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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #62086
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UNPOPULAR OPINION CHRIS SAYS:
Ikea- Not a fan, as the majority of the stuff I buy from them lasts like 2-3 years and then IMPLODES. And for once it's not me. The stuff we bought/built from Target? SUPRISINGLY WELL MADE, SEVERE LACK OF EXPLOSIONS. Staples desk? SOLID. Ikea? HAD TO REBUILD MY KITCHEN TABLE TWICE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF PURCHASE. Not a fan. Also see their shipping policies, i.e. non-existent for 3/4th of their stock which makes zero sense.

Also those Meatballs, to me, are overrated, because my wife owns at cooking.

TLDR: Ikea triggers anger in Chris.
Target stuff has been a crapshoot with me; some items are great, some have one side that gets all wonky or won't fit properly, etc. My IKEA furniture has been fairly sturdy, all things considered. I'm pretty sure all the other furniture we own has come secondhand from family members, except our couch, which we got at Ashley and it's pretty crap.

Something keeps drawing me back to IKEA inexorably. Maybe it's the smell. Maybe it's the labyrinthine layout that forces you to walk through the entire store even if all you want is a potholder. Maybe it's the impossible dream of a clean, simple, affordable Nordic minimalist lifestyle. Probably it's the meatballs.

My mother got us tickets to their Easter celebration. Don't ask me why. I do know that I am going to drink hella lingonberry soda, though.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #62087
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I just love the home-goods stuff at Target. I never thought I'd get so excited about toasters and dinner plates before but now I am obsessed with kitchen gadgets and I really want a tea infuser pot and oh my god they sell these strainers that have rubber on the sides so they collapse in to be flat for easy storage.

Dat lingonberry soda.

I will make the 45 minute drive to Ikea just for that.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #62088
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:30 AM   #62089
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Probably it's the meatballs.
Definitely this. XD
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #62090
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I just love the home-goods stuff at Target. I never thought I'd get so excited about toasters and dinner plates before but now I am obsessed with kitchen gadgets and I really want a tea infuser pot and oh my god they sell these strainers that have rubber on the sides so they collapse in to be flat for easy storage.
That's the wife's department. She's super into the Teas and has a small cabinets dedicated to her tea habits. I literally could not explain what does what, aside from looking FANCY.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #62091
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Their meatballs are amazzhurrrring. I love that weird berry soda/punch stuff.
OMG, yes those meatballs! I can probably just sit there eating them all day XD I'm actually planning on going to Ikea sometime this month, and luckily it's only about 20 minutes from my house
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Unread 01-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #62092
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But seriously, it is balls that IKEA only ships like 5 items and you basically have to mount a week-long expedition to go there and get everything you need in one shot if you don't have one twenty minutes away like I do.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #62093
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Our closest Ikea is a good 45 minutes away so we don't really get to go often, in fact we only went once. But I love it, and their delicious noms.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #62094
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Ooookay, I need to go to an Ikea when I'm in Toronto next year, now... (though I probably won't need anything. Like I said last night, prefurnished dorm means not much needed for home furnishings, and I'm getting kitchenwares way cheaper)
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #62095
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #62096
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Ooookay, I need to go to an Ikea when I'm in Toronto next year, now... (though I probably won't need anything. Like I said last night, prefurnished dorm means not much needed for home furnishings, and I'm getting kitchenwares way cheaper)
There is one location in Toronto which is sub-way accessible (the run a tiny shuttle bus so you dont even have to take the 15 min walk), and one around the edge of Toronto/Mississauga which I think isn't too far from the subway either, but I haven't been to that one. There's also Thornhill north of the city and one in the Burlington/Hamilton area but you really need a car for them.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #62097
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LOL at my sister trying to tell me soda is poison. Fair enough, but if you're still smoking you don't need to be lecturing me on what I do and don't put in my body.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #62098
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #62099
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I can see Ikea from an office window right now - I have a great urge to go after I'm off and buy some meatballs. XD
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LOL at my sister trying to tell me soda is poison. Fair enough, but if you're still smoking you don't need to be lecturing me on what I do and don't put in my body.


Your sister sounds unpleasant whenever you talk about her.

But hey, if your skinny and smoke it's fine but if your fat and drink soda it's unhealthy.

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Wow I forgot that Disney tackled some serious issues 'back in the day' because holy crap these guy's are pretty blatantly racist.

LOL OMG. THE MAGIC OF WHITE PEOPLE TEACHES HER ENGLISH.
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