what makes me euphorically happy?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 

this, apparently. 


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can you tell how ecstatic i was to be moving out of my old apartment and into a new place? i mean, when emily and i went to ikea to furnish my room (the same emily of Krapfen fame), i was giddily skipping through the store. i think we spent a total of 3 hours there. for a person who has never been to ikea in the states (oklahoma really needs to get on that), this place is like paradise to me.

equally paradise-ical? the ikea food section. ikea has a food section AND a restaurant. we spent a significant amount of time in both. and then discovered a self-serve milkshake dispenser. or perhaps i should say a self-serve ''milkshake'' dispenser (i've still yet to try a milkshake in europe that does in fact taste like a true, american milkshake...did you know milkshakes originated in chicago? just another reason for me to go there one day). sadly, we threw these so-called shakes away after a few drinks... which is shocking in itself because i never throw food away.

oh, and the thing i'm throwing up in the air is a mattress. a rolled-up, super light, wrapped in plastic, throw-able mattress. what will they think of next!?

33 comments:

Irene said...

oh my god - i am officially going to follow you - i just read your FAQ page and I'm slightly envious and completely fascinated with your life!
How incredible to live in Europe....I am a Romanian immigrant living in Vancouver, WA....but I miss Europe....I lived in Romania till I was 14 and to this day I've only seen Budapest, Amsterdam and Romania...shameful.
GREAT BLOG!

sarah said...

Oh man, I was like that at the IKEA in Frisco, or whatever suburb of Dallas it is in. I bought a couch and a ton of other stuff. I felt so grown up!

The couch will get put together at Cuteland3.0 - coming up in a few weeks! Maybe you'll be in Oklahoma within a year so you can come visit and we can watch the BSC.

P.S. isn't it weird you have your own Luca now?
"He's been to Europe."
"He's FROM Europe."

Holly said...

My love for IKEA is ridic! About 90% of my apartment is from this a-m-a-z-i-n-g store. And yes, their food section is awesome as well!

vintch said...

ikea is amazing. made even more amazing by the film "500 days of summer." :) i want to live in an ikea showplace. every little room display is stunning and homey at the same time! how do they DO IT?

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I love ikea! i lived in Norway for a summer, so the food section always reminds me of my stay. I love it!!! The lignonberry jam is delish:) btw please bring yourself and new ikea goods to my soon-to-be empty apt! i live kind of close to germany?

Abby said...

I have never been to ikea! Colorado didn't have one... georgia does... i need to go!!! it sounds dangerous though :)

Alivia said...

Oh how I adore IKEA!! I need to go again soon.

Sera said...

i still have yet to go to ikea, but now i want to go even more! i always hear it's quite the adventure!

nicole said...

my husband is obsessed with ikea pizza. obsessed. i might never take him there again.

Saara said...

Is there an IKEA in München? Or did you go to the Ulm one?

ellie said...

Ikea is the best of all good things. I could spend days there! The ones in the states have $1.99 breakfast! It's the best! You have to get some chocolate and ligonberry jelly. Sooo good!

Kae said...

the sad thing is that I don't even have to be moving anywhere to be in that same state of euphoria. just being at ikea does that to me.

Dani said...

Love me some IKEA! My entire house is pretty much Ikea...once it moves back to a house from storage that is!

http://danirousseau.blogspot.com/

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Erin said...

I can't wait to see pictures of your new place... sounds like it will be great, and obviously well decorated! I could also spend many hours just wandering through that store!

emily g. said...

wow, your friend looks so awesome!/OMGIKEAISTHEBESTPLACEONEARTH

TexaGermaNadian said...

European Ikea food section = love. So good. And I meant to comment on your moving post, but I guess I didn't. So glad you are getting a good apartment that you love. Even though moving is a pain in the ass, soooo worth it :)

Maggy said...

ahh! congrats! we are fiiinally getting one here in Denver, I was so used to going to it in Boston and I can't wait for it's arrival! So glad you had fun! (i swear they pump the smell of the food through the vents)

Alex said...

I got really excited about this self serve milkshake machine until you said that it was no good! I was thisclose to stopping after work for one, but I suppose now I am avoiding unnecessary calories [so I'll continue chomping on this Easter chocolate instead].

amalie said...

woot! congrats on moving!
and thanks for your comment girl, it made me smile!
xx

Mandy said...

Love your bloggy! Yesss, IKEA IS the BEST!

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments sweetie!

X Mandy

Sunny & Star said...

Congrats on moving into a new place.

Vicky said...

hahaa. Funny pictures!!

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Forever Young said...

Yeah... you have definitley got to introduce an American milk shake... mmm, I think I might snatch one up after the gym.

meg

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KY said...

Hahahahaha! You hit the nail on the head about IKEA in Germany for sure - the first time we went I walked around there for 2 hours, then when we got to the end I couldn't believe the food section and restaurant!!! I could have easily stayed there for 5 hours if TJ wasn't rushing me along. Congrats on the new place, I can't wait to see updates and photos of your re-decs!

Ashley said...

good luck on that move pretty lady! exciting!

leigh said...

Hahaha. I LOVE Ikea. I went last Friday & bought plants for my husband & I. They were so cheap, but totally cheered me up. Oh how I wish we could hit up IKEA together. I'm imagining throwing mattresses in the air and riding those crazy carts down the aisles. :) :)
<3 leigh

Sunny & Star said...

Such cute pictures. I love Ikea. Moving into a new place is so exciting.

Jan said...

That's funny you mentioned Ikea because I hear Nate on 'The Nate Show' talking about that store - he gets the cutest stuff there and it's so cheap. I wondered why we don't have them here!!

Sarah said...

Ach, Ich liebe Ikea! It's easy to become lost in there...

Thankfully, we have multiple Ikeas here in the San Francisco Bay Area. :) I really missed having one around when I lived in Alabama, and the nearest one was 2 hrs away in Atlanta.

Aren't roll up mattresses the bees knees? I adore mine (and the fact that it is called a 'Sultan Finnvik' cracks me up), so your excitement is completely understandable!

Thanks for commenting on my blog -- I really enjoy reading yours! :)

Sarah
Bellamiavita.blogspot.com

Cecilia Warner said...

haha you're so cute. i was so excited to move to my new place as well can totally relate ;P
xoxo

Kim said...

I have the same Ikea love :) I was just there this weekend and spent $100 more than I intended. They had chocolate hazelnut cookies at the checkout line too that roped me in. Holy yum.

lauren said...

i love ikea. sometimes we go there just so i can get me a frozen yogurt cone. mmmm.