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I’m a Nerd, He’s a Geek

on February 22, 2023

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I was finishing up my final project for class, and I had notebooks and papers scattered all over the living-room. My husband, who hates it when I pile books and papers everywhere, said to me:

“You’re a nerd!”

I looked at him and said, “You’re just now figuring that out?”

I mean, I’ve known like forever that he’s a comic book-reading, Star Wars-watching Trekkie and Geek! No mystery there! We used to spend hours at the comic book store in Palo Alto, California while he looked at role-playing stuff and browsed through the collectible comics. We used to show up every Saturday to play hours of Dungeons & Dragons, which I thought was boring as hell. We spent hours playing board games that I almost always lost (except Scrabble). We spent tons of quarters at the arcade playing video games.

My husband watches the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and now Picard, over and over again. I swear, he has the dialogue memorized for every episode. He and my daughter watch all the Star Wars stuff. We even attended a Star Trek convention one year in Las Vegas. Then there are the Superheroes, like Batman and Spider Man.

I do what I’ve always done – read books, write, watch movies and TV, take classes, and listen to music.

And he’s just now figuring out that I’m a nerd?

I told my daughter about our conversation, and she just laughed. She said she doesn’t think of either one of us in that way!


Dawn Pisturino

February 22, 2023

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40 responses to “I’m a Nerd, He’s a Geek

  1. Timothy Price says:

    We men are a little slow sometimes.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. revruss1220 says:

    Sounds like a perfect match!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. aparna12 says:

    This is such a sweet, cute, adorable post. Loved it, dear Dawn. 😊😊❤❤❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. bersinink says:

    I really enjoyed this post! You sound like a match made in heaven 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Meelosmom says:

    An entertaining post! How sweet you spent those hours with him doing what he loved although it didn’t thrill you. ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kvbclarke says:

    Thank goodness for differences!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh my goodness Dawn this is too comical. 😂😜🤣 Is it possible to be a nerd and a geek in one? 🤔 LOL Thanks so much for sharing your moment of truth! You guys…. 😁💖🤩

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Haha I loved this and the geek/ nerd line is quite thin and at times overlap. You love to learn and write and I do think that puts you in a different category than Star Trek and super hero groupies . You made me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. love the nerdy lovely couple you are… very cute Dawn! ❣️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Michele Lee says:

    A sweet post that made me smile. 😊 “read books, write, watch movies and TV, take classes, and listen to music.” – Sounds good to me! So does Star Wars. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  11. utahan15 says:

    we re more kirk fans
    we re are the judge of it yeah.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. elvira797mx says:

    Looks that you are a lovely couple dear Dawn.
    I guess you are a brilliant mind.
    Thank’s for share, happy day!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Hahahhaha this is so funny.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Belladonna says:

    This is great! Made me smile

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Layla Todd says:

    Loving this raw yet very amusing little tale and am very envious indeed you made it to a Star Trek convention! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Kirsten says:

    So cute. 🥰 Lovely couple you two are!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. balladeer says:

    Now that’s the ideal marriage!

    Liked by 1 person

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