The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I was an IKEA virgin until last weekend, when the Absent Minded Professor suggested “running in for an hour or so” before we picked up the Costume Technician at the Charlotte airport.
Hehe. “Run in” IKEA.
Actually, I kinda almost had a nervous meltdown right smack in the middle of the shopping hordes, who appeared to be grouped in large but slow-moving hunting parties. Plus, I’d left my Garmin in the car, and kept getting lost.
|Reading glasses as hair accessories.|
Who knew IKEA was just like Disney World? (I hate Disney World.) Don’t get me wrong. I liked the IKEA stuff, just not the IKEA shopping experience.
|Look what was on the door of one of my common photo haunts! I didn’t do it! But wish I’d thought of it.|
I had to wait, like, 25 minutes in line to buy two items, one of which was a giant stuffed dog, so I wasn’t freakin’ givin’ up and abandoning my purchases, as I am wont to do if made to wait too long. I also thought I was going to get to ride the world’s biggest roller coaster. Rats.
|My paternal grandmother would have adored these beads.|
One of the items was a faux orchid to put in a handmade pot I’d been given as a speaker gift at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice summer paralegal conference (the same one where I met Erin Brockovich, for realsies). I did have a real orchid in my office, but after two years of thriving, it suddenly died. I felt I couldn’t sustain another devastating loss.
|My beloved immortal orchid.|
I’ve been enjoying the looks on co-workers’ faces when they admire the orchid, and then I get to tell them it’s not real. That experience was most enjoyable, tho’, when I had to tell the professional office plant maintenance lady it isn’t real, too. Hee. Pretty much right up there with getting to ride the world’s biggest roller coaster.
So where do you stand on plants in your office? Real vs. faux? Capable of killing both? 🙂