July was crazy busy, as I thought it would be. If you missed the post, Mrs. Coffee and I were blessed with a new son on July 4, and then Mrs. Coffee and I had our wedding anniversary a few days later.
July has 31 days in it, and we had family visiting us for 15 of those days, and were out of the house for 2 of those days with the new guy being born.
So, with a new baby, wedding anniversary, family visiting, and normal work, I'm surprised I played as many games as I did and kind of surprised I didn't consume more coffee toward the end of the month.
What games did I play in July, and what coffees did I consume? Let's take a look!
Coffees Consumed in July
Folgers House Blend (Medium Roast) - This was either a 240, or 270, coffee cup container purchased in June, but we finished it off early in July.
Seattle's Best Coffee Organic House Blend - I enjoyed a few pots of this throughout July, and still have some left as of August starting up.
Folgers Custom Roast - Another big 270 cup coffee container Mrs. Coffee purchased for us, and it even came with a little "bonus" pack of coffee.
Community Coffee Medium Roast - This coffee was brought up from Louisiana when Mrs. Coffee's mom came to visit us in July, as it has been in the past.
Random Coffee - When we were in the hospital, they had an instant coffee machine like a Keurig, and I tried several of the packets.
Games Played in July
GoldenEye 007 Wii - I was able to squeeze in a few online multi-player matches at the very beginning of July, but basically none after the beginning.
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream Virtual Console - I still enjoy picking up the Wii Remote and going after Glass Joe and the other boxers in Punch-Out!!, but I still can't remember beating this game because of how difficult the final match is! I can reach Mr. Dream, and land a few punches, but my reflexes soon fail me and Little Mac is boxing the same guys again
Monster Hunter Tri - Monster Hunter Tri was one of the games on my "New Year's Resolution" video game lists to complete, and I had been trying on a more regular basis since April this year to beat the game's single-player campaign. I finally finished the single-player campaign on July 13 and saw the credits roll. Will I pick it back up again now that I've finished the main campaign, more than likely, because there are still more monsters I need to hunt online!
Mario Kart Wii - This was the game I purchased for Mrs. Coffee for Christmas this past year, and while she played a few races on Christmas day, the game remained untouched for months after that. We finally broke it out this month and played the game together, and I also played some of it by myself with my own file. One of the first things I noticed was a coffee connection in the game, as well as something else that I don't recall from past Mario Kart games, but more on both of these later!
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - This game was not part of my "New Year's Video Game Resolution", and part of my resolution was to not "purchase any NEW or USED video game(s)" before completing my older games. So, did I break resolution with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune? No, I didn't break it, and I've got another post on it inbound, but it has to do with Keith, and RespawnAction.com!
Kirby's Epic Yarn - Another game not on my list, but yet I'm playing it!? Well, Mrs. Coffee and I did a game exchange of sorts with our neighbors. They loaned us Kirby's Epic Yarn(and Wii Sports Resort), and we loaned them Donkey Kong Country Returns. Mrs. Coffee and I have been playing through Kirby's Epic Yarn together, and we are a little more than 20% through with the game right now.
Rage of the Gladiator - I was contacted through my YouTube account about recording/uploading two more battles from Rage of the Gladiator, so I started playing one of the bosses again to practice so I can get a video up on it...hopefully the videos will be happening soon.
Fish'em All - I played the demo for this WiiWare game a few months back, and ironically the same week I saw the developer of the game giving away free copies of the game. I signed up for a copy, and the developer sent one over to me. I attempted to beat a level I have been on for a while, but was not successful. I really need to record some footage of this game, so you can see what type of game-play it has.
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 PS3 - I played just a little bit more of the single-player career mode in the PS3 version, though it is exactly the same as the Wii's single-player career mode.
1) Reader Points! Some of you may remember when I posted about the "Reader Points" a few months back, and as of now I have it updated through April of this year. May's Reader Points totals should be up by the end of this week, and news regarding those soon after. So, if you have been wondering about the "Reader Points", an update should be happening later this week, or early next week.
2) Coffee posts? While I do lots of video game related posts, I don't do many coffee related posts. Beginning this week, I am starting to do more coffee related posts. The posts will be simple(and hopefully enjoyable), and they will be random, but I'm hoping to do at least two coffee related posts a month.
3) Gaming Nights! While my schedule is a lot more hectic now, I am going to try and do two "gaming nights" a month, where I post up a game I'll be playing online, and hopefully some of you can join me. If any of you want to know what games I have that are online, you can check my "Contact Me" page, that has most of my online multi-player games listed. If you see a game that you own, and would like to nominate it for an online "Gaming Night", feel free to leave it in the comments.
Did any of you try any coffee beverages in July, and if so, would you recommend any of them to us?
Also, what games did you all find yourselves playing in July?