"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Inspired by my sister's recent acquisition of an affordable, attractive bed frame, I ventured into an Ikea store today for the first time EVER.

My favorite thing was the bin of plush, cuddly giant mealy bugs with big mouths that zipped open, perhaps so that they can devour and/or store small children and pets.

I liked the mac 'n cheese a lot. The meatballs were okay but I should have had the vegetables with my mac 'n cheese instead. Next time. Next time I'm going to take someone with me so I don't get lost and totally overwhelmed by all the stuff, and then maybe I'd be able to consider actually buying something besides the mac 'n cheese and 15 meatball special. At least if you get too lost there you can always just move in to one of the little model apartments / compartments they have set up.


Allie said...

I LOVE going to Ikea. My Mr. and I go there on dates. Last time we went we took the kids and they got to go in smalland. We were all very happy about that.

(The meatballs we had at our christmas eve dinner were Ikea meatballs...)

Emily said...

Yah, I think that's why I was eager in having additional meatballs. I just should have had fewer of them. And, like I said, I think it would be a lot more fun to go there with a support system. I appreciate that it is set up to be a complete entertainment and shopping experience...maybe they should add some live music, though. I could sit in one of the little pretend living rooms on a bar stool and play my guitar. :)

M.A. said...

I went on an Ikea date, too. A couple of them, in fact, with the same feller. Things did not turn out so well for us though, so perhaps one should think twice before going on Ikea dates. In summary, Ikea may seem like fun and games, but really it destroys intimacy and can only lead to heartache.

Emily said...

Hm. Perhaps Ikea is like the cave in Empire Strikes Back, that Luke Skywalker must enter to face his shadow...find in the cave whatever you bring with you, you will.

Or not.

WP said...

I enjoyed my Ike experience, but I was left a little disappointed because so much of the wood was laminated plastic, phenolic, covered stuff except for a few things done in soft pine, but not much of that.

adam said...

i has nice chairs from Ikea.