This is a picture of my new chair.
More pics here.
No, I'm not joking.
I haven't thought of a name for it yet, but I am definitely
considering dressing it up and putting it out on the front porch for
I've sat on it for a good 8 hours so far, and to date, no signs of
The aliens called, but no, they can't have their chair back.
It's called the Ergo Chair. The egg-shaped thing is made from rubber
and is inflatable. You can adjust the height of the chair by letting
air out or pumping air in.
It is supposed to ergonomically superior to a regular desk chair. The
reasoning makes some sense. When you sit on top of an egg, your spine
gets to drop down a bit, because there's a curve. When you sit in a
"normal" chair, the base of your spine is compressed. Also,
supposedly, sitting in this chair exercises all sorts of little
muscles in your abdomen and such because you are constantly making
small movements in order to maintain your balance. In regular chairs,
you sit still and get fat. Anything that gets me buff while not
requiring me to move is alright by me.
I didn't do a lot of research to verify these claims, but I did read
the return policy very carefully. I ordered it online and had no
opportunity to try it before buying it.
So far, I like it. I have had some lower back issues this year, and it
is definitely true that after sitting on this thing for a few hours,
my back isn't stiff at all. In my old chair, it would have been at
least a bit stiff.
I'm not going to link to a particular site, because I don't want to
advertise for any particular merchant, but if you search for Ergo
Chair, you will find plenty of outlets. Be aware that there is a huge
variance in pricing, about $60 between the highest and the lowest.
Maybe for Halloween, I will dress up as my chair.