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Feb-12-2004, 8:05pm
I'm getting ready to take my girlfriend away for a romantic valentimes weekend and I ask do you mind if I bring my Rigel with us. Do you think I need help.

mad dawg
Feb-12-2004, 8:09pm
If she finds your playing romantic, then you have no problem. If she is like my wife, who is jealous when I pay attention to my mandolin instead of her (and who pretty much hates the sounds of the thing -- in my hands at least), you're in a heap of trouble!

Michael H Geimer
Feb-12-2004, 8:13pm
Get up early Saturday morning, fix a cup-o-joe, grab the mando ... and write her a song.

That might work ...

Feb-12-2004, 8:22pm
sorry for the double post I can't hit the mouse right no wonder I can't play the mandolin.

Feb-12-2004, 9:12pm
I can't be away from my mandolin for a day. If it were me, I'd have to bring it, or I'd likely be dead by the end of the weekend. I think it's physically addictive and should probably go to rehab. I'd go tonight, but I'm going to a jam...

Ted Eschliman
Feb-12-2004, 9:31pm
Take the Rigel.
Just don't beg her to cry out "Blueburst!" in the peak of passion like I did...
That'll leave you sleeping on the couch for a month...

John Flynn
Feb-12-2004, 9:43pm
Yes, you need help. If you have your Rigel, why would you even want to take a girlfriend along? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

John Rosett
Feb-12-2004, 10:05pm
take the mandolin!!!!!
if you can't take it with you and play it for her, how romantic can the weekend possibly be?
"she lay down on the bed, all set to have some fun.
"not now, my dear"he said, "they're playing tea for one.""
-jethro burns

Feb-13-2004, 4:30am
That is hilarious mandohack!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Feb-13-2004, 5:00am
You don't need help. Mandohack does.

Ofcourse, it's a good thing I'm a virgin. I'd have a hard time NOT calling out an instrument's name in bed. (I have to edit this post so I can add this: I mean MUSICAL instrument.)

Feb-13-2004, 5:19am
Only mistake I see there is that you asked if you could bring your Rigel along. #You should just bring it. She might say no. #Then you'd have to make a choice. #
Take the advice of an old married man, never ask if you can do anything.

Feb-13-2004, 7:11am
What mistake? I'm bringing the 'bird, a pignose, and a crapload of pedals.

Feb-13-2004, 8:05am
I'm leaving the wife home and taking the mandolin. I figure if I leave on the 13th and don't return until the 16th, I'm off the hook for the Hallmark Holiday.

Feb-13-2004, 8:08am
bring your mando. Just make sure you are more romantic with your girlfriend than you are with your Rigel.

Coy Wylie
Feb-13-2004, 9:23am
Better yet, take her to some mando shops over the weekend http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif that will really put her in the mood...

WV Mike
Feb-13-2004, 9:43am
videojohn, i'm in the same situation but worked it all out. #i was torn between going to ashland on saturday to see doyle lawson and quicksilver or going on out annual sweethearts weekend pilgrimage at a state park. #well, we're going to the sweethearts dance BUT i recruited a friend/couple to go who plays guitar. #my mando is packed in my truck right now! #we'll jam some tonight and tomorrow and still do the dinner/dance/romance thing. #At least the DJ usually plays a few BG songs.

i say take the rigel.

happy valentine's day to all!


Feb-13-2004, 10:18am
I'm married to a piano player who will not play anything but a full size kurzweil or a grand piano. We do not travel much because of this. At least I play small acoustic instruments (mando and fiddle).


Feb-13-2004, 11:06am
Ditto to the "majority" opinion(s) here! - I have come "complete circle".. ; I used to believe there were great differences of outlook, opinions, priorities.., etc, betwix the sexes. THEN I got "educated"(i.e. college, post-grad.., etc.)and I supposedly "learned "it's goota be an equal-thing.., we're all basically alike.., blah.., blah.. - in my declining years I have returned to my original - and God-given natural intelligence and "instinct(s).. Take the mando, ASK her if SHE would like a Valentine "treat"(of YOUR choosing!)!! If she say's "no mando"... THEN Buy her a bunch or roses and a nice card THEN take off for the weekend with your mando, your music, and perhaps some "libation(s) to help with "inspiration and "motivation". Just my .02.., from personal(too many years!) of experience. "You don't get old and quit music..., you QUIT MUSIC and get old".(source: EL MOOSO). No flames pls ladies.., I'm really a wonderful and VERY sensitive person. hee.. hee.. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

mad dawg
Feb-13-2004, 11:12am
Just don't beg her to cry out "Blueburst!" in the peak of passion like I did...
Worse yet, don't be thinking Blueburst, but instead cry out "Mandohack!"

Feb-13-2004, 11:30am
Does the Rigel mind that you are bringing your girlfriend? They are a jealous breed.
Sometimes my Rigel goes strapless in the evening- truly a fetching sight...


Feb-13-2004, 12:06pm
Ya' see..., I always said women and mandolins share several - if no many - "traits-in-common"!!(got in trouble once here at work - a state University - for making such a remark!!) - yes, I REALLY & "offically" did! . MOOSE. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Feb-13-2004, 12:14pm
Yea, you need help, but we all do. If my wife goes to the restroom, I am getting my Mandolin out, even if just for 24 seconds. What are we to do? I ask you, what are we to do? Take it with you, or not to take it with you. That is the question. Shakesphere has nothing on us

Feb-13-2004, 12:31pm
...and Shakesphere didn't even own or play the mandolin..., did he..!!??##http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif - if he did.., Philosophy 101 might have turned out differently..

mad dawg
Feb-13-2004, 12:39pm
"Whether tis nobler to sernade thy love upon star Rigel,
Or to discourse tithings of affections sole.
Ay, that is the rub."

Feb-13-2004, 1:13pm
Yeah buddy!!.., THAT'S heavy(and heady) stuff...!! - I think it'll work... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-13-2004, 1:26pm
Y'all sound like you want your cake, and eat it too. Stop all yer whining. If I'm asking, only the mando is listening. At least she always says "yes"!

Feb-13-2004, 1:49pm
"Life is short. Art is eternal"...so, pick on.(source:Moose, PHIL 101). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

John Rosett
Feb-13-2004, 1:58pm
"new" defination of a gentelman-
someone who brings their mandolin along on a romantic retreat and chooses not to play it. (at least without being asked...)

Feb-13-2004, 3:30pm
That's G-E-N-T-L-E-M-A-N... and let -the-chips-fall. Carry on. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Feb-13-2004, 3:36pm
I don't see the problem.... I took my mandolin on our honeymoon, and we're still married.

Feb-13-2004, 3:41pm
Here's another question of similar lines... I'm accompanying my wife to her Grandmother's funeral this weekend, and am therefore missing Midwinter BG Fest here in CO (which we had planned on for a few months). Would it be wrong to bring my mando to pick a few with my brother-in-law when I see him at teh funeral? Obviously we wouldn't pick AT the funeral. My wife says it depends on how much "stuff" we end up having to take with us...

Feb-13-2004, 3:43pm
I'd do it - say "this one's for Grandmom" - (No harm intended -Just my .02). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-13-2004, 3:52pm
TJG: A good mandolin.., and a good woman! - What else is there to life.. Congrats, my friend. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Feb-13-2004, 3:56pm
Hey Moose, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe doing a duet of "Will the Circle be Unbroken", or "Mother's not dead, she's only asleeping" or "White Dove", or countless others...

mad dawg
Feb-13-2004, 4:15pm
I don't see the problem.... I took my mandolin on our honeymoon, and we're still married.
Nice move -- I wish I thought of that. (at work we call that "level-setting expectations").

Feb-13-2004, 4:22pm
Hey mad-dawg -- here(Univ. of Dela.) we call that a "Major Life Event" - AND, be sure to inform the Human Resources Office so they can keep track of your life!!(OPS!!##)... I assume this rule also applies to death or suicide situations. Must follow the rules ya' know.. Have a good'n.. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Feb-13-2004, 4:22pm
Hey John.
Just go ahead and do it. It's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission..

Feb-13-2004, 4:25pm
Sorry : wrong thread.

Feb-13-2004, 4:27pm
Hey, John.
Go ahead and do it.
It's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission.

John Rosett
Feb-13-2004, 11:46pm
hey moose-
thanks for the spelling correction. i've been sick, and i'm on a new medication that "affects my perscheppschun".
it oughta make my out of town gigs this weekend even more fun. at least i'll be excused from driving...

John Rosett
Feb-14-2004, 12:36am
...and now that i reread that post, i see that you missed an even worse misspelling....

Feb-16-2004, 1:41am
Mandorose: It's sad that I don't know what was mispelled ain't it? I'm gonna guess "retreat." I digress, look at the bright side, atleast you said gentelman not geniti...nevermind.

Now to actually respond to the THREAD: I don't know. But, for those of you not already with someone: Try (though you can't help it if it doesn't work this way) to date musicians. I'd be disappointed if a man DIDN'T bring his musical instrument personally. (Not that I date enough to worry about it *L*)

Feb-16-2004, 10:47am
I had a gig so I had to bring mine......well that and wear somthing red.

whew........got out of that one clean

John Rosett
Feb-16-2004, 9:31pm
well, what i meant was my own misspeeling, not moose's. so sorry. i'm just not going to type very much more 'til i'm through with these pills i have to take.

Feb-17-2004, 6:22am
Don't get me wrong. I have a Rigel and it's a great instrument. But for Valentine's day, don't you think a Breedlove would be somehow more appropriate? Romantic? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Feb-17-2004, 10:45am
I was looking for a girl to spend Valentines Day with, but she was a Heiden.

Feb-17-2004, 10:49am
Hey Mandorose!! - Don't worry 'bout the medication - If they interfere with yer' pickin....., stop takin' 'em!!## - One time I got so "medicated", I could'nt get up outta' the chair....!!??## - hee... hee.. Have a Great day.. EL MOOSO. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Feb-17-2004, 11:16am

Perhaps the Mooster was being a G-e-n-t-e-el #man by not correcting your definitive definition of defination.


Feb-17-2004, 11:36am
Yes!...yes!, that's it - Whew!!! - I should never have jumped into this!## - Please carry on with de' thread... Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

mad dawg
Feb-17-2004, 11:43am
Videojohn -- this post sort of took on a life of its own (as often happens here http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif ); so what was the verdict, did you bring it with you? If so, do you have any key learnings to share with us?

Feb-17-2004, 11:52am
Videojohn...?http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif - are you OK!?? - are you out there? - Yes.., my appologies for taking this thread waaaayy out there. Please tell us what happened on Valentine's Day (not another massacare I hope!!#). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif