Re: Who here is a nerd/geek?
I think most people here are guitar geeks, whether it's playing them, collecting them or a little of both, there is a slightly obsessive nature to us. I always loved science(particularly physics), but was terrible at math, read a lot and while not socially inept I tend to like to remain a grey man and melt into the background. I also have a strange rule regarding friends, you can only have 2 or 3 good friends, otherwise there are too many demands on your time. In a social situation I always find I get on better with nerds/geeks (I mean the stereotypical Big Bang types), their lack of social skills which are probably borderline autism makes them more direct, less likely to feel the need to stroke egos and much more unpredictable/fun in a social setting.
My clothing choices, while not nerdy follow one rule - dark colours. The sports thing is also quite interesting, I always hated soccer (all ball sports) and the tribalism that came with it. For a time there was nothing that pissed me off more than some rather rotund idiot stating "oh we lost badly on Saturday" while referring to his favourite team, always wanted to reply "that's odd, I was channel hopping on Saturday and noticed a bunch of overpaid Neanderthals chasing a bag of air and crying their little eyes out every time another Neanderthal brushed against them, but I didn't see your fat hole anywhere near the field, we're you playing the second half?". I loved boxing and MA growing up and found most of the people who were into those sports slightly geeky and rather well read with the exception of the champions who were usually very one dimensional. I also never had much time for the typical steroid junkies or those who rated their success in life by trying to achieve the lowest percentile of body fat, generally they're compensating for or desperately hoping that no one will spot their major foibles - the regular guy, geek or raving lunatic is always much more fun to be around than the tool who begins every anecdote with "I was at the gym when...".
Yes video games too and my favourites are flight sims, I probably am a nerd/geek just without the look.