I may have just dug my own grave

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,901
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
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    Corgi, instantly guilty. :D
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Mattox86 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I wonder how many of our wives are clandestinely reading this thread? Busted! :smile:

    They might think, this Mattox guy is a real jackhole. :p

    Another conundrum in the same thread - Agree or LOL! :smile:
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    verb wrote: »
    Mattox86 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I wonder how many of our wives are clandestinely reading this thread? Busted! :smile:

    They might think, this Mattox guy is a real jackhole. :p

    Another conundrum in the same thread - Agree or LOL! :smile:

    Maybe it's time they allow both, can't be that difficult. And apparently I'm a walking conundrum.
  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    BTW, I'm so happy I found this forum. It's nice to conversate with like minded individuals, even the female ones. Gotta cover my butt 😂
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,919
    My wife still makes me sandwiches but the other.... :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    So I can’t just imagine the conversation you spent close to $4k on what?!? A streamer?!? Are you insane.
    I’m so grateful I don’t get the questions anymore. I just typically don’t say no too much for things she wants.
    And I typically pass the proceedings from sold gear onto her.
    Very peaceful here. Unless she reads this of course...
  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    Tony M wrote: »
    My wife still makes me sandwiches but the other.... :#

    Dude, good enough. In some cases a sandwich might be better.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,901
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    joecoulson wrote: »
    So I can’t just imagine the conversation you spent close to $4k on what?!? A streamer?!? Are you insane.
    I’m so grateful I don’t get the questions anymore. I just typically don’t say no too much for things she wants.
    And I typically pass the proceedings from sold gear onto her.
    Very peaceful here. Unless she reads this of course...

    What the hell is a steamer and why would it cost 4k? I'm hoping I can get to this point some day.
  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    I'm confused by your tactics.
  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    Ah, I couldn't tell if was an embedded video from the mobile site. I got ya now txcoastal1.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,723
    Mattox86 wrote: »
    My wife doesn't understand my hobby...

    And they never will. The good ones will just roll their eyes and buy another pair of shoes. You should see if you can get them to arrive with her name on the packages. That way she gets all excited!
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  • VSAT88
    VSAT88 Posts: 1,062
    "Anyone been through this with their wife or gf and live to tell about it?"
    Yes, every other week. I don't ask and she does not have to as me when she buys something. She trusts me. Strange, I don't even trust myself when it comes to audio equipment. I got me a GOOD ONE !
    Where in Alabama ?
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,365
    edited June 2019
    verb wrote: »
    I wonder how many of our wives are clandestinely reading this thread? Busted! :smile:

    You know if they read this thread you'll hear about it. It may not be tomorrow, next week or next month, but you'll hear about it at just the right time for them. We all know they don't forget.
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  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 1,786
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    This......is my favorite!
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    Milito wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    I wonder how many of our wives are clandestinely reading this thread? Busted! :smile:

    You know if they read this thread you'll hear about it. It may not be tomorrow, next week or next month, but you'll hear about it at just the right time for them. We all know they don't forget.

    That's why it's super important that doesn't happen. But you are correct, they never forget, about anything.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,919
    edited June 2019
    Remember Rodney and his wife jokes?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 1,786
    Mattox86 wrote: »

    That's why it's super important that doesn't happen. But you are correct, they never forget, about anything.

    Matt, all kidding aside, and I was the first one to mention "better to ask for forgiveness" :D and I'm sure you are aware of this by now, good healthy communication is best for any relationship. The fewer surprises the better (the scary kind).




    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

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    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Erasing blistering response due to apology for blatant sexist BS comment. ;)

    Now as for those of you who would like to give me your wives cellphone numbers and email addresses, I will be more than happy to see that they read this thread, and also point them in the direction of the picture thread. :D

    Then sit back to see how well some enjoy their weekend! :p

    Have a good one!
    Cathy
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Erasing blistering response due to apology for blatant sexist BS comment. ;)

    Now as for those of you who would like to give me your wives cellphone numbers and email addresses, I will be more than happy to see that they read this thread, and also point them in the direction of the picture thread. :D

    Then sit back to see how well some enjoy their weekend! :p

    Have a good one!
    Cathy

    Lol, the chatter piped down real quick. I really didn't want to offend anyone, so thank you for being understanding. I'll be more mindful of my comments though. :)
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,723
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Erasing blistering response due to apology...

    Cathy

    Dang it! Where's the fun in that?
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Mattox86 wrote: »

    That's why it's super important that doesn't happen. But you are correct, they never forget, about anything.

    Matt, all kidding aside, and I was the first one to mention "better to ask for forgiveness" :D and I'm sure you are aware of this by now, good healthy communication is best for any relationship. The fewer surprises the better (the scary kind).




    Speakers haven't arrived yet and my wife hasn't been informed lol. I do agree communication is always best, I have a great marriage though. I'm hoping that if she sees them in place she'll realize they don't look bad, where if I were to tell her before hand she'll assume the worst.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Mattox86 wrote: »
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Mattox86 wrote: »

    That's why it's super important that doesn't happen. But you are correct, they never forget, about anything.

    Matt, all kidding aside, and I was the first one to mention "better to ask for forgiveness" :D and I'm sure you are aware of this by now, good healthy communication is best for any relationship. The fewer surprises the better (the scary kind).




    Speakers haven't arrived yet and my wife hasn't been informed lol. I do agree communication is always best, I have a great marriage though. I'm hoping that if she sees them in place she'll realize they don't look bad, where if I were to tell her before hand she'll assume the worst.

    Lol! I sense an ace kicking coming soon! :smile:
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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    verb wrote: »
    Mattox86 wrote: »
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Mattox86 wrote: »

    That's why it's super important that doesn't happen. But you are correct, they never forget, about anything.

    Matt, all kidding aside, and I was the first one to mention "better to ask for forgiveness" :D and I'm sure you are aware of this by now, good healthy communication is best for any relationship. The fewer surprises the better (the scary kind).




    Speakers haven't arrived yet and my wife hasn't been informed lol. I do agree communication is always best, I have a great marriage though. I'm hoping that if she sees them in place she'll realize they don't look bad, where if I were to tell her before hand she'll assume the worst.

    Lol! I sense an ace kicking coming soon! :smile:

    You're not joking. It will be a verbal assault of sheer disappoint. The worst kind of verbal assault in my book.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,901
    Well Mattox, if you start hearing a chant like this .....RUN!!!

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  • Mattox86
    Mattox86 Posts: 65
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Well Mattox, if you start hearing a chant like this .....RUN!!!


    I can run and hide, but she will find me haha.
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Pulls up chair with wine & popcorn to watch the beheading, It was nice knowing you for such a short time Mattox! :D
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  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 1,786
    Mattox86 wrote: »

    Speakers haven't arrived yet and my wife hasn't been informed lol. I do agree communication is always best, I have a great marriage though. I'm hoping that if she sees them in place she'll realize they don't look bad, where if I were to tell her before hand she'll assume the worst.

    Lol, okay, I see you're going to take this "surprise" all the way to the end, probably preparing a speech such as "look honey, new furniture, I thought I'd surprise you" "and it plays music", in which case, agreeing with Cathy white wolf, prepare for a beheading because "most" husbands know that the wife is in charge of the furniture.

    Well, if your marriage is as good as you say, you won't lose your head but as @verb indicated, you will lose your donkey, or it will be removed and handed to you :D

    Please, I'm sure I speak for the crew here, we would love to hear the final outcome of this chapter, providing you are still able to sit and type :D
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

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    Pre/Pro: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

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    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,372
    If the representatives of the lollypop guild could just turn in your man cards now, that would be great.