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Audiophile related chores?
1. taking apart my system when it's necessary for household related projects
2. adding new gear or cables to the system and then waiting for for them to break in or used equipment waiting for it to settle in
3. buying, selling and moving heavy speakers that require pallets or big boxes; also moving heavy amplifiers
Non-Audiophile related chores:
1. raking and bagging leaves
2. cleaning the aquarium
3. cutting the grass in hot weather
There are more but that's enough
Hate: washing clothes, washing bedding, cooking, cleaning, picking up, vacuuming, washing dishes.
Any activity that is not totally voluntary!
I hate any chore that does not involve spending fun money, or listening to music, or driving really, really fast.
(last ticket was for 32 over the limit... Yikes! lucky for me i was just starting to accelerate.. if that sheriff was a quarter mile further down the road, i would have gotten a ticket for doing 130 in a 55 zone.)
So you can see I am super lazy and need at least TWO maids.
Wish I was wealthier!
Then I could afford more lawyers for tickets.. and own a really fast car! (I almost bought a Suzuli Hyabusa motorcycle, just to go 200mph... but figured if i fell off at even, say 170mph.. it would really hurt.)
I used to work when I had to work. Now, forget it!
My biggest problem is to be able to NOT get fat, and get enough exercise that I can actually be healthy enough to move my fat arse around without getting out of breath, or climb a couple of flights of stairs!
Everything else is pretty much a piece of cake.
Tabl10s.. Great thread.
Household related chores: folding laundry, yard work, handwashing dishes, emptying and putting away the pool, winterizing.
Audio related chores: speaker wire break in, amplifier break in, cleaning of the interior amps with fans that suck air into it (Hafler DH-500), dusting my gear.
I hate filing albums and cd's, sure enough you have no room for an "A" title then you got shift every damn shelf down a few spaces to fit your new music. It can take a long time.
Mowing and housework dont bother me, I like a nice clean home and a good looking yard, I just plop on my Ipod and run the tractor up and down for about 3 hours, get some sun, fresh air and some music all at once!
I do hate shaving and haircuts, and shoping for food or clothes....................love album hubts, go figure.
I hate when I have to sell a cherished equipment after buying a new equipment, in order to control cost, and especially given the emotional value that equipment has built up with me...:-( Also, not to mention the arduous task of moving very heavy speakers and amplifiers, which can sprain one's back if not careful!
Audiophile chores hated: Cleaning records; TT adjustments; speaker placement; cable swapping.
Non-audiophile chores hated: Draining pet abscesses; yard work of any kind; drinking domestic beer when the host has nothing but; xmas shopping; second, as mentioned hanging outside xmas lights; listening to my drunken brother over the phone reminisce when I could be listening to music.
while an innocuous question per se, where does it end ?
at what point do questions become so trivial that they are not asked ?
isn't it a sign of maturity that one does not express all that one is thinking ?
if one wants to consider non audio topics, there are many which are more important.
i won't mention them, but they are both political and economic .
All in the name of fun as I'm sure we'd ALL rather listen than work. Here's one chore that I detested a few years ago. I had a rabbit named "Jack". The Wife had a rabbit that was supposed to be male until it delivered nine pups.
The Wife noticed that she wouldn't nurse the babies, so every day we'd have to refrigerate puppy milk, thaw it to room temp,
feed them while making sure it doesn't come out their nose and clean them too. This took place every 45 minutes 24 hours a day until they all died off.
Scraping rabbit dung out of the grass and having to move the cage (rabbit urine burns the grass)was no picnic either.
Here's one. Years ago I had a really bad boss. He happened to live within a block of the 4th of July parade-route. While walking the route, there was one section were no one was standing. The reason was because an ELEPHANT CRAPPED in the road. Brainstorm! I went back to my truck were I had a snow shovel, which was used at the time for picking up sawdust (for tree work). Yup, I scooped up that turd, (the size of a soccer ball) it ended up on my boss's front door stoop. That was one chore I enjoyed!! (me bad)
There is a job worse than clearing up the poop of three medium/large sized dogs daily, even clearing up horsey poopy doos.
Now, cleaning the sheath of a horse?, now that must be far far unimaginably worse than poop. I wish our horse was Jewish, at least that way I think it is just a little, but not a lot nicer to do. Its a woman's job, and thankfully she does it! ewwwwwwwwwwww.
If it were left to me to do, then pass the phone, what's the vets number?
The only chore I really hated was back in my youth. My dad was too cheap to pay for a hookup to the sewer so every year, the 'chore' would alternate between my brother and myself. The chore consisted of digging a 3' square hole about 4 feet deep whenever the lemon tree produced some really big, beautiful lemons. That was the signal that the septic tank was overfilling. The only upside were the neighbors who liked lemons. Maybe that's why I don't care for them.