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    Quote Originally Posted by nn_step View Post
    today I attempted to give my wife a slight upgrade. Aka replace her 15 inch monitor with a 28 inch monitor/tv and she throws a fit because she doesn't like it because it doesn't feel right.
    That's not a dilemma, just put the 15" monotor back in place and keep the other for yourself..
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    1) Women are far more erratic than even the buggiest computer and you can troubleshoot a buggy computer.
    2) Computers also don't get jealous if you consider upgrading or replacing your current computer.
    3) You don't need to ask your computer for permission to head out of town on a trip, head out drinking or whatever, and your computer will be patiently waiting for you when you return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lutjens View Post
    2) Computers also don't get jealous if you consider upgrading or replacing your current computer.
    I wouldn't be so sure about that, I've had cases where I just angrily said something like "that's it you're getting replaced" and then promptly get a blue screen and no boot for a day or 2 until the computer cools off and gets over it's feelings being hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Movieman View Post
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    That's not a dilemma, just put the 15" monotor back in place and keep the other for yourself..
    Then she'll probably want the new monitor back lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Linchpin View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure about that, I've had cases where I just angrily said something like "that's it you're getting replaced" and then promptly get a blue screen and no boot for a day or 2 until the computer cools off and gets over it's feelings being hurt.
    Soooo true, I take very good care of all my laptops <3 I kiss them, and hug them, and I clean them and I call them by their names! Lulubella, HolyCow and :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana: <3
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    Its back, Wedding anniversary is next week, so need advice on what to buy on the 5th yr of our marrage?
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    get her a dishwasher brush, frying pan, clothes iron, vaseline and loooong plastic gloves O.o if you want to know why then it is probably best that you never ever knew O.o
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    Quote Originally Posted by vohu manah View Post
    get her a dishwasher brush, frying pan, clothes iron, vaseline and loooong plastic gloves O.o if you want to know why then it is probably best that you never ever knew O.o
    Won't work as we have a Maid to do all the house work

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    Where do all the lost pens go to, is there a second hand pen shop anywhere....
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    Its wedding anniversary time again, the sixth so its a gift of iron!

    So what to buy for the wife?
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    I still say string, and call it lingerie. Even better, an eye patch and four band aids.

    But no seriously, think outside the box. Find something she'll use all the time, or do something special with jewelry, like have something thoughtful that means something to your relationship on it, like something you said to her when you first dated. Doesn't have to be expensive, its the thought that counts and that goes a lot farther and can mean a lot more than how much you spend.

    And if you can't think of anything, women always love those baskets of cremes, bath salts, and lotions. Victoria's Secret has those.
    This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions, twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judaeus Apella View Post
    I still say string, and call it lingerie. Even better, an eye patch and four band aids.

    But no seriously, think outside the box. Find something she'll use all the time, or do something special with jewelry, like have something thoughtful that means something to your relationship on it, like something you said to her when you first dated. Doesn't have to be expensive, its the thought that counts and that goes a lot farther and can mean a lot more than how much you spend.

    And if you can't think of anything, women always love those baskets of cremes, bath salts, and lotions. Victoria's Secret has those.
    Just make sure they aren't the face-eating zombie kind
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    I wish I had a funny retort for that, but I don't. I've never been very good at that.
    This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions, twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.

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    Hong Kong for a Long Weekend

    Well we are booked into Hong Kong for a 5 days and 4 nights

    Just don't let me see the wifes credit card bill

    Last time we where there she managed 8 pairs of new shoes for herself and 4 for our son
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    I wonder if there's a way you can make it harder for her to buy more shoes. How did she find the stores last time? GPS? Phone Book? Desk Clerk?
    This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions, twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.

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    Hong Kong Shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Judaeus Apella View Post
    I wonder if there's a way you can make it harder for her to buy more shoes. How did she find the stores last time? GPS? Phone Book? Desk Clerk?
    Well to find a shop in Hong Kong just walk out the hotel! Its one big shopping mall, but at least I can buy a pair of Dr Martins in size 7 1/2 and not euro39.

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    Reminds me of when I was first married back in the mid 70's and for Christmas I bought my wife this VERY high end blender..App $200.00 and thats when I was grossing maybe $270.00/wk
    Can I tell you that when she saw what it was she never even opened the box and it sat in that one place for years..
    Hey, I was a young guy of maybe 23 and thought I did good...LOLOLOL
    Next Christmas I bought her ruby earrings and those she loved..Real rubies, cost me 2 arms,2 legs and a ..well, another appendage!
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    Its nearly Christmas

    Ok I need another Christmas Present, got to keep this thread going after 10,000views!

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    Well Santa is bringing the wife an Apple TV Box so she can stream all her internet TV to her iPad mini and leave me the 47inch LED to watch the English Football on!
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