Now I have never considered myself to be a "geek." (Doubtless, based on some of these risible definitions that include "kitchen sink" as a "geek" quality, some might disagree, but you know, I know, and the American people know better.) I didn't even know there was such a thing called "Geek Pride Day" today until I saw a reference to it. So I did start off "honoring" it by not even being aware of its existence until 11:30 PM CDT. But what else did I do today that could be viewed as a sort of protest against this atrocious excuse for a "day?" Let's see:
- I walked for two hours today, adding to my tan. It is known that classically-defined geeks get their rays from the monitor and not the sun.
- I spent less than two hours, interspersed throughout the day, on the computer. I had better things to do, like the above-mentioned walking and then weight lifting.
- I chose not to read any fiction today. Furthermore, I have read very little fiction this past week and what I have read this month is distinctly geek unfriendly (capital L literature that doesn't make seemingly trite commentaries that will be dated in twenty years, just like your wardrobe already has.
- I had actual, face-to-face conversations with people, eschewing most online/electronic communications.
So yeah, I did my part in not celebrating "geeky" things today. So excuse me while I contemplate which other ridiculous pseudo-groups I need to mock next.