On Being a Nerd

I’ve been telling you about the amazing Shanan Winters…scratch that The Amazing Shanan Winters..it’s her title, of course…and if you haven’t checked out her blog yet, well…now you don’t have a choice. Because I’m reblogging this. Because it’s amazing. 😉

Shanan Winters

Last weekend, I bought a new jacket. I’m in love with this jacket. It’s a black and white gingham-plaid wool, with leather shoulders, belt and pocket accents. It’s mid-thigh length, and fitted, with a flare at the bottom. And it’s made by Guess. I’m literally obsessed-in-love with it. Why? Because I’m a nerd.

“I think a lot of us have realized that being a nerd … it’s not about what you love. It’s about how you love it.” – Wil Wheaton

I grew up in a blue-collar household. And on top of being not-very-well-off, my parents had an unnatural love for off-brands. If Sony made a TV that they wanted, they was certain that the Sorny TV — at half the price — was twice the bargain. I also grew up in the 80’s, when brand names were all the rage. When I asked for a Cabbage Patch doll, I…

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