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How to tell you're a nerd: Method 259 (or Salutations, Apologies, and the Undead)

When you nearly collided with a group of Korean Airline pilots and flight attendants in a Dallas, Texas hotel lobby last month because you were too consumed in conversation to watch where you were going, you found yourself feeling guilty. 37 more words

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How to tell you're a nerd: Method 258 (or "The Unsuccessful Attempts at Channeling Bobby Fischer")

You have become obsessed with playing the Play Magnus chess app in which you are pitted against a computer opponent modeled after chess champion Magnus Carlsen’s chess-playing ability between the ages of 5 and 23, with each age serving as a different difficulty level. 45 more words

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How to tell you're a nerd: Method 253 (or Photographic priorities and state fairs)

Upon a recent visit to the State Fair of Texas with your significant other, you unintentionally surprise those who requested pictures of your time spent there by not taking photographs of anyone. 47 more words

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How to tell you're a nerd: Method 238 (or "Is that a Kindle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Oh, that's a Kindle... never mind, then")

You often volunteer the number of novels you read last year when trying to impress someone in a dating situation, only to realize that half the time it makes you look as if you have no social life, and the other half, your potential date has no response at all.

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How to tell your're a nerd: Method 237 (or Facebook and temporal confusion)

You realize from recent experience that staying off of Facebook for three months and then finally signing back in is disorienting in much the same way as being suddenly transported into the future (or woken from a coma). 69 more words

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