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post #21 of 114
I feel like I'm in great company here.

I forgot to add to the nerd-pile that DH and my favorite band is They Might Be Giants.
post #22 of 114
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Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl View Post

Our baby (due in July) is doomed.
Oh, I so totally hear you. I'm a fairly diverse nerd (focused mostly on early music/medieval studies) who can't decide what she wants to get her advanced degree in, DW is working on her PhD in immunology and teaching herself to quilt and make soap. Tolkein, Star Wars, of course, and I was a HUGE X-Phile in HS/college, but our main household obsessions are anything Joss Whedon and anything Doctor Who.

And our donor? An absolutely brilliant friend who started college at 16, did SCA for a while, and is getting his PhD in Chem. Nature or nurture, the future baby is totally doomed.
post #23 of 114
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Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl View Post
I feel like I'm in great company here.

I forgot to add to the nerd-pile that DH and my favorite band is They Might Be Giants.
Oh well then in that case I am most definitely a nerd...see my user name.
post #24 of 114
Hmmm......

Lets see, in middle school, Mozart was my imaginary friend. In high school I had pictures of every Doctor Who in my locker while the other girls had Johnny Depp and NKTB. In my twenties I had a Xena standee in my apartment and a chakram necklace.

Last week DH had a chuckle because I put on a red top and pink pants to go shopping. So what? I LIKE colour. I've also been known to wear my shirts inside out.

I'm astigmatic and fairly bookish.

I think I qualify.
post #25 of 114
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
Probably more of a dork than a nerd
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I get excited about aprons and free canning jars and being able to plant my neighbor's garden this summer (an extra 500sf to play with!!) and blah blah blah. Like a very odd Suzy Homemaker I suppose. Hubby's the computer nerd though - so much of the computer stuff is just over my head. He worked at a computer store for 7 years during/in between college, and still does computer work at his current job - one of the bonus reasons they hired him.
post #26 of 114
Yes, we both are but we are social too.

Me - I love history, sociology, and ethnic studies. I read a lot. Why else would I be a bookgoddess? I love sci-fi, sci-fi tv shows esp Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. I don't think I've missed a single episode of Battlestar Galactica. I've been to five Star Trek Conventions. I'm a big Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fan. I've read the major books, The Hobbit, Tolkien's letters, his drafts...:

DH is an IT person. He has more computers than he can use. His speciality is UFOs, military history, and political science.
post #27 of 114
: Nerd here. Specialties: environmental engineering and biological sciences... oh, and I teach math. I love sci-fi/fantasy, gaming, reading, think of baking in terms of chemistry, and general math only has addition and multiplication.
post #28 of 114
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In high school I had pictures of every Doctor Who in my locker ...

Oh, I'm so there. I even met Peter Davidson in an elevator at a "dixie trek" convention in atlanta in the mid -80's.
post #29 of 114
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I was thinking about that article in Mothering a few months back about a rock-n-roll mama who thought she was hip and cool in the way she dressed and in the music she enjoyed.
For some reason I thought you were going to continue with...and then she met some teens and they told her she was a nerd. Your perception of yourself may not necessarily match what others think. I think some people's fashion is kind of silly and dorky looking, but apparently it is hip.

I'm more of a dork than a nerd. I don't think that the weight/IQ formula thing is necessarily right, because I do think some nerds are fat. Or maybe all fat nerds are dorks or geeks, not quite sure.
post #30 of 114
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Originally Posted by cristeen View Post
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We each have 3 computers on our desks (1 mac, 2 windows)
Windows??? Did you at least build them yourself? Does one of them run Linux too?
post #31 of 114
I'm a nerd. I want to grow up and be a college history professor. I love checking out history books from the library for a fun read. DH and I live for watching the History Channel and the Discovery Channel.

I also get strangely excited when I get to solve Algebra problems. I love finding out what X equals. And don't even get me started on physics problems! I want to take online classes just so I can brush up on my problem solving skills.
post #32 of 114
Dork here. Nerdy too.
I used to walk home (in NYC) reading books and would only look up at streets to make sure there were no cars. My dad caught me one day and had a heart attack.

I love sci-fi and non-fiction books. Arctic exploration, survival and food storage and science books are some favorite topics.

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DH can tell you anything about the show McGyver
I him too. I can get the first season on my Netflix Roku right now and I'm loving it!
post #33 of 114
Oh, I'm most definitely a nerd. I used to be only programmer in my department who could also read old English.
post #34 of 114
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Originally Posted by Dr.Worm View Post
Oh well then in that case I am most definitely a nerd...see my user name.
I'm listening to that song right now in your honor. They played it on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week...we got so excited!
post #35 of 114
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Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl View Post
I'm listening to that song right now in your honor. They played it on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me last week...we got so excited!
Thank you! Very cool! My DD loved that song when she was a toddler! She would shake her diapered butt to the music!
post #36 of 114
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I also get strangely excited when I get to solve Algebra problems. I love finding out what X equals.
Algebra is fun. I always loved it.

Let's see. I'm gifted. I looooove numbers. Over my adolescent/adult life, I've probably averaged about a novel a day, and 99% (or more) of those have been SF/fantasy. I get PO'd over the differences between books and movies - like actually wanting to throw something at the movie screen during the asinine "Frodo at Osgiliath" scene in Two Towers. I used to read all my roommate's source/reference books for live-action "Vampire: Masquerade" games, even though I wasn't interested in playing. I have no fashion sense, and don't care. I can't even wrap my brain around the concept of "hip". I've never cared what music is in or out or somewhere in between. I love Star Trek, and LOTR and Star Wars (I mean the [i]real[i] Star Wars, not the prequels - UGH!). I've even studied Klingon a little (years ago - don't remember anything).

All that said. I'm not a true nerd. That takes more intellectual energy than I've ever had.
post #37 of 114
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Originally Posted by Viola View Post
Windows??? Did you at least build them yourself? Does one of them run Linux too?
Yes. I built 3 of the 4 myself. The 4th was the one DH had built for him right before we met. None of them are running Linux yet, but he wants to strip down a couple of them to run it.
post #38 of 114
DH and I are nerds. I am a book nerd. He is a number nerd.

Combined we have spent more than 42 years in school.
post #39 of 114

Me too!

I am a nerd, in the category of Hermione Granger.

My "field" is biology/cardiology, my other academic interest is Russian, and here are the things that interest me now:

music--mostly classical (none of the other parents in our daughter's Suzuki violin program read about all these music pedagogies the way I do ...)
sustainable living/urban/suburban homesteading
books--absolutely Tolkien. All of it. If someone suddenly found something T. had written, unknown about, I'd be buying 4 copies of it.
midwifery/childbirth stuff (planning for when kids are older)

DH is a geek--physics, math, IT. I'm the only one who uses Windows. All the other computers run Linux ... I liked the "has more computers than he can use ..." Amazingly, he found a job that integrates all of it.
post #40 of 114
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Originally Posted by Bekka View Post
I am a nerd, in the category of Hermione Granger.

My "field" is biology/cardiology, my other academic interest is Russian, and here are the things that interest me now:

music--mostly classical (none of the other parents in our daughter's Suzuki violin program read about all these music pedagogies the way I do ...)
sustainable living/urban/suburban homesteading
books--absolutely Tolkien. All of it. If someone suddenly found something T. had written, unknown about, I'd be buying 4 copies of it.
midwifery/childbirth stuff (planning for when kids are older)

DH is a geek--physics, math, IT. I'm the only one who uses Windows. All the other computers run Linux ... I liked the "has more computers than he can use ..." Amazingly, he found a job that integrates all of it.
And our 4 kids are ending up to be some combination of geeks/nerds, although computers are not hit really hard yet (may still be too young ...)
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