Wednesday, November 2, 2011
October Brewed! Coffees Consumed, Games Played
I turned a year older early in October, and you can read about some gifts Mrs. Coffee got for me HERE. I have been working more hours each week than I would like, especially with school and full-time family duties each day, but I am grateful for a job; especially one where I can grab a cup of coffee each day on my way home. Speaking of coffee, if you missed my review post, "Surviving 48+ Hours Without Coffee? Ed Hardy Energy Snacks Review", you can read that to see how I went for just over 48 hours without any coffee, and I didn't get a caffeine headache!
Now with November brewing, what coffees and caffeinated products did I consume and what games did I play in October? Let's take a look!
Coffee and Caffeinated Products Consumed in October
Trader Joe's Joe's Dark Coffee Roast - This was coffee sent to me by Charlie from NicodemusAtNite.com. I still have some left, so I'll probably be enjoying more of it in the coming days.
Maxwell House Master Blend - We finished this about halfway into October, and enjoyed it while it lasted.
New England Coffee Colombian Supremo Blend - Another one we finished off in October, but it had been hiding around our closest for several months, behind other coffees before I discovered it late in September.
Chick-Fil-A Coffee - Chick-Fil-A only has one blend of caffeinated coffee, and I have gotten into the habit of getting myself a cup as I'm clocking out, and bringing it home with me. When I do this, I don't have to worry with rushing home to and starting a pot of coffee when I walk in, as I can just drink the cup I have brought with me.
Folgers Black Silk - This was one of my coffee birthday gifts, and there is still just a little left of it. I enjoy it, and think it has a nice strong flavor, but Mrs. Coffee does not like it because of its strong flavor.
Chock full o' Nutes Original Blend - This was another birthday gift, and suprisingly I opened it after I opened the Folgers Black Silk blend, but we finished this blend first. What was the reason we finished this one first? Well, Mrs. Coffee actually liked this blend, and it was the one I started brewing for her before she left for work. So, I'm glad to have tried a new blend, and we enjoyed it while it lasted and I would say it was more of a mild flavored blend.
Ed Hardy Energy Snacks - If you missed my review of the Ed Hardy Energy Snacks, make sure to read that HERE. I consumed Chocolate Rocks, Coffee Rocks, King Dog Energy Mints, Orange Energy Sticks, and Pomegranate Energy Sticks; all of which are caffeinated and helped keep me going, and totally replaced my coffee consumption one entire weekend.
Games Played in October
Battlefield 3 Beta - Keith, of RespawnAction.com, and I played the Battlefield 3 Beta on the PlayStation 3 a good bit early in October. He purchased the game last week, and will probably be reviewing the game soon...though he has mentioned it seems to be having some online server issues right now.
PAYDAY: The Heist - This is another game I played with Keith, and you can read his review for it HERE. It was released on the PlayStation Network in October, and is a first-person shooter. I enjoyed the few nights I was able to play it, and thought it was an interesting take on the first-person shooter genre with some neat game-play ideas implemented into it(taking hostages that let you "negotiate" if a team member is captured), and that it played really well. I still remember laughing at one of the trophies I got in the game. It was titled "Cheney", and I'll have to see if I was recording footage that night and post it up.
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - This game has been on my backlog for a while now, and I am slowly and stealthily working my way through it. I have been enjoying my time with the game, and I like how they pieced together quick-time events for taking out enemies. Hopefully I can have this one finished here very soon!
Chess - You read that right, chess. I had not played a game of chess in close to 2.5 years before I played a few in October. I really enjoyed the matches, as I did when I used to play on a more regular basis, which means I may have started a new "regular" with chess again.
While I only played three video games during October, I did enjoy my time with the ones I played. The chess matches I enjoyed a great deal as I mentioned above, and as for including chess in my list, I'll probably include any board and card games in the future that I play during a month.
I consumed six liquid coffee blends, one "coffee" candy being the Ed Hardy Coffee Rocks, and another four caffeinated Ed Hardy Energy Snacks.
What coffees and caffeinated products did you consume during October, and what games did you find yourself playing?
Also, do any of you play chess by any chance?
As always, if any of you own a Wii or PS3, you can find my PSN and Wii friend codes HERE.