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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2004, 01:46:37 PM »
And this is all on-topic because coffee is romantic.

It is! This is why they play Barry White during Bonsbreak at my Starbucks. Can't get enough of your love, babe! I remember how smitten I was the first time I visited Not-Mr.-Bons's place. I remarked over the titillating array of presses, brewers and grinders in his kitchen, then he seduced me further by promising, "Yeah, and there's a Starbucks around the corner, in case of a caffeine emergency." It was like he knew my secret soul!
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2004, 03:02:03 AM »
That is so romantic. And practical too.

At this point we need to decide if we are going to further divert to coffee stories or "how I first fell in love" stories. Anyone else with both?

 

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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2004, 04:39:35 AM »
How I first fell in love with coffee places: :D

The good thing about coffee places in Vienna is that they hoard all sorts of newspapers and let you sit there and read for virtually no money. Viennese Coffeehouses serve roughly 5-25 variations of coffee and loads of cakes. Enter Starbucks and many similar franchise concepts in its wake. Being very late in adapting to trends (that is what people come here for and visit old buildings) the local places were largely caught off guard and did not care. Starbucks is very expensive here, but it is fancy enough to warrant the price. The only thing I really like about the American system is that they really cater for special eating habits. As I do not drink milk, I enjoyed my first soy lattes with the glee a rescued sailor would feel when he sips his first rum again after sitting on a rock forever. I enjoyed takeaway coffee only in NY as they have all these markers on the cups (and use them) and I urged everybody in the office to get a different kind to get in some variation. Usually it was not even warm when it reached the offices. :( I still find coconut flavoured coffee gross.

Eral, as much as I thought you were actually going for the latter, I had to pipe up and give my coffee house speech. :)
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2004, 04:50:32 AM »
Alright, I'll start. Well, come second. But mines better! (damn you Jester!)
 
How I fell in love with Coffee.

Now, I was just a young boy, embarking on his teenage years through life. We'd gotten a computer recently and games of course. Now, it was the weekend and the parents were out for the weekend, so I decided 'Lets stay up all night playing games.' Now, I'd heard about this coffee, rumour had it it was good stuff but I, being my shy and apprehensive self, was nervous. There she sat, in the kitchen waiting for me to go over and brew a cuppa. She waited, pretty much all night while I hammered away at the Shivan fighters and generally had a great time. Enter morning, I've just POUNDED the Shivans great destroyer into oblivion, a hard nights work. Now my mind turns to other pursuits. I still have something called a Sleeping pattern at this point, and I don't want to lose it.
So, I nervously make my way over, turn the kettle on, get out a cup, put in some milk, sugar and now I'm up to the coffee. I prise open her lid ever so delicately, reverantly putting it down on the table. I pick up the spoon (This is a different spoon, the sugar has its own spoon! The luxury!) and cautiously plunge it into her black grainy depths, delicately lifting out the caffinated goodness. I've heard the effect she can have, but I'm pooped! A full, laden spoon will be my breakfast drink...except I was snacking all night so it's not really breakfast...I pour that on top of the milk, the Kettle starts whistling, obviously excited by my nervous movements, the perv. I go over, get the kettle and pour in the hot water, combining the coffee, sugar and milk with itself to make the glorious drink known as coffee.
 I stir it around, letting the grains fully disperse among the pale white goodness, eventually turning the light brown we all know is the colour of ambrosia. I remove the spoon, sucking it clean before flinging it to the sink, where it can rest after its caffinated embrace. Taking the mug delicately in both hands, I hope that it's not too hot and gently sip from the mug, no the Chalice, for any container of such a beverage could be nothing less. From there on in I know that coffee is the one for me while I delicately sip the coffees hotness into myself.
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2004, 06:03:58 AM »
Veloxyll, not instant!!! :o  But it's true, you do start there.

Jester, I think "how I fell in love with coffee/houses" is a perfect continuation of this thread.

I wish I had a story with romance, but I don't. It was really only with the first cup that I said, "ugh, this must be Lavazza" (about four years ago?)that I realised living with an Italian had changed me utterly, and now I have an automatic coffee machine and have serious conversations about flavours of coffee with friends. It's a long way from that first cup of dry-cleaning fluid that Nescafe tries to pass off as caffeine.



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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2004, 06:49:55 AM »
yeah, it had to start with instant. If I had to grind the coffee myself that'd be another paragraph or two of text, and I don't know if my creativity could go that far.

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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2004, 12:03:30 PM »
 ;D COFFEE SUCKS!!  ;D

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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2004, 12:35:48 PM »
*Sighs nostalgically* We chewed on coffee grains while in the university to keep awake... those were the times....
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2004, 01:33:48 PM »
;D COFFEE SUCKS!!† ;D

 no, i think you might want to keep [mov]ing...
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2004, 04:58:54 PM »
i never drank coffee til i started working shifts (hospital).  now i am hooked on it. except starbuck's, which i find to be bitter and terribly over priced!
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #85 on: October 18, 2004, 05:13:14 PM »
i never drank coffee til i started working shifts (hospital).† now i am hooked on it. except starbuck's, which i find to be bitter and terribly over priced!

I agree, Starbucks coffee is far too strong and generally yucky. Living in Exurbia Hell, that's all we have around here in the way of coffee shops. I miss Oren's Daily Roast in New York City.
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #86 on: October 18, 2004, 08:52:42 PM »
my favorite is Gevalia, but its pretty expensive too and youcan only get it mail ordered. we used to get it at work. Border's bookstores has good coffee , but Barnes and Noble useis starbucks
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2004, 03:23:37 AM »
A friend of mine drives across town for an hour in order to get the coffee that he likes, for the cheapest price.
He goes to a wholesaler, and gets Cuban, Ethiopian - coffee from everywhere. He brought some with him last time we all went away for the weekend. Not one of us said, "You're crazy. Driving for an hour?" It was more like, "What is the name and address of this wholesaler?"

It sounds like we should start organising relief mission/coffee drops to Exurbia. Will coffee beans get through customs these days?
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2004, 03:57:05 AM »
They can if you use catapaults or cannons. I'd probably favour a cannon of some sort, you get much better range! :D
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Re: A question for all the gaming couples out there
« Reply #89 on: October 19, 2004, 04:00:16 AM »

 depends how much powder you can spare; catapults don't need fuel...
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