I now have a nice comfy chair, bought from… Staples. Yeah, the trip to Ikea wasn’t particularly successful as their cheapest nice computer chair was £60 – more than I was prepared to pay, especially as I’m intent on buying a computer from a certain fruit-inspired computer company next week. And no, it isn’t Apricot.
The chair was £40 and is nice and big and comfy. In fact it’s the exact same chair that Hari’s parents bought her for her birthday from Staples… but hers was £30, and not £40. Which is annoying. My parents also invested in one as well since their computer chair was in a bad way too.
We did buy some things from Ikea – a wooden fold-up chair for Hari’s room (which should allow me to play WoW on my laptop when I get it at her house) along with a rather nice seat cushion; some batteries and some energy-saving light bulbs. And a new shower curtain.
We also picked up some mini Oreo cookies. They’re really hard to come by in the UK and tend only to be sold in shops like Selfridges for ridiculous amounts of money – a box of Oreo cereal can sell for up to £7, or $13 in US money. Unfortunately I managed to get Hari addicted to them, so I may have to do a deal with someone in the US to send me some, in return for something not generally available over there, such as some of the Dairy Milk varieties or Mars Delight. Let me know if you’re interested.