Most of you know what this up there means :)
We went to IKEA yesterday. Finally. It’s only about 25 Minutes away, but the traffic in LA!, don’t get me started.
I had a really bad driving experience on Monday. I needed to go to the DMV to get my name changed on my Driver’s License. I also wanted to run some errands afterwards, stop by at Michaels for some Christmas stuff, do some grocery shopping, you get the idea. Well, it took me freaking 4 hours to do all that! I mean, that was a Monday afternoon and none of the places was technically more than a 10 minute drive away, but driving in LA is just simply insane. Some of the drivers were really aggressive, too. Like when I was trying to make a right turn on a green light and I was half way around the corner, the traffic stopped and then my light turned red, but I was already half on the cross street, but the cars coming from the left wouldn’t let me in. I mean, seriously, is everybody in such a hurry? I guess, everybody is.
I catch myself already thinking about when I can actually go somewhere without being stuck in traffic, and to be honest, there is actually only a time window of about 3 hours [between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.] when you can go drive somewhere relatively safely without getting caught up in traffic. There are so many people in LA, and even more cars! It’s overwhelming.
I really, really hope that I will find a job that I can walk to every morning. If I could find something on the UCLA Campus, that would be perfect. I really don’t want to spend precious time in the car every day. It would only add to our miserable parking situation, if we needed a second car.
Well, but I got distracted. Let’s go back to the more exciting stuff… IKEA :)
I just love this place. I always find something that I could buy and I just like a lot of the stuff that they have. I also enjoy assembling the furniture. I understand that some people might find that annoying, but I really like the idea of buying furniture and taking it home right away, instead of waiting for furniture to be delivered.
We bought a really nice shelf for the hallway and two dressers for the bedroom. And then we got some boxes and magazine holders [so I can start organizing the stuff that is still sitting in the bedroom in the moving boxes] and some other odds and ends.
We’re also going to get a queen-size bed from J’s parents [which has been sitting in the storage locker], and it will come with a nice bed-frame, too :) This is going to make our place look more like home as well. I am so excited.
I know you’re all waiting for photos, but I hope you can wait a couple of days longer, because we’ll get the bed on Monday and then, I promise I’ll definitely take photos and post them :)