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02:53 pm: Couch Ahoy!
I decided to spend my free time today searching Moriyama for a new couch. I started by writing down the addresses of furniture stores listed in the yellow pages of the phone book. As with the adventure in Kusatsu, however, this is hardly a step above knowing "they're in town somewhere."

I couldn't find the first store at all. I rode my bike all the way around the block with no luck.

After circling the block for the second store and finally asking directions, I located it unadvertised inside a department store I never visit. It appeared to be out of business. At least, it was all closed up even though its day to be closed is Tuesday, not Sunday.

I managed to find the third store, which turned out to be a showroom. They only had one couch of the size and price range I wanted, but it was leather, and I didn't really want a leather couch. I looked through the advertisements for the mail-order items, and there was one that looked okay, but I didn't want to order anything without having a chance to sit in it first.

The fourth store again (on block 9) gave me trouble. I thought I was in luck when block 7 was followed by block 8...but no. The next block was a completely different neighborhood. I stopped for directions and had to turn back to locate the appropriate address...which I found, after some searching. However, it wasn't a store, it was just a regular house. Huh? (I know I didn't copy the address down wrong, either, because the store name was marked on the map at the place where I asked directions.)

I was just thinking that I'd give up and mail-order a couch, when I figured I'd give Lala Port a try, since I was just down the block from it anyway. I didn't have high hopes. My fears were confirmed when their couch selection yielded nothing of interest. Rather frustrated, I was on my way out, when I happened to pass through the bed section. Lo and behold, they kept their sofa/beds in the bed section. They had one that was PERFECT. I sat on it, I lay down on it, and it was comfortable both ways. It was even *pretty*, which is practically more than I could have hoped for. Not only that, it was within the price range I was willing to pay.

I ordered it immediately, and it will be delivered to my apartment within the week. HOORAY!

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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 26th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC)
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You found a couch! Ah, I wish I could have been there when you found it. (くやし~) Oh well, guess I'll see it next time I visit. So how do you get rid of the old one? (I know your place is big, but would it really hold two couches?)

After reading Melissa's report, I realized: we forgot to do purikura!! ;_;

P.S.Choco says hello (she's sitting in my lap).
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 26th, 2004 04:07 am (UTC)
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So how do you get rid of the old one?

I stick it out front on non-burnable garbage day with a tag with my name on it. Luckily, they *do* pick up furniture.

I realized: we forgot to do purikura!! ;_;

I thought the same thing! We probably would have if we had gone to play taiko instead of watching FMA.

I was thinking...I could name my drink "Imperial Arrow" in honor of the movie. Those soldiers were wearing black and red, right? That's like chocolate and strawberry...
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 26th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I stick it out front on non-burnable garbage day with a tag with my name on it. Luckily, they *do* pick up furniture.
How do you...um, get it out there?

I thought the same thing! We probably would have if we had gone to play taiko instead of watching FMA.

Yup. And we probably would have had more fun than watching that ridiculous episode anyway. The anime writers are on crack, I swear. You should read the manga. (You have money now, so you can afford to buy it, right?)

I was thinking...I could name my drink "Imperial Arrow" in honor of the movie. Those soldiers were wearing black and red, right? That's like chocolate and strawberry...
That sounds fanciferrific to me.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 26th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
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How do you...um, get it out there?

With a lot of effort, I imagine. But it will be worth it to have it out of the house for good.

You have money now, so you can afford to buy it, right?

Unless I buy a sewing machine...
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 26th, 2004 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Unless I buy a sewing machine...
hahahahahaha.....That's the funniest thing I've ever heard. Buying something else will keep you from buying manga...?? *wiping tears from eyes*

Good luck with getting the couch out, I guess. I don't even want to think about it. (Couldn't you ask one of the teachers at school to help you...?)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 26th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC)
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P.S. Hi, Choco!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 26th, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)

New couch

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Congratulations! I'm so glad it's working out for you. I love a story with a happy ending! ^-^

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