A confusing mess of stuff! :D (#Homebrew #RealFood #MMO #MMOGaming #Gaming)
How's that for an interesting collection of unrelated hashtags!? Well, that's what happens when you blog about everything you're doing, rather than focusing on one subject. ;)
I haven't written much lately, mainly because there hasn't been a lot to write about. I haven't been "heavily" playing any particular game. I'm still playing EQ2, AO, and STO randomly/when I get a chance, but I haven't been playing a lot and I haven't had anything super awesome to comment about in any of those games, or in the gaming world at large.
I've been in the "investigative stages" of getting into a couple other diversions/hobbies. I've wanted to homebrew for about 15 years and we just checked out an awesome homebrew shop in Indianapolis on Saturday. We'll probably be heading back there soon to pick up the gear we need to get started. Hopefully within a month or two we'll have our first batch of beer! Everyone we know locally will have a bunch of free beer - woot!
As I mentioned before, we have access to a supply of awesome fresh-from-da-cow milk - 2 gallons a week to be exact. So, I've been experimenting with cheesemaking. Doing it the old-fashioned way, without any commercial products such as rennet and packaged cultures hasn't yielded the best results - so we picked up some rennet and cultures at the homebrew shop mentioned above. Yeah, they have cheesemaking (and winemaking!) stuff too. It's a great shop. Hopefully further experimentation will yield some good cheese.
That's a batch of Irish soda bread my wife made last week. It was insanely good! She's been learning The Ways of the Bread™ lately and has been picking it up... like she was born to it. :D We've had some seriously awesome bread for the last 2-3 weeks.
I've also begun the process of re-entering R/C flying - helicopters to be exact. Helis were actually the first thing I was involved with in R/C flying, but I switched to airplanes early on. I want something I can fly at a large schoolyard more easily - and a heli fits the bill quite nicely. I got a rather insane deal on a used fairly high end model from a soldier stationed at Guantanamo Bay, oddly enough. It'll be here in 15-20 days and I'll post plenty of pics, I'm sure. It's a Miniature Aircraft Ion-X V1 for those that know the model. I have a transmitter coming from another source, and Phoenix Simulator coming from the manufacturer. Sim practice is pretty important with helis; they're a lot more difficult to fly than airplanes.
So that about covers it! The Health Issue mentioned in a previous post seems to be finally getting worked out. At some point, when it's all completely resolved, I'll have a post on it, from the perspective of a family member (since it's not me that's physically going through it). Suffice it to say, the thyroid is a fairly important part of your body. :D