Zen, exercise, gadgets, dating

posted by Jeff | Monday, March 26, 2007, 11:10 PM | comments: 3

Despite the ups and downs of the weather, I'm feeling surprisingly well centered. There is this whole combination of things that are contributing.

First off, little pieces of technology here and there have made things a little more interesting. The Apple TV has brought music to the living room in a way that makes everything about being downstairs more functional. I like working on the laptop more, I can hear it outside, I can bop around while making dinner. It's all good. I also got one of those Harmony remotes to eliminate the five I had. I got an inexpensive BlueTooth mouse for my laptop that's sweet too.

Two weeks back on the diet and I'm at my pound-a-week pace. I need to get that up a notch, starting with exercise. I'm getting back into DDR, and I'm thinking about really getting into biking again. A lot of guys at work are talking about doing lunch rides this summer, so I might be down with that. I've been to the bike shop, I've been on a bike I really like too. I'm making the deal with myself that every minute in the hot tub has to be offset by minutes of exercise.

Dating hasn't been great. I've been on about one date per week, with nothing really clicking just yet. I'm just being patient because there isn't much else I can do. I'm kick ass, I just need to find someone similarly kick ass. I just don't much care for the work involved in trying to meet people.

Speaking of Zen, I think I've finally got the chemical thing for the hot tub figured out. The right amounts of shock once a week, the right amount of bromine in the feeder and such. I tested it today and everything is dead on where it should be. I could see the bottom of it clearly in the moon light tonight.

I feel pretty good.


Joe, March 27, 2007, 5:09 PM #

Okay, since I haven't filled my tub yet, what chemicals did you have to buy? I need to make a list.

Jeff, March 27, 2007, 5:56 PM #

You should have got a starter kit with your tub. If not, call your shop!

When you fill it you're supposed to use a bottle of metal taker-outer. Mine I think was called "MetalGon" or something. You also need an initial hit of bromine. Beyond that, all you really need are bromine tabs to put in the feeder, and a matching shock treatment to use once a week or so. Beyond that, there are a number of chemicals that do other thing you may or may not need like enzymes, anti-foam, etc.

Joe, April 3, 2007, 7:00 AM #

Thanks. My tub came with my house, so I wasn't sure.

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