the nerd is strong in this one

I’m a nerd.

I don’t mean that I’m a “a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person” (thank you, dictionary.com)—although, I suppose whether or not that definition fits me is debatable. I mean that I, at times, can be a bit of “an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit” (thanks again, d.c).

See? I just called a website by a nickname! A nickname that I made up for it! NERDY.

(It’s pronounced “dee dot cee” by the way.)

Yikes. That was even nerdier. I just gave instruction on the correct pronunciation of a nickname I made up for website. A reference website! Let’s just move on…

My nonsocial hobbies are numerous and embarassing. I get excited about movies based on toys and comic books. I read comic books. I (mis)quote Star Wars. I watch Gilmore Girls. I have theories about Lost. I listen to podcasts about internet security. I listen to podcasts, full stop. I play addictive online games involving bricks and sleds. I write long-winded blog posts full of links and sentences ending with phrases like “full stop.”

These are nerdy things.

Or are they?

Now that I’ve written all this out and had a chance to look it over, my evidence of nerdity doesn’t stand up too well. Nonsocial? Check. Single-minded and intelligent? Not so much.

Hmm. Maybe I’ll go back to the first definition.

P.S. Here’s one last link: I’m not sure what to do with this.

P.P.S. Forget what I said about watching Gilmore Girls.

  1. the mccoy's

    i am a nerd because i am a wannabe. i wish i knew how to write like that. meaning. the link thing. my hubby showed that to me, and i still don’t do it. i just put lots of pics because like i said, i am a wannabe blogger. i am a nerd to because i use my crest white strips when i blog. how is that for nerdy?

  2. Dave

    Crest White Strips and blogging go hand in hand. They are like peanut butter and jelly.

  3. Holly

    Wow! And I thought the Wihongi kids liked Scooby Doo a lot. I guess they have nothing on that guy.

    And Dave I can’t believe you confessed to Gilmore Girls. I would have taken that to the grave for you.

  4. Dave

    Holly, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  5. courtneyb

    I love your posts lately, very entertaining. That truck just went up in value, he knew what he was doing!

  6. Holly

    The posts are better because Dave has been posting. All of them. And he is a much more clever person than I. He right real good two.

  7. Katrina

    Oh my- that Scooby truck is hysterical.

    If Nils is ever called a nerd, he says thank you. And he means it.

  8. Jody

    The only thing I can come up with is this:

    9/11 … burning buildings … firefighters … dalmations … dogs … Scooby Doo!

    I’m trying to give the guy some credit.

  9. Dave

    That’s a stretch, Jody… but… maybe?

    I mean, I suppose their heart must have been in the right place—somehow. Right?

    It’s just a little bit disturbing.

  10. Lucky Red Hen

    Came over to see who this DAVE was asking me questions on MY blog… haha. Then I see you like comic books… hopefully that also translates to Graphic Novels, which is what my hubby calls them (he’s a nerd too), so you can go to http://www.crankleft.com/ for loads of cb/GN goodness. He and his bros went to ComiCON this summer and have fun excerpts from that. Anyway… I’ll answer your question on my blog… gotta keep the readers coming BACK :o )

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