mercredi 25 avril 2012

Reading Material in the Bathroom

I have never considered myself a "girly girl" by any means. I can talk about superheroes and video games as much as the next person. However, I do believe that I am allowed a certain level of girly throughout my everyday life. I wear skirts and dresses and I paint my nails and I also by the new Cosmo every month. Now before you start bashing me for being a stupid girl that doesn't read I have a major in English Literature. I need to read pointless blabber after reading Paradise Lost.

I want to know how to kick ass...

My bathroom is a relatively neutral zone, nothing to distinctly male or female with the exception being the occasional fancy soap. However, the bathroom is where I keep my Cosmo magazines. And I might add that they appear to be a very popular read amongst our guests (you know who you are). Shortly after the first issue of Cosmo found its way to our bathroom, one of my roommates decided that Cosmo is a tad too girly for our geeky and male dominated apartment. So now, next to my Cosmo we have The Savage Sword of Conan and Ironman (which I have totally read, you know some of it). Best way to live and love being in a geeky apartment? Laugh at the thought that Nicki Minaj is right next to Conan. (Hilarity ensues)

mardi 17 avril 2012

How to survive in a geek apartment

Geek apartment, or Geekpartments can appear overwhelming. You will usually find memorabilia, video games and books and or comics everywhere. All this stuff can be surprisingly comforting once you get used to it. Here I have a few rules to follow when being integrated into the geek world. Of course not all of them might apply to your geek friends; I am basing this on personal experience and observation.

1. They will play video games; you are way better off embracing it. You will learn key bits of information which will be useful in conversation. Don't know what an MMO or an RPG is? Don't worry they are more than happy to explain this to you.

2. Geeks usually have a specific interest, and the good ones will not shove it down your throat. If they're your friends they're probably telling you to watch/play/read the thing they love because they generally think you will like it. Give it a shot!

3. Fans of the internet will want to show you (videos, articles, funny cat pictures) that they find awesome. Open your mind to Memes, they are hilarious. Geeks also love it when you show them cool stuff. The internet is your friend.

Comedy gold. 

4. Accept that sometimes you will have no idea what they're talking about.

5. Don't insult their interest, unless you want a lengthy and awkward conversation. You can discuss what you like or don't like, just be respectful. 

6. Find your inner geek. We all have it in us, just be honest with yourself.

7. Geeks and nerds are not the same thing.

8. Accept that they will do stuff alone, usually at their computer. Use this time to do your own stuff.

9. When you can participate (for example, watching a movie with them), do. It's good bonding time, plus you get a +1 culture bonus.

10. Enjoy your stay in your geekpartment, it's going to be one Hell of a ride!