The Adventures of Space-Man Jones
Space-Man Jones is at the helm, ready to make the jump to light-speed… That’s what I hear between my ears each time I start writing at my standing desk. The voice is a cross between Duck Dodgers and Lando Calrissian. I know where it came from (“A galaxy far, far away…”) but I don’t know how long it’s going to last. Forever, I hope. Seriously, each time I work at my RiseUP Table Top, I feel like I’m at the helm of a spaceship ready for all kinds of intergalactic adventure. In other words, I get excited about writing, burst with enthusiasm at creating or finishing a new piece of writing. That passion wasn’t always there. The stars begin to blind our space-man, and he’s tossed back into his seat, on his way to Yet Another Writing Session Galaxy… I still didn’t know it yet but soon I’d be facing my toughest hurdle: cleaning my desk. Believe me, I didn’t want to go down that
Rabbit Black Hole. So I put it off for few days, which turned into a week, then two weeks, until one day I decided it was time. I cleared everything off — books, graphic novels, notepads, sketchbooks, and a recycled shoebox containing pencils, pens, highlighters, bookmarks, and stickies —and threw it all on my bed. I placed the RiseUP on top of my (now cleared) desk and started making some handwritten notes in a notebook. A baby step. Haven’t stopped walking since.
But wait you say, how did you know it was going to fit on your desk? In your workspace?
The RiseUP is very portable, measuring 22-by-28-by-4 inches. It weighs just 10 pounds and was designed to stand on flats surfaces. It has a built-in handle for easy transportation and the bottom is equipped with soft pads to prevent scratching. (See image below)
I’ve been doing so much writing lately, I still haven’t cleared all the books, pens and pads off my bed. And I don’t know when I’ll get to the Clean The Shit Off Your Bed So You Can Sleep On It Galaxy, but hope its a lot faster than where I’m coming from. In the bright tunnel, traveling at the speed of light, Space-Man Jones smiles at the cosmos, appreciative of his place in it…