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    Ok, So I plan to go to the Lone Star Audio Fest. Wife comes with me(surprize).
    We get there, I decide to start in the Audionote room.
    The whole thing is the Embassy suites, which is 9 stories high with an open center
    and glass ceiling. Audionote is on the 9th floor, so we get in the glass elevator.
    Wife hates heights, so she faces the door. We get out, and the walk over to the
    room with the display takes us around the walkway, which overlooks the open
    center of the hotel. She freaks bigtime. Of course, all the vendors and club setups
    are on the top couple of floors. Crap!
    Instead I take her home, stopping for a nice lunch. I now decide not to go back.
    Instead, I drive over to look at a pair of $75 Kef 103.2 bookshelves.
    I leave to think about it, and decide to check out some Stax headphones
    at a local audio dealer. Instead, I look at a pair of GNP speakers that came in on trade.
    The price drops on the GNP's, and I end up with a pair of speakers.
    The wife calls me to ask about a ATM transaction while I'm driving home, and
    I tell her about the speakers. She's mad as hell. I get another call for a
    down system over Fort Worth. I go home, grap my laptop, and head out.
    A couple of hours later, I go home, and she's all mellowed out?!?

    No, there's no moral to this story. It's just another weird audio hobbyist
    kind of day. Next time, maybe I should just stay home.
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    :D ROTFLMAO!!!!

    I'm sorry I'm just rolling here! I guess you didn't over draw your account otherwise she would still be pissed off!:D

    She was still probably freaked from the heights & just needed time to calm down. Or have several drinks!;):D
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    :D ROTFLMAO!!!!

    I'm sorry I'm just rolling here! I guess you didn't over draw your account otherwise she would still be pissed off!:D

    She was still probably freaked from the heights & just needed time to calm down. Or have several drinks!;):D

    No. She didn't think I needed different speakers. And she has a temper.
    Never marry a N.Y. girl.:(

    I guess having two amps, 3 preamps and 3 CDP's in the closet doesn't help.
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    AHHHH Now the truth comes out. You can only have so many systems in one place & usually listen to only ONE at a time. & to have a closet fill of stuff you are not even listening to NOW?

    I'd blow my stack as well! It has nothing to do with being a NY girl it has to do with spending money on something that you already have others of & will probably end up keeping the OTHER UNUSED gear company!

    Sorry S2bm, I'm with the wife on this!

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    No. She didn't think I needed different speakers. And she has a temper.
    Never marry a N.Y. girl.:(

    I guess having two amps, 3 preamps and 3 CDP's in the closet doesn't help.
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    If I'd just went to the meet, none of this would have happened.
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    Finally back online. This game doesn't have a multiplayer menu from the get go?
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    The fact she had the ability to call you about an ATM transaction within an hour of it occuring....jesus....does she get those alerts to her blackberry? Kinda scary...maybe you need a secret bank account.

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    Mark they are married & obviously have a joint account that BOTH use. Maybe today is balancing account day, whatever. As for secret accounts, thats unhealthy for a marriage.

    If he wants to have a SEPARATE but known account that he funds entirely with his own money that doesn't impact the smooth running of the whole household go for it.

    This is the difference between being married & being single. It's no longer just about YOU & what you want. If that's what you want...STAY SINGLE!
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    It is indeed a strange day when you pass up a pr. of $75 KEF 103.2's . Go back and get them I'll gladly pay you $75 for them!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Mark they are married & obviously have a joint account that BOTH use. Maybe today is balancing account day, whatever. As for secret accounts, thats unhealthy for a marriage.

    If he wants to have a SEPARATE but known account that he funds entirely with his own money that doesn't impact the smooth running of the whole household go for it.

    This is the difference between being married & being single. It's no longer just about YOU & what you want. If that's what you want...STAY SINGLE!
    It will always be about me Cathy...it's me, me, me.....that's all I've been taught all my life. It's the only way to be truly successful.





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    Quote Originally Posted by sucks2beme View Post
    Never marry a N.Y. girl.:(
    Wait, she's from NY and hates heights? I hope it's like Lawn Guy Land or upstate or something otherwise, WTF?
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    They're all nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    They all have nuts.

    WTF!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    Mark they are married & obviously have a joint account that BOTH use. Maybe today is balancing account day, whatever. As for secret accounts, thats unhealthy for a marriage.

    If he wants to have a SEPARATE but known account that he funds entirely with his own money that doesn't impact the smooth running of the whole household go for it.

    This is the difference between being married & being single. It's no longer just about YOU & what you want. If that's what you want...STAY SINGLE!
    I think every union should have 3 accounts - Mine, Yours, and ours. It's the only way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    I think ever union should have 3 accounts - Mine, Yours, and ours. It's the only way.
    +1...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    I think every union should have 3 accounts - Mine, Yours, and ours. It's the only way.
    Atleast three, but it's ok to have that secret account too.

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    Every marriage requires the male to have a slush fund for important stuff like audio, guns, motorcycles, etc. It harkens back to the early humanoids who right after they learned to walk upright and use a leaf to wipe their ass, figured out that having a stash of nuts and mammoth meat in the back of the cave kept them from having to hear that infamous phrase "where do you think you're going?".

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    Glad things have calmed down. I have a separate account that is used for audio. Yes my wife knows about but she could care less. I remember one time asking her about spending $5K out of that account and she said, It's your account. Once the family is taken care of totally, and they always are, Michael gets to play. Carry on.
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    ABSOFREAKINLUTELY!!!!

    I would make that clear up front! Whatever has just my name on it will keep just MY name on it. I won't have access to his, he won't have access to mine. Then we open something with both our names & each contribute to it!


    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    I think every union should have 3 accounts - Mine, Yours, and ours. It's the only way.
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    You will most likely have a marriage that truly will last til death do you part!

    Well done!:)

    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    Glad things have calmed down. I have a separate account that is used for audio. Yes my wife knows about but she could care less. I remember one time asking her about spending $5K out of that account and she said, It's your account. Once the family is taken care of totally, and they always are, Michael gets to play. Carry on.
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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    The story and the way you tell it all the way to the punch line reminds of Steven Wright who was one of the funniest guys to grace a stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz View Post
    You will most likely have a marriage that truly will last til death do you part!

    Well done!:)
    Case in point. There are a pair of Proac D80's for sale on Audiogon - $8500. I asked my wife to come and look at these babies. I then ask, Can I buy them? And she replies, Why are you asking me. I wonder if she would ever say NO, not likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janmike View Post
    Case in point. There are a pair of Proac D80's for sale on Audiogon - $8500. I asked my wife to come and look at these babies. I then ask, Can I buy them? And she replies, Why are you asking me. I wonder if she would ever say NO, not likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    It is indeed a strange day when you pass up a pr. of $75 KEF 103.2's . Go back and get them I'll gladly pay you $75 for them!!!!

    And they were MINT. For some reason, they just didn't grab me. I'm sure they didn't last long after I left. The guy was getting calls while I was looking at them.
    I don't have a slush fund. I don't normally have much money on me either.
    That keeps me from buying stupid stuff I don't need.
    Most of the stuff in my closet is old stuff. I don't have any Mac or Krell amps sitting around. I do need to dump the Rotel amp and two of the CDP's. I guess the Paradigm studio 60's have to go, too. She's right, I really didn't
    these. But that won't stop me from enjoying them.
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    Isn't it cool to see such a good marriage Darla? All it takes is 2 people to work together, understand each other, properly prioritize & balance what needs to come first. Once that is done, neither have a problem letting the other enjoy their individual hobbies!

    We should all be so lucky!:)

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