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Nerd Girls Rule

A friend of mine pointed me to this post which I must share with you, my fellow Nerd Girls. On her list of nerd qualifications, I'm eight of nine and working on the last one in my spare time (of which, due to being a nerd and therefore a person of wide-ranging and varied interests, I of course have never enough). Herewith, an excerpt:

[W]hen I think of nerds, I think of smart people who are willing to be different, interested in learning pretty much all the time, and good at looking at the world in a highly detailed, specific, and informed way. I think of people who are willing to be weird. Who wear the wrong clothes, not because the wrong clothes are suddenly the right clothes, but because they either can’t quite remember what the trend is now, or they don’t care at all, or they are comfortable with what they happen to be wearing. I think of people who become inspired by a tiny topic that no one else cares about and set out to discover everything they can about it. People who constantly ask the world questions, who challenge all the premises that other people take for granted, but who do it without being mean. Who do it because they’re curious and because they like to push their own minds. And nerd girls are the best.

Read the whole wonderful article here. It's almost enough to make me forget that as of this week, I am halfway to age 90. La la la, birthday, I can't hear you...


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Jan. 22nd, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Brilliant icon!
Jan. 25th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Seemed appropriate for a post on nerdiness...
Jan. 22nd, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm, um, many on her nerd list.

That's a wonderful paragraph she wrote, and a wonderful thoughtful piece in general. I didn't know about her blog. Thank you for linking to it.

I am almost halfway to 90, and still I await the moment when I feel I am actually an adult. But I have always felt like a nerd and stopped having a problem with it back in primary school because it was what made me special, and that's a good thing.
Jan. 25th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Yes, me too! I liked being the smart weird one who knew more words than everyone else. Besides, big heavy books make GREAT weapons :)
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Jan. 25th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
You don't write a day over a precocious, sometimes smutty thirteen.

That may be the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me ;)
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