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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    ...when you click on this thread to see what others have to say simply because it hadn't occurred to you that, um, this might be a problem???

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bevan View Post
    ...when you click on this thread to see what others have to say simply because it hadn't occurred to you that, um, this might be a problem???
    All I can say is that this is better than a lot of other things you could be addicted too!

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    ...you've taken a vacation 4,000 km away, and left your mandolin home because of the bother of lugging it around airports and on ferry rides, then you step out of a cafe, notice a guitar shop across the street, and end up flying home with a mandolin. (No hassle at the airport by the way. We now have an air travellers bill of rights that takes travelling with instruments into account.)
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    … you see a beautiful young woman in a short skirt with beautiful legs and all you notice is that the legs are getting in the way of seeing what kind of mandolin case she's carrying. (The corollary is: Your wife knows that you were looking at the mandolin.)
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    “Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    You call your wife up to ask, "Honey, what are you doing after work?" and she without missing a beat says, "I'm meeting you at the music store so you can buy that octave mandolin, aren't I?"

    This may or may not have actually happened...
    -- Johnson MA-100 Mando
    -- Eastman MDO-305 OM
    -- 3 Seagull Merlin dulcimers (2GDG, 1DAD)
    -- 1952 Harmony Roy Smeck guitar
    -- Ortega Lizzie Ubass
    -- Leigh Campbell electric violin
    -- Pfretzschner violin
    -- Glaesel viola
    -- Ibanez acoustic/electric guitar
    -- Misc: a cello, 2 cigarbox guitars, charango, djembe, slide dulcimer.

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    When your wife is on the phone with her sister, who happens to play violin, and you interrupt them to ask the sister if she’s has any old violin books you could borrow, and end up highjacking the conversation to talk about violins and mandolins for 10 minutes while the frown on your wife’s face is turning into anger by the second. Not that I’m speaking from recent experience or anything... lol.

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    You look at a Vick's logo and think of a mandolin pick!

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    You find a note dated two weeks ago from your wife saying she's left you.

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When you have a mandolin next to your kitchen table, behind your living room chair, next to your side of the bed, and don't even open that closet door.

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    I'm not sure that this falls in with the the thread of 'thinking' . . . but last year I spent a couple of months in bed, recovering from surgery - and on more than a few occasions I went t sleep with my mandolin by my side.

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    After your hand surgery, you ask, "Doc! Will I be able to play mandolin?" She replies, "Sure, I don't see why not." and you sigh, "Great! I never could before."

    [/me ducks]

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    Default Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    ... when you spot a bass banjo and you think it is a mandolinist's worst nightmare.

    Reality check: It's everyone's worst nightmare!

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