Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Embrace your Geekness

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Today is “Embrace Your Geekness” day.

I am not making this up!

The definition of geek is difficult to pin down. But I think we tend to apply the term “geek” to anyone/anything that is different from the norm.

I like to think of my geekness as endearingly quirky. I recognize that this is delusional, but I'm happy with this delusion.

So, in an effort to embrace my geekness, here are a few random things you should know about me . . . feel free to chime in with a few of your own in the comments.

I like to be alone. Seven hour road trip + no one else in the car = bliss.

I have a great memory for faces and a lousy memory for names. This means if you run into me and we haven't seen each other in a while, there's a high probability that I've forgotten your name. Please allow me to apologize in advance.

I have been known to watch the same movie, listen to the same CD and read the same book over and over and over again. It can take me quite a while to move on. This is particularly troublesome when the book has been turned into a movie and has a fabulous soundtrack and score.

I love movies. Action, romance, comedy, animation. I'm all for it. But I'm finicky about suspense films and flat-out refuse to watch horror movies. I succumbed to peer pressure and went to one in college and jumped every time my sister walked around the corner of our little apartment for the next six months. It's just not worth the misery.

Another thing I'm a bit, um, picky about. . . if the sign says “Enter” then it means “Enter” not “Exit if no one is coming.” This seems fairly self-explanatory. Why do people struggle with this concept?

And please, oh please do not ask me to attend a party for which I failed to RSVP. I was supposed to RSVP. I didn't. Therefore I can't go. What's so hard to understand about this concept?

(This just happened a few days ago. My husband insisted we attend. I survived.)


Alycia Morales said...

Lynn, that is such a fun post! :) I embrace my geekness with you...

Like you, I love to be alone. I love my children, but quiet time with no one interrupting me every five minutes to tell me about a pain they're having or that so and so didn't help clean up? Aah. I rest in quietness.

I, too, have a difficult time remembering names, but never forget a face. You are not alone.

After being subjected to Pet Cemetery as a teen, I have not watched horror movies, nor desire to, either.

I love reading, researching, and studying. Although I am not enrolled in any school, I am always learning something new. I love books!

So, that's a tidbit of my geekness to share with you. :) Fun!

Anonymous said...

This is great! I can listen to the same song on a CD a hundred times in a row...drives Jeff crazy, and sometimes the kids refuse to ride with me because I'm in one of "one song only" kicks...Jeff knows he's probably done something if I'm blaring "In Christ Alone" a hundred times!

I really like movies too, but not horror either. Jeff and I can sit for hours after a movie and analyze it to death.

This was such a fun post! thanks! I like you, my friend!