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My Big Green Ball and Me

The New Big Ball at Quicken LoansLet’s get the formalities out of the way – I’m Kelly, a new copy writer for Quicken Loans and fresh face at The DIFF. You’ll be hearing a lot from me and I’m unbelievably excited to share all the random things I know or encounter.

I’ve been here just a couple days and I’ve already caused a quite a ruckus. Well, not me, really. My chair.  I’ve got this huge green ball I sit on while working. I’m not really sure how I inherited it, I know I didn’t buy it! I found it in the building I used to be in and so now I consider it mine.

Thing is, people always ask me about it and I don’t really have a good reason for using it other than I think its fun.

I occasionally bounce, convincing people over the cube walls that I’m either really excited to be at work or I’ve got a small trampoline under my desk. Fitness minded people all take the time to tell me how good it is for me and that unbeknownst to myself, I’m getting a workout 8+ hours a day.

After doing a bit of research on the advantages of sitting on this aptly name “stability ball,” I’ve found it is really good for me – it encourages spine alignment, improves your balance and circulation, gives me energy and yes, it’s a workout! More movement = more burned calories. Oh, and apparently it made a big TV debut on The Office, which I like, but sadly missed that particular episode.

The reason I write about it on The DIFF is just to reiterate how silly, small (bouncy?) things can make a difference in your life or someone else’s – even if you don’t know it at first. It’s like sharing a shortcut to work cutting 4.5 minutes off your teammate’s commute or starting up something easy with a huge future return for the planet like recycling.

I look forward to writing to you all from my green ball and suggest you all give the stability ball a try. I’ll even share it if you are giving it serious consideration. Clayton has reserved it for the rest of the day, bouncing his way to a slimmer self and wreaking havoc all across the 4th floor.

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  1. Great job Kel,
    Ever hear the song bouncin ’round the room by Phish?

    Posted by: Matthew LaVaute | October 9, 2007
  2. Clayton quote of the day: “Pull up your ball a little bit.”

    Posted by: The Kauf | October 9, 2007
  3. I used to steal that ball from you! You are missed…

    Posted by: Harry | October 9, 2007
  4. I do miss the days of watching you bounce around the second floor… :)

    Posted by: Kate | October 9, 2007
  5. I’m proud to say I have sat on this ball of bouncy fun…we miss you over here…

    Posted by: the_ado | October 9, 2007
  6. Chair…big green ball….chair….big green ball……ummmmmmmmm……

    Posted by: Jan | October 9, 2007
  7. Big green ball or not ~you’re pretty as a picture. Great article and really quite interesting. I never thought of sitting on a big green ball.

    Posted by: Mom | October 9, 2007
  8. I like how you took ownership of the ball without knowing where it came from…it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission!

    Posted by: Jim | October 9, 2007
  9. Shouldn’t you be on Y! Answers??? :)

    Posted by: Crystal | October 9, 2007
  10. Wonder why they don’t market these balls more to businesses? Wonder if it was product placement when it debuted in the Office. The green ball company could have paid them to make the whole episode based around their product! Where do we draw the line on advertising? There’s something for you to write about Kel!

    Posted by: Erica | October 9, 2007
  11. Great article Kel! If I can get away with using a big green ball at work.. I WILL BE SOOO HAPPY! :)

    Posted by: Riziell | October 9, 2007
  12. Great blog Kelly! Is Clayton using the ball as part of his winning workout strategy to beat Chris??

    Posted by: Nicole | October 10, 2007
  13. Where can I steal a green ball for my desk? The spine alignment could be key. Good article.

    Posted by: Syed | October 10, 2007
  14. Great Artical!!! Can’t wait to see what you write about next!!

    Posted by: Jen Z | October 10, 2007
  15. I sit on a big blue ball! It def. makes a difference when you come into work in the morning and you’re not 100% awake yet lol

    Posted by: Your friend in TEXAS! | October 12, 2007

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