I am a geek.
I’m hard-pressed to say what flavor of geek I am. I’m the Baskin-Robbins of geekdom. Video games, books, music, computers, sci-fi, role-playing, and random fascination with just about everything. I think undying curiosity is what defines a geek; a geek is never satisfied with what she knows. She wants more, better, deeper. Bring on the knowledge – I can never get enough.
I was a bright kid – 99th percentile. I ruined the grading curve for everyone else and was proud of it. Much of my childhood involved stalking the Bookmobile. I preferred books to Barbies, Mario to Maybelline. The majority of my playmates were boys, and as such, I knew why to chase after 1-Up Mushrooms, which Ninja Turtle was which, and why the movie Space Balls was funny. Even though I haven’t used it since the late 80s, I still remember the Konami “Contra Code”.
I’ve seen every episode of TNG (and have a love/hate relationship with Q, and a love/love relationship with Picard). I only got about halfway through DS9. If I could be any Star Trek character, it would be Jadzia Dax. I’ve always been a sucker for freckles (even giant ones that go all the way down!), and she’s got the wisdom of many lifetimes. My ultimate dream is to have my very own holodeck. I mean, have you considered the kind of things you could do with your own holodeck? Astounding.
I can recite at least a half dozen Rules of Acquisition and know the way to a Ferengi’s heart is through his ears. The way to Dr. Who’s heart? Well, I guess the question is, WHICH heart? Contrary to what t-shirts lead you to believe, I don’t remember my first Doctor, because I was too young to care. Lately, I prefer Eccleston for personality, and Tennant for looks. I have a bunch of episodes of Torchwood on my DVR, but haven’t found a good block of time to watch them, despite the fact that I would gladly run away with Captain Jack Harkness.
I suck at most video games, but I’m pretty decent at Wii Bowling and have been working my way through Zelda: Twilight Princess at a snail’s pace. I lost about 3 years of my life to my wood elf bard on EverCrack and another 2 years to a night elf rogue on WoW (and am giving serious consideration to going back). I was in high-level raiding guilds on both games – not simultaneously, thank God! – and while I enjoyed the people, I wasn’t too keen on all the dying. Rogues and bards die often because nobody cares about keeping us alive. Sad but true.
On Friday nights, I am a drow scout named Mar’Kessa, exploring the jungles of Xen’drik with a gnoll, a half-giant, and a halfling. Many thanks go to my D&D group who were gracious enough to take in a total n00b to the world of d20 and are holding my hand through all my stupid questions. Don’t worry, I’ll be posting more about my adventures learning how to role-play the old fashioned way.
I’ve been playing the violin since I was 7 years old and its larger cousin, the viola, since 18. My high school didn’t offer orchestra, so I was a choir geek by day, and regional youth orchestra geek on Sundays. For those who think that Band Geek is the ultimate in music geek, I beg to differ. Orch Dorks are much worse. Much, much worse. I’m also a Music Theory Geek – which is cool in theory (ha!), but in reality ruins your ability to listen to 90% of the music in the world without wanting to pull out your hair.
I drive a stick and love it. Can someone enlighten me as to why men think that is sexy? I’d happily blow my entire paycheck at Barnes & Noble or Borders if I had no bills to pay. I still curse Fox for canceling Firefly. Inara is my hero. If I could handle the blood and guts, I’d be a forensic scientist like Grissom on CSI. Science, I can handle. I am NOT a math geek. Math and I got along just fine until they started adding letters in with the numbers. I’m a music teacher, so all I need to be able to do is count to 4 and have a vague understanding of fractions.
So why am I blogging?
At my wonderful alma mater, I was a double major in Music and Creative Writing. When pressed to make a decision between my two passions in life, I could not. Thus, I did both. My current career as an educator has me firmly entrenched in the world of music. I love teaching. I do not love the education system, but that would be an entirely different blog for a different audience. While I do a lot of writing for my job in the form of email newsletters and other professional writings, I miss stretching my creative mind in other directions.
I think I have found my 5-to-9 calling (y’know, what I do after my real job!). I want to help geeks find love. Let’s face it, with all the time we spend dusting our collection of Star Wars figures, re-re-re-watching Office Space, preparing for our D&D campaigns, practicing our instruments or our Wii-mote skills, and generally being 1337, we can be a little socially inept at times. I hope that this blog can be a place where I can offer my services to geeks everywhere.
I am a self-proclaimed expert in the world of online dating. I love geeks, and where best to hunt the geek than in his natural environment? I also know that most geeks have problems in the area of online dating, and I’d like to help them! Let my experience and my profile writing skills help you find love! While I’m not sure exactly where this blog will go yet, that’s half the adventure, isn’t it?
Won’t you come with me, Reader?