If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, look no further than Ikea Heights. This is a melodrama shot entirely in the Burbank California Ikea Store without the store knowing. My daughter and I were in hysterics last night watching the drama played out with the cast using the store as their set and regular unknowing customers and Ikea staff as extras. There are seven parts available on Vimeo. Here’s part two to keep you going until you hit the Vimeo site. (Thanks go to JoKay and Lucy Barrow for sharing the link on Twitter last night)
In my later high school days and early College years, during holiday periods and free days I found myself drawn to daytime television. Days of our Lives was the soap opera that consumed me. These were the days of the Salem Strangler, and it seemed like most people I knew were watching and talking about this drawn out plot line. I even remember the College Cafeteria having a television screening it, and there was silence as we watched, punctuated by collective gasps as the next plot turn was spelled out. What was always a constant, was the fact that you could miss a run of episodes, and the next time you tuned in, it was like nothing much had transpired. Incredulously, looking at the website today, it seems that plenty of actors from those days are still in the show. I’m pretty sure if I tuned in, I’d be up with the current plot line in no time!
For those of you who harbour similar memories, here’s a stroll down memory lane with some classic emotions on display from Dr. Marlena Evans.
Holidays are in the process of evaporating quickly here. The shock of returning to school was tempered today when I made what was going to be a quick visit into a four hour stint! Next week will be occupied with preparation for the start of the school year. Best make the most a sunny weekend I figure!
Enjoy your weekend. I hope it’s a good one. : )