Awwww….Geek Out! Le Geek, so chic…

I read an interesting blog the other day about “geeking out.” The author and I have radically different ideas about the term. Crazy, but neither of us is wrong. True story.


For instance, I already profess to be a geek/nerd/dork. When I geek out, it looks something like this:

Jars of Clay emotion

Geeking out, to me, is over-the-top, unbridled excitement over someone or something else. Let’s say that I had the opportunity to meet the guys from Twenty One Pilots. In my mind, we’d all become best friends – maybe I’d make an appearance on their Twitter feeds. Outwardly, I would probably resemble the color of a baby red potato and my lips would flub up everything grandiose I had imagined I would say. Honestly, you should’ve seen me face palm when I met Robin Jones Gunn at Mount Hermon in March.


Robin: “Hi. It’s so nice to meet you.”

Me (in a single breath, run-on sentence): “I-am-so-glad-I-heard-you-speak-tonight-you-will-never-know-how-much-you-changed-my-life-because-today-turned-horrible-right-before-I-came.” *don’t forget to insert my ugly crying…and I’m not kidding about the ugly part*


My dear friend (as Robin graciously tried to understand my verbal diarrhea) geeked out in a completely different way. She had grown up reading Robin’s books (Christy Miller goodness) and went into fangirl mode. Here’s the thing…I LOVE fangirl mode. It made me joyful to see my friend giddy about meeting one of her favorite authors. My friend’s reaction was riiiiight along the lines of my own when I attended the Battlestar Galactica Convention and Katee Sackhoff signed an autograph for me. Yes, it’s framed and hanging on the wall, thankyouverymuch.


So geek out, my friends. Get excited about your favorite books and movies. Be the bumbling idiot when you get to meet someone you adore. Take it from me, it makes a great story…or blog.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

2 responses to “Awwww….Geek Out! Le Geek, so chic…

  • hannahprewett

    Lol, you were quite gracious in your description of your “dear friend’s” fangirling. 😉 Hyperventilating, furtive (or not so furtive) glances at Robin as she sat eating at the table next to us, babbly freak-out mode…hopefully I’ll be way cooler the next time I meet another favorite author! 😉

    Good times, though, right? And next year, we’ll be the old pros…and will still probably fangirl if the opportunity arises. 😉

  • hannahprewett

    P.S. You were way more suave than I was. 😉 Of course, I didn’t see you at the Battlestar Galactica Convention. 😉

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