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Drakhun





Eaton Rapids, MI

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

: )

Eric


Universal truth has no expiration date.

Sadly my wife has broken the code! I paint in the basement and use my phone to listen to podcasts, she just texts me.....

Now with 100% more blog....

CLICK THE LINK to my painting blog... You know you wanna. Do it, Just do it, like right now.
http://fltmedicpaints.blogspot.com

 
   
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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

"Accidentally" turn off the ringer... and put the phone on something soft, where the vibrations won't make a loud noise.

Happens to me ALL THE TIME. Especially while gaming. I'm just so darned forgetful. I keep meaning to see a doctor about it... but I always forget to make the appointment.

Really, you amateurs disappoint me. ; )
LOL


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 
   
Made in eu
Executing Exarch






Ha - amateur...

The only true answer is to convince your wife she LIKES painting.

I go out for the day to play 40k and when I get home, I get new units.

Living the dream.

 Blacksails wrote:

Its because ordinance is still a word.
However, firing ordinance at someone isn't nearly as threatening as firing ordnance at someone.
Ordinance is a local law, or bill, or other form of legislation.
Ordnance is high caliber explosives.
No 'I' in ordnance.
Don't drown the enemy in legislation, drown them in explosives.
 
   
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Three Color Minimum





North Louisiana

hah ... my wife married me because i am a geek ... and after 19 years has yet to try to change me into something else ...

about the only thing i do is when i am going to a game day i will ask her ahead of time for the week before ... like every day ... to make sure she is ok with me going ... by the time the day comes around and i ask her yet again she is more then willingly saying yes .. so that i will stop asking her hah! ...

that and as i am painting yet another mini i show it to her... she likes painting .. but her skill isnt up to mine yet ...

if she does start getting to 'wifey' i just mention another book series to her that i know she will like .. then i have a few weeks to a month of quiet while she is reading them ...
   
Made in us
Drakhun





Eaton Rapids, MI

 MagickalMemories wrote:
"Accidentally" turn off the ringer... and put the phone on something soft, where the vibrations won't make a loud noise.

Happens to me ALL THE TIME. Especially while gaming. I'm just so darned forgetful. I keep meaning to see a doctor about it... but I always forget to make the appointment.

Really, you amateurs disappoint me. ; )
LOL


Eric


I've tried this method, she then escalates by using the Find my Phone feature that's makes you phone into a shreeking harpy (damn you Steve Jobs!)

Now with 100% more blog....

CLICK THE LINK to my painting blog... You know you wanna. Do it, Just do it, like right now.
http://fltmedicpaints.blogspot.com

 
   
Made in us
Three Color Minimum





North Louisiana

 darefsky wrote:
 MagickalMemories wrote:
"Accidentally" turn off the ringer... and put the phone on something soft, where the vibrations won't make a loud noise.

Happens to me ALL THE TIME. Especially while gaming. I'm just so darned forgetful. I keep meaning to see a doctor about it... but I always forget to make the appointment.

Really, you amateurs disappoint me. ; )
LOL


Eric


I've tried this method, she then escalates by using the Find my Phone feature that's makes you phone into a shreeking harpy (damn you Steve Jobs!)


ahh the joys of having an android phone .. plus having my own itunes account for my ipad.
   
Made in us
Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

 PredaKhaine wrote:
Ha - amateur...

The only true answer is to convince your wife she LIKES painting.

I go out for the day to play 40k and when I get home, I get new units.

Living the dream.


I hate you.

A lot.

My wife is less skilled at painting than my 6 year old, and has an active NEGATIVE interest in anything hobby related.

...and I have tried. Oh, God, how I have tried.

Yes. The hate is strong in this one.


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 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






 MagickalMemories wrote:
 PredaKhaine wrote:
Ha - amateur...

The only true answer is to convince your wife she LIKES painting.

I go out for the day to play 40k and when I get home, I get new units.

Living the dream.


I hate you.

A lot.

My wife is less skilled at painting than my 6 year old, and has an active NEGATIVE interest in anything hobby related.

...and I have tried. Oh, God, how I have tried.

Yes. The hate is strong in this one.


Eric


It could be worse... At some point my wife decided she was better at painting than I am. The annoying thing is she's right. Now I don't paint as I know it won't be as good as it could be.






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 Blacksails wrote:

Its because ordinance is still a word.
However, firing ordinance at someone isn't nearly as threatening as firing ordnance at someone.
Ordinance is a local law, or bill, or other form of legislation.
Ordnance is high caliber explosives.
No 'I' in ordnance.
Don't drown the enemy in legislation, drown them in explosives.
 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

I just wish that it worked on daughters with dirty diapers...

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

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Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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SPHESS

It's been deleted. I wanted to read it because this kind of marital sparring is hilarious to me.

"Show me where it says that in the codex!"
"You know brother that I cannot." Ultramarines Sgt. Learchus to Cpt. Uriel Ventris.
 NenkotaMoon wrote:
AoS raped our cattle and stampeded our women.
 
   
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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

I did a quick search for you.
This article was created by someone on Dakka based on a post I had 9 (wow!) years ago.
I searched for 'Husband grunt' and came up with the following post from 6/12/2008 in a thread titled "Turn Off That racket!"

HUSBAND GRUNT 101:

First off, this is not OT.
It is slightly off, but still pertinent.
It is a way not to get in trouble when the droning noise in the background while you paint the silver pants blue is your wife.

Here we go. Very easy.

As men, you should all be capable of this.
------------------------------------------------
How many times have you had a conversation with someone while another part of your brain was doing something else (reading a magazine, watching a movie or TV show... whatever).
For most men, this is a regular thing.

THAT is the skill you need to call on in this instance, only to a lesser degree.

Situation:
You are painting your silver pants blue, when your "Pretty and Intensely Thoughtful Ally" (i.e. Wife, from here on referred to as PITA) wants to "talk."
GAH!
You have about a hundred silver pants to paint blue, and the PITA wants you to stop and listen to her.

Whatever shall you do?
You shall listen.

Occasionally, you will find it valuable to ask her to wait "two minutes" while you finish something that requires "a lot of focus" because you "don't want to accidentally ignore her."
Use that no more than once a week.

At this point, you need to flex the dual nature of the male brain.

Ninety percent (90%) of your attention can remain on the silver pants while the other ten percent (10%) "listens" to the PITA.
You need that part of you to listen, not only so that you can grunt, but so that you know when to throw in the following phrases at the appropriate times:

"You're kidding?"
"Really?"
"And then what happened" (The word happened can be replaced here with "did you do" or "did you say" or "did she say," etc. You get the idea)
"That b!tch!"
"Uh huh."
"Well, that sucks."
"Awesome."
"Crap. Hold on a sec. I just missed something. Let me do this for JUST a sec..." followed momentarily by, "Okay. Go ahead." (THIS is a very powerful tool, as it lends reality to your "listening." It is not to be used too often, lest is become shallow and see-through. No more than once per conversaion is my suggestion)

Really, there are numerous sayings you can insert here.
The key is to (say it out loud) "Go beyond the grunt!"

Some PITA's, should they realize you're not actually contributing anything, but enabling their yammering with your encouragement might throw out the old line, "You aren't even listening to me. Are you?" (or something similar)

Ah, HA!!!!!
This is where she thinks she has you... but it's where our ultimate plan comes to fruition.
See, you've been paying attention.
Not much. Only the obligatory 10%.
It's not enough to rehash her entire monologue of eye-gouging goodness, but it's enough to spout, VERBATIM, the last little bit she's said.
Personally, I find it MOST valuable to only give her the last 5 or 6 words she's said.
That might placate your PITA.
She still might be an unbeliever.

Now, for the death blow.

Repeat back to her the last complete sentence or 3 she's said.

If she asks for more, and wants you to go back farther, do it if you can.
If that's the limit of your 10% (which, in most cases, it will be), you have to become insulted and (only slightly) indignant.
How dare her say you aren't listening when, clearly, you are.
You've told her the last 2 minutes of the conversation. What does she want? A run down of everything she's said to you in the alst 3 days?
You're hurt that she thinks so little of you.

Now, sulk like the momma's boy that all PITA's think their husbands are.

Congratulations.

You may now continue painting your silver pants blue.

Yes, by the way, every step of this theory HAS been tried.
I've found it effective on:

Wife
Girlfriends
Daughters
Mother
Aunts
Sisters-in-law (I have no sisters)


Link to thread:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/212987.page

Enjoy!

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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