Ya, Jen did actually say that about me one time. I haven't ever read anything called The History of German Feet, but I get it. She was making a comment on my geek-dom, and the fact that I really do read some geeky/boring (for other people) stuff sometimes. In honour of this, this blogiddy will concentrate on those things that make Kaye a geek. I'm totally down with it.
Before I begin however, I have finished Pat of Silver Bush, but I'm not going to subject you to more love-bursts about LMM (at least for the time being), except to say that it was as wonderful as I remember and I do still envy Pat just a little bit.
Just a few things that make Kaye a geek/that Kaye loves that make her a geek, etc:
#1: As already referenced I read a lot of pretty geeky stuff; stuff like this:
-The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson
-The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic by Steven Johnson
-The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt: The Astonishing and Unlikely True Story of One of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Paleontological Discoveries by William Nothdurft
I also consider the level of obsession I have with my favourite authors (LMM anyone?) to be rather geek-worthy. It's verging on fan-girl at times. Besides LMM, this level of obsession includes Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh. Also, one of my favourite board games is called the Chapters Boardgame. It's basically Trivial Pursuit except that it's all about books. I have never lost, and now no one will play with me. Mean!
#2: I own one of the limited edition (of 20,000) The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series boxsets. It came with a cape, and yes, I've actually worn it.
#3: I have dressed up as Lara Croft for Halloween. I made the leg-holsters I wore out of black duct tape. I think I make a pretty good Lara Croft, I may be the Huntress this year.
#4: There is something Superman in every room of my apartment, this includes a glass Superman milk bottle in the kitchen, and multiple pairs of Superman pyjamas (there's also Toronto Maple Leafs gear in every room of my apartment, including towels in the bathroom, but that's another story).
#5: I am considering getting either the Superman symbol or the Wonder Woman symbol as my next tattoo.
#6: I have all five of the stamps from the Canadian Superheros Stamp Set framed, sitting on my bookshelf (I framed them myself.)
#7: The first two questions I ask people when I meet them is: Picard or Prof. Xavier? And Gandalf or Magneto?
#8: I'm a little obsessed with ship wrecks. I love the show Sea Hunters, and movies like Titanic, the Poseidon Adventure (also the remake Poseidon is alright), and The Perfect Storm. In the 7th grade I wrote a paper on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. In my final year of University a big chunk of an art history paper I wrote was devoted to the sinking of the Vrouw Maria. The Vrouw Maria is my favourite shipwreck, and I'm considering getting a tattoo of her from an etching I saw.
#9: I collect Mego trading cards. If you don't know what those are, or even what a Mego is, you have yet to meet my level of geek-dom.
#10: I think The Mac Guy (aka Justin Long), Adam Brody, Paul Rudd, Jason Mraz, and Mark Zuckerberg are some of the hottest geeks in the observable universe.
I think we're going to stop at ten, don't want to give too much away. There are more indicators of my geek-dom, but those will just have to wait for another bat-time (same bat-channel though).