# Show off thread

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If you have to show off one thing/achievement in your life, what would it be? It could be anything; cars, house, job, awards.

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Hmm. I don't know if PF will allow me to make a list that long .

Anyway. I would currently like to show off the new computer I got today. Its top of the line, diectX 10.1, high capacity graphics card, 3GB ram, 2.0 GHz dual core processor, and it goes on. Plus, it has a fingerprint scanner for all of my passwords .

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Evo
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My cat uses his liter box.

My cat uses his liter box.
We're so proud of him

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My daughter. She "opted out" of school today to go watch Obama -- took the bus because she's not old enough to drive.

She's also wonderfully stubborn.

Evo
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We're so proud of him
Yes, yes we are. I had a cat that didn't use his litter box and ...it was not good.

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I'm not going to be impressed until you teach the dog to use the litter box.

Evo
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I'm not going to be impressed until you teach the dog to use the litter box.
He's gotten good. I find that he's used the cat box quite a bit lately

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He's gotten good. I find that he's used the cat box quite a bit lately
Seems he fears sliding to the bottom of that ravine as much as you do.

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If you have to show off one thing/achievement in your life, what would it be? It could be anything; cars, house, job, awards.
Cars and houses are not achievements. The money you earn to buy them may or may not be an award for an achievement.

The most personally fulfilling "achievement" for me right now (in quotes because it really isn't all that impressive to people who know about it) is my astrophotography hobby.

for me, it would be my engineering degree and my car.

Sweet bass. How much was it?

My most proud thing would prolly be making it to the state geography bee 4 years in a row and being amongst the top ten once.

Sweet bass. How much was it?

My most proud thing would prolly be making it to the state geography bee 4 years in a row and being amongst the top ten once.
$700 total. Pretty steep, but I plan to sell off my 5-string fretless and my 6-stringer (just need to get boxes for it... FedEx won't box stringed instruments), plus I had been saving up for it since summer. My friend just got an Ibanez five string. I'm guessing it was prolly over$1000, but his dad is a dentist, so yeah.

What are the open notes on the six string? Is it just like a guitar just a few octaves lower or what?

BEADGC

Not quite like a guitar. A bass is tuned in all 4ths, whereas a guitar goes EADGBE (usually) so that making chords is easier. You tend not to make chords on bass, so there's no real point in doing that kind of exception in tuning. Still, I have to sell it because the neck is too wide. I have fairly small fingers, and even though it's not a big deal (my teacher has even smaller fingers and he's fine), I just don't see it as being worth the effort. I'll stick to 5ers and 4 stringers.

Yeah, seems like overkill.

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I found PF:tongue:

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I have managed to stay comfortably involved with one wonderful woman for over 33 years, and Feb 28 will mark our 33rd wedding anniversary. It doesn't seem like much of an achievement because it has not required much overt effort, but it's very important to me and its a huge part of who I am.

Well yes, being married is obviously something to be proud of.

turbo
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This was taken in the summer of our first year together. I would be lost without her.

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This was taken in the summer of our first year together. I would be lost without her.

That's wonderful! Staying together that long is something to be VERY proud of !

Awww thats a sweet photo! Congrats!

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I have managed to stay comfortably involved with one wonderful woman for over 33 years, and Feb 28 will mark our 33rd wedding anniversary. It doesn't seem like much of an achievement because it has not required much overt effort, but it's very important to me and its a huge part of who I am.
Right behind you, Turbo. Pam and I are reaching the big 15 this year. This time next year, we will have evenly split the "before kids" time with the "after kids" time. I am utterly proud of the way our family is getting along so far.

That, and I can leg-press 515 lbs.