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Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works. It's okay. I understand.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

I've finally arrived

Well, this is the first of many blogs to come. Let me introduce myself.
  • I am a late-twenty-something woman with plenty hobbies and interests to keep me busy.
  • I am unmarried, though I'm in a fantastic relationship that is sure to be progressing there someday.
  • I live about 200 miles from where I grew up, but have lived in several other states prior to settling here back in September of 2006.
  • I have many passions -- traveling, sports, family, my work and so many others...
  • I have an rescued red hound mix that essentially runs the house.
  • I have a 6-month-old niece who essentially owns my heart.
  • I have never broken a bone.
  • I once spent two months backpacking across western Europe.
  • I have never been to Texas or California.
  • I am very content with my place in life.
  • I love to write.

Hope to see you back here soon.

American 'Idle'

Every week, a group of my friends get together to watch American Idol. I'm pretty that sure it is as much a social event for them as it is an "I-have-to-see-how-[insert performer name here]-does-this-week-so-I'll-be-in-the-know-at-the-water-cooler" thing, but often times, it doesn't stop there. People act as though their brother and sister are duking it out on stage for the rights to a recording contract. People hold their breath and cross their fingers and toes and everything in between in an effort to send the good luck one way or the other. It got me thinking. Why? Does it really matter, in the grand scheme of things? Shouldn't those same fingers be crossed while watching the evening news in the hopes that the luck would go toward the soldiers at war and the families who are displaced by tornadoes?

It isn't just American Idol. I can see some level of entertainment value in the show, and it is family friendly programming, which seems especially hard to come by these days. Personally, I don't watch the show. However, thanks to every news source in my daily repertoire, I cannot help but to know that a beat-boxer named Blake and an NFL Player's daughter named Jordin are up for the title tonight. So put the phones on vibrate and break out the champagne while 30 million lives slip into 'idle' to watch two of our closest strangers' lives change tonight.

Ok, enough pontification. I certainly have my share of guilty pleasures, anyway.