0184F: Embracing Geekiness Every Day

It has slipped my mind to write about Embrace Your Geekness Day yesterday, which is just another of those quirky internet holidays (as I like to refer to them) that make for good blogging content for some folks. And while I'm sure many such holidays were valid enough in their own right within their original context, talking about such things on the internet allows other countries to learn of the holiday and individuals are able to determine for themselves if they want to participate in their own way.

Embrace Your Geekness Day doesn't get as much attention in local circles (although game board cafe Ludo had a little video contest for the day), but it's something that's a little fun to remember here and there.

I guess I don't particularly worry about holidays that promote embracing your inner geek since I'm pretty proud of my geekery in general. Tobie has been instrumental to allowing me to get in better touch with my geeky side from the very first time we started talking. As I look back at the past 5+ years of us being together, there have been so many changes of a geekier nature in my life.

Beyond the ridiculous size of my Transformers collection (with a decent share of Adventure Time, Star Trek, and Doctor Who merchandise on the side), our daily routine and our weekend social activities have also shifted to more geeky exploits. Tobie and I do our best to find time to watch various geekier shows during the week and our weekends are typically dedicated to board game nights, RPG sessions, and the odd PS3 day. And sure, I'm also quite the theater geek and Tobie and I juggle our calendar appointments to ensure that we still get to watch a fair number of plays as well. On the whole, there are a lot of great geeky things that we do each and every day.

So little holidays like Geek Pride Day and Embrace Your Geekness Day are lovely enough to write about, but I know that every day of the rest of my life is going to be totally geeky thanks to Tobie. If anything, such holidays are still a good chance to encourage others to find their geeky selves and learn to celebrate their geekness openly and proudly.