you might be a nerd
am i a nerd?
...you reach for your text editor before Word
...you understand all the buttons on your calculator, and use them regularly
...prime numbers jump out at you
...you calculate the tax, change & tip before the cashier has rung you up
...terms like MTBF pepper your everday speech
...brute force attack reminds you of the bullies who beat you up in high school
...when you hear going gold you don’t think of the Olympics
...How do I reprogram this thing? Who built this sh*t anyway?
...you need a bathroom and you instinctively look for the wet wall
...Swiss army knife? Which Swiss army knife?
...the movie Sneakers is on your top 10 movie list
...you agree that McGyver and Burn Notice both rock
...you’re more excited about your kids’ science fair projects than they are
...you think Santa lives at ThinkGeek not at the North Pole
So, are you a nerd? Take this nerd test and see.
Endearing qualities that contribute to my nerdiness: intelligence, curiousity, persistence, and more than a touch of obsessive compulsiveness. What Benjo calls like a dog grabbin’ hold of your ankle and not letting go. Ben’s from Missouri. Don’t argue with Ben.
When I was a kid, my microscope, telescope and especially my chemistry sets held way more interest than baseball. I took classes at the museums. Born nerd.
I’m easily bored and try like heck to avoid it. Somewhere along the way I defined reading as gleaning for information, not entertainment. I like to read. A lot. I have an associative memory that weaves together details and minutiae. I approach Jeopardy as a blood sport. I have no patience for intelligent design (sic), anti-evolutionists, and ignorant Luddites in general.
Smart is sexy. Dumb isn’t.