Show us your geek cred - a thread

You’re spending this month learning about our Head Geeks in our February Monthly Mission, but we’d like to learn what makes you geek out. Tell us a story about a project, aspirational dream, or just something you fan girl/boy over that shows us what type of geek you are.

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  • I don't think my Geek is traditional in the sense of the word and more of the definition. I think a lot of the former Geek things people did are now more popular then they were before

    geek1
    /ɡēk/
    noun

    1.
    an unfashionable or socially inept person.

    2.
    US
    a performer at a carnival or circus whose show consists of bizarre or grotesque acts.

    - I favor clothes that are comfortable, not fashionable. Never owned a pair of skinny jeans or slim fit shirts.

    - I stick to things I know I like, verse the latest trends or new items. Why reinvent the wheel because a company wants to make more money off consumers.

    - I'm an introvert. The pandemic has not really affected my social interactions. Extremely small circle of friends, I don't like to go to gatherings outside that circle. I prefer to stay home and work on my hobbies vs going to a party, bar, concert, festval, etc.

    - All my hobbies are DIY stuff (Which is now trending, ironically). Home made beer and wine, wood working projects for around the house, gardening/canning food, hunting, home repair, etc. 

    - I don't play games, I don't watch sci-fi shows or movies, I don't collect anything, and not a fan of LARPing. None of those traditional geek things I see so many folks doing these days.

    So I guess my geek is that I just do my own thing, away from other people. And I can live with that.

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  • I don't think my Geek is traditional in the sense of the word and more of the definition. I think a lot of the former Geek things people did are now more popular then they were before

    geek1
    /ɡēk/
    noun

    1.
    an unfashionable or socially inept person.

    2.
    US
    a performer at a carnival or circus whose show consists of bizarre or grotesque acts.

    - I favor clothes that are comfortable, not fashionable. Never owned a pair of skinny jeans or slim fit shirts.

    - I stick to things I know I like, verse the latest trends or new items. Why reinvent the wheel because a company wants to make more money off consumers.

    - I'm an introvert. The pandemic has not really affected my social interactions. Extremely small circle of friends, I don't like to go to gatherings outside that circle. I prefer to stay home and work on my hobbies vs going to a party, bar, concert, festval, etc.

    - All my hobbies are DIY stuff (Which is now trending, ironically). Home made beer and wine, wood working projects for around the house, gardening/canning food, hunting, home repair, etc. 

    - I don't play games, I don't watch sci-fi shows or movies, I don't collect anything, and not a fan of LARPing. None of those traditional geek things I see so many folks doing these days.

    So I guess my geek is that I just do my own thing, away from other people. And I can live with that.

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