We went furniture shopping for some of the afternoon today, trying to find both a mirror and dining room table. Since moving into the house in 2008 we've made only sporadic efforts to decorate. Next weekend, however, two of the wife's friends from work are coming over to dinner. Their visit has sparked in us a renewed enthusiasm for making the house look...if not good, then at least not terrible.
I would way rather go to one large furniture than seven small ones. Driving up and down Ventura Blvd looking for tables makes me thirsty. On Ventura itself: several larger furniture stores about to close up shop, the recent economic downturn too much to bear. "Stephanie's Psychic Services", on the other hand, seems to be okay. The window display for Stephanie's business consisted of a large plastic "Hello Kitty" looking cat standing in front of dingy white backdrop. Who goes to these places?