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    Brianshaw - here's a suggestion to bring more peace into your home.

    I'm pretty picky about clothes and the like - not that I've got caviar tastes, more like I usually can't stand the stuff the fashion gods think I should wear. Something I started doing a few years ago was pick out a few items, put them on hold, and then send my sweetie to the store, where he'd narrow down the choices and buy one or 2 items. I get a present I actually like, without being sure which item it is, he's spared the grief of knowing he can't possibly pick the right thing. I image the same thing could be done on the internet - putting a bunch of stuff in the "shopping cart" and letting the final selection and payment be done by significant other.

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    Nice compromise, Sly. I'll mention that and I bet it will go over well. The last isntruction I was given befroe I just gave up was, "Buy clothes only if you see one of hte manniquens wearing it." That worked too. It was perhaps my "realism" when it came to sizes that caused the disharmony. Please inform us, if you will, as to why some women would rather receive cute cloting that is sized too small and needs to be returned/exchanged versus cute clothing that would actually fit them?

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    Brian, if you have to ask you ain't gonna understand the answer.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Brian, if you have to ask you ain't gonna understand the answer.
    You're probably right. I'm still with my first wife. What do I know about women?

    Way back when I was a pup, my first boss urged me to get married right away... to anyone... whether there was love involvd or not. His theory is that a first marriage should be a training session for the real thing. As absurd as I thought that suggestion was, he's starting to make a little more sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    You're probably right. I'm still with my first wife. What do I know about women?
    Don't start rocking the boat now by trying to understand!



    She's probably just as confused about you at times-I guess that's what they mean about keeping the mystery in the marriage!
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Not that I like injecting seriousness (Siriusness?) into an otherwise wonderfully messed up thread but I do have a fantastic suggestion for all you with "Christmas Gift Receiving Syndrome" Use Amazons wish list function. You can find pretty much everything on Amazon, chemicals, tanks and reels, etc. plus you can add items from other web sites. You fill out the list and send it to your favorite wealthy gift giver and they just have to click, click, click. My wife loves it, and shes not even a red head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    A similar concept:
    When I was growing up, a close family friend said, "The first child is like the first waffle off a new waffle iron. All the mistakes are made on it and therefore it should be promptly thrown out and start from fresh with a new one."
    My parents were too poor to afford a waffle iron. My mom had to make a pancake and have my father step on it with his army boots!

    Matter of fact, messing me up this badly was a multi-step process!


    When they got some money they divorced, which I guess is, uh, ironic.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Well ....

    My wonderful wife said to me this year:

    "Why don't we take advantage of KEH's free shipping promotion - you pick out some things you would like, and we will send an order in".

    Then she bought for me a Canon EOS Elan 7e body in pristine condition that I saw listed on Craigslist for $20.

    AND, she is a redhead
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Sly, you are just too damned practical! Where is the romance? <<ROTFLMAOWBMHATD!!>>
    How about this? We still dance in the living room when favorite music comes on - it's a sure way to bring big goofy grins to both our faces.
    When we moved in here a few years ago, he built my darkroom, before he built the garage for his '52 Austin. That's way more romantic than fluffy bunny slippers or uncomfortable lingerie in my book. There's alot more to romance than Christmas presents.

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    Sly, it sounds like you two have it figured out.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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