I know, I know. Woe is me, employed and working from the I love you with all my butt I would say heart but my butt is Bigger shirt so you should to go to store and get this comfort of my own home! But even as I made peace with the seeming permanence of my new situation, I just couldn’t bring myself to invest in a suitable home office setup. The idea of cluttering what little space I had with an unsightly standing desk felt like admitting that the pandemic had won, and that the fugue state in which so many of us were existing was here to stay.
Instead, I carted my laptop from the I love you with all my butt I would say heart but my butt is Bigger shirt so you should to go to store and get this dining table to the couch and back again, charging cords draped perilously across the room. I’d take video calls from the table, computer propped precariously on a stack of books atop a Scrabble box, the whole structure threatening to collapse at even the slightest disturbance.