Topic: How are you not a nerd?

Okay, we know you're into Rails just by you being a member on this site. We can also infer that you may like computers and the internet. That's pretty damn nerdy dude. But what else do you do that's not so nerdy? Everyone's got a cool side, even you, come on smile

As for me, I like driving around aimlessly, working out, and going out with friends between my bouts of nerdery. big_smile

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Sorry did you say cool side!!

Re: How are you not a nerd?

I've been enjoying learning to play piano the past few years. There's not much else non-nerdy about me. smile

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Driving around aimlessly is a hobby of mine as well!  Or at least it was until gas started costing more than gold. sad

Sadly, there is not much nerdy about me.  I took a major step backwards last night when I played D&D for the first time in my life. *shifty eyes*

The piece of me that's not a nerd is a hippy.  If I'm not on the computer, I'm probably listening to Phish or the Grateful Dead or at a concert for some jamband hacky sacking out on the lawn.

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Well I spend more time ballroom dancing than hacking on code, but then again most of the hacking I do it to right write ballroom dance related applications... so that might just inject nerdiness into the non-nerdy activity...

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

I have a hot wife! 

I have a wife.

I know how to use my hands, I've been renovating my house for four years.

I've never played Magic, and never intend to.

I don't own a silk dragon or dragon ball z shirt.

I've never participated in "Anime Night".

I use vi, not emacs.

I like Star Trek, but have never been to a convention.

As you can tell I do know some nerds though.

hehe, good thread!


BTW, I love driving around too!

Re: How are you not a nerd?

Josh wrote:

If I'm not on the computer, I'm probably listening to Phish or the Grateful Dead or at a concert for some jamband hacky sacking out on the lawn.

K, you might not be a nerd, but you could be a dweeb wink hehe

Re: How are you not a nerd?

thabenksta wrote:

I have a hot wife! 

I have a wife.

I've never played Magic, and never intend to.

I don't own a silk dragon or dragon ball z shirt.

I've never participated in "Anime Night".

I use vi, not emacs.

fixed for me smile (my wife knows more about house stuff than I do, but I can cook!)

Josh wrote:

The piece of me that's not a nerd is a hippy.  If I'm not on the computer, I'm probably listening to Phish or the Grateful Dead or at a concert for some jamband hacky sacking out on the lawn.

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

I do 30-45 mins of cardio every day = +1 point
I do so while watching crappy TV = -1 point
I do weights every other day = +1 point
I usually spend every other day dreaming about buying a mac = -1 point

guess I'm a nerd who happens to get a bit of exercise... :0(

I do enjoy cooking though - or is that considered nerdy these days? women like a man who cooks so can't be too nerdy ;0)

Re: How are you not a nerd?

Cooking's not nerdy... but using a point system to determine your level of nerdiness = very nerdy. big_smile wink

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Josh wrote:

... but using a point system to determine your level of nerdiness = very nerdy. big_smile wink

lol LMAO! so busted! big_smile

Re: How are you not a nerd?

Josh wrote:

Cooking's not nerdy... but using a point system to determine your level of nerdiness = very nerdy. big_smile wink

DOH! that reminded me that I have a geek code, which is a major hit against me.


-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version 3.12
GIT d-(---) s+:+ a-- C++++ UL++ P++$ L+(++)$ E---
W+++$ N !o K- w+(++) O M V? PS++ PE Y+ PGP- t+@ 5
X+ R@ tv b- DI++(+++) D+(++) G e* h-- r++ y+(++)
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

Decoded

It was a long time ago ok, I was young, and foolish!

Re: How are you not a nerd?

I spend a fair bit of time on my computer working on various websites (Im a PHP coder) and projects (VB, VB.Net, and some C++).

But Im not always at the screen - I go to college... ahh damn its a computer course... Ermmmmm.... Im going to be quiet now

Re: How are you not a nerd?

I have an amazing, beautiful, funny and patient wife

I have two wonderful children, one is 2 years old and one is 2 months old

I lead a small home group for my local church

I swing dance (pretty well)

I love to bike

I love to play disc golf

I love to cook

I love to read non-technical literature

I play trumpet, piano and am learning guitar

I love jazz and consider myself a jazz buff

I love classical music and consider myself a fan

I love WWII history and have studied it extensively

I have renovated my home for 1 year and left no room untouched

-- My next project is the garage

I'll end it with I use VI, MacBook in black and rock the iPod nano in black of course

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Sorry Reedy, but any interest in history or classical music is an automatic nerd badge.

Re: How are you not a nerd?

I have a very nice Boyfriend

I spend 80% of my time not on the computer (probably 40% in real life, if you count sleeping/eating as time) in a theatre

I take Latin (ohh...wait...NOT nerdy...)

I bike everywhere

I walk to work

I have a gigantic music collection, mainly of bands that died before I was born

I am very familiar with the works of Ockham

I know how to knit

I use an epson.

Re: How are you not a nerd?

thabenksta wrote:

Sorry Reedy, but any interest in history or classical music is an automatic nerd badge.

I would have considered it cultured smile

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Re: How are you not a nerd?

Reedy wrote:

I would have considered it cultured smile

A fine line wink  hehe