Food and Furniture SpreesPosted: January 31, 2011
Yesterday, disheartened by a Saturday of furniture shopping with no real productivity, I enlisted one of my college roomies for a road trip to Tampa’s IKEA.
First things first, though, we stopped by Sweet Tomatoes for a ridiculous amount of pasta and greens for fuel. In retrospect, I’d say “descended upon” would have been a more appropriate word choice.
Their limited time Roasted Veggie, Olive and Feta salad was out of this world! The Whole Wheat Jalapeno Salsa Pasta, however, left a lot to be desired. Pasta + Whole Grain + Spicy seemed like a match made in heaven, yet both B and I were underwhelmed.
On the other hand, however, after stepping foot in IKEA, I was completely OVERwhelmed.
SO. MUCH. STUFF.
And so little tax return to spend 😉
After two hours of intense deliberation, I wound up with a Klippan couch:
A Lack coffee table
Fornuft Silverware and Svalka Wine Glasses:
Pyra Wok and Trygg Mixing/Serving Bowl”:
Among other kitchen and bathroom tchotckes, and of course…
On one hand, I’m a bit weirded out by buying a couch and preserves at the same store. On the other hand, it’s only natural that I gravitate towards any store where I can stuff my face. Breakfast, naturally, included the Sylt Lingon (Lingonberry Preserves) atop a slice of toast with peanut butter and a banana.
It reminded me of a cross between grapes and cranberry sauce. Delicious, indeed!
Finished just in time to hop on the Interstate – gosh I’m not going to miss this commute at all! Have a wonderful Monday!