On a tease from Zeke ~ 10/29

Tanita BC-1000 GroupI do not know that Id even be making this post except that a friend [remember Zeke] and reader of this blog made a statement regarding a special item he received today.

I didn’t get very good images of the new toy… I was going for a true “Jim Artis” effect and posting but, alas, it isn’t meant to be… The new toy is simply delivery of the new Blackberry Storm 2. I’ve been waiting on them to get released for sale and they finally showed up on the Verizon website yesterday. I have it charging now…

I’d likely just said, probably in a comment to this post “that the scale arrived.” But, no, in the “Jim Artis” Effect, I decided to do a bit more. So, this post is for you.

The scale did not arrive until 5:15 p.m. EDT. When I’m not waiting for a package, I see the UPS [and FedEx] truck mid-day. When I’m waiting–it is at the end of the day. I have not done any setup. I just took the picture above and prepared this article. BTW, this friend is the purchaser of my Tanita IronMan BC-554. After getting my package, I immediately went to ship his and made it before the UPS pick-up—drop off at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to Zeke for giving my BC-554 a worthy home.

The marketing pictures I have seen of this scale, the BC-1000, do not do it justice. It is a quality piece of workmanship. The box [now holding Zeke’s scale] and the reading materials are well done. I know that I’ll enjoy using my new toy.

I’ve been busy the last couple of days working on a new project. I’ll tell you what it is later [it is now later]. I think it will be useful and fun. Should I ever cover an event like I did Maria’s Parker’s ride, I’ll use it.

Author: jalexartis

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5 thoughts on “On a tease from Zeke ~ 10/29”

  1. O.K., so now I shall prepare a number of possible photo angles and have a 3 camera setup at my office when my “new to me” Tanita arrives (hopefully) on Monday. This evening I have prepared the perfect sound track to accompany said video effort… 🙂

    All kidding aside, I’m looking forward to BOTH my new Blackberry Storm 2 and my Tanita scales. I appreciate your consideration as I mentioned to you in an earlier correspondence!

    – Zeke


  2. Good morning,

    Yes, I did see Silk’s Delivery Video. That remains my gold standard to which I was referring in making attempts to get images of my Storm 2. I have been absorbed since yesterday in learning the new OS and getting email accounts running properly. I’ve only had 2 phone calls to support at this point… 🙂

    I started the update process to see if any of the software needed updating and have found out that: 1) No there is no updates available and 2) you can’t stop the process once it starts and it may take up to 2 hours to run… Mine has been running for 40 minutes now and it is just waiting on the unit to initialize. I am effectively without the unit at the moment.

    I did not see the iPhone/Blackberry debate. The iPhone was never an option for me so I’ve not investigated it at all.

    It just dawned on me that since I’m such a lock to win the pool on when you get the 100,000th visit, I probably should just save the cost of postage on the scales and let you take it out of my winnings… 🙂




    1. Hi,

      Don’t you hate those calls to support for a “new” setup. I had to make one to Garmin about the transfer “automatically” of my weight data to Garmin Connect. The setup was uneventful, except for that. It simply did not work. While on the phone to support, I weighed a second time. it did not work [until I hung up], and then data. I wanted to call back, but no case #, etc. I do not know why the data did not transfer. On the second try there was a delay to the Tanita software & to GC. I’ll have to see how subsequent weigh-in go. I’m happy with the process. …hat those calls though. Generally, they assume you know nothing and do not listen when you lay everything out for them, etc, etc.

      Yea, I gathered as much information as I could to determine which pocket PC was best for me. The camera & apps are tops for me. I trust the Storm will be for you. Luv my apps…

      Anyway, you’ll have to see my post first thing Sunday morning and see where my predictor thinks you stand. I won’t use contestant names. BTW, I located your 554 box in my utility room this morning. The new box was easiest and will plant the thought of an upgrade for you at some point.

      Hoping you have an enjoyable Friday.

      The best!


      P.S. I intended to say that I’m happy you saw my little trike being delivered. Actually, Dana of Bent Up Cycles [place of purchase] liked it because it showed him how the box held up and how UPS handled the package. I’m not sure what inspired me to do so. I think it was some BROL chatter.


  3. Have you checked your tracking [1Z6E08W30344486799] today???


    SYLVA, NC, US 10/30/2009 8:20 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
    GREENSBORO, NC, US 10/29/2009 11:42 P.M.
    ARRIVAL SCAN HOPEMILLS, NC, US 10/29/2009 8:51 P.M.
    DEPARTURE SCAN 10/29/2009 7:29 P.M.
    ORIGIN SCAN 10/29/2009 5:43 P.M.

    Hey Man, you are going to get your Tanita Scale today!




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