I hadn’t worked out in so long. I didn’t really feel like going to the gym, so I decided to burn some calories on my Xbox Kinect. I had never played The Black Eyed Peas Experience dance and sing along game.   I popped it in and attempted to mirror the moves of the BEP’s to start the game. It was a sassy side step move. I tried and tried and nothing happened, the game would not start. I figured I must need to recalibrate the Kinect sensor. I reset the Kinect sensor and tried again. Still nothing. I re-read the instructions. “Mirror their moves to start the game.” I was starting to sweat and getting frustrated that the stupid game wouldn’t start. Then it dawned on me, I’m probably not doing to dance move right. I dipped a little lower and put some hip into it and the game started! I had to laugh that I was doing the simple step so wrong that it wasn’t registering.

I can’t remember what I clicked next, but the BEP’s were dancing to “Hey Mama” and there was a cute blond girl doing some of the dances with them. Who is she I wondered? She’s not a member of the BEPs. I was half way through the song before I realized she was my avatar. How in the world was I supposed to know that I was a skinny blond? LOL. Most of my other games use your personal avatar or use a hologram like version of your true self on the screen. Once I realized that she was me, I was able to keep up a little better because she glows when you hit the right marks. After that round, I changed her hair and gave her a little weight and a little color. She turned out pretty cute. At least now I would know which dancer I was.

I changed the game to party mode and did step by step coaching. Although I never got a letter grade higher than a “C” I still managed to unlock a studded belt and a tattoo for my avatar. After about 45 minutes of dancing, or at least trying to, I was very sweaty. I was so busy trying to keep up that I didn’t realize how hard I was working. Hopefully I can move up from a “C” but I give the BEP Experience Kinect game an “A.”

  1. High five for attempting. Folks always say dancing around your living room is the easiest and most fun way to burn calories.

  2. Lol. That’s too funny. But even in frustration you worked up a sweat so kudos to you! Next time let us see some video of your moves.

  3. LOL at Tex, “attemping”, you’re right, I get an “A” for effort.

  4. DD, I can tell you that is not going to happen! LOL, but I’m sure I’d be a Youtube sensation, like the fat guy in the leotard dancing to Beyonce’s single ladies!

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