I have a pencil case that my friend brought me from Germany from a shop called Sheep World and it says "Ohne dich ist alles doof" meaning, "Without you everything is stupid." It then has little pictures that are all labelled "doof". It's adorable. But the point is, that's what I think of whenever I hear ohne. And considering I learn German, that's pretty often.
Clearly I have been Wordie-less too long, considering how much I just rambled about my pencil case.