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Do I lead a sad life? I peruse every page of the new Ikea catalog, thinking of narratives to accompany each scene. The rasta'd kids on the orange sofas? The Jamaican Ambassador's children on holiday. The dining room with masses of floor rugs and platters of dried meat and cheese? A late winter dinner at the country house. The Asian woman sitting at a drafting table? A graphic designer waiting for the nanny to return from the park with the kids. The family sleeping together in one ergonomic bed? Well...I just don't know.

Today is Valentine's Day, and when I perused the receipt from Monday's visit to Wal-Mart I noticed that MoBob had purchased something called a "hog mug" for $2.35. Hmm.

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On February 14th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
IKEA is opening here this summer--finally! All my home decor problems will be solved, just like that! Ha ha. But seriously, it will be even closer to me than Crate and Barrel, which we've had for just over a year.

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On February 14th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
A hog mug, now there's romance for you!

I don't think that sort of catalog dreaming is sad at all. In fact I used to play a similar 'game' with children I looked after. When I would take them out and about to keep them well behaved on the bus I would pick strangers walking past on the street and we'd take it in turns to make up little life stories for them. Hours of fun!
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On February 15th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Shouldn't my fantasy life be...more exciting?!
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On February 15th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
What's more exciting than other people's lives?
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On February 15th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Too true - certainly yours is exotic for me!
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On February 15th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
See, it doesn't feel exotic living it! Yours on the other hand ...

I'm sure I had a similar 'conversation' with flemmarde recently.
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On February 15th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
At least Barb's living in Geneva!
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On February 15th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
Yes, and all of us not living in Geneva are agreed that it is obviously the most exotic location of them all ;)
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