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Virtual Me

by Meghann on October 5, 2010

I have a fun game to make you smile today!

But, first..

Snack

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Lunch!

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I need to wear a shirt every time I go to the grocery store that says

IMPULSE BUYER 

Warning:

If you see me staring aimlessly in to the freezer section lead me away.

These were definitely an impulse buy.

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I’ve been a fan of Gargein products in the past and these were on sale! They were in my cart before I could think twice of it and on a baking sheet being prepped for lunch without a thought to it.

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Verdict? Yum! I mean yes, they taste like heated up frozen chicken tenders, but if that’s what you are expecting then they ain’t half bad. :)

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Okra Fries joined the party as well.

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And the other half of a Peach.

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For dessert I had a Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate I had created at the Chocolate Date Night adventure the other weekend.

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Game Time

When my Sister and I weren’t eating ourselves around the world at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival this weekend, we were busy exploring the ever changing Epcot park

I take that back. Epcot isn’t exactly ‘ever changing’ but their Innovations Pavillian is.

Innoventions contains fun, interactive games that include everything from testing a segway to making an interactive video game staring you! Yep, that’s right staring YOU (or me as the case may be. ;) )

It’s simple they record you running, jumping, and dancing…

Then a couple of minutes your face appears as part of an old school arcade game.

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Pretty cool, right?

The virtual you is challenged through three separate levels of coin collecting, dodging obstacles, and running. It’s a simple game, but for some reason when you are playing you it turns into one of the best games ever created.

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The best part is they e-mail a link of the game straight to your in box (err… a couple of days later to your inbox), so you can forward to family and friends to play. Or you know a couple thousand of your closest blogging buddies. ;)

Here you go! Enjoy!

Oh.. and I dare you to play the game without smiling. It’s next to impossible! :)

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Freya October 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Ha – that’s my evening entertainment sorted :D

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2 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) October 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I also bought some Gardein crispy tenders on impulse. The texture and taste is eerily similar to chicken!

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3 Kiran October 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Interesting! I’ve never tried it before in Epcot :D

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4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

If you find out where to buy that shirt, let me know. I can’t help myself when I see things on sale that I want to try!

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5 Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life October 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Ha that’s awesome! On my list next time I’m at Epcot

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6 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice October 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

What a cool game! I wanna virtualize myself..

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7 Lisa October 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I need one of those shirts too. I don’t know why I am such an impulse shopped but I love trying new products.

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8 kelly October 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Oh that is so much fun! I’d love to make one of me!! :)

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9 Dynamics October 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Boo Hoo, It would not load for me.

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10 Dynamics October 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Ha Ha Ha. It finally loaded. Sorry Meghann, I zapped you and rolled you through the printer tape. I will try to do better next time. : – P

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11 Kelly October 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Oh man, this may entertain me for awhile.

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12 Tina October 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Haha how fun! It reminds me of an old school show on Nickelodeon I watched as a kid where the contestants are in a video game dodging things and stuff.

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13 Summer October 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I LOVED Nick Arcade!!!

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14 Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous October 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm

It is taking FOREVER to load for me. But I’m going to keep waiting :)

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15 Heather October 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I love those crispy tenders – I found two packages in my freezer this weekend and had one for dinner last night!

I love trying new things – I also found the scallopini “chicken” breasts in my freezer – need to try those this weekend!

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16 Amanda October 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Not only do the Gardein crispy tenders look like chicken nuggets, but they smell like the chicken nuggets from Wendy’s. I have been a vegetarian for more than half my life, but the smell brought me back to my childhood.

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17 Sarah October 5, 2010 at 2:54 pm

That virtual game is so much fun! When I went to Disney, my mom and I created virtual “us” in the epcot ball – FUN!!

I’m starting a blog and would love any advice, tips, etc. – Thank you!

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18 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) October 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

What a hoot!!

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19 Ali October 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Ha! This game is so adorable! I think it is great that you had on the cutest outfit ever too!

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20 Amanda October 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I love it! My favorite video games are all the old school ones anyway. The new ones got too complicated for me!

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21 Quirky Jessi October 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Haha, loved the game. That was really awesome. <3

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22 Heather October 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

too cute! def have to do that next time in Disney!

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23 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I haven’t been to Epcot in years! That looks like so much fun!

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24 Kristina @ spabettie October 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

ha !! I just bought some of those Gardein tenders also!! I think mine are lime flavored, I cannot wait to try them!

…I am a *HUGE* impulse buyer. ~sigh~

that game looks fun! :)

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25 christina cadden October 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Your lunch looks good! I might have to try those chicken fingers.

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26 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm

ooooooh that game is TOO COOL!!!! :)

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27 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Sweet game!! I’d love to make something like that

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28 CJ October 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I want a virtual me game…although I felt bad when I got you zapped by the power surge AND you fell in the printer tape!!

CJ

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29 Maddie Essig October 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Um, so the end when you do a lil’ dance is my favorite part.
I usually don’t feel bad about dying in games, but when I killed you seven times I was sad :( lol

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30 Rose October 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Meghann – have you tried the Morningstar tenders? I’m wondering if this brand you posted might be better for you. I am addicted to Morningstar (it’s bad), but they are so chocked with sodium that I’m starting to think twice. Would love your advice if you’ve tried the other stuff!

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31 Rose October 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

And by *this brand* – I meant the one you posted earlier and *better for you* as in better for all of us. I just realized I worded that strangely.

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32 Exercise and Eat October 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

OMG!!! This was amazing to watch!!

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33 Cate October 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

That game was great! How cool that it is actually you in the game. I think the victory dance at the end is the best! :)

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34 Natalie October 5, 2010 at 7:47 pm

I made a wrap for my husband using those fake chicken tenders and he had no idea they were veggie! I haven’t tried any of the other products but those are a keeper when they’re on sale :)

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35 Ashley October 5, 2010 at 7:59 pm

OMG, I just played your game. I tried really hard not to kill you, but when you actually got squished, the noise startled me and I loled for 10 minutes straight!

Thanks for the laugh, I needed it. :)

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36 Beth October 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

How is the okra prepared? I have some growing in the backyard and am always looking for new ways to cook it. They almost look raw?

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37 rebecca lustig October 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

omg, looks SOO fun. we all need a good chuckle… every hour. on the hour ;)

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38 Bria October 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Good on you for staying positive, and giving us a laugh Meghann!

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39 April B October 5, 2010 at 9:44 pm

OMG – LOVE that game. So fun. :)
You have to try the Dr. Praeger’s veggie patties…they have broccoli, spinach, potato, and sweet potato. If I’m in a hurry, I broil one of each and top them with a smidge of Annie’s Naturals Roasted Red Pepper Vinagerette. Not a bad meal for something quick, easy and non-perishable.

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40 Me-Linh October 5, 2010 at 11:38 pm

bAHA I just have to say it was super fun/weird to be playing a real live person, and not some toad or italian looking dude in the game. Thanks for making my day!!

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41 Jenn (eating bender) October 6, 2010 at 12:06 am

I loved that game! Definitely put a smile on my face. :) Thanks for sharing with everyone! I so badly want to make a trip to Orlando.

I’ve had those chicken tenders – definitely tasty!

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42 Katie October 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Mmmm I love that you are a fan of gardein! I keep thinking that I should try it…I love Morningstar Farms products, and I have been meaning to buy some. I admit, I have been waiting for a sale…and apparently Publix is reluctant to do so! I’m going to have to give in one of these days…

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