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Monday, July 13, 2009

Ikea is NOT as bad as Walmart

For an insightful commentary on the ever growing meaninglessness of our lives, read Stephanie Zacharek's review of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.

A chapter of the book is devoted to Ikea and its massive consumption of timber, as well as its assault on the idea of craftsmanship and long-lasting home furnishings.

Anyway, I actually have an irrational love of Ikea, so Stephanie Zacharek can bite me. I think Ikea is awesome and I greatly enjoy going there, sitting on furniture and then heading to the cafeteria. This is something I happened to do this past weekend...

It was an awesome day, so I walked down to the Red Hook ferry. I was proudly wearing my new shorts and my translucent legs got burned!

I don't know why, but there is the weirdest burn pattern on my legs that looks something this.

Self explanatory...

These are meatballs

This was my dessert - some sort of almond cake or something. It was the only type of dessert that also came with a chocolate toffee

The view from the Ikea dining commisary