There's nothing stopping you, Lark. Go buy a hammock and use it!
They cost cash money, take up space I dont have, you need good weather to use one. And it was a metaphor for how pissed off I was feeling at the time I wrote that. Although thanks, its not like I hadnt checked out the price of them on Amazon already and picked out ones for my wishlist nor nothing.
The nylon camping ones roll up really small and can be hung pretty much anywhere. I had a friend in college who would take his up in a tree and hang it between two branches and do his reading up there. (He was a weird dude.)