I Give Up

2005-02-25 09:33:00 +0000

Can anyone imagine the day I give up computers completely?

Or, more specifically, can anyone imagine that day being any day other than the day I die?

Yeah, me neither.

Several months ago, I was searching for some information to help me with my site, when I came across a website that helped me quite a bit. The author of this site was an accomplished programmer, and I learned a lot from him. He gave some cool tips that I implemented on my site, and in the process I learned more about the software that powers Subtle Coolness.

Then one day in October 2004, this author simply wrote,

Itʼs time for me to find a new hobby. Preferably one that doesnʼt involve angle brackets. Or computers. Or electricity.

His website hasnʼt changed since. Could I ever do that? Those who know me would probably say, “No.”

“Heck no at all.”

With that said, those who know me would probably confirm that I spend too much time at a computer. Considering I almost always have a computer in my pocket, I am inclined to agree.

This week I backed off. This week I exercised.

“Whoa!” you say. But yes, this week I exercised; and I exercised more than once; and I enjoyed it. I have decided to swim every day the swim center is open (except Sunday, of course). Unfortunately, the swim center is closed today, so no swimming for me.

Swimming is awesome. You get a good workout, in your arms and your legs, and you get out of breath, and there is always someone there to save you if you pass out. As a bonus, youʼre not sore the next day. All that water is doing wonders for my skin.

The whole locker room experience still scares me, though.