Friday, December 26, 2008

Pester and Ye Shall Receive

I should preface this post by saying (1) it has nothing to do with the blog in general and (2) I completely suck at Dance Dance Revolution (DDR). Furthermore, I did not practice at all today because I was too sore after yesterday. It is interesting and kind of pathetic that they use this as a way to motivate kids to exercise.

First, here is my Mii. I got far enough that I unlocked the option to use my Mii instead of one of the pre-programmed characters, but I did not get to choose an outfit for her. It was either jeans and a hoodie (not unusual for me, but that outfit was meant for boys and it gave my Mii an...er...package) or this getup. Please know that I have never worn pink a day in my life.

And here's the much-less-flattering real thing in my new penguin pajama pants. I had to ditch the matching shirt because I was getting too hot. For some reason (other than actual pregnancy) I appear pregnant, but I think it is a combination of the slightly blurred action and the turkey dinner. Hazel, as usual, appears deeply disinterested.

14 comments:

Daun said...

Yes, there was a dance off at my house. Dance, Dance revolution 3 on the xbox 360. The SO won and I came in a close second. I like to call the game "Stamp, Stamp" because what I do in no way resembles dancing.

Tracey said...

Too funny...but I didn't notice it made you look pregnant until you said something. Have fun dancing the night away!

Funder said...

Cute pants!

I love that living room. That's gorgeous! You're right, the cat is extremely unimpressed by your human antics.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

How fun! I usually just sit on my rear and play shoot 'em up games. This looks much more productive.

EvenSong said...

Video! VID.E.OOOO!

dp said...

Daun: I definitely stomp. When I woke up yesterday morning my knees were sore, and I never have sore knees. Something to work on.

Tracey: Thanks for stopping by!

Funder: Thanks! One of the joys of a fixer-upper is that you can fix it up the way you want it. Here is the living room on the day we viewed the place -- it was our favourite feature. And here it is just after the new floor went in. I obviously need a more recent picture...

NM and ES: Other than Sonic the Hedgehog when I was 14 or 15 video games have never been my thing. But this is fun!

dp said...

Haha -- David just pointed out to me that EvenSong was demanding video evidence. That will take a lot of pestering, folks! Maybe in another couple of months...

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, thanks, dp:) I enjoyed seeing you in action. And no, I didn't see pregnant in your profile at all. You look fit and ready for action in your great pj's.

Interesting about kids and exercise. The past few semesters, I have been full time music, but when English classes were part of my teaching load, it used to drive me crazy to watch the kids hunch down over their ipods the second the break was announced. We have very long classes (an hour and forty minutes), and I eventually bought a gym bag and filled it with some skipping ropes, weighted balls, and exercise bands. I lengthened the break by ten minutes on condition they all use at least one piece of equipment for five minutes. The most popular one was skipping, and strangely enough, more with the boys than the girls. I wonder how admin would feel about a Wii as part of our classroom supplies.

You may say I definitely need to get a life, but when I woke up this morning, I thought about your promise to post a picture and imagined the scenario of you and David staging the scene. I wondered if he might be in the post as well. But, I promise not to pester on that one.

I think Hazel is secretly fascinated. She just knows better than to stare:)

Bill groaned as I pondered the benefits of buying a Wii, but on second thought, my knees are somewhat compromised already, so he may be off the hook on that one.

allhorsestuff said...

Oh hahahaha! I am histerical with laughing!Too sore from the day before... You do crack me up!
Your kitty looks like she is about to join you.


pester #2-YES LIVE TAKE ON "Stomp" please..you can add unknown and heart rendering moves if you like!
KK

Brandy said...

I'm a creaky fat old gal, and got a DDR pad to start moving a bit. Well, when I open it and set it up...

With the Wii, I think you could play most of the beginning games while seated. Studies have shown that moving your arms is very good for your heart. (After realizing how many heart attacks occur while shoveling snow!)

I was thinking on bad days, I could just sit and "tap tap", or just keep doing the easiest slowest songs, etc.

Many people HAVE used DDR as a weight loss tool. Exercise doesn't have to be hard! I heard of a female competitive eater who just marches in place during all the tv commercials, and that's enough to keep her in shape, and she's well over 50!

I agree, though, VIDEO! VIDEO! VIDEO! (I will if you will, hahaha!)

Hazel looks HUGE in this picture, bigger than in her other photos where she's curled up and cozy! She's actually jealous of your awesome penguin pj pants!! :-)

oregonsunshine said...

We've been contemplating getting DDR here at our house. However, you won't find pictures of me on the web playing it! LOL

I am glad you are enjoying the game!

EvenSong said...

I agree with BJ's Carol--Anything that will get kids up and moving is a good thing these days!
Our elementary PE teacher does DDR student tournaments, then the winners at various grade levels take on some of the staff members. (My excuse for not participating is a bladder that can't handle either the dancing OR the insane laughter! That's my stary, and I'm stickin' to it!)

EvenSong said...

That's my STORY and I'm stickin' to it!)

Mark said...

When do we get to come over and play Dance, Dance Revolution...wait until you see this white boy from the east coast groove....and my pregnant spouse has some killer moves too...We're home tomorrow. Plans?