To Thy Lords + Ladies

by Holly on January 10, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,eating out,Japanese,silliness

This post is for thee.

Has doth figured out where thy has been this weekend?  Say yes, but for if thy has not, read through this post for thy details of hence weekend splendour.

First stop? IKEA!!!

The heart and soul of Scandanavian furnishings found right here in the heartland of America: Schaumburg, Illinois.

I did not buy this chair, but trust me, Iwasaboutthisclosetopullingoutmycreditcard.

I was also about thisclosetopullingoutmycreditcard for about a million other things.  I ended up coming out with a red duvet cover (for my comforter) and four kiddie finger puppets (a present…not for me, I swear), which is really a miracle considering the monstrous size of the store…

I love.

After Ikea, we went to one of the largest malls in the U.S. (although, it has nothing on my hometown wonder of Mall of America)Woodfield Mall, where I picked up a new purse…

Chocolate brown. Messenger-style bag. Leather with gold finishings.  The Sak handbag. Macy’s. I die.

Finally, after spending too much money (as usual), it was time for the big event.

Have you figured it out yet?




Ahhhhhh…yesss!  My own ladyship along with the company of thy friends spent hours upon hours of planning for thy one and only 1200 A.D.-inspired MEDIEVAL TIMES!

My mug of Diet Pepsi (a middle ages delicacy) and I.

Upon entering thy castle gates, I was overwhelmed with thy multitude of medieval-ness around me…

Let thy jousting and fighting for the forlorn heart of thy princess commence!!!

That would be our guy, the blue knight.  Quite frankly, he didn’t do it for me.  He lost in his jousting match (to the horrible red knight!), and I was had my eye on the red-yellow knight anyways.  The red-yellow knight pulled off the chain metal tights so much better too.

Dinner was surprisingly DELICIOUS!

It started with a bowl of tomato bisque soup + garlic bread

Then, my vegetarian platter of goodness arrived from our dear waiter squire Jelly (yes, his name was Jelly): hummus + pita chips, veggie kebob + wild rice pilaf with cranberries.  Twas’ delightul to thy tastebuds.

And we finished er’ up with an apple pastry of love…

Upon the successful completion of thy full belly, I was ready to cheer for my dear blue red-yellow knight as he jousted the pants off the black + white knight.  Sadly actually, the white + black knight jousted the pants off of red-yellow knight, but I didn’t really mind ;).

Upon the defeat of the evil green knight, it was sadly time to go.

Not before a picture shot with the door guard, however!

Little does he know that picture is ending up on the World Wide Web. But he was fun.  And deserves a raise.  Ya hear me Medieval Times peeps?

After the shenanigans of yore, I slept for 8 hours (no more, no less!) and hit up the grocery store a.s.a.p.  Literally, I had nothing to eat for breakfast, unless you count a can of black beans and jar of unopened peanut butter breakfast.

While I was there, I saw some delicious veggie sushi and needed to have it.

Yes, I had sushi for breakfast.  And it was delicious.

Sunday looks a lil’ something like this…

  • laundry
  • run + yoga
  • clean my apartment
  • freelance writing
  • pay some bills
  • upload camera photos (memory maxed out)
  • visit with a friend + her new baby

Gah, aren’t Sundays supposed to be relaxing?

Have you ever been to IKEA? Do you love it or hate it? Yes. Love.

Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a meal you expected to be bad? See above.

Happy Sunday :).


Kate January 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm

my first ikea trip was with a fomer roomie who is super slow and indecisive. it was a hellish experience. i love the place tho. key is to get there really early before it gets crowded.

Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Fun weekend!! I definitely LOVE Ikea. Although, it can be kind of overwhelming when you’re on a mission for a specific thing (I’m more of a browser, haha). Have you seen 500 Days of Summer? There’s a scene where they go through Ikea and “play house” in the different rooms, haha. Sooo fun!

Whit January 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Milady! You slay me with the jousting renditions! Perchance you gathered a smoke signal for the red-yellow knight?

SUSHI FOR BREKKIE sounds divine. Hurry and come Feb. we can go to the sushi house for a breakfast meet up. What what?

Erin January 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Never been to an IKEA store, but I get their catalog. I’ve never actually bought something from them, but don’t think I don’t drool when the catalog arrives in my mailbox! Wow, maybe my next roadtrip will involve a trip to Schaumburg…and maybe my buddy from Kenosha can join me! Hmm…sending the website link to him via email now! :-P Mmm sushi for brekkie!

Jordan January 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Love IKEA, always get a sense of accomplishment when I’m able to build a dresser with only pictures for guidance and a teeny allen wrench. Hooray!
As for that blue knight, nice to see Scott Stapp getting work these days.
Love the pics, hilarious!

Blond Duck January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to a medieval thing! How cool!

Uncle Tommie Timbertoes January 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm

It’s like you were a knight on a crusade to find the Holy Grail and you found it (metaphorically that is) —- Ikea!!!!

Brooke January 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I tried to like Ikea… but I was way to mothafuckin OVERWHELMED BY IT. But I did get a nice icey cream cone AT DA END! YEE BUDDY!

Bekah January 12, 2010 at 12:24 am

hehehe this post made me laugh so much because on saturday my mom and i headed to phoenix to go to ikea (never been) for dorm shopping, (bad idea) but by the time we went, it was JAM packed, and i was haaanngry, we walked in and literally walked out. bad experience. lol. but looks like you had a fun time!

VeggieFiguresk8er January 12, 2010 at 12:47 am

pumpkin hummus sounds amazing!
looks like you had the best weekend ever :)

Emily (The Experimentarian) January 12, 2010 at 7:06 am

Oh, Medieval Times! I love that place! I had no idea there was one in Illinois, but i have been like every single time I go to LA. It’s so fun! Last time we were there, the knight gave me a flower. Hilarious. And that vegetarian meal looks really good, too. I have always thought the food is quite surprisingly good. I mean,you honestly expect it to be kind of gross, given the atmosphere, yeah? Love youuuuuuu! xoxo

Alison January 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I always wondered what it was like inside Medieval Times! Looks like fun! Your food looked delish too!

Love IKEA but try to stay away :)

Karena January 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm

haha! i’ve secretly (ok, well maybe not secretly anymore) wanted to go to medieval times ever since i was little! that’s some fancy food there – not what i’d expect!

um, i could wander ikea for HOURS. that’s also another surprising food place. the one in college park has crazy cheap breakfasts complete with french toast sticks!

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