How geeky are you, really? – 7 day challenge

By | January 30, 2011

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Answer one question I think people visiting my blog may have.

Let’s be honest: I have no idea what question you guys/gals may have. Y’all need to speak up more for me to discern that.

So that leaves me with a choice – I can come up with some completely self-serving question like “what’s the best post you’ve written?” or I can make up something that allows me to talk about something I want to talk about.

I don’t really feel like doing either of those, so let’s go with this: “how geeky are you, really?”

Well, let’s look at the evidence:

  • I’ve never worn a costume while attending a Sci-fi convention.
  • I have attended multiple sci-fi conventions.

For most of you, that’s probably all you need to know, isn’t it? It won’t matter what else I list. That second bullet puts me squarely in geek-dom. For the rest of you, though, let’s go on.

  • I can quote from Babylon 5, Star Wars, Star Trek, and many other sci-fi properties.
  • I listen to movie commentaries.
  • I read comic books.
  • I wanted to be in the A-V Club in high school (but I wasn’t – though I’m not sure if this is an argument for or against geekiness)
  • I’ve done programming and scripting in the past.
  • I understand the parts of a computer.
  • I still wave my hand at motion sensitive doors to “open” them with The Force.
  • I own some Star Wars technical manuals, and have read them cover to cover.
  • I’ve slept out to buy tickets for The Phantom Menace. At 4 in the morning in that parking lot I played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit against the other gathered geeks and won.
  • I momentarily considered changing our wedding date when I realized Attack of the Clones was premiering that week — and while that was only a fleeting thought, I did make her stop to watch it on the 10-hour drive home from our honeymoon.

For expansion on some of the above, go read my post on the Coalition of Awesomess about my geek obsession. (and there’s more evidence… I write on more than one blog.)

Now, I could go on but I think I’ve made my case. I consider myself a geek. But I recognize that there are some more hard-core geeks out there who may disagree and want to obsess (somewhat geekily) about the level of my geekiness. So I put it to you to vote:

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Feel free to back up your vote with derision, praise, or general observation below in the comments.

One thought on “How geeky are you, really? – 7 day challenge

  1. Andrew

    Hello sir,

    Another great post. “At 4 in the morning in that parking lot I played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit against the other gathered geeks and won.” Answers the question quite nicely. :) Awesome.

    Enjoyed the post.

    All the best


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