Designing the Nerd Cave–Going Online

     I spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk in front of a computer in a dingy, windowless, government office.  The absolute last thing I want to do when I get home is sit at a desk in front of a computer.  Unfortunately, the busy life of a renaissance nerd means I need to have a PC handy.  The obvious choice was to get a laptop and that’s what I ended up doing.

     I’ve never been a huge fan of laptops.  The few times I’ve played with them in the past, I found them to be clunky and I absolutely hated touch pads.   After some research,  I went with a Sony Vaio, getting a nice deal on Amazon.  Adding a Logitech wireless mouse took care of my aversion to touch pads.

   For a couple weeks, I enjoyed sitting on the couch, watching (or ignoring) a movie or documentary on Netflix while working on this blog, surfing the Web or doing a little online shopping.  However, the whole “balance the thing on a pillow on my lap” thing wasn’t working for me.  If you’ve read all my previous posts, you probably know where this is going.  Yup…CB2.

     One night I mention to my wife that I’m thinking about getting some kind of laptop desk. The very next morning, I check G-Mail and find an e-mail from CB2 about their Tucker Laptop Desk.  It comes in white or “camo” which is a kind of pea green color that actually goes nicely with the blue walls in here.  A few days later, my desk arrived and like all CB2 furniture I’ve dealt with to date, it assembled easily in a few minutes.

     The desktop is hinged and opens to allow storage of the laptop, mouse and TV/PS3 remotes neatly inside.  The support legs slide easily under the couch allowing the desk to extend to a nice working distance even while seated fully back on the couch.   Another Five Star product from CB2 and a nice final touch to my new lair.

     So there it is, the fifth and final goal for my new Nerd Cave is met and working out great.  All that’s left are a few minor tweaks.  I’d like to replace the current ceiling fan with a more modern style model (brushed nickel I think) and there’s room for a few more pieces of artwork.

     Now that the room is done, I can get down to business.  Those Space Marines aren’t going to paint themselves.

Next time–Who knows?

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