Past definition: Nerd – An act of complete social suicide. A geeky and antisocial individual doomed to spend their entire lives at the lower end of the popularity scale, never feeling the warmth of another human beings touch. Can be located in library, laboratory, or equally ‘uncool’ place. Will probably end up owning 30 cats.
As I have mentioned and will probably continue to mention, I am a nerd, and darn proud of it! Growing up, I was far more interested in video games, books and science than I was parties, makeup and relationships. Of course, this meant a lot of torment was directed my way by those considered popular. At 20 years old, while being lucky enough to have found an amazingly wonderful man who loves me for my nerdiness, I am still far more interested in having my nose in a book or a controller in my hands than I am in the superficial aspects involved in the ‘popular’ lifestyle. However while my interests have not changed over the years, the way nerds are treated in society has quite significantly. The social ladder has dramatically (but awesomely) been altered, and who has come out on top? Not the jocks or cheerleaders, that era has been and gone. It is none other than THE ALMIGHTY NERDS! 😀
Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? It is cool to be geeky. Many of us haven’t had to change our ways and can now openly embrace all that is fantastic and nerdy without the fear of a wedgie, noogie or toilet flushing, but all of those once considered popular have now been left a little out of the loop. Now they are forced to embrace their inner geek, or it is then THEIR turn to be considered unpopular! I have seen lots of people letting go of their inhibitions and turning to the ways of the nerd, and its wonderful! Finally, there is a world of conversations you can have with people outside of what party they’ve been to, which person they hate for no reason, and who they have had sex with!
So the pressure is on to become a nerd, and to do it fast. Many people are doing a great job at gaining a bit of substance to their life, and are loving their new-found dork! Recently though, while looking through Facebook and other blogs, I have come across a few cases where a few
girls people have really been struggling to go with the nerd wave. These are a few examples of what I have found that have really grinded my gears. Sorry ‘cool’ people, but you are in the nerds playing field now, and if you are going to embrace the inner nerd, there is a few things you need to understand before you make a ninny of yourself!
Being a nerd ‘YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG’ Exhibit A:
Ok, I’m only going to say this once. THESE GLASSES DO NOT MAKE YOU A NERD. Sweet baby jesus, the amount of pictures I have seen on Facebook of Barbie type girls saying ‘Teehee, oh ma gawd I’m such a nerd!’ is mindblowing. Personality and interests define you as a nerd, not a cheap ass piece of black plastic you put on your face 2 seconds to get a photo! If you are going to embrace the geek, for the love of god please pick up a book or a video game, NOT THESE GLASSES!
Being a nerd: ‘YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG’ Exhibit B:
Saying things like ‘I’m a pretty girl in a nerdy world’ or ‘It’s so hard being pretty and smart!’
Holy flipping fudge nuts. What are you trying to say, that we original nerds aren’t attractive? Well excuse me, but I think we are an absolutely stunning bunch:
But seriously, what?! If it’s really ‘so hard’ for you being pretty AND smart, please go back to being just pretty, god forbid that you have a difficult life juggling both! And for your information, there is plenty of nerds out there who are down right attractive as well as smart without even trying, so don’t act like you are privileging the nerd world by gracing us with your ‘pretty’ presence and that even in OUR field that you are above us because of how flipping gorgeous you are. If you are going to be arrogant and still try to belittle nerds when you are trying to be one, go back to your own world, this Nerdtopia doesn’t want you!
Apart from these brain farts some people seem to be having over the whole concept of being a nerd, I am loving this new social move. It is the age of the nerd my friends, so embrace it and get geeky!
Current Definition: Nerd – A complete social stud. An interesting and entertaining individual that is at the peak of the social ladder and loved by all. Can be located in the library, laboratory, or in an equally awesome place. Will still probably end up with 30 cats.
WE BE NERD, HEAR US ROAR! 😀