Are you a geek or have you been called a geek or a nerd? I decided several years back to embrace the Geek within and accept my inner geekiness. But what is a Geek, really?? Well I looked up the definition.
Geek (noun) \ˈgēk\
1. : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2. : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked
3. : an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity geek
I am not a carnival performer, and I have never bit the head off of a chicken or snake, but I did have a snake wrapped around my neck once.
In school I always made really good grades, not too sure why, school was just easy. Most people didn’t like me much, but I thought it was because I was always the new kid in school.
I am an enthusiast in many types of things and activities: Star Trek, Star Wars, Reading, Halloween, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, et cetera.
So I qualify for all three! I have always liked things that most people do not, and have usually become enthusiastic about them, but if you look at that last definition in general… Everyone has some level of Geek inside of them!
How geeky are you?
So I was tweaking this blog post to get better SEO (isn’t that kind of geeky?) and found this cool online test. I scored 23.43173% which is somewhere in between Geek and Total Geek.
I just can’t pass up posting this Etsy Treasury that goes straight to my heart and the heart of UFO Researchers, Alien Conspiracy theorists and “Twilight Zone” Fans. This collection comes from “The Outer Limits” of Etsy and holds a place of honor on my blog.
A couple of months ago I watched a movie called “Trekkies”, a film about the devoted Sci Fi Fans of Star Trek and the phenomena of the franchise that developed. As I watched this documentary and recalled the fun times I had attending Star Trek conventions when I was younger (yes, I did that and no I didn’t dress up, but only because I didn’t have a costume), I thought to myself:
What am I doing selling beads? I should be selling Star Trek stuff!!!
I have always loved Star Trek! James T. Kirk (William Shatner) was my first crush as a young girl, yes seriously! I watched it to begin with because my Dad watched it, that was back in the days when most people only had one small TV, so us kids growing up in the 1960’s had no choice but to watch what our parents watched or go read. Space science fiction was my favorite, and I was right there when Star Trek went to the big screen too!
Oh yeah and I saw “Star Wars” six times in the movie theater when it came out back in 1977!
I also love beads, so the “Creativity Muse” visited me and voila I combined my two passions!
This Science Fiction Ray Gun Earring was created with a bunch of left over beads that were in my “orphans” box. I was so excited when these earrings were made, guess I should make some more 🙂
And check out these Sterling Silver UFO Earrings! These sold pretty quickly but are available as made to order in my Etsy Shop.