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Virtual Me

by Meghann on October 5, 2010

I have a fun game to make you smile today!

But, first..





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



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

These were definitely an impulse buy.


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.


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. :)


Okra Fries joined the party as well.


And the other half of a Peach.


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


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.


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.


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


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!


3 Kiran October 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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


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!


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


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

What a cool game! I wanna virtualize myself..


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.


8 kelly October 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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


9 Dynamics October 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Boo Hoo, It would not load for me.


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


11 Kelly October 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Oh man, this may entertain me for awhile.


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.


13 Summer October 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm

I LOVED Nick Arcade!!!


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 :)


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!


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.


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!


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

What a hoot!!


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!


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!


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

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


22 Heather October 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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


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!


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! :)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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!!



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


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!


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.


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

OMG!!! This was amazing to watch!!


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! :)


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 :)


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. :)


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?


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 ;)


38 Bria October 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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


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.


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!!


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!


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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