But wouldn't it be easier to just not be a geek?
Let me tell you all about it, after the jump.
This blog is mainly about Goodwill, and all the great stuff I dig up there, and bring home... but it's a blog about mainstreaming the idea of being "geeky" too. There are lots of us out there, collecting old toys from our childhood, or science fiction accessories, or hoarding comics as if they were dragon's loot.
Here's a shot of my Toy Story Buddies collection. (No, not one piece of this collection came from Goodwill, but I am posting it because I love it, as I will occasionally do with other things from time to time... and also to help illustrate my point.) I absolutely adore Toy Story, and I adore miniature plastic figures of many different pop culture things. So no brainer. I display this love with pride.
So why is it that my stomach turns to knots when I know we're having company over, and these will be seen? Because I am a geek for something that most adults are not geeks for. Most adults do not collect a literal army of colorful plastic figures and then arrange them on a primary-colored shelf (my wife caught me painting this and just raised an eyebrow at me and said, "Really?") for all the world to see.
Wouldn't it just be easier to conform?
For me, the answer is no I guess. The heart wants what it wants. I don't want to feel guilty for liking what I like. So I keep collecting, and I started this blog... and I hope for a future where geeks can stand proudly before their wives, and God, and everyone and scream: "I love -insert random geekery here- with pride and I don't care who knows about it!!!
So I hope I get some followers on here, and I hope I can be inspiring, and that this blog is fun. I hope I don't sound like an idiot... but I do hope I sound like a geek.
(Actually, the shelf, which was an old bottle tray and some of the wooden letter blocks all came from Goodwill, so I guess I'm fine.)