Friday, March 8, 2013

King of the Nerds

Today is my Spring Break.  I took today off to let the Spousal Equivalent have the car, and to do some cleaning.  So far I've cleaned the spots (about a 5x5 area) on the bedroom carpet that smell like puppy pee. I'm kinda using a little carpet cleaner borrowed from a friend.  It doesn't spray solution anymore.. so, after trying  and failing, with spray bottles, I just mixed the solution and just about soaked the carpet....

And have been on my hands and knees sucking up the nasty water ever since.

But the carpet smells better!  Next ti topical pet order eliminating febreeze.

And Advil for my back.

And cleaning my kitchen.... and putting away of the laundry... and maybe even doing some!

But the real reason of this post is TBS's King of the Nerds.  Yes, a reality show about nerds.  I LOVED it!  A show where the comic book geeks and astrophysicists can be the heroes!

And then I thought about it.  (And I thought about trying to get on the show).

Am I a nerd?  Well, I'm not overly scientifically inclined.  I'm not a video gamer (Unless you count the dancing games on the Wii).  I used to be a role player, but not anymore.  I love things like Star Wars, Firefly, Star Trek, and most of the science-fiction themed programming on SyFy, but I'm not an expert on them.  I don't read comics, and only rarely watch anime.  I'm an avid watcher of documentaries, and many things on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.  I can kick some serious ass in trivia.  But am I a nerd?  Maybe I'm just a freaky weirdo?

I remember the controversy of gamer girls, and the women cosplaying sexy characters not being "real" fans.  It makes me wonder if there is a standard definition.  Is anyone "nerdy" enough?

Though I might never ever go to ComicCon (I have issues with crowds), or an Anime Convention with the SE, I'm a nerd.  I'm a geek.  And I'm proud of it.

Now, if you will excuse me, I'm going put on my Blue Sun shirt and watch the Avengers.

And clean my kitchen...

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