Thursday, January 31, 2008

Nerds Like Me

Recently, a friend of mine was telling me that she and her girlfriend (who I don't know very well) had been watching episodes of Buffy,* which she had already seen but her girlfriend had not.

So I asked, "Does she like it?"

"Not really."

"Really? Buffy? But. It's so awesome."

"I mean, she likes it okay I guess, but she's very . . . particular."

"Oh. Hmm. So, are there other tv shows or movies that she's really into?"

"Not really. She likes stuff, but she just doesn't get that into anything."

"So what you're saying is, she's not a nerd."

"That's pretty much it, yeah."

"Wow. I don't think I even know anybody like that."**

*I am a Buffy freak. Like, it's lucky there's no Klingon language or other time-wasting educational opportunity on that show because I might have to learn it. That's how freaky.

**No offense to you, if I know you. I just don't know how to relate to non-nerds.