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Title: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on September 21, 2010, 02:29:24 PM
Your coworker sees something on their email and says "What does that mean*?"...

...and you correctly identify as Latin, translate it and offer two possible pronounciations.

Yeah. Nerd. Me.

*the phrase was "bene vale". Nerd points for those that know what it means.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 21, 2010, 02:47:07 PM
You impress your coworkers or relatives with your in-depth knowledge of some little-known topic (e.g. what suburbs of Cardiff are called) and they think you're so well-read and knowledgeable...

... but you're just a geek who learned it from your favourite show, which they've never even heard of!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on September 21, 2010, 03:06:06 PM
When you get the nesting instinct at six months pregnancy, and want to make those cute little painted onesies you read about on ehell. But as you sit at the table with paint, brushes and onesies all over, realize that the normal flowers and little girl designs are really boring. So you pull out several old books for ideas, abstract artists of the early twentieth century, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a book on playing with your color palettes.
I now have a variety of onesies with abstract designs, played with color themes and a design of a book that says in Large, gold letters, "Don't Panic".
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bethalize on September 21, 2010, 03:26:12 PM
you have several Facebook conversation on the go in hex, binary AND octal encoded ascii.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 21, 2010, 03:32:29 PM
When you get the nesting instinct at six months pregnancy, and want to make those cute little painted onesies you read about on ehell. But as you sit at the table with paint, brushes and onesies all over, realize that the normal flowers and little girl designs are really boring. So you pull out several old books for ideas, abstract artists of the early twentieth century, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a book on playing with your color palettes.
I now have a variety of onesies with abstract designs, played with color themes and a design of a book that says in Large, gold letters, "Don't Panic".

That is an awesome idea!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 21, 2010, 03:39:00 PM
You correct the professor's pronunciation of Egyptian god's in class.  That resulted in me being given the passage to read.  It was a teaching reading class.

When you realize all the books you've selected to read for you child's home schooling for the year are sci fi.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on September 21, 2010, 04:16:58 PM
Your coworker sees something on their email and says "What does that mean*?"...

...and you correctly identify as Latin, translate it and offer two possible pronounciations.

Yeah. Nerd. Me.

*the phrase was "bene vale". Nerd points for those that know what it means.

Something along the lines of "good regards".  Often used as a letter closing.  I will admit, I would have to dig out my old Latin texts to get any closer than that.  And my accent always stunk in any foreign language, so I would not have offered any pronunciations.  :>

But, to up my nerd credentials, I do have a copy of a Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh.  Which is amazingly cool.  We got it when a relative of DH's who taught Latin for about a gazillion years passed away.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Shell on September 21, 2010, 04:21:29 PM
When you read all the PP's and think, "Wow, what an interesting topic!  I've gotta Google (insert PP topic here)".  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on September 21, 2010, 04:41:44 PM
Your coworker sees something on their email and says "What does that mean*?"...

...and you correctly identify as Latin, translate it and offer two possible pronounciations.

Yeah. Nerd. Me.

*the phrase was "bene vale". Nerd points for those that know what it means.

Goodbye
All's well
be well/be very well


I think :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on September 21, 2010, 05:28:26 PM
You mention Ras al Ghul and your father stares at you and says 'well... i guess this means I raised you okay"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nanny Ogg on September 21, 2010, 05:52:13 PM
You impress your coworkers or relatives with your in-depth knowledge of some little-known topic (e.g. what suburbs of Cardiff are called) and they think you're so well-read and knowledgeable...

... but you're just a geek who learned it from your favourite show, which they've never even heard of!

Judging from your sig pic, I think the quote is "Splott?" "I think estate agents call it Sploe" ??

Did you also know that the writer of that episode lives in Splott? :) Helen something or other... (LEVEL UP on the geekiness, innit?)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on September 21, 2010, 06:31:28 PM
You play The Game.

No, not that Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_%28mind_game%29) (incidentally, you just lost).

The Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_speculation). 8)

Quote
Let's call it the Game. The point is to pretend that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were real, that Watson wrote the stories reporting actual events, and that Conan Doyle was merely Watson's literary agent. Essentially, one applies Holmes's own methods to analyzing the stories, trying to explain the inconsistencies, fill the gaps, and identify the other characters and events.
 - The Straight Dope (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2088/did-sherlock-holmes-really-exist)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Oxymoroness on September 21, 2010, 07:44:38 PM
When you make what you think is a fairly easy to get history-related joke and have to explain it 4 times before someone other than you laughs ... sort of.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on September 21, 2010, 08:19:20 PM
When you have family discussions defining nerd vs. geek, and decide that at least two members of said family are both. 


Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Rohanna on September 21, 2010, 08:21:19 PM
Your family names it's children after sci-fi and fantasy characters :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lucy on September 21, 2010, 09:44:07 PM
Ahhhhh, Latin nerdiness is basically my favoritest thing in the world.

- when you spend 3 hrs a week in Latin class, and then decide to join 2 Latin clubs a week outside of class just because. :D
- when you've basically stopped reading the Bible in English because you have a copy of the Vulgate :D
- when you've accidentally spoke Latin to someone instead of English
- when you've received texts...in Latin
- when your Facebook is set to Latin
- when your roommate and you argue in Latin :D

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on September 21, 2010, 10:28:12 PM
When your english professor mentions liking Monty Python and the Holy Grail and then saying "Bring me a shrubbery".

Or saying "Feed me Seymore, Feed me!" when our short story mentions the "red juice from a steak"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaymyth on September 21, 2010, 11:02:58 PM
...you and the rest of your immediate family have Jedi-named dogs.

...you name your cat Schroedinger.

...you erupt into a volcano of squee every time ThinkGeek puts out a new catalog.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on September 21, 2010, 11:38:53 PM
...you and the rest of your immediate family have Jedi-named dogs.

...you name your cat Schroedinger.

...you erupt into a volcano of squee every time ThinkGeek puts out a new catalog.

Actually, I want to name our next cat Pixel.... ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitkatswing on September 21, 2010, 11:42:20 PM
You spot actors from Sci-Fi series in other shows/moves before your hugely sco-fi nerd husband does... On many occasions.. Yeah, he still loves me though and is proud of me..


You have parents who named their cats Riker and Jean Luc, and the dogs Odo and Ripley.

You have Hallmark Star Trek Christmas Tree ornaments on your Christmas tree.. (Yep, got them all!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 21, 2010, 11:47:24 PM
Judging from your sig pic, I think the quote is "Splott?" "I think estate agents call it Sploe" ??
Did you also know that the writer of that episode lives in Splott? :) Helen something or other... (LEVEL UP on the geekiness, innit?)

That's the one.  ;D

Sadly, no one I know has the foggiest idea who John Barrowman is.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Tashigi on September 22, 2010, 12:03:47 AM
You can watch "Flubber" and actually see the bits of real science they slipped in there in midst of the fiction. Hee.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fliss on September 22, 2010, 04:12:14 AM

The older members of the family have banned you from playing Trivial Pursuit, while the younger members offer bribes for answers they don't know.

When you can visit your mother, who comments that she's trying to write a resignation letter, and you go into the bookshelf, grab a book you haven't read in 25 years, and flip to the page that shows exactly the type of letter she wants. Then go back to reading Feist while everyone else boggles at you.

That you can recite scene, episode, season, and character exposition on your favourite sci-fi chracter from a show that hasn't been on for 12 years -- but have difficulty remembering to get the milk within minutes of leaving home.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: bluhairfreak on September 22, 2010, 04:38:58 AM
Your family Christmas tradition growing up? Watching Star Wars on Christmas Eve

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MariaE on September 22, 2010, 04:42:10 AM
You play The Game.

No, not that Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_%28mind_game%29) (incidentally, you just lost).

I hate you ;)

Back on track:
... when you realize that an anagram of your maiden name is "Damnation, I'm a girl nerd!" and you immediately tell your hubby that if you ever become famous for something IT-related, you're using maiden name as your professional name, just for that reason.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Jolie_kitten on September 22, 2010, 05:24:15 AM
-When you say the idea men are more active than women is a semiotic myth; and when asked "in which sense?" your first impulse is to reply "in the Barthesian sense"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on September 22, 2010, 08:02:19 AM
Sadly, no one I know has the foggiest idea who John Barrowman is.

Those poor people. :(

He's on his UK tour next month. I've been toying with the idea of nipping across to the next town over to see him sing. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Layla Miller on September 22, 2010, 08:06:24 AM
When you spend way too long trying to figure out what MariaE's maiden name is.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Punky B. on September 22, 2010, 10:53:06 AM
When someone at work makes an ISBN joke and you laugh.

And then repeat the joke to others.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on September 22, 2010, 11:02:30 AM

You have Hallmark Star Trek Christmas Tree ornaments on your Christmas tree.. (Yep, got them all!)

I have all of the Star Wars ornaments except Jar Jar Binks.  I refuse to acknowledge Jar Jar Binks' existance.

I also haven't put up a Christmas tree in years.  Might have to do one this year, just to see how many ornaments I have by now.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Outdoor Girl on September 22, 2010, 11:04:47 AM

The older members of the family have banned you from playing Trivial Pursuit, while the younger members offer bribes for answers they don't know.


Oh, yeah.  My brother refuses to play TP with me unless he gets to play with the original cards and I play with an newer genus version.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reika on September 22, 2010, 11:09:18 AM
When you're in the computer with your hapless mother who tagged along out of boredom and you have fellow customers asking you for advice when they realize you know more than the saleguy after hearing you explain what you're looking at to said non-geeky parental unit.

As for trivial pursuit, people stopped letting me play that a long time ago.

There was this board game called Taboo, where someone would have a word or phrase and 5 common words/phrases that couldn't be used as a clue. A friend of mine and I used to drive friends nuts by using Mercedes Lackey books as our clues.

Then we just switched to Anne McCaffery when that got banned. Can't remember who it was after that. I think we switched to movies when they said no more book series.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pinkunicorn on September 22, 2010, 11:32:48 AM
When you're at a Harley meeting and feel the need to edit the "Group Riding" pamphlet right then and there, because all of the gramatical and punctuation errors are driving you insane.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on September 22, 2010, 11:50:13 AM
When you're at a Harley meeting and feel the need to edit the "Group Riding" pamphlet right then and there, because all of the gramatical and punctuation errors are driving you insane.



How about when you not only want to edit the pamphlet for grammar and punctuation errors, but also for basic errors in proper group riding procedures?  Plus a completely incorrect (and impossible under the laws of physics as we know them) explanation of counter-steering.  Just for the record, the laws of physic DO still apply to motorcycles, even if grammar and spelling laws didn't seem to apply to this group.  :>

It was not  Harley group (neither DH nor I have Harleys)-it was a mixed bike club.  It was a club we didn't join.  We went to the meeting, and their group riding procedures were so bad as to be scary....at least what we could pick out from the mess of a group riding pamphlet they handed out (it was one they made up themselves, not the one from the MSF).

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on September 22, 2010, 12:10:03 PM

The older members of the family have banned you from playing Trivial Pursuit, while the younger members offer bribes for answers they don't know.


Oh, yeah.  My brother refuses to play TP with me unless he gets to play with the original cards and I play with an newer genus version.

I've one better- senior year of HS, my public speaking teacher would have us play TP when we had free time inbetween speeches. My team always loved me because we always won-even when I answered all the questions alone.

And then one day my teacher brought in the genus version... I didn't do half bad, but we did loose that day.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: PurpleFrog on September 22, 2010, 12:16:19 PM
When your phrase of choice when your BF isn't listening is '...then the Borg came and we were all assimilated'

When your child says Mario before Mummy.

When you buy your son a cuddley Darth Vader for his 1st Christmas.

When no one will play any trivia game with you any more.

When some one reads you a line from LOTR you can recite the rest of the page from memory......after 1/2 a bottle of tequila.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 22, 2010, 01:22:53 PM
When your phrase of choice when your BF isn't listening is '...then the Borg came and we were all assimilated'

When you tell non-Star Trek fans jokes like:

Why did the Borg cross the road?
It had assimilated the chicken!

And laugh uproariously... and when no one gets it, you explain in great detail. And the next time you tell a Star Trek joke they laugh just to stop you launching into a half hour explanation of why it's funny!

Quote from: Lulupop
...you understand most of the science jokes on The Big Bang Theory and totally understand Sheldon's reaction to Penny's Christmas napkin.

I LOVE that! One of the best episodes! "I have the DNA of Leonard Nimoy?!! I could grow my own Leonard Nimoy?!!"

... and that's another one: when someone mentions a geeky show you love, and you can trot out lines from it without thinking twice.

... when you can tell the Star Trek/Stargate/insert-sci-fi-show-here episode from the first 15 seconds.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: PurpleFrog on September 22, 2010, 02:01:11 PM
Hit post before I remembered to tell T'Mar I have bumped into John Barrowman quit a few times when out. The joys of living in Cardiff.

There's also a roving blue box that they park in strange places. Not for the show just for fun.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on September 22, 2010, 02:12:55 PM
Hit post before I remembered to tell T'Mar I have bumped into John Barrowman quit a few times when out. The joys of living in Cardiff.

There's also a roving blue box that they park in strange places. Not for the show just for fun.

Or perhaps the Tardis just needs refueling. Has anything weird been going on?

And don't go to London for Christmas, according to the show, this is the year everything changes.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: esteban on September 22, 2010, 02:54:57 PM
I got Star Wars TP for christmas one year, after drinking heavily the teams were split into me vs. a good friend who is also a Star Wars nerd vs. Everyone else. 

The game ended on my second turn.

The last time I played trivial pursuit I took my 3 year old as my teammate so she could roll the dice, I still won and it wasn't close.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 22, 2010, 03:05:08 PM
Hit post before I remembered to tell T'Mar I have bumped into John Barrowman quit a few times when out. The joys of living in Cardiff.
There's also a roving blue box that they park in strange places. Not for the show just for fun.

Awesome!

Is he as devastating in person? Did you see his other half (who is also gorgeous)? Squee!!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MariaE on September 22, 2010, 03:06:34 PM
When you spend way too long trying to figure out what MariaE's maiden name is.  ;D

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!! Very, very Danish name, so I'd be extremely impressed if you managed to figure it out. Send me a PM if you really want to know ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on September 22, 2010, 04:51:18 PM
-When your son is named for a scifi/fantasy character, your DXH regularly attends cons for the author, and DS has actually the met the author who created the character for whom he is named
- your pets all have scientific names (yes, Shroedinger, Einstein, Brunel, and Hawk(ing))
- your score higher than your DH (double MS in engineering) on geek and nerd tests
- the Magic 8 Ball on your desk at work is labeled "Bayesian Estimator" and you have to explain at least once a week what it means
- you save old copies of "Extreme Geek" and "Think Geek" catalogs
- you have a variety of flash drives in different styles to suit various occasions
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on September 22, 2010, 06:00:17 PM
Heh. I got one, not me but a friend:
All your children are named after DC comic minor characters.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on September 22, 2010, 07:56:56 PM
I got Star Wars TP for christmas one year

I read this as "I got Star Wars TP" as in, toilet paper, and I thought "Cool!" and "But it would be such a waste to actually use it...!"

Then I read the rest of the post. Which was pretty cool too.  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fluffy Cat on September 22, 2010, 08:17:13 PM
...When you photoshop your face onto a formerly popular tv geek/nerd character after having dressed up as them for halloween, post it on facebook for laughs and then get into a legalese-type argument with your equally geek/nerd older brother about the relative geek/nerd quotient of committing such an act and whether it violates the George Lucas/Gene Roddenberry Accord of 1988 or whether the Carter/JMS/Wright Decision of 2001 is applicable*. 

Bonus points if it then deteriorates into a debate over the literal, popular, or just plain fanciful definition of whether one is a "geek" or a "nerd" and just how much high school angst one must have been subject to in order to qualify for either label.

Honorary Mention for the utter dismissal of SG-1** for the inclusion of Ricky D and culminating in all of one's respective friends responding to said discussion with the arbitrary and completely frelled-up label "losers with nothing better to do" in regards to both parties.

*I won.  :P
**Not me!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: scarletribbons on September 22, 2010, 08:26:59 PM
..... when you name the tables at your wedding after various bacteria and viruses because both you and your fiance are Scientists...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 22, 2010, 11:50:24 PM
... completely frelled-up label ...

When you understand what "frelled-up" means, and that it was being used before everybody jumped on the bandwagon with "frak".  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on September 23, 2010, 12:34:34 AM
... completely frelled-up label ...

When you understand what "frelled-up" means, and that it was being used before everybody jumped on the bandwagon with "frak".  ;)

When you understand what "frelled-up" means and know where it came from despite having not watched the show. 

When you know that frak (originally frack) came from the original series and not the new one, and knew what it meant even if you could never get into the remake.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CherryRipe on September 23, 2010, 01:11:03 AM
..... when you name the tables at your wedding after various bacteria and viruses because both you and your fiance are Scientists...

Is this for real?  And, if so.....did anyone actually EAT anything at that wedding?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fluffy Cat on September 23, 2010, 01:14:08 AM
... completely frelled-up label ...

When you understand what "frelled-up" means, and that it was being used before everybody jumped on the bandwagon with "frak".  ;)

When you understand what "frelled-up" means and know where it came from despite having not watched the show. 

When you know that frak (originally frack) came from the original series and not the new one, and knew what it meant even if you could never get into the remake.

[nerd] watch farscape! [/nerd]
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on September 23, 2010, 02:25:05 AM
When you make what you think is a fairly easy to get history-related joke and have to explain it 4 times before someone other than you laughs ... sort of.

Or state that you though something was common knowledge only to have someone look at you and say "Well I don't know it."

I swear I really did think it was common knowledge.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on September 23, 2010, 02:36:29 AM
you have several Facebook conversation on the go in hex, binary AND octal encoded ascii.

\/\/3 |>|^3|=3|^ |_337 5|>34|{. \/\/0|_||_|) `/0|_| |_1|{3 |\/|3 70 7|^4|\|5|_73?

Translate that ;)

Also...

...when you name your first dog Mudkips and decide you want two more dogs named Pikachu and Raichu, and a Saint Bernard named Snorlax...

...when you have decided that your child's first Halloween costume will be Cthuhlu three years before you plan to have said child...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: PurpleFrog on September 23, 2010, 03:02:38 AM

[/quote]

Awesome!

Is he as devastating in person? Did you see his other half (who is also gorgeous)? Squee!!  ;D
[/quote]

Yes and yes curse my femininity.

When you seriously considered naming your child Mordrid (SO not me)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: scarletribbons on September 23, 2010, 04:40:31 AM
..... when you name the tables at your wedding after various bacteria and viruses because both you and your fiance are Scientists...

Is this for real?  And, if so.....did anyone actually EAT anything at that wedding?

Yep, sure is! Our guests thought it was quite amusing, we had 2 tables of scientists there too who found it particulary nerdy. As far as I know, all the food was gobbled up. If I could ever figure out how to post a picture, I would show you how it was presented! The bridal table was Epstein-Barr Virus, cos it's the kissing disease :)
We also had Sacromyces cerevisiae which is the yeast used to make Rum and Beer, we put all the drinkers on that table ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 23, 2010, 10:12:21 AM
When you know that frak (originally frack) came from the original series and not the new one, and knew what it meant even if you could never get into the remake.

When you don't really drink alcohol very much but you still want to do the original BSG series drinking game because it's supposedly so deadly you're sloshed before half the show is over!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on September 23, 2010, 10:26:13 AM
When you know that frak (originally frack) came from the original series and not the new one, and knew what it meant even if you could never get into the remake.

When you don't really drink alcohol very much but you still want to do the original BSG series drinking game because it's supposedly so deadly you're sloshed before half the show is over!

I never, ever made it even halfway...and we were usually just drinking beer.  It gets way out of hand with anything harder. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on September 23, 2010, 11:32:50 AM


Awesome!

Is he as devastating in person? Did you see his other half (who is also gorgeous)? Squee!!  ;D
[/quote]

Yes and yes curse my femininity.

When you seriously considered naming your child Mordrid (SO not me)
[/quote]

Alternatly, you name your chold something nice and normal (Karl) but you work at a ren faire and so your baby grows thinking his name IS Mordrid because it fits into your character. (Not me!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on September 23, 2010, 01:15:06 PM
....when your dog has an SCA name and more garb than you do.


(Not me, but working on it :P)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 23, 2010, 01:32:50 PM
...when the first insult that enters your head is Klingon (p'tak if anyone's interested - it's my insult of the month)
...you understand most of the science jokes on The Big Bang Theory and totally understand Sheldon's reaction to Penny's Christmas napkin.  ;)

I swear I live with Sheldon
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 23, 2010, 01:33:25 PM
Your family Christmas tradition growing up? Watching Star Wars on Christmas Eve



We do the extended version of the Lord of the Rings every New Year.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 23, 2010, 01:38:25 PM

There was this board game called Taboo, where someone would have a word or phrase and 5 common words/phrases that couldn't be used as a clue. A friend of mine and I used to drive friends nuts by using Mercedes Lackey books as our clues.

My sisters and I, each out own special kind of nerd, have been permanently banned from playing Taboo.  I love that game.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on September 23, 2010, 04:56:17 PM
...when the Psych professor asks you not to do the extra credit assignments any more, because you've already blown his curve so badly that your grade is at 145%...

I used to have a teacher that asked an extremely obscure trivia question every Friday.  The first person to answer it correctly received a whole point added to their final grade anyone after the first would receive a quarter point. There was no limit on how many people got it correct, only that you could not share your answer and you had to cite how you found the answer.  After the 12th week in a row of me answering correctly and never having left the class to look it up, I was encouraged not to participate/let others have a chance of getting the whole point.  ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Animala on September 23, 2010, 05:07:14 PM
...when the Psych professor asks you not to do the extra credit assignments any more, because you've already blown his curve so badly that your grade is at 145%...

I used to have a teacher that asked an extremely obscure trivia question every Friday.  The first person to answer it correctly received a whole point added to their final grade anyone after the first would receive a quarter point. There was no limit on how many people got it correct, only that you could not share your answer and you had to cite how you found the answer.  After the 12th week in a row of me answering correctly and never having left the class to look it up, I was encouraged not to participate/let others have a chance of getting the whole point.  ::)

If you don't mind, what was your end grade in the class?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 23, 2010, 05:07:45 PM
...when the Psych professor asks you not to do the extra credit assignments any more, because you've already blown his curve so badly that your grade is at 145%...

I used to have a teacher that asked an extremely obscure trivia question every Friday.  The first person to answer it correctly received a whole point added to their final grade anyone after the first would receive a quarter point. There was no limit on how many people got it correct, only that you could not share your answer and you had to cite how you found the answer.  After the 12th week in a row of me answering correctly and never having left the class to look it up, I was encouraged not to participate/let others have a chance of getting the whole point.  ::)

ummm - how do you cite your answer if it is something you just "remember from somewhere"?

not trying to be snarky - just curious (cause I know lots of stuff and really can't remember which book/tv show/other obscure reference I read or saw it in)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on September 23, 2010, 05:26:44 PM
...when the Psych professor asks you not to do the extra credit assignments any more, because you've already blown his curve so badly that your grade is at 145%...

I used to have a teacher that asked an extremely obscure trivia question every Friday.  The first person to answer it correctly received a whole point added to their final grade anyone after the first would receive a quarter point. There was no limit on how many people got it correct, only that you could not share your answer and you had to cite how you found the answer.  After the 12th week in a row of me answering correctly and never having left the class to look it up, I was encouraged not to participate/let others have a chance of getting the whole point.  ::)

ummm - how do you cite your answer if it is something you just "remember from somewhere"?

not trying to be snarky - just curious (cause I know lots of stuff and really can't remember which book/tv show/other obscure reference I read or saw it in)

Surprisingly I can usually recall a reference, but you didn't have to cite a reference if you didn't have to look it up/leave the room.

If you don't mind, what was your end grade in the class?

118, (fairly certain, it has been a number of years though)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nora on September 24, 2010, 04:50:24 AM
...when the first insult that enters your head is Klingon (p'tak if anyone's interested - it's my insult of the month)
...you understand most of the science jokes on The Big Bang Theory and totally understand Sheldon's reaction to Penny's Christmas napkin.  ;)

I swear I live with Sheldon

My husband lives with psychology Sheldon... :-[.  ;)

I love that show because it uses actual, currently relevant science in their psych-jokes. I do appreciate the other science jokes, but its just so nice to watch a show that does not make a mockery of psychological research by only mangling things done by Freud.

Our dogs name is Ivan Pavlov, because the breed drools quite a bit.  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alegria on September 24, 2010, 03:51:42 PM
...you go to pack for PAX and have over ten nerdy/gamer tshirts to take with you
...you're going to your fifth PAX straight...and your third BYOC...
...you don't wait in line to have your stuff signed because you've already had it signed several years ago
...you purchase and carry around a four foot wooden sword because it's pretty

And of course, you name your three dogs Curzon, Jadzia, and Ezri.   ;D  And when you run pairs competitions with Curzon and Jadzia, you enter the team name as The Dax Symbiosis.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on September 24, 2010, 11:25:53 PM
When you watch the new Blackberry commercial with the Moby wingadingdingy book stuff on it, and you know the exact episode that the "Call me Ishmael" cartoon part from is....

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 25, 2010, 12:00:35 AM
And of course, you name your three dogs Curzon, Jadzia, and Ezri.   ;D  And when you run pairs competitions with Curzon and Jadzia, you enter the team name as The Dax Symbiosis.  ;D

I love it!!! <3
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nora on September 25, 2010, 06:58:12 AM
And of course, you name your three dogs Curzon, Jadzia, and Ezri.   ;D  And when you run pairs competitions with Curzon and Jadzia, you enter the team name as The Dax Symbiosis.  ;D

I love it!!! <3

Me too! That's hilarious!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mechtilde on September 25, 2010, 07:30:55 AM
You get all excited when the BBC have a series calle "Uncool Britannia" on Radio 4 (available on the website via Listen Again!)

Yay for Pakamacs, cagouls, anoraks and parkas!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on September 25, 2010, 09:17:12 AM
...when the fabric in your SCA garb is four or five times as expensive as the fabric in your everyday clothing...

This isn't normal? ???
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alkira6 on September 25, 2010, 09:37:59 AM
When you look at your email and realise that you have been sending them in Latin...

When you make a steampunk cake for your anniversary...

When you send out invitations to your house parties from "CorShundra of Borg"...
...your students have become accustomed to being told "resistance is futile.

You know how to wear a hoop skirt and wear a bustle, but have nothing to wear to a nice restaurant...

Your biggest fight to date in your marriage hinged around theoretical physics..

You haven't been allowed to play TP, Taboo, or Scrabble (The board game!) for 16 years...


You swab things for fun...

Your dog has plushies of the rabies and parvo viruses that you made yourself

You consider Torchwood and DW good reasons to revisit Cardiff...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 25, 2010, 02:44:16 PM
...when the fabric in your SCA garb is four or five times as expensive as the fabric in your everyday clothing...

This isn't normal? ???

I thought so -- T-shirt and jeans for everyday
linen and wool for weekend events...

doesn't everybody?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hexteacher on September 25, 2010, 04:29:41 PM
When a contractor comes into the office to sign for an ID badge and his mobile phone goes off, and you can tell him which starship enterprise the sound effect came from (red alert, Enterprise D).

Or the guy you're thinking of buying a bike off has one of the original (classic) Dr Who Cyberman costumes in his hallway and you can say that is a MK2.

Or you can give detailed information about famous scientists, their discoveries and the effects they had on modern life, but are at an absolute loss to try to identify any form of celebrity.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on September 25, 2010, 04:36:47 PM
...you and the rest of your immediate family have Jedi-named dogs.

...you name your cat Schroedinger.

...you erupt into a volcano of squee every time ThinkGeek puts out a new catalog.

Actually, I want to name our next cat Pixel.... ;D

I know a real-life scientist who named his Dalmatian Pixel.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 25, 2010, 05:58:43 PM
I WAS going to name the "found a kitty in the parking lot" Pixel

but when I got home from work the next night she was a "Muffin" (Mom named her - I thought if I want to keep a second cat I better go along with it.....)

My other cat is Cyber Dot Com (first pics we saw were online)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on September 25, 2010, 06:54:37 PM
...you name your pets after (primarily) real historical figures: (I Am) Spartacus, Titus Pullo, Lucius Vorenus, (Nikola) Tesla and Prometheus (okay, so he's mythical, but still...).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on September 25, 2010, 09:25:35 PM
You have the address for Destiny (Stargate Universe), Atlantis' first planet (Stargate Atlantis) and Earth (point of origin Abydos) tattooed on your arm... and your husband is jealous but can't quite stomach the idea of that much pain for his fandom.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Tashigi on September 26, 2010, 12:17:44 AM
You see a commercial that uses "Pt" for "particulate" and your first thought is, "Wait a second, you want to wash PLATINUM out of your clothes???"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 26, 2010, 12:50:42 AM
You have the address for Destiny (Stargate Universe), Atlantis' first planet (Stargate Atlantis) and Earth (point of origin Abydos) tattooed on your arm... and your husband is jealous but can't quite stomach the idea of that much pain for his fandom.

Now THAT'S what I call a serious commitment to Stargate.

My 12 or so work files with pictures of Daniel Jackson on every file divider and cover pale in comparison.  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Stranger on September 26, 2010, 02:19:55 AM
When your 8 year old wants to be a theoretical physicist because he thinks Sheldon is the *coolest*  ;D and you don't have to teach him how to spell it, because he already checked with his friend. Google.

This is me living vicariously through my children  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Marga on September 26, 2010, 04:16:08 AM
When you read this thread and think about half the posts: "What's weird about that?"
When your family use quotes from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" or Bert and Ernie from Sesame street at the drop of a hat.
When you're a mature woman and play DnD on a regular basis with people young enough to be your kids.
When you make a spreadsheet to convert between numerical systems (hex to decimal, binary to hex, whatever), not because you need it, but just because you want to.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on September 26, 2010, 08:57:48 AM
...you anxiously await the day ThinkGeek carries car seats and cribs so you can do all your baby shopping in one place (no, I did not sit down with the ThinkGeek catalog over my breakfast cereal this morning, why do you ask?).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on September 26, 2010, 09:57:44 AM
You get all excited when the BBC have a series calle "Uncool Britannia" on Radio 4 (available on the website via Listen Again!)

Yay for Pakamacs, cagouls, anoraks and parkas!

I need to thank you for the heads-up - I just listened to Ep.1 of this on iPlayer, and it was very funny indeed!

Gravelly Welsh/Cumbrian beach + pouring rain + little row of glum kids in cagoules = practically all our childhood holiday photos. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 26, 2010, 02:23:34 PM
... you're watching the season premiere of Smallville and when they finally show The Suit, your first reaction isn't excitement that Tom Welling is finally going to put it on. No, your first reaction is to say, "Hey! That's the suit from the movie!!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: M-theory on September 26, 2010, 03:14:29 PM
You buy a Mass Effect novel* even though you know you could probably write a better one yourself.


*I don't even look at fiction, but my ex waved it in my face, and it was cheap, and I have a long bus trip...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on September 27, 2010, 02:52:00 PM
You mention Ras al Ghul and your father stares at you and says 'well... i guess this means I raised you okay"

If you'd mentioned that to me, I'd think you were giving me the Arabic name of the star Algol, Beta Persei (the second brightest star in the constellation Perseus, and the first discovered eclipsing variable.)  I wouldn't have had a clue that it was Batman's greatest foe since I haven't read Batman comics in eons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algol
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on September 27, 2010, 03:06:29 PM
When you're in the computer with your hapless mother who tagged along out of boredom and you have fellow customers asking you for advice when they realize you know more than the saleguy after hearing you explain what you're looking at to said non-geeky parental unit.

As for trivial pursuit, people stopped letting me play that a long time ago.

There was this board game called Taboo, where someone would have a word or phrase and 5 common words/phrases that couldn't be used as a clue. A friend of mine and I used to drive friends nuts by using Mercedes Lackey books as our clues.

Then we just switched to Anne McCaffery when that got banned. Can't remember who it was after that. I think we switched to movies when they said no more book series.

That's my dad.  He was a merciless trivial pursuit player, mainly because he used to read volumes of the encyclopedia, plus every word of the newspaper, etc. 

I've also played Taboo, and that can be a lot of fun if you're playing with reasonably intelligent people.  So can Balderdash, the game where you have to make up word definitions, and if yours sounds the most likely you get points.  I once got a lot of points for defining "cephalomancy" as "the science of determining someone's racial and genetic makeup by measuring the bumps on their head (actually phrenology, but no one else there knew that.)  The definition of "cephalomancy" is "telling the future by boiling the head of a donkey." 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on September 27, 2010, 05:26:42 PM
You mention Ras al Ghul and your father stares at you and says 'well... i guess this means I raised you okay"

If you'd mentioned that to me, I'd think you were giving me the Arabic name of the star Algol, Beta Persei (the second brightest star in the constellation Perseus, and the first discovered eclipsing variable.)  I wouldn't have had a clue that it was Batman's greatest foe since I haven't read Batman comics in eons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algol

Oh, that's neat!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on September 27, 2010, 05:59:18 PM
When you're in the computer with your hapless mother who tagged along out of boredom and you have fellow customers asking you for advice when they realize you know more than the saleguy after hearing you explain what you're looking at to said non-geeky parental unit.

As for trivial pursuit, people stopped letting me play that a long time ago.

There was this board game called Taboo, where someone would have a word or phrase and 5 common words/phrases that couldn't be used as a clue. A friend of mine and I used to drive friends nuts by using Mercedes Lackey books as our clues.

Then we just switched to Anne McCaffery when that got banned. Can't remember who it was after that. I think we switched to movies when they said no more book series.

That's my dad.  He was a merciless trivial pursuit player, mainly because he used to read volumes of the encyclopedia, plus every word of the newspaper, etc. 

I've also played Taboo, and that can be a lot of fun if you're playing with reasonably intelligent people.  So can Balderdash, the game where you have to make up word definitions, and if yours sounds the most likely you get points.  I once got a lot of points for defining "cephalomancy" as "the science of determining someone's racial and genetic makeup by measuring the bumps on their head (actually phrenology, but no one else there knew that.)  The definition of "cephalomancy" is "telling the future by boiling the head of a donkey." 

When you read the above and immediately think "well of course that's not it....'the science of' words end in ology...."   ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fluffy Cat on September 27, 2010, 10:12:03 PM
You buy a Mass Effect novel* even though you know you could probably write a better one yourself.

Its 1996ish.  You buy a SeaQuest novel.  In Spanish.  Which you can't read.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 27, 2010, 10:37:52 PM
You buy a Mass Effect novel* even though you know you could probably write a better one yourself.

Its 1996ish.  You buy a SeaQuest novel.  In Spanish.  Which you can't read.

I bought a Batman comic in German when I was 10 -- just cause
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 28, 2010, 12:22:57 AM
Its 1996ish.  You buy a SeaQuest novel.  In Spanish.  Which you can't read.

You buy books on learning Klingon. You don't actually want to learn Klingon.

Quote from: Sirius
Quote from: Kimblee
You mention Ras al Ghul and your father stares at you and says 'well... i guess this means I raised you okay"
If you'd mentioned that to me, I'd think you were giving me the Arabic name of the star Algol, Beta Persei (the second brightest star in the constellation Perseus, and the first discovered eclipsing variable.)  I wouldn't have had a clue that it was Batman's greatest foe since I haven't read Batman comics in eons.

... You read what Sirius wrote and immediately think, "Hey, the thing with the star is just like the plot of the Batman graphic novel 'Son of the Demon'!!"  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on September 28, 2010, 09:56:07 AM
When your office phone rings, and when you answer, the co-worker on the other end says "LadyClaire, I'm working on this crossword and I need a 7 letter word for the God of Wine....and I figured you HAD to know the answer because you know about all those old gods."

When someone at an outdoor party, while making s'mores, says "why ARE they called marshmallows, anyways?", and you provide them with a detailed answer as to the origin of marshmallows, including the original ingredients, and which ancient culture invented them.

When people will no longer play trivia games with you because you always win.

When your DF says "release the Kraken!" as a take-off on "Clash of the Titans", then quickly turns to you and says "I KNOW, I KNOW, the kraken is NOT from greek mythology..." 

When your friends no longer watch any movies based on history or mythology with you because you get too ticked off by them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 28, 2010, 10:14:55 AM
LadyClaire

you have discribed my life

I am only allowed to be a "moderator" on most Triva games anymore (the worst was the one for the Commodor computer (geek a long ways back) it has an a-b-c-d pad for four players and the one that punches the correct answer first wins

I don't know the answers and just guess - nobody believes me.  (Of course reading faster than anyone else might have something to do with it too)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 28, 2010, 10:26:56 AM
... You know your SIL has become "one of us!" when you're driving on the highway and she suddenly yells, "KHAAAAAAN!" out of nowhere. Then points out the personalized number plate on the car in the lane on the left: "Khan".  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on September 28, 2010, 10:35:17 AM
...you name your pets after (primarily) real historical figures: (I Am) Spartacus, Titus Pullo, Lucius Vorenus, (Nikola) Tesla and Prometheus (okay, so he's mythical, but still...).

My hamsters were named Attila, Rasputin, Blackbeard, and Montezuma. Rasputin actually lived up to his name..he was mean, evil, and lived way beyond his expected lifespan.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on September 28, 2010, 10:51:04 AM
DF is a major geek as well. I thought I'd post a few on his behalf:

When your drink coasters are replicas of the Stargate.

When friends are afraid to ask you what you thought of the latest comic book movie, because you will launch into a rant about how that SOOOOO didn't happen in the comics, and that character would NEVER have done that, and on..and on...

Yeah, a word of advice: never ask my DF about the last 2 X-Men movies, and especially don't ask him about the Wolverine spin-off movie.

When your favorite tie has Spiderman on it..and you wear it to work.

When your tattoo is from a video game.

When your favorite picture of your SO is the one where they're standing with Walter Koenig. Even though the picture is 10 years old, and their ex SO is standing on the other side of Mr. Koenig...and you used Photoshop to remove the ex so you could still display the picture.

When you can watch any episode of Star Trek and the various spin-offs and repeat every line, word-for-word, along with the characters.




Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 28, 2010, 12:09:18 PM
When you can watch any episode of Star Trek and the various spin-offs and repeat every line, word-for-word, along with the characters.

Are you me?  ;D

... When you put on your Angel (David Boreanaz) T-shirt in preparation to watch the DVD of "Eclipse".  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on September 28, 2010, 12:13:22 PM
When you can watch any episode of Star Trek and the various spin-offs and repeat every line, word-for-word, along with the characters.

Are you me?  ;D

... When you put on your Angel (David Boreanaz) T-shirt in preparation to watch the DVD of "Eclipse".  :D

well..that's DF. He's the star trek geek, and can repeat every.single.word of every.single.episode.

I do love Buffy and Angel, though.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MariaE on September 28, 2010, 01:42:27 PM
.... when work sends you this in their annual Christmas card and you crack up laughing:

better !pout !cry
better watchout
lpr why
santa claus < north pole >town

cat /etc/passwd >list
ncheck list
ncheck list
cat list | grep naughty >nogiftlist
cat list | grep nice >giftlist
santa claus < north pole >town

who | grep sleeping
who | grep awake
who | egrep 'bad|good'
for (goodness sake) {
be good
}
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alegria on September 28, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
.... when work sends you this in their annual Christmas card and you crack up laughing:

better !pout !cry
better watchout
lpr why
santa claus < north pole >town

cat /etc/passwd >list
ncheck list
ncheck list
cat list | grep naughty >nogiftlist
cat list | grep nice >giftlist
santa claus < north pole >town

who | grep sleeping
who | grep awake
who | egrep 'bad|good'
for (goodness sake) {
be good
}

...or you see this posted online and understand it all, despite not being a coder yourself!  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on September 28, 2010, 09:03:48 PM
When you can watch any episode of Star Trek and the various spin-offs and repeat every line, word-for-word, along with the characters.

Are you me?  ;D

My long-lost sisters! I actually made a couple of friends when I'd just moved here via the random geek-quotes method. There was party for the students in my master's program at a campus bar, and I was hanging around in a big group of people with several conversations going on at once, when one of the people I was talking to said something about someone being deserving of a special level of h3ll. At which point I and two others immediately said, "One reserved for child molesters, and people who talk at the theatre." We're friends now ;D.

When you have a t-shirt illustrating the Norman exchange with cows wearing period helmets.

When you go to Hamlet, and mentally recite 85% of the play along with the actors.

When have written rules for drinking games to be played while watching LOTR, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Firefly, and you and your friends have actually played said games at least once.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reika on September 28, 2010, 09:31:36 PM
You buy a Mass Effect novel* even though you know you could probably write a better one yourself.


*I don't even look at fiction, but my ex waved it in my face, and it was cheap, and I have a long bus trip...

Could be worse, you could be writing bad DA:O Fanfiction... :-[
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: PurpleFrog on September 29, 2010, 06:14:14 AM
When at 4 your nan used to cringe when you pulled out the same book for a bedtime story almost every night. The Children's Dictionary.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on September 29, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
When you just spent $13.50 to get to go to a Beauty and the Beast sing along tonight.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on September 29, 2010, 10:41:47 AM
When attending a work related event, and being presented with a name tag that says "Hello, My Name Is:" with a spot to write your name under it, you write "Inigo Montoya". But then have to remove it because no one else gets the joke and you just get a lot of weird looks. *sulk*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on September 29, 2010, 10:45:36 AM
you killed my father - prepare to die......

love the movie and most of the people I work with would get it by me being my nerdy self
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on September 29, 2010, 10:46:52 AM
When attending a work related event, and being presented with a name tag that says "Hello, My Name Is:" with a spot to write your name under it, you write "Inigo Montoya". But then have to remove it because no one else gets the joke and you just get a lot of weird looks. *sulk*
When you read this and wonder "Who wouldn't get that joke?"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on September 29, 2010, 11:03:03 AM
When attending a work related event, and being presented with a name tag that says "Hello, My Name Is:" with a spot to write your name under it, you write "Inigo Montoya". But then have to remove it because no one else gets the joke and you just get a lot of weird looks. *sulk*
When you read this and wonder "Who wouldn't get that joke?"

And wonder about the fate of humanity.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on September 29, 2010, 08:26:30 PM
When attending a work related event, and being presented with a name tag that says "Hello, My Name Is:" with a spot to write your name under it, you write "Inigo Montoya". But then have to remove it because no one else gets the joke and you just get a lot of weird looks. *sulk*

I read this to Mr. Sirius, who I figured would get the joke the instant I said, "Hello, My Name Is."  He did. 

You should have been able to tell I was into astronomy by my moniker, since Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, northern and southern hemisphere.  I've never been south far enough to see Canopus, #2 except for the time I went to Texas, and it stormed all that week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopus
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: The Opinionator on September 29, 2010, 09:47:32 PM
When it's almost 4AM and you're still awake because Victorian Pharmacy is on.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitkatswing on October 04, 2010, 08:40:50 PM
You just spend $300 on thinkgeek.com and your husband didnt even care, just wanted to make sure you bought the original tricorder...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on October 04, 2010, 10:15:24 PM
...when you announce that you need your laptop fixed so you can go to write-ins during NaNoWriMo and your husband finally understands that you intend to take said laptop to a predetermined location so that you can write in the midst of several dozen other people who are also writing, and he declares that it is 'too nerdy for him, and that's saying something.'

...when said husband declares that he is not proud of your nerdiness, but threatened by it.

I have achieved greatness this day.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Micah on October 05, 2010, 01:41:22 AM
When you have a 'design a t-shirt' day at Mother's Group and every other person there has pictures of their children to put on their shirts.....you have a picture of the Tardis.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on October 05, 2010, 02:37:03 PM
When you are uber excited to get some of the jokes on this thread.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fluffy Cat on October 05, 2010, 03:23:13 PM
When your drink coasters are replicas of the Stargate.

Want!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: bluhairfreak on October 05, 2010, 05:25:29 PM
Thinkgeek.com http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/b928/ Out of stock for now, but they'll email you when they're back.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fluffy Cat on October 05, 2010, 05:30:18 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Now I just need a coffee table.  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on October 05, 2010, 05:35:50 PM
Thinkgeek.com http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/b928/ Out of stock for now, but they'll email you when they're back.

They are beautiful  ;D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: JoW on October 05, 2010, 09:08:20 PM
When you name your pets after Star Trek characters.  And you have to tell your vet how to spell and pronounce the names.

Kitty Nerys lives at my house.  So does Dax (another cat). 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on October 05, 2010, 09:48:20 PM
I had Tasha Yar (lovely tortie) and Deanna Troi (fluffy tortie & white) for many years.  Tasha was about 22 and Deanna was 14 when they went to the Bridge.  I frequently joked that if I had known more about her personality I would have named Dee K'heylar.  She really did have a Klingon spirit & attitude!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on October 06, 2010, 02:23:03 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 06, 2010, 04:14:44 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

You mean that wasn't the entire point of that movie? Because mocking Anakin is the best part!

I also do every one of those things you just mentioned (except I was on the Brain Bowl team, which may propel me to yet another level of nerdiness, especially if I reveal that I was team captain for several years).

Also, when your friends will only watch historical epics with you because you spend the whole time ranting about historical inaccuracies. Never, ever watch Braveheart with me unless you know what you're in for.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on October 06, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

You mean that wasn't the entire point of that movie? Because mocking Anakin is the best part!

I also do every one of those things you just mentioned (except I was on the Brain Bowl team, which may propel me to yet another level of nerdiness, especially if I reveal that I was team captain for several years).

Also, when your friends will only watch historical epics with you because you spend the whole time ranting about historical inaccuracies. Never, ever watch Braveheart with me unless you know what you're in for.

I want to watch Star Wars and Braveheart with you girls!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 06, 2010, 04:36:55 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

You mean that wasn't the entire point of that movie? Because mocking Anakin is the best part!

I also do every one of those things you just mentioned (except I was on the Brain Bowl team, which may propel me to yet another level of nerdiness, especially if I reveal that I was team captain for several years).

Also, when your friends will only watch historical epics with you because you spend the whole time ranting about historical inaccuracies. Never, ever watch Braveheart with me unless you know what you're in for.

I want to watch Star Wars and Braveheart with you girls!

Well, if either of you are ever in Montreal, make sure to let me know and we'll have a party :-*.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 06, 2010, 06:47:53 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

Hi Me! My senior year public speaking class was like that. The only time more than like 2 people talked to me was when we played TP. And then it was still me vs the other 3 teams for the most part.... (and then teacher brought in the genius edition one day..)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on October 06, 2010, 07:21:35 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

Have you ever heard of Darths and Droids, by any chance? Google it if not, I think you may find it amusing. :D


...when you read Irregular Webcomic for the footnotes about quantum physics as much as for the storyline.
...when you study chemistry in your free time.
...when the in-jokes between you and your DH include "Why a spoon? It's DULL you TWIT, it'll hurt more!" and "Noooooo Potato-Domo!"
...when your Animal Crossing house is not complete until you have the phone booth, just in case it's really a TARDIS.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on October 09, 2010, 03:29:52 PM
When no one watches movies that are based on popular book series (Harry Potter) with you because you yell "That wasn't in the book!!" at the T.V.

When the only time you were ever popular in Middle School and High School was when they played Trivial Pursuit as review. People would argue whose team you were going to be on.

When you are banned from watching LotR because you are constantly repeating the lines.

When your SW-fan son bans you from watching SW III-Revenge of the Sith because you make fun of Anikin the whole time.

ginlyn

You mean that wasn't the entire point of that movie? Because mocking Anakin is the best part!

I also do every one of those things you just mentioned (except I was on the Brain Bowl team, which may propel me to yet another level of nerdiness, especially if I reveal that I was team captain for several years).

Also, when your friends will only watch historical epics with you because you spend the whole time ranting about historical inaccuracies. Never, ever watch Braveheart with me unless you know what you're in for.

I want to watch Star Wars and Braveheart with you girls!

Well, if either of you are ever in Montreal, make sure to let me know and we'll have a party :-*.

:D

Sounds like a plan...

Oh...one on my SW-fan son....When you have both trilogies on DVD and STILL watch the movies whenever they are on T.V. (usually Spike)

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on October 09, 2010, 06:36:55 PM
I came across this and thought of y'all....  http://notalwaysright.com/these-are-not-the-coins-you-are-looking-for/7369
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 09, 2010, 07:08:32 PM
I came across this and thought of y'all....  http://notalwaysright.com/these-are-not-the-coins-you-are-looking-for/7369

You know you've achived nerdhood when you know exactly what not always right story that is WITHOUT clicking on the link :P ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on October 09, 2010, 10:13:14 PM
...you know what TARDIS stands for!!

...you have a sonic screwdriver app on you Droid phone.

...your son has memorized alogorithms to solve the Rubik's cube, and teaches them to others (or bores them to sleep.)

...said son also got excited seeing a banner ad for "lasers" and asked if we could get one.  I laughed and explained that it was for laser hair removal--did he really hate shaving peach fuzz that much already?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 09, 2010, 11:29:02 PM

...you know what TARDIS stands for!!


...and have since sometime in the early 70s.  :>

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 10, 2010, 12:04:32 AM
...you know what TARDIS stands for!!
...and have since sometime in the early 70s.  :>

And knew before you'd even seen one episode of Dr Who!  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fliss on October 10, 2010, 01:07:08 AM

.......when you take your Bajoran tricorder to work on graveyard shift on halloween, and tell everyone who tries the 'trick or treat' rubbish that you're only giving away stuff to real monsters who scan properly. Everyone else pays.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on October 10, 2010, 01:15:09 AM
You watch the latest Star Trek movie and point out the easily correctable errors to yourself. Like when they have Spock as a child get into a fight and you notice the red veins in his ears afterwards, even though he has a cut lip with green blood running down it. And you start a mental list of what is accurate and inaccurate every time you see the movie.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 10, 2010, 03:21:55 AM
You watch the latest Star Trek movie and point out the easily correctable errors to yourself. Like when they have Spock as a child get into a fight and you notice the red veins in his ears afterwards, even though he has a cut lip with green blood running down it. And you start a mental list of what is accurate and inaccurate every time you see the movie.

Honey, that way lies madness and death!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 10, 2010, 08:37:48 AM
When you're watching (for probably the 5th time) an episode of Firefly in which Mal has to break into a room, and for just a nanosecond, you expect him to pull out a sonic screwdriver.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 10, 2010, 11:13:13 AM
When you're watching (for probably the 5th time) an episode of Firefly in which Mal has to break into a room, and for just a nanosecond, you expect him to pull out a sonic screwdriver.

When you watch The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (fun to watch Tom Baker as a baddie) and expect Houra to pull out a sonic screwdriver and/or a bag of jellybabies.   I am not sure if that is less geeky (since Tom Baker actually WAS the Doctor) or more geeky (since I only watched the film to see Tom Baker).  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaymyth on October 10, 2010, 02:24:23 PM
When you're watching (for probably the 5th time) an episode of Firefly in which Mal has to break into a room, and for just a nanosecond, you expect him to pull out a sonic screwdriver.

When you watch The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (fun to watch Tom Baker as a baddie) and expect Houra to pull out a sonic screwdriver and/or a bag of jellybabies.   I am not sure if that is less geeky (since Tom Baker actually WAS the Doctor) or more geeky (since I only watched the film to see Tom Baker).  :>

Or when, as a high school junior in world history, your teacher has you all watch a movie about Rasputin starring Tom Baker, and you gasp, "Hey!  That's the Doctor!"  ....and the rest of the class just looks at you funny.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Micah on October 12, 2010, 12:40:20 AM
When your car has a Decepticon car badge.

And when you discover Doctor Who for the first time as an adult and watch every season from Eccleston onwards in a matter of weeks.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on October 12, 2010, 12:42:30 AM
When you shout an explanation of the differences between the Ionian and Draconian scales at the tv when characters are asked.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 12, 2010, 11:31:55 AM
When, instead of blasting pop music when driving with windows down (my ac is currently broken... real fun on the interstate....)

You are jamming out to Broadway CD's...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 12, 2010, 11:54:42 AM
When you're watching (for probably the 5th time) an episode of Firefly in which Mal has to break into a room, and for just a nanosecond, you expect him to pull out a sonic screwdriver.

When you watch The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (fun to watch Tom Baker as a baddie) and expect Houra to pull out a sonic screwdriver and/or a bag of jellybabies.   I am not sure if that is less geeky (since Tom Baker actually WAS the Doctor) or more geeky (since I only watched the film to see Tom Baker).  :>

Or when, as a high school junior in world history, your teacher has you all watch a movie about Rasputin starring Tom Baker, and you gasp, "Hey!  That's the Doctor!"  ....and the rest of the class just looks at you funny.

I am glad to say that at least one person in my class DIDN'T look at me funny when I did that.  Then again, we watched Dr. Who together a lot of the time.  :> 

Even our friends thought we were weird and geeky (and we weren't even part of the D&D set or anything). 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on October 12, 2010, 01:21:57 PM
When, instead of blasting pop music when driving with windows down (my ac is currently broken just because.......)

You are jamming out to Broadway CD's... Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat, and know from the sound of it, if it's the play version or movie version.

Fixed :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 12, 2010, 01:25:09 PM
When, instead of blasting pop music when driving with windows down (my ac is currently broken just because.......)

You are jamming out to Broadway CD's... Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat, and know from the sound of it, if it's the play version or movie version.

Fixed :)

LOL. TBH, as soon as I remember to, I will be jamming to the soundtrack of Wicked. I burned a copy of it from iTunes and the CD is still in my comp.

And it's on a green CD. (okay, that was accident, I have a stack of colored ones-yellow, pink, green, and blue. I just grabbed a green one.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 12, 2010, 01:26:46 PM
When, instead of blasting pop music when driving with windows down (my ac is currently broken just because.......)

You are jamming out to Broadway CD's... Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat, and know from the sound of it, if it's the play version or movie version.

Fixed :)

How about when you have, count 'em, four different recordings of "Les Misérables": Original French Concept Album, Original Broadway Cast, 10th Anniversary Concert, and the Paris Revival?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on October 12, 2010, 01:44:54 PM
When, instead of blasting pop music when driving with windows down (my ac is currently broken just because.......)

You are jamming out to Broadway CD's... Joseph and the Amazing Techinicolor Dreamcoat, and know from the sound of it, if it's the play version or movie version.

Fixed :)

How about when you have, count 'em, four different recordings of "Les Misérables": Original French Concept Album, Original Broadway Cast, 10th Anniversary Concert, and the Paris Revival?

I used to have parts of it in German and Russian as well.  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on October 12, 2010, 01:47:15 PM
I have to nominate my entire immediate family for the nerd prize:

1 - we have a favourite, fantasy themed boardgame, which we play regularly

2 - all players actively look for loopholes in the rules, with a bloodthirstiness which would shame a class action lawyer.

3 - after 20 years of playing, we have a written set of precedents, to avoid long discussions where events from games played years ago would be brought up as evidence

4 - we have an official trophy for the game: a little troll figurine, carved from stone, with a huuuuge nose

5 - said trophy is nicknamed Francis, after the historical figure with a very large nose.

6 - 20 years later, there is a huge discussion on the historical identity of said Francis (we all remembered the portrait, but no one could pinpoint who the figure was)

7 - the family members conduct a large google search in order to identify who Francis was (have you tried to search for a painting you don't know who painted, where it was painted, who the subject was and only a vague idea of the period?)?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on October 12, 2010, 02:21:44 PM
You own and play the Titanic board game and make frequent jokes about the one bathroom on said game board.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Enigmatism on October 13, 2010, 05:26:00 PM
... you can name all the Doctors, in order, and most of their assistants.

 ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: wx4caster on October 13, 2010, 06:16:03 PM
... when you knitted your own Doctor Who scarf and now it's older than the current Doctor.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 13, 2010, 11:56:49 PM
... you can name all the Doctors, in order, and most of their assistants.

You mean there are people out there who can't do that?!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 14, 2010, 12:46:45 AM
... you can name all the Doctors, in order, and most of their assistants.

You mean there are people out there who can't do that?!  ;D

Apparently so.  At least that is what I hear.  I am more likely to know people who argue about whether or not K-9 counts as a companion or not. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: JadeGirl on October 14, 2010, 02:04:20 AM
I have to nominate my entire immediate family for the nerd prize:

1 - we have a favourite, fantasy themed boardgame, which we play regularly

2 - all players actively look for loopholes in the rules, with a bloodthirstiness which would shame a class action lawyer.

3 - after 20 years of playing, we have a written set of precedents, to avoid long discussions where events from games played years ago would be brought up as evidence

4 - we have an official trophy for the game: a little troll figurine, carved from stone, with a huuuuge nose

5 - said trophy is nicknamed Francis, after the historical figure with a very large nose.

6 - 20 years later, there is a huge discussion on the historical identity of said Francis (we all remembered the portrait, but no one could pinpoint who the figure was)

7 - the family members conduct a large google search in order to identify who Francis was (have you tried to search for a painting you don't know who painted, where it was painted, who the subject was and only a vague idea of the period?)?

Le Roi Grande Nez?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on October 14, 2010, 07:49:10 AM
I have to nominate my entire immediate family for the nerd prize:

1 - we have a favourite, fantasy themed boardgame, which we play regularly

2 - all players actively look for loopholes in the rules, with a bloodthirstiness which would shame a class action lawyer.

3 - after 20 years of playing, we have a written set of precedents, to avoid long discussions where events from games played years ago would be brought up as evidence

4 - we have an official trophy for the game: a little troll figurine, carved from stone, with a huuuuge nose

5 - said trophy is nicknamed Francis, after the historical figure with a very large nose.

6 - 20 years later, there is a huge discussion on the historical identity of said Francis (we all remembered the portrait, but no one could pinpoint who the figure was)

7 - the family members conduct a large google search in order to identify who Francis was (have you tried to search for a painting you don't know who painted, where it was painted, who the subject was and only a vague idea of the period?)?

Le Roi Grande Nez?

Francis I of France :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 14, 2010, 08:35:14 AM
I am more likely to know people who argue about whether or not K-9 counts as a companion or not. 

Have you seen the cartoon showing all the Doctor's companions, right from Susan going, "Grandfather!" to Sarah Jane to Tegan to... all going, "Doctor!" And then right at the end it shows Rose going, "I thought I was special!" with K-9 behind her saying, "Negative." Very cute!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on October 14, 2010, 09:31:54 AM
I am more likely to know people who argue about whether or not K-9 counts as a companion or not. 

Have you seen the cartoon showing all the Doctor's companions, right from Susan going, "Grandfather!" to Sarah Jane to Tegan to... all going, "Doctor!" And then right at the end it shows Rose going, "I thought I was special!" with K-9 behind her saying, "Negative." Very cute!

Linking for the benefit of Ehellions who may not have seen these: Doctor's Girls (http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Girls-Wallpaper-58513223) and Doctor's Boys (http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Boys-58481472). 8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 14, 2010, 10:19:53 AM
... when you knitted your own Doctor Who scarf and now it's older than the current Doctor.  ;D

Well, given the current Doctor, that's less difficult than it once was ;).

While I do like Eleven, the Doctor should not be younger than me. Seriously, it's weird.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on October 14, 2010, 11:07:13 AM
I am more likely to know people who argue about whether or not K-9 counts as a companion or not. 

Have you seen the cartoon showing all the Doctor's companions, right from Susan going, "Grandfather!" to Sarah Jane to Tegan to... all going, "Doctor!" And then right at the end it shows Rose going, "I thought I was special!" with K-9 behind her saying, "Negative." Very cute!

Linking for the benefit of Ehellions who may not have seen these: Doctor's Girls (http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Girls-Wallpaper-58513223) and Doctor's Boys (http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Boys-58481472). 8)

I luuuuurve mimi-na's art. She has some great spins on Disney princess art too, like Disney Sailor Moon, and chibi-fied Cinderella.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on October 14, 2010, 11:18:26 AM
... someone points you in the direction of James Hance and Wookie the Chew, and your first thought is, "That's it, I know what I'm doing for the baby's room!"  Your second thought is to text your SO and get his/her approval for said scheme, to which SO agrees.

... you have tagged along with your SO to Magic the Gathering tournaments so that in future you will have leverage for convincing SO that s/he owes you a trip to a con.   >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on October 17, 2010, 08:07:12 PM
When you are discussing world religions with church friends and you bring up Mr. Spock/half-Vulcan as an example of how a life lived by one interpretation of one religion might be. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 18, 2010, 12:01:04 AM
When you nix the name "Quin" for your soon-to-be-born baby because his/her initials would be "QQ" and you just can't take the idea of encouraging your baby to cry any more than it has to

When you celebrate Exelauno Day, put up posters all over the Classical Studies department, and spend all day surreptitiously watching everyone else in the building to see if they get it (bonus points to anyone here who knows when Exelauno Day is!)

When your toddler has spent more than half her life entered in a nerdy webcomic contest (http://www.darthsanddroids.net/academy/) (from "Darths and Droids" as mentioned upthread!) as a "Cheddar Monk" and actually wins a prize!  (She's "Baby Wan Kanobi" on there, if anyone is interested!)

When you're extremely excited about having earned your "As Seen On Dragon*Con TV!" pin this year for writing one skit and appearing in a few more

When you know which week is Shark Week just off the top of your head, even though it's more than four months away

When you buy this clock (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/wendymarlowe/steampunkclock002.jpg) to take apart for gears, decide the face is too good to waste, and realize your only option is to make a steampunk Flavor Flav costume  8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: creativecat on October 18, 2010, 05:55:22 AM
When your entire family is a music, art, book, computer, or history nut and owns more books than a library.

When you are planning your honeymoon and opt for a historical site instead of the beach.
(Or when your family throws you a history themed shower - and one of your former history teachers is there)

When you stay up late sitting on pins and needles just to see if DH actually fixed the laptop that broke 2 years ago.

When you get a kick out of spreadsheets or get a high off creating really complicated ones.

When you actually get cravings to play your favorite instrument.

When you are so type A that you come up with 10 songs rather than the original 3 that were requested by your music group...

When talking about having kids, you choose names from Star Wars books or from Beatles songs and imagine that your kids will be just as nerdy as you.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on October 18, 2010, 08:01:17 PM
When friends of yours have a last name that begins with W, and they decide on a first name of W,and you push and rally to try and get W as a middle name also!  Alas, they choose the initials WBW instead of WWW.  wah.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on October 18, 2010, 10:42:07 PM
*You listen to talk radio all day.

*Your biggest fantasy is to meet the Talk Radio Host.

*You talk to your dog/cat/hamster/ferret/pet rock.

*You answer yourself in a silly voice you made up for said pet.

*You dream about meeting Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters.

*You have the Science Channel on Favorites.

*You ever read the phone book out of sheer boredom.

*You buy markers so YOU can color with them and not the kids.

*You are frequently the first person in the library or waiting for it to open.

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on October 19, 2010, 04:30:58 PM
Quote

*You dream about meeting dating Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters.


*blush*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on October 19, 2010, 05:04:36 PM
You are doing a project for class that involves creating various sorts of catalogue records, and you purposely choose The Children of Húrin as one of your books because the actual primary title is "Narn i Chîn Húrin" and it amuses you to no end to create a MARC record in Sindarin.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 19, 2010, 09:05:29 PM
When both you and your DH are watching a TV show that has a radio station, and both of you notice that the frequency reported (86.9) is not really a valid FM frequency (in the US).  The US broadcast band starts at 87.7 and runs to 107.9 on the FM dial.  DH at least has the excuse that he was a DJ for a public radio station at one time.  Me-I just know useless trivia like that.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on October 22, 2010, 08:56:23 AM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on October 22, 2010, 09:00:29 AM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 22, 2010, 11:07:06 AM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*

I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on October 22, 2010, 11:36:05 AM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*

I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?

Please do.  I'll have cookies waiting so we can eat and drink ourselves into a stupor that no longer remembers a time when people had no knowledge of the classics.   :'(
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 22, 2010, 11:49:45 AM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*

I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?

Please do.  I'll have cookies waiting so we can eat and drink ourselves into a stupor that no longer remembers a time when people had no knowledge of the classics.   :'(

I'll join ya'll too, but I'll bring the good chocolates with me; I'm too young to drink yet, but chocolates are good too.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on October 22, 2010, 12:00:54 PM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*

I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?

Please do.  I'll have cookies waiting so we can eat and drink ourselves into a stupor that no longer remembers a time when people had no knowledge of the classics.   :'(

I'll join ya'll too, but I'll bring the good chocolates with me; I'm too young to drink yet, but chocolates are good too.

It's okay, kitty-cat, it's *virtual* wine and beer, so it doesn't count.  Otherwise I wouldn't be able to have any either.  And this is a situation that pretty much demands virtual booze and sweets.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on October 22, 2010, 12:18:58 PM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*

I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?

Please do.  I'll have cookies waiting so we can eat and drink ourselves into a stupor that no longer remembers a time when people had no knowledge of the classics.   :'(

I'll join ya'll too, but I'll bring the good chocolates with me; I'm too young to drink yet, but chocolates are good too.

It's okay, kitty-cat, it's *virtual* wine and beer, so it doesn't count.  Otherwise I wouldn't be able to have any either.  And this is a situation that pretty much demands virtual booze and sweets.

Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

Mythology and the classics are only taught to the gifted classes in the school that my DH and his friends went to. When I asked DH if he'd ever read any of the classics, he said "uh..we read 'James and the Giant Peach' for english lit..but that was the only one..and we never studied mythology. Only the gifted kids got to study that stuff."

Then a friend of mine with an 11 year old daughter pulled her out of the gifted class because she kept crying because mythology was "too hard to learn".

One of my favorite books when I was that age was "Bullfinch's Mythology". *eats more Reeses Pieces* please pass me the wine...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 22, 2010, 12:40:57 PM
Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

I comfort myself with the thought that the kids I teach will at least know a few stories out of Greek mythology when they leave my class. And what a narcissus flower looks like.  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hexteacher on October 22, 2010, 01:36:48 PM
I suspect that the numbers of youngsters knowing a bit about Greek Mythology might start to go up in the near future.  The Percy Jackson books (Lightning Thief etc), are getting popular.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on October 22, 2010, 04:49:48 PM
Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

Mythology and the classics are only taught to the gifted classes in the school that my DH and his friends went to. When I asked DH if he'd ever read any of the classics, he said "uh..we read 'James and the Giant Peach' for english lit..but that was the only one..and we never studied mythology. Only the gifted kids got to study that stuff."

Then a friend of mine with an 11 year old daughter pulled her out of the gifted class because she kept crying because mythology was "too hard to learn".

One of my favorite books when I was that age was "Bullfinch's Mythology". *eats more Reeses Pieces* please pass me the wine...

I loved myths, fairy tales and legends as a kid.  It was all just stories, and I was an avid reader, even at that age.  I have my grandmother's copy of "Bullfinch's Mythology" and may have to get it out this evening in reaction.  I don't ever recall studying it in school-I just liked it so read the stories on my own (my school was small enough that there were really no gifted classes).

Here is a nice glass of red wine for you.  I also grabbed a bottle of port from DH's stash (tawny, if you care) and will be opening it soon.  I brought some cheese and crackers so that we had something of substance to go with the chocolate and alcoholic beverages.  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on October 22, 2010, 08:48:26 PM
When you turn down tv packages based on whether or not they have history, discovery, travel and food network channels.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 22, 2010, 09:13:52 PM
When you turn down tv packages based on whether or not they have history, discovery, travel and food network channels.

Corrallary is when you convice your parents that ya'll need the next level up so you can get those networks...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: bookworm317 on October 22, 2010, 10:33:39 PM
Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

Mythology and the classics are only taught to the gifted classes in the school that my DH and his friends went to. When I asked DH if he'd ever read any of the classics, he said "uh..we read 'James and the Giant Peach' for english lit..but that was the only one..and we never studied mythology. Only the gifted kids got to study that stuff."

Then a friend of mine with an 11 year old daughter pulled her out of the gifted class because she kept crying because mythology was "too hard to learn".
One of my favorite books when I was that age was "Bullfinch's Mythology". *eats more Reeses Pieces* please pass me the wine...

...........How is mythology 'too hard'?!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 22, 2010, 11:59:05 PM
I loved myths, fairy tales and legends as a kid.  It was all just stories, and I was an avid reader, even at that age.  I have my grandmother's copy of "Bullfinch's Mythology" and may have to get it out this evening in reaction.  I don't ever recall studying it in school-I just liked it so read the stories on my own (my school was small enough that there were really no gifted classes).

We didn't study it a lot, but my English teacher in 7th grade took us all to the theatre to watch "Clash of the Titans" when it came out (1981). Then we discussed the mythology. I also bought books on the topic because, come on - Greek mythology is AWESOME!

I don't know how people can follow references in movies, etc without knowing at least some Greek mythology. When I was doing a week-long course for OBE, the English presenter asked us, "So who was Prometheus?" I was the only person who knew!!! In a room of 40 teachers!!! And what gets me is how modern writers often present the stories of, say, Sisyphus and Tantalus as terrible tragedies because all they know is their punishments in the underworld. "Oh, the guy with the rock. The guy who tried to eat/drink and the branches bent away..." If they knew the legends they'd know those guys got what was coming to them.

Sorry, I went on a bit there.  ;D Greek (I made a typo the first time and typed "Geek", heh) mythology underpins a lot of our modern culture. I think people need to know this stuff.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on October 23, 2010, 11:53:29 AM
I loved myths, fairy tales and legends as a kid.  It was all just stories, and I was an avid reader, even at that age.  I have my grandmother's copy of "Bullfinch's Mythology" and may have to get it out this evening in reaction.  I don't ever recall studying it in school-I just liked it so read the stories on my own (my school was small enough that there were really no gifted classes).

We didn't study it a lot, but my English teacher in 7th grade took us all to the theatre to watch "Clash of the Titans" when it came out (1981). Then we discussed the mythology. I also bought books on the topic because, come on - Greek mythology is AWESOME!

I don't know how people can follow references in movies, etc without knowing at least some Greek mythology. When I was doing a week-long course for OBE, the English presenter asked us, "So who was Prometheus?" I was the only person who knew!!! In a room of 40 teachers!!! And what gets me is how modern writers often present the stories of, say, Sisyphus and Tantalus as terrible tragedies because all they know is their punishments in the underworld. "Oh, the guy with the rock. The guy who tried to eat/drink and the branches bent away..." If they knew the legends they'd know those guys got what was coming to them.

Sorry, I went on a bit there.  ;D Greek (I made a typo the first time and typed "Geek", heh) mythology underpins a lot of our modern culture. I think people need to know this stuff.

THIS!

I picked up Edith Hamilton's 'Mythology' when I was nine. (It had a flying horse on the cover, how cool!) I've been a mythology ever since. I don't understand how someone can go through school without having a bit of Classical background.  It makes so many things more understandable, and strings together what otherwise might be a whole bunch of unrelated cultural dialogues.

I was lucky though. In sixth grade, The Illiad and The Odyssey were read to us for story time. I helped with the name pronunciations.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on October 23, 2010, 02:12:46 PM
When you turn down tv packages based on whether or not they have history, discovery, travel and food network channels.

When you refuse to watch the discovery channel because you disagree too much with how they roduce some of their documentaries.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on October 24, 2010, 02:44:22 PM
When you refuse to watch the discovery channel because you disagree too much with how they produce some of their documentaries.

When you watch even the shoddily-done ones anyway, just because they use battle footage from your re-enactment society's events.

"That's Bob...that's Laura....ooh, there's Steve...aha! See there? In the middle of the advancing ranks? Fourteenth hat from the left?* That's ME." ;D

*I always seem to end up behind the massive musketeer built like a brick outhouse, so my television stardom is limited to my hat and occasional flash of left sleeve. ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on October 24, 2010, 02:54:28 PM
When you refuse to watch the discovery channel because you disagree too much with how they produce some of their documentaries.

When you watch even the shoddily-done ones anyway, just because they use battle footage from your re-enactment society's events.

"That's Bob...that's Laura....ooh, there's Steve...aha! See there? In the middle of the advancing ranks? Fourteenth hat from the left?* That's ME." ;D

*I always seem to end up behind the massive musketeer built like a brick outhouse, so my television stardom is limited to my hat and occasional flash of left sleeve. ::)

Ah, the green eyed monster strikes again :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on October 24, 2010, 03:01:06 PM
When you refuse to watch the discovery channel because you disagree too much with how they produce some of their documentaries.

When you watch even the shoddily-done ones anyway, just because they use battle footage from your re-enactment society's events.

"That's Bob...that's Laura....ooh, there's Steve...aha! See there? In the middle of the advancing ranks? Fourteenth hat from the left?* That's ME." ;D

*I always seem to end up behind the massive musketeer built like a brick outhouse, so my television stardom is limited to my hat and occasional flash of left sleeve. ::)

Hehe! I'm the same. My ballet school made the local news, and I watched the footage carefully about eighty times, before realising that the only bit of me you could see was the edge of my tutu. One of the older girls managed to be perfectly between me and the camera for the entire three minute clip.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 24, 2010, 09:23:01 PM
I had some old guy I don't recognize come up to me at church last month and tell me "I saw you on TV!"  I almost asked if he had gone to Dragon*Con - he totally didn't look the type - but about five minutes later I remembered I had been on the local TV station a month earlier for my search dog team  :-[  Glad I didn't ask about Dragon*Con out loud!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on October 25, 2010, 06:10:47 AM
I had a moment of sad yesterday. I was at initiation for Theta and all of the actives were killing time waiting for all of the new members to arrive. Everyone was goofing off (we had all been there since at least 7 am. It was now 9:15...) and I had given up trying to sleep before we started. So, in the spirit of what everyone else was doing, I took the blanket I had brought with me and did "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match".

The friend that was standing next to me asked "Oh, from Mrs. Doubtfire?"

Part of me died.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on October 25, 2010, 08:21:59 AM
I would've known and I know a whole school district (granted its a small one)that would know what you are talking about.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on October 25, 2010, 02:08:13 PM
Quote

NO ONE knew what you were talking about?  *wanders off into a corner to weep*


I am headed to your corner and will weep with you.  Would you like me to bring some beer or wine to soften the blows?

Please do.  I'll have cookies waiting so we can eat and drink ourselves into a stupor that no longer remembers a time when people had no knowledge of the classics.   :'(

If it makes anyone feel better, my 14yo DS is cuurently doing a Norse mythology unit in school. I'm not able to discuss it in much depth with him because I mostly stuck to Greek and Roman.  :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on October 30, 2010, 02:20:14 PM
When your entire family:

a)knows the words to the theme song from "The Big Bang Theory"

b)sings along

c)pauses the show to discuss the formulas on Sheldon's white board and

d)decides to replicate the "non-newtonian fluid" experiement with the bass speaker.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 30, 2010, 02:37:58 PM
When your entire family:
a)knows the words to the theme song from "The Big Bang Theory"
b)sings along

That's totally me! I sometimes pause the opening sequence to see all the cool things they use to show our world... and there are a LOT.

I have another one...

... You go to TV Tropes and spend hours on there... because you "get" each and every trope and find yourself nodding every time you read about the hatred or love fans have for certain shows/couples.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Thanda on October 30, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
When your DH takes some pomegranate seeds and you shriek "HA! Now you must stay in the underworld for SIX MONTHS every year!"...and then get sad that no one knows what the heck you're talking about.

Reading through these I was pretty sure, but this one confirms I now know I'm a nerd from way back because...
At 19 and not enrolled, attend a college Haloween party with BF (also not enrolled) as Persephone and Hades, complete with plastic fruit pomegranite I had to tote around all night, and NO ONE gets it.
<was it only my public school that had to study this in my non-AP English classes?!?>

edit: Ah, forgot about the sheath of wheat prop too.  I knew there was some reason the beer cup became exceedingly difficult to manage!  Lol
Or, more currently...

When you raise a kid who, like many his age, dabbles in spoken word music (rap) but has to dumb down his themes from political/social commentary to in-da-club just to gain a peer group following.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on October 31, 2010, 03:21:21 PM
You bake pumpkin seeds and find day old pumpkin off the vine seeds don't explode, but several week off the vine seeds do. And you begin researching what the effect is between the fresh and several week old seeds.  ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Twik on October 31, 2010, 03:45:56 PM
Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

Mythology and the classics are only taught to the gifted classes in the school that my DH and his friends went to. When I asked DH if he'd ever read any of the classics, he said "uh..we read 'James and the Giant Peach' for english lit..but that was the only one..and we never studied mythology. Only the gifted kids got to study that stuff."

Then a friend of mine with an 11 year old daughter pulled her out of the gifted class because she kept crying because mythology was "too hard to learn".
One of my favorite books when I was that age was "Bullfinch's Mythology". *eats more Reeses Pieces* please pass me the wine...

...........How is mythology 'too hard'?!

Dunno. Maybe the teacher was asking for deconstructivist analysis of Narcissus's symbolism in modern dyadic interaction?

As the saying goes,

"To make a name for learning,
When other roads are barred,
Take something very easy,
And make it very hard."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 01, 2010, 11:59:00 AM
when....the thing I'm most looking forward to is going to the midnight premiere of the new Harry Potter movie with the 26 year old son of my best friend.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on November 01, 2010, 12:38:44 PM
Agreed. I've been comforting myself with reeses pieces all day.

Mythology and the classics are only taught to the gifted classes in the school that my DH and his friends went to. When I asked DH if he'd ever read any of the classics, he said "uh..we read 'James and the Giant Peach' for english lit..but that was the only one..and we never studied mythology. Only the gifted kids got to study that stuff."

Then a friend of mine with an 11 year old daughter pulled her out of the gifted class because she kept crying because mythology was "too hard to learn".
One of my favorite books when I was that age was "Bullfinch's Mythology". *eats more Reeses Pieces* please pass me the wine...

...........How is mythology 'too hard'?!

Dunno. Maybe the teacher was asking for deconstructivist analysis of Narcissus's symbolism in modern dyadic interaction?

As the saying goes,

"To make a name for learning,
When other roads are barred,
Take something very easy,
And make it very hard."

From what my friend told me, her daughter was having problems keeping the gods and goddesses straight. The mythology portion of the class was only to read the myths and take quizzes on them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 01, 2010, 01:17:07 PM
when....the thing I'm most looking forward to is going to the midnight premiere of the new Harry Potter movie with the 26 year old son of my best friend.

My friends and I are all in our twenties, and we bought tickets for the opening night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as soon as they were available. We're all going to dress in the colors of the houses we'd be in if we were witches and wizards. Ravenclaw for me!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on November 01, 2010, 02:30:49 PM
When your entire family is a music, art, book, computer, or history nut and owns more books than a library.

When you are planning your honeymoon and opt for a historical site instead of the beach. <snip>


Does it count if we went to a historical site that's on the beach?  We went to the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon.

We do own quite a few books.  I'm into historical biographies, astronomy, and murder mysteries, and he's a *science wonk, although we both love Dave Barry, James White, and P.G. Wodehouse.  (He's also got a book titled "Urinalysis - a New Philosophy,"  and gets a magazine from the American College of Clinical Pathologists.  Why yes, he's a retired lab technician - how can you tell?)

* Science Wonk - a great name for a rock band.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 01, 2010, 02:32:39 PM
when....the thing I'm most looking forward to is going to the midnight premiere of the new Harry Potter movie with the 26 year old son of my best friend.

My friends and I are all in our twenties, and we bought tickets for the opening night of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as soon as they were available. We're all going to dress in the colors of the houses we'd be in if we were witches and wizards. Ravenclaw for me!

I'm dressing up too! And I am a 40-something mother of 4, grandmother of 3. I'm a Raven too!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on November 02, 2010, 12:08:06 PM
I'm going to Deathly Hallows too, but I probably won't be able to convince the kids to dress up.

I've also been trying to convince DH to read Harry Potter. He's seen all the movies, we watch them whenever they're on TV and we have movies 5 and 6 on DVD. So he'll ask me about why this happened or whatever. Oh...he did ask me why Dumbeldore didn't just tell Harry about the connection between him and Voldermort in the first place. I started to launch into a long complicated explanation and said "You know, it'd just be easier if you read the books".

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Dazi on November 02, 2010, 05:42:15 PM
When you reread the entire HP series prior to each movie coming out. 

I restarted my round last night.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on November 02, 2010, 09:00:27 PM
When you reread the entire HP series prior to each movie coming out. 

I restarted my round last night.  ;D

That's nothing- I plan on re-reading book 7 while IN LINE for movie 7 :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 03, 2010, 11:24:09 AM
Starting tomorrow on rereading book 7 :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: creativecat on November 03, 2010, 05:51:31 PM
When you're bored one weekend and do a Revenge of the Nerds marathon followed by 2 National Geographic documentaries.

When you talk to your pets like they are small humans and assume/ expect they will understand you.

When a fun way to play with your dogs is to speak to them in a foreign language or in a combination of languages - including pirate speak.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on November 03, 2010, 10:29:17 PM

... when you can tell the Star Trek/Stargate/insert-sci-fi-show-here episode from the first 15 seconds.

Actually, a true SF show geek can give you the name of the episode with only a single non-episode-specific frame.  I saw a contest once at a Star Trek convention.  (Admittedly, this was about 35 years ago, and TOS was the only Star Trek game in town.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on November 03, 2010, 10:36:20 PM
...when the fabric in your SCA garb is four or five times as expensive as the fabric in your everyday clothing...

This isn't normal? ???
Not necessarily -- I have an outfit known as "the $20 Italian ren".  And $10 of that was spent on the "jewels" of the trim.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on November 03, 2010, 11:48:54 PM
Actually, a true SF show geek can give you the name of the episode with only a single non-episode-specific frame.  I saw a contest once at a Star Trek convention.  (Admittedly, this was about 35 years ago, and TOS was the only Star Trek game in town.)

I'd lose that game. I have some photostamps that a friend gave me like 25 years ago that consist of stills from episodes. Some are obvious, but there are one or two that have me completely stumped. (And I must be a geek because yes, it's been bothering me for 25 years!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on November 03, 2010, 11:59:43 PM
When given an assignment in your French class to write about your favorite TV show... you write about Dr. Who.

And have the French Wikipedia page pulled up so that you get your spellings right on le Docteur.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 04, 2010, 01:13:07 PM
When you conduct a scientific survey to determine which of two left-turn signals cycles more quickly.

(OK, so it wasn't the most scientific survey ever designed. I timed each signal 10 times and averaged it out. Turns out I was right, the signal at (small intersection) cycles faster than signal at (major intersection). DH now owes me dinner.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lady Snowdon on November 04, 2010, 04:25:40 PM
When you conduct a scientific survey to determine which of two left-turn signals cycles more quickly.

(OK, so it wasn't the most scientific survey ever designed. I timed each signal 10 times and averaged it out. Turns out I was right, the signal at (small intersection) cycles faster than signal at (major intersection). DH now owes me dinner.)

Yeah, so one day while taking a break from working (landscaping), my partner and I timed the stoplight signals at the stoplight near us.  In that fifteen minutes, we worked out that one side had a 3 minute 30 second light, and the other side had only a 1 minute 15 second light.  I think I might be a nerd...

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: BluePaint on November 10, 2010, 04:13:14 PM
No matter how many football games I watch, or how many fashionable outfits I wear, or how many normal things I do, I will never be anything but the biggest nerd in the history of the world.  For my greatest moment of nerdhood was the nerdiest ever to happen in the whole history of nerddom.

I broke up with someone in World of Warcraft and continued to date him in real life.  We just decided that it was time for us to start leveling with other people.

In my defense, it was totally merited.  He didn't understand agro-mechanics at all and kept pulling hate on groups of mobs and making me offtank with my boar, then had the audacity to complain that I wasn't keeping up with him on meters when he refused to count my boar in my total!  Total n00b.  Should have expected it from a BE mage.  Scum, the lot of them.



I also am not allowed to play Taboo with normal people anymore.

"Measures the internal energy of an object!"
"THERMOMETER!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: QueenofAllThings on November 10, 2010, 06:55:46 PM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on November 10, 2010, 09:11:51 PM
I also am not allowed to play Taboo with normal people anymore.

"Measures the internal energy of an object!"
"THERMOMETER!"

Will you play with me? Pleeeeeeze?  ;D

I have been known to define maudlin as "same concept as morbid, but with more rainy day and less death."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on November 11, 2010, 08:44:37 PM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)

And even more scary to me, I understood every word  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 11, 2010, 09:09:39 PM
When given an assignment in your French class to write about your favorite TV show... you write about Dr. Who.

And have the French Wikipedia page pulled up so that you get your spellings right on le Docteur.

When you read the above entry and are inspired to go find episodes of said show dubbed into French, because you are interested to see how it translates. As it turns out, Doctor Who dubbed into French is hysterical.

"Oui, mais Docteur quoi?"
"Juste le Docteur. Salut!"

"A l'intérieur, c'est beaucoup plus grande qu'à l'extérieur!"

This should not be as funny as it is.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on November 11, 2010, 09:21:10 PM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)

And even more scary to me, I understood every word  :P

Same here, and I think that she was fully justified in breaking up with him :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on November 11, 2010, 09:55:40 PM
When given an assignment in your French class to write about your favorite TV show... you write about Dr. Who.

And have the French Wikipedia page pulled up so that you get your spellings right on le Docteur.

When you read the above entry and are inspired to go find episodes of said show dubbed into French, because you are interested to see how it translates. As it turns out, Doctor Who dubbed into French is hysterical.

"Oui, mais Docteur quoi?"
"Juste le Docteur. Salut!"

"A l'intérieur, c'est beaucoup plus grande qu'à l'extérieur!"

This should not be as funny as it is.

And yet I'm cracking up in my room with the dogs looking at me like I've gone mad. I think I should sleep...

Of course, I'm also the one who, when given half an hour to write a short tale, wrote about being the Doctor's companion. IIRC, the phrase "Running, we are always running" was used :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: BluePaint on November 12, 2010, 10:49:36 AM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)

And even more scary to me, I understood every word  :P

Same here, and I think that she was fully justified in breaking up with him :P

Haha!  All of you are awesome ;D

And Seraphia, we need to be a Taboo team.  The method where you explain things using overly complex terms instead of overly simple terms only works if there is someone there to understand you :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on November 12, 2010, 01:47:54 PM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)

And even more scary to me, I understood every word  :P

Same here, and I think that she was fully justified in breaking up with him :P

This is so full of win!   :D

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on November 16, 2010, 08:05:41 PM
No matter how many football games I watch, or how many fashionable outfits I wear, or how many normal things I do, I will never be anything but the biggest nerd in the history of the world.  For my greatest moment of nerdhood was the nerdiest ever to happen in the whole history of nerddom.

I broke up with someone in World of Warcraft and continued to date him in real life.  We just decided that it was time for us to start leveling with other people.

In my defense, it was totally merited.  He didn't understand agro-mechanics at all and kept pulling hate on groups of mobs and making me offtank with my boar, then had the audacity to complain that I wasn't keeping up with him on meters when he refused to count my boar in my total!  Total n00b.  Should have expected it from a BE mage.  Scum, the lot of them.



I also am not allowed to play Taboo with normal people anymore.

"Measures the internal energy of an object!"
"THERMOMETER!"

I asked Mr. Sirius to translate the WoW part, and I'm really none the wiser. 

I also thought Taboo was the game where you had to give clues to your team about words that the game gives you, without using certain words.  For instance, I once had to give clues to "bagpipes" and couldn't use the words Scotland, kilt, and a couple of other words that were related.  So I started singing one of the bagpipe standards in a very nasal voice.  They got it.  A team-member had to give clues to John Wayne without saying Pilgrim, Marion Michael Morrison, Westerns, and things of that nature.  He gave all his clues in a very bad John Wayne imitation, but we still got it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bluenomi on November 16, 2010, 08:22:19 PM
BluePaint -
You win. I didn't understand a word of that.
But it made me laugh ;)
And even more scary to me, I understood every word  :P
Same here, and I think that she was fully justified in breaking up with him :P
Haha!  All of you are awesome ;D
And Seraphia, we need to be a Taboo team.  The method where you explain things using overly complex terms instead of overly simple terms only works if there is someone there to understand you :)

Yeah, it doesn't work very well if the people can't understand you! I do love the fact it is an American game so uses US terms. You can just use the Australian term without any dramas. You get sidewalk, you just say footpath  ;D It was annoying when they updated the cards and made Buffy a taboo work for vampire. It was really easy until then  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on November 16, 2010, 09:16:24 PM
No matter how many football games I watch, or how many fashionable outfits I wear, or how many normal things I do, I will never be anything but the biggest nerd in the history of the world.  For my greatest moment of nerdhood was the nerdiest ever to happen in the whole history of nerddom.

I broke up with someone in World of Warcraft and continued to date him in real life.  We just decided that it was time for us to start leveling with other people.

In my defense, it was totally merited.  He didn't understand agro-mechanics at all and kept pulling hate on groups of mobs and making me offtank with my boar, then had the audacity to complain that I wasn't keeping up with him on meters when he refused to count my boar in my total!  Total n00b.  Should have expected it from a BE mage.  Scum, the lot of them.



I also am not allowed to play Taboo with normal people anymore.

"Measures the internal energy of an object!"
"THERMOMETER!"

I asked Mr. Sirius to translate the WoW part, and I'm really none the wiser.  

I also thought Taboo was the game where you had to give clues to your team about words that the game gives you, without using certain words.  For instance, I once had to give clues to "bagpipes" and couldn't use the words Scotland, kilt, and a couple of other words that were related.  So I started singing one of the bagpipe standards in a very nasal voice.  They got it.  A team-member had to give clues to John Wayne without saying Pilgrim, Marion Michael Morrison, Westerns, and things of that nature.  He gave all his clues in a very bad John Wayne imitation, but we still got it.

Yep, that's exactly it.  However, there are four very easy ways to get around the rules of Taboo, if you have a like-minded person on your team:

1) Foreign languages
2) Inside jokes/stories
3) Complex synonyms
4) Song lyrics

So if you have to do "racehorse" without saying any normal horse or racetrack words, you could do things like
"Un cheval de course" or
"Uncle Milt lost lots of money on one of these named Royal Upchuck once" or
"an equine who participates in distance-based stamina competitions" or
"Old Stewball was a _____"
and people can guess it pretty easily!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 16, 2010, 09:26:59 PM

I asked Mr. Sirius to translate the WoW part, and I'm really none the wiser.  

I also thought Taboo was the game where you had to give clues to your team about words that the game gives you, without using certain words.  For instance, I once had to give clues to "bagpipes" and couldn't use the words Scotland, kilt, and a couple of other words that were related.  So I started singing one of the bagpipe standards in a very nasal voice.  They got it.  A team-member had to give clues to John Wayne without saying Pilgrim, Marion Michael Morrison, Westerns, and things of that nature.  He gave all his clues in a very bad John Wayne imitation, but we still got it.

Yep, that's exactly it.  However, there are four very easy ways to get around the rules of Taboo, if you have a like-minded person on your team:

1) Foreign languages
2) Inside jokes/stories
3) Complex synonyms
4) Song lyrics

So if you have to do "racehorse" without saying any normal horse or racetrack words, you could do things like
"Un cheval de course" or
"Uncle Milt lost lots of money on one of these named Royal Upchuck once" or
"an equine who participates in distance-based stamina competitions" or
"Old Stewball was a _____"
and people can guess it pretty easily!

Except if you and one other person speak a foreign language but no one else does, and so you simply switch to that language to play the game, the other people will get annoyed and tell you to cut out the French or risk having heavy objects thrown at your head. Been there. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fliss on November 16, 2010, 10:16:35 PM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bellantara on November 16, 2010, 10:21:07 PM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on November 16, 2010, 10:53:36 PM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on November 16, 2010, 11:41:15 PM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<

And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Samantha on November 16, 2010, 11:59:10 PM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: esteban on November 17, 2010, 07:29:47 AM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<

And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

I'm in.  You had me at Beer :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Outdoor Girl on November 17, 2010, 08:06:04 AM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

Love it!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 17, 2010, 10:34:23 AM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

But...no John Smith? ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 17, 2010, 11:17:38 AM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

Love it!

My least favorite confession: "I don't get it." (Are these real names of actors?)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 17, 2010, 11:23:14 AM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

Love it!


My least favorite confession: "I don't get it." (Are these real names of actors?)


They're all characters from Doctor Who.

edited to fix quote tree.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 17, 2010, 11:35:56 AM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<
I'm definitely in for the Scrabble - I'll bring the vodka!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 17, 2010, 11:38:04 AM


And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

Scotch nerd, reporting for duty. We'll separate the single-malts from the blends, and the Islays from...  oh, never mind.  ;)


Sounds like a job for a slightly tipsy Border collie.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Samantha on November 17, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

But...no John Smith? ;)

I thought it would be too many people named Smith. :) That, and they are all people that were considered companions.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 17, 2010, 12:17:45 PM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

But...no John Smith? ;)

I thought it would be too many people named Smith. :) That, and they are all people that were considered companions.

That's true, there are an awful lot of Smiths, aren't there? I never noticed that before.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on November 17, 2010, 12:33:16 PM
I bought my ticket for a midnite showing of Harry Potter 7.1 on October 27. I picked it up today and it's currently in my wallet in front of my drivers license.

I keep staring at it and going "My Preeeecccioooousss"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alegria on November 17, 2010, 02:59:33 PM
And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

Scotch nerd, reporting for duty. We'll separate the single-malts from the blends, and the Islays from...  oh, never mind.  ;)

Sounds like a job for a slightly tipsy Border collie.

I have one of those.  She'll drink your margarita if you leave it within licking distance....she's also drunk red wine and beer.   ::) :o
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on November 17, 2010, 05:28:34 PM

I have one of those.  She'll drink your margarita if you leave it within licking distance....she's also drunk red wine and beer.   ::) :o

I wonder...  is she part Russian Blue?   ;D

**Language Warning**

http://www.twolumps.net/d/20040526.html
http://www.twolumps.net/d/20040716.html
http://www.twolumps.net/d/20040922.html
http://www.twolumps.net/d/20050411.html



Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on November 17, 2010, 06:26:25 PM


And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

Scotch nerd, reporting for duty. We'll separate the single-malts from the blends, and the Islays from...  oh, never mind.  ;)

And I'm in for all the word games. I have an English degree, and I'm not afraid to use it.   ;D

I like word games, even if I will probably get beaten. 

And I am ready and willing to learn about scotch from someone who knows their stuff.  I never liked beer until I got introduced to something other than light American lagers.  Perhaps I will like scotch if I am introduced to it more properly by someone who knows something about it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on November 17, 2010, 07:39:33 PM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<

And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

Sign me up! I'll bring non-wobbly beverages for those who prefer to be the designated thinkers.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 18, 2010, 11:45:58 AM

Why do I get the feeling we need to organise an international Ehell convention where we're allowed play all these games to our hearts content?

And why do I also get the feeling that 3am would find a marathon joint game of Taboo-Pictionary-Trivial Pursuit-Monopoly, with a drinking game on the side?

The mind boggles.



Name the time and place. I will be there.  ;D ;D

Evil Sefaeria: Don't forget the Ultimate Scrabble Competition! With mandatory 7 letter words for all plays!
>shoved back into the wardrobe<

And since someone has to be the token beer geek and bring along libations to go with all the games, I will volunteer my services.  If you want wine or scotch, you need another nerd.  But I can find some wonderful and obscure brews to tempt the palate of those inclined to indulge.  :>

Sign me up! I'll bring non-wobbly beverages for those who prefer to be the designated thinkers.  ;D

If I can get some time off, I'll volunteer as designated wine geek. Even though I really prefer single-malt.

DH and I both had horrible days yesterday, so we unwound by me showing him this thread. He offered the following for me to add in reference to myself:

 - You squeal with delight when the lab offers you a bunch of obsolete equipment and glassware, planning on using the former for costumes and the latter as kitchen equipment. (My measuring cups are chemical beakers and my cookie jar formerly held, um, preserved samples.)
 - You don't mind when DH "needs" to go to Home Depot and/or Harbor Freight, because it gives you an opportunity to drool over hand and power tools (I own more tools than DH. To be fair, he owns more shoes than me.).
 - Your sig on a professional board is "you nerd your way and I'll nerd mine."
 - You refer to your statistical and intelligence paperwork as "nerd wrestling."
 - You outscore your DH on the 500-question nerd test, and he's an engineer.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 18, 2010, 01:42:38 PM
.....I'm so excited about the midnight HP opening that I'm having trouble concentrating on my work!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on November 18, 2010, 03:13:29 PM
I volunteer for rum drink geek.  I'm not very good at any of those games, even when played separately, but a few Mai Tais and Zombies should even out the field.   >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on November 18, 2010, 03:43:53 PM
.....I'm so excited about the midnight HP opening that I'm having trouble concentrating on my work!

I was so bouncy during my classes today that my French teacher actually asked what was wrong...

And I am currently freezing on a tile floor in line. But I'm 7th in line!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on November 18, 2010, 04:31:26 PM
Have a blast kitty-cat! Maybe we can review tomorrow!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Micah on November 18, 2010, 04:56:25 PM
Quote
You don't mind when DH "needs" to go to Home Depot and/or Harbor Freight, because it gives you an opportunity to drool over hand and power tools (I own more tools than DH. To be fair, he owns more shoes than me.).

I own my own whippersnipper/brushcutter. OH is not allowed to touch.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 18, 2010, 05:31:28 PM
Quote
You don't mind when DH "needs" to go to Home Depot and/or Harbor Freight, because it gives you an opportunity to drool over hand and power tools (I own more tools than DH. To be fair, he owns more shoes than me.).

I own my own whippersnipper/brushcutter. OH is not allowed to touch.

An Ehellion after my own heart. DH would rather touch my purse without permission than my toolbox.

BTW, I'm posting a picture of my new cookie jar in "Gross Out." Along with details of its recent history.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Luci on November 18, 2010, 05:38:49 PM
I'm working on making an Access database as part of a group project for class. In order to test the database, we have to have 10 customer accounts created.

I have named the customers: Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Wilfred Mott, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Jackson Lake, Jack Harkness, Rory Williams, and Donna Noble.

But...no John Smith? ;)

I thought it would be too many people named Smith. :) That, and they are all people that were considered companions.

That's true, there are an awful lot of Smiths, aren't there? I never noticed that before.

There may be a reason for that!  http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on November 19, 2010, 02:06:22 AM
...when you've answered "who do you think is sexy" with "Alan Alda. Passionate about science, a great writer and still rocking the looks...Oh, what ? Stop laughing."
...when you find a polka CD on the library's "music for sale" table, try to pay for it and the librarian says " :P Um, this isn't one we put on the table. It's not ours. You can have it for free." And then you think "Yay, I got it for free! I do love polka."   ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on November 19, 2010, 05:40:16 PM
Quote
You don't mind when DH "needs" to go to Home Depot and/or Harbor Freight, because it gives you an opportunity to drool over hand and power tools (I own more tools than DH. To be fair, he owns more shoes than me.).

I own my own whippersnipper/brushcutter. OH is not allowed to touch.

My good hammers have their own little covers, to keep the head from being scratched. Woe to the person who touches them (or even think of pounding a nail with a $50 Fretz chasing hammer - agh!). Or my good pliers. Everything else can be negotiated.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Twik on November 19, 2010, 10:19:59 PM
...when you've answered "who do you think is sexy" with "Alan Alda. Passionate about science, a great writer and still rocking the looks...Oh, what ? Stop laughing."

What? I wouldn't laugh, you didn't say anything funny, just true.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on November 19, 2010, 11:12:23 PM
...when you've answered "who do you think is sexy" with "Alan Alda. Passionate about science, a great writer and still rocking the looks...Oh, what ? Stop laughing."

What? I wouldn't laugh, you didn't say anything funny, just true.

I wouldn't laugh either.  Definitely sexy.  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on November 21, 2010, 02:45:55 PM
1. Last night every family member but me was out camping.  What did I do with my free time?  (besides e-hell)
watch the PBS version of Macbeth with Sir Patrick Stewart and stay up WAY past my bedtime!!

2. Also, Bulfinch's Mythology is an arm's length away from me. 

3. And my kids are watching Harry Potter Puppet Pals right now. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Micah on November 21, 2010, 03:07:41 PM
When your three year old son mishears his Grandmother saying the word 'garlic'. He thought she said 'Dalek'. He proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon stomping around, carrying a garlic clove and yelling "EXTERMINATE!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 21, 2010, 03:52:34 PM
When your three year old son mishears his Grandmother saying the word 'garlic'. He thought she said 'Dalek'. He proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon stomping around, carrying a garlic clove and yelling "EXTERMINATE!"

Best mental image ever!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 22, 2010, 09:47:13 AM
...when you've answered "who do you think is sexy" with "Alan Alda. Passionate about science, a great writer and still rocking the looks...Oh, what ? Stop laughing."

What? I wouldn't laugh, you didn't say anything funny, just true.

Add me to the POD list on that one.

When you find that the entire Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is now available on a DVD boxed set, and inform your DH that this is the *one* thing you really want for Christmas.

When you and your son are blowing leaves out of the front yard drainage channel, and your son shouts over the roar of tandem blowers: "Don't cross the streams!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mechtilde on November 22, 2010, 09:49:26 AM
When your three year old son mishears his Grandmother saying the word 'garlic'. He thought she said 'Dalek'. He proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon stomping around, carrying a garlic clove and yelling "EXTERMINATE!"

Best mental image ever!

We used to call garlic sausage dalek sausage when we were children.

Mine never went round with a garlic clove though- an upturned washing basket or sink plunger was much more their style!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Layla Miller on November 22, 2010, 10:24:34 AM
When you find that the entire Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is now available on a DVD boxed set, and inform your DH that this is the *one* thing you really want for Christmas.

It is?!  Me too!  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 22, 2010, 11:12:11 AM
When you find that the entire Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is now available on a DVD boxed set, and inform your DH that this is the *one* thing you really want for Christmas.

It is?!  Me too!  :D

The complete series is available from a seller on IOffer www.ioffer.com (http://www.ioffer.com). A  coworker bought a different complete series from the same seller, and while very happy with the quality, it was "bare bones" (just sequentially numbered DVDs in sleeves) and had been taped from original broadcasts. I think I'm going to try it. There're also a number of boxed sets available on Amazon, including a 20th anniversary addition that comes with some posters and action figures :D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on November 22, 2010, 11:26:29 AM
Action Figures? That is the one you must get! Who doesn't love playing... I mean collecting action figures? <---- ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on November 22, 2010, 12:46:43 PM
Action Figures? That is the one you must get! Who doesn't love playing... I mean collecting action figures? <---- ;D

My friend and I went to a horror movie convention earlier this month, and spent a large chunk of money on Nightmare Before Christmas action figures. When my DH said "you're going to take them out of the package??" we said "yeah..so we can play with them!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Samantha on November 23, 2010, 06:08:43 PM
...when the friend that introduced you to Doctor Who is getting married, and you've been asked to help "geek out" the bridal shower...

and you do so by purchasing two Cybermen (her favorite villians), and turn them into a CyberBride and CyberGroom, complete with bowtie, skirt, veil, and flowers (that are the same type/color as the bride is planning for her bouquet).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on November 24, 2010, 04:33:40 PM
you begin planning your first little Christmas village and wonder how to adapt it for one of your favorite sci fi series. Dr Who? Star Trek? Star Wars? And that one little niggling idea... taking a shoe and making a house out of it instead of a starship.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sirius on November 25, 2010, 11:57:57 PM

Sign me up! I'll bring non-wobbly beverages for those who prefer to be the designated thinkers.  ;D

I'll bring a bag of Peets and a coffee grinder. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: beingkj on November 26, 2010, 04:35:03 AM
the first thing you do upon finding a website you like the look of is view the source code, run it through the w3c validator, and find out what fonts are being used throughout the site.

Then you start actually reading the site. Maybe. If you haven't been distracted by fonts or a clever CSS trick.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 26, 2010, 08:05:53 AM
I think my entire MLIS program is perilously near critical mass where nerds are concerned. I have never met so many other geeks, of various stripes, in my life (I made one friend the first couple days of the program because we both quoted the same line from Firefly at the same time).

Yesterday in class, one of my profs was talking about librarians' role in knowledge management and distribution. In the middle of it, he stopped, then said thoughtfully, "You are librarians, you are like the Stargate. You are SG-1!" Even the professors are in on it!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on November 26, 2010, 09:21:38 AM
I think my entire MLIS program is perilously near critical mass where nerds are concerned. I have never met so many other geeks, of various stripes, in my life (I made one friend the first couple days of the program because we both quoted the same line from Firefly at the same time).

Yesterday in class, one of my profs was talking about librarians' role in knowledge management and distribution. In the middle of it, he stopped, then said thoughtfully, "You are librarians, you are like the Stargate. You are SG-1!" Even the professors are in on it!
Dear heavens, it's one of the answers to the universe! I love the library and yes they open the gateway for me on so many occasions!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fliss on November 27, 2010, 09:22:43 PM

. . . .  when you start your new job and the first thing the wine manager says on being introduced is "Hey! Love the Kira earring! Want to see my tribble?" And then they allocate you the staff no. 42.

This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 15, 2010, 12:39:33 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 15, 2010, 10:00:07 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on December 15, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 15, 2010, 11:30:41 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D

We have set it to record twice (just in case one gets messed up somehow). 

Who us?  Complete Dr. Who geeks?  Whatever on earth would make you think that?   8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 15, 2010, 11:33:08 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D

We have set it to record twice (just in case one gets messed up somehow). 

Who us?  Complete Dr. Who geeks?  Whatever on earth would make you think that?   8)

I just watch 'em online. Not quite the same as on a bigger screen, but I'm not waiting months to see it! Plus I'm with my family this Christmas, who would veto me if I tried to take over the TV to watch it. They're not sci-fi people :(.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 15, 2010, 07:10:15 PM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D

We have set it to record twice (just in case one gets messed up somehow). 

Who us?  Complete Dr. Who geeks?  Whatever on earth would make you think that?   8)

I just watch 'em online. Not quite the same as on a bigger screen, but I'm not waiting months to see it! Plus I'm with my family this Christmas, who would veto me if I tried to take over the TV to watch it. They're not sci-fi people :(.

Would it be nerdy to admit that my computer IS a bigger screen than my TV?   :P  (We've got a decent-sized TV, but I've got a dual monitor setup right now, so I think if you count both, my computer screen is bigger!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on December 15, 2010, 07:13:17 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on December 15, 2010, 07:35:19 PM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D

We have set it to record twice (just in case one gets messed up somehow). 

Who us?  Complete Dr. Who geeks?  Whatever on earth would make you think that?   8)

I just watch 'em online. Not quite the same as on a bigger screen, but I'm not waiting months to see it! Plus I'm with my family this Christmas, who would veto me if I tried to take over the TV to watch it. They're not sci-fi people :(.

Would it be nerdy to admit that my computer IS a bigger screen than my TV?   :P  (We've got a decent-sized TV, but I've got a dual monitor setup right now, so I think if you count both, my computer screen is bigger!)

Nerdy, but AWESOME!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on December 15, 2010, 09:10:33 PM
When your big-screen TV doubles as your computer monitor if you want it to.   >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 15, 2010, 10:15:57 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on December 16, 2010, 09:51:24 AM
...when you see commercials for Dr Who: A Christmas Carol and feel like doing cartwheels   ;D

DH and I did a little dance when we saw that.  Finally, we get to see one at the right time, instead of halfway through the next season.  Yay!!!!

I was SOOOOOOOOO happy to hear that us in the US didn't have to wait till April. Mom's reaction? "Oh. Joy." (she's not a Dr. Who fan)

And it's already set to record on the DVR :D

We have set it to record twice (just in case one gets messed up somehow). 

Who us?  Complete Dr. Who geeks?  Whatever on earth would make you think that?   8)

Doctor Who Christmas! Doctor Who Christmas! I'm excited too. :) I love DVR.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 16, 2010, 10:20:30 AM
...when you tell someone "Oh, I wish you hadn't changed jobs. You could've gotten me a picture of you and Dave Barry holding a baby tiger if you'd been there this week"


Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on December 16, 2010, 12:02:38 PM
When reading about the nerdiness of others inspires you to become extra nerdy.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on December 16, 2010, 12:42:31 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D


I have Severus Snape as Santa and a steampunk angel tree topper.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 16, 2010, 01:19:21 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D


I have Severus Snape as Santa and a steampunk angel tree topper.

Totally jealous of you  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 16, 2010, 01:31:33 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D


I have Severus Snape as Santa and a steampunk angel tree topper.

Totally jealous of you  :D

I have a pterodactyl wearing a hat and a brooch.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 16, 2010, 02:07:18 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D


I have Severus Snape as Santa and a steampunk angel tree topper.

Totally jealous of you  :D

I have a pterodactyl wearing a hat and a brooch.

Why am I'm picturing Pterri from Pee Wee's Playhouse wearing Jambi's genie hat ? ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 16, 2010, 02:12:29 PM
When your Christmas tree has a mixture of star wars, star trek, nightmare before Christmas, and corpse bride ornaments..and you have a yoda wearing a Santa outfit next to your TV set.

I have a magic 8 ball Yoda from a kid's meal that I glued a Santa hat onto. It sits out all year round  :D


I have Severus Snape as Santa and a steampunk angel tree topper.

Totally jealous of you  :D

I have a pterodactyl wearing a hat and a brooch.

Why am I'm picturing Pterri from Pee Wee's Playhouse wearing Jambi's genie hat ? ;D

'Cause you haven't watched Airplane recently?  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 16, 2010, 05:27:37 PM

* A styrofoam ball dressed up as a Scotsman, complete with tam, sporran, kilt, and blue ribbon


I hope you awarded him first prize!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on December 16, 2010, 11:02:29 PM

* A styrofoam ball dressed up as a Scotsman, complete with tam, sporran, kilt, and blue ribbon


I hope you awarded him first prize!

Crud monkeys! And here I thought that was an obscure joke and no one else would get it!
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 16, 2010, 11:10:41 PM

* A styrofoam ball dressed up as a Scotsman, complete with tam, sporran, kilt, and blue ribbon


I hope you awarded him first prize!

Crud monkeys! And here I thought that was an obscure joke and no one else would get it!
 ;D ;D ;D


That is a well-known and oft-sung song in my circle, particularly after someone's had a few drinks ;D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on December 17, 2010, 11:19:30 AM
Hee!  Yep, the blue ribbon was *very* ceremoniously attached...  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 17, 2010, 12:34:51 PM
How about when your spouse gets you an apron that reads "The Spice Must Flow?"  And you are excited about it.   ;D

Of course, I am also the same person who keeps telling the club that we are going to hold the Frank Herbert Memorial Ride-a motorcycle ride from spice shop to spice shop here in the metro area.   Most of the other members just look at me funny when I say that, although there is at least one geek (besides DH & I) and he thinks it is a funny idea.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Luci on December 17, 2010, 12:39:32 PM

* A styrofoam ball dressed up as a Scotsman, complete with tam, sporran, kilt, and blue ribbon


I hope you awarded him first prize!

Crud monkeys! And here I thought that was an obscure joke and no one else would get it!
 ;D ;D ;D


Sorry! I got it, too.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on December 17, 2010, 01:56:03 PM
How about when your spouse gets you an apron that reads "The Spice Must Flow?"  And you are excited about it.   ;D

Of course, I am also the same person who keeps telling the club that we are going to hold the Frank Herbert Memorial Ride-a motorcycle ride from spice shop to spice shop here in the metro area.   Most of the other members just look at me funny when I say that, although there is at least one geek (besides DH & I) and he thinks it is a funny idea.

There's a t-shirt on ThinkGeek.com that has a cartoon Old Spice guy riding a sandworm with the caption "I'm on a worm"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lady Snowdon on December 17, 2010, 02:06:59 PM
You're reading Cakewrecks parodying The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It's hysterical, you're practically crying so hard from laughing, and you stop dead at the line reading "pencillin-growing fungus" to cry "But penicillin is from BREAD mold, not mushrooms"! 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Petticoats on December 17, 2010, 02:22:53 PM
You're reading Cakewrecks parodying The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It's hysterical, you're practically crying so hard from laughing, and you stop dead at the line reading "pencillin-growing fungus" to cry "But penicillin is from BREAD mold, not mushrooms"! 

...but you also give an appreciative, knowing chuckle when Cakewrecks replaces the line "and a partridge in a pear tree" with "and a beer."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on December 17, 2010, 07:24:08 PM
You crochet yourself a Medusa hat after seeing this picture:(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e270/dotson105113/th_cute-medusa.jpg).

When your DH learns what a wolperdinger is, you crochet him an amigurumi version together with the hat to which you sew it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 17, 2010, 07:47:06 PM
How about when your spouse gets you an apron that reads "The Spice Must Flow?"  And you are excited about it.   ;D

Of course, I am also the same person who keeps telling the club that we are going to hold the Frank Herbert Memorial Ride-a motorcycle ride from spice shop to spice shop here in the metro area.   Most of the other members just look at me funny when I say that, although there is at least one geek (besides DH & I) and he thinks it is a funny idea.

There's a t-shirt on ThinkGeek.com that has a cartoon Old Spice guy riding a sandworm with the caption "I'm on a worm"

Why must ThinkGeek persist in making completely awesome t-shirts? I can't afford them all!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on December 18, 2010, 12:21:35 AM
How about when your spouse gets you an apron that reads "The Spice Must Flow?"  And you are excited about it.   ;D
Of course, I am also the same person who keeps telling the club that we are going to hold the Frank Herbert Memorial Ride-a motorcycle ride from spice shop to spice shop here in the metro area.   Most of the other members just look at me funny when I say that, although there is at least one geek (besides DH & I) and he thinks it is a funny idea.
There's a t-shirt on ThinkGeek.com that has a cartoon Old Spice guy riding a sandworm with the caption "I'm on a worm"

My brother once did a tape recording of an old Bill Cosby routine, only with everything changed to fit the Dune universe, including not drinking and riding a worm! I can still remember the entire thing, but I have no idea what Bill Cosby originally said! (Part of it: "People who get high on spice really worry me because they do things and they say things like, 'Am I walking? Yes? Then why aren't the sand dunes approaching me?'") Now THAT'S being a nerd!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 18, 2010, 01:24:52 AM
You're reading Cakewrecks parodying The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It's hysterical, you're practically crying so hard from laughing, and you stop dead at the line reading "pencillin-growing fungus" to cry "But penicillin is from BREAD mold, not mushrooms"! 

...but you also give an appreciative, knowing chuckle when Cakewrecks replaces the line "and a partridge in a pear tree" with "and a beer."

I missed that reference - would you mind sharing?  *turns in nerd hat*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on December 18, 2010, 04:49:56 AM
When you and BF argue about who get to take Settlers of Cathan over Christmas trips.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Marlene on December 18, 2010, 06:31:55 AM
... you do ambitious engineering projects in Duplo Lego and your kid gets cranky because he feels excluded.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on December 18, 2010, 07:55:00 AM
Your friend, after being appointed to a new position at a high school that gives him the title of "Head of Technological Integration" as well as being vice-principal, immediately rings you to ask what your employment status is for the New Year, as he is considering making an entirely new job that reports directly to him.

This position would be "Technological Integration Officer" and would basically be his personal assistant, helping him understand all the new tech that he has been hired to integrate... because he doesn't know what half of it does.

And you're seriously considering taking the job because working with teenagers and new technology sounds like the best job offer you've had since that panel of chocolate tasters that you were part of when you were nineteen and got paid in chocolate for participating in.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on December 18, 2010, 09:13:29 AM
Your friend, after being appointed to a new position at a high school that gives him the title of "Head of Technological Integration" as well as being vice-principal, immediately rings you to ask what your employment status is for the New Year, as he is considering making an entirely new job that reports directly to him.

This position would be "Technological Integration Officer" and would basically be his personal assistant, helping him understand all the new tech that he has been hired to integrate... because he doesn't know what half of it does.

And you're seriously considering taking the job because working with teenagers and new technology sounds like the best job offer you've had since that panel of chocolate tasters that you were part of when you were nineteen and got paid in chocolate for participating in.

So, Neck of Technological Integration? >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 18, 2010, 11:15:46 AM
You're reading Cakewrecks parodying The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It's hysterical, you're practically crying so hard from laughing, and you stop dead at the line reading "pencillin-growing fungus" to cry "But penicillin is from BREAD mold, not mushrooms"! 

...but you also give an appreciative, knowing chuckle when Cakewrecks replaces the line "and a partridge in a pear tree" with "and a beer."

I missed that reference - would you mind sharing?  *turns in nerd hat*

I believe it's a reference to the "Great White North" re-working of "The Twelve Days of Christmas".
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Outdoor Girl on December 19, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
You're reading Cakewrecks parodying The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It's hysterical, you're practically crying so hard from laughing, and you stop dead at the line reading "pencillin-growing fungus" to cry "But penicillin is from BREAD mold, not mushrooms"! 

...but you also give an appreciative, knowing chuckle when Cakewrecks replaces the line "and a partridge in a pear tree" with "and a beer."

I missed that reference - would you mind sharing?  *turns in nerd hat*

I believe it's a reference to the "Great White North" re-working of "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

Yes - the Bob and Doug McKenzie version...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Tashigi on December 19, 2010, 09:29:06 PM
You're creating a family tree and background for a character and you call up a friend to make sure that parental hair and eye phenotypes are plausible.

My friend told me, "This is how I know you're a biology major."

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: M-theory on December 24, 2010, 03:36:03 AM
You hear an owl somewhere nearby and your first thought is that one of your fellow Harry Potter fans has finally gone too far.

(Seriously, what is an owl doing in NE Texas?)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: M-theory on December 24, 2010, 04:54:19 PM
BG: I write fanfiction, mostly involving a character who happens to be a ninja/shinobi. His ninja outfit has a long, somewhat voluminous sash. Because the series in which he appears is black and white, the actual color of the sash is up for debate, leading to difficulties in my writing.

Me=me
Snow=my friend, an IRL practitioner of taijutsu (the modern manifestation of the old ninja arts) and thus my "shinobi arts consultant."

Me: "So what color do you think the sash is?"
Snow: "Probably lilac, since that would be traditional."
Me: "It sounds so...girly, particularly when you come right out and call it 'lilac'. Besides, how does it function as camouflage, unless you're actually hiding in a lilac bush?"
Me: "No one ever expects...the shrubbery."
Snow: "CRUD MONKEYS!!"
Me: "The SHRUBBERY?! *gack*"
Snow: "Only you could successfully combine two different Monty Python routines and ninja..."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on December 24, 2010, 09:12:16 PM
BG: I write fanfiction, mostly involving a character who happens to be a ninja/shinobi. His ninja outfit has a long, somewhat voluminous sash. Because the series in which he appears is black and white, the actual color of the sash is up for debate, leading to difficulties in my writing.

Me=me
Snow=my friend, an IRL practitioner of taijutsu (the modern manifestation of the old ninja arts) and thus my "shinobi arts consultant."

Me: "So what color do you think the sash is?"
Snow: "Probably lilac, since that would be traditional."
Me: "It sounds so...girly, particularly when you come right out and call it 'lilac'. Besides, how does it function as camouflage, unless you're actually hiding in a lilac bush?"
Me: "No one ever expects...the shrubbery."
Snow: "CRUD MONKEYS!!"
Me: "The SHRUBBERY?! *gack*"
Snow: "Only you could successfully combine two different Monty Python routines and ninja..."

Its an acomplishment.

I'd send you an award... but I sold my last crocheted ninja, and Christmas eve is lazy time for me.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: M-theory on December 24, 2010, 10:03:26 PM
BG: I write fanfiction, mostly involving a character who happens to be a ninja/shinobi. His ninja outfit has a long, somewhat voluminous sash. Because the series in which he appears is black and white, the actual color of the sash is up for debate, leading to difficulties in my writing.

Me=me
Snow=my friend, an IRL practitioner of taijutsu (the modern manifestation of the old ninja arts) and thus my "shinobi arts consultant."

Me: "So what color do you think the sash is?"
Snow: "Probably lilac, since that would be traditional."
Me: "It sounds so...girly, particularly when you come right out and call it 'lilac'. Besides, how does it function as camouflage, unless you're actually hiding in a lilac bush?"
Me: "No one ever expects...the shrubbery."
Snow: "CRUD MONKEYS!!"
Me: "The SHRUBBERY?! *gack*"
Snow: "Only you could successfully combine two different Monty Python routines and ninja..."

Its an acomplishment.

I'd send you an award... but I sold my last crocheted ninja, and Christmas eve is lazy time for me.

It's the thought that counts, although I have to admit I'd love a ninja to sleep with.

...

Gee, that one belongs in the "Things that sound dirty and are but aren't" thread.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on December 24, 2010, 10:28:18 PM
You hear an owl somewhere nearby and your first thought is that one of your fellow Harry Potter fans has finally gone too far.

(Seriously, what is an owl doing in NE Texas?)

Seeing how many Harry Potter fans he can confuse, obviously!  ;D  Not to mention how many 11-year-olds' dreams he can crush when Hogwarts letters don't appear.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 25, 2010, 05:51:16 PM
When your cousin in showing you her pictures from her trip to New Zealand, and you immediately recognize the volcano that was used as Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings films, even though in real life it's surrounded by lush vegetation and is distinctly lacking in Orcs and lava.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on December 25, 2010, 06:42:27 PM
You are super excited that the Dr. Who Christmas Special is actually airing in the US ON CHRISTMAS instead of in April.

1 Hour, 18 minutes. Of course I'm not counting... Why do you ask? :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 25, 2010, 06:58:20 PM
You are super excited that the Dr. Who Christmas Special is actually airing in the US ON CHRISTMAS instead of in April.

1 Hour, 18 minutes. Of course I'm not counting... Why do you ask? :P

Alternatively, you are extremely disappointed because you know your family will not appreciate your taking over the TV to watch Doctor Who, so you must watch said show online later. BLAH.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on December 25, 2010, 11:20:01 PM
When you take a family portrait of your kids in their Harry Potter Slankets, the ones with the tie at hte neck that actually resemble wizard robes! 
(We also did "normal" portraits.)  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on December 26, 2010, 07:25:11 AM
You are super excited that the Dr. Who Christmas Special is actually airing in the US ON CHRISTMAS instead of in April.

1 Hour, 18 minutes. Of course I'm not counting... Why do you ask? :P

Alternatively, you are extremely disappointed because you know your family will not appreciate your taking over the TV to watch Doctor Who, so you must watch said show online later. BLAH.

We lost power at 8:30 last night... I am currently watching it on ondemand right now...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on December 26, 2010, 09:06:59 AM
When your favorite part of the Disney Christmas Day parade was the group of stormtroopers led by Darth Vader.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: geordicat on December 26, 2010, 09:43:05 AM
.. during the flurry of present opening and all the oohs!  and aahs!  everyone opens a book at the same time... and the room goes silent as we all start reading.    and there's still more presents but we have BOOKS!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 26, 2010, 10:06:58 AM
You are super excited that the Dr. Who Christmas Special is actually airing in the US ON CHRISTMAS instead of in April.

1 Hour, 18 minutes. Of course I'm not counting... Why do you ask? :P

Alternatively, you are extremely disappointed because you know your family will not appreciate your taking over the TV to watch Doctor Who, so you must watch said show online later. BLAH.

We started watching about 30 minutes after it started.  So, just long enough into it to avoid all the commercials.  I was SO happy to see it at the right time.

We also watched Doctor Who at the Proms and were very, very disappointed that it was all about the 11th Doctor (except the one little regeneration snippet).  Bleargh. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Suze on December 26, 2010, 10:09:27 AM
.. during the flurry of present opening and all the oohs!  and aahs!  everyone opens a book at the same time... and the room goes silent as we all start reading.    and there's still more presents but we have BOOKS!!

as a fellow book fiend -- I was not allowed to open any books till my "last presents"  -- and I always got several each year.

so the people giving them to me always put them on the bottom of their pile to hand out......

needless to say I wasn't good for much after opening books
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: geordicat on December 26, 2010, 10:15:28 AM
.. during the flurry of present opening and all the oohs!  and aahs!  everyone opens a book at the same time... and the room goes silent as we all start reading.    and there's still more presents but we have BOOKS!!

as a fellow book fiend -- I was not allowed to open any books till my "last presents"  -- and I always got several each year.

so the people giving them to me always put them on the bottom of their pile to hand out......

needless to say I wasn't good for much after opening books

That's usually the rule for my mom's boyfriend, as he will take his books and go sit in his office to read in peace.   Right in the middle of the opening of the loot.   

Books are awesome presents. 

We all got books and a gift card to THE BOOK STORE!!!!!!!!!!  WOO!!!   I'm anxiously waiting for my son to wake up so we can GO TO THE BOOK STORE!!    It's Half Price Books, too.  :D 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on December 26, 2010, 11:51:56 AM
When your favorite part of the Disney Christmas Day parade was the group of stormtroopers led by Darth Vader.



Ubergeek dh and I LOL'd out loud at this!

It would definitely be our favourite part too!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on December 26, 2010, 01:31:08 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on December 26, 2010, 02:37:23 PM
.. during the flurry of present opening and all the oohs!  and aahs!  everyone opens a book at the same time... and the room goes silent as we all start reading.    and there's still more presents but we have BOOKS!!

as a fellow book fiend -- I was not allowed to open any books till my "last presents"  -- and I always got several each year.

so the people giving them to me always put them on the bottom of their pile to hand out......

needless to say I wasn't good for much after opening books

Same here...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on December 27, 2010, 08:10:00 AM
Song Jingle "Half Price Books for evv-Re-one!"
gets me excited!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on December 27, 2010, 12:00:58 PM
Song Jingle "Half Price Books for evv-Re-one!"
gets me excited!

I nominate this post for entry in the "Things that sound dirty but aren't" thread. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on December 27, 2010, 02:45:24 PM
When every christmas your gift to your spouse/SO contains at least one Star Wars related item, and their gift to you contains at least one Lord of the Rings item..and it's been that way since your first christmas together.

When you tell your husband you're thinking of getting a tree tattoo, and he immediately asks "The White Tree of Gondor?" and he's right.

This may not be nerdhood, but more "WAY too interested in serial killers" related..when your husband gets you a Jack the Ripper book and says "I'm pretty sure you don't have that one yet..I didn't see it on your shelf", and the "shelf" refers to the entire bookshelf in your bookcase that's devoted to Jack the Ripper books..and you have to pile it on top of the other books because there's no room to actually put it on the shelf in a row with the others.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bibliophile on December 27, 2010, 02:47:48 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

No need to threaten - a book apocalypse can take over my house any day!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: esteban on December 27, 2010, 03:27:18 PM
When every christmas your gift to your spouse/SO contains at least one Star Wars related item, and their gift to you contains at least one Lord of the Rings item..and it's been that way since your first christmas together.

When you tell your husband you're thinking of getting a tree tattoo, and he immediately asks "The White Tree of Gondor?" and he's right.

This may not be nerdhood, but more "WAY too interested in serial killers" related..when your husband gets you a Jack the Ripper book and says "I'm pretty sure you don't have that one yet..I didn't see it on your shelf", and the "shelf" refers to the entire bookshelf in your bookcase that's devoted to Jack the Ripper books..and you have to pile it on top of the other books because there's no room to actually put it on the shelf in a row with the others.

We got Star Wars Pancake molds and cookie cutters for Christmas this year.  There wasn't even any pretense that they were for the kids.  My IL's can occasionally be very cool.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on December 27, 2010, 04:35:21 PM
You order the R2D2 Droid phone from Verizon for yourself as a late Xmas gift! :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 27, 2010, 05:12:03 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

No need to threaten - a book apocalypse can take over my house any day!!

I am pretty sure that a single bookcase would not prevent the oncoming book apocalypse in our house.  And we did a pretty thorough 'purge and donate' job less than a year ago.  That just meant that we didn't have to double stack books on every shelf......we still can't seem to keep bookshelf space clear.  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mechtilde on December 27, 2010, 05:20:42 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

What- you mean the enormous pile between the bed and the chest of drawers which prevents me from getting to the bottom drawer?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on December 27, 2010, 05:34:27 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

What- you mean the enormous pile between the bed and the chest of drawers which prevents me from getting to the bottom drawer?

No, no; that's only the book-valanche.  The book apocalypse is when the high, unwieldy stacks tumble off your nightstand, end table, dresser, bathroom cabinet, coffee table, dining table, and kitchen counter all at once!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on December 27, 2010, 07:02:48 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

What- you mean the enormous pile between the bed and the chest of drawers which prevents me from getting to the bottom drawer?

No, no; that's only the book-valanche.  The book apocalypse is when the high, unwieldy stacks tumble off your nightstand, end table, dresser, bathroom cabinet, coffee table, dining table, and kitchen counter all at once!  ;D

And then the combined mass is sufficient to create a mini-black hole with a field from which no written prose is ever able to escape again.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on December 27, 2010, 11:52:24 PM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

What- you mean the enormous pile between the bed and the chest of drawers which prevents me from getting to the bottom drawer?

No, no; that's only the book-valanche.  The book apocalypse is when the high, unwieldy stacks tumble off your nightstand, end table, dresser, bathroom cabinet, coffee table, dining table, and kitchen counter all at once!  ;D

And then the combined mass is sufficient to create a mini-black hole with a field from which no written prose is ever able to escape again.

Has anyone else read the Thursday Next books? Because the Book Apocalypse sounds like something Thursday would be called upon to deal with.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 28, 2010, 12:30:22 AM
...when someone flips through a cookbook and you exclaim "The rest of the book, To Serve Man, it's... it's a cookbook!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on December 28, 2010, 11:06:49 AM
When your favourite present is a bookshelf that lets you clean up some of the "book apocalypse" threatening to take over your house...  ;D

What- you mean the enormous pile between the bed and the chest of drawers which prevents me from getting to the bottom drawer?

No, no; that's only the book-valanche.  The book apocalypse is when the high, unwieldy stacks tumble off your nightstand, end table, dresser, bathroom cabinet, coffee table, dining table, and kitchen counter all at once!  ;D

And then the combined mass is sufficient to create a mini-black hole with a field from which no written prose is ever able to escape again.

Has anyone else read the Thursday Next books? Because the Book Apocalypse sounds like something Thursday would be called upon to deal with.

I love them - the Nursery Crimes and Shades of Grey books too!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 28, 2010, 11:16:19 AM
From the magnificent Terry Prachett:

"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M.C. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter.

"The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on December 28, 2010, 11:54:08 AM
From the magnificent Terry Prachett:

"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M.C. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter.

"The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read."

I think Terry Pratchett has a quote for everything.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on December 28, 2010, 01:16:12 PM
I am an even bigger nerd than I thought............I got diamond earrings from DH, a beautiful handmade turquose & silver bracelet from BFF and plety of other bling, and I love it all.

However my favorite gift is my new ipad.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on December 28, 2010, 01:48:31 PM
When you hear Beyonce's "single ladies" and picture a group of Ring Wraiths dancing, led by Sauron, when the line "if you like it, then you should've put a ring on it" plays. Because anything mentioning a ring makes you think of the One Ring.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on December 28, 2010, 02:29:15 PM
I think last night's dream counts. My friend and I are walking down the street and Saul Rubinek is front of us. So we start talking to Saul about "Yay, I love Warehouse 13! Caught you on Psych the other day, too." Then David Duchovny shows up and gets into a conversation with Saul about "lol, yeah, we've worked together before. you were on the X-Files with me one time, remember ?" Which is weird, because they haven't been on any tv shows or movies together.

*ETA: I want this library desk (http://www.recyclart.org/2010/09/library-information-desk/), which is made from books

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on December 28, 2010, 04:08:22 PM
I think last night's dream counts. My friend and I are walking down the street and Saul Rubinek is front of us. So we start talking to Saul about "Yay, I love Warehouse 13! Caught you on Psych the other day, too." Then David Duchovny shows up and gets into a conversation with Saul about "lol, yeah, we've worked together before. you were on the X-Files with me one time, remember ?" Which is weird, because they haven't been on any tv shows or movies together.

I wish my dreams were like that!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 28, 2010, 08:07:34 PM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/wendymarlowe/SonjaJune2010006.jpg)(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/wendymarlowe/r2d2.jpg)

Babybartfast placed in the Darths & Droids (http://www.darthsanddroids.net) year-long Star Wars contest.  In large part because I spent a year dressing her in nerdy outfits, taking pictures and videos, and enjoying all the blackmail fodder I'm getting for when she wants to be a cheerleader in high school someday  :P  She won a really awesome nerdy prize for it, too :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on December 28, 2010, 08:33:26 PM
Babybartfast placed in the Darths & Droids (http://www.darthsanddroids.net) year-long Star Wars contest.

I LOVE it. 8) There's a child being raised right. ;D

-----

When you've spent the entire evening embroidering a chain-stitch Seal of Rassilon (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Seal_of_Rassilon) on the Christmas present for your GF.

(Unfortunately, it is the Wonkiest Seal of Rassilon What Ever Sealed, so I'm pinning my hopes on her being completely blinded to its questionable aesthetic value by total and utter appreciation of the sheer quantities of woman-hours, devotion, and bleeding fingers that went into its creation. ;))
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: esteban on December 29, 2010, 05:52:43 PM
When every christmas your gift to your spouse/SO contains at least one Star Wars related item, and their gift to you contains at least one Lord of the Rings item..and it's been that way since your first christmas together.

When you tell your husband you're thinking of getting a tree tattoo, and he immediately asks "The White Tree of Gondor?" and he's right.

This may not be nerdhood, but more "WAY too interested in serial killers" related..when your husband gets you a Jack the Ripper book and says "I'm pretty sure you don't have that one yet..I didn't see it on your shelf", and the "shelf" refers to the entire bookshelf in your bookcase that's devoted to Jack the Ripper books..and you have to pile it on top of the other books because there's no room to actually put it on the shelf in a row with the others.

We got Star Wars Pancake molds and cookie cutters for Christmas this year.  There wasn't even any pretense that they were for the kids.  My IL's can occasionally be very cool.

Made star Wars cookies today, the molds were Death Star 2, X wing, TIE Fighter and Milenium Falcon.  I ate a death star cookie purely so if I got gas I could exclaim "That blast came from the Death Star.  That things Operational"

I am apparently a 12 year old boy nerd in a 31 year old mans body.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: The Opinionator on December 29, 2010, 06:55:37 PM
You have achieved nerdhood when you have TWO Star Wars soundboards on your phone. And use them. And think of writing your own, because you couldn't find an app that is this website (http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/), but, well, in app form. 'Cause it would be very useful.
I suppose being surgically attached to my android phone is also a sign of nerdhood.

Oh, and continuing the list of SW Christmas presents, I got the cookbook. Hoth chocolate is delicious  ;D.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on December 31, 2010, 01:29:45 PM
Your friend, after being appointed to a new position at a high school that gives him the title of "Head of Technological Integration" as well as being vice-principal, immediately rings you to ask what your employment status is for the New Year, as he is considering making an entirely new job that reports directly to him.

This position would be "Technological Integration Officer" and would basically be his personal assistant, helping him understand all the new tech that he has been hired to integrate... because he doesn't know what half of it does.

So, Neck of Technological Integration? >:D

BWAAHAAAAHAAA!!!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on December 31, 2010, 01:33:22 PM
When you hear Beyonce's "single ladies" and picture a group of Ring Wraiths dancing, led by Sauron, when the line "if you like it, then you should've put a ring on it" plays. Because anything mentioning a ring makes you think of the One Ring.

This doesn't exist on YouTube. But it should.
Yes, I just checked, why do you ask?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Cutenoob on December 31, 2010, 09:05:11 PM
You're in an elevator, looking at the buttons, and you spout out: They're all prime numbers!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on January 01, 2011, 02:51:25 PM
Looking at the buttons that are lit up?  Or that you had access only to? 
Or else, you are in a building with invisible floors!!

Cool!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Cutenoob on January 01, 2011, 08:09:03 PM
Just the lit buttons.  The elevator itself was pretty full, at least 4 other people in there with me, baby and BF. As soon as I said Prime Numbers, everyone looked.  Heheh
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on January 01, 2011, 11:46:19 PM
Speaking of prime numbers, our family is seriously considering adopting 73 as our favorite number because we think Sheldon Cooper has made a pretty strong case for it's coolness.

73
- is the 21st prime number
- is composed of two digits that are themselves prime numbers
- those numbers, multiplied together, equal 21, thus bringing the whole thing full circle.

I mean, really, he's got a point...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alegria on January 04, 2011, 01:27:39 PM
When you hear Beyonce's "single ladies" and picture a group of Ring Wraiths dancing, led by Sauron, when the line "if you like it, then you should've put a ring on it" plays. Because anything mentioning a ring makes you think of the One Ring.

This doesn't exist on YouTube. But it should.
Yes, I just checked, why do you ask?

I wanted to check as soon as I saw that, but I'm at work and youtube is blocked.  :) 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: jpcher on January 04, 2011, 08:06:16 PM
My DD#1's BF achieved nerdhood when he asked for an Xmas gift from my DD#1.

He wanted a periodic table poster to hang up in his dorm room.



Yup. My DD is dating a nerd.

 ;D

I lurvs Nerds!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on January 04, 2011, 09:46:53 PM
My DD#1's BF achieved nerdhood when he asked for an Xmas gift from my DD#1.

He wanted a periodic table poster to hang up in his dorm room.



Yup. My DD is dating a nerd.

 ;D

I lurvs Nerds!

Clearly you raised her right!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on January 05, 2011, 12:07:54 AM
Woot to the nerds jpcher!!

So to add my own new nerdiness: when you start watching a tv show after having been told about its nerdiness repeatedly.

When you leave ehell alone for less than 24 hours and come back to over two pages of posts. okay that one could just make me awesome!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on January 11, 2011, 02:08:12 PM
When you rate this: http://www.dilbert.com/ (Jan 11, 2011 strip) as way awesome because you totally get it!!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 15, 2011, 12:07:02 PM
When you go to this thread to type a new post but spend half an hour re-reading all the posts instead...  ;D

When you are quite happy to be called weird names for your fandoms. To wit:
1983 - present: Trekkie (or Trekker; I don't care which)
Star Trek
Live long and prosper!

1986 - present: StarFan
Starman
More wonderful than you know.

1986 - present: Beastie
Beauty and the Beast
Be well.

1989 - present: Tenctonese
Alien Nation
We are all stardust...

1992 - present: Leaper
Quantum Leap
Oh boy!

1993 - present: Richie's Chief Flag Waver/Red Shirt
Highlander
There can be only one!

1995 - present: Dark Knightie with Cousin sympathies
Forever Knight
Welcome once again, children of the night...

1996 - present: Sentinel fan
The Sentinel
In the jungles of Peru...

1997 - present: Danielite
Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
Dial the Gate!

... and your brother says he's living with a Gleek (my SIL) and an Avatard - and by Avatard he means you! Apparently that's what fans of the movie are called. I think I liked "Trekkie" the best.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on January 15, 2011, 01:25:51 PM
Hehehe, I knew I'd forgotten something:

When your "religious views" on Facebook are: Whovian & Whedonite (and you get all excited when someone notices and comments!!!!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on January 16, 2011, 09:47:13 AM
I'm a Marvel comic nerd.

I finally got around to watching Iron Man 2 last night and when they modified suit I was shouting "War Machine, War Machine!"

I was also trying to explain to DH the difference and origins between Spiderman, Venom, and Carnage. He was unimpressed.

I also actively look for the cameos of Stan Lee and Stephen King in their movies.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Mopsy428 on January 16, 2011, 10:03:14 AM
When the host of the Miss America pageant says, "She's the youngest Miss America ever!" as the outgoing queen is crowning the new one, and you yell, "NO! The youngest was CT's 15 year old Marian Bergeron in 1933!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on January 17, 2011, 02:18:39 PM
When you smile just because this thread has been updated.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on January 19, 2011, 07:38:46 AM
I'm a Marvel comic nerd.

I finally got around to watching Iron Man 2 last night and when they modified suit I was shouting "War Machine, War Machine!"

I was also trying to explain to DH the difference and origins between Spiderman, Venom, and Carnage. He was unimpressed.

I also actively look for the cameos of Stan Lee and Stephen King in their movies.

DH is a marvel comic nerd, too. He did the same thing during Iron Man, except we were in the theater so he leaned over and whispered "it's War Machine!!" to me. He also watches for the Stan Lee cameos.

He's a pain to watch Marvel movies with..the Wolverine movie and XMen 3 sent him into rages because of all the things that were wrong in them. Meanwhile, I was thinking "whatever..Hugh Jackman = pretty".
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: M-theory on January 21, 2011, 12:53:42 PM
You actually start believing that organizing your storages on your MMORPG of choice counts as one of your achievements for the day. (No small task with about 6 accounts, and those are just my "old" ones...)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on January 21, 2011, 02:15:01 PM
When you spend entire weekends Linux-wrangling. ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on January 21, 2011, 02:31:30 PM
When you get in a 45 minute-long argument with your DD over whether you're a nerd or a geek.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on January 21, 2011, 03:55:47 PM
When you get in a 45 minute-long argument with your DD over whether you're a nerd or a geek.  ;D

I'll never forget one profile on a dating site I used to frequent: "I'm putting down that I'm a geek, even though I'm not. Because everyone on this site mentions they're a nerd or geek in their profiles and I don't understand why that is, but I guess I'll go along with it."  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on January 21, 2011, 04:01:35 PM
When you get in a 45 minute-long argument with your DD over whether you're a nerd or a geek.  ;D

I'll never forget one profile on a dating site I used to frequent: "I'm putting down that I'm a geek, even though I'm not. Because everyone on this site mentions they're a nerd or geek in their profiles and I don't understand why that is, but I guess I'll go along with it."  ;D

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 21, 2011, 04:41:36 PM
When you lie on the Geek Test to get a higher score.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on January 21, 2011, 04:48:08 PM
When you get in a 45 minute-long argument with your DD over whether you're a nerd or a geek.  ;D

I had one of those with my best friend. We came to the conclusion that I'm a geek, with a slight edge towards nerd, and she's mostly a nerd, with a little bit of a geeky flair.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on January 29, 2011, 04:33:10 AM
...when one of the major features of your new kitchen will be a wall-mounted touch-screen connected to a mac mini and fully networked, purely so that you can watch tv and look up recipes in the kitchen without having to start up a laptop.

I am more excited about the touch-screen than the new bench-tops or the new oven, although the new dishwasher is going to be almost as cool as the computer...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: NutMeg on January 29, 2011, 04:08:25 PM
When you watch the GSL Final live. And it starts at 10 PM in your time zone, because it's in Korea.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on January 29, 2011, 05:39:07 PM
...when one of the major features of your new kitchen will be a wall-mounted touch-screen connected to a mac mini and fully networked, purely so that you can watch tv and look up recipes in the kitchen without having to start up a laptop.

I am more excited about the touch-screen than the new bench-tops or the new oven, although the new dishwasher is going to be almost as cool as the computer...

I don't blame you. That sounds totally awesome!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Luci on January 29, 2011, 08:04:57 PM
Envy is a sin --- right?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: bookworm317 on January 30, 2011, 12:33:09 AM
Envy is a sin --- right?

I do believe it is. Sorry. I will see you in the hot place!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on February 06, 2011, 01:09:04 PM
...when you think "Got a chocolate bar and a Hadron Collider documentary. Best Super Bowl Sunday ever."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on February 06, 2011, 01:19:24 PM
... when you grin and nod during episodes of The Big Bang Theory because you've had the same thoughts. E.g.:

"I can't get use to the way s-eye f-eye spells its name now. It's just s-iffy." (Syfy).

Yep, bro, I feel ya.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on February 06, 2011, 01:28:59 PM
...when you think "Got a chocolate bar and a Hadron Collider documentary. Best Super Bowl Sunday ever."

*searches for the "like" button*

I've got wine and a marathon of "Primeval". ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on February 07, 2011, 12:39:04 PM
While playing World of Warcraft you find a character that says something to the effect of  "You don't think my red shirt makes me look too expendable does it?" 

Given just that bit, you know what his fate is.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alegria on February 07, 2011, 04:54:41 PM
... when you grin and nod during episodes of The Big Bang Theory because you've had the same thoughts. E.g.:

"I can't get use to the way s-eye f-eye spells its name now. It's just s-iffy." (Syfy).

Yep, bro, I feel ya.  ;D

While I haven't seen BBT, I agree with that assessment.  Siffy sounds like some kind of slang for venereal disease, IMO....which is about accurate for some of the muck they show on that channel nowadays!  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on February 07, 2011, 07:43:41 PM
...you start texting everyone you know, just so you can get texts back and grin at your new Star Trek communicator ringtone.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on February 07, 2011, 08:01:37 PM
When you're particularly delighted with your newly-purchased Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs because they're the Canadian editions and therefore bilingual, so you can watch in French and learn all sorts of new vocabulary words, such as "Tueuse" (Slayer) and "pieu" (stake).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: NutMeg on February 08, 2011, 02:34:32 AM
^That is incredible. I don't even watch Buffy and I want to buy that now.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on February 08, 2011, 03:03:04 AM
Hehe - when I was in Germany about 10 years ago, my exchange partner and I watched German-dubbed Buffy. I can't remember any of the terms now - but I do remember that "Buffy" had a really scarily deep voice. It was quite creepy.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on February 08, 2011, 03:13:42 AM
Okay, this one requires some B/G.

B/G: in my sociology class this semsester we are currently talking about class- like the upper, middle and lower class definition of it. Well, one theory has social class being like a layer cake- each layer has frosting seperating it from the next layer, kind of like a clear line of demarkation between the classes. (do you see where I'm going with this? :P) Well, another theory doesn't belive in the first theory, theory 2 belives that social class is more like an hourglass with a bigger bottom than top. (ask me again when it's not 4 am and I might be able to describe it better)

Being the intelligent donkey that I am... I was literally bitting my lip in class to not blurt out with: "so the theory 2 people belive that the cake is a lie?" I probably would have too, except the class is a giant lecture hall class that many Greeks take for Gen Ed. (trust me, it would have fallen flatter than matza bread.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on February 08, 2011, 09:01:04 AM
...you start texting everyone you know, just so you can get texts back and grin at your new Star Trek communicator ringtone.

My brother had the communicator chirp as his text alert. When I first heard it was reaction was, "Hey, that's the same as Denny Crane!" (From Boston Legal.)

Now that's taking nerdhood to a whole new level!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: whoknows on February 08, 2011, 09:22:11 AM
...you start texting everyone you know, just so you can get texts back and grin at your new Star Trek communicator ringtone.

My brother had the communicator chirp as his text alert. When I first heard it was reaction was, "Hey, that's the same as Denny Crane!" (From Boston Legal.)

Now that's taking nerdhood to a whole new level!

i have the same message tone! I love it!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 08, 2011, 01:03:10 PM
Okay, this one requires some B/G.

B/G: in my sociology class this semsester we are currently talking about class- like the upper, middle and lower class definition of it. Well, one theory has social class being like a layer cake- each layer has frosting seperating it from the next layer, kind of like a clear line of demarkation between the classes. (do you see where I'm going with this? :P) Well, another theory doesn't belive in the first theory, theory 2 belives that social class is more like an hourglass with a bigger bottom than top. (ask me again when it's not 4 am and I might be able to describe it better)

Being the intelligent donkey that I am... I was literally bitting my lip in class to not blurt out with: "so the theory 2 people belive that the cake is a lie?" I probably would have too, except the class is a giant lecture hall class that many Greeks take for Gen Ed. (trust me, it would have fallen flatter than matza bread.)

I would have laughed :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on February 17, 2011, 09:51:55 PM
When this (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/) makes you squee.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on February 17, 2011, 11:07:45 PM
When this (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/) makes you squee.


Simultaneous Squee and "uh-oh"...

how can Mr Nathan go back to Captain Reynolds while still being Richard Edgar Castle?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on February 17, 2011, 11:11:51 PM
When this (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/) makes you squee.


Simultaneous Squee and "uh-oh"...

how can Mr Nathan go back to Captain Reynolds while still being Richard Edgar Castle?

As much as I love Castle, I'll take Mal over Rick any day ;D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on February 17, 2011, 11:14:26 PM
double squee, I hope I hope!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on February 18, 2011, 03:28:08 AM
We'll just have to get some scientists to accelerate the cloning process. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on February 18, 2011, 07:45:59 AM
When this (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/) makes you squee.

Simultaneous Squee and "uh-oh"...

how can Mr Nathan go back to Captain Reynolds while still being Richard Edgar Castle?

As much as I love Castle, I'll take Mal over Rick any day ;D.

I don't think they're planning on making new episodes yet, just rebroadcasting the original ones.

And since I've never seen Castle, I'm not concerned with this conundrum.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on February 18, 2011, 08:54:22 AM
When this (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/) makes you squee.

Simultaneous Squee and "uh-oh"...

how can Mr Nathan go back to Captain Reynolds while still being Richard Edgar Castle?

As much as I love Castle, I'll take Mal over Rick any day ;D.

I don't think they're planning on making new episodes yet, just rebroadcasting the original ones.

And since I've never seen Castle, I'm not concerned with this conundrum.

This is true, but I can fantasize ;).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on February 26, 2011, 08:38:59 PM
When you see a liscense plate that says "Veni" and you wonder if the driver has two other vehicles that read "Vidi" and "Vici".  :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on February 26, 2011, 09:37:05 PM
I can't remember if it's been posted in here or if it was somewhere else but:

When you consider weight loss to be like leveling up. Each pound lost is a point, 10 points= a level. And everyone starts at Level 1.

(I made Level 2 today :D )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaora on February 27, 2011, 02:35:40 AM
You have great glee in seeing both the last and the first the Star Trek: TNG episodes that aired before and after you were born.  ;)

(For those wondering, Naked Now and Code of Honor, respectively.  I watched TNG all when I was growing up, and it was still new!  :D )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: K_Bear on February 27, 2011, 04:01:00 PM
How about when a Geek Girl has possibly found a guy who is geeky enough to be her Geek Boy...

One evening spent together-watching Star Trek Movies, Voyage Home and the Star Trek. Triggered by me picking up his computer's mouse and saying "Hello computer" in a Scottish accent... ;)

Another evening together-Playing Star Wars Trivial pursuit while watching Empire Strikes Back.

<3

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: arete85 on February 27, 2011, 06:54:38 PM
I walked into the kitchen the other day and my housemate was watching a movie. One of the characters remarked jokingly, "Oh, come on, those Spartan women were HOT.".

Without even thinking, I shot back "Not according to Aristophanes!".

The strange looks from my housemate still haven't stopped....

(also, there is a member here whose sig is 'semper ubi sub ubi'. It makes me giggle every time)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaora on February 28, 2011, 01:01:58 AM
Just one more to add:

I was a Brainbowl Champion.  I can do a sheer amount of pre-Algebra math calculations in my head.  :-[

Was also on the Geography Bee for some many years in school. ;D

Also, during the first year BF and I knew each other, our high school called a Star Wars spirit day.  Everyone else was dressed up as either a generic Jedi or Sith, where BF got me to borrow his mother's flight jacket, and we went in as Corran and Mirax Tennik Horn. ;D

(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: NutMeg on February 28, 2011, 01:43:33 AM
I went home for reading break, SO stayed in our city. Instead of calling him to talk, we either voice chatted on Steam or played games together (SCII or L4D2) and voice chatted while playing. Cheaper and more fun.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on February 28, 2011, 08:30:58 AM
Just one more to add:

I was a Brainbowl Champion.  I can do a sheer amount of pre-Algebra math calculations in my head.  :-[

Was also on the Geography Bee for some many years in school. ;D

Also, during the first year BF and I knew each other, our high school called a Star Wars spirit day.  Everyone else was dressed up as either a generic Jedi or Sith, where BF got me to borrow his mother's flight jacket, and we went in as Corran and Mirax Tennik Horn. ;D

(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )

Ha, I was too! Team captain for a year in junior high, and two years in high school. Except I can't do math. I was the one who 99% of the time knew the answers to the literature, history and geography questions.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on February 28, 2011, 08:59:09 AM
you get banned from trivia nights at your local pub because no matter which team they put you on, it always wins (and you haven't paid for a meal there in three months because that's the prize the team gets for winning trivia night).

oh, and when the deadly combination of you+your Dad gets banned from ever participating as a team in a family Trivial Pursuit Tournament (that spans four generations and happens every Boxing Day) because you won five years in a row and the cousins complained.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on February 28, 2011, 11:45:18 AM
You vaguely wonder if the ex Mrs Hawking's newest book will be referenced on The Big Bang Theory.

And you never get to post Stephen Hawking news on FB, because 4 other friends always beat you to it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 28, 2011, 05:57:04 PM
(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/factoring_the_time.png)

Bonus nerd points if you thought of that strip too  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: geordicat on February 28, 2011, 09:56:29 PM
...you start texting everyone you know, just so you can get texts back and grin at your new Star Trek communicator ringtone.

 :-[
My son programmed my phone for me, without me knowing, so all incoming messages now say, in Worf's glorious voice 'Captain.  Incoming message.'

:D 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on February 28, 2011, 10:47:05 PM
...you start texting everyone you know, just so you can get texts back and grin at your new Star Trek communicator ringtone.
My son programmed my phone for me, without me knowing, so all incoming messages now say, in Worf's glorious voice 'Captain.  Incoming message.'

I made the Enterprise viewscreen sound my SMS (text) alert. My brother has the communicator chirp. They're awesome!

My ringtone is the Stargate Atlantis theme!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on February 28, 2011, 11:08:45 PM
(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/factoring_the_time.png)

Bonus nerd points if you thought of that strip too  :P

I just moused over the pic. I got no popup text :( ( :P )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaora on March 01, 2011, 03:15:11 AM
Just one more to add:

I was a Brainbowl Champion.  I can do a sheer amount of pre-Algebra math calculations in my head.  :-[

Was also on the Geography Bee for some many years in school. ;D

Also, during the first year BF and I knew each other, our high school called a Star Wars spirit day.  Everyone else was dressed up as either a generic Jedi or Sith, where BF got me to borrow his mother's flight jacket, and we went in as Corran and Mirax Tennik Horn. ;D

(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )

Ha, I was too! Team captain for a year in junior high, and two years in high school. Except I can't do math. I was the one who 99% of the time knew the answers to the literature, history and geography questions.

I had a fair amoutn of knowledge towards science (I could easily memorize a lot of science notes in my head, don't know why) and a good ability to calculate basic math.  I was in 6th grade, and was chosen over many of the 7th and 8th graders in the class.  It was computer class with one of my favorite teachers, so we were all kind of geeky. :)

(Also, I check the time and try to find ways to make all the numbers equal zero, or, missing that, a fun math equation.  Right now, its 1145... so, 4+1=5, and 5*1=5, so if we take 5-5, we get 0  :P )

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/factoring_the_time.png)

Bonus nerd points if you thought of that strip too  :P

I didn't know that existed.  Thank you, that made my day! :D

When you finally finish this topic and seen all the Monty Python, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, White North (TAKE OFF!), Scotsman ( ;) ), Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams (I forget now, but if he isn't, here's his mention :D ) and are absolutely ecstatic with glee.

First Discworld book happened to be Maurice and His Band of Highly Intelligent Rodents.

Favorite?  Equal Rites. =P

Because of my early TNG training, whenever I hear or see Patrick Stewart, my thought is how much he's a complete and totally awesome butt-kicker. :P

Dr. Who?  Dad was a fan since the first series appeared on PBS many years ago.  I could recognize a Dalek at the age of 3, and dad had a mug that, when hot liquid was put into it, the TARDIS would vanish.  One day, it just vanished and never came back. ;)

I got confused by people referencing local time (yeah, I'm guilty of this too) and want to suggest we go by UTC instead. :D

And when you're about to explode because of the sheer geekiness inherent in you right now. :D

...And reading no one knew John Barrowman almost made me cry.  Geeze, he's hot!  And bi!  ... that last one makes him doubly-awesome! :D If anyone remembers that fistfight and make out... :) *squees*

Books?  I'm inhereting an entire book collection when my dad feels like it, full of Scifi books from the late 60's on.  And that's just my dad's.  Mum's cookbooks take up three 2x5 (that is, 10 shelf) bookcases on their own. :P And I've already got my own supply to worry about...

Go to Magic tournaments with BF.  Have a DCI Number, if anyone wants it. :P

Mum was the Trekkie, btw.  Dad was the Star Wars geek.  Both played DnD. :)

Think Ayreon is one of the most awesome stories ever, and that Arjen does some pretty good music. (To anyone who likes Sci-Fi and a bit of prog rock/metal, I'd recommend his side project, Star One.  Lots of tunes based off of various shows and movies (Earth That Was for Firefly, Songs of the Ocean for Star Trek IV, Masters of Darkness for Star Wars (Original Trilogy), Set Your Controls (Dr. Who), Eye of Ra (Stargate, the movie)... I can go on listing them.  I know Set Your Controls is a freebie on his website. :P )

...Which reminds me, I was the only one in our science class to like the movie Gattacca, even if it was kind of a generic action flick. :P

I am, usually, a lone female player in Halo matchmaking.  Geeze. :D

A kind lady who works full time at a local game shop (DnD, Magic, White Wolf, Munchkin, manga and comics, etc.) not only knows me, my family, and my BF by name, we're pretty friendly with her, and usually converse about whatever new DS game she just got (and is playing at the moment. :) ) Nice lady, though.  Known her since I was 10 or so. :)

Had to convince your BF, who absolutely loved the Percy Jackson series, to let you buy Red Pyramid.  Then he loved it, as well.  I think he thought nothing could ever reach that level of awesome, and Red Pyramid proves him wrong. :D (I love the characterization of so many of the Greek and Egyptian gods!)

And, lastly, for now, I and my sister had Tribble plushies when we were younger.  Mum also had a bumper sticker reading "Picard for President," and, apparently, got kissed by Scottie at a Star Trek con, or an engineer's convention.  Don't know which. ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on March 01, 2011, 07:53:19 AM
There is a pretty big overlap :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 01, 2011, 08:34:19 AM
...And reading no one knew John Barrowman almost made me cry.  Geeze, he's hot!  And bi!  ... that last one makes him doubly-awesome! :D If anyone remembers that fistfight and make out... :) *squees*

Lots of people on this forum know John Barrowman. Mostly because I educated them with my sig file which had a screen grab from the ep "Captain Jack Harkness". I took it down because I felt like a change, but it will be back!

But John Barrowman isn't bi. Captain Jack might be omnisexual but JB is gay. So none of us drooling females will ever have a chance with him (darn it!!!).  ;D

On the Share a Hunk thread there are at least 3 pics of him. I know because I posted two of them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on March 01, 2011, 09:17:56 AM
...when you gleefully give your husband a daily countdown on how many days are left before Dragon Age 2 arrives and he becomes an RPG widow.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on March 01, 2011, 05:10:48 PM
...And reading no one knew John Barrowman almost made me cry.  Geeze, he's hot!  And bi!  ... that last one makes him doubly-awesome! :D If anyone remembers that fistfight and make out... :) *squees*

Lots of people on this forum know John Barrowman. Mostly because I educated them with my sig file which had a screen grab from the ep "Captain Jack Harkness". I took it down because I felt like a change, but it will be back!

But John Barrowman isn't bi. Captain Jack might be omnisexual but JB is gay. So none of us drooling females will ever have a chance with him (darn it!!!).  ;D

On the Share a Hunk thread there are at least 3 pics of him. I know because I posted two of them.

And I always enjoy that picture you've got in you sig right now. I have a gif of Captain Jack and Captain John (played by James Marsters) from Torchwood that I am very fond of. You know the scene I mean >:D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaora on March 01, 2011, 06:55:53 PM
...And reading no one knew John Barrowman almost made me cry.  Geeze, he's hot!  And bi!  ... that last one makes him doubly-awesome! :D If anyone remembers that fistfight and make out... :) *squees*

Lots of people on this forum know John Barrowman. Mostly because I educated them with my sig file which had a screen grab from the ep "Captain Jack Harkness". I took it down because I felt like a change, but it will be back!

But John Barrowman isn't bi. Captain Jack might be omnisexual but JB is gay. So none of us drooling females will ever have a chance with him (darn it!!!).  ;D

On the Share a Hunk thread there are at least 3 pics of him. I know because I posted two of them.

And I always enjoy that picture you've got in you sig right now. I have a gif of Captain Jack and Captain John (played by James Marsters) from Torchwood that I am very fond of. You know the scene I mean >:D.

Ahh, he's dreamy.  Love the sig, T'Mar.  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bibliophile on March 18, 2011, 12:34:06 PM
Walking back from lunch today 2 of my male coworkers were arguing about how aliens die in movies.  They were discussing Signs and War of the Worlds in particular.  I had to settle the arguement - with quotes.  But, I'm 35 now and I have come to terms with my geeky/nerdy-ness and I embrace it.  One of them tried to make fun of me, but it rolls off like water - I'm not embarassed.  Being "different" only matters in high school and only if you let it bother you :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bijou on March 23, 2011, 10:18:41 AM
When you get the nesting instinct at six months pregnancy, and want to make those cute little painted onesies you read about on ehell. But as you sit at the table with paint, brushes and onesies all over, realize that the normal flowers and little girl designs are really boring. So you pull out several old books for ideas, abstract artists of the early twentieth century, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a book on playing with your color palettes.
I now have a variety of onesies with abstract designs, played with color themes and a design of a book that says in Large, gold letters, "Don't Panic".
Lucky baby!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on April 01, 2011, 11:26:12 AM
You refuse to buy the trivia game because the back of the box has an example card that gives the wrong answer.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 01, 2011, 01:29:08 PM
DH's work is sponsoring a test tube hunt for Easter this year - instead of hiding plastic eggs filled with jellybeans for the kids, they're hiding test tubes full of jellybeans instead.  How awesome is that?  I'm jealous of Babybartfast - I've never been on a test tube hunt . . .
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on April 01, 2011, 01:42:53 PM
You refuse to buy the trivia game because the back of the box has an example card that gives the wrong answer.

You're playing a Star Trek trivia game at a sci-fi convention and demand they give you a point despite the computer having a different answer. (How many hearts do Vulcans have? ONE, not two! That's Time Lords!!) And everyone agrees with you.

When dividing players into teams for the trivia game, you are almost pulled in two by people because they insist that the team you're on will win!!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on April 01, 2011, 02:24:17 PM
You refuse to buy the trivia game because the back of the box has an example card that gives the wrong answer.

You're playing a Star Trek trivia game at a sci-fi convention and demand they give you a point despite the computer having a different answer. (How many hearts do Vulcans have? ONE, not two! That's Time Lords!!) And everyone agrees with you.

When dividing players into teams for the trivia game, you are almost pulled in two by people because they insist that the team you're on will win!!  ;D

I'm no longer permitted to play in any of the local trivia games / pub quizzes. Nor is my dad. After several weeks in a row where the two of us beat every other team (each with 4 people, and some by a pretty incredible margin), we were asked to stop coming.

*blushes*

To be fair, one of our hobbies is writing quizzes for the events that my dad's cricket club puts on a few times a year. It stands to reason that we'd know a whole lot of 'pointless' knowledge.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on April 01, 2011, 02:30:08 PM
you get banned from trivia nights at your local pub because no matter which team they put you on, it always wins (and you haven't paid for a meal there in three months because that's the prize the team gets for winning trivia night).

oh, and when the deadly combination of you+your Dad gets banned from ever participating as a team in a family Trivial Pursuit Tournament (that spans four generations and happens every Boxing Day) because you won five years in a row and the cousins complained.

I too am banned from Quizzo for life at several local pubs.  :'(
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on April 01, 2011, 03:53:48 PM
The nurse was shocked that DW was calling out answers to Cash cab and Jeopardy, while in labor.

When they put him in my arms after he was born, StressedBlue looked over my shoulder at the equipment, so I explained that was the machine that goes Ping and that is the most expensive piece of equipment in the hospital.

I also had to take a picture when I was putting together the crib, needed to establish his Geek cred early:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5580000561_9ae94de36d.jpg)

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on April 01, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
StressedGroom - you officially rock. Seriously!!!!

*is in awe*

Your little one will be the coolest kid in the playground. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 01, 2011, 11:29:00 PM
You curse not being able to attend the Dave Barry / This Is Spinal Tap screening (http://www.lohud.com/article/20110331/ENTERTAINMENT/103310370/1248/USOPEN/Dave-Barry-comes-home?odyssey=nav|head).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on April 02, 2011, 11:50:45 AM
The nurse was shocked that DW was calling out answers to Cash cab and Jeopardy, while in labor.

When they put him in my arms after he was born, StressedBlue looked over my shoulder at the equipment, so I explained that was the machine that goes Ping and that is the most expensive piece of equipment in the hospital.

I also had to take a picture when I was putting together the crib, needed to establish his Geek cred early:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5148/5580000561_9ae94de36d.jpg)



I misread your post as "establish his Greek cred early" and I thought it was pretty cool and nerdy.

It reminded me of a friend of mine who once put a fence around his back yard.
And did all the math in cubits....
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on April 02, 2011, 03:40:42 PM
You realize that last night you were making bilingual puns in your dream.  :)

BG - boats are wonderful, but they are often very costly to maintain and the needs of the boat seem to be never ending.
Hence the term that a boat is "a hole in the water where your money goes."

In my dream, I named a boat "Trou blue" - pronounced "True Blue".

"Trou" is the french word for "hole".
So the name is "blue hole", or the hole in the blue where your money goes.  ::)

For the record, I do not own a boat, I have never owned a boat and I have no future plans to purchase a boat.

I'm just weird.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on April 03, 2011, 08:51:35 AM
When you play "Never have I ever" with your sisters on a retreat and they have to resort to "Never have I ever ridden my bike to class" and "Never have I ever gotten more than 2 A's a semester" to get me to put fingers down :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on April 04, 2011, 11:49:29 AM
When you play "Never have I ever" with your sisters on a retreat and they have to resort to "Never have I ever ridden my bike to class" and "Never have I ever gotten more than 2 A's a semester" to get me to put fingers down :P

Now now, not all nerds are also Good Girls (or boys).  I know plenty of Naughty Nerds.

... not that I am one.  I find "Never have I ever" to be really really boring.  Any time I've ever been with a group that was playing, I could have done a shot for each of mine while the others sipped wine, and STILL had less to drink...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on April 04, 2011, 12:03:37 PM
... you get the Family Guy "It's a Trap" DVD and watch the special features, which include a couple of the producers playing a game of Star Wars trivial pursuit, and you call out the answers.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: whiterose on April 04, 2011, 01:55:44 PM
You can quickly figure out whether an ancient coin is Hebrew or Greek in several ways just by one glance at it.

Add bonus points if you can read the text in it without ever studying the language formally.

Guess what I did today at work!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on April 07, 2011, 05:37:55 PM
Yesterday was "National Tartan Day".

So DH wore his brand-new kilt to work.  :) (Nerdiness # 1)

He didn't have any pockets, naturally, and he had some stuff to carry.

So if you ever wondered what a Scotsman keeps in his sporran, the answer is...
.
.
.
.

His USB keys.

Why yes, my DH *is* Nerd 2, why do you ask?  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bluenomi on April 07, 2011, 06:03:55 PM
... you get the Family Guy "It's a Trap" DVD and watch the special features, which include a couple of the producers playing a game of Star Wars trivial pursuit, and you call out the answers.

I did that too. And laughed when I knew some answers they didn't  ;D

You also know you are a nerd when you 1 year old gets Star Wars toys for her birthday and you think they are the coolest of her presents. You know your family are nerds when they all get upset when she prefers the ewok to Yoda  :P (Don't worry Chewie tops the list!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on April 07, 2011, 06:43:52 PM
... you get the Family Guy "It's a Trap" DVD and watch the special features, which include a couple of the producers playing a game of Star Wars trivial pursuit, and you call out the answers.

I did that too. And laughed when I knew some answers they didn't  ;D

You also know you are a nerd when you 1 year old gets Star Wars toys for her birthday and you think they are the coolest of her presents. You know your family are nerds when they all get upset when she prefers the ewok to Yoda  :P (Don't worry Chewie tops the list!)

We were at Disney before we were pregnant (but trying) and came back with more stuff from the Star Wars store than the Disney stuff.  Got a cut set of Disney crib toys.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on April 07, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..

You read a book about the possibility of Aliens visiting the Earth thousands of years ago and you think that it's really just modern astronaughts time traveling.

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 08, 2011, 10:52:28 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..

You read a book about the possibility of Aliens visiting the Earth thousands of years ago and you think that it's really just modern astronaughts time traveling.

ginlyn

IMO, the only way to get through the Star Wars prequels is to mock them mercilessly. Fortunately, there's lots of material to work with >:D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on April 09, 2011, 04:17:21 AM
When you're really excited about a word you played on Wordfeud.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 09, 2011, 07:36:48 AM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..

You read a book about the possibility of Aliens visiting the Earth thousands of years ago and you think that it's really just modern astronaughts time traveling.


ginlyn

Giorgio Tsoukalos, is that you ?  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on April 09, 2011, 11:12:23 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..

You read a book about the possibility of Aliens visiting the Earth thousands of years ago and you think that it's really just modern astronaughts time traveling.


ginlyn

Giorgio Tsoukalos, is that you ?  ;D


No..just a middle aged lady from the South U.S.!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Akarui Kibuno on April 10, 2011, 03:27:31 PM
When you take the "Geek Test" in English and burst out laughing at several possible responses, only to tick the "I'm a girl" and "I know other stuff that could win me points" at the end...

When you think "HA HA, so many people have told me I'm SO a geek!" ...

And then...

You are disappointed because you are "only" 16,60517% Geek.

++ Geek.............................................≥15%
+++ Total Geek......................................≥25%

Oh well. At least, I'm one :D

EDIT :

And you know you've achieved nerdhood when you giggle that your programmer boyfriend has scored around 16,4% on said Geek Test in French, so you decide to take the test in French too...

And get 19,69697 % :P .
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 10, 2011, 04:29:46 PM
When you take the "Geek Test" in English and burst out laughing at several possible responses, only to tick the "I'm a girl" and "I know other stuff that could win me points" at the end...

When you think "HA HA, so many people have told me I'm SO a geek!" ...

And then...

You are disappointed because you are "only" 16,60517% Geek.

++ Geek.............................................≥15%
+++ Total Geek......................................≥25%

Oh well. At least, I'm one :D

EDIT :

And you know you've achieved nerdhood when you giggle that your programmer boyfriend has scored around 16,4% on said Geek Test in French, so you decide to take the test in French too...

And get 19,69697 % :P .

I just went and took a Geek Test (the same one, I think) and scored 26.56837%-Total Geek. Yay! Considering I have no interest in gaming and am not much better with computers than the average 24-year-old grad student, I'm a bit surprised.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on April 10, 2011, 08:13:58 PM
When you take the "Geek Test" in English and burst out laughing at several possible responses, only to tick the "I'm a girl" and "I know other stuff that could win me points" at the end...

When you think "HA HA, so many people have told me I'm SO a geek!" ...

And then...

You are disappointed because you are "only" 16,60517% Geek.

++ Geek.............................................≥15%
+++ Total Geek......................................≥25%

Oh well. At least, I'm one :D

EDIT :

And you know you've achieved nerdhood when you giggle that your programmer boyfriend has scored around 16,4% on said Geek Test in French, so you decide to take the test in French too...

And get 19,69697 % :P .

I just went and took a Geek Test (the same one, I think) and scored 26.56837%-Total Geek. Yay! Considering I have no interest in gaming and am not much better with computers than the average 24-year-old grad student, I'm a bit surprised.

See, you guys aren't doing it right ;D

You're *supposed* to lie and and exaggerate for a better score - and then you get the check the boxes for 'I exaggerated to do better on this test' and 'I lied to do better on this test.'

<nods> Yep, you have to know how to work the system. If you're not getting like 35%, you're doin' it wrong ;D

(I love you guys, you know that right? ;))
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on April 11, 2011, 12:10:13 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..


My husband has had to sit through more than a few versions of my "How to Fix Star Wars" lecture. Now, I just warn my co-workers that if you get me started, I will start with 'The Force cannot be detected by blood test' and go until you leave the room.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on April 11, 2011, 12:14:38 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..


My husband has had to sit through more than a few versions of my "How to Fix Star Wars" lecture. Now, I just warn my co-workers that if you get me started, I will start with 'The Force cannot be detected by blood test' and go until you leave the room.

If you haven't seen this before: http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html

If Star Wars was a roleplaying campaign.  The plot is not exactly the same but many elements remain, and most of the bizzare leaps of logic are explained as things the players invent/ignore/make up.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on April 11, 2011, 01:51:32 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*

I always wonder what Padme saw in him..


My husband has had to sit through more than a few versions of my "How to Fix Star Wars" lecture. Now, I just warn my co-workers that if you get me started, I will start with 'The Force cannot be detected by blood test' and go until you leave the room.

If you haven't seen this before: http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html

If Star Wars was a roleplaying campaign.  The plot is not exactly the same but many elements remain, and most of the bizzare leaps of logic are explained as things the players invent/ignore/make up.

I'm definitely a fan of Darths and Droids. I think I found it through a link on e-hell a few months ago, actually. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lilfox on April 11, 2011, 05:52:59 PM
The nurse was shocked that DW was calling out answers to Cash cab and Jeopardy, while in labor.

I had my DH read me the clues from that week's Sunday NYT crossword puzzle while I was in labor so I had something to distract me.  I kept the finished puzzle for DD's keepsake box.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bluenomi on April 12, 2011, 06:36:19 PM
While watching SW: 4 today, I started MST3000 it.

I told my boys that I finally realized where Luke gets his whininess....from his FATHER! Aniken was the whiniest brat ever! Especially in Episode 3! it's like "They won't let me join their super secret special club!! WHAHHHH!!!" *Stomp stomp stomp*
I always wonder what Padme saw in him..

My husband has had to sit through more than a few versions of my "How to Fix Star Wars" lecture. Now, I just warn my co-workers that if you get me started, I will start with 'The Force cannot be detected by blood test' and go until you leave the room.

I must be a geek because I actually want to hear that lecture  ;D

DH and I were telling off a journo last night for asking someone if his AT AT was ewok proof. Everyone knows it was the AT STs on Endor, the AT ATs were on Hoth! (Apparently this guy is trying to build a life sized, working AT AT)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 12, 2011, 07:46:58 PM
...you've bought t-shirts with skiing & ice skating Frosted Mini Wheats for your future children
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: girlysprite on April 13, 2011, 06:19:02 AM
1: Having the 'Oh em gee Pwnies! (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGN11aeMb_ngVNguLhBmRMblOs5Lg8GxeoVHwqX3O9RysyPEmz&t=1)' tshirt;
2: Having a discussion with my husband about whether ceiling cat was a white cat or not (he isn't!)
3: When our cat lies down and tucks his feet under his body, we lovingly call him monorail cat.
4: Making jokes with programmers in code speak
5: I'm a larper. (or is that geek? is there a different between nerd and geek? they overlap a lot)
6: While DM'ing, utter 'A magic missile comes from nowhere....in my campaign, darkness attacks YOU!' *insert crazy laughter* (reference to a rather wellknown D&D parody, where a player insists on attacking the darkness, using a magic missile)
7: When DM'ing, letting player stumble on 'a mountain of dead bards' (a reference to the gamers, a D&D parody movie)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 13, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
When you just bought a t-shirt from Threadless that says "Movies: Ruining the book since 1920".
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on April 13, 2011, 09:35:15 AM
6: While DM'ing, utter 'A magic missile comes from nowhere....in my campaign, darkness attacks YOU!' *insert crazy laughter* (reference to a rather wellknown D&D parody, where a player insists on attacking the darkness, using a magic missile)
7: When DM'ing, letting player stumble on 'a mountain of dead bards' (a reference to the gamers, a D&D parody movie)

Next session you have to have a gazebo.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on April 13, 2011, 11:08:55 AM
6: While DM'ing, utter 'A magic missile comes from nowhere....in my campaign, darkness attacks YOU!' *insert crazy laughter* (reference to a rather wellknown D&D parody, where a player insists on attacking the darkness, using a magic missile)
7: When DM'ing, letting player stumble on 'a mountain of dead bards' (a reference to the gamers, a D&D parody movie)

Next session you have to have a gazebo.

...you don't even play D&D and you have still heard about the gazebo.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on April 13, 2011, 11:10:12 AM
6: While DM'ing, utter 'A magic missile comes from nowhere....in my campaign, darkness attacks YOU!' *insert crazy laughter* (reference to a rather wellknown D&D parody, where a player insists on attacking the darkness, using a magic missile)
7: When DM'ing, letting player stumble on 'a mountain of dead bards' (a reference to the gamers, a D&D parody movie)

Next session you have to have a gazebo.

"Where's the Mountain Dew?"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on April 13, 2011, 11:50:06 AM
6: While DM'ing, utter 'A magic missile comes from nowhere....in my campaign, darkness attacks YOU!' *insert crazy laughter* (reference to a rather wellknown D&D parody, where a player insists on attacking the darkness, using a magic missile)
7: When DM'ing, letting player stumble on 'a mountain of dead bards' (a reference to the gamers, a D&D parody movie)

Next session you have to have a gazebo.



"Where's the Mountain Dew?"

Hey guys, I just got this KILLER new spell, called the Head of Vecna! Let's try it!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on April 13, 2011, 04:39:44 PM
You realize that last night you were making bilingual puns in your dream.  :)

BG - boats are wonderful, but they are often very costly to maintain and the needs of the boat seem to be never ending.
Hence the term that a boat is "a hole in the water where your money goes."

In my dream, I named a boat "Trou blue" - pronounced "True Blue".

"Trou" is the french word for "hole".
So the name is "blue hole", or the hole in the blue where your money goes.  ::)

For the record, I do not own a boat, I have never owned a boat and I have no future plans to purchase a boat.

I'm just weird.

It seems that I am such a Bach nerd that I can identify his cantatas by number while asleep.

My BF has a musician neighbour who practices at odd hours (we don't mind it). I was asleep on the couch and BF was playing computer games when neighbour starts practicing the piano. BF (also a Bach nut) couldn't recognize it and wondered out loud what piece it was. He tells me I mumbled "BWV 140". He checked it and it seems I was spot on.

I am not sure I could do that awake...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: girlysprite on April 16, 2011, 02:13:40 PM
These people I encountered on a fair today. It was so nerd I fell in love with it, and they could pose really well! :D

(http://www2.hku.nl/~hanneke0/nonweb/blink.jpg)

for those who don't get it, it refers to the episode 'blink' from dr. who.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: NutMeg on April 18, 2011, 08:52:15 PM
When you just bought a t-shirt from Threadless that says "Movies: Ruining the book since 1920".

WANT.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 18, 2011, 09:30:58 PM
...you're watching an episode of the Twilight Zone about the Civil War. A group of soldiers march down a road together. One of them has a uniform, a hat and a full bandaged face, except for his eyes and a small tuft of hair peaking out from the cap. You then yell "JAMIE FARR! LOOK, GUYS, IT'S JAMIE FARR!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Missy Hedgehog on April 18, 2011, 10:27:34 PM
These people I encountered on a fair today. It was so nerd I fell in love with it, and they could pose really well! :D

(http://www2.hku.nl/~hanneke0/nonweb/blink.jpg)

for those who don't get it, it refers to the episode 'blink' from dr. who.
That is fantastic
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 18, 2011, 10:46:44 PM
When you just bought a t-shirt from Threadless that says "Movies: Ruining the book since 1920".

WANT.

http://www.threadless.com/product/1046/Movies_Ruining_the_Book_Since_1920  :-*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on April 19, 2011, 12:28:42 AM
When you just bought a t-shirt from Threadless that says "Movies: Ruining the book since 1920".

WANT.

http://www.threadless.com/product/1046/Movies_Ruining_the_Book_Since_1920  :-*

Must get that one for DH.  We just watched Starship Troopers 3.  :-X Bleeeeccccchhhh!!!  Total waste of 1.5 hours.  I spent most of the movie MST3K-ing it. DH was cringing and moaning "Why did I watch that?????"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MrsJWine on April 19, 2011, 12:33:28 AM
...when you get into an argument with your husband in the car over where, exactly, the Misty Mountains are in Middle Earth.  And you win.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 19, 2011, 01:13:34 PM
...you're counting down to the new season of Doctor Who. And wracking your brain for an awesome entry for the Where's The Tardis contest  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on April 19, 2011, 05:05:53 PM
...you're counting down to the new season of Doctor Who. And wracking your brain for an awesome entry for the Where's The Tardis contest  ;D


Yup - been counting down the hours for a few weeks now. :D (Just under 91 to go!!!!!!!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 19, 2011, 07:19:43 PM
...you regularly play a game called "guess what today's posts are, soley judging by the ads above the forum."  :D Although I lost today's game, 'cuz I can't figure out which threads match the Cheerios ads in Spanish and the Sprint ads in Spanish
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on April 19, 2011, 08:41:23 PM
When you re-read the first few chapters of Game of Thrones so you can remember what happened and compare it to the TV show.

Which you then have spend an hour explaining to your husband who insists on watching it despite having never read the books and doesn't want to wait to have the show answer his questions.

I'm going to make him download the Kindle app to his phone and then I'm going to download the books and make him read them for himself  >:(
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on April 19, 2011, 08:55:28 PM
When you beg your mom to bring your laptop to you in the hospital. And you thank DOC when there is a free public wifi signal in your room.

Hence how I'm posting right now :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on April 20, 2011, 02:07:29 PM
You spend literally (not figuratively) 12 *hours* working out all the characters in the John Martz Star Trek character pixel poster. 12 HOURS. You're so happy. You send in your entry. You're convinced you'll win and get a free poster. You log on three days later when the competition ends and discover you got three wrong.  8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bellantara on April 20, 2011, 09:53:51 PM
When you want to go rescue the complete set of encyclopedias someone has put out by the curb, even though you have no use for them and nowhere to put them, because. . . because they're books!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 20, 2011, 10:02:28 PM
You know your boss has achieved nerdhood when she starts telling you about a dream she had the other night, wherein she had to create authority records (authority records are the standardized form of a name or subject heading used for uniformity in cataloguing) for all the characters in The Lord of the Rings and was puzzling over which of Aragorn's numerous names should be used as the authorized form.

We discussed it and decided that since, by the end of the books, he is calling himself Elessar Telcontar, that should be the authorized form, with SEE notations for Strider, Aragorn, Dúnadan, Estel, etc.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 20, 2011, 10:28:35 PM
When you want to go rescue the complete set of encyclopedias someone has put out by the curb, even though you have no use for them and nowhere to put them, because. . . because they're books!

One of my neighbors ditched a perfectly good crate of 1960s childrens books on their curb. :( I rescued them when it started raining. No water marks or damages to them, fortunately. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on April 22, 2011, 07:29:19 PM
For the Geek Moms out there:

http://lolmart.com/product/geek-mom/?utm_source=ads&utm_medium=ads&utm_campaign=500_11-4-18_geekmom_ICHC
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: gmatoy on April 23, 2011, 08:13:39 PM
I had a professor tell me that I was a nerd for (correctly) referencing what Bible stories where being used in the literature we were studying. He meant it as a compliment and it was so taken.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ShieldMaiden on April 25, 2011, 08:06:47 AM
...when you name your first daughter after your favorite character in Lord of the Rings.

Eowyn is due at the end of June!  :-*  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 25, 2011, 10:49:50 AM
...you've seriously considered writing fan fiction about the new Upstairs Downstairs, because Rachel & Amanjit's story should not have ended in one episode. Darn it, they had good chemistry. I was more interested in the two of them than Lady Persie and her driver
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on April 25, 2011, 10:23:42 PM
...when you name your first daughter after your favorite character in Lord of the Rings.

Eowyn is due at the end of June!  :-*  ;D

LOVE IT! I have friends who just had a baby and if he had been a she there would've been 2 Eowyn's born in 2011.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on April 27, 2011, 06:19:42 PM
...when you name your first daughter after your favorite character in Lord of the Rings.

Eowyn is due at the end of June!  :-*  ;D

You win a special nerd award! Congratulations!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: NutMeg on April 28, 2011, 01:52:03 AM
When you just bought a t-shirt from Threadless that says "Movies: Ruining the book since 1920".

WANT.

http://www.threadless.com/product/1046/Movies_Ruining_the_Book_Since_1920  :-*

Excellent. That makes me happy. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: GIR on May 01, 2011, 01:24:27 PM
-When your DH has a T-shirt from you that reads " I want to get geeky with you" and you have one that reads "Talk nerdy to me" and you wear them to the Comic Con together.
-when DH also has an "I'm with Noob " T-shirt an spends most of the day at said Comic con getting pictures of himself standing with various people dressed as well known characters eg; Darth Vader , The Punisher and Deadpool.
-When your sons room is decorated with an Invader Zim theme you created yourself.
-The tables at your wedding were named after different zones in WOW
-your friends and family refuse to watch certain movies with you such as.. The princess Bride , Interview with the Vampire and Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail  because you can recite them word for word and will continue to do so for days afterward.
- You own a tarantula named Peter.
-You have 2 working Atari 2600"s with all their controllers and 28 games and you play with them regularily.
-Dh's Comic book collection is worth as much or more than his custom built gaming computer.
 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on May 01, 2011, 10:27:16 PM
You paused an episode of Doctor Who, because you suddenly realized "I want to redecorate the bathroom in a Tardis theme. What have you got for me, Google ?"  :-*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyPekoe on May 01, 2011, 10:59:07 PM
When you have a spectacular custom Jem costume (including star earrings that light up [so you can call Synergy]) and convinced two of your friends to be another Hologram and Pizazz (head of The Misfits).  And then you watched the entire run of Jem and the Holograms to get in character.

When you have a Princess Leia slave costume and wear it at least once a year.

When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I could go on here.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on May 01, 2011, 11:13:23 PM
When you have a spectacular custom Jem costume (including star earrings that light up [so you can call Synergy]) and convinced two of your friends to be another Hologram and Pizazz (head of The Misfits).  And then you watched the entire run of Jem and the Holograms to get in character.

When you have a Princess Leia slave costume and wear it at least once a year.

When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I could go on here.
"Fandom means never having to say 'But where would I wear that?' "   ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on May 02, 2011, 01:46:27 AM
"Fandom means never having to say 'But where would I wear that?' "   ;D

That's awesome!  ;D

I have another one:

When you have a plastic sword decorating your bedroom. Because looking at it reminds you of your autographed photo of Stan Kirsch holding a similar one. Plus, Highlander = swords!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 02, 2011, 04:32:02 AM
When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I have those!!! I sometimes just wear them around the house. They really are incredibly comfortable. :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on May 02, 2011, 09:33:55 AM
When you have a spectacular custom Jem costume (including star earrings that light up [so you can call Synergy]) and convinced two of your friends to be another Hologram and Pizazz (head of The Misfits).  And then you watched the entire run of Jem and the Holograms to get in character.

When you have a Princess Leia slave costume and wear it at least once a year.

When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I could go on here.
"Fandom means never having to say 'But where would I wear that?' "   ;D

I have a Farscape shirt that says simply "Irreversibly Contaminated."  Other than being PK lettering & colors, it has no obvious show logos.

I *do* wear it to cons... but nowhere else lol.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alkira6 on May 02, 2011, 09:50:26 AM
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on May 02, 2011, 10:41:23 AM
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.
Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on May 02, 2011, 12:11:09 PM
When you know what May 25th is.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on May 02, 2011, 12:12:38 PM
When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I have those!!! I sometimes just wear them around the house. They really are incredibly comfortable. :D

Where did you get the boots?  I am thinking I need a pair.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on May 02, 2011, 12:28:25 PM
When you buy your pregnant friend a onesie with "I Aim to Misbehave" on it and MTB a maternity top with "Browncoat on Board" across the belly.

And the back window of my car says I Aim to Misbehave. ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 02, 2011, 01:03:04 PM
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.
Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...

I'm now slightly scared of you, Elfmama. ;D

When you have an realistic pair of Wonder Woman go-go boots. 

I have those!!! I sometimes just wear them around the house. They really are incredibly comfortable. :D

Where did you get the boots?  I am thinking I need a pair.

I got mine on eBay!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alkira6 on May 02, 2011, 01:16:11 PM
Quote
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.

Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...

Actually...mine has been blooded. That's why I'm not allowed to used bladed weapons amongst company anymore.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Twik on May 02, 2011, 01:17:43 PM
Quote
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.

Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...

Actually...mine has been blooded. That's why I'm not allowed to used bladed weapons amongst company anymore.

... all the geeks sit up and take notice.  :o

You can't just leave us wondering - do tell!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 02, 2011, 01:32:04 PM
Quote
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.

Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...

Actually...mine has been blooded. That's why I'm not allowed to used bladed weapons amongst company anymore.

... all the geeks sit up and take notice.  :o

You can't just leave us wondering - do tell!

*starts a chorus* Tell us! Tell us! Tell us!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alkira6 on May 02, 2011, 01:37:17 PM
Since I have been asked... ;D

A few friends and I were geeked out for a Trek convention. I had custom made molds for our forheads and made wigs for our characters. We had also bought full sets of teeth. My best friend J and I had painstakingly put together leather and metal outfits to go as Lursa and B'Etor (Note - leather requires its own special needle on the machine). With the platform boots, we both clock in at about 6 feet tall.  We both have had actual training to use swords, but a Bath'let is different. Very different. The balance is nowhere near what a sword is and the pointed ends have to have special attention paid to in order not to impale yourself. We know that - now. At that point we were so excited to have everything pulled together that be staged a dagger fight with the Klingon daggers. That went well. The Bath'let fight, not so much. We went through some choreographed moves and we both managed to impale two people in the crowd on our backswings.  The crowd had moved in closer during the knife fight and did not move back sufficiently when the larger bladed weapons came into play.

The two guys were fine, but imagine the scene in the ER: Two bloody guys being carried in by fully made up Klingon women with massive cleavage and bloody bladed weapons. There was a very long moment of utter silence before anyone came forward to help.

*We took the Bath'lets because the unusual curvature might have caused problems during treatment and we wanted both available in case the Dr's wanted to take a look.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: bluhairfreak on May 02, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
You have to fight your geeky impulse to giggle and make jokes when a customer with a suitable geeky/refernecing name name comes through on the line.  Like the woman who had the maiden name Lambert who was marrying a man with the last name Highlander.  Or the D. Jackson the other day.  Some-times I'm lucky and the customer will have a geeky userid or email address and I can joke with them about it(which they seem to enjoy)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Shell on May 03, 2011, 04:48:56 PM
You know you've acheived nerdhood when...

...you spend Tuesday afternoon arguing about the correct way to solve a mathematical expression (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=95097.0;topicseen).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on May 03, 2011, 08:34:20 PM
You know you've acheived nerdhood when...

...you spend Tuesday afternoon arguing about the correct way to solve a mathematical expression (http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=95097.0;topicseen).
;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on May 05, 2011, 04:02:48 PM
You know your kids have achieved nerdhood when:

*They teach themselves Linux and install in on the old desktop.

*His ambition in life is to become a game dev.

*Has saved every copy of Game Informer that he gets with his subscription. And will re-read past editions.

*Would gladly stay up all night playing Doom. That is if I let him.

*I had to take him with me when I bought a computer and he really wanted me to get an Alienware laptop.....that cost $1400! So he could play games on it.

*He's going to be 16 in a few weeks and would rather get a computer than a car.

*He chats up the computer salesmen at the BestBuy and can carry on a conversation and sound like he really knows what he's talking about.

*He wants to work at a Game Stop when he gets old enough.

ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on May 05, 2011, 04:24:59 PM
You know your kids have achieved nerdhood when:

*They teach themselves Linux and install in on the old desktop.

*His ambition in life is to become a game dev.

*Has saved every copy of Game Informer that he gets with his subscription. And will re-read past editions.

*Would gladly stay up all night playing Doom. That is if I let him.

*I had to take him with me when I bought a computer and he really wanted me to get an Alienware laptop.....that cost $1400! So he could play games on it.

*He's going to be 16 in a few weeks and would rather get a computer than a car.

*He chats up the computer salesmen at the BestBuy and can carry on a conversation and sound like he really knows what he's talking about.

*He wants to work at a Game Stop when he gets old enough.

ginlyn

This sounds exactly like my brother two years ago.  He has since created his own video game, and created a behavioral science experiment using his game that gained him a college scholarship. 

He will be starting college this September, and is intending to study computer science.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on May 05, 2011, 04:27:06 PM
You leave a comment on a rugby blog to pedantically inform the author that the infamous BallSwitchGate (and the ensuing mass kerfuffle) during 2011 6N Wales v. Ireland involved Rees flouting Rule 19.2(d), not Rule 19.2(b).

I'm huddling into my anorak just typing that. ::)

(For the curious: the dodgy try in question (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp1sYiQQVU#t=0m41s) and its post-match analysis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRp1sYiQQVU#t=2m30s).)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Akarui Kibuno on May 06, 2011, 01:23:54 AM
You know you achieved it when you go to bed on May 5th and finally realize why May 4th is "Star Wars day" in English-speaking countries :P .
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on May 06, 2011, 08:09:18 AM
You know you achieved it when you go to bed on May 5th and finally realize why May 4th is "Star Wars day" in English-speaking countries :P .

Oh!! I just got that!!  8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on May 06, 2011, 11:22:42 PM
You go to see the Thor movie in 3D and insist that your husband stay with you for the credits.

It's an AVENGERS movie, people! There's *always!* something after the credits!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on May 07, 2011, 03:00:05 PM
You know your kids have achieved nerdhood when:

*They teach themselves Linux and install in on the old desktop.

*His ambition in life is to become a game dev.

*Has saved every copy of Game Informer that he gets with his subscription. And will re-read past editions.

*Would gladly stay up all night playing Doom. That is if I let him.

*I had to take him with me when I bought a computer and he really wanted me to get an Alienware laptop.....that cost $1400! So he could play games on it.

*He's going to be 16 in a few weeks and would rather get a computer than a car.

*He chats up the computer salesmen at the BestBuy and can carry on a conversation and sound like he really knows what he's talking about.

*He wants to work at a Game Stop when he gets old enough.

ginlyn

This sounds exactly like my brother two years ago.  He has since created his own video game, and created a behavioral science experiment using his game that gained him a college scholarship. 

He will be starting college this September, and is intending to study computer science.

Sounds like one of my brothers, too.

He never made it through college. But now he's an exec with a six figure salary and a house near the ocean. And at least one design patent in his name.

Meanwhile, I earn about one tenth of his income. <sigh>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gabrielle on May 07, 2011, 08:20:04 PM
You know your kids have achieved nerdhood when:

*They teach themselves Linux and install in on the old desktop.

*His ambition in life is to become a game dev.

*Has saved every copy of Game Informer that he gets with his subscription. And will re-read past editions.

*Would gladly stay up all night playing Doom. That is if I let him.

*I had to take him with me when I bought a computer and he really wanted me to get an Alienware laptop.....that cost $1400! So he could play games on it.

*He's going to be 16 in a few weeks and would rather get a computer than a car.

*He chats up the computer salesmen at the BestBuy and can carry on a conversation and sound like he really knows what he's talking about.

*He wants to work at a Game Stop when he gets old enough.

ginlyn

This sounds exactly like my brother two years ago.  He has since created his own video game, and created a behavioral science experiment using his game that gained him a college scholarship. 

He will be starting college this September, and is intending to study computer science.

Sounds like one of my brothers, too.

He never made it through college. But now he's an exec with a six figure salary and a house near the ocean. And at least one design patent in his name.

Meanwhile, I earn about one tenth of his income. <sigh>

My brother failed his final year of high school and never went to university. He's 21 years old and earning 6 figures from computer skills. IT is really one of those industries where college isn;t always necessary
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on May 08, 2011, 12:01:24 AM
You know you achieved it when you go to bed on May 5th and finally realize why May 4th is "Star Wars day" in English-speaking countries :P .

Oh!! I just got that!!  8)

I had to explain it to a WoW friend in Vent by saying it aloud.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on May 10, 2011, 01:15:36 PM
You're excited that Legoland is opening in Florida  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on May 10, 2011, 02:12:33 PM
You're excited that Legoland is opening in Florida  ;D
SERIOUSLY?

<runs off to check opening date, flights and hotels>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on May 12, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
When your DH is playing "Fallout:New Vegas" and his character is exploring a casino, which is empty of gamblers, and you comment that it looks like Comdex is in town.

When DH was doing booth duty at Comdex one year we noticed that while the lines for things like the Star Trek Experience were huge, you could count the number of nerds gambling on one hand.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on May 12, 2011, 11:04:51 PM
I made a Wishlist on www.thinkgeek.com (http://www.thinkgeek.com) because DH wanted some ideas for my bday. My BFF asked him what I wanted and he told her about it. She and another friend sent me stuff from there. I am now the VERY proud and happy owner of:

Canned Unicorn Meat
A Zombie Survival Guide
A T Shirt that has dinosaurs on it and says "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
A Keychain shaped like Serenity
A metallic Machine stamp looking Firefly decal
And Cupcake flavored mints.

I have the best friends in the world!

The canned unicorn meat is in the cupboard next to my bottle of Tru Blood ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 23, 2011, 05:10:45 PM
Okay, I think I just crossed another line. I just laughed for about a minute when I realised that I keep my Babylon 5 files on an external harddrive called Toshiko and my Torchwood ones on an external harddrive called Ivanova.

*hangs head in geeky shame*

I would switch them over, but I'd have to switch everything over to keep the filing system logical - and they're 1TB drives. ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: alkira6 on May 25, 2011, 12:12:02 PM
I've done this.  ;D Rename the drives. Tis possible  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: supernova on May 25, 2011, 12:14:29 PM
Happy Towel Day, everyone!  :D

(You know you've achieved nerdhood when you not only get that reference, but also understand why today is Towel Day...)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on May 25, 2011, 01:11:35 PM
Happy Towel Day, everyone!  :D

(You know you've achieved nerdhood when you not only get that reference, but also understand why today is Towel Day...)

You aren't a nerd.  You are a hoopy frood!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 25, 2011, 04:40:59 PM
I've done this.  ;D Rename the drives. Tis possible  ;)

I can't - Toshiko is a Toshiba, and Ivanova is a Freecom (which I always forget and call a BabCom) - so I couldn't possibly rename the drives. :(  I am a tremendous nerd.

However, I am sitting on my bed with a towel round my shoulders, watching The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, because I am also a hoopy frood!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ShieldMaiden on May 29, 2011, 07:20:40 AM
I cannot really claim this one, here's a picture of something PeasNCues got for ShieldBaby:

(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/eowynelf83/DSC01261.jpg)

You can't really see it, but there was a floral bonnet included, I have it in my hand above the onesie. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 29, 2011, 09:14:26 AM
Shieldmaiden - Oh, that's so shiny!!! Shieldbaby is a lucky little thing indeed.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on May 29, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
Eowyn is going to be the coolest baby on the playground!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on May 29, 2011, 07:30:55 PM
I was sitting in Subway eating lunch. At one point I realized "Wait, I'm dancing in my seat. Why am I doing that ?" Then I figured out I was dancing to Time After Time on Subway's overhead speakers and had been *this* close to putting my arms out for the Romy and Michelle dance  ::)  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on May 31, 2011, 09:52:59 AM
My mother has a cat by the name of Han Solo. He lives in the garage, as he hates being around other cats and prefers the single garage lifestyle.

DH was making something out of concrete the other day in Mom's garage, and left it in there overnight to cure. Mom said "I'm not going to come out tomorrow morning and find Han Solo encased in cement, am I?"

I couldn't resist and said "Oh, no, it's only the carbonite you have to be concerned about!"


Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: geordicat on May 31, 2011, 10:09:51 AM
When you have a Bath'let. A real one, made of steel and sharpened.
Well, of course!  What good is a bat'leth if it isn't sharp?

You know you've been a Trekkie too long when you hope that the noise downstairs in the middle of the night is a burglar -- because your bat'leth has not been blooded...

I need one of these.  MUST have one.  I will add it to my huge knife and sword collection.  :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 04, 2011, 11:40:00 PM
My roommate made me this cake for my birthday:
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/IMG_0277-1.jpg)
As you can see, I was pleased.

Also, two of my friends gave me a birthday card that consisted of a black leather card-holder-like item, with a white piece of paper in it that declared me to be "universally recognized as a mature and responsible adult".

It's good to have friends that are as geeky as you are.
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Post by: Jaelle on June 07, 2011, 07:18:23 PM
Shieldmaiden, that is the coolest thing EVER. It makes me want to try for a girl. :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on June 07, 2011, 11:37:59 PM
Sending a towel with the hitchhikers symbol and "Don't Panic" painted on it in a shadowbox with the words "Break in case of Ford" to you BFF for Christmas. Knowing she will love it

Refusing to read any other books by Phillipa Gregory after she butchered history in The other Boleyn Girl

Friends will ask you to help them remember an obscure point of reference in books, scifi tv or history

You have understood all the other posts in this thread and was grateful you weren't the only one.

Let's not discuss Hollywoods latest renditions of Greek or Norsk Mythology

The local Librarians know you by name and that of your kids
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on June 07, 2011, 11:40:55 PM
You see TV as educational and remember weird and obscure facts from random TV shows. Snippets of Canadian history from Due South. That famous equation about the possibilities of life in the universe from Star Trek. Things about inertia from Stargate Atlantis. And so on. And it drives people crazy because it makes you seem to well-educated. You daren't tell anyone where you really learned those things!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on June 08, 2011, 05:56:46 AM
Let's not discuss Hollywoods latest renditions of Greek or Norsk Mythology

You spend at least part of the time at the latest of these movies trying to remember the differences between the Norse mythology and the Marvel-verse mythology.  Because you can't recall whether a rather obscure thing was part of the Marvel-verse or part of the actual Norse myths.  So you look it up when you get home, because you can't stand not knowing which side it came from.  :>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on June 08, 2011, 06:28:58 AM
Oh Lynnv we need a 'like!' button!
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Post by: LadyClaire on June 08, 2011, 07:45:54 AM

Let's not discuss Hollywoods latest renditions of Greek or Norsk Mythology


When I saw the trailer for the movie "Immortals" I told DH "I'm not even going to watch it because I know it will piss me off.."
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Post by: faithlessone on June 08, 2011, 07:49:13 AM
Huh. See, I'm a Classics student and I love watching Hollywood versions of Greece and Rome. The trick is, however, to wait for the DVDs, get a few like-minded friends, and rip the thing to pieces as you watch.

Copious amounts of alcohol and / or sugar also help!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on June 08, 2011, 08:32:59 AM
Huh. See, I'm a Classics student and I love watching Hollywood versions of Greece and Rome. The trick is, however, to wait for the DVDs, get a few like-minded friends, and rip the thing to pieces as you watch.

Copious amounts of alcohol and / or sugar also help!!

My problem is that I am the only mythology nerd in my group of friends. So they're watching those movies saying "yeah, this is awesome!" and I'm sitting there thinking "that is SO wrong!" and they all just roll their eyes at me if I start pointing out the inaccuracies.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on June 08, 2011, 10:31:38 AM
Huh. See, I'm a Classics student and I love watching Hollywood versions of Greece and Rome. The trick is, however, to wait for the DVDs, get a few like-minded friends, and rip the thing to pieces as you watch.

Copious amounts of alcohol and / or sugar also help!!

Can I come? I love to do this to these movies as well but it's no fun by myself (DH just laughs)
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Post by: faithlessone on June 08, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
Huh. See, I'm a Classics student and I love watching Hollywood versions of Greece and Rome. The trick is, however, to wait for the DVDs, get a few like-minded friends, and rip the thing to pieces as you watch.

Copious amounts of alcohol and / or sugar also help!!

Can I come? I love to do this to these movies as well but it's no fun by myself (DH just laughs)

If you're ever in the South West of England, I'll even put on some popcorn!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on June 08, 2011, 04:58:44 PM
Oh Lynnv we need a 'like!' button!

There are some forums out there that let you give thumbs up or thumbs down to different posts and the poster gets points and/or various other things for it.

I could see having something like that so we could 'like' posts but I don't think the rest of it would go over well here....
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on June 08, 2011, 11:22:05 PM
Oh Lynnv we need a 'like!' button!

There are some forums out there that let you give thumbs up or thumbs down to different posts and the poster gets points and/or various other things for it.

I could see having something like that so we could 'like' posts but I don't think the rest of it would go over well here....

I dislike the thumbs up / down. One of my other boards has that and it turns into "I see someone gave you a thumbs down. Ugh, that is sooo mean. I'm giving you a thumbs up to balance out THAT RUDE PERSON, whoever you are." Either that or "It's mean to give her a thumbs down! She's my friend / a respected long time member / a brand new member who didn't know the board culture." ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on June 09, 2011, 02:40:49 AM
I actually think that something along those lines is Facebook's official line for why they don't have a 'dislike' button- they are/were trying to keep the site friendly and avoid passive negativity.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: squashedfrog on June 09, 2011, 04:01:24 AM
I made a Wishlist on www.thinkgeek.com (http://www.thinkgeek.com) because DH wanted some ideas for my bday. My BFF asked him what I wanted and he told her about it. She and another friend sent me stuff from there. I am now the VERY proud and happy owner of:

Canned Unicorn Meat
A Zombie Survival Guide
A T Shirt that has dinosaurs on it and says "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"A Keychain shaped like Serenity
A metallic Machine stamp looking Firefly decal
And Cupcake flavored mints.

I have the best friends in the world!

The canned unicorn meat is in the cupboard next to my bottle of Tru Blood ;D


you are my hero!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on June 09, 2011, 09:08:30 AM
slight spoiler alert:


This is for my sister..who cried during Xmen First Class when Professor X was injured and lost use of his legs. .

Its ok. I was sniffling too, cause we're a family of nerds.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hushabye on June 09, 2011, 11:25:57 AM
You decide that, really, the best possible use for a Warhammer terrain is for you to film footage of your child rampaging across the countryside, set to Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on June 09, 2011, 03:06:44 PM
Oh Lynnv we need a 'like!' button!

There are some forums out there that let you give thumbs up or thumbs down to different posts and the poster gets points and/or various other things for it.

I could see having something like that so we could 'like' posts but I don't think the rest of it would go over well here....

I dislike the thumbs up / down. One of my other boards has that and it turns into "I see someone gave you a thumbs down. Ugh, that is sooo mean. I'm giving you a thumbs up to balance out THAT RUDE PERSON, whoever you are." Either that or "It's mean to give her a thumbs down! She's my friend / a respected long time member / a brand new member who didn't know the board culture." ::)

Well, maybe we can find a way to just have the thumbs up part of it then. You're right, the rest of that has way too much potential for trouble.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 09, 2011, 04:40:11 PM
Oh Lynnv we need a 'like!' button!

There are some forums out there that let you give thumbs up or thumbs down to different posts and the poster gets points and/or various other things for it.

I could see having something like that so we could 'like' posts but I don't think the rest of it would go over well here....

I dislike the thumbs up / down. One of my other boards has that and it turns into "I see someone gave you a thumbs down. Ugh, that is sooo mean. I'm giving you a thumbs up to balance out THAT RUDE PERSON, whoever you are." Either that or "It's mean to give her a thumbs down! She's my friend / a respected long time member / a brand new member who didn't know the board culture." ::)

Yeah, another board I go on sometimes ended up like that after awhile. The moderator finally figured out how to remove the "thumbs down" button, but leave the "thumbs up". Much better.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on June 09, 2011, 05:23:53 PM
Another board where I am a mod had a very demanding member.  He wanted to download the World Wide Web to his computer.  Not the whole Web, just "the good parts" so that he could view it even offline.  He wanted the other members to review and rate everything on the Web according to how much he would like it, so that he would know what to download.

We declined. (http://trekbbs.com/images/smilies/vulcan.gif)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ginlyn32 on June 09, 2011, 06:18:15 PM
Another board where I am a mod had a very demanding member.  He wanted to download the World Wide Web to his computer.  Not the whole Web, just "the good parts" so that he could view it even offline.  He wanted the other members to review and rate everything on the Web according to how much he would like it, so that he would know what to download.

We declined. (http://trekbbs.com/images/smilies/vulcan.gif)

LMBO!!

Could you imagin?

Ginlyn
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Poirot on June 09, 2011, 06:57:34 PM
When I changed the registration on my car, I was randomly assigned the license plate 'HJP 5100'.

As a HP fan, I have spent months trying to figure out how to tie in the number 5100 to the Harry Potter series.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on June 09, 2011, 06:59:50 PM
When I changed the registration on my car, I was randomly assigned the license plate 'HJP 5100'.

As a HP fan, I have spent months trying to figure out how to tie in the number 5100 to the Harry Potter series.

Well, Harry was 14 when Voldie came back. And 14 years is 5110 days... Close enough?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 09, 2011, 09:43:06 PM
Huh. See, I'm a Classics student and I love watching Hollywood versions of Greece and Rome. The trick is, however, to wait for the DVDs, get a few like-minded friends, and rip the thing to pieces as you watch.

Copious amounts of alcohol and / or sugar also help!!

I'm a history nerd, and enjoy doing this with historical epics. It's great fun to watch Braveheart with other history nerds, tearing it to shreds and laughing ourselves sick.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on June 12, 2011, 11:43:32 AM
You decide that, really, the best possible use for a Warhammer terrain is for you to film footage of your child rampaging across the countryside, set to Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla."

That seems entiorely reasonable... ::D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on June 12, 2011, 09:44:43 PM
Last Christmas I asked for an ereader. DH looked at them and found them hard to read, so he didn't get me one.  :'(

Yesterday, he was looking in the flyer and noticed that there was a really, really good sale on golf clubs and he's needed a new set for a long time.
We agreed that this would be his Father's day present.  :)

I made him come with me to make sure we got just the set he wanted and after he was all set, he said "I feel bad, because I didn't really get you much for Mother's Day."

Jokingly I said "Well, I still want an ereader. I know you find them hard to read, but I like them."

"Okay, let's go."  :D

But we had a hard time finding the ereaders and found ourselves playing with the tablets instead.
"Can these be used as ereaders too?"
I show DH the app.

DH wandered back and forth between the two areas of the store for a while and decided that really, a tablet was much more useful  ;D and he didn't mind buying it but woulde I let him use it for stormchasing?
Yes dear, you can use it for stormchasing!

So now I am the very happy owner of a brand new tablet! Whee! (DH says he was feeling guilty that he gets lots of toys and I don't. I'm good with that!)

So...geek cred - you shop for golf clubs and come home with fancy electronics.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on June 13, 2011, 09:16:16 AM
You want to find the perfect fathers day gift and your natural impulse is to first visit thinkgeek.com for ideas. And you find the perfect gift, (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy t-shirt) and buy it within twenty minutes.

And for Harry Potter, I'd like to think that the 5100 is the specialty broomstick he plays on as a Professional Quidditch player in his adult years. And whatever car you have would make that a 5100 Aveo or Magnum 5100, if you want to be really geeky!!
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Post by: Poirot on June 13, 2011, 09:26:27 AM
That's ot safaeria! My broom is the Grand Am 5100!!!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on June 14, 2011, 10:37:39 AM
You are discussing a case study in class and you make the comment of how apprapos the name "Cereberus" is for company that restructures other companies.....and only the teacher gets it.

This is a masters level class.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on June 14, 2011, 02:29:18 PM
You are discussing a case study in class and you make the comment of how apprapos the name "Cereberus" is for company that restructures other companies.....and only the teacher gets it.
This is a masters level class.

What does the three-headed hound who guards the entrance to the underworld have to do with company restructuring??
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on June 14, 2011, 11:36:20 PM
You are discussing a case study in class and you make the comment of how apprapos the name "Cereberus" is for company that restructures other companies.....and only the teacher gets it.
This is a masters level class.

What does the three-headed hound who guards the entrance to the underworld have to do with company restructuring??

Because it is said that companies experiencing restructuring are getting a foretaste of hell. Slinking off now; cause I thought it was hilarious.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on June 15, 2011, 11:41:30 AM
You are discussing a case study in class and you make the comment of how apprapos the name "Cereberus" is for company that restructures other companies.....and only the teacher gets it.
This is a masters level class.

What does the three-headed hound who guards the entrance to the underworld have to do with company restructuring??

Because it is said that companies experiencing restructuring are getting a foretaste of hell. Slinking off now; cause I thought it was hilarious.

It is also the name of the holding company that until recently owned Chrysler.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on June 15, 2011, 06:07:34 PM
I'm going to make a "Melody Pond is a superhero" shirt for myself. I also want to make a "Mummy, Not Big Milky Thing" shirt for a babyshower gift, but I don't know anyone who is pregnant right now.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on June 19, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
Your DH sends you this video-and you recognize almost all of the clips.

http://youtu.be/a-y8BjwzJSo

When I pull it up, it says you have to be 18 to view it.  I don't honestly see anything that is adult, or even NSFW, but you might want to watch it at home just in case I somehow overlooked something (really-I don't see a single thing that qualifies it as even PG-13, let alone adult).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 19, 2011, 08:37:10 AM
When you're having a conversation with an acquaintance about ridiculous geeky trivia, and he comes up with this example of something you'd have to be a real geek to know:

Acquaintance: Such as, (silly voice) "Who is Boromir's grandfather?"
Me: (instantly) Ecthelion the Second.
Acquaintance: Okay, ten geek points.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ferrets on June 19, 2011, 11:33:00 AM
Your DH sends you this video-and you recognize almost all of the clips.

http://youtu.be/a-y8BjwzJSo

Straight. Into. Favourites. 8)

(I cheered when Blake's 7 popped up. ;D And what a lovely ending shot. :))
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Daffydilly on June 19, 2011, 01:18:29 PM
You are a fan of Tron, the original. So the new Tron is due out and you have the choice of the midnight viewing or going on the weekend. And you go see the midnight opening showing at nine months pregnancy and only go use the bathroom once!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: glacio on June 21, 2011, 08:06:32 PM
My geek ego has taken quite the hit reading through some of these. I am a relatively moderate geek shows like Doctor Who and Firefly, but enough of one to get strange looks.

That said...When you are planning a trip to Mexico City just to visit the Economic museum. It was closed when I went last time and am seriously considering another trip just to go.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on June 21, 2011, 10:58:19 PM

That said...When you are planning a trip to Mexico City just to visit the Economic museum. It was closed when I went last time and am seriously considering another trip just to go.

That's okay, I want to go to the Imperial War Museum in London just because of one memorable episode of As Time Goes By  :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ShieldMaiden on June 22, 2011, 06:53:15 AM
Anyone else in the US going to the extended edition of Lord of the Rings that's been featured on Tuesday nights at participating theaters?  Last week was FOTR, last night was TTT, and next Tuesday is ROTK.  A non unsubstantial part of me wants the baby to hold off until after ROTK next week  :P 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kimblee on June 22, 2011, 09:57:20 AM
Anyone else in the US going to the extended edition of Lord of the Rings that's been featured on Tuesday nights at participating theaters?  Last week was FOTR, last night was TTT, and next Tuesday is ROTK.  A non unsubstantial part of me wants the baby to hold off until after ROTK next week  :P 

Not surprising... it sounds like a fun event.

For the record, I was hoping your ShieldBaby would come June 21st, for completely selfish reasons.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on June 23, 2011, 08:29:59 AM
When ROTK came out in theaters, a massive theater complex here hosted a event for screening all three extended movies, and theater provided snacks/meals in between. Tickets were $100 (US), but it was so worth it.  They really made an event of it, with giveaways and costume contests and a party in the theater lobby after. I got in line at 6am, first movie was a 9am, I think we left at 3am the next morning.

Before then, they did the same for all three Matrix Movies.

In wondering if they will do the same for Harry Potter 7.2. Wouldn't that be have to be a couple of days worth of movies?

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: SunVixen on June 23, 2011, 10:49:37 AM
They are actually doing that here for HP at one of the chains.  I think it's something like $40 per person and it will run July 11-14 with two movies each day and guaranteed seats in a premiere showing for 7.2.

I've thought about doing it with my daughter but I'm not sure I can take sitting in a theater with that many other crazy people for that long  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on June 23, 2011, 11:37:16 AM
They are actually doing that here for HP at one of the chains.  I think it's something like $40 per person and it will run July 11-14 with two movies each day and guaranteed seats in a premiere showing for 7.2.

I've thought about doing it with my daughter but I'm not sure I can take sitting in a theater with that many other crazy people for that long  ;D


It's AMC.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Xallanthia on June 23, 2011, 05:15:26 PM
When ROTK came out in theaters, a massive theater complex here hosted a event for screening all three extended movies, and theater provided snacks/meals in between. Tickets were $100 (US), but it was so worth it.  They really made an event of it, with giveaways and costume contests and a party in the theater lobby after. I got in line at 6am, first movie was a 9am, I think we left at 3am the next morning.

I SO BADLY wanted to go to this, but I had two finals the next day :(  Several of my friends went.

(If I'd had only one final the next day, I'd've gone...)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ShieldMaiden on June 23, 2011, 08:23:04 PM
Anyone else in the US going to the extended edition of Lord of the Rings that's been featured on Tuesday nights at participating theaters?  Last week was FOTR, last night was TTT, and next Tuesday is ROTK.  A non unsubstantial part of me wants the baby to hold off until after ROTK next week  :P 

Not surprising... it sounds like a fun event.

For the record, I was hoping your ShieldBaby would come June 21st, for completely selfish reasons.

Sorry to disappoint...I tried to tell her to show up but she's not listening to me!  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on June 23, 2011, 09:16:28 PM
Anyone else in the US going to the extended edition of Lord of the Rings that's been featured on Tuesday nights at participating theaters?  Last week was FOTR, last night was TTT, and next Tuesday is ROTK.  A non unsubstantial part of me wants the baby to hold off until after ROTK next week  :P 

Not surprising... it sounds like a fun event.

For the record, I was hoping your ShieldBaby would come June 21st, for completely selfish reasons.

Sorry to disappoint...I tried to tell her to show up but she's not listening to me!  :P

I had one like that...still have her.  My advice? Get used to it  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 24, 2011, 12:07:13 AM
When you're playing "Apples to Apples", the adjective is "cosmic" and you submit the word "mice". You know your friends are nerds because your submission wins.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ShieldMaiden on June 24, 2011, 06:53:09 AM
When you're playing "Apples to Apples", the adjective is "cosmic" and you submit the word "mice". You know your friends are nerds because your submission wins.


 ;D

I love that game!  I will never forget Thanksgiving last year when we were playing with my family and the adjective was "fuzzy" and the winning submission was "handcuffs"...submitted by my very conservative mother!  :o
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on June 24, 2011, 10:06:03 PM
When you're playing "Apples to Apples", the adjective is "cosmic" and you submit the word "mice". You know your friends are nerds because your submission wins.


 ;D

I love that game!  I will never forget Thanksgiving last year when we were playing with my family and the adjective was "fuzzy" and the winning submission was "handcuffs"...submitted by my very conservative mother!  :o
Grandson #3 won that game the first time we played it.  He was 4, and because he couldn't read yet, was picking cards totally at random. :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on June 25, 2011, 06:19:21 AM
You dance, literally, dance, through the mall because your WONDERFUL husband bought you an iPad 2. And don't care how many people see you.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on June 26, 2011, 01:11:27 AM

That said...When you are planning a trip to Mexico City just to visit the Economic museum. It was closed when I went last time and am seriously considering another trip just to go.

That's okay, I want to go to the Imperial War Museum in London just because of one memorable episode of As Time Goes By  :)

I *adored* the Imperial War Museum.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on June 26, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
I have watched Rent too many times and listened to the soundtrack too often. I can now knock in sync with one of the songs...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on July 02, 2011, 09:09:43 PM

When you're having trouble deciding between a Minecraft cake and a Portal cake for your husband's birthday.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on July 03, 2011, 12:21:59 PM

When you're having trouble deciding between a Minecraft cake and a Portal cake for your husband's birthday.

Can you make the cake look like a portal into a Minecraft world?

Or construct cake in the shape of a portal that looks like it was made in Minecraft?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on July 03, 2011, 12:34:06 PM

When you're having trouble deciding between a Minecraft cake and a Portal cake for your husband's birthday.

Can you make the cake look like a portal into a Minecraft world?

Or construct cake in the shape of a portal that looks like it was made in Minecraft?

I think that would be too complicated for my skills. The Minecraft cake was going to be made of pieces of cake that I cut to resemble blocks and I was going to make a diorama of a creeper exploding. The Portal cake would just be a plain cake with the words 'the cake is a lie.'

I really like the Minecraft idea but I'm just not sure about the execution of it. I'm going to have to get a cake mix this week and see if it's even doable.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on July 03, 2011, 01:03:44 PM
What if you made the Minecraft cake, put it in a plain white box, with "The cake is a lie." written on the outside?

For the Minecraft making, the blocks will likely be easier to cut if you can make more of a flat cake (9x13 pan rather than a 9x9 pan).  If you know how to make the cake using a sheet pan and your oven, that may make things easier as well for the decoration part.

Would it be easier if you put food coloring in the cake as you mix it to get the colors right?  Then you can have the icing/frosting to the side, and it is also an assemble-your-own piece cake (which kind of fits the Minecraft theme).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on July 03, 2011, 01:14:41 PM
I was planning on making it pretty flat.

I'm using yellow cake for sand, chocolate cake for dirt, a grass tip with green icing for grass, and blue jello for water. Possibly some toothpicks with the yellow and red crinkly things for flowers. Then I'm going to stack them all up around the sides like a creeper just exploded, and then make a creeper to stand in the middle. Maybe I'll make the creeper out of candy or green jello or something.

I'm also thinking of making the first few layers pretty solid at the bottom and turning it into a trifle.

That's assuming I can do all that *and* cook everything for the party. And do it within my small budget.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on July 03, 2011, 04:12:55 PM
Your answer to "my favorite thing about the 4th of July" = "The Twilight Zone marathon. Look forward to it every year!" Which gets blank or funny looks IRL *sigh*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: pendragon1980 on July 05, 2011, 09:44:45 AM
When picking about beans for baked beans for your BBQ, you find yourself reciting the kidney bean joke Data recites in early Star Trek TNG.
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Post by: faithlessone on July 06, 2011, 06:54:48 AM
Oh StressedGroom, he is adorable!!!!
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Post by: Hushabye on July 10, 2011, 11:33:44 PM
Two thumbs wayyy up, StressedGroom!
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Post by: Sanity Lost on July 11, 2011, 07:05:25 PM
Stressed Groom I loved the look on his face! It is so saying "I will get you for this!"
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Post by: EngineerChick on July 13, 2011, 11:33:15 AM
...you buy candy at H-Mart (asian grocery store) only because it looks just like the candy in Katamari Damacy.  (It was pretty tasty too, but the way it looked was the primary reason I bought it to begin with.)
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Post by: kitty-cat on July 18, 2011, 11:09:10 PM
Normally I am rather clumsy and can't catch anything to save my life.

I just dove to save my laptop from falling off the bed. And obviously succeeded :P
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Post by: TeamBhakta on August 06, 2011, 11:59:59 PM
You've thought "I need to bribe someone somewhere, so I run around Paris with Craig Ferguson and Kristen Bell. Darn it, I wanna eat at cheese shops with them, talk about vegetarians & God with Eddie Izzard, have witty dinner conversation with Jean Reno and race toy boats with Jean-Michel Cousteau."
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Post by: Lynnv on August 07, 2011, 09:02:58 AM
You go see Captain America and start getting annoyed because the title is "Captain America: The First Avenger."  No, he wasn't the first Avenger.  He wasn't on the original team (he replaced the Hulk at a later date).  But he certainly wasn't the First Avenger.

And I am not even close to a real comic book nerd-because real comic book nerds can get so much more obsessive about details.  It rivals Dr. Who nerds and Star Trek nerds at their nerdiest.

Otherwise, I did enjoy the movie, though.  :>
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Post by: twiggy on August 08, 2011, 12:37:31 AM
And I am not even close to a real comic book nerd-because real comic book nerds can get so much more obsessive about details.  It rivals Dr. Who nerds and Star Trek nerds at their nerdiest.

DH is a comic book nerd. Years ago I made the horrific mistake of saying I like Marvel comics, and my favorite heroes were Spiderman and Batman. I thought DH's head was going to explode.
I have redeemed myself though. 2yo DS LOVES superheroes (hmm, wonder why). Last week he was playing superhero with me. Basically he assigns roles to everyone in the room and decides if we're working together, or if we're all fighting different villians, or even each other. That day he was the Flash, and he said "Mommy, I Avenger Flash!" Without missing a beat, and without a second thought, I said "No sweetie, Flash is one of Batman's friends. Iron Man and his friends are Avengers, Flash is on the Justice League"
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Post by: EngineerChick on August 13, 2011, 11:20:10 AM
My mother's comment yesteryday:  "That cloud looks just like a Klingon Bird of Prey de-cloaking in atmosphere."
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Post by: twiggy on August 13, 2011, 01:43:56 PM
You go to see the Thor movie in 3D and insist that your husband stay with you for the credits.

It's an AVENGERS movie, people! There's *always!* something after the credits!

What? ??? ??? ??? that's not nerdy, it's just common sense.
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Post by: White Dragon on August 14, 2011, 04:29:24 PM
I was doing yardwork with three of my kids today (all older teens.)

I forget what we were talking about, except that it had to do with cleaning up weeds so they wouldn't decompose and create soil for more weeds.
Someone retorted with "Oh, let him rot!"nin a deep, English accent and we all stopped work to figure out the exact movie and scene in LOTR where that line is spoken.

DS, 15, just said "Wow, are we ever nerds!"
I told him about this thread.  ;D
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Post by: snowfire on August 14, 2011, 08:13:32 PM
I was at work with DH on Saturday. (I do occasional contract work for his company.)  Four of us spent about 5 hours working on some prototype products to get them ready for testing.  *Side note- what the &@%(@ is in solder mask? That stuff was a PITA to clean off the contacts on the boards.*  We were discussing where we could stuff them for some testing. Fridges, freezers and cars were mentioned as these are for temperature monitoring.  DH said he really didn't want to let too many out of the lab because they had so few to do the beta testing on.  I grinned and channeled Gollum. "My Precious....."  Lots of snickers.
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Post by: kitty-cat on August 14, 2011, 09:01:54 PM
I was at work with DH on Saturday. (I do occasional contract work for his company.)  Four of us spent about 5 hours working on some prototype products to get them ready for testing.  *Side note- what the &@%(@ is in solder mask? That stuff was a PITA to clean off the contacts on the boards.*  We were discussing where we could stuff them for some testing. Fridges, freezers and cars were mentioned as these are for temperature monitoring.  DH said he really didn't want to let too many out of the lab because they had so few to do the beta testing on.  I grinned and channeled Gollum. "My Precious....."  Lots of snickers.

LOL! I did the same thing when I got my RC shirt back in Feb.
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Post by: TeamBhakta on August 15, 2011, 01:49:15 AM
The Geek Bucket List (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/)  ;D
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Post by: twiggy on August 15, 2011, 05:09:04 AM
2yo DS was just talking in his sleep. All I could make out was "Tony and War Machine....Avenger...." then, in a tone of utter reverence "Thor has Hammer"
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Post by: LadyClaire on August 15, 2011, 07:19:55 AM
You spent 2 days at Chicago Comic Con.

That's what DH and I did this past weekend. We made the 5 hour drive to Chicago on Friday morning, and spent Friday afternoon and all of Saturday at comic con. It was pretty awesome. DH got Patrick Stewart's autograph, and I bought a bunch of action figures and artwork. I also got to meet two of the Torchwood cast (Rhys and Ianto).  ;D

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Post by: kitty-cat on August 15, 2011, 05:38:45 PM
I love the Geek Bucket List.

It is cheering me up from the foul mood I was in slightly.
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Post by: WhiteTigerCub on August 15, 2011, 05:51:10 PM
You spent 2 days at Chicago Comic Con.

That's what DH and I did this past weekend. We made the 5 hour drive to Chicago on Friday morning, and spent Friday afternoon and all of Saturday at comic con. It was pretty awesome. DH got Patrick Stewart's autograph, and I bought a bunch of action figures and artwork. I also got to meet two of the Torchwood cast (Rhys and Ianto).  ;D

O.M.G.  # 99 on the list combined with your husband's lucky encounter with Patrick Stewart FTW!  must plan for next comic con and hope PS is giving autographs again.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on August 16, 2011, 12:02:42 AM
You spent 2 days at Chicago Comic Con.
I also got to meet two of the Torchwood cast (Rhys and Ianto).  ;D

This is what I'm jealous of. Ianto!! And Rhys!! *Swoon*

When I saw Gareth David-Lloyd's name in the guest cast for last week's (?) episode of Warehouse 13 I was just thrilled and clapping. My brother and SIL were like, "What? What?" "Ianto!! Ianto is going to be in it, yay!!!"  :D
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Post by: ShieldMaiden on August 17, 2011, 11:54:30 AM
ShieldBaby, rocking the awesomest onsie ever (compliments of Auntie PeasNCues), the infamous floral bonnet was made by my mother  ;D

(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/eowynelf83/DSC02045.jpg)

Me, taking ShieldBaby out in the pram and rocking my Nerd Herd t-shirt!

(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/eowynelf83/DSC02046.jpg)

(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/eowynelf83/DSC02049.jpg)
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Post by: TeamBhakta on August 17, 2011, 02:03:59 PM
You're excited about Stanford's free online AI class (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/science/16stanford.html?ref=science)

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Post by: Daffydilly on August 17, 2011, 10:57:56 PM
You paint a skull and crossbones across a baby onsie. And then paint a black flag across the backside and write inside "Arr, change me booty!"
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Post by: twiggy on August 18, 2011, 12:04:07 AM
You paint a skull and crossbones across a baby onsie. And then paint a black flag across the backside and write inside "Arr, change me booty!"

I did the very same thing. Except I got an iron on transfer from Jo Ann. So cute  :)
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Post by: LadyClaire on August 18, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
You spent 2 days at Chicago Comic Con.
I also got to meet two of the Torchwood cast (Rhys and Ianto).  ;D

This is what I'm jealous of. Ianto!! And Rhys!! *Swoon*

When I saw Gareth David-Lloyd's name in the guest cast for last week's (?) episode of Warehouse 13 I was just thrilled and clapping. My brother and SIL were like, "What? What?" "Ianto!! Ianto is going to be in it, yay!!!"  :D

I wish I'd spent more time talking to them, but I turned into a tongue-tied nervous geek at their table. Gareth David-Lloyd, BTW, is just as pretty in person as he is on the show *dreamy sigh*, and Kai Owens isn't hard on the eyes either.
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Post by: Shea on August 18, 2011, 11:32:20 AM
ShieldBaby, rocking the awesomest onsie ever (compliments of Auntie PeasNCues), the infamous floral bonnet was made by my mother  ;D

(http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/eowynelf83/DSC02045.jpg)


I don't know whether to giggle hysterically or melt from the adorableness. Maybe both ;D.
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Post by: Sanity Lost on August 18, 2011, 07:49:06 PM
you query your 7 favorite authors and realize that you have read (and possibly) own their entire collected works. Then think well now who can I read.

Sheild Maiden I love the shirt and bonnet!!!!
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Post by: StarDrifter on August 20, 2011, 02:19:29 AM
Your mother doesn't even flinch when she sees four bottles of TruBlood in the fridge door
Your husband is wearing a t-shirt that says 'No, I will not fix your computer'
You have five operating systems installed on your computer, none of which were included with purchase
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Post by: hobish on August 20, 2011, 02:27:38 AM

...you walk through a crowded kitchen at a party and someonse says, "Hey! Hey, hobish! Would you play scabble with a guy dressed as Boba Fett?" and you answer yes and then defend it.

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Post by: hobish on August 20, 2011, 02:30:30 AM

Dr. Wesley (aka Rocky) Strong climbing out onto a whale carcass saying it's the stupidest thing he has ever done makes you drool a little.

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Post by: hobish on August 20, 2011, 04:40:47 AM

Do you think a Periodic Table of the Elements shower curtain makes someone nerdy? I don't. I think it is pretty cool and functional and awesome. I like it. I can sit outside the shower and check it all out while listening to that Dead Milkmen song about Californium and Nobelium and all those man made elements.
That's way too simple to be nerdy.
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Post by: LadyClaire on August 22, 2011, 07:46:29 AM

Do you think a Periodic Table of the Elements shower curtain makes someone nerdy? I don't. I think it is pretty cool and functional and awesome. I like it. I can sit outside the shower and check it all out while listening to that Dead Milkmen song about Californium and Nobelium and all those man made elements.
That's way too simple to be nerdy.

DH has a few periodic table shirts that spell out funny things, like Bacon, Beer, and Festivus. While wearing the Ba Co N shirt out one day, he got stopped by a chemistry teacher who loved it and wanted to know where he got it (thinkgeek.com carries them).
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Post by: Ms Aspasia on August 23, 2011, 02:57:12 AM
Your mother praises "The Big Bang Theory" sitcom, commenting "I've never known such a gang of misfits", and as a physicist you can truthfully reply, "I have!"
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Post by: oz diva on August 23, 2011, 03:37:47 AM
You pay good money to go to a Star Trek convention to see a real life female captain in the flesh.
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Post by: Luci on August 23, 2011, 03:58:15 AM
I'm just proud that our granddaughter, 3 days in the dorm, posted on Facebook that she wonders what is in the broomstick-stick shaped package she just received is.

I so wish I had made a small one from a wooden cabob and dried grass and sent it with a sugar packet marked Size Restorer or some such.

Why do I think of these things too late?
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Post by: White Dragon on August 25, 2011, 01:23:20 PM
When this http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/08/25/storm-trooper-car-wash.html makes you wish your car needed washing!
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Post by: TeamBhakta on August 25, 2011, 01:24:38 PM
Bouncing off the walls, 'cuz it's 2 days till the new Doctor Who episodes  ;D
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Post by: Shea on August 25, 2011, 01:30:42 PM
Bouncing off the walls, 'cuz it's 2 days till the new Doctor Who episodes  ;D

LOL, I have to go home on Saturday (I've been on vacation, and I'm so not looking forward to going back to work), and then only thing that's making me not utterly dread Saturday is the fact that when I get back I'll have a new episode of Doctor Who to watch!
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Post by: kitty-cat on August 25, 2011, 07:03:23 PM
Bouncing off the walls, 'cuz it's 2 days till the new Doctor Who episodes  ;D

LOL, I have to go home on Saturday (I've been on vacation, and I'm so not looking forward to going back to work), and then only thing that's making me not utterly dread Saturday is the fact that when I get back I'll have a new episode of Doctor Who to watch!

It's next saturday that I'm not looking forward to... I've got the second night of Recruitment and I won't be home to watch it!

Anyone know how long it takes after it airs in Britian before it's online?
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Post by: Slartibartfast on September 06, 2011, 12:48:16 PM
1) I just got back from Dragon*Con, which was awesome.

2)  This is me second from the left in the top row:

(http://disasterpiecetheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Colin_Ferguson_sm.jpg)

3)  YES THAT'S COLIN FERGUSON (bottom middle - the lead guy from "Eureka") HANGING OUT AT OUR ROOM PARTY.

4)  I've never actually seen "Eureka," so I have to watch it now  :P
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Post by: TeamBhakta on September 06, 2011, 01:01:11 PM
1) I just got back from Dragon*Con, which was awesome.

2)  This is me second from the left in the top row:

(http://disasterpiecetheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Colin_Ferguson_sm.jpg)

3)  YES THAT'S COLIN FERGUSON (bottom middle - the lead guy from "Eureka") HANGING OUT AT OUR ROOM PARTY.

4)  I've never actually seen "Eureka," so I have to watch it now  :P

I love Eureka. It's an awesome mix of pretty people + geekiness  ;D
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Post by: faithlessone on September 06, 2011, 01:05:31 PM
Slarti - I am so jealous of you right now!!!!
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on September 06, 2011, 02:02:13 PM
Must have been one heckuva room party!
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Post by: whoknows on September 07, 2011, 04:45:41 PM
I'm so jealous, I love Eureka and he is my favourite character
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Post by: Hushabye on September 13, 2011, 01:28:15 PM
When your major sadness over a corrupt camera SD card following Dragon*Con is not the loss of photos of people wandering around in random, really good costumes but the utter destruction of a photo of you, your husband, and your business partners with Richard Garfield (the creator of Magic: The Gathering), which you had planned to go get printed out at CVS for him to sign so you could hang it on the wall of your card shop for all the other, less fortunate nerds to drool over.

*sighs*

Slarti, looks like y'all had a blast!  And you need to watch Eureka; it's a great show.
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Post by: Slartibartfast on September 13, 2011, 06:11:35 PM
Okay, since you mentioned Dragon*Con, here's a story for you from last year:

I was in the elevator with my friend Stephen (bottom left in that picture above), and about two dozen other people.  One lady got off at her floor, turned around, noticed Stephen, and said "Omigod, you're the Dragon*Con TV Guy!  You're famous!"

(He has done about a million spots for DCTV, and he gets this all the time at 'Con.)

Stephen: Oh, I'm not famous.

Half the people in the elevator: O M G!  You totally are!  You're famous!

Then after we got off the elevator, he cracked up - because Scott Adsit (of "30 Rock" fame) was standing directly behind him the whole time.  And nobody else recognized him.
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Post by: TeamBhakta on September 29, 2011, 01:55:27 AM
...when you find yourself doing this: "La la la, fast forward through these boring commercials...Wait, wait, did I spot Jamie Farr in one ? Back the truck up!...Nooo, Jamie, why are you only doing a play in my town right when my work hours have been cut ? Why didn't you come when I had more extra money every payday ?"
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Post by: TeamBhakta on November 10, 2011, 11:49:31 AM
When you want an adult sized version of the Ride In Dalek for kids:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/1-3-years/e806/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2617611

and a Tardis teapot:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82548864/tardis-teapot-made-to-order-handmade
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Post by: hobish on November 10, 2011, 12:40:32 PM

Oh, boy! I think my SIL needs that eapot for her birthday.  :)

For myself, i moved the XBox out into the living room so i could play on the big hi-def tv and spent all of both Saturday and Sunday playing Mass Effect. If my wrists hold up this weekend looks to be more of the same.

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Post by: Reader on November 10, 2011, 12:43:53 PM
Slarti - I am so jealous of you right now!!!!

make that two of us.  He is so hot!
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Post by: Slartibartfast on November 10, 2011, 05:11:40 PM
Check out http://disasterpiecetheatre.com - that's the podcast everyone crashed our room for.  ("Everyone," in this case, being Colin Ferguson, Richard Epcar, Misha Collins, and a handful of other actors from shows I don't watch.  Colin actually called Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton to come down, but they had already gone to bed.  Still - squee!!!!!)

Warning: the Misha Collins podcast is very NSFW.  I think he just wanted to get it over with so he was throwing out suggestions he thought were too dirty to air.  He was wrong  >:D
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Post by: hobish on November 11, 2011, 09:14:19 AM
You're saving your overtime and monthly bonuses so you can buy the 1254 piece lego set of the Millenium Falcon.

Ooooh, nice :) I have been eyeing that up, too.
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Post by: Sahara on November 11, 2011, 02:03:23 PM
When your first word was "space station."

True story.  :D
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Post by: LadyClaire on November 13, 2011, 08:05:55 AM
When you tell a student reluctant to enter the faculty/staff break room because he needed something in there that "The break room is not Mordor. You can simply walk into it if you need something."
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Post by: Shea on November 13, 2011, 09:01:41 AM
When you tell a student reluctant to enter the faculty/staff break room because he needed something in there that "The break room is not Mordor. You can simply walk into it if you need something."

WIN.
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Post by: faithlessone on November 14, 2011, 10:44:34 AM
When you tell a student reluctant to enter the faculty/staff break room because he needed something in there that "The break room is not Mordor. You can simply walk into it if you need something."

Seriously? At my school it was totally Mordor. If you even knocked, one of the evil denizens on the inside was liable to bite your head off and suck out your insides. There wasn't any lava, but I heard that the coffee was just about the worse thing in the known world.

(And I want to become a teacher!)
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Post by: Maxiestar on November 14, 2011, 08:21:23 PM
When you pass by the toy aisle at Target, and you spot the Luke Skywalker Tauntaun. You then procede to act like a kid and want it!

In my family, we no longer buy gifts for each other, but I told my Grandmother, who was with me that day, that I'm adding it to my wish list! Along with the Pac-Man blanket I saw at Spencer's!
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Post by: CuriousParty on November 14, 2011, 09:01:01 PM
Two episodes tonight.

1)  I bought a new tool for my practice - it was kind of a big purchase, and my first real brand new, "big kid" tool kit.  When it arrived, I actually hopped with glee and muttered "Precioussss" under my breath.  This is, mind you, something that will create w.o.r.k. for me, and I'm overjoyed.

2) I watched this video clip, and the entire time was dealing with a divide brain - one half feeling nostalgic about BTTF, while the "adult" brain was thinking "Good Deity, look at where we've come with Parkinson's treatment".  I was really glad to see him looking so well.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/michael-j-fox-plays-guita_n_1091324.html
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Post by: LadyClaire on November 15, 2011, 09:16:57 AM
When you tell a student reluctant to enter the faculty/staff break room because he needed something in there that "The break room is not Mordor. You can simply walk into it if you need something."

Seriously? At my school it was totally Mordor. If you even knocked, one of the evil denizens on the inside was liable to bite your head off and suck out your insides. There wasn't any lava, but I heard that the coffee was just about the worse thing in the known world.

(And I want to become a teacher!)

At my university, it's allowed for a student to go in if they do have a real need to do so. Usually there isn't even anyone in there, since most of the professors tend to go out for lunch or eat in their offices. They're still reluctant to set foot in there, even if the break room is totally empty..I'm guessing most of them did their undergrad studies at schools where the break room was Mordor. ;D
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Post by: Elfmama on November 21, 2011, 10:28:38 PM
... when you go to wash your spouse's new Fruit of The Loom underwear, see the big FTL on the waistband,  and think "Gee, they don't look Faster Than Light to me!"
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Post by: kelly_jeanie on November 21, 2011, 10:39:46 PM
...when you name your cat "Starbuck" and 19 people out of 20 comment on your love of coffee. 

I mean, I do love coffee, but what does that have to do with a fighter pilot who hunts Cylons?   ???
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Post by: Hillia on November 21, 2011, 10:50:34 PM
Your first knitting project after the obligatory scarf is a Jayne hat...and your husband actually wears it to work!

You immediately gravitate to the dinosaur figures in Michael's, grab a T Rex and a stegosaurus, and begin  'This is a fertile land, and we shall call it...the land...'
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Post by: ladyknight1 on November 22, 2011, 09:32:40 AM
Oh, I was so glad that DH was a nerd too when we started dating.

-When you have multiple copies of each of the following series (VHS, DVD, Remastered DVD, Blu-Ray): Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Matrix, LOTR, The Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
-When you long for another Force FX light saber for Christmas.
-When you have different Monopoly games for the same series: Star Wars Complete and Clone Wars
-When any discussion involving potatoes must be followed with: "What are potatoes, precious?" and Sam's response.
-When you are actually pleased that you never bought an Xbox 360 because the Star Wars edition comes out 12/31/2011
-When you set up your desktop computer with wireless Xbox 360 controllers for playing the Lego video games (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean)
-When you have the entire series of Star Trek:TNG along with all the movies.
-When you travel to Kennedy Space Center to see the new Star Trek movie in true IMAX.
-When you buy tickets and get a group to attend Star Wars in Concert.
-When you decorate one room in Sci Fi and one in Fantasy and still don't have enough room for all your nerd stuff.
-Monty Python Fluxx is your favorite card game.
But I know that I have raised DS right, he knows lines from all of the series and is a true nerd.
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Post by: ladyknight1 on November 22, 2011, 09:45:01 AM
When you walk down the aisle to the theme from "The Inner Light". Such a nerd!
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Post by: Giraffe, Esq on November 22, 2011, 09:49:23 AM
When you walk down the aisle to the theme from "The Inner Light". Such a nerd!

I think I love you.  That is awesome!  Which version did you use?  (I love the simple version in the ep itself, but it stops abruptly.  The only long one I can find is a whole orchestral version which, while cool, isn't quite the same.)
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Post by: ladyknight1 on November 22, 2011, 09:51:36 AM
When you walk down the aisle to the theme from "The Inner Light". Such a nerd!

I think I love you.  That is awesome!  Which version did you use?  (I love the simple version in the ep itself, but it stops abruptly.  The only long one I can find is a whole orchestral version which, while cool, isn't quite the same.)

We used the whole orchestral version. My family had no clue as to what it was. I listen to it all the time, 14 years later.
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Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 22, 2011, 10:04:52 AM
When your wife starts snoring, and you wake up in alarm because you thought it was Daleks.
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Post by: ladyknight1 on November 22, 2011, 10:08:56 AM
-When your back-up fancy dress costume is as a Sith or Jedi, depending on your mood.
-When you stay up until midnight to watch the end of Dune.
-When you find Harry Potter and Star Wars apps for your phone. All my ring tones are Star Wars related.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on November 22, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
You immediately gravitate to the dinosaur figures in Michael's, grab a T Rex and a stegosaurus, and begin  'This is a fertile land, and we shall call it...the land...'

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" I just did the scene with my dinosaur chicken nuggets, complete with sweet and sour sauce for extra gore.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 22, 2011, 02:33:32 PM
I just took the nerd test at nerdtest.com and scored as a Supreme Nerd.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on November 22, 2011, 02:41:36 PM
...when you name your cat "Starbuck" and 19 people out of 20 comment on your love of coffee. 

I mean, I do love coffee, but what does that have to do with a fighter pilot who hunts Cylons?   ???

But is it a male cat or a female cat?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on November 22, 2011, 05:34:41 PM
-When you decorate one room in Sci Fi and one in Fantasy and still don't have enough room for all your nerd stuff.

D'oh!  It TOTALLY didn't occur to me until seeing this line . . . we decorated Babybartfast's room with dragons, and Baby #2's room will be space-themed.  I think that's about as close to sci-fi and fantasy themed as we can get!  (For the record, Babybartfast loves her dragon wallpaper - she used to have long conversations with them, in the months before anyone else could understand what she was saying.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on November 22, 2011, 10:44:08 PM
...when you name your cat "Starbuck" and 19 people out of 20 comment on your love of coffee. 
I mean, I do love coffee, but what does that have to do with a fighter pilot who hunts Cylons?   ???
But is it a male cat or a female cat?

It doesn't matter! It could be male or female. "Deal with it." ---> Katee Sackoff.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ZaftigWife on November 23, 2011, 01:01:43 AM
When you and your SO play board games... sitting together on the sofa... using separate laptops.

When you have never watched Dr. Who, yet find out your 8 yo nephew is a fan, and immediately begin designing a knitted Dalek for his Christmas present.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on November 23, 2011, 09:10:21 AM
When watching the movie version of "The Music Man", when Robert Preston first appears as Prof. Hill, all you can think is, "Greetings, starfighter.  You have been recruited to join the Star League to defend the frontier against Zur and the Kodan armada."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Twik on November 23, 2011, 02:29:22 PM
When your wife starts snoring, and you wake up in alarm because you thought it was Daleks.

... Can't breathe ... laughing too hard....
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Information_queen on November 23, 2011, 02:33:54 PM
When you don't mind being a Skyrim widow because it means more time for Voyager on Netflix!

When there's no such thing as an inappropriate time for a Monty Python reference.

When your husband links you a completely unrelated reddit thread because it turned into an impromptu (I seriously just had the hardest time typing that word. 7 tries, at least) Monty Python revival.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on November 23, 2011, 03:24:29 PM
When you listen to "Next Stop, Everywhere" from Dr. Who, and think, 'What an awesome recessional this would be!'.

Then feel a little sad that you're already married.

Then start eyeing your 4-year old.  Hmmmmmm
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on November 24, 2011, 11:09:59 AM
When watching the movie version of "The Music Man", when Robert Preston first appears as Prof. Hill, all you can think is, "Greetings, starfighter.  You have been recruited to join the Star League to defend the frontier against Zur and the Kodan armada."

Or "Victor/Victoria."

Not that I have ever done that.  <whistles and looks around as innocently as a guilty person can>
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on November 24, 2011, 11:32:07 AM
When you host a party in honor of the 150th anniversary of MIT (DH's thrice alma mater) and, since the party is to be in Oct, near the anniversary of the Great Smoot Incident, you call it a Smoot Party. And the entire party is nerd-themed, from the food to the decorations to the games to asking people to come dressed as nerds.

And when you name the metal sculpted great blue heron in your front garden Oliver, in honor of Oliver Smoot.

And then have to explain to neighbors and coworkers who/what is a Smoot ...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on November 24, 2011, 01:18:06 PM
When you listen to "Next Stop, Everywhere" from Dr. Who, and think, 'What an awesome recessional this would be!'.

Then feel a little sad that you're already married.

Then start eyeing your 4-year old.  Hmmmmmm

Must keep this in mind for when/if I get married...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 28, 2011, 07:42:25 AM
-When you decorate one room in Sci Fi and one in Fantasy and still don't have enough room for all your nerd stuff.

D'oh!  It TOTALLY didn't occur to me until seeing this line . . . we decorated Babybartfast's room with dragons, and Baby #2's room will be space-themed.  I think that's about as close to sci-fi and fantasy themed as we can get!  (For the record, Babybartfast loves her dragon wallpaper - she used to have long conversations with them, in the months before anyone else could understand what she was saying.)

I occasionally cross-stitch and have quite a few fantasy themed pieces. Then we have our LOTR posters, books, costumes, weapons, etc and we add our Princess Bride and Harry Potter collection there as well. Sci Fi contains Star Wars, Star Trek, Matrix, etc. I am glad that you are a subconscious decorator!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on November 28, 2011, 09:02:36 AM

...when you play Skyrim for so long you give yourself a migraine and the room starts spinning and you have to put down the game to throw up and lay down.

I wish i could claim that one, but it was my friend Kay who did that Friday after playing for like 5 days straight.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 28, 2011, 03:07:26 PM
I have three items on the http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/ (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/) accomplished: 19,75,76.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on November 28, 2011, 03:27:29 PM
I have three items on the http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/ (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/) accomplished: 19,75,76.

You've done 19????
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on November 28, 2011, 09:00:56 PM
I have three items on the http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/ (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/) accomplished: 19,75,76.

For number 42, does it count when my 5YO held aloft my SCA belt knife and declared "Tundah! Tundah! Tundah Caa, ho!"?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: deety on November 28, 2011, 09:25:34 PM
Gwywnnydd said:

For number 42, does it count when my 5YO held aloft my SCA belt knife and declared "Tundah! Tundah! Tundah Caa, ho!"?


Yes, yes it does.   ;D

Our 2 year old DS will steal his sister's and Daddy's She-Ra swords from their action figures and will try to say "for the honor of Greyskull!" but what comes out is "Hon-Grey-Kull!"  He has his own Sword of Omens, but we turned it off, and it's not so much fun running around saying "Ho!" without the swishy sword sounds. 

But I'm not biased or anything. 

(42, 75, and 76.  23, if toy Sonic Screwdrivers count--DH got the Eleven Doctors mini-figure set.  )

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on November 29, 2011, 03:27:04 AM
Okay, I've done 17, 23 (cos toy-versions totally count), 35 (even though I got laughed at), and 73.

Also - kinda 6, but only if you count either hugging James Marsters or randomly snogging a guy cosplaying as King Leonidas from 300.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on November 29, 2011, 05:06:19 AM
DH has brown hair and a pretty full beard.  When it's trimmed he looks a lot like Ewan McGregor from the Star Wars reboot.  Which is why I bought this Pez dispenser (http://www.cognitivedissident.org/images/20091225-pez.jpg) and why Babybartfast is convinced that it's a "daddy toy."

(She also thinks his picture is on the penny - I haven't yet figured out how to explain the concept of dead presidents to her.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 29, 2011, 09:31:24 AM
I have three items on the http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/ (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/) accomplished: 19,75,76.

You've done 19????

Before we met, DH bought the limited edition Indiana Jones hat from Stetson. He also has the brown leather bomber jacket to go with it. And the revolver, but it stays at home.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on December 05, 2011, 07:27:18 PM
For a geek list, they sure wasted the number 42.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on December 05, 2011, 09:55:01 PM
For a geek list, they sure wasted the number 42.

Well, there is geek, and then there is GEEK.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on December 08, 2011, 04:21:11 PM
Hmmm...

Does 14 count if it's a laser printer you reprogrammed to "stun?"
19, because I was wearing it before the first Indiana Jones movie came out (yes, I am that old)
23 (replica from catalog, just because it drives (whoops, no pun intended) DH crazy
40 (might as well have been; it was the squad I accused of doing a "drive-by crime scene investigation")
41, but unfortunately Vizzini couldn't make it
49, and oh yes it was fun
56, frequently
69 (it's a stuffed replica from a catalog, but the arms and legs can be pulled off)
75 (YUCK!)
99 (unfortunately not the real Patrick Stewart, but a guy on my deployment team named Stewart who looks kinda like him and shaves his head to make the resemblance even closer)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on December 08, 2011, 04:25:14 PM

I was just thinking about this the other day when i realized how hopelessly geeky Gish and i apparently are :) One of the dogs is named from Star Wars, the other after a video game character, and my 3d ferret's name is Ender. Even the hand me down fish is named Smaug, so i guess it runs in the family since my brother gave him to me.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Maxiestar on December 08, 2011, 07:42:49 PM
Yeah, I'm not one to name my pets after sci-fi/fantasy characters either. But, I named one of the cats that I've been feeding outside, Gandalf the Grey! Or GreyGrey for short! He's a long haired grey cat. I couldn't resist!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kelly_jeanie on December 08, 2011, 08:49:52 PM
I have three items on the http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/ (http://veryaware.com/2011/08/the-geek-bucket-list-100-geektastic-things-to-do-before-you-kick/) accomplished: 19,75,76.

How did Lady Gaga make the list at #16?  ???
I haven't done 35 but have had Romulan Ale
33 and 38, yes, absolutely but unfortunately nobody is listening to me
42 is done around here almost daily by anything vaguely sword-shaped, though not necessarily by me (and yeah, number totally wasted)
I am going to start using 54 on my kids
73 I have, but it wasn't pretty
93 - where do I sign up!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on December 19, 2011, 03:53:07 PM
I finally put up a Christmas tree Saturday night, the first one that I have done in several years.   It is decorated with Star Wars figures.  There is also a Romulan Bird of Prey, but nobody has noticed that yet.  (Which of these decorations does not belong?   :)  )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on December 19, 2011, 05:10:20 PM
Snicker!  I have Star Trek ornaments on both my trees.  A friend gives DH one each year for his birthday.  (I'd need to get another tree, or a bigger secondary one if I wanted to put up the Star Wars ornaments too!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: VorFemme on December 19, 2011, 06:54:31 PM
Old friend of ours from the USAF days grew a beard after he retired - and turned out to be a dead ringer for William Riker/Jonathan Frakes (with a beard - not so much a dead ringer when they both were clean shaven). 

He also made a pretty good Major Nelson to his fiancee's Jeannie (I Dream of Jeannie reference for those too young to remember even the reruns during the day) back when we were all active duty - I helped her make the costume (and it showed her belly button - unlike the TV version).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on December 25, 2011, 04:13:33 PM
We are visiting my parents over the holidays.

In the wake of a recent snowfall, and wanting to do something fun, we went out side to build snow sculptures.
We quickly broke into teams and started piling up the snow.
Grandma even found a bit of spray paint to (sparingly) embellish the creations.

When we all stepped back, the results were:

Oldest DD and Grandma - a very lifelike dolphin

Younger DD and I - a yeti - but people kept thinking it was a sphinx, or a cat, or a bear. So we put rotten apples in as eyes and dd stuck a stick in the leg. I spray painted a red blob on the chest and stuck in a gardening knife. It had morphed into "A Yeti that took an arrow to the knee and then was taken out by flying dagger."

DH (a solo act) - a volcano, complete with a little crowd of snow people and a screaming snowman "sacrifice" on the rim of the crater. (Complete with lava, of course!)

DS and Grandpa - Minas Tirith (or as much as they could get done before we got too cold.)

Us? Nerds? Why no, why do you ask?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on December 25, 2011, 05:17:51 PM
Oh WhiteDragon PLEASE tell me you took photos and are uploading them to the photos thread this VERY SECOND! That sounds AWESOME!

I think our nerdhood was achieved yesterday when Ace got a t-shirt with "I > U" on the front of it, and virtually every gift from my parents to me was somehow Harry Potter related. I'm 25.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on December 25, 2011, 06:47:33 PM
There are pictures, but I can't upload them from here. I also will have to figure out an online account to upload them to. Disclaimer: our nerdy intent far exceeds our scuptural talents :-)  Except for the volcano -that one is both good *and* nerdy.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 25, 2011, 08:28:23 PM
I received Hermione Granger's illuminated wand and a large red Angry Bird that has sound effects!

DS (13) got an iPod Nano (complete with Latin inscription), fancy earbuds and a bomb speaker. He also got the Zombie Survival Guide book and Photoshop 10.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CuriousParty on December 25, 2011, 09:43:09 PM
Part of the conversation today included the following tidbit regarding our daughter's Inflatable Solar System:(which thank all and any deities came with a pump):

DH: Look, DD, here is how the moon revolves around the Earth.

Me: Sweetie, that's Pluto (which was included, along with 8 planets, the moon and the sun).

DH:  Well they look kind of the same!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: helixa on December 26, 2011, 03:48:24 AM
Still reading the thread, but came up with one yesterday. I was asked what type of phone we had and trying to remember said "unicode" before DH laughed and reminded me it was uniden.
But the next upgrade to a major database at work will cope with unicode characters so it was on my mind  ;D

We also put lots of small Studio Ghibli movie figures on our Christmas tree this year!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Jess13 on December 27, 2011, 09:54:21 AM
I just took the nerd test at nerdtest.com and scored as a Supreme Nerd.

it's nerdtests.com FYI and I just scored as High-Level Nerd. I'm surprised I'm that nerdy. LOL
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on December 30, 2011, 01:31:11 AM
I'm a nerd wannabe. It almost made me cry.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on December 30, 2011, 03:37:28 AM
I got 87% - High-Level Nerd. You are definitely MIT material, apply now!!!

;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kethria on December 31, 2011, 10:07:08 PM
When your daughter's bath toys include 13 rubber duckies, a Ferengi, a Klingon, a Romulan and a Borg action figure.

While getting her ready for bed your husband holds her down and says "Resistance is futile, you will be pajaminated"

One of her board books is "The Star Trek Book of Opposites"

ETA: and when you post this your DH says "Not just ANY GENERIC Klingon, she has Gowron!"

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 01, 2012, 10:21:22 AM
While getting her ready for bed your husband holds her down and says "Resistance is futile, you will be pajaminated"

That is hysterical!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on January 02, 2012, 10:08:11 AM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Luci on January 02, 2012, 10:32:19 AM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

A wise and understanding woman is your mother.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on January 02, 2012, 09:12:09 PM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

Hee! The book reading person would be me. I would totally forget about all other gifts after I saw the book. My brain would be like "Book! Must read. Now!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on January 02, 2012, 11:06:19 PM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

Hee! The book reading person would be me. I would totally forget about all other gifts after I saw the book. My brain would be like "Book! Must read. Now!"

In my family, it is I, my BF, my sister, my father...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on January 03, 2012, 02:44:33 PM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

A wise and understanding woman is your mother.

*yoda voice*

A wise and understanding woman your mother is
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StressedGroom on January 04, 2012, 08:55:25 AM
When your daughter's bath toys include 13 rubber duckies, a Ferengi, a Klingon, a Romulan and a Borg action figure.

While getting her ready for bed your husband holds her down and says "Resistance is futile, you will be pajaminated"

One of her board books is "The Star Trek Book of Opposites"

ETA: and when you post this your DH says "Not just ANY GENERIC Klingon, she has Gowron!"

That was on my Amazon wishlist for Christmas, didn't get it :(
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: CG on January 04, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
When this makes you laugh maniacally: http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/111202.html

Should be safe for work, but they are nerds...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on January 04, 2012, 11:12:38 PM
When this makes you laugh maniacally: http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/111202.html
Should be safe for work, but they are nerds...

Hehehehe, that was funny. I wouldn't let my kid leave the house in a red Star Trek garment either!  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 14, 2012, 02:54:47 PM
You are sitting in Statistics class with 95% of the class 20 years younger than you are and these things happen:

1. You are the only one in your sitting area that got 100 on the pop quiz.
2. You are the only one that offers an (correct) answer to a question regarding conditional probabilities after waiting 30 seconds to give someone else a chance.
3. There are <300 people in this class.

I felt like Hermione Granger, and it was a nice feeling!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on February 15, 2012, 05:37:40 PM
You are sitting in Statistics class with 95% of the class 20 years younger than you are and these things happen:

1. You are the only one in your sitting area that got 100 on the pop quiz.
2. You are the only one that offers an (correct) answer to a question regarding conditional probabilities after waiting 30 seconds to give someone else a chance.
3. There are <300 people in this class.

I felt like Hermione Granger, and it was a nice feeling!

Ahem. ladyknight1 you are my hero :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 16, 2012, 08:18:37 AM
You are sitting in Statistics class with 95% of the class 20 years younger than you are and these things happen:

1. You are the only one in your sitting area that got 100 on the pop quiz.
2. You are the only one that offers an (correct) answer to a question regarding conditional probabilities after waiting 30 seconds to give someone else a chance.
3. There are <300 people in this class.

I felt like Hermione Granger, and it was a nice feeling!

Ahem. ladyknight1 you are my hero :)

Thank you, I hope to have as good of a day today!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: emeraldsage85 on February 21, 2012, 08:43:28 PM
When you mistake the sound of an electric pencil sharpener for the TARDIS and then have to remind yourself that Doctor Who isn't real.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on February 21, 2012, 09:43:32 PM
We have an infestation of clothes moth larvae in the laundry room. Every day there are a few on the ceiling, even though we never see them moving up the walls. We call them the Weeping Angels.

"Don't blink. Blink and you're chewed."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on February 21, 2012, 11:05:35 PM
We have an infestation of clothes moth larvae in the laundry room. Every day there are a few on the ceiling, even though we never see them moving up the walls. We call them the Weeping Angels.

"Don't blink. Blink and you're chewed."

Hee! I love that.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kelly_jeanie on February 22, 2012, 12:21:22 AM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

I hope I have to institute such a rule some day.  Your family is awesome.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on February 22, 2012, 09:10:32 AM
My mother has imposed a rule on my nerdy family: books cannot be read during the Christmas gift exchange. You can read the back, flip a couple of pages, ask the giver about it but then it must be put down so other presents can be opened. This rule came into effect the year she found herself surrounded by people reading and unopened presents. SHe has also subtly manipulated the gift pile so that books come last.

I hope I have to institute such a rule some day.  Your family is awesome.

I think they are pretty cool 8)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on February 22, 2012, 09:22:19 AM

You know you've achieved nerdhood when...

...you go out and get a 2nd Gameboy just so you can metagame Pokemon.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on February 22, 2012, 09:07:38 PM
The Sweetie just extemporized a poem for me:

My wife is a beauty
Sweet and sonorious
Just like the nightlife
On Raxacoricofalapatorius. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Kaora on February 23, 2012, 02:15:28 AM
Nerdy and geeky.  Forgive me.

You suggest using that extra little compartment in your sister's new shortwave radio to store polyhedral die.  Why?  So we can roll numbers and enter random frequencies.

(It's perfect, too.  We almost never get anything above 20 mHz (20,000 kHz), so the d20 is a perfect start, followed by rolling a d10 a couple of times. :) )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on February 28, 2012, 10:41:13 PM
You recognise the baddie in NCIS, not as the baddie from a CSI episode you watched last week, but from the small role he played in 2 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager that you haven't seen in almost 2 years.

That happens to me all the time!

When you remember random (to other people) actors, and everyone is impressed. You like that they're impressed, but you won't admit you remember them because they all played Vulcans on Star Trek!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on February 28, 2012, 11:00:07 PM
You recognise the baddie in NCIS, not as the baddie from a CSI episode you watched last week, but from the small role he played in 2 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager that you haven't seen in almost 2 years.

That happens to me all the time!

When you remember random (to other people) actors, and everyone is impressed. You like that they're impressed, but you won't admit you remember them because they all played Vulcans on Star Trek!

Or you recgonise their voices but you can't place them because you've never seen them without their make up on (Neelix used to be the worst one for me.) so you have to look up imdb to check who they are.

Are we all related? 

I have to admit, I am much better with recognizing that I know a voice than a face...especially all those assorted aliens.  :>
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on February 29, 2012, 10:37:39 PM
Are we all related? 
I have to admit, I am much better with recognizing that I know a voice than a face...especially all those assorted aliens.  :>

One of the best scenes EVAR was a scene in Boston Legal when Paul (Rene Auberjonois) was still a regular. He went to talk to the husband of a judge who had been murdered. The husband was played by Armin Shimerman. They had this long, completely gratuitous scene talking about the lawyers and whatnot, and all I could think was, "Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes!" But when I watched that ep again I totally closed my eyes and I was back on DS9 with Odo and Quark!!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 01, 2012, 02:15:17 PM
Is it so wrong that I just came up with the perfect names for triplets?

Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit!
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Post by: hobish on March 01, 2012, 03:10:57 PM
Is it so wrong that I just came up with the perfect names for triplets?

Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit!

 ;D I love it. Kelvin is actually a really good name, i think.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Christabeldreams on March 01, 2012, 04:45:08 PM
You're asked to say who your favorite celebrity is on a Spanish test, and the only name that springs to mind is a movie reviewer who has a web show.

Someone asks you what your favorite band is and you name a Steampunk group.

...On the other hand, maybe I'm a hipster.   ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 01, 2012, 05:54:58 PM
Is it so wrong that I just came up with the perfect names for triplets?

Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit!

 ;D I love it. Kelvin is actually a really good name, i think.

That's what DH was pushing for if Babybartfast had been a boy, actually.  I was less keen on it - sounds like he'd forever have people thinking his name was either Calvin or Kevin  :-\
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Post by: lady_disdain on March 02, 2012, 10:03:43 AM
Is it so wrong that I just came up with the perfect names for triplets?

Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit!

What about little Rankine?
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Post by: whiterose on March 02, 2012, 10:26:17 AM
Your favorite outfit in a Project Runway challenge was the one that reminded you of a Ninja Turtles character  ;D
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Post by: ladyknight1 on March 02, 2012, 01:39:20 PM
Is it so wrong that I just came up with the perfect names for triplets?

Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit!

What about little Rankine?

Okay, quadruplets now.
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Post by: StarDrifter on March 04, 2012, 11:21:11 PM
When the guys at the comic book store not only greet you by name, but have your stacks put aside with a Hawkeye figurine on top of them, guarding this weeks' stash.

Yeah. I think I'm up there.

Oh, and then they all want to know where you've been getting your Avengers t-shirts and you have to admit that you bought new ink cartridges and iron-on transfers and... made them yourself.

I now have orders for SHIELD t-shirts with the boys' names on them.
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Post by: StressedGroom on March 10, 2012, 10:09:21 AM
In one day you get tickets for:

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old live podcast
Nerdist Live
Cinematic Titanic (MST3K live)
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Post by: afbluebelle on March 11, 2012, 12:32:43 AM
You make a Monty Python reference during a Magic: The Gathering game. I get double points!
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Post by: twiggy on March 17, 2012, 12:03:05 AM
This is actually a result of DH's influence, not mine. 3yoDS was dancing around upstairs chanting "yeah, Protoss, Go Protoss. Terrin is going down"
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Post by: Shea on March 26, 2012, 06:51:21 PM
My BF and I were on the métro yesterday, when we noticed a baby in a stroller staring fixedly at us with a very serious expression on his face. We weren't doing anything interesting, and the baby didn't change expression even when I tried to engage him. BF and I then had the following (sotto voce) conversation:

Me: That baby is kind of weirding me out.
BF: Yeah, he's looking at us like he's collecting data about us.
Me: Maybe he's a Cylon.
BF: You know, they look like humans now.
Me: Yeah, I hear they evolved.
BF: Also, they have a plan.
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Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 26, 2012, 11:30:42 PM
My BF and I were on the métro yesterday, when we noticed a baby in a stroller staring fixedly at us with a very serious expression on his face. We weren't doing anything interesting, and the baby didn't change expression even when I tried to engage him. BF and I then had the following (sotto voce) conversation:
Me: That baby is kind of weirding me out.
BF: Yeah, he's looking at us like he's collecting data about us.
Me: Maybe he's a Cylon.
BF: You know, they look like humans now.
Me: Yeah, I hear they evolved.
BF: Also, they have a plan.

I narrowly avoided snorting coffee out my nose!!! Hee hee!!  :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 27, 2012, 07:28:18 AM
You look at your colonoscopy photos, nice and smooth and well-vascularized, and realize it looks like Lady Cassandra.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mandycorn on April 05, 2012, 12:22:18 PM
... you know who all the people in The Bloggess's book video are!

http://thebloggess.com/2012/04/and-then-this-piece-of-fried-gold-happened/ (http://thebloggess.com/2012/04/and-then-this-piece-of-fried-gold-happened/)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Gwywnnydd on April 05, 2012, 12:35:19 PM
... you know who all the people in The Bloggess's book video are!

http://thebloggess.com/2012/04/and-then-this-piece-of-fried-gold-happened/ (http://thebloggess.com/2012/04/and-then-this-piece-of-fried-gold-happened/)

And an extra gold star if you knew them all without the names in the corner ;).

To be fair, I didn't know who one of them was, and I wouldn't have known who the first one was without her name (CRUD MONKEYS!! It's Punky Brewster!)

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Post by: bluhairfreak on April 06, 2012, 10:17:35 PM
You just bought your ticket for this http://drafthouse.com/movies/avengers_marathon/houston  ^_^
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Post by: faithlessone on April 07, 2012, 07:11:18 AM
You just bought your ticket for this http://drafthouse.com/movies/avengers_marathon/houston  ^_^

*squeaks*

THAT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. Sorry. *is very jealous*
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on April 07, 2012, 01:02:57 PM
You watch the latest episode of CSI NY and wonder how some gamer guy hacked an X-Box game using HTML code!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lilfox on April 09, 2012, 02:32:44 PM
This is probably entry-level nerdhood for some of you but:

You catch a 5 min snip of "The Big Bang Theory" and understand all of the chemical and computer-based references in the dialogue that is supposed to be uber-geeky.

(The one where Sheldon is helping Penny improve her flower pin assembly process, and the guys come in and discuss how to solve both the materials adhesion and e-commerce issues in parallel)
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Post by: Nikko-chan on April 09, 2012, 06:33:23 PM
You look at your colonoscopy photos, nice and smooth and well-vascularized, and realize it looks like Lady Cassandra.

okay i totally laughed at this one. And i feel like I earned an eensy bit of nerdiness for knowing who Lady Cassandra is.
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Post by: LadyClaire on April 12, 2012, 03:06:51 PM
I hurt my knee last week. I was having trouble getting around the day after I injured it, so DH picked me up off the couch and carried me to bed that night. After he set me down on the bed, he grunted "Hodor" and wandered back out of the room.
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Post by: Seraphia on April 13, 2012, 08:26:34 AM
When your conversation with a co-worker includes the lines: "You mean a Balrog." I got called a level ten nerd for that one. Funny, I figured knowing what the "big fiery whip thing" was in LotR was level one nerd.
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Post by: lady_disdain on April 13, 2012, 09:41:57 AM
When your conversation with a co-worker includes the lines: "You mean a Balrog." I got called a level ten nerd for that one. Funny, I figured knowing what the "big fiery whip thing" was in LotR was level one nerd.

Hanging out with nerds, you quickly lose sight of what is normal and what is nerd.
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Post by: twiggy on April 14, 2012, 06:03:01 PM
You just bought your ticket for this http://drafthouse.com/movies/avengers_marathon/houston  ^_^

Poor DH is very disappointed. I had to stop him from buying our tickets because he will be busy the evening of May 3. He has to go to a family graduation...it's HIS. And he has family coming in from out of town. We have been talking about this, and looking forward to the graduation for the past year. It's all he talks about between muttering under his breath at his final projects, and job hunting. He has been working towards this for the past 5 years.

 He completely forgot about it in favor of a marvel movie marathon  ::)
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Post by: bluhairfreak on April 19, 2012, 12:14:34 PM
You're taking the review quiz on some work training(new product being piloted) and you have to giggle when you see the names* used in the questions.  Funnier when you realize the situation described in the question would NEVER apply to the character in question.

*Tim Drake, and Martha Wayne
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Post by: Nikko-chan on April 19, 2012, 06:38:34 PM
You're taking the review quiz on some work training(new product being piloted) and you have to giggle when you see the names* used in the questions.  Funnier when you realize the situation described in the question would NEVER apply to the character in question.

*Tim Drake, and Martha Wayne

Tim was the third robin right? And Martha was Bruce's mom.
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Post by: bluhairfreak on April 19, 2012, 06:46:52 PM
You're taking the review quiz on some work training(new product being piloted) and you have to giggle when you see the names* used in the questions.  Funnier when you realize the situation described in the question would NEVER apply to the character in question.

*Tim Drake, and Martha Wayne

Tim was the third robin right? And Martha was Bruce's mom.

Yep.  The image of Tim being worried about a monthly service for a new account product was slightly amusing to me.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: VorFemme on April 22, 2012, 03:04:09 PM
You look at the prices on a new computer and decide to buy & install more RAM, a better optical drive (add writing to DVD to the capabilities of the laptop), and a larger hard drive yourself............then download the cloning software and "just do it" yourself instead of taking it elsewhere and PAYING someone to do it.

I've actually maxed out the RAM in several computers (one desktop and three or four laptops) that I then sold to get the ONE laptop (the one to rule them all - because it would go up to 8gbs of RAM and could have an N-class wifi card & Bluetooth card added as well as the other stuff).

And VorGuy hands over his new laptop to have me "clean" the various annoying programs off it, add the better (free) malware software (over what it came with), set it up with our wifi (16 characters in the WPA2 security code), and do the registration, set up, and update everything for the first time thing - when he was the one who used to do that back in the 1980s!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on April 23, 2012, 12:34:11 PM
You complain to your SO that the gem "progression" in Diablo III doesn't make any sense at all. They should have followed Baldur's Gate, which has excellent gemological description of the gems you find (the art work is rather pathetic, but the descriptions are great).
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Post by: Onyx_TKD on May 03, 2012, 02:18:11 AM
So...it's midnight in the middle of a long week. I've been tired all week and really not motivated to choose a project topic for my Interfacial Phenomena class to add to all of the other stuff I need to get done. I have found a possible topic that might be interesting, but wanted to check my basic understanding of the concept before I committed to analyzing it. This is why I just spent 10-15 minutes in my kitchen happily watching the interaction of olive oil, water, and a surfactant (aka dish soap) in a container with a hydrophobic surface (aka non-stick cooking pot) and a container with a hydrophilic surface (aka a water glass) and being absurdly satisfied that it was behaving as I had predicted it would.* Yay kitchen science experiments!

Hi, my name is Onyx, and I am a geek.

*In case any of my fellow geeks want in on the fun:
Put oil on the bottom of the non-stick pan, then add water. Because the surface is hydrophobic, an oil film can remain between the surface and the water rather than floating up, even though the oil is less dense than water. If you add soap to the water near the oil film, enabling the water to better wet the surface, the oil film will slowly contract into droplets that float up to the surface. On the hydrophilic surface (e.g. glass), the oil floats as soon as the water is added, no surfactant required.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms Marple on May 06, 2012, 10:45:29 AM
Sitting in a restaurant and making polite conversation with family, whilst quoting Lady Catherine de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice.  After 25 years, the inspector is making P&P jokes as well..

I guess he has been assimilated...resistance was futile.. ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bellantara on May 06, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
You twitch when, in a video game, Alexander the Great refers to "Mars, the god of war", and spend the rest of your gameplay muttering that Alexander would have no CLUE who Mars was. He would, however, be quite familiar with ARES.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Hillia on May 06, 2012, 02:29:07 PM
I'm a baby nerd...just got into the Marvel universe in the past few years, and only through the movies, supplmented by DH's backstory explanations.  Today  we're watching XMen: The Last Stand, and I said, 'Hey!  Professor X and Magneto were already on opposite sides when Professor X started gathering students!  And he was already in the wheelchair!  No way Professor X and Magneto walked together into Jean Gray's parents' house!'

(Of course this is based enntirely on the movie universe...I don't know the 'real' story from the comics).  Still, I was proud of myself for a) recognizing the inconsistency and b) remembering plot details from one move to another - I have a  notorious goldfish brain.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on May 06, 2012, 05:48:56 PM
When watching the "Big Bang Theory" with your DH and they play the super mario theme as romantic music. You not only agree but hum along :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on May 06, 2012, 10:12:26 PM
When watching the "Big Bang Theory" with your DH and they play the super mario theme as romantic music. You not only agree but hum along :D

And when all the teens in your house correctly identify the gas they are playing with as argon.
I'm so proud of my liitle geeks! ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reika on May 15, 2012, 09:50:06 PM
I'm not sure what level of pathetic geekhood I earned the other night. :)

A friend of mine and I were arguing who would win if pitted against each other, the folks from the Halo series vs Mass Effect. Even though I don't know Halo very well, never played the series but familiar through friends who have, I won with my arguments about Mass Effect since I know that series very well.

The funny thing is, he used my arguments on the thread of the board about that very topic that sparked our conversaton. And he won.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on May 16, 2012, 06:19:04 PM
Question: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out in 1984.

It is now 2012.
That makes them 28 years old.  ???

How can they still be teenagers?
Do we have to start calling them Twentysomething Mutant Ninja Turtles? It still abbreviates to TMNT....
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Jess13 on May 16, 2012, 07:22:43 PM
Question: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out in 1984.

It is now 2012.
That makes them 28 years old.  ???

How can they still be teenagers?
Do we have to start calling them Twentysomething Mutant Ninja Turtles? It still abbreviates to TMNT....

Same way the Simpsons haven't aged in 20+ years. It's fiction, they can be teenagers as long as they want to be.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reika on May 16, 2012, 08:44:24 PM
And they are mutants, maybe their maturation was delayed by it? :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on May 16, 2012, 09:29:23 PM
I hurt my knee last week. I was having trouble getting around the day after I injured it, so DH picked me up off the couch and carried me to bed that night. After he set me down on the bed, he grunted "Hodor" and wandered back out of the room.

OMGoodness, that is adorable.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on May 16, 2012, 09:43:44 PM

I recently learnd how absolutely fascinating tardigrades are, so i ordered a microscope on eBay so i can gather some from my back yard and study them. It's got a cool brief-cased sized carrying case with a petrie dish, and blank slides, and a scalpel and other tools. I'm so pleased. It's nothing fancy, basically a kids' microscope kit; but i am really excited to catch my own little water bears.

Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on May 17, 2012, 12:13:16 AM
Question: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out in 1984.

It is now 2012.
That makes them 28 years old.  ???

How can they still be teenagers?
Do we have to start calling them Twentysomething Mutant Ninja Turtles? It still abbreviates to TMNT....

TMNT don't bother me that they're growing up, since they were from my childhood.  The Powerpuff Girls are now well over the legal drinking age, though, and that creeps me out because they were that show the little kids liked when I was a big mature high school student :p
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: oz diva on May 19, 2012, 03:36:41 AM
I'm putting this here because I think the nerds might be interested.

There's a rocket being launched in half a hour (so when you Americans wake up, it will be in space) by a company called SpaceX. It's being launched in Cape Canaveral. They're taking a payload to the International Space Station.

I only mention it because my friend's brother works for the company who built the rocket. He is at Flight Control right now. He has a PhD in robotics.

This is rocket science, folks. Very very cool
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Post by: RocketScientist on May 23, 2012, 02:59:42 PM
I'm putting this here because I think the nerds might be interested.

There's a rocket being launched in half a hour (so when you Americans wake up, it will be in space) by a company called SpaceX. It's being launched in Cape Canaveral. They're taking a payload to the International Space Station.

I only mention it because my friend's brother works for the company who built the rocket. He is at Flight Control right now. He has a PhD in robotics.

This is rocket science, folks. Very very cool

Ahem, pardon my nerdiness, but since this is a nerdy thread...

Is he at Mission Control Center (MCC in Houston) or Launch Control Center (LCC in Cape Canaveral)? Or is he at SpaceX's control center?

RocketScientist (who works at NASA)  ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Thipu1 on May 24, 2012, 09:40:18 AM
...Mr. Thipu buys a Periodic Table shower curtain.  It does lighten the bathroom and comes in handy on hard crosswords.

It was a bit more disturbing when we unearthed an old Beagle Brothers 'Peeks and Pokes' chart and seriously considered having it framed a a decoration for the living room.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on May 24, 2012, 10:40:49 PM
... you are an enthusiastic listener to a weekly podcast called The History of Rome. The pod cast covered the entire roman history, from Romulus and Remus all the way to Romulus Augustulus, the last emperor. It is completed now, but the entire project took around 4 years. The way the guy tells it is great: informative without getting bogged down in details (although he is a little too fond of military history for my taste, his enthusiastic description of strategy wins me over every time) and he has a nice sense of humour (he even makes a few Star Wars jokes, completely deadpan).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on May 25, 2012, 01:03:01 PM
lady_disdain, what podcast is that? It sounds fascinating!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on May 25, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
I missed entering Thinkgeek's Geek Pride Day contest because my computer is slow and wouldn't load. I have failed at nerdliness!! :-[ :(
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on May 25, 2012, 08:03:13 PM
http://dailyfailcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4254270_700b.jpg

you get the joke  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reika on May 25, 2012, 09:08:20 PM
http://dailyfailcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/4254270_700b.jpg

you get the joke  ;D

Ha! Always did need to be careful of little things like that. ;)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on May 25, 2012, 11:14:06 PM
I missed entering Thinkgeek's Geek Pride Day contest because my computer is slow and wouldn't load. I have failed at nerdliness!! :-[ :(

I missed it, too. I forgot it was Geek Pride Day until my bro texted me to not forget my towel.  :-[ The shame, i will share it with you.
I wore an Albert Einstein t-shirt to work today in celebration, and i talked to someone new because she was wearing a super cool quidditch shirt.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on May 27, 2012, 09:14:48 PM
lady_disdain, what podcast is that? It sounds fascinating!

Here you go: http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Sanity Lost on May 28, 2012, 11:59:20 PM
this also makes sense to you :D
http://dailyfailcenter.com/2061
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Carotte on May 30, 2012, 02:13:21 PM
You encode your "kiss and good night" in base 64 in the mail for your boyfriend.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on June 04, 2012, 09:47:45 AM
You create a plan in MS Project for your summer's gardening, complete with materials specs, work breakdown structure, and deliverable dates.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 05, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on June 05, 2012, 04:49:48 PM
You create a plan in MS Project for your summer's gardening, complete with materials specs, work breakdown structure, and deliverable dates.

This is awesome.  I would hope that when I have a house with a garden, I am this organized and good at planning ahead.

Do you update on a yearly basis and track performance from year to year?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Lynnv on June 05, 2012, 08:37:24 PM
It is cloudy where you live, so you drive 4 hours west so that you don't miss the transit of Venus.  We also drove to NM to see the eclipse. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on June 06, 2012, 12:49:49 PM
You create a plan in MS Project for your summer's gardening, complete with materials specs, work breakdown structure, and deliverable dates.

This is awesome.  I would hope that when I have a house with a garden, I am this organized and good at planning ahead.

Do you update on a yearly basis and track performance from year to year?

Absolutely. Including which plants from which sources performed at or exceeding expectations, and which did not. And whether or not DH stayed on time and under budget in his bricklaying.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: vorbau on June 06, 2012, 12:51:11 PM
Upon reading of the death of Ray Bradbury at 91 late last evening, you drape your office door in black crepe (actually the black headscarf I keep in my work handbag).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 11, 2012, 03:48:40 PM
I was laughing so hard at work when I read this. My co-workers are thinking I am crazy(er).

Good Afternoon,

As you already know our dear friend Assessment Page passed away sometime around 10:00-11:00pm last night. Given the time frame we can only assume he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and had it coming. It's a classic case of "Who Done It?", and personally speaking it appears the work of a level 18 Paladin with Casting Spell. Or giant shapeshifting lizard on a quest to destroy our reputation because we were doing "too well" in this class. Either way, the Great Knight of Unthinkable Awesomeness AKA Me, has contacted Tech Services. It would seem the Casting Spell or Giant Lizard Tail Whip was beyond their Smithing Capabilities. They have sent the error reports to the highest ranking leaders, the Blackboard’s. Who know’s what they will do when they get word of a Level 18 Paladin or Shapeshifting Lizard in UCF’s FTP, as Kayne West might say “That is Cray Cray”. When Blackboard’s Mail Horse delivers their message of Active Service, I’ll let you know. Until then beware of Giant Lizards and or Paladins.

Sincerely,

-Great Knight of Unthinkable Awesomeness
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 11, 2012, 03:55:44 PM
This exchange, regarding the Epic Rap Battle of History Dumbledore vs. Gandalf:

My date, mishearing the name slightly:
"Dumbledore vs Ganondorf?  Like from Final Fantasy?"

Me:  Full Stop.  Glare.  "Seriously dude?  Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings.  And Ganondorf is from Zelda!  I'm a little ashamed of you right now!"

Date: "I'm a little ashamed of myself right now too!"

(My date is a fellow nerd and a good enough friend for the teasing besides.)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: EngineerChick on June 16, 2012, 02:10:07 PM
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: wendelenn on June 16, 2012, 02:40:57 PM
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on June 16, 2012, 04:11:19 PM
When you and your kids are driving from from a "girls outing" and you realize you are all shouting out file extensions and racing to see who can name them first.

RTF!
Rich Text Format!

HTML!
Hypertext Markup Language!

and so on.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 16, 2012, 09:32:48 PM
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

It's amazing how a statue is the most terrifying monster on TV.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 16, 2012, 09:34:57 PM
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!

You can find theaters in your area and buy tickets at the link; http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35
 (http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35)

I am a member of StarTrek.com, so they sent out the email about the special event.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: wendelenn on June 17, 2012, 11:12:45 AM
You buy tickets to the ST:TNG 25th anniversary showing of Ep. 106 “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114 “Datalore” digitally remastered for the big screen. I am so excited. Date night!

Where and when?!

You can find theaters in your area and buy tickets at the link; http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35
 (http://ct.startrek.com/clicks?t=1136741046-c9ebe4c4c1ddd51e4febdf0795ea7ed5-bf&brand=STARTREK&s=35)

I am a member of StarTrek.com, so they sent out the email about the special event.

Squee! Thank you!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 17, 2012, 01:36:38 PM
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

It's amazing how a statue is the most terrifying monster on TV.

Last summer, a friend of mine who lives in a different city informed me that she was going to watch Doctor Who. As a card-carrying Whovian, I was delighted. She kept me updated on her progress and we discussed the episodes. One day she texted me that she was about to watch this episode called "Blink" that she'd heard about. I texted back: "Okay. In order to properly appreciate "Blink", you need to watch it late at night, alone, when everyone else in the house is asleep, in a dark room, with your back to a window". She blithely replied that she'd do just that.

Two hours later I received a text that said simply, "I HATE YOU". >:D

I'm happy to report that despite my evilness, she made it through the entire new series and is now as much of a raving Doctor Who fanatic as me ;D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Carotte on June 18, 2012, 12:05:37 PM
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Jess13 on June 18, 2012, 03:16:25 PM
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.

This is brilliant! >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on June 18, 2012, 04:02:59 PM
My father has started sculpting in his spare time.  What is he making you ask? 

Weeping angels. 

After they are sculpted, he will likely be working with my brothers on how to mechanize them for maximum freak-out.



Not sure if this is better or worse than the monkey head sculpted out of a melon that he made and put in the fridge.  At least with the weeping angels we will know about them, whereas the melon monkey head was sitting in the fridge as a surprise to anyone who opened it.  Sigh...

WANT!  That would be soooo cool for my Halloween display, if only to find out if any of the neighbors recognize them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 18, 2012, 08:05:08 PM
It's a small one but in my office I had to organize some supplies ( glue, tape, scissors..) in a little cabinet, I labeled the drawers 
[ Ctrl + C ] for everything that cuts ( scissors, x-acto knife..) and a [ Ctrl + V ] for everything that attach ( glue, staples). Makes me smile when I see it.

This is brilliant! >:D

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on June 18, 2012, 08:21:18 PM

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 18, 2012, 08:25:22 PM

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.

I was born after you graduated from college, so at least some of us spring chickens are familiar with the stuff :)  I've also actually used a mimeograph machine.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: kitty-cat on June 20, 2012, 07:55:40 AM

Noooooooo the "cut" drawer should be labeled "Ctrl + X" for cut!  Ctrl + C should contain carbon-copy paper!

Sigh...even if no one knows what it is any more.  I was chatting with a girl today and she had just submitted some school work electronically while she was in the waiting room at the physical therapists.  I mentioned that I had done all my schoolwork on an IBM Selectric typewriter and had hated having to make carbon copies of all papers for insurance in case of loss.  She looked at me kind of cross eyed and asked "What's a carbon???"

I guess I'm a dinosaur.  I graduated from college in '81.

I was born after you graduated from college, so at least some of us spring chickens are familiar with the stuff :)  I've also actually used a mimeograph machine.

The baby of the board chiming in. We use typewriters at work daily. It's really fun to try and read the carbons when the fix error key has been used....
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Reader on June 20, 2012, 11:14:17 AM
When after hearing Ridley Scott may have put the Alien movies, Blade Runner, and Prometheus in the same universe but all set at different times and you message your friend asking him to geek out with you to do a marathon of all the movies once Prometheus is out on DVD, so we can track the parallels and time frames.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 21, 2012, 02:47:31 PM
One of my dear friends is turning 50 next month. His wife is planning a surprise party and I offered to make his cake.

A Star Trek red shirt cake. Vanilla cake with maple filling, which is his favorite.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: wendelenn on June 21, 2012, 03:44:30 PM
One of my dear friends is turning 50 next month. His wife is planning a surprise party and I offered to make his cake.

A Star Trek red shirt cake. Vanilla cake with maple filling, which is his favorite.

A cellular peptide cake!  (With mint frosting!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: snowfire on June 21, 2012, 11:30:32 PM
When after hearing Ridley Scott may have put the Alien movies, Blade Runner, and Prometheus in the same universe but all set at different times and you message your friend asking him to geek out with you to do a marathon of all the movies once Prometheus is out on DVD, so we can track the parallels and time frames.

DH and I went to see Prometheus last Sunday.  We were going to do Alien tonight but I fell asleep. Sigh, my physical therapy wipes me out.  I guess it will be this weekend before we get back to Alien.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on June 29, 2012, 08:41:24 AM
BF and I were walking down the street last night when a big crowd of rather rowdy young guys goes past us.

BF: Wow, big group.
Me: They're having bro time.
BF: Pssh ::eyeroll::
Me: What? You and your friends have bro time.
BF: ::proudly:: Yes, but MY bro time involves 20-sided dice!

Yep, I'm dating a nerd ;D.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on June 29, 2012, 09:44:14 AM
Yep, I'm dating a nerd ;D.

Congratulations - they are the best. :D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 29, 2012, 10:52:20 PM
I turn down a lot of Friday night dates because I'm playing D&D...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on July 01, 2012, 04:56:12 PM
When you dream you're solving physics problems and relate your dream to your engineer spouse like this:

You: "So in my dream, there was a rotating disk with an inner circumference and the outer edge. I had to find the difference in force and speed between the two points."

Engineer: "You mean the torque?"

You: "Yes, but I had to try to do the math in my head, since I was dreaming and there was no calculator I could use. So I'm trying to do 'pi r squared' in my head for this disk. Then I had to figure out the accelaration on the outer edge. I didn't know how to do that part."

Engineer "Torque = Force x Distance."

You: "Well, I didn't know that part. All I could remember was that Force = Mass x Acceleration."

Engineer: "Yeah. Torque = MAD."

Then he looks at you, his Arts major spouse and says "You've been married to an Engineer too long if you're starting to dream physics!" :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lady_disdain on July 01, 2012, 05:05:03 PM
When you dream you're solving physics problems and relate your dream to your engineer spouse like this:

You: "So in my dream, there was a rotating disk with an inner circumference and the outer edge. I had to find the difference in force and speed between the two points."

Engineer: "You mean the torque?"

You: "Yes, but I had to try to do the math in my head, since I was dreaming and there was no calculator I could use. So I'm trying to do 'pi r squared' in my head for this disk. Then I had to figure out the accelaration on the outer edge. I didn't know how to do that part."

Engineer "Torque = Force x Distance."

You: "Well, I didn't know that part. All I could remember was that Force = Mass x Acceleration."

Engineer: "Yeah. Torque = MAD."

Then he looks at you, his Arts major spouse and says "You've been married to an Engineer too long if you're starting to dream physics!" :P

Benedick, my lawyer SO, sometimes asks me the strangest things out of the blue: "What was the fundamental trigonometric limit again?" "How do I prove that one infinite series is larger than another?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on July 02, 2012, 01:43:54 PM

I sent a sarcastic text to Gish the other day along the lines of:
Captain's Log: Stardate - .3508728503. Cigarettes running low. Crew hungry and shedding. Away party not responding. Situation looking grim.
... and i looked up the stardate to make sure it was right. The ol' lug didn't even notice (http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_6216.gif) (http://www.desismileys.com/)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 12, 2012, 03:31:11 PM
Woot, just found out I'm on Wired!   (http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2011/11/the-best-of-dragoncontv/)  (Okay, so I'm a "backup monkey" in the first embedded video in the article, but still!)  I'm pretty sure it's nerdy of me to be this excited about it  :P
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on July 18, 2012, 06:58:00 PM
When you learn that HMV just started carrying Big Bang Theory bobbleheads and you buy the whole set... ::)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 18, 2012, 07:04:19 PM
When you are planning the t-shirt you are going to wear to the ST:TNG big screen event next week. I can't wait to get my geek on!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on July 18, 2012, 07:33:07 PM
You go on a date with a guy and consider the fact that he has a Star Wars box set and the Fifth Element DVD, amongst others, in the back seat of his car attractive :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Stormtreader on July 20, 2012, 11:26:43 AM
When, since watching The Fifth Element, you now point at the screen and say "dot" when someone asks you to help find something.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 24, 2012, 07:42:30 AM
So, last night was the night of the ST:TNG on the big screen. It was raining and traffic was awful. I hadn't been to that particular theatre in some time, and went to the "Dine In Movie" side, which was not at all where we were supposed to be. Get around the other side, finally get our pre-paid tickets picked up, and I was  >:( since we were 20 minutes late. Get into the theatre and all was roses and sunshine. It was totally worth the ticket price and the behind the scenes bits/cast reunion was amazing. Had a fan-girl moment!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on July 24, 2012, 08:15:16 AM
Did you notice at the end of Datalore that Brent Spiner slipped and said "I'm" instead of "I am"?  >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 24, 2012, 09:32:22 AM
^^ Yes! I also determined that I can pick out Lore v Data all of the time, due to the facial expressions and body language. I want to buy the blu-ray sets so bad, but I can't let myself since I already have the entire series on dvd as well as the movies!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on December 12, 2012, 04:48:47 PM
I was perusing old threads and even with the warning about no one's posting for 120 days, I needed to do this:

http://www.wimp.com/greatestcommercial/
"Live long and sleep"

(I apologize in advance for the groan-worthiness)

For more nerdom,
when you tell your HS son that if he exempts three classes mid-terms, by having a 95 or better, then he can go to the midnight premiere of The Hobbit. 
(less study time, less sleep, but fewer mid-terms to take next week so less stress!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 12, 2012, 07:38:11 PM
DS was informed that he and DH would be accompanying myself to the Hobbit on Saturday. I can't wait!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: wendelenn on December 13, 2012, 06:19:49 PM
I was perusing old threads and even with the warning about no one's posting for 120 days, I needed to do this:

http://www.wimp.com/greatestcommercial/
"Live long and sleep"

(I apologize in advance for the groan-worthiness)

For more nerdom,
when you tell your HS son that if he exempts three classes mid-terms, by having a 95 or better, then he can go to the midnight premiere of The Hobbit. 
(less study time, less sleep, but fewer mid-terms to take next week so less stress!)

Did he succeed? :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RegionMom on December 13, 2012, 09:11:26 PM
Actually, yes!  But his friends changed it to Friday afternoon because not all had parents willing to do midnight.  Plus, a club several of them are in did a service project at 5am this morning, feeding breakfast to the homeless.
So, he is resting peacefully in the knowledge that he has a ticket, all A's, hairy hobbit feet and/or elf ears.
The only thing missing is a meal planned at that chain restaurant with the movie tie-in promo. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on December 29, 2012, 04:35:54 AM
The single brand-new item in your collection of baby clothes for Baby Incoming (due in April, everything else is either hand-me-downs or from thrift shops) is this one.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6c71/

Husband wants his own Version 1.0 shirt but they're currently out of stock!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 29, 2012, 10:43:04 AM
The single brand-new item in your collection of baby clothes for Baby Incoming (due in April, everything else is either hand-me-downs or from thrift shops) is this one.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6c71/

Husband wants his own Version 1.0 shirt but they're currently out of stock!

Be sure to check out the "Player 1" and "Player 2" adult/infant shirt set. (http://store.penny-arcade.com/products/player-1-player-2-onesie-combo)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on December 29, 2012, 07:43:52 PM
I made a fellow nerd's day today by complimenting her Carbonite Han Solo cellphone cover - unbeknownst to me, her entire family had apparently failed to identify it and had been making comments about it being creepy all morning.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on January 02, 2013, 08:27:38 AM
When as part of your preparations for adopting a cat, you make lists of potential names, and they are all such things as Arya, Nienna, Kaylee, Atticus, Rory, Horatio, and Malcolm. Because your nerdiness is not only deep, it is also wide-ranging!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seraphia on January 02, 2013, 08:55:53 AM
When as part of your preparations for adopting a cat, you make lists of potential names, and they are all such things as Arya, Nienna, Kaylee, Atticus, Rory, Horatio, and Malcolm. Because your nerdiness is not only deep, it is also wide-ranging!

Well, almost all medical advice agrees that variety in the diet is healthy. I'd presume that applies to nerdery consumption as well.

Sidenote - I learn toward people names for my kitties too, but I'd never thought of Atticus. That'd be great for a cat!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 02, 2013, 09:56:31 AM
I'm planning to get chickens in about a year, and have already decided the theme for naming them.

Did you know that birds are dinosaurs? Not descended from dinosaurs, are dinosaurs?  So I need saurian girl names:

Rexy
Steggy
Patty
Bronwyn
etc..
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on January 02, 2013, 11:07:58 AM
I'm planning to get chickens in about a year, and have already decided the theme for naming them.

Did you know that birds are dinosaurs? Not descended from dinosaurs, are dinosaurs?  So I need saurian girl names:

Rexy
Steggy
Patty
Bronwyn
etc..

You are missing the amazing opportunity to give your little tiny chickens scary names!  Velociraptor!  Utahraptor!  T-Rex!  Allosaurus!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RebeccainGA on January 02, 2013, 11:29:08 AM
We had a nerd moment in moving - see previous threads about the vast quantities of stuff we moved from Arkansas to Georgia. It was, literally, five tons of stuff. We had almost 900 boxes, ranging from wardrobes to small book boxes. I had to go through the listing for an insurance claim I was filing, and counted 334 boxes labelled books. We have five tons of stuff, and fully 1/3 of it is books. Now I remember why I asked for, and received, five - five shelf bookcases for a housewarming gift. And have them filled.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on January 02, 2013, 02:46:10 PM
Bronwyn
For a chicken?  (http://www3.telus.net/smile/images/laugh3.gif)  Do you know the derivation of that?  It means "white breast."  Nom nom nom!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 02, 2013, 04:11:10 PM
Bronwyn
For a chicken?  (http://www3.telus.net/smile/images/laugh3.gif)  Do you know the derivation of that?  It means "white breast."  Nom nom nom!

You're bad. It's short for "Brontosaurus."
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: VorFemme on January 02, 2013, 06:20:44 PM
Saura?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on January 03, 2013, 06:28:23 PM
Did anybody see this "Geek Moment" in the news today?

Bazinga!

A scientist has named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/01/03/big-bang-bee-name-sheldon.html phrase.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: RebeccainGA on January 04, 2013, 09:12:42 AM
Did anybody see this "Geek Moment" in the news today?

Bazinga!

A scientist has named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/01/03/big-bang-bee-name-sheldon.html phrase.

I can't claim credit for it, since I saw it in the comments to that story, but they really missed a chance by not naming it BEEZinga. LOL
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MizB on January 04, 2013, 11:19:33 PM
When as part of your preparations for adopting a cat, you make lists of potential names, and they are all such things as Arya, Nienna, Kaylee, Atticus, Rory, Horatio, and Malcolm. Because your nerdiness is not only deep, it is also wide-ranging!

Well, almost all medical advice agrees that variety in the diet is healthy. I'd presume that applies to nerdery consumption as well.

Sidenote - I learn toward people names for my kitties too, but I'd never thought of Atticus. That'd be great for a cat!

If I chose Atticus, I would have a hard time not naming him Catticus.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on January 06, 2013, 04:51:38 AM
I made a fellow nerd's day today by complimenting her Carbonite Han Solo cellphone cover - unbeknownst to me, her entire family had apparently failed to identify it and had been making comments about it being creepy all morning.

1. That is hilarious. If you didn't know what it was it would look creepy.

2. Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: hobish on January 06, 2013, 05:11:16 AM

My own nerdhood of the day was sitting with two DS, and Pokemon games: Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Black, White, and White 2.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 06, 2013, 11:39:20 AM
Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.

Here you go (https://www.google.com/#q=han+solo+carbonite+phone+case&hl=en&tbo=u&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=k7bpUJimDYas8QTDy4Ag&ved=0CFUQsxg&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.eWU&fp=1ed989134591515b&bpcl=40096503&biw=1280&bih=899) - looks like it's specifically for the iPhone, but there are a lot of vendors out there.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on January 06, 2013, 11:43:11 AM
Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.

Here you go (https://www.google.com/#q=han+solo+carbonite+phone+case&hl=en&tbo=u&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=k7bpUJimDYas8QTDy4Ag&ved=0CFUQsxg&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.eWU&fp=1ed989134591515b&bpcl=40096503&biw=1280&bih=899) - looks like it's specifically for the iPhone, but there are a lot of vendors out there.
It was a flat graphic - it would have been a LOT cooler if it had been a molded piece!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: The TARDIS on January 08, 2013, 11:51:17 AM
Doctor Who nerdisms:

You find ways to use "wibbly wobbly" in normal conversation.

The original quote is "Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff."

Examples:

"Soda is that wibbly wobbly bubbly wubbly stuff."

"Let's go have some wibbly wobbly timey wimey fun!"


Another joke I use with like-minded friends is Dalek speak. It works best if I can speak into a running fan for that choppy voice effect, and it's quite amusing how my friend Rose falls apart every time I do my Dalek impression.

For washing my face: "Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!"

For chewing food: "Masticate! Masticate! Masticate!"

For politics: "Delegate! Delegate! Delegate!"

For passing gas: "Aerate! Aerate! Aerate!"

Ah, and one last thing, my phone's ring tone is the TARDIS noise. To assist those who don't know the noise, you may listen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwWsQFfEqzQ The particular sound is the landing. It has a slightly different sound effect for dematerialization. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1A6KES0CyA

Which brings me to this final nerdism: I can't stand it when the two sound effects are reversed in fan videos. Surely people listen closely enough to hear the different sounds for my landing and takeoff. I'm a lady, I try to be polite about my landings and takeoffs. Hmph. :)

I should stop now. ;)
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Post by: greencat on January 08, 2013, 02:16:50 PM
I'm slightly tone-deaf, so I hadn't actually noticed the difference between the take-off and landing noises!
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Post by: The TARDIS on January 08, 2013, 02:36:42 PM
Easiest way to remember is the landing sound has the thump in it and the takeoff doesn't.
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Post by: stitchygreyanonymouse on January 08, 2013, 03:41:04 PM
your friends, knowing you quilt, start sending you pictures of ones picturing the TARDIS, Star Wars, Star Trek, and anything involving Typography, thinking you absolutely must make them.

(To be fair, I am making a TARDIS one, albeit a bit abstractly. Someday. It is my protection for when I’m sleeping. Gotta close my eyes sometime.)
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Post by: White Dragon on January 08, 2013, 07:35:25 PM
What would happen if someone sent you a quilt with Weeping Angels all over it?  >:D
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Post by: Elfmama on January 08, 2013, 08:09:19 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D
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Post by: Corvid on January 08, 2013, 09:13:23 PM
What would happen if someone sent you a quilt with Weeping Angels all over it?  >:D

 :o

You are eeeeevil...
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Post by: greencat on January 08, 2013, 09:49:54 PM
What would happen if someone sent you a quilt with Weeping Angels all over it?  >:D

 :o

You are eeeeevil...

I don't think I'd ever sleep again - after all, any image of a Weeping Angel becomes a Weeping Angel!
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Post by: Shea on January 09, 2013, 08:18:14 AM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

Oh man, why didn't I think of that for my Christmas party last month?!
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Post by: stitchygreyanonymouse on January 09, 2013, 08:48:00 AM
What would happen if someone sent you a quilt with Weeping Angels all over it?  >:D

 :o

You are eeeeevil...

You may be evil, but I like how you think. A good gift for an enemy, perhaps? Or for someone who incessantly asks me to "just whip them up" a quilt?
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Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 09, 2013, 08:49:21 AM
You're packing for a move, and you hit your first instance of "Honey, where's X? I  need it."

"I packed it. Don't know which box."

And it's your Groucho glasses.
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Post by: RebeccainGA on January 09, 2013, 08:59:36 AM
You're packing for a move, and you hit your first instance of "Honey, where's X? I  need it."

"I packed it. Don't know which box."

And it's your Groucho glasses.

CRUD MONKEYS!. And I thought I was a nerd when the thing I couldn't find was the extension cord that fits my Apple devices....
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Post by: Syfygeek on January 09, 2013, 10:05:53 AM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?
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Post by: Nikko-chan on January 09, 2013, 11:21:12 AM
CRUD MONKEYS! I absolutely love you guys. Also: you know you have achieved nerdhood when: you hold a special place in your heart for TV series that have been off the air for up to 15ish years. Shows like:

Highlander:The Series
The Sentinel
Mutant X
Blood Ties (this is my most recent obsession... starting in like 2007 I think :))

You are also a nerd (or geek) when you write fanfic for one or more of the above shows.

Last but most certainly not least:

"Bananas are good!"

"Blimey Jeff, get a girlfriend!"

"Sweet, maybe... Passionate, I suppose... But don't ever mistake that for nice."

Name that Doctor!!!!
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 09, 2013, 01:22:51 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?

There are enough nerds in my office that I really might have to try this.  I wonder if I can tint icing grey - a little bit of black would probably do it.  And then get some sprinkles.  If I get a big enough cookie cutter, I could even pipe on scary faces.  Hmmmm.....
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Post by: Lady Snowdon on January 09, 2013, 02:17:16 PM
When you're standing in line at a signing for the Wheel of Time series, and you get involved with two other people in a discussion as to which Robert Heinlein book is better. 
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Post by: blue2000 on January 09, 2013, 03:43:11 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?

If you are making cookies that are similar to thin gingerbread or sugar cookies, you can make them stand quite easily. It is similar to a stand for paper crafts. cut a slit in the bottom of your unbaked angel cookie, and make a cookie stand with a similar slit. Then put them together when they are baked and enjoy the screams of horror.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8364847727_93fee65f5f.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8364848823_5d7d41026f.jpg)


(My apologies for the awful pics - I cannot find what I want on the web for some reason.)
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Post by: CuriousParty on January 09, 2013, 05:38:19 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?

If you are making cookies that are similar to thin gingerbread or sugar cookies, you can make them stand quite easily. It is similar to a stand for paper crafts. cut a slit in the bottom of your unbaked angel cookie, and make a cookie stand with a similar slit. Then put them together when they are baked and enjoy the screams of horror.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8364847727_93fee65f5f.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8364848823_5d7d41026f.jpg)


(My apologies for the awful pics - I cannot find what I want on the web for some reason.)

So here's what I want to know, Blue.  Did you just happen to have angel/stand cardboard cut outs lying around, or did you create them just for this thread? Cause if they were specially created for us, that may win the thread :)
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Post by: blue2000 on January 09, 2013, 07:22:24 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?

If you are making cookies that are similar to thin gingerbread or sugar cookies, you can make them stand quite easily. It is similar to a stand for paper crafts. cut a slit in the bottom of your unbaked angel cookie, and make a cookie stand with a similar slit. Then put them together when they are baked and enjoy the screams of horror.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8364847727_93fee65f5f.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8364848823_5d7d41026f.jpg)


(My apologies for the awful pics - I cannot find what I want on the web for some reason.)

So here's what I want to know, Blue.  Did you just happen to have angel/stand cardboard cut outs lying around, or did you create them just for this thread? Cause if they were specially created for us, that may win the thread :)

LOL! No, I do not usually have angel cut-outs lying around. I went and cut some out when I couldn't find any with Google. It is the first step I would take if I was making my own cookies - I'd make a pattern.

I suppose I'm showing a bit of nerdiness there in my thought patterns. "I can't find a decent weeping angel cookie cut-out. Let's make one!!!" :P
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Post by: CuriousParty on January 09, 2013, 07:47:58 PM
Angel cookie cutter + frosted angel cookies + silvery-gray sprinkles = weeping angel cookies.   ;D

This creeps me out in so many ways.  But I'm going to make some.  I wonder how well I can make them stand up?  And move them when nobody's looking?

If you are making cookies that are similar to thin gingerbread or sugar cookies, you can make them stand quite easily. It is similar to a stand for paper crafts. cut a slit in the bottom of your unbaked angel cookie, and make a cookie stand with a similar slit. Then put them together when they are baked and enjoy the screams of horror.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8364847727_93fee65f5f.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8502/8364848823_5d7d41026f.jpg)


(My apologies for the awful pics - I cannot find what I want on the web for some reason.)

So here's what I want to know, Blue.  Did you just happen to have angel/stand cardboard cut outs lying around, or did you create them just for this thread? Cause if they were specially created for us, that may win the thread :)

LOL! No, I do not usually have angel cut-outs lying around. I went and cut some out when I couldn't find any with Google. It is the first step I would take if I was making my own cookies - I'd make a pattern.

I suppose I'm showing a bit of nerdiness there in my thought patterns. "I can't find a decent weeping angel cookie cut-out. Let's make one!!!" :P

Yes, Blue, sorry - an answer of "Oh, yes, I made angel cookies recently and had the cutouts around" is far less nerdy than "I needed a visual example for my post about Weeping Angels on anInternet forum, so I went ahead and made some."

But we love and thank you for it!
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Post by: Slartibartfast on January 09, 2013, 07:57:43 PM
My women's group has just recently started doing themed dinners - we did Italian this week, we're doing UK next week, then Japanese . . . I know what I'm bringing for UK night!  (Dr. Who is British, right?)
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Post by: twiggy on January 09, 2013, 09:18:34 PM
Dad is a Dr. Who fan....I've never gotten into it though.

How much would it freak him out to have some tasty cookies "appear" at his house while he's at work?  >:D  >:D
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Post by: greencat on January 10, 2013, 02:56:00 PM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares - probably a lot. 
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Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 10, 2013, 03:26:39 PM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares... 

Not always.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/439/888/bd9.jpg)
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Post by: stitchygreyanonymouse on January 10, 2013, 04:01:37 PM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares... 

Not always.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/439/888/bd9.jpg)

Amazing.
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Post by: White Dragon on January 10, 2013, 06:08:38 PM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares... 

Not always.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/439/888/bd9.jpg)

Bwwaaaaahhhhhh!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: greencat on January 10, 2013, 11:42:02 PM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares... 

Not always.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/439/888/bd9.jpg)

Bwwaaaaahhhhhh!  ;D ;D ;D

Without the caption - that image still is creepy!
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Post by: Amava on January 11, 2013, 12:37:18 AM
Given that the Weeping Angels are the stuff of creepy nightmares... 

Not always.

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/439/888/bd9.jpg)

Bwwaaaaahhhhhh!  ;D ;D ;D

Without the caption - that image still is creepy!

I'm not sure whether this proves my nerdhood, or general curiosity, or what. Or maybe both. But it's a fact that I would now like to know whether this is a photoshop, or an existing whacky work of art, and if it does exist, where is it? Anyone any idea?
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Post by: stitchygreyanonymouse on January 11, 2013, 09:13:12 AM
It isn’t a photoshop (aside from the text, of course). It is the front of Bath Abbey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Abbey)
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Post by: magicdomino on January 11, 2013, 10:52:08 AM
It isn’t a photoshop (aside from the text, of course). It is the front of Bath Abbey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Abbey)

Huh, looks like the photo is indeed right-side up instead of upside-down like I thought.  Most of the angels in the Wiki article's photo are climbing up, but there is one looking down.  His neck is at a very uncomfortable angle though. 
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Post by: Shea on January 16, 2013, 02:46:59 PM
BF and I adopted a cat from the local SPCA last weekend. When we'd made our choice and filled out all the paperwork, we went to get the cat. As I opened the cage to lift him out and put him in the carrier, the cat saw his chance and jumped out between my hands and made a beeline for the large scratching post in the corner. BF (the gamer nerd) piped up, "Wow, that cat's got high dex!"
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Post by: Ms_Cellany on January 16, 2013, 02:48:31 PM
BF and I adopted a cat from the local SPCA last weekend. When we'd made our choice and filled out all the paperwork, we went to get the cat. As I opened the cage to lift him out and put him in the carrier, the cat saw his chance and jumped out between my hands and made a beeline for the large scratching post in the corner. BF (the gamer nerd) piped up, "Wow, that cat's got high dex!"

"Dex" is a nice name...
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Post by: Shea on January 16, 2013, 02:52:24 PM
BF and I adopted a cat from the local SPCA last weekend. When we'd made our choice and filled out all the paperwork, we went to get the cat. As I opened the cage to lift him out and put him in the carrier, the cat saw his chance and jumped out between my hands and made a beeline for the large scratching post in the corner. BF (the gamer nerd) piped up, "Wow, that cat's got high dex!"

"Dex" is a nice name...

Haha, it is, actually! Too bad we already named him Seamus.
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Post by: Elfmama on February 11, 2013, 08:33:42 PM
When there is a Star Trek movie playing in the background that you aren't paying much attention to, the Captain's communicator beeps, and you reach for YOUR cellphone...

(It's my incoming text message beep.)
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Post by: LilacRosey on February 11, 2013, 08:37:45 PM
Peopl,e nick name you The Dork! At work!, LilacRosey
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Post by: twiggy on March 14, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
Did anyone do anything for pi day? DH asked for a pie to take to work (software engineer). in 2015 they're going to have a blow out with deep dish pizza pies and dessert pies as well

So, in keeping with the theme, we had chicken pot pie for dinner :)
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Post by: RebeccainGA on March 15, 2013, 08:25:21 AM
We didn't do anything for Pi day.... but 3/14/15 will be a biggie!
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Post by: Mal on March 15, 2013, 10:07:20 AM
You do your shift at the library information desk and can't help but overhear a conversation two boys at the Wii have about reaching a hidden level in New Super Mario Bros and you casually tell them they need a mini mushroom for that.
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Post by: White Dragon on April 23, 2013, 01:58:13 PM
Several years ago, I participated in a Secret Santa exchange at work. Participation was voluntary, and to help the gifters choose something appropriate, each participant filled out a tag with 2 or 3 inexpensive suggestions.
My go-tos were always coffee and chocolate, and that particular year I added "Lawn ornament" because there were lots of cute options out there.

Well, the Coworker I Disliked The Most drew my name. And she bought me a lawn ornament.
Now, there is absolutely nothing offensive about this lawn ornament. It's a little cherub with reflective wings,  much like this one: http://outdoorstatue.org/store/cherub-garden-statues/seated-cherub-statue-medium-121702069919400/

I probably wouldn't have picked it out for myself, but it's inoffensive and I did find a perfect use for it on my deck.

However...because it was given to me by someone I really didn't care for, it's very hard to get attached to the little thing.
And as time goes on, it's sort of become affectionately hideous in our eyes.

And, every few months, someone spots it and starts another round of "Weeping Angel."  :)

This geek game involves taking the statue and sticking it in places designed to startle other members of the family.  ;D
This week it was in my dresser drawer (thank you son!)
From there it went to Mr. Dragon's sock drawer.
He, in turn, put it in the kid's bathtub, where a groggily awake teenager would be sure to get an eyeful first thing in the morning.  >:D
(Got an unexpected victim when Big Sister when to borrow the teen's tub for a late night bath. She shrieked most satisfactorily!)  >:D ;D >:D

So that is what geeks do. They find lemons and turn them into Dr. Who games of "torment the family!"
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Post by: Slartibartfast on April 23, 2013, 02:38:30 PM
WhiteDragon, I believe this would be relevant to your interests (http://disasterpiecetheatre.com/2012/12/10/disasterpiece-theatre-drama-club-angel-on-the-shelf/).
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Post by: White Dragon on April 23, 2013, 06:18:25 PM
WhiteDragon, I believe this would be relevant to your interests (http://disasterpiecetheatre.com/2012/12/10/disasterpiece-theatre-drama-club-angel-on-the-shelf/).

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

Good thing the work day is over, I was making a lot of chortles and snerk-noises at the reception desk here!

I sent that home.
I have....plans for it..... >:D >:D
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 23, 2013, 07:01:24 PM
No one will play POTC scene it with you other than your equally obsessed friend.   Extra points if you use character voices to answer and say "Well that doesn't count because it's not technically true, this game was obviously produced before At World's End!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Bottlecaps on April 23, 2013, 10:38:18 PM
You know you've achieved nerdhood when you start playing MUDs, when MUDs are well past their initial prime. :-P
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Post by: greencat on April 24, 2013, 11:17:05 PM
I work two jobs - IT phone support and retail management at a store that sells, uh, nerd games/hobbies.  I think I hit the level cap on nerdhood.
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Post by: Pen^2 on April 24, 2013, 11:29:37 PM
When my husband is feeling sick, I buy him red and blue fizzy drink (sometimes food colouring is necessary) and put them in little jars with string around the top: Diablo health and mana potions. It always makes him feel better!

And we often refer to foods in terms of how they'll improve our stats: bacon or anything with protein adds to STR, simple sugars increase DEX, complex sugars add to base hit points, etc...

Oh, and if anyone ends a sentence with "eggs"? Quickly followed by a staccato "STIR... MIN... ATE!"

Finally, I spent forty minutes in a shop last week trying to decide whether or not to buy a Tom Baker scarf. It never gets below 28'C where I live (even at night or during rain), so scarfs aren't terribly useful. In the end I bought some jellybabies instead (which took ages to find but were worth it).
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 25, 2013, 08:01:56 AM
You've acquired enough monkey stickers from 'Think Geek' to identify every piece of luggage you own. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on April 28, 2013, 12:25:27 PM
Last night, my youngest cat was batting something around in the foyer. I flipped on a light and found some poor little tree frog splayed out + dusted with cat hair. I carried him to the bathroom, removed the cat hair, moistened his skin with a dab of water and petted his head until he wasn't shakey / playing dead anymore. Then I realized that the whole time I'd been saying out loud "It's okay, buddy. You'll be alright...See, you look better now. No cuts on your skin. She just scared you a little." ::)
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Post by: VorFemme on April 28, 2013, 02:05:15 PM
You speak Elvish or Klingon well enough to communicate at Cons with people attending from other countries.....

Sadly, languages are not my forte, so I am not that nerdy.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Corvid on April 28, 2013, 02:16:14 PM
I knew I'd achieved nerdhood when I started watching the original Japanese Power Rangers and liked them.

I'm hopeless.
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Post by: blue2000 on April 28, 2013, 04:57:08 PM
I knew I'd achieved nerdhood when I started watching the original Japanese Power Rangers and liked them.

I'm hopeless.

It's a testament to my own nerdiness that I just went "Japanese Power Rangers??!? AAHHH!!" Found them on YouTube. They are really something. I think I still prefer the other ones though.

(It is a testament to my age that I actually have some shows and the Power Rangers Movie on VHS.  :-[ ::) )
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 28, 2013, 08:26:57 PM
DH and DS were watching LOTR: The Two Towers while DH was playing Mass Effect 2. I was upstairs and heard swordplay and horse hooves interspersed with gunfire, it was a little odd.
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 28, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
Getting a hairstyle based on a character from a beloved series.  Especially when it's not a major character in the books or movies but you just like the character.

For me it's Tonks from Harry Potter. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on April 28, 2013, 09:57:13 PM
Tonks has nice hair. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 28, 2013, 10:00:29 PM
Tonks has nice hair. :)

I agree! :)  I even colored it with a dark magenta coloring kit so it turned out looking dark purple, but the dye I used (Garnier) didn't take on all of my hair.  Dh says it looks intentional so that's good! LOL!

But I really like the cut.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Corvid on April 28, 2013, 10:44:03 PM
I knew I'd achieved nerdhood when I started watching the original Japanese Power Rangers and liked them.

I'm hopeless.

It's a testament to my own nerdiness that I just went "Japanese Power Rangers??!? AAHHH!!" Found them on YouTube. They are really something. I think I still prefer the other ones though.

(It is a testament to my age that I actually have some shows and the Power Rangers Movie on VHS.  :-[ ::) )

There are actually a number of Japanese Power Ranger series because each year is a totally new concept and team.  Go to gooddrama.net and check out Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (Power Rangers Samurai) to see my personal favorite.  Even better are the various Kamen Rider series.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on April 28, 2013, 11:12:37 PM
I saw a shirt on a mannequin in a shop window.  It was a pale gold color, with big gold "pearls" studded in lines running up and down it.  My first thought wasn't, "what a pretty shirt," it was "DALEK!!!"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Pen^2 on April 28, 2013, 11:57:38 PM
I have a maroon and black top ala Captain Picard. DH just thinks it's a normal top and still doesn't understand why some people act a little odd when they see me in it. :P

Hey, it's not my fault he refuses to watch any star trek other than the most recent movie!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on April 29, 2013, 12:03:32 AM
I knew I'd achieved nerdhood when I started watching the original Japanese Power Rangers and liked them.

I'm hopeless.

It's a testament to my own nerdiness that I just went "Japanese Power Rangers??!? AAHHH!!" Found them on YouTube. They are really something. I think I still prefer the other ones though.

(It is a testament to my age that I actually have some shows and the Power Rangers Movie on VHS.  :-[ ::) )

There are actually a number of Japanese Power Ranger series because each year is a totally new concept and team.  Go to gooddrama.net and check out Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (Power Rangers Samurai) to see my personal favorite.  Even better are the various Kamen Rider series.

Thank you for taking all my free time in the next week. ;D Those are better than the YouTube ones!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: StarDrifter on April 29, 2013, 03:41:05 AM
You name your firstborn after an obscure character from a beloved sci-fi TV series.

Baby Jolinar has had approximately 2% recognition of the origin of her name.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Katana_Geldar on April 29, 2013, 05:38:13 AM
You name your firstborn after an obscure character from a beloved sci-fi TV series.

Baby Jolinar has had approximately 2% recognition of the origin of her name.

You know you've achieved nerdhood when you get the above reference. It's from SG-1.
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 29, 2013, 06:24:08 AM
If I'd had twin boys I would have named them Fred and George. :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on April 29, 2013, 07:15:08 PM
I fully anticipate having to argue with my as-yet-unfound future husband over which fandom we're giving our children names from.

Also, when you go to a party, and the pick-up lines go more like "what's your alignment?" than "what's your sign?"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 29, 2013, 07:46:06 PM
Well my first one was born before the POTC movies came out, but I did smile that his first and middle names are the names of POTC characters. Edward (first name of Captain Teague, Jack's father) and William. :)

And giggled upon watching Edward Scissorhands to realize Edward and Kevin are names from that. 

And oh, while Liam Neeson might have inspired me to name my youngest Liam, I had forgotten that the name was in another movie I love dearly, Secret of Roan Inish. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on April 29, 2013, 08:44:21 PM
Well my first one was born before the POTC movies came out, but I did smile that his first and middle names are the names of POTC characters. Edward (first name of Captain Teague, Jack's father) and William. :)

And giggled upon watching Edward Scissorhands to realize Edward and Kevin are names from that. 

And oh, while Liam Neeson might have inspired me to name my youngest Liam, I had forgotten that the name was in another movie I love dearly, Secret of Roan Inish. 

That's one of my favourites, too! :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 29, 2013, 09:08:22 PM
If you like that movie, you might like this book trilogy, called the Seal Island Trilogy.  The first one is Selkie Spell, followed by Selkie Enchantress and she just released Selkie Sorceress on Thursday, I think it was.

http://www.amazon.com/Selkie-Spell-Island-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00642RLC8

That's the ebook link but they're now available in paperback as well.  I love them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: blue2000 on April 29, 2013, 10:15:25 PM
If you like that movie, you might like this book trilogy, called the Seal Island Trilogy.  The first one is Selkie Spell, followed by Selkie Enchantress and she just released Selkie Sorceress on Thursday, I think it was.

http://www.amazon.com/Selkie-Spell-Island-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00642RLC8

That's the ebook link but they're now available in paperback as well.  I love them.

Those look really interesting! Selkies are fascinating creatures. Alas, it would have to be paperback, because I do not have a Kindle. I'm tempted to get one. There are so many good ebooks out now!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 30, 2013, 06:11:20 AM
Here's the link to the paperback books.  http://www.amazon.com/Selkie-Spell-Island-Trilogy-Volume/dp/0615793312/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

I cannot recommend them enough.  I just love them!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 30, 2013, 07:56:51 AM
Even if you don't have a Kindle, the Kindle app for any handheld device, pc or mac is awesome. I have my Kindle library on all my devices; three laptops, two desktops, a Galaxy Tab, and an iPad.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Carotte on May 01, 2013, 05:13:08 PM
I fully anticipate having to argue with my as-yet-unfound future husband over which fandom we're giving our children names from.

Also, when you go to a party, and the pick-up lines go more like "what's your alignment?" than "what's your sign?"

Good thing that I have a boy name (picked from dr.who, and SO has a girl name from a sci-fi book, and neither of us object to the other one. But that would be for fictional, as yet to determine if we want one, with each-other, kids.)

While telling my SO yesterday that I'm always in need/want of a kiss I told him it was a constant, like f(x)=yes.
I'm not even sure if what I said made sense and is a constant (tho I think it is?), but it made him grin ear to ear, he's the math wizz :).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mmswm on May 01, 2013, 05:17:22 PM
I read math books for fun.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: lilfox on May 01, 2013, 05:55:35 PM
I read linguistics books for fun.   :)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on May 11, 2013, 02:29:21 PM
BF and I had the following conversation this morning (bg note: we met online. This is relevant).

Me: ::something about the aesthetic of classic Star Wars vs. the new Star Wars with reference to the 2009 Star Trek movie::
BF: I can't believe I've shacked up with such a nerd.
Me: Hey, there was a picture of me on my OKCupid profile dressed as Malcolm Reynolds. You were warned.
BF: ...that's fair.

It should be noted that BF is also a massive nerd. We spent last night watching the 2009 Star Trek movie and trying to play a drinking game wherein we took a sip each time there was a lens flare. We gave up about 20 minutes in, realizing that we would be, at the very least, blackout drunk by the end if we kept going.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on May 11, 2013, 03:40:53 PM
I went to a church garage sale for baby clothes and toys.  I bought baby clothes and toys, and a Darth Vader Potato Head that now sits on my computer at work.  I call him the Vader Tater.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: LadyClaire on May 11, 2013, 06:46:21 PM
I bought a Cthulhu plushie from Books a Million the other day. I told the clerk that I wasn't even going to lie like I usually do when buying plushies by claiming it's for my nephew.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Corvid on May 11, 2013, 07:09:55 PM
I've always wanted to get one of the Giant Microbe plushies.  I like the idea of having Ebola or the Black Death, but the Common Cold is pretty cute.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 12, 2013, 05:15:37 AM
I've always wanted to get one of the Giant Microbe plushies.  I like the idea of having Ebola or the Black Death, but the Common Cold is pretty cute.

I have Swine Flu, Black Death, a Bookworm and a Brain Cell. ;D

(How weird does that sound!!!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on May 12, 2013, 08:07:46 AM
One of my friends gave her sister Polio (because her sister is a historian studying the social impact of polio in the pre-Salk-vaccine 20th century). Personally, I really want the Bookworm.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mmswm on May 12, 2013, 11:05:35 AM
I've always wanted to get one of the Giant Microbe plushies.  I like the idea of having Ebola or the Black Death, but the Common Cold is pretty cute.

I have Swine Flu, Black Death, a Bookworm and a Brain Cell. ;D

(How weird does that sound!!!)

I have a nerve cell, blood cell, cold virus, the flu, several STD's (I used to teach middle school, I loaned them to the health teacher for "those" lessons), ebola, and several others I can't recall at the moment. I collect them.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: MrsJWine on May 12, 2013, 05:20:39 PM
I keep forgetting what the current topic of this thread is when I click on it. So every time I'm like  ":o What are you people doing to contract all these diseases??"
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: TeamBhakta on May 12, 2013, 07:38:56 PM
I keep hoping that I'll buy an old book one day and there will be an obscure, rare baseball card tucked into it

When I watch Merlin reruns, I end jotting down some of the character names into my baby name notebook (Not pregnant or a parent)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: magicdomino on May 13, 2013, 09:19:58 AM
I keep forgetting what the current topic of this thread is when I click on it. So every time I'm like  ":o What are you people doing to contract all these diseases??"

We're getting them from the Internet.   :)

Let's see, I have:  that last nerve that people are always getting on; a spare brain cell (everybody can use an extra brain cell or two); rabies, common cold, mono, herpes, E. coli, and gangrene.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Twik on May 17, 2013, 03:37:02 PM
I've always wanted to get one of the Giant Microbe plushies.  I like the idea of having Ebola or the Black Death, but the Common Cold is pretty cute.

I have Swine Flu, Black Death, a Bookworm and a Brain Cell. ;D

(How weird does that sound!!!)

I have a nerve cell, blood cell, cold virus, the flu, several STD's (I used to teach middle school, I loaned them to the health teacher for "those" lessons), ebola, and several others I can't recall at the moment. I collect them.

I have Ebola on my doorknob at the office!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on May 17, 2013, 04:07:48 PM
I've always wanted to get one of the Giant Microbe plushies.  I like the idea of having Ebola or the Black Death, but the Common Cold is pretty cute.

I have Swine Flu, Black Death, a Bookworm and a Brain Cell. ;D

(How weird does that sound!!!)

I have a nerve cell, blood cell, cold virus, the flu, several STD's (I used to teach middle school, I loaned them to the health teacher for "those" lessons), ebola, and several others I can't recall at the moment. I collect them.

I have Ebola on my doorknob at the office!

Does it stop people from coming in?  I may need to invest in that...  >:D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 17, 2013, 04:48:56 PM
Star Wars weekends at Walt Disney World start tomorrow! It is DH' favorite event there.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Thipu1 on May 17, 2013, 04:54:12 PM
I keep hoping that I'll buy an old book one day and there will be an obscure, rare baseball card tucked into it

When I watch Merlin reruns, I end jotting down some of the character names into my baby name notebook (Not pregnant or a parent)

The library came close to that.  We were given an old Baedecker's that had an envelope as a bookmark.  The envelope contained a letter and a business card from a Thomas Cook guide based in Cairo.  The business card proudly announced that the owner was a survivor of the Titanic.

That was fun to research and made a neat entry on the library blog. 
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: katiescarlett on May 22, 2013, 11:47:00 PM
Your literature professor tells you some archaic piece of history pertaining to the time period your novel was written in, and tells the class they probably don't know about it.  You then inform the Prof you do and proceed to go into a long spiel about said archaic history.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on May 22, 2013, 11:54:42 PM
Your literature professor tells you some archaic piece of history pertaining to the time period your novel was written in, and tells the class they probably don't know about it.  You then inform the Prof you do and proceed to go into a long spiel about said archaic history.

That is awesome!!!!
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Pen^2 on May 23, 2013, 12:10:35 AM
I keep forgetting what the current topic of this thread is when I click on it. So every time I'm like  ":o What are you people doing to contract all these diseases??"

We're getting them from the Internet.   :)

Yeah, I've gotten loads of viruses from using the internet. Always a good technically true statement to use if I ever really don't want someone to touch my computer.

How about: someone gives you a rather long and yucky number for something, and you just remember it instantly. When asked why, you explain that it's luckily only a few digits away from being a certain sequence in the top three hundred decimals of pi, and therefore you only had to remember three things instead of fifteen.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: VorFemme on May 23, 2013, 02:23:32 PM
Don't remember if it's been mentioned - but speaking Elvish, Klingon, and Esperanto are always good for a few nerd points.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on May 23, 2013, 07:41:06 PM
Don't remember if it's been mentioned - but speaking Elvish, Klingon, and Esperanto are always good for a few nerd points.

I know the first one is from Lord of the Rings, second one is from Star Trek.... but what is Esperanto from?
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Fliss on May 23, 2013, 07:52:01 PM

Esperanto's a constructed language from 1887 that's touted as the replacement for English. More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

(looks wariely around at the sudden silence) And NOW you all know why I'm banned from every trivia and pub quiz night in the entire country. It's called an 'idactic memory'. I just remember . . . . stuff. Totally useless in the real world.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Nikko-chan on May 23, 2013, 07:58:23 PM

Esperanto's a constructed language from 1887 that's touted as the replacement for English. More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

(looks wariely around at the sudden silence) And NOW you all know why I'm banned from every trivia and pub quiz night in the entire country. It's called an 'idactic memory'. I just remember . . . . stuff. Totally useless in the real world.

I um.... if there's ever a trivia night... I want you on my team. Also: yeah... mind is boggled from that article.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Elfmama on May 23, 2013, 10:24:30 PM

Esperanto's a constructed language from 1887 that's touted as the replacement for English. More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto)

(looks wariely around at the sudden silence) And NOW you all know why I'm banned from every trivia and pub quiz night in the entire country. It's called an 'idactic memory'. I just remember . . . . stuff. Totally useless in the real world.
And I saw something somewhere that more people speak/read Klingon than Esperanto...
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Slartibartfast on May 23, 2013, 11:36:29 PM
Harry Harrison was a huge proponent of Esperento and features it heavily in his "Stainless Steel Rat" series (which is worth the read, even if it's a bit dated!).
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: faithlessone on May 24, 2013, 04:23:57 AM

Esperanto's a constructed language from 1887 that's touted as the replacement for English. More info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto

(looks wariely around at the sudden silence) And NOW you all know why I'm banned from every trivia and pub quiz night in the entire country. It's called an 'idactic memory'. I just remember . . . . stuff. Totally useless in the real world.


Don't worry - I knew that too!!

It was also featured heavily in Red Dwarf. Rimmer claimed to learn it, and at later points be fluent, but all he could actually do was inform people that there was a frog in his bidet. And say "charmita" (charmed) a lot. Not so useful!!

(And my father and I are no longer allowed to enter the local pub quizzes. Having a 2-person team conclusively beat all the other 6-people teams - sometimes by rather immense margins - leads to that 2-person team being very unpopular!!! Sometimes we go miles away to enter pub quizzes, and we've never come lower than 2nd!!!)
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Shea on May 24, 2013, 07:05:01 AM
I don't speak any non-real-world languages, but I have constructed my own language (I studied linguistics in college). Am constructing, I should say, it's a work in progress. The vocab always needs expanding and sometimes I must refine the grammar.

Also, for all you geography nerds, I present geoguessr.com/ (http://geoguessr.com/). I can't stop playing it.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: cwm on May 24, 2013, 02:09:40 PM
In college, I translated Romantic poetry into Tolkien Elvish. For fun. I had a full binder of Elvish to help me, and I had to make some guesses at some words, though they were rather educated.

When arguing with my sister that her daughter can't be CM2 because her initials are CMCM. CM2 would be C2+2CM+M2.

Nobody in my family will play Star Wars Trivial Pursuits with me either. Then again, I refuse to play with my boyfriend.

When I started my job we had to create fake files in the system to learn how to use it. They had to be obvious fakes, so they wouldn't trigger anyone else to think they were real and get the compliance department involved. I realized that I couldn't use any of my fandom names as fakes because nobody else would recognize them, so I reverted to Sherlock Holmes. Then people still didn't recognize that it was fake.

The biggest actual argument my boyfriend and I have had was whether to go to PAX or D*Con. It's a moot point this year because we can't afford either, but we've each made some pretty strong arguments for our own side. We'll see how next year plays out.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on May 24, 2013, 02:39:00 PM

When arguing with my sister that her daughter can't be CM2 because her initials are CMCM. CM2 would be C2+2CM+M2.


nerd level up:  (C+M)2 would be C2+2CM+M2.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Onyx_TKD on May 24, 2013, 02:53:44 PM

When arguing with my sister that her daughter can't be CM2 because her initials are CMCM. CM2 would be C2+2CM+M2.


nerd level up:  (C+M)2 would be C2+2CM+M2.

Yeah, your niece's problem is a lack of parentheses: CM2=CMM. She needs (CM)2=CMCM. C2M2 would also work, but looks less elegant.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: Ms_Cellany on May 24, 2013, 03:11:00 PM
My first name can be rendered C3H4
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: cwm on May 25, 2013, 08:38:11 AM
I give, math never was my strong point.

If it's all the same, sis isn't either, and agreed with me. Now I call the kid Sproglet and she calls her Booger or Bear. Or Booger Bear, if she's being especially cute.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: White Dragon on June 19, 2013, 01:48:02 PM
Several years ago, I participated in a Secret Santa exchange at work. Participation was voluntary, and to help the gifters choose something appropriate, each participant filled out a tag with 2 or 3 inexpensive suggestions.
My go-tos were always coffee and chocolate, and that particular year I added "Lawn ornament" because there were lots of cute options out there.

Well, the Coworker I Disliked The Most drew my name. And she bought me a lawn ornament.
Now, there is absolutely nothing offensive about this lawn ornament. It's a little cherub with reflective wings,  much like this one: http://outdoorstatue.org/store/cherub-garden-statues/seated-cherub-statue-medium-121702069919400/

I probably wouldn't have picked it out for myself, but it's inoffensive and I did find a perfect use for it on my deck.

However...because it was given to me by someone I really didn't care for, it's very hard to get attached to the little thing.
And as time goes on, it's sort of become affectionately hideous in our eyes.

And, every few months, someone spots it and starts another round of "Weeping Angel."  :)

This geek game involves taking the statue and sticking it in places designed to startle other members of the family.  ;D
This week it was in my dresser drawer (thank you son!)
From there it went to Mr. Dragon's sock drawer.
He, in turn, put it in the kid's bathtub, where a groggily awake teenager would be sure to get an eyeful first thing in the morning.  >:D
(Got an unexpected victim when Big Sister when to borrow the teen's tub for a late night bath. She shrieked most satisfactorily!)  >:D ;D >:D

So that is what geeks do. They find lemons and turn them into Dr. Who games of "torment the family!"

I have a follow-up to this.

For Father's Day, DragonSon bought his dad this: http://www.gardenfun.com/travelocity-talking-gnome.html   >:D

It has now replaced the cherub as "things that will lurk for you".
The gnome has been dubbed "Ezzio" (nerd points if you can figure out why!)

Today Ezzio was in the back of DH's car as he drove me to work.
It triggered as we were driving down the block with a cheerful "We're off on an adventure! Bwaaaaahhhhaaaa!"

DH has offered to make a tornado instrument pack out of it... ;D

S'okay by me. The other night I stuck it on the floor on his side of the bed.
I knew it wouldn't go off when he went to bed (dark and all) but that it would when he got up in the morning.  >:D
He called me evil.  ;D
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: mandycorn on June 19, 2013, 05:20:52 PM
My dad and I had a sneaky garden gnome battle a couple of years ago when I still lived at home.  It began when I turned one of his gnomes to look like it was peeing on a tree. He retaliated by making two of them peek in my bedroom window at me. It escalated from there...

His best trick was when he took the morning off to beat me to work by about 30 minutes (an hour and a half drive in rush hour traffic, so he really worked for it) so that he could place a gnome in my desk drawer with my office mate's help.

My return trick wasn't quite as much work, but I enjoyed it. I managed to get an afternoon off and snuck the gnome into his gym bag, so when he went to work out, he was faced with a small bearded friend wearing his change of underpants.

After that, the battle downgraded to small gnome statues exchanged on gift-giving holidays and rearranged in the potted plants in our respective homes.
Title: Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
Post by: greencat on June 23, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
I think the fact that some friends that I just recently made label their vacation photos with the scientific names of the plants and animals in them is the best.thing.ever.