a picture to the top page of this post to show the ridiculous patterns they use in their stores, I will. Stop back whenever you can, you're most welcome here.

Sep 18, 2006, 9:19:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Omni, that's exactly right. The whole place is line a gigantic snake, curing THIS way, then THAT way. I may vomit just thinking of it again. :)

I think the store designers are sadists. With whips.

Sep 18, 2006, 9:21:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Jen, I didn't see the jerker, but I saw 12,000 tables, lamps, glasses, dishes, kitchen utensils (I don't know how to use most of them--a lot looked like items of torture), rugs, curtains, etc., etc. It's hard to believe I only came away with little white teacups. How pathetic is THAT?

And no, I didn't see OR smell the cinnamon buns. To be honest, I don't think they had them (or they had them at breakfast and I got there too late). Boo-hoo!! Waaaa!

I pick them up for you next time--in 2008 when I get back there.

BTW, I KNEW RI didn't have an IKEA. Sad. Very sad.

Sep 18, 2006, 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

Never been to an Ikea (but I have been to the Mall of America!)

Like Fab, I don't give a rat's ass about it.


Sep 18, 2006, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

nobody, I have absolutely no response to what you said except:


Sep 18, 2006, 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

Pfft everyone.
i went to ikea last week and bought a four-drawer bedroom dresser in pine about 4.5 feet tall for $125.
it took about 2 hours to put together, but that's not my problem. hubby can be quite useful when furniture needs construction. i'm renewing his contract for one more year. lol
ikeas got great deals if you can handle the ridiculous store layout.

Sep 18, 2006, 11:25:00 PM  

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