“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Nordstrom To Open Store in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Thursday, April 22, 2010

I finally visited my first IKEA store, and though I found it less than transformational I did manage to find a nice writing desk. IKEAs are popping up all over the place now -- Florida alone has three of them -- like mushrooms after a rainstorm.

Sometimes I wish really-cool places and products wouldn't populate like rabbits. Because when they're a dime a dozen, they lose their specialness.

I remember when the first H&M opened in Manhattan, the first in the U.S. Big deal. Clothes horses from across the U.S. made it a point to stop by when they were in the Big Apple.
And look at Nordstrom. Remember when it was a big deal to visit one? And nowadays...isn't there one in Topeka? Okay, not yet, but keep watching. I hear they bought the lot where the old John Deere dealership used to be. (wink)

Others: California Pizza Kitchen, Range Rover, Smith & Hawken, Trader Joes.

People: If we have everything we want, anywhere we want it ... then how will special things remain special? Answer: They won't. They'll be mundane. We will be jaded. Bored. Always looking for something new because we have everything we want.


Anonymous Scott said...

Right on, Ad. I'm with you on this one. Remember when you could only get a beanie with Mouse ears at one of two places in the US? Now they're everywhere.

P.S. Like the new cover photo. However, I think you need to hold a bottle of sasparilla, not a toddy of gin.

April 22, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol... Cheyenne Wells...

April 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

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