From IKEA To This Land To Mars

I went to IKEA yesterday to get some bits and bobs.  It was supposed to be just a quickie there, before going somewhere else to buy some primer and such. But it took me almost half an hour to find a parking space at IKEA! I even tried driving over to the parking lots of the two stores on either side of IKEA, but no space there either. So I went back to the IKEA lot and then I instantly found 2 free spaces next to each other! Why is it always like that??
And I'd like to know why there were that many people in IKEA, on a Monday! And it's not like it was the first day of the summer sale or anything! People were just everywhere!!
Last night at like 8 or 9 pm someone rang the door. It was some old neighbours from where we lived 24 years ago. I don't know when my parents have last seen them, must be atleast 15 years ago, and I barely remember them at all. I know they were our neighbours and that I used to play with their daughter. But I didn't remember them as such. Very strange that they just popped in like that, sorta out of the blue.
My sister sent a link to This Land to me yesterday. Apparently it's all the rage in the US. So any American readers have probably seen it already, or heard about it. But everyone else might not have, so there you go, the link's for you! ;-)
Ooo, interesting fact of the day: 28 years ago today, Viking landed on Mars. I bet you didn't know that! ;-b

Tuesday, July 20, 2004 posted by Wardi @ 11:22 AM