Snake's 12 Hours Till Launch PSA
So I thought I'd bring all of your attention to a dangerous problem that will result from Civ V's release tomorrow: hunger!
While playing your game you may be tempted to forgoe meals. This is fine as long as you keep snacking throughout the day and take at least a half hour break for dinner. I stocked up on snack foods for tomorrow and my better half is going to make some of her famous queso dip for us.
Protien is good! Eat things with cheese (gets your milk servings in!), like nachos or queso, or crackers with cheese on it. Jerkey is wonderful as well, but mind the crumbs.
Fruits: not typically the best snacks for gaming on a computer for one reason, the damn sticky juices! Relegate these snacks to dried (mmm dried apricots) or in juice form.
Vegetables: Carrots are your friend, as can be frozen peas, corn, and green beans.
Breakfast: Well for me Civ V releases at 7 a.m. Not a problem as I'm usually up that early anyway. To keep your attention and energy going, I'd recommend English muffins (Crumpets for our friends across the pond) topped with butter and/or jam or peanut butter. Cereal with milk adds to this quite nicely. And coffee or tea is a wonderful addition in cooler weather.
Mini Meals: Soups are great. Chili is better Nachos make for a wonderful "once every 3 hour meal" as do sandwiches (deli sliced meats, cheese and fresh veggies are superb). Chicken nuggets and chicken fingers are great, if you can avoid using your hands to eat em the better.
Drinks: For those of age, alcohol consumed in moderation can taste wonderful with some of the better snack food items like chili and nachos. But don't drink too many or you may have issues staying awake. Soft drinks are wonderful snack compliments. But if you aren't snacking and you're thirsty, head for the water.
Eating location: Be warned that eating and drinking on your computer desk may result in damaged keyboard, and/or mouse. Make sure you have plenty of room and paper towels nearby in case of accidents. Feel free to use a TV tray to set your food and drinks on to make things simpler (but mind the location when you get up to stretch or use the restroom.)
Restroom breaks: If you have to use it; use it, don't hold it. And don't make it a photo finish either, if you get caught short, you'll be taking even more time away from Civ.
Thank you all and good gaming!