Month: March 2010


So I’m starting the second week(I think) of this standing desk experiment thingy.

So far my feet hurt. I suspect that if I had some decent padding or some kind of shoe then I could resolve this, but other than that I think it’s doing better things for my back.

And it makes me fidget more. I suspect the long term effects of constant fidgiting is probably good, but right now I’m just fidgity. Or it could be the coffee. Either way.

I was thinking of doing this for some time, but was always stumped with how to do it. I was looking around my office and trying to see what I could turn into a vertical desk extension. And it would have involved reusing some other shelves and whatnot, and that would cause a problem of where to put the stuff that’s on those shelves.

Then, late one night, I was turning off the table light next to the couch and noticed that, the spaces between the kitchen and living room were just the right height for a laptop. My arms are bent at the right 90 degree angle, and the best part is that I don’t have to build anything. So the next morning I put the laptop there, realised that there was tons of space, and it was generally comfortable.

For those not familiar with my house, the wall between the living room and kitchen has these little cut out spaces, I’m guessing so that you can watch TV while making dinner. Anyway, this is my new office πŸ™‚

It’s pretty nice when you think of it. The coffee is right here, I could watch TV if I really wanted to(I don’t, because I don’t need even more distractions) and I keep the dog company. She doesn’t seem to like hanging out up stairs, so I come to her πŸ™‚

The downside, is that I’m working in the kitchen, you know, where all the food is. It appears however that, I’ve loaded the kitchen with a bunch of stuff that I don’t want to munch on, but I still look for it. Which means walking around, which I guess works.

Added to this, I now have a tendancy to wander about for no reason. I guess sitting down stopped that urge. But I have it now. Chalk it up to being fidgity.

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Apparently Ottawa is breaking records this week for how warm it is. And, well, it’s warm. The problem is that I still have my snow tires on. 😦

But I have to call Mazda and see if there was supposed to be a tread wear warranty on the tires that came with the car. Seems to me that they wore out waaaay too quickly.

I’m also going to write off the first quarter in terms of goals. I mean, by now I should have read/finished three books and written one song.

I’ve done none of that. And the book part is the dumbest, as I have two books on the go that I could have just finished! Oh well.

But that doesn’t mean the rest of the year is a write off. I still plan to, overall, get all my goals accomplished. But the first quarter is a little slow.

The main problem is that I didn’t have a real plan, and everything that I’m reading about keeping your goals going is that you have to have a plan. I have no plan, I am planless. Odds are I won’t have a plan, because while I am great at making plans, I’m terrible at keeping to them. And they become a sort of goal and I don’t keep all my goals, so there πŸ˜›

Lots going on here. The wedding is coming along. We’re getting more and more RSVPs coming in, which is great πŸ™‚

I have to sort out the groomsmen gifts, and since I know what I’m getting them, it’s actually pretty easy. It’s just a matter of getting them πŸ™‚

And my wedding gift to Tara is coming along as well. I hope she’ll be surprised. πŸ˜€

Other than that we’re just trying to plan our honeymoon and cover bases that probably weren’t covered before but will be covered.

How many bases do we have? Dunno.