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Old September 28 2012, 04:40 PM   #3031
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Went to Ikea today, I seriously needed some light in my flat!

Got two sets of these Dioder and one set of these (but after having put them up I now know that I'll need one more of those as well)

And while there I picked up a few other odds and ends...
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Old September 28 2012, 04:43 PM   #3032
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Some groceries for the coming weekend along with a few collectibles.
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Old September 28 2012, 04:59 PM   #3033
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And while there I picked up a few other odds and ends...
That's so easy to do in Ikea!

Says the woman who is sitting in an Ikea chair, at her Ikea computer table, next to her Ikea printer table, surrounded by Ikea Billy bookcases. The only thing not Ikea in my study is my antique desk. Well, the only furniture.

Thank you for reminding me that I bought a floor lamp there a while ago, and it's still sitting in its box...
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Old September 28 2012, 05:14 PM   #3034
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^ Did you assemble all that Ikea stuff yourself? You really are a genius.
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Old September 28 2012, 05:14 PM   #3035
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^Ah but, assembling the stuff yourself is the fun part! -it's usually just like Lego for adults

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And while there I picked up a few other odds and ends...
That's so easy to do in Ikea!

Says the woman who is sitting in an Ikea chair, at her Ikea computer table, next to her Ikea printer table, surrounded by Ikea Billy bookcases. The only thing not Ikea in my study is my antique desk. Well, the only furniture.

Thank you for reminding me that I bought a floor lamp there a while ago, and it's still sitting in its box...
My desk (that doubles as a dining table), chair and desk lamp, two cupboards and two sets of lamps -just in this room- are also from that shop

But the odds and ends of today are: a cheese-grater ("Strålande"), a stainless steel travel-mug, a stainless steel 'basket' (I'm gong to hang on the wall so my hand-soap doesn't need to stand on a surface) and a stainless steel dish-rack.

Oh, and a set of bed-linen.

If we'd gone in a bigger car* I would've picked up lots more (big flower pots at off-season prices ), a small table/cupboard/shelves-combo for my very cramped 'hall', some colourful bed-side rugs...

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* Today I noticed (for the first time) that you can borrow bikes with trailers! -what a perfect way to bring home the loot!
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Old September 28 2012, 05:28 PM   #3036
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^ Did you assemble all that Ikea stuff yourself? You really are a genius.
I did, indeed. Assembling it is what makes it fun. And, more importantly, affordable.

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If we'd gone in a bigger car* I would've picked up lots more (big flower pots at off-season prices ), a small table/cupboard/shelves-combo for my very cramped 'hall', some colourful bed-side rugs...

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* Today I noticed (for the first time) that you can borrow bikes with trailers! -what a perfect way to bring home the loot!
Rental bikes with trailers? That is so coo!. I can't imagine them trying that in the US.

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Old September 28 2012, 05:35 PM   #3037
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Rental bikes with trailers? That is so coo!. I can't imagine them trying that in the US.
Yeah well, I live about 5 Km away so for me (and most people in town) it is cool
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Old September 28 2012, 09:14 PM   #3038
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^ Did you assemble all that Ikea stuff yourself? You really are a genius.
I did, indeed. Assembling it is what makes it fun. And, more importantly, affordable.
Assuming one can speak Swede-glish...
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Old September 28 2012, 09:24 PM   #3039
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^I would imagine that Swede-glish is much more common in your part of the country than mine.
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Old September 28 2012, 10:21 PM   #3040
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^I would imagine that Swede-glish is much more common in your part of the country than mine.
Actually, we tend more towards German-glish...but my own experience can best be described thus: "Lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English!" - Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element

Me, I am very bad at following assembly directions. If I am given the manual to build, say, an Ikea desk, I'd probably end up with a bird house...
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Old September 28 2012, 10:32 PM   #3041
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^Now, that is a problem! -not reading the directions is usually the best way to not do anything wrong.

Ikea-directions are the exception that confirm this rule: if you don't read those you are in deep...
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Old September 28 2012, 10:35 PM   #3042
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If Ikea directions are as tough to figure out as I hear they are, I would be completely lost. I give up too easily.
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Old September 28 2012, 10:44 PM   #3043
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But they're not!

Most problems people get themselves into while assembling Ikea-stuff -in my experience- is that they think it looks simple enough and just begin without 'reading' the instructions.

They invariably get into trouble at some point and then refer to the instructions. This is the point when they realise they are totally lost -usually because they did things in the wrong order (as they didn't follow instructions) and are not able to continue assembling because things that interlock cannot... mostly because they weren't assembled in the right order...

Best job-skill-test ever: assemble a piece of Ikea-furniture from a flat-pack! It shows if people are able to read simple instructions and if they are capable of following instructions, it shows if people have patience and if they have too many thumbs
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Old September 28 2012, 10:55 PM   #3044
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^Yup. Helps to watch what you're doing, too. A friend of mine put together an Ikea bookcase last week -- twice. First time, he put the shelves (not the removable kind) in backwards, so the unfinished edges faced out. Had to take the bookcase almost completely apart to correct it.

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Me, I am very bad at following assembly directions. If I am given the manual to build, say, an Ikea desk, I'd probably end up with a bird house...
Hmm, maybe that's how I ended up with a bird house in my study...
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Old September 29 2012, 12:25 AM   #3045
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Manic Panic, baby.
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