Saturday, September 17, 2011

This Blog Contains Nothing Too Dangerous, As Far As the State of California Knows

This week, I went to Ikea for the first time. There is an Ikea in Denver, but it decided to open a month after I moved away, so I have yet to experience that place. I anticipate that one being far superior to the one in Burbank.

Not that there’s anything wrong with the one here. Look at this picture of some sofa beds attached to the walls:


Sofa beds! Attached to the walls! Some of them have WHEELS!

And there was a jungle!


Oh man! Ikea! So great! I just love it!


“WARNING: This area contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and reproductive harm.”

……………Wait, what? WHAT?

I didn’t end up buying anything, but I might go back next week for a desk chair. Because after I saw the cancer sign, I just left and went to Target and got a desk there. And then I put it together myself, and I felt very capable.


See that desk? I built it WITH MY OWN HANDS out of the pieces that came in the box. And that’s my computer with Twitter pulled up, because I am what you might call a “Twitter-holic.” That means I drink a lot while I tweet… or something, I’m actually not totally sure if that’s the exact meaning.

Also… and way more importantly… this came in the mail this week.


The Avs and Kings play this game in Las Vegas every year (except for two times when the Kings played somebody else) and finally, finally, finally I live close enough that it’s reasonable for me to be able to go. Four hour drive? That’s nothing. I’ve driven sixteen hours in a day before, this will be cake. I am thrilled, because if my hockey friend out here hadn’t brought up driving together and splitting the cost of a hotel room, the next time I’d be seeing my Avs would be in December, when I go home for Christmas. And that is just intolerable.

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll have a post about that when I get back. I bet even I can find something interesting to talk about after a trip to Las Vegas.

FINALLY: Here’s my favorite song right now. Recommended via Twitter by this dude Tyler Bozak. He plays for the Maple Leafs but is a former University of Denver Pioneer, so he’s good people.

Swedish House Mafia – Save the World

This video is an exercise in total ridiculousness, but it has lots of cute dogs, so it doesn’t matter.

P.S., I don't know if anybody who reads this would be remotely interested, but hockey season is getting closer every day and I have started a separate blog to vent my feelings about the Avs. It's right here, and I also have a link to it in my sidebar. There are only three posts as of right now, but not for long, believe me. When it comes to hockey, I have all of the feelings. All of them.


  1. What exactly causes cancer in Ikea? The low, low prices? The clean, modern lines of Swedish furniture? The three primary colors everything comes in?

  2. Great video - loved the corgi! Still haven't made it to IKEA...

  3. I have to say, I'm now looking at my Ikea desk and my Ikea bookshelf with great suspicion. I'm going to have to sleep with one eye open tonight!

  4. I'm not going to lie. I'm a bit frightened by Ikea.

  5. It's not just Ikea sadly... check out a driver's side window of most cars, the very front of most apartment complexes, just about ANY store in the state and EVERY restaurant with a liquor license and you will see a "Proposition 65" warning. It's basically the surgeon general's warning that just about ANYTHING can cause cancer, birth defects, etc... Believe me I hate prop 65. It makes my job selling vitamins that also contain this warning super fun... not.

    PS: Prop 65 ONLY exists in CALIFORNIA. I find this ridiculous. The end.