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Thursday, October 9, 2008

That's the best reason I've ever heard for loving dark wood.

*** Update ***
Are there no more takers on guessing how many Starbuck coffees it took to buy this chair?? Come on, play along ... and I'll be posting about something else soon, I promise. Maybe I'll even get around to updating Sean-Peter's speech progress. So much has happened there, it might take a book, so we'll see...

Ooh, there are so many things I've thought I should blog about, but obviously none of them got past the thinking stage. But today Olivia said something so cute and close to my little HGTv-addicted heart, about this chair I recently brought home from the Thrift Store.

Alas, even spending money at the thrift store is supposed to be on hold right now, in light of These Times and our waiting for some new tenants to rent our cute little house in Vegas and send us a check already. A coffee at Starbuck's is a splurge right now, for pete's sake.

But I am perpetually on the lookout for some decent incidental table chairs, since the ones we are using are so country-ish (and we are so not country-ish). I don't even care if they match. Antique would be nice, but not necessary. But they must be sturdy. We have a monkey living in this house and I would like them to survive his childhood.

So this is the first one I've come across that I deemed worthy of bringing home. Any takers on guessing how many Starbuck coffees it took to buy this chair? Anyone? Anyone? Low-ballers are not welcome. The price was very fair, but it wasn't free for pete's sake.

Besides, I figure since we apparently have two democrats running for office, if we really get in a bind with our mortgages the government will just bail us out. Who needs savings?

Oh -- but the cute thing Olivia said? I asked her today if she had noticed the "new" chair.

"Of course," she said. "I noticed it right away, because it's my favorite color!"

"Oh?"

"Oh yes, because it reminds me of chocolate."

That a girl. That means I just satisfied two cravings in one blow. I love multi-functionality.

13 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Ahh yes. It does remind one of chocolate... :)

Jennifer said...

You have one of the most clever potical points-of-view I have ever heard! Thanks for sharing.

Hannah Reasoner said...

Ata girl Olivia! Way to teach her young! :)

Julie said...

I could go for some chocolate right about now!

Jerilyn said...

I wondered why I preferred dark wood. Tell Olivia thanks!

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Great chair! You'll have to get some chocolate to eat while you sit in it and watch Auburn games!!! :)

$6 is my guess!

Jerilyn said...

OK, I'll bite. I'll say two Fourbucks, I mean Starbucks. Maybe three.

Jerilyn said...

Anthing to get another blog. I'm feeling out of touch!

Anonymous said...

Since I do not purchase Starbuck's coffee, I'm at a loss. However, it is a very sturdy looking chair AND the color of chocolate!
What more could you ask? I'm sure it was a fair price.

Carmen said...

I, or course, am scared to venture a guess lest I guess too low and cause you to second guess your purchase. That being said, you should not second guess your purchase because it is a great chair and will be useful for everything and everwhere. O.K. there, did I quailfy my statement and my good intentions adequately prior to guessing...10 Starbucks...grande...with an extra shot of expresso!

Jerilyn said...

Alright already, HOW MUCH WAS IT?
And yes, no matter how much, it is a great chair.

Tam said...

IT took ONE STARBUCKS COFFEE to buy this CHAIR that is my guess. I do not think you would have gone two Starbucks because you seem like a woman who likes a deal!

Carmen said...

WOW..Stabucks coffee must be pretty expensive...it's a solid wood chair people....that will last forever...unlike the energy burst provided by the all too soon gone Pumpkin Spice latte! Tell us already! If it is only one or two Starbucks pick me up one too, would you?