Miscellany Monday – Descent into Geekdom

Almost two years ago, I came to know a manly geek. We “met” through a blog where we were surprisingly both regulars.

Even though, My Geek, as I refer to him, and I do not have much in common, other than that we are both married (to different people), our relationship evolved from instant messaging and e-mails to texts and phone calls.

In the beginning of our IM/e-mail relationship, he would tell me about his geeky IT job, computers, his toys, and comic books, while I would tell him about PRADA, Pottery Barn, and Martha Stewart. We did our fair share of eye rolling and laughs over the interests of the other and a relationship grew out of what in reality shouldn’t have.

We became friends.

Without really realizing it, some of his interests slowly crept their way into my life. It started gradually with a online comic that he talked about. One day, I decided to take a look at it and ended up reading the entire Girl Genius comic, four years worth, over a weekend. So now every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, My Geek and I had something more to discuss—something that we both enjoy and not scoff.

The next geeky thing to invade my life was the graphic novel Watchmen. I was too chicken to go and buy it in the store that I decided to purchase it online through Amazon. After thinking it further through, I didn’t want it on my permanent record, so to speak, so I volunteered someone else to buy it for me.

This blog will record my descent into geekdom—my involuntary slide to the other side without losing my girlishness and my love for PRADA and Yves Saint Laurent Red Temptation lipstick.

5 Responses to “Miscellany Monday – Descent into Geekdom”

  1. Woman of the House Says:

    I met my geek online almost 10 years ago, and married him. Since then it’s been a downslide into d20s, Monday night gaming, and men with questionable hygiene & social skills. It’s an adventure. I wish you the best, and will be following along on your journey. (Oh, and the expression we use here is “voluntold”.)

    • thegeekwearsprada Says:

      Thanks for your comment.

      I had to ask what d20s were, so you know I am new to this world. LOL My journey has been a fun adventure thus far and I hope it continues to be.

      Thanks again.

  2. Woman of the House Says:

    LOL – I hadn’t even thought about whether or not you knew about d20s. I think that must mean I’ve slid further into geekdom than I had originally thought. OK, at least I’m not LARPing! (My geek doesn’t either, so I should be safe, right?)

    By the way, if you haven’t already, you should check out http://www.thinkgeek.com for all of your one stop shopping geek needs. You won’t find Yves Saint Laurent there, but you will find some fun geek couture. (Doesn’t everyone need an animated interactive t-shirt?) 🙂

  3. thegeekwearsprada Says:

    I love ThinkGeek. My first purchase there was a t-shirt with caffeine on it and I wear it with my Stella McCartney blazer on non-uniform days at school 🙂 It is a big hit.

    Thank goodness I have a “geek translator”. He comes in handy.

  4. Woman of the House Says:

    I know what you mean. Even now, I would be forever lost without my geek translator.

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