Monday, January 26, 2009

I wish I could hibernate

I am glad to report that I am in a better mood this morning – I know that’s all you guys could think about this weekend. However, I don’t think it was Ikea that improved my mood I think it was all the sleep I got. I went to bed early Friday night (I have such a busy social life) and stayed in bed until about noon Saturday morning. I know I should feel guilty about that because I “wasted my day” and all that jazz, but I REFUSE! I quite enjoy my sleep and I haven’t been getting nearly enough and I am such a happier person when I get my much needed twelve hours of sleep.

Ikea was nice even though afterwards I started to feel bad about the appalling amount of money I spent. We had gone intending to get a new TV stand. Chuckles just bought a new TV that dwarfs our old TV stand, making the whole thing look somewhat ridiculous. Unfortunately, we didn’t find a TV stand that we liked, but I found a couple footstools I liked that we set up as a kind of bench in the living room. We needed more sitting, but there isn’t room for an actual chair so the “bench” works as an alternative.

Also, I found dining room chairs that I liked and other miscellaneous stuff. Since I just recently bought a new SLR camera I really need to stop spending money for a while. It’s just that once I start I can’t stop!

This might end up like that time in college when I had to freeze my debit card in a bag full of water that way any time I needed to use it I had to defrost it for a day with the ending result being that I didn’t make any impulsive purchases.

Anyway, I really have to share what I saw as I was waiting in the loading zone for Chuckles. It was a young girl wearing flip flops with leg warmers that had pom poms on them with a bleached denim mini skirt with spandex shorts underneath. So I understand that leg warmers are making a comeback, but I am pretty positive that you shouldn’t be wearing them with flip flops and I sure as hell wouldn’t go with multiple trends from the eighties in one outfit. All she needed to finish the whole thing would be Day-Glo colored top. I tried to take a picture, but I’m too slow and couldn’t get my camera out of my purse fast enough. You’ll just have to trust me when I say she looked ridiculous.

16 comments:

Kristen said...

I have huge, huge problems at Ikea. We only go once a year because seriously?

I lose all control.

notsojenny said...

i have such a weak spot for leg warmers. of course i only put them on to dance around the houes like a maniac, maniac on the floor!

however, i also feel that flip-flops are only for the beach anyway so i think you may have been able to cite that girl for her ensemble.

Jay said...

How dare you mock the cutting-edge Swedish Fashion scene! No meatballs for you!

rs27 said...

Freezing the debit card is brilliant. I'm going to freeze cookies so I don't eat them anymore.

stealthnerd said...

Ikea is so dangerous like that! I want to go get a new little dresser or bookshelf, just a tiny one, but I know if I go, I'll come back w/a bed frame, the matching night tables and a new duvet cover...completely forgetting the little shelf that I actually need.

Liam said...

She needs to be wearing one of those t-shirt that changed color with the temperature...

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Haha, did you actually freeze your debit card? I saw that in a commercial for Confessions of a Shopaholic. Too funny!

Yay for being in a better mood!

Andy said...

You did what with your debit card?? REALLY?

It's almost as unbelievable as the girl part. Leg-warmers with pom-poms? Do such things exist?

Matt said...

Ikea is the devil. I'm convinced of it.

Bayjb said...

Once the shopping urge hits, it's tough to slow it down. Eventually you make one big purchase that makes you stop dead in your tracks.

Pam said...

Ohhh Ikea is so fun. It makes me feel like I NEED everything. And never feel guilty about sleeping in—it's pretty much the greatest thing ever.

That outfit sounds ridiculous. Too bad she wasn't wearing a Hypercolor T-shirt. Those were cool.

Rachie said...

I love me some Ikea! Sounds like you got some stuff.

PunkyBean said...

Oh! To sleep until noon! Don't have kids.

random moments said...

So I guess I need to go home and change?

Ikea=love. Plain and simple.

Chris said...

"flip flops with leg warmers that had pom poms on them with a bleached denim mini skirt with spandex shorts underneath."

Welcome to Laguna Beach baby! And that's just what the 80 year olds wear.

surviving myself said...

Or a Hyper Color t-shirt. It would have been all sorts of colors, which is what makes them so cool. Or something.