As you can tell from my About page (if you haven’t read it, go forth, it’s excellent), I am proudly nerdy, geeky, wordy (poem?), a “nerdsmith” if you will. I’m not entirely certain there’s a difference between being a nerd and being just a bit skewiff in the OCD department, but I think we all have a little bit of the Nerd knocking about inside our cerebral cortexes. Join me, won’t you?
- When I am at the supermarket checkout, I go a little bit human calculator and add up the cost of all the groceries in my head as I’m piling them onto the belt to see how close I can get to the actual total. Yesterday I was only $1.40 off, but I have been only a few cents off.
- When I lived in Canada in the mid 90s I collected X-Files Topps Swap Cards.
- Every night before I go to sleep, my mind trawls through the alphabet, coming up with a word for each letter in a certain category. A bit like nocturnal Scattegories. I’ve been through countries, cities, TV Shows, musicians, rivers of the world and a dozen others. Right now I’m working through movies with 3 or more words in the title starting with each letter. It’s the only way my brain can shut off, to work through this shit.
Do you have a nerd confession? ‘Fess up now, my darlings!