Hooray for being a geek! My love of The X-Files paid off recently by helping me to win a contest on Miss Scarlett's blog (and what a fabulous prize it is -- Yarn Love "Scarlett O'Hara" sock yarn in the Armour colorway, a bit of Soak, an adorable sheepy tape measure, and a pattern from Wool Girl!)
It's funny how the meaning of the word "geek" has changed since I was a kid. If I were called a geek when I was ten (and I'm sure I was), the word would have been nearly synonymous with "dork" or "dweeb." All those words conjured up the image of someone with thick glasses, a faceful of braces, and a pocket protector. Now, being a geek, and even a nerd, has a certain cachet -- often, the implication is that someone is passionate and knowledgeable, and I guess those qualities have become "cool." I'm sure there are a lot of complicated sociological reasons for this, but I think the main thing is to just enjoy it while it lasts.
So, other than knitting, how do you get your geek on?