I've just realized today that my husband did some really good thinking for Christmas gifts. He gave me a student clarinet and 'Dance Dance Fever' for PlayStation2. So how are these good? With the clarinet -- my music background is in keyboard -- this is a totally new instrument. The trick isn't so much in learning the notes, but in developing breath support. I was sucking wind pretty hard, but dang, I can play a pretty great "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" already! If I keep this up, my lungs are going to become a lot more efficient. With the PS2 game, you use a floor pad with arrows for the feet and try to follow the musical beat and arrows on the screen. My son and I got all the way through the 8 sections of the first 'training lesson' today, then I started the second section. I managed to get all the way through to end of the eighth one of those then my right calf cramped up (much to the hilarity of my son). So I turned it over to him and laughed my rear off watching him try to keep up. So...exercise (you can set the workout pace) and laughter. Not bad! I also got a big book of Sudoku -- puzzles so my brain won't curl up and rot!