Monday, April 18, 2011

I Love Geeks

I was thinking I should update while I have a few minutes this afternoon and I couldn't think of anything to say so I went to mindbump to get a random prompt. The prompt was to write about something others think is silly that makes you happy.
I love geeks.
I love geeky stuff.
When I was two my father, the king of sci-fi geeks, introduced me to Doctor Who. I was very excited this week when this news link was posted on epbot. How cool would it be to find a Dalek in a pond!?

I've noticed a lot of geeks in children's movies recently and I love it. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" is an adorable movie in which the hero is a science nerd who doesn't understand metaphors. In "How To Train A Dragon" the kid is the same sort of wimpy geek who becomes a hero. I suppose that's why Belle was my favorite Disney princess when I was a child. She was the town geek who walked around with a book in hand and didn't care about boys or makeup.
I also love being aroung geeks. My partner doesn't like to admit she's a geek so I won't expose her geek-traits (even though she has plenty) but I will talk about Manda. Manda is one of my best friends and used to work at the pet store with me. We spent a lot of our time trading random useless facts. She would tell me what she'd learned about the biology of geckos while I told her the latest on the debate of who Jack the Ripper really was. Since she moved to Massachussetts this geeky habit has moved from verbal conversation to text messaging, but we still share and it's one of my favorite things in the world.
The geeks shall inherit the earth.
What silly thing makes you happy?

1 comment:

  1. Me too!! Belle was always my favorite princes too. Sounds like we have a geeky love of history in common, haha!