Tagged with “personal”

The A stands for Asexual

Today is a more personal post: I want to talk about asexuality.

The idea of asexuality is still quite a new one for a lot of people. Many people haven’t even heard of it, and among those who have, there are still some common misunderstandings and mistakes. Compared to other orientations, asexuality doesn’t get much time in the spotlight.

I’ve identified as asexual for the last couple of years, and so for this year’s Asexual Awareness Week, I’d like to give you a brief introduction to my orientation. (I spent a lot of time worrying over whether to post this, so much so that I missed the end of AAW. Oh well, better late than never.)

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My new standing desk

Inspired by Colin Nederkoorn’s $22 standing desk, I decided to have a go at building my own standing desk from IKEA parts when I moved into my new flat. I’ve been using a standing desk for several years, but moving my old desk would have been more hassle than building this new one.

I’ve made a few changes to his design, based partly on personal preference, and partly on the fact that I couldn’t get all of the parts that he used from the British branches of IKEA.

Here’s a picture of the new desk, from the front on:

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