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twiggy

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #855 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #856 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #857 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #858 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #859 on: April 23, 2013, 02:38:30 PM »

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #860 on: April 23, 2013, 06:18:25 PM »
WhiteDragon, I believe this would be relevant to your interests.

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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #861 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!"
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #862 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #863 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #864 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #865 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. 

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #866 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #867 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.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #868 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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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #869 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.  :-[ ::) )
You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse.