Do you ever catch yourself thinking doing something longer than it would take to just do the thing? I've been planing to blog about this or that and the other thing and hanging some curtains. Well, to be fair, I did attempt to hang the curtains and they fell down. And now they're on my to-do list which has been brushed aside for breaking in my rocking chair. I've always wanted one of these bad boys and I finally bought it off of g-market, which is the Korean version of E-bay. Except G-market is more of a cross between Amazon and E-bay, but way better.
My rocking chair cost a whooping 49,000 ... won. Or in terms of US money, a little less than $49.00. It's so comfy that rather than truck to my office, I pulled the laptop onto my lap and am writing from it now. As normal as this may sound, I don't normally write directly from my laptop. Years ago, I tossed out the tower for a laptop. It started with a Lenova netbook. Squinting at the 10 inch screen wore thin fast so a bought a monitor and once I did that, I also purchased regular sized keyboard. I've gone through quite a few over the years. I now use the Logitech washable keyboard. Initially I was drawn to the board because of it's raised keys, but never having to deal with keyboard gunk... that has been a highlight going on two years now. Also I get compliments on my purchase. I have no idea why this should make me happy, but it does.
Anyway, more often than not, my laptop is set on my desktop and I like to extend my screen to my monitor, giving my great workspace. This has recently lead to some fights with my cat, as he has tried to claim the office chair as his property. Never mind the giant cat tree he has or the smaller one by the window. Nope, just the office chair. I suspect its actually a compliment. For a year I had three seating choices: my bed, the floor or the office chair. All three places got a lot of use in the one room.
And that brings us full circle to the rocking chair. It's kind of like when you're really hungry and you eat at a place the first time... man it's soooo good. I suspect had I gotten my rocking chair under different circumstances, say moving from an normal apartment to a house, I wouldn't have enjoyed it the way I am now.
On a completely other topic: What is up with miniscule "sign in" links on every site? I will say that you don't quite need a magnifying glass to find it (uhmmm, Khols) on Weebly, but seriously, it's like "Where's Waldo." I think you can tell a lot about how much a company values it's "old" customers over "new" by comparing the size of sign-up to sign-in, somewhere along the way businesses and investors confused "users" with customers. One pays money. The other doesn't, and those who do, shouldn't need a magnifying glass to log-in. Just saying.
Mariel R. is an ESL teacher, horse trainer, writer, editor, sporadic blogger, and lover of beer. She lives in South Korea with two house cats, three horses, a German Shepherd and three barn cats .
Bear (Gom in Korean) then (above) now (below)
Geumbi (Goldy in English) R.I.P February, 23, 2018