Join Pythian in Celebration of International Geek Pride Day
May 25, 2011 / By Vanessa Simmons
You know you’re a geek when…
Pythian is proudly celebrating International Geek Pride Day! According to the Wikipedia, Geek Pride Day is “an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek”. In this case, I’ll gladly claim my chance to join the party!
Today I’m sporting an X-Men t-shirt in light of my favorite comic book character (love that bad boy Wolverine), and thinking back to the earlier days of my life where my geekiness was a little more apparent than today.
I briefly experimented with COBOL computer programming at summer camp (and I’m sure Paul Vallee will laugh again reading this as I recalled the language erroneously as Cobolt when I told him the story). My newly learned skills netted me a bumble bee image that flew across the screen. Thrilling!
Throughout grade school, I’d run home from school in record time to make the next episode of Spider-Man. During my early teens on Friday nights I could be found at the neighbours house with the local kids absorbed in a game of D&D.
While I may or may not pass for a geek with my tales above, more importantly today is a reminder and another reason for me to celebrate my Pythian colleagues. Even though some are “geekier” than others, they are all wonderful, unique and special individuals in their own right, and so I wear my X-Men t-shirt with pride today in honor of them.
Got a geeky story to share? Would you classify yourself as a geek? Why?
How would you fill in the blank below?
You know you’re a geek when….
Either create a post and link it to this one, or send me an email with a link to your post, or comment on this post with your response.
Thanks for playing.
Singer Wang celebrates with mascot Domokum.