Friday, May 22, 2009

Nerdism, Part I (Heh, heh) ^_^

Howdy, nerdettes!!!
(By the way, even if you're a guy and you read our blog [i.e. If you're reading this sentence right now] you're considered a nerdette. Embrace it)

Um, yeah, I'm sorta bored and I also want to tell the world why the nerd is such a powerful symbol of awesome and what being a nerd means to me (Aw, so heartfelt!!). But really, there's a reason nerds across the globe suffer the injustice of bearing incredible mental capacity, yet are hardly ever recognized for their brilliant talents.

But the good thing is, nerdism (The physical state or philosophy of being a nerd) is almost completely socially accepted in today's culture. I mean, everywhere I go I hear in conversations, "Yeah, I know, I'm such a nerd!" (AND NO, I'M NOT EAVESDROPPING!!). :P And of course, John & Hank Green (or Hank & John, if you prefer) have enormously helped along this change of place in society for nerds (Now we're higher up on the totem pole; thanks guys!!!). But what really makes nerds so awesome and way better than any other high school stereotype out there???

My answer to this pressing question is that nerds have used their awesome brain power for good, in classroom situations and in social situations, and have made others realize that us nerds are a powerful force to be reckoned with. For example, Manga and Animé (Japanese comics and animation) Nerds are no longer just the quiet little nerds reading their stupid, childish foreign comics and drawing people with weird eyes. We are skilled and talented manga/animé artists that caught on to today's trends way before anyone else and know way more about than Pokémon than you, so there.

My efforts in supporting nerdfighteria at its awesomest include:
  • Wearing creative outfits that mix and match styles, never conforming to the social clothing norm, that show I don't have to have a brand name on my shirt to wear great outfits AND be a nerd at the same time (This also rids nerds of the "You guys have no sense of style" stereotype. Try it out sometime)
  • Joining chess clubs, going to Comic Cons and Animéfests, and reading nerdy books without giving a d@#* about what haters will think
  • Conducting myself with confidence in social situations--not mumbling, having my own opinions, demonstrating good communication skills--which shows that nerds know what they're talking about (This one sounds really nerdy, doesn't it Blinda? ^_^)
  • Drinking an awesome-shake every morning (Some people drink protein shakes, I get my daily serving of awesome. It's what nerds do)
And you too can do these and more to support something that is bigger than all of us. This something will have a huge impact on life as we know it, nerds and non-nerds alike. This momentous concept will be... discussed in the next post, so sit tight until then and DFTBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD ^_^ :D

~Nerdette Ari (loves using parentheses so much, if she had a brownie for every parenthesis she used in this post, she would be on a sugar-high for the next 5 months)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life's Unexpected Suprises

Well, wasn't the title of this post redundant.

Yesterday, Ari was innocently going through the day's routine when an incident occured that changed the course of her day forever (if the sentence made sense, it wouldn't be coming from me, would it?). On the afternoon in question, she had felt the back of her ear, noticing there was a scab-like flap on the back of it. She walked to the bathroom mirror to further investigate... and saw a bug attached to the back of her ear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Her reaction was nothing short of, "Holy Schist?!?!" (schist is a metamorphic rock, FYI) and she proceeded to immediately grab some toilet paper and yank the small, roundish, flatish, scarab-shaped bug off her ear. This was but one of the highlights of her day. Ari discussed this freak incident with Blinda, who was equally astounded (I mean, stuff like that just doesn't happen often, am I right?). As the perfect excuse for all stalkers, Blinda sez, "Well, someone's gotta write your obituary." Yes, this comment was completely irrelevant; our conversation went out on a tangent, you know how it is.

HEY BWINDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Saw your post; it's made of awesome. I should've predicted that you'd wanna bike ride EVERY WEEK during the summer and that you'd somehow drag me into your little scheme. While I encourage your enthusiasm towards physical effort (shocker!), I'm not sure my short supply of stamina can handle it. :( Plus I'm going to that 6-week learning Mandarin course, remember? I'm sure we'll make it work somehow, as soon as we get your gears fixed, that is. XD And I, uh, *cough* wuv u 2, Bwinda. ^_^

~Nerdette Awi (is super-psyched that Blinda posted and just enthused about life in general!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bike Riding to the Beach!! (Ariane ditched us)

Bonjour, C'est moi! For once... So, we went bike riding to the beach last Sunday and I was SOOOO happy! Ariane only came with us about 1/4 of the way there, and then ditched us to do spend more time with her homework. We took the bike path through the park to the beach and the scenery is sweetness! The ocean was really cold though. My toes were about to freeze off. Teehee. I want to ride there every week during the summer :)

Of course I know certain people will refuse will join me EVERY week, so I probably won't get to go every week because I'm afraid to go by myself :(

Righ now, I'm going to start counting down the days until school is over. Then I will be FREE!!!!!!!!!!!! Teehee

~Belinda ♥

Are you happy NOW, Arine?? I finally posted a REAL post? teehee i still love you...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Save the Day, the Nerdette Way!!! XD

A revelation struck me yesterday, and I will now share with you the most brilliant piece(s) of advice you shall ever encounter. EVER.

Here's what's going down ^_^:

The world needs a bit of helpful reform from every single nerdette out there (population 2, as far as I know) and I'm going to post a bunch of Nerdette-inspired Fighting Against the Apocalypse Tips (FATAT) in succession on the blog. Starting with this one here:

FATAT (heh, heh) Numero UNO

Brush your teeth while taking a shower. It saves time when getting ready in the morning and saves water. Yes, I'm telling you to legitimately take the toothbrush and toothpaste with you into the shower and brush while you wait for your conditioner to set or something. I tried it yesterday, in fact. Please comment on this tip, whether you think it's the most retarded thing you've ever heard or if you think it's a stroke of pure genius.

In other fabulous news...

I've come up with a list of words (in the "English language") that are so inaccurrately used, I cry myself to sleep at night putting up with this injustice. Below is a mini-dictionary of Ze Awesome Nerdette definitions for the following words:

Creeper (noun). The life of the party. (i.e. The most unusual and slightly disturbing person you know that makes your every social gathering that much more "interesting.")

Nerdette (noun). A blatant academic overachiever exerting awesomeness in everything they do and say. Female in question exhibits nerdy behaviors such as the ability to bother you with a bunch of pointless facts or come up with the best funny nerd insults. For a synonym for this word used in a more general sense, see John and Hank Green's nerdfighter(s)

Legit (adj). A cliche, misused abbreviation for legitimate. You can just use the word seriously instead, honestly. (e.g. O rly? Yeah, like, legit!! OR O rly? Yeah, srsly!!) Seriously is just seriously a cooler sounding response and this cliche will have me using legitimately instead of legit for the rest of my life, seriously.

Fail (interjection). A term expresseing that one has just made a complete idiot of themselves in attempting to be as awesome as nerfighters and/or nerdettes. The word is often used discouragingly and that's probably why my school has recently put up motivational quotes all over the walls, 3 of them containing some form of the word fail. (e.g. Our Greatest Glory is Not in Never Failing, But In Picking Ourselves Up Afterward... or something like that [That's my theory, anyway])

As a final comment, I do hereby declare this post one of the longest I've ever written (yeah, I spent 3 days in my computer class typing this [further evidence of my nerd-ocity and non-exsistent life])!!!

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I saw someone wearing a fedora 3 days in a row and I'm wondering if the fedora fad Blinda and I started ^_^ is finally catching on... cuz everyone knows that the fedora hat is the hottest item in today's Nerd Fashion. Available for girls or guys (the person wearing the fedora was actually a guy... hmmm). More nerd and non-nerd related posts to come!!!!!!!!!!!

~Nerdette Ari!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (was too lazy to change the color of the exclamation points, so deal with it)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Playlist for 5-10-09 in no particular order!!!!!!!!

1. Rock and Roll- Eric Hutchinson
2. Blister in the Sun- Violent Femmes
3. Ever Morning- Sugar Ray
4. For Emma- Bon Iver
5. Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows
6. Grapevine Fires- Death Cab for Cuties
7. Look What You've Done- Jet
8. Should I Stay or Should I Go- The Clash
9. Don't Know Why- Norah Jones
10. Walk on the Wild Side- Lou Reed
11. The Underdog- Spoon
12. Pony (It's Okay)- Erin McCarley
13. Untouched- The Veronicas
14. Actor Out of Work- St. Vincent
15. I Always Knew- Jem

~Blinda ♪

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nerdette Ari's Current Nerdy OBSESSIONS

Here's an update on the latest in nerdy obsessions--in list form!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vlogbrothers Youtube Channel
    These hilarious and multi-talented brothers founded the Nerdfighters and the pwnage of the "In Your Pants" book title suffix joke while communicating long distance through uploading videos!!! Click
    here for the link to the channel!

  • Chess
    A game of supreme logic and mental skill, chess is infamous for being the signature game for nerds. My favorite part is the pretty black and white squares. :D There's no greater pleasure than pwning all of you puny-minded friends in chess, so start building your sick chess skillz now, fellow nerds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Available as computer chess or the actual chess board and pieces*

  • Nerdy Music
    Surprisingly, there are tons of songs out there geared towards the nerd/nerdette community, and here are some of my recommendations: They Might Be Giants is a band with informative lyrics and fantastic melodies including my faves--"Doctor Worm," "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," and "Why Does the Sun Shine?" The song "The Geek in the Pink" by Jason Mraz is irresistibly catchy with a chic nerdy vibe in there. "White and Nerdy" by Weird Al is a well-known witty parody about the plight of white nerds (not intended to offend). Look these all up on Youtube, homeskillets!!!

~Nerdette Ari ^_^ (Yeah!!!)