The Beauty in Being a Nerd

I have to admit to you here in a public declaration that I am a complete nerd.  NERD!

Dictionary.com gives this definition of nerd:

1.  a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.

2.  an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit:  a computer nerd.

I’m sure there have been people in my life who would put me in the number one category, but I am referring instead to category number two.

I have always found people who are SO devoted to something like, say….. Star Wars a bit goofy.  They camp out all night at a theater to see the newest release and come dressed as their favorite character.  They use phrases from the movies in their daily conversation; “may the force be with you!”  They collect memorabilia from the movies and gather together at conventions for a weekend of All Star Wars All The Time.  Pfft.  Nerds.

I learned that I was a nerd when I caved in and read the Harry Potter series and then watched all of the movies surrounded by my family and friends who also shared in a common love of all things Harry.  (Bless you JK Rowling!)  I will say that though I read newsclips about the actors and actresses in the movies and watched all of the interviews with cast and author, I never did actually join an online group of like minded people.  Nor have I ever gone to one of the movies dressed as a favorite character.  I DO however have a poster on my bedroom wall from The Sorcerer’s Stone.  It is looking rather aged these days, and I sure would love a replacement and a movie poster for each of the consecutive movies.   :)

One of my hand doodled cards

My TRUE nerdiness is arts and crafts.  I can’t stop looking up new ideas, be it crocheted or knitted hats, altered art, doodling, sculpting with clay, steampunk related anything at all, fairy gardens, Artist’s Trading Cards….  (see here for a complete view-able showcase of my nerdiness -Dawn’s Nerdiness)…. I’ve even created a Facebook group for other people who share my affliction!

So in the true spirit of nerdiness and creativity I am dedicating the next few months to sharing my creations and what I find here on This Beauty I See.  I hope you’ll stop back by and see what I’ve come up with!

Thanks for reading! ~ Dawnee

3 Comments

  • Tna
    January 16, 2013 - 5:45 am | Permalink

    I so love you in all your nerdiness glory! ;)

  • Tna
    January 16, 2013 - 5:45 am | Permalink

    I so love you in all your nerdiness glory! ;)

  • January 20, 2013 - 6:21 pm | Permalink

    The card is gorgeous! I wish I could do that. I look forward to the Beauty You Share.

    And thanks for your lovely, supportive comments.
    :-)
    Traci

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