August was an extremely busy month for me! Before I get into my list of coffees and games consumed/played in August, here are a few things that happened in August.
Many of you may not know, but I am officially back in college now full-time. My classes started on August 16, and I'm enrolled in four different classes/labs:
1) Simulation & Games (SGD) 111 - Introduction to Simulation and Games
2) SGD 112 - SGD Design
3) SGD 116 - SGD Graphic Design Tools
4) Computer Information Systems 115 - C++
Here are the books I have for the classes:
SGD 111 -
SGD 112 -
SGD 116 -
CIS 115 -
On top of starting school, I had to show up for jury duty on August 25, and thought that because I was a student I could get dismissed easily. I was told that if I was dismissed, I would have to be back in either November or December, so I decided I would just wait it out and get it over with quickly...at least I thought that!
I ended up being selected as a juror for a trial, and the trial lasted Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; it ended in a mistrial! It was a very interesting experience though, and it showed me how crazy the legal system is.
With the start of school and a lot going on in August, I consumed a good bit of coffee, and did find some time to play some games. Let's take a look...
Coffees Consumed in August:
Trader Joe's Organic Fair Trade Five Country Espresso Blend Dark Roast
The one coffee oddity you may have noticed was the Folgers Classic Decaf Medium Roast, because I normally don't drink decaf.
The weekend after I started school, we had some friends come in town and stay with us. The first night they were here, I asked if anybody wanted coffee at about 11:00PM or so, and my friend said he would take decaf if we had any. After the initial shock of somebody requesting decaf wore off, I went and dug through our pantry to see if had any; sure enough, we did, and I brewed us some.
Games Played in August:
Groovin' Blocks (WiiWare)
Rage of the Gladiator (WiiWare)
Excitebots: Trick Racing (Wii)
Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
When our friends visited us, they brought New Super Mario Bros. Wii with them. If you weren't following my blog back in January, you may have missed my post, "New Super Mario Bros. Wii Causes Marriage Problems!?" My friend knew that Mrs. CwG and I had played New Super Mario Bros. Wii before, and during the weekend, we attempted a four player battle against Bowser.
There was lots of friendly yelling and screaming, and "BUBBLE!!" was probably shouted 100 times, but we were successful, completing it with four players.
During the weekend they visited, a lot of games were played. The amount we played Excitebots: Trick Racing surprised me the most, and I still had a lot of fun with the game.
When our friends departed, we did an old school "trade" on games. He had been renting Super Mario Galaxy from the library, but the game was scratched up and had issues playing in his Wii. I own Super Mario Galaxy, so he "traded" me New Super Mario Bros. Wii, for Super Mario Galaxy. It's not a permanent trade, but it will be for a while.
In August, I had five different coffee blends, and I played eight different video games. One of the coffee blends I should be posting about separately in a few days.
What games did you play during August, and did you have any drink of choice during August while gaming?