• Tue, Jul 13 2010

It’s Embrace Your Geekiness Day! What Makes You Geeky?

A geek is described as someone who is “highly intelligent – brainy -  and technically oriented.” We may not all know how to write programming language (true confession: I have no idea what Linux is) but I think there are some aspects of geekdom that we can all appreciate. Here at The Gloss, we love:

Oversized, Vintage Grandma Glasses: I’m obsessed with finding the pair that will make me sacrifice my contact lenses and prove to myself that peope do make passes at girls who wear glasses. I mean, at least construction workers. Someone. I’m sure some people do.

Lost: I’ve never seen it. It was Lilit’s pick. I asked her to justify it and she just said “actually, I hated the finale.” I probably should have followed up, but I was busy drinking coffee flavored with Stoli Gala Apple vodka. It’s that kind of day.

The Kindle: Extra good intern Taylor says that she loves reading and likes having al her books in one place.

Vampires: Marketing and sales specialist Lisa wants everyone to know that she liked them first, before they became a trend. Before Buffy, even. There weren’t shows, then. There were just books. Like Dracula. And movies. Like Dracula.

The Apple Store Double Plus Good Intern Julia points it’s basically an enormous toystore where you can hang out and play with things and then walk away and not buy anything.

Dystopian Novels: Show me any novel that takes place in a horrible futuistic landscape, and I will show you a novel I can curl up in bed with for hours.

Zombie Anything: I have an absolutely mad crush on Max Brooks, and when World War Z becomes a movie, I fully intend to camp out in line. Until then, I like to work a vigorous exercise program. You can keep your body and brain intact with Zombiefit!

King Arthur: Lisa and I have both read La Morte D’Artur in Old English.

Beowulf: I attempted to teach myself “the language of the Saxons” by getting a copy of Beowulf that had it on one side of the page, and regular English on the other. Pwat Hawat Gut Cyring. That means “I’m cool” in Old English.

Renaissance Faires: Fried coca-cola, okay? Also, fried cheese. And fried cheesecake. And fried happiness.

The Internets According to Lilit “it’s given me everything in my life that I like. Like a job! And I don’t get ink under my fingernails anymore.” Me too!

Star Wars: Elizabeth Richard feels that we have already publicly exploited her Star Wars fandom. It’s only because her Jawa impression is so good.

What geeky things do you love?

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  • Andygirl

    Okay, maybe I’m old. I’m a self-professed geek, but don’t love most of that list. How about classic literature? or comic books? or history? or Jeopardy? or musical theater? or actually reading a physical book?

    But I DO love Star Wars AND my Mac.

    • Jennifer Wright

      I guess I just think of liking classic literature, history and Jeopardy as a sign that someone is well educated and somewhat refined (because otherwise they’d be watching show where people eat live insects). But yeah, comic books should definitely be on there.

  • Feeth

    omg, yes, I love dystopian novels. I thought I might be the only one with that specific sub-taste. can we please make a list of the best ones so I can read my way through it? Also, for fellow lovers, I highly recommend Cloud Atlas – it starts way in the past and through interlocked but barely-related stories, makes its way hundreds of years into the future to two different dystopias par excellence … Read it!

    • Jennifer Wright

      You know what? Yes. I’m going to make one right now.

  • Amanda

    hmm zombies.. i will have to admit world war Z was awesome and there is nothing more terrifying than a zombie that can RUN and seemingly swim.
    what makes me geeky? perhaps an obsession with circuit boards?~~> http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5101871
    the kindle?? anyone have a broken kindle? i would LOOOOOVE to see what it looks like inside… and destroy it. (for my art of course.. for my art >_>)

  • Nikki

    I am a fashion blogger but underneath I am a serious geek!

    I like science – I am about to study biology & chemistry at college;
    I like sci-f – Dr who, star wars and the like,
    I like comics, anime & manga

    also, I like nothing more than an evening reading and drinking tea!

    • Apryl

      Me2! Fashion & glamor are fabulous but then I geek out on trying to look like a Greek or Celtic heroine most days lol.

  • Nadine

    I geek out to comics, zombies, Japanese gore, gadgets and costume making.

  • Apryl

    Fantasy Sci-Fi is my geek bread and butter. Cosplay, makeup, anime, etc. ;)
    Doing my own coding tweaks on my website…stupid little adobe photo shop tweaks…etc. As far as tech-ness I’m just a little geek.
    Meanwhile I’m huge nerd about things…mythology, archetypes, plants, language :) etc. etc. etc.

  • heartbeet

    I loooove nerdy magazines. New Scientist. Discover Science. Popular Science. Mental Floss. I look like a friggin’ geek/genius when I carry those to the beach. Pretty funny, for a girl who isn’t good at maths.

  • Brandi

    Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Edition/Pathfinder Roleplaying Game… and physical books. Big into sci-fi, and fantasy books. Buffy/Angel, other Joss Whedon projects. Comic book movies (even the bad ones). Mental Floss, and makeup. I like makeup, and sewing.