We actually finished the game! 😮 I lost, partially because we weren't playing with the extra bits to allow for more victory points to simplify things, but also because there was so much to keep track of I kept forgetting about various abilities. Still, keen for the next game!

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I'm in the office today to play some Kill Team after work, and am up on Level 30 this time. Love the view from up here!

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We went out for dinner tonight at a pub called The Fiddler. It used to be called The Mean Fiddler and was ranked as the most violent pub in NSW. They cleaned up their act like eight years ago after there was a big push by the government and police to start fining venues, and it's actually bloody lovely now! Really nice outdoor courtyard area, and there's there's BIG Irish pub section with all wood panelling and multiple levels and comfy chairs and nooks and crannies. We're planning on going there again specifically when the weather is properly cold so we can go to the Irish bit and engage cozy mode.

I got a Guinness pie with mash and mushy peas which was pretty tasty and Kristina got a burger, which wasn't anything to write home about but it was standard pub food and the chips were quite good.

My election night is a Galliano Ristretto, a piece of 85% dark chocolate, and Star Wars in 4K HDR.

Hell of a game of Munchkin today! I ended up winning but wow, there was a LOT of back and forth.

Food, meat 

How's that for a trashy dinner: Aldi chicken schnitzel with tomato paste and cheese on top to turn it into a chicken parma.

Did a bit of film buying! I'm VERY excited about Dune as I haven't actually seen it yet. (It didn't come out in the cinema in Australia until December, which was basically peak COVID here. 😞)

I ordered a laptop stand so I could have my laptop hooked up to my drums in a more useful position, it arrived today and fits perfectly! So much better than having it dodgily perched on the luggage to the left there. 😛

I also discovered that Logic Pro has a thing where it can pick up the tempo of what you're playing and it lets you adjust it after the fact! I'm a bit shit at keeping time, but I recorded a section by trying to keep a count in my head ("ONE and TWO and THREE and FOUR and") and I actually ended up surprisingly close to 120bpm the whole time.

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Eeee I recorded my first song in Logic Pro, with me playing both guitar and drums! 😁 Granted it's less than a minute long and is pretty repetitive, but whatever. Yay!

Big thanks to @futzle for pointing out Logic's "quantize" functionality that will automatically move your slightly-out-of-time notes to be back in time, very helpful for getting a good drum track. The drums were was just recorded straight into Logic then quantized, rather than playing back again with any of the built-in Roland drum controller kits that the drum kit comes with (I haven't even looked into how that's done yet), and the guitar was recoded with one of Positive Grid's "BIAS Pedal" effects.

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Progress has been slow, but I finished the faces of the next four of my squad of Scions tonight and I am pretty damned happy with how good they look!

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We were going to go play some X-wing at a friend's place with my new play board, but he wasn't feeling up for it so Kristina and I played some Warhammer Underworlds instead! Aelves versus filthy goatmen, and despite a strong start, it all fell apart at the end for me thanks to some terrible rolling on my part (and some really lucky rolling on Kristina's), and she won 11-9.

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I went out to make a cup of tea, came back and turned around the corner to come into the office, and was greeted with this. Just full eye-contact the entire way back to my desk.

Today I painted up my X-wing board so it looks like it's an actual star field, rather than just being plain black. Pretty stoked with the results!

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We met up with some friends for lunch at Black Bear Barbecue today. It's always so damned good, and I apparently have a mental block about the fact that I really don't need to order chips to go with it because just the brisket box is more than enough food. 🤦🏻‍♀️

I can always tell when the weather is getting cooler because Beanie wants to snuggle on my legs in the morning rather than being beside me.

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Well, I think that's going to keep me going for a while.

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