Getting my geek on

standard January 4, 2010 5 responses

On my suitcase I have a luggage tag that reads “Everyone loves a Geeky Girl.” I got it from someone at BlogHer this summer and it makes me smile, because while I’ve always been a geek to a certain extent, it’s only now that it’s somewhat becoming cool to be a geek.*

I’m loving it.

Yesterday I proved my geek to M by going on Facebook to find a sitter so that we could go see Avatar again. Yes again. It’s that good. And shh. I’m a geek. That’s what this whole post is about.

The traditional calling around to all the usual suspects had failed us and we were a tad desperate to get a sitter, so I jumped on Facebook and sent out the following message:  

Any of my fave sitters who might still be in town want to make a couple bucks before heading back to school? We want to go see Avatar (again…) tonight! Lemme know!

Twenty minutes later we had a sitter lined up. Ironically it was one of the girls we had called on the phone. She checked her Facebook before her voicemails.

So there you go, to go see a geeky** movie you have to use a geeky technique to score childcare. The fact that we completely failed at getting tickets to what turned out to be a sold out show does not negate the total and utter geeky win for the afternoon. Even though we could have used the Internet to buy said tickets, thus turning the evening into a trifecta of geekiness. What can I say, you just can’t win them all.

*My brother-in-law contends that only geeks believe that this is true, or at the very least that this is only true in the San Francisco Bay Area, but really, what does he know?
**We saw Avatar before it became the hot movie of the year to see. When it was still geeky and not cool. And for the record I also saw Titanic before it became the cheese icon of the century.

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