Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Obvious Statement of the Day: I'm a Geek.

{original image pinned by Cherree | original source found here | text added by me}

Growing up, I was a geek. I read every book that I could get my hands on (including War and Peace--I finished that over the summer holidays before grade seven). I would comb through the bibliographies of my text books and read the related texts in my spare time. I watched Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and anything Joss Whedon put on TV, as well as any documentaries that I could get my hands on. I played video games--albeit not very well, but with earnest--until I started losing, then I would yell at the console and/or TV.  

I am still that person.

Even though I am most comfortable around people that are just like me, not all of my friends are geeky. Actually, most aren't. Regardless of their personality type, I am so lucky that the people that I surround myself with accept me for who I am. They love me even though they don't understand the shows that I watch, or completely miss when I slide an awesome quote into a conversation {this part hurts my soul, just a little, because usually the context is bang on}. They watch me get unnaturally excited about things that most people wouldn't even notice {like the Firefly reunion show}, and keep their teasing to a minimum. 

I used to hide my geekiness from new people so that I could gauge how they would handle it. Now, I don't bother; I just throw my whole self at them right from the get-go, and if they can't take it then that's the end of that. I'm not sure if this shift occurred because I've grown into who I am, or if it's because society as a whole seems to be more willing to accept geeks. Either way? I'm glad that I can let my geek flag fly!

What do you geek out over?


Brittany Belling said...

Being a geek is awesome! I'm into Sci-fi and all things video games too. My daughters room is even owl and Star Wars themed haha.

I'm a new follower! GFC and Bloglovin!

Stefani Wright Leavitt said...

I'm a geek, too! Mostly over history, but I'm all about the fantasy/sci-fi stuff, too. My husband and I are huge X-Files fans.

The other day, I was teaching a class of 10 and 11 year olds about Veteran's Day and got to talking about the history of the National Anthem and I got SO excited. Pretty sure they thought I was crazy.

Ley said...

I totally understand! My entire post-secondary education was basically a mash-up of my favourite subjects in high school, and it all revolved around history. My favourite course was on Henry VIII--I think I read five biographies of him for one research paper. Love it.

Ley said...

I think our daughters would get along well! My daughter makes me so proud--she absolutely loves Doctor Who (we watch one episode together every night before bed) and Star Wars. I can't wait until she's old enough for Firefly/Star Trek/Battlestar Galactica!

cj said...

Hey! New follower... and can I say... you had me at "this is Patrick Stewart" !!! I can't wait to catch up on all the past posts! CJ -

Ley said...

Thanks for stopping by! And seriously, that photo is my most prized possession. He even signed it! It's framed in my living room.

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