What's this business about nerdy being the new black?
Word on the street is glasses and Star Wars are not only okay, but trendy. Love video games, Gremlins and Sonic breakfast burritos? You are now part of the cool kids club.
Why was this not an option in Jr. High as I entered into frog jumping contests and wore Muppet characters on my over sized clothing? I so would have been the coolest.
Fortunately, I managed to hold on to parts of that inner geek that was never entirely eliminated when I learned how to de-frizz my hair, wear clothes that fit, and adopt normal hobbies like going to the ballet and watching Hoarders on A&E.
For example, I geek Matlock.
I geek highwater sweatpants for laying around the house.
I geek macaroni and cheese with hot dogs.
I geek the color purple.
I geek glasses.
I geek random facts.
I geek movies and shows about aliens.
I geek movies and shows about zombies.
I geek correct grammar.
I geek fart jokes.
I geek reading.
I geek Friday nights at home.
...and so on.
I used to geek All My Children. But then I got a job and now I'm geeking full time employment.
Needless to say, I'm part of the cool kids club.
It only took years of slouch boots, acid washed jeans, shoulder pads, shirts tied around waists, skinny jeans, ballet flats, and UGG boots to get me here.
Now let's just all try our hardest to keep this new nerd culture going. For my sake.