Trying to get back to regularly writing... (#MMO #MMOGaming #HamRadio #Hamr #realfood #rawmilk #STO #Android)
Ok, so, I went from 1-2 posts a day (or most days) to almost nothing, and with it went, I feel, my writing skills. I've got to get back to it!
We've been fairly busy of late. With our various food-related hobbies, bicycling, Ham radio, and my gaming, and her working, we have very little "free" time most days - but most of our time is spent doing things we find fun.
Finally got a chance to watch Zombieland yesterday - great film, if you like zombie films of course. Also watched Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" (both episodes) and that was great too. We also have gotten back on our bikes over the last week and that's been great! Feels good to be out on them again! We won't be riding as hardcore (just no time for it) as last summer, but it's still good fun.
We're still working on getting deeper into Ham radio, and we've got a deal arranged with a local Ham to buy a used Icom IC-746PRO with power supply for an insanely good price. That'll give us all the capabilities and features we'll ever need and we're very excited to get it in. It's at Icom currently being reconditioned and brought back to "better than new" status.
Speaking of food "hobbies," we're still mainly eating what you'd call "real food" - nothing (or very little) processed, everything made by us from base ingredients, and > 90% of our meats are grass-fed or pasture-raised. No feedlot fed meat here! We also make our own yogurt (from Ooooo, Deadly Raw Milk of course), and sometimes cheese. It's made fairly dramatic changes in our sense of well-being, especially in her case. It's also very cool knowing that out in our freezer we have enough meat to feed us for a long time. We've got most of a whole goat, and 1/4 of a cow, along with a good amount of pork and 3 whole chickens. :) She is the Bread Whisperer™ and always makes sure we have good, homemade bread at hand for our meals. Mmmmm.
I still game, just nowhere near as "hardcore" as I used to. Longasc teases me for being too casual, but I really just don't have the time to set aside for the 4-5+ hour gaming sessions like I used to. I still have a lot of fun though. Most of the modern MMOs are very casual-friendly, so I take full advantage, jumping in sometimes for 10-15 minutes, or maybe as long as an hour when I can. STO is a lot of fun played this way.
We recently dumped our iPhones and switched back to Verizon for Android-based phones. We got the Droid Incredible by HTC (2 of them - thanks Jill! - you own!). The Android OS is amazing, and being free of Apple's prison, er, "walled garden," is just awesome. Also, the phones are super fast, even when running multiple apps. No more rebooting once a day to get the UI to not lag. Could not be happier with these devices and the Android OS.
Anyway, that's the nutshell version of what we've been up to. I will try to update a lot more often again, and hopefully can follow through on that.