I'm not anti-social; I'm just not user friendly
As much as I want to be cool - I am a total geek. I geek out over the most ridiculous things. I always have. When everyone is ready to party hard - I am ready to get in my jammers [PJ's] and get nose deep in some sort of Google search. I am sure if I was born 20 years earlier - I'd be at home reading encyclopedias or the dictionary - but Google is my best friend. This is basically my theme song.
This week Lena's Tuesday Ten is to share some Geeky Facts about myself. Easy as 3.14159265359.
+ I check my Google Analytics and Quantcast stats on the daily - and then at the end of the month I export to excel and pivot table the shizz out of those stats. Sadly I don't use them to better my blog because I am a lazy geek - but I do put them into pretty pie charts for my viewing pleasure.
+ I love documentaries. Like a lot. Especially if they are animal related. About snakes. Or lions. Or lemurs. I really like lemurs.
+ In grade 12 my greatest accomplishment was memorizing the periodic table. I can't remember it now and have thought about studying it again. Probably from watching too much Breaking Bad.
+ I took grade 13 Chemistry twice. Not because I failed - but because I liked it so much and I wanted to get a better grade - but mostly because I enjoyed it. Probably stems from my love of chemical nomenclature.
+ Before deciding on the career I am in now I wanted to get my PHD in Genetics because I was totally obsessed with forensics. I had dreams of moving to British Columbia and studying at UBC.
+ Then I wanted to become an Ophthalmologist - but decided that eyeballs gross me out - so then I studied nursing and realized that blood, puke, and poo gross me out - so now I work in Community Support Services. I sit at a desk and manage some programs - but I also manage the internal client database so I get to geek out on that. It make my little geek heart flutter.
+ For the longest time - probably up until last year - the only books I read were text books and non-fiction. Whatever I was into - I was reading it. Food politics. Travel guides. Then I got into blogging and you all convinced me to read the Hunger Games. OK - so I read the Shopaholic series too - so what!
+ I love learning. If I could afford it - I would totally be a full-time student. Forever. However that money thing gets in the way. But I keep sneaking in courses here and there - when I can swing the cash and the time.
+I love crosswords. Except I suck at them. I also love Scrabble. I am not too terrible at it.
+ A good Friday night consists of a six pack of beer and coding a new design - it's topnotch if I can figure out something awesome like an image sprite. Those moments are fist pump worthy.
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