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decoherence
November 9th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Do you have a 'baby?' By which I do not mean an offspring, yours or otherwise. I mean an inanimate object that you love, perhaps unreasonably, worry about its safety and rely on in some way. Could be your bike or car, your camera, your gun or nunchucks, your laptop, etc.

Why is it special? Why do you worry about it? How do you rely on it?

I fell in love with an Ibanez AF95 (http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/guitar.aspx?m=AF95) I recently bought. It's my baby. I always wanted a proper archtop; this one sounds great, plays great and I can afford it!

I worry about it because it's my first hollow body and it's fragile compared to my Tele (but what isn't?)

I rely on it as a creative outlet. Especially this guitar because it demands to be played properly. I can't stand to do anything sloppily on this guitar.

I think I'll be the next Chet Atkins for sure (right after I've designed my own processor, debugged the entire GPL software library and determined whether vim or emacs is better)

tdrusk
November 9th, 2008, 06:07 AM
I love my laptop. It's so reliable and works great.

That and my guitar, Agile AL2500.

zmjjmz
November 9th, 2008, 06:12 AM
My newly gotten Dell Mini Inspiron 910.

eternalnewbee
November 9th, 2008, 06:13 AM
My PC. It's my portal to the rest of the World.

niccholaspage
November 9th, 2008, 06:18 AM
My laptop! I love it so much. I can't let it go...

rokytnji
November 9th, 2008, 06:31 AM
My Babies91796

blackened
November 9th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Definitely my laptop. I love it nearly as much as my children. More recently I've begun to fall in love with my Washburn banjo. It just has something none of my guitars have. How über redneck of me.

JeffoOfMetal
November 9th, 2008, 06:44 AM
I'm gonna make her my baby, an Ibanez EDB555 5 String Bass

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-EDB555-5-String-Electric-Bass-Guitar-511828-i1173373.gc

I played it one day and fell completely in love. :guitar:

I'm only 600 bucks away from having her. :D

shadowdude1794
November 9th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Definatley my PC... I spend way to much time on it.

wersdaluv
November 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
My assistant (http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/rl/products/flash/notebooks/esprimo_mobile/u9200/index.html)

LordIshamael
November 9th, 2008, 01:21 PM
is it just me, or have 90% of the people here said their comp is their baby?
for me, i think its my ps3, even though i havent played in months (ah, academics...)

lukjad007
November 9th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Do you have a 'baby?' By which I do not mean an offspring, yours or otherwise. I mean an inanimate object that you love, perhaps unreasonably, worry about its safety and rely on in some way. Could be your bike or car, your camera, your gun or nunchucks, your laptop, etc.

Why is it special? Why do you worry about it? How do you rely on it?

I fell in love with an Ibanez AF95 (http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/guitar.aspx?m=AF95) I recently bought. It's my baby. I always wanted a proper archtop; this one sounds great, plays great and I can afford it!

I worry about it because it's my first hollow body and it's fragile compared to my Tele (but what isn't?)

I rely on it as a creative outlet. Especially this guitar because it demands to be played properly. I can't stand to do anything sloppily on this guitar.

I think I'll be the next Chet Atkins for sure (right after I've designed my own processor, debugged the entire GPL software library and determined whether vim or emacs is better)
No. I have hobbies, and I like doing things, but I have stopped myself from becoming more attached with them than with people.

decoherence
November 9th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I'm gonna make her my baby, an Ibanez EDB555 5 String Bass

I rented that one or something very like it in five string a few years ago when I was travelling. Much nicer to play than a Yamaha RBX765, which I owned at the time. They both sounded great but the Ibanez felt much "tighter."

These days I'm more in to guitar, though. Easier to practice with casually, imho.

decoherence
November 9th, 2008, 03:58 PM
No. I have hobbies, and I like doing things, but I have stopped myself from becoming more attached with them than with people.

Ah, people are over-rated! :biggrin:

billgoldberg
November 9th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Do you have a 'baby?' By which I do not mean an offspring, yours or otherwise. I mean an inanimate object that you love, perhaps unreasonably, worry about its safety and rely on in some way. Could be your bike or car, your camera, your gun or nunchucks, your laptop, etc.

Why is it special? Why do you worry about it? How do you rely on it?

I fell in love with an Ibanez AF95 (http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/guitar.aspx?m=AF95) I recently bought. It's my baby. I always wanted a proper archtop; this one sounds great, plays great and I can afford it!

I worry about it because it's my first hollow body and it's fragile compared to my Tele (but what isn't?)

I rely on it as a creative outlet. Especially this guitar because it demands to be played properly. I can't stand to do anything sloppily on this guitar.

I think I'll be the next Chet Atkins for sure (right after I've designed my own processor, debugged the entire GPL software library and determined whether vim or emacs is better)

My Asus eeepc.

It's so damn cute.

arpanaut
November 9th, 2008, 04:22 PM
My golf clubs...

They are "My Babys" "My Kids" often "Sweet Thang" <-special name for putter

Then again they can easily become
"You dirty, stinkin' piece of outhouse floatsam"
depending on recent behavior. LOL

Have not completely reconciled with the concept:
It's the indian not the arrow.

tuxsheadache
November 9th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Predictably I am going to say my computers.
My current one is called Vinnie. He is named after Vinnie Jones, because he is one tough cookie. There are tougher computer/ people, but h is definitely better than average.
My last one was Bruce, a Dell Dimension E521 named after Bruce Willis. He wasn't the most powerful machine, but like Bruce in any die hard movie, he just kept going, and never gives in!

decoherence
November 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
is it just me, or have 90% of the people here said their comp is their baby?

Yeah, I expected that. Given the crowd, I considered asking people to think of something OTHER than their laptops, but on second thought, it seemed arbitrary.

I'm a technician. Computers come and go and most of the ones I've owned were cobbled together from 'dead' machines at work. That said, I'd probably be sad if my ancient little Stinkpad X30 ever gave up the ghost. I expect that thing to run for another five years, then ten more after that!

lukjad007
November 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Ah, people are over-rated! :biggrin:
Not my people. ;)

gn2
November 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
My Linksys NSLU2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSLU2)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/7301002_5c646d8cb1.jpg?v=0.

Yes
November 9th, 2008, 06:06 PM
My marching snare. I can't believe the season's over already :(.

protohuman
November 9th, 2008, 07:40 PM
My laptop that I use for school, I don't think I could have gotten through the semester so far without it. I take it everywhere.

cardinals_fan
November 9th, 2008, 07:56 PM
My cheap little Samsung cell phone is my 'baby'. I'm very protective of the little thing.

EDIT: Well, there's my clarinet too. But that's more of a working relationship :D

aaaantoine
November 9th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Let's just say if my house was on fire and I had time to grab one inanimate thing before escaping, it would be my laptop.

I don't really baby it, no -- It already had scars on the outer shell within weeks of purchase -- but for the time being I depend on it for work.

schauerlich
November 9th, 2008, 08:03 PM
My laptop and my iPod Touch.

forrestcupp
November 9th, 2008, 08:49 PM
My XV6700. I know it's an older model, but I just got it and it's awesome.

http://grantlairdjr.com/media/xv6700-large.jpg