Tuesday, June 24, 2008
To be honest I tried to avoid Ikea when I lived in the States. If I had to go (they are the best place for storage boxes, containers, etc.) I would get there just as the store open. When I lived in L.A. the Burbank one would be packed within an hour. No thank you.
So to get to this Ikea I had to take the bus to the metro, then another bus then walk a few blocks. It wasn’t too bad. It was a little cumbersome carrying my things on the way back but I don’t have a car. I had to get some under-bed-boxes given my closet space is ¼ the amout I had in L.A.
I don’t knw wny it make me chuckle to be a in a store that looked so familiar but everything was in Italian. I went up to an employee and asked about some kitchen item in English and then remembered where I was.
I was at the store at 9:00 a.m. when it open and was done in 45 minutes. Before going to the store I went on the Italian Ikea website and wrote down everything I needed to get. I will be honest. I did cheat a little. There were a couple things I didn't know the Italian word for so I would look on the Ikea USA site first.
One special thing I saw on the way out:
Yes! I have’t seen these in any candy srtore in Rome. There was a chocolate shop acrrose the street from my office in L.A. I used to get fish or Jelly Bellys there. Perhaps that is another reason why I’ve lost weight since I’ve moved. I’m not eating candy that often. That said I love Swedish fish and haven't had any in almost three months. I’m glad I checked out the little food area. Something told me Swedish company might = Swedish Fish.