Happy Odd Day

Happy ODD DAY … 5-7-9!  Yeah, it’s little trivia tidbits like this that I really enjoy … call it my ‘nerd bone’ acting up.  And on the subject of nerds … what’s so wrong about being a full-blown nerd anyway?  I like to think that as a member of the nerd network, I bring a quality of uniqueness into all that I do. 
By the way, Geeks and Nerds are NOT synonymous.  Here’s why:
Nerds wear ill-fitting clothes, have bad hair, have a full arsenal of esoteric knowledge, lean towards more intellectual pursuits and are generally more reserved.  While many people might think of the "NERD" to be a negative connotation, I rather enjoy the freedom it gives me to be myself … no apologies needed (or offered).  By the way, the word ‘NERD’ was first introduced way back in 1950 when Dr. Seuss wrote about them in his book, "If I Ran the Zoo".  Are you ready?  I even know the quote (which borders on Geek, but that’s another paragraph).  The setting. our main character and narrator is naming all of the things that he/she would have in the zoo.  Ready?AHEM:  "a Nerkle, a Nerd, and a Seersucker too".  Cool, huh!
Geeks, on the other hand, are considered to be a more loving sort that happens to possess a certain affinity for things such as electronics, and perhaps are more academically programmed.  There are many types of Geeks: science geeks, electronic geeks, historical and re-enactment geeks, literature geeks … there is no end to geek-dom which is a dandy bit to know.  Geek trivia bit: What was the name of the ‘dud’ in the old game, "Mystery Date" ?  Answer: Poindexter … a true Geek name if ever there was one!  By the way: Abi Red heart‘s Geeks!
If you really want to see Geeks and Nerds in action, check out the sitcom ‘Big Bang Theory’;  movie, ‘Star Trek’; a great website, ‘thinkgeek.com’; quote, "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one" popularized on the Internet and incorrectly attributed to Bill Gates. (nerd fact-Actual author – Charles Sykes.)  Publications: Scientific American, Popular Science, Newsweek, anything poultry related!  The list is endless!
Todays the day!  Proudly display your Nerd or Geek, it IS after all, Odd Day!

One response to “Happy Odd Day

  1. Did I really say, "afer all, it IS after all" ??? True nerd-dom in action!

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