Have you ever been called a nerd? I have…and I like it. I think we all have a little bit of nerd in us…the part of us that is still childlike and excitable. Our inner nerd is the reason we secretly get stoked over the things we love, like a book, or a movie, or the newest shiniest piece of electronic equipment.
Nerds are everywhere, even though people don’t like to admit that they are one. I have certainly felt like the loner-nerd, alone in the things I love. And as proof that you are not alone in your nerd-dom, I thought I’d share with you this Friday some of my own inner nerd-isms.
I love comic book superheroes. Does that make me more of a geek or a nerd? Not sure, but either way, I dig them. I never read comics growing up, but even when I was very young I loved Spider-man, Superman, and my all-time favorite: Batman. No one beats the Batman. Why? Because he is both man and bat. He’s the best.
I proudly rock my tortoise shell nerd glasses. I did it before all the celebs. They are just copying me. My glasses make me look smarter and cooler, or at least I think they do.
Since I was a child, I have loved Japan and all things Japanese. When I was little I used to pour over books on Japanese culture and history. I was obsessed really. In light of the recent tragedy, my heart and mind have often drifted to thoughts and prayers for the Japanese people. I cannot wait to take a trip there, although now I imagine I’ll be going to help rebuild not just play tourist. Either way, I’m a sucker for Japanese kitschy things. For now, I’ll stick with these buttons.
I also happen to be a bit of a mid-century furniture fanatic. I don’t actually have the funds to buy many of the pieces I covet but I’m saving up. I adore the desinger Eames, for example, and one day this chair will be mine… oh yes, it will be mine.
Finally, I am a huge fan of sci-fi. I love sci-fi books, movies, television shows. I’m not sure what it is about sci-fi that I find so fascinating but it really nerds me out. The ultimate however is sci-fi action…ooh, I’m drooling. Combine that with a dystopian future and I’m all in.
So, I hope I convinced you of my nerdy-ness. As I wrote this post, I realized I have really grown as a nerd. I’m much more of one now than ever before and I’m cool with that. I love nerds.
So what are some of your nerd tendencies? What do you secretly or publicly love, obsess over, or collect? Have you always been a nerd or is this a newer development?