New Chair Day

“I’m very excited to spin in the new chair.” —Genevieve

I’ve always had dumpster dive chairs for my computer desk at home. They’re -ish, and always break within a year. Then one day I came across the most amazing chair I’d ever found, and It took years to break …but when it finally did, the most amazing thing happened.

Can I Use This Chair?

I first discovered the chair going out for a cigarette one evening before bed. There was a slight drizzle, and I noticed it by the light of the porch; sitting at the curb of a neighboring apartment stoop. I’d never seen a chair that color or shape before, I instantly had to have it…

“It effin matches my Ikea end table!”

I sat in it for a bit, admiring the way it reclined. I pushed the wheels with my feet only to notice that it would return to center instead of spinning in circles like the lost soul that it was…

“It’s so clean, why would anyone in their right mind throw this away?!? …it’s perfect.”

Next thing I know, I’m attempting to pull this obsession up the narrow staircase to my apartment.

…all forty plus pounds of it…

The chair at the first apartment.

I would refer to it as my $400 chair. Originally, I had planned on using it for my drawing table, but it quickly graduated to computer chair status. I would relinquish to people the story of how I came upon it, and they would awe in the wonder of it’s greatness. Offering to take it off my hands had I ever grown tired of it, as if that were some sort of logical possibility. We had been through multiple clients, projects and apartments, ultimately transitioning into the house I live in today. Then, all of a sudden, whilst adjusting the seat in preparation for a new project, the back gave way…

…and that…

…my friends, was a dark…

 

…dark…

 

…dark…

 

 

…day…

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