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Tonight I played a good live game, and was one of the leading players a few years in. Then my daughter woke up and had one of those fits that only daddy can woo... :-) I had to leave the game and when I came back my country had hit the slopes.
Let loose the times your game has been broken by outside factors!
An Honest Question--No Right or Wrong, BLACK or WHITE Answer...Right?
Toni Morisson put foward the idea that, in "white" literature, "black" people are used to fill the role of "the other," ie, to help define the white people by contrast (usually positively...or at least, it was SUPPOSED to be positive--you can decide for yourself just how positive that can really leave people.) Thus, she said, blacks were kept seperate from others in identity, and inequality in society stemmed, in part, from this concept. My question is...
Ever since I quit DJing (a long time ago already), I've had a hard time keeping up with new sounds. If you've discovered a band or an artist recently and really like them, let this be a forum where you can share your luck with others.
Oh, and my opinion... There is no such thing as best tasting coffe cause it all tastes bitter and disgusting. Give me Chai or Earl Grey or one of dozens of other teas (black, green white, herbal, whatever) any day over coffee.
The best coffee I ever had was on Maui, Hawaii, I think the name was Kona Coffee. Second best is an iced coffee with a shot of hazelnut from McDonald's, you can see how refined my taste in coffee is, lol.
@Draugnar, agreed, tea is better then coffee any day.
The best I ever had was called "Highlander Grog" from a local shop when I was in school. There have been imposters that I've come across, but the only place I know that has it is a international store (and it is expensive, so I only have it rarely).
Dont know if you can get it outside Texas but Ruta Maya coffee is fucking good. There is also Three Avocados Coffee which is a non-profit, so that is cool.
The best coffee I have ever had.......... I unfortunately do not know what the brew was - but it was in Houston's Third Ward at a coffee shop/ice cream parlor run by a 90 year old black man.
Oh shit it was so good. I havent been back in town since then though.
I can go on and on about coffee so I guess I will just stop there.
No I wont Putin how do you make your coffee?
French Press? Drip? Whole bean? I could go on but fear appearing as a coffee snob.
The second best cup of coffee I ever had was at Dunkin Donuts in Boston with the IRL f2f this summer.
And obviously I am addicted to Starbucks Iced Vanilla lattes, I can;t tell if they are good or just familiar anymore.
I also drink McCafe sometimes in a pinch - in fact I drink any coffee in a pinch.
Real brewed coffee is much more uncommon here in Dakar, I often buy cups of Nescafe for 10 cents (50 francs CFA) from the street dealers though - yes its instant but I am growing fond of them. Its better than NO coffee anyway.
I do French press and always buy the whole beans, also Turkish and Nescafe sometimes. Nothing better than a good cup of Turkish coffee. I drink it less regularly because I don't make it as good as the cafes. I always seem to burn it.
I was going to say "I always make sure to buy my coffee beans straight from the Colombian mob" but I see someone beat me to the derailing punch. =P
On the rare occasion that I have it, I like coffee. Straight black for me, though, no creams or sugars about it. I've always wanted to be even remotely knowledgeable about coffee brands but I can't spare the luxury of a coffee every morning to figure out what I like.
Tea or Chai (hot or iced), always freshly brewed. Depending on the tea, it may get a spash of milk if hot, squeeze of lemon if iced, or some I drink straight. Chai gets a splash of milk both hot and iced. Being a diabetic, I rarely sweeten and then only with Splenda.
Breakfast is Earl Grey, hot and straight. No lemon, no milk, no nuttin! Wakes me up like nothing else.
It could mean the way they are made. When you say tea in India (i.e. chai), it is quite different to English/Western tea. However, I'm not sure what cafes mean when they say chai or chai latte (the worst is saying chai tea).
Best coffee I ever had was from a vending machine in a service station somewhere between Caracas and Cumana. One of the best drinks I've ever had in my life!
The only things to rival it have been a certain type of black tea I was given in Egypt (but can't for the life of me remember the name :( ), and a pint of Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild. Truly God's gift to mankind!
Well, here in India it does mean the same thing. Chai specifically refers to the drink itself. Tea could be used to refer to that snack in the evening, the plant or the drink. Masala-chai is (really really) spiced tea.
Oh, I forgot totally about a local place called Nick's Original House of Pancakes (ironically enough, a refurbished Big Boy). They have excellent coffee, and great food. When I'm able, I try to take the family there for breakfast. Usually 2 times a month or so.
I thought chai (as it is known in the West) had milk, cardamom and cinnamon in it. Maybe cloves too.
The reason chai is the name for tea in so many languages is because the Chinese (both main dialects) word for tea is "cha". The Fujian people called it "te" and many of them moved overseas or to the West so that's why English uses that word instead.
I'd like to try coffee made from freshly picked beans. I am currently going through a bag of First Colony: Traditional French Roast, which is less bitter and acidic than other coffees I've tried; while having a rich, bold flavour Time for the questions:
I don't understand why we have or want the no in game messaging option. Doesn't that go against what diplomacy is all about? Especially if the game does not have anonymous players then I fear private messages would be exchanged but that would go against the intent of the option. I would appreciate if someone could explain how they play that option.