Gamercise-induced writer's block

I have gamercise-induced writer's block. That's my term for being unable to think of anything good to blog about because I'm tired from playing high-impact video games.

Aside: Boy, "high-impact video game" is kind of a tortured phrase, isn't it? It sounds like the force-feedback controller is going to leave bruises and knock things off your shelves. Actually, it remindes me of one gamer I heard refer to "high-stakes games." Doesn't that give you images of the computer electrocuting you if you lose?

The reason I'm tired is because Sarah ordered herself a copy of Dance Dance Revolution for the PlayStation 2 the other week. I didn't have any interest in it, but she wanted something fun to do for exercise. It also had the side benefits of being relatively cheap and actually putting my PS2 to use.

However, when I watched Sarah actually playing, it looked like a lot of fun. I always thought it looked kind of silly, but when I tried it, it really was a lot of fun. And I can't even dance! In fact, not only am I not very good, Sarah tells me I look like a spastic chimpanzee while I'm playing. But I don't case, because it's still a lot of fun.

I'm kind of enjoying this whole physical video game thing. It's a lot of fun and it actually does get your pulse up. In fact, it would be nice to get the PS2 in a room other than our bedroom. That way, I could play Dance Dance Revolution for my morning exercise rather than just doing half an hour on the eliptical machine. I wouldn't be able to read at the same time, but it sure would be more exciting.

And while I'm at it, maybe I should get a Wii. Those look like they'd be great fun too....

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