Tuesday, June 8, 2010

King bed

i thought everything in the us of a is big. i thus couldnt quite understand the bed the people we are subleasing from left for us. it is so narrow! it is not very long either, even my legs notice and i dont think im that tall. up till last week i thought we were sleeping on a "queen bed". checking craigslist and furniture stores it seemed however the most common bed... so that made me wonder even more... how can all these... ummm... bigger people than me sleep on a queen?!
last week the people we are subleasing from came to get some of their furniture back, and then they told me we are sleeping on a "full bed" right now. so i catched up on my wikipedia reading and now know there are twin/single beds (for 1 person), full beds (for 1 person in my opinion; 135 cm), queen beds (a little less space than a normal 2-person dutch bed; 152 cm), king beds (essentially 2 twins; 198 cm) and californian king beds. the latter i expected to be enormous... but more reading taught me that it is in between a king and a queen. pfffffttt.
but all that reading did not turn our frustrating full (every night i wake up several times) into a king. but look at the pic: there is everything, except a mattress, to build a king, even a fancy nightstand!!!! jeeeejjj!!! another visit to craigslist yesterday; there was someone so very kind to give us their not used anymore bedframe..! so... thanks again to everyone who gave us their furniture; the couch, the bookshelf, the lamps (see pic), the huge tv, the futon (my sister will visit us in august) and now the bedframe!! :) the us of a is not that bad at all....!

6 comments:

CaT said...

ooowww... i wrote too much... thats against my own rules. grrr... and now im even writing more..
also.. i still need to tell the story of the futon one time. :)
now soon we will buy a gooooood mattress (NO spring mattress), and then i can finally get a decent night of sleep... which hopefully will also improve my labwork (i feel i am so disorganized....

Sylvia said...

isn't it strange that they call the one person bed Twin?

Sylvia said...

it took me some time to figure this out...

Sylvia said...

U.S. terminology refers to a twin bed to mean what is known as a single bed in other countries, whereas other countries understand twin beds to be two single beds in the same room.

that is what wikipedia says. Haben die Amis mal wieder icht aufgepasst, hahahaha

CaT said...

:) hahahaha! yes, indeed... i find it all very complicated. and shouldnt a queen actually be bigger than a king... i think queens are more important... :)
and a full... also not logic.
but who are we to judge the american system... ? ;)

CaT said...

ah, and a full is also called a double... to complicate matters even further.
1-persoonsbed
twijfelaar
2-persoonsbed
is tog makkelijker?