If you have an Ikea near you, or you've been to one, you know what a nightmare the place is on a Saturday. Nevertheless, Alexis and I decided to brave it today. Somehow we made it in and out of the store in under 25 minutes, and I did not spend a single dollar. (I know what you're thinking - what?! You can't go to Ikea without buying something! But I did, I did.) And I was very proud of myself. WILLPOWER TO THE MAX.
That is, until we stopped at the furniture store across the street from Ikea. I did not think I was in the market for furniture - my plan was to move into my new place and then find furniture. Well. This place was having a Huge Sale. I had been to this furniture store before (on a second date, and I'm pretty sure the sales guys thought we were married - one of them even remembered me today) and fell in love with a couch, but it was out of my price range. Until the sales guy told me that it was free financing for 6 months and they would hold it for me until I moved. FOR FREE. Sold.
Funny thing at the furniture store though. We walk in and immediately this sales guy comes over to start talking to us. I got distracted by a display of glittery vases - OOH SHINY THINGS! - and he says to us:
"Oh god, you're not Twi-Tards are you?"
Excuse me, sir, is that how you treat all of your potential customers? Why yes, I actually DO like Twilight. I would not classify myself in the Twi-hard group (nor, Twi-Tards), but I am a fan. No more than 10 minutes later he says to us:
"Oh I'm planning my wedding. Want to see something? *whips out iPad* My groomsmen and I are wearing these in the wedding. SWORDS. SO COOL. Its a renaissance theme."
I'm sorry, what? You just made fun of us because we like Twilight and your wedding is RENAISSANCE THEMED?! You probably shouldn't share that with people you don't know.
Today was also a monumental day for another reason. I joined a gym. Holy mother I could not tell you the last time I was excited about joining a gym (since I haven't worked out since August), but it has multiple locations and unlimited classes so I'm pretty pumped. Eventually I'd like to be able to run a 5K, but that's a lofty goal since running makes me want to "pull out my hair, gouge my eyes out, and break my ankles so I never have to run again." - Darrah's description of her run today, hahaha. That's me every time I attempt a run.
I got a message on OKC today from a guy I had been messaging back and forth with:
"You a fan of band of brothers? Do you think about if you were a general or president during that time, what your war strategy would have been?"
Um. What? Has that line worked for you before? Because all I could think was W-T-F.
I found this over at Fancy Napkin and it brought tears to my eyes. I don't mean to go all Sarah McLachlan on you guys, but if you are considering getting a dog, please adopt. Your local shelter or Petfinder are great places to start. You can search Petfinder by breed, or if you aren't sure what breed you want, you can search by size/gender/age and narrow it down that way. That's how I got Bailey, and rescue dogs know they've been rescued. She's definitely got the princess life now, and she knows it. I'd get her a little Boston or bulldog brother if I had a house, but I need another dog in my apartment like I need a hole in the head.
Okay, enough crying. Happy weekend bloggies!