Thursday, November 25, 2010

Trials and Tribulations....

I mentioned that I was going to test out my Fitbit and give an update on my findings.....  I haven't concluded my research yet as I have had 2 snafus of late.

Snafu #1.

Fitbit and docking/ charging station.


I downloaded and installed the Fitbit program onto my computer (was originally tracking my progress on Andrew's).  This software, along with the Fitbit being connected to the computer, caused my computer to crash and rendered it useless.  Lucky for me, Andrew is a pretty decent tech.   



Snafu #2

I had finished a workout @ the gym, got back to the apartment, and headed straight to the washroom. The water consumed during the workout ran right through me.

I took care of business, and as I was pulling up my shorts, the Fitbit dislodged and fell into the toilet bowl.  

Here is an illustration....sort of like what happened.... but it was a Fitbit and there was pee and toilet paper in the toilet.
I hesitated for a moment, plunged my hand into the pee water to retrieve my device, then used gobs of toilet paper to dry it off.  After washing my hands I used Qtips to get into any area that pee could have been trapped in.  Eeeeeew.

Fortunately, the Fitbit is very well sealed and only has a couple of metal sensors for charging.  I don't believe that there was any permanent damage.  Thank goodness!!!!!

Have you accidentally or purposely dropped anything into a toilet?  Let's hear your story....

Gotta run.

7 comments:

Barefoot Neil Z said...

I dropped my Palm Pre into an Extra Large Earl Grey latte... it took 2 full minutes for it to die. Was a very sad time for me.

northernbliss said...

I am laughing out loud at the picture I have in my mind of you reaching into the toilet - pee water and all - thank goodness there wasn't any, how can I put this, poop in there as well. I think the Fitbit would have been flushed with the rest of the stuff. Thanks for my laugh of the day. Thank goodness Andrew is handy at stuff like that...
Let me know about how it tracks your sleep.

Anonymous said...

just like a commercial on tv.he also picked his up out of the urinal. just be thankfull it was your pee-it makes it ok!!-sistersue

Anonymous said...

the guy in the commercial picked his out of the urinal also-it was your pee so it's ok-sistersue

Stacey said...

Sorry to hear about your loss Barefoot Neil :-(

Stuart said...

You know pee is sterile right! Let's hope the loo was clean!

I sent my iPod through the washing machine!

RIP!

Stacey said...

Sterile or not...... Eeeeew! Fortunately, the loo was clean!!!