What shall I do?

I know I want to run a 5k and half marathon. Okay, so I want to run, but I will end up power walking instead. Maybe try out some new ethnic cuisines. Travel to some new spots. Try some new classes. Support a new charity. Some may be exciting adventures, some may be boring. I welcome your suggestions for something new to try.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#4 Wii Fit Plus...

Those of you who are techies and those who are young will be unimpressed with this accomplishment.  But those compadres who know what it is like to both love and fear technology will understand.  I can remember using a rotary dial phone.  I can remember when computers were programmed in fortran or cobol and were the size on an entire room.  The young have no appreciation for having to punch hundreds of cards to get a computer to run a simple program.  They don't remember when you had to SHARE computers and got blamed for anything that went wrong with them.  I hated to even turn ours on, and I was almost 30!  So excuse me if a video game console is a bit daunting and I've never actually used the thing.

Kudos to Trevor for setting up the system over the Christmas holidays and to Ariel for instructing me how to use the Wii Fit Plus this weekend.  I am happy to say my Wii character is in the normal range for weight and BMI.  I even have a sassy hairstyle and purple clothing.  The aqua eyeshadow is a bit over the top, but that can all be part of my mid life crises.  My Wii age last night was 55, but I must have improved because this morning it said I was 37.  Maybe it was just happy I weighed a half pound less so was giving me a compliment.  Thankfully it made no comment about the lack of rhythm in many of the "exercises" I tried.  I have learned I have no business leading a marching band and my math skills aren't what they used to be.

As I get to know the Wii Fit, it is going to have to get to know me a bit better too.  It keeps saying I lean to the left.  Everyone knows that is illegal in Utah.  If I were to take the Wii Fit to California and use it there would it suddenly say I lean to the right?  OK, so I do lean a little to the left in Utah if you consider that the Tea Party is the middle in this state.  Yes, there are people even MORE conservative than them.  Just google the Eagle Forum and Gayle Ruzicka.  She makes Sarah Palin look like a liberal.  Her goal this year is to keep socialism from being taught in our schools.  Apparently the unions have managed to get socialistic code words in the curriculum to make our next generation vote democrat.  Seriously.  I think this woman needs to spend a little less time at the State Capitol and go buy herself a Wii Fit Plus.  Not sure how she'd react if it tells her she leans to the left...

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