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September Brewed! Coffees Consumed, Games Played

October 3, 2011

Coffee Beans
     Tests, homework, tests, homework, family, tests, homework, work, tests.  This is how I pretty much feel September went, along with daily coffee consumption of course, and finding time to play a few games as well.
     So, with October already brewing, let’s take a look at the games I played, and the coffees I consumed during September!

Coffees Consumed in September
     Maxwell House French Roast – Started in August, finished in September.  These 270 cup coffee containers seem to last us about a month now, as I have tried to cut back consumption from three pots a day, to just two; though that doesn’t always happen!  We enjoyed it while it lasted.
     Trader Joe’s Joe’s Dark Coffee Roast – Courtesy of my friend Charlie from NicodemusAtNite.com.  If you missed the post about this coffee, you can read it HERE.  There’s still about half of the container left, so it should last us at least through October.
     Seattle’s Best Coffee Organic House Blend – This one survived a few months, partially because of the wide selection of coffees we have had in the house, but also because it would get “lost” in the back of the selections!  Well, I rediscovered it at the beginning of September and finished it off.
     Maxwell House Master Blend – Another big 270 cup coffee container that was purchased after the Maxwell House French Roast container was emptied.  We have about half of it left, so we’ll probably finish it mid-October and replace it with something else, but we are both enjoying it.  I usually brew with this in the mornings before I leave for work, and I make another pot of it at night before Mrs. Coffee leaves.
     New England Coffee Colombian Supremo Blend – Like the Seattle’s Best Coffee, this blend has survived many months and is only an 11oz. bag.  As with the Seattle’s Best Coffee blend, this one gets buried in the back of the cabinet, which then requires shuffling/moving items around to find it again.  There’s still about two pots left in the bag, and it’s probably best for me to try and finish this one off, so I’ll leave it out by the coffee pot tonight!
     Greek Coffee – For about the last three years, Mrs. Coffee and I have made it to a local Greek Festival that serves all kinds of Greek food and has Greek music/bands.  One item that is served is Greek coffee.  If you have never had Greek coffee, and are not familiar with it, the easiest way I can describe it is very thick, and syrupy; but not necessarily sweet syrupy.  They basically boil coffee grounds in water, so there is a very thick consistency in the bottom of the cup when you finish drinking the liquid portion.  So, I had one cup of Greek coffee while I was at the festival, but it is probably still in my system because of how strong it was!
     Chick-Fil-A Coffee – With my crazy work/family schedule starting the last week, I have been making it more of a routine now to leave the store with a cup of coffee I can start drinking on the way home, and not have to worry with brewing a pot right away upon entering the house.  I had probably three cups when leaving work last week, not to mention a few cups at work during the month of September.

Video Games Played in September
     Borderlands – Keith, from RespawnAction.com, and I played some Borderlands early in September.  We were having a difficult time on our mission, and I said, “We need to just go grind and level up some.”  To which Keith said that was lame, and we could handle it.  Well, apparently, we couldn’t handle it and are now apparently stuck on our mission due to enemies being so tough to kill, and us having so little ammo/money to survive.  Thanks Keith!
     Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection – The same night Keith and I played Borderlands, we hopped online and played a few rounds of Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection against each other.  Keith beat me every single match, I think except maybe one(unless that was just a round).
     Greg Hastings Paintball 2 – Joe Doyle!  I don’t know why, but Joe Doyle is the one character in Greg Hastings Paintball 2 that I remember out of all the other ones.  Keith and I were first playing the game on the PS3 a few months back, and when I saw Joe Doyle’s name popup I said, “I know you Joe Doyle!”  It kind of turned into a joke during matches, and Keith and I are now awaiting the imminent announcement of Joe Doyle’s Paintball!
     Medal of Honor: Vanguard – Scratch another game off my backlog!  I started this game many moons ago, but decided that it was time to make some more progress on my backlog in September and Medal of Honor: Vanguard was the game I finished up.  The graphics are definitely first generation Wii graphics(last generation PS2-ish graphics I think), and while the controls weren’t FULLY customizeable, I thought they worked well enough.  The difficulty level definitely increased the further the game went along, and the last level was pretty challenging in two different spots.  Was it worth about the $5 I got it for?  I think so, and it even has local multi-player if you are interested in that type of option.
     Super Mario Bros. –  Our oldest little bean will now randomly request to “Watch Mario.” when he sees it flash on the screen if I accidentally go to the wrong page on the Wii.  Not only does he want to watch, but he wants to “play”, which consists of him hitting the 2 button repeatedly and watching Mario jump, and jump, and jump!  I have been attempting to show him more controls, but he seems just fine with knowing how to make Mario jump, and doesn’t really care if he walks.  I was playing through a level with him watching one night, and I jumped over a hole, but hit a Goomba and died, to which he replied, “Mario epic fail.”
     Battlefield 3 Beta – The Battlefield 3 Beta went live on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this past Thursday, and being that I own a PS3, I downloaded it that afternoon.  I have been able to play a good number of rounds in it, and though I have experienced a few glitches, the Beta is running pretty smoothly overall for me.  This is my first “modern” Battlefield game to play, as I had only played Battlefield 1943 before.  Battlefield 3 is due out later this month, on October 25.  It will be available on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 with a MSRP of $59.95.

Filtered Thoughts
   In total, I consumed seven different coffees in September, and played six games.  If any of you are PS3 owners(I know some of you are!), and you download the Battlefield 3 Beta, make sure to add me to your friend list and hopefully we can play a few matches before the Beta is pulled off the service.

Questions
     What coffees did you consume and what games did you find yourself playing in September?
     Also, have any of you tried Greek coffee before?  If so, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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