Apr 8, 2009

Everything's bigger in Texas



Tomorrow, straight after work, I'll be setting off to join Michael on a pilgrimage to Houston to see the "Britpop Godhead" himself.

True confession:

I've never actually been to Houston before. I know, hard to believe, but true.
How've I managed to avoid it so long? I don't know.

No offense to fading asexualish popstars with Oscar Wilde fixations, but the main draw for me is that I've heard there's an IKEA there!



I've never seen one of those either. I'm very excited. They won't even send the catalog out here to the wilderness.


What does one wear to a Morrissey concert anyway?

17 comments:

thombeau said...

Have fun, kiddo!

Muscato said...

Oh, dear heart, have a blast, but beware the dreaded Ikea Effect: at some point during your visit to that fabled emporium, it will seem like a perfectly sane idea to throw out every single item in your house and start from scratch along the principles of kicky scando-contemporary design.

This must be resisted at all costs, or you'll find yourself sitting in Blurg, sleeping on Kravlax, and trying desperately to fit all your clothes into Fikmlod units.

On the other hand - truly nifty housewares, heaps of cheap candles, and the occasional good idea should not be resisted.

Ur-spo said...

I know for sure IKEA is only a front for aliens from outer space, who use it to observe human behavior...

be amused by all those js, ks, and vowels with slashes through them

and don't forget the 3.99 breakfast!

ayem8y said...

I too have never crossed the threshold of IKEA and I plan to remain vigilant.

Have fun on your trip and take lots of pitures.

"Just David!" said...

IKEA scares me! I live 5 minutes away and you can feel the gravitational pull from here. It's stronger than the pull of the galleria which is walking distance. Email me if your going out for cocktails, I'd love to meet you!

MJ said...

Will you be visiting IKEA's ball room?

mrpeenee said...

Be warned darling: IKEAs are designed in a circular path. Once you start, you have to go through the whole circuit, from living rooms to bedrooms, through kitchens and accessories, to the Swedish meatballs before you get to the end. There are no short cuts.

I-10 goes through Baytown, where I grew up, just before Houston. It'll explain a lot.

Salty Miss Jill said...

Morrissey and IKEA! How gay are you?
(I'm jealous. Have fun!)

"Tommy" said...

you should be ashame of your self...

not getting over there to H Town.

the IK store is right off the interstate..

just watch out for the traffic suga pie.

govtdrone said...

You lucky so and so! I lurve Morrisey. Have fun.

larry said...

morrisey is so hot!!! have a great time and don't do anything i wouldn't do! thats everything...

Silly Monkey said...

I'd like to at least step inside an IKEA once to see what the big deal is. But since they won't send us a catalog, I say screw 'em. They can't possibly be as cool as Target. :)

Marshall said...

I hope you and Michael have fun. Give us all the details.

TJB said...

Bought a bureau from IKEA once, many moons ago. Put the damn surface piece on backwards, with the unfinished side facing out. Quelle surprise, I know. I'm sure you thought I'd be MUCH handier around the house than that.

The meatballs, as I recall, were tasty.

Have fun, darling!

TJB said...

I meant that last comment to end, "HOPE YOU had fun, darling!" I was too distracted by guitarist Jesse Tobias to type properly.

That's him on the far left, and yes, I did spend about 20 minutes googling "Morrissey band members" trying to figure out who he is, and no, I have no life.

Shorty said...

I hope that he played longer in Houston than DC. 3 of my friends went and said that it was a short set. ikea also will try your patience with assembly. however, once accomplished you feel like a butch handyman. just kidding.

jason said...

Thanks all!

And David! I'm sorry I didn't even read this until too late. Hopefully I'll make it back.