Life skills

This week, for the first time in my life, I have:

  • conjugated être[1]
  • purchased coffee beans
  • made decent coffee at home
  • been to an IKEA™ brand insta-yuppie home furnishing complex
  • carried a disassembled table from same along a highway and across an overpass, and thus home via public transit
  • reduced a promising potato-leek soup to a smouldering ruin

And it’s only Wednesday!

[1] Well, I probably did this at least once between the ages of 12 and 14, but certainly not since then.

UPDATE: My father just told me that IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was declared earlier this year to be richer than Bill Gates, in part due to a fall in the US dollar. Apparently it’s not true, however: he’s merely the world’s thirteenth richest person. Who knew crappy furniture could be so lucrative?