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Seriously, I am obsessed with all things Joss Whedon, I played Mario Kart on a Super Nintendo. I once got a job at a video game store because I pre-ordered a copy of Zelda, I know how wtfpwn a raid boss, I can quote movies that most of you haven’t seen, and I’ve had a blog since before most people knew what blogs were. (Seriously, somewhere out there in cyberspace, there’s a blog from my college years, complete with dancing beany babies.)
But, until I started twittering, and announcing my complete geekness to all of my friends and former friends from high school and college, I felt like that was something I could keep kind of quiet.
Now they know everything.
I’m not going to lie… I am a little uncomfortable with that, because people get to find out just what a geek I really am, and I am sure they say things like, “Man, I knew she was a huge dork back in the eighth grade, but I figured she’d grow out of it.” But, I’m grown now, and I would like to think I care less now than I did then about what people think about me. I hope so at least.
Maybe I should be less of a geek? Maybe I shouldn’t live twitter my night out, or maybe I shouldn’t check my facebook page from my phone, but I can’t help it. I love being connected to the internet, and it’s who I am.
I also wonder if the internet will help me or hurt me later when I go to look for a job.
I mean, if this whole book thing works out, and people out there are looking for someone quirky… then I think I have a nice little platform going for myself, right? But… if I try to get a job where I am supposed to be poised and professional, and they google Jamie Harrington and my twitter stream pops up… I’m probably screwed.
So, I plan to continue my queen geekness, and hope that it’s cool with everyone. 🙂