drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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i’m not a huge white tea fan, but i actually to honest goodness loved this tea!
i bought it for oddree because it has roses in it, it’s a thing i do. find a tea with roses, buy it for oddree. but i really didn’t expect to like it much. basically figured i’d drink it once or twice and the rest would be hers. so what a nice surprise to find it to tasty. especially since there are several low ratings by some other steepsters that i follow.
i brewed it and put the lid tightly on my timolino and then put it next to my bed and drank it first thing in the morning. it was still warm. it totally was.

today i took a spontaneous trip to ikea a couple of hours away and spontaneously bought a standing desk and i am writing this review while standing at it. this desk is SO BEAUTIFUL. fukin A. and it was a glorious day to drive with my sister and talk about fanfiction the WHOLE way there and back. warm fuzzies. super warm fuzzies.

OMGsrsly

Ooh! Which desk is it you got? I’ve been thinking of switching.

Shmiracles

okAY! i’m gonna nerd out now! you’ve been warned hah
i got a 59 × 29 table top. so it’s HUGE! and then i got the extendable legs called GERTON Legs. they go up to 42 inches tall. the legs were BY FAR the most expensive thing i bought. (the legs were basically half my bill. and that’s including all the cookies i bought hah) but when my boyfriend was like ’that’s not a lot of $ for something so good like a nice desk’ i was like OKAY done! hah (enabler!)

then i made a small monitor stand using EKBY VIKTOR shelf and the CAPITA legs. totaling like $18. i got the 6inch legs so the monitor would be right at the perfect eye height.

i spent A LOT of time trying different configurations and measuring very closely. because apparently even an inch too height or too low can become problematic eventually. but dude did my diligence pay off! cuz it is SPOT ON in height. (i can’t tell you how many times i wished i was shorter though. haha)
i’ll probably post a pic and link it once i get my room cleaned up.

i also bought this configuration http://iamnotaprogrammer.com/Ikea-Standing-desk-for-22-dollars.html
so i can take it to work. i’m not sure how much i will use it at work? it might be too weird (like that fad of sitting on those big yoga balls at your desk that was happening for a while?) but it was very affordable so i felt it was worth a try.

there are a lot of ideas out there! and many very affordable ikea hacks. it’s kinda cool. like this desk http://shortbluesky.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-diy-standing-desk-with-ikea-parts.html i already have the shelves and could have just gotten the tiny legs and tabletop? which would have been only $20, but it was still too short for me!
have someone measure from the floor to your bent elbow while you are standing with ideal posture, and basically if you need a 43inch or lower desk you will probably have many more options :)

oddree

I can’t wait to see the desk! Also, OMG NIGHTSTAND TEA FOR THE MORNING. Also, I tried the Cherry Blossom but didn’t have enough water so it wasn’t a full steep, but I could tell that I loved it anyways, so thank you for this tea (I even saved the full rosebud at the top of the tin for later). Also, yesterday was fun! Fanfic and meatballs.

OMGsrsly

Oh, sweet! I like that little desk-top standing desk. That might be a good place for me to start. I’m on my feet a lot at work anyways, so I’m not too worried about that… but I sit on my butt a lot at home. :)

I have considered bringing a yoga ball in to sit on at work, but we tend to have pipette tips strewn all over the floor, and they are definitely strong enough to pierce a yoga ball. Not sure I want to risk it.

Tea Sipper

I wonder how many people that has happened to, OMG! :D

OMGsrsly

Haha! Not sure anyone would really want to advertise it, Tea Sipper. :) Seems a little embarrassing – messy lab, etc. My desk is beside the tip box filling area, though. Thankfully they’re all clean!

OMGsrsly

So I’ve measured, and I’m working up a plan for a standing desk! My elbow is 40" off the ground, now to see what will work for me, yay. :)

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OMGsrsly

Ooh! Which desk is it you got? I’ve been thinking of switching.

Shmiracles

okAY! i’m gonna nerd out now! you’ve been warned hah
i got a 59 × 29 table top. so it’s HUGE! and then i got the extendable legs called GERTON Legs. they go up to 42 inches tall. the legs were BY FAR the most expensive thing i bought. (the legs were basically half my bill. and that’s including all the cookies i bought hah) but when my boyfriend was like ’that’s not a lot of $ for something so good like a nice desk’ i was like OKAY done! hah (enabler!)

then i made a small monitor stand using EKBY VIKTOR shelf and the CAPITA legs. totaling like $18. i got the 6inch legs so the monitor would be right at the perfect eye height.

i spent A LOT of time trying different configurations and measuring very closely. because apparently even an inch too height or too low can become problematic eventually. but dude did my diligence pay off! cuz it is SPOT ON in height. (i can’t tell you how many times i wished i was shorter though. haha)
i’ll probably post a pic and link it once i get my room cleaned up.

i also bought this configuration http://iamnotaprogrammer.com/Ikea-Standing-desk-for-22-dollars.html
so i can take it to work. i’m not sure how much i will use it at work? it might be too weird (like that fad of sitting on those big yoga balls at your desk that was happening for a while?) but it was very affordable so i felt it was worth a try.

there are a lot of ideas out there! and many very affordable ikea hacks. it’s kinda cool. like this desk http://shortbluesky.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-diy-standing-desk-with-ikea-parts.html i already have the shelves and could have just gotten the tiny legs and tabletop? which would have been only $20, but it was still too short for me!
have someone measure from the floor to your bent elbow while you are standing with ideal posture, and basically if you need a 43inch or lower desk you will probably have many more options :)

oddree

I can’t wait to see the desk! Also, OMG NIGHTSTAND TEA FOR THE MORNING. Also, I tried the Cherry Blossom but didn’t have enough water so it wasn’t a full steep, but I could tell that I loved it anyways, so thank you for this tea (I even saved the full rosebud at the top of the tin for later). Also, yesterday was fun! Fanfic and meatballs.

OMGsrsly

Oh, sweet! I like that little desk-top standing desk. That might be a good place for me to start. I’m on my feet a lot at work anyways, so I’m not too worried about that… but I sit on my butt a lot at home. :)

I have considered bringing a yoga ball in to sit on at work, but we tend to have pipette tips strewn all over the floor, and they are definitely strong enough to pierce a yoga ball. Not sure I want to risk it.

Tea Sipper

I wonder how many people that has happened to, OMG! :D

OMGsrsly

Haha! Not sure anyone would really want to advertise it, Tea Sipper. :) Seems a little embarrassing – messy lab, etc. My desk is beside the tip box filling area, though. Thankfully they’re all clean!

OMGsrsly

So I’ve measured, and I’m working up a plan for a standing desk! My elbow is 40" off the ground, now to see what will work for me, yay. :)

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

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