January 16th, 2006

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Dancing the morning away...

I know I've asked one or two people about this, but it was in the crush of the housewarming party, and I don't think I internalized all of the answers. So:

Now that we've unpacked most of the high-priority stuff, I finally have floor space in the playroom. And now that I've mostly gotten over The Sick that I came down with after Christmas, I have little excuse not to get off my ass and start exercizing every morning. In the medium term, this particularly means getting an elliptical machine, which seems to be the device I most like for burning calories and getting a decent cardio workout. But whilst I'm shopping around for that, I may as well do the fun alternative, and get myself a proper DDR setup.

So -- which DDR game should I start with? (Bearing in mind that I'm playing this on a PS2.) I seem to recall that keshwyn recommended starting with DDRMax2, on the grounds that it was the first game with a good beginner mode for getting oneself up to speed -- is that correct? Even more important: what recommendations do people have for which pad to buy? (This will be on a tile floor; I'm willing to go for either a foldable or rigid pad.) Finally, any suggestions of where to buy this stuff? I've noticed that the selection at my local EB is pretty lame; I suspect I can always resort to Amazon, but if there are any good mom-and-pop video game stores around, that might be an interesting alternative...
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Jumping on the bandwagon long after most people have gone to their destinations...

So Mr. Perpetually-Behind is only now wading through this particular meme. But late or not, it's one of the more interesting ones I've seen lately, so I'll jump in.

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but there is a lot we don't actually know. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.