Friday, January 6, 2012

December Brewed! Coffees Consumed, Games Played - Happy New Year!


Coffee Beans
     Happy New Year! December was super busy, with January and the new year in full swing, let's take a quick look at the coffees and Ed Hardy Energy Snacks I consumed, and video games I played in December.

Coffees (and Energy Snacks) Consumed in December
     Maxwell House Dark Roast - I believe this was purchased by Mrs. Coffee for us early in December, and was one of the 270 cup coffee containers. It didn't survive through December, but we did enjoy it.
     Community Coffee - I consumed several different blends of this during December. We had some Community Coffee Medium Roast at our house, but we also consumed some Community Coffee blends while we were visiting family in Louisiana.  Mrs. Coffee's family likes to brew the Community Coffee blends.
     Folgers Coffee - This was another coffee blend I consumed when we were visiting family.  The Folger Coffees blends are what my mom likes to brew.
     Maxwell House Gourmet Roast - This is another big 270 cup coffee container, that was purchased after we arrived back home from Louisiana.  We still have a good amount left, and it should last us at least another 2 weeks or so.  I think Mrs. Coffee enjoys this blend a good bit, because it's the second time she has purchased it in 2 months.
     Trader Joe's WAKE UP Blend - Upon arriving home from Louisiana, we had a lot of packages in the mail.  One of the packages was pretty big, and it contained a 28 oz. (1 LB 12 OZ) container of this Trader Joe's WAKE UP Blend Medium Roast coffee.  Like in the past, this Trader Joe's coffee blend was mailed to me from fellow reader Charlie, who writes on his own blog at NicodemusAtNite.com.  Thank you Charlie!
     Ed Hardy Coffee & Chocolate Rocks - What do you do to stay awake while driving through the night? Well, I chose to eat some Ed Hardy Coffee Rocks, and the Chocolate Rocks, to help me stay awake.  I found the Ed Hardy Energy Snacks to be great while driving, as I was able to eat a few at a time, without overdoing it.  I ate them in moderation, so I would not become super caffeinated and get pulled over for driving 100+ mph, but I was in the driver's seat for about 13 hours with the help of Ed Hardy's Energy Snacks.  Not only did I find them useful, but I discovered Mrs. Coffee was sneaking some of them after we made our final stop!

Games Played in December
     Super Mario Bros. - I played this random nights in December, as our oldest son plays the "delay fish" game before bed.  Basically, the "delay fish" game is where he names everything he can possibly think of to delay going into his room by a few minutes, that I may fall for. Super Mario Bros. is one of those things.  I did end up beating Super Mario Bros. in December, when Mrs. Coffee and I had some friends over one night for a Christmas get together. It took me multiple tries, but I eventually made the dash just right, and hit the switch(if you have played it, you know what I'm talking about).
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Played some more online, and a bit more of the single-player for a video project (not just the coffee one).  Haven't played it since we left before Christmas, and since we made it back. Perhaps a few rounds in a bit to see how it's playing would do well.
     Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - A game on my New Year's Video Game resolution list.  I had played this on and off, but really started playing it a good bit in December attempting to finish my resolution.  Did I finish the game?  That's for another post!
     New Super Mario Bros. Wii - When Mrs. Coffee and I visited family out of town, one of my friends brought this over to my parents' house and Mrs. Coffee, he, and I played through this in one night.  We "completed" the game, by using the canons (he knew where they were), and defeated the final boss in just over 3 hours.  I did record a lot of it, but my PC's HDD is almost 100% full, so I'm having to shuffle files around now.
     Endless Ocean: Blue World - Another game on my New Year's Video Game resolution list.  I had played this almost 2 years ago, but started a completely new file in December so I could try and actually pay attention to the storyline.  I have enjoyed my time with the game, actually much moreso than I thought I would.  Was I able to reach the end of Endless Ocean: Blue World though?  More later!

Filtered Thoughts
     Can you all believe another year has already flown by?  Crazy.  If any of you are wondering, "Coffee, why aren't you posting much right now?"  Well, we were out of town for a little over a week, then I was sick.  I have been working since we got back also, and now school is starting up.
     Also, to add a little more to my craziness, as I mentioned above, my computer's HDD is nearly 100% full (typing this on Mrs. Coffee's laptop actually), and I just installed a new PSU and GPU (Christmas gifts), and am waiting on a DVI to HDMI cable to show up any day now, because the one that came with my PC is AWOL.  Once I get my desktop back 100% functioning with the HDD cleared off some, posting should pick back up a bit.

Questions
     What coffees did you consume (or other beverages) and games did you play during December?
     Also, do any of you have Endless Ocean: Blue World by any chance?

10 comments:

  1. No coffee as I am not a fan (sorry).

    I do have Blue World, yes.

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  2. I know exactly what you're talking about in the 8 bit SMB. That part can be tricky. Especially the castle; it's a literal maze.

    In December 2011 the game I played were:
    Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 on PS3. Pwning noobs and taking names. Mostly I get pwned though.

    My co worker let me borrow Twilight Princess and I've just beat the forest temple. I want to try playing through without a walkthrough guide.

    I also played Just Dance for Kids. My daughter enjoys that game even though the wii remote is a little big for her hands. I give my son a wii remote with no batteries now because he would always press and hold the power button making the game turn off.

    And Ni Hao kai lan was another wii game my daughter got for Christmas. We like it because the players move automatically and you just swing or tilt the wii remote. Easier for her as she doesn't get frustrated or confused.

    I haven't jumped to playing SWTOR and I don't think I want to get sucked into the black hole of a game. I am however waiting on Diablo 3.

    Beverages this month includes just my Yogi hot teas varying from Green tea, Echinacea, Relaxed mind and Detox kinds. I like letting my teabags soak for a long time to get the most out of each bag.

    So what do you think of the WAKE UP blend?

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  3. Coffee's just been the usual fare at Bigby - their Bigby best blend and Michigan Cherry among my favorites. My dad gave me a bunch of gift cards months ago that are starting to go dry though - so we'll see if I keep going after those are gone.

    Never played - don't know that I have even heard of - Endless Ocean. now I'm curious though and am going to have to look that up.

    I don't recall that switch off-hand, but it's been... lordy, 20 years since I prolly last beat the original SMB. We have it on the Virtual Console, I just haven't played more than a few bits and pieces of levels to help my kids out so far.

    And my gaming list... well, I think I'm back to form:

    PC:

    - Gyromancer (beat it)
    - King's Bounty - Crossworlds (beat it)
    - Neverwinter Nights 2
    - Shatter
    - Skyrim

    Wii:

    - Dr. Mario Online
    - Zelda: Twilight Princess (just started it)

    360:

    - Modern Warfare 2 (just multiplayer - level 30-something)
    - Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition (beat all but 1 DLC on it, Awakenings)
    - Hard Corps

    PS3:

    - Battefield 3
    - Infamous (just beat that 2 days ago, really liked it)
    - Handful of free minis from PSN+
    - NBA 2K12 (been sinking a ton of time into that, need to get a review out soon)

    PSP:

    - Lunar (haven't been playing it nearly as much since getting the 3DS)

    3DS:

    - Super Mario Land 3D
    - Mario Kart 7 (what I've been playing most)
    - Ocarina in time
    - mario vs. donkey kong
    - Xevious
    - Dead or Alive Dimensions
    - Samurai Warriors

    And this my friends, is what happens when I get a week off of work around New Years. :) hope you all had a good one as well.

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  4. I am actually drinking coffee as I read this. Is it coincidence even though I know all your posts are related to coffee in some way?

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  5. Classic and Colombian blends of Melitta as usual with some green and earl grey tea to drink. Coffee-related we purchased a new coffee maker as a gift for my mother-in-law and have been enjoying it a good bit ourselves. :) It's the Cuisinart CHW-12 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003KYSLMC

    For games it's been a pretty good month despite everything and I've managed to sink some time into more than just MK7 and 3dLand.

    3DS:
    - Super Mario 3D Land
    - Mario Kart 7
    - LoZ: Link's Awakening DX
    - VVVVVV
    - Pushmo
    - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    - Swapnote

    PC/Steam:
    - NightSky
    - Limbo
    - Altitude

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  6. I had some tea at the restaurant, which I take very rarely (unless eating chinese, gotta have my green tea). As for games:

    3DS
    I've tried most of the GBA ambassador games. Mostly played Wario Ware.
    Donkey Kong (94)
    Mario Kart 7

    Wii
    Bomberman Blast (my 3rd most played game on Wii behind Brawl and Guitar Hero 3, both of which haven't been played in years)
    MotoHeroes demo

    PC
    NightSky Demo
    Runaway: A Road Adventure (finished)
    Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle
    Transformers: War for Cybertron
    Darksiders
    Borderlands
    Tomb Raider: Underworld demo
    Tomb Raider: Legend (finished in January)

    DVD
    I got lucky last semester, I finished school early (December 16) and only started my internship today (January 9) so I got three full weeks of vacation. I bought the Smallville series on DVD and in three weeks, I managed to go through six full seasons and half of season 7. I'm guessing I won't be done with it until sometime in February though, since I won't be able to watch as much every day.

    I wanted to buy the Endless Ocean sequel because of the bundle that came with Wii Speak, but it wasn't on sale in Quebec because of a law that came in effect around that time about french translation in games. Though honestly it probably saved me money because I have the first Blue Ocean game and have only played about 10 minutes and I probably never would have used Wii Speak anyway.

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  7. Modern Warfare 3 has the usually accurate construct that relive an enjoyable experiences!

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  8. I am very envious on all of you having played all the games on Wii. I want to play Super Mario Bros. too but our Wii got stolen just a few months after we bought it. I wish I could also play all the games, I'm a game fanatic too.

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