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Although perfecting this might be more difficult than becoming a Jedi master (and the foes are far more dangerous), I bet it is sooooo worth it.
   
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Bonn

Awesome article.
I shall review daily and start practice immediately to perfect my skills.

Most of this is so true, its ridiculous that no one has written it down so far.

Exalt
   
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That may be one of the best articles I have ever read on here. Major points for posting it.
   
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From my own personal experience, however, I can warn readers not to get too attached to any one particular phrase. My own wife has caught on to some of my phrases and now knows that I'm not listening intently if I say one of them (because for some reason I don't use them when I really -am- listening to her). Secondly, beware of being questioned on things later - that's the true test of your mad multitasking skills. I am no expert in this capacity. The number of times that I have said, "Wait - what?" to which I've received the response, "I told you about that yesterday." is sadly way too high...

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Or the old Chris Rock standby

"I told you that bitch is crazy"

   
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my girlfriend make's me paint to shut me up.
but its nice

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down south

LOL you are wise. Sagelike even.

My wife has the dreaded , "hey look at this" attack.

Which I will and say "thats nice".

You all of course know it takes a good while to refocus after painted eyeballs on a 1 1/2 inch soldier and I have no idea what shes talking about, thats how she always gets me!!!

   
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Death By Monkeys wrote:From my own personal experience, however, I can warn readers not to get too attached to any one particular phrase. My own wife has caught on to some of my phrases and now knows that I'm not listening intently if I say one of them (because for some reason I don't use them when I really -am- listening to her). Secondly, beware of being questioned on things later - that's the true test of your mad multitasking skills. I am no expert in this capacity. The number of times that I have said, "Wait - what?" to which I've received the response, "I told you about that yesterday." is sadly way too high...



VERY VERY true... as well as being careful about overusing your "grunts" too often.

Diversity is the key on that.


As far as being questioned later... I have ensured that I am known to have a horrible short term memory.
It helps to nurture that reputation by forgetting things occasionally. LOL
Not remembering later is no problem for me.

Also, there's the defense of "Well, when you came and talked to me about that was I doing something already?"
::pause::
"I was."
::longer pause::
"So, you're upset that I don't remember something that you talked to me about while I was focussed on something else?"

Remember, guys... YOU are the victim here.

LOL

Eric

Eric

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A* I commend you! Now i can paint constantly!
I can watch chick flicks and paint!
I can entertain friends and paint!
I can go out for meals and paint! ;D
The world is my lobster!
   
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The Great Marsh

Okay, I know this article hasn't been commented on in a while, but I've been wondering what to do about this very situation... I think these ideas are dormant in all of us, but you've activated them for me

Thanks for the tips, will let you know how it works out
   
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I have the advantage of having a wonderful basement my wife doesn't WANT to come in.

But this article is quite correct and very true. Practice makes perfect! Eventually your brain is capable of listening even when you aren't.

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Canada

If you really want to frustrate the femme in your life, reverse the situation when SHE'S doing something of her interest that is concentration intensive. When she gets irked or annoyed, remind her how she does the same thing. A colleague of mine told me it worked for him, and I have actually seen his Missus walk into the hobby room and say "Nevermind, it can wait."
However, my better-half has realized I can split my attention 4 ways and not lose track of details or surroundings, so I am somewhat well and truly screwed.

Best of luck gents.

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The 2 most important words in a mans life:

"yes dear"

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Arlington, Texas

Heh, awesome. On a vaguely similar note, I've found that if you combine random things that a cherished female likes into one awkward phrase, it becomes the cutest nickname ever. Nevermind that it makes no sense. Examples that have worked for me include:
Baby pear
Lemon cupcake
Cuteness bee

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Paint time ? ... pifft send her out shopping for shoes. they cost less than Ikkle men anyway .

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I feel for you married guys. I used those phrase on my mother. She is alone now so I visit he alot and do my paiinting there without to much bother.

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Chaumont, France

Hey, I just stumbled upon your article and I must admit that it's really accurate!!!!
But for me it's more when I play video games, where I don't even have more that 1% of my brain focused on her (just enough to realize she's sprouting some meaningless words and phrases from her mouth, and that I'll soon get a scowl )

As for painting & modelling, I have no problem following (or leading) a conversation... This shall stay a mystery, I guess... Unless some dark Magos Biologis out here knows about the male psyche....


@Lord Maleval: doesn't work for me... When she's intensely reading a book, whenever I say something, she calmly puts it down, takes a moment, always answers on purpose, waits for me to add something, and, reckoning that I don't, gets back to her book... Quite frustrating as well huh....

Anyway, Thx for the fun ladz!!


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MagickalMemories wrote:
Death By Monkeys wrote:From my own personal experience, however, I can warn readers not to get too attached to any one particular phrase. My own wife has caught on to some of my phrases and now knows that I'm not listening intently if I say one of them (because for some reason I don't use them when I really -am- listening to her). Secondly, beware of being questioned on things later - that's the true test of your mad multitasking skills. I am no expert in this capacity. The number of times that I have said, "Wait - what?" to which I've received the response, "I told you about that yesterday." is sadly way too high...



VERY VERY true... as well as being careful about overusing your "grunts" too often.

Diversity is the key on that.


As far as being questioned later... I have ensured that I am known to have a horrible short term memory.
It helps to nurture that reputation by forgetting things occasionally. LOL
Not remembering later is no problem for me.

Also, there's the defense of "Well, when you came and talked to me about that was I doing something already?"
::pause::
"I was."
::longer pause::
"So, you're upset that I don't remember something that you talked to me about while I was focussed on something else?"

Remember, guys... YOU are the victim here.

LOL

Eric

Eric


Yet even though we are the victim we are still wrong.... and some how in trouble. No matter how many times it happens. One would think woman would learn to not talk to use when we are focused on something... sigh*

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Once again... this is too true, and Very helpful advice
   
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I would be the PITA and I greatly appreciate the hilarity of the obligatory 10% because I've had it pulled on me from: My youngest brother, my second youngest brother, my friend, and a boyfriend or two.

Saddest part is that I've done it to them and we've ALL done it to my mother, since we all congregate at my place for painting parties.

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St. Louis, MO

And then what happened?

Black Fiend wrote: Okay all the ChapterHouse Nazis to the right!! All the GW apologists to the far left. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!
The Green Git wrote: I'd like to cross section them and see if they have TFG rings, but that's probably illegal.
Polonius wrote: You have to love when the most clearly biased person in the room is claiming to be objective.
Greebynog wrote:Us brits have a sense of fair play and propriety that you colonial savages can only dream of.
Stelek wrote: I know you're afraid. I want you to be. Because you should be. I've got the humiliation wagon all set up for you to take a ride back to suck city.
Quote: LunaHound--- Why do people hate unpainted models? I mean is it lacking the realism to what we fantasize the plastic soldier men to be?
I just can't stand it when people have fun the wrong way. - Chongara
I do believe that the GW "moneysheep" is a dying breed, despite their bleats to the contrary. - AesSedai
You are a thief and a predator of the wargaming community, and i'll be damned if anyone says differently ever again on my watch in these forums. -MajorTom11 
   
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The Great Marsh

Another tip (perhaps I'll add it to the article) is to paint in the "family space". I got a TV tray and assembled some trolls while she was reading the other day and it worked just fine . But if I want to disappear to the basement to work on models... I'll be "neglecting" her within 30 minutes!

It's truly an art form that only comes with practice...
   
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"Awesome."

Black Fiend wrote: Okay all the ChapterHouse Nazis to the right!! All the GW apologists to the far left. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!
The Green Git wrote: I'd like to cross section them and see if they have TFG rings, but that's probably illegal.
Polonius wrote: You have to love when the most clearly biased person in the room is claiming to be objective.
Greebynog wrote:Us brits have a sense of fair play and propriety that you colonial savages can only dream of.
Stelek wrote: I know you're afraid. I want you to be. Because you should be. I've got the humiliation wagon all set up for you to take a ride back to suck city.
Quote: LunaHound--- Why do people hate unpainted models? I mean is it lacking the realism to what we fantasize the plastic soldier men to be?
I just can't stand it when people have fun the wrong way. - Chongara
I do believe that the GW "moneysheep" is a dying breed, despite their bleats to the contrary. - AesSedai
You are a thief and a predator of the wargaming community, and i'll be damned if anyone says differently ever again on my watch in these forums. -MajorTom11 
   
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And it is so true (I have to add that it works for man pretty well too, though your more likely to just laugh like everything he says is funny).

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I actually automatically take this too far...
When I'm painting, if my door is open and I have no music on, my ears just open up, and suddenly I can hear everyone's conversations in the next few rooms of the house...
Then if someone comes in to tell me something, it's awkward because I already know what they're going to tell me, so I say it to them before they start speaking, and they say 'yeah,' and walk out kind of confused...

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 Gutsnagga wrote:
I actually automatically take this too far...
When I'm painting, if my door is open and I have no music on, my ears just open up, and suddenly I can hear everyone's conversations in the next few rooms of the house...
Then if someone comes in to tell me something, it's awkward because I already know what they're going to tell me, so I say it to them before they start speaking, and they say 'yeah,' and walk out kind of confused...

same, but i Paint behind a metal door in the garage. Weird ain't it.

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Man, it is just so funny how universal this is. Reading this only confirms my theory that women really are some entirely different species.

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I have perfected this method due to my mothers odd habbit of opening up a conversation with me when I am painting or gaming.
Or my Girlfriends similar habbit of ringing me when I am so occupied.

Works like a dream for me

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Five+ years on, and this article is STILL applicable to today's hobbyist.
It's one for the ages!

: )

Eric

Black Fiend wrote: Okay all the ChapterHouse Nazis to the right!! All the GW apologists to the far left. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!
The Green Git wrote: I'd like to cross section them and see if they have TFG rings, but that's probably illegal.
Polonius wrote: You have to love when the most clearly biased person in the room is claiming to be objective.
Greebynog wrote:Us brits have a sense of fair play and propriety that you colonial savages can only dream of.
Stelek wrote: I know you're afraid. I want you to be. Because you should be. I've got the humiliation wagon all set up for you to take a ride back to suck city.
Quote: LunaHound--- Why do people hate unpainted models? I mean is it lacking the realism to what we fantasize the plastic soldier men to be?
I just can't stand it when people have fun the wrong way. - Chongara
I do believe that the GW "moneysheep" is a dying breed, despite their bleats to the contrary. - AesSedai
You are a thief and a predator of the wargaming community, and i'll be damned if anyone says differently ever again on my watch in these forums. -MajorTom11 
   
 
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