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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

Whoa, late congratulatories DF!

Funny, I only poked in here cause I saw mentioning of cats. Looking into adopting a Maine Coon/Norwegian mix myself in the coming days. love those big cats myself smily_headphones1.gif
They are pretty awesome, aren't they?

Maine coons are pretty usual around these parts. A pure bred cat is pretty expensive, so I'm probably looking at a mix myself, which they basically give away for free at the vetenarians expense (some shots, id marks, etc. Which amounts to about $100-200).
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I have a 19 year old cat I'm currently living with, as we have an understanding of sorts. My ex wanted him originally and then decided to stick me with him. He's basically senile. He gets confused at night and cries a lot, tries to climb into the refrigerator, and can't track anything worth a damn now. It's kind of funny to watch, but I kind of feel sorry for the guy. Getting old sucks.
Aww, you know you should post a pic of him, preferrably doing some crazy things.

It's strange how your ex dumped him with you, especially being that old (I imagine them having a history?). Surely there must be more to it than that? I remember you talking about it earlier in the second diary thread when you guys broke up, but still, was your ex moving somewhere where cats aren't allowed or something? Sounds so weird to abandon a cat that old, and dump him on you. On the other hand, I'm sure you two are liking each other anyway.

My mother was a bit against the idea of getting a cat, so imagine her reaction when I, at the age of 10, took my bike to the nearest farmer and asked him if I could get a cat. I could. For free. Farmers over here are so riddened with cats that reproduce that they give them away happily. The farmer I asked had over 70 (!!!) himself, all living in his barn, but he was too lazy/busy to do anything about them and as long as they hunted their own mice in the barn he was okay with them being there. Sort of like a all-day social pest control. Of course, I imagine him spicing the story a bit since I was a kid and he was a farmer, so he probably fed them once in a while and enjoyed their company. Either way, point of this anecdote was that my mother had to live with the cat since I was at school and my stepfather at work, so they developed a closer relationship than my mother wanted to admit. Your "understanding" with this old cat gives me that same vibe.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Looks like the Nordic equivalent of the Maine Coon. They can also get to 12-15kg.




I had one while growing up and he was an awesome cat, a gentle giant.
Yeah, pretty much. We have maine coons around here too, and yeah, they're very similar in size and shape. I'm not too much of an cat expert to further speculate about the differences in their psyches and such, however, my best guess is that they're probably more alike than not.

Purebreds are so darned expensive around here (I saw a Sphynx cat looking a for a replacement home, going for $3000. It must be a competing cat, but it gives you an idea what numbers we're looking at for pure breds. A normal pure bred goes for around $1000-1500. That's too much, imo. Divide that number by 10, and I'll take it. Point being that since the pures are expensive, I'll most likely take a mix, and since I like bigger cats, a maine coon/norwegian mix is very attractive - just like Idsynchrono up above there.
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My in-laws lived on a small cattle/horse ranch up in the hills. They had some of the rangiest, toughest, meanest cats I have ever seen. They survived coyotes and rattlesnakes. They were usually covered in burrs and hissed and snarled at anyone that came near.
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Congrats DigitalFreak!!!  :beerchug:

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Congrats, DF!  I hope you two make each other happy.

 

Imma do one of those end of year posts soon, I've just been preoccupied with ****.  It may be brief, though, as this year hasn't been the best for me as far as the hobby, or most things, are concerned.

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post


They are pretty awesome, aren't they?

Maine coons are pretty usual around these parts. A pure bred cat is pretty expensive, so I'm probably looking at a mix myself, which they basically give away for free at the vetenarians expense (some shots, id marks, etc. Which amounts to about $100-200).
Aww, you know you should post a pic of him, preferrably doing some crazy things.

It's strange how your ex dumped him with you, especially being that old (I imagine them having a history?). Surely there must be more to it than that? I remember you talking about it earlier in the second diary thread when you guys broke up, but still, was your ex moving somewhere where cats aren't allowed or something? Sounds so weird to abandon a cat that old, and dump him on you. On the other hand, I'm sure you two are liking each other anyway.

My mother was a bit against the idea of getting a cat, so imagine her reaction when I, at the age of 10, took my bike to the nearest farmer and asked him if I could get a cat. I could. For free. Farmers over here are so riddened with cats that reproduce that they give them away happily. The farmer I asked had over 70 (!!!) himself, all living in his barn, but he was too lazy/busy to do anything about them and as long as they hunted their own mice in the barn he was okay with them being there. Sort of like a all-day social pest control. Of course, I imagine him spicing the story a bit since I was a kid and he was a farmer, so he probably fed them once in a while and enjoyed their company. Either way, point of this anecdote was that my mother had to live with the cat since I was at school and my stepfather at work, so they developed a closer relationship than my mother wanted to admit. Your "understanding" with this old cat gives me that same vibe.
Yeah, pretty much. We have maine coons around here too, and yeah, they're very similar in size and shape. I'm not too much of an cat expert to further speculate about the differences in their psyches and such, however, my best guess is that they're probably more alike than not.

Purebreds are so darned expensive around here (I saw a Sphynx cat looking a for a replacement home, going for $3000. It must be a competing cat, but it gives you an idea what numbers we're looking at for pure breds. A normal pure bred goes for around $1000-1500. That's too much, imo. Divide that number by 10, and I'll take it. Point being that since the pures are expensive, I'll most likely take a mix, and since I like bigger cats, a maine coon/norwegian mix is very attractive - just like Idsynchrono up above there.

 

My cat is pretty big also (orange tabby, persian and siamese mix). When he stretches out he is over 3 ft tall lol. (yes that is a kirby in the back ground).

 

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lol. I had to re-read that post. Thought you said something else (give me an l ;)...


Edited by lee730 - 1/5/14 at 12:40am
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lol. I had re-read that post. Thought you said something else (give me an l ;)...


I wonder how many people had to stop and re-read Warrens post because they also thought he meant something else, lol.


To all the late well wishers, thanks a lot guys. Much respect goes out to you all

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post
 

No one here wants to check out the Perfect Sound d901 dido?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697985/perfect-sound-dido-d901-mini-tour-reviews-discussion-impressions-musings-etc

Yup!!! Ya sounded kinda strange there for a moment,...LOL!!!

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Thread Starter 

Hur hur hur.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_(Queen_of_Carthage)

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I know baseball isn't really anyone's thing anymore but I just want to post this for how ridiculous it is, the knuckleball:

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I know baseball isn't really anyone's thing anymore but I just want to post this for how ridiculous it is, the knuckleball:

ku-xlarge.gif

 

You're so wrong. Baseball is great! Of course, I may be biased, since my team just won it all......

 

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Lol, now come on guys, we've talked about those headphones in this thread before... :o

 

But seriously, an all-metal, closed-back headphone that supposedly uses Fostex TH-series drivers?  No one wants a piece of that action?

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Lol, now come on guys, we've talked about those headphones in this thread before... :o

 

But seriously, an all-metal, closed-back headphone that supposedly uses Fostex TH-series drivers?  No one wants a piece of that action?

Moderately interested, but not really interested enough to ask for an EU tour. Not to mention the £500 price tag if I end up really liking them...better not to tempt fate.

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grats to u DigiFreak... If she freaks about ur portable... just tell her ur attending AAA m eetings ;3

That said I need to get around to using myUtube channel for reviews. I might start doing a weekly Cd review to. my hard media collection is growing biggrin.gif finally
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