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Honey, you weren't planning on using the living room for the next few months...?

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Honey, you weren't planning on using the living room for the next few months...?



Wife's response: Here is a sleeping bag, piss-pot, and an alarm. Enjoy sleeping there, until it's cleared.

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Honey, you weren't planning on using the living room for the next few months...?



Wife's response: Here is a sleeping bag, piss-pot, and an alarm. Enjoy sleeping there, until it's cleared.



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zuludawn wrote:
Honey, you weren't planning on using the living room for the next few months...?



No, and I wasn't planning to use the kitchen, either.
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The divorce would consist of your wife getting half of all your games.

That would be the left half after the chainsaw had finished with each one.
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My wargamer conversations with my wife are typically like this:

"Hey, want to learn Combat Commander?"
"Ha ha, very funny. No."


Luckily she plays lots of other non-wargame games, though.
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It worked a little different at my house.

First, I got to move all my games out of "my" game room upstairs and into boxes all piled wall-to-wall-to-ceiling in the foyer.

Next, I got to repair and repaint "my" game room. That includes adding new blinds, floor-to-ceiling shelves in the closet and mounting a 6'x6' framed pegboard on one wall.

Then I got to replace all the electrical outlets, switches and covers because the existing ones "looked dated".

Lastly I got to clean the carpets because they "smelled funny".

All of this because my sister-in-law visited for a week and suggested that "my" game room had lots more natural light (3 windows) and was bigger than the room my wife already used for her quilting hobby.

Actually the rooms were the same square footage but shaped slightly different. Oh, and there was no mention of the other room that was fully occupied with quilts, quilting materials and quilting tools.

Since I'm retired I could make the time to get the stuff done and since she's still working 2 jobs (heh, heh, all part of the master plan) I got to do it all without "help" making it go much faster.

I'm crazy in love with my wife so doing all of the above was, in the end, a labor of love but my games now reside in boxes until I can figure out which room I can now call "my" new game room.

I think I can make a game table by stacking the boxes in the center of the living room and putting a sheet of plywood on top maybe...
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It worked a little different at my house.

First, I got to move all my games out of "my" game room upstairs and into boxes all piled wall-to-wall-to-ceiling in the foyer.

Next, I got to repair and repaint "my" game room. That includes adding new blinds, floor-to-ceiling shelves in the closet and mounting a 6'x6' framed pegboard on one wall.

Then I got to replace all the electrical outlets, switches and covers because the existing ones "looked dated".

Lastly I got to clean the carpets because they "smelled funny".

All of this because my sister-in-law visited for a week and suggested that "my" game room had lots more natural light (3 windows) and was bigger than the room my wife already used for her quilting hobby.

Actually the rooms were the same square footage but shaped slightly different. Oh, and there was no mention of the other room that was fully occupied with quilts, quilting materials and quilting tools.

Since I'm retired I could make the time to get the stuff done and since she's still working 2 jobs (heh, heh, all part of the master plan) I got to do it all without "help" making it go much faster.

I'm crazy in love with my wife so doing all of the above was, in the end, a labor of love but my games now reside in boxes until I can figure out which room I can now call "my" new game room.

I think I can make a game table by stacking the boxes in the center of the living room and putting a sheet of plywood on top maybe...


Was pretty much the same in my house, only differences:

1) I called several friends on more than one occasion, since I needed help to renovate the room (hey beer is a hell of a weight to carry)

2) There are always mishaps, when you start renovating: "Oh honey we miss some tools, so work has to stop before we do something wrong"

3) After we finally did all the renovating, two signs were nailed to the front door: one with "Oakland Raiders locker room, authorized personal only" and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")

So that left no questions unanswered.

When she proposed to renovate her room, since one of her sisters said it needed a new fresh look, guess what hit me? Correct, a really old injury to the back that I got from an accidental jump from my bike many years ago.

One rule of thumb in my household: Unless I don´t feel the inherent need to fix things or they are endangering health, either wait until I feel like doing it, or...

DO IT YOURSELF you emancipated modern day women! You want emancipation? Good, then play along the line 100%!. Period.
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Wife: "This is no longer your bachelor pad, this is my house. And it you insist on leaving it set up, then our bed will turn into my bed."
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russ wrote:
My wargamer conversations with my wife are typically like this:

"Hey, want to learn Combat Commander?"
"Ha ha, very funny. No."

Once, I made a joke about Strip ASL with mine.
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Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Anyway, in the vein of this thread : years ago a friend of mine got divorced and moved to an apartment where you walked into the door and the first thing you saw was a wargame table. He called it his litmus test for new girlfriends - if they objected, they were out. He was pretty serious about this.

Obviously a case of self-selection, but the 3 other households were I regularly come to play a wargame all have the wargames stored and played in the living room. A 4th has a dedicated ground floor room. Seems to me USA-nians are much more whipped than our local boys

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eddy_sterckx wrote:
Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Yeah, I was baffled at that joke too... Maybe something got lost in translation.
 
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eddy_sterckx wrote:


Obviously a case of self-selection, but the 3 other households were I regularly come to play a wargame all have the wargames stored and played in the living room. A 4th has a dedicated ground floor room. Seems to me USA-nians are much more whipped than our local boys



Well, in our case the wargames are stored in the living room for easier access when my wife & I play them
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russ wrote:
My wargamer conversations with my wife are typically like this:

"Hey, want to learn Combat Commander?"
"Ha ha, very funny. No."


Luckily she plays lots of other non-wargame games, though.

Russ, I have the same conversation but mine is as such;
Overhead over breakfast

Honey, wanna learn how to play Combat Commander?

.....

Honey, it's a real fun game!

....

Honey, I swear, you are going to love it!

....

Honey, you want me to do the dishes?

Yup....
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russ wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Yeah, I was baffled at that joke too... Maybe something got lost in translation.


Sounded to me like a Muppet Show joke with Miss Piggy saying "Moi" in an otherwise English language conversation.
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Honey, you want me to do the dishes?


When my wife and me first hooked up and I moved in, guess what the first appliance we bought together was ? Yup, a dish washer. We didn't know where the relationship would end up, but we both knew it wouldn't end well without one devil
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eddy_sterckx wrote:
Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Anyway, in the vein of this thread : years ago a friend of mine got divorced and moved to an apartment where you walked into the door and the first thing you saw was a wargame table. He called it his litmus test for new girlfriends - if they objected, they were out. He was pretty serious about this.

Obviously a case of self-selection, but the 3 other households were I regularly come to play a wargame all have the wargames stored and played in the living room. A 4th has a dedicated ground floor room. Seems to me USA-nians are much more whipped than our local boys



Actually that works too, but that joke was told to me by a belgian friend of mine on one of my visits to him. And in the best historic german manner I occupied it for the Krauts ;P

The joke is basically, that the wife needs U-S-A filled into the crossword puzzle and the husband replies in said word. Sorry that the joke did´t come around that well.

The difference between US wargamers and european wargamers in their struggle for space might be, that american women rely a lot more on the term "shot gun wedding". I certainly wouldn´t haggle that much with my wife if weapon laws would be that free wheeling over here like in the States. Or does somebody really deny the fact, that it´s fearsome when you hear the sound of a pump gun being repeated and readied for action? So well it is understandable in a way
 
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InappropriateAndy wrote:
russ wrote:
My wargamer conversations with my wife are typically like this:

"Hey, want to learn Combat Commander?"
"Ha ha, very funny. No."

Once, I made a joke about Strip ASL with mine.
Similar result


Wait, does she play ASL that doesn't involve taking clothes off?
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Duempel51 wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Anyway, in the vein of this thread : years ago a friend of mine got divorced and moved to an apartment where you walked into the door and the first thing you saw was a wargame table. He called it his litmus test for new girlfriends - if they objected, they were out. He was pretty serious about this.

Obviously a case of self-selection, but the 3 other households were I regularly come to play a wargame all have the wargames stored and played in the living room. A 4th has a dedicated ground floor room. Seems to me USA-nians are much more whipped than our local boys



Actually that works too, but that joke was told to me by a belgian friend of mine on one of my visits to him. And in the best historic german manner I occupied it for the Krauts ;P

The joke is basically, that the wife needs U-S-A filled into the crossword puzzle and the husband replies in said word. Sorry that the joke did´t come around that well.

The difference between US wargamers and european wargamers in their struggle for space might be, that american women rely a lot more on the term "shot gun wedding". I certainly wouldn´t haggle that much with my wife if weapon laws would be that free wheeling over here like in the States. Or does somebody really deny the fact, that it´s fearsome when you hear the sound of a pump gun being repeated and readied for action? So well it is understandable in a way



That's not what "shotgun wedding" means.

A shotgun wedding is when a young woman's family, armed with said shotguns, forces a young man to marry a girl he has had indiscretions with.
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Duempel51 wrote:
eddy_sterckx wrote:
Duempel51 wrote:
... and the other with one of my fav german jokes:

*women sitting in chair doing crossword puzzle*
"Honey, world super power with three letters?"
Answer by husband sitting next to her: "Moi!" (= translated "ME!")


Either I didn't get the deeper layer in there, but wouldn't a German wife say "Ich" whereas a French one would say "Moi" ?

Anyway, in the vein of this thread : years ago a friend of mine got divorced and moved to an apartment where you walked into the door and the first thing you saw was a wargame table. He called it his litmus test for new girlfriends - if they objected, they were out. He was pretty serious about this.

Obviously a case of self-selection, but the 3 other households were I regularly come to play a wargame all have the wargames stored and played in the living room. A 4th has a dedicated ground floor room. Seems to me USA-nians are much more whipped than our local boys



Actually that works too, but that joke was told to me by a belgian friend of mine on one of my visits to him. And in the best historic german manner I occupied it for the Krauts ;P

The joke is basically, that the wife needs U-S-A filled into the crossword puzzle and the husband replies in said word. Sorry that the joke did´t come around that well.

The difference between US wargamers and european wargamers in their struggle for space might be, that american women rely a lot more on the term "shot gun wedding". I certainly wouldn´t haggle that much with my wife if weapon laws would be that free wheeling over here like in the States. Or does somebody really deny the fact, that it´s fearsome when you hear the sound of a pump gun being repeated and readied for action? So well it is understandable in a way



That's not what "shotgun wedding" means.

A shotgun wedding is when a young woman's family, armed with said shotguns, forces a young man to marry a girl he has had indiscretions with.


...and more generally now meaning any marriage that was hastily decided upon and executed.
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