Sunday, August 12, 2007

IKEA, injury, and Clue

My brother, who lives in Colorado, got to spend Saturday with us. We don't get to see him too often, and this was a last minute visit. He was on a business trip and had to drive a vehicle back to CO. He got to spend the day with us but now he has to drive the entire 13 hours to CO today. Anyway, he just got a new condo and we wanted to get him a house-warming gift. I asked him what he needed and he half jokingly said a dining room table. (Thinking that would be too expensive, I'm sure.) But I thought- why not IKEA? So we flipped through the catalog and found a table and 4 chairs for $120. Now, at this point one might be thinking it must be a piece of junk at that price. But, we went to the store and saw that it was remarkably sturdy and nice, so we got it. However, I recommend to never go to IKEA on a Saturday because it was a madhouse! Also, I really hurt myself while there. I was pushing the cart when somehow my foot hit part of the back wheel. My little toenail got completely ripped off about half way down into the toe. It was bleeding. I was in shock. It really hurt. REALLY. It still hurts. We had to pull to the side while I stopped the bleeding. (Mental note- start carrying bandaids in the diaper bag.) Anyway, after a nice dinner we stopped by Blockbuster and rented the movie Clue on my brother's recommendation. Made in 1985, and based on the board game, it is apparently a cult classic of which I was unaware. It was a good movie (lots of witty, good banter) so check it out.

9 comments:

Heather said...

IKEA is crazy on Saturdays!! I definitely agree about finding a different day to go. Sorry about your toe! I hate doing things like that - they may seem like fairly minor injuries but they HURT!

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Quad Squad! said...

I LOVE Clue! Did you know that when that movie came out in theaters, different theaters played it with different endings? That's why there are so many endings to the movie. It's one of those movies, that if I happen to run across it on TV, I always stop and watch it. Now, I'm jealous. I want to see it again!

Anonymous said...

hey becky, sorry I didn't get to chat yesterday....you know who was here....I hope to chat during the week....

Dallas Monkey said...

Speaking cult classics ... Chuck Norris has become one ...

Kristi said...

I am sorry you hurt your foot!! I have never been to IKEA, I am thinking it is something I will have to do soon!!

Stephanie said...

I have only been there once, but I love IKEA! I have thinking about going back to get a little table for Caleb's room. They have really cheap, but good stuff! I also really like Clue! One of my friends growing up loved it, so we watched it together. It is a great movie! Chris and I saw it a few years ago on tv and I was reminded of how good it is!

Dara said...

I have never been to IKEA... really don't like crowded stores, so I've avoided going thus far. Sounds like I may continue avoiding this store.

So sorry about your injury! It is always so bothersome when stuff like that happens! I broke one of my little toes in March of 2000 and broke the other in May of 2000. What a pain! Literally! Hope the toenail injury heals faster than the broken bone of the toe.

I love CLUE. It has been a long time since I've seen it, but still find myself quoting lines from it. "To make a long story short..." "Too late!" I need to watch it again!!! Glad you enjoyed it!!!

Elaine said...

Clue - Tim Curry - awesome.
I'm prone to toe injuries - I feel your pain - hope its better soon!