The closest IKEA is in the parking lot

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear someone is living behind our local dumpster.

Dumpster furniture set

More likely, it just means the college students are moving out over the summer. At night, I like to imagine that the raccoons are hosting tea parties back there.

Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away
Home: Main index

Sarah Fowler • June 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

Aww, I remember living in a college town! The BEST dumpster diving (okay, my ONLY dumpster diving) was when they would move out and get rid of perfectly good furniture or unopened packs of school supplies. Who can afford that?!

I still have a great coffee table I rescued from my neighbor’s curb in 2006.


JenFul • June 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

When I first moved here, some college kids abandoned an IKEA bookcase next to the bottom of the stairwell. They didn’t even both to drag it the extra 300 feet to the dumpster! I snatched it up after a few days.


Karen • June 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

What a shame they didn’t call one of the agencies who aid the homeless/poor to come pick it all up.


Want to display an icon with your comment? Get a gravatar.

If you do not see your comment, try refreshing the page.

Leave a Reply

Commenting policy: Don't say anything you wouldn't say to me in my living room. Treat people how you'd like to be treated. Leave a name, any name, other than "Anonymous," unless your mother named you that. Comments are occasionally disabled some time after an entry has been posted to keep the blog on a spam-free diet.

Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, chronic headache sufferer, (former?) weight-loss inspiration, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She was formerly known as PastaQueen. You can contact her if you promise to be nice.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.


The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech - Social Media Week
Sums up what it's like to be in between Gen X and the Millenials.

Charged in the death of Eric Harris, Deputy Bob Bates gets permission to go to the Bahamas
I was hoping this was an Onion article, but unfortunately it appears to be real.

Google Now Lets You Download Your Entire Search History - NBC
Sort of disturbed to know they've been saving my search queries at all.



Sign up for my email newsletter and stay informed about the latest news and events.


Learn to! Up & Running online running courses