Sweater Staples: If they aren't screaming, they aren't wearing staples.
Switching topics in three, two, one....
OK, so I am going to vent a little about something here. I was at a social gathering doing my standard thing...
(holding a beer and trying to find a way to be attractive and interesting and witty while sitting in the corner and running out the battery on my smart phone, posting to twitter.)
A smattering of people were at the function, all walks of life. All of a sudden one of them describes a person she knows.
"He was, you know, weird and geeky."
Now I am not a full fledged geek. I come into this from an angle so to speak. When growing up, I did not sit in a room without windows and put together commodore 64's with a blindfold on to impress my friends. (Which would be pretty cool)
Regardless, I am getting real sick of people who mistake interest in something useful, as weird, or something to make fun of.
If you can't figure out the settings on your phone, that does not make me weird for being able to use Google to look up a manual and fix your fucking tech. That just means that you can't think creatively enough to use tools that require the fine art of typing.
WHICH I AM SURE YOU CAN DO IN BETWEEN TEXTING "LOL, MY BFF BECKY IS OHW OVAR TONITE !" on your fucking phone.
Also, at this gathering is a group of people that all like a particular sport. Now we all had different knowledge of the sport, but no one there would have said,
"He was, you know, weird and knew sports."
"He was all odd, and knew medicine."
"He was all strange, and liked to go jogging."
You see folks? This shit doesn't make any sense long term. It's simply ignorant, and comes off a little exclusionary.
We are no longer in high school.
This is the real world.
Start acting like it and grow up enough to realize that people are knowing of different things. That doesn't equal nerd.
OK, now I am going to go back to my phone and play with settings.