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jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 02:05 PM
dukestreet got me to make this thread

do women like macs more or are women more likely to choose a mac over a pc?

and why or why not?

Mr. Anderson
May 6, 2002, 02:11 PM
Oh, yeah, I *made* you. Don't go blaming me for this, it was just a suggestion.

Anyway, women in general, and I mean this in the best possible way and observed first hand, are more emotional or let their emotions out more easily than men. To buy a mac based on an emotion decision is a lot easier seeing a Mac and knowing it will look nicer on your desk than an PC bloc. So I would say that in general, women would prefer macs.

I would love to here from the women and see what they have to say.

edesignuk
May 6, 2002, 02:19 PM
I would also say that a women would go for a Mac, just based on how it'll look in the front room :D (no offence ladies :rolleyes: )

Geert
May 6, 2002, 02:22 PM
Women would go for Mac.
My wife is a good example:
She learned all about peecee, but when I showed her a mac in one of the computerstore's here, she went: whaow, that looks like a nice machine, the OS. She was sold on the spot.

If it were the women of the lame peecee guys who could make the choice, it would definitely be mac.

mymemory
May 6, 2002, 02:23 PM
My friend... I'm not agree with you.

I Mac can look nice but:
1. Women just do not care about technology unless is a graphic designer.
2. Because of reason 1, they would preffer spending less money and they may get a PC.

A living example is my mother, she just want to have a new hard drive for her pentium, she doesn't care if is a 486, she doesn't care if she had to get her own IP with a modem becuase her computer can not use DSL. She just want the mail.

Another example, my girlfriend want any computer that can fit the $600. She was about to get a 9600/200 with a 21" monitor.

Macs are nice, but women are so elemental about that, they are not curious about technology or other details as men do.

Macs are good with people with good teast (beside the rest of the things), some other people just wants to have the job done, no matter if is gonna take a month longer. If I can go from Venezuela to the US in a Geo Metro, it works.

teabgs
May 6, 2002, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by mymemory

2. Because of reason 1, they would preffer spending less money and they may get a PC.



That's funny! :p Not what you said mymemory, I agree with you. I just think "women wanting to spend LESS money" is a funny idea. It's just about the only time you can say this :p

eyelikeart
May 6, 2002, 02:49 PM
I think women in general could care less...however...

most people are "learned" on a PC...so they lean more towards PC just because they don't know any better...

I have seen women flock over the old iMacs though...

"they are so cute!!" :p

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Oh, yeah, I *made* you. Don't go blaming me for this, it was just a suggestion.



he made me...really, i swear:D

Pismo
May 6, 2002, 03:40 PM
How many women read these forums? Who's a member? I don't want women to think that we're pathetic because we're talking about computers and such. They'll associate us with Hank Hill standing outside next to the road with his friends, drinking beer and saying, "Yup".

edgecurve
May 6, 2002, 03:55 PM
Yup.

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Pismo
How many women read these forums? Who's a member? I don't want women to think that we're pathetic because we're talking about computers and such. They'll associate us with Hank Hill standing outside next to the road with his friends, drinking beer and saying, "Yup".

kela and raspberry-"something" are women or girls

and eye is one guy and four women...and thus the high post #:p

eyelikeart
May 6, 2002, 04:24 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
and eye is one guy and four women...and thus the high post #:p

he he he...

is that why I'm so indecisive about things in my life?! :D :p

Rower_CPU
May 6, 2002, 04:34 PM
My girlfriend much prefers Macs over PCs because of the looks (hardware and software) and the stability.

She's dying for me to buy her a new iMac...maybe as an engagement present...damn, I'm such a geek. :D

eyelikeart
May 6, 2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
My girlfriend much prefers Macs over PCs because of the looks (hardware and software) and the stability.

She's dying for me to buy her a new iMac...maybe as an engagement present...damn, I'm such a geek. :D

hmm...the ring wasn't good enough?! ;) :p

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
My girlfriend much prefers Macs over PCs because of the looks (hardware and software) and the stability.

She's dying for me to buy her a new iMac...maybe as an engagement present...damn, I'm such a geek. :D

as soon to be married man, buy your girl a romantic present....early advice i got from a woman who owned a mac store

save the mac for a non-occassion

Rower_CPU
May 6, 2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
as soon to be married man, buy your girl a romantic present....early advice i got from a woman who owned a mac store

save the mac for a non-occassion

We're not really considering it, but it was a funny thought nevertheless.

I'm too old-fashioned to do anything but a ring.

Besides, at the rate Apple is going with software updates, the iMac wouldn't be able to run 10.3. ;)

cleo
May 6, 2002, 05:00 PM
I object on principle to this thread. The previous "Macs and..." threads have asked for user's personal experiences, but none of you who have posted so far are actually women. The "Macs and Sexuality" thread got quite far before resorting to stereotypes, but this one is already on its way down the tubes.

That having been said. MyMemory, many, many women do indeed have great interest in technology, not just graphic designers. Women are, in fact, quite diverse, intelligent, and modern. Our interests extend far beyond birthing children, cooking and cleaning, and "pleasing our men" - but I wouldn't expect someone from a chauvinistic Third-World country like Venezuela to understand that. (Ouch! Uninformed stereotyping bites, doesn't it? :))

The other arguments presented here - that women are "emotional," more money-obsessed than men (hello?! do you ever read what you yourselves write here?), readily spend thousands of dollars because something looks "cute," don't understand computers, only want computers that match their interior decorating, etc - are likewise based on stereotypical assumptions that for that matter one could apply to gay men (but you don't, because it's too politically incorrect. women, on the other hand, are fair game).

My experience as a female Mac user, has, I suspect, been quite similar to that of the rest of you men. Yes, I appreciate the aesthetics of Apple's designs - but let he who has not called a TiBook "sexy" cast the first stone. First and foremost I appreciate the stability of the OS and the high quality of both the hardware and software. My minimal understanding of the programming languages, etc that form the final product have absolutely nothing to do with my gender, as I have seen men on these boards ask far stupider questions than I could ever come up with.

So there. That'll teach you to ask for a woman's opinion, eh?

[Note: All of the above should be taken with a large spoonful of salt. My current bitterness - most of it at least - while certainly applicable, here is not your fault. :D)

Rower_CPU
May 6, 2002, 05:08 PM
Nice one!

I was wondering how long it would take before we actually had a female response on here. You know how terrible we guys are at figuring out women's minds! :p

cleo
May 6, 2002, 05:15 PM
Heh heh, thanks. Being angry is so empowering sometimes :D

Pismo
May 6, 2002, 05:22 PM
I subscribe to Men's Health and that helped shed some light on how women tick. Most of the articles are written by women so don't flame Men's Health and accuse of them of not knowing what they're talking about.

If you've seen the movie, "What Women Want", I don't think you should believe in everything they say :)

britboy
May 6, 2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by cleo
Heh heh, thanks. Being angry is so empowering sometimes :D

there's nothing like an angry woman to put men in their place ;)

Whilst on many occasions i've seen some pretty dumb things done on computers by women, an equal number have been done by men. My favourite so far was being called half-way across london by my pastor (a male one) to come and troubleshoot his new pc. He'd forgotten to switch the monitor on :D :D :D

Does the fact that i bought a tibook because i thought it looked good make me more feminine? Scary thought...

Rower_CPU
May 6, 2002, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Pismo
I subscribe to Men's Health and that helped shed some light on how women tick. Most of the articles are written by women so don't flame Men's Health and accuse of them of not knowing what they're talking about.

If you've seen the movie, "What Women Want", I don't think you should believe in everything they say :)

I hate to break this to you but Men's Health can't be held up as the Holy Bible of knowing women, regardless of whether or not the articles are written by women.

Each woman is an individual (as are all men). The things that some like, others can't stand. Some have moods for certain reasons, some just because. Get to know the woman you're with, not what the women writing magazine articles say she should be like.

evildead
May 6, 2002, 05:49 PM
Many of the women that I have dataed have always like the Macs that I had. But most of them didnt know what a Mac was untill they started dating me. Many women are not that into tech and whats new. There are tons that are but from my experiance girl geeks are a minority. I did convert 2 Women that I was dating to Mac heads, an im working on a 3rd now.. but I need to work on the geek factor first...


-evildead

mymemory
May 6, 2002, 05:50 PM
All what you are saying shows how little you know about the world and that you are falling in to the average North American stereotype but... in the bad side.

First, Venezuela is not Mexico, you can not give ANY opinion if you haven't been here. I bet you haven't go as far as the Bahamas.

Venezuela is not even the shodow of what you may have in midn.

2nd. , believe it or not, the average North American man is more dominant over women because they have thet "machoman" thing in their head because you have mexicans as an example of "latin american culture", that couln't be more wrong. Puertoricans and mexicans are sad examples of what a lating american person is. Is like think that the average N.A. girld is like Britney Spears.

3rd. , WOMEN ARE NOT IN TO TECHNOLOGY AS MEN DOES, there are a lot of weman that are in the tendence but technology is a natural media for men.

Women are into technology as men are in to cooking!:D :D :D (I couln't be more precise).

4th. Women do not spend money in computers, they spend money in what they know (make-up, birth test, cloth, etc).

5th. Do not make fun about 3rd world countries because the US doesn't looks very stable neither. The socialist groups are getting stronger every where.

6th. Yes, woman are made to have children, cook and to have a good shape until we get bored of it! If they work and produce more money that they can spend is a plus.

Rower_CPU
May 6, 2002, 05:54 PM
Wow...this thread just took a turn for the worse.

I'm gonna grab some popcorn, sit back and watch the flames go back and forth. he he he :D

Mr. Anderson
May 6, 2002, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by mymemory
6th. Yes, woman are made to have children, cook and to have a good shape until we get bored of it! If they work and produce more money that they can spend is a plus.

Good God man, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Your culture is showing!

You don't have a clue. What you're used to down in Argentina is not what's going on up here, and I don't care if you've visited. You'll see it through your own eyes and make it relate to something your more familliar with.

I've been to school with many women engineers, doctors and scientist, some of them are my friends. Not every woman wants to have children and can go the career route, I'm all for it. You need to try look at things like I do. Everyone is an individual, with unique strengths and weaknesses - the person they are is who you should respect, not to base and judge them on their sex, race or color. Open your mind and be a bigger person.

Originally posted by mymemory
Women are into technology as men are in to cooking!:D :D :D (I couln't be more precise).

I love to cook. I love technology. Many of my friends are gourmet cooks and they're all men! I have an herb garden in my back yard so I'm always using fresh herbs in my food. Don't even get me started on my grill.....

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I've been to school with many women engineers, doctors and scientist, some of them are my friends. Not every woman wants to have children and can go the career route, I'm all for it.

being a computer teacher, here is another "jefhatfield" major gripe

when i entered college in the early 80s, 37 percent of the data processing and math majors (before the widespread advent of the computer science majors) were women

in the year 2000, only 14 percent of computer related majors are female

this drop of nearly two thirds is really awful and poses to make this computer field a bunch of men...and since the computer field pays well, it is not helping women break thru the glass ceiling

as every day passes, i see the computer field become more and more male, though much less nerdy than it used to be

twenty plus years ago, i remember some of my computer classes had more women than men but now i rarely see a female face...especially in the cisco academy courses i am taking at the local junior college

something needs to be done to attract women to the computer science field but i have no idea what

mischief
May 6, 2002, 06:59 PM
Uh......

You've opened yourself up for some serious whoopass...............

Although where you are women are still fairly "traditional" in their roles, out here that attitude will get you lynched. I will concede 2 things. Men are WAY more about the tools than women and some women in the US have gone a bit nuts with the whole "I can do anything a Man can do" thing.

Some of the big $$$ women I see in a day are a parody of themselves..... they have a Nanny to mother their children and keep the house and are rather a sad example of empowerment gone awry.

Pismo
May 6, 2002, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
something needs to be done to attract women to the computer science field but i have no idea what

I agree. I am a site developer for TAedge.com during my summer vacations and only one female works with me. There are other women who work for the company but they are in Chicago but they work in Public Relations and marketing. We need more women techies dammit!!!

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by mischief
Uh......

You've opened yourself up for some serious whoopass...............

Although where you are women are still fairly "traditional" in their roles, out here that attitude will get you lynched. I will concede 2 things. Men are WAY more about the tools than women and some women in the US have gone a bit nuts with the whole "I can do anything a Man can do" thing.

Some of the big $$$ women I see in a day are a parody of themselves..... they have a Nanny to mother their children and keep the house and are rather a sad example of empowerment gone awry.

and you live in santa cruz which really is famous for its role reversal

i bet all those women on harleys do their own work on their bikes

every year in san francisco, there is a big harley parade of one of the most impressive collections of harleys one can see anywhere in the famous "dykes on bikes" parade...and its all women and some of them 300 pounds and topless and a couple women only wearing helmets (and yes, some look like sarah michelle gellar too)

so at least one day a year, san francisco is more interesting than santa cruz, ca

i can picture it now...alphatech is going to check this parade out and he will probably inquire about a plane ticket;)

jefhatfield
May 6, 2002, 07:09 PM
are you listening alphatech?:D

cleo
May 6, 2002, 07:34 PM
MM-

This was exactly my point. It is no more fair for me to call Venezuela a "Third-World" country (hell, I don't even use that term) as it is for you to paint such broad strokes about women.

I won't even take the easy way out and say that just women in your culture are... as you would like to think they are - the three Venezuelan women that I work with could kick my ass any day (and, as an aside, despite what I just said about stereotyping... I think everyone can agree that Venezuelan women are some of the most beautiful in the world. just thought I'd throw that out there :)).

As jef and others have pointed out, there is a severe shortage of women in the tech and science fields. But instead of attributing that to biology (as we all know that brilliant women are just as competent as brilliant men), why not look at the structural issues that discourage women from getting into the field (and I think this goes way, way back)? Women are socialized in this culture into thinking not that they are unable to do the job as well as a man, but that they won't be accepted and even desired if they choose to go a "non-traditional" route. Of course, what is seen as traditional/acceptable has broadened over the years, but note that the main place you see women in the sciences is in medicine, which some would argue is only an extension of the traditional "caretaking" model.

Flame on. :D

PS - Dykes on Bikes kick ass!!!

teabgs
May 6, 2002, 07:37 PM
I'd just like to say that first of all mymemory's post had my roomate and I rolling on the floor. It's too much...I cant really believe I read it.

To the part about cooking...a majoriity of the world's greatest chef's are men, most cooks in restaurants are men, whereas hosts are women. I love cooking, when I have time.

eyelikeart
May 6, 2002, 09:20 PM
I've been away for a little while...went out to dinner and had some "downtime"...

seems I've missed some fun here...he he he...

mymemory...listen to these guys...if u ever come back to the states...they could all teach u a few things about American women... ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 6, 2002, 09:51 PM
So where is mymemory? He drops a blatant post and runs? Did we scare him away?

Has anyone noticed his signature?

3rdpath
May 6, 2002, 09:56 PM
you might have some trouble acclimating to american women when you get here.

heck, you may have to use your computer for the same reasons as your lazy brother...:D

i can't explain the dearth of women in the tech fields except as a possible fallout of sexual stereotyping. and thats a drag. and the coercion that goes with it starts early in life and thats gotta change. its changing in my house with my daughter and i'm very proud of that.

as for women being made for having babies--after watching my wife go thru 8 hours of natural childbirth-us guys are wimps. we'll NEVER willingly go thru that kind of pain( and live...).

women choose macs( or not) for the same reasons us guys do.

would we sell their judgment so short if we were asking why they chose us as mates? heck no, then we'd say they were all brilliant.

well, my wife is.
:D

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
So where is mymemory? He drops a blatant post and runs? Did we scare him away?

Has anyone noticed his signature?

I haven't checked his sig yet...

but he's normally only here during the day from what I've seen...

gotta catch him in the a.m... ;)

Rower_CPU
May 7, 2002, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
I haven't checked his sig yet...

but he's normally only here during the day from what I've seen...

gotta catch him in the a.m... ;)

Here 'tis:
I'm the MACHO LATINO MAN... I'm the one. Cleo is just another woman.

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Here 'tis:


ahh...machismo...he he he ;)

Inhale420
May 7, 2002, 12:28 AM
what about macs and hoes?

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 12:31 AM
that's the second time half of my post didn't get on the board...

what's going on?! :confused:

3rdpath
May 7, 2002, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Inhale420
what about macs and hoes?


a gardening thread?;)

j763
May 7, 2002, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by Geert
If it were the women of the lame peecee guys who could make the choice, it would definitely be mac.

Pecee guys have women?? what is this world coming to??

Solipsys
May 7, 2002, 04:10 AM
he, i was going to post something about just exactly how many females are part of macrumors, but then i found this forum.
but, really how many are there here???

is the kind of technolust we indulge in here a malecentric thing? i'm a digital video artist and i just find it amazing how few women i meet that are into these kind of things. are we like the 21st century equivalent of motorheads talking about our souped up v6 engines?

i'd be curious how many women are registered here... i bet you less than 5!!!

p.s. props to cleo (and others) for putting mymemory in his place :)

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 07:45 AM
Originally posted by Solipsys

i'd be curious how many women are registered here... i bet you less than 5!!!

p.s. props to cleo (and others) for putting mymemory in his place :)

I'll take that bet! What're you putting up?

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Solipsys
i'd be curious how many women are registered here... i bet you less than 5!!!

this topic has been addressed several times in the past...

from what I remember a few months back there was maybe 3?

britboy
May 7, 2002, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart

from what I remember a few months back there was maybe 3?

something like that, yes.

But with over 4800 registered members, i'm sure that more women are registered than voted in that poll.

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


this topic has been addressed several times in the past...

from what I remember a few months back there was maybe 3?

But those were the only ones we could come up with, cleo, kela and someone else, I forget. I'm with britboy on the women not coming forward, I'm sure some would like everyone to think they're guys, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Macmaniac
May 7, 2002, 10:14 AM
I have to say a women would go for a mac because they are so HOT looking! Those ugly PCs are enough to turn anyone off.

Geert
May 7, 2002, 10:29 AM
Originally posted by cleo
I object on principle to this thread. The previous "Macs and..." threads have asked for user's personal experiences, but none of you who have posted so far are actually women. The "Macs and Sexuality" thread got quite far before resorting to stereotypes, but this one is already on its way down the tubes.

That having been said. MyMemory, many, many women do indeed have great interest in technology, not just graphic designers. Women are, in fact, quite diverse, intelligent, and modern. Our interests extend far beyond birthing children, cooking and cleaning, and "pleasing our men" - but I wouldn't expect someone from a chauvinistic Third-World country like Venezuela to understand that. (Ouch! Uninformed stereotyping bites, doesn't it? :))

The other arguments presented here - that women are "emotional," more money-obsessed than men (hello?! do you ever read what you yourselves write here?), readily spend thousands of dollars because something looks "cute," don't understand computers, only want computers that match their interior decorating, etc - are likewise based on stereotypical assumptions that for that matter one could apply to gay men (but you don't, because it's too politically incorrect. women, on the other hand, are fair game).

My experience as a female Mac user, has, I suspect, been quite similar to that of the rest of you men. Yes, I appreciate the aesthetics of Apple's designs - but let he who has not called a TiBook "sexy" cast the first stone. First and foremost I appreciate the stability of the OS and the high quality of both the hardware and software. My minimal understanding of the programming languages, etc that form the final product have absolutely nothing to do with my gender, as I have seen men on these boards ask far stupider questions than I could ever come up with.

So there. That'll teach you to ask for a woman's opinion, eh?

[Note: All of the above should be taken with a large spoonful of salt. My current bitterness - most of it at least - while certainly applicable, here is not your fault. :D)

Seems to be that time of the month again, eh Cleo :D
oops, that sexism, ok, judging to the low level intelligence post I did here, I guess that I will get one like mymemmory :D (common, I can have it :p)


(No offence cleo, I enjoyed reading through your post, and agree with it.
And judging by the amout of posts that you placed here in MR, I guess that you would not be discribed as non-diverse, non-intelligent, and not modern., 'cause you found the reply button :D :D)

Geert
May 7, 2002, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by j763


Pecee guys have women?? what is this world coming to??

:D, strange isn't that the fact in US?
Over here it seems to be a common thing.
in Europe if you want a wife you have to buy a peecee.
I'm one a-of the few lucky fellows that got a wife and a mac :p
(but as I said before I can be very pursuasive)

mcrain
May 7, 2002, 11:28 AM
My wife is a truly gifted medical student, soon to be a very qualified physician. So, obviously, she's not as smart as me cause she's a woman. Maybe it is because she's also a minority. What a crock of *****.

In my profession, I run across attorneys, judges, physicians and many, many other professionals that are white, black, hispanic, gay, straight, male, female, whatever, and all have the potential to be supremely intelligent individuals with brainpower to fear.

On the other hand, in my profession (criminal law especially), I have run across many, many people who are white, black, hispanic, gay, straight, male, female, whatever who all have the potential to be complete moronic, stupid, ignorant *ssholes.

Normally I argue just for the fun of it, but if you want to argue that women are inferior, or any particular race is inferior, bring it on and I'll rip you a new *sshole.

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by mcrain
My wife is a truly gifted medical student, soon to be a very qualified physician. So, obviously, she's not as smart as me cause she's a woman. Maybe it is because she's also a minority. What a crock of *****.

In my profession, I run across attorneys, judges, physicians and many, many other professionals that are white, black, hispanic, gay, straight, male, female, whatever, and all have the potential to be supremely intelligent individuals with brainpower to fear.

On the other hand, in my profession (criminal law especially), I have run across many, many people who are white, black, hispanic, gay, straight, male, female, whatever who all have the potential to be complete moronic, stupid, ignorant *ssholes.

Normally I argue just for the fun of it, but if you want to argue that women are inferior, or any particular race is inferior, bring it on and I'll rip you a new *sshole.

hey, macrain, i love to argue with you

but try this one on for size

"pc users have smaller brains than mac users":D

why or why not?

and judging from my posts, guess my ethnicity, gender, and true age...unless i gave it away which i may have on some of the many posts i have had

i could be a female posing as a male gearhead;)

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by jefhatfield


"pc users have smaller brains than mac users":D

why or why not?


I have to step in here, sorry.

In answer to your question, we have larger brains cause our heads are bigger!

mcrain
May 7, 2002, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
and judging from my posts, guess my ethnicity, gender, and true age...unless i gave it away which i may have on some of the many posts i have had

i could be a female posing as a male gearhead;)

#1 - I don't think it would be much of an argument to discuss who is more intelligent between PC users and Mac users. That is really related to the individual, and either of us could easily point to creative, intelligent people who use both platforms.

#2 - I could only guess as to your ethnicity, gender and age, but as you rightly pointed out, you could be posing as something you are not.

As for my guesses... I seem to recall a thread from some time ago that indicated that you were African-American, but I'm not certain. As for gender, I've got to go with male. As for age, I thought you were in your 30s.

mischief
May 7, 2002, 11:55 AM
He's Asian-American, 40-ish, married and a bit heavy set. ;)

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by mcrain


#1 - I don't think it would be much of an argument to discuss who is more intelligent between PC users and Mac users. That is really related to the individual, and either of us could easily point to creative, intelligent people who use both platforms.

#2 - I could only guess as to your ethnicity, gender and age, but as you rightly pointed out, you could be posing as something you are not.

As for my guesses... I seem to recall a thread from some time ago that indicated that you were African-American, but I'm not certain. As for gender, I've got to go with male. As for age, I thought you were in your 30s.

1) macs users think different and i think that is something that would attract more geniuses...but there are smart people on both platforms and many smart people use both platforms...often due to work

2) i could be posing but i am not because i am not creative enough to come up with a different character

your guesses are quite accurate about me...but i am a minority but asian-american and thanks for saying i am in my 30s...he he

i will be 40 next year and i feel old since i am pushing what was once the envelope to "old" as in the who's song stating, "hope i die before i get old":D

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by mischief
He's Asian-American, 40-ish, married and a bit heavy set. ;)

:eek:No! No! NO!!!

bet it right....he says he's "old" ;)

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by mischief
He's Asian-American, 40-ish, married and a bit heavy set. ;)

hey people, he used to see me come into his mac store...he he

i am a techie/geek/nerd and therefore when i signed up for that lifestyle, god issued me a card and fifty extra pounds

mischief
May 7, 2002, 12:08 PM
Proof that I only take safe bets!

LOL

I was gambling that u hadn't lost weight.:D :p ;) :cool:

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield

i am a techie/geek/nerd and therefore when i signed up for that lifestyle, god issued me a card and fifty extra pounds

I'm sorry, but not all techie/geek/nerds are necessarily carrying extra weight. I'm not. I'm an avid ulitimate frisbee player, I run a 5k under 20 minutes and I'm working at getting my mile under 5. I'd like to think I'm in pretty good shape and just because I'm sitting behind a computer most of the time, doesn't mean I'm not out doing otherthings.

I can still get glazed over eyes when I start trying to tell most people what I do....

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I'm sorry, but not all techie/geek/nerds are necessarily carrying extra weight. I'm not. I'm an avid ulitimate frisbee player, I run a 5k under 20 minutes and I'm working at getting my mile under 5. I'd like to think I'm in pretty good shape and just because I'm sitting behind a computer most of the time, doesn't mean I'm not out doing otherthings.

I can still get glazed over eyes when I start trying to tell most people what I do....

I hear u duke...I'm actually underweight I feel...not my fault though...I eat usually 4 times a day as well....my metabolism gets the best of me...

I sit on my @ss all day long...but I keep in pretty good shape I feel (as u can read from my profile)....I admit that I keep to a fairly regimented diet & exercise routine....so that helps out as well...

biking...weights...yoga...I used to run but I have a bad knee and decided being crippled wasn't a good idea for the future ;)

3rdpath
May 7, 2002, 12:40 PM
ahh, the old days when i could eat anything i wanted and the weight somehow didn't accumulate. even if i sat on my butt all day long.... man the metabolism comes to a screeching halt after 30. and it actually reverses after you pass 35. the less you eat-the more weight you gain--a bizarre and somewhat tragic irony of older age. :(

so its off to the gym 3 times a week and lots of cardio-hiking, mountain biking etc to stay an average weight geek.

its not the age, just the mileage:D

mcrain
May 7, 2002, 01:25 PM
Yeah, age plays funny tricks on your waist. I was always skinny, then hit late 20's and suddenly I got soft around the middle. Since then, I've started training for triathalons and a half-ironman, and I've gotten in much better shape, but still not where I want to be.

Oh well, I've got nothing better to do anyway I guess.

mcrain
May 7, 2002, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
1) macs users think different and i think that is something that would attract more geniuses...but there are smart people on both platforms and many smart people use both platforms...often due to work

2) i could be posing but i am not because i am not creative enough to come up with a different character

your guesses are quite accurate about me...but i am a minority but asian-american and thanks for saying i am in my 30s...he he

i will be 40 next year and i feel old since i am pushing what was once the envelope to "old" as in the who's song stating, "hope i die before i get old":D

1) So do a lot of non-creative types. Take my profession as an example.

2) Ha.

I knew you were asian, I just forgot. Damn, I knew that.

You're still in your 30's until you hit 40, so technically, I was correct.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 01:39 PM
OMG,
She likes Macs.....
She likes Dykes on Bikes....
She would take Angelina Jolie over a G5....


Dear God, marry me. :D

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
OMG,
She likes Macs.....
She likes Dykes on Bikes....
She would take Angelina Jolie over a G5....


Dear God, marry me. :D

Are we going to have to ask Arn for a new forum: MacRumors Dating?

SWM looking for SWF w/Mac......

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
OMG,
She likes Macs.....
She likes Dykes on Bikes....
She would take Angelina Jolie over a G5....


Dear God, marry me. :D

i think you can safely use reasons 2 and 3 that you gave as reasons she WOULDN'T marry you... haha.

Vilacr
May 7, 2002, 01:55 PM
You guys crack me up.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 01:57 PM
Yes, but we have to dream the impossible dream do we not.

Wait I am already married. Man, that is going to make things so much more difficult. ;) ;) ;) ;)

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


Are we going to have to ask Arn for a new forum: MacRumors Dating?

SWM looking for SWF w/Mac......

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac Yes, but we have to dream the impossible dream do we not.

Wait I am already married. Man, that is going to make things so much more difficult. ;) ;) ;) ;)

oh jeez.... not only will it be more difficult, but that's gonna take some explaining to "the wife" as well....

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
SWM looking for SWF w/Mac......

or in this case

"married but looking" white male..... haha. how sad is it when people actually say that... ahh

mymemory
May 7, 2002, 02:04 PM
Sorry for the disappearing but I was a warning to a lot of people of my country about a web site that is asking you for your name, e-mail, comments and your Venezuelan ID number, for the president’s resignation. The problem with the site is that the web address doesn't have www and there is not web master or email address. So, is anonymous and can be a site placed by the government to find information about people against it. This is a sort of small country so is very viable.

Returning to the thread.

I felt so tempted to fill out the Macho Man stereotype once again and specially picking on Cleo :D . I like to spice the forums when I can.

About woman in technology, every time there is less. When I was studying multimedia in Orlando we where about 250 guys and only 5 girls. The same thing with my audio engineering studies, just 1 girl in my class.

About men in kitchen, the best chef in the world are male, what can I say.

About women in the world, if is not because of the women of this country there wouldn't be no opposition to this regimen, while the men are arguing about who is the boss or stepping on each other to get a position in the government, the women are organizing protest, sending messages via e-mail, calling to the radios, etc. Actually, the biggest enemies to the president are four journalist women. Venezuela is the best example of feminine achievements.

About macho man stuff in the US, in the US you can find everything about that, and I do not really care about it because I'm not a woman. However, guys in the US are very nice to girls most of the time. Down here, they are mean, but girls are worst.

In the US is very problematic to find a partner, the US culture supports individualism (I can be different than you and is ok), my country has a socialist tendency, so, people use to do everything in groups more than as individuals (like in the Friends TV show), and that helps to have certain standards about other peoples behavior. Every body here always belongs to a group of friends that have been together for more than 10 or 20 years. In that way, is “very easy” to find out people teats. Capish?

Anything else?

Funny thread.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 02:07 PM
No not looking, just thinking....

Hey I am a macho man. I am macho enough to admit that Women rule the Earth. Anyone that thinks otherwise is just lying to themselves.

....Going for the bonus points.....

LOL

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


or in this case

"married but looking" white male..... haha. how sad is it when people actually say that... ahh

Or in the alternative section of MacRumors Personals:

SWM looking to hook up at MWNY with SWF.....

We have a local paper here in DC called 'The City Paper', I'm sure most people know of something simillar. Its more Arts/Theatre/Movie/Politic related than actual day to day news. They have a very large personal section and most of the time its quite entertain to read some of the ads. But occassionally they can be a little scary. I read one or two (again, for entertainment, I'm married and happy) and have to wonder who is going to respond to that?

If anyone wants a sample I'll get an old one here in my office and copy it in a post.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


Or in the alternative section of MacRumors Personals:

SWM looking to hook up at MWNY with SWF.....

We have a local paper here in DC called 'The City Paper', I'm sure most people know of something simillar. Its more Arts/Theatre/Movie/Politic related than actual day to day news. They have a very large personal section and most of the time its quite entertain to read some of the ads. But occassionally they can be a little scary. I read one or two (again, for entertainment, I'm married and happy) and have to wonder who is going to respond to that?

If anyone wants a sample I'll get an old one here in my office and copy it in a post.

LOL, That would be hillarious!

Great post Duke!

3rdpath
May 7, 2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


Are we going to have to ask Arn for a new forum: MacRumors Dating?

SWM looking for SWF w/Mac......

that will be one short sad forum.....:D

3rdpath
May 7, 2002, 02:21 PM
i think travis has a better chance of finding a free laptop here:)

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by 3rdpath
i think travis has a better chance of finding a free laptop dance here:)

;) :D

3rdpath
May 7, 2002, 02:31 PM
think i had one of those once.

my pixels were never the same.:)

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I'm sorry, but not all techie/geek/nerds are necessarily carrying extra weight. I'm not. I'm an avid ulitimate frisbee player, I run a 5k under 20 minutes and I'm working at getting my mile under 5. I'd like to think I'm in pretty good shape and just because I'm sitting behind a computer most of the time, doesn't mean I'm not out doing otherthings.

I can still get glazed over eyes when I start trying to tell most people what I do....

TWENTY-something years ago, in high school, i was 125-130 and i ran the mile in 5:45 and the 440 yard in 60 seconds

my big goal then was to run the mile in under 5:30 in a meet (practice was no big deal) and run the 440 in under 60 seconds

now, i would be happy to even finish the mile and run the 440 in 80 seconds...yikes

when i first piled on the weight at age 28-30, i was still able to run the 440 in 60 seconds because it was a sprint, but the endurance it took to run the mile made it too hard for me and the extra weight to even finish the 4 laps

dukestreet, what is your age, height, and weight?

...i was always curious what body type it takes to run the mile under 5...our best high school runner was only able to manage a 5:02...but then again, with an entire student body of 800, we didn't have a lot of athletes...for instance, our best long jumper was only able to manage 16 feet and no high jumper we had could jump their own height

during the days of communism in east germany, a high school athelete was expected to high jump at least their own height and it was those standards which gave that country a lot of olympic medals...and maybe the use of a few steroids, too:p

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by mymemory
However, guys in the US are very nice to girls most of the time. Down here, they are mean, but girls are worst.


hmm. gonna have to agree with you there.

sure, SOME treat them well. of course.

SOME treat them terribly.

as a self proclaimed "nice guy", i've always hated that some girls seem to like the guys that are pricks. which only encourages guys to be like this....

but anyways...

backtothemac... rather than kissing up to cleo, you should look into "anatomy altering operations"... if you catch my drift.. haha

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
my big goal then was to run the mile in under 5:30 in a meet (practice was no big deal) and run the 440 in under 60 seconds


i used to WALK the mile in school. finishing in around 15 minutes. how's that for working out? ha.

i don't like the idea of running just to run. i play golf and tennis and basketball. but running just to run... no way.

speaking of golf, what ever happened to the whole gps golf course system coming to the ipod? i was expecting to see that announced.... haha :p

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by mcrain


1) So do a lot of non-creative types. Take my profession as an example.



i always thought lawyers as some of the most creative people i have ever met and some of them are poets, too

"if it don't fit, you must acquit!";)

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield

dukestreet, what is your age, height, and weight?


I'll post my mile race time when I run the Penn. Ave 1 miler in September. I did it last year with my dog (they have ten races and one of them is the dog trot). I passed the halfway marker at 2:40 and thought I was going too fast, never having run a measured mile race. Silly me, the last 200 yards were at a sprint and I was pulling the dog. We finished 4th with a 6:08. That's why I'm training for an under 5 minute. We're going to win the dog trot!

My specs: 37, 6'2", 190#. Not your average miler, but I am a sprinter and the still fastest guy on my Ultimate Frisbee team. This can't last forever and I imagine once I get this mile under my belt, I'll just go run for fun. Yeah, right.....

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
My specs: 37, 6'2", 190#.

ha. i don't know what it is, but i can only picture you as like a low 20 something person.... that actually goes for most people on here... but especially with you (i guess cause we've talked fairly extensively on graphics stuff...). i don't know why.


I'll just go run for fun. Yeah, right.....

i'm 20. and i would never consider running for fun.... ha

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I'll post my mile race time when I run the Penn. Ave 1 miler in September. I did it last year with my dog (they have ten races and one of them is the dog trot). I passed the halfway marker at 2:40 and thought I was going too fast, never having run a measured mile race. Silly me, the last 200 yards were at a sprint and I was pulling the dog. We finished 4th with a 6:08. That's why I'm training for an under 5 minute. We're going to win the dog trot!

My specs: 37, 6'2", 190#. Not your average miler, but I am a sprinter and the still fastest guy on my Ultimate Frisbee team. This can't last forever and I imagine once I get this mile under my belt, I'll just go run for fun. Yeah, right.....

good luck on the dog trot!

at over 38, 5'7", and a whoping 179#, the dog would be dragging me thru the entire race...he he

now if i could get down to 145#, then things might be different, but it's been 20 years since my last measured race (a 10k) and i ran track when i was 16 and 17

so how easy is it to lose 34 pounds? ;)

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 03:10 PM
6'6" 275 lbs. I am in nowhere near the shape that I used to be in when I was working in New Orleans. Anyway, I wish I could run like you guys....bad legs. :-)

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
ha. i don't know what it is, but i can only picture you as like a low 20 something person....

And if you met me in person, you'd not think I looked my age either. I've really surprised a lot of the people in my office when they find out how old I am. Part of it is my attitude, I'm still a kid and always will be. I get excited about something new everyday, it makes things fun.

That's why I like 3D animation, its fun and creative. I could do it all day and not really get tired. I could win the lotto and I'd still be doing it, I plan on doing something like it the rest of my life. :D

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
6'6" 275 lbs. I am in nowhere near the shape that I used to be in when I was working in New Orleans. Anyway, I wish I could run like you guys....bad legs. :-)

6'6", you're massive...

you should make sure cleo understands that before any agreements are made..... ha

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield

good luck on the dog trot!

so how easy is it to lose 34 pounds? ;)

Thanks, I've got a whole summer to train, and I figure I'll lose at least 10 pounds if I'm lucky, that would be the optimum for me.

One way to reduce your weight that I've found that works is to remove one 'bad' thing from your diet. I've pretty much stopped drinking soda (coke and the like) and no more french fries. I know, I know, thats a tough one. But you'd be amazed how much difference it can make. Also beer is a good one, but that ain't going to happen.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


6'6", you're massive...

you should make sure cleo understands that before any agreements are made..... ha

My wife and I look funny together because she is only 5'2".

I have always loved those short women that love Macs....

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
And if you met me in person, you'd not think I looked my age either. I've really surprised a lot of the people in my office when they find out how old I am. Part of it is my attitude, I'm still a kid and always will be. I get excited about something new everyday, it makes things fun.

That's why I like 3D animation, its fun and creative. I could do it all day and not really get tired. I could win the lotto and I'd still be doing it, I plan on doing something like it the rest of my life. :D

my brother is 29 (30 in november) and he is the biggest freak there is. it doesn't help that he's like 5'5 (the rest of my family is about 5'9-5'11). he is in law school (second year) after spending 5 years working for a major pharmaceutical company after going to MIT for grad school. he's got big dreams about changing the world, especially medically. but if you were to meet him, hearing the constant farting, dumb jokes making, mac touting, etc... you'd think he was 15. or younger. a funny thing i've found to say to him when he's going on an idiot streak is just to say "29"... that's always good for a laugh.

computer animation is indeed fun. what's not as fun is the idea of having to be good enough to market myself based on my ability in it. speaking of which, the director of monsters inc came to my final animation class yesterday and gave a little talk. he's like 30ish... THAT is intimidating. i better start hustling

Rower_CPU
May 7, 2002, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
6'6" 275 lbs. I am in nowhere near the shape that I used to be in when I was working in New Orleans. Anyway, I wish I could run like you guys....bad legs. :-)

Damn dude, you sound like me: 6'4" 260

I'm trying to get back down to around 210...but damn if this desk job and night classes don't make it tough to get on a workout schedule. :rolleyes:

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
My wife and I look funny together because she is only 5'2".


i've got the opposite going on... kind of. i'm 5'10-11, and my girlfriend is tall for a girl, being about 5'9. so i don't get to feel all high and powerful and protective... haha. that and she's a year older than me... cradle robber

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
One way to reduce your weight that I've found that works is to remove one 'bad' thing from your diet. I've pretty much stopped drinking soda (coke and the like) and no more french fries. I know, I know, thats a tough one. But you'd be amazed how much difference it can make. Also beer is a good one, but that ain't going to happen.

i stopped eating meat about 3 years ago (not for weight reasons or anything) and lost probably 20 pounds as a result. however, since then i've gotten into eating lots of cookies and those kinds of things.... so the weight's come back a bit.

i drink lots of soda, but i don't drink alcohol, so at least i've got that going... i'm 5'10-11, 175ish. i guess i'll start worrying a bit more as my age progresses to where you old folks are.... ha

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


My wife and I look funny together because she is only 5'2".

I got lucky, I'm 6'2" and my wife is 6'1", when she wears heels she's taller than me, not something I'm use to, thats for sure.

mcrain
May 7, 2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
my brother is 29 (30 in november) and he is the biggest freak there is. it doesn't help that he's like 5'5 (the rest of my family is about 5'9-5'11). he is in law school (second year) after spending 5 years working for a major pharmaceutical company after going to MIT for grad school.

He sounds a lot like me. Scary.

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule



i drink lots of soda, but i don't drink alcohol, so at least i've got that going... i'm 5'10-11, 175ish. i guess i'll start worrying a bit more as my age progresses to where you old folks are.... ha

being old as 37 or 38 will come sooner than you think

...and in 11 1/2 years, i can join AARP;)

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 03:48 PM
Rower...
Man, tell me about it. IT is not a field to get in if you wish to stay in shape. Actually, I am not in bad shape, but I am not what I used to be.

Jelloshots...
Me Too! My wife is 34, and I am 31. There isn't anything more lovely than an older woman. Can I get an amen? :p

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield


being old as 37 or 38 will come sooner than you think

...and in 11 1/2 years, i can join AARP;)

i figure it'll come in about 17 or 18 years, unless my math is wrong... haha. :p

it'll take longer for them to pass than for those 11.5 you talk about.... ha.

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Jelloshots...
Me Too! My wife is 34, and I am 31. There isn't anything more lovely than an older woman. Can I get an amen? :p

amen brother! can i get a hallelujah?!

now i'm having flashbacks to the church i went to over the summer up in harlem. it was very interesting. being the only white folks there and having the priest actually welcome us as visitors when in reality we lived 2 blocks away... haha

the main perk for me is that my girlfriend is graduating this year (me next year) and she's in business and possibly going into law... so she's going to support me. it's all about the powerful businesswoman supporting her struggling artist husband.... now can i get an amen to that?! :p

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


i figure it'll come in about 17 or 18 years, unless my math is wrong... haha. :p

it'll take longer for them to pass than for those 11.5 you talk about.... ha.

now that is depressing...when they reach my age, i will be able to get the 55 and over discount at denny's restaurant

and when they reach 55, statistically, i will most likely be a tombstone or if i am around, i will have to hire someone to read back to me what i would be getting in my email...assuming i still remember who they are

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 03:57 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


amen brother! can i get a hallelujah?!

now i'm having flashbacks to the church i went to over the summer up in harlem. it was very interesting. being the only white folks there and having the priest actually welcome us as visitors when in reality we lived 2 blocks away... haha

the main perk for me is that my girlfriend is graduating this year (me next year) and she's in business and possibly going into law... so she's going to support me. it's all about the powerful businesswoman supporting her struggling artist husband.... now can i get an amen to that?! :p

(Beautify singing voice)
hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

My wife is graduating in May of 2003 with a degree in Interior Design. She is already getting job offers :D The beautiful thing is that she has told me that once she starts working, then I can play with computers, and get a part-time job at a golf course! Man, you have to love that!

Not to mention the fact that she is an Italian Cajun, and can cook like no friggin tomorrow :D

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


amen brother! can i get a hallelujah?!

now i'm having flashbacks to the church i went to over the summer up in harlem. it was very interesting. being the only white folks there and having the priest actually welcome us as visitors when in reality we lived 2 blocks away... haha

the main perk for me is that my girlfriend is graduating this year (me next year) and she's in business and possibly going into law... so she's going to support me. it's all about the powerful businesswoman supporting her struggling artist husband.... now can i get an amen to that?! :p

wow, my wife is from harlem and she is white which was not as rare then in the 50s and 60s

there is this nationally sindicated cartoon strip, "mama's place", about her neighborhood of washington heights in nyc

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
(Beautify singing voice)
hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

My wife is graduating in May of 2003 with a degree in Interior Design. She is already getting job offers :D The beautiful thing is that she has told me that once she starts working, then I can play with computers, and get a part-time job at a golf course! Man, you have to love that!

Not to mention the fact that she is an Italian Cajun, and can cook like no friggin tomorrow :D

oh my... you have it good...

actually we both do. my girlfriend (oh man, i just typed wife!!!! hahaha) hasn't gotten any job offers yet, but they'll come. nyu business school is good, and she's smart, so i'm confident... she never golfed before she met me, but i've taken her several times and she loves it. she works out at night just to get better at golf (working out is equal to 10 push ups... haha). she has basically told me i could be a struggling artist with no problem. i'd love to get a job at a golf course but 2 problems:

1. not many here in nyc, so it'd be a rough commute.

2. i hate the majority of golfers. rich, old folks...

but we'll see how it goes. oh yeah, my girlfriend can only cook mac and cheese and quesadillas (and chocolate chip pancakes-mmmm!) so i guess you win that battle... ha

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
wow, my wife is from harlem and she is white which was not as rare then in the 50s and 60s

there is this nationally sindicated cartoon strip, "mama's place", about her neighborhood of washington heights in nyc

hmm. well i lived on 133 and malcolm x blvd (that right there was enough to be a bit weird for us honkeys... ha). 125th and below is pretty diverse, and during the day you'll see a decent amount of white folks. but above 125 (on anything other than the big every 10 streets- 125, 135, etc.) you won't see many whiteys.

the thing was, this church was a catholic church. so i wasn't sure if it'd be like the stereotypical southern baptist churches or what. well, it was. the first time we went, there was a priest with pretty light skin and curly hair. we joked that us and the priest were the only white people. well, then, he starts talking about the oppression "our people" have gone through and such... so clearly, we were mistaken. haha.

it turned out the regular priest is/was white but this guy was a visitor who goes around areas of nyc every week and is famous as such. he was doing the whole "praise the lord" clap your hands spiel. it was very very interesting. an experience to be remembered for sure.

ps. the western areas of harlem (near columbia) are not as heavily nonwhite. but it was funny to be on the uptown 2, 3 train and at 96th street all the white people would get off (except us of course) and we'd continue on up into harlem. the neighbors and everything were very friendly for the most part. it was a good experience.

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 04:21 PM
my wife misses washington heights and moved to far rockaway then to the hamptons and then back to manhattan

i have never been to nyc and i would love to check out washington heights where she swears was the neighborhood that they filmed the new "shaft" in with samuel l jackson

is that true?

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


oh my... you have it good...

actually we both do. my girlfriend (oh man, i just typed wife!!!! hahaha) hasn't gotten any job offers yet, but they'll come. nyu business school is good, and she's smart, so i'm confident... she never golfed before she met me, but i've taken her several times and she loves it. she works out at night just to get better at golf (working out is equal to 10 push ups... haha). she has basically told me i could be a struggling artist with no problem. i'd love to get a job at a golf course but 2 problems:

1. not many here in nyc, so it'd be a rough commute.

2. i hate the majority of golfers. rich, old folks...

but we'll see how it goes. oh yeah, my girlfriend can only cook mac and cheese and quesadillas (and chocolate chip pancakes-mmmm!) so i guess you win that battle... ha

LOL. My step-mother is from Brooklyn and we have family that live in Fire Island. If you ever come to the south I will take to some really nice courses. Eyes can tell you, even it you don't play, you still can enjoy the beauty of them. As far as the food. Well, Last night she made homemade spagetti for her and the baby, and red beans and rice for me.

My favorites are her...
1) Gumbo
2) Country Fried Steak
3) Red Beans, and Rice
4) Crawfish (anyway she does them)

Ya'll come on down. I will have her cook up a bunch of stuff :D

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac

My favorites are her...
1) Gumbo
2) Country Fried Steak
3) Red Beans, and Rice
4) Crawfish (anyway she does them)

Ya'll come on down. I will have her cook up a bunch of stuff :D

Don't tempt me. I leave for a while and the whole thread goes from women to food. Hey Jef, have you done a Macs and Food thread?

eyelikeart
May 7, 2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac

My favorites are her...
1) Gumbo
2) Country Fried Steak
3) Red Beans, and Rice
4) Crawfish (anyway she does them)

Ya'll come on down. I will have her cook up a bunch of stuff :D

oh hell yeah!!!

some of my favorites dishes as well...he he he :p

u forgot to mention "grits" ;)

jefhatfield
May 7, 2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet


Don't tempt me. I leave for a while and the whole thread goes from women to food. Hey Jef, have you done a Macs and Food thread?

consider it done...maybe this will get more than 100 posts, too

one of the biggest i have seen recently is of course the morotola killing apple one

lot's of great participation

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


oh hell yeah!!!

some of my favorites dishes as well...he he he :p

u forgot to mention "grits" ;)

Oh hell yea!!
Not just regular grits either. She fries fresh salt pork, and then chops it into the grits. She can actually cook anything she decides she wants to. It's perfect because I am the grill master:p

Vilacr
May 7, 2002, 06:41 PM
Jelloshot...we treated you well didn't we? I am the exact opposite of you. I live in the south in an all white neighborhood ( I am American....I hate the term african -american...seems as if it seperates us...as we all are american) Anyway I went to a church here (north GA......have you ever read about it in the news?)with my girlfriend soon after we graduated. Were we in for a suprise. The people were nice that time but it took a turn for the worse a few weeks. Thats another story though.

Jef..Duke...backtothemac...I am 28 years old 5'10" tall and 235 lbs of twisted steel and raw sex appeal...hahaha. Really I work out everyday and am up to a 490 lb bench press. I have yet to get back into running heavily since I tore my acl playing football in college. Good I got that NASA scholarship or I would probably be a bum right now...hahahaha.

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
LOL. My step-mother is from Brooklyn and we have family that live in Fire Island. If you ever come to the south I will take to some really nice courses. Eyes can tell you, even it you don't play, you still can enjoy the beauty of them. As far as the food. Well, Last night she made homemade spagetti for her and the baby, and red beans and rice for me.

My favorites are her...
1) Gumbo
2) Country Fried Steak
3) Red Beans, and Rice
4) Crawfish (anyway she does them)

Ya'll come on down. I will have her cook up a bunch of stuff :D

dang, i must say that the golf courses are very tempting... the question is, would you cover the greens' fees?! haha. yeah, i've found that the most fun courses are the ones that are the most beautiful. there's one near me that is wonderful to look at... and it's tough as hell. i used to get up during the summer at like 6 am and play there because they had a $10 early bird special. then my dad joined a club so i can play for free unlimited. not as good a course, but hey.

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Vilacr
Jelloshot...we treated you well didn't we? I am the exact opposite of you. I live in the south in an all white neighborhood ( I am American....I hate the term african -american...seems as if it seperates us...as we all are american) Anyway I went to a church here (north GA......have you ever read about it in the news?)with my girlfriend soon after we graduated. Were we in for a suprise. The people were nice that time but it took a turn for the worse a few weeks. Thats another story though.

hmm, i did hear something bad about churches and burning(?) somewhat recently... not sure where. that's always a really sad thing, church related burnings and stuff. especially when race related... but i digress..

yeah, we got some hugs at the "sign of peace"... that was a treat.. haha. i don't even get hugs when i'm at home, except from my mom.

Originally posted by Vilacr

Jef..Duke...backtothemac...I am 28 years old 5'10" tall and 235 lbs of twisted steel and raw sex appeal...hahaha. Really I work out everyday and am up to a 490 lb bench press. I have yet to get back into running heavily since I tore my acl playing football in college. Good I got that NASA scholarship or I would probably be a bum right now...hahahaha.

goodness gracious, you are a machine. i DOUBT i could get up 100 pounds of benching. then again, i don't really care.

Macette
May 7, 2002, 08:31 PM
listen, maybe you fellas could find somewhere else to compare wives and their cooking.. like there could be a 'wives and cooking (and macs)' thread.

just thought i'd chime in and say 'i'm a girl, i like macs for all the reasons other people like them, and the occasional off-the-cuff sexism on macrumors pisses me off - but nothing like some of the overt crap in this thread'.

there, i've said it.

ps, cleo, you rock - i wish i'd been around earlier in the thread to make friends with you.

pss and also some others have said some good stuff, and i thank you. but mymemory... sheesh

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


dang, i must say that the golf courses are very tempting... the question is, would you cover the greens' fees?! haha. yeah, i've found that the most fun courses are the ones that are the most beautiful. there's one near me that is wonderful to look at... and it's tough as hell. i used to get up during the summer at like 6 am and play there because they had a $10 early bird special. then my dad joined a club so i can play for free unlimited. not as good a course, but hey.

You make the trip, and I will pay the green fees. There is a wonderful public course in Birmingham call Bent Tree. It is one of the nicest public courses I have ever played. I was raised in Ft. Walton Beach Florida, so I have played golf for a long time now. I was an 8 handicap when I lived in Louisiana, but marriage and a child have turned me into a 13. :(

I am trying to play more though. My Dad worked security for the LPGA Open in Mississippi a couple of years back and got me Se-Ri Pac's autograph. I have also walked Augusta with my Dad. The lucky sucker got to play with a member back in 86 and I was his caddy.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by Macette
listen, maybe you fellas could find somewhere else to compare wives and their cooking.. like there could be a 'wives and cooking (and macs)' thread.

just thought i'd chime in and say 'i'm a girl, i like macs for all the reasons other people like them, and the occasional off-the-cuff sexism on macrumors pisses me off - but nothing like some of the overt crap in this thread'.

there, i've said it.

ps, cleo, you rock - i wish i'd been around earlier in the thread to make friends with you.

pss and also some others have said some good stuff, and i thank you. but mymemory... sheesh

Hey, I hope your not taking shots at us that love our wives / significant others. As a woman you should be happy that there are good people out there that treat women right, and love them with all their hearts.

So that being said. Your a girl that loves Mac's. Are you hot? ;)

The last comment was said with tounge in cheek. Just a joke. Though you would smile over it. Seriously though, I am a family man. Check out my website, and you will see for yourself. And you will also see that I have a beautiful wife that I love very much. :cool:

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac You make the trip, and I will pay the green fees. There is a wonderful public course in Birmingham call Bent Tree. It is one of the nicest public courses I have ever played. I was raised in Ft. Walton Beach Florida, so I have played golf for a long time now. I was an 8 handicap when I lived in Louisiana, but marriage and a child have turned me into a 13. :(

I am trying to play more though. My Dad worked security for the LPGA Open in Mississippi a couple of years back and got me Se-Ri Pac's autograph. I have also walked Augusta with my Dad. The lucky sucker got to play with a member back in 86 and I was his caddy.

heck, i'd take a 13. i started when i was maybe... 13. i didn't get into it much at first and then finally i did, and i ended up playing on my high school team senior year (we weren't good, but it was much fun). i'd show up in long shorts with old sneakers and my coach would just look at me and shake his head... but hey, i'm not gonna spend money on shoes just for golf (though these days i certainly see more of a "need" for them.)

i shoot anywhere from 82-95. (one time i shot 36 on a 9 hole course- it was par. 2 birds and 2 bogeys. never happened since though) inconsistency is my game. never has my game all been good at once. i'll go from good driving and bad short game/putting, to great short game and putting with bad driving. it's frustrating, but hey, that's golf.

just curious, how much is this supernice public course? cool that you got to caddy in a tourney. sounds fun.

by the way, maybe if i were a massive 6'4"(?) monster like you i'd be able to score higher... ha!

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
So that being said. Your a girl that loves Mac's. Are you hot? ;)



hahaha. that's good stuff. even if she didn't smile, i did.

back... i told my girlfriend about my fopa typing "wife" when i meant "girlfriend" and she rolled her eyes. moreso at the fact that i was talking about her on a nerd web page. she then asked "so you were telling these people you want me to get a mac as my next computer?" haha. she WILL. i will make sure.

and macette, yeah, me and back were just mixing up some stories about how great our respective girlfriend/wife is in all due respect. you were right though about mymemory... "sheeesh"

cleo
May 7, 2002, 09:24 PM
LOL, I go have a real life for a few hours and all the fun stuff happens without me!

MM: Peace, dude. BTW, it sounds to me like the villainous website you're warning about it done by some little AOL hacksters trying to get ppl's credit cards. And wtf is "is “very easy” to find out people teats. Capish?"???

Back: LMAO. Is your wife hot? :D ;)

Jello: Yay, vegetarians! Yay! Yay!

Macette: Hi to you too! Are you hot? LOL, just kidding. Thanks for "coming out" - I'm convinced that half of these guys are really women but just too afraid to say so. As far as handling the wink-wink-nod-nod sexism herein... I find that yelling "VAGINA!!!" every so often helps bring them back to their senses. :D

Everybody else: LOL. You all rock.

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by cleo
LOL, I go have a real life for a few hours and all the fun stuff happens without me!

Jello: Yay, vegetarians! Yay! Yay!

Macette: Hi to you too! Are you hot? LOL, just kidding. Thanks for "coming out" - I'm convinced that half of these guys are really women but just too afraid to say so. As far as handling the wink-wink-nod-nod sexism herein... I find that yelling "VAGINA!!!" every so often helps bring them back to their senses. :D


having a real life isn't allowed here... i thought.

vegetarians indeed.... ha

a web site was recently brought to my attention that definitely brings me to my senses:

myvag.net

at least you leave it at just saying THAT word, and don't get into all the details.... hahaha.

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by cleo
LOL, I go have a real life for a few hours and all the fun stuff happens without me!

MM: Peace, dude. BTW, it sounds to me like the villainous website you're warning about it done by some little AOL hacksters trying to get ppl's credit cards. And wtf is "is “very easy” to find out people teats. Capish?"???

Back: LMAO. Is your wife hot? :D ;)

Jello: Yay, vegetarians! Yay! Yay!

Macette: Hi to you too! Are you hot? LOL, just kidding. Thanks for "coming out" - I'm convinced that half of these guys are really women but just too afraid to say so. As far as handling the wink-wink-nod-nod sexism herein... I find that yelling "VAGINA!!!" every so often helps bring them back to their senses. :D

Everybody else: LOL. You all rock.

OMG you are too much! Actually, I think that she is hot. What do you think?

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


heck, i'd take a 13. i started when i was maybe... 13. i didn't get into it much at first and then finally i did, and i ended up playing on my high school team senior year (we weren't good, but it was much fun). i'd show up in long shorts with old sneakers and my coach would just look at me and shake his head... but hey, i'm not gonna spend money on shoes just for golf (though these days i certainly see more of a "need" for them.)

i shoot anywhere from 82-95. (one time i shot 36 on a 9 hole course- it was par. 2 birds and 2 bogeys. never happened since though) inconsistency is my game. never has my game all been good at once. i'll go from good driving and bad short game/putting, to great short game and putting with bad driving. it's frustrating, but hey, that's golf.

just curious, how much is this supernice public course? cool that you got to caddy in a tourney. sounds fun.

by the way, maybe if i were a massive 6'4"(?) monster like you i'd be able to score higher... ha!

Isn't amazing how when you get older you understand the need for the shoes.

I am in the 80 - 88 range right now. Hopefully I will be back in the 70's soon. A round at a really nice course will run about 25 -30. Actually I am 6'6"

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Isn't amazing how when you get older you understand the need for the shoes.

I am in the 80 - 88 range right now. Hopefully I will be back in the 70's soon. A round at a really nice course will run about 25 -30. Actually I am 6'6"

yeah. i remember slipping in my high school county tournament on the first hole tee shot. well, needless to say that set a bad tone for the day... ha

i've never shot in the 70s, but living at home over the summer will hopefully change that. last summer i lived in nyc so i didn't play much. 25-30 is dirt cheap.... in new jersey, they have the dumbest system (i used to live there, but i was a resident of pa and thus had a pa license- my dad had retired and moved to pa but i stayed in nj for senior year, with my mom)...

so anyways, in nj you can get a county card and pay like 20 bucks for it, and get rounds on nice courses for like 15 bucks. or, you can be a resident of the state and pay like 30 bucks. OR you can be a "foreigner" and pay like 45-50 bucks a round..... so even though i had a high school id from an nj school, i had a pa license and thus got screwed. i had to freaking pay 35 or so for the late night rate (starting after 4)... i never went back

6'6", sorry. so i get a stroke advantage for every inch you have on me.... eh? haha

Backtothemac
May 7, 2002, 10:02 PM
Ha! The best I have ever shot was in Louisiana at a course in Lafayette. I shot a 73 there. I love to play, I just never get a chance to anymore. I think I may go this weekend after I work on my car. I just bought an 88 Accord for 250 dollars, and it needs a little work. Last weekend the water pump this weekend a valve cover gasket :cool:

LimeiBook86
May 7, 2002, 10:22 PM
I think females like macs moe. I was at the wiz, a couple was looking at computers, the guy saw the (the new one) iMac an played with it for a minute then looked at the other computers. As for the girl she looked at the imac for a long time and I think they bought it.:p

Mr. Anderson
May 7, 2002, 10:42 PM
WhooHoo! Hello Macette, thank you for stepping forward. I'm really glad to see more women on the forums, well, at least the ones who are willing to show their true colors. We need more like you and cleo.

And for the record, I do most of the cooking, my wifes the one who usually gets home later than me from work. But when she does cook, its great. That's one of the things that we share in common, a great appreciation for good food. Thankfully so far we don't look like we really appreciate food:D

Vilacr, good to see athletes on the forum, help temper the stereotype a bit. Where did your NASA scholarship take you? I spent some time out in Pasadena at JPL in 92 myself.

jelloshotsrule
May 7, 2002, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac Ha! The best I have ever shot was in Louisiana at a course in Lafayette. I shot a 73 there. I love to play, I just never get a chance to anymore. I think I may go this weekend after I work on my car. I just bought an 88 Accord for 250 dollars, and it needs a little work. Last weekend the water pump this weekend a valve cover gasket :cool:

haha. last weekend an animation, tonight a sitcom script....

i'll be heading home this thursday (school's done classwise, just got that script to hand in) and then, let the golfing begin!

if i'm not into the 70s by the end of the summer, i will retire.

Vilacr
May 7, 2002, 11:07 PM
Duke......I received a NASA scholarship to GaTech in 91. Decided to play football since I was a star athlete at the highschool level. In my 1st year I tore my acl. So I transferred to Tuskegee University (my scholarship intact) and majored in chemical engineering. I finished that up worked at moody airforce base in Valdosta Ga for NASA as a ChE. Then decided to get and advanced degree. I obtained an MS of environmental engineering last summer. I interned at the cape in florida, The NASA space in huntsville AL and was the first to produce sweet potatoes and peanuts through hydroponics for the NASA space station. See all ahtletes aren't dumd (smile dumb)

jefhatfield
May 8, 2002, 10:58 AM
that is too cool

i remember years ago in college when there was this student who was way into hydroponics and he was this deadhead who had the goal of growing pot

this guy was really smart and i wonder if he ever succeeded;)

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
that is too cool

i remember years ago in college when there was this student who was way into hydroponics and he was this deadhead who had the goal of growing pot

this guy was really smart and i wonder if he ever succeeded;)

Its not hard to grow, you just have to be smart not to get caught.....

I'm assuming though, you mean growing pot hydroponically. I can't imagine it would be that hard, and its probably arleady been done.

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 11:41 AM
Well, now I have given my wife a complex. Posting her picture in the thread so Cleo could see if she was hot, and then no one responding. Not good for me.
;) ;)

Vilacr
May 8, 2002, 11:41 AM
If you get the solution correct it will be quite easy. It was very difficult back in 92 since I had to do it all alone. If you want the solution or the ingredients of the solution and the design of the layout let me know. I bet that pot will be some good ******.

jefhatfield
May 8, 2002, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Well, now I have given my wife a complex. Posting her picture in the thread so Cleo could see if she was hot, and then no one responding. Not good for me.
;) ;)

great picture...i thought it was macette;)

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Well, now I have given my wife a complex. Posting her picture in the thread so Cleo could see if she was hot, and then no one responding. Not good for me.
;) ;)

I didn't even know you posted it! So much got written, I just went to the last page.

She's a cutie, no doubt about it. Does this mean we have to post pics of our SOs too? I've already got a couple online of me and my wife....

jefhatfield
May 8, 2002, 11:51 AM
is tuskaloosa where tuskeegee university is?

i am a huge fan of airplanes and aviation history and i saw the movie "tuskeegee airmen" and after the movie, i called up tuskeegee to apply for their school

would that make me the only asian-american from silicon valley there?

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
is tuskaloosa where tuskeegee university is?

i am a huge fan of airplanes and aviation history and i saw the movie "tuskeegee airmen" and after the movie, i called up tuskeegee to apply for their school

would that make me the only asian-american from silicon valley there?

Tuscaloosa is where the University of Alabama is. Tuskeegee is down the road a bit. I also love that movie. Believe it or not a lot of non-african americans go there. In fact it is easy to get a full ride scholorship there if you are not african american.

jefhatfield
May 8, 2002, 12:03 PM
i also like college football and other sports

the crimson tide is one of the great football teams

as for basketball and the ncaa, do you think anybody will ever catch up with ucla?

around where i live, stanford won in the 40s once and cal won once in the 50s...since then, it's been a bust

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
i also like college football and other sports

the crimson tide is one of the great football teams

as for basketball and the ncaa, do you think anybody will ever catch up with ucla?

around where i live, stanford won in the 40s once and cal won once in the 50s...since then, it's been a bust

Bama has been down since the mid 90's but they are still Bama. Coach Fran is a great coach and hopefully will be here for a while. I can tell you the team is stronger than they have ever been. Go to www.coachfran.com and look at the results from the weight lifting comp then had with the team. Once of the Offensive linemen squated 755 lbs! We have several guys benching over 500. For B'ball, I don't think anyone will ever pull off what UCLA did with 10 championships in a row. There is too much parity in the systems now. Bama had a good year last year, and next looks even better. They are really beefing up the non-conference schedule. Duke, Texas, Ohio St. Ball St. Pepperdine, Xavier, Syacuse. Man, it will be neat to see.

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 12:12 PM
Ah, I thought this site was Macs and Women not Macs and Sports....

hasn't that arleady been done, of has the topic just migrated to that on other threads?

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 12:22 PM
Yup, your right. I think that Women like Macs more than they like PC's. Mac's are more attractive, easier on the senses. Women don't like things that are offensive, and Microsoft is like a fart from a 900lbs gorrilla:D

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 12:28 PM
back to da mac-

sorry for seemingly ignoring the picture of your wife... i too missed it.

indeed. mad props to yourself and herself.

howevs, i don't think my girlfriend would much like me posting her up here, as she was cynical enough about me TALKING about her on here... ha.

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
back to da mac-

sorry for seemingly ignoring the picture of your wife... i too missed it.

indeed. mad props to yourself and herself.

howevs, i don't think my girlfriend would much like me posting her up here, as she was cynical enough about me TALKING about her on here... ha.

See I made the mistake of not asking, and just doing. This resulted in my sleeping on the sofa last night :D

I was hoping that Cleo would see it and drool..... Backtothemac wakes suddenly from a dead sleep.....;)

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
See I made the mistake of not asking, and just doing. This resulted in my sleeping on the sofa last night :D

oh SNAP!

well, i don't live with my girlfriend so maybe i should just do it before that becomes an option for her retalliation. ha.

i will say this. she has red hair. and of irish and polish descent. sucks during golfing, as she burns easily. last summer she burnt so bad she couldn't play the next day.... live and learn.

burningwheel
May 8, 2002, 12:43 PM
My wife cares about technology. She almost done with school, she going to be a Computer Engineer.

She had Mac when she was young, but switched over to the evil world of windows, probably because of the cost. when we got married she needed a new computer and went with a windows machine (i begged her not to:)) since she thought she needed for Computer programing. well she's throughly feedup with windows now and wants to get a Mac :)

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


oh SNAP!

well, i don't live with my girlfriend so maybe i should just do it before that becomes an option for her retalliation. ha.

i will say this. she has red hair. and of irish and polish descent. sucks during golfing, as she burns easily. last summer she burnt so bad she couldn't play the next day.... live and learn.

I made that pic black and white, but you can tell that she is very Italian, and she is a Cajun!

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 12:53 PM
haha. i love the emphasis on cajun, even over italian

that's a spicy meat-a-ball!

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


See I made the mistake of not asking, and just doing. This resulted in my sleeping on the sofa last night :D


Ouch! So would that be the Italian or Cajan temper?

I think I could get away with posting a pic, but only if it was the two of us, that way theres less of a problem-hmm, I think. If other people post pics I'll follow...

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
haha. i love the emphasis on cajun, even over italian

that's a spicy meat-a-ball!

A very spicy Meat-a-ball :cool:

We should start a thread about Macs and spouses / Significant Others.

Thanks would be neat.

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Ouch! So would that be the Italian or Cajan temper?

I think I could get away with posting a pic, but only if it was the two of us, that way theres less of a problem-hmm, I think. If other people post pics I'll follow...

from the sound of it, the two nationalities combine forces to create one ultra-temper! ha.

yeah, i might be able to pass off a pic of the two of us... but then again, may as well just have some on my web page or something and point you all towards that... that way it's less like "i posted a picture of us for al these geeks to see"... and more like "i told these geeks to go to my web page for such and such and there happens to be pictures of us there" ha...

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
A very spicy Meat-a-ball :cool:

We should start a thread about Macs and spouses / Significant Others.

Thanks would be neat.

well, i say, power to the people... start it up big dog.

mcrain
May 8, 2002, 01:52 PM
Italian/Cajun sounds about as fiery as my wife... Hispanic/Italian.

And, no, I'm not putting a pic up of her, and yes, Cleo, she's hot. (Triathlete)

mischief
May 8, 2002, 02:00 PM
Milady's a passionate, voluptuous blonde. Primarily of German blood, 2nd generation on American soil on that side. She's gorgeous but I won't post a pic till she's more confidant about her looks.......she got teased a lot when she was younger for not conforming to Anorexia. She has the same build as Norma Jean and looks (facially) a bit like a mesh of J-lo, Brittany Spears and Princess Di. Hard to picture unless you know which bits are whose.:D (shrug) She is my saving Angel and I love the fact that if I'm chick watching she probably is too.:p

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by mischief
I love the fact that if I'm chick watching she probably is too.:p

Dear God this thread is beginning to be bad for my health.

Thread about spouses up....

eyelikeart
May 8, 2002, 02:42 PM
damn...where did u find such an exquisite combination of beauty mishief??

aside from that...she seems to have a really hip attitude about people in general and obviously has confidence in your relationship since u guys can be chick watching together...

the real test though....does she like poop jokes?? :D

mischief
May 8, 2002, 02:46 PM
I lucked out. She's a Santa Cruz native.

No.......typically she's more reserved about excretive humor.

:D

eyelikeart
May 8, 2002, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by mischief
I lucked out. She's a Santa Cruz native.


well damn...I think I gotta come out to Santa Cruz...sounds like too much fun! :p

cleo
May 8, 2002, 05:00 PM
No, I am not horribly insensitive, I just have finals to deal with, and, as much as I love all of you, finals do take priority over geeks (and their hot wives). :D

B2TM, yes, she is quite hot (and studious! I love geek girls) and she should very much let you back into bed. She should also cook me some Italian food, because I'm hungry.

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by cleo
No, I am not horribly insensitive, I just have finals to deal with, and, as much as I love all of you, finals do take priority over geeks (and their hot wives). :D

B2TM, yes, she is quite hot (and studious! I love geek girls) and she should very much let you back into bed. She should also cook me some Italian food, because I'm hungry.

Next time you are up this way, stop in and we will cook up a good seafood gumbo. She really is amazing. I look at my life and know that I am truely blessed. Your right on the studious thing. I was, and she is ver studious. She has a 3.25 GPA in Interior Design at the University of Alabama. It is suposed to be one of the best schools in the South.

Talk to you soon.

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac
She really is amazing. I look at my life and know that I am truely blessed. Your right on the studious thing. I was, and she is ver studious. She has a 3.25 GPA in Interior Design at the University of Alabama. It is suposed to be one of the best schools in the South.


back-dog, don't mind my asking, but how old are you and your wife?

i ask because you talk of her being in school so i'm curious how the ages work, with you being married and such..... word.

cleo
May 8, 2002, 05:56 PM
LOL, I never noticed that you're from Tuscaloosa. Not that I know where that is, but I have a friend (appropriately nicknamed 'Bama) who has this sloooow drawl and he always introduces himself "Mah name's Tom and Ah'm frum Tuscaloosa Alabama." Cracks me up.

Where's that in relation to Athens GA?

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


back-dog, don't mind my asking, but how old are you and your wife?

i ask because you talk of her being in school so i'm curious how the ages work, with you being married and such..... word.

I am 31 and my wife is 34. I started at Alabama in 88, and partied my way out in 94. Played in a band for a while, lived in New Orleans, and all over the south. Got married, three months later divorced. Two months after my divorce was final met my wife, and then three months later married again. She partied in school a lot, and changed her major. That will kill you in Design, you have to start all over.

Anyway, we both decided in 99 that we wanted out degrees, so we came back to school. I only had enough aid for one year, so I took 54 hours in one year and maintained a 3.75. She has taken three years to finish. Buy hey we are still young....

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by cleo
LOL, I never noticed that you're from Tuscaloosa. Not that I know where that is, but I have a friend (appropriately nicknamed 'Bama) who has this sloooow drawl and he always introduces himself "Mah name's Tom and Ah'm frum Tuscaloosa Alabama." Cracks me up.

Where's that in relation to Athens GA?

Small world isn't it..... Tuscaloosa is 45 minutes to the south west of Birmingham, and about 4 and 1/2 hours to Athens. I love that place. An old friend played in a band that played there a lot and we went there several times. The GA. Theatre kicks serious A$$. Good God are the women beautiful over there. Actually there and Lafayette Louisiana are some of the most drop dead stick your head in the oven and kill yourself because you can't have them gorgeous women I have ever seen.

Are you from Athens?;)

cleo
May 8, 2002, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


Small world isn't it..... Tuscaloosa is 45 minutes to the south west of Birmingham, and about 4 and 1/2 hours to Athens. I love that place. An old friend played in a band that played there a lot and we went there several times. The GA. Theatre kicks serious A$$. Good God are the women beautiful over there. Actually there and Lafayette Louisiana are some of the most drop dead stick your head in the oven and kill yourself because you can't have them gorgeous women I have ever seen.

Are you from Athens?;)

LOL, no. I'm originally from Monroe, LA (well, more like the sticks somewhere near Monroe), but my family is from Mississippi and Savannah. My grandma lives in Athens, which I think is the coolest town in the world. They have two of my favorite restaurants in the world (Barberito's - which is like the Blimpie's of burritos - and The Grit - excellent Southern vegetarian). I also highly enjoy the music and the beer. I'm looking into UGA for grad school (free housing with Grandma :)). If I ever figure out what the hell I'm going to go to grad school for. :D

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


I am 31 and my wife is 34. I started at Alabama in 88, and partied my way out in 94. Played in a band for a while, lived in New Orleans, and all over the south. Got married, three months later divorced. Two months after my divorce was final met my wife, and then three months later married again. She partied in school a lot, and changed her major. That will kill you in Design, you have to start all over.

Anyway, we both decided in 99 that we wanted out degrees, so we came back to school. I only had enough aid for one year, so I took 54 hours in one year and maintained a 3.75. She has taken three years to finish. Buy hey we are still young....

ahh, that explains it all. i wasn't sure if you were robbing the cradle or something... haha

well, you all sound happy.. so... good on ya!

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by cleo


LOL, no. I'm originally from Monroe, LA (well, more like the sticks somewhere near Monroe), but my family is from Mississippi and Savannah. My grandma lives in Athens, which I think is the coolest town in the world. They have two of my favorite restaurants in the world (Barberito's - which is like the Blimpie's of burritos - and The Grit - excellent Southern vegetarian). I also highly enjoy the music and the beer. I'm looking into UGA for grad school (free housing with Grandma :)). If I ever figure out what the hell I'm going to go to grad school for. :D

HA, well you understand what I am talking about women from Louisiana being hot then....

mischief
May 8, 2002, 06:58 PM
What do YOU look like?

Some of us have been rather descriptive so I was wondering what Macrumor's own PowerDyke looked like?;)

I will assume that the shaved head and El machismo look so popular in Santa Cruz is not so popular back there? Just curious now ....... don't take my head off.:D

cleo
May 8, 2002, 07:23 PM
LOL. Ewww, I feel like I'm writing some kind of creepy personals ad. J/K :) But to give you an idea - I'm really petite, Irish complexion (green eyes, red hair, super-burnable skin, which totally sucks anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line), buzz cut (more for spiritual reasons than to be dykey). I guess you could say I'm kind of androgynous, looks wise. In a super-cute way. :D

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 08:08 PM
Has this thread gone to Macs and woman? Maybe there should be a place on the profile where you could post a picture of yourself. I know I would love to know what all you guys look like, my pics are out on my website, but I've never really directed anyone there.

What do you all think?

peterjhill
May 8, 2002, 08:13 PM
Many of the women that I know are very practical about computers. They don't want to go upgrade the video cards or do fresh installs of the OS every six months.

So as for Mac vs. PC, I don't know if it is a super important decision to them. My wife has an old 233 P1 win 98 box. When the new iMac came out, I was so excited, because I knew that would be a great computer for her. Was she excited? No, she says, "I already have a computer"

I think alot of women think computers are as sexy as a lawn mower is to the average person (or at least to me).

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 08:20 PM
Has this thread gone to Macs and woman? Maybe there should be a place on the profile where you could post a picture of yourself. I know I would love to know what all you guys look like, my pics are out on my website, but I've never really directed anyone there.

What do you all think?

eyelikeart
May 8, 2002, 08:41 PM
B2TM...u took 54 hours in 1 year?! Jesus man!!! are u a machine?! :eek: :D :p

anyway....I'm glad to see I'm not the only southerner here...

and no offense to cleo....but green eyes & red hair can be nice.... ;)

too bad about the extra-crispy burning skin though... :(

Mr. Anderson
May 8, 2002, 08:45 PM
How in the hell did I get a double post, with one in between, man that's weird. I don't get it.

Red hair is my personal favorite. I married a redhead.

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
B2TM...u took 54 hours in 1 year?! Jesus man!!! are u a machine?! :eek: :D :p

anyway....I'm glad to see I'm not the only southerner here...

and no offense to cleo....but green eyes & red hair can be nice.... ;)

too bad about the extra-crispy burning skin though... :(

LOL. I also worked 15 hours a week, was a full time dad, and husband as well. Also my wife to 27 hours that year. It was tough, but I did it. I busted my A$$ and no one can ever take that from me. I was also Apple's campus rep here at the University for my last semester.

cleo
May 8, 2002, 09:07 PM
This is totally off-topic, but I know you guys are lurking around, so I'm gonna ask here. :) How do you use a .icns file made in Iconographer? I changed the colors of IE's dock icon, but now I can't figure out how to use it.

Rower_CPU
May 8, 2002, 09:14 PM
Select the app, press Command + I to "Get info..", copy the new icon using Command + V into the place in the Info panel...

cleo
May 8, 2002, 09:16 PM
Yeah, I know that bit. But when you cut and paste from the iconographer file, you just get the iconographer icon, not theo ne you made. anyway, no worries - just copied into the actual resources and logged back in. Whoopie! We need a chat room on Macrumors.

eyelikeart
May 8, 2002, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by dukestreet
How in the hell did I get a double post, with one in between, man that's weird. I don't get it.

Red hair is my personal favorite. I married a redhead.

I had always been partial to blondes...

but my experience shows that I have much more intellectual stimulation from brunettes... ;)

Macette
May 8, 2002, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule



hahaha. that's good stuff. even if she didn't smile, i did.

am not man-hating feminist without sense of humour.. don't worry your pretty head. i smiled. laughed, almost.

am hot, too, but bat for the same team as cleo (ha! a fellow 'powerdyke!'), so it's not going to do you any good, i'm afraid.

this thread is good now, like shooting the breeze with new people at the late end of a party when you're all kind of stoned and well-settled into the beanbags...

HEY! I HAVE AN IPOD! It's new... NEW! 10 gig. And to relate that piece of info to this thread, i got it because it plays music and carries my files... not because it's pretty. Although damn, it's pretty.

xx

jelloshotsrule
May 8, 2002, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by cleo
I'm really petite, Irish complexion (green eyes, red hair, super-burnable skin, which totally sucks anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line), buzz cut (more for spiritual reasons than to be dykey). I guess you could say I'm kind of androgynous, looks wise. In a super-cute way. :D

sounds like my girlfriend. except for the spikey hair and androgyny... haha. she's got the whole skinny irish red hair burnable thing going on for sure though.

Backtothemac
May 8, 2002, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Macette


am not man-hating feminist without sense of humour.. don't worry your pretty head. i smiled. laughed, almost.

am hot, too, but bat for the same team as cleo (ha! a fellow 'powerdyke!'), so it's not going to do you any good, i'm afraid.

this thread is good now, like shooting the breeze with new people at the late end of a party when you're all kind of stoned and well-settled into the beanbags...

HEY! I HAVE AN IPOD! It's new... NEW! 10 gig. And to relate that piece of info to this thread, i got it because it plays music and carries my files... not because it's pretty. Although damn, it's pretty.

xx

Hey Macette, just knowing that you and Cleo bat on the same team, makes everything wrong in the world seem right. ;)

Vilacr
May 8, 2002, 10:53 PM
You would be suprised at how diverse Tuskegee really is. It runs about 60 to 70 % african american and it is really easy for non african americans to obtain scholarships for they are minority (just as backtothemac stated). The engineering and vet schools are the most diverse and also some of the best in the usa. Did you know TU is second to some other school in graduating and placing minority engineers in the workforce. You should have tried it.

macfreek57
May 8, 2002, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by cleo
MM-

As jef and others have pointed out, there is a severe shortage of women in the tech and science fields. But instead of attributing that to biology (as we all know that brilliant women are just as competent as brilliant men), why not look at the structural issues that discourage women from getting into the field (and I think this goes way, way back)? Women are socialized in this culture into thinking not that they are unable to do the job as well as a man, but that they won't be accepted and even desired if they choose to go a "non-traditional" route.




don't you realize that "computer geeks" are considered less than socially acceptable? you don't think that anyone who claims to have a 'passion' for computers gets a crapload of flack? if a woman had as much of a desire to work with computers as i and i'm sure most of the people here have, then they would (as i do) not let the "flack" bother them.

PS and flame on i will if you get out of line WOMAN!!!

macfreek57
May 8, 2002, 11:06 PM
that last line was a joke

Backtothemac
May 9, 2002, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by macfreek57
that last line was a joke

Hell yea! My wife is from Lafayette, and my mother in law lives in Baton Rouge.

eyelikeart
May 9, 2002, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


Hell yea! My wife is from Lafayette, and my mother in law lives in Baton Rouge.

so u are married....your wife doesn't seem to mind your time online?

do u ever sleep?! he he he... ;)

jelloshotsrule
May 9, 2002, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
do u ever sleep?! he he he... ;)

look who's talking!!! haha.

i KEEP putting off my final piece of schoolwork... anyone want to write the end of a malcolm in the middle episode for me??? haha

Backtothemac
May 9, 2002, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


so u are married....your wife doesn't seem to mind your time online?

do u ever sleep?! he he he... ;)

LOL. She goes to bed around 11:00 and I am normally up to 1 or 2 AM Central time. I sleep downstairs because I snore really bad. Well, she says I do. I think she just likes the bed to herself. ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 9, 2002, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


look who's talking!!! haha.

i KEEP putting off my final piece of schoolwork... anyone want to write the end of a malcolm in the middle episode for me??? haha

Aw, that's simple, they all manage to get out of trouble by getting Dewy to do something stupid. Either that or the oldest brother, damn, can't remember his name, comes home and deverts all the trouble to him.

Hey, I like the 'tar Jello, but I just can't place it, where's it from?

eyelikeart
May 9, 2002, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule


look who's talking!!! haha.

i KEEP putting off my final piece of schoolwork... anyone want to write the end of a malcolm in the middle episode for me??? haha

hey....I get about 6 hours sleep a night...he he he... ;)

ps: if I had ever watched the show...I'd help u out with the paper...I have to write a paper myself for tomorrow...the "other half" of my final exam for english...

eyelikeart
May 9, 2002, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


LOL. She goes to bed around 11:00 and I am normally up to 1 or 2 AM Central time. I sleep downstairs because I snore really bad. Well, she says I do. I think she just likes the bed to herself. ;)

ahh...still....she doesn't b*tch at u for "ignoring" her?!

personally...there was nothing I liked better than when my ex-girlfriend used to "convince" me to get off the computer...he he he :D

jefhatfield
May 9, 2002, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by macfreek57


don't you realize that "computer geeks" are considered less than socially acceptable? you don't think that anyone who claims to have a 'passion' for computers gets a crapload of flack? if a woman had as much of a desire to work with computers as i and i'm sure most of the people here have, then they would (as i do) not let the "flack" bother them.


being a true techie geek nerd is still something society looks down on...i am often mistreated and that goes with the territory

i am one of the original high water pants briefcase carrying nerds but the field has somewhat become more normalized since it has become easier to enter...when i first was in college too many years ago, only brilliant mathematicians entered the computer field...now we have math co-processors for that:D

jefhatfield
May 9, 2002, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Vilacr
You would be suprised at how diverse Tuskegee really is. It runs about 60 to 70 % african american and it is really easy for non african americans to obtain scholarships for they are minority (just as backtothemac stated). The engineering and vet schools are the most diverse and also some of the best in the usa. Did you know TU is second to some other school in graduating and placing minority engineers in the workforce. You should have tried it.

many years ago, i wanted to be some sort of lawyer, and the idea of tuskeegee university and being a civil rights lawyer entered my mind

i went to a relatively unknown group of schools for undergrad stuff...cal poly, sonoma state, and golden gate university...and i was looking for a well known school like tuskeegee to go to...others such as michigan, duke, virginia, university of chicago, stanford, and harvard entered my mind

the other schools in my area...chapman, monterey college of law, and cal state monterey bay were not options because they were even more unknown;)