Ahhhhh. I am filled with sighs today.
Lately I've really aspired to the lofty title of "nerd". As "Supplementing Your Summer" should have revealed to you, I tend to admire certain people, become fascinated by them, and then want to be like them. Well.... Anyway, the evidence is not conclusive. I like studying and so on. What's to say that The Big Bang Theory has anything to do with it?
You know, it was the same thing when I was a kid. Unpopular and impressed by boys, I wanted so bad to be a tomboy. I told myself I was. I was heartbroken when my mother told me I wasn't.
Well, so what if I'm a nerd? I'm unsociable and like to read, learn, and work hard. I like knowing tidbits of information about which no one else cares and which would almost certainly rarely come in handy. I could very well be a nerd. A person doesn't have to be a genius to be a nerd, nor unattractive, nor unstylish. I suppose one could say that a nerd is someone who isn't "up to date" on the culture. Certainly, I don't really dress like many of the other freshman, but there are many styles here, so I don't really stand out. I used to be really out of style, but I've learned. Maybe I'm like Sam Sparks.
Listen to me – trying to convince myself that I'm a nerd. The truth is "nerd" isn't really defined definitively, and so I could be a nerd as far as the parameters stipulate: "an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person, esp: one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits". Now, I'm not a genius, per se – not yet.... *insertevilcackle*
Okay, well, if I'm going to be a genius, I better get back to studying!
P.S. I'm sorry if I've been boring lately. Since coming to college, things have changed. I may be in a writer's block, or it may be that keeping up a blog for my family has been draining my creative juices. I just don't seem to have it in me to write entries like the ones I used to. Although, if you look back, it has been sometime since I've written like I used to. Perhaps I've grown up. I also have an unforeseen problem, as I try to figure out just how much of my real life I want to share. When I was home schooled and living at home, there were precious few people I could compromise and few important events in my life that I should double think about sharing. I was at a stand still, in a matter of speaking. Nothing was changing very much unless it was intellectual. Temporal changes are a little more delicate. Furthermore, writing about my classes for my family makes it boring to write about for you guys, but I write in a different tone for my family than I do for you so I can't just cut and paste. All the same, I am unwilling to give up on this blog, so don't go away! I'll still be around. Being a nerd, as we have now established, means that I have urges that must be taken care of – such as discussing Star Trek – which just can't be satisfied anywhere else!