“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.



2 Comments:

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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