I’m Not So Secretly An Uber Geek

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CIMG3632Seriously, 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. 🙂

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  1. I really like playing Mario Olympics and Rockband with the kids, and the Olympics makes an excellent drinking game after they go to bed!!!

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  2. Well if it makes you feel better…your uber dorkiness is what first attracted me to your blog 😉 At least you don’t post video parody’s of Harry Potter and beg for an Action Figure Edward doll for your birthday…
    just saying….

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  3. I say embrace it! (and know that you are not alone) ;o)

  4. Been blogging 4ever as well and I quickly learned the clash of internet vs reality.

    The most interesting bloggers remain anonymous to the best of their ability because it requires a lot less self-editing before you hit the post button.

    Perhaps get the script/add-on that disables google bots from indexing your site?

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