First new bit of guitar kit in a while!
I already have a load box, but the problem with it is that there's no headphone output which means I need to plug it into my USB audio interface which _does_ have a headphone output but is all wired up to my computer setup, which in turn means I can't play my tube amp anywhere except our home office.
This new Suhr one has a headphone output and can be powered from my pedal board power supply so I'll be able to take the amp and pedal board to the front of the house and play with my full setup there, AND it has an auxiliary input as well so I can plug my iPad into it and play along to music or just use GarageBand's backing dummer functionality to have a drum kit to keep in time with.
I have to say, though, this thing is significantly larger than I was expecting!
Woot, these will be a nice upgrade over my increasingly janky Powerbeats Pro that I bought like six or seven years ago. The braided charging cable is SO much nicer than the old plastic ones. The other thing that'll be nice with these is being able to fit them into my pocket when we go on the Metro where I don't have my bag and can't bring my AirPods Max. The case for the Powerbeats Pro is just ABSURDLY large, and bounces around uncomfortably even in the leg pockets of my cargo pants.
And it also means my migration to USB-C everywhere continues apace!
We had @wobin over for #WarhammerQuest and a barbecue today!
The Warhammer Quest journey type was "Scavenge" so we could get some gear and currency to level up, it was a similar kind of deal to the others where the map is pre-made, but oh my god I don't think I've EVER seen as poor rolling as @wobin had today. At one point he spent all four of his activation dice making attacks without hitting a single thing, and that was rolling the equivalent of a 3+. 😫 I think he made one single attack successfully, and ended up getting wailed upon by a Kosargi Night Guard which mean he had three grevious wound counters and so had to rely on one activation dice and whatever spare Destiny dice we had left. In the previous game we'd upgraded his character with a piece of equipment that let him attempt to recover wounds on a 4+ instead of a 5+, and literally every single role he made for this he failed. We had @yayKM roll two of them, and she made one success and failed the other.
Thankfully, nobody ended up dying and we did actually get a good stash of stuff and have some good upgrades for the next game, but oh man.
First job of the long weekend was a VERY overdue mowing of the lawn. It was so long that the bin was completely full from the clippings in the back yard and so I didn't even bother doing the front. Also mowed/whippersnipped the horrendous mess of weeds that's at the side of the house where the hot water system and air conditioning compressor are, where we never go.
I started an "Outdoor Walk" workout on my Apple Watch and when I finished it had registered about 1750 active kilojoules after an hour and a half. For comparison my 45 minute workouts on the elliptical are typically around 2000 active kilojoules, so that was a decent effort. ::collapses in a heap::
There we go, the first half of my Breachers are done and fully varnished! I'm such a fan of that Nihilakh Oxide paint for the verdigris effect on the armour, it looks SO good.
I've got another seven miniatures to go (a full squad is only twelve miniatures but I'm going to be painting all three gunner variants so I can swap them out depending on the mission) and I'm going to ATTEMPT to get them all batched painted in the one go. Usually my limit is five, so this might end up being split up into two lots, but it'd be good to get them smashed out.