How many women have run away screaming or quietly slipped out the back door when you weren't looking? Based on the way you described your relationship with this board, I can see the following scene unfold:
Her: "What are you doing?"
OptoDoc: "Taking pictures of my feet. I've got a bunch of buddies on the internet that I've never met, but we take pictures of our feet to share with each other."
Her: Blank stare.
OptoDoc: Wiping a tear from his eye, "I love those guys."
Her: Continued blank stare, while waiting for the punch line.
OptoDoc: "What? I'm not making this up. Look, see, I have pictures of all my friends on my hard drive."
Her: Look of abject horror when she sees OptoDoc's entire hard drive is filled with pictures of mens' feet.
OptoDoc: "See, this is Cold Iron, he really likes boots. And, Seven Fold, he really likes his shell leeds. And . . . hey, wait, where'd you go?" *sound of the back door slamming as OptoDoc goes back to looking at his pictures of shoes and talking to himself.
That pretty much sums it up.
I was in my office the other day and a conversation not very unlike this one was had with one of my opticians who happened to catch me scrolling the thread.
I really do consider Cold Iron to be the acting Godfather of the Allen Edmonds Style Forum Mafia.