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Old 08-11-2009, 07:14 PM   #61
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Yes, as I can recall from a long-ago philosophy class, intuition can come from experience. We do not need to prove 2+3=5 every time we need to use that fact. And if every time we encounter heat we need to relearn that it burns, we would not survive for long.

Still, as your experience may be different than others, the conclusion might still have to be supported by some facts dug out from past experiences or observations that were lurking in the subconcience.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:23 PM   #62
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That is one perk of the drought here. I haven't mowed since May...
When we went through a drought here, we had to water the lawn. Well, at least the foundation or our house would start cracking up....and not in a funny way.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:57 AM   #63
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I can't believe anyone is actually answering this. Is this a set-up? Worse, is this a FIRE "Plan B" - supplement the portfolio with blackmail?
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #64
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The fake "ready to go."

I wait and wait in the living room while she's dicking around upstairs in front of the mirror, then when she comes triumphantly walking down the stairs I get the okay let's go. Then right as I'm opening the door, choose randomly from:
1. Wait let me find my chapstick
2. Wait I haven't seen the cat in awhile let me make sure he's inside somewhere
3. Wait I forgot I was going to change purses
4. Wait these shoes will hurt my feet
(etc.)

I commence prancing back and forth near the car impatiently.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:56 PM   #65
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The fake "ready to go."

I wait and wait in the living room while she's dicking around upstairs in front of the mirror, then when she comes triumphantly walking down the stairs I get the okay let's go. Then right as I'm opening the door, choose randomly from:
1. Wait let me find my chapstick
2. Wait I haven't seen the cat in awhile let me make sure he's inside somewhere
3. Wait I forgot I was going to change purses
4. Wait these shoes will hurt my feet
(etc.)

I commence prancing back and forth near the car impatiently.
I'm confused... You are prancing and she is dicking around?
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:09 PM   #66
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The fake "ready to go."

I wait and wait in the living room while she's dicking around upstairs in front of the mirror, then when she comes triumphantly walking down the stairs I get the okay let's go. Then right as I'm opening the door, choose randomly from:
1. Wait let me find my chapstick
2. Wait I haven't seen the cat in awhile let me make sure he's inside somewhere
3. Wait I forgot I was going to change purses
4. Wait these shoes will hurt my feet
(etc.)

I commence prancing back and forth near the car impatiently.
I confess to being guilty of this!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:19 PM   #67
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Damn, y'all keep reminding me of new things--whenever we are ready to leave anywhere: the house, a restaurant, whatever--as soon as I've gathered up whatever is going with us, DH says wait, I need to go to the bathroom first.
I could KILL him for this.

I think it is perfectly rational that she is upstairs dicking around and tiuxiu is downstairs prancing.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #68
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I don't see any mention of the position of the toilet seat, but I'm sure that's coming!
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I don't see any mention of the position of the toilet seat, but I'm sure that's coming!
The proper position is always down, right?
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #70
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Just once, my husband could fail to sigh, mutter, and exclaim disapprovingly when I tell him of a (necessary) appointment I've made. Doesn't matter if it's early morning, mid-day, or afternoon. Could be for doctor, dentist, haircut, car repair, or cat repair. It always conflicts with something he was thinking of doing, or is inconvenient for some reason. And it's no good asking, in advance, what time would be best for him, since, in advance, he doesn't know.
(This was true even when we had 2 cars!)
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Just once, my husband could fail to sigh, mutter, and exclaim disapprovingly when I tell him of a (necessary) appointment I've made. Doesn't matter if it's early morning, mid-day, or afternoon. Could be for doctor, dentist, haircut, car repair, or cat repair. It always conflicts with something he was thinking of doing, or is inconvenient for some reason. And it's no good asking, in advance, what time would be best for him, since, in advance, he doesn't know.
(This was true even when we had 2 cars!)
Sometimes I marvel that I am the one who is divorced and you women are still standing by your men.

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My wife has no foibles or bad habits whatsoever.

Exactly.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #73
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I will do one better.

My wife has no foibles or bad habits whatsoever.

When I started posting here, I tried to get her to join, but she got bored after surfing a bit and has not been back. Still, a guy's got to be sure.
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Sometimes I marvel that I am the one who is divorced and you women are still standing by your men.

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Maybe you should take notes and apply this knowledge to your next dating scenario.

And just so you know...toilet seat closed so the dogs don't drink out of it!
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I'm confused... You are prancing and she is dicking around?
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I am surprised no woman has mentioned her husband's farting...I always wonder if DH farts as much when he is with others. It doesn't really bother me that much. I just need to vacate the premise occasionally.
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The fake "ready to go."
Yes, DW does that also. She will announce that she's "ready to go" and then spend the next 10 to 20 minutes stopping at the bathroom, getting a drink of tea to take with her, change her top/jeans/shoes.

Then she asks "Are you ready yet?"

Or, if I'm the one leaving, that's when she decides that we must have a long in-depth discussion about some serious family matter. This always when I have my coat on, car keys in hand, and standing there with the door open.

AAARRRGGGHHH!
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I'm confused... You are prancing and she is dicking around?
Those are labels given each other in frustration.

I yell up the stairs "are you still dicking around let's go!" while waiting in the living room.

After she has successfully tricked me into thinking we're leaving and I'm pacing back and forth impatiently, often desperately looking for distractions (pull a few weeds near the driveway, etc.) she comes out with: "stop prancing around like a 4 year old who can't wait another second"

See the prancing and dicking around in our relationship is perfectly healthy.
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Man, I'm glad my wife is perfect and has no foibles.
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My husband is constantly telling me how perfect I am and how lucky he is to have me. As a natural result, I find that he can't possibly have any annoying foibles. After all, I could have had the misfortune to end up with a guy who doesn't believe I am perfect. THAT would have been annoying, lol.
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