Thursday, January 17, 2013

CHAIR-IRRITABLE EVENT

OK…
I’m settled in my new  house. mostly…
Got my office together, somewhat…
So I seized the day, a few days ago…
And sat down to write and also send out queries.
At end of the day though…
ARRGGHH!
My back was sore…
Really sore.
Why, I wondered?
It’s the same chair I’ve always had…
Same—wait a minute…
The time I’m spending in the chair has changed.
I’m talking seven hours I spent in this chair…
And besides my back being sore…
The circulation in my legs was almost cut off…
And my butt had fallen asleep…
Please don’t ask me to explain…
How a butt can fall asleep, because I can’t. 
(and don’t ask about the sensation when it woke up) 
I then scrutinized my chair…
For heaven’s sake! The seat was mini. 
(trust me, many things are mini-sized here in Mexico) 
I never noticed the seat before…
Probably because I’ve never sat in it…
Long enough to feel pain.
So?
What’s a writer to do?
This writer bought another one and…
Ooooh! Ahhhh! Oh, yeah baby!
If you know the Dinah Washington song… 
 “What A Difference A Day Makes”…
Than you can sing along with my new lyrics.
Here goes… 
What a difference a chair makes…
Sitting hours and writing…
Now my body is delighting…
And there’s no more pain. 
So?
Ever experience a bad chair?
What lengths did you go to remedy it?
Or are you one of those writers…
Who can write anywhere under any circumstance…
In any chair?

Always, Em-Musing

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you're going to spend time in it, get a comfortable chair. I spend a lot of my day in one, so both the chair at work and at home are very nice.

Matthew MacNish said...

I sit for around eight hours a day at work. I just have to get up and walk around from time to time.

Damyanti said...

This post sounds like a poem.

Crazy Mama said...

Haha have you seen the Forever Comfy?

Barbara Watson said...

Great story! I get up and move because I just have too.

Anne Gallagher said...

I change chairs at least twice a year. I've gone from plushy, to straight back, hard seat, soft seat, no back, high/low back. I get up, I walk, I do laundry, I go back to writing and still no matter what I do or don't do, my butt falls asleep. Thanks for sharing, I thought I was the only one.

Michelle Kott said...

My but falls asleep a lot in my work chair. I had to get a support pillow for my back.

Jennifer Shirk said...

OMG, yes!!!!!

Actually, I just had an office chair delivered. It's awesome. My back feels so much better. I went to a furniture store and sat in a bunch. So important to have a comfy one.

DL Hammons said...

I'm about due for a new chair. I've worn all of the padding out of this one and right before I tackle my upcoming revisions a replacement will be needed! :)

Misha Gericke said...

Oh yeah I have.

At the moment, though, my desk is STILL without chair. Planning to buy an expensive but comfortable one soon, because I know it's better for my back to write at a desk than on my bed.

Tracy Jo said...

Congrats on the new chair!! Mine isn't the greatest right now so I tend to move around the house to different chairs....can you say musical...um... :-)