I can't sit in a desk chair. I mean, I CAN - you know, I can physically sit there, yes. But I cannot stay there for any length of time in any sort of comfortable position. My body has this strange distaste for putting both feet flat on the floor, and so I am forever pulling one leg up in the chair under the other, or sitting Indian style, or trying to somehow crouch in the chair, looking for all the world like I am preparing to pounce on something I see inside the computer monitor.
None of these positions are comfortable. Try them. Go ahead, I'll wait. Yeah, try the Indian style one, too. See? The weird tiger pounce position is actually the most comfortable of all, unless the chair is a rolling style. Then it's just downright dangerous.
So, you can see, I am at a loss. How am I supposed to blog and write and do all the Internet-y things I like when I can't for the life of me get comfortable in any chair, ever? I am currently sitting on the floor typing this out, but only because it's been an unforgivable amount of time since I've updated this site, and I'm sacrificing for the greater good. Do I need to invest in some kind of chaise lounge in which I can, well, lounge as I type? Because that seems awfully princessy and diva-ish to me. Maybe a giant bean bag of sorts? I think a hot tub would be nice, but I don't feel confident that my MacBook is 100% waterproof.
In other news, I have to buy Microsoft Office for my Mac. For some reason (probably my total lack of knowledge on such subjects) I thought that once I needed the Office Suite, and my MacBook pre-installed test drive expired, I could just click a button and PRESTO! The full version of Office would be installed! Within five minutes! And I could just pay for it online with my credit card! But no! You have to go to a real live store. And talk to a real live person, and really buy it, with real money and everything. Which is way too much of a hassle, and so I am typing about 500 addresses into my Apple Address Book, which will probably end up being a massive waste of time, as I will likely never find a way to integrate the 500 addresses into any coherent program that will print address labels for me. Thus, I need the Microsoft Office, so that I can just type these stupid addresses into Excel and then, you know. Use them and stuff.
But the store, and the driving, and the actual physical act of installing the software! Not to mention having to pretend that I am either a student or a teacher of something so that I can buy the much less expensive Student/Teacher version of the Suite. It all sounds so terrible that I am just typing away, into my Apple Address Book, knowing all the while that I am most assuredly squandering an entire evening, diligently entering addresses for nothing.
Actually, I'm not sure you can use the word "diligently" in any sentence regarding me and feel really great about it. So never mind that last part.
What I've chosen to do, as you might have noticed, is not really think about the problem, and instead just aimlessly throw a poorly thought-out half-solution at it, hoping that somehow things will all turn out in the end. I've found that this is a nice way to live my life, and so I am sticking with it. We'll call it New Year's Resolution 2007: Lazier Than Ever, And Yet Still Somehow Limping Along!
I like it. Do you like it? Because I like it.