strawberry road

Well, we are back from our short trip, and we are tired. We also had one of those brain-sucking experiences at IKEA. We went up there to get a bathroom vanity with sink, and it turned into a HUGE production. Why? Because the measurements listed in the catalog did NOT match the measurements listed in the Vattern line brochure, which in turn did NOT match the measurements listed on the tag on the actual vanity and sink in the showroom, which, hey, did NOT match the ACTUAL measurements. Thank goodness Peter once worked as a cabinetmaker (though he did tell me his boss thought he was on drugs because he was so slow. He is the type who remeasures numerous times. The dude is METHODICAL, not stoned). Anyway, I still love IKEA, even though I doubt I would ever buy kitchen cabinets from them now.
Here’s what we saw on the drive up:

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Yeah, the Berry-go-round! Isn’t it beautiful? And for you young music-listening types out there, yes, Sleater-Kinney is a road in Olympia, not just a band.

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8 Responses to strawberry road

  1. briana says:

    ah sleater-kinney! love the band, and get a thrill everytime i see the road!!

  2. Cher says:

    Oh. My. Goodness! Where does one find such a thing?

  3. Leslie says:

    Was “Strawberry Shortcake” driving?

  4. monica says:

    Uh-oh I’m worried now because we plan on furnishing our entire kitchen and bathroom with Ikea cabinets. A former boss of mine called Ikea “icky” because of these same stories.

  5. Lydia says:

    Now that’s special: a strawberry-go-round! Very cute!

  6. Emily says:

    I had to ban myself for going to IKEA because every time I did it would take five hours and I would end up nearly insane by the time I left, even if all i went in for was water glasses or something.
    I have a very similar photo of the Sleater Kinney street exit sign. I even took the exit just for the hell of it.

  7. VaxGirl says:

    I have Ikea kitchen cabinets. I have to say, they are pretty fabulous. No problems with size, easy to assemble and install. Plus they are sold in pieces, so you can create your own sizes and configurations like we did. I have friends who have them and love them too! I swear I don’t work for them or anything, lol.

  8. splatgirl says:

    Ohh. IKEA. Is there a day that passes that I don’t talk about IKEA? I can so relate to the brainsuckingness of the experience and the five hours= insanity thing, but I do seriously LOVE my IKEA kitchen, bathroom, wall-o-closets, etc, etc, etc. There’s an embarassingly large amount of IKEA stuff in my house, really.
    FWIW, I have found the kitchen specs to be extremely reliable and I know you would totally dig the fabulosity of an IKEA kitchen if you could tolerate more brain-sucking. It rocks.

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