Wednesday, November 07, 2007

In case you were wondering....

I was reading Newton's Knitting blog, and went to a link at OK Cupid to find out if I was a Nerd, Geek or a Dork. The results have been tabulated and here are their findings:

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

65 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

Congratulations!


I guess that answers THAT question for all of you. I thought I'd score geek. Yesterday, I added my name to the dorkbloggers network and Ed vehemently protested that, saying I was not at all a dork. Well, honey, I have dorky tendencies. I suppose I should go find the nerd bloggers group.

Where the heck do I fit in, anyway? I'm a mom, but not a mommy blogger. Thanks to previous experiences, I don't write anything specific about work, so I'm not a 'protest against the man' blogger. I have health issues, but they're not the whole of the blog, either .

That test may just prove one thing. I am unable to be pigeonholed into any one category.

(Giggles is probably reading this and saying "I've known for my whole life that she's a nerd!)



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