I spend most of my working time (and far too much of my personal time) working on a computer. This has traditionally meant sitting in a chair. All day. I’ve spent years thinking that someday I’ll get around to trying a standup desk. It’s the magic solution to all my physical fitness needs!
This summer I spent 6 weeks living at Children’s Hospital in Seattle. After a few weeks I needed to start working again. I mostly occupied small rooms, anywhere I could find a clear table surface. Once I was kicked out of a video conference room legally reserved for deaf users. One night we didn’t have a roommate in the hospital room and I took over use of the over-bed table from the other side of the room:
This was perfect! It’s height adjustable, and just small enough to fit a laptop, coffee and 1 piece of paper. Sadly I was only able to use the table/desk for one evening before a new patient arrived. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head when we arrived back home, so I found a similar desk on amazon for only $50. Today (Labor Day ironically) is my first day using it at my office. If I stick with this, I’ll try to document how it goes!
This morning Jenn carefully filled out her 2012 ballot. But before the ballot could be dropped at the county dropbox, our dog Jasper somehow opened a nice gash on the pad of his paw and tracked blood all over the house. And the blanket on our bed. I just discovered the ballot as I was moving the blanket to the dryer.
After some research, we discovered you can obtain a replacement ballot at the local County Auditors office. Even on election day itself. Which is tomorrow.
I made this video my junior year of high school. My english teacher gave extra credit if we made a short movie. Still not sure why. I filmed and edited this the afternoon and evening before the deadline. Editing with 2 ghetto VCRs was fun. One of the VCRs had a 2-3 second delay when you hit the record button. I vividly remember staying up late counting out over and over “one one thousand, two one thousand, three one NOW”. You can tell where the editing gets messed up at the very end.