his column is going to be like the weather… All over the place.
Even though Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be cooperating, every year you can feel the stir. I have mentioned here before that I am fairly sure I suffer from seasonal depression disorder. It’s not severe, but it’s certainly something I struggle with every winter.
It’s partially caused by a lack of Vitamin D, and also holiday eating, lack of activity, and just hating winter. The funny thing is that every week when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, my malaise starts to dissipate.
It’s not even because I get overly excited about Spring Training. Sure, I’m one of the biggest baseball fans that I know, but Spring Training is just a bunch of guys practicing baseball. I think it’s got something to do with the days getting longer and that being the first sign of Spring for me. This year has been harder than most for whatever reason – I don’t know why. But sure enough, last week, you see on SportsCenter the first pop of the mitts and I start feeling like working out again and eating better. Go figure. Welcome back, Spring.
The timing couldn’t have been better because I found myself struggling last week while typing in my home office. You see, my keyboard tilted from left to right like a see saw. This is not the standard behavior. But neither is my desk a standard desk. It’s a folding table. Very fancy.
Of course, I had a desk at one point in time. But that disappeared when my son decided his video game room needed a makeover. He was kind enough to leave me with that folding table, but it folded in the middle – thus the hump.
Having had enough after a particularly frustrating day of typing and balancing, I went to the furniture store to find one. Now here’s where I see my error. I brought my wife. She decided that her scrapbooking room needed a new desk as well.
Then she decided she needed a new chair. Then I realized that I needed a new chair. Then she said her scrapbooking room needed a new coat of paint and a new light along with some curtains.
So this past week and a half, I’ve been assembling desks, painting, and installing fans and wiring and whatnot.
All because of a hump in a desk. Vitamin D, don’t fail me now.
(When he’s not getting a hump out of a desk you can catch Chris Kamler on Twitter as @TheFakeNed. Find him on Facebook, Snapchat or near a baseball diamond)