I got me an IKEA Poang chair

The IKEA Poang chair is one of the comfiest chairs I’ve ever sat in. So comfy, that I often feel quite decadent relaxing in one. And ever since my friend Jon got one, I’ve been waiting to get my own.
And so today was the day!

It’s their most popular chair for good reason, and every couple of months they lower the price. I got mine for $79 (plus $40 stool, essential for really zonking out). I think it originally came out priced near $175. And as with most Ikea product, it was easy to put together for Jessica and I, though I don’t know how long it would have taken me alone.
Not everybody likes Ikea. Take this Salon.com article for instance, which mentions lots of reasons to distrust the brand, the store, the concept. I bet the author never sat in a Poang…
Finally, I did a Google image search on “Poang” and got this:

Photo from Swedish Skating Association
It’s the Swedish female skating team! More difficult to assemble, but very comfortable to sit on.

Afroken Ball


I got a mystery package in the mail from my friend and fellow blogger William from Taiwan, and lo and behold it was a mighty Afro Ken inflatable soccer ball. Gaze upon its pinkness and wonder…

Good morning!

Good morning! I wonder why I am posting anything seeings I haven’t even got the splash page of tedmills.com up yet. But here we are. I’m tired. Much more later.