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Well, I drank the Kool-Aid.

Yeah, I bought an Wii.

And Wii fit, too.

And now I'm hooked on the damn thing.  We're now taking Praying Mantis Kung-Fu, and the yoga-on-tap that Wii Fit offers is helping quite a bit with my flexability.  And while I've been back to the gym for several months now, the areobic workout that I can get from the Wii Fit is helping banish the pudge (don't laugh - I'm down from a high last summer of 235 to 219 as of this morning).  I'll grant that the workouts are pretty basic.  You choose a yoga pose and the digital trainer (who I refer to as Wil Wii-ton, 'cause I'm like that) talks you through it.  The balance board is pretty nifty, utilizing pressure sensors to determine how well you're maintaining your balance.  I feel like such a geek, though, gettign my workouts from a frakking video game console.  ...Oh, wait, I *AM* a geek.  nevermind.
In honor of my geekiness, I have stolen a meme from [profile] sirhc_warriorWhich five book characters are you most like (including, if you want, one of your own)?

1. Fred Weasley.  Inveterate smartass, occasional trouble maker, and above all else loyal to his friends and to himself.

2. Tanis, from The Dragonlance Chronicles: Oh, how I loathe having to lead (or manage) and be responsible for other people.  I'm fine with responsibility for myself, and while I have no problem with guiding other people to the right place to find their answers I'd honestly rather do things myself rather than have to manage (lead) a group.

3. Harry Dresden, from The Dresden Files (no, not the TV show, the books).  Bullheaded.  Too stubborn to walk away from a problem.   Often relying on force over subtlety.  Not bright enough to ask for help most of the time (just ask my wife, she'll tell you)

4. Skeeve, from Robert Asprin's Myth series.  Often clueless, frequently in the wrong place at the wrong time, regularly self-deprecating, and nearly always lucky enough to fumble his way to the right solution.

5. D'Artagnan.  Often too wrapped up in trying to do the 'right' thing.  Easily distraced by beautiful women and good wine.  Gets into fights (well, I used to anyway) far more often than is healty or wise.

Date: 2009-03-02 07:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dawntreader
i can totally see you as Tanis and i haven't read those in years.

Date: 2009-03-02 07:55 pm (UTC)
dawntreader: (kitty)
From: [personal profile] dawntreader
i liked them so much, i named my former cat Tika. it's a good name for a kitty.

Date: 2009-03-03 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I can see that.

Date: 2009-03-03 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I picked up an annotated copy a few years back, and I think I'm going to re-read it. They've been a favorite of mine.

Date: 2009-03-03 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
the hardcover annotated editions of Dragonlance and Legends are two of the only ficton books that made my limited shelf space. all my paperbacks are still put away. ;)

Date: 2009-03-02 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you are like the fifth person i know in a week to get a WiiFit.

you are all trying to corrupt me.

Date: 2009-03-03 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Actually we got ours a little over a month ago. And it's wonderful. [big bright smile] You should get one too!

Date: 2009-03-03 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ok, then you're one of thirty or so people i know who got a WiiFit since the start of the New Year.

and don't flash your Corrupter smile at me! :P ;) ;)

Date: 2009-03-03 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But you *like* my corrupter smile. And you know that, despite your protestations you *want/need/should get* a Wii ...because they are fantastic. [BEEEG Corrupter smile}

Date: 2009-03-06 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't see you as D'Artagnan. although... come to think of it, i can't really see you as any of the other characters either.

how are you?

Date: 2009-03-06 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Life is good. And with you??

Date: 2009-03-07 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's good mostly. Working overnights is killing me slowly, but at least its slowly and the pay is worth it. WEll, not entirely. but the bonuses are.

Date: 2009-03-07 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you are taking kung-fu on the wii fit? i didn't even know that was an option!


Date: 2009-03-08 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That does read a bit awkwardly, don't it? [grin] s'what I get for posting half awake.

What's new with you mac?


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