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January 8th, 2007


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09:37 am
I had a really good weekend. I'm not sure specifically why, but I did.
Let's see, what happened this weekend?
- Got to see oceanic as she moved into boston, and made a run to Ikea with her and prosicated. I like Ikea, so perhaps that had something to do with it.
- I got to assemble Ikea furniture (small drawers) which, while not challenging, is always satisfying.
- I found the expensive camera lens that I thought I'd lost back in September! yay!
- prosicated and I designed a coffee table for me to build.
- got good feedback on the bass I'm building from a bunch of semi-pro bass builders.

I guess the only real downside to my weekend was that Ikea was sold out of the one thing we really wanted to pick up, which is a thing to put the TV/Stereo on in our living room. We found the perfect one, it's cheap and just the right size and shape! So of course they were sold out. *pout*
We're going back later this week or next week to pick it up.
Current Location: work
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(17 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:bunnyroo
Date:January 8th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
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we were at ikea this weekend too!
and if you want to assemble more ikea furniture, you're welcome at our place!!

we have to head back there too, as the car couldn't have fit everything we were going to buy.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 8th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
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That's a lot of Ikea!

I love assembling Ikea furniture. It's like a sickness.
Sadly I don't really much in the way of free time this week to come build yours, so unless you want to wait 4-5 days... ;-)
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From:bunnyroo
Date:January 8th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
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perhaps an ikea party next week? by round two, we could use the momentum new blood would contribute.

and yes, a lot of ikea. we (finally) have a coffee table. and i'm organizing the kitchen with the new storagey things i got for there. we still have a desk to build too...
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From:wanderyng1
Date:January 8th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
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My only problem with assembling things from Ikea is that I always find myself lamenting my lack of a workspace for me to build such things myself. I'm asking Hanukkah Harry for a biscuit-joiner next year.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 8th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Don't you have a garage? or am I remembering things wrong?
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From:wanderyng1
Date:January 8th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Sadly no. I have a yard though. If the shed were more weather-worthy (it leaks) I could in theory keep tools out there. I'll just need to find a place that has a basement so I can have a shop.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 8th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
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A shed would be better imho, I'm realizing lately just how important ventilation is to woodworking.
Aka., my snot turns black when I spend much time in the basement. ^_^
If only I could afford the money and space for a nice air filter or dust collector...
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From:countlibras
Date:January 8th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
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didn't you just recently build a bass?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 8th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
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recently assembled one from parts, this one's a build from scratch.
It's also a very odd instrument, 20" scale (instead of 34"), silicone strings... should sound more like an upright bass than a bass guitar.
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From:countlibras
Date:January 8th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Oooh! That sounds like a fun project. Makes me wish I could build things, which technically I could do but I don't know how. I hear that the life of a luthier is very hard work. (but it sounds more satisfying than 'customer service' right? too bad I like steady pay and benefits)
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From:sun_set_bravely
Date:January 8th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Dude, we spent our weekend in Ikea-land, too! It's like we were all together, virtually, via the magic of Swedish savings!

And they were sold out of the item I really wanted to buy, too. Not only that, but it's discontinued. How rude!
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From:prosicated
Date:January 8th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Is it something we can check for when we go back?
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From:sun_set_bravely
Date:January 8th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
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Whoa! You are way smart, I did not even think of that. It's the Ingo glass-door cabinet. It's not a small piece, so if you don't have room in your car/home for it, no worries!

If you see it and want to grab it for me, I would be glad to send a check/PayPal some money to y'all asap.

Either way, thank you for asking!
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From:coraline
Date:January 8th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
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i don't think i've ever made it out of ikea without at least one thing i didn't intend to buy, and with everything i inteded to buy (they're always out of SOMETHING). somehow that doesn't even out though :p
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From:oceanic
Date:January 8th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for camera lens, boo for Ikea being sucky this weekend. I finally (as you saw in the pic) got the table put together with no small amount of heming and hawing (holes not drilled in the proper places, etc). But it's done, thank gorsh.

I'm torn between saying "let's rent a car again and go back to Ikea so I can spend more money!" and "oh god don't let me go back to Ikea this month and spend more money!" The siren call of the cubes...
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From:gatz
Date:January 8th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Sweet shape on the bass; I did notice the smaller scale. My brother got me axe lessons for Christmas (like, guitar, not ren-faire), which I'm psyched about starting.

So much Ikea...I susprised myself by how much fit into the volvo : a desk (without the glass top); a coffee table; and this with this for the kitchen.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:January 8th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
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hah, nice.
I do love Ikea's flatpacking skills.

I tried bass lessons, but the instructor was a guitarist. Nothing personal, but guitarists should not be trying to teach bassists. It's almost like a vocalist trying to teach a drummer. >:-D
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