WHICH IS A LOT LIKE
MAKING A WEBSITE.
(And other lessons from the L&A San Francisco front line)
- All the pieces come disassembled
- There are instructions, but they are confusing. Always confusing.
- You may think you're following the instructions, but then you attach the wrong side to the wrong wooden dowel, or you add in the tumeric too soon, or your website works in safari, but not IE...
moral of the story: you will mess up. So, you better get good at covering up your mistakes.
- BUT, going back and editing your mistakes can be long, tedious, and perhaps even impossible.
- In the end, when it all comes together, it will LOOK great (though it might not stand/taste/SEO so great). And it is definitely worth all the blood, sweat, and tears.
Indeed, L&A has been busy furnishing | coding | cooking with an 88% success rate! (The 12% is mostly the cooking... and a slightly off center ikea shelf).
- Ikea is great for things you don't have to build. (Plates, towels, sheets... i.e. DRAGON, GZORMEG, and MIKANON)
BUT! when faced with things to build... recruit friends:
And offer them: Breakfast.
BECAUSE: Breakfast is the easiest meal to conquer (and offer to people as your "specialty").
Eggs? Check. Check.
Cereal? I'm a pro.
When in doubt, Avocado makes everything taste better -
And while you're waiting for your furniture to be built, and your kale to soak in avocado-y goodness, why not finish up a few of websites?
Though I love ikea, cooking, and coding...
my heart still lies in paper.
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