So who is this “geek chaser”, anyway?

geek chaser /gik ˈtʃeɪ sər/

noun

a person who is attracted, primarily or exclusively, to geeks, as friends and as significant others; a person who finds geeks sexually appealing

Yep, that’s me — a geek chaser, and a geek in my own right. And I’m far from the only one. Geeks of the world, your time has come: we’re female, we love to talk nerdy, and we’re here to stay.

As for me:

I was born on September 16th, 1989, making it into the 80’s by the skin of my teeth. This means that I’m old enough to appreciate the 80’s in all it’s brightly-colored yet hard-edged glory, but not old enough to remember it.

I’ve been deeply attached to music for as long as I can remember. When I was a baby, I was quite a screamer, and each wail and cry I made as an infant was so loud and so long that my maternal grandmother would joke, “She’s going to be an opera singer someday.” You don’t say, Grandma. For a time, I was aspiring to be a professional coloratura soprano in opera, oratorio, operettas, maybe some musical theatre here and there . . . and then I realized that an all-consuming career in opera wasn’t for me, and I’d rather take charge of my own destiny than wait around for a series of fortunate events to maybe, hopefully fall into place someday. So now I’m an English major, and I want to write for the rest of my life — maybe compose music, and keep singing classical music, jazz, blues, maybe even some rock . . . who knows? It’s a big world out there, and now more than ever, anything is possible.

When I’m not singing, in school, or working, I’m writing various fiction- and memoir-type things, wasting time on the Internet reading up on current events, hanging out with friends and/or my wonderful boyfriend, and running a long stream of jokes, in varying degrees of “you had to be there”, to anyone who will listen — even if the only person around to listen is myself. (Which isn’t quite as sad as it sounds, I promise. At least I know how to keep myself entertained!) Oh, and listening to music. A good chunk of my day is spent on the go, so my MP3 player is a vital part of my existence.

Obviously, I’m a pretty goofy gal. I’m an easy laugh, and I enjoy making other people laugh.

As I mentioned before, I’m also a geek — not any particular kind of geek, but well-rounded enough that I can fit in well enough with just about any subspecies of geek. Even if I don’t actively participate in a certain area of geekery, chances are that at least three of my friends do, and that they have bestowed their knowledge upon me at length at some point or another — whether I volunteered myself or not, which everyone who has ever known a geek (including those who have ever known me) has experienced at least once. Video games, a bit of Dungeons and Dragons, Renaissance faires (oh, I could go on and on . . .), computers, a smattering of information technology (IT) and programming, literature, a smidgeon of science, the tiniest (but steadily expanding) bit of math, Star Trek . . . it goes on and on.

I’ll do my best not to get into politics or religion, but I make no promises to abstain completely. Since everybody has sex, including me, the topic of sexuality will be broached at my discretion, convenience, and pleasure (no pun intended).

So, in summary . . .

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WARNING: This geek chaser uses occasional foul language (which may be unsuitable for children), quirky and not-entirely-PC humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and powers of logic (which may be unsuitable for politicians).

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Welcome, and enjoy!

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