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We recently moved our office from the second bedroom to the awkward hallway that’s in between our kitchen and living room.  I like the new location because I hated feeling closed off in the back room.


I also LOVE the desk’s new location because I can use the rolling chair to reach the fridge, without ever having to stand up.  I don’t think I’ve stood up for five hours…



Every time I roll into the kitchen, the Husband moans, “COME ON! SERIOUSLY?!”




My name is Caitlin, I love rolling chairs, I’m 90,000 words into my book, I’m 8 days away from my deadline, and I am slowly going insane.


Odds and ends instead of meals.  Meals cannot be cooked from my rolling chair, after all.




If I start drinking wine, can I get busted for a R.U.I?



  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 1, 2011, 3:39 pm

    RUI? Lol. I love you.

    • CaitlinHTP September 1, 2011, 3:40 pm

      Rolling Under the Influence!!!

    • SaraRM September 1, 2011, 4:37 pm

      OMG I just busted out laughing!! Hillarious! You may actually need that glass of wine sooner than later 🙂

      • Baking N Books September 1, 2011, 4:37 pm

        Me too. Best post ever.

        • Liz September 1, 2011, 11:38 pm

          Ha! Cracking up by myself at my desk 😀

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun September 1, 2011, 3:41 pm

    I can just picture you doing this and I love you for it. LOL

  • Ginger September 1, 2011, 3:41 pm

    That’s completely Awesome! haha made me smile 🙂

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please September 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Buahaha! Your face in that picture is classic! I have a rolling chair at work, but unfortunately it’s on carpet – so no rolling fun for me.

  • Kristen (inspiredbydooce) September 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Only if the husband turns you in 🙂
    Good luck finishing up Caitlin. You can DO IT!

  • Kim @ Spoonful Of Sass September 1, 2011, 3:42 pm

    Rolling chairs are fabulous! And living in a mostly carpeted house does not allow free rolling to occur, so I understand your excitement!

  • Devon @ Answering Oliver September 1, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Love it. Call it cross-training! : )

  • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas September 1, 2011, 3:43 pm

    You’re adorable.

  • Beth (Well I'll Be) September 1, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Ha, I’d highly suggest drinking wine in your situation!

  • Paige September 1, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Ha this is totally something I would do. Rolly chairs for the win!

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:24 pm


  • nancytoconnor September 1, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Hahaha! Loved it!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 1, 2011, 3:44 pm

    That is hilarious. I set up my computer in the kitchen and I literally am within arm’s reach of the fridge. Perfection.

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) September 1, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Rolling chairs ARE fun! So are big exercise balls used instead of desk chairs… wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Mary September 1, 2011, 3:45 pm

    HAHA wouldn’t it be WUI? Take a break! just for a minute, get your bottle of wine.

    you know… I wrote some of my best papers in college drunk 😉

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 1, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Love this!
    I would totally roll around in the chair, too!


  • Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life September 1, 2011, 3:48 pm

    That is an awesome spot for your desk! I like the wedding picutre hung above it as well!

  • Ellie September 1, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Ha! Thanks for the afternoon laugh! I needed that! Good luck on your deadline!!!

    Love your blog!

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:24 pm

      Thank you Ellie!

  • Laura September 1, 2011, 3:49 pm

    I totally used to scoot from my cubicle to my coworked cubicle. I got called out on it. Rolling to the fridge is totally something I would do 🙂

  • Marissa C September 1, 2011, 3:51 pm

    That fridge is GLORIOUS. I need one that big.

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:24 pm

      It is an amazing fridge. I love my landlord.

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life September 1, 2011, 3:51 pm

    Hahahaha I would so totally do the same thing. Who needs to use our legs when we can be lazy and roll (plus rolling is much more fun, and sort of like your at an amusement park!)

    Awesome job getting through those edits… your soooo close to being done!!!

  • Ashley @ Will Run for Food September 1, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Ha! This is totally something I would do…and my husband’s response would be similar to Kristian’s. Love it!

  • Molly @ Duchess of Fork September 1, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Hah! Love it. Why would you ever need to get up?

  • Heather @ Better With Veggies September 1, 2011, 3:53 pm

    If I was that close to the fridge, I’d be in trouble. You have better self-control than me. It looks fun though! 🙂

  • deva (voracious vorilee) September 1, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I am giggling like crazy – love the facial expressions, and I can *almost* hear the rolling sound of the wheels on the floor. teehee!

  • yolie @ practising wellness September 1, 2011, 4:08 pm

    lol! I love this and I love you! this post is hilarious! xyx

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 1, 2011, 4:08 pm

    This post cracked me up from the very beginning. Are you slap happy? FYI, my favorite thing to when writing and slap happy is to have a glass of wine. The work will come easier/you will be more inspired/it will be more fun. 🙂 I’m sure you know all this. Writers are not strangers to wine. hahaha.

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 1, 2011, 4:10 pm

    bahahaha soooo lazy 🙂 I’m guilty of this too, hence NO ROLLING CHAIRS at home!!! in lab though you can find me scooting all around the room.

    Good luck finishing your editing! you’re soooo close!!!

  • em September 1, 2011, 4:11 pm

    my chair backs on to our kitchen (small london apartment) so i have this very same issue! when i’m done with my glass/plate, i just swivel and place in the sink. seriously.

  • Chelsea September 1, 2011, 4:14 pm

    Hahah that’s too funny! At least you’re so so close to being done with your book! How exciting!

  • Axel September 1, 2011, 4:15 pm

    My wife and I recently consolidated our offices into one room in the basement. I predict rolling chair bumper cars.

  • Irene September 1, 2011, 4:15 pm

    could there possibly be another reason you had to free up the second bedroom? wink wink haha

    • CaitlinHTP September 1, 2011, 4:18 pm

      I wish 🙂 Not yet! I swear. Hopefully SOON. Keep guessing! When I stop saying no, that’s when you know.

  • ashley @ cooking for john September 1, 2011, 4:16 pm

    R.U.I?! Hahaha that just cracked me up. I love rolling chairs too! 🙂 You’re getting so close to the end, keep up the great work!!

  • Jen September 1, 2011, 4:17 pm

    I love rolling chairs! I have carpeting where my desk stands, so unfortunately my rolling chair doesn’t gain much speed in this room. 🙁

  • Coco September 1, 2011, 4:21 pm

    I love the new space! My desk space is on the landing at the top of the stairs that was big but not big enough for anything else.. It’s great to make use of random space!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 1, 2011, 4:21 pm

    The funny thing about this post is… everything. You’ve rolled into Crazyland, which I’m guessing shares a border with the Deadline Kingdom? No rolling house tours at our place- the office is sunken. Now that makes me sad.

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:23 pm

      Haha so true.

  • Anne Weber-Falk September 1, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I LOVE IT!!! I gotta get me a set up like that.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul September 1, 2011, 4:23 pm

    oh Caitlin! Hahahah you’re too cute and funny! 😛 Love the pictures and picturing the Husband’s expression. I love to roll through the house with my baby nephew. And then make him dizzy. Cruel I know! RUI is tooo funny…

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:23 pm

      Aww that’s cute.

  • Shannon September 1, 2011, 4:24 pm

    lol. you crack me up!

  • Kim@ Wonderings of a Twenty Something September 1, 2011, 4:28 pm

    Love the pictures!!

  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs September 1, 2011, 4:29 pm

    mmmmmmmmm noodle soup.

    (Friends? Anyone?)

  • Danielle September 1, 2011, 4:31 pm

    Hahaha. girl, you are hilarious!

  • Danielle September 1, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Btw, is that chicken-less noodle soup? Amy’s brand?

  • Jamie @ cueyourlife September 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

    OMG! Love it! My Sweetheart said the same thing last night…when I took a pic of our dinner. “Really? Seriously?” he said. I couldn’t come up with ANYTHING to say back so, of course, instead of just staying quiet I came up with, “What? Stop it…I don’t make fun of you for being…well…a crazy person!” Then I received the most confused look and I knew the conversation was over. Lol!

  • Jennifer September 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

    LOL this made me laugh because it’s the exact opposite of what I would expect you to do. Just please don’t get going so fast that you crash into a doggie. 🙂

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 4:38 pm

      Oh they are now terrified of the rolling chair.

  • Heather September 1, 2011, 4:36 pm

    This makes me chuckle.

  • Stephanie September 1, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Those pictures are so funny! Once I rolled over my foot and it bruised so badly that I hobbled for weeks. So yeah…try not to be a klutz like me.

  • Claire September 1, 2011, 4:45 pm

    As someone who works 10 plus hours a day at a computer, just wanted to throw out there that your setup is not very good ergonomically. Your monitor should be at eye level. I would recommend raising your monitor or putting it on top of something to raise it up. Crippling neck pain is no joke — I’ve been there from laptop overuse.

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:22 pm

      Oh thanks! I will put a book under it.

  • Errign September 1, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Pretty sure some of my best college work (papers) has been under the influence, which is awful thing to admit…a rolling chair would have been AWESOME!

  • Michelle September 1, 2011, 4:53 pm

    HA! If my desk had a rolling chair near the kitchen, this would SO be me.

  • Alaina September 1, 2011, 5:04 pm

    Haha, I totally just chuckled at your RUI joke and my boss gave me a weird look. Ah well, it was funny. 🙂 Your pictures are hilarious. I would totally do that too.

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble September 1, 2011, 5:07 pm

    I love glidding around the office in my chair too! I also purchased an adult size “hippity-hop” so sometimes you can find me bouncing or balancing on my ball. 🙂

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 1, 2011, 5:08 pm

    LOVE the rolling to the fridge. I just tried to see if I could slide my kitchen chair to the fridge. I hit the transition strip between the dining room and the kitchen and my efforts immediately stopped.

  • Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice September 1, 2011, 5:09 pm

    LOL RUI…..amazing.

    I like the new location of your desk! I feel like open space is good for productivity.

  • Hillary September 1, 2011, 5:41 pm

    I do the EXACT same thing. No shame.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 1, 2011, 5:43 pm

    haha you had me giggling at RUI!!!

  • Army Amy* September 1, 2011, 5:45 pm

    90,000 words?! Wow! That sounds like a lot!*

  • Ashley @ My Food 'N' FitnessDiaries September 1, 2011, 5:48 pm

    Hahaha you got me laughing out loud while reading this. 🙂 Glad you’re able to find some humor even while editing!

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 1, 2011, 5:49 pm

    Watch for speed bumps<—–Maggie

  • Claire September 1, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Hahahaha love this! Definitely made my day and I was already having an excellent day- now that is an accomplishment 😉

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:22 pm

      I’m so glad you had an excellent day!

  • Lesley September 1, 2011, 6:01 pm

    LOL, that was brilliant.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 1, 2011, 6:07 pm

    RUI? ahahaha! I love that you roll everywhere. The Husband does it too in his chair!

  • Amanda September 1, 2011, 6:25 pm

    Rolling chairs forever!! Cracked a grin at your antics 😉

  • Amy September 1, 2011, 6:35 pm

    You are ridiculously cute.

    ….and practical.

    Love it! 🙂

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste September 1, 2011, 6:54 pm

    Love it! I’m definitely considering moving my desk to the kitchen just so I can roll over to to the fridge. I love rolling chairs! 😀

  • Kayla September 1, 2011, 7:01 pm

    Looks like you’re making the best of sitting that chair for five hours straight! The middle school kid in me wants to try that so bad!! Good luck with that deadline!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 1, 2011, 7:17 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! But OMG, that would go horribly wrong in my house. I’d be at the fridge all the time!

  • Nicole (Mrs. Muffins) September 1, 2011, 7:38 pm

    I literally laughed out loud, thank you for that! Haha 🙂

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks September 1, 2011, 7:39 pm

    hahahaha! aren’t roling chairs the best? I feel like such a little kid whenever I’m in one! 😀

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 1, 2011, 7:41 pm

    hahaha! That’s like me going into my kitchen all the time. Only, no rolly chair. 🙁

  • Katie September 1, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Hahahaha I love this post.

  • katie September 1, 2011, 8:14 pm

    We have the same fridge!! do you ever have the problem of your almond milk freezing? it happens to me all the time but most often with the original favor–i dont get it! haha

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:21 pm

      Hmm not but the other day my carrots froze?

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 1, 2011, 8:27 pm

    An RUI? Haha, I love it.

  • Pattie September 1, 2011, 8:32 pm

    I laughed so hard when I saw your series of pictures! that looks like so much fun! In my place there are these lump things between rooms so I don’t have a smooth roll from one room to the other. I’m super jealous of your ability to roll everywhere.

  • Selena September 1, 2011, 8:48 pm

    Hilarious. I think you need a rest, or a straight jacket LOL!

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:21 pm


  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 1, 2011, 9:06 pm

    Hahahahaha, this made me laugh out loud! That’s so awesome! I love rolling chairs and that looks like so much fun!

  • Pamela September 1, 2011, 9:08 pm

    You’re hilarious, girl. This post made me giggle – you’re so good at blogging interesting things! Seriously, you have a magic touch (er, keyboard?).

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:21 pm

      Thanks Pamela.

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal September 1, 2011, 9:12 pm

    LOL! Love the play by play rolling pics:-P

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 1, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Hahaha I love this! And now I wish I had a rolling chair! 😛

  • Carin September 1, 2011, 9:27 pm

    Ok, new game idea – rollin’ bowling. Get the Hubby to stand at what he condiders to be a ‘safe’ distance away, then see whether you can “strike” in one push off… or whether he’s chicken (OK, veggie chicken-style alternative) and jumps out of the way.

    Endless fun, a great distraction from writing and possibly good for the arm muscles?

    Very happy to collaborate on an idea for your next book – “Cheap, easy and (potentially) evil ways to entertain yourself at home”.

  • Dani September 1, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Did you move your office because you’re turning the back room into a nursery?! ; )

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:20 pm

      Naw 🙂 It does have a bed in it now!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life September 1, 2011, 10:00 pm

    Bahahahaaha I love rolling chairs! In college my roommate and I went on a drunken rolling adventure through a set of five connected dorm buildings. Elevators, long hallways, random people’s rooms, they all fell prey to our rolly chair! ha!

    • Caitlin September 1, 2011, 10:20 pm

      That. is. awesome.

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) September 1, 2011, 10:10 pm

    bahahah yes husband!!! Best idea ever. Might have to relocate my desk now…

  • Jen September 1, 2011, 10:20 pm

    LMAO! (I wanted to say “rofl” but that seemed a little obvious, haha) Now I extra wish we had hardwood instead of carpet in most of our apartment…being able to roll to the fridge would be awesome! Have fun and drive safe 😉

  • Allison @ Happy Tales September 1, 2011, 11:07 pm

    best. post. EVER! seriously love your personality. I hope you have a huge, celebratory party for yourself whenever you get that book turned in. you so deserve it!

  • Reenie September 1, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Girl ~ you are too cute! I could totally hear The Husband and his accent saying…..COME ON SERIOUSLY!!! HA!

  • Khushboo September 1, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Ha ha ha love this post….that’s all

  • Jen September 1, 2011, 11:54 pm

    This seriously made me LOL – I love you, Caitlin! Roll on, girl, roll on!!! 🙂

  • Sana September 1, 2011, 11:56 pm

    I dieeee!

  • Amanda September 2, 2011, 7:26 am

    I read this post three times, on purpose because it made me smile : D

    • Caitlin September 2, 2011, 10:59 am

      🙂 Aw thanks Amanda.

  • Marijke September 2, 2011, 7:28 am

    Haha that is hilarious!I love your blog Caitlin; it never ceases to make me smile!

    Good luck with that deadline! Your HTP book is the one I am most excited about!

    • Caitlin September 2, 2011, 10:59 am

      Thank you!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 2, 2011, 8:16 am

    LOL this post made me smile.

  • Charise September 2, 2011, 9:34 am

    You do sound like you are going a bit loopy from the stress, haha!

  • Meg September 2, 2011, 11:24 am

    I want to pinterest that pic of your desk because I’m trying to find design ideas for a new office and I love the simple long table with a light, perfect for undistracted (until you throw in the fridge!) work!

  • Silvina September 2, 2011, 11:57 am

    HAHAHA, you’re too funny!

  • Amber K September 2, 2011, 1:11 pm

    RUI! lol, so freaking funny. Poor Husband 😉

  • Beth September 2, 2011, 2:45 pm

    I Love this post!!! You are so fun. Thanks for the laugh on a very stressful workday! You rock!

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe September 2, 2011, 4:57 pm

    My sister used to be obsessed with her rolling chair, too. One time she even covered it in garbage bags and brought it into the shower with her lolololol.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 3, 2011, 10:05 am

    Haha, big LOL @ ‘RUI’! Amazing! I want a rolling chair!

  • Jolene ( September 3, 2011, 1:52 pm

    I love your office setup – it is really nice 🙂 I would roll on my chair across the room too if I could.

  • Jen @ The Well Read Fish September 3, 2011, 6:10 pm

    Best. Post. Ever.

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