Friday, April 16, 2010

When Did You Know You Know?

When did you realize you were a nerd? I'm pretty sure I burst out of the womb quibbling about Star Wars trivia, because I don't really remember not being a nerd or some sudden epiphany that I was one. I don't remember not watching Star Wars; I had a Wickett teddy bear and an R2-D2 toybox. I was majorly into fantasy stuff like Red Sonja and Conan and bad Hercules movies (though one could argue that was the gayness coming out). Star Trek: The Next Generation started when I was five and I was hooked instantly and played Enterprise all the time. I was just a little nerdy kid.

I never stood a chance, really; my dad was a Trekkie from TOS days and I'm distressingly like him, so it was inevitable. (Though I didn't get his Western fixation.)

5 comments:

Rob said...

My moment of nerd clarity came when I read a children's book on the presidents when I was in the 2nd grade . . . and have been able to recite them from memory from that day forward. For fun I even match the name to their years in office. Nerdtastic no?

Frank said...

Totally nerdtastic!

Damien Oz said...

I knew I was a nerd when some smart arse said "You probably know exactly how a warp core works?!"

Need less to say I them told him step by step how a warp core on star trek actually DOES work.

Nerd..................

Frank said...

Damien, I had a similar conversation once with my physics teacher (who I didn't like anyway and that class was the only one in high school I ever got a C in) about photon torpedoes. He was talking in class about how they don't make sense because how do you contain antimatter without setting it off with matter, and I explained about magnetic containment fields, and he gave me some condescending smile and said how magnetic fields are matter, too, or something, and I just left it, even though I knew he was totally wrong, which he was because they store the antimatter they produce at CERN and other accelerators in magnetic "bottles." But I'd long known I was a nerd before that, so it wasn't an epiphany like yours. *LOL*

Damien Oz said...

OMG THANK YOU !!!


I knew I wasnt the only one out there :)))))