|Right, the photo has nothing to do with the post,
but I got my medal in the mail yesterday
and had to show off!
On a related note, the fact that I'm turning 42, and that several of my friends are turning 42, and that we're all thinking, "Hey, cool, we're now the answer to life, the universe, and everything," has really solidified the fact that I am a true geek. My friends are true geeks. And I find this a good thing!
It's made me think of some of the truly geeky moments in my life. Thought I'd share...
One of my college profs asked an "optional" question on a test: "What's the answer to life, the universe, and everything?" Well, you know what my answer was! He, however, had never read the Hitchhiker's Guide books, and snagged me after class. "What does that mean? You're the second student to put that answer!" And it hit me--not everyone on the planet goes all gushy for Douglas Adams.
Another time, in a different class, a different prof was talking about behavior modification and mentioned that there is a movie which illustrates the use of negative reinforcement to change behavior in people. I, of course, blurt out, "A Clockwork Orange," just loud enough for the guy in front of me to hear. The prof then says, "A Clockwork Orange." The guy in front of me spins around so fast I think his head is going to fly off, and gives me a look that says, How the bloody hell did you know that????
I cannot hear the word "sonic" without automatically thinking "screwdriver." (And, thanks to Kessie, "hedgehog", which never would have come to mind before. My friends are making me geekier.)
I cannot count the number of times I've uttered the words, "Myyy preeeciiouussssss."
I have a friend with whom, for a while, I emailed back and forth only in limericks. We also had a Harry Potter haiku battle.
While visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for the first time, we opted to not buy wands and make our own instead. The beasties and I now own two hand-made wands each, and their BFFs each own one as well. (Yes, we eventually broke down and bought the beasties "real" HP wands, but the hand-made ones are so cool, and not breakable!)
OK, so now you all now--if you didn't already before--know just how much of a geek I am.
How about you? What are some of your geekiest moments?