The Wii Fit needs an option…

…for, “my cat just tried to ‘help’ me do the step aerobics program, but I successfully completed it AND didn’t step on her.” And it should give you some sort of bonus points on your score. ‘Cause let me tell you, that’s a whole ‘nother level of difficulty!

Speaking of cats, the latest book review is of Jane Seabrook’s Purry Logic, which is just plain cool! I’m sorry that was it for reviews this week; Monday was a holiday, and then I spent most of the rest of the week working on other things. We’re THIS close to opening that Etsy store; I made a bunch more of those cloth bags; and I kind of got hooked on playing with a fractal program and turning the results into pieces of art:


Faerie Wings by *ErrantDreams on deviantART

There are at least three upcoming book reviews, of a health care book, a cookbook for cancer survivors, and a pricing/business book for crafters, most immediately. In the meantime, here’s a random bit of fun:

From the very good taste blog, a list of things all omnivores should try eating.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

So here I go. There are a few that I don’t remember having for sure but might have had in the past, like foie gras, but I’ll leave those un-bolded.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (but I have had alligator)
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries

23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer

55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong

80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash

88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

100. Snake

From which I think the only logical conclusion is that there are some shocking omissions from my list of foods I’ve tried.

What about you folks? If you do this, let me know!

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10 comments on “The Wii Fit needs an option…
  1. Cian says:

    I agree, there ought to be extra points for cat-dodging. I don’t know how they would calculate it though. 🙂 Lately I have been hooked on the Link Crossbow trainer, in anticipation of our getting crossbows. 🙂

    There are a lot of foods on there that I don’t even recognize. I will have to look them up in order to be able to try them. We have a fair bit of overlap in things that we have tried, with some differences of course. Snake isn’t bad.

  2. Tara says:

    I’ve had 33. I’ve had a prickly pear margarita. Does that count?

  3. heather says:

    Cian: Yeah, I guess it would be tough to adjudicate. I’ve tried to avoid shopping through too many of the wii games, just because I don’t have a lot of spare time for games anyway. The Link Crossbow trainer, I admit, is tempting!

    Tara: I definitely think that should count. 😉

  4. Cian says:

    Next time you are here you can get hooked, I mean “try it out”.

  5. heather says:

    You pusher, you! Haven’t you done enough damage already? 😀

  6. I’m surprised wii fit didnt tell you your weight seems to have changed when the cat was on, ours seems ever so sensitive.

    But in regards to links crossbow trainer, it is a must, bargain price too

  7. heather says:

    Matt: It was more that she was curling around the base of it, rather than stepping onto it. So luckily she didn’t set that off. The other day my other cat climbed on my knee while I was doing the zen candle focus exercise, though, so you can imagine how well that went! 😀

  8. Jenny says:

    What about cow brain? I did try it once it was great….. 🙂 – really
    BTW I have had 88 – flowers

  9. Wii says:

    Have to say, for the price the crossbow is the best addon you can get. As for standing on your cat…. 😉

  10. Dude, have you really tried haggis? That’s awful =) and whole insects? I stand ready to puke.. =) But some dishes on that list are really good. Baba ganoush is really good!

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