Speak Out with Your Geek Out

I am a geek. I am very much a geek.

I am a word geek. I love knowing where words came from and the journey they took to make it into our modern language. I love using them correctly and I love hearing and reading them used correctly. I get excited over a beautiful new dictionary. I own a Strunk & White style guide and a Gregg reference manual.

I am a book geek, otherwise known as a bibliophile. I love turning pages, seeing a story unfold in my mind, seeing the wonderful ways imaginations work. I have been known, on occasion, to pull out my book at a stop light. When I’m driving. I have boxes and boxes and stacks and piles of books. I go back and read books again and again.

I’m a bit of a computer geek. I can and have upgraded components on my computers, including, most recently, a power supply. I’m kind of proud of myself for that one. Now I haven’t put together my own computer, mainly because there are just some really good ones out there that are already done for me. I know what to look for in components. I’m not really enough of a computer geek to work in a shop, but I can hold my own. I characterize myself as an intermediate to advanced user, but all on the front end of things. The backstage stuff can still confuse me.

I’m an online geek. I have my own website, regardless of how often I actually update it… (oops!) I have a Facebook page, though I don’t bother with it very much either. I have a Twitter account that I’m fairly addicted to, though I’m a bit of a lurker. I have a Google + profile, though I really haven’t done a whole lot with it. There is very very rarely a day that I’m not online, and usually I am online for multiple hours.

I’m a gaming geek. I play Dungeons & Dragons whenever I can get a group together. I played Everquest and still know my password to get back into it. I play World of Warcraft, sometimes until 3 in the morning, even on a morning I have class. I regularly play old World of Darkness in a chat room, and have looked into the new World of Darkness.

I am a gadget geek. I have a GPS, a BlackBerry, a laptop, a desktop, and an internet-connected TV with integrated Blu-Ray player. I want a tablet but can’t justify the expense. I’m the one who programs the clocks on the microwave and stove, who programs the alarm system, who sets the DVR to record a show…

I. Am. A. Geek.

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