I Am Nothing But A Big Geek

by Robb Sutton

OK! I admit it! I am nothing but a big geek, nerd or whatever other term you use to describe the socially inept. No…the picture to the right is not me, but that is what I feel like on the inside.

My clothes don’t match.

I stare at my iPhone 3GS constantly.

My laptop goes with me everywhere.

Terms like RAM, GHZ, and Front Side Bus get me excited.

I’m an economics major and my wife is an engineer.

I’d rather stare at a computer screen than hit a late night club.

I have been Apple Computer obsessed since the days of the Apple Classic and have never personally owned a Windows based machine.

I will pick restaurants that have free wifi over food quality.

I even know every word to “Ice Ice Baby”.

I talk server talk with the owner of my hosting company (sorry Alex…you are a big geek too!)

I have hours of conversation surrounding Ruby On Rails and WordPress with a best friend that I haven’t actually met in person (another big geek…Justin Shattuck)

What can I say…it is who I am. I’ve come to grips with it. The only real thing that I use as a disguise is a set of contacts and a wife that makes sure that I don’t look like an idiot in public.

Chances are…if you are reading this post or playing on the internet through blogs and other social media…you can at least relate a little bit or you are ready to get into a geek war over who has it the worst.

Luckily, the past couple of days are going to really satisfy my inner geek syndrome. Yesterday night, Apple released the new Facebook 3.0 app for the iPhone (it is a killer upgrade by the way) and right now I am awaiting delivery of my new copy of Snow Leopard (the latest Mac operating system upgrade for those of you not in the know). So…as you can probably tell, my inner geek is all primed and ready for some computer/smart phone testing. Stayed tuned and I’ll spread the sickness by “reviewing” these upgrades soon.


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paulo August 28, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Hahaha, I love it!

Robb Sutton August 28, 2009 - 3:25 pm

I thought you might like that one!

Hunter August 28, 2009 - 6:54 pm

Great article! I’m a geek except I’m a little more open about it (considering my blog is about tech). Haha keep up the great work!

Robb Sutton August 28, 2009 - 6:57 pm

Thanks Hunter! I figure for most people that spend as much time online as we do…you have to have at least a little running through the blood.

Hunter August 28, 2009 - 7:01 pm

Absolutely! No one would want to go through the painful process of messing with servers and programming languages if you had no interest in it. By the way, I have been using your advice to help me with some reviews on gadgets I have been able to get my hands on.

Robb Sutton August 28, 2009 - 7:05 pm

How is it going so far?

Hunter August 28, 2009 - 9:11 pm

pretty well. I’ve gotten several products from companies. But most of my archives are just the mass of gadgets I have gathered over the years.

Kate August 28, 2009 - 10:21 pm

It wasn’t until I was 30 and my architect boyfriend pointed out that people who subscribe to Weird, Scientific American, and sleep with there MacBook Pro in bed with them most nights can’t pretend not to be a geek. At least we aren’t fooling ourselves. 🙂

Robb Sutton September 4, 2009 - 7:38 am

You cuddle with your MBP too?!


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