Well, not an ode, exactly, but I am pretty excited about my new desk chair. My parents got me my first desk chair when I was in college. It served me well for a decade or so, but I had to put it out to pasture a year and a half ago. (Here “put it out to pasture” means “leave it in my office as a horizontal space on which to put paper I want to recycle.”) When my old-old desk chair stopped working, I turned to the only available chairs I had: my dining room chairs. It was only supposed to be temporary, but I used a dining room chair as my desk chair for a year and a half.
Looks comfy, right? It’s really not so bad for short periods of time. But sitting for hours straight (like for online classes or when writing 15-page papers in two days) was murder. Now that my new chair is here, it can join its fellows in my dining room.
So much nicer. It was custom-built to my specifications (!) and has all the latest bells and whistles. (Who knew desk chairs had bells and whistles?) I guess this officially marks the end of Christmas, as this was a Christmas present from my parents. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Speaking of my dad, it’s his birthday today. Happy Birthday, Dad!