48. Being a Geek in the Real World

Last night, even though I was sick was a pleasent one for me. I was able to read a couple chapters in my current book, Fearless, which is the second book of the seris The Lost Fleet. I got three pages of story written from this past weeks gaming, and I was able to read the first issue of The Guildes new comic.

When it came time to go to bed and put away my geeky things I felt a certain sense of saddness that the following day I would have to return to the real world where I couldnt totally be myself. As I have explained before most of the people I work with are hunters and fishermen, and have no interest in Geek related things. So when i work in Firefly quotes, like I did this afternoon (“Why dont things ever go smooth?), no one has a clue what I am talking about.

Note: I also worked in a Star Wars quote too: “I look forward to completeing your training”, and all I got was a blank stare.

Moving back and forth from the Geek world to the real world is hard. This is why I am hoping someday that I wont have to switch from one to the other. I hope someday I can keep my feet solidly in Geek territory and never have to come out. I would love to be able to wear my Geek T-Shirts every day of the week, instead of just on Fridays. I would love to able to have long lunch conversations about what I would do with a Light Saber in the real world instead of trying to keep up with a fishing or sports story.

Ahhhhh to be a Geek full time instead of part time. That would be nice!

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