Thanks to a long series of events that started last night, I ended up going over to Filipponi Ranch Cellers today for some wine tasting and to see a friend start brewing up a batch of beer. I got to learn much more about the process and checked out some of the raw ingredients. In the shot below, we see the malt being added in.
And here are the hops:
And since this was all happening at a winery, I figured I shouldn’t let the beer steal the show — here are some of the wine barrels:
My work, Experts Exchange, was one of the sponsors for a pretty cool local event this evening: the SLO County Bike Coalition’s Bikes and Beauty Fashion Show. It was held downtown at the headquarter’s for iFixit, which has a pretty cool building. Great event, and so glad that we were a sponsor for it!
Some nice flowers spotted on an evening photo walk. Not sure what this flower is, but it’s like a naturally occurring bouquet.
Spotted this planter box on an ivy covered wall next to Splash Cafe and thought it was interesting.
Playing a little GTA V this evening on the PC and messing around with the in-game Snapmatic camera mode.
Heading to the car after dinner and looking for some light sources to take a photo with. The parking garage — yeah, that’ll do!
Had some friends over for a BBQ. Enjoyed a nice cold beer. Took a photo of it.
This is my PC. I call it Phantom, after the name of its case, which is by NZXT. Although Stormtrooper might be a nice name for it too…
Went out to the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival with the Benat Serat bellydance troupe today, where they unveiled a new dance involving these silk covered fans. The silk would trail out, catching on the air and breeze, creating a gorgeous stream of color.
While photo of the day is above, there’s really too much good stuff to not share, so plenty of bonus shots below:
The uni-cyclist juggler was also pretty fun to watch.
While I’ve only been able to get in a bit of game time with the Witcher 3, I can already attest to the fact that this game is phenomenal. The graphics, the combat, the crafting, the world, the voice acting, the writing (especially the writing) — all amazing. It’s got some tremendous complexity to it, but it wasn’t that hard to get the basic hang of it, and once you do it’s truly remarkable. It’s like they took all the different systems and best aspects from games like Skyrim, Dragon Age, Dark Souls and GTA and blended them all together into one incredible whole.
It was also extra cool that the developers included a little thank you note for buying their game.
Plus, I was able to fight a pack of wolves while on horseback. 10 out of 10.