You Know You're A Nerd/Geek When...

Ok...this is a running list, so check back now and then to see what's been added (and, by the way, if you do, is another way to know you are a nerd and/or geek.)

Submissions welcome!

Credits to Female Nerd, Julen.net, Geeks.com, since I brazenly stole most of these from those sites...

Number One way to know you're a nerd/geed:  You have a blog and/or website dedicated to being a nerd or a geek.
  • You look at a movie trailer and think, "I have that font."
  • You set up an automatic rerouting of your e-mail to your pager. 
  • When you realize you spent more money last year on little plastic space men than you did on your girlfriend/wife.
  • You get sudden attacks of bittersweet nostalgic feelings when thinking about your long-lost old Commodore64, Sinclair ZX-81, TRS-80 (or whatever hardware you were raised on), and use large amounts of money/time trying to track one down.
  • You have more e-mail addresses than you do pairs of shoes.
  • You get depressed when you get less than 10 e-mail msgs a day.
  • You start getting paranoid you aren't getting all your e-mail.(If you have sent me e-mail, and there seems to be no life from me, try again.)
  • If you paid $6000 for your computer and $500 for your car.
  • Someone mentions the Q Continuum, and you know what that means.
  • Everyone in the neighborhood brings you (to) their computers to figure out what is wrong.
  • You arrange to get e-mail access no matter where you go.
  • You walk past a Con and people know who you are.
  • You have a definite philosophy of stacking wood for fires.
  • You hear the word "Scuzzy" and the first thing you think of is not an adjective.
  • You write web pages about your web pages.
  • Your favorite part of Geometry was proving theorems.
  • You do your best work after 11 p.m.
  • You work in a building where you need a badge to move between floors.
  • You've bought one of those license plate holders on which you can have your URL or E-Mail address embossed.
  • Not only is your computer in the center of your room, it's set up so as allow 'netting from your couch, as well as your desk chair.
  • You carry a 64 gb (or greater) USB drive to and from work, possibly more than one.
  • You plot to get your grandmother on E-mail (for me this was my father, who now successfully uses e-mail and the 'net, thank you very much!  We just ripped his first CD today...)
  • You'd rather communicate with people via e-mail, text messaging, instant message, or Twitter, then face to face, because "it's just easier that way."
  • If you've ever used "Joshua" as a password and thought you were being clever.
  • 16GB flash drives "just doesn't hold enough."
  • You say phrases like "Make it so!" and "These aren't the droids
    you're looking for", when you talk to people.
  • You write "text" in blocks of "140 Characters."
  • You have an LCD monitor 20" or greater, or a multiple monitor setup.
  • You wear T-shirts with Star Wars, Stark Trek or any computer-related visuals on them
  • You have more friends in the ‘virtual world’ than in real life!
  • You have a computer server at home... which has a name... in the basement... of your parents' house…..which is called your "Command Center” or NORAD (after watching WarGames)... extra Geek points if your home server is named: W.O.P.R. or HAL.
  • You have a junkyard full of extra computer parts in your garage.
  • You built your own PC and giggle when people tell you they have a Dell or HP computer.
  • You carry a USB flash drive in your pocket regardless of where you go (not just work).
  • Friends, family and family friends' friends, call  you asking for computer help.
  • You are fluent in the Klingon language.
  • You have a cable internet connection but would like a T-1 line if  it was reasonably affordable.
  • Red Bulls and frozen dinners are a daily part of your diet.
  • World of Warcraft is constantly on your to-do list.
  • You have four (or more) computers at your house, and it "just isn't enough."
  • When you yell at your radio whenever a "Computer Show" airs because you think the host is an idiot…
  • You listen to the idiot anyway…
  • You've ever used "12345" as a password and thought you were being clever.
  • No matter how fast your computer turns on, it still isn't "fast enough"… even if it is just waking up from a sleep mode.
  • You passionately argue the virtues of (pick 'em): Windows vs. Apple vs. Linux / ATI vs. nVidia / AMD vs. Intel / LCD vs. Plasma / Star Wars vs. Star Trek vs. / Comics vs. Graphic Novels / HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray / USB vs. Firewire / Jobs vs. Gates / etc. etc...
  • You loathe people who buy iPods, iPhones, or iTouches just because they are the hip things to own.
  • You secretly covet having an iPod, iPhone, or iTouch - but are too embarrassed to own one because of what your geek friends would think.
  • Your family calls you to fix their computers... so do your non-geek friends (or friend)...  so do strangers...
  • You have major farmer’s tan!
  • You own five or more useless gadgets that run off your USB ports.
  • Your "laptop" with its massive 20-inch screen weighs more then your "desktop computer."

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