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Sunday, April 23, 2006


We're going to Ikea tomorrow. To me Ikea is more than a store, it's an adventure. Where else can you shop more or less the entire third world under one roof? And then have a wonderful lunch of meatballs and potatoes with cranberries and lingonberry juice?

I need a new kitchen table. Right now I have like a japanese/mexican thing going on and frankly, it's dated.

And I want to get a birdbath for the side yard, so I get to go to the big garden center that I can't remember what it's called, too! WHOOP!

My life is so exciting, I can't believe it's really happening to me! :)


  • At 23/4/06 9:56 PM, Blogger Shaisaid…

    You should show off a pic of your new table when you get it! I'm thinking of getting a new table too. I will probably scope the antique mall near by, or Ashleys Furniture. The table I have now is cool, and I painted it myself too with potato art! I painted the top white, and then put red and blue stars with prints I made from potatos all over the top. It makes me feel so patriotic. But I want something round and fancier for my new dining room. YIPPY! I'm moving this week. :)

  • At 23/4/06 10:00 PM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    God I hate Ikea. Going to Ikea because you need a table is like going to Disneyland because you want to ride on Pirates of the Carribean and then go home. It completely wears me out (although I AM pretty old) and for WHAT? A table? Hell, I'd rather go to some little furniture store in Santa Monica, grab a table, toss it in my car and be home 30 minutes after I left. But I'm not trying to rain on your exciting parade. The word "Ikea" just kinds of sets me off. You have great legs. So do I, but they ARE 52 year old legs. Everything is relative. I have great legs in a 50+ contest. Good luck with Jesus, but I don't think he will get your table home any faster. Then again, who really knows?

  • At 23/4/06 10:10 PM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    Shai said: The table I have now is cool, and I painted it myself too with potato art! I painted the top white, and then put red and blue stars with prints I made from potatoes all over the top.

    We have a really nice cherry table that cost way too much money. but that was bought by my wife. If we were up to me, I'd have one just like yours. Except maybe not red, white and blue. Maybe black with a milky way made from little potato stars and then half way between the massive gathering of stars in the center of the table and the outer edge of the table, there would be one bright yellow star with a little blue potato planet right next to it. Yeah... that's MY table... maybe.

    (Sorry about the deletion. That was THIS comment. I saw my name twice in the comments and thought I double-posted it. And I ain't drinkin'... scary. Must be Old-timers disease)...

  • At 23/4/06 10:21 PM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    LOL John! You'd hate going to Ikea with me. I follow the arrows and make sure I see every single thing. :)

    I love the sound of your table Shai! You should post a picture. :) The table I have now is very old, round and oak. I had it "shortened" so we sit on pillows around it. I want something square and normal with chairs.

    But as to John's milky way idea, I'd love that on my bedroom ceiling. Maybe like a light purple at the edges darkening to a dark purple in the center and all covered in tiny gold stars.

    And I'd love blue sky and clouds in the hall, with little blue birds. That would be so kick ass.

  • At 23/4/06 10:56 PM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    "But as to John's milky way idea, I'd love that on my bedroom ceiling."

    Way too sexy.

    By the way, I love the animation on your blog with the flowers falling all around you. I wonder if Rumsfeld has a blog with missiles raining down or something?

    And, yes, I won't be making the Ikea trip with you. ;)

  • At 23/4/06 11:16 PM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    Why on earth would you compare a hypothetical "Rumsfeld blog" to my blog?

  • At 23/4/06 11:19 PM, Blogger Shaisaid…

    I will post a picture of my table on my blog tomorrow, definitly! Gotta clean all the books and crayons off it first. :)

    John, I like my table, but I am thinking of converting it into a cool, big computer desk and then getting a round table for the dining room. I used to have a big wooden spool as a table. You know, the ones the eletric company uses? It was so cool, but we ended up burning it when we moved from Navajo Nation. No room in the moving truck. Bummer. :(

  • At 23/4/06 11:37 PM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    Annie, taking umbrage cries: "Why on earth would you compare a hypothetical "Rumsfeld blog" to my blog?"

    Startlingly graphic contrast, only. I assure you. I go through life with no intent to offend. I'm nearly always surprised when I do, which is de facto proof of my innocent spirit.

    Shai said: " but we ended up burning it when we moved from Navajo Nation."

    Cool... how long did you live there and where did you go? Is that New Mexico or Arizona.

  • At 23/4/06 11:41 PM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    Errrr...I wasn't offended just seem to think I should have been offended...sorry.

  • At 24/4/06 12:15 AM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    No apology necessary - I was the one who needed to apologize. I LOVE this medium (the internet) but it has one huge drawback - you can't see body language, you can't hear tonality. By saying 'umbrage' it was because I COULD EASILY see how you MIGHT have been offended and I knew there was no need for it. If you weren't in the least, then, my mistake as it is more times than not.

    Also, I just noticed that the last thing I blogged about was Rumsfeld, so it was probably just a random thought that jumped out my brain!

    If you are wondering how I ended up at your blog (and now Shai's) it's like this: Once or twice a week I spend a couple of hours blog-surfing. I just go blog to blog to blog and stop where anything interests me. If I'm inspired to, I comment. When I comment, I read other comments and if those comments are interesting I go to their blog as well. It's fun. It's great to be old and still find new toys all the time.

    Here is my Top Blog Recommend of this week:

    I have to give it up to this guy. Not only a really nice blog, but he read one of my comments, goes to my blog and comes back to his and lists me under his "New and Noteworthy". Pretty nice compliment. But it's not just because he kissed my butt that I'm kissing his (god that's sooo vulgar. But you know what I'm saying) Check out his story "Name This Virus" and the comments. Great stuff. Am I rambling? Yeah...

  • At 24/4/06 12:20 AM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    Why do you keep going on about how old you are?

  • At 24/4/06 1:10 AM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    Because I think about it all the time I guess. At least I have since I hit 50. 40 didn't bother me a bit. I know that psychologically, that's supposed to be a tough time - Mid Life Crisis, WHATEVER... but I didn't think twice about it.

    Then I was suddenly really dreading 50. I figured at 51 I'd forget it, but I really didn't (duh!) and then last year I was laid off from a job I had worked at for 21 years and had 3 or 4 other semi-traumas which didn't help matters.

    So I spend a lot of time reading, researching and writing but I haven't really defined the purpose of it all yet.

    I think it's a bit of a defense mechanism also. I start off with it because the internet is a younger persons domain (largely) and I am pretty honest about everything I say. That way if someone, for whatever reason, decides they would rather not converse with me, we get it out of the way immediately.

    Now, you just FORCED ME to talk some more about my age so don't say that I brought it up THIS time!

  • At 24/4/06 10:33 AM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    So you having a midlife crisis now?

  • At 24/4/06 11:47 AM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    more like a psychotic meltdown! Hey, I'm trying not to TALK about this anymore! You aren't helping. Let's talk about something pleasant... like Ikea!

  • At 24/4/06 12:28 PM, Blogger AnnieAngelsaid…

    It's raining so I didn't go to Ikea. :( Stupid rain. I do have the catalogue though and I found a normal square kitchen table that I think I'll buy. So that leaves me even more time while at the store to look at all the pretty, colorful things I don't need but think I'll die without.

  • At 24/4/06 12:51 PM, Blogger Johnsaid…

    Nice and sunny here in SoCal and I'm going out to buy a new coffee maker. As you MIGHT guess, I'll be going somewhere convenient!

  • At 24/4/06 10:08 PM, Blogger Shaisaid…

    john, arizona. but I only lived there a year. It sucked. Too isolated. Too far away from my precious Walmart. And indians hate white people, for the most part.

  • At 25/4/06 12:23 AM, Blogger Johnsaid…


    You have disillusioned me. I would have thought it would be quite an experience.

  • At 25/4/06 6:14 PM, Blogger Shaisaid…

    Yeah, I expected it to be way different too. But I drove up and there are dirty wild dogs roaming the dirt streets. There are McDonalds in every town, Halyday Inns, indians driving SUVs and throwing garbage all around. People get this idea that they are peaceful and one with nature...HA! What a joke. They're just like the rest of us.


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