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 Post subject: Re: How did you meet your less nerdy half?
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:58 
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Huh, I've never done cutlery in batches (but sharp knives go blade down, because obviously).


Always mix cutlery, if it tessalates, it won't clean proper.


Never had that problem (probably partly because none of our cutlery matches, and because the dishwasher runs so frequently that there's plenty of space in the basket for things to sit apart)

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Sounds like Dickhead is owed an apology ;)


I would rather shoot myself in the face.

Also you're both wrong on drawer loading but Mrs Grim is more wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:59 
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Gaz is arguably my more nerdy half

Yep, this is definitely arguable. :D

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 13:00 
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I'm selling tickets for the kitchen at Cottage this year. Going to be a heck of rumble.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 13:01 
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I'm selling tickets for the kitchen at Cottage this year. Going to be a heck of rumble.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 13:02 
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Grim... wrote:
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Huh, I've never done cutlery in batches (but sharp knives go blade down, because obviously).

Always mix cutlery, if it tessalates, it won't clean proper.

A little Internet hunt reveals that you are correct, at least according to dishwasher instructions.

Sounds like Dickhead is owed an apology ;)


I was a plongeur for many, many years, before I was a short order chef. I know my way around a dishwasher, specifically a Winterhalter GS15E. I also know to keep a cup of boiling water by the side as you unload to dunk the teaspoons in to shine them.

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I was a plongeur for many, many years

Mali, you will always, always be a plonguer.

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I was a plongeur for many, many years

Mali, you will always, always be a plonguer.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 13:09 
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I met my wife on a night out. It sounds boring, but it’s more intriguing than that. Allow me to explain.

I was working in a call centre at the time and hated it (I eventually got suspended and left but that’s another story). In my team was a lady who in no certain terms, was crazy. She’d split up from her boyfriend about 12 months before and was still besotted with him. So much so that she turned up on his door step on Christmas day with a load of presents for him. She even made his mom cry… On Christmas day. She was always upset and generally couldn’t have a conversation without mentioning her ex so she wasn’t great company.

Anyway, this crazy girl was due to leave work and me and my friend had a moment of compassion and agreed to go on her leaving do. The night of the leaving do came and I was round my friends house and we were having a conversation about not going. Neither of us are going out people and we’d much rather stop at home and play games. We didn’t even have proper shoes or clothes to wear in these silly bars that we were due to go to but never the less, compassion took over and we went. It was a good job we went too as there was a grand total of 5 people on that leaving do. 3 of which were my friend and I and the person leaving.

Also on this leaving do was the future MrsVision (FMV). It turns out that she had worked at the call centre but left a month before I started so that’s how she knew the crazy lady. She was in the same boat and only went out because she felt sorry for her.

Anyway, I spent the entire night talking to my friend about games and consoles (I think the Wii had just launched so we were talking about all the possibilities of motion controls). I pretty much ignored the rest of the group.

At the end of the night we were waiting with the women who were getting taxis (I had drove) and I started talking to FMV. I babbled on about being out and not normally going out and definitely not enjoying going out. I mentioned that I was in a band but failed to mention that I was sort of seeing someone. My friend took a picture of us talking and that was it. We went our separate ways.

On the way home I had decided that she was very attractive and logged straight into my bands Myspace page as soon as I got home. I found her Myspace page and sent her a message. We chatted online for a few weeks before she agreed to go on a date with me.

We picked a really posh pub that in hindsight, was far too expensive but there you go. I was an hour late picking her up and wore a Kid Kash T shirt (He’s a wrestler). I spent most of the night trying to impress her with wrestling stories but she hadn’t heard of any of them so plan B came into play. Get her drunk and hopefully she’ll like me. There was a couple of ladies on the next table which helped with this as they gave us a bottle of champagne that they couldn’t finish. I took that as a sign!

We went on a few more dates after this and I even drove up to Worcester where she was staying at uni. We did Karaoke together in the union bar. Barbie Girl for all those interested.

It wasn’t plain sailing as I had to leave the girl I was seeing at the time but I did the decent thing and ended it… She then decided to turn up at a gig I was playing and sat across the table from FMV. Slightly awkward but luckily I was on stage for a lot of the night.

Anyway, a year later we moved in together. A year after that I asked her to marry me and this year will be out 7th anniversary and we’ve got 2 beautiful girls together.

…and to think I nearly didn’t go out that night.


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Just to think, if you hadn't gone out that night you'd have probably taken up a really sad hobby like collecting old games that need dumping instead


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 13:22 
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I met my other half when... no, hang on, fuck off you guys.

*cries into his soup for one*


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I met my other half when... no, hang on, fuck off you guys.

*cries into his soup for one*


:this:

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I met my other half when... no, hang on, fuck off you guys.

*cries into his soup for one*


:this:


I think we have a match!


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And here we are today:


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KovacsC wrote:
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I met my other half when... no, hang on, fuck off you guys.

*cries into his soup for one*


:this:


I think we have a match!


It could have been beautiful, then I saw what a messy shit he is. Bike outside, geesh.

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Satsuma wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
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I met my other half when... no, hang on, fuck off you guys.

*cries into his soup for one*


:this:


I think we have a match!


It could have been beautiful, then I saw what a messy shit he is. Bike outside, geesh.

:kiss:


That is my indoor bike, for training.. others live outside

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You'll live outside if you don't clean up that mess. Now where's my tea?


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You'll live outside if you don't clean up that mess. Now where's my tea?


To be fair outside might be better..


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I do not miss that house or those sofas.

Still got the telly :kiss:


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I miss Perkies, who was also there. Insanely good laugh that bit of the night though - Lolly Babcock - oh my days.

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I'll proclaim myself as the less nerdy half (although it probably depends on your definition of nerdy), so I'll let Joans respond to this. He'll probably still start it "Grim... Got Jazzy drunk ..."

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I meet my wife at work, some 14 years ago, she was maybe the 3rd or 4th Helpdesk analyst we had in 4 months the others had been shit and given us all more work.

So, when introduced I gave a grunt and got back to work. Over the next few months she was always coming to ask me things so we talked more, this was helped by the fact she sat opposite me.

The first thing I noticed about her was that she knew fuck all about IT, but her customers never knew that as she was very good with people, that impressed me.

So, we started what was flirting for another 4 months, obvious to everyone else in the dept aside from us.

Then one day I was leaving work and I noticed her looking sad at a bus stop opposite work, so pulled over and offered her a lift home as it was on my way. We were taking and got onto the topic of pot, I mention I had a big bag of it and she started coming around for a go on the bong.

Nothing happened even then as by this time I thought she was nice but didn’t really want a girlfriend.

At the Xmas party I snogged her, she went back home and I never looked back, we did the huge bag of pot I had, then she said I wasn’t allowed to do it anymore.

A year later we were living together, year after that she said we had to buy a house. Now married for 8 years with 2 kids.


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I'll proclaim myself as the less nerdy half (although it probably depends on your definition of nerdy), so I'll let Joans respond to this. He'll probably still start it "Grim... Got Jazzy drunk ..."

You're welcome!

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Helen moved in next door to my mum, so we'd chatted a bit when I'd visited and I'd gone to the cinema with her a couple of times as friends. I'd been seeing someone else at the time, so hadn't been after anything romantic and/or sexual, but not long after that relationship had ended I was invited round to watch a film. I think we'd finished the wine and about two thirds of the film when she pounced on me, and here we are 11 and half years later still very happy.


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I wanna hear Warhead talking about the debutante ball where he met Mrs Warhead.


Patience, my boy, patience. All will be revealed before the next sunrise.

BTW, the swifts arrived last Friday. All is well.

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Grim... wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I'll proclaim myself as the less nerdy half (although it probably depends on your definition of nerdy), so I'll let Joans respond to this. He'll probably still start it "Grim... Got Jazzy drunk ..."

You're welcome!

Which one of us are you talking to?


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I met my wife in 2008. As soon as I got back from the USA I started looking for a bengal cat. She gave me one for free (1yr old) and we were friends ever since.

She was married when I met her, but her husband left in 2010. We started talking on Facebook etc and then started playing games on Steam. We met up in 2012 and got married in Jan of 2015.

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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I'll proclaim myself as the less nerdy half (although it probably depends on your definition of nerdy), so I'll let Joans respond to this. He'll probably still start it "Grim... Got Jazzy drunk ..."

You're welcome!

Which one of us are you talking to?

You, obv.

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