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16th-Apr-2012 10:31 am
We had plans! Everything changed! Everything keeps changing! Wheeeee.

One thing that totally got done: the IKEA trip. I got my new desk (in white/green) and chair (in blue), and Elayna got a lot of new stuff for her room. Sadly, they didn't have what I needed for the foyer, and Judah insists that he can do office storage furniture better, and Ikea inexplicably only had picture frames in weird sizes (seriously, no 9x12 or 11x14?), so we didn't get *everything*. But we got enough.

At the cost of totally wrecking my body, because the college tour Saturday really got the ball rolling there. I love visiting campuses, but I hate the campus tours. So many stairs. So many inclines. So much really slow walking, which is just the worst for my body - I can do a brisk walk for a good long time, but slow walking exhausts my muscles like whoa.

So after the campus tour, we went to Cabin in the Woods. (With Bliss! We had a Bliss for the weekend.) My spoiler-free review on Twitter was OMFG YOU GUYS. Adam's spoiler-full review is over here. Short version: You need to see it. A) because it was awesome and b) because it's the movie most future horror movies are going to be in conversation with.

We were going to visit Hampshire today, but I've heard it's rather more potheady than we're looking for and none of us could deal with the idea of being on the road at 6am. What we'll do eventually is just do a standard campus tour/info session there and at Mount Holyoke same day, to cut down on driving and being up before dawn. Instead, she's taking a practice SAT right now. Later we'll go to Target for frames and bookcases ($20 at Target, $50 at Ikea, my choice is clear) and stuff for my office, and paint posterboards with the wall colors we're interested in - on a whim, I decided to try charcoal grey, too. Opens us up to more color choices for the curtains. (We found perfect fabric for the curtains at Ikea, but it would've been over $200. Um. No.)

Now I must finish setting up my new desk, pack away my sweaters, and excavate my short-sleeved shirts, because it is warm out, yay!
16th-Apr-2012 03:42 pm (UTC) - picture frames
IKEA only carries European sizes of picture frames, hence the weirdness.
16th-Apr-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ikea's frames are standard for European photo sizes. And, yes, their office organization stuff is lousy. Whatever Judah might make will be light years ahead of what you could buy at Ikea.
16th-Apr-2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
When you do get to that neighborhood, do you also plan to visit Smith? I sent you a couple of people I know who are alumnae there.
18th-Apr-2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
As an alum of Mount Holyoke, I can answer questions...you might not get on the tour ;). I will admit right up front that I think it's peaches and gravy, but due to my job, I do have a different perspective at this point in my life...

Good luck, and I hope you don't feel unwell.
19th-Apr-2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
That would be great!

At this point, we may not get to visit Mount Holyoke for a while; I'm seizure-free long enough to drive, but I feel like driving that far is tempting fate, so we have to wait til Adam's available. :(
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