May was an interesting month for me. Being that I had finished up school(and am out for the summer), I started looking for summer work. I was hoping that whatever job I got might turn into a good part-time job when school starts back, but wasn't sure how quickly something would happen in this job market. I ended up landing a job at Chick-Fil-A, and have been gainfully employed for about the last 3 weeks. My first day of training I tried the coffee, and I also had it my second day, though I forgot to add it to my "Coffees Consumed" for May.
So, with a new job and my same spastic nightly schedule, what coffees did I consume and games did I play during May? Let's take a look!
Coffees Consumed in May:
Maxwell House Original Roast (Medium) - This was purchased in mid-April, and I actually just tossed out the container today. Like most of the Maxwell coffee blends we drink, I think it has a good solid flavor.
New England Coffee Colombian Supremo Blend - If you missed my "April Brewed" post, I mentioned in that post that this coffee blend was a "surprise" purchase by Mrs. Coffee for me. I have about 1/3 of the bag left, so I will probably finish it off this month(June). While I commented about this coffee blend's different smell, I forgot to mention that it is listed as a "100% Arabica Coffee" blend on the package, so I'm not sure what it is with the smell.
Maxwell House Breakfast Blend (Mild) - This coffee was purchased in the middle of May, kind of like the Original Roast was in April. Mrs. Coffee enjoys the breakfast blend, but she can't have a lot of it right now, because of the Little Bean that is due within about a month's time. I think it has a nice flavor though, sort of what I mentioned about the Maxwell House Original Roast blend.
Caribou Coffee Reindeer Blend (Medium-Dark Roast) - 5 months. If somebody had told me a Christmas gift of coffee would last 5 months, I probably would have thought to myself, "Not in this HOUSE!", but this one lasted through May. I ground up the last few beans with our son just in the last week, and brewed up a pot of 6 cups early one evening.
Chick-Fil-A Coffee (Medium Roast) - This coffee is a "100% Colombian Coffee", and its description says it is, "...a sweet, rich, flavorful taste with a smooth finish." Chick-Fil-A's coffee blend is pretty easy to drink, and I didn't see any need for cream/sugar in it(though I rarely do), and the cows may approve it more since it was consumed black with no need of a cow-byproduct; so I agree with the "smooth finish". While I only had two cups, I'm sure there will be more in my future. I gotta say though, Chick-Fil-A's Lemonade is super awesome!
Video Games Played in May:
Monster Hunter Tri - The monster of a game that I still haven't finished! While I have not completed the game's single-player campaign yet, I did play a good bit online in May, and I put a good number of hours in the single-player campaign doing quests just to level up my armor/weapon. As of now, I have one more quest to complete, and the single-player campaign will be "finished". Will it happen in June? I will keep you all posted on it! If you missed my Monster Hunter Tri post from last week, you can watch two monster hunt videos from the game that I uploaded, HERE.
GoldenEye 007 - I hopped online a few nights during May, and even got some play-time with Robert. I uploaded and did a post about one multi-player match in early May, and you can watch it HERE. You can watch another multi-player match from later in the month, HERE. I still find the Team Conflict matches a lot of fun in GoldenEye 007, and I may be looking at putting together a "GoldenEye Game Night" in the near future.
Rage of the Gladiator - If you missed it, I started a new feature on CoffeeWithGames in May called "WiiWare Wednesday". Rage of the Gladiator was the first game I covered for the feature, and you can read the post, and watch the video about it, HERE. I started playing Rage of the Gladiator with Wii MotionPlus controls in April, and though the Wii MotionPlus controls are a little slower, they work well with how they are implemented because they encourage less flailing.
Another month has passed, and I didn't complete any game from my backlogged list, though I am about to finish the biggest time-consuming game probably on my backlogged list. Once I finish Monster Hunter Tri's single-player campaign, I may work on a "schedule" to go through with the rest of the games, and hopefully that will speed things along.
As for the coffees I consumed, I enjoyed all the blends I tried. I have seen some interesting "extras" added to coffees in the last 3 weeks, and I may branch out and give some of the "extras" a try, and report back on how they turn out.
What coffees(or other beverages) and games did you find yourself drinking/playing in May?