So … we finally did it … David and I finally found our bed. Having seen the commercials on TV for the past few months and having found nothing in our genearal area, we hopped in my VW and made our way 20 miles outside of town to La Mirada, CA to pay a visit to Living Spaces. Living Spaces is one of those furniture stores that sits on about 10 acres of land and has pretty much every piece of furniture you’d ever want … and at low, low prices. We’ve always said we wanted a big bed that we have to climb into and that’s exactly what we got. A massive California King bed that we have to jump up to get into … we’re so happy. And get this, the place delivers the same day … tho, we set our delivery for tomorrow (Wednesday) so that we can clear out our master bedroom and make room for the big bed. Listen folks, I ain’t gonna front … those big furniture stores outside of the major cities are the place to go when you really want to get your furniture shopping finished in one fell swoop. We also purchased our heavenly mattress and box spring set along with our new kitchen table and chairs … and it’s all being delivered and assembled FOR FREE. I’m just so happy to be done with the whole matter … and can’t wait for the bed to arrive so we can start sleeping in our bedroom rather than the guest bedroom.
One more thing, tho … and this is for some of you older readers who are around my age. Do you remember having a toy called the Fisher-Price MovieViewer which was a little device you held up to your eye, hand-cranked and watched short movies? It looked like this:
I randomly stumbled upon this photo last night (which was taken at a film festival here in SoCal in January) and all these memories of my very young childhood came flooding back. My mom got me this toy when I was about 5 and it was one of my faves … and I swear I hadn’t thought about it in over 20-some years.
I figure there have to be other Pink readers out there who had the same toy and may have forgotten about it, too. I managed to find one on eBay in decent shape and quickly bought it. I dunno why … it was the toy my mom loved best and since she picked it out for me, I think I want to have it again so I can take it home to show her the next time I go back to Detroit. I distinctly remember the cartridge it came with, Disney‘s Lonesome Ghosts. I made sure the MovieViewer I procured on eBay came with the same movie. I was so awash in nostalgia last night that I just had to share today. That’s all.
Very happy about my new bed and my old toy … some things never change, I guess.