My trusty old office chair is dying. There's a huge crack on the mechanism that holds the chair together, and it's only a matter of time until the other side will break off too. It served me well for many years; I'm not sad about it or anything. It's the natural way of things.
But! This means I have to buy a new chair. And that is going to be a problem.
I think I need to go as far as Førde or Bergen (or Knarvik, maybe) to buy a new chair. And since I don't have a car, it's going to be a huge pain. I remember when I bought my current chair. It was heavy and unwieldy and I had to lug it a long distance to the bus stop, between transportation, and from the subway stop to my place of residence. Even if I do this solo, I'm going to need someone to drive me home from the ferry lane at least.
Large trash pick-up day is on Saturday, May the 8th, so I can conveniently get rid of the old - I expect it'll break completely before then. It is already wobbly.
Over in #aspoonedroom, we (aetherspoon and I) amused and frustrated ourselves by looking for ways to get office chairs. The furniture chains I can think of all have somewhat poor selections. He suggested office supply stores, as that's where they're cheaper in the US, but it seems to be reversed here in Norway. And can someone name an office supply chain in Norway that hasn't been bought up by Staples? I miss Binders.. Staples Norway has super-pricey office chairs that don't look very good anyway. I'm looking for a chair for around 1500 to 2000 kroner - might go as high as 3000, but the chair had better damn well be green *and* otherwise awesome at that price.
I even looked at ordering from amazon.co.uk - I even found one that would ship to Norway - but the shipping was slightly more expensive than the chair itself, and it wasn't that great a chair anyway.
In other news, I received my catnip in the mail today. I smelled it as soon as I opened the mailbox. I'm so glad I like the smell of catnip.
I finished knitting a headband today. Photos here on Flickr.