As I have mentioned before, my company is a hybrid between health education and web design. (So um, basically – if that isn’t clear enough – we make health education web sites.) And with that, we kinda need to be up on both what is going on in the heath ed/research world *AND* what is going on in the tech world. So, every month, we have meetings with both sides of the company to explore either what’s the latest in health, or what’s the latest in tech. We call the tech meetings “Skunkworks,” because, well, that’s what it is. A place to look at the haps in tech and how we can apply it to our work. With the accompaniment of beer. Woot! (Meanwhile, WHEN did I start saying “woot!” so much? I hate the word “woot!” “Woot” sucks ass! But sometimes only “woot” applies. Like when I can bring beer to meetings. Woot!)
One of our employees was FINALLY able to track down a Wii Fit, so she brought it in for yesterday’s Skunkworks. (Hear that Nintendo? I would have posted this like a MONTH ago had you only noticed I was a complete spaz about my Wii. Never mind the fact that I am a gnat on your radar. Never mind I was like a year late to the Wii party. What evs.)
So, it was only logical to have a Wii and Wii Fit Skunkworks. Because we do some work with Unity 3D and Unity is now working with Wii. Because people are using the the Wii to augment physical therapy for people with major diseases like Parkinsons, or with the elderly. Because the Wii remote is amazing in its ability to detect itself in space. Because the Wii and Wii Fit are revolutionary ways for getting people up off the couch and moving.
But *mostly* so I could post wicked funny pictures of my coworkers on the Interwebs.
I can’t remember if this is Dave after his Balance Exercise, or after they revealed his Wii Fit Real Age.
I am rocking it on Dance Dance Revolution the Step Exercise. (P.S. Yes, I really do wear this orange shirt every single day of my life.)
And finally, just like the longest Wimbledon in history? We watched Bryan and James go at it with Wii Tennis for waaaay too long and were waaaaay too interested than should be allowed. Wayyyyyy. Maybe these games do get everyone else off their asses, but the spectators need something else to occupy their time. OH YEAH! BEER!
P.S. Thanks to Rachel for the pics.
I will be so disappointed if you don’t wear the orange shirt at BlogHer.
I am awesome at Wii Tennis. James and Bryan would have gone DOWN.
I have been writing posts for a YEAR on how the Wii saved my marriage, and they don’t look at me, either. 🙁
My friend and I were Wii Bowling and thought that if we only had a pitcher of beer and a bowl of pretzels it would be just like the real thing.
Will you hire me???? – M
I want to work in an office likes yours. I should probably note that I work at home, which means I can pretty much do whatever I want, wearing whatever I want, including pajamas or nothing at all. (Not a pretty picture, I promise.)
Health education looks fun.
I hate the word ‘Woot’ too. Actually, it wouldn’t be so bad, but I looked up its apparent origins once: http://tinyurl.com/2lpzy
I am intrigued by the Wii fit, but I haven’t even played a Wii on it’s own yet!
But I’m even more intrigued by the combination of tech & health at your work. Two of the main aspects of my life rolled into one workplace, awesome!
love the pic of James.
OMG! I want to work where you work. It is just not fair.
also to augment occupational therapy 😉 we have ours waiting in the box until we get a tv in the therapy room!
and i didn’t know you hadn’t gotten the wii fit yet…target had about 8 of them the other day..let me know if you still need one!
I never thought I’d love our Wii as much as I do. And I was the one that railed against buying another game system. I have egg on my face.