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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2012, 03:35:09 PM »
You guys crack me up. Alas, yes, I am hitched. I just want you to know that if I ever were to enter into a polyamorous, Internet pseudo-marriage with anyone, it would be with you people.  :D
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Eh mancaves generally imply manly sins such as porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.

Because females do not engage in porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.


Well they gossip and speak ill of other women, so imagine the mancave but replace the men with women and the whiskey with white wine and add the gossiping element and then you have the woman-cave.

Don't let's be silly. Jack on the rocks has been my drink of choice for years. Which isn't to say that I don't like wine (but give me red or give me death), only that I do love whiskey.

Point of clarification: Jack Daniels is to real whiskey as clown masses are to actual worship.

 :D

I was waiting for something like that to pop up. I can't help it, I like Jack.

Well, you're a grown woman, and what you choose to do to your palette in the privacy of your own home is your own business. But James is still young and impressionable so we owe it to him try to set a better example...

:-p

What is your whiskey of choice? Jameson?
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2012, 03:48:32 PM »
May I say that I'm all for the mancave, the kidcave and the wifecave, whereever that is, as long as you don't confuse the kitchen or laundry room with a wifecave!  If I could build my husband a deluxe mancave 300 yards from the house I would.  I'm just not convinced that the secret to marital happiness is too much togetherness.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2012, 04:09:25 PM »
Eh mancaves generally imply manly sins such as porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.

Because females do not engage in porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.


Well they gossip and speak ill of other women, so imagine the mancave but replace the men with women and the whiskey with white wine and add the gossiping element and then you have the woman-cave.

Don't let's be silly. Jack on the rocks has been my drink of choice for years. Which isn't to say that I don't like wine (but give me red or give me death), only that I do love whiskey.

Point of clarification: Jack Daniels is to real whiskey as clown masses are to actual worship.

 :D

I was waiting for something like that to pop up. I can't help it, I like Jack.

Well, you're a grown woman, and what you choose to do to your palette in the privacy of your own home is your own business. But James is still young and impressionable so we owe it to him try to set a better example...

:-p

What is your whiskey of choice? Jameson?

Macallen 18 ideally. Although I've found that just about anything that starts with a Glen (Glenlivet, Glenfidditch, Glenmorangie) is acceptable.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2012, 04:15:20 PM »
Yes! A man cave is mandatory. Guns. Reloading bench. Rod/reels. Tackle boxes. Tools. Greasy/smelly motorcycle parts. If I move a few things around even a hammock.

Oh yeah...... and spiders. You need a few spiders to keep the girls away.

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2012, 04:33:10 PM »
Yes! A man cave is mandatory. Guns. Reloading bench. Rod/reels. Tackle boxes. Tools. Greasy/smelly motorcycle parts. If I move a few things around even a hammock.

Oh yeah...... and spiders. You need a few spiders to keep the girls away.

You don't actually even need spiders. Simply say that you think you saw a spider, and I'd stay far away.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2012, 06:41:31 PM »
Eh mancaves generally imply manly sins such as porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.

Because females do not engage in porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.


Well they gossip and speak ill of other women, so imagine the mancave but replace the men with women and the whiskey with white wine and add the gossiping element and then you have the woman-cave.

Don't let's be silly. Jack on the rocks has been my drink of choice for years. Which isn't to say that I don't like wine (but give me red or give me death), only that I do love whiskey.

Point of clarification: Jack Daniels is to real whiskey as clown masses are to actual worship.

 :D

I was waiting for something like that to pop up. I can't help it, I like Jack.

Don't worry ZZ, you are in the right.  JD is Whiskey.  Now if we were talking about Whisky, it would be an entirely different matter.

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »
Eh mancaves generally imply manly sins such as porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.

Because females do not engage in porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness.


Well they gossip and speak ill of other women, so imagine the mancave but replace the men with women and the whiskey with white wine and add the gossiping element and then you have the woman-cave.

Don't let's be silly. Jack on the rocks has been my drink of choice for years. Which isn't to say that I don't like wine (but give me red or give me death), only that I do love whiskey.

Point of clarification: Jack Daniels is to real whiskey as clown masses are to actual worship.

 :D

I was waiting for something like that to pop up. I can't help it, I like Jack.

Well, you're a grown woman, and what you choose to do to your palette in the privacy of your own home is your own business. But James is still young and impressionable so we owe it to him try to set a better example...

:-p

What is your whiskey of choice? Jameson?

Macallen 18 ideally. Although I've found that just about anything that starts with a Glen (Glenlivet, Glenfidditch, Glenmorangie) is acceptable.

The only Scotch I can stomach is Johnny Walker Blue.  For obvious reasons I drink it but rarely. 

Otherwise, Jameson or Michael Collins are good.  I like Irish.

But the queen of Whiskey is Bourbon.  (Even Tennessee whiskey like JD is acceptable.)  I have never turned down Bookers or Knob Creek, and Eagle Rare Reserve is from Heaven.   
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2012, 07:29:27 PM »
May I say that I'm all for the mancave, the kidcave and the wifecave, whereever that is, as long as you don't confuse the kitchen or laundry room with a wifecave!  If I could build my husband a deluxe mancave 300 yards from the house I would.  I'm just not convinced that the secret to marital happiness is too much togetherness.

hear! hear!  ;D

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« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Anyone who claims to have a "Mancave" and has a problem with homosexuality has enormous identity issues.

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2012, 07:57:18 PM »
Anyone who claims to have a "Mancave" and has a problem with homosexuality has enormous identity issues.



Ha! Right on.  I married a woman that likes drinking whiskey and smoking cigars, pretty much eliminating the need for a "man cave".  I do have the garage if I need peace and quiet to plot taking over the world.  But I have NO objection to having her come down and light one up with me (however you want to take that).  In fact, if I ever was king of the world for a day, and felt the need to be "trendy" and have a man cave, it would be filled with women.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2012, 08:06:44 PM »
I'd love to have a mancave when I get married. Pool table, fusbol table, air hockey, big screen TV and surround sound system, computer, game systems, etc.
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« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2012, 08:42:47 PM »
Mancave! My wife and I just bought our first house, and such a space was one of the main criteria for choosing the house that we did. The rest of the house is very nice, too, but as soon as we went downstairs during our initial viewing, I envisioned the mancave there in all of its glory: A drumset, a small PA system, guitars, a little beer fridge, a dartboard, an old couch parked in front of an old tube TV with nothing but sports on it, maybe even some sports teams banners, and something really cheesy like a Budweiser bar light... er, maybe not the light.  :P  :D

And the best whiskey I've tried is Forty Creek.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2012, 09:03:46 PM »
Yes! A man cave is mandatory. Guns. Reloading bench. Rod/reels. Tackle boxes. Tools. Greasy/smelly motorcycle parts. If I move a few things around even a hammock.

Oh yeah...... and spiders. You need a few spiders to keep the girls away.

You don't actually even need spiders. Simply say that you think you saw a spider, and I'd stay far away.

LOL..I just killed one an hour ago for "them"..
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2012, 10:32:14 PM »
I'd love to have a mancave when I get married. Pool table, fusbol table, air hockey, big screen TV and surround sound system, computer, game systems, etc.

You mean, what was formerly called a family room or den?

BTW - my favorite bourbon is Bookers, and my favorite Scotch is Lagavulin.
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2012, 02:49:46 AM »
Eh mancaves generally imply manly sins such as porn, masturbation, excessive drinking or other forms of crudeness. Not sure if a mancave is really appropriate for the Orthodox man. I understand that women can be such a burden when it comes to decorating and furniture, and that the female in the household might want to furnish your mancave according to her taste, but, to be honest, I think that it is worth it. Let her decorate it the way she wants to, all that matters is that you have a quite place where you can escape the rest of the household. I'm not too picky about the room as long as I have a comfortable chair, bookshelf and coffee maker.

Not really.  A mancave is for something "manly".  To me its a big screen TV for watching sports or playing video games  ;D

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2012, 03:04:32 AM »
Where's part 2?  ???

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2012, 04:08:19 AM »
Ok, I'm not married not now nor probably any time soon so I shouldn't be answering to this but I see no need for a mancave. However my wife candidate might have need for something like that since she has a car while I don't, she has more booze than I have etc. Helpmeetcave?
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2012, 04:54:16 AM »
A man's house is his castle, so real men don't need to flee to caves (unless they're monks). ;)

But seriously, truth be told, our house is too small for me to find room for a "man cave." A few years ago the children and I spent a weekend turning one room in our little home into a "Mama's cave" which is designated for my wife to enjoy time to herself without disturbance. And you know what? From time to time my wife will invite me to come into her "Mama cave" and spend some "special time." So, my advice: if you want to have time and space to yourself, make sure that your wife has time and space to herself. If you do that, you will find that it works out pretty well.  :)




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« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2012, 11:39:31 AM »
A man's house is his castle, so real men don't need to flee to caves (unless they're monks). ;)

But seriously, truth be told, our house is too small for me to find room for a "man cave." A few years ago the children and I spent a weekend turning one room in our little home into a "Mama's cave" which is designated for my wife to enjoy time to herself without disturbance. And you know what? From time to time my wife will invite me to come into her "Mama cave" and spend some "special time." So, my advice: if you want to have time and space to yourself, make sure that your wife has time and space to herself. If you do that, you will find that it works out pretty well.  :)




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« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2012, 03:10:49 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I have a man cave.  Its my little recording studio.  I also have my icon corner in there.  My wife doesnt want me putting icons everywhere in the house.  They arent "cute."  

I live with my sister, she is the same way.  However, in hindsight I think she had the more sensible judgement, after all the living room and hallways are for a house, not an Orthodox monastery!  Sometimes people just want to have coffee and conversation without the Saints looking intently on them.  Icons are like a Rorschach test, everybody reacts differently ;)

In regards to the Man-cave, I am an OG Eastsider here in LA, our man-cave is out in the driveway outside in front of the casa or out by the curb, where we've been hanging out since we were kids and where we will hang out until we are Veteranos walking with canes not for style, but because we need them!


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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2012, 03:29:16 PM »
In regards to the Man-cave, I am an OG Eastsider here in LA, our man-cave is out in the driveway outside in front of the casa or out by the curb, where we've been hanging out since we were kids and where we will hang out until we are Veteranos walking with canes not for style, but because we need them!
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« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2012, 03:36:14 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

In regards to the Man-cave, I am an OG Eastsider here in LA, our man-cave is out in the driveway outside in front of the casa or out by the curb, where we've been hanging out since we were kids and where we will hang out until we are Veteranos walking with canes not for style, but because we need them!
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When you are young its your momma who chases you and your friends out to the curb to hang out, and when you get older it is your wife and daughters, either way the appropriate man-cave for Eastsiderz is the front drive-way/curb  for life, where the women don't pester us much ;)

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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #68 on: August 03, 2012, 03:44:07 PM »
I am in awe of the example of humility given by the men in this thread who claim to need a place of solitude to play music, watch sports, drink alcohol, etc.  I’m sure this is what you claim here, and perhaps what you tell your wives also, but when you are finally alone and the door is locked you pull out your prayer ropes, face your icon corners, and do countless prostrations into the night, winning for yourselves many crowns.  You put us slackers to shame who do not spend nearly enough time in prayer to invent such excuses to hide our spiritual labors.    :)

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It is hard to re-create something like this at home, however. ;-)
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Re: The Mancave: A Question for Married Orthodox Pt.1
« Reply #69 on: August 03, 2012, 04:24:09 PM »
In regards to the Man-cave, I am an OG Eastsider here in LA, our man-cave is out in the driveway outside in front of the casa or out by the curb, where we've been hanging out since we were kids and where we will hang out until we are Veteranos walking with canes not for style, but because we need them!
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Second Life?  It looks more like GTA San Andreas to me.  If I saw him dressed like that in my hood he's get a burst from ma 'K.  Grove Street for life.
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« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2012, 04:30:50 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Just a clarification,  I hope y'all understand that I meant hanging out at the curb in real life, and not in video games right?

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