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PS integrating into my real life...

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by luvthemstrawberries, May 1, 2009.

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  1. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 1, 2009
    Funny / slap my forehead moment...

    I was just on Facebook and saw a message I''d left for a girl I knew back in college. I mentioned something about my fiance, and I wrote, "Yeah, my FI used to do that..." as part of the message. I read over it just now and realized that no one I know probably knows what "FI" means, hahaha. I felt silly, kind of a - roll my eyes, slap my forehead, and shake my head at myself - type moment. My fingers have obviously gotten used to PS lingo and don''t even realize how to type without all the abbreviations![​IMG]

    So do your PS time/habits translate their way into your real life without you realizing it too?[​IMG]
     
  2. Sabine
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    by Sabine » May 1, 2009
    All the time! I find myself wanting to use terms/abbreviations like DH all the time. But the worst is when someone is telling a story, and I chime in because I can relate because I "know" someone who went through something similar, and then I realize I''m telling a story about someone from PS! It''s so odd, I go to say, oh I have this friend, or I know this person, but then I realize that isn''t quite right. But I also feel very odd saying, Oh, someone who posts on the same message board as me said...
     
  3. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 1, 2009
    Ha! I almost did the same thing earlier this week! I wanted to tell my cousin about something I read on here that related to what she was talking about, then I stopped myself because I couldn''t say "my friend" or even "this person I know" - haha so I just held the information.[​IMG]

    Most people I know only use "hubby" or "husband" - DH just comes so easily in my head now!! Haha but I''d probably get some strange looks for using that. Even if I explained what it meant.
     
  4. TravelingGal
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    by TravelingGal » May 1, 2009
    At least DH or FI is a normal Internet abbreviation. Try calling your husband "TGuy" and see what kind of look you get. [​IMG]
     
  5. tlh
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    by tlh » May 1, 2009
    I DID THAT to my husband. we were at work and IM''ing each other on the work IM. (Called sametime here) and I said something about my DH. and he''s like... what is that? a duped hottie?
    I laughed so hard that I snorted like a little piggy.[​IMG]
     
  6. bee*
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    by bee* » May 1, 2009
    I always write D instead of his real name when I''m emailing and so many people have been like what''s D?!
     
  7. sunnyd
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    by sunnyd » May 1, 2009
    I do that all the time! I feel like a weirdo... [​IMG]
     
  8. LostSapphire
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    by LostSapphire » May 1, 2009
    My mom just pointed out to me yesterday that the last 3 e-mails I sent her were signed: LS [​IMG]

    She''s like, who''s that????

    LS
     
  9. Italiahaircolor
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    by Italiahaircolor » May 1, 2009
    At least you weren''t talking about your STDs.
     
  10. somethingshiny
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    by somethingshiny » May 1, 2009

    or your BM''s.....
     
  11. luckystar112
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    by luckystar112 » May 1, 2009
    Or your PADS!

    I noticed Linda and Tgal kept mentioning the lovely "pads" in their posts. I had to look it up. lol.
     
  12. zoebartlett
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    by zoebartlett » May 1, 2009
    I do that too!
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Gayletmom
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    by Gayletmom » May 1, 2009
    I do that often and then feel really strange saying "Well, someone I met on a message board says you should..." I suppose it''s that I trust the advice I get from so many of you here and I want to pass it on. We travelled to NY recently and Harriet helped me plan the trip. My dh and kids got used to hearing me tell them that "Harriet" recommended a restaurant or shop.
     
  14. icekid
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    by icekid » May 1, 2009
    hahaha, love it!
     
  15. sunnyd
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    by sunnyd » May 1, 2009
    I told my sister the other day I needed her address to send her an STD. She wondered how I would send that in an envelope. Hahaha!! [​IMG]
     
  16. musey
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    by musey » May 1, 2009
    lol!

    I don''t think I''ve ever had an abbreviation slip outside PS, but I don''t usually use the abbreviations that are popular on here (I did use FI because I was SO frustrated with the html mistaking of the accented e in fiancé), so I''m not just used to typing them all the time [​IMG]
     
  17. DivaDiamond007
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    by DivaDiamond007 » May 1, 2009
    I do this too! It''s just too hard sometimes to explain that I "know" people on a message board so I just pretend that it''s someone I know IRL. If it''s just an aquaintance it''s not like it really matters anyways where the story came from.

    I''ve slipped and used "DH" a few times in real-time conversations and I always get a [​IMG] look from whoever I''m talking too. Oops!

    I don''t talk about PS too much with people IRL. My SIL and one of my other friends knows that I''m on here (a lot!) and I talk about some of the threads with a coworker too. My coworker is funny because she has kids that are around my age and she just doesn''t "get" message boards so she thinks its strange that we get on here and talk so candidly about our lives and jewelry obsession.
     
  18. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 1, 2009
    Hahaha, how funny!!![​IMG]
     
  19. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 1, 2009
    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Wow, never considered that one... haha!!
     
  20. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 1, 2009
    Haha no one else knows I''m on here except FI. And he laughs at home much I enjoy it. I''ve almost mentioned it to my mom before, but I figured I''d just get the crazy look. We just set her up with her own email, so she''s a good ways away from forums. :)
     
  21. Linda W
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    by Linda W » May 1, 2009


    ha ha ha ha, I bet you were wondering about that one!!! [​IMG]
     
  22. Irishgrrrl
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    by Irishgrrrl » May 2, 2009
    Sunny, this made me LOL! [​IMG]
     
  23. Maisiebelle
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    by Maisiebelle » May 2, 2009
    I used to chat online in a real time chatroom. I was using the term ''lol'' so often that I actually said it out loud when my husband made me laugh!
     
  24. Tuckins1
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    by Tuckins1 » May 3, 2009
    I was at the jewelery store yesterday browsing 5 stone rings. (Wishful thinking!!) A woman was trying on bands next to me... She was going between a micro-pave domed band (pretty wide, at least 4-5 mm or so...) and a wide band of emerald cuts. I told her I liked the first one better. When she asked my why, I tried to explain that I like the sparkle of the melees better than the flashes from the step cuts. (For THIS particular ring at least...) She looked at me like I was speaking Greek. I finally said "the first one has more bling factor. [​IMG]
     
  25. Definitely. Maybe
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    by Definitely. Maybe » May 3, 2009
    I do this also. I always have to pause and think about if I actually ''know'' the person I am referring to and realize that I am talking about something I read on PS. [​IMG] I just continue the story/advice as if I do know the person IRL or I just say "I read on the internet..." that way I don''t feel like I am lying.
     
  26. GoingCrazy29
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    by GoingCrazy29 » May 3, 2009
    My FI was seeing one of our friends that lived about 2 hours away a few weekends ago so I just had him take our STD to give him in person. I saw our friend at a wedding this weekend and in front of everyone at our table said " Hey Jeff, did Andrew give you our STD the other weekend?". Everyone just looked at me like I was crazy and then cracked up. I had to explain that STD is an abbreviation for Save the Dates on the internet. I was so embarressed and felt like such a geek :)
     
  27. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 4, 2009
    Hahahaha, how funny!!! And in PERSON![​IMG] It''s ok - geeks at heart unite![​IMG]
     
  28. luvthemstrawberries
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    by luvthemstrawberries » May 4, 2009
    Haha, gotta put it in basic terms, huh? Ah, to think back before our days of PS knowledge...[​IMG]

    I love to look at the specifics and details of people''s rings I see in person now. But most people would freak if I wanted to look at it for long - most people that I know just look at a ring in terms of "oh wow, so pretty!" or usually just how big the diamond is. Part of me wanted to get a colored stone just to throw them all off - they''d probably say I was crazy, I was "supposed to get a diamond!" I notice things now, like the quality of cut affecting the darkness of a diamond, and I enjoy details, like the basket of the ring. But most people I know can''t see anything past - you guessed it, the "bling factor." The diamond I chose was a RB, but I bet most of them would have balked at anything else - haha if I''d shown up with an EC, they''d probably ask if it was a diamond![​IMG]
     
  29. PilsnPinkysMom
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    by PilsnPinkysMom » May 4, 2009
    I reference PS a lot, at least to my FI. But he knows it as the "Diamond & Wedding Blog"

    I feel odd saying it''s a "message board"

    So often I''ll say, "Someone on the wedding blog.... blahblahblah" A total misrepresentation? Yes. But it prevents FI from knowing how stroooong my diamond obsession is becoming [​IMG]
     
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