Library Rat

Thursday, 3 June 2010
"You're a nerd."

Excuse me?  Kingsley just made this announcement as we are laying by the ocean on white sands in Mexico.  The look on my face made him back pedal a bit.  "You know, you're smart.  You love to be on your computer, you read constantly and you always have a pen."  ??

In my 30 years on this earth no one has ever called me a nerd.  I pressed him to clarify his observation.

"Well, there's nothing wrong with it.  People are going for nerds more now than ever because they're more successful in life."

What was this man saying?  I'm fashionable, trim and consider myself to be somewhat attractive.  Women do not want to be known by their husbands as "nerds" especially in the first year of marriage.  We want to be pretty, beautiful, smart and even sexy.

I amped up the sexiness for the rest of vacation but he was right.  I couldn't leave our condo without a pen and paper at the ready.  What if I wanted to jot down a great story idea or notes about a cool restaurant?

In Spanish, there is not a direct translation for nerd.  But this is one option, Raton de Biblioteca, literally library rat.

9 comments

Casey said...

Nerds rule the world. I am completely comfortable with the title.

You can be beautiful, sexy, attractive, etc...and still be nerdy. Because really, that is a just a euphemism for smart. Much better than the alternative, I say.

CC

Amber said...

I respectfully disagree with Kingsley. As a professional library rat, the results of my research suggest that you are actually a GEEK, according to this Venn diagram: http://bit.ly/dAu86E.

:)

Teri's Blog said...

Big LOL!

Thabang Motsei said...

I don't think you're a nerd. Just because you like to write and a social media enthusiast...you are smart yes but i think being a nerd is relative anyway. I know some real life nerds who are just complete geniuses about things that you and I can never understand. Nerds rule!I know many! If you are then welcome to the club.x

LizP said...

I don't think you're a nerd. You're stylish, pretty, and don't wear a pocket protector. Do you know Unix and play role playing games?

LizP said...

I don't think you're a nerd. You're stylish, pretty, and don't wear a pocket protector. Do you know Unix and play role playing games?

Denae said...

May I just stop for a moment and say, at times, I love you all more than my husband. Haaaaaa. Kidding. Thanks for having my back! ;)

Amber said...

I think what Kingsley was trying to say is that... he was realizing that he really did marry "the total package", and he's probably pretty darn impressed with himself for landing someone as bright as you. He just didn't articulate that very well. My husband has those moments too... I've learned to love his backhanded compliments!

Denae said...

Amber - Kingsley is lucky to have you to explain these things to me. Haaa! It sounds like a great compliment now. ;)