I am a geek.
More accurately, I am a g33k (yes, I know that “leetspeak” is so five minutes ago, but it fits). I am a single woman in my mid-thirties who owns an Xbox, multiple Gmail accounts, and my own domain name. I am known to my friends and family as “The Google Queen”, and I have more cyber friends than I do RL (real life) acquaintances. I spend a great deal of time online, and have been known to talk about conversations I’ve had with people from all over the world as if I’d just been having drinks with them at the Scoreboard. I see my job at the bookstore as a necessary evil, because Comcast won’t accept “mod points” in exchange for my high speed access. I know what ctrl-alt-del is and I’m not afraid to use it (and I love the web comic of the same name to boot).
Please, don’t look so alarmed. Most people would not guess to look at me that I’m so far gone. I’m about five and a half feet tall, average build, with my eyes as my best feature. I’m a jeans and tee-shirt kind of girl, but I do like to dress up when the occasion calls for it. I was in a serious relationship for about a decade, which is part of the reason I’m living in the Seacoast area now – I moved here because my boyfriend wanted a new start, and couldn’t stand living in Massachusetts for one second longer. Little did I know at the time that part of his new start included becoming a bachelor again. *sigh*
I have a small apartment that is large enough for me, my collections (books, DVDs, CDs, books, games, action figures, books, and even… *gasp*… a few albums… oh, did I mention books?), my computer and my cat Jobi.
My clock is ticking so loudly that I’m surprised no one has called in the bomb squad. I’m at that joyous age where I start timetabling relationships before they even start, trying to figure out how to get kidlets squeezed in before the expiration date on my eggs. An example of a recent internal conversation…
Well, if Jason from work decides to ask me out, and things go well over the fall, then we could probably move in together by the spring, get engaged, and plan for a fall 2006 wedding. That would still leave me with three years to get pregnant before I hit forty – plenty of time!
So I’m planning to have babies with some guy whose last name is a mystery to me (did I mention he just started work yesterday?) based on the fact that he is male, not ugly, and has a job. Of course, my original goal was kidlets by the age of thirty, but my darling ex pretty much blew that plan out of the water.
I hope this blog will help change the image of what people typically think of when they hear the phrase “internet geek”, and maybe along the way I can serve as a cyber-tour guide to others.
The following are comments from the original posting on BlogTheCoast.com –
Posted by: Manny on September 7, 2005 11:19 AM You are quite the Google Queen!
Posted by: InternetGeek on September 7, 2005 01:33 PM Thank you, Manny dear. I even have a plaque somewhere to prove it…
Posted by: G4m3r on September 7, 2005 04:10 PM I agree with Manny, you are the Google Queen….*bows down to your greatness*
Posted by: debaser on September 7, 2005 04:47 PM I’m anxiosly awaiting further posts.
Posted by: Seacoast’s Girl Next Door on September 7, 2005 06:51 PM Oh wow! I love the “internal conversation” in this blog! I may be young, but it reminded me of myself, which b/c I’m young is probably not a good thing. HaHa But besides that I love that the “Internet Geek” is a girl and I’m really excited about reading your stuff! Good luck 🙂
Posted by: Jo on September 8, 2005 10:37 AM Top banana! Can’t wait for more. Go go Google Queen!
Posted by: Bruce Allen on September 8, 2005 01:45 PM Looking forward to the posts in here…I’ll be checking back often.