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post #21 of 107
Hi!!! We are nerds here too... DH is a computer nerd, gamer, and a Trekie. I am a total history nerd, and I'm going to college to become a history teacher! I have the history channel, sci fi, or discovery channel on all the time basically! We both love video games too, especially Legend of Zelda! I am also in to fantasy things like fairies, dragons, vampires, wizardry ect... I used to play dnd and VLARP, but haven't since before I was married.

I love TMBG, but I haven't heard them in a long time! Off to find some downloads...
post #22 of 107
LOL Zelda... DS is trying his hardest to beat Ocarina of Time and does NOT believe that not only has DH beat it, but so have I AND so has Mammaw (my mom)... all of us several times before he was ever born!
post #23 of 107
So, fellow nerd parents. Did you feel like the odd one out as a kid? Did you even wonder if you are condeming your kid to be the weird one out by sharing your nerdiness? This isn't exactly keeping me awake at night. I just wonder sometimes. I have lots of nerdy friends IRL so my girls will always have a community that shares our interests. I guess they'll rebel someday by reading People Magazine.
post #24 of 107
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Originally Posted by Masel View Post
So, fellow nerd parents. Did you feel like the odd one out as a kid? Did you even wonder if you are condeming your kid to be the weird one out by sharing your nerdiness? This isn't exactly keeping me awake at night. I just wonder sometimes. I have lots of nerdy friends IRL so my girls will always have a community that shares our interests. I guess they'll rebel someday by reading People Magazine.
Yeah, I was certainly odd one out as a kid, but it had less to do with being nerdy and more to do with being smart and socially awkward (or are those actually the same thing??).

When I was pregnant I asked my husband what his biggest dream was for his kid...and his biggest fear. He said he couldn't wait to read to him, and was terrified that he wouldn't like books!!

I'm not afraid of my kid being a nerdchild, but I am kind of afraid that he won't be.
post #25 of 107
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So, fellow nerd parents. Did you feel like the odd one out as a kid? Did you even wonder if you are condeming your kid to be the weird one out by sharing your nerdiness? This isn't exactly keeping me awake at night. I just wonder sometimes. I have lots of nerdy friends IRL so my girls will always have a community that shares our interests. I guess they'll rebel someday by reading People Magazine.
I didn't because I had nerdy-ish friends too!
post #26 of 107
LoL. DD1 has been sneaking books when she is supposed to be sleeping. She's 4! That girl needs her sleep but it is hard to be mad at her for books.
post #27 of 107
The other day DH and I took the kids out for one of our fun-family-days and my son pointed up to the sky and goes = LOOK! Its PI!

And indeed, there was a wispy little cloud in the perfect shape of pi.


made me so happy to be his mom!
post #28 of 107
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You just read Nurtureshock. Your Netflix queue is full of documentaries. Maybe you listen to RadioLab.

Anybody else?

My lastest nerd highlight: I was just visiting a friend who bought herself a microscope, just for a fun, just to look at all kinds of things from her environment. I think this is the greatest idea, and I want one for myself.

How about you?
Does getting out one's college calculus textbook to work problems for "fun" count? I'm willing to bet yes.

And I love documentaries, microscopes, and ""brainy" music too.
post #29 of 107
YAY! Science & nature nerd here. I'm working on teaching plant families--so far, Sweetie B knows coneflowers, but whenever I break out the Latin he falls silent. . .I know he'll get there though!
Must get the Science TMBG album--the last one on my radar was "No!" which I have now lost.
Love the Science Fridays.
post #30 of 107
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Originally Posted by lalemma View Post
You just read Nurtureshock. Your Netflix queue is full of documentaries. Maybe you listen to RadioLab.

Anybody else?

My lastest nerd highlight: I was just visiting a friend who bought herself a microscope, just for a fun, just to look at all kinds of things from her environment. I think this is the greatest idea, and I want one for myself.

How about you?
Well, my DH name our DD, Quinn because of Harley Quinn.
My bathroom is full of Comics.
We love Big Band theory (my husband is more like Leonard), his office have around 6 monitors, plus his game computer (City of Heroes) plus his home laptop, his travel laptop, my laptop, my mini laptop, our daughters laptop. He said he wanted to give our 2 year old one but I had to put my foot down on that one, at least one of us should be normal, lol.
Yeah, I think this is his tribe, lol.
post #31 of 107
So, our house finally hit geek-tastic.

We already had up our 2 XBox 360s, 2 gamer laptops, and a wii...

Then today DH had to go set up the ps3.

The funny thing is we don't use them like normal people use them. I mean, yeah we play video games. But for the most part we just use them for netflix LOL
post #32 of 107
subbing, because I want to be back in the nerd loop I have a BS in Wildlife Conservation and Entomology and played Dungeons and Dragons before babies. Is anyone subscribed to a science journal? I've been seriously considering it, I just don't know which to get!
post #33 of 107
No, but DH and I are seriously considering a subscription to Science Magazine.

We love the Science channel on tv!
post #34 of 107
I am such an overeducated nerd and so is my husband. I married an astrophysicist but he decided to start working with his hands. So now I have a carpenter/remodeler/handiman. Our house is beautiful!

I'm currently pregnant, our first, and I've been coming up with Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, comic book, etc baby names and he keeps asking, "Where did it come from?" Grr, he's caught me again!
post #35 of 107
I am a nerd. I've got my amateur radio license to prove it. LOL. My husband has a history minor (american history) and I've got an animal science degree (And so does his sister - dinner times are awesome conversations with her!). But I read a ton about American History, just cause I am interested...I've got family ties to the pilgrims and it is cool to see who else I'm related to. My DS is very much an engineer candidate. He is always tearing things apart to "check it out and see how it works." Can't wait until he puts it back together. We've got boxes of comic books, manuals, and history books line the walls. Lately we've taken to vampires of all types...
post #36 of 107
We are nerds in this house. I honestly don't know how we will relate to our children if they don't grow up with their noses in books, not caring what their peers thought of them. I just finished reading a non-fic about the history of black hole theory and astrophysics, and the first book my son ever had read to him after birth was Einstein's Relativity.

I'm a SAHM now, but only because my job as an analytical chemist didn't pay me enough to justify paying for daycare anymore. I have a ceramic engineering degree and a minor in psychology, and my husband has degrees in computer engineering and computer science. We have a house full of computers, including a laptop each, a bunch of touch-screen tablets, servers, and two home-built PCs with 6 monitors between them. Our media system is entirely computerized through a Mythbox. We frequently host Sci-fi and strategy board game nights, and I like to give my husband dragon-themed weapons for birthday gifts.

We both went to an engineering school and there is a high concentration of alumni in the area, so we have a lot of company on the nerd front. I am not good around "normal" people because somehow I always regress into college lunch conversations centered around quantum physics, the viscosity of beverages, and the latest in nanotechnology and environmental science. I seem to be incapable of using small words and general terminology in every day conversations.
post #37 of 107
Fellow science nerdie here as well. Netflix-documentaries galore. We have Popular Science and Smithsonian magazine subscriptions. We use plant identification guides on our walks DD wanted to build a volcano when she was 2
post #38 of 107
Nerd mama and nerd family in the making here too. I have 3 mo old twin boys, and I watch medical shows on TV while nursing them all day. I grew up reading all the time, being a loner and feeling awkward. Reading is very important to both of us for the boys -- while pregnant we frequented used book stores to stock up on baby and children's books. The DH is a mega-nerd: works in the video game industry, DM for a semi-regular D&D campaign (was regular pre-baby), dual monitors and many laptops, shelves full of comic books and regular books, including an entire 7 foot tall shelf dedicated to sci-fi/fantasy, and he wanted to name the boys after comic book characters too! I had to put a stop to that one. We're not naming them Bruce and Wayne. Or Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. However, Ash and Bruce were in the top running, lol.

Oh, and I can't wait to get these for the boys! Young Mad Scientist Blocks I think my favorite is "K - Potassium"
post #39 of 107
Me! Me! Me! I'm a hippie nerd!
post #40 of 107
ShanaV - did you name your twins Ash and Bruce, then?

Hi everyone!

Pregnant with my first, and hubby and I are both pretty nerdy. He likes Star Trek and Star Wars and knows tons about both. I am a huge TMBG fan, and have been ever since Flood came out. When I tried to say I wasn't sure if I looked like a nerd over the weekend, hubby rattled off a list of why I'm a giant nerd, including wearing little to no makeup, never spending more than 5 mins on my hair, and owning a Cerberus puppy t-shirt. He just this weekend taught me to play Magic: The Gathering, which is way fun! We also played Fluxx, which is awesome, too.

We've played WoW, City of Heroes, and even though I've never played D&D, I want to learn, because I want to try out being DM! We have 4th edition and I need to find people to play with so I can learn. I like video games, but my husband loves them!! We have the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 all set up. We both own iPads and iPhones. And we love Dr Who, Eureka, and Warehouse 13, to name just a few.

And I was in marching band! Woo! hehe

Nice to meet you all.
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