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    Obsession And The Can

    As my always-rational wife puts it, "Come on. You're as obsessed as anyone else. Why else would you spend all your spare time on an internet forum about a thing, conversing with equally-obsessed people you have never met to discuss that thing? It's as though it's your homework to answer every post." **

    I might have taken issue, but I decided to look up the word in the context of its ordinary usage (as opposed to a DSM IV diagnosis that a shrink might make):

    "obsession |əbˈseSHən|
    noun
    the state of being obsessed with someone or something: she cared for him with a devotion bordering on obsession.
    • an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind: he was in the grip of an obsession he was powerless to resist.
    DERIVATIVES
    obsessional |-SHənl|adjective,
    obsessionally |-SHənl-ē|adverb
    ORIGIN early 16th cent. (in the sense ‘siege’): from Latin obsessio(n-), from the verb obsidere (see obsess) ."

    OK, so I'm obsessed. Still, I tried to deny it. But I can no longer hide from the truth. The evidence is everywhere.

    I was straightening up the bathroom, when I saw the last straw of evidence: guitar magazines. Yes, the bathroom magazine basket was stuffed with old and new guitar magazines. And I have read and re-read them dozens of times.

    "Now there," you might say, "It's not like the bathroom is an exciting place to be, of course one reads magazines there."

    Yes. But what kind?

    Edit: **note my wife was kidding around with me when she said that...we were laughing about it.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 12-28-2012 at 06:13 PM.

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    For the times I forget to pay Comcast. You probably don't want to borrow this book.

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    There are worse sickness to have than the affliction we share. Keep that in mind, and share it with your wife from time to time. That could have been "Playboy Centerfolds by Decade" "on the book shelf".
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    My girl friend questioned me the one day about the sounds I was making while looking at Prs's. She actually thought I was looking at porn however not the case. Merely looking at guitar porn, big difference lol.

    There are alot worse things to spend your money on, drugs, ozone killing cars etc.

    Guitars bring happiness to the soul :-)

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    Les,
    Just wondering if you've ever gotten into a jam & ripped pages out of your PRS book
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Yes, the bathroom magazine basket was stuffed with old and new guitar magazines. And I have read and re-read them dozens of times.
    um... I don't find this to be weird at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    "Now there," you might say, "It's not like the bathroom is an exciting place to be, of course one reads magazines there."

    Yes. But what kind?


    Let's see... two guitar magazines, one issue of Road & Track, one of Discover, and a National Geographic that's still in its plastic.

    My wife has been confident for years that the folder on my PC named "porn" is in fact full of guitar pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Les,
    Just wondering if you've ever gotten into a jam & ripped pages out of your PRS book
    Sergio's book, not mine! LOL

    I gave my copy to a session guy I was "converting" to PRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdarian View Post
    There are worse sickness to have than the affliction we share. Keep that in mind, and share it with your wife from time to time. That could have been "Playboy Centerfolds by Decade" "on the book shelf".
    Oh, she was more or less laughing when she said that. All in the best of fun. And she's right!!

    I am indeed obsessed with PRS gear. And I love hanging out here. I just figured this would be a fun post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Les,
    Just wondering if you've ever gotten into a jam & ripped pages out of your PRS book
    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Sergio's book, not mine!
    Only the pages with blue guitars!

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    I'll raise you one. I only read it for the pictures.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
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    For the times I forget to pay Comcast. You probably don't want to borrow this book.
    That book's been flagged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Squid View Post


    Let's see... two guitar magazines, one issue of Road & Track, one of Discover, and a National Geographic that's still in its plastic.

    My wife has been confident for years that the folder on my PC named "porn" is in fact full of guitar pictures!

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    Foot deep pile of guitar mags dating back 12 months by the side of the bed? Check!

    Mags dating back over a decade stuffed in every available space I can find? Check!

    Guitars in at least three rooms? Check!

    Plectrum in the pocket at all times? Check!

    Hundreds of pics of the guitars, amps, pedals on the PC? Check!

    Too much time spent on forums talking guitar? Check!

    Edit: And yes... Reading on the bog? Check!
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    Les:
    Excellent post. Are we the same guy?
    Sh*tter's full

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    lol....my PRS book as well as each issue of the signature magazine along with some guitar worlds are all in my bathroom for...research
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    I'm always a little disturbed to see reading material next to the toilet. You people need more fiber in your diets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    I'm always a little disturbed to see reading material next to the toilet. You people need more fiber in your diets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    I'll raise you one. I only read it for the pictures.

    Wait a minute, you have a leather ottoman in the bathroom? Color me impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    I'm always a little disturbed to see reading material next to the toilet. You people need more fiber in your diets!
    Sounds like a guy without a wife and children...

    I would need to be out of work for a year to catch up on my magazines. I finished three this week. About as effective as tossing a deck chair off the Queen Mary.

    And yes, that's with taking full advantage of my time in the library...
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