06 November 2007

It's the little things...

that sometimes aren't so little.

I realized that since starting grad school I've been spending a shit ton of time sitting on my ass in front of this computer. Who knew. The result however is that I began to notice that our $30 office chair from the evil empire was just not sufficient support for those long days staring at a monitor.

Yes, it rolls nicely with the slant of the floor and I think I might be doing some sort of inadvertent core/ab muscle exercises to keep from rolling into the closet while I type but by the end of the day my legs and back really hurt. So...

I got a new chair!

I will admit there was a bit of sticker shock involved. Who knew that in order to get a decent, ergonomically correct chair one would have to shell out a buck fifty?!? My new chair has a great mesh back and at least three more inches of padding in the seat than the other one. The curve of the back hits me perfect for lumber support and it doesn't tilt back and make me wish my arms were longer in order to type. Although I still find myself squinting at the monitor a lot more, I think that might have something to do with either eye strain or getting older, don't know yet.

Anyway, I was amused that I was so chuffed with my new chair and actually took pictures and wrote about it. It's a really cool chair.


  1. Hi! I came over from NaBloPoMo. I'm challenging myself to comment on as many blogs as possible this month as well as post.

    I bought a Dyson vaccuum a while back and it is taking all my willpower not to wax poetic about it, so I understand. Also? I didn't realize vaccuums could be so expensive! But chairs, yes. You definitely need a good chair if you're sitting in it all day.

    Happy Posting!

  2. I totally remember when I got my new chair, after using an old office chair for the past 7 years. It was like Heaven!! It moves up and down, and it rolls and it's a joy!! YAY NEW CHAIRS!!