You know those people who say, "Omigosh, I'm like, such a nerd!" but in reality, they have nothing truly nerdy about them? Well, I'm not one of those people. Here's my proof:
The first time I accidentally swore (in high school), I cried afterwards.
I lost interest in dating for a while in college. So when guys asked me out, I said, "No thanks, I'd rather do homework." You see, I wasn't trying to be rude. I've just always believed that honesty is the best policy.
My current favorite TV character is Abed from Community.
In college, I spent my time in the math lab tutoring people--for free. It took me a while before I started actually earning money doing it. I just thought it was fun.
I have detailed financial records of everything I've spent and earned for the past six years, down to the penny. I get more joy out of paying off debt and saving money than, say, buying new shoes.
Almost every piece of clothing I own is a hand-me-down.
The only people I follow on Twitter are writers. I guess you could say those are my celebrities.
At a sixth grade slumber party, I played Donkey Kong alone in the other room while all the girls watched Clueless. When they discovered me, they called me a "Nintendo freak." I guess they kind of had a point.
I once watched an episode of the Bachelor and it gave me a really bad feeling. The thought of being like the women on that show is my new worst nightmare.
I am a master of speaking in a combination of lisp and stuffed up nose, as in "I'b tho thleepy todight." Plus, just the fact that I think it's funny at all is nerdy. Or should I say derdy?
Once in college, a teacher told me I was getting an A- and I tried really hard to hold back tears. He noticed and said, "Alright! I'll make it an A. Just don't cry!"
I can quote every Disney movie in its entirety.
When I was a kid, my favorite TV show was Nature.
I dressed my family up as characters from an animé for Halloween. Ivy requested the Ponyo theme (future nerd alert?).
|If I hadn't been 9 months pregnant that day, I |
would have looked exactly like the ocean goddess
from Ponyo. Trust me. (Don't trust me).
In middle school, I spent my free time making dozens of Redwall characters, weapons, and accessories out of Sculpey clay. Then I'd sell them to my younger siblings for a dollar each.
I know who the character of Tom Bombadil is in The Lord of the Rings. Do you?
I'm the writer of a blog that no one reads. And yet, I keep blogging.
See? Genuine nerd. I just happen to have good eyesight, so you can't always tell by looking at me. I'll bet one or two people have even mistaken me for being cool at first glance. Maybe.