Having been a business owner for a couple years now, I’ve learned to live on a budget and I don’t shop frivolously anymore, whether I like it or not. No more charge it, no more shopping for the latest trends…at least for now. Therefore, I find “going shopping” kinda boring I guess. That’s why if I happen to be out shopping with friends, I’ll find other things to do. Once when we were in Seattle shopping, I was waiting outside of Nordstrom rack with a few friends, waiting for a couple others to come out and I invented a new game called “30 Second Survivor,” where let’s say you have 6 people for example, and you make alliances as fast as you can, then count down, “5, 4, 3, 2, 1,” then everyone has to point to someone. The person who has the most number of people pointing at them is voted out. Then keep going, without much discussion onto the next round. You basically have to just make alliances, or backstab people by making quick eye contact or signals to other people as to what the next move will be. It’s a FAST PACED GAME! When you get to the final two, they each make a quick speech as to why they should win, then all the members of the jury make their vote on who should win. Basically, I’m a 10 year old and this is how I keep myself entertained.
A few weekends ago, I found myself at Ikea with Brian and Donovan, while they shopped for a few odds & ends for their new place that they bought and are moving into at the end of the month. As you all know, Ikea has all these Showroom type set ups for different rooms in your home / office. We decided we’d be goofs and take photos in such settings wherever we were inspired.
Storytime. “Once upon a time, three homos went to Ikea….”
Ikea can be exhausting. One bed was too big. Another bed was too small. This bed was justttt righttttt.
Who’s in the closet? Not Donovan anymore, cuz he FINALLY came out about a month ago!
Work, work, work. As much as I try to take a break from it, work seems to follow me wherever I go.
Impromptu meetings. Ikea’s office solutions make discussing business easy AND fun!
Stop and smell the flowers. As much as you get distracted by everything that is going on at Ikea, you can’t forget to take the time to stop and smell the fake flowers.
Accessorize. Who said that the fake fur rugs can’t make great accessories? Inspired by Cruella DeVil.
Powder Room. Time to freshen up in the fake bathroom with the invisible soap & water!
Inner Net Access. Nothing like a little cocoon to escape the mad rush of people.
Vroom, vroom. You can’t tell by the photo, but this is the really fun part! You get those push carts with the wheels that go in all directions, and away you go! Much bigger racetrack than the grocery store!
Not sure. I think I was losing it by this point. I can’t even explain this one. I think if you could see the whole picture, this was my crown of thorns and I was doing a famous religious pose. I think you can figure out which one. Ikea can be a very spiritual experience.
Hope you have more fun the next time you shop! I know I will!