nerd girsl expectations

I am girl. I like makeup, shopping, and puppies. I love pink, saw Magic Mike in theaters and I get really grossed out by bugs.

I am also a geek. I love Star Trek (Deep Space Nine is my fav), I think Matt Smith is the best Doctor ever and I am the rainman of Mario Kart.

Through my years of high heels and comics, I found this one thing to be true: there is nothing sexier than a geeky girl. It is true, you ask any guy about his dream girl, you better believe the words “She loves Random-nerdy-things-I-am-obsessed-with-here” come out of his mouth.

But here is the problem. It isn’t easy being a geeky girl.

We are expected to look like an anime character, wearing 5 inch heels, with flawless makeup all while debating whether Han Shot first or not with a smile on our face and a pie in the oven. Ok, I might be exaggerating a little, but it sure seems that way some times.

The myth of the geeky girl does exist, it is just a matter of wielding the power correctly and doing it in the right shoes. I am here to help.

In 2009 I co-founded Phoenix’s local nerd group (N.E.R.D.S.) and accidentally began my education in understanding the geek psyche. I got to watch, participate and educate my fellow nerds as they played the game of friendship, dating and being comfortable with who they are.

N.E.R.D.S. also lead to the glorious moment when my now fiancé joined the group, became best friends with my best friends husband, played footsie with me in Barnes & Noble and ultimately asked me to marry him in Disneyland.

The four years that have led us to the Mario Kart themed altar has taught me so much about the geek boy, the geek girl and everything in between.

This column is meant to help geeky girls with all areas of being the fem-bot you want to be. From grooming, to crafts, to cloths, to dating advice, to just really great pictures of costumes, humor and men, this is a place for you. I hope you will help me by asking questions about anything you want to know, see or do.

Remember, if you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

 

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