The Professional Gamer - July 25, 2014

Hello again loyal readers! This week I have been consumed with planning for a mid-summer camping trip.  I've also been playing some more Diablo 3.  Read on to learn more.

Reading: I'm still working my way through both Me, Myself, and Why and The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It.  At this point, I have learned about how fMRI works, and have read a lot about growing most of the common garden vegetables.  I am currently reading about fruit trees and bushes.

Watching: This week, I decided to catch up on both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, which has been a lot of fun.  I also watched the second episode of Sailor Moon Crystal.  I am enjoying the series.  At the least, the animation is well done.

Playing: This week, I have played a bit more through Diablo 3 on expert mode.  The game now is trying out some of the various skills and learning how they affect the way my character plays.  I think I'm slowly moving towards a strong build for my character.  However, I don't want to go reading a bunch of theory-crafting articles.  I'd prefer to come to my character spec in a more organic fashion.

Other: This past weekend, I spent a few hours to bottle my latest batch of homebrew.  This one is a Pale Ale, and based on my preliminary tasting, I think its going to be one of the best beers that I've made.  I can hardly wait for it to finish bottle conditioning.

As I mentioned in the intro, much of my time this week has been consumed trying to sort out our mid-summer camping trip.  We'll be up in the mountains over the weekend, and therefore there will be no "Professional Gamer" article.  I hope everyone else is having a great summer too and enjoying all of the seasonal activities.  Have a great week and game on!