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Old 02-18-2011, 03:01 AM
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Your able to explain the UPS delivery to your wife by saying yes I really do need a 7th snare drum..this is a special one for (recording, playing live, doing that one certain song, its a back-up to a back-up) and after she shakes her head and walks away ... you have just completely conviced yourself while telling her all this that you really do need it...oh let's not forget telling her it was a steal too...a $500 drum and I got for $49.... (of course this is a lie it was really $149 + shipping..at this time your hoping and praying she doesn't check the bank statement next month...if you done this you might be a drummer...plus I would feel alot better knowing I'm not the only one doing this...think I'll work on some paradiddles to aleve the guilt..lol
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:19 AM
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Your favorite shirt is the black one with white lettering that reads:

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Old 02-18-2011, 03:48 AM
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Your able to explain the UPS delivery to your wife by saying yes I really do need a 7th snare drum..this is a special one for (recording, playing live, doing that one certain song, its a back-up to a back-up) and after she shakes her head and walks away ... you have just completely conviced yourself while telling her all this that you really do need it...oh let's not forget telling her it was a steal too...a $500 drum and I got for $49.... (of course this is a lie it was really $149 + shipping..at this time your hoping and praying she doesn't check the bank statement next month...if you done this you might be a drummer...plus I would feel alot better knowing I'm not the only one doing this...think I'll work on some paradiddles to aleve the guilt..lol
The secret to this is to order a pair of boots for her.

She'll be so enthralled with the boots, she won't question the other boxes.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:19 PM
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You're supposed to be giving your significant other a back rub, but are really practicing your paradiddles.
I have often played rudiments on my baby son. He seems to like it. I've told him the names of them so hopefully he'll remember and get a bit of a head start when he starts playing later on.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:07 PM
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He'll remember, just as long as it's a consistent association. :)
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:06 PM
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When you are on Drummerworld when you should be doing school work.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:29 PM
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When you have told people Todd Rundgron wrote "that song" just for you.

When you use that song for your iPhone ring tone. I do. It's great.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:42 PM
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When you almost failed an English report for using the word cymbal and not symbol.
When you download the free I-pod/I-Phone drum application.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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When you buy and wear clothes based upon your ability to be able to move around and play drums in them...shoes too!

OR...

When you can play more styles of music than you can dance to.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:23 PM
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When you walk past your drum set, and realize that you are staring at it like you would a fine woman.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:08 AM
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When you buy albums and/or concert tickets based on the drummer, and not necessarily the music.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:13 AM
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...jazz comes on the car radio and you instinctively try to steer with traditional grip.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:21 AM
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When you buy and wear clothes based upon your ability to be able to move around and play drums in them...shoes too!

OR...

When you can play more styles of music than you can dance to.
Hah!! Guilty on both accounts. Drums are the reason I wear Chucks all the time now, I even got my girlfriend into them... also I'm a terrible dancer.

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You're supposed to be giving your significant other a back rub, but are really practicing your paradiddles.
I have a little game I play with my dog. I pick her front legs up off the floor and play paradiddles on the trash can with her paws. She's pretty laid back.

How about: You know what the heck a Pataflafla and Cheese Chuchuda are.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:25 AM
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...jazz comes on the car radio and you instinctively try to steer with traditional grip.
That is hysterical. Awesome. Traditional grip on the steering wheel. Yes, Yes, Yes, I am not alone, not an alien. (I dont think).
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:37 AM
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When a co-worker asks "How are the triplets?" you start complaining about the speed of your left foot and he looks at you puzzled wondering what in the world this has to do with the 3 identical childern you and your wife just had....you might be a drummer

When driving to a gig you make your wife sit in the back seat cause you want your snare and cymbal bag to be protected by the passenger side airbag.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:27 PM
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When you consider early retirement and when your co workers ask why, you don't try to conceal the fact that work is getting in the way of drumming...... you might be a drummer.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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You play rudiments on the table with chopsticks. Seriously, I do this all the time, like every time I get Chinese.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:59 PM
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the crowd your playing to Dances all night
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:14 PM
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When you walk past your drum set, and realize that you are staring at it like you would a fine woman.
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...jazz comes on the car radio and you instinctively try to steer with traditional grip.
My two favorites so far!

I would add:
...when you go on a drum forum and start a thread called "You know you are a drummer when..."
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:43 AM
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When you spend 16 times more on your kit than you spent on your car.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:49 AM
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If, while waiting for your computer to do something, you start drumming on the desk or your keyboard tray (or both), then you might be a drummer.

If you air-drum with eating utensils, then you might be a drummer.

If you always try to walk in specific rhythms, then you might be a drummer.

If you drum on your desk or keyboard tray while you're just sitting there thinking, then you might be a drummer.

If you can't listen to classical music without air-drumming to it, then you might be a drummer.
Guilty as sin of all of the above!! ;)

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When you are on Drummerworld when you should be doing school work.
Also guilty of this. I do that waaaaaay too much now.

Aside from that, you know you're a drummer when those marks on your pencils came from drumming with them and not from chewing on them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:31 PM
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Again, with the steering wheel......being able to get one hell-a-va groove on with the tempo of your car's blinker at every turn.

Also, braking suddenly because you just need that quick closed hi-hat! (People behind you get a little pissed!)
Hah! I'm so guilty of this. I can't drive at a consistent speed and I'm constantly tapping the brakes.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:46 PM
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Practicepad and a pair of sticks at work. Using them all the time when I've got nothing to do.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:03 PM
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You mount a practice pad to your dashboard, because none of the car's interior surfaces provided the proper rebound.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:01 PM
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When you spend an obscene amount of money on something - then hit it with a stick!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:47 PM
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You mount a practice pad to your dashboard, because none of the car's interior surfaces provided the proper rebound.
...Classic....good way to work on your cross sticking....and four way independence
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You mount a practice pad to your dashboard, because none of the car's interior surfaces provided the proper rebound.
Wait... Wh... I don`t even.... *walks away*
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:03 PM
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You'd like to put 'drumrrr' on your license plate but inside you know you're an insecure schmuck for even thinking about it. (hope no one's done this..)

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When others don't understand your "tapping" at your desk in conditioning, and building muscle memory, and that , YES , an oxygen tank can be therapy.
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You mount a practice pad to your dashboard, because none of the car's interior surfaces provided the proper rebound.
NICE. Toyota dashes are good for staccato sounds, but I do believe you have a very unsafe driving implement there, but as long as your IN TIME when you hit the pole, it can be considered ART.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:42 PM
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Wait a minute here... I'm a drummer? Why does the band refer to me as "tempo bitch"?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:50 PM
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You know your a drummer when someone smashes a keg with a bat, and you think it's amusing!
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When you think of a beat and beat box it into the voice memo/note part of your cell phone where ever you are... work, date, church, in bed with the wife...

It really looks cool on the job.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:23 AM
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You clean your garage out and decide to open up a drum shop.
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...you fart on the downbeats of the background music so as not to be heard AND be in time!
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...when you're on a conference call with you boss and you have DW up on your computer browsing at the same time....
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:30 PM
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You know you're a drummer when...
* No-one takes you seriously
* Your best friend plays bass
* You get irritated watching live bands because you can't see the drummer clearly enough

Loving the "flammable" one at the beginning
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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....every single mundane shopping errand contains at least one stop at the local drum store "just to check"....
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