Linda, IKEA, shopping and gift

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Tuesday I met Linda at IKEA. We had a whole evening with shopping ahead of us. So we started of with dinner at IKEA. I came straight from work and was hungry. As usual I ate the swedish meatballs. Yum!

We strolled around at the first floor for quite some time. We skipped the second floor where all the furniture is. I was looking for some black square frames I’d seen they have online and some tea-lights. The black frames, they didn’t have. They did have some, but they were too deep for my liking. You could create a 3-D picture with it and is not what I’m gonna do. So I ended up with some aluminium-frames. Same type as I have now, but only square.

I also found the pack with the 100 tea-lights which were sold out last time I was at IKEA. As a last thing, I bought a new plant for 5 NOK. My last one has, the same as I bought, died recently and I got another one half dead too. I didn’t take the time to read on the label who to treat this plant – something I should’ve. If I had, I wouldn’t have bought the plant – not even though it was very cheap. I managed to buy a very sensitive plant who needs lots of care. It said: check the soil every day, it can’t get dry. Lord, every day? How am I supposed to remember that?! *shakes head* I’m sure I will kill this plant too.

After IKEA we went to this mall called Metro. Inside the parking lot, in the car, I gave Linda the gifts. I wondered if she should open them or wait. I told her I wanted her to open them. It’s always more fun to see them open the presents you’ve bought than just to hear about it. She saved the book to the last.

She loooved the book. She almost got some tears just to see the cover.  We stayed in the car for over half an hour looking in the book. She just had to look throug it. We laughed a lot and commened a lot on different stories or pictures. She told me this was the best present she’d gotten. Ever! That meant a lot to me. It’s of course nice to know someone like the things you’ve done and I appreciate the nice things being said about me, but the main thing is that Linda liked it.

So after Linda had digested the book, we went inside. I had nothing special in mind that I was looking for. Linda was looking for a new dress she could wear at her birthday party the 4th of April. We went to all the stores we could think would have something and Linda tried on many dresses! Eventually she found a cool one! It took a while.

We went to a different mall too. I’m not sure what we exactly was looking for there… oh wait, it was shoes. Linda wanted some pink pumps to match her dress. Sadly we didn’t find any. Last year I saw lots of pink pumps. This year… no one to be found. Sigh.

Around 21.00 we agreed it was time to head home. We were both tired and Linda had to clean her house when she came home, because she expected dinner-guests on her birthday. I’m glad I only could go home and sleep! Linda drove me to the train station and I took the speedy train home. In less than 45 minutes I was home. I didn’t have to wait  long for the train, and the subway came right away. I actually had to run a bit to catch it.

It was a fun afternoon. Linda is always fun to shop with. We click shopwise. We’re were alike there. We’re not like our friend Tonje who gets tired after a few stores and then have to go sit at a cafe and drink latte!

Little gems

It’s getting colder. I’m not surprised if the temprature is below zero when I’m off for work in the mornings. I haven’t checked, so I can’t be sure, but it sure feels like it. Brrr.

After I ended work today, I went downtown. I had one goal and that was to buy the new CD of Glasvegas. I have dowloaded it (ahem… illegally.. hush, don’t tell anyone), but I really wanted the sleeve so I could read the lyrics (and of course support the artist). Just listening to the songs isn’t enough, since the singer sings with his Scottish accent which is hard to understand. heh.

After I’d bought that, to only 99 NOK, I went over to H&M – the store where they only sell scarfs, hoods, jewlery, bags etc. I just wanted have a look. Just have a look? Who am I kidding? 95% of the times I’m just gonna have a look, I end up with something. Because saying those words is just something I tell myself to not have it sounds so bad.

Anyway I went into H&M and looked around. Then I see this cute and cool green hood. I try it on and it fits perfectly. I think to myself that it’s only going to get colder and despite that I have lots of hoods at home, I don’t have any green and as nice as this. So I end up buying it.

Looking at some nice green hair-clips, I get an idea. I want to go look for some green pumps that I can wear to my new black dress. So I walked over to the nearest shoe-store (cheap one) to have a look. I don’t find any green pumps, they have only black. How stupid! While looking I discover some utterly cool red shoes. I instantly fall in love with them and have to try them on. Size 37 was acutally too big, to my big surprise, so I had to ask for 36. The fitted perfectly.

I go to the counter to buy them. First the lady behind the counter asks me if I’m gonna buy them. I say yes. Then she tells me: these shoes are NOT waterresistant. Do not walk with them when it’s raining. They can’t handle anything!  Uhm… can’t handle anything? I should’ve asked her if they could handle my feet and some walking, because for a moment it sounded like they were going to fall apart only by touching them.

Well, I bought them anyway. They were too cool to resist. I just have to restrain myself from jumping in any water pools on my way to work then! ;)

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I concider all these three things little gems. I will wear the shoes and hoodie a lot and I’ve already listened to the cd a few times today. Not had a chance to read the lyrics though.

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