Cool Things

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the guy who lost 9 pounds playing Wii . Quite interesting – and anyone who has played Wii Sports can attest to the fact that boxing is the most active sport out of the bundle (that is, if you actually dodge and punch instead of just flicking the remote and turning it from side to side). So a full on boxing game would be sure to burn the calories, right?

That’s why I got so excited when I saw what .

Do that for 30 minutes a day, and that’s guaranteed to be a good workout. I have 2 DDR pads… I wonder how much a punching bag like that costs?

Another interesting thing that Jason pointed out to me the other day is this online app that calculates what your name means . The descriptions are extremely specific, which probably increases the odds that they don’t apply to most people. But for me, they were eerily accurate (right down to describing artistic / design talent that starts off latent). You might give it a try. I tried it for a few friends whose full names I knew, and for some it was accurate, others… not so much. But give it a try and let me know what it says for you.

The conversation continues...

  1. On January 30th, 2007 at 6:31 am, Sarah said:

    Hi Zach,

    I just wanted to share some of my results from putting my name into that online thingy:

    The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.


    What it should say: Impractical, wishy-washy, impoverished from repaying student loans, nap-oriented, move-out-of-parents’-house goals.

    What else did yours say?

    P.S. Speaking of games that burn calories: Hopscotch. Much cheaper.

    Miss you!

  2. On February 1st, 2007 at 8:34 pm, Kayre said:

    while i am a believer that people should just go out and play real sports and have as much fun and lose as much weight… i guess i shouldn’t complain abt the wii. it’s better than people sitting on their butts just clicking buttons.

    as for the DDR punching bag… i can’t imagine why you’d want to do that! DDR in its intended form is much more fun and i’d guess burns more calories =D. me and cole used to do DDR sessions as a work out.

    and um, that name thing? mine couldn’t be more wrong =)

What do you think?