Let's face it, we're all a little nerdy. There's no use denying it.
I stumbled upon this revelation whilst perusing my Greek-English lexicon for fun words to use as inspiration for my fiction. That in and of itself isn't too uncommon a practice, but I realized suddenly that I may have taken it a little too far. I have bookmarked a dictionary. Now, in my defense, the Attic Greeks had some utterly fantastic words, but still. I looked at the little pieces of post-its fringing the edges of the lexicon and thought, "Good lord, I'm such a nerd."
I was a tad bit concerned for myself at first because it dawned on me that I was looking up fun ancient Greek words while listening to and singing along with Spike Jones, not missing a single gunshot or "gulp-gulp." Oh my, it was worse than I thought.
It used to be that being a nerd was a terrible social stigma, but surely in this more enlightened age that doesn't have to be true. Aren't we all a little nerdy in our own ways?
I say yes! Stand tall in your nerdy ways and proclaim loudly "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a nerd and I am damn proud of it!" Tell the world your nerdy vices and you will find that we are all share the same nerdy hearts.
Or, at the very least, tell me... so I won't sit here feeling like such a total loser.