Saturday, January 2, 2010

Family Fun and Gaming

Celebrated my sister JAF's b-day today. Our other sister JAC hosted the event her residence. As we played with her kids, she and her hubby cooked breakfast. I then spent the rest of the afternoon gaming; played Pirates and the Grand Delmuni (sp?). Overall, a wonderful evening which I give 4.5 cups, extra bold with soy.

Before that First Cup

I should just go back to sleep. That's how I'm feeling at the moment. We had woken up early (for a weekend) since The Spouse is rounding the hospital this weekend and normally I'd go back to bed after parting.

But not today. One of my goals this year is get our place in shape, and I had planned to do so by some daily spring cleaning. Morning would be the perfect time to do so; I'm up, I get some exercise, and I don't feel guilty throughout the day.

But that's not the only reason I'm still up. I have a birthday breakfast this morning. And there's all-day gaming. And I don't want to be late.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Coffee Cup Rating

I give 4.5 cups of bold coffee for today. Half caffeinated, half decaf. Oh, and with soy (of course).

Happy New Year, y'all!

Coffee Brands, er, Blogs I follow

Spent some time adding favorite blogs to follow on The State of the Coffee. I'm now debating about the snippet functionality. I like the ability to discern the subject of a post without opening the entire site. On the other hand, it looks funny on the page (especially if it's a long one).

I'll leave it alone right now. I should log off: I already spend way too much free time on the computer.

Cup Rating

The Spouse suggested I rate the day by cups of coffee. I like that idea.
Carpe Diem (seize the day)

Ushering the New Year with a Drive

While the Spouse was rounding the hospital, I drove down to San Diego to check out Mysterious Galaxy and Game Empire, two of my favorite locals down there. Unfortunately, the former was closed. After a freezing meal at the local Starbucks (due to eating outside), I browsed around GE, finally making selections from the used bins as usual. I just couldn't justify the WhFRP Adventurer's Kit if I hadn't even broke open the main game, could I? An extensive chat with the overly-enthusiastic staff reminded me just how much I am a geek. And that's a good thing.

Carpe Diem (seize the day)

New Blog, New Year

After hemming and hawing for several hours, I decided to enter the New Year with a new blog.

So, what's with the name, "State of the Coffee"? A couple of months ago, I was inspired to start video clips on, you guess it, coffee. Specifically, I would record my impression on every cup of coffee I drank per day and post them on videos sites like Youtube. The spouse, hearing my idea, suggested the name.

Fortunately, common sense won out. I don't have the equipment, and I drink too much coffee on a daily basis to make it practical. The name stuck, though.

So what's the purpose of this blog as opposed to the others. Back to basics, baby. I originally started blogging to jot down my thoughts for prosperity's sake. Now I feel it's even more important. Apparently, my memory, reaching 40 years, is doing some spring cleaning. I'm increasingly having difficulty remembering stuff, both trivial and important. Spouse reassured me, though, it's not dementia. Apparently folks who think they may have it paradoxically don't; i.e., folks who do suffer dementia deny the fact. Got it?