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RNZAFJay
07-06-2005, 08:19 PM
First I dont want to stereotype, but Im sure most of us are men. If your a woman and love world war two aircraft then http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, you are very special.

Its not a bad thing, my girl and I have a very good relationship. She doesnt understand my fascination with aircraft, nor does she try. Thats ok. This just really struck me when I droped into a model shop briefly while out with her.

My question is how many of you have had a converstion like this......

GF: What are you looking for?
Me: A P-40M or N. I want to do it up Kiwi colours
GF: Here it is!
Me: No thats a P-47
GF: Same thing, P-something...
Me: No baby, its not the same
GF: Same shape, in fact, they all look the same.
Me: No they dont
GF: Same basic shape
Me: Ok, you have me there
GF: Look! Heres a P-40....
Me: Sorry thats a P-40B
GF: Same!
Me: No, not quite
GF: Jay, you're just being difficult
Me: Sorry, I am. To make it up, we can vist and many clothing shops as you like this afternoon.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

RNZAFJay
07-06-2005, 08:19 PM
First I dont want to stereotype, but Im sure most of us are men. If your a woman and love world war two aircraft then http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif, you are very special.

Its not a bad thing, my girl and I have a very good relationship. She doesnt understand my fascination with aircraft, nor does she try. Thats ok. This just really struck me when I droped into a model shop briefly while out with her.

My question is how many of you have had a converstion like this......

GF: What are you looking for?
Me: A P-40M or N. I want to do it up Kiwi colours
GF: Here it is!
Me: No thats a P-47
GF: Same thing, P-something...
Me: No baby, its not the same
GF: Same shape, in fact, they all look the same.
Me: No they dont
GF: Same basic shape
Me: Ok, you have me there
GF: Look! Heres a P-40....
Me: Sorry thats a P-40B
GF: Same!
Me: No, not quite
GF: Jay, you're just being difficult
Me: Sorry, I am. To make it up, we can vist and many clothing shops as you like this afternoon.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

-HH-Quazi
07-06-2005, 08:45 PM
I've got an old fashioned wife. She could care less about my IL2 hobby. But she has made this statement when I was lamenting over making a purchase for my gaming needs. It went like this:

Wife: What's wrong honey?
Me: Aw, nothin'. Just want to purchase a new computer component.
Wife: But didn't you just purchase some computer components?
Me: Yea, but ATI has released their new card and I would like to have it.
Wife: Well honey, you're THE MAN! You do as you please!
Me: Yea i know, but this puts alot of resposiblity on me to make the right descision. Can't you just tell me NO! You have bought enough!
Wife: Nope. You tell me all the time that you are THE MAN! Now, be the man.

Fellas, with leeway like this from a wife, it wouldn't do for me to be a rich man. Needless to say, I really have to assess necessities over wants. It's hard being the man and loving this game the way I do. HEHE

MarkGos
07-06-2005, 08:50 PM
My wife does not understand my interest either. She's currently concerned that I'm corrupting my son also (hey gotta keep the memory/history alive).

We have come to accept that we will not see the facination the other has with their respective hobbies etc. To her all aircraft look the same and to me her rear end is always the same no matter what it's encased in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Bearcat99
07-06-2005, 08:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by -HH-Quazi:
I've got an old fashioned wife. She could care less about my IL2 hobby. But she has made this statement when I was lamenting over making a purchase for my gaming needs. It went like this:

Wife: What's wrong honey?
Me: Aw, nothin'. Just want to purchase a new computer component.
Wife: But didn't you just purchase some computer components?
Me: Yea, but ATI has released their new card and I would like to have it.
Wife: Well honey, you're THE MAN! You do as you please!
Me: Yea i know, but this puts alot of resposiblity on me to make the right descision. Can't you just tell me NO! You have bought enough!
Wife: Nope. You tell me all the time that you are THE MAN! Now, be the man.

Fellas, with leeway like this from a wife, it wouldn't do for me to be a rich man. Needless to say, I really have to assess necessities over wants. It's hard being the man and loving this game the way I do. HEHE </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Sounds almost like a Jedi mind trick to me....LOL

J_Weaver
07-06-2005, 08:52 PM
RNZAFJay, your assuming that we have a significant other. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Udidtoo
07-06-2005, 08:56 PM
I can relate, at least 3 years ago.

After watching me go through all the IC line from IL-2 through Pacific Fighters and collecting an extensive screenshot collection she can id the more distinctive shapes.

Bent winged F4U, P-38, Eliptical wings on a Spit. She even has a favorite skin or 2.P-47 '2 big n 2 Heavy' by Avirex and Cannon UK's 190A-5 Piffer JG1 comes to mind.

3 years ago it was "Go fly your toys"

Tooz_69GIAP
07-06-2005, 09:07 PM
After many many months of her asking me why I fly this sim, and her having absolutely no interest in it, my last girlfriend and I came to an arrangement. I told her which days I was doing my squad stuff (i.e. training and missions, etc), and she left me alone so long as it didn't exceed a certain amount of days.

She thought it was hilarious that I talk to random people on comms, and that I like blowing stuff up. I just said "at least you know where I am and what I'm doing!"

p1ngu666
07-06-2005, 09:12 PM
well, my female friends really dont care, they also know very little, not just about planes but history.
one of them didnt know who stalin was...

ku101_Star-C
07-06-2005, 09:25 PM
Interesting topic.

My wife tries to take an interest in all my hobbies, but when I get too technical, she'll just stare at me until I'm done. Then she'll move her hand like a talking sock puppet and say:

"You know I heard? Blah, blah, blah - airplane - blah, blah, blah - wing - blah, blah, blah - blah, blah - machine guns - blah, blah, blah."

Mind you, she's and eco-scientist that specialized in wetlands and the biology therein. So when she gets technical, I do the exact same thing to her - substituting fungus, spores, and mold for airplane, wing, and machine guns.

To here credit though, she's actually flown flight sims before (Jane's WWII fighters, and Crimson Skies). She has developed a reputation for flying upside down. To quote her, this is far easier than flying right side up. She is especially enjoys flying autogyros this way...

...one day I'll get her to fly Sturmovik/PF - I think she'll enjoy it.

vocatx
07-06-2005, 09:40 PM
I usually fly on-line in the evening after my wife has turned in for the night. The hilarious thing about this thread is, just a couple of minutes before sitting down here, she said,"So, you're off to fly? Tell all those guys that I'm going to get them for keeping you out all night!" How's that for timing?

As for the actual topic here, we are just like Star C and his wife. She usually just sits and nods here head and finally says "I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about." That's when I slink back to the computer room....

RNZAFJay
07-06-2005, 10:02 PM
Being Japanese, my girl knows what a Zero is. She also likes the P-38 because "it looks more interesting than all the other planes you like".

Ive learned not to push the issue. I dont understand why she spends an hour putting make-up on (especailly when she looks beautiful enough without it- same to me) and she doesnt understand why I spend hours on the computer flying around shotting stuff. As for history, she know aircraft were important in World War 2 and to history but leaves it at that. Thats ok with me.

We just accept each other differences because there's plenty of other interests we share (music, for example) It all works now, but I wonder about marrage........ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

bird_brain
07-06-2005, 10:24 PM
My wife just saw the little silver alien looking thing on top of my monitor about an hour ago. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

"What's that thing?" she asked. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

"My mouse controller on my throttle broke, so I had to buy a new controller thingy. It's called a TrackIR." I replied innocently. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

"What does it do?" she asked, with an intent stare into the 4 little red eyes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"Well ... when I put on this hat and turn my head, it moves the view around in the cockpit." I enthusiastically told her as I demonstrated the panning action in the driver's seat of my Hellcat. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

"Cool,look at that! Do it again!" my daughter says from over my shoulder. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

"How much did THAT cost?" My wife asks with more than a hint of disgust in her voice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

"Oh... about $80," I reply innocently. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

"Well, I sure won't feel guilty about going to Old Navy and buying stuff for me and the kids next time!" she replies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

"Good, you shouldn't." I say, as I try to locate the Zero that just sent tracers over my port wing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

True story. 'Nuff said. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
07-06-2005, 10:44 PM
Significant others are family.

My mom can identify the P-38 and Spitfire only. My brother intentionally calls Spitfires Stukas, 109s Zeros, and so on and so forth. He knows them well enough to be stupid about it. My father got me started on the whole aviation thing and can identify most things well enough with a little coaxing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I think for a while they were happy that I wasn't another teen out on the street getting high.

msalama
07-06-2005, 10:45 PM
The wife doesn't mind my sim flying one way or another. Well of course she thinks it's childish, but hey, toys for the boys innit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But 'twas a different story altogether when I suggested that I spend our meagre savings to get a PPL & a used Cessna! Oh man, the amount of verbal abuse I had to take after THAT innocent suggestion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WarWolfe_1
07-06-2005, 11:21 PM
My Wife doesnt understand either. I try to explain every time shes ask about somthing, the same things when I'm working on a new model, or flying my RC Piper Cub. All of these she tries so hard to understand, unlike me she wasn't raised in a home with a father that had the same "TOY'S" I do now.
Last model I bought I got From WebHobbie shop, $40 for F4U Trumpeter Kit (Folding Wings...Yeah Baby!), And she offered to help. Maybe.
I've tried having her fly, I wouldn't trust her to be around a real AC now. he he

ImpStarDuece
07-07-2005, 12:41 AM
I got my girlfriend into aviation, in a BIG way. The trick is to have a family friend who owns a light attack jet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

About 3 years ago, when I had been going out with my girlfriend for around 6 months or so, a close friend of the family offered to paid off some favours that he owed to my uncle, in a very cool way.

So, on a scorching hot Sydney summer day, with bushfires blazing all around town, myself, two cousins, my uncle, my little bro and my g/f travel out to Mascott airport and walk into this AMAZING hangar.

Sitting there are a pair of Whiskey Cobras on 'permanent loan' from the USMC, A Mig-17, a Piper Cub, a couple of commercial light planes, a sleek little 12 seater passenger plane and one beautiful looking twin seat Aero L-39 Albatross, a Czech light attack/advanced trainer.

The pilot was an ex-RAAF Roulettes captain with about 10, 000 hours stick time. He then proceeded to take us up in the L-39 1 by 1 and attempt to turn our stomaches inside out. Loops, rolls, spins, cuban 8s, Immelmans, hammerheads. Just an AMAZING display. The best moment was when he yells 'hands off' and give up control of the plane and lets you pull some climbs and turns and rolls!

My girlfriend came down after the flight with one of the biggest grins on her face I have ever seen on anyone, ever. She is a little nuts sometimes and is a fan of doing crazy stuff but I think this topped it for her.

I also think that that flight convinced her to get a bike licence and turn into a general loon regarding things that go fast! While she may not share my passion, I think she understands it.

santini812
07-07-2005, 01:25 AM
A small hint of some of the inane conversations that go on in my household.

Cast of characters:
Ilsfan: me
Insane wife: her

Me: "hey sweetheart did a package arrive for me?"
Her:"you mean, yet another joystick?"
Me: "No baby that is the new CH FighterStik."
Her: "Oh, as opposed to last months new Saitek X-45."
Me:"you don't understand its all about the hardware baby, I gotta keep up."
Her: "I'm going shopping tomorrow, I need a new pair of shoes."
Me: "Really honey, you already have more shoes than Amelda Marcos, do you need more shoes?"
Her: "I need a pair of Italian flats to go with my new summer dress, I also need to keep up."
Me: "Okay baby I don't want to argue, but my purchases are to recreate a significant part of history while yours are are to show off your new pedicure."
Her: "I can't hear you....la,la,la,la"
Me: "Jesus baby we are talikng about the accurate pitch and yaw rate of a Bf-109E, not whether your toe-nails contrast with your new dress."
Her:"Mother said I should have married an accountant."
Me:"**** if I were gay maybe I could win 50% of my arguements."

PapaFly
07-07-2005, 01:37 AM
I know you guy will prolly hate me, but looks like im the luckiest SOB around, as my gf loves aviation. We are both planecrazy, me being more towards wwII fighter planes (of course), and her more toward helis. Anyway we went to the ILA (international air display) at berlin last year, and to quite a few airports and displays, just to see all the planes and helis and smell the kerosene. Watching e.g. a corsair roaring around we get goose pimples, ans start grinning and yelling, whooooohooooooo!!!! To top it we both love aerobatics...
As it is now, my phd will take 3more years, from next year on we start soaring, and after my phd is done we move to australia.
There we'll work and have the perfect environment to live our hobbies: freediving and flying. We'll make our pilots licences and - if possible - want to start aerobatics. Our dream is to own a two-seater aerobatic, like extra300L or su29.
Plus she loves IL2/PF, he he, she started with it last year, problem is her puter is way too old. I arranged a second puter in my flat and we team up and i teach her like a mother teaches a young wolfe. Shes quite talented, and eager to learn more. Shes very talented learning really fast: her first attempt to land on a carrier, with the corsair, was no problemo. She's also pretty impressed to watch me doing my thing online, or doing crazy aerobatics, and shes proudly pushing me telling me: get those guys, let'em have it!

To find an end, she loves the Fw190 (my absolute fav ride). Now this crate is yet too touchy for her (shes driving spits now)but i warn you guys, she'll soon be online, in a 190, on your asses, mwuhahahahaahahahahahahahaah!

RNZAFJay
07-07-2005, 02:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by santini812:

Me: "Okay baby I don't want to argue, but my purchases are to recreate a significant part of history while yours are are to show off your new pedicure."
" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I get the opposite argument

GF: Jewery, make-up and clothes are useful, I can wear them to work and actually USE them.
Me: Not fair, I can fly planes.
GF: But its just a game honey....
Me: Just a game!
GF: pffff...My friends complain about their boyfriends who love cars, at least you can drive real cars and use them in real life. You, baby, will NEVER fly a Spitfire.
Me: Don't say that! Dont be mean, I may, maybe , one day.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif (shes right).
GF: It Ok honey, you're a boy and boys need toys, just admit its just a toy
Me: Never!

ps keep in mind these arguments are usually in jest. She doesnt mind my hobby that much, just doesnt understand.
Actually funnily to after 3 years together, to many of you it may sound like we're already married! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

-HH-Dubbo
07-07-2005, 03:23 AM
Mrs Dubbo's most common response to any monologue (trust me they're all monologues) is

"That's nice honey"

Very patient women these widows of IL-2. I have dragged my wife from museum to airshow to museum, sometimes at a distance of 1000km, one day apart. She suffers all this pretty graciously. Just don't let two or more of 'em get together. Mine and Mrs Beebop got talking earlier this year and man, talk about feeling your ears burn. I guess they need to unload now and again too...

Vacillator
07-07-2005, 03:38 AM
I'm not doing so badly. My wife bought me an aerobatic flying day experience (great fun in a Bulldog, felt sick afterwards http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) for my last birthday and insists on all visitors having a look at my 'flying game'. She thinks TrackIR is great (and she's right).
Used to be the same with tanks (she even came along on many trips to Bovington - go if you haven't been) so I guess she's quite accepting of my interests...

WTE_Ibis
07-07-2005, 03:47 AM
Mine said "Do what you want"
that was four years ago,come to think of it I don't think I've seen her since. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

msalama
07-07-2005, 04:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">"That's nice honey" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Yes, they really _are_ monologues, aren't they? It's the exact same thing here - it's always "yes dear" whenever I get a rant on about something near & dear to me, be it prop planes or whatever...

ploughman
07-07-2005, 04:23 AM
Mine's a propeller head. She doesn't do computers so she doesn't really get the whole Il2 thing (can you imagine having to share sim-flying time with the other half?) but she can detect a Merlin engined aircraft from the kitchen sink and she's the one fixing the budget so we can afford to go to as many airshows as possible. Can really see it being any better, except she's doesn't understand why I want a new computer every other year.

Pirschjaeger
07-07-2005, 04:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
well, my female friends really dont care, they also know very little, not just about planes but history.
one of them didnt know who stalin was... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's not so bad. One day my sister told me she wanted to learn more about the world, broaden her horizons, open her mind. After 20 years of seeing no spark of intellegence in my sister's eyes, I was excited to see a glimmer of hope. I quickly ran to my little brother's room and returned with a globe in hand.

This was it, this was the moment, there is finally hope for her. My sister was going to sprout intellectual wings and fly.

I set the globe in front of her and told her just to look at it for a while, study it and learn. After about 5 mins of intensive examination of this high-tec learning device (globe), my sister, in all her cuteness, honesty, and innocence, turned to me and asked those seven words I will never forget; "Is this a globe of Nova Scotia"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

All hope was lost. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
07-07-2005, 04:48 AM
My wife tries the game from time to time. She needs a little practice though. It usully goes something like this:

Her: Can I try?
Me: Of course.
Her: Where's the ground?
Me: The green area.
Her: I wanna shoot a plane.
Me: Wanna try?

After stopping the mission, adding some empty bombers, and restarting the game.

Her: Where are they?
Me: Wait a minute, they will come from over there.
Her: Why are they so far away?
Me: Ask Oleg.
Her: Do I shoot now?
Me: wait till you ee the planes.
Me: Ok, see those dots?........stop shooting, they are too far away.
Her: but I want to kill them.
Me: wait

Distance icons appear at 5 Km.

Me: stop shooting
Her: now?
Me: you have to aim this plane. Pull gently to the left.

Plane goes into violent spin.

Her: What's wrong?
Me: Let go of the stick.
Her: but I want to kill a plane.
Me: You are falling and unless you are falling over an airfield you have no chance to kill anything but yourself.
Her: but if I let go of the stick I will crash.
Me: it's you holding the stick that will make you crash.

Plane hits the ground and explodes.

Her: who was that? Did I kill one?
Me: yes dear, you killed him and the game is over.

At this point she is very happy and leaves.

See, it's not so hard to satisfy a woman. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Fritz

Cippacometa
07-07-2005, 07:04 AM
Only one single time I managed to put my girlfriend before my PC and make her try IL-2FB.

It went like this:

Me: Ok, now sit down, grab the joystick and I will launch a quick mission. [I click on "Start" and mission starts to load]
Her: What are all those buttons on the stick? What am I supposed to do? Where is the airplane? What's the mouse for? which...
Me: Hey, calm down, I'll explain you what to do once the game will be running!!

The mission starts and, as usual, the force-feedback joystick starts moving and jerking a bit.

Her: EEEEEEKK!!! IT MOVES!!!! IT'S ALIVE!!! IT'S HORRIBLE!!! What the hell is this stuff?!?!

Then she left. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Saunders1953
07-07-2005, 07:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I think for a while they were happy that I wasn't another teen out on the street getting high. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ice Fire, count on it.

My wife is real good about my hobby--she totally doesn't understand it, but is OK with it. The first time she came down into the family room and I had on my NP hat with vector thingy sticking on it, headphones (with mic) on, left hand on new CH throttle, right on new CH joystick, and feet on new CH pedals (I got all this stuff within a few days of each other), she just burst out laughing. Gut laughing. Spontaneous, uncontrollable hysterical laughing. An "I can't believe what I'm seeing my husband doing" laughing. I endured.

I swear, the very next day her "Hello Kitty" pillow, bobblehead doll (for her dashboard) and coin purse arrived in the mail.

Women. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

rnzoli
07-07-2005, 08:26 AM
Hillarious stories... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Unfortunately, my wife
- first laughed at me at disbelief http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
- now truly hates IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
- once said that I cheated on her...with IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif
- last week she decided to move out from the house with the kids http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Abel29A
07-07-2005, 08:33 AM
You all fail to understand....
For a true sim buff Il2 IS the significant other http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Gf's, wives and so on a distant second... (And yes I am single atm otherwise I couldnt write stuff like that )

p1ngu666
07-07-2005, 09:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
Hillarious stories... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Unfortunately, my wife
- first laughed at me at disbelief http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
- now truly hates IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
- once said that I cheated on her...with IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif
- last week she decided to move out from the house with the kids http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

more time for il2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

RNZAFJay
07-07-2005, 09:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
Hillarious stories... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Unfortunately, my wife
- first laughed at me at disbelief http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
- now truly hates IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
- once said that I cheated on her...with IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif
- last week she decided to move out from the house with the kids http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

more time for il2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

while men love women, the problem is we love many things and men by nature have a one track mind. Women know this I feel and see IL-2 as I direct contender to their "status" with us, and however beautiful they are just doesnt matter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

VW-IceFire
07-07-2005, 09:26 AM
I guess the lesson is to find a balance between a hobby and personal life. Everyone needs distractions. Males and females differ on what distracts them but commonality within that has to be found.

HAMUSH-CRO
07-07-2005, 11:08 AM
my GF hated the IL2. i would spend way too much time on it and she would be long past asleep.
it almost killed our relationship as she absolutely couldnt stand the roar of the engines, god forbid i was flying the p38http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

anyways, now that im IL2 free for over 5 months, im thinking of reinstalling my dear old friend as soon as i get me a proper rig to run it.

i hope i can handle the addiction and not get sucked into the timeless IL wormhole that ate away at my life and responsibilities IRL. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif LOL.

Kurfurst__
07-07-2005, 11:18 AM
This thread would serve as a powerful tool, had it fallen into feminist hands, ROFLOL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

rnzoli
07-07-2005, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
I guess the lesson is to find a balance between a hobby and personal life. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wrong guess. For example, you should never try to find a balance between your wife and your mistress. Such balance rarely exists. Just like with IL2 in my case.

BSS_Goat
07-07-2005, 11:23 AM
*Goat&lt;-----squirms nervously as wife walks by*

Monson74
07-07-2005, 11:31 AM
Sometimes when I'm online & having an enemy in sight she sneaks up on me from behind & blindfolds me with a towel or something just to hear my yell & whine... She has done that like ten times now lol. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

msalama
07-07-2005, 11:34 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Serves ye right now doesn't it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

No but seriously, thank God for women! We men tend to take our little hobbies far too seriously, so a little balancing act like the one you described is definitely in order every now & then IMO...

Frantic_Devil
07-07-2005, 11:39 AM
My girlfriend will often watch me play online and cheer me on as I get on someone€s six€¦ if that aint not love than I don€t know what is€¦:-)

WWSensei
07-07-2005, 12:08 PM
Being a former fighter pilot my wife learned long ago to give up on fighting the aviation addiction.

We're driving down the road and I need to merge left. Here is the conversation:

Me: babe, notch left, check 6
Her: clear on 3. 3...2...1...clear
Me: Thanks!
Her: Oh my god.
Me: What!?
Her: I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact you would talk to me that way, the fact I understood it or the fact I responded that way. I swear, my next husband is going to be a
doctor.
Me: My next wife will be a pilot!
Her: Hah, never happen. I can't fly and you can't shake me from flaming your 6 much less a pilot. SH**! I'm talking that way again. Da** you!
Me: I'll still luv ya babe.
Her: You have no choice.

We just celebrated the 20th anniversary.

WTE_Ibis
07-08-2005, 04:16 AM
Does she have a sister?? age not important.

budvar62
07-08-2005, 04:48 AM
Hi all,

'fraid I'm one of the lucky sods too!
My girlfriend used to work for British Aerospace on fast jets, went to airshows for free (aaargh - before I knew her!!!) and had several flying lessons with Ginger Lacey in East Yorkshire before he died. She bought me a flight in a Tiger Moth for my birthday, and totally understands what I'm talking about. She's had a few goes on IL2 but is not so into killing stuff - very empathic when the other guy goes down in flames, even though it's an AI plane. She took a Spit up over one of the desert maps at sunrise and just flew around with a big smile on her face, doing low fast passes over the mountains then landed it pretty well (ok - better than I would have done). But 20 mins or so and she's bored - they aren't wired up the same way as us fortunately. But then when she wants to get me off the game she has an array in her armoury that the Luftwaffe's worst couldn't hope to compete with. I defy any man not to bail out when underwear lands on his keyboard!!! Oh yeah, and that's one of those weapons where small amounts of small calibre ammo is much more devastating http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

One thing though - she's a spit fan - really doesn't see why I like the IL2 - "It's an ugly slug!?". She loves the He111 though - just for flying around with cockpit on but a great view. We're both agreed that the Fw189 would be a blast...

Wolkenbeisser
07-08-2005, 08:14 AM
The first time my gf saw me dealin' with IL-2 I was building a new mission in FMB:

She: What's this?
Me: Hmmm, a tool for missionbuilding
She: And you can set on the map what you want?
Me: Yes, almost...
She: (straight order)Set a ship!
Me: H¤h? There's no water on the Map except...
She: I don't care! Set a ship... here near the airfield!
Me: But ships normaly need water...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: Why?
She: I want to have a ship near the airfield!
Me: That makes no sense...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: But...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: Ok, ok (click, click, click) here's your ship
She: Ok, this is a ship, that steamed to far up the shore and now it's on land
Me: H¤h? There is no shore for hundreds of miles around here!
She: Maybe there was an ocean here... a few years ago
Me: (sigh) I don't want to have that ship here, so i'll delete it.
She: No!
Me: (confused) Why is that ship so interessting to you?
She: Hmmmpf, just let it there!
Me: No, i'll delete it (click, click), voil !
She: Ok, if you don't want my ship... (and leaves)
Me: ???

Now the point is: I have absolutely no idea why she wanted this ***** Ship! There are hundreds of interessting Objects in the Missionbuilder (not to mention the possibilities to play witch weather, clouds, planes etc.)... maybe she just wanted to tease me!

Someone understand women...

HoldSteady641
07-08-2005, 08:29 AM
A lady friend of mine (who knows I game, but is otherwise beautifully in the dark about what the concept simming or even gaming is) called and the resulting conversation ensued:

She: what were you doing? (just making conversation on her side)
Me: Well, actually, I was flying a fighter-bomber across New Guiney, dodging Japanese Hayabusha fighters, my aim is to blast the freaking hell out of their airfields there..
She: ... Eh, Gee
Me: Yes, it's quite fun
She: Can you get killed when you do that?
Me: That is a very likely possibility, but I try to avoid it. It's actually one of the aims of this game.
She: When you die, how does it feel?
Me: It S**ks. You'll have to start all over again.
She: And how is it going?
Me: Well (I was flying pre-patch something), not good, We're supposed to be with 6, but the 1st group keeps crashing into the Local scenery, their flight path is messed up. Which means it's up to Me and a single wingman to survive the Flak and the fighters. It's not a pretty sight..
She: Gee.. (the conversation drifted from simming to real life..)

F19_Ob
07-08-2005, 08:30 AM
My wife forces me to play il-2.
This way I'm unable to meet other women and she always knows where I am, as long as the mg's are rattling.
I never smile or talk to other women unless I'm told to do so.
I have been so good at that lately that I'll get another stick of ram so I can play more fluidly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

RNZAFJay
07-08-2005, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

Now the point is: I have absolutely no idea why she wanted this ***** Ship! There are hundreds of interessting Objects in the Missionbuilder (not to mention the possibilities to play witch weather, clouds, planes etc.)... maybe she just wanted to tease me!

Someone understand women... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe you have a closet naval freak. Maybe IL-2 is the wrong game, maybe Pacific Fighters is better. You could use this ship fetish to your advantage, mate.

Here's a test, get out Master and Commander and see if she likes Rus in his skin tight pants and naval attire. If so you've found an opening.

RNZAFJay
07-08-2005, 08:42 AM
A recent one.

While flying PF

GF: That looks like Japan
Me: It is.
GF: Really, is that Mt Aso?
Me: Yes it is
GF: Wow, my grandma lives near there, fly to Kagoshima.
Me: Why?
GF: I want to see it

Fly to Kagoshima

GF: It looks small and the buildings look old. Kagoshima is a modern city
Me: It is circa 1945 you know
GF: Look! I know that temple, its famous! I went there as a little girl!......Bomb it!
Me: What!?
GF: Bomb it.
Me: I have no bombs on this plane
GF: Why?
Me I didnt put them on
GF: OK, shot it then.
Me: OK. (temple gets battered)
GF: You're bad, shotting a scared temple
Me: What? 1) You told me to 2) its a game, as you are so fond of reminding me!

Tooz_69GIAP
07-08-2005, 08:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RNZAFJay:
A recent one.

While flying PF

GF: That looks like Japan
Me: It is.
GF: Really, is that Mt Aso?
Me: Yes it is
GF: Wow, my grandma lives near there, fly to Kagoshima.
Me: Why?
GF: I want to see it

Fly to Kagoshima

GF: It looks small and the buildings look old. Kagoshima is a modern city
Me: It is circa 1945 you know
GF: Look! I know that temple, its famous! I went there as a little girl!......Bomb it!
Me: What!?
GF: Bomb it.
Me: I have no bombs on this plane
GF: Why?
Me I didnt put them on
GF: OK, shot it then.
Me: OK. (temple gets battered)
GF: You're bad, shotting a scared temple
Me: What? 1) You told me to 2) its a game, as you are so fond of reminding me! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is hilarious!!!

slarsson
07-08-2005, 12:51 PM
I never knew what true happiness was until I married my sweetie....

Unfortunately, then it was too late.

Just joking. She's a treaure, puts up with my IL2 time AND bought me real flying lessons for my 50th birthday.......

Low_Flyer_MkII
07-08-2005, 03:28 PM
O.K. Flaps down,gear down, easy,easy...left rudder...not that much! Easy...easy!Hook down...throttle back...my God...I'm gonna make it! (hand on shoulder, coupled with "fancy a cuppa, love?") WTF? N-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/Thankslove1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/Thankslove2.jpg

"No? Oh well, let me know when you want one then...."

And then there's the constant battle over the shelf space between my Corgi Spitfires and her fairies....

Ain't love grand?

Taylortony
07-08-2005, 04:31 PM
Ahhh the fun of being single and No i dont regret it at all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Conversation on buying a 42 Inch Plasma

Me....Hmmm i think i want that..

Wallet... gulp are you sure???

Me... Hmmmm yup

Wallet........ its very expensive

Me.... Hmmm 2000 beers instead? will my kidneys take it?

Wallet.... Gulp

Me..... Open wide wallet.


Ex Girlfriend (a real whining pain).............. You spend more time on that PC than spending time with me...

Me............ No problem I will dedicate the next five minutes to you

Ex GF.......... Ohhhh

Me..... Yup see the door, wait i will get your stuff and open it for you....... Byeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Ex..... well dont know what she said lol

LStarosta
07-08-2005, 04:49 PM
Basically, it came to the point where my airplanes became my girlfriends. I sort of feel uncomfortable handing them over to the mechanics. But those stupid hoes are pretty high maintenance for 30 year olds.

reverendkrv1972
07-08-2005, 06:03 PM
My wife used to see me flying cfs2 & laugh...
I'd ask her if she wanted to try it...'no it's stupid!'
then she tried it,after i hooked up with some guys on Rogerwilco(maybe because it involved talking?)then that was it....HOOKED!
I took her to Duxford,she absolutely loved it!we used to visit all the airshows every year,untill we moved up to North-eats england...now we can't get down there so often.

my logitech wingman wore out recently...so I'm using her Cyborg EVO force http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
she finds PF a fair bit harder than cfs2 so don't fly much,though she has a few kills under her belt.

her favourite plane to fly is the Hellcat.

2 christmasses ago she wanted me to buy her a 'rally car driving experience',it didn't happen,I figured she drives a car all the time,so I got her an aerobatic flight in a Cap21.
She said it's the best present she's ever had & wants to do it again.

I guess I'm a lucky guy too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Rev

Udidtoo
07-08-2005, 07:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
well, my female friends really dont care, they also know very little, not just about planes but history.
one of them didnt know who stalin was... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's not so bad. One day my sister told me she wanted to learn more about the world, broaden her horizons, open her mind. After 20 years of seeing no spark of intellegence in my sister's eyes, I was excited to see a glimmer of hope. I quickly ran to my little brother's room and returned with a globe in hand.

This was it, this was the moment, there is finally hope for her. My sister was going to sprout intellectual wings and fly.

I set the globe in front of her and told her just to look at it for a while, study it and learn. After about 5 mins of intensive examination of this high-tec learning device (globe), my sister, in all her cuteness, honesty, and innocence, turned to me and asked those seven words I will never forget; "Is this a globe of Nova Scotia"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

All hope was lost. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Sounds familiar. When my oldest was 15 she suddenly started showing an interest in her family histories.

Her: Dad what was the town where all 4 of your Grandparents were born?
Me: Inverness.
Her. I don't see it. You said it was 3/4 north?
Me:More or less 3/4. Just follow the Moray Firth to its narrowest.
Her:I don't see that either.
Me: Doesn't mean its not there. Keep looking.
Her:Is it South of Kiel?
Me. Whaaaa ?
Her: Is it north of Hamburg and south of Kiel or is it between Hamburg and Oldenburg or Hamburg and Berlin?
Me: with concern: If you've been using drugs I want you to tell me now.

At the time her and her sister were both products of the Arizona public school system which then was the second lowest rated in the country.
Fortunately they were both Playstation junkies so I made them both do 15 minutes of Geography with me on the PC every night before they could fire up Tekken.
Happy to say they both have become productive members of society despite being students of a school system that rewards effort equally as accomplishment. &%$#%$^ Califorlalaland rub-off effect. I don't know about the rest of you but if I ever have heart surgery I want a Dr. who excelled in class not one that tried really hard.

PBNA-Boosher
07-09-2005, 01:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Mine and Mrs Beebop got talking earlier this year and man, talk about feeling your ears burn. I guess they need to unload now and again too... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I find that funny, actually Dubbo, considering Beebop's wife was the one who bought FB for him in the first place! Well, that's what he told me a few years ago anyway.

Pirschjaeger
07-09-2005, 06:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Wolkenbeisser:
The first time my gf saw me dealin' with IL-2 I was building a new mission in FMB:

She: What's this?
Me: Hmmm, a tool for missionbuilding
She: And you can set on the map what you want?
Me: Yes, almost...
She: (straight order)Set a ship!
Me: H¤h? There's no water on the Map except...
She: I don't care! Set a ship... here near the airfield!
Me: But ships normaly need water...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: Why?
She: I want to have a ship near the airfield!
Me: That makes no sense...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: But...
She: I don't care! Set a ship!
Me: Ok, ok (click, click, click) here's your ship
She: Ok, this is a ship, that steamed to far up the shore and now it's on land
Me: H¤h? There is no shore for hundreds of miles around here!
She: Maybe there was an ocean here... a few years ago
Me: (sigh) I don't want to have that ship here, so i'll delete it.
She: No!
Me: (confused) Why is that ship so interessting to you?
She: Hmmmpf, just let it there!
Me: No, i'll delete it (click, click), voil !
She: Ok, if you don't want my ship... (and leaves)
Me: ???

Now the point is: I have absolutely no idea why she wanted this ***** Ship! There are hundreds of interessting Objects in the Missionbuilder (not to mention the possibilities to play witch weather, clouds, planes etc.)... maybe she just wanted to tease me!

Someone understand women... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The loveboat, soon will be making another run.
The loveboat, da da, di da da da

It's female psycology, she's hinting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
07-09-2005, 06:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Udidtoo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by p1ngu666:
well, my female friends really dont care, they also know very little, not just about planes but history.
one of them didnt know who stalin was... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's not so bad. One day my sister told me she wanted to learn more about the world, broaden her horizons, open her mind. After 20 years of seeing no spark of intellegence in my sister's eyes, I was excited to see a glimmer of hope. I quickly ran to my little brother's room and returned with a globe in hand.

This was it, this was the moment, there is finally hope for her. My sister was going to sprout intellectual wings and fly.

I set the globe in front of her and told her just to look at it for a while, study it and learn. After about 5 mins of intensive examination of this high-tec learning device (globe), my sister, in all her cuteness, honesty, and innocence, turned to me and asked those seven words I will never forget; "Is this a globe of Nova Scotia"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

All hope was lost. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Sounds familiar. When my oldest was 15 she suddenly started showing an interest in her family histories.

Her: Dad what was the town where all 4 of your Grandparents were born?
Me: Inverness.
Her. I don't see it. You said it was 3/4 north?
Me:More or less 3/4. Just follow the Moray Firth to its narrowest.
Her:I don't see that either.
Me: Doesn't mean its not there. Keep looking.
Her:Is it South of Kiel?
Me. Whaaaa ?
Her: Is it north of Hamburg and south of Kiel or is it between Hamburg and Oldenburg or Hamburg and Berlin?
Me: with concern: If you've been using drugs I want you to tell me now.

At the time her and her sister were both products of the Arizona public school system which then was the second lowest rated in the country.
Fortunately they were both Playstation junkies so I made them both do 15 minutes of Geography with me on the PC every night before they could fire up Tekken.
Happy to say they both have become productive members of society despite being students of a school system that rewards effort equally as accomplishment. &%$#%$^ Califorlalaland rub-off effect. I don't know about the rest of you but if I ever have heart surgery I want a Dr. who excelled in class not one that tried really hard. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Would you like to borrow my globe of Nova Scotia? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
07-09-2005, 06:40 PM
Here's strange thing my wife asked me while she was watching me fly. She ask me to find water, so I did. She asked me to fly low, so I did. Then she wanted me to fly slow, so, with flaps fully extended I was flying at the edge of a stall, about 10m above the water.

I asked her why and she just said "Wait". Then she wanted an external view. I asked what she was looking for. She said "fish". I chuckle and told her there were no fish. She asked why. I told her it's a flight sim, it's about airplanes, why would Oleg model fish?

She said" If it's a game about airplanes, why did Oleg model water?"

I gracefully bowed out and granted her victory. I told her I'll start a thread and complain about no fish. She was happy.

BTW, I didn't start a "fish" thread. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Fritz

wayno7777
07-09-2005, 08:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
Being a former fighter pilot my wife learned long ago to give up on fighting the aviation addiction.

We're driving down the road and I need to merge left. Here is the conversation:

Me: babe, notch left, check 6
Her: clear on 3. 3...2...1...clear
Me: Thanks!
Her: Oh my god.
Me: What!?
Her: I don't know what's more disturbing, the fact you would talk to me that way, the fact I understood it or the fact I responded that way. I swear, my next husband is going to be a
doctor.
Me: My next wife will be a pilot!
Her: Hah, never happen. I can't fly and you can't shake me from flaming your 6 much less a pilot. SH**! I'm talking that way again. Da** you!
Me: I'll still luv ya babe.
Her: You have no choice.

We just celebrated the 20th anniversary. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Posted Sat July 09 2005 20:40
Here's strange thing my wife asked me while she was watching me fly. She ask me to find water, so I did. She asked me to fly low, so I did. Then she wanted me to fly slow, so, with flaps fully extended I was flying at the edge of a stall, about 10m above the water.

I asked her why and she just said "Wait". Then she wanted an external view. I asked what she was looking for. She said "fish". I chuckle and told her there were no fish. She asked why. I told her it's a flight sim, it's about airplanes, why would Oleg model fish?

She said" If it's a game about airplanes, why did Oleg model water?"

I gracefully bowed out and granted her victory. I told her I'll start a thread and complain about no fish. She was happy.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifBest fish story I've read in years!!! Good one, Fritz!!! Thx...

_VR_ScorpionWorm
07-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Wife could really care less, pops in once in a while, asks a few questions about what planes I fly, was amazed I was actually talking to squadies from the UK and not to myself. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Thing is, if I buy a peripherial or upgrade, I must get something for her and the two kids.

Secretly teaching my 3 yr old daughter how to fly, she already knows how to handle the X45 HOTAS setup. My one year old is quiet curious as to what my throttle does. Always messes with it when Im really busy in flight, he sneaks up and BAM, pushes the throttle forward all the way.

sc1949
07-10-2005, 02:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ku101_Star-C:
Interesting topic.

My wife tries to take an interest in all my hobbies, but when I get too technical, she'll just stare at me until I'm done. Then she'll move her hand like a talking sock puppet and say:

"You know I heard? Blah, blah, blah - airplane - blah, blah, blah - wing - blah, blah, blah - blah, blah - machine guns - blah, blah, blah."

Mind you, she's and eco-scientist that specialized in wetlands and the biology therein. So when she gets technical, I do the exact same thing to her - substituting fungus, spores, and mold for airplane, wing, and machine guns.

To here credit though, she's actually flown flight sims before (Jane's WWII fighters, and Crimson Skies). She has developed a reputation for flying upside down. To quote her, this is far easier than flying right side up. She is especially enjoys flying autogyros this way...

...one day I'll get her to fly Sturmovik/PF - I think she'll enjoy it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Remember Confusius had a saying, "woman who fly plane upside down likely to have a crack up"

TX-EcoDragon
07-10-2005, 03:17 AM
She loves flying. . . she's not big on the "Flight Stimulator" though. . . in particular when we've got a full house on the TS server yackin away

han freak solo
07-10-2005, 08:21 AM
Well, she doesn't mind me playing the game, but she is getting peeved about the time I spend on these forums. Time for a vacation? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

BSS_CUDA
07-10-2005, 08:36 AM
my wife and I have an agreement.

she doesnt tell me how to fly

I dont tell her what books to read http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

she does get mad at me tho when she falls asleep on the couch and I get hit and yell out **** and wake her up, we've had more than one " discussion " about this subject http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif my kids do think I'm strange tho talking to myself ( TS Coms ) when I'm flying http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MS_Siwarrior
07-10-2005, 08:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Her: EEEEEEKK!!! IT MOVES!!!! IT'S ALIVE!!! IT'S HORRIBLE!!! What the hell is this stuff?!?!

Then she left. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ROFL thats like my dad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

RNZAFJay
07-11-2005, 05:43 AM
Just a bump. I can't let this thread die, its too funny. Thanks for the replies guys.

mean_mango
07-11-2005, 08:03 AM
This is funny. My wife was of the usual mind that flight sim was just another video game (but at least not as much of a "time waster" as other games). But after I got the CH HOTAS and Pedals, she suddenly decided there was much more to it, event said she'd like to try it sometime! Ergo, if you want the wife or significant other to be more accepting of your hobby, get more visible hardware! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Also, reading "Stick and Rudder" in front of her doesn't hurt. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VV_Holdenb
07-11-2005, 08:55 AM
Good thread. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Here's my little contribution.
At Duxford air show on sunday with family.
Had to take kids for loo stop, came
back out. Wife says "you have not missed
much all was quiet and then one big one plane and two little ones", thats all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/holdenbj/2798f6da.gif

At least I got to see the royal memorial flight when they came back to land at Duxford from London!

AWL_Spinner
07-11-2005, 09:07 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My other half is tolerant of my squad nights, where I lock myself in the spare room wearing a funny headset, talk to strange men I've mostly never met over the internet and pretend I'm a fighter pilot.

She's even had a couple of attempts at flying on the computer, but managed to crash a Cessna in MSFS whilst trying to look into someone's (virtual) garden.

Have taken her (real life) flying in a couple of light aircraft and she was brave enough to sit in the back seat of a 172-K on floats whilst I had a floatplane lesson and did a load of circuits on a lake (first time on the water and I didn't sink, this makes me an Ok pilot in her mind)!

Also took her to Duxford this weekend for Flying Legends and she dutifully waited whilst I paid my four pounds to wander up and down the flightline taking pictures, and held various bits of camera gear whilst I recorded the displays.

She can even tell a Lancaster from a Spitfire (although the Hurricanes gave her more trouble).

With all that in mind, I asked her to marry me this week and she said yes - I consider myself quite lucky http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-HH-Dubbo
07-11-2005, 01:37 PM
Well Congrats Spinner. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-HH-Dubbo
07-11-2005, 01:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by -HH-Dubbo:
Mine and Mrs Beebop got talking earlier this year and man, talk about feeling your ears burn. I guess they need to unload now and again too... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I find that funny, actually Dubbo, considering Beebop's wife was the one who bought FB for him in the first place! Well, that's what he told me a few years ago anyway. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In that case, it's doubly funny because my wife bought me my copies of IL-2 and FB

AWL_Spinner
07-12-2005, 11:40 AM
Thanks Dubbo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
07-12-2005, 11:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
With all that in mind, I asked her to marry me this week and she said yes - I consider myself quite lucky http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Congrats m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

1st was Canon_UK and then you. Two of our forum members announced this good news in this month alone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

So, who's next? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HotelBushranger
07-13-2005, 05:36 AM
Haha. My mates tend to automatically shut off the moment I mention 'PF' or P-40 or Gladiator lol, except one of my mates, I've converted him to playing PF http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Other significant other, the girlfriend, we are both in the Air Force Cadets, just got back from a Junior NCO course where I met her. So yeah, slice of luck there, although haven't showed her PF yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

iroseland
07-14-2005, 10:22 AM
hey,

My girlfriend is pretty respectfull of my hobby. She understands that one more sortie can mean several hourse by accident, just as I understant that one more chapter means I should log on and fly one more sortie 8^) She likes some of the videos I have downloaded, and got big laughs out of my headgear attempt at mousview. ( Thank god for trakir )
I also made up a hello kitty a6m skin for her. I fly with it on once in a while.

BSS_AIJO

RAAF_Edin
07-16-2005, 05:13 AM
This is a snip out of conversation I had few days ago with a girl I went out with:

she: "So it's a game"
me: "No, it's a sim as in simulator"
she: "It's a game..."
me: "No it's not a game it's a sim"

and so on, and so on

WH_Phist
07-16-2005, 08:25 AM
My wife supported me through many years of simming. From AW1 to PF. But over time, I've come to the conclusion that a hottie (after 15 years, she's still hot) in a g-string kicks the **** out of il2. Sorry, but let's get some perspective folks

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HotelBushranger
07-16-2005, 08:50 AM
Hahaha far out, I do NOT want to know how old your wife is. Over 30 in a string frankly just isn't right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Saunders1953
07-16-2005, 09:02 AM
LOL Hotelbushranger--you must be a young one! You haven't seen my 43 year old wife in a bikini--she runs 5 to 10 miles every morning and hits the gym 5 nights a week. She is still very hot!

AerialTarget
07-16-2005, 09:34 AM
Well, real flying kicks girls' behinds.

RAAF_Edin
07-17-2005, 12:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Saunders1953:
LOL Hotelbushranger--you must be a young one! You haven't seen my 43 year old wife in a bikini--she runs 5 to 10 miles every morning and hits the gym 5 nights a week. She is still very hot! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man, you better get some good cooling then or she'll overheat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Hydra444
07-17-2005, 03:59 AM
Well,I've been seeing a real gem of a betty for almost 6-7 months now and she totally finds my "obsession" with WW2 a/c fascinating http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif She says she thinks its cute to hear me ramble on about my exploits in the virtual skies...Its a turn on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Strangely (atleast to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif) she was totally flattered when I had a Jug skin "commissioned" with her name on it.I didn't know what to say,so I said,"Well I thought since you have big "jugs",its only fitting that a Jug have your name on it." She just rolled her eyes and said i'm such a charmer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HotelBushranger
07-17-2005, 04:27 AM
ROFL! Real ladies man mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Hydra444
07-17-2005, 04:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
ROFL! Real ladies man mate! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Oh yeah,no doubt http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I must have an incredible personality or something,because I'm constantly just saying the silliest sh** to her http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

WH_Phist
07-20-2005, 08:18 PM
You'd be very impressed ranger. And your forgetting the most important part. Not only is she hotter than most 20's types, she has experience. Isnt the new 20's fad, let the fat hang over the belt buckle and call it cute? It's fat, get a harpoon someone!

I'll take her in a g over anything, any day.

Disney can kiss my ***

HotelBushranger
07-20-2005, 11:41 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif What ever you say mate. But you gotta post a pic to prove it to me! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Y-KNEE-DAD
07-21-2005, 04:31 AM
My wife is now really into WW2 via these books.
We now have discussions on what was going on in 1935-45 and you can discuss the missions of WW2 with her. Discuss the Cactus Diary and show her the last letter. You will relate well to her. Have her sit beside you on a mission or two after she has started reading the books listed as the Zion Chronicles.

http://www.tracysbooknook.com/historical_fiction/historicalperiod.html#ww11

CrazySchmidt
07-21-2005, 04:56 AM
At 4 - 5 pages deep with thread I haven't even tried to read the rest of the replys.

I would just like to say that yes I understand you exactly, any married WWII aircraft/sim junkie is going to already have had some version of what you described with their wife/partner, I know I have with my wife.

Mind you I don't understand a lot of fluffy chick stuff either but I still happily participate because it's what we do for the one's we love.

Cheers, CrazySchmidt. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Viper2005_
07-13-2006, 08:53 PM
The Internet contains much wisdom. And I quote:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> <span class="ev_code_RED">Aeroplanes are better than women:</span>

Aeroplanes can be turned on with the flick of a switch.

An aeroplane does not get mad if you "touch and go."

An aeroplane does not object to a pre-flight inspection.

Aeroplanes come with manuals.

Aeroplanes have strict weight and balance limits.

You can fly an aeroplane any time of the month.

Aeroplanes like to do it inverted.

Aeroplanes don't come with in-laws.

Aeroplanes don't whine unless something is really wrong.

Aeroplanes don't care about how many other aeroplanes you have flown.

When flying, you and your aeroplane both arrive at the same time.

Aeroplanes don't mind if you look at other aeroplanes.

Aeroplanes don't mind if you buy aeroplane magazines.

Aeroplanes don't mind if you rent another aeroplane.

It's OK to use tie-downs on your aeroplane.

<span class="ev_code_RED">An aeroplane will kill you quickly... a woman takes her time.</span> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here endeth the lesson.

Dew-Claw
07-13-2006, 10:44 PM
me: Hun, just 5 more minutes. ok??

her: *crickets*

me: Hun!???........


Wheres all the furniture?

Siwarrior
07-14-2006, 02:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RNZAFJay:
GF: Jay, you're just being difficult
Me: Sorry, I am. To make it up, we can vist and many clothing shops as you like this afternoon.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

clothing shops?!?!?!?!?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif mate good luck http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

DuxCorvan
07-14-2006, 03:09 AM
I have some weird hobbies, most unpopular among women. I expend a lot of money in aviation history, archaeology books, and even more in CDs with renaissance and baroque music.

Every time my relatives find me playing FB/PF, with some open Middle Ages warfare book on the bed and listening to some contratenor voice singing out loud in German, look at me with grief and express their concern about my mind health.

Of course, if I'm trying to flirt a bit with some chick, I AVOID carefully these topics. I talk about how much I like animals, kids (which I can't stand), poetry, travels and non-commercial films, and I make -completely false- projects for the future.

You can't confess you die for a 1/32 scale model kit of a Fw 190 or anything, or she will look at you like an immature nerd, and your chances to show your *manly side* reduce to zero.

Briefly, a list of 'forbidden topics' for a first date:

Planes=Toys=Kid
Science=Nerd
History=Boring nerd
PC entertainment=Super Mario=Kid
War simulation=Doom=Psycho
Classical music=Gayish nerd
Opera=Mafia
Parents=Mama's boy
TV Sports=Beer 'n belly
Clothes=Gay
Sex=Moron

DuxCorvan
07-14-2006, 03:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Hahaha far out, I do NOT want to know how old your wife is. Over 30 in a string frankly just isn't right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wait some years and you'll know why they say life starts at 40.

A hot girl in her twenties is just hot. A hot woman in her 30s or 40s is like a gift from heaven.

biggs222
07-14-2006, 03:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Planes=Toys=Kid
Science=Nerd
History=Boring nerd
PC entertainment=Super Mario=Kid
War simulation=Doom=Psycho
Classical music=Gayish nerd
Opera=Mafia
Parents=Mama's boy
TV Sports=Beer 'n belly
Clothes=Gay
Sex=Moron </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

couldnt agree more (cept for the sex part).... bought a 1:32 model mkI spit a few weeks ago... my GF just goes "Awww... thats cute."

whatever at least she isnt bothered by it.

but basically ill always be a kid in her and everyone else's eyes... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

ploughman
07-14-2006, 06:22 AM
My nearest and dearest is FORCING me to take her to RIAT 2006 tomorrow. Yes really. I was humming and harring, but she went and bought the tickets and said, "You're %ing well taking me, I crave the sound of thunder, I yearn for the sigh of a merlin. If there isn't a B-1 breaking the sound barrier thirty feet from my ear drums by this time tomorrow there'll be trouble." Cool eh?

On the other hand she's very luke warm when it comes to upgrades and it positively Baltic about the whole idea of getting a new machine for BoB.

HotelBushranger
07-14-2006, 06:35 AM
Dude just be grateful you've got one, and that shes into aviation. What more could a man ask for?

I have yet to find a good-looking women interested in aviation in a while, the last one I knew moved away http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif She wanted to be a fighter pilot, n was a damn hot blonde too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

sparty7200
07-14-2006, 07:03 AM
Said it before..an i'll keep sayin it..my missus is a STAR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif New gfx card...X 52 in the post...arranged so i could meet me musical hero!...patient as hell....an she dont even argue when i got a paddy on! ..she even knows the planes to some degree! ..thanks Mandi! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

jensenpark
07-14-2006, 08:36 AM
You guys crack me up.

My wife rolls her eyes and walks away. Most of her friends have hubbies out boozing all night and hung over allnext day so she tolerates it. Unless the kids are acting up - which case I have to run from the game.
She thinks it is cute that my 5 year loves to play FB/PF.

Met Dubbo's wife a few times. She's really a tolerant lady - especially when you consider how much we all drone on.

My favourite was one of our squaddies, who shall remain nameless - so let's just give him a made up name...say like...ColdGambler - anyways his wife was near birth or just after birth of the baby.
He is getting ragged about being with his squad mates on line. He comments that he is just with his friends. She responds "well, why don't you just go marry them instead?"
I laughed so hard when he told me this I crashed into the ground.

Corsair_Fanatic
07-14-2006, 09:43 AM
My wife is very tolerant of my aviation hobby. We got to museums for hours and she lets me take all the pics I want. She's not as tolerant of my gaming habit, tho. But overall, life is good.

triad773
07-14-2006, 09:45 AM
Great thread! My wife, well IL-2, or the Sqaud is a touchy topic. Yes she suspected me of an affair: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif but I said "when would I have time for that? I never leave the house!"

When I joined a squad late last/early this year she seemed understanding that the first 30 days were important for me to get in. Then she was saying 'ok when will this stop?' UGH. Then the Squad's site and forums got hacked and we had to move them and update our forums so I jumped into that- which lasted a little over two weeks. She seemed to understand that, and knew that other people would benefit from my efforts. She thinks its interesting that I can talk to so many interesting people from all over on Ventrilo, that Track IR is pretty cool, that the graphics are excellent, but wonders why I need to kill people http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif.

Like so many any time a parcel arrives she says 'what's it this time? Don't you have enough?' I cannot blame her for not understanding. I feel lucky to have upgraded as much as I have though the machine is pretty topped out now.

So while the wife is needing me for this or that, it effectively keeps me from flying as much as I would really like to. But hey- it means I can practice being a target drone when I do finally get up flying.

Cheers

ouston
07-14-2006, 03:59 PM
Twenty four years ago last week I got into a conversation with a slim, very attractive blonde who had not only heard of the firm De Havilland but had helped restore a Vampire. Her favourite aircraft was the Mosquito and she was impressed to hear that my father had flown them. I made a note in my diary that women like her don't come along very often and that I should marry her. I got round to it eventually (not nearly soon enough for her mother's liking). Three kids later she is still pretty indulgent of my enthusiasms. God bless her.

Ouston

Bo_Nidle
07-14-2006, 06:48 PM
My Mrs has constant trouble telling the difference between the Spitfire and the Hurricane. I told her the quickest way to tell was the canopies-Hurricanes have the framing Spitfires smooth plexiglas. The other night I had Discovery Wings on and she let fly this gem:

Mrs:"Thats a Spitfire because its got the smooth canopy.You see I do listen,I am learning!"

Me:"Yes you are dear....except thats a Mustang!"

Bless. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Asgeir_Strips
07-14-2006, 07:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Hahaha far out, I do NOT want to know how old your wife is. Over 30 in a string frankly just isn't right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i beg to differ, Sharon Stone , Monica Bellucci are all over 30 years old and they look just as good, if not better than the 20 year old plastic fantastic girls of today (im 18) not to mention heidi klum , tyra banks and so on, they're also over 30.

Vipez-
07-15-2006, 06:52 AM
God only knows how many plastic surgerys Sharon Stone has performed..

Though I agree about Monica http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Warrington_Wolf
07-15-2006, 03:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PapaFly:
I know you guy will prolly hate me, but looks like im the luckiest SOB around, as my gf loves aviation. We are both planecrazy, me being more towards wwII fighter planes (of course), and her more toward helis. Anyway we went to the ILA (international air display) at berlin last year, and to quite a few airports and displays, just to see all the planes and helis and smell the kerosene. Watching e.g. a corsair roaring around we get goose pimples, ans start grinning and yelling, whooooohooooooo!!!! To top it we both love aerobatics...
As it is now, my phd will take 3more years, from next year on we start soaring, and after my phd is done we move to australia.
There we'll work and have the perfect environment to live our hobbies: freediving and flying. We'll make our pilots licences and - if possible - want to start aerobatics. Our dream is to own a two-seater aerobatic, like extra300L or su29.
Plus she loves IL2/PF, he he, she started with it last year, problem is her puter is way too old. I arranged a second puter in my flat and we team up and i teach her like a mother teaches a young wolfe. Shes quite talented, and eager to learn more. Shes very talented learning really fast: her first attempt to land on a carrier, with the corsair, was no problemo. She's also pretty impressed to watch me doing my thing online, or doing crazy aerobatics, and shes proudly pushing me telling me: get those guys, let'em have it!

To find an end, she loves the Fw190 (my absolute fav ride). Now this crate is yet too touchy for her (shes driving spits now)but i warn you guys, she'll soon be online, in a 190, on your asses, mwuhahahahaahahahahahahahaah! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jammy sod, but I have 5 questions.
1. Does she have a mate who is into aviation?
2. Does her mate look like Scarlett Johansson?
3. Is she single?
4. Does she like The Who, U2, Iron maiden, Queen and The Smiths
5. Does she live in the UK?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

She sounds like a keeper.

TSmoke
07-15-2006, 07:02 PM
Vipez- Quote " God only knows how many plastic surgerys Sharon Stone has performed"


Well now, didn't know she was a licensed plastic surgeon.

Gold_Monkey
07-15-2006, 10:27 PM
My wife not only tolerates my flight sim/ avaition obsession , she has even gone skydiving with me, been my copilot in real life and taken a flight in a B-17. I think I got lucky.

Siwarrior
07-15-2006, 11:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Dude just be grateful you've got one, and that shes into aviation. What more could a man ask for?

I have yet to find a good-looking women interested in aviation in a while, the last one I knew moved away http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif She wanted to be a fighter pilot, n was a damn hot blonde too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

tsk tsk tsk http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
shame on you, you should have taken the chance man !!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

HotelBushranger
07-16-2006, 01:21 AM
Yeah yeah shuuddup. At least I can hook in Si http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

She was about 3 yrs my senior, and her bf was 2 metres 10 and constantly looked like he wanted to punch my lights out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif I ain't gonna contend with that!

-HH-Quazi
07-16-2006, 07:40 AM
One of our squadm8s got his wife so interested, she had him build her a gaming rig of her own. And she didn't go with the any of the low to mid range components. DFI Ultra-D, X2 4400, Audigy 2, X1900XT and a great PSU. And she even joins in with us on squad nights from time to time. And I must say she is getting the hang of the Spitfire because she blew my arse out of the sky last week end. HEHE Another squadm8 got behind her trying to shoot her down and found her to be a very squirrley adversary. I guess this is one way to get the wife thinking along the same lines as we do. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bearcat99
07-19-2007, 01:06 PM
My wife took up beading.. now she makes really nice jewelery and sells it.

MB_Avro_UK
07-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Hey Bearcat !!

Rival and Revived threads are NOT permitted under Regulation 9b of this forum.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Swivet
07-19-2007, 02:06 PM
My significant who?...When i'm flying, i'm not married. When i am on the prowl she better keep her trap shut while i'm doing it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Dont bother me woman i am on somebody's "6" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif And she quickly replies,"yeh but it aint my 6 honey" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
She actually thinks it's pretty cool that i have a bunch of friends that share the common interest with and that we voice over comms with. She understands why i like flying, but she always wonders what my fascination is with the military channel and war movies...But that's another thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

JG4_Helofly
07-19-2007, 02:12 PM
An interesting question would be: How many of all people who posted in this topic still have their wife or girlfriend
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slipBall
07-19-2007, 02:19 PM
She seems to get a headache right away, after I fly and go to bed....just kidding she likes all games, shes cool with it http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Dtools4fools
07-20-2007, 09:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">An interesting question would be: How many of all people who posted in this topic still have their wife or girlfriend </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Girlfriends...??? Sooner or later they all left...
Not because of flight sims but rather because of my gypsy-style life...
First they love it, dreaming of the adventure, then they come back to their sense and want to settle down.
But that doesn't mix so well...

There's always a price to pay, never mind what life one chooses.
Just be happy that one can choose his life style - many can't in thios world!
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danjama
07-20-2007, 11:48 AM
Wow funny this should pop up, good thread idea. Well, im with a new girlfriend now of 9months, and she is actually much more supportive with my aviation interest. She came to Flying Legends airshow with me 2 weeks ago and actually enjoyed it with me, and actually INSISTED i sit in the Fw190 and tour the B17, she's a good girl who's good to me and i've fallen for her, definately a keeper.

T_O_A_D
07-20-2007, 12:45 PM
BE WARNED: SHE IS SETTING A TRAP!!!!!!

You won't really know her till after the knot ant then the real her completly after the child is born.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
Wow funny this should pop up, good thread idea. Well, im with a new girlfriend now of 9months, and she is actually much more supportive with my aviation interest. She came to Flying Legends airshow with me 2 weeks ago and actually enjoyed it with me, and actually INSISTED i sit in the Fw190 and tour the B17, she's a good girl who's good to me and i've fallen for her, definately a keeper. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Capt.LoneRanger
07-20-2007, 01:57 PM
Seems I really got it right. My wife thinks it's okay to fly or play computer. She sometimes raises an eyebrow, when I get some new Joystick or other piece of hardware, but that's about it.

Even better when we were on vacation in the US. We visited almost every single aviation-museum in the south-east. When we were arrived in the 3rd museum on our tour, Pensacola Airbase Museum, she even could identify various planes.
The only thing that really got to her nerves was the USS Kidd we visited. Guess it was a bit too much, testing all the AA-Guns and stuff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

p-11.cAce
07-20-2007, 01:59 PM
LOL Dan http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I'm glad I married my keeper- she is taking me and some mates to the Dayton Airshow next weekend for my B-Day http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-20-2007, 04:00 PM
My wife says I love "that damn machine" more than her, lol, but a more humorous situation has arisen for a squad m8. His daughters boyfriend has become interested and started flying with the squad this week, she's livid,lol. Now not only does her wierdo dad play on with the computer airplanes all the time, now he's infected her bf! Another squad m8's wife can be heard in the background laughing it up everytime he crashes on takeoff or whatnot, lol.

BoratSagdiyev_
07-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Why you wife tell you what you should doing?????????????????????

In my countrie womans wear white because it match the kolor of sink and new toastermashine, Is nice!!!!!!!!!!!

huggy87
07-20-2007, 05:27 PM
I flew hornets for 7 years and my wife still can't pick one out. We'll drive by the hornet on a stick on base and she'll say, "Is that a hornet or is that a tomcat, wait the hornet is the one with two tails. Don't they both have two tails..."

Even my 4 year old knows which one is "daddy's airplane". My wife of 8 years, not so much.

NAFP_supah
07-20-2007, 08:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BoratSagdiyev_:
Why you wife tell you what you should doing?????????????????????

In my countrie womans wear white because it match the kolor of sink and new toastermashine, Is nice!!!!!!!!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL! Nice one !

I've taken my girlfriend flying in my cessna a couple of times, She likes going places and she likes the view but the flying bit is just to complicated for her to like as a hobby, she has enough complicated **** at work. She does like drinking beer so that almost compensates for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

heywooood
07-20-2007, 08:30 PM
mine still only stops long enough as she is walking by to roll her eyes at me whether I'm flying or posting stuff here -I get the same look....


now I know how cheese feels as it curdles... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Hasn't slowed me down any ofcourse...