Geeking out, computers, programming, graphics design, Joss Whedon, anime, video games… Yep I may share my healthy eating side on this blog, but the truth is that I’m a multifaceted person.
Just like you. :)
Photo by Neal Gillis
I’m a geek girl. Other terms I’ve associated with in the past include: nerd, freak, Software Engineer, and gamer.
I’ve got a thing for bad puns.
Okay, maybe not bad puns. But I like giggling over the choice of a word.
I like that this site can be read as Raw Food Switch and Raw Foods Witch. It tickles my geek fancy.
I’m also a book worm. Like woah.
I love reading. In 2008 I read 52 books. In 2009 I read 62. Who knows how much I’ll read in 2010. Honestly I’m trying to tone down the reading so I can relax a little… and be gentler on my overstimulated eyes.
In high school my two favorite classes were English and Computer Science. (Though Physics and Calculus rocked my knee-high socks too.)
In the end I picked a Computer Science related field for college, but the artsy literature part of me never went away.
I wrote geeky articles in college.
I’ve always had a thing for writing. From angst-driven teenage poetry to participating in NaNoWriMo in 2007.
One of my employers encouraged me to publish my poetry, but other than a few personal web sites I’ve keep a pretty tight lid on it.
I did muster up the courage to write a few geeky articles for my University’s MathNEWS publication. (If that isn’t geeky, I don’t know what is.)
One of them was even selected as best of issue, and I got some geek cred to add to my arsenal.
Me and some classmates during frosh week.
I cry because of Joss Whedon. A lot.
A lot of my life has been influenced by the writing and works of Joss Whedon. He’s the creator of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.
I may have over-identified with some of his characters while growing up. Willow the witch comes to mind here. If she had been raw, I think this site would make even more sense.
Last night my geeky boyfriend Robin and I were watching an episode of Firefly. And I cried.
Part of me cried because of the brilliance of the show. The characters, the emotions, the story. But part of me cried because I feel there is so much left to explore.
And somehow that just reflected my life and what I see out in the world. It feels like there is such a huge potential, but somehow it’s not being expressed.
I guess that’s why we live for more than a few hours… so we can truly express our potential and make a difference in other people’s lives.
Or make them cry. Thanks, Joss Whedon.
If there was a point, this would be it.
I would like to make this site a place where other geeks can come and giggle together. Over bad puns, tricky intellectual problems, or health tips. Who can resist laughing about bowel movements, anyways?!
I think there’s so much for us to explore, so much potential in each of us. In you.
This place is safe for you. It’s a geek’s haven. There’s no dogma, no judgement, just an open sharing of information.
Other Geekgirls I Love
- E from Geeks Dream Girl started a salad revolution… it’s both geeky, brilliant, and healthy! Check out Salad Club on her site.
- Erin Blaskie is a fellow Canadian who keeps coming out with more astoundingly cheeky creative stuff. And she’s got the gaming thing down.
- Ali Hale from Aliventures wrote an article about her love for computers and writing. I felt inspired after reading it!
- Charlotte Bowen from Fictionnette is another geek girl who has a sense for writing and computers. She melds both in her business.
- Laura Roeder has got the classy geek girl thing going on, and she uses her powers for good to help entrepreneurs use technology for their business.
- Elizabeth Potts-Weinstein might not appear to be a geek girl on the surface, but I know she’s got the goods and she’s got the twitter street cred to prove it.
- Rachael Acklin who writes at Antithete is another Joss Whedon fan who has a way with words, and kicks some major design ass.
Share Your Favorite Geekgirls!
Know someone who seems to fit my description? Wanna share your favorite geek girl crushes?
I’d love to connect with more like minded people. If you’re a closet geek girl let me know in the comments or @ me on twitter too. :)