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Guitar Hero - Toddler_o_Geek Rocks and Head Bangs

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Though never on my agenda, we ended up at Best Buy twice this weekend. The first visit was to buy my wife some time to shop at Old Navy across the parking lot; the second was to check the look and feel of the Panasonic DMC-FX01S 6MP Compact Digital Camera (it’s the size of a thick wallet, but somehow has a 28 mm lens).

On both visits my 27 month old daughter couldn’t be torn away from the Guitar Hero demo. Best Buy has a PS2 attached to a 42″ flat panel TV and two of those cheap bucket video game seats but only one Guitar Hero controller.

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Red Octane’s In the Groove and Ignition 3.0 Dance Pads Weight Loss Plan Review

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

In the Groove plus 2 Ignition 3.0 Dance PadsAs a lifelong geek, I’ve never had much desire to exercise. As a kid I was always as skinny and weak as Neon Genesis Envangelion’s Shinji. My adult life, or at least the last ten years, I’ve struggled with weight loss. With the birth of Toddler_o_Geek (then Newborn_o_Geek), I stopped dieting and trying to exercise and really gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time. With weight related health problems looming, I must exercise for at least an half hour a day, doctor’s orders. After a few weeks of using a boring peddling machine while watching Invader Zim, R.O.D. OVA, or Blood+ at 5:30 AM, I ordered Red Octane’s DDR clone bundle, In the Groove, plus 2 Ignition 3.0 Dance Pads (one for me and one for Wife_o_Geek or Toddler_o_Geek, though she prefers a bamboo inlayed serving tray we keep on the ottoman, it’s more to her scale). I had to wait a few weeks for the bundle to show up (backordered), and then another week for the second dance pad. Now I could join all those obese elementary school kids I keep hearing about, and dance away from diabetes and heart disease.

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