Saturday, January 12, 2013

Watching Little Man Grow

     My son is turning 13 in just less than a month. He lives in a small town with his dad. I rather like the town where he lives. However, there are not a lot of people there that read comic books, watch sci-fi TV or movies or have a clue what a Tardis is. So, Ty has often feels a bit torn about letting his friends know that he enjoys these things. Well, he has a friend spending the night that I have not actually met until now. He is the smallest kid in his class. And, he is new to town. I was in the kitchen putting a few things away in the kitchen. Meanwhile, I can hear Ty showing him around the living room, giving him the tour. When I heard, "That's Harley Quinn" come out of his mouth, I got a little excited. He enjoys several things. He has even watched a little Doctor Who. I told him that is nice to have a friend to talk to about these things that won't make fun of him. His friend gave me a very understanding smile.
     I was even more pleased to overhear them talking to him in his room. They were talking about Sarah. His other friends all knew about her. And, I am sure that Ty is like me, in that we know people are tired of hearing us talk about her. But, since he doesn't know anything about her, he is listening very openly. It warmed my heart. And, there is an air of self confidence around Ty right now that I don't get to see very often. I am so happy that he can call the boy his friend. And, he is welcome at my house anytime.

Friday, January 11, 2013

King of the Nerds

     One of my goals, not a resolution, is to blog more. I find it helps my brain function and makes me happy. Also, I actually process thoughts better through writing. I had a friend comment that when I write, I come across far more organized and "put together" than I do in person. She was soooooo right. So, I am sitting watching Doctor Who and thought, I should write a quick blog about something that has been on my mind! Well, I have a lot of things on my mind. This is why I come across SOOOO scattered. Well, anyways, today's topic shall be the new television program "King of the Nerds."
     One day, I shall blog about the difference about nerds, geeks, dweebs and such. But, not today. Most of you know that I married a nerd. An IT guy that was giddy as a school girl when he bought his Dungeons and Dragons Red Box. The man who is a walking encyclopedia of Marvel Comics. The man that loved Abe Sapian before the movie "Hellboy" came out. I could go on and on. While watching "Big Bang Theory" last night, TBS aired another commercial for "King of the Nerds." It is a reality show that puts "nerds" into a competition against each other to find out who is the biggest King of the Nerds. The contestants could all play cameos on BBT. But, we are afraid that it is just going to turn into a laugh at the nerds fest.

     Some people are far more vocal about their dislike. We have a friend who really went off on the subject. Nerd is the new cool. Those of us who wear the "nerd" title wear it proudly. I am a "newbie nerd." I have a lot of catching up to do. There are a lot of people that think just because you think Batman is cool and you have watched the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors, they are a nerd. Alas, no. It takes far more than that. Going to Comic Cons don't make you a nerd. However, walking up to a no so well known actor or a comic book artist and going COMPLETELY fan-girl, that probably makes you a nerd. 
Another trend that has developed is the "sexy nerd girl." There are some of the girls that really know there stuff and they are really sexy. But, just throwing on some nerdy glasses and a Star Wars shirt does not make you a nerd. There is currently a blond little thing that has amused my husband immensely. She has a few geeky tattoos and strips. She just doesn't get why people don't think she is sexy. Well, to start with, her tattoos are all scattered around and it bugs us. Seriously, if you are getting tattoos in a central area, they should work together. 
     Well, it's just about time to head out to pick Jerry up from work. So, I better wrap this up. Good night all. And, may the Tardis one day land in your back yard.